TVN To Present: At-Home Production And The Future Of News Workflow
The Covid-19 pandemic forced television news operations to produce almost entirely from producers’ and anchors’ homes. During a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar, set for May 28 at 1 p.m. ET, leading television engineering and operations executives will talk about what they’ve learned while facilitating this massive shift in workflow and the long-term changes likely to flow from it. TVU Networks and latakoo are sponsoring this virtual event. Register now.
Richard Friedel is EVP Engineering, Operations and Technology at Fox Television Stations, where he drives ATSC 3.0 strategy. His previous role as EVP Technology & Broadcast Strategy for 21st Century Fox saw him shepherd long-term technology strategy and day-to-day operations for the Fox Network Center in Los Angeles and the Fox Houston Technical Operations Center and provided technical support for 14 regional production centers. Before joining FOX, Friedel served in various positions at Capital Cities/ABC, NBC News and local television stations. Friedel received the 2015 NAB Engineering Achievement Award, recognizing significant contributions to advancing the state of the art in broadcast engineering. In 2018 he received an Emmy for lifetime achievement from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Robert Lydick is VP of Information Technology and Station Operations at Tegna Media, where he is responsible for the Enterprise Information Technology, Cyber Security, and Special Projects for 47 stations and two radio stations. He has managed multiple major Tegna group wide projects including helping build the Design TANK (Formerly the Gannett Graphics Group), Master Control Hub and Spoke project, Newsroom Workflow Redesign project, Daily Blast Live Project, and many others. he oversaw disaster recovery and rebuilding operations for KHOU, when the TV station was forced to evacuate. While managing technology and operations at KSDK, Robert handled station security, logistics, production and coordination during KSDK’s unprecedented on-going coverage of the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
Clint Moore is Director of Broadcast Operations Gray Television, where he helps the company with TMP projects and most recently the work-from-home initiatives to allow a majority of a stations staff to work remotely. Clint started his career in TV as a photographer/editor in the mid 90’s. He has worked as a general assignment, bureau, investigative, and special projects photographer. He also has time as a chopper photog and SNG Truck operator. Clint made his move into operations in 2006 with Raycom Media where he worked to help develop efficient workflows with new technologies to allow field and station crews to achieve their daily goals.
Jade Kurian is President and Co-Founder of latakoo, provider of an end-to-end solution for fast, secure transfer and delivery of large files. Jade has 24 years experience in all facets of broadcasting, including management, communications and technology. She has managed news staff, coordinated crews while traveling the world, run operations, scheduled teams, and assisted in crafting budgets. Under her leadership, latakoo has grown to serve companies around the world including television stations, production companies and marketing firms. Latakoo is co-sponsoring this virtual event.
Jared Timmins is SVP of Solutions at TVU Networks, where he leads the Global Solutions Team. He brings 15 years of sales, account strategy and technology solutions experience in the broadcast industry. Prior to joining TVU, Jared held several senior level positions at Grass Valley with his most recent as vice president of advanced technologies. He’s also held senior strategic sales roles at Piksel and Miranda Technologies. Jared attended Kennesaw State University. TVU Networks is co-sponsoring this virtual event.
Glen Dickson has written about television technology for decades and is one of the most important writers in the media industry business press. TVNewsCheck‘s publishing and editorial teams are extremely pleased to feature his work in our pages and to welcome him as moderator of this Working Lunch Webinar.
TVNewsCheck has published numerous stories about how TV stations, networks and talk show producers have been coping with and covering the coronavirus pandemic. Catch up on them here. Other stories have covered how widespread remote production is accelerating TV’s move from hardware to software technology and the cloud. Read the interview with Fox Stations’ Friedel here.