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09:20 - 09:30 10 mins
TV Connect Congress
Chair's opening remarks
09:30 - 09:50 20 mins
TV Connect Congress
Emerging tech influencing the market
09:50 - 10:50 60 mins
TV Connect Congress
‘The challenger’: If you had to invest in one technology what would it be?
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Budgets aren’t endless but technologies disrupting the distribution market seem to be. Operators, Broadcasters and OTTs have so much to choose from, what do you pick? This interactive session will place 5 major technology pioneers under the spotlight and will question why now and in the future their solutions are the most business critical to those who hold the budget.

10:50 - 11:30 40 mins
TV Connect Congress
Morning coffee break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
TV Connect Congress
Dumping Iron - the virtualization of the video lifecycle
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  • Should all processes really be software-defined?
  • Maximising your RoI through agile workflow
  • How important is it to be able to scale up and down?
11:50 - 12:50 60 mins
TV Connect Congress
Where does AI and automation fit into the video distribution picture?
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  • What is AI’s killer app when it comes to video distribution?
  • What is the ceiling for AI and automation?
  • How will AI and automation affect your infrastructure?
  • Is AR/VR a component to compliment and accelerant for AI?
12:50 - 14:00 70 mins
TV Connect Congress
Lunch break and opportunity to visit to the exhibition
14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
Quality of Service - Congress
Deep Dive: How much of your business should be in the cloud?
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  • Does cloud infrastructure make hardware irrelevant?
  • Where do the traditional CDNs fit in to the future cloud picture?
  • What are the benefits in service delivery vs traditional models?
  • What are typical timelines for migrating to cloud
  • What can we learn from the HBO hacks?
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
Quality of Service - Congress
Cloud investment: CAPEX vs OPEX models
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  • What are the issues in outsourcing the cloud and what are the benefits?
  • Should companies really being bringing the cloud in-house?
  • Are we stifling the supply chain by moving to the cloud?
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Quality of Service - Congress
Afternoon break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
15:30 - 16:15 45 mins
Quality of Service - Congress
Panel Session: The great 5G debate: have we been oversold on 5G’s consumer impact?
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  • Is it worth the return for operators to invest?
  • What are realistic timelines for 5G – will it be too late for the consumer by then?
  • How will 5G affect service and ultimately viewer behaviour?
16:15 - 16:35 20 mins
Quality of Service - Congress
If telcos are investing in the networks, should OTTs pay to use it
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  • Should OTTs be brought into regulation?
  • Will OTT have the same impact on video as telephony?
  • How does this affect the OTT/telco relationship?
16:35 - 17:00 25 mins
Quality of Service - Congress
Future for live streaming
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  • How far can you take live streaming before it becomes commercially redundant
  • Are multi-platforms having an impact on the quality of live streaming
  • Are we managing the consumers’ expectations?
14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
Quality of Experience - Congress
Panel Session: Exploring content discovery as your differentiator: how much do the technologies have to offer?
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  • 4K vs 8K: is there a real demand?
  • VR: the next 3D TV?
  • 360 video
  • Drones
  • AI
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
Quality of Experience - Congress
Can apps really help differentiate a video service?
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  • Do apps represent the new competitive battle ground?
  • How can you really differentiate your app?
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Quality of Experience - Congress
Afternoon break and opportunity to visit the exhibition
15:30 - 16:15 45 mins
Quality of Experience - Congress
Panel Session: The rise of the ‘live’ sports fan
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  • How will sport impact other consumer demographics in terms of content discovery?
  • How is tech being used as a test bed in sport – which ones are definitely transferable to other sectors?
16:15 - 16:35 20 mins
Quality of Experience - Congress
Case Study: What can we expect from AR?
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  • A look at the next Olympics through the eyes of Discovery
16:35 - 17:00 25 mins
Quality of Experience - Congress
How will Voice recognition change the game for quality of experience?
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  • What is the end goal and how realistic is it?
  • How far does voice recognition go beyond the TV?