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Sports Broadcast Europe 2010

Exploiting technology to pull the audience closer to the action

Following the highly successful inaugural event in 2008, TVBEurope’s Sports Broadcast Europe 2010 is the only conference that brings European sports broadcasters together in one room for one day in central London to talk about key technology issues, and how the business is changing.


Sports Broadcast Europe is unique – Sports TV broadcasters discussing and networking about new trucks, 5.1 audio, the arrival of HD, logistics involved in big events, new cameras, new horizons like 3D, contribution and distribution…

About the event

The endless driving dynamic of sports TV coverage is the need to innovate. The viewer quickly gets used to standard slo-mos, clever camera angles, virtual graphics, etc — and the pressure is constantly on sports broadcasters to introduce new technologies and techniques to be competitive and retain eyeballs.

In the struggle for audience share, sports broadcasters are engaging with current and future technology to deliver high quality sports programming anytime, anywhere and on any device. With expert views and practical case studies from around the world, Sports Broadcast Europe will examine how technology has been exploited to heighten the viewing experience of major sporting events.

Who should attend? Chief Operating Officers, Directors of Operations, Heads of Outside Broadcasts, Heads of Production, Production Resources Managers, Senior Sound Supervisors, Senior Directors, Heads of Cameras, Chief Engineers, Programme Operations Managers, Producers, Directors of Broadcasting, Heads of Technology


The Agenda

09:30 Welcome from the Chair
• Andy King, Head of Technology, Vision Productions, BBC Future Media and Technology

09:35 Keynote Presentation: ESPN in 3D
• Jonathan Pannaman, Senior Director of Technology, ESPN

10:00 – 11:00 Case Study Series: FIFA World Cup 2010
• The FIFA World Cup in 3D: HBS
Dan Miodownick, Production Department Director, HBS
• The FIFA World Cup in 3D: Sony Professional
Mark Grinyer, Head of Sports Business, Sony Professional
• The FIFA World Cup 2010: Input Media Studios and Facilities
David Johnson, Managing Director, Input Media

11:35 Keynote Presentation: AlfaCam Group
• Gabriel Fehervari, Chief Executive Officer, Alfacam

12:00 Case Study: Mediatec Group Productions
• Johan Spindler, Head of Broadcast Production, Mediatec Group

12:30 Case study: Red Bull Air Race Championship Infrastructure
• Kai O Houben, Riedel Communications GmbH & Co, Director Rental Series

14:00 Case Study: Nineteenth Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010
• Alan Bright, CWG Project Director, SIS LIVE

14:30 Masterclass: Lighting on-air talent for sporting events
• Ken Fisher, Co-Founder, Litepanels, Inc.

15:20 Masterclass: TV graphics including live 3D graphics creation
• Duncan Foot, Managing Director, MOOV

16:10 FIFA World Cup 2010: GlobeCast Case Studies & Backbone Network
• Simon Farnsworth, Head of Global Contribution, GlobeCast

16:40 Case Study: Winter Olympics 2010 Canada
• Albert Faust, Director, Media Technology Systems, CTV Television

Register for Sports Broadcast Europe 2010