Video Services Forum Inc. receives
2014 Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering for
Standardization and Productization of JPEG2000 (J2K) Interoperability

VidTrans14 – Content in Motion, Annual Technical Conference and Exposition
February 26 – February 28, 2014
Arlington, Virginia (Washington, D.C.)

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Preliminary Program

(as of 2/18/2014) | Printable Version (pdf, 20k)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

7:30AM Continental Breakfast – Meeting Room Foyer

8:30AM Session One Begins

  1. Keynote Speaker - Peter Doherty of ABC News/ Senior Operations Producer for the ABC News Washington Bureau - Peter will be addressing how Washington is the most broadcast-wired town in America, why fiber in your lunch box is good for you, and what that means for the future.

  2. Why Does Next-Gen Content Acquisition and Exchange Need Range Extensions in HEVC?
    Matthew Goldman – Ericsson

  3. Futuristic View of a Live IPTV Production Center
    Steven Silva- Fox

    10:00AM Break, 30 Minutes in Exhibit Hall

    Exhibits Open 10:00AM – 7:00PM

  4. An IT Based Open Media Networking Architecture for the Future
    Brian Keane – Aperi

  5. PTV v6 - The Future of Public Television
    Thomas Crowe - PBS

  6. TV Networks Dealing with Live Event Backhauls in a Multi-Platform World
    Rick Ackermans – Turner Broadcasting

    11:45AM Get-Together Luncheon in Skyview Room

1:15PM Session Two Begins

  1. Implementing Device Redundancy with SMPTE 2022-7 Seamless Protection Switching
    Inge Hillestad – Nevion

  2. Workshop "Future of Television"
    Opening Remarks: Brad Gilmer – VSF

    A. Virtual, Global, Software-Only Media Facilities: Introducing the Internetworking Media Platform (IMP)
    Richard Cartwright (Dr. James Cain) - Quantel

    2:30PM Break, 30 Minutes in Exhibit Hall

    B. What can IP do for Broadcasters and Audiences?
    Alex Rawcliffe - BBC

    C. Panel Discussion:
    Each panelist will present their thoughts on the future of television and Internetworking Media Platforms.

    Participants: Richard Cartwright - Quantel; Brad Gilmer – VSF; Alex Rawcliffe - BBC

    4:30PM Session Adjourn

    Wednesday Reception – Exhibit Hall 5:30-7:00PM

Thursday, February 27, 2014

7:30AM Continental Breakfast – Meeting Room Foyer

8:30AM Session Three Begins

  1. SDN – An Urban Legend for Media-Centric Networks?
    Shahin Arefzadeh - Dimetis

  2. Meeting IP QoS Objectives for Broadcast Services
    Dr. Bengt Olsson – Net Insight AB

    10:00AM Break, 30 Minutes in Exhibit Hall

    Exhibits Open 10:00AM – 6:00PM

  3. Sending Ads / Offline Content to Affiliate Stations Using Primary Distribution Feeds Based on Hitless Compression Standard with no Cost or BW Increase
    Gustavo Marra – ATEME

  4. Replacing the BNC with RJ45 in the Broadcast Studio
    Helge Stephansen - Nevion

  5. Packet Video Networking: The Flexible Future
    Chuck Meyer & Ken Buttle – Miranda

    Note: VSF Membership Meeting 11:45-12:15
    11:45AM Get-Together Luncheon in Skyview Room

1:15PM Session Four Begins

  1. Super Bowl Transmission Planning & Logistics
    Keith Goldberg – Fox

  2. Can Ethernet SRP Scale Up for Video Networks?
    Wes Simpson – Telecom Product Consulting

  3. Panel Discussion: "Joint Task-Force Networked Media"
    Opening Remarks: Richard Friedel – Fox & Brad Gilmer – VSF

    2:30PM Break, 30 Minutes in Exhibit Hall

    A. Panel Discussion: "Joint Task-Force Networked Media" continued
    Each panelist will present their thoughts on the future of professional media related to the Gap Analysis report/results and a discussion of future work. In addition we will invite JT-NM respondents in the room to comment on the JT and/or technology in general, but no specific product discussion.

    Participants: Thomas Edwards – Fox; Brad Gilmer – VSF; Felix Poulin - EBU; Karl D. Schubert - TechNova Consulting

    4:30PM Session Adjourn

    Refreshments – Exhibit Hall 4:30-6:00PM

Friday, February 28, 2014

7:30AM Continental Breakfast – Meeting Room Foyer

8:30AM Session Five Begins

  1. The Evolved Broadcast Environment, Looking back from the Year 2020
    Karl D. Schubert, Ph.D. - TechNova Consulting

  2. SDN Techniques to Reliably Switch Packetized Video
    Thomas Edwards - Fox

  3. Mapping SDI with a Light-Weight Compression for High Frame Rates and Ultra-HD 4K transport over SMPTE2022 5/6
    Lotfi El Hafi - IntoPIX

    10:00AM BREAK, 30 Minutes in Meeting Room Foyer

  4. Building a private MPLS network for Video and Data
    Mike Bany - DVBLink

  5. Status Report on JPEG2000 Interop
    John Dale – Media Links & Inge Hillestad – Nevion

  6. Update on DASH Interoperability Testing
    Jack Douglass - PacketStorm

    11:45AM Meeting Adjourn

“Schedule is subject to change without notice”

Note: Check out the J2K interoperability event between multiple vendors in the exhibit hall.