A panel of IP-experienced tech veterans spell out the considerations and variables of moving from SDI to IP technology at both stations and networks. L-r: Joe Addalia, Hearst Television; Bob Hesskamp, WarnerMedia; Del Parks, Sinclair Broadcast Group; and Dario Scacciati. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)
Executives from WarnerMedia, Sinclair, Disney ABC TV and Hearst to unpack the business case for emerging broadcast technologies TVNewsCheck’s annual TV2020: Monetizing the Future conference in New York in October.
Turner’s Bob Hesskamp is overseeing the company’s shift to IP-based operations that’s happening concurrently with the construction of a new CNN headquarters in New York City, a new next-generation master control facility at Turner’s Techwood campus in Atlanta and a new CNN bureau in London. The move to IP, he says, “is the most significant change we have undertaken. We are changing everything, from the infrastructure up, and every system that rides on top of it and how they talk to each other.”
The one-day retreat on May 31 in Atlanta will focus on live IP production, AI, AR and news personalization. It will also feature a technology tour of CNN led by Turner’s Bob Hesskamp, Michael Koetter and Matthew Holcombe.