Leaders from Sinclair Broadcast Group, Gray Television and ABC-owned WLS Chicago will share the latest insights and developments on remote production and the dramatic ways it is transforming news and sports into remote production: technology and workflow optimization, a TVNewsCheck Business lunch webinar on September 29 at 1pm ET.
From video capture to multimedia content production and distribution, storytelling continues to be influenced and enhanced by remote workflows. The webinar will examine the new innovations that emerged in the course of 2022 at broadcasters and their technology partners. Speakers will examine emerging weaknesses and how they can be addressed, along with how remote manufacturing is impacting the studio’s new facilities and design.
“Remote production is now a permanent part of the media world and the tools people use and the techniques they develop are constantly updating and improving,” he said. TVNewsCheck Publisher and co-founder Kathy Haley. “In this webinar, we will receive the latest and greatest sports developments and news from Don, Clint and Brad.”
Don Roberts, vice president of sports engineering and production systems, Sinclair Broadcast Group – Responsible for implementing the company’s strategic technical plan that implements an IP infrastructure and enables future growth of sports technology, operations and production for all of the company’s sports properties, which include 20 regional sports networks, Marquee Sports Network and Tennis Channel.
Previously, he was responsible for planning, developing and implementing the company’s core control and production control initiatives, as well as future technology updates and news workflows.
Roberts began his career at UA Columbia Cablevision in Westchester and has held technical positions at USA Networks, numerous post-production facilities and executive positions at Viacom and Sinclair television stations.
During his more than 20-year career at Sinclair, Roberts held various engineering positions, including senior director of television systems, regional technical director and director of engineering and operations at WUHF.
He is a member of SBE, SMPTE and sits on various manufacturers’ advisory committees.
Clint Moore, Director of Broadcasting Operations, Gray Television – He began his TV career as a photographer / editor in the mid 90’s. He has worked as a general, office, detective and special project photographer. He also has time as a chopper photographer and SNG truck operator.
Moore went into business in 2006 with Raycom Media, where he worked to help develop efficient workflows with new technologies to enable field and station personnel to achieve their daily goals. He currently serves as director of broadcast operations for Gray TV, helping the company with TMP projects and, more recently, work-from-home initiatives to allow most station staff to work remotely. When he’s not at work, he likes to run and watch Alabama football.
Brad Plant, Executive Director of Technology, WLS-TV Chicago – He joined WLS Chicago in March 2021. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the technology department for the market’s number one station, Plant draws on his vast experience to help plan and execute long-range strategies, leveraging cutting-edge technology and modern workflows.
Prior to joining WLS, Plant spent six years with NBC-owned television stations, focusing on media technology strategies and helping design some of the industry’s most cutting-edge news facilities, focusing on modern technology. IP, virtualized and cloud and workflows. After starting his career as a systems integrator, Plant has also spent several years alongside industry suppliers. Plant is or has been involved with various industry organizations such as SMPTE, Society of Broadcast Engineers, and the Technical Emmy Committee within the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, with the goal of industry growth through education.
Glen DicksonCollaborating Editor, TVNewsCheck (moderator)