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. 

*GoogleTalks Super Sessions are open to all registrants.

Ultra HD Broadcasting Comes of Age

Monday, April 24, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

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, presenting their recommendations on managing transition to the next generation of audio and video content creation and delivery. 

Subjects include lessons from the interoperability experiments on adding high dynamic range (HDR) to 4K services, the roadmap for evolving UHD consumer displays, and experience from early deployments of UHD over ATSC 3.0.

Featured Speakers

  • Gary Arlen
    Gary Arlen
    Arlen Communications LLC
    Moderator
  • Hanno Basse
    Hanno Basse
    20th Century Fox Film Corporation
    Panelist
  • Madeleine Noland
    Madeleine Noland
    LG Electronics
    Panelist
  • Pete Sockett
    Pete Sockett
    Capitol Broadcasting Company
    Panelist

Marketing at the Center of Media Transformation

Monday, April 24, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

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, investment in content production, and the conversational economy are colliding to dramatically impact consumer choice. This panel of strategic leaders will debate the challenges, share insights into how they engage the connected consumer, and define success in the midst of media transformation.

Session Sponsor

Featured Speakers

  • Vicki Lins
    Vicki Lins
    Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM)
    Moderator
  • Thomas Hughes
    Thomas Hughes
    Lionsgate
    Panelist

GoogleTalks: The New Programming Landscape: Connecting Audiences with Content

Monday, April 24, 2017 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm

 

Celebrity Executive Officers: How these CEOs Manage Reality

Monday, April 24, 2017 -
4:15pm to 5:00pm

Listen in on an interview with entrepreneurs and corporate CEOs who have transitioned their business successes into hit television series. Has their celebrity stature helped or hindered their corporate enterprises? Get timely insights and behind-the scenes stories about what it takes to bridge the worlds of business and entertainment as Larry King interviews these hit-makers.

Part of the Media Finance and Investor Program. Produced in Partnership with Noble Financial Capital Markets.

Featured Speakers

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

Next Generation Image Making – Taking Professional Content Creation to Unknown Places

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

Light field, volumetric capture, computational photography and generative imaging have the potential to transform image making for all forms of content, including feature films, TV, video games, VR, MR and AR. Already, they are contributing to the blurring lines between live action and computer-generated imaging, and between what takes place in preproduction, production and post. What is science behind these new technologies and how do they work? What are their current limitations and promise? Who is actually using them now, and for what kinds of projects? How might they alter not only how we create images for scripts, but also the foundation of image authorship? 

Featured Speakers

  • Jon Karafin
    Jon Karafin
    Lytro
    Speaker
  • Gavin Miller
    Gavin Miller
    Adobe
    Speaker
  • Andrew Shulkind
    Andrew Shulkind
    Speaker

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -
2:15pm to 3:15pm

"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-watched original series, earning nine awards, including an Emmy and Critics' Choice Award. In this exclusive NAB Show session, executive producer Daniel Percival and cast member Joel de la Fuente (as Chief Inspector Kido), will discuss the production of "The Man In The High Castle," what made it such a success and OTT series changing the television landscape.

Featured Speakers

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

GoogleTalks: The Algorithms that Power Web Video

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:15pm

 

GoogleTalks: Media Innovations: Bridging the Gap Between Linear TV and Digital

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -
3:45pm to 4:30pm

 

Video Platforms of the Future

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -
4:15pm to 5:00pm

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 infrastructure is evolving, using data to find new ideas, incubating concepts via digital properties, and distributing content across a growing landscape of social media, OTT and SVOD services. This panel will convene content experts from young and established media entities to discuss the next frontier of video content production, distribution and consumption.

Featured Speakers

  • Dwayne Benefield
    Dwayne Benefield
    Sony Interactive Entertainment America
    Speaker
  • Rich Calacci
    Rich Calacci
    Bleacher Report
    Speaker
  • Pete Cashmore
    Pete Cashmore
    Mashable
    Speaker
  • Steve Shannon
    Steve Shannon
    Roku
    Speaker

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am

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 foundation for space commerce, and ignite our imagination about the future. 

Produced in partnership with Amazon Web Services, Elemental, an Amazon Web Services company, and NASA

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

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. Rogue One features more than 1700 visual effects shots, including a fleet of new starships, a digitally recreated central character (Grand Moff Tarkin), and a quintessential, third act space battle. In addition to the new spaceships, there are fresh weapons and Droids for which Skywalker Sound designed distinctive, original sounds. Learn how ILM and Skywalker Sound balanced the new with the classic through such technical innovations as virtual production, their proprietary "Flux" software, an innovative production pipeline and more. See some great behind the scenes footage and glimpse how sound and visual effects worked together to produce another box-office hit for Lucasfilm. 

Produced in partnership with Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE)