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    SMPTE Hollywood’s “Meet an Industry Innovator” Webinar to Explore Remote Production for Sports

    October 1, 2020

    Representatives from Mobile TV Group and Gravity Media to discuss new workflows that are enabling broadcasters to save money and stay safe.

     

    LOS ANGELES — October 1, 2020 — The Hollywood Section of SMPTE® will explore remote workflow solutions that are radically altering the way sports and other live events are broadcast in the next edition of its free webinar series “Meet an Industry Innovator.” Representatives from Mobile TV Group and Gravity Media will reveal how their companies are helping broadcasters in the U.S., the U.K. and elsewhere produce live events cost-effectively—and safely—by working remotely. The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 8, 2020 at noon PST.

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    Mobile TV Group COO Nick Garvin and Director of Technology Dale Canino will discuss their company’s first-of-its-kind, IP-based, mobile production units used by Fox Sports and others. MTVG unveiled its first IP mobile unit, dubbed 45 FLEX, at NAB 2019, where it was awarded Best of Show. Having recently built its fifth unit, the company has learned a lot on how to manage IP workflows in challenging locations. Garvin and Canino will also discuss MTVG’s new “Cloud Control” workflow developed for Fox, Altitude, Root, Sinclair and ATT to help manage their workflows during the pandemic and beyond.

     

    Gravity Media Executive Vice President Marc Genin and Head of Production and Content/Executive Producer Will Wright will describe how their company is helping sports broadcasters and others move operations off-site. Tapping into new high-speed connectivity solutions, they are linking camera operators at sports facilities directly to sophisticated production centers in London, Sydney and Los Angeles. Commentators, presenters, directors, producers and on-screen graphics teams work off-site, lowering production costs while maintaining high production standards and improving health and safety.

     

    Greg Ciaccio, creative technologist, will moderate. Having formerly served in executive operational roles with Technicolor, Deluxe, Sim & Ascent, Ciaccio is also on the SMPTE Hollywood Board of Managers and Char of the ASC Motion Imaging Technology Council’s Workflow Committee.

    SMPTE Hollywood’s “Meet an Industry Innovator” webinars are free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.

     

    Event:                  SMPTE Hollywood Meet an Industry Innovator: Remote Production Comes to Sports Broadcasts

    When:                  Thursday, October 8, 2020. Noon PST

    Register:             On Eventbrite 

     

    About the SMPTE® Hollywood Section

    The Hollywood Section of SMPTE® was initially organized as the West Coast Section in 1928. Today, as its own SMPTE Region, it encompasses more than 1,200 SMPTE Members with a common interest in motion-imaging technology in the Greater Los Angeles area. The Hollywood Section offers free meetings monthly that are open to SMPTE Members and non-members alike. Information about meetings is posted on the Section website at www.smpte.org/hollywood.

    About SMPTE®
    SMPTE is the global society of media professionals, technologists, and engineers working in the digital entertainment industry. The Society fosters a diverse and engaged membership from both the technology and creative communities, delivering vast educational offerings, technical conferences and exhibitions, the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, and access to a rich network of colleagues essential to their career success. As an internationally recognized standards organization, SMPTE also provides a vital technical framework of engineering standards and guidelines that allow the seamless creation, management, and delivery of media for art, entertainment, and education worldwide.

    Information on joining SMPTE is available at smpte.org/join.

     

    Media Contacts

     

    SMPTE Headquarters:

    Frank Kunkle

    Director of Marketing

    SMPTE

    610-864-4813

    fkunkle@smpte.org

     

    SMPTE Hollywood Section:

    Linda Rosner

    ArtisansPR

    310 837 6008

    lrosner@artisanspr.com

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