SVGE SportTech: assessing the shift to fully digital production, distribution

With 1 October the end-date for the transition to fully digital file delivery set by most broadcasters, a key panel session at SVG Europe’s SportTech event – taking place at the Emirates Stadium in London on 7 May – will examine the long-term implications for every stage of the production process.

The Digital Production Partnership is a not-for-profit partnership funded and led by the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, with representation from BSkyB, BT Sport, Channel 5, S4C, TG4 and UKTV. It exists to help spread the transition to fully digital production and distribution in delivery. File delivery will finally bring end-to-end digital to UK broadcasters, and 1 October is earmarked as the transition point for many participants. But what does this seismic shift mean for broadcasters, producers and post houses? And what standards, technology and workflows are necessary to connect studios, post and playout?

Expect answers to these and other questions from a panel featuring: Andy Beale, BT Sport, chief engineer; Craig Dwyer, Avid, senior director global centre of excellence; Mark Hill, Ixedia, managing director; and Alexandra McDevitt, Ericsson Broadcast Services, head of outsourcing & new sites. The session will be moderated by Russell Grute, Broadcast Innovation, founder and managing director.

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