Since the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill in 2020 we have been waiting for this opportunity: a chance for the Australian sports production community to come together for an afternoon of information exchange and networking. We will celebrate the innovation that has allowed the industry to move forward in challenging times and discuss post-pandemic workflows and the future of the sports TV and OTT landscape.


12:30 p.m.: Welcome to SVG Australia 3.0
SVG and Telstra executives get things started with a quick welcome as the sports production community in Australia has a chance to get together in person.

12:40 p.m.: The Pandemic Australian Sports Landscape
The pandemic challenges everyone in the Australian sports content creation marketplace. What lessons have we learned? How well is the industry doing with respect to adjusting and pivoting? And what is next as the industry looks to return to normal?

1:20 p.m.: Case Study One

1:35 p.m.: Diversity and the Next-Generation of Sports Production Talent
SVGW Australia is just one organization that is looking to help change the makeup of the sports production industry. Learn how SVGW Australia and others are making a difference, why diversity can make an end-product more compelling to a wider audience, and how to make your organization more inclusive.
Moderator: Caroline Ramsey, NEP

2:00 p.m.: Australia Technology Innovators
Leading manufacturers and technology providers in Australia take to the stage to discuss their innovations, how Australia technology providers are making a difference globally, and what’s next in technology.

2:40 p.m.: Making Audio Work Without Crowds
Antony Koveous, head of audio for Fox Sports Australia, discusses the challenge of mixing audio when there are no fans in the stands, how enhancements were used, and more.

3:00 p.m.: Networking Break

3:30 p.m.: Trends in Remote Production Workflows
Australia with facilities like the Andrews Hubs and Gearhouse’s Docklands facilities have been a leader in next-generation workflows. What’s next in terms of how sports content is produced? Learn how these facilities have been modified over time to better service client. How are Cloud-based production services from companies like Grabyo fitting into large scale productions?

4:00 p.m.: Cricket Remote Production Case Study

4:15 p.m.: SMPTE Update
SMPTE continues to develop new standards and is also holding the Media + Entertainment Tech Expo at the ICC. Learn about the latest developments in SMPTE standards as well as why you should attend the Media + Entertainment Tech Expo.
Featuring: Paul Whybrow, SMPTE Australia

4:30 p.m.: Closing Keynote: Kayo Sports and the OTT Landscape
Kayo Sports has ticked over 1Mil Subscribers. Learn about the Kayo Sports journey, the challenges and the current OTT Landscape.
Featuring: Les Wigan, Foxtel Group Chief Technology, Operations, and Product Innovation Officer 

4:50 – 6:30 p.m.: Networking and Drinks