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

DVB World 2006 International Conference

Jurys Hotel and Towers, Dublin, March 1 - 3, 2006

Conference Programme - "The Challenge of Choice"
Day 1 – Wednesday 1st March, 2006

Opening Session
13.00 – 13.15 Opening & Welcome Address
George Waters (IAB)
13.15 – 13.45 Keynote address
Michael T. Schueppert (President, MODEO)
13.45 – 14.00 Chair’s address: "The State of the DVB Project"
Theo Peek, Chair DVB Project
Session 1: DVB Worldwide
Chair person: John Bigeni (DVB Asia Pacific Representative)
14.00 – 14.30 A Worldwide Review of DVB-T Deployments
Alexander Shulzycki (EBU Strategic Information Services)
14:30 – 15.00 DTT – The French Solution
Jean-Michel Dupont (Thomson)
15.00 – 15.30 The DVB plan in the Czech Republic
Petr Vitek (CTV)
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 – 16.30 The transition to Digital in Latin America
Roberto Franco (SBT)
16.30 – 17.00 Digital Television in Africa
Richard Fyffe (MultiChoice Africa)
17.00 – 17.30 DVB-T Down Under
Yvette Payne (The Bridge Network)
Gala Dinner


Day 2 – Thursday 2nd March, 2006

Session 2: Moving On with Mobile TV
Chair person: Prof. Ulrich Reimers (Chair of DVB Technical Module, TUBS)
09.00 – 09.30 Overview of DVB-H and the IP Datacast System
Prof. Ulrich Reimers (Chair of DVB Technical Module, TUBS)
09.30 – 10.00 DVB-H Trials – A Global Snapshot
Juha Ronkainen (Nokia)
10.00 – 10.30 Mobile TV – From Trials To Commercial Service
John Cullen (O2)
10.30 – 11.00 Building the network: technical challenges and network scaling
Simon Mason (Arqiva)
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.00 An outlook on frequency spectrum, RRC06 and the Digital Dividend
Daniel Sauvet-Goichon (TDF)
12.00 – 12.45 Telcos and Broadcasters – who's using whom?
Panel Session
John Cullen (O2)
Markus Lindqvist (Nokia)
Phil Laven (EBU)
12.45 – 13.45 Lunch
Session 3: What’s next for MHP?
Chair person: Graham Mills (Chair of DVB Commercial Module, BT)
13.45 – 14.15 The Italian Job
Alberto Sigismondi (Mediaset)
14.15 – 14.45 A Roadmap for MHP
Jon Piesing (Philips)
14.45 – 15.15 Licenses of MHP essential patents
Helene Jay (Via Licensing)
15.15 – 15.45 Coffee Break
Session 4: DVB in an On Demand World
Chair person: Barry Flynn (Media and IT Services)
15.45 – 16.30 Panel Session:
Ralf Schaefer (Thomson)
Lieven Vermaele (VRT)
David Gillies (Pace)
Session 5: The Never Ending Story - CPCM
Chair person: Anthony Dixon (Chair of DVB IPR Module, Pace)
16.30 – 17.00 The challenge of choosing for more
Leonardo Chiariglione (CEDEO.net)
17.00 – 18.00 CP - there is light at the end of the Tunnel!
Giles Godart-Brown (BSkyB),
Chris Hibbert (Disney),
Corinne LeBuhan Jordan (Nagravision),
Spencer Stephens (Warner), Mark Jeffrey (Microsoft)


Day 3 – Friday 3rd March, 2006

Session 6: HDTV – the New Age Begins
Chair person: David Wood (EBU)
09.10 – 09.40 Quo vadis - a letter from America
Special Guest Speaker - Joe Flaherty (CBS)
09.40 – 10.05 Can we consider 1080p/50, 60?
Ralf Schaefer (HHI)
10.05 – 10.30 Audio and Video Codecs for HDTV?
Ken McCann (ZetaCast)
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.25 The manufacturers and market for HDTV displays
Dietrich Westerkamp (Thomson)
11.25 – 11.50 The HDTV set top box market – open or closed?
David Gillies (Pace)
Closing Panel Discussion
Chair person: David Wood (EBU)
11.50 – 12.50 Should the limited terrestrial spectrum be better used for SDTV, HDTV or Mobile TV?

David Crawford (Telecom Technologies Ltd)
Helmut Stein (ISDM)
Sylvain Audigier (TF1)
Ian Childs (BBC)
12.50 – 13.00 Closing remarks of Chair and End of Conference