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1 Day / 14 Sessions

37 Speakers 500 Attendees
Schedule at a Glance  

    • How are broadcasters and producers responding to the shift in audience viewing patterns?
    • What’s the latest state of play with the SVOD ‘frenemies’ and Silicon Valley hi-techs?
    • What are the opportunities for public service broadcasters? Are they collaborating sufficiently?


    • What are the implications of the latest state-of-play of Brexit on UK broadcasters and producers, and international channel providers broadcasting from the UK?
    • What have broadcasters and TV platforms done to prepare? Is the UK’s reputation as an international broadcasting hub in danger?
    • What are the post-Brexit opportunities for producers?

    Panel discussion chaired by Joe Mayes, Brexit & Media Reporter, Bloomberg News

    • 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?
    • What are the live esports networking opportunities that CenturyLink is seeking to harness?

    Panel discussion chaired by Carl Hibbert, Associate Director, Consumer Media & Tech, Futuresource Consulting


    • 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?
    • 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’s latest app-based set-top box integrated streaming platforms with live linear channels? How is 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?

    Panel discussion chaired by Alex DeGroote, Founder, DeGroote Consulting

    • How is innovation managed in a horizontal market? How are the UK’s free-to-view 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?

    Panel discussion chaired by Nigel Walley, CEO, Decipher


    • Moon Landings 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 much of the historic television 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?
    • How has TV science storytelling changed? Are science documentaries still connecting with live, mass audiences?
    • What are the TV opportunities for the next big leap in space exploration?

    Panel discussion chaired by Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Scientist & Broadcaster

    • 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 Jane Ostler, Global Head of Media Insights Division, Kantar


    • As 5G, personalisation and new discovery methods are adopted by the TV industry, what are the potential benefits to industry and consumers? And what are the risks?
    • How will 5G transform the current TV infrastructure, what are its capabilities and what are the consumer expectations?
    • How will personalisation of content and advertising transform consumption experiences and provide new opportunities for the industry? What are the risks for consumers? How are the content discovery concerns of PSBs likely to be addressed?

    In this interactive, quick-fire research synopsis, i2 media invites you to envision the future and cast your votes on whether we’re headed for a utopia or dystopia.

    • How are consumers responding to smart new devices in the home? Which smart product categories are leading right now? What do smart householders expect in five years’ time?
    • What are consumer attitudes to connectivity and content? Which consumer segment is leading the adoption curve?
    • How can service providers create a winning customer journey into the smart home?
    • 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?
    • Consumers want higher-definition content on all their devices, wherever they are. How does next-generation image and video compression achieve this, and offer new monetisation opportunities for service providers?
    • How does V-NOVA’s PERSEUS™ video compression enable better quality and efficiency for all major video workflows? How does it work in tandem with current underlying video codecs and streaming formats to provide a step-change in video quality?
    • 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?