Programme

9:45 – 10:00: Welcome Keynote
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Speaker: Sanjog Gupta, Disney Star, Head – Sports

10:00 – 10:45: Big Time Event Production: Serving a Global Audience
Events like the Cricket World Cup, the Super Bowl, the World Cup, and the Olympics all require a massive production effort to connect with fans all around the world. Mike Davies of Fox Sports, Sanjog Gupta of STAR Sports India, and SVG’s Ken Kerschbaumer discuss the state of big-time sports production, how fans are being served with richer experiences, and more.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Panelists:
Mike Davies, Fox Sports, EVP, Technical and Field Operations; SVG U.S. Chairman
Sanjog Gupta, Disney Star, Head – Sports

10:45 – 11:15: Star Sports Overview
Join us for a deep-dive into Star Sports production and content creation operations. We’ll learn about the technology that drives the productions, the production philosophy, and what’s next in content creation from India’s leading sports content distributor.

11:15 – 12:00: Star Sports Tour
Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Star Sports production and studio operations.

12:00 – 13:00: Networking Lunch

13:00 – 13:40: Opening Panel: Future of India Sports Production
Sports production professionals at leagues and channels have more ways to produce content than ever. Leaders in the India sports production community take to the stage to discuss new solutions, new workflows, and how they are preparing to meet new demands.
Moderator: Prashant Khanna, Disney Star, Head – Production Excellence and R&D – Sports
Panelists:
Saeed Izadi, NEP India, Singapore & Middle East, President
Rajat Nigam, Network18 Media, Group CTO
Ajesh Ramachandaran, ICC TV, Executive Producer
James Rego, RISE Worldwide, Head – Broadcast & Production
Brijesh Yadav, Tata Communications, Global Head of Sales, Sports & Media Business

13:40 – 13:55: Case Study

13:55 – 14:30: Next-Gen Graphics: How Augmented Reality, Data-Driven Production are Changing Everything
Augmented reality technology is helping sports content creators visualise data in a way that makes it more digestible and provides more context. AR technology providers and artists share their thoughts on the current and future state of AR and how to effectively add it to your production.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Panelists:
Neeraj Mishra
, Vizrt, Key Account Manager
Dan Pack, Silver Spoon Animation, Managing Director
Subhayu Roy, CricViz India, Director – Sales

14:30 – 15:00: Networking Break

15:00 – 15:15: Reflections on Super Bowl LVIII
The production of Super Bowl LVIII was the largest ever for a single-day sports event, with more than 165 cameras and 1,000 people working on the coverage. Join us to learn more about how that production went, lessons learned, and key technologies that made the large production possible.
Speakers:
Komal Bhukhanwala, CBS Sports, Senior Art Director
Jason Cohen, CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, VP, Remote Technical Operations
Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial

15:15 – 15:30: How Disney+Hotstar Broke Records at ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023
Hear from D+H tech team on how they set multiple global concurrency streaming records during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Learn what technologies made it possible to deliver a quality experience at such a massive scale as well as the type of production and programming features that kept cricket fans tuned in.
Presenter: Harsh Mittal, Disney+ Hotstar, Chief Architect

15:30 – 16:00: How AI and Automated Production Helps Smaller Sports Grow
The biggest challenge facing up-and-coming sports content creators, leagues, and federations is making sure their coverage look as great as they can. Leaders in Generative AI and automated production discuss how new tools and production services are making it easier to give a production with a small budget a big-time look and feel.
Moderator: Manoj Madhavan, Broadcast & Film Magazine, Editor
Panelists:
Nitesh Agrawal
, VideoVerse, SVP of Product
Siddhant Agarwal, SportVot, Founder
Arvind Iyengar, Sportz Interactive, Chairman; Sportz Solutions Global, CEO

16:00 – 16:15: Case Study

16:15 – 16:45: Innovation in Content Distribution: Fast Channels, Streaming, and More
FAST (Free Ad-Supported Television) is a global phenomenon and for sports leagues, networks, and even teams it could be a new way to reach fans in an efficient way. We’ll dive deep into the world of FAST channels and Streaming Platforms to learn how they are innovating in this ever changing world.
Moderator: Anil Wanvari, Indiantelevision.com and AnimationXpress.com, Founder, Chairman, and Editor-in-Chief
Panelists:
Paul Devlin, AWS, Principal and Business Development Manager, Global Sports
Imran Khan, Amagi, Director of Sales
Kunal Mehta, Samsung TV Plus, General Manager: Head Partnerships

16:45 – 17:00: Super Bowl LIX Preview
We’ll close out the inaugural SVG India Summit with a look ahead at what will be one of the biggest productions of the year in 2025: Super Bowl LIX. Fox Sports will be at the center of the action and Mike Davies of Fox Sports, SVG’s Ken Kerschbaumer, and Star Sports’ Prashant Khanna will discuss the ins and outs of the production.
Speakers:
Mike Davies
, Fox Sports, EVP, Technical and Field Operations; SVG U.S. Chairman
Ken Kerschbaumer
, SVG, Co-Executive Director, Editorial
Prashant Khanna, Disney Star, Head – Production Excellence and R&D – Sports

17:00 – 18:30: Closing Reception