The aim of the Digital Delivery & Content SIG is to focus on enabling technologies and challenges for the digital delivery of content. In particular, addressing the challenge of bringing content to the array of connected devices available today such as TV, mobile and fixed devices using terrestrial, satellite, IP and cable transmission
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The challenge for the digital delivery of content, is the biggest opportunity facing the industry today. It not only impacts traditional broadcasters, it opens the market to new entrants from the Telco/Service provider market and presents new routes to market for content providers, as well as an array of new devices that have to addressed. What are the network technologies and implications of delivering content, how are digital rights impacted by the fact that there is not one delivery network for content and is the world really changing from broadcasting to unicasting?
The Digital Delivery and Content SIG would seek to address the following key topics:
Digital Delivery and Content SIG ‘Title TBC’
Championed by Tim Cook of Arqiva and Graham Norgett of CellMetric. Details coming soon
Further information will be posted when available
Digital Delivery and Content SIG Event
‘With the DTT platform being squeezed, what are the alternative platforms for content providers?’
Join this topical half day event to hear from key industry insiders and explore the future for content providers. With the provisional agreement that mobile broadband services for EMEA would become aligned with those of other regions, and only just after completing the move of television from 800M Hz to 700M Hz, will the UK now need to go further to meet the requirements of this proposal? With the DDT platform now becoming overcrowded due to the relocation of existing channels, what are the future platform options for content providers? We are delighted to announce that Chris Nokes, Principal R&D Engineer at BBC Research & Development, Peter Couch, Head of Strategy Development for Digital Platforms at Arqiva and Graham Plumb of Ofcom have agreed to speak at this event. Further speakers to be announced shortly.
At the World Radio Conference this year, it was provisionally agreed that EMEA would be bought in to line with the other regions and allocate the 700MHz spectrum for mobile broadband services. This potentially will bring economies of scale for the mobile industry, from the ability to roam seamlessly on an international level, to the production of devices which will be a common form factor on a global basis.
However in the UK, we have only just moved television from the 800MHz band in to the 700MHz block and this will now require an additional engineering exercise to comply with this proposal in to 600MHz. As well as DTT, Programme Making & Special Events (PMSE) occupies the 700MHz band.
The 800MHz & 2.6GHz bands are yet to be auctioned (due next year) and surely demand for additional mobile broadband services needs to be actually justified by usage, prior to allocating additional capacity now?
Initially the 600MHz band was to be used for increased DTT capacity, which would have enhanced the Freeview platform with additional channels. Now existing channels in the 700MHz band need to be reallocated in to the 600MHz block, which will not allow for this potential expansion. Therefore with the DTT platform being squeezed, what are the alternative platforms for content providers?
Speakers at this thought provoking event include:
As with all Cambridge Wireless events, during the day there will be ample networking and opportunities to discuss the event’s hot topics. Speakers for this event will be announced shortly.
The Digital Delivery and Content SIG is championed by Tim Cook of Arqiva and Graham Norgett of CellMetric. We are also extremely grateful to PwC for hosting this event.
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