Expect a wide gamut of topics, such as rights and distribution, cord-cutting and OTT, ratings and audience measurement, operations and production techniques, business and programming opportunities, and much more.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial Panelists: Chris Bevilacqua, Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures (BHV), Co-Founder and CEO Michael Connelly, Fox Sports Regional Networks, SVP/EP Ted Griggs, NBC Sports Regional Networks, President, Group Leader and Strategic Production and Programming Stephen Master, Nielsen Sports, Commercial Managing Director of Americas – p.m.: Opening Night Reception – a.m.: Registration and Breakfast – a.m.: Welcoming Remarks Click here for audio Robert Carzoli, Program Productions, President and CEO – a.m.: GM and EP Perspectives: View From the Top Click here for audio What are the keys to finding success on a regional level?
Moderator: Brandon Costa, SVG Digital, Director Panelists: Michael R.
Hall, NESN, SVP, Digital Brian Johnson, Tok Box, Global Vice President, Business Development Zach Leonsis, Monumental Sports Network, VP and GM Matt Murphy, NBC Sports Regional Networks, SVP, Platforms and Strategy Michael Spirito, Fox Sports Regional Networks, VP, Business Development and Digital Media – p.m.: Afternoon Workshop: Technology & Operations Workshop (Click for full program) This workshop take a deep-dive look at how technology and operations are evolving in today’s RSN market.
After kicking off with an Operations Spotlight addressing best practices in RSN ops, this workshop will take a look at how RSNs are preparing for the rise of 4K and HDR, as well as the growing use of at-home-production workflows in the RSN sector.
– p.m.: Networking Break in Technology Showcases Area – p.m.: Reaching the Regional Fan: Ad Sales and Promos Within Content Click here for audio In today’s world, production and operations teams must work hand in hand with ad-sales and promotions departments at their organization.
Presenter: Stephen Master, Nielsen Sports, Commercial Managing Director of Americas – : The State of the RSN Market, Part 2 – Rights & Opportunities This presentation will provide an in-depth look at the current state of the RSN market and how recent media rights deals have impacted the industry.
Despite an apparent rise in cord-cutting and questions about the future of niche cable networks, RSNs continue to thrive.
In addition, The Summit featured the RSN debut of the Facebook Video Bootcamp and the Technology and Operations Workshop (covering best practices in Operations, 4K and HDR production, and at-home production).As digital ad insertion and social media open up opportunities beyond the linear telecast, these departments can work together to better engage fans.Leaders from across the RSN landscape take the stage to discuss how to make sure everyone is on the same page.How are producers making use of these tools, and what is on their wish list for next-generation tools?And how can they embrace these new technologies in a cost-effective manner?More information on specific sessions will be available soon. – p.m.: Inside the Truck: How New Technology Is Changing the Way We Tell the Story Click here for audio Today, RSNs have more cutting-edge technology to enrich their storytelling than ever before.