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About the group

The aim of the Digital Delivery & Content SIG is to address the challenges and technologies enabling the digital delivery of content. In particular, this SIG focuses on the challenge of delivering content to an array of connected devices available today such as TV, mobile and fixed devices in the best possible manner.

Today, users are simultaneously equipped with multiple devices with varied capabilities and demand that their contents are delivered across devices seamlessly according to their preferences. However, this presents a number of challenges such as the selection of the network technologies and their implications on delivering content, impact on the digital rights taking into account that there are multiple delivery networks and devices. However, these challenges bring in the biggest opportunity. It presents new routes to market for content providers, places demand on the traditional content and service providers to provision innovative & disruptive solutions, and opens the market to new entrants.

Considering these challenges and opportunities, the Digital Delivery and Content SIG would seek to address the following key topics:

  • Technology Options - the technology choices and challenges for Digital Delivery
  • Regulation - the regulatory issues that impact Digital Content
  • Connected Devices - their capabilities and limitations
  • Content and protection - content and consumer protection
  • User experience - creating a valued and seamless experience
  • Next generation services - one stop shop for media plus interactivity
  • Advertising and User Generated Content - the democratisation and metrics of media and delivery
  • Business Models for Content Delivery - the challenge of making money

This SIG provides a great opportunity to bring together Cambridge Wireless members and other parties from across the globe who have an interest in Digital Delivery and Content. We organise events 2-3 times a year and actively encourage networking among the participants.

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SIG Champions

  • Prof David Crawford — Director, Telecom Technologies

    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...

    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.

  • Mr Russell Inman — Executive Product Manager, BBC Research & Development

    Russell holds the post of Executive Product Manager, Media Networks at the BBC. He has also worked as a Senior Network Architect in the BBC's 'Technology Strategy & Architecture' division. Prior to joining the BBC, Russell was a technology consultant operating in the broadcast and wireless sectors. Prior to that, Russell was with Arqiva where he held the post of...

    Russell holds the post of Executive Product Manager, Media Networks at the BBC. He has also worked as a Senior Network Architect in the BBC's 'Technology Strategy & Architecture' division. Prior to joining the BBC, Russell was a technology consultant operating in the broadcast and wireless sectors. Prior to that, Russell was with Arqiva where he held the post of Technology Director. Previous roles have been with the BBC, Crown Castle International and National Grid Wireless. He has led teams which have developed new products and platforms in sectors such as digital TV, mobile TV, 3G and Smart Metering. At Crown Castle, he was a member of the Freeview launch team which, with the BBC and BskyB, launched this successful UK broadcast platform. Russell is a Chartered Engineer and is a Fellow Member of the 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...

    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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