Monday, December 12, 2022
Location: Nassau Suite, 2nd Floor
Time: 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. ET

The new era of sports video consumption is here. In this workshop, take a peek at the innovative and experimental work being done by sports media companies of all shapes and sizes in the delivery of sports video. From gamification and betting to D2C platforms, augmented and targeted data all the way to digital ownership, in what ways has sports video changed forever. We’ll tackle key trends including streaming tech, NFTs, the Metaverse, the growing importance of Web 3.0, and so much more as you prepare for a new year ripe with opportunity.

1:30 - 1:35 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks by Lead Sponsor, Audazzio

Presented by: Danny Abelson, Audazzio, COO

Add google calendarAdd to calendar
Sponsored by:
1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

A New Era? Highlights From a Year in the Digital Age of Live Sports

From live data feeds to gamification, the metaverse, multiple viewing options, mixed reality (XR), and even fan content-ownership, tech-saavy sports consumers are embracing evolving digital technologies surrounding the live game. Professionals in the field of live streaming, sports OTT, and digital media share their favorite projects of the year and dissect the emerging technologies that are changing the way their companies work.
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital
Doug Bernstein
, Warner Bros. Discovery Sports, SVP, Digital Audience Strategy
Matt Duarte
, YES Network, VP, Strategy and Business Development
Mike Kelley, Grabyo, President, Americas
Tim Stevens, Verizon Business Group, Global Leader, Strategic Innovation for Sports, Media & Entertainment

Add google calendarAdd to calendar
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Videon Case Study: DTC OTT Fan Enhancement Using Light Edge Inference

IMG Arena Operations Director Martyn Richardson and Videon’s President and Founder, Todd Erdley, will showcase how IMG Arena assesses how edge computing and machine learning at the point video originates can be used in conjunction with deeper learning in the cloud. This allows IMG Arena to create an enhanced fan experience that includes key metadata that can be considered for monetization opportunities.
Todd Erdley, Videon, President and Founder
Martyn Richardson, IMG Arena, Operations Director

Add google calendarAdd to calendar
Sponsored by:
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Inside the New NBA App: A Case Study

To tip off its current season, the National Basketball Association launched a new version of the NBA App, a global, all-in-one mobile destination for everything NBA. The app offers live streaming via a direct integration with NBA League Pass, mobile-friendly vertical video highlights and video content, personalized feeds, and much. In this exclusive case study, receive an inside look at the work that went into product and the features that are helping the NBA put itself in front of more fans worldwide.
Session Intro by: Vijay Sajja, Evergent, Founder and CEO
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital
Speaker: Andrew Yaffe, NBA, SVP, Social, Digital and Original Content

Add google calendarAdd to calendar
Sponsored by:
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Area

Add google calendarAdd to calendar
3:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Streaming and OTT: What’s Next in Tech?

Subscription streaming services and platforms continue to offer new ways to present live content and drive interactivity with sports brands. Technology experts break down their thoughts on what strategies need to be considered (or accelerating) and the technology obstacles that remain.
Moderator: Brian Ring, Amagi, Senior Director, News and Sports Solutions
Danny Abelson
, Audazzio, COO
Cristian Livadiotti, Wildmoka, CEO
Damien Lucas
, ATEME, Chief Product Officer
Emeka Okoli, Zixi, VP of Customer Success and Solutions

Add google calendarAdd to calendar
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Streann Case Study: Qatar 2022 – The Most Digital World Cup Ever

The 2022 FIFA World Cup attracted over a million fans in Qatar, but across the globe, more than two billion people in over 150 countries tuned in thanks to the most advanced streaming features. Streann launched a streaming-first OTT World Cup with unique distribution, engagement, Web 3.0, and monetization technology, sparking a new era of sports content.
Presenter: Gio Punzo, Streann Media, CEO and Co-Founder

Add google calendarAdd to calendar
Sponsored by:
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Digital Disruption: How the Metaverse, Web3, and Even NFTs Reshape Live Sports

Decentralization, blockchain technologies, and the move to Web 3.0 are paving a future for sports media that radically changes the way content rightsholders can present and monetize live sports. In this one-on-one interview, receive a primer on how the industry is vetting these technologies, what projects are finding success, and what is still to be uncovered about our digital futures?
Interviewer: Brandon Costa, SVG, Director of Digital
Interviewee: Michelle Munson, Eluvio, CEO and C0-Founder

Add google calendarAdd to calendar
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Opening Night Reception in Exhibits

Add google calendarAdd to calendar