5G for content acquisition and distribution – Session 1

Brought to you by The Content Production & Delivery Group

The Content Production & Delivery group are delivering a two part webinar series exploring ‘5G for content acquisition and distribution’ These online events will introduce participants to the state of play with 5G for content distribution and production and the path to delivering the benefits 5G

About the event

The Content Production & Delivery group are delivering a two part webinar series exploring ‘5G for content acquisition and distribution’ These online SIG events will introduce participants to the state of play with 5G for content distribution and production and the path to delivering the benefits 5G

Aspirational discussion of benefits of 5G for content production and distribution needs to be turned into operational reality. 5G will enhance what is possible to be achieved with current mobile systems and the advantages to distribution and consumption are obvious through bigger pipes and enhanced agility to support ever evolving content and application platforms. The possibilities for content production and acquisition are also exiting but may be less obvious. 5G will allow service and capacity to be delivered where required through use of small cell and potentially highly localised private 5G networks, edge computing and support of a wide range of equipment and applications (not just those use cases directly involved in content acquisition).

The first session in the series considers the role of 5G for content distribution and security. It covers the role of 5G for the creation of a more varied and vibrant ecosystem for content and the desire of some content creators for greater focus on security.

This informal webinar will be chaired by Tony Lavender, Managing Partner at Plum Consulting and CW SIG Champion. Delegates will be encouraged to submit their own questions to draw on the speakers expertise and experiences.

The second session in the series will take place on the 2nd December, considers the potential of 5G for content creation and production and will explore the how the 5G ecosystem could enhance opportunity, flexibility in the creation environment and the roadmap to arrive there.

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Supported by: UK5G

The national innovation network dedicated to the promotion of research, collaboration and the commercial application of 5G in the UK.

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14:00

Welcome from our CEO, Simon Mead, CW

14:03

Welcome from our Chair, Tony Lavender, Plum Consulting & Content Production & Delivery SIG Champion

14:10

Henry Johnson, Director, Plum Consulting

'5G opportunities in the provision of content distribution'

5G services promise to provide connectivity performance in terms of bandwidth and latency which have hitherto been possible only with fixed network connectivity. This session will look into the capabilities and potential limitations of 5G services once deployed and what that might mean for content delivery to consumers.

14:30

Malcolm Brew, University of Strathclyde

‘5G-enabled remote broadcast’

Malcolm will share some Strathclyde’s insights over the last 10 years in working with BBC and Ofcom on ‘Spectrum Sharing’ and how this has recently been lead to working in an IBC Accelerator Program ‘5G In Remote Production’ A ‘live’ demonstration of a ‘Private 5G Network’ capable of using either ‘Shared’ or ‘Locally Licenced’ spectrum will also be demonstrated.

14:50

Panel session with both speakers chaired by Chair Tony Lavender, Plum Consulting, & Content Production & Delivery SIG Champion

15:00

Closing remarks & webinar ends

Speakers

Malcolm Brew - Senior Research Fellow, University of Strathclyde

Senior Research Fellow in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde

Henry Johnson - Director, Plum Consulting

Henry has been working at the intersection of mobile and broadcast communications for nearly 20 years. As a systems specialist at BBC Technology he worked closely with Hutchison Telecom to design and launch one of the first 3G content delivery platforms in Europe.

He has subsequently worked on major technology provider assessment projects for broadcast and OTT projects. Working for European and East Asian regulators Henry has provided detailed reports covering optimal use of public resources and assessing the resilience of content delivery services and infrastructure to interference and physical damage.

He has performed service launch, and contractor assessment/conformance exercises on behalf of content owners and broadcasters including the UK Premier League, Hollywood Studios, BBC, Sky, Liberty Global, and OSN which have included detailed on-site reviews of technology providers in China and the middle east.

SIG Champions

Nadia Aziz - Innovation Consultant , Unbounded Future Ltd

Nadia is an Evangelist of emerging technologies with an expertise in AR & VR and IoT technologies. 

She has advised C-level executives in Telecom and Media organisations for digital transformation and M&A projects over more than a decade. While being a SIG Champion of Future Devices and Technologies at Cambridge Wireless, she has recently co-founded Unbounded Future, a Deeptech consulting firm based in London.

 

Previously Nadia led Emerging Technologies at NTT Data UK where she supervised R&D and innovation in Augmented (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR), AI, and IoT.  

 

Nadia is a supporter of Women in STEM initiatives and is a mentor at the University College London (UCL) IXN programme. She is an industry advisor to IoTerra, a USA-based B2B marketplace for IoT products and was a co-producer for the GIANT Health Event.

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David Crawford - Professor, Digital Media Research, Ravensbourne, Visiting Professor, University of Essex

David Crawford is a Professor at the University of Essex and at Ravensbourne in the UK, with interests in next generation networks and 'beyond HD' multimedia services. He is well-known in the engineering and business fraternities, having worked for over 40 years in the telecoms and broadcast industries and academia. David lectures on 'ICT', 'Networks' and 'Broadcast Technology', and is Director of a small high tech start-up in France. He also runs his own technical Consultancy Company, TTL, and chairs and presents regularly at technical and business conferences. David is a Member of the Royal Television Society, an ex-Board and Council Member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET), and has been the Executive Producer for the annual IBC Multimedia Conference in Amsterdam for many years.

Tony Lavender - Managing Partner, Plum Consulting

Tony Lavender is a managing partner at Plum Consulting. He has more than 35 years experience in technology, communications regulation, policy and spectrum management. His clients include governments, equipment vendors, network operators and regulators. Tony was a specialist adviser to the UK Parliament 2016 Culture, Media and Sport Committee Inquiry into “Establishing world class connectivity throughout the UK”, he chairs the Steering Board of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum and he was a member of the UK Government’s Expert Panel, established as part of the UK Spectrum Strategy, on “Incorporating Social Value into Spectrum Allocation Decisions”. He has worked on a wide range of studies including on the 5G mmWave ecosystem, spectrum sharing, spectrum valuation and more broadly on electronic communications infrastructure strategy. Tony is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the UK Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Chris Nokes - Principal R&D Engineer, BBC Research & Development

Chris is Head of Distribution Core Technologies Section at BBC Research & Development. With over thirty years' experience in Broadcasting R&D, Chris has been involved in the development of digital television since 1994, including as a key contributor to the DVB-T2 technical study group, and editor of the DVB-T2 specification. He is also Chair of the RF Group of the UK Digital Television Group (DTG). The work of Distribution Core Technologies Section includes amongst others, projects investigating broadcasting to mobile devices including contributions to 4G/5G standardisation, massive MIMO technology and video compression.

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