This event is part of the Brunch Bytes programme of technical briefings, aimed at digital and creative companies across the Northwest. The series is running parallel at both Lancaster University's InfoLab21 and Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus. To view the entire programme go to:
NB. To be eligible to attend this free event you should be from a northwest SME from the digital and creative sector. Priority will be given to Northwest based SMEs from the digital and creative sectors. Places can only be guaranteed to companies booked onto 3 or more briefings.
IPTV & 2nd Screen, The Future of Broadcasting
As high speed broadband becomes more widely available, so does IPTV. As technologies change and merge, IPTV is becoming more mainstream in society. The number of global IPTV subscribers is expected to grow from 28 million in 2009 to 83 million in 2013.
This briefing will explain how and why people and companies are sending television programmes over IP data networks. You will discover how global television services are already available through broadband networks such as the internet and the differences between managed and over-the-top (OTT) services and service providers. You will also learn how consumers are increasing using mobile technology as a 'second screen' to interact with television. The session will include brief overviews of key technologies, current trends and hot topics for this fast paced industry as well as some demonstrations of IPTV services.
Why attend and what will you get out of it?
- Discover new opportunties that are being developed through IPTV
- Consider how use of a second screen could impact industry and business
- Uncover ways to exploit IPTV and second screen within your business
- Become aware of market trends and plan ahead to stay on top of the game
Who should attend?
SME owner/managers in the digital and creative industries
Companies looking to gain insight into emerging technologies
SME Owner/managers wanting to apply new technologies within their company
Companies looking to utilise academic expertise from InfoLab21
Dr. Keith Mitchell
Dr. Keith Mitchell is a Research Fellow within the School of Computing and Communications Systems at Lancaster University and Co-founder of 21media Innovations Ltd, a technology spin-out based in InfoLab21. Keith's reserach interests fall broadly into the areas of human-computer interaction, context-aware computing and multimedia systems. In recent years, his attention has turned to next generation TV and content centric networks and investigating how knowledge pertaining to user activity can be used to inform personalised delivery of services to the viewer.
10:00 - Registration and refreshments
10:30 - Dr. Keith Mitchell, InfoLab21 - IPTV & 2nd Screen, The Future of Broadcasting
11:30 - Q & A
12:00 - Lunch and networking
13:00 - Close
Please contact Carolyn Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org or 01524 510465 if you have any problems with registering.
ISTEP at InfoLab21
This event is supported by InfoLab21 as part of ISTEP's regional events programme.
ISTEP is a project designed to indentify and support interactions between the North West’s Digital and Creative industries and InfoLab21’s Departments of Computing and Communication Systems, directly helping businesses to collaborate with the 270+ strong research community at InfoLab21. ISTEP is delivered under the “Innovation, Advice and Guidance” product, part of the Government’s Solutions for Business portfolio, a highly targeted, publically funded suit of products and services offering solutions to real business needs.
ISTEP is a project designed to indentify and support interactions between the North West’s Digital and Creative industries and InfoLab21’s Departments of Computing and Communication Systems, directly helping businesses to collaborate with the 270+ strong research community at InfoLab21.
ISTEP is delivered under the “Innovation, Advice and Guidance” product, part of the Government’s Solutions for Business portfolio, a highly targeted, publically funded suit of products and services offering solutions to real business needs.
When & Where
InfoLab21, Lancaster University
InfoLab21 is Lancaster University's world-class ICT Centre of Excellence.
It is a well equipped, high-tech environment providing ICT support for businesses, business incubation facilities, ICT education & training, and research & development.