Attention production infrastructure architects: After two years online, the EBU Network Technology Seminar (NTS) is back and finally open for physical attendance again! Join us this 14-15 of June at EBU HQ in Geneva, for a 2-day programme jam-packed with talks and workshops on IP, cloud and hybrid production technology.

NTS 2022 also kicks off with a new keynote session format featuring 3 C-level industry leaders sharing their vision on the future of media production technologies and the media industry landscape as a whole. To view the full programme and to register, visit the NTS 2022 webpage.

Keynote speakers at NTS 2022

We're very pleased to welcome 3 key personalities in the world of media production technology:

Andrew Cross, CEO, Grass Valley will deliver a talk titled “Where do we go from here?”, a discussion about the most important factors that have driven the changes in media production technology and how they can be used to understand what is coming next.

Thomas Riedel, CEO, RIEDEL Communications will explore the "Challenges and opportunities for public broadcasters with regard to broadcast services".

High staff costs, frozen fees and inflation... the economic pressure on public broadcasters continues to mount up. At the same time, it is getting increasingly difficult to find well-trained staff that meet the demands of state-of-the-art broadcasting technology", says Thomas Riedel. "These challenges, however, also present great opportunities. What do they look like and how do we need to approach public broadcasting and use investments in the spirit of sustainability and innovation? I will offer some thoughts on this and on how technology can open up these opportunities and drive this paradigm shift."

And Troy English, CTO, ROSS Video, will talk about "Overcoming barriers in the transition to virtualization and cloud".

"Cloud technology has already become common for playout and distribution in recent years", says Troy English. "We are now at a point where the benefits that cloud technology can provide are becoming a reality for the production of live content, too. But to truly take advantage of the promise of the cloud, a number of fundamental technological choices must be addressed. I'll be examining these choices and offers some thoughts on how we can all move forward together."

The keynote session is followed by a panel discussion featuring all three keynote speakers and moderated by Hans Hoffmann, EBU T&I Senior Manager, and SMPTE President. This roundtable will explore and discuss the current industry trends and innovations in the areas of media production, hybrid infrastructure, and business challenges associated with them.

More highlights on the NTS programme

NTS 2022 will also feature:

  • Interactive masterclass session on building a virtual production set in Unreal Engine.
  • «New Builders» session where EBU Members will share detailed findings, lessons learned, and updated plans for their new broadcast centers.
  • Numerous technology briefings on software-based workflows and infrastructures, 5G in production, cybersecurity, and business continuity.
  • Discussions about designing and managing hybrid infrastructures, making ST 2110, IPMX, NDI, SDI, and others work together.
  • Fresh from the Labs: on-site attendees will have the opportunity to see the newest technology demos from vendors such as NVIDIA, Matrox, Phabrix, GlobalM, and many others.
  • Networking opportunities among the attendees and with the top industry leaders and experts defining broadcast media creation's future.

EBU NTS is a global reference point for the media industry on IP and Cloud-based production infrastructures. It's a forum for users and suppliers to discuss requirements, standards, and roadmaps, and an annual meeting point for leading experts exchanging know-how and best practice for deploying these technologies at scale.

Don't miss the chance to get valuable insights, have productive discussions the movers and shakers of production technology, and take your part in shaping the industry's future! Register now (direct link) for EBU NTS 2022!

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