SES Ultra HD Conference 2019

  • Thursday13Jun 2019
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    ** This is a past event **

    The SES Ultra HD Conference brings together key players to discuss the state of the industry.

The world is adopting UHD. Programme-makers are happily investing in UHD productions. In Europe’s major markets UHD channels are now multiplying, while OTT services are increasingly dominated by UHD content. Broadcasters such as Sky, Canal Plus now recognise the huge value of UHD transmission, for sport, drama and what Sky calls ‘Shiny floor’ entertainment shows.

4K display sales are at record levels, while individual channel broadcasts in UHD are gathering pace. It is the same in North America where DirecTV and EchoStar’s DISH are fully backing UHD.
Indeed, as the world looks towards 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics as well as annual football championships, the importance of UHD cannot be underestimated.

The event will have broadcasters, from the BBC, Sky, Insight TV, Travelxp 4K, and from 4K programme makers such as Paramax Films on how their UHD plans are evolving, and what the market is buying.
Our examination at the state of the market draws together the statisticians, technologists, broadcasters and retailers to discuss the state of the industry, and the prospects for broadcasters – and viewers – for the rest of 2019 and 2020 and beyond.

We’ll hear from the European Broadcasting Union, from transmission specialists Globecast, the number-crunchers at GfK and our regular panels of technologists and retailers.

Delegates will hear from post-production experts from The Farm and how an increasing number of producers are capturing content in UHD. The BBC’s Phil Layton (head of Broadcast & Connected Systems, BBC R&D), and flushed with the success of their Natural History output, will update delegates on how the BBC is readying for more UHD transmissions. Leading technologists from Ericsson Media, Ateme, Grass Valley, Sony will discuss how their clients are tapping into UHD, while the all-important retail sector will update what’s happening in the High Street.



Time  Description 
09:00 - 09:30


Breakfast/ Networking/ Exhibition Area

10:00 - 10:15 

Welcome Statement 

Mike Chandler, Managing Director, SES Astra GB

Chris Forrester, Chairman for the day, Journalist and Industry Consulta

10:15 - 11:00

The 4K Numbers 

Nick Simon, Account Director/Consumer Electronics, GfK 

Nick Simon, a regular at this event, will deliver his latest analysis of the market, and prospects for future take up across Europe
11:00 - 11:45 

The 4K Post Production 

David Klafkowski, CEO, The Farm Group 

Aiden Farrell, Senior Colourist, The Farm Group

The Farm Group, with a VIP guest panellist, will explain what’s happening in London and Los Angeles as far as the production community is concerned.
11:45 - 12:15


Networking/Exhibition area

12:15 - 13:00 

The 4K Broadcasters, Producers and Transmitters

Prashant Chothani, CEO/ Founder of Travelxp 4K (India)

Sumant Bahl, MD Europe, Travelxp 4K 

Graeme Stanley, CCO, InsightTV, Netherlands 

Amos Rozenberg, CEO, Paramax Films 

Liz McParland, Commercial Director/Contribution, Globecast

13:00 - 14:00 


Networking/Exhibition area

14:00 - 14:30

The 4k Solution Providers 

Eric Baron, MD, EBA Performance 

Guido Meardi, CEO, V-Nova International
14:30 - 15:00

Keynote address - The BBC's View 

Phil Layton, Head of Broadcast & Connected Systems, BBC R&D

15:00 - 15:30 

Keynote address - Sky's View 

Chris Johns, Chief Engineer, Broadcast Strategy, Sky UK

15:30 - 15:50 


Networking/Exhibition Area

15:50 - 16:30

The 4K Technologists 

Ian Trow, Media, Network and Security Consultant, Director Ian Trow Tech

Peter Sykes, Strategic Technology Development
Manager, Sony Professional Solutions Europe 
Neil Maycock, VP/Global Marketing, Grass Valley
Mark Wilson-Dunn, Consultant
Stuart Boorn, Head/Product Portfolio, MediaKind 
16:30 - 17:15 

The 4K Last Mile 

Stuart Savage, Director EU Innovation R&D, LG Electronics 
Howard Saycell, Chief Executive, RETRA
Sean Hannam, Freelance Retail & Technology Journalist
Richard Moreton, Business Development and Industrial Affairs, Samsung Electronics R&D Institute 
17:15 - 17:30 

The Wrap Up

Richard Lindsay-Davies, CEO, Digital TV Group 

Thomas Wrede, VP/New Technology & Standards, SES 
Mike Chandler, Managing Director, SES Astra GB
17:30 - 19:30 Networking Drinks and Reception


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