In the evolving media landscape, full-time channel distribution over IP requires satellite-beating capabilities. When Gray Television and Ryman Hospitality Properties launched Circle, an American country music lifestyle network that multicasts from the Grand Ole Opry, they seized the opportunity to deploy a novel transport, monitoring, and control workflow. David Burke and Rick Young discuss the new requirements to consider for a network launch, meeting your channel objectives in the face of any challenge, and how broadcasters and service providers can collaborate to win the future of video.
Wes Simpson, Moderator and Contributing Editor
Wes Simpson has always been interested in delivering media signals over networks. After starting his career in mobile telephony and then moving into fiber optics, he has focused on high performance video transport for the past 25 years. Wes has developed and delivered well-received training seminars covering IP video and media networking technology for a wide range of private clients and organizations such as the VSF, the IEEE BTS, and SMPTE. He is a contributing editor for TV Technology and frequently speaks at events including VidTrans, SMPTE, NAB, and IBC. He has written two books which have both been released as second editions: “IPTV and Internet Video” and Video Over IP.”
Rick Young, SVP & Head of Global Products, LTN Global
A media technology and services executive, Rick Young directs global product strategy for the LTN Ecosystem. Rick has held senior leadership roles at news organizations, content owners, and technology providers ranging from startups to global brands. Throughout his career, Rick has focused on the intersection of media and technology, from content creation and delivery to consumer experience perspectives.
David Burke, SVP, CTO, Gray TV
Mr. David Burke was appointed SVP, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), for Gray TV on January 1, 2019. Prior to that position, David served as the VP, CTO, for Raycom Media since January 2015. Mr. Burke held various IT and technology related positions since his employment began with Raycom Media in September 1997. Prior to Raycom Media, Mr. Burke served as an officer in the United States Air Force and then held various technology related positions in private industry. Mr. Burke has been involved in several Industry and professional associations over his career. Mr. Burke graduated from The Citadel in 1983 with a degree in Mathematics and earned an M.B.A. from the University of West Florida in 1986.
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