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Source: BroadcastAsia
BroadcastAsia2012 International Conference to Discuss Key Strategies for Multi-Screen Broadcasting and Approaches in the Migration towards Digital Broadcasting
Over 80 industry speakers to deliberate on new and emerging business models and second screen strategies

SINGAPORE, Mar 28, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - BroadcastAsia2012 International Conference, Asia's eminent conference for the film and TV industries, returns with an impressive line-up of over 80 reputed industry speakers to deliberate on the most critical issues facing broadcasters today. Running from 19th to 22nd June 2012 at the Suntec Convention Centre, the conference agenda foretells the 'reinvention' of the broadcast industry as content is re-purposed towards viewers who have become increasingly more mobile and who view content on various devices. Broadcasters are forced to reckon with this fact and gear up to cater to this growing trend.

With this in mind, the BroadcastAsia2012 International Conference will address the multitude of challenges and opportunities broadcasters face today. Speakers representing the various members of the broadcast ecosystem will touch on many inflection points that are occurring as the industry grapples with shifting content as well as moves towards digitisation in terrestrial broadcasting.

The conference will feature two C-level keynote panel discussions and 10 in-depth tracks, spread over four days. Speakers from leading companies across the globe will bring participants the latest technology developments, future strategies for broadcasters to stay cost effective and profitable, new industry alliances that they will need and outline the workings of future business models. Held concurrently with the BroadcastAsia2012 exhibition, the conference is expected to host 400 senior level executives from all across the world.

Charting the future in broadcasting

As the broadcast industry grapples with shifting landscapes and disruptive technologies, the BroadcastAsia2012 International Conference will commence on 19th June with a keynote panel discussion on Future Business Models. The panel will focus on the question that is on every broadcaster's mind - "What direction is the broadcasting industry taking?" Panelists will closely examine next generation broadcasting models, debate the impact of Google TV, Apple TV, Netflix and Hulu on traditional broadcasting, share perspectives on how to better engage their audiences, and how to continue building and maintaining a robust brand in the eyes of their viewers. Lastly, in the move towards digitisation, panelists will also discuss how they intend to mitigate technology obsolesce and bring their organisations forward with a clearly chartered vision for the future.

Industry watchers say that this decade will see the migration of TV from its historical model of film to the Internet as new technology and consumption patterns pave the way for this migration. According to Gartner's estimate, manufacturers will produce over 70 million broadband connected TV sets worldwide by 2014. Day one proceedings will cover the dynamic interplay of broadcasting and broadband, digital migration roadmaps with suitable enhancement strategies and the outlook for Pay TV operators.

With 10,000 channels and 365 million subscribers, Asia's pay TV industry is booming. Over The Top (OTT) TV is gaining a foothold, offering content to consumers via handheld devices and computer screens. The Pay TV track will explore the promising synergies between Pay TV and OTT as broadcasters recognise the potential of OTT to expand the content they provide to subscribers and the ways to deliver it.

"The explosion of broadband, mobile broadcast and Over the Top Technology (OTT) delivery is challenging the industry to embrace transformational changes as broadband and broadcast come together. As broadcasters touch new markets and previously unreachable audiences, the conference will guide industry professionals and business leaders through a rethink of what customers need and how best to adapt their business models to drive further growth", said Ms. Lindy Wee, Director of PR & Conference from organiser Singapore Exhibition Services (SES).

Multiple-platforms for content distribution a hot topic at the conference

The panel on 20th June will discuss the state of social media and the significance to broadcasting. Speakers of the various tracks will be discussing the impact of social media on broadcasting and explore business models for monetising content on multi-platform, technology for multi-screen and OTT delivery and cloud broadcasting. Jonathan Benartzi, CEO, LiveAsia TV will review the value proposition of the hybrid platform; how broadcasters can aggregate all content on one platform to disseminate to multiple platforms. Danny Wilson, President & CEO, Pixelmetrix Corporation will be discussing the topic of Over-the-Top Television and the technologies, and the differences in OTT and the unique challenges and opportunities.

Day two of the conference will also discuss cloud technologies which are currently used to distribute video content to consumers in a number of scenarios. Ms. Vidya S Nath, Global Industry Manager, Frost & Sullivan, will share how they can also be used effectively for professional video content production and management.

The road ahead for other technologies

On 21st and 22nd June, industry stalwarts will cover the latest developments in file-based workflow and media asset management, expound on the road ahead for DVB-T2 technologies, follow the evolution of HDTV and explore the next frontier in digital radio broadcasting. John Begini, DVB Asia Representative, will be chairing the DVB-T2 track which will cover case studies on DVB-T2 planning, DVB-T2 Trials & Implementation in various countries, and DVB-T2 Lite for mobile applications.

For registration and the conference programme, please contact Cheryl Choy at [email protected].

Shows at a glance:

CommunicAsia2012 / EnterpriseIT2012
Date:          19 - 22 June 2012
Venue:         Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Hours:         19-21 June: 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., 
               22 June: 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
Admission:     Business and trade professionals only
 
BroadcastAsia2012
Date:          19 - 22 June 2012
Venue:         Suntec Singapore
Hours:         19-21 June: 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., 
               22 June: 10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
Admission:     Business and trade professionals only


About Singapore Exhibition Services (SES)

Singapore Exhibitions Services organises a portfolio of international tradeshows serving the Communications, Engineering, Machinery and Lifestyle industries. Its events consistently attract a high level of overseas participation with foreign exhibitors accounting for almost 80% of the show floor. Singapore Exhibitions Services is a member of Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, a global network with over 50 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sesallworld.com.

Contact:
Elaine Sng
Assistant PR Manager
Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: +65 6233 6636
Email: [email protected]

Lisa Alvares / Shelina Mahtani
MSL Singapore
Tel: +65 6327 0284 / +65 6327 0285
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]


Source: BroadcastAsia

Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Sectors: Trade Shows, Film & Video, Media, IT Individual, Consumer Electronics, Broadcast
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