One week to go: Football Production leaders to gather in Paris March 18

Stade de France is the venue for SVG Europe’s high-level Football Production Summit next week. Keynoted by Dan Miodownik of HBS, other key speakers include Ignacio Arrola Albarracin from Mediapro/La Liga, Francois-Charlies Bideaux of Canal+, Sky Italia’s Ricardo Botta, NEP Visions’ Brian Clark, dock10 CTO Paul Clennell, UEFA’s Nicolas Deal, Carlo De Marchis of Deltatre and BSkyB executive producer Gary Hughes.

Colleagues from around Europe will gather from organisations such as AMP Visual TV, BeIN Sports, BSkyB, CBS Sports, CTV Outside Broadcasts, Euro Media Group, FIFA TV, Fotballmedia, HBS, Infostrada, LIve Park, Livemakers Production, OB Team, Opta Sports, Pilote Films, RTV Slovenia, SIS Live, Sky Deutschland, Sportfive, Stream TV Networks, TEAM, TV2 Norway, TV5 Monde and UEFA.

The keynote conversation, featuring Dan Miodownik with SVG Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer, will bring Brazil 2014 into focus. The World Cup is only three months away and final preparations are well underway. HBS and others discuss the current state of planning and operations; offer an inside look at the IBC outside of Rio as well as the production plans for each match; new technologies that will used; and much more.

Our Leaders Perspectives session asks What’s Next in Football Production? European football leagues continue to expand the way their events are produced, whether with additional cameras, new graphics packages or new approaches to audio. Leaders in league production discuss their current season and what they would like to see in terms of next-generation technology developments related to 4K, super slo-mo and more.

2014 will keep football broadcasters busy with not only their on national leagues but also Champions League and for many, the World Cup. From a channel perspective what are some of the new and developing approaches to telling the story not only of the match itself but the studio shows, behind the scenes reports and more?

What kind of second screen content truly adds value to the match-viewing experience? What functionalities do second screen applications need to ensure they are capable of delivering the required content today – and tomorrow? Second screen specialists and football club representatives will debate these issues at SVG Europe’s Football Production Summit.

Our Football Graphics: Always Constant, Always Changing session is sponsored by ChyronHego. Manufacturers discuss their latest innovations for football graphics and how these are likely to be deployed at 2014’s landmark events. Plus, one central question to be answered: in what ways do these new techniques enhance the overall viewer experience?

Based in Manchester’s MediaCityUK, dock10’s production capabilities are founded on seven HD studios, two audio studios, post production facilities and extensive managed media services. With a healthy roster of sports shows captured at its facilities, including the BBC’s Match of the Day, CTO Paul Clennell presents a case study addressing the challenges of delivering end-to-end digital workflows for sports.

Wrapping up the March 18 Summit will be a session looking at football and the future of 4K. The 2014 World Cup Final will be the first event ever to be produced in 4K and delivered live to a global audience. Those involved with the production discuss the technologies that will be used, how the workflow will differ from HD, and the potential for the format to be a production consideration in 2015.

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