2022 Devoncroft Executive Summit | Las Vegas
Saturday | April 23, 2022
12PM – 6PM | NAB Main Stage
North Hall | LVCC
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Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services.
Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $133.6 billion in 2021. The company offers voice, data and video services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.
Verizon was the first company in the world to launch commercial 5G for mobility, fixed wireless and mobile edge computing. The company’s operating structure focuses on two customer-facing areas: Consumer and Business. Citizen Verizon is the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement.
Zixi provides a cloud based and on-premises Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP) that enables reliable broadcast-quality video delivery over any IP network, any protocol, any cloud provider and any edge device. The company offers technologies for broadcasters, enterprises, over-the-top video providers, and mobile service providers around the world. The SDVP makes it easy and economical for media companies to source, manage, localize, and distribute live events and 24/7 live linear channels in broadcast QoS, securely and at scale, using any form of IP network or Hybrid IP environments. Over 10+ years, the Zixi Enabled Network (ZEN) has grown to over 250 OEM and service providers and serves well over 700 customers representing most of the top media brands around the world with 20,000+ channels delivered daily. www.zixi.com
Founded in 2008, Amagi has established itself as a cloud technology pioneer and leader enabling TV networks and content owners to launch, manage, distribute and monetize live, linear and on-demand channels across cable, OTT, and Free Ad Supported TV (FAST) platforms, worldwide.
Amagi offers three business models for customers to choose from – Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), ‘Bring your own license’, and a Fully Managed Service. Some of Amagi’s cloud solutions include:
- Broadcast-grade 24×7 linear channel creation
- Live orchestration for sports and news
- Channel distribution to Free Ad Supported TV platforms
- Unified broadcast workflows for TV and OTT
- Virtualized broadcast operations
- VOD workflow and delivery
- OTT server-side ad insertion and analytics for monetization
- Programmatic ad sales for OTT
- Cost-effective disaster recovery
For more information, please visit amagi.com
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in technology that powers the Internet. Cisco inspires new possibilities by reimagining your applications, securing your data, transforming your infrastructure, and empowering your teams for a global and inclusive future. For sports, media and entertainment companies, Cisco delivers solutions for superior fan experiences, streamline IT operations, create dynamic content experiences and manage physical and cyber security. For Broadcasters, Cisco brings cutting edge technology that transform content production. With solutions for Collaboration, IP Fabric, Cloud Orchestration and Data Center, Cisco ‘s deep experience and vast partner ecosystem has enabled broadcasters to reimagine workflows, creating flexibility and efficiency through every stage of content production. This expertise is why Nine, a leading free-to-air television network in Australia, selected Cisco to support their migration to an IP infrastructure. Discover more on our Portfolio Explorer and on cisco.com.
Firstlight Media is leading cloud transformations of OTT and in-home experiences for Pay-TV, Telcos, and MVPDs. Our cloud-native platform outperforms legacy online video platforms in critical areas, including delivering premium video, handling complex use cases, and scaling to millions of viewers. We enable immersive sports, live experiences and personalized entertainment on any screen. In head-to-head competitions with other platforms, our next-gen technology and rich industry experience are competitive advantages that are helping us win market share.
For more information, please visit fitstlight.ai
Grass Valley’s end-to-end ecosystem of reliable, open standards-based solutions helps content creators, broadcasters and media organizations to produce brilliant content and build successful media businesses. Our award-winning technology and trusted industry expertise empower our customers to create captivating experiences that connect people anywhere, on any device, through the magic of media.
As the industry’s R&D powerhouse, with the most comprehensive suite of solutions for compelling live content, we are the trusted partner to many of the biggest and most creative names in the media and entertainment business. We help our customers transition to IP and cloud-based infrastructures to enable flexible, scalable and smart workflows. Our advanced solutions enable the production of rich, high quality content that brings the viewer closer to the action; engages them with the story and connects them with each other.
Headquartered in Montreal, Grass Valley has been in the media business for more than 60 years and is now part of Black Dragon Capital.
Lawo designs and manufactures video, audio, control and monitoring technology for broadcast, performing arts, installed sound and corporate applications. All products are developed in Germany and manufactured according to highest quality standards at the company’s headquarters in the Rhine valley town of Rastatt, Germany.
For more information, please visit lawo.com
Ross powers live video productions for billions of global viewers daily with the industry’s widest range of high impact, high efficiency solutions and services. Ross makes it easy to create compelling news, weather and sports broadcasts, engaging content for sports stadium screens, entertainment shows and rock concerts, educational institutions, legislative assemblies, corporate presentations and inspiring content for houses of worship.
Ross solutions have impressed the audiences and marketing partners of Eurosport, BBC World, SKY, Yahoo! Finance, and the international esports powerhouse ESL. Ross provides an unrivalled range of products and services that includes cameras, real-time motion graphics, production switchers, robotic camera systems, augmented reality/virtual studios, video servers, infrastructure and routers, social media management, newsroom systems and live event production services.
As a privately held and self-funded company, Ross Video has a long and stable history and has enjoyed 29 consecutive years of growth. As well as being free from the influence of external financiers, Ross Video controls its own destiny by owning its own manufacturing facilities, doing all primary research and development in-house, and marketing its products internationally through a global sales force and network of business partners.
For more information, please visit rossvideo.com
In the action-packed world of live video production and delivery, The Switch is always on and always there.
From venue to viewer, our flexible production platform enables our customers to cost-effectively capture, edit and package compelling live coverage, while our delivery network connects production facilities with 800+ of the world’s largest content producers, distributors, and sports and event venues. We seamlessly link rights holders, broadcasters, streaming platforms, media outlets and web services – and turn on live content, across the world.
We are trusted every day by tech giants, major global broadcasters and premier sports organizations to deliver their content across linear TV, on-demand and streaming platforms. Putting your trust on The Switch means always delivering brilliant viewing experiences to your audience.
For more information, please visit theswitch.tv
TAG Video Systems is the world leader in 100% software based integrated IP Multiviewing, Probing and Monitoring solutions.
Introducing its first IP solution in 2008, today TAG supports over 100,000 probing/monitoring points across the four primary broadcasting applications – Live Production, Playout/Master Control, Distribution and OTT. TAG’s Zer0 Friction philosophy allows Broadcasters and Content Distributors to minimize complexity, manage the pace of change, while competitively enabling business operations. The 100% software platform supports both compressed and uncompressed formats, including MPEG TS, JPEG- XS, CDI, NDI, JPEG2000, SMPTE 2110, SMPTE 2022-6/7, MPEG-DASH and HLS. TAG’s solutions run on standard Commercial Off-The-Shelf hardware (COTS) and cloud, providing state-of-the-art IP monitoring and analysis tools combined with highest quality UHD Multiviewer available on standard and mobile device displays.
Please visit tagvs.com for more information.
Vizrt Group® is guided by a single, passionately held purpose; that of “more stories, better told”, supplying media content creators around the world with software-defined visual storytelling tools and solutions to help them create more impactful, award winning content, (more stories) in a manner that is right for their business needs (better told).
The Group contains three of the strongest names in the broadcast technology industry; NewTek, NDI® and Vizrt. All three being creative businesses, built on innovation and grown by our people, with the goal of becoming the most recommended solution provider in the markets we serve.
We combine our strategic pillars of Content-Centricity, Software-Defined, IP First, and Innovation to increase our customers’ success in delivering engaging and immersive content to their audiences.
Vizrt Group is a global and diverse organization with over 600 employees from 58 different nationalities, with offices in 16 countries worldwide.
ATEME enables content owners, broadcasters and service providers to captivate their audiences with a superior quality of experience, so they can boost viewership engagement, acquire new customers, and unleash new monetization potential.
ATEME’s multi-codec encoding, any-format origin/packaging, scalable cloud DVR, audience-aware CDN and revenue-generating dynamic ad insertion solutions powers thousands of the world’s leading studios, content owners, broadcasters, and terrestrial, cable, satellite, IPTV and OTT streaming service providers to deliver higher-quality content to billions of viewers on any screen.
ATEME has repeatedly innovated in fields ranging from visual quality to smart caching and analytics. Its multiple-award-winning R&D teams ensure that ATEME remains a future-proof partner through active participation in forums and associations including DVB, SMPTE, ATSC, AOM, MPEG Streaming Video Alliance, CMAF-IF and 3GPP.
For more information, please visit ateme.com
Comcast Technology Solutions provides a portfolio of media, entertainment, and technology solutions. Built on Comcast’s know-how, proven facilities, platforms, and infrastructure, we offer more than 20 years of reliable real-world broadcast and digital experience.
For more information, please visit comcasttechnologysolutions.com
LiveU is shaping the future of live video, powering video production workflows and cloud services for news, sports, and other verticals. Building on our global market leadership and innovation, LiveU offers the highest quality, reliable and cost-effective end-to-end solutions for all types of live productions – producing more for less. Our broad portfolio ranges from our portable production-level field units and smartphone apps to satellite/cellular hybrid solutions and next-gen cloud-based IP management, distribution, and broadcast orchestration cloud solutions. With over 5,000 customers in 150 countries, LiveU’s technology is the solution of choice for global broadcasters, sports and other organizations (including government, education, public safety, enterprise, and production houses), streaming live video to TV, mobile, online, and social media. LiveU is a recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s 2021 North America New Product Innovation Award for its LU800 unit and a winner of the 71st Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards in recognition of its innovation and achievement in Video over Cellular Internet Protocol (VoCIP) technology. For more information, visit www.liveu.tv, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn or Instagram.
We connect the world.
LTN® Global is a worldwide leader in media technology solutions. We engineer the integrated video ecosystem of the future, equipping you to share stories and ideas on an unprecedented scale.
For more information, please visit ltnglobal.com
SDVI is an Emmy® Award-winning supplier of cloud-based media supply chain technology that empowers organizations to achieve business agility, realize operational efficiency, and pursue growth opportunities. The company’s Rally media supply chain platform helps organizations build and manage a scalable and responsive infrastructure for optimizing the entire media supply chain from ingest to delivery. www.sdvi.com/
For more information, please visit singular.live
TVU Networks is a global organization with more than 3,000 customers using its IP and cloud-based workflow solutions across multiple industries including news, entertainment media, sports, corporate, streaming, houses of worship and government. Through the use of AI and automation driven technology, TVU helps broadcasters realize an efficient metadata and story-centric workflow through its TVU MediaMind platform for live video content acquisition, indexing, production, distribution and management. The company has been on the forefront of developing the tools needed to revolutionize and streamline the Media Supply Chain. TVU is a critical part of the operations of many major media companies worldwide and isa Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner.
For more information, please visit tvunetworks.com