|Thursday, June 10, 2021|
|10:05 AM - 10:06 AM (EDT)|
|10:05 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)|
“Women in the Game” Introductions
|10:15 AM - 11:05 AM (EDT)|
A Conversation Among “Women in the Game”
Alexa Cook - CAA Sports
Melanie Capacia Johnson - Whistle Studios/Team Whistle
Ndidi Massay - CBS Sports
Julie Stewart-Binks - Fubo Sports Network
Beth Hutter - GOLF Channel
|11:10 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)|
Convening amidst the television industry’s annual Upfront advertising showcases, the TV + Sports Summit will provide an unparalleled environment to hear insights from industry thought leaders across the concentric ecosystems of TV, video and sports as they share practical knowledge and tangible solutions in key functional areas of live sports telecasting.
|Thursday, June 10, 2021|
|12:00 PM - 12:05 PM (EDT)|
|12:05 PM - 12:40 PM (EDT)|
Opening "Super Panel" Discussion: Live Sports Production
We discuss the latest innovations in live sports video and audio – including the advancement of COVID-era remote/decentralized production techniques.
Tom Butts - TV Tech
Michael Davies - SVP Technical and Field Operations
Josh Liemer - VISTA Worldlink/NEP Broadcast Services
Chris Brown - Turner Sports
|12:45 PM - 1:20 PM (EDT)|
Panel Discussion: Rethinking Linear & Digital Sports Distribution
The advent of video streaming has upended the business of “TV” distribution; our panel grapples with the new realities of live sports carriage rights for both linear television and digital environments.
Ed Desser - Desser Sports Media
Ben Grad - fuboTV
Michael Connelly - Bally Sports
Philip Wendler - FloSports
|1:25 PM - 2:05 PM (EDT)|
Keynote Conversation: Score! The Value of Live Sports on TV
Broadcasting+Cable Business Editor Jon Lafayette heads to the ESPN studios in New York City for an exclusive sit-down with Rita Ferro, the President of Ad Sales for the "Worldwide Leader in Sports" (and the Disney media empire)
Jon Lafayette - B+C Multichannel News
Rita Ferro - Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution
Adam Schwartz - Horizon Media
Jay Williams - ESPN
|2:10 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)|
Panel Discussion: Live Sports Monetization
Our panel of experts digs into the evolution of traditional and arrival of new monetization models for the delivery and consumption of live sports – from subscription to advertising, and everything in between!
Mary Ann Halford - Altman Solon
Cameron Lowder - Bleacher Report
Amy Loesch - FloSports
Bob Lynch - SponsorUnited
|2:50 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)|
Panel Discussion: Interactivity & the "User Experience"
Digital technology and mobile devices have quickly transformed live sports viewing into socially interactive multi-media propositions where fans are increasingly part of the action. We discuss how innovations in production and tech are keeping up with increased viewer expectations, and how enhancements like real-time stats, gamification, commerce, & legalized betting are poised to keep viewers engaged like never before.
John Kosner - Kosner Media
William Moses - DD Sports/ShotTracker
Andrew Fleming - StreamLayer
Miheer Walavalkar - LiveLike
John Sullivan - Whoop
|3:35 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)|
Panel Discussion: Measuring Success & Closing Remarks
We wrap up with a deep dive into the rapidly changing nature of live sports viewing behavior – including audience measurement, consumer engagement, and the increased importance of data & analytics.
Laura Fitzpatrick - ComScore
Yan Liu - TVision Insights
Tom Tercek - Pumpjack Dataworks
Howard Shimmel - Janus Strategy & Insights
Kevin Krim - EDO, Inc.
Tim Hanlon - The Vertere Group