SVG’s TranSPORT To Provide Inside Look at Red Bull Stratos Live Production

Those lucky enough to catch Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic skydive from 121,100 ft. into space live on YouTube – and there were more than 8 million viewers that did – became part of one of the most iconic moments in history of daredevil stunts. While Baumgartner was the figurehead, the Red Bull Stratos jump was a truly team effort that brought together technology and production companies from all over the world.

At SVG’s TranSPORT event in New York City on Tuesday, Nov. 13, Riedel Communications Founder and Managing Director Thomas Riedel will offer an inside look at just how the his company teamed with Red Bull Media House and others to produce the one-of-a-kind event. Origin Digital VP of Global Media Operations John Leland will also take the stage to offer up a look at the streaming and international distribution network that delivered the Red Bull Stratos jump to millions around the world.

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In addition to this case study, TranSPORT will feature a full afternoon of in-depth panels that address a wide variety of aspects within this important segment of the sports production industry:

1:30-2:00: Network Perspectives: State of the Industry
Few segments of the sports broadcast industry are undergoing a more significant transformation than the transport and delivery marketplace. In this session leaders from major broadcast and sports networks will discuss the latest challenges in terms of backhaul, distribution, and delivery and what solutions they are looking for to improve the quality of signal transport – both today and tomorrow.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer
, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial
Featuring:
Alex Blanding,
SportsNet New York, VP of Engineering
David Chilson, CBS Television, Associate Director of Broadcast Distribution Services
Keith Goldberg, FOX Networks Group, VP, Broadcast Operations
Emory Strilkauskas,
ESPN, Principal Engineer, Transport Technologies and Special Projects

2:00-2:30: Looking Ahead: HEVC, JPEG 2000, and the Future of Transport
As interest in next-generation formats like 1080p, 3D, 4K, and 8K begins to pique the interest of consumers, the big question is, how will these signals be transported over existing transport infrastructures? For many, the solution lies in the next wave of video compression standards like HEVC and continued developments related to JPEG2000. This session will address not only how these developments can transform the industry in the future but also how they will streamline today’s HD workflows.
Moderator: Christine Ehrenbard, CBS, Director, Broadcast Distribution
Featuring:
Kevin Ancelin, Adtec, SVP Sales and Co-Founder
Richard Bullock, Ericsson, Head of TV Compression Solutions C&D
Yaniv Ben-Shushan, Harmonic, Director, Satellite and Broadcast
Eugene Keane, T-VIPS/Nevion, CTO
   
2:30-3:00: Red Bull Stratos – Remote Production at the Edge of Space
Featuring:
John Leland, Origin Digital, Vice President Global Media Operations 
Thomas Riedel, Riedel Communications, Founder and Managing Director                                                                                                                                          

3:00-3:15: Networking Break
    
3:15-3:45: File-Based Transport: The Move Towards IP
The growth of file-based workflows has made it easier than ever for remote production to toss files back and forth with their home broadcast facilities. Meanwhile, large-scale events like the London Games proved the efficiency of remote-remote production methods that allow rights-holders to cut back on their on-site workforce. In this session, file transport vendors offer up the latest techniques for implementing truly robust file-based workflow at your facility.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial
Featuring:
Ian Hamilton, Signiant, CTO
Mike Jackman, Brevity, VP, Business Development
Michelle Munson, Aspera, CEO

3:45-4:15: The Connected Venue: Leagues and Fiber Circuits Unite
Fiber transport continues to play a bigger role for both leagues and networks. Several major U.S. sports leagues have established comprehensive venue-to-venue fiber networks that present new creative opportunities for video departments league-wide. Learn how major CDN and fiber-network operators are working with leagues and broadcasters to maximize transport efficiency at venues across the country.
Moderator: Peter Brickman, Senior Media Digital Content, Operations & Technology Executive
Featuring:
Brad Cheney, MLB Network, Director of Engineering
Frank Jachetta, MultiDyne, President
Christian Kneuer, HTN Communications, Senior Director, Operations and Client Relations

4:15-4:45: Cutting the Cord on Cameras: Wireless RF and Cellular-based Systems
Today’s live sports telecasts often demand quick thinking and innovative storytelling that can no longer be tied down by a cable. As a result, RF and cellular-based camera systems are more popular than ever, allowing cameramen on the sidelines and ENG crews behind the scenes to capture intimate angles of the action on and off the field. In this session, leading RF and cell-based camera system providers offer an update on the state of these valuable production tools.
Moderator: Jason Dachman, SVG, Managing Editor
Featuring:
Chris Bell, TVU Networks, VP, Customer Support
Kurt Heitmann, CP Communications, SVP, Marketing and Sales
Ken Zamkow, LiveU, Director of Sales and Marketing
Peter Larsson, BSI, General Manager

4:45-5:00: Networking Break
    
5:00-5:30: Riding the Net: Transport Over the Open Internet and in the Cloud
Transporting valuable content over the open Internet seemed like a dangerous proposition for sports rights-holders just a few years ago. However, today’s cloud-based transport technologies make sharing and distributing content over the public Internet an intriguing – and highly cost-efficient – proposal. This panel aims to answer the big question: Is transport of the public Internet safe and, if so, how can I best take advantage of it in my operation?
Moderator: Ryan Korte, Level 3 Vyvx Services, Principal Architect
Featuring:
Dave Almstead, ONE CONNXT, CEO
Chris Carper
, iStreamPlanet, SVP, Business Development
Mark Overington, Aframe, President, North America Operations

5:30-6:00: Satellite Services: Beyond the Basics
Satellite delivery remains an integral part of the transmission market, especially in cases where fiber-based pipes are not an option. Learn about the newest offerings from satellite service providers and what their sports clients need to more efficiently meet delivery goals.
Moderator: Mike Antonovich, Roberts Communications Network, VP, Sales and Marketing
Featuring:
Anthony De Vita, Vista Satellite Services, SVP
Gerry McAree
, Intelsat, Managing Sales Director, North America Media Sales
Brian Nelles, PSSI/Strategic Television, SVP