Julius Mong, New Technology Specialist, Eurofins Digital Testing/HbbTV Association

Julius manages Professional Services at Eurofins Digital Testing which specialises in device testing, conformance programmes for media and digital TV. Julius has over 15 years of experience in software development, project management, technical consulting, marketing and business development. He has held various technical and business oriented positions in the digital media and broadcast as well as the digital marketing industries. Julius is based in Bristol UK and his team has been active in delivering DTT and HbbTV projects in EMEA, including most recently the official Croatian test suite for HAKOM.

Latest developments in HbbTV

A quick overview of the latest on HbbTV including a quick intro to Operator Application and a new initiative on Targeted Advertising that HbbTV has been working with DVB on.

Rainer Fritz, Solution Architect, Rohde & Schwarz Österreich GesmbH

Mr. Rainer Fritz has more than 15 years of experience in broadcasting business. Activities of movie production, cameraman and responsible up to complete workflow at broadcasters. He has also been working in the postproduction area for the last few years. Since the beginning of 2017, Mr. Fritz is employed as a Solution Architect (File Based Media) at Rohde & Schwarz Österreich GesmbH for Central and Eastern Europe.

NEW way of Contribution/Distribution with RelayCaster™

RelayCaster™ enables distribution of your content across any distance, to any place that is reachable by Internet public infrastructure.

Optimized contribution and distribution of live content over public Internet. Improved reliability and higher bandwidths on long distance

  • Field-proven QoS maximization for unmanaged IP networks: handles packet loss (up to 50%) and jitter issues
  • Secure live contribution and distribution with encryption (optional)
  • Your professional A/V link into the cloud: Point-to-point, point-to-multi-point, multi-to-multi-point
  • Adaptive H.264 compression for maximum bandwidth savings

Yvan Barbotin, Product Marketing Engineer, Enensys Technologies, Broadcast Network

After a first experience in Telecom sector, Yvan joined Enensys Technologies in 2011 as developer for IP switches products. From the end of 2014, Yvan worked as developer and project manager for Targeted content products. Expert of this product line, Yvan is now Product Manager. Yvan holds is engineering degrees from ENSSAT (Lannion, France)
In a fast changing world, Enensys Networks supports business players in content distribution to enable Efficient Media Delivery (Terrestrial Broadcasting, Targeted Content Insertion, Switches & IP Transport, LTE Broadcast).

Targeted content insertion

ENENSYS’ solutions offer the capability for broadcasters to deliver local and targeted content according to regional location of their distributed signal. Managing the insertion or replacement of local TV service, up to the adaptation of the TV service by replacing dedicated content (news, ads….), our solutions are useful for these applications:

  • Local TV/Channel Insertion
  • Targeted Ads Insertion
  • Targeted News Insertion
  • Targeted Emergency Alert

Maja Kurjak, Director of multimedia software development, CS Computer Systems

Maja Kurjak, works as a director of multimedia software development at CS Computer Systems.
As an electrical engineer used to work in radio and TV broadcasting business for 15 years on different positions. Four years ago joined CS Computer Systems and made a switch from traditional broadcasting to OTT world.

OTT services are not an option anymore – OTT is expected, right besides regular TV

OTT services are not an option anymore – OTT is expected, right besides regular TV.

Is it possible for broadcasters to make future plans without OTT and cloud services or should they just find the way how to utilize multi-platform possibilities?

Andrej Žejn, Regional Sales Director CEE, Ateme

Andrej Žejn is Regional Sales Director for Central and Eastern Europe in Ateme. As B.Sc. in Telecommunications he has more than 12 years of experience in the wider European broadcast market, with technology experience ranging from early IPTV installations to the latest OTT, cloud and virtualized setups.

Broadcast – 2018 and beyond

Short update on the trends in the industry following the news and releases of the first half of 2018, with an outlook of where the future might take us.

Zhao Ye – Nick, Director of Video solution sales, CEE & Nordic region, Huawei

Zhao Ye – Nick is now leading the Video solution sales team of Huawei Central Eastern Europe and Nordic region. He has been in TV and Media industry, especially within Telco domain for 15 years, taking product management, marketing, business development and solution sales role, including 10 years working experience in Europe.

Huawei Envision Video Platform – Way Forward with Video Services

In quite dynamic Video market, Huawei is very significant player, positioned as vendor for E2E Video Platform solution development, deployment, and business consultancy. The presentation aim is to deliver key messages on Video market trends, and how Huawei plans to meet them.

Simon Daniels, Business Development Manager, WorldCast Systems

After a career as a sound engineer, including sessions at Air and Abbey Road Studios, Simon Daniels worked in product management and business development for a number of leading audio and broadcast manufacturers, including Neve, Fairlight and Audio Processing Technology. Simon’s current role is Business Development Manager for WorldCast Systems, promoting the Ecreso, Audemat and APT product ranges in Northern, Central and South Eastern Europe.

A New Approach to Mobile OB Contribution: Mobile SureStreamer

The presentation will look at the changing visions for broadcasting and the evolution of mobile networks. This will be followed by a practical explanation of how the Mobile SureStreamer uses diverse streaming to maximise reliability with minimal additional latency, and a look at the main areas of application in news reporting, sports-casting and remote desktops.

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