TVBEurope’s IT Broadcast Workflow conference on November 30 at BAFTA in London is all about the process of change and change management in European broadcasting, writes Fergal Ringrose.
Learn how IT-based workflows change the operation and change operations. Book now at www.broadcastworkflow.com, or else call Will Phillips on + 44 (0)20 7234 8706.
Our Chairman for the day is Jeremy Bancroft, Director, Media Asset Capital. The full list of case studies for November 30 is as follows:
Discovery Communications Europe
David Roulson, Director, Broadcast Engineering, Discovery
Tony Taylor, Chairman & CEO, TMD
Discovery Communications is the world’s number one non-fiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries. This presentation will provide an insight into the how the implementation of an IT-based content management and workflow solution at Discovery Networks’ multi-channel, multi-language EMEA playout facility at Chiswick Park, London has improved efficiency across the content lifecycle.
Chellomedia and the DMC, Amsterdam
Rick Phelps, Head of Quality & Reporting, Chellomedia
Yuval Tori, VP Sales, EMEA, Pilat Media
Chellomedia is the European content division of Liberty Global, Inc. and a leading international media company and distributor of channels, content, and video services. Chellomedia’s Digital Media Centre (DMC) is one of Europe’s leading providers of channel playout services, TV distribution, and content delivery for new media applications. The DMC currently transmits 63 channels across continental Europe. The case study will present:
AS Levira, Estonia
Indrek Lepp, Director Multimedia Services Division, AS Levira
Mark Errington, Chief Executive Officer, OASYS
Levira, as a technical service provider for broadcast and media sector, is active throughout the main elements of the content value chain from content capture down to the network services. Levira’s fully automated Playout Centre, established in 2007, gives Levira utmost flexibility to provide the exact and only those services that are requested by the customer.
Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Hamburg
Michael Tißen, Project Manager, NDR
Sascha Molina, Head of Post Production, NDR
Stefan Eckardt, Project Manager, S4M
Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) is the joint regional public broadcasting agency of the German Federal States of Hamburg, Niedersachsen, Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Within Germany’s association of public broadcasters (ARD) the NDR counts amongst the three largest members.
NTM group/Teknomedia, Sweden
Erik Tilleby, Manager, Teknomedia
Roman Ceano, General Manager, Vector 3
The NTM group is a Swedish media group dating back to 1758. The group branched into television with the launch of local television station 24NT (Norrköping) in 2006, followed by 24Corren (Linköping) and 24Norrbotten (Luleå) in 2008 and 24UNT (Uppsala), which launched in October 2010. Teknomedia is a production company which is fully owned by the NTM group and has been in operation since 1998.
RTL-TVI Belgium, part of RTL Group
Thierry Piette, Technical Director, RTL-TVI
Granby Patrick, Technology Director, Marquis Broadcast
With 42 TV channels and 32 radio stations, RTL Group is one of the world’s leading producers of television content, and Europe’s second largest broadcaster. Its channels are watched by over 200 million viewers every day. RTL-TVI Belgium is using system interoperability software to create fast, seamless broadcasting and post production workflows in its head office in Brussels
Alexander Harkenthal, Sales Manager, Streaming, MobileTV & Web TV, Overon
George Boath, regional manager EAME, Telestream
Overon is a relatively new Spanish broadcast business, formed by a coming together of MediaPro, Abertis Telecom and GlobeCast, providing services for a wide range of broadcasters and events — primarily for Spanish-based companies. Full transmission and hosting services are provided for 20 channels today, which will rise by 50% later this year.
Sky News: HD tapeless news workflow from field to playout
Bevan Gibson, Deputy Head of Technology, Sky News
Case study sponsored by EVS
After the successful HD broadcast on the Sky Satellite platform and the HD online streaming of Barack Obama’s inauguration in January 2009, there was a collective view at Sky News to launch a permanent HD news channel. At 9pm on Thursday 6 May, in time for the 2010 UK General Election results, Sky News HD was launched. That evening, it became the first UK news channel to broadcast in HD.
To provide HD broadcasts, Sky News needed to introduce new technology at its headquarters in West London and upgrade its Central London studio as well as several bureaux both in the UK and around the world. The project required a set up in which the entire production workflow, from field to playout, is in full HD and based on tapeless technology. The case study will present
Future Entertainment S.à.r.l, Luxembourg
Ron Paans, Director of Operations, Future Entertainment S.à.r.l
Case study sponsored by Isilon
Since launching in 2009, Future Entertainment S.à.r.l, part of the Virgin Media Group, has quickly expanded from initially taking over the group’s premium channels to offering a range of services to help other cable operators, ISPs, mobile and telco operators generate revenue from content.
Red Bee Media – Speaker & Case Study details TBA
Case Study sponsored by Snell
To book your place at this event go to www.broadcastworkflow.com or else call Will Phillips on +44 20 7234 8706.