Football Production Summit: Full programme agenda announced

FPS 2017 slider + title 480x320pxSVG Europe is very pleased to announce that the programme for Football Production Summit at the Allianz Arena Munich on Wednesday March 22 has been completed. A packed agenda will include production case studies from Belgium, England, France, Germany and Wales along with a look at Next Generation Audio, a conversation with federations, leagues and rights holders plus a discussion with rapidly emerging live sports media player Facebook.

For Football Production Summit SVG Europe is very pleased to work with Title Sponsor Vizrt, along with Evening Networking Sponsor Quantum and Event Sponsors Blackmagic Design, BroaMan, EVS, Fletcher, Optocore, Panasonic and SonoVTS.

After opening remarks from Title Sponsor Vizrt, our first session is titled ‘Europe Prepares for UEFA Champions League Final 2017’
. This session is sponsored by Quantum and will be introduced by Christian Plitt, Account Manager, Central Europe, Media and Entertainment. SVG Europe Executive Editor Fergal Ringrose will moderate this session, in discussion with Jamie Hindhaugh, BT Sport, Chief Operating Officer 
and Markus Hövel, UEFA, Senior Manager TV Operations.

Next up is a case study: ‘FC Bayern Munich and Allianz Arena Get Connected’. We are pleased to announce that Reinhard Penzel, Live Production, Managing Director will chair this case study session, along with presenters Daniel Dengl, Perform Media Deutschland, Senior Key Account Manager and Benjamin Steen, Bayern Munich, Head of Digital Projects.

Another case study titled ‘The Premier League Archive’ follows. With the rebrand at the start of this season and a new contract term for broadcasters, the Premier League commissioned its production partner at IMG to create a ‘One Portal’ platform for global broadcasters to access match information, news content and the back catalogue of match footage and programming from the archive. IMG ported 500TB of broadcast quality match footage to a cloud-hosted instance of the Imagen Enterprise Video Platform. Telling the story of this massive archiving undertaking will be Tom Barnes, IMG, Vice President, Sports Video Archive and Tom Blake, Imagen, Chief Executive Officer.

Sports Video Group Director of Editorial Services Ken Kerschbaumer will lead a high-profile panel session titled ‘Football Federations, Leagues and Rights Holders: Developing The Proposition’. This one is sponsored by EVS, with an introduction to the Connected Live environment provided by Laurent Petit, VP Product, and Sébastien Verlaine, Global Marketing & Communications Manager. The session panelists will be Robin Broomfield, Sky Sports, Technical Manager; Alexander Günther, Sportcast, Managing Director; Nick Morgan, EPL, Head of Production; Emili Planas, CTO, Mediapro; and Oscar Sanchez, CONCACAF, Head of Broadcast Operations.

Following a break for networking and coffee we head to France for another case study, ‘New Workflows for Cost-Effective Football Production’. Taking us through the new workflows for Federation Française de Football and French League Cup will be Francois-Charles Bideaux, Canal+ Director of Sports Production.

Blackmagic Design is sponsor for our session titled ‘Facebook and Football: New Live Combination’. Facebook Strategic Partner Manager Sports Ronan Joyce will speak to SVG’s Ken Kerschbaumer about how the platform is working with the sports industry to help make the most out of Facebook and Instagram.

Next Generation Audio (NGA) is the topic as we present ‘Making the Beautiful Game Sound Even Better’, sponsored by BroaMan. SVG Europe Editor David Davies will helm this session, in conversation with Rob France, Dolby, Senior Product Marketing Manager; Dr Rob Oldfield, University of Salford, Acoustics Research Consultant; and Felix Krückels, Lawo, Director Business Development.

We will wrap up the day’s proceedings with a special focus on Belgium: ‘Case Study: IP Remote Production for Belgian Football’. Telecom provider Proximus started broadcasting all games of the Proximus League, Belgium’s second Football League, in August using future-proof remote IP technology. Taking us through all the innovations involved will be SVG Europe’s Fergal Ringrose in the company of Stef Lambrechts, Videohouse Media Facilities, Project Manager; Dirk Sykora, Lawo, Technical Sales Manager; Rodrigo Sternberg, Skynet iMotion Activities, Manager Media Handling & Facilities; and Geert Thoelen, NEP Broadcast Services, Technical Project Manager – EIC.

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