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R&D in Session: IP in broadcasting – from creation to consumption


Monday, July 22, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 2:50 PM (BST)

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In Session: Internet protocols in broadcasting – from creation to consumption


In a series of curated discussions, hosted by one of the BBC’s most experienced correspondents, this day long, informal discussion will offer pointers to the future and stimulate debate. 6 experts discuss the challenges, problems, benefits and pitfalls of the move to an IP-based future for broadcasters and share real life stories from the trenches about rollouts and deployments, from inside and outside the BBC. It will take place in Central London and be filmed for viewing on the BBC website.


Chair: Nick Higham, BBC News Correspondent

BBC R&D Host: Matthew Postgate, Controller, R&D





Registration and Coffee


IP in Production


Phil Tudor, Section Lead, Automated Production and Media Management, BBC R&D

Bevan Gibson, Head of Operations & Technology, Sky Creative


IP in Distribution


Brandon Butterworth, Chief Scientist, BBC R&D

Colin Davies, Service Provider Video Technology Group, Cisco


Comfort Break


IP to Consumer


Nicholas Humfrey, Technical Architect, BBC Radio and Music


Ian Mecklenburgh, Director, Consumer Platforms, Virgin Media




Q&A Panel

Selection of speakers

James Purnell, Director, Strategy and Digital, BBC

Diane Coyle, Vice-Chair, BBC Trust



Have questions about R&D in Session: IP in broadcasting – from creation to consumption? Contact BBC R&D

When & Where

BBC New Broadcasting House, Radio Theatre
Portland Place
W1A 1AA London
United Kingdom

Monday, July 22, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 2:50 PM (BST)

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The BBC R&D Department is the core of the corporation's effort to be at the cutting edge of media technology, and drives the exploration of exciting new tools for the production and distribution of programming.

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