SMPTE Technology Forum To Feature Sports Video Group Editorial Director; Group Signs On As Gold-Level Industry Partner for Symposium

Ken Kerschbaumer to discuss long-term investment future for programming technologies


13 – 15 May 2012 | Intercontinental Hotel | Geneva, Switzerland |

Early-Bird Registration Ends 31 January

White Plains, NY, 12 January 2012 – The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) today announced that Ken Kerschbaumer, the editorial director of the Sports Video Group (SVG) will join a distinguished panel of industry leaders to discuss the 10-15 year investment trajectories for key programming technologies – including those used in live sporting events, which are often the early revenue generators for broadcasters and other content creators – at the SMPTE Forum on Emerging Media Technologies, an executive-level symposium to be held by the Society 13-15 May in Geneva and produced in collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

SMPTE also announced that SVG will serve as a Gold Level Industry Partner for the symposium.

Kerschbaumer will be part of The Forum panel “Pulling It All Together,” which will discuss what media organizations should do now to prepare for success in the next 10-15 years – from having the right balance of creative and digital skills and end-to-end digital workflows required to support their value chains to identifying the right trajectory for long-term investments.

“With an advisory board that includes the world’s leading sports networks, leagues, and collegiate institutions, SVG is at the heart of the discussions among manufacturers, suppliers, and technology developers about how to improve the quality and profitability of sports programming,” said David Wood of the EBU and the chair of the symposium’s program committee. “We’re delighted to have Ken bring that critical perspective to The SMPTE Forum.”

Other executive presenters at The SMPTE Forum include those from ABC Australia, ATSC, BSkyB, EBU, the Fraunhofer Institute, Grass Valley, IBM, Intel, NHK, Radio Television Hong Kong, Screen Digest, Sony, Warner Bros., and zeebox.

The SMPTE Forum on Emerging Media technologies is the only symposium to bring together leading motion-imaging technologists, researchers, scientists, practitioners, manufacturers, and strategic thinkers. Over course of two days, it will provide a science-based, non-commercial opportunity for executives and other senior leaders from the broadcast, broadband, and cinema industries to discuss the most important and innovative research taking place over the next 10-15 years, with a particular focus on technologies likely to come to market within the next three years. All in an environment designed for easy networking.

Program and registration information for The Forum is available at Regular updates will also be available via Twitter at #forum2012.

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