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Programme

1 Day / 14 Sessions

20 Speakers 500 Attendees
  • COFFEE & REGISTRATION

  • NEW OPPORTUNITIES
    • How are broadcasters and producers harnessing the opportunities of global distribution?
    • How are business and service models changing? Which partnerships are now vital?
    • What’s the latest state of play with the SVOD ‘frenemies’ and Silicon Valley hi-techs?

     

    • Will all broadcasters and content producers ultimately go direct-to-consumer, reaching global audiences? Or will distribution continue to be a mixed economy of direct and aggregated?
    • What are the rights issues of international distribution and how are they changing? What’s the latest on the impact of Brexit on UK producers? What are the post-Brexit opportunities?
    • How are video platforms giving producers the opportunity to experiment? How is OTT distribution fuelling a ‘Golden Age’ of television? How the success of scripted drama series now be judged?
    • How did esports evolve from gaming to become one of the world’s largest live spectator sports?
    • What is driving the meteoric rise in esportrevenues? What are the business models?
    • What are the opportunities for TV platforms, broadcasters,content producers? And what are the prospects for the consumer electronics industry?
    • How did GINX Esports TV build a global network, bringing esports to mainstream sports audiences?
    • How is Twitch monetising its rapidly growing global audience? Are Twitch users open to advertising?
    • Who are the major esports publishers? How is the content market evolving?
  • COFFEE & NETWORKING

  • NEW CHALLENGES
    • How is China’s world-leading telecommunications infrastructure powering entirely new industries?
    • What infrastructure advantages does China have as it prepares to launch its 5G network?
    • How will China leverage its connectivity and scale advantage to become a leading player in AI?
    • What is the contribution of public service broadcasting to a nation’s creative economy, culture, democracy and TV innovation?
    • Why is PSB being challenged by politicians in several European countries?
    • How can PSB be safeguarded and protected?
  • NEW DISTRIBUTION
    • How did fuboTV create an over-the-top TV service distributing live sports channels in the US?
    • Why did it pivot to become a broader streaming service, adding entertainment and news?
    • How does fuboTV’s cloud-based DVR operate? What are fuboTV’s expansion plans in Europe?
    • How has Velocix built a platform that creates video streams tailored to individuals’ preferences?
    • How do personalised streams drive deeper engagement with users across multiple screens?
    • What is the future of online video? How will advanced screen technologies untether users?
    • How has Netgem.tv latest app-based set-top boxintegrated streaming platforms with live linear channels? How is Netgem.tv offering a personalised experience with enhanced discovery?
    • What are the technical challenges of IP-distribution across different international markets?
    • How is streaming enabling new content players? How is the concept of TV ‘channel’ changing?
    • How is innovation managed in a horizontal market? How are the UK’s free-to-air platforms delivering next-generation TV? What do consumers consider a next-gen experience to be?
    • What can broadcasters learn from TV platform collaboration as they consider SVOD tie-ups?
    • Are PSB broadcasters collaborating sufficiently in order to compete with the global hi-techs?
  • LUNCH & NETWORKING

    • Moon Landing’s 50th Anniversary: how did TV coverage of the Apollo programme, documentaries on space and numerous science fiction series inspire a generation of scientists?
    • How does science programming now influence children? How can TV encourage more children into STEM subjects, and more women in science and engineering?
    • 20 July 1969: How were television pictures of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon captured, transmitted, received, seen and remembered by audiences around the world?
    • How did UK broadcasters cover the momentous event? How much of the coverage has survived?
    • 20 July 1969: How did the BBC prepare to tell the story of the moon landings? Who were the characters in front of the cameras, and behind?
    • What technology was available in the studio to keep viewers informed and engaged over 10 days of broadcast coverage? How did tension build in the studio as we got closer to the ‘giant leap’?
    • What impact did the historic and record-breaking moon landings have on him? How did it influence his subsequent career?
    • What have been the major TV technology advances since 1969? How has TV science storytelling changed?
    • How are live images now transmitted from the International Space Station? From Mars, and way, way beyond?
    • What’s the next big leap for space exploration? What are the TV opportunities?
  • NEW MONETISATION
    • What do brands want? How effective are the various advertising channels – individually and when used in combination?
    • How are marketers measuring TV? What do consumers expect from advertising?
    • What might TV ads look like in the future?
    • What benefits can targeted TV advertising deliver to brands? How is it attracting new advertisers to TV? What are the benefits for viewers? Which household attributes can advertisers select?
    • What are the future tech trends for TV advertising? How is Blockchain and AI being applied?
    • How is targeted advertising being developed on digital terrestrial television? What are the opportunities for online video advertising, and ad substitution in live broadcast on the platform?
    • What is a ‘total TV advertising’ approach and how will that maintain TV’s cost effectiveness? Is TV ad innovation innovation being done in collaboration with all stakeholders?

     Panel discussion chaired by TBA

  • TEA & NETWORKING

  • NEW EXPERIENCES
    • How will personalisation of content and advertising transform consumption experiences and provide new opportunities for the industry? What are the risks for consumers?
    • What is the difference between ‘targeted’ and ‘tailored’ personalisation? What are the issues for broadcasters, particularly in the horizontal market? What
    • Content discovery and prominence: how are the concerns of PSBs likely to be addressed?
    • What are the latest screen technologies that are vying to deliver the most realistic TV experience ever? What’s the latest on HDR? What is the latest research on consumer take-up of 4K UHD?
    • Which TV platforms are offering linear 4K channels? How is the 4K content market shaping up?
    • How is NHK in Japan planning to build on its pioneering 8K Super Hi-Vision channel launch?
  • NEW HORIZONS
    • What do members value most about their DTG membership? How is the DTG grasping change?
    • How will the DTG continue to provide world-class services to members, preserving its status as the UK’s unique self-funding centre for innovation in digital media technology?
    • How is the DTG working on future of television, embracing the convergence of content and networks to efficiently deliver video to all screens, in all formats?
    • How is the UK Government seeking to bolster Britain’s media and entertainment industry in a post-Brexit world? What are the new opportunities for broadcasters and content producers?
    • What are the implications of the UK no longer coming under the EU’s Audio Visual Media Services Directive and SatCab Directive? Will UK content be portable across EU nations?
    • How are governments addressing the power of the hi-techs? How will the UK maintain its reputation for innovation while pursuing a more stringent regulatory regime for social networks?
  • DRINKS & NETWORKING

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