DVB World INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
The essential annual conference and exhibition dedicated to DVB standards and their implementation

DVB World 2003 International Conference

Dublin, 5 - 7 March, 2003

Conference Programme
Day 1 – Wednesday 5th March 2003

09.00 – 13.00 Registration
14.00 – 14.30 Opening Remarks
George Waters, President - IAB.
Session 1: The DVB Phenomenon: Where are we now?
Chair person: Helmut Stein (Premiere Medien), Chair of DVB Promotions and Communications Module
14.30 – 14.55 Chairman’s Perspective – State of the project address
Theo Peek (Philips) Chairman of DVB
14.55 – 15.20 The DVB Technical Module - Present and Future
Ulrich Reimers (TUBS), Chairman of DVB Technical Module
15.20 – 15.45 Coffee break
15.45 – 16.10 The Commercialisation of DVB Developments. How accurate have our predictions been?
Graham Mills (BT), Chairman of DVB Commercial Module.
16.10 – 16.35 DVB Promotions and Communications.
Helmut Stein (Premiere), Chairman DVB Promotions and Communications Module.
16.35 – 17.00 The DVB IPR Module
Carter Eltzroth (Mindport), Chairman of the DVB Intellectual Property Rights Module and Anthony Dixon (Pace).
17.00 – 17.30 Panel: Questions to the Chairman
Moderated by: Peter MacAvock, (DVB), Executive Director
  End of Day One


Day 2 – Thursday 6th March 2003

Session 2: Steps to Tomorrow’s Digital Media World.?
Chair person: Ulrich Reimers (TUBS), Chairman of DVB Technical Module
09.00 – 09.30 Audio–Visual Content.
Ken McCann (Zetacast)
09.30 – 10.00 Generic Data Broadcasting Systems.
Alexander Adolf (Micronas)
10.00 – 10.30 Personal Digital Recording, the DVB Way.
Paul Bristow (Philips).
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.30 Cooperation Between Broadcast and Mobile Telecommunications Networks.
David Crawford, Chairman UTMS ad hoc Group.
11.30 – 12.00 DVB-RCS System for Return Channel via Satellite
Gunnar Stette (ESA)
12.00 – 12.30 IP Infrastructures for DVB Services.
Albert Stienstra, (Philips)
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
Session 3: Multimedia Home Platform, the World’s iTV System
Chair person: Georg Lutteke (Philips)
14.00 – 14.30 MPH Implementation and Evolution
Georg Lutteke (Philips)
14.30 – 15.00 OpenCable Application Platform - Status and Promise
Don Dulchinos (CableLabs)
15.00 – 15.30 Technical Aspects of MHP
Jon Piesing (Philips)
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 – 16.30 The work of the MHP Experts Group
Rainer Schaefer (IRT)
16.30 – 17.00 MHP Umbrella Group
Bill Foote (Sun)
17.00 – 17.30 Panel Discussion, Q&A with session speakers.
Chaired by Georg Lutteke (Philips)
  End of Day Two


Day 3 – Friday 7th March 2003

Session 4: Case Studies
Chair person: Herman van Wijk (DigiTag)
09.00 – 09.30 Analogue Digital Switch Over Germany
Hans Hegge (MABB)
09.30 – 10.00 View from the MPEG 4 Industry Forum
Fadi Malak (Harmonic Inc.)
10.00 – 10.30 A New Business Model for Digital Terrestrial in the UK.
Peter Marshall (DTG) and Marcus Coleman (DTG)
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
Session 5: The Challenges of Tomorrow – Who wants to be a Millionaire?
Chair person: David Wood (EBU)
11.00 – 11.20 DTT and DSL – Complements or Competitors?
Giles Maugers (TPS)
11.20 – 11.40 A New International Frequency Plan for Digital Broadcasting
Jan Doeven (Nozema)
11.40 – 12.00 A New Age for Compression.
Jim Bevridge (Microsoft)
12.00 – 13.00 The Big Debate, Panel and Audience debate – When the Hype is over, what will be the Digital Landscape?
Moderated by David Wood.
13.00 End of Conference