NAB 22 BEIT Conferences Detail TV Engineering Progress

People visit NAB Shows for many reasons. Some are there to investigate and examine new solutions. Some are shopping with a budget ready to spend. Others visit to gather ideas and figures for next year’s budget. Many visit to accomplish all this and make time to learn the latest relevant information from the industry experts at BEIT Conferences.

The 2022 NAB Show promises to be different than past NAB Shows in countless ways. For example, more than 1600 companies exhibited at NAB 2019. On 6 April 2022, NAB announced 900 exhibitors. South Hall won’t be used for the NAB Show, but the LVCC added a new West Hall across Paradise Road from North Hall. The NAB Show will use the new West Hall for some exhibits, which is also the new home of the 2022 BEIT Conference.

Fewer exhibits give visiting TV engineers more time to attend BEIT sessions. Over the better parts of three days, there are 60 BEIT sessions of specific interest to TV broadcast engineers.

Saturday: Room W311-W313

BEIT Conference Opening Session is on Saturday, April 23, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., in room W311-W313. Skip Pizzi will Moderate.

The SBE Ennes Workshop is on Saturday from 10:35 to 11:35, in room W311-W313

It begins with opening remarks from Tom Mikkelsen, Chief Transition Director at BitPath and comments from Jim Ragsdale, Executive Director at SBE.

10:40-10:55 is "Technology Road Map Update" with Stan Moote, CTO of IABM.

10:55-11:15 is a "What’s New and What’s Old with ATSC" panel discussion with Joe Addalia, Director of Technology Projects with Hearst Television; Del Parks, President Sinclair Technology with SBG; Tom Mikkelsen and Stan Moote.

11:15-11:35 is a "Virtual LED Wall Sets" panel with Stan Moote; Rob Fowler, Director of Business Development with Brompton Technology, and Tom Shelburne, EVP Sales & Operations Americas with Mo-Sys Engineering Ltd.

“Innovative Methods for Distribution of Television Broadcasts Over MVPDs” is on Saturday, from 1:55 to 2:55 in rooms W311-W313.

Speakers are Joel Derrico, Principal Engineer with Cox Communications; Stuart Kurkowski, PhD Distinguished Engineer with Comcast Technology Solutions, and Yasser Syed, PhD Comcast Distinguished Architect, TPX/Viper Architecture/Advanced Technology Group at Comcast.

SUNDAY: Room W311-W313

“Real-World Use of AI for Better Video Compression” is on Sunday, April 24, from 9:15 to 9:35 in W311-W313. Presented by Tony Jones, Principal Technologist with MediaKind.

“Green, AI-based Video Compression” follows on Sunday from 9:35 to 9:55 in W311-W313. Presented by Thierry Fautier, Vice President, Video Strategy with Harmonic.

“CLEAR AI for Segmentation” is on Sunday and runs from 9:55 to 10:15 in W311-W313. Presented by Harish Bharadwaj, Lead AI Scientist at Prime Focus Technologies.

BEIT sessions have moved to West Hall, not in familiar N256 where sessions were traditionally held.

BEIT sessions have moved to West Hall, not in familiar N256 where sessions were traditionally held.

OTT TRACK

“OTT 1: Emerging Developments” panel discussion is on Sunday, from 10:35 to 11:35 in W311-W313.

The discussion will be moderated by Skip Pizzi.

“Towards Efficient Multi-Codec Streaming” presentation runs from 10:35 to 10:55 in W311-W313.

Presented by Yuriy Reznik, Technology Fellow and Vice President of Research at Brightcove.

“The 99.99% Solution: Four-Nines Reliability from Cloud-Native Television Architectures” will follow from 10:55 to 11:15 in W311-W313. Presented by Prabu Chelladurai VP, Product Management and Customer Success, Juan Martin Chief Technology Officer, and Jerald Mejarla, Chief Architect, all with Firstlight Media.

“Using Real-Time Data to Drive Engagement and Build Community” follows from 11:15 to 11:35 in W311-W313. It will be presented by Simon Crownshaw, Media and Entertainment Strategy Director with Microsoft, and Brady Woods, Director of Cloud Product Strategy, Gaming also with Microsoft.

The “OTT 2: Open Caching and the Network Edge” discussion starts at 12:35 to 1:35 in W311-W313. The Moderator is Tariq Mondal, VP, Advanced Technology with NAB.

“Open Caching: An Innovative Way for Content Providers to Serve Customers” will be presented from 12:35 to 12:55 in W311-W313. The speaker will be ErinRose Widner, Global Business Development – Media, Entertainment & Technology with Verizon.

“CDNI Metadata Model Extensions” paper will be presented from 12:55 to 1:15 in W311-W313 by Glenn Goldstein, Consulting Product Strategist with Lumen Technologies

“What the Future Holds for Content Protection with CDN Edge” follow from 1:15 to 1:35 in W311-W313. The speaker will be Gwendal Simon, Distinguished Software Architect with Synamedia.

“OTT 3: Business Considerations” discussions follow at 1:55 to 2:55 in W311-W313. They will be moderated by: Jason Ornellas, Regional Director of Engineer Bonneville International.

“How to Capitalize on Next-Gen Targeted Advertising Opportunities with AI and Analytics” will be presented from 1:55 to 2:15 in W311-W313 by Guillaume Lossois, TV Solutions Architect with Viaccess-Orca

“Hybrid Video on Demand - An Intersection of Technology, Media, and Economics” follow in W311-W313 from 2:15 to 2:35. The speaker will be Ted Staros, Executive Director, with imediat.

“Taking Control of Content Replacement Using SCTE 224 for IP, Satellite and OTT Distribution” will be presented in rooms W311-W313 from 2:35 to 2:55 by Walid Hamri, Sr Director, Media Systems with Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Sunday: Room W307-W309 - NextGen TV Track

“NextGen TV Trends: Lessons Learned from Pioneering and Groundbreaking Application Examples” will be presented on Sunday from 9:15 to 9:35 in W307-W309. The speaker is Oliver Botti, SVP - Executive Sales Director - Global Media with Fincons Group.

“ATSC 3.0 / Next Gen TV Applications” follows in W307-309 from 9:15 to 10:15. The speaker is Marcy Lefkovitz, VP, Technology and Workflow Strategy with Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

“Interactive NextGen Broadcast TV” presented by Mike Kralec, SVP, Chief Technology Officer with Sinclair Broadcast Group is also scheduled to occur from 9:35 to 9:55 in W307-W309.

“A Nextgen TV Future Filled with SFNs” follows from 9:55 to 10:15 in W307-W309. It will be presented by Jim Stenberg, EVP Transmission Infrastructure with Signal Infrastructure Group.

“Exploring the Benefits of ATSC 3.0 Datacasting and Opportunistic Data Insertion (ODI)” will be presented by Mark Corl, Senior Vice President of Emergent Technology Development with Triveni Digital from, 10:35 to 10:55 in W307-W309.

An “ATSC 3.0 / Next Gen TV Datacasting” discussion, moderated by Winston Caldwell, Vice President of Advanced Engineering with Fox Corporation is also scheduled from 10:35 to 11:35 in W307-W309.

“ATSC 3.0 as a Use Case for Public Safety Communications: Development Milestones” is scheduled for 10:55 to 11:15 in W307-W309. It will be presented by Fred Engel, Chief Technology Officer with PBS North Carolina; Charles Laird, Program Specialist, First Responder Emerging Technologies (FirstTech) Program, North Carolina Department of Information Technology, and Chris Lamb, Chief Executive Officer with Device Solutions Inc.

‘Building a Core Network to Seamlessly Connect Data Producers to Data Consumers” will follow in W307-W309 from 11:15 to 11:35. It will be presented by Azita Manson, President of OpenZNet.

UHDTV Track

“Ultra HD Video and UHDTV Broadcasting” discussion will be moderated by Lynn Claudy, Senior Vice President, Technology, at National Association of Broadcasters. The discussion is scheduled to run from 12:35 to 1:35 in W307-W309.

“HDR Challenges and Solutions” will be presented by Bill Redmann, Director of Standards, Immersive Media Technologies at InterDigital from 12:35 to 12:55 in W307-W309.

“A Practical Deployment of High Dynamic Range Video for Over-the-Air Broadcasting” will be presented between 12:55 and 1:15 in W307-W309. The speaker will be Matthew Goldman, Senior Director, Media Engineering & Architecture, at Sinclair Broadcast Group.

“Live-PSTR: Live Per-title Encoding for Ultra HD Adaptive Streaming” will be presented by Christian Timmerer, Associate Professor at Alpen-Adria-Universitat Klagenfurt from 1:15 to 1:35 in W307-W309.

Cloud Computing Track

“Cloud Computing for Broadcast” panel discussion will be moderated by: Gary Kline, President of Kline Consulting Group. The session runs from 1:55 until 2:55 in W307-W309.

“Why Can’t Media in the Cloud Be As Easy (or Easier!) Than Media On-Prem?” will be presented from 1:55 to 2:15 in W307-W309.

The speaker will be Chris Lennon, Executive Director at Open Services Alliance.

“Containers: Not Just for Shipping Anymore - How Containerized Software Justifies Virtual Broadcast Infrastructure” will be presented by Kirk Harnack, Senior Solutions Consultant at Telos Alliance, from 2:15 to 2:35 in W307-W309.

“Onsite or Cloud? Strategies for Mixing it Up” is scheduled for 2:35 to 2:55 in W307-W309. It will be presented by Dominic Giambo, Manager of Technology at Wheatstone.

Binge Times Track

“Hollywood's "Binge Times" OTT Battle and NAB Engineering Awards” is scheduled between 3:00 and 4:00 in W307-W309, and moderated by Daniel Frankel. Managing Editor of Next TV. Speakers include Dawn Chmielewski, U.S. Entertainment Business Correspondent at Reuters; Ashruf El-Dinary, Senior Vice President of Digital Platforms & Radio Engineering Achievement Award Recipient with Xperi Corporation; Dade Hayes. Business Editor at Deadline; Curtis LeGeyt, President and CEO at National Association of Broadcasters; Sam Matheny, CTO and EVP, Technology at National Association of Broadcasters, and Peter Sockett, Director of Engineering and Operations & Television - Engineering Achievement Award Recipient with Capitol Broadcasting Company.

Authors of "Binge Times: Inside Hollywood’s Furious Billion-Dollar Battle to Take Down Netflix": Book Signing will take place in W307-W309 from 4:00 to 4:30.

Monday: 5G Track, rooms W307-W309

“5G Opportunities for Broadcast” panel discussion moderated by Winston Caldwell, Vice President of Advanced Engineering at Fox Corporation. The discussion is scheduled from 9:15 to 10:15 in W307-W309.

“Practicalities and Analysis of Using PTP Over 5G Systems with Dedicated Time Synchronization Support for Media Production” starts at 9:15 and runs until 9:35 in W307-W309.

Speakers are Thomas Kernen, Senior Staff Architect at NVIDIA; Pavlo Kondratenko, Media over IP and Cloud Architect with European Broadcasting Union; Levgen Kostiukevych, Team Leader, Media over IP and Cloud Technologies with European Broadcasting Union; Thorsten Lohmar, Expert Media Delivery, and Mohamed Nabil Ibrahim, Researcher, both with Ericsson GmbH, Eurolab.

“5G-MAG Reference Tools - Putting 5G in Action for Media” will be presented by Thomas Stockhammer, Director Technical Standards at Qualcomm Technologies. The session is scheduled from 9:35 to 9:55 in W307-W309.

“ATSC 3.0, DVB-I and TV3.0 Services via 5G Broadcast - System Design and Reference Tools” is scheduled for 9:55 to 10:15 in W307-W309. The speaker will be Mickaël Raulet, CTO of ATEME.

Cybersecurity Track

The first 5G Track is a “Cybersecurity in Broadcast Facilities” discussion is scheduled on Monday from 10:35 to 11:35 in W307-W309. It will be moderated by Mike Kelley, VP, Chief Information Security Officer at The E.W. Scripps Company.

“Can I Defend My Broadcast Station Against Ransomware?” will be presented by Wayne Pecena, Associate Director Information Technology with Texas A&M University – KAMU, from 10:35 to 10:55 in W307-W309.

“What Went Wrong and How Can We Fix It? A Practical Approach to Cybersecurity for Broadcasters” will be presented by Motty Anavi, System Architect at VideoFlow. It runs from 10:55 to 11:15 in W307-W309.

“Advanced Security Using a NoCode Media Integration Platform” is scheduled to be presented by Julian Fernandez-Campon, CTO at Tedial from 11:15 to 11:35 in W307-W309.

IP Video Track

“IP-Based Video Facilities” discussion will be moderated by Mike Kelley, VP, Chief Information Security Officer at The E.W. Scripps Company. The discussion is scheduled from 12:35 to 1:35 in W307-W309.

“Optimized Camera Integration in IP-Based Workflows and Infrastructures” will be presented by Klaus Weber, Director, Camera PLM at Grass Valley. It is scheduled from 12:35 to 12:55 in W307-W309.

It will be followed by “NDI in the Master Control Room” presented by Fabio Gattari, Director at Etere pte ltd., from 12:55 to 1:15 in W307-W309.

“Synchronized Multi-Stream Transport Using RIST” will be presented by Ciro Noronha, EVP Engineering, Cobalt Digital, Monday from 1:15 to 1:35 in W307-W309.

Drones Track

“Using Drones and Other Technologies for Broadcast Engineering” is scheduled for Monday from 1:55 to 2:55 in W307-W309. The speaker will be Jason Ornellas, Regional Director of Engineering at Bonneville International.

“Thermal Imaging Using Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) for Radio and TV Broadcasters” will be presented by Paul Shulins, President of Shulins' Solutions, also from 1:55 to 2:15 in W307-W309

“Drones as a Viable TV and Radio RF Measurement Tool: Success Stories” will be next from 2:15 to 2:35 in W307-W309. The speaker will be Jason Schreiber, Managing Director at SixArms.

“Ground Assault: Obsoleting of Facility Protections” will be presented by John Belk, Chief Scientist at GroundLinx, from 2:35 to 2:55 in W307-W309.

Tuesday: REMO Track

“Remote and Work-from-Home Operations” discussion will be moderated by Robert Weller, Vice President for Spectrum Policy at NAB., on Tuesday from 9:15 to 10:15 in W307-W309.

“Adopting New Cloud Workflows and Making Live Happen in this New Normal” will begin the Track from 9:15 to 9:45 in W307-W309. The speaker will be Dan Pisarski, VP of Engineering at LiveU.

“How 5G Technology Simplified Live Remote Broadcasts During the Pandemic” will be presented by Jim Jachetta, CTO & Co-founder of VidOvation. The session runs from 9:35 to 9:55 in W307-W309.

“The Decentralization of Live and Post Production” is scheduled from 9:55 to 10:15 in W307-W309. The speaker will be Ryan Carignan, Solutions Architect with Leostream Corporation.

Tuesday: Broadcast Workflows Track

“Broadcast Workflows” discussion will be moderated by Ling Ling Sun, Chief Technology Officer at Nebraska Public Media. The discussion is scheduled on Tuesday from 10:35 to 11:35 in W307-W309.

Paul Briscoe, Chief Architect at TAG Video Systems will present “The SMPTE 2064 AV Sync Standard: Not Just for Lipsync Anymore” from 10:35 to10:55 in W307-W309.

“Advanced News Workflows” is scheduled from 10:55 to 11:15 in W307-W309. The speaker will be Ernie Ensign, Sr. Director News Technology at Sinclair Broadcast Group.

“Architecting Modern Workflows to Optimize Digital Solutions” follows from 11:15 to 11:35 in W307-W309. David Feller will be speaking. Feller is Vice President of Product Management and Solutions Engineering at Spectra Logic.

Tuesday afternoon sessions are all radio.

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