An Introduction to 5G and Media Workflows for Broadcasters – October 1, 2021

Moderator: Mark Weeres, Bell Media

Speakers:

  • Tod Madden, Bell Mobility
  • Ulrich Rehfuess, Nokia Labs
  • David Navratil, Nokia Labs
  • Jordi J. Gimenez, 5G-MAG

Panel Discussion:

– What exactly is 5G?
– What are the core technologies?
– What are the benefits? Why is the world moving to 5G?
– How is Bell implementing 5G?

– 5G media production
– Update on 3GPP status on multicast and broadcast in 5G

– Who is 5G-MAG? Who are the members and what is their mandate?
– What use cases have already been explored?
– What is 5G-MAG working on now?

Deepfakes – November 16, 2020

Moderator: J.C. Lee, NABA-TC Chair

Keynote Speaker: Nina Schick, Author and Broadcaster

Speakers:

  • Nina Schick, Author and Broadcaster
  • Bruce MacCormack, CBC/Radio-Canada
  • Asish Jaiman, Microsoft
  • Andy Parsons, Adobe
  • David Common, CBC News, CBC/Radio-Canada
  • David Reiter, ABC News

Panel Discussion:

– The risks posed by manipulated, synthetic media and the efforts underway in industry to mitigate it.

– The overall societal threat that Deepfakes represent.

Cybersecurity Challenges for Broadcasters in a Pandemic…and a Peek at the Future – September 30

Moderator: J.C. Lee, NABA-TC Chair

Keynote: Shawn Henry, Corus – An overview of the threat landscape now and over the next three years.

Speakers:

  • Clarissa L. Banks, Disney
  • Mike Cardosa, Viacom CBS
  • Melody Hildebrandt, CISO, FOX
  • Mark Lobel, PwC
  • Denis Onuoha, Arqiva

Panel Discussion:

– Were broadcasters adequately prepared, and have since been operating “cyber-safely” during the pandemic?

– What are the lessons learned in 2020?

– What does the future threat landscape look like and what hazards are the major concerns?

5G – August 26, 2020

Speakers:

  • Antonio Arcidiacono, 5G-MAG
  • Javan Erfanian, Bell Mobility
  • Matthew Goldman, MediaKind
  • Darren Lepke, Verizon Media
  • Athul Prasad, Nokia
  • T.R. Stoner, Univision
  • Aziz Taga, Rohde & Schwarz

Agenda:

– Introduction
– Presentation on 5G-MAG Status, Workplan
– Mobility Service Providers Discuss the Potential of 5G
– Status of 5G Rollout in the U.S.
– Panel Discussion on 5G Applications, Infrastructure, Networks

ATSC 3.0 Progress – July 10, 2020

Moderator: John Lee, NABA-TC Chair

Speakers:

  • Anne Schelle, PearlTV
  • Madeleine Noland, ATSC
  • Louis Libin, Sinclair
  • Winston Caldwell, FOX
  • John Hane, Bitpath

Agenda:

– ATSC 3.0 Transmitter Testing, Security Consumer “NextGen” Receivers and Data Applications
– ATSC Current Priorities and Next Steps
– ATSC 3.0 International Standardization

Spectrum Issues – June 11, 2020

Moderator: John Lee, NABA-TC Chair

Speakers:

  • Bob Weller, NAB
  • Haz Moakkit, Intelsat
  • Winston Caldwell, FOX
  • T.R. Stoner, Univision

Agenda:

– Status of the Reallocation of C-Band, both 4 GHz and 6 GHz
– CITEL and ITU Activities
– Status of UHF Repack

Broadcast Operations During a Pandemic – May 21, 2020

Moderator: John Lee, NABA-TC Chair

Speakers:

  • Frank Governale, CBS
  • Clarence Hau, NBCU
  • Marcy Lefkovitz, Disney/ABC
  • Shawn Kelly, Corus
  • John Coldwell, Corus

Agenda:

Logistical and Human Standards Issues

– determining which staff work from home
– determining which staff will return to work in production centre(s)
– how to stage staff return safely and efficiently

Operational Issues and Technical Tools

– support staff working from home
– support producing news, talent, etc. remotely or in alternate production facilities