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TV Connect adds leading speakers to programme line-up

February 16, 2016

TV Connect, the leading event in connected entertainment by Informa Telecoms & Media, has announced the addition of several noteworthy speakers from leading global technology and media companies for the upcoming TV Connect 2016 from April 26th to 28th.

“I am looking forward to TV Connect because in a world where technology is constantly changing the way we watch and enjoy our entertainment, it is always invaluable to learn about the next big thing,” said Hugh Westbrook, Product Lead, Sky News.

Notable speakers taking part in TV Connect 2016 include:

Ben Pyne, President, Global Distribution, Disney Media Networks

Jamie Hindhaugh, COO, BT Sport & BT TV

Rhys Beer, VP, Sports Distribution & Business Development, NBCUniversal International

Joan Gillman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Media Services, Time Warner Cable

Mohammed Burhan, CEO, CNBC Arabia

Bob Greene, Managing Director, Online Entertainment, Liberty Global

Mark Melling, Director of AOL Video, AOL

Matthias Maurer, Head of Product Marketing Internet & Content, Deutsche Telekom

Maaz Sheikh, President, STARZ Play Arabia

Marc Lorber, UK TV, Lionsgate

Ben Forman, Principal Streaming Architect, Sky

Jim Slevinsky, Director – Technology Innovation, Telus

Brian Curtis, Senior Director, Product Management, Comcast

Fernando Garcia Calvo, Head of Business Development, Global Video Unit, Telefonica

Hugh Westbrook, Product Lead, Sky News

Murray Barnett, Head of Commercial Broadcast & Marketing, World Rugby

Additional speakers also from Verizon, Fox International Channels, AMC Networks and Vodafone

“TV Connect is the unique annual opportunity for me to gain insight and knowledge of cutting trends in media consumption and distribution,” echoed Murray Barnett, Head of Commercial, Broadcast & Marketing, World Rugby.

To date, TV Connect will host speakers from 28+ countries in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia, and will address a wide range of topics within the following conference keynotes, streams and workshops:

Keynotes: Telco, Pay TV & Broadcast Evolution; Understanding the Impact of Millennial & Multiplatform Digital Natives; Multiscreen Monetisation & Engagement

Conference Streams: Millennial Monetisation, Big Data & Real Time Analytics, IoT, Connected Entertainment and the Smart Home, LTE Broadcast, Connected Content and Emerging Market Focus

Workshops: UK & Next-Gen Formats, Software Defined Video & Cloud Delivery and Content Delivery

“We’re nearly two months away and we already have an outstanding line-up of executives willing and ready to share their insights that will challenge the boundaries of next generation entertainment on a global scale,” echoed Jake McNulty, Head of Marketing at Informa Telecoms & Media.

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