The Future of Media and Technology Conference
The Future of Media and Telecommunications Conference 2015 provides delegates with the opportunity to discuss the changing face of UK local, regional and national media and telecommunications.
Experts from the sector will provide a detailed exposition and lively critical examination of leading edge issues in digital future media and their potential consequences in a raft of areas. These include segments like technology, content sourcing, production, narrow and broadcasting, and evolving relationships with audiences and consumers.
As we embrace a continually evolving era of future media platforms, organisations across every industry are debating how to acquire and relate to customers in an entirely new world. For those in media, the rise of digital platforms is sure to present the greatest challenge, as consumers transition online.
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|Matt Stagg||Senior Manager of Network Strategy, EE|
|Prof Seamus Simpson||Professor of Media Policy in the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford & Director of the Communication, Cultural and Media Studies Research Centre|
|Paul Lee||Director of Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Deloitte|
|Professor Nigel Linge BSc PhD FHEA MITP FBCS CITP FIET CEng||Professor of Telecommunications, School of Computing, Science and Engineering|
|Paul Gilshan||Marketing and Communications Director, Freesat|
|Laurence Murphy||Programme Leader, Media Technology, University of Salford|
Why Attend The Future of Media and Technology Conference 2015?
The UK’s creative industries are a real success story. They are worth more than £36 billion a year; they generate £70,000 every minute for the UK economy; and they employ 1.5 million people in the UK.
According to industry figures, the creative industries account for around £1 in every £10 of the UK’s exports. With the right support for future media, they have the potential to bring even more benefits to our culture and economy. The Government supports these industries through financial incentives, promotion at home and abroad, and reducing unnecessary regulations.
The UK’s media industry is a powerful symbol of an open and free society, as well as an important part of the economy. At the same time, the Government wants to make sure that appropriate regulations are in place so that everyone’s rights are protected, and so that the UK has a plurality (or mix) of owners in the media industry. It did this through the Digital Economy Act 2010, which was introduced to provide a regulatory framework which could support emerging and future digital media services in the UK.
Britain’s media and telecommunications’ industries are changing. By making sure press, digital, broadcast and mobile services are available to all and responsibly managed, all those actively engaged across media and telecommunication continue to encourage and support a thriving sector.
Television in the UK has changed dramatically from the early days of analogue black and white pictures to today’s digital, multi-channel, high definition service now being delivered via terrestrial broadcasting, satellites and the internet. The pace of change continues, and developments such as ultra-high definition (UHD) continue to demonstrate the importance of technology to the media industry.
Producers, broadcaster and manufacturers are all actively engaged in the development and deployment of the latest advanced televisual services. Be it 4K UHD or the next generation of technologically enabled high intensity media solutions, the Media City Conference, the Future of Media and Telecommunications 2015, promises to be both engaging and unpredictable.
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Registration and Coffee
Opening Remarks from Chair
Professor Seamus Simpson - Professor of Media Policy, University of Salford
Opening Keynote: Technology, Media and Telecommunication: Predictions for the Future
Paul Lee, Partner, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Head of Research, Deloitte LLP
Questions and Answers
Coffee and Networking Break
Connected Viewers Creating Better Viewing
Paul Gilshan, Marketing and Communications Director, Freesat
Questions and Answers
Lunch and Networking
Afternoon Keynote: ‘Better than TV’ how LTE Broadcast will revolutionise Live Sports viewing.
Matt Stagg - Senior Manager of Network Strategy, EE
Trends and challenges in Delivering Digital Media to Users
Users today can access digital media via their smartphones, tablets, smartTVs, and computers but with the emergence of the Internet of Things this list is set to expand to embrace a range of everyday objects. However, the delivery of digital media to users ultimately relies on the performance of the underlying telecommunications networks which themselves are now facing challenges to deliver higher capacity to our homes to fuel our increased consumption and generation of content, to provide ubiquitous connectivity, to handle the transition from High Definition to Ultra High Definition television, and to balance the need for ongoing investment against declining revenues. This presentation will examine how mobile, landline and terrestrial networks are responding to these challenges and the issues that remain to be resolved.
Professor Nigel Linge - Professor of Telecommunications & Laurence Murphy, Programme Leader, Media Technology, University of Salford
|15:25||Questions and Answers|
End of Event Coffee and Networking
Close of Event
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This event will bring key stakeholders together from across the media and telecommunications landscape. Key points addressed on the day will include:
- What is current and likely forthcoming in the future UK media landscape
- Pursuing the next generation of digital TV
- Delivering premium sport content for an unbeatable viewing experience
- Bringing digital TV into the connected era
- Enabling the widespread adoption of 4K and smart TVs
- Overcoming production and broadcast challenges for UHD
- Strategies to compete with OTTs: multiscreen and TV everywhere
- Supporting the growth of digital radio services and infrastructure leading to a decision on a radio switchover
- Creating a local TV framework so that local TV services can be set up across the UK
- Making sure that there is a plurality (or mix) of media owners
- The benefits of sharing new technology and networks across the industry
- Ensuring that media and technology are accessible to the widest range of people, including by encouraging the use of subtitles, and by hosting the e-accessibility forum
- Looking to mobile for future growth
- Keep pace with smart technologies in order to deliver the requirements of a “smarter” consumer
- Will there always be a place for traditional broadcasting?
- Characterising success through the quality of content
- Multiplying the number of broadcast platforms through digital technology
- Enabling content in the digital age
- Blurring the boundaries between technology and broadcasting
- Understanding the implementation and monetisation of content
- Unveiling opportunities to engage audiences and raise revenues through online platforms
- Are telcos and cablecos innovating in their user experience strategies?
Who should attend?
Delegates will include chief executives; heads of production; freelance journalists; commercial directors; managing directors; directors of journalism and communications; heads of local TV licensing; heads of network supply; programme managers; production executives; media lawyers; media consultants; production assistants; creative directors; heads of news; development executives; development assistants; heads of entertainment; directors of creative diversity; publicists; managing editors; heads of policy; heads of programmes; directors of broadcasting; business development managers; communications managers; corporate affairs managers/directors; academics; camera operators; floor managers; broadcast engineers; freelancers; content creators.
They will be drawn from the public, private and voluntary and community and independent sectors and include all those with an interest in the future of media and telecommunications with major telcos, cablecos, broadcasters, content providers and solution providers.