Program

Conference

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Day 1, August 22nd 2013
11.00 – 17.30

Fresh Connections
Special keynote:Future of TV, Media Convergence and Orchestrated Media – New Gatekeepers in the Living Room Means More Disruption (Or Democratisation) of the TV Industry
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Richard Kastelein, publisher and futurist, the founder of TV Hackfest

Broadcast Connections
Overview of digitalization processes in Europe
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Yan Mostovoy, Director , Broadcast Solutions, Harmonic Inc.

• Country Reports:
Finland was one of the first to complete ASO. Where are we now?
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Marianne Hynninen, CEO, Anvia TV Oy
Turkey – finally launching DTT
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Ozgur Cosar, writer of TVTechTR.blogspot.com
Special focus on developments in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Italy
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Yan Mostovoy, Director , Broadcast Solutions, Harmonic Inc.

DVB-T2 – first deployments, first experiences. DVB-T2 Lite trials in Copenhagen for mobile-TV and digital radio.
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Kenneth Wenzel, CEO and Project Manager, Open Channel
DVB-T2 roll-out with Regional Distribution Management focusing on world largest DVB-T2 deployment with cross-border regionalization.
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Richard Lhermitte, VP Sales & Marketing, ENENSYS
Hybrid TV : mixing the best value of broadcast and OTT”
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Bastian Manintveld, Founder of BeBanjo and head of partnerships of TDF Media Services
HEVC – ready to go live?
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Michel Skorupa, Senior Account Manager, Ericsson Television

Global Connections
Special keynote: Broadcasting and connected digital media – the environmental impact on profits, planet and people.
Janet Anne West, Environmental Strategist, ecoSkills Zone
• Will we see a 3’rd generation DVB System?
Torkel Thoresen, Chief Technologist of Telenor Broadcastiong
Beyond HD: Ultra HD
Apostolos Triantafyllou, Senior VP Sales, Eutelsat
SAT>IP brings TV to every screen
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Benny Norling, General Manager, Business Development CEE & CIS, SES Astra

Day 2, August 23rd 2013
10.00 – 14.00

Future Connections
• Special debate: Early programming education – break or accelerator in child’s development?
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Sten Andreas Ehrlich, Siim Ruul, Sandra Sillaots, Elise Nikonov, SpeakSmart, Estonian Debating Society
Programming will shortly become the first foreign language Estonian children will study. How is it planned to be implemented? What can we learn from first experiences?
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Ave Lauringson, ProgeTiger project manager, Information Technology Foundation for Education

Over-the-top Connections
Pay TV in an OTT World: Strategies for Success
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Guy Bisson, Research Director, Television, IHS/Screen Digest
• The parallel launches of HBO and Netflix in the Nordics – One year after
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Johan A Larsson, Social & Digital Advisor, directed HBO Nordic’s social media launch

Technology Connections
Audio Under Control: Improving the Viewer Experience
Ken Tankel, CPBE, Field Applications Engineer, Linear Acoustic Inc.
Case study: Implementation of requirements of EBU R128 at multichannel play-out facility. Experiences and lessons to learn.
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Maksim Butsenko, Technical Consultant, Levira
Cloud for Media: Evolution of the industry from tape to file based workflows
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Mariano L. Monteverde, Sales Manager – Europe, VSN
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Israel Vela, CTO, Xarxa Audiovisual Local
• Are the rumours about the death of STBs real or strongly over-exaggerated?
Andrzej Ładysz, Sales and Business Development Director, Advanced Digital Broadcast