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09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
TV Connect Congress
Chair's opening remarks
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
TV Connect Congress
TV Connect: A market overview
09:30 - 10:15 45 mins
TV Connect Congress
Opening keynote panel: Dissecting the transition to IP
  • David Mowrey - Head of Product, IBM
  • Richard Lindsay-Davies - Chief Executive, DTG
  • Adrian Drury - Group Technology Strategy & Insight Director, Liberty Global
  • Namrata Sarmah - Senior Digital Director, Viacom
  • Bill Martens - Managing Director, Bamtech Media
  • Is IP the connection that viewers want?
  • What role have viewers played in the drive towards an IP future?
  • What makes IP so compelling?
  • The international migration – how rocky is the road?
  • The importance of connected devices
10:15 - 10:35 20 mins
TV Connect Congress
Keynote presentation by Senior Rep, ZTE
10:35 - 11:35 60 mins
TV Connect Congress
Morning coffee break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
11:35 - 12:20 45 mins
TV Connect Congress
Operator spotlight: Going back to basics
  • Anette Schaefer - VP TV Business Europe, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Nikola Francetic - Head of Content, Media and Broadcasting, Telekom Austria Group
  • Luca Oteri - Head of Video Partnership, Telecom Italia
  • Michael Rizzo - Head of IPTV Solutions, BT TV & BT Sport, BT
  • Jon Watts - Director and Co-Founder, MTM
  • Should operators play in IP distribution and what benefits can it bring them?
  • The growth potential in providing content across multiple platforms
  • Is the ROI there for operators to justify investing in video distribution?
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
TV Connect Congress
Introducing “The Secret Life of Streamers Part 2” a nScreenMedia and Conviva Research Study
  • Colin Dixon - Founder and Chief Analyst, nScreenMedia
  • Ed Haslam - Chief Marketing Officer, Conviva

In this session, we will be launching the second edition of a true, complete census of one of the world’s largest multi-publisher streaming video sensor networks with over 3B applications/devices that generate over 15B viewing hours of per year. From this study you will learn how people’s viewing behaviour changes across day parts, devices, and locations. We also will explore live vs. long and short form VOD consumption trends. Finally, we will also look at how all these behaviours change over time and geographies. This is the first time this study will be presented!

12:40 - 13:20 40 mins
TV Connect Congress
Is the OTT bubble about to burst or expand?
  • Olivier Jollet - Managing Director - Europe, Pluto TV
  • Alptug Copuroglu - CFO/Head of Business Development, BluTV
  • Carlos Tibi - CEO, icflix
  • Jon Watts - Director and Co-Founder, MTM
  • Can OTTs continue to justify the investment in original content?
  • Are OTTs expanding internationally too fast?
  • Can new IP channels keep up with the demand of their audiences?
13:20 - 14:30 70 mins
TV Connect Congress
Lunch break and opportunity to visit to the exhibition
14:45 - 15:30 45 mins
Quality of Experience - Congress
Panel Session: How far do we take personalisation?
  • Jeff Eales - Director of Systems & Development, Sky
  • Matt Stagg - Director of Mobile Strategy, BT Sport
  • Claire McHugh - CEO, Axonista
  • Aneesh Rajaram - CEO, Vewd
  • How niche and tailored can an experience be before you lose RoI?
  • Is personalisation more of an ad play than a subscription play?
  • Is AI’s killer application personalisation?
15:30 - 15:45 15 mins
Quality of Experience - Congress
Understanding your business as well as your customer
  • Kamil Szymański - BI Unit Manager, TVN
  • Big data – what’s useful and what is not?
  • Applying data collection into your strategy
  • The need for a two-way stream of information with your customers
15:45 - 16:00 15 mins
Quality of Experience - Congress
Data: the new oil?
  • Susie Buckridge - Director of Product and Business Development, YouView
  • Matt Bryan - Head of Data and Insight, YouView
  • How can businesses collect more data?
  • What is the ceiling for data collection and ad personalisation?
  • Where does security come into it?
16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
Quality of Experience - Congress
Afternoon break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
16:30 - 17:15 45 mins
Quality of Experience - Congress
The rise of cut-price pay TV - virtual MVPDS
  • Alptug Copuroglu - CFO/Head of Business Development, BluTV
  • Heather Killen - CEO, Horse and Country TV
  • Mahesh Ramachandra - Chief Product Officer, Azoomee
  • Milagros Leon Mendoza - Head of Global Product Roadmap & Value Proposition for PayTV and OTT service - Latam, Telefonica Digital
  • Exploring the shift towards low cost/high volume services
  • How skinny can these bundles really be?
  • OTT skinny bundles – which sectors are leading the way
  • What is this the new competitive edge for operators?
17:15 - 17:35 20 mins
Quality of Experience - Congress
The rise of the ‘live’ sports fan
  • David Bailey - Senior Research Manager, Formula 1
  • What will come out on top? Skinny bundles or one-stop-shops?
  • How do regional operators and broadcasters know that OTT is the new ROI for them?
  • Do consumers really want everything in one place?
  • Will “what happened in APAC” drive the rest of the world?
17:35 - 17:55 20 mins
Quality of Experience - Congress
Targeted Advertising – understanding the new delivery models
  • Angelo Petazzi - Co-Chair DVB CM-TA, DVB
  • With the overall advertising market shifting rapidly towards digital, programmatic, targeted or addressable models, broadcasters are faced with the challenge of addressing this shift towards new delivery models. 
  • DVB has set up a group to define the commercial requirements for a specification for a standardized approach to tackling this challenge.
14:45 - 15:30 45 mins
Quality of Service - Congress
What is the benchmark and gold standard for Quality of Service today?
  • Teresa Potocka - CEO & Founder, sensethefuture pictures
  • Elliott Seller - Head of Interactive TV, Sky
  • Brendan Hole - BT TV & Content Architect, BT
  • What are the expectations for millennials in quality of service?
  • Can you ever guarantee 100% quality of service or is best-effort good enough?
  • Does the benchmark move, depending on the audience?
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Quality of Service - Congress
International spotlight – CEE: where is the region with its transition?
  • Irina Gofman - CEO and Founder, Viasat World
  • Does cable and satellite still have a market?
16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
Quality of Service - Congress
Afternoon break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
16:30 - 16:50 20 mins
Quality of Service - Congress
Chasing Fractions. Validating, understanding and acting on the data we see.
  • Ian Munford - Product Marketing Director, Media Solutions, Akamai Technologies
  • Chris Wood - CTO, Spicy Mango

Monitoring products, analytics tools and the dashboards we rely on are invaluable for successful day to day OTT platform operations, but do they tell the whole story? As a greater number of off the shelf point products come to market, how do we validate the data they present and understand the areas they don’t typically cover? More importantly – how do we understand and adapt the platform to make things better? Do our error and buffering rates really mean poor CDN performance?

16:50 - 17:10 20 mins
Quality of Service - Congress
The rise of the multiscreen – the TalkTalk approach
  • Robert Davis - Head of Product - TV, TalkTalk
17:10 - 17:45 35 mins
Quality of Service - Congress
The great codec war
  • Jeff Webb - Principal Streaming Architect - Internet TV, Sky

-              HEVC vs AV1: understanding the battleground

-              Are there alternative? What can effectively be done today?

-              Can codecs ensure the future of your service through differentiating services

-              In a fragmented video delivery world, is it really one size fits all?