April 22 - 27, 2017 | Exhibits April 24 - 27 Las Vegas Convention Center

Super Sessions

Super Sessions

Monday, April 24 - Wednesday, April 26

Super Sessions are where the crucial conversations take place around the over-arching trends impacting the future of entertainment and media. Featuring thought leaders and visionary thinkers, Super Sessions explore game-changing media technologies, innovative entertainment concepts, and emerging business models and markets that will shape tomorrow's Broader-casting® landscape.

Registration Packages

Access to the Super Session series requires an individual Session Pass (Session 3-Pack or Session 6-Pack) or the Conference Flex Pass. See Registration Packages for additional information and to register. 

Ultra HD Broadcasting Comes of Age

Monday, April 24, 2017 10:30 am - 11:30 am | N249-N251

Hear from experts at the forefront of deployment as Ultra HD television broadcasting takes off around the world. The session will include leaders from various sectors of the TV ecosystem,...

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Featured Speakers

  • Gary Arlen
    Gary Arlen
    Arlen Communications LLC
  • Hanno Basse
    Hanno Basse
    President and Chairman, UHD Alliance
  • Madeleine Noland
    Madeleine Noland
    LG Electronics
  • Pete Sockett
    Pete Sockett
    Capitol Broadcasting Company

Content at the Center of Media Transformation

Monday, April 24, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | N249-N251

Consumers are driving changes to the TV landscape through streaming, binge viewing, time-shifting, social sharing, and creating their own content packages. In turn, technology advancements and the...

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Featured Speakers

  • Jamia Bigalow
    Jamia Bigalow
    Fox Networks
  • James "JB" Brown
    James "JB" Brown
    REVOLT MEDIA & TV
  • Thomas Hughes
    Thomas Hughes
    Lionsgate
  • Vicki Lins
    Vicki Lins
    Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM)

Making It In the Major Leagues: How A Viral Video on Funny Or Die Became the IFC Series “Brockmire”

Monday, April 24, 2017 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm | S222-S223

Join Hank Azaria, Executive Producer and Star of IFC's Brockmire, with co-star Amanda Peet and IFC President Jennifer Caserta as they discuss the making of the critically acclaimed new series....

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Featured Speakers

  • Hank Azaria
    Hank Azaria
    IFC’s Brockmire
  • Jennifer Caserta
    Jennifer Caserta
    IFC
  • Amanda Peet
    Amanda Peet
    IFC’s Brockmire

The Real Story: A Take on Syndicated Entertainment News with FOX TV’s Frank Cicha and TMZ’s Harvey Levin

Monday, April 24, 2017 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm | N249-N251

This two-part session examines the creation and evolution of several of television's most popular formats.

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Featured Speakers

  • Paige Albiniak
    Paige Albiniak
    Contributing Editor, Broadcasting & Cable
  • Frank Cicha
    Frank Cicha
    FOX Television Stations
  • Harvey Levin
    Harvey Levin
    TMZ

The Real Story 2: Celebrity Executive Officers: How these CEOs Manage Reality

Monday, April 24, 2017 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm | N249-N251

This two-part session examines the creation and evolution of several of television's most popular formats. Following a revealing look at the rapid rise of entertainment news, we dig into ...

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Featured Speakers

  • Rick Harrison
    Rick Harrison
    Reality TV Personality: Pawn Stars
  • Larry King
    Larry King
    Award Winning Radio and Television Host
  • Brant Pinvidic
    Brant Pinvidic
    Filmmaker, Why I'm Not on Facebook
  • Jon Taffer
    Jon Taffer
    Executive Producer & Host, “Bar Rescue”

Next Generation Image Making – Taking Content Creation to New Places

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am | S222-S223

Machine intelligence, light field, volumetric capture, computational photography and real-time rendering have the potential to transform image making for all forms of content. Already, they are...

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Featured Speakers

  • Michael Chambliss
    Michael Chambliss
    International Cinematographers Guild
  • Jon Karafin
    Jon Karafin
    Light Field Lab Inc
  • Gavin Miller
    Gavin Miller
    Adobe
  • Andrew Shulkind
    Andrew Shulkind
    Director of Photography, Technologist
  • Steve Sullivan
    Steve Sullivan
    Microsoft

The Intriguing Tale of Amazon Prime Video’s “The Man In The High Castle”

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm | S222-S223

"The Man In The High Castle" debuted on Amazon Prime Video to great success in 2015. The show's controversial subject matter and story line has propelled the series to quickly become Amazon's most...

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Featured Speakers

  • Joel de la Fuente
    Joel de la Fuente
    Amazon Prime Video’s The Man In The High Castle
  • Daniel Percival
    Daniel Percival
    Amazon Prime Video’s The Man In The High Castle

Video Platforms of the Future

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm | N249-N251

Across entertainment, news media, and marketing, the role of video has never been more important. As consumer appetite for video content continues to grow, a new production and distribution...

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Featured Speakers

  • Dwayne Benefield
    Dwayne Benefield
    Sony Interactive Entertainment America
  • Rich Calacci
    Rich Calacci
    Bleacher Report
  • Pete Cashmore
    Pete Cashmore
    Mashable
  • Josh Golden
    Josh Golden
    Ad Age
  • Steve Shannon
    Steve Shannon
    Roku

Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to the Future with NASA and Hollywood

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:30 am - 11:30 am | N249-N251

A panel discussion between astronauts, filmmakers, and technology leaders takes you behind the scenes of the advanced video and cloud workflows that power deep space research, create the...

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Featured Speakers

  • Sam Blackman
    Sam Blackman
    Elemental Technologies
  • Tracy Caldwell-Dyson
    Tracy Caldwell Dyson
    NASA
  • Carolyn Giardina
    Carolyn Giardina
    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Rodney Grubbs
    Rodney Grubbs
    NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Sam Matheny
    Sam Matheny
    National Association of Broadcasters
  • Bernadette McDaid
    Bernadette McDaid
    Bua Entertainment
  • Dr. Dave McQueeney
    Dr. Dave McQueeney
    IBM Corporation
  • Khawaja Shams
    Khawaja Shams
    AWS Elemental
  • Peggy A. Whitson (Ph.D.)
    Peggy A. Whitson
    NASA
  • Jack D. Fischer
    Jack D. Fischer
    NASA

The Force Returns: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Super Session

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | S222-S223

Not only did Industrial Light & Magic create the visual effects for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," its chief creative officer, John Knoll, developed the film's concept and original story....

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Featured Speakers

  • Carolyn Giardina
    Carolyn Giardina
    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Hal Hickel
    Hal Hickel
    Industrial Light & Magic
  • John Knoll
    John Knoll
    Industrial Light & Magic
  • Matt Wood
    Matthew Wood
    Skywalker Sound