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IT Workflow event for December

15 October 2009

TVBEurope is pleased to introduce a new conference, The IT Broadcast Workflow, for December 1 at the Royal College of Physicians in London, writes Fergal Ringrose.

Confirmed speakers for our brand new event already include Ricki Berg, technical manager, SBS Broadcasting Networks; Darren Breeze, director of Broadcast Engineering, Discovery Communications; Gerrit Cornelis, development manager, MediaGeniX; Bruce Devlin, chief technical officer, AmberFin; Israel Estaban, technical director, Unitecnic (Gol TV Barcelona); and John Morgan, senior manager Broadcast IT, Turner Broadcasting System Inc.

Names will be added and moved around as we complete our programme for the 1 December event at the Royal College of Physicians, Regents Park, London: check for updates and to book your place at this unique event – which will be chaired by Jeremy Bancroft, director, Media Asset Capital.

The day will consist entirely of end-user broadcasting case studies from around Europe. There will be no flannel panels and no vendor-centric debates; the presentations instead consist entirely of real world digital workflow installations.

Israel Esteban will tell us about the setting up and launching of Gol Television, the new 24-hour sports channel in Barcelona. From SBS, Ricki Berg and Gerrit Cornelis from MAM supplier MediaGeniX will describe the planning of automatic workflows, connecting suppliers and the marriage of IT and broadcast. Turner Broadcast’s Inventory Management Project (BIM) has provided centralised ingest and archive for a large multichannel operation – Senior Manager John Morgan will bring it to life for our audience.

AmberFin CTO Bruce Devlin and a to-be-confirmed TVT speaker will guide us through the digitisation of new and archived content at Television Versioning & Translation, including the improvement of workflow efficiency with cut-and-splice versioning tools, network rendering capabilities and video processing plus conversion. From Discovery Communications, Darren Breeze will enlighten us on reducing the costs of delivering to more than 10 VoD platforms with 14 different languages and eight subtitle languages. Included will be a description of how Discovery set up ‘factories’ to automate specific processes to transcode, repurpose and customise each asset allowing consistent, hands-free processing.

More case studies will be added as we complete our programme in the next weeks. But we hope you can see from the above that we are aiming for something unique in our market; a day of no-nonsense case studies about the tapeless workflow from leading players around Europe. We hope you will support our first IT Broadcast Workflow conference.

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