Connecting with 5G

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As this next-gen wireless technology sits poised to reshape entire industries, none are more apt for disruption than media, entertainment, and traditional content delivery models. Join the expert lead conversations around infrastructure needs, security, frequency and spectrum issues and roadblocks in adoption.

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Destination 5G

SU13306, South Hall (Upper)

It’s not just an idea anymore - 5G has arrived. Learn how you can tap into the opportunities created by this content delivery shift.

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Session Highlights

VFX in the Cloud: 5G

Saturday, April 6 | 3:25 pm - 4:10 pm | S222/S223

The advent of 5G promises massive increases in connection speeds as well has improvements in latency. This opens the door to cloud processing for VFX live in realtime and as well as improvements for post production speeds in general. But do these improvements come at the cost of security?

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Sat 6

Cybersecurity & Content Protection Summit

Sunday, April 7 | 1:00 pm - 5:45 pm | Westgate


12:00 PM: Registration Opens
1:00 – 5:45 PM: General Sessions
6:00 PM: Networking Reception

Welcome Remarks Guy Finley, Executive Director, Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA)Setting the Standards and Systems for Securing Media & Entertainment Our opening session sets the...

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Sun 7

Game On: How 5G and eSports will Radically Change the Playing Field for Service Providers

Monday, April 8 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | N1522: Esports Experience

4G’s latency and connection issues restricted uptake of mobile, on-the-go gaming for high fidelity AAA games. However, 5G will eliminate the current pain points of cloud gaming, creating an opportunity to reimagine the end-to-end service journey for players and viewers. The panel explores how 5G...

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Mon 8

College Esports: Competition, Education, Lifestyle

Monday, April 8 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

The current Collegiate Esports infrastructure is rapidly taking shape. As this dynamic landscape evolves two distinct organizations are deploying unique approaches to create fulfilling experiences for the gaming community. Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company and Full Sail University intend to...

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Mon 8

FACEIT: Designing Products for the Next Generation of Esports Entertainment

Monday, April 8 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

Join one of the esports industry leaders FACEIT in understanding how the biggest esports events are produced and how broadcasting companies can adapt and develop products to help esports companies create new unique experiences and aid the growth of the market.

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Mon 8

Opportunities in Esports: How Brands Can Take the Game To the Next Level

Monday, April 8 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

Esports is one of the fastest growing segments of media and entertainment, and its popularity among millennials and Gen Z is undeniable. Esports touches a variety of industries and appeals to one of the most sought after demographics, which is why mainstream brands are looking to get involved in...

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Mon 8

Understanding & Planning for 5G, ATSC 3.0 & the Hyper Convergence: End of an Era or Dawn of the Digital Media Super Competitor?

Monday, April 8 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | SU13306: Destination 5G

Video streaming is projected to comprise +70% of traffic to be carried over future Internet, 5G, IoT & Smartcities networks. In anticipation, we are nearing a transition to a next generation of Hyper Converged infrastructure that has the potential to reinvent, extend and reinvigorate broadcast...

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Mon 8

Managing Your Content for the Global Audience

Monday, April 8 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

In today’s competitive esports marketplace, producers need to find ways to cost-effectively produce and deliver their domestic and international live events, to both linear and digital audiences – while assuring the quality and latency of the gaming experience is maintained.  The...

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Mon 8

5G Meets Immersive Media - Part I

Monday, April 8 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm | SU13306: Destination 5G

VR is on the precipice of change. With advent of 5G, the creative and business potential of cinematic VR is ready to be unlocked. At 100 times the bandwidth of 4G LTE, 5G can deliver the high definition, high fidelity audio and video that VR is made for. Join industry experts Rob Koenen and other...

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Mon 8

The ESA Project: Bringing The Largest North American Esports Facility to Life

Monday, April 8 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

Esports Stadium Arlington (Texas) is the largest, most robust example of esports architecture in North America, representing a major step in the growth of the esports industry. Comprised of a large-scale competition event space, public gaming center, retail, high-performance team training areas,...

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Mon 8

LTE/5G Broadcast - Technology Insights

Tuesday, April 9 | 9:00 am - 9:20 am | N258

The deployment of LTE and widespread adoption of smartphones have opened up new opportunities in mobile communications for operators to consider. In addition, nowadays the introduction of LTE/5G Broadcast could open up a worldwide market with millions of smartphones and tablets acting as potential...

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Tue 9

5G Networks and Mobile Video Interoperability

Tuesday, April 9 | 9:20 am - 9:40 am | N258

Based on many studies, the vast majority of traffic on mobile networks will be video. This also means that 5G networks will be flooded with video services. To enable most efficient delivery and best user experience, commonly agreed frameworks for content generation and packaging, device playback...

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Tue 9

Maintaining Wireless Connectivity On Set

Tuesday, April 9 | 9:30 am - 10:45 am | S225

As production advances faster and faster towards the future, maintaining control andcontinuity of your image on set and in post is essential. Join us as we discuss ways to better maintain your wireless signals in the cluttered 2.4GHz and 5GHz ranges when you and your crew are fighting signal...

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Tue 9

LTE Concurrent Operations with DTV

Tuesday, April 9 | 9:40 am - 10:00 am | N258

As per the 600 MHz post-auction rules, wireless LTE networks cannot be deployed with less than 5 MHz spectral separation from on-air TV channels inside their service contours. However, DTV-LTE concurrent operations within 5 MHz guard band can potentially help both the broadcasters and wireless...

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Tue 9

Introduction of the Day: eSports Today, an Evolution

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:15 am - 10:30 am | N1522: Esports Experience

eSports has come a long way since it first began to rise in popularity in the early 2000s. Today, eSports is the fastest growing segment of the entertainment industry. It’s capturing more viewers than many traditional sports and this especially holds true in the coveted 18-34 demographic....

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Tue 9

Opening Remarks Presented by MediaKind

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:15 am - 10:30 am | SU13306: Destination 5G

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Tue 9

Satellite - The Future of 5G

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | SU13306: Destination 5G

The terrestrial mobile industry is working hard to complete the 5G specification and begin deployment of a network promising blazing speeds. That network will also depend on much greater density of cell sites to support high-bandwidth, low-latency service. To keep deployment costs manageable, 5G...

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Tue 9

Beyond IP: Securing and Streaming Your Content

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

Join some of the industry’s brightest engineers for a roundtable discussion on what it means to transport broadcast content securely in 2019.  In the past, linear broadcast was inherently secure, with the transport and distribution tightly controlled.  Encryption was layered on top...

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Tue 9

Before the Games Begin: A Behind-the-Screens Look at Building Amazing Esports Infrastructure

Tuesday, April 9 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

Gain insights about how broadcast technology can be used for esporting events and hear firsthand why broadcast equipment manufacturers are increasing their involvement in esports engagement. Take a deep dive into some of the most recent installations and learn more about control room and in-venue...

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Tue 9

Let the 5G Games Begin: Pathways to Immersive Experiences

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | SU13306: Destination 5G

When it comes to live sports, there’s no end to the growing demand for greater realism and clearer picture quality by passionate fans. This session will look at how today’s media players can differentiate themselves by offering immersive, complementary experiences to consumers through a...

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Tue 9

Shifting the Paradigm in Esports Content

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

Esports and the media that surrounds it has undergone substantial evolution within the last two decades. With the industry having shed the stigma of being only for gamers, esports is one of the most accessible and sellable business ventures in the world. But how do you create sellable content to...

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Tue 9

The Future of 5G in Entertainment

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | SU13306: Destination 5G

The lines are blurring between services, platforms, content and offerings. It’s a reflection of the ubiquity and speed of connectivity along with the fluid nature of the consumption model. 5G will play a significant role in the transformation of the industry as new business models emerge and...

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Tue 9

5G Meets Immersive Media - Part II

Tuesday, April 9 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm | SU13306: Destination 5G

VR is on the precipice of change. With advent of 5G, the creative and business potential of cinematic VR is ready to be unlocked. At 100 times the bandwidth of 4G LTE, 5G can deliver the high definition, high fidelity audio and video that VR is made for. Join industry experts Rob Koenen and other...

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Tue 9

The Evolution of OTT: Interactive OTT and 5G

Tuesday, April 9 | 4:40 pm - 5:00 pm | SU11621

This presentation will discuss a new era for OTT, looking at the growth of interactive OTT platforms and the impact 5G will have on the OTT eco-system. Pushing new untested content to viewers can be a challenge for many broadcasters. George will explore how broadcasters can use interactive OTT...

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Tue 9

Connected Cars Will Run on Satellite

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | N3811: In-Vehicle Experience

There are already millions of connected cars on the road relying on the same cellular networks we use for phones to deliver internet access, streaming audio and roadside assistance. But try streaming a Netflix show for your kids and the limits become apparent. Cellular does not go everywhere –...

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Wed 10

Level-Up: How Video Gaming is Driving the Future of TV

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | N1522: Esports Experience

With over 300MM people regularly watching gaming video content online, this is no longer a niche audience but the shape of things to come. Gamer audiences have historically been the “canary in the coal mine” in terms of predicting new consumer behaviors and preferences. What gamers do today will be...

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Wed 10

Making Meaning Out of 5G

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | SU13306: Destination 5G

This session explores 5G’s value beyond speed, shifting the conversation from what 5G is capable of to what it enables us to do. It will offer tangible examples of how 5G can deliver real value to both customers and brands alike.It will look at 5G enabled experiences through the lenses of content,...

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Wed 10

ATSC 3.0 and 5G as Complementary, Not Competitive, Technologies

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | SU13306: Destination 5G

Much of the current conversation surrounding 5G has centered around its impact on the wireless industry and how carriers are preparing their networks for the next generation of wireless technology. Far fewer discussions have taken place on the impact 5G will have on broadcast technology and the...

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Wed 10

5G: Revolutionizing the Sports Fan Experience

Wednesday, April 10 | 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm | SU13306: Destination 5G

The commercial launch of 5G is expected next year, promising faster, more reliable connections for mobile devices, with download speeds expected to approach 1Gb/s, and the promise of high-speed wireless LANs. 5G networks will help power the Internet of Things, allowing for an even smarter and more...

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Wed 10

A Simplified Approach to Asset Management to Power Fast, Efficient and Collaborative Post-Production Workflows

Thursday, April 11 | 10:40 am - 11:00 am | N260

The broadcast industry’s transition to digital files has brought new challenges—from securely storing rapidly growing media libraries and making content more discoverable, to enabling content sharing across teams and implementing structured, automated content creation and distribution workflows....

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Thu 11

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