Ian Stokes, Director of Engineering at Gravity Media in Australia, was invited as a guest speaker at the SVG Australia Summit, hosted on Wednesday 1 June 2022, held at the Telstra Customer Insight Centre in Sydney.
Due to Covid, it has been a couple of years since SVG hosted their last in-person event in Australia. The summit was a great opportunity for the Australian sports production community to come together for an afternoon of information exchange and networking. The event also celebrated the innovations that had allowed the industry to move forward in challenging times and discuss post-pandemic workflows and the future of the sports TV and OTT landscape.
The SVG and Telstra executives got things started with a quick welcome before the programme began. There were six talks throughout the afternoon with speakers from Google, Amazon, Foxtel and Telstra, just to mention a few.
Ian Stokes joined the panel on the “Which Flavour of IP is Right For Your Organisation?” session. The panel discussed how to figure out which option is best for you and why going to IP matters? The discussion was in the context of productions embracing IP-based signal transport in the interest of flexibility, reliability, and quality. SMPTE continues to develop new standards and enhancements that can make a difference and NDI also is a key option.
Gravity Media had a strong presence at the event with several senior team members in attendance.
The event concluded with a networking reception where guests were invited to stick around and catch up with industry colleagues and enjoy drinks and canapés. Thank you to SVG for organising another fantastic event.
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