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09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
TV Connect Congress
Chair's opening remarks
  • Colin Dixon - Founder and Chief Analyst, nScreenMedia
09:10 - 09:40 30 mins
TV Connect Congress
LeadersIn Video: TV – Where are we?
  • Allan McLennan (Chair of LeadersIn Global Video Committee) - President/Founder/Chief Analyst, PADEM Group
  • Steve Reynolds - CTO, Imagine Communications
09:40 - 10:20 40 mins
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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
10:20 - 10:50 30 mins
TV Connect Congress
How do you deliver content to customers, prevent piracy, and preserve revenues
  • Gregory Gagnon - Director Business Development, Inside Secure
10:50 - 11:45 55 mins
TV Connect Congress
Morning coffee break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
11:35 - 12:20 45 mins
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TV Connect Congress
Managing the great transition: pay-TV to pay-IP?
  • 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
  • Bill Gash - Director of Sales, CSG
  • How are pay-TV operators managing the delivery of OTT services?
  • Will broadcast pay-TV transition to IP – or is IP just a complement?
  • What will next-generation of pay-TV distribution look like?
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
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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
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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
  • Allan McLennan (Chair of LeadersIn Global Video Committee) - President/Founder/Chief Analyst, PADEM Group
  • Nicolas d’Hueppe - Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Alchimie
  • 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
11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
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Quality of Service Theatre - free to attend
Unlocking ARPU with personalised content discovery
  • Richard Dowling - Director and VP of Products, Think Analytics
11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
Quality of Service Theatre - free to attend
Diversifying your business to nurture innovation
12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
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Quality of Service Theatre - free to attend
Transforming viewing experiences for colour blind people
  • Christopher Cytera - COO, Spectral Edge
12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
Quality of Service Theatre - free to attend
Broadcasting in an IP World
  • Bram Tullemans - Senior Project Manager Broadband Networks & Software Platforms, EBU
14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
Quality of Service Theatre - free to attend
How next Gen TV services enable broadcasters and content owners to co-exist in a Netflix world
  • Dan Finch - CCO, Simplestream
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
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Quality of Service Theatre - free to attend
Scaleable GPU based transcoding for the real world OTT scenarios
  • Sergey Tatarchenko - VP of Business Development, NoisyPeak
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
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Quality of Service Theatre - free to attend
Driving business with passwordless authentication and in-app payments – a live demo
  • Markku Mehtälä - VP Authentication, Inside Secure
14:45 - 15:30 45 mins
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Quality of Experience - Congress
Panel Session: How far do we take personalisation?
  • Matt Stagg - Director of Mobile Strategy, BT Sport
  • Claire McHugh - CEO, Axonista
  • Aneesh Rajaram - CEO, Vewd
  • Dan Stephenson - Head of Sky Ad Smart, Sky
  • 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?
15:15 - 15:30 15 mins
Quality of Experience - Congress
Knowing your audience: Hopster’s approach to creating the best app service
  • Nick Walters - CEO, Hopster
15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
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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?
16:10 - 16:30 20 mins
Quality of Experience - Congress
Afternoon break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
16:30 - 17:15 45 mins
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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
  • Milagros Leon Mendoza - Former Head of Global Product Roadmap & Value Proposition for PayTV and OTT service - Latam, Telefonica Digital
  • Rukshan Mehra - Associate Director, MTM
  • Estelle Lloyd - Founder, Azoomee
  • 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
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Quality of Experience - Congress
The rise of the ‘live’ sports fan
  • David Bailey - Senior Research Manager, Formula 1
  • Going beyond the track – the F1 digital experience
  • Developing a digital strategy for the sports fan
  • Getting to know your audience
  • The pull of OTT services – why?
17:35 - 17:55 20 mins
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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
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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 - Head of TV & Broadband Architecture, BT
  • Ian Mecklenburgh - Founder, Infotainment Ltd
  • Alan Evans - Senior Director, Ecosystem Strategy, UDN, Ericsson
  • 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
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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?
15:50 - 16:10 20 mins
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Quality of Service - Congress
Future Strategies for Traditional TV Service Providers in the age of OTT Transformation
  • Manelli Hosseini - Executive Vice President, mediaClass

The TV Service Provider market is in the midst of major transformation. If Netflix, Amazon and other Tech based companies move to licensing premium content and also deliver linear TV then TV Service Providers are dead!

So what should be the their strategy for survival and growth?

In short it is to become a Value Added TV Provider that adds Value - rather than ignores or competes with - the Netflix's of this world, Content Providers and Subscribers....and a result staying relevant. They also need to reduce the total and per-sub cost of delivering advanced video services.

16:10 - 16:30 20 mins
Quality of Service - Congress
Afternoon break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
16:30 - 16:50 20 mins
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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
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Quality of Service - Congress
The great codec war
  • Jeff Webb - Principal Streaming Architect - Internet TV, Sky
  • Abi Bhat - Video Architect, Perform Group
  • Ian Nock, IET
  • Guido Meardi - CEO, V-Nova
  • Dror Gill - CTO, Beamr

-              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?