Although traditional linear TV over broadcast networks still dominates audiovisual (AV) consumption today, this is changing with fixed and wireless broadband playing a growing role in delivering and distributing video content. New business models are emerging, eg for LTE broadcasting, both as a substitute for, and a complement to, traditional broadcast networks. However, there is great uncertainty about the prospects and impact of these developments. This seminar, therefore, will focus on the mid to long-term impacts arising from convergence of wireless broadband and broadcasting in Europe and internationally, the implications of the emergence of new business models for delivery of AV services, and the challenges for spectrum policy.
Key questions include:
- What are the benefits for mobile network operators and broadcasters to be able to beam video at mobile devices?
- What kind of services, programs and content of all types might be offered in the coming years?
- What are the implications of sub-700MHz sharing in the context of co-existence or convergence?
- What will be the impact for both telecom operators and the broadcasting industry and will models of cooperation may emerge?
Registration and coffee from 09.30 – Meeting from 10.00 to 13.15
Gerard Pogorel, Telecom ParisTech
Branimir Stantchev, European Commission
Rosario Baratta, Telecom Italia
Darko Ratkaj, European Broadcasting Union
Wladimir Bocquet, GSMA
Philip Kelley, Nokia
Guillaume Lebrun, Qualcomm
Karl-Heinz Laudan, Deutsche Telekom
Lodovico Benvenuti, Mediaset