ibc 2015, RAI Amsterdam Conference 10-14 September 2015, Exhibition 11-15 September 2015

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09:00 - 10:30
Keynote: The Future Is Now - Broadcasting in an age of challenge
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The opening IBC Forum session will reveal how four top broadcasters are solving the challenges they face: competing in the intense international news business, taking specialist lifestyle channels around Europe and fighting off rivals in the highly competitive Middle East pay television market.

Fran Unsworth, the first woman to run the BBC World Service, will explain how she plans to use technology to expand despite squeezed budgets and well-funded opponents such as Russia Today and China Central Television.

David Butorac, who runs 146 pay TV channels in the Middle East and North Africa will show how quality content always wins in the end.

Philip Luff, managing director UK and EMEA for Scripps Networks Interactive will explain how the Knoxville, Tennessee company is expanding around Europe – the latest deal winning control of Poland’s TVN.

The big online players such as Google and Amazon are increasingly expanding into internet television with Amazon’s deal with Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear fame simply the latest. In the shock of the new the three “traditional” broadcasters in the opening conference session with be joined by Thomas Riedl to explain Google’s latest forays into TV. Riedl is head of Android TV Global Partnerships at Google in California.

Ray Snoddy
Media Commentator and Journalist
Freelance
UNITED KINGDOM
David Butorac
CEO
OSN
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Fran Unsworth
Director
BBC World Service
UNITED KINGDOM
Phillip Luff
MD UK & EMEA
Scripps Networks International
UNITED KINGDOM
Thomas Riedl
Head of Global Android TV Partnerships
Google
UNITED STATES
10:30 - 11:00
Networking Break
Auditorium, E102, Emerald, Forum, Forum Lounge, G102/103
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11:00 - 12:30
Is VoD the New Broadcasting Gold?
Producer:  Fran Cassidy
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How VOD is both a new advertising tool and a way to create a deeper relationship with your viewers/Users. VoD and SVoD are becoming key to the bottom line, a route for advertisers who want better targeting and a way to interact directly with viewers. UK Channel 4 has launched programmatic trading on its All4 platform with Dentsu Aegis. While Sky, Liberty Global, ProSeibenSat1 and RTL are all ramping up VOD services and looking to leverage the data. The US broadcasters seem to be moving even faster and the digital players including Facebook and Twitter are gearing up with native video advertising. The session will demonstrate the speed of the market and how the market leaders are reacting.

Kate Bulkley
Journalist, writer, presenter, analyst
UNITED KINGDOM
Gary Woolf
EVP Business Development, Digital and Insight
All3Media
UNITED KINGDOM
Joan Gillman
COO and EVP
Time Warner Cable Media
UNITED STATES
Jonathan Allan
Sales Director
Channel 4
UNITED KINGDOM
Julia Jordan
Managing Director
Havas Media Group Investment and Operations
UNITED KINGDOM
Thomas  Bremond
Managing Director, Europe
FreeWheel
FRANCE
11:00 - 12:30
Cloud Processing: Applications that make sense
Producer:  Dominic Stone
E102
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Cloud is a profound change. It is gaining ground, changing business models and workflows. Opinions vary about its suitability for all broadcast and media applications with additional concerns over security and long term costs. Cloud proponents cite rapid scalability, pay per use and drastically reduced capital investment as major advantages. Who is using it and for what applications? What can we learn from early adopters? This session presents case studies and applications that most benefit.

Multimedia Solutions Executive
IBM
UNITED KINGDOM
Niall Duffy
Head of workflow and IT solutions for Europe
Sony
UNITED KINGDOM
David  Peto
Founder and CEO
Aframe
UNITED KINGDOM
11:00 - 12:30
Paper Session: Big Data Applications in Broadcasting
Emerald
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From machine to machine communications (M2M) to the Internet of Things, 'Big Data' is becoming a significant factor in almost every technology sector. In this session, we shall see how innovative applications of data mining techniques, data analytics, plus some innovative experiments in the broadcast 'cloud', are opening up new opportunities for broadcasters. Big Data techniques are being deployed in equipment in the home, in the transmission network, and in multimedia asset management and production. Delegates will learn about these new technologies and techniques, and the value chains and new business cases they create.

12:30 - 13:30
Networking Lunch
Auditorium, E102, Emerald, Forum, Forum Lounge, G102/103
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13:30 - 15:00
From EPG to PPG
Producer:  James Pestell
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The EPG has been around for 30 years but the display and function of scrolling has not developed much beyond simple interactivity and in-guide, on-screen video windows. Meanwhile search and discovery technology has advanced online and social media as a video viewing trigger has grown. This panel will explore how the EPG and user interface is changing and why this helps engage your viewers and users more proactively. 

Nigel Walley
Managing Director
Decipher Media Consultants
UNITED KINGDOM
Brenda O'Connell
Head of Business Development, Devices & Connectivity
Twitter
IRELAND
Fabian Birgfeld
CEO and Founder
W12 Studios
UNITED KINGDOM
Andy  Davidson
Head of Client Strategy
Flamingo
UNITED KINGDOM
13:30 - 15:00
Advertising Meets Big Data: Watching viewers watching TV
Producer:  Rob Ambrose
E102
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Programmatic, data-driven advertising dominates digital media and it's taking over TV.

Traditional pre-sold 30-second spots are under threat from real-time automated ad trading based on big data about viewers.

Who are the players in this new advertising ecosystem and how is the technology used? Will advertising revenues plummet or can TV networks generate lucrative new income streams?

What's the impact on traditional mass-audience brand building? And as viewers watch TV, will they object to Big Brother watching them?

Rob  Ambrose
Media & Entertainment Industry Director, EMEA
Oracle
UNITED KINGDOM
Fabrice Mollier
Deputy General Manager, Marketing Strategy & Innovation
TF1 Publicité
FRANCE
Graeme Lynch
Director of Business Development, EMEA
TubeMogul
UNITED KINGDOM
Jonathan Lewis
Head of Digital and Partnership Innovation
Channel 4
UNITED KINGDOM
Lewis Sherlock
Commercial Director, EMEA, AOL Platforms
AOL
UNITED KINGDOM
13:30 - 15:00
Paper Session: The Human Interface: Is the Remote Control Redundant Now?
Producer:  David Crawford
Emerald
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Man-machine interfaces, human sensing technologies and search & recommendation algorithms have come a long way. We shall hear about: the latest in natural language recommendation systems; about sensors that can determine a viewer's posture, behaviour, emotion and interest; and how analytics combined with social media can provide new commercial opportunities:

Venkataraman, S & Mohaideen, A (ROVI, US) 'A Natural Language Interface for Search and Recommendations of Digital Entertainment Media'

Perlovitch, R (Pebbles Interfaces, Israel), 'The Human Sensing Revolution'

Shakeel, U & Limcaco, M (Amazon, US), 'Leveraging Cloud-based Analytics to Strengthen Audience Engagement.
 

Dr Sashikumar Venkataraman
Director of Algorithms
Rovi Corporation
UNITED STATES
15:00 - 15:30
Networking Break
Auditorium, E102, Emerald, Forum, Forum Lounge, G102/103
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15:30 - 16:15
The Internet of Things Revolution
Producer:  Kristin Mason
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When everyday objects self-generate massive amounts of information which is then gathered, analysed and shared within the overlapping networks that surround us, our world will feel very different.  With sensors costing as little as a few cents they can be fitted at minimal marginal cost, so cars communicating with service stations – and other cars, lungs communicating with cancer specialists, are an inevitable part of our future. Whilst these two areas, of health and transport are hitting the headlines, what effect will this disruption have on the future of the content creation and distributions industries? Muthiah Thangarajan, Senior Vice President & Head, Broadcast Business, Tata Elxsi argues that change is inevitable, and coming fast. It’s TV, but not as we know it.

Paul Robinson
Director
Creative Media Partners
UNITED KINGDOM
Muthiah Thangarajan
Senior Vice President & Head, Broadcast Business
Tata Elxsi
INDIA
15:30 - 17:00
Media Asset Management: New applications for metadata and Cloud technologies
Emerald
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Media and broadcasting organisations are implementing new techniques for asset management. Cloud technologies and new applications for metadata are helping both content creators and broadcasters to improve and automate not only the overall storytelling process, but also to upgrade the content processing, archiving, workflows, distribution and delivery. Delegates will hear about these innovative practices from a number of leading international companies in this area, and learn how new solutions and services can be brought swiftly and effectively to the marketplace.

16:00 - 17:00
Are Video Shorts the New Format for TV?
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The world of broadcasting is changing in many ways but one of the old constant that is now in flux is the duration of content. The power of the hour or half hour within the schedule is starting to slip and the worlds of short-form and broadcast are merging. No longer is YouTube the sole realm of bite-size content, broadcasters are looking to content of differing lengths and types of story telling to engage their audiences and remain relevant. We speak to some leaders in the commissioning and production of this content and ask; what are broadcasters looking for; what are the business models; how do production processes and technology differ and just how short is short-form? 

Martin  Trickey
Head of Digital
Warner Bros TV Production UK
UNITED KINGDOM
Anna Wallmark Avelin
Producer
Eyeworks
SWEDEN
Joost	 Galjart
Head of Strategy
Talpa
NETHERLANDS
Matt Campion
Creative Director
Spirit Digital Media
UNITED KINGDOM
Will  Saunders
Creative Director
BBC
UNITED KINGDOM
17:15 - 18:15
The Big Question: Is TV facing up to the Internet Era?
Producer:  Craig Buckland
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The Connected Era is well and truly here – and consumers are demanding that TV keep up and bring the relevance, immediacy and access they have come to expect from internet services How will the TV industry transform itself to ensure it delivers on this ‘internet era of television’? Will new entrants with no legacy but an internet background take over? How fickle is the TV consumer and just what are the positions of leverage to combat the players with nothing to lose and everything to gain?

With the future of all video delivery shifting towards IP, is the internet a distribution system capable of delivering to everyone, in high quality, the TV experiences they demand? And who ultimately pays for that infrastructure, given the recent moves in the Net Neutrality debate.

Meanwhile, how well are broadcasters, platforms and content owners embracing the big issues of content rights as the EU looks towards a Digital Single Market. The Big Questions are posed by Andrew Neil and tackled by the industry leaders most affected.

Andrew Neil
Broadcaster and Publisher
Freelance
UNITED KINGDOM
Bruce Tuchman
President
AMC and Sundance Channel Global
UNITED STATES
Erwin Jensen
EMEA SVP of Business Development & Marketing and CEO
Wunderman and Y&R Group Benelux
BELGIUM
Michael Harrit
Head of Media Solutions
Sony Media Solutions Europe
DENMARK
Rhys Noelke
SVP Strategy
RTL Group
NETHERLANDS
Tom Toumazis
Head of Partnerships
Yahoo
UNITED KINGDOM

08:00 - 09:30
IABM Breakfast: Where's the money in broadcast and media?
Producer:  John Ive
E102
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For professional technology suppliers selling products and services or content providers delivering to consumers, the business models are changing and many find it hard to adapt.
Larger companies are restructuring as smaller companies grasp new opportunities and innovate. Is this the rebirth of our industry in a new shape and form?

Understanding the dynamics of the industry, the disrupters and objective business data is vital plus informed debate. This session provides all three.

John Ive
Director of Business Development & Technology
IABM
UNITED KINGDOM
Charlie  Vogt
Chief Executive Officer
Imagine Communications
UNITED STATES
Lionel  Lapras
Head of Worldwide Media & Entertainment , Communications and Media Solutions
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Peter White
CEO
IABM
UNITED KINGDOM
Steve Canepa
GM, Global Media & Entertainment Industry
IBM
UNITED STATES
Tony  Emerson
Managing Director, Worldwide Media & Cable
Microsoft
UNITED STATES
08:30 - 10:00
Paper Session: High Efficiency Video Coding Meets UHDTV Broadcasting
Emerald
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HEVC is a new and vastly complex compression technology which will be essential for the practical broadcast of UHD services.  But how far is the industry from implementing efficient HEVC at staggeringly high UHD processing rates? We have invited some key world players to tell us about their trials and experiences: of both 4k and 8k, with both HDR and enhanced colour gamuts, and with system maturity over the coming few years:

McCarthy, S T (ARRIS, US), 'Ultra HD: Bandwidth Planning and Verification for 4K TV'

Sugito, Y et al (NHK & Mitsubishi, Japan),  'HEVC H.265 Codec System and Transmission Experiments Aimed at 8K Broadcasting'

Mourelle, A et al (Hispasat, Spain) 'H2B2VS (HEVC Hybrid Broadcast Broadband Video Services) – Building Innovative Solutions over Hybrid Networks'

Raoul Monnier
Innovations Programs Manager
Thomas Video Networks
SPAIN
10:00 - 11:00
Keynote: Programming with Global Ambition
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Last year, Discovery Communication's international revenue surpassed its U.S. revenue for the first time, marking an important milestone since the launch of the unscripted programing giants' first international channel debuted 25 years ago. The international business run by JB Perrette, President of Discovery Networks International is key to the company's future. Today, Discovery reaches 3bn subscribers around the globe with an average of 10 channels in each of its 220 countries and while it operates predominantly pay TV channels including Discovery, Animal Planet, TLC and the Oprah Winfrey Network, it has branched out into advertiser funded channels both through the acquisition of the SBS channels in the Nordic region and FTA launches of some of its pay brands in markets like Italy and Spain. In 2014 it purchased sports channel Eurosport, with a reach across both Europe and Asia and in a deal with John Malone's Liberty Global, purchased TV production company All3Media, maker of Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares, Midsomer Murders and Undercover Boss. Discovery's extensive digital portfolio includes leveraging its global channels and content to live broadcast and stream to consumers on all manner of platforms like Nik Wallenda's tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon without a net. As media companies face an increasingly fragmented viewing environment, how one of the biggest players is tackling the future and redefining its business models promises to offer value insights.

Kate Bulkley
Journalist, writer, presenter, analyst
UNITED KINGDOM
JB Perrette
President
Discovery Networks International
UNITED STATES
11:00 - 11:30
Networking Break
Auditorium, E102, Emerald, Forum, Forum Lounge, G102/103
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11:30 - 13:00
Is OTT Simply Broadcast Re-booted?
Producer:  Bill Scott
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OTT multi-screen video on connected devices is now mainstream. Is OTT expanding the market or just re-training it? Everyone is doing it; from HBO and Sony to Sky and Channel 4 in the UK to NBCU and Dish with its new Sling TV offer. How are OTT services evolving in the shadow of Netflix and Amazon Prime and what does it take to compete? People are consuming their content differently; how is this driving the way OTT services are presented and curated? Is OTT simply the future of broadcasting?
 Bill Scott
COO
Easel TV
UNITED KINGDOM
Maaz Sheikh
President
STARZ Play Arabia
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Joseph Inzerillo
CTO
Major League Baseball
UNITED STATES
David Pendleton
COO
ABC
AUSTRALIA
Gidon Katz
Director
Sky Now TV
UNITED KINGDOM
Hans Van Rijn
VP, Digital Media & Business Development
Discovery Networks International
DENMARK
11:30 - 13:00
The IP Infrastructure Revolution
Producer:  Niall Duffy
E102
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SDI might not be dead, but the prognosis is clear – there is an inevitable movements towards IP with UHD seen as a compelling technical driver.  However the debate around IP has been mainly focused on technical issues rather than broader commercial and operational issues. 
This session will look at issues such as is there a compelling business case? How realistic is remote production? And how soon will we see IP deliver from sensor to viewers’ screens?

Niall Duffy
Head of workflow and IT solutions for Europe
Sony
UNITED KINGDOM
Andy  Bocking
Head of Technology
BBC News
UNITED KINGDOM
Eric Pohl
CTO
National Teleconsultants LLC
UNITED STATES
Mark Hilton
VP, Infrastructure Products
Grass Valley
CANADA
Mark Johns
CTO AfriPlay CTO Group
Ericsson Broadcast & Media Services
UNITED KINGDOM
Paul Briscoe
Solutions Architect
Evertz Microsystems
UNITED STATES
11:30 - 13:00
The Next Wave of Internet Disruption
Free
G102/103
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Details of this session will be available shortly - make sure you check back soon!

Dave  Ward
Senior Vice President, Chief Architect, & CTO – Engineering
Cisco
UNITED KINGDOM
11:30 - 13:00
Paper Session: Video Downloading Over the Internet - Dynamic Adaptive Streaming Protocols
Producer:  David Crawford
Emerald
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It is estimated that poor quality video streaming over the Internet has resulted in huge losses in potential revenues for operators; consumers wish to download video content reliably, without suffering stalling or re-buffering events in the playback. To overcome these problems, adaptive bitrate streaming techniques have been developed, which automatically drop the video to a lower definition when the network becomes congested; this reduces the likelihood of the viewer seeing a "paused" video while the player downloads the next few seconds to play (buffering). This session will look in some detail at the technical features and status of MPEG-DASH - the first adaptive bit-rate HTTP-based streaming solution that is an international standard.

Emmanuel Thomas
Scientist Innovator
TNO
NETHERLANDS
13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch
Auditorium, E102, Emerald, Forum, Forum Lounge, G102/103
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14:00 - 15:30
Silicon Valley investment in video - Constructive or disruptive innovation?
Producer:  Mike Grant
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Video is the new zeitgeist for Silicon Valley. Twitter-based video streaming apps Periscope, and Meerkat, backed by Greylock, Comcast, and the producers of Saturday Night Live, are examples of “a new beginning for live video”, just one of the disruptive claims the Valley is making.
What innovations being funded by Silicon Valley should the Broadcasting industry be paying attention to? How much of a threat of disintermediation do they represent? How should the industry be responding?

Claire Tavernier
CEO
StoryTechLife Ltd
UNITED KINGDOM
Emma Lloyd
Director of Business Development and Partnerships
Sky
UNITED KINGDOM
JC Cangilla
SVP Business Development
New Form Digital
UNITED STATES
Timo Argillander
Partner
IPR.VC Management
FINLAND
14:00 - 15:30
Breaking the Bundle: The end of TV as we know it?
Producer:  Rob Ambrose
E102
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It's been talked about for years, but cord cutting is really happening. With launches like HBO Now and Apple's expected online TV service, consumer on-demand a-la-carte services are a genuine alternative to traditional Pay-TV bundles. Does this mark the beginning of the end for traditional linear TV networks, cable and satellite platforms? What are the implications for content creators, distributors and consumers in this new ecosystem - and who are the winners and losers?

Chris  Lawrence
Head of UK Media Consulting
Cognizant
UNITED KINGDOM
Andrew Ferrone
VP of Pay TV
Roku
UNITED STATES
Senior Director, Consumer Electronics
IHS Technology
UNITED KINGDOM
14:00 - 15:30
Paper Session: High Dynamic Range Video: Status and strategies
Producer:  David Crawford
Emerald
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HDR is an exciting new development which will have far-reaching implications for production practice, delivery chains and domestic viewing.  It will allow imagery to match more closely the characteristics of human vision, producing a startlingly life-like rendition.  It will also be a powerful tool for broadcasters: enhancing both flexibility in news gathering and creativity in post production. We shall hear strategic views from three of the world's most well-known media companies:

Kusakabe, J (NHK, Japan), 'Extended Dynamic Range Image System for 8K UHDTV Broadcasting'
 
Zink, M & Smith, M D (Warner Bros, US), 'Managing HDR Content Production and Display Device Capabilities'

Cotton, A & Borer, T (BBC, UK), 'A Display-Independent High Dynamic Range Television System'

Stephan Heimbecher
Director Innovations & Standards/Product & Operations - Technology
Sky Deutschland
GERMANY
Yuichi Kusakabe
Principal Research Engineer
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
JAPAN
14:30 - 15:30
DASH Industry Forum
Free
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Details of this session will be available shortly - make sure you check back soon!

15:30 - 16:00
Networking Break
Auditorium, E102, Emerald, Forum, Forum Lounge, G102/103
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16:00 - 17:30
HDR: from zero to infinity - part 1
Producer:  Robert Kisor
Free
Auditorium
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HDR Cinema is in its early deployment. This will be the first of several sessions that will look at the state of the technology, the issues, and the challenges of this exciting new theatrical format. This session will try to define Cinema HDR, report on the status of standards work, and highlight the technical and logistical challenges relating to the creation and delivery of HDR content for the cinema.

Robert   Kisor
Entertainment Technology Consultant
RK Entertainment Technology Consulting
UNITED STATES
Dave Monk
CEO
EDCF
UNITED KINGDOM
Pete Ludé
Senior Vice President
RealD
UNITED STATES
David Schnuelle
Senior Director, Content Solutions
Dolby Laboratories
UNITED STATES
16:00 - 16:45
Wearable Wearables?
Producer:  Kristin Mason
Forum
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Consumers are driving major change via the gizmos they buy and then how they use them. The Chief Economist of the Consumer Electronics Show asks how wearable are the wearables, and what will the data gathered from these items offer the content creators of the future.

Dr Shawn DuBravac
Chief Economist and Senior Director of Research
Consumer Electronics Association
UNITED STATES
16:00 - 17:00
Online News Case Study: How Vice News is changing the paradigm
Producer:  Jon Salmon
E102
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Since launching last year, VICE News has disrupted and challenged legacy media with its ability to engage younger audiences in news content through long-form video reporting. VICE's Head of European News Programming, Kevin Sutcliffe will outline VICE’s transformation from print to digital; how a ‘story first, platform second’ approach underpins their editorial approach; and why the new battleground is authenticity. How can VICE teach you to report and present news in a different way?

David Lowen
Director, International TV and Media Consulting Ltd
UNITED KINGDOM
Kevin Sutcliffe
Head of News Programming
VICE EU
UNITED KINGDOM
16:00 - 17:30
The end to end phased roadmap for Ultra HD including HDR and other supporting technologies
Free
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The TV and Media Industry is widely anticipating a dramatically improved user experience based on better color, better dynamic range, better audio, better frame rates and better resolution. This MasterClass will examine how these can come together in an orderly and phased way and see how the different constituents, from standards bodies to studios, and from TV set manufacturers to broadcasters, see the way forward.

16:00 - 18:00
Broadcast Site Planning: Latest on RF safety, coverage and spectrum
Producer:  Eric Wandel, Rich Chernock
Emerald
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This session will provide the broadcast engineer with a high value tutorial update on a number of important topics related to site planning - including regulatory considerations and coverage performance. The session comprises: an overview and update on international standards for RF safety, presented by the chair of the IEEE International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES); system design methods for optimizing antenna performance at transmission sites to maximize signal coverage, with demonstrations of method of moment and terrain based modelling software; plus a timely update on critical spectrum issues, in the lead up to the World Radio communications Conference 2015 (WRC-15) being held in Geneva, Switzerland, in November 2015.

President
Wavepoint Research
UNITED STATES
C-K Chou
Chairman
IEEE International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES) TC95
UNITED STATES
President
Wavepoint Research
UNITED STATES
Christine DiLapi
Associate Principal Spectral Engineer
Harris Corporation
UNITED STATES
16:45 - 17:30
Disrupting Storytelling: Wearables and what you watch
Producer:  John Dillon
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Good stories make us feel something and for centuries playwrights have used emotional response from audiences to perfect their storytelling. It’s now possible to do this by collecting emotional data using wearable technology.

Imagine a movie with alternate endings that trigger new scenes based on the audience's response; or tuning into a nature documentary and seeing the diver’s adrenaline levels while he swims with a great white shark.

The ability to enrich viewer context offers the potential to improve rating accuracy, content targeting and audience engagement. Together with the recent introduction of connected immersive viewing headsets and cameras embedded in everything, wearable technology offers the potential to transform the way we think about program making and audience engagement.

In this session, representatives from entertainment and wearable tech startups discuss the opportunity and challenges that this emerging technology category brings to media and broadcast industries.

Redg Snodgrass
CEO
Wearable World
UNITED STATES
Gawain Morrison
CEO & Co-Founder
Sensum
UNITED KINGDOM
Joerg Tewes
CEO
Avegant
UNITED STATES

08:30 - 10:00
Paper Session: Broadcasting to Mobile Devices: A glimpse into the future
Producer:  David Crawford
Emerald
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At this time of increasing demand for video on mobile devices, it is important that the resources on existing mobile networks and devices are used as efficiently as possible. This session will look at the technical details and opportunities offered by new and future mobile telecoms platforms and also some of the other latest initiatives and ideas in this arena. For example, 4G Broadcast (LTE eMBMS) offers the possibility of addressing congestion and peak demand for popular content by sending a single stream once for reception by multiple users within a cell; and the next generation, 5G, is intended to enable content to be delivered more efficiently and affordably, but may have to operate in new frequency bands above 6GHz. Come and learn about the problems, competition and opportunities these and other initiatives are offering to the traditional broadcasting platforms.

Andrew Murphy
Lead Research Engineer
BBC Research & Development
UNITED KINGDOM
Chairman, Commercial Module
DVB
UNITED KINGDOM
08:30 - 09:30
Industry Insights - New Technology, New Content
Producer:  David Dawson, Tom Marshall
Free
E102
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This session gives you a content creator’s view of the IBC Exhibition. Alan Griffiths is CEO of World Media RIghts, bringing new content to new platforms. He will give his view on which new technology is the one to seek out in the exhibition halls.

Drawing on a wealth of experience in multi-platform production, he is well placed to give an expert view on how new technologies can lead to new forms of content; from innovations in mobile, to developments in distribution. This is an audience-focused session, taking an expert view on changing audience tastes and how technology can help content creators meet those needs.

Alan Griffiths
CEO
World Media Rights
UNITED KINGDOM
10:00 - 11:00
Keynote: Over the top comes of age
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The appetite by consumers for online-delivered video is growing. US based broadcasters, content providers (like HBO and Pay TV), operators (like Sky TV and DISH) are all following the Netflix model and creating streaming services to satisfy the demand for multiple-device, on-demand TV. It’s a big part of the future for all content providers and broadcasters.

Kate Bulkley
Journalist, writer, presenter, analyst
UNITED KINGDOM
Roger J. Lynch
CEO
Sling TV LLC
UNITED STATES
11:00 - 11:30
Networking Break
Auditorium, E102, Emerald, Forum, Forum Lounge, G102/103
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11:30 - 12:30
Online Video: Much more than a hobby - How the MCNs online are capturing viewers
Producer:  Pasa Mustafa
Forum
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Is this the new World of broadcasting? The likes of Disney-owned Maker Studios has begun pitching original ideas to UK broadcasters, drawing on its network of 5,000 online video creators in the UK alone. What is the scope for MCNs and how will they impact viewer numbers for traditional media? Will this predominantly affect Millennials and Generation Z and to what extent will their popularity span into older audiences?

Jon Gibsy
Digital Media Adviser
UNITED KINGDOM
Kat Hebden
Head of Digital and Managing Director
FremantleMedia UK and Shotglass Media
UNITED KINGDOM
Richard Broughton
Research Director
Ampere Analysis
UNITED KINGDOM
11:30 - 13:00
MENA Broadcasting & Digital Media: The Road Ahead - Produced in association with ASBU
Producer:  Fares Lubbadeh
E102
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This session, organised in cooperation with ASBU, provides an insight into current trends & future
perspectives of broadcasting & digital media in the MENA region.

The implementation in different MENA countries of new technologies like HDTV & beyond; digital  terrestrial; OTTv; mobile, internet & cloud solutions for media distribution; and of I.P in production, is introduced.

A report of a research in 20+ MENA countries on “the state of convergence and how broadcasters are embracing the digitalmedia” will be released, and top-line results and highlights from the survey
conducted, will be shared at the session.

Other topics to be addressed at the session include the fragmentation of the media scene in the MENA region and the roles of new media players, in particular the telecom operators; advertising in the MENA region & the move towards targeted advertisements; and the issue of spectrum allocation between telcos and broadcasters.

Fares Lubbadeh
DG
SpaceTech TV Engineering
JORDAN
Peter  Owen
Chairman
IBC Council
UNITED KINGDOM
Raed Khusheim
CEO
Selevision
SAUDI ARABIA
Riyadh Najm
Media Expert
SAUDI ARABIA
Sanjay Salil
Managing Director
MediaGuru
INDIA
11:30 - 12:00
Welcome To IBC And Making The Most Of IBC
G102/103
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BKSTS Rising Stars Gold Sponsor

A snapshot into everything attendees need to know about the programme. What to expect over the next two days, who they will meet, features, and the best ways to navigate the event.

11:30 - 13:00
Paper Session: Cutting Edge Technologies I - New Service Concepts
Producer:  David Crawford
Emerald
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The first of our Cutting Edge Technologies sessions explores three thought-provoking future services each at different levels of maturity. Beginning with a look at Japanese preparations for impending 8k UHDTV trials and regular services: we shall hear of many world firsts including OB vans, 22.2 audio production, 4k - 8k - HD up-and-down conversion, HDR extensions and multi-format workflow.  Next immersive experiences in the home, as we explore the European Wall of Moments concept.  Finally, a company whose history is firmly linked with the internet, tells us where it sees the future of the internet of things!

Miki, Y, et al (NHK, Japan), 'Ready for 8k UHDTV Broadcasting in Japan'

Bauwens, R, et al (VRT, Belgium), 'The Wall of Moments: An Immersive Event Experience at Home'

Morse, K, et al (Cisco, UK), 'Title to be Provided - Internet of Things'

Rik Bauwens
Researcher & developer
VRT
BELGIUM
11:30 - 13:00
HDR: From zero to infinity - part 2
Producer:  Robert Kisor
Free
Auditorium
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In this second Cinema HDR session we will look at the requirements and issues in the capture and post production of HDR images.  We will discuss some of the postproduction workflow issues such as file formats and dailies.

Robert   Kisor
Entertainment Technology Consultant
RK Entertainment Technology Consulting
UNITED STATES
Curtis Clark
ASC, Technology Committee Chairman
American Society of Cinematographers
UNITED STATES
Bill Baggelaar
SVP, Production & Post Production Technology
Sony Pictures Entertainment
UNITED STATES
12:00 - 13:00
The News In A Flash
G102/103
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BKSTS Rising Stars Gold SponsorNews delivery and consumption is changing dramatically, making the most of technology innovations. With 50% of news now accessed on mobile devices, companies are developing new approaches to deliver news and information, and take advantage of mobile technology.

Companies that redefine news as we know it will discuss how they experiment and innovate to create and deliver content that attracts audiences, enhances user experience and increases engagement.

Perre  van den Brink
Head of Content and Creative Director
VICE Media Benelux
NETHERLANDS
Brian Ruhe
Co-founder and CEO
MCN Divimove
GERMANY
13:00 - 13:30
Networking Lunch
Auditorium, E102, Emerald, Forum, Forum Lounge, G102/103
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13:30 - 15:00
Roadmap Session: Our CTOs look forward 12 months
Producer:  Kate Bulkley
Forum
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Rapid changes in technology and consumer expectations are fast-tracking how broadcasters and pay TV platforms must integrate and update in order to keep pace. How do you update legacy systems and intergrate them to the new demands set in order to compete effectively? looking out 12 to 18 months what are the key strategic imperatives and how are you building your systems to support them? How do you limit our capex outlays and effectivey manage opex to meet the technolgy performance you need and the strategic goals you set?

Gerry O'Sullivan
Interim CEO TV
Digicel Group
UNITED KINGDOM
John Honeycutt
CTO
Discovery
UNITED STATES
Matthew Postgate
CTO
BBC
UNITED KINGDOM
Sinead Greenaway
Director of Technology and Operations
UKTV
UNITED KINGDOM
Ulf Ewaldsson
Senior Vice President and Group CTO
Ericsson
SWEDEN
Micha  Berger
CTO
Telenet
BELGIUM
13:30 - 15:00
Future Consumer, Content Everywhere and Always On!
Producer:  Niko Waesche
E102
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If video becomes a continuous part of our lives, what changes?
There are different visions how an “always on” world will play out. For the media industry, “always on” represents a huge challenge. This is about much more than the task of serving video content over all devices and enabling mobile access, both online and offline. It is about finding an “always on” content strategy and an “always on” business and operating model.  Is the new world only about how to tie a Windsor Knot and dogs shaved into cubes or does professionally produced, long-form content still have a chance? Will there be independent means to make money through pre-rolls and subscriptions - or will monetization be comprehensively managed by global digital platforms? In this panel, media and advertising executives, technology providers and industry experts will discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with “always on” and meeting the demands of today’s consumers.
In the panel, participants will discuss if we really know what consumers want. Are the current trends an indicator of the future or will the outcome be more radical?

Dr Niko Waesche
Global Lead, Media and Entertainment
GfK
UNITED KINGDOM
Claudia Vaccarone
Head of Market Research & Customer Experience
Eutelsat
FRANCE
Erik Åhlin
CEO, Founder
Vidispine
SWEDEN
Mirjam Laux
Online Video Consultant, formerly MD, Fox International Channels
FOX, International Channels, GAS
GERMANY
Nick  North
Director of Audiences
BBC
UNITED KINGDOM
Sascha Prueter
Head of Android TV Program Management
Google Inc
UNITED STATES
13:30 - 15:00
Paper Session: Cutting Edge Technologies II - Production and Streaming of Immersive Media
Producer:  David Crawford
Emerald
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Apart from large-screen UHD experiences, other forms of immersivity are about to engage our senses. New generations of head-tracked head-mounted displays like the Oculus Rift give the potential for much exciting 3D and 360º drama, travelogues and live events.  But what of the visual grammar associated with this entertainment? What workflow practices shall we employ in its production? And how shall we stream wide panoramic video to the viewers? Join us to find out.

Schäfer  R, et al (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz, Germany),  'Interactive Streaming of Panoramas and VR Worlds'

Orme, C F & Uren, M J  (Ravensbourne, UK), 'The Art of 3-Dimensional Content Creation - Do 3D Stereo and VR Share the Same Visual Grammar?'

Mollet, N, et al (Technicolor, F), 'A Workflow for Next Generation Immersive Content'

13:30 - 14:30
HDR: From zero to infinity - part 3
Producer:  Robert Kisor
Free
Auditorium
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In this third session of our trilogy on Cinema HDR, we will engage with a panel of experts on the technology and challenges of HDR and wide colour projection in exhibition.

Robert   Kisor
Entertainment Technology Consultant
RK Entertainment Technology Consulting
UNITED STATES
Brian Bonnick
P.Eng., Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President
IMAX Corporation
UNITED STATES
Curt Behlmer
Senior Vice President of Content Solutions and Industry Relations
Dolby Laboratories
UNITED STATES
Stijn Henderickx
Vice President Cinema
Barco
BELGIUM
14:00 - 15:00
Digital Creators - The New Mainstream
G102/103
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As online stars are becoming more popular than mainstream celebrities, there is a growing demand for digital creators. A few of the most creative and most subscribed creators will share insider tips and tricks on producing quality content including planning, lighting, shooting and editing.

 

David  Harms
Gamer and Content Creator
DusDavidGames
NETHERLANDS
Nikkie De Jagger
Beauty Guru on YouTube
NikkieTutorials
NETHERLANDS
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