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.