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

DVB World 2011

International Conference & Exhibition
Nice - March 9-11


Day 1 - Monday 7th March
09h30-12h00 Pre-conference Masterclass: "An Introduction to DVB 2nd Generation Broadcast Systems"
12:00 - 13:00

Conference Registration
Delegate registration, coffee and sandwiches

Keynote Session
Chair: Helmut Stein (Chair, DVB Promotions and Communication Module)
13:00 - 13:05 Opening Remarks
Helmut Stein
13:05 - 13:15 Chairman's Address
Phil Laven (Chair, DVB Project)
13:15 - 13:45

Keynote Address - Broadcast and Communications: Friends or Foes?
How many times over the last ten years have we heard guru's claim "broadcasting is obsolete!"? But will broadband become ubiquitous and sweep all before it? As long-time head of the influential CRC R&D lab in Canada, which researches both telecommunications and broadcasting, Veena Rawat is ideally placed to cast a judgement on this. Of course, 'reports of the death of broadcasting are exaggerated', and Dr Rawat will explain why.
The presentation will explore new video distribution models, future technologies, associated spectrum and regulatory issues, and the extent of the convergence between broadcast and telecom networks.
Veena Rawat (CRC, Communications Research Centre Canada)

Flagship Session
Chair: Helmut Stein (Chair, DVB Promotions and Communication Module)
13.45 - 14:15

The Future of Content Delivery
The future of content delivery is tied up with the future of content. Are the changes really being driven by audiences or by technology providers? Alix will cover HD, VOD, DVB-T2, YouView and more.
Alix Pryde (BBC)

14:15 - 14:45

Mobile Multimedia Delivery over LTE Networks
The first LTE network started commercial operation in 2009. In 2010 support for enhanced multimedia broadcast and multicast services (eMBMS) was added to LTE. How does it work and perform?
Joerg Huschke (Ericsson)

14:45 - 15:15 Coffee Break and Exhibition
15:15 - 15:45

Setting the Standard in Africa
Southern Africa recently recommended DVB-T2 as the DTT standard for the region. Gerhard reviews this visionary decision and the amazing opportunities and challenges of migrating directly to DVB-T2.
Gerhard Petrick (SADIBA)

15:45 - 16:15

Semiconductor Solutions for 2nd Generation DVB Receivers
How does Sony develop its DVB demodulator products and how does it benefit from the 'family effect' of the various 2nd Generation DVB standards? What are the future trends in DVB chipsets?
Steve Beck (Sony)

16:15 - 16:45

Green Broadcasting
The real cost of data, audio and video transfer from an environmental perspective. What can be done to minimize the impact?
Janet West (ecoSkills Zone)

16:45 - 17:15

DVB in France: How Can You Broadcast to a Country with 256 Different Kinds of Cheese?
What does the future of DTT look like in France? What are the other big topics in France?
Jean-Pierre Lacotte (Technicolor)


DVB World Evening Event
All delegates, speakers and exhibitors are invited to join us for a Magical evening with food and drinks at the Meridien Hotel. Complete details will be announced on-site.

Day 2 - Tuesday 8th March
DVB Today Session
Chair: Ulrich Reimers (Chair, DVB Technical Module; Technical University Braunschweig)
09.00 - 09:15 Chairman's Introduction
09:15 - 09:45

DVB-C2: Preparations for the Commercial Launch
After the completion of DVB-C2 in 2010, 2011 will focus on the validation & verification and implementation. What are the latest test results and how can operators plan DVB-C2 deployment?
Christoph Schaaf (Kabel Deutschland; Chair DVB TM-C2) & Philipp Hasse (TU Braunschweig)

09:45 - 10:15

DVB-S2 Satellite Contribution Networks Keep Up with New Production Workflows
With the advent of tapeless production and IP networks, broadcast contribution is no longer exclusively linear. Can satellite contribution networks still compete? Is DVB-S2 up to the job? (Yes!)
Koen Willems (Newtec)

10:15 - 10:45

Next Generation Interactive DVB satellite systems - DVB-RCS2
Ten years after the DVB-RCS standard, the Next Generation Interactive DVB satellite systems will have better performance and IP support. What interactive satellite systems will there be in the next years?
Harald Skinnemoen (AnsuR Technologies, representing SatLabs; Chair DVB TM-RCS)

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break and Exhibition
11:15 - 11:45

DVB-CSA3: The Clever Choice
Twenty years after its first security and encryption standard, DVB launched its successor, DVB-CSA3. How can one combine moving to DVB-CSA3 with the move to the DVB 2nd Generation Standards?
Bertrand Wendling (Nagravision)

11:45 - 12:15

DVB-T2 in the Republic of Serbia
Without a previous switch-over strategy, Serbia has the benefit of being able to go straight to DVB-T2 and optimize its spectrum. What does Serbia’s switch-over strategy and network planning look like?
Irini Reljin (Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Society, Republic of Serbia)

12:15 - 12:45

Multi-PLP with DVB-T2
Multiple Physical Layer Pipes is a new feature of DVB-T2, allowing combinations of different coverage layers and portable and mobile services in one area. The first results and an outlook are presented here.
Stefan Krueger (Media Broadcast)

12:45 - 14:00 Networking Lunch and Exhibition
Mobile TV Session
Chair: Peter Siebert (Executive Director, DVB Project Office)
14:00 - 14:10 Chairman's Remarks
14:10 - 14:40

DVB-NGH: The Next Generation of Mobile Broadcasting
What will the next generation handheld broadcasting standard bring? How does it relate to other existing mobile TV standards and especially DVB-T2?
Frank Herrmann (Panasonic; Chair DVB TM-H)

14:40 - 15:10

Mobile Reception of DVB-T2
Besides the stationary reception of HDTV, DVB-T2 can support various broadcast scenarios, including mobile reception. The results of mobile DVB-T2 field trials in northern Germany are presented here.
Mariem Makni & Joerg Robert (Technical University Braunschweig)

15:10 - 15:40 Mobile DTV in the United States
The USA completed its digital switchover in June 2009. The ATSC Mobile DTV standard was completed a few months later and is now being rolled out. What does the US mobile TV landscape look like?
Mark Richer (ATSC)
15:40 - 16:10 Coffee Break and Exhibition
16:10 - 16:40

Monetizing Mobile and Multiscreen TV Usage
Media consumption is rapidly changing and mobile media usage is exploding. How can hybrid TV distribution help to offer wide coverage and innovative multiscreen services and business models?
Herbert Mittermayr (Alcatel-Lucent, bmco forum)

Mobile TV Panel Discussion
Moderator: Phil Laven (Chair, DVB Project)
16:40 - 18:00

Mobile TV: Supply and Demand? A panel discussion on the balance between technical solutions and business models for mobile TV. Olivier Dhotel (Orange), Frank Herrmann (Panasonic, Chair DVB TM-H), Mark Richer (ATSC), Herbert Mittermayr (Alcatel-Lucent, bmco forum).

Day 3 - Wednesday 9th March
Future Session - On and Over the Horizon
Chair: Dietrich Westerkamp (Director Standards Coordination, Technicolor)
09:00 - 09:10 Chairman's Remarks
09:10 - 09:40

Ultra High Definition Television: Dream or Reality?
The ITU-R envisages a common worldwide UHDTV standard by the end of 2011. What has already been agreed? Service are probably still distant, but now is the time to ensure the standard will meet our needs.
David Wood (Deputy Director, EBU Technical; Chairman ITU-R WP6C)

09:40 - 10:10

Media Industry and Internet Entente Cordiale - Streaming, Net Neutrality and Stuff
How can existing DVB technology be used to build an IP-only ecosystem? What kind of convergence does this allow? How does this link to the net neutrality discussion and how does that affect broadcasters?
Alexander Adolf (Condition Alpha; Chair DVB TM-GBS)

10:10 - 10:40

IPTV: Much More Than Just TV
How can IPTV offer more than just TV? What are the available (interactive) services that go beyond classical broadcast TV?
Alexander Will (Deutsche Telekom)

10:40 - 11:10 Coffee Break and Exhibition
11.10 - 11:50

DVB-3DTV Progress Report
A joint report from DVB's commercial and technical 3DTV working groups. How will the DVB Frame Compatible Stereoscopic 3DTV spec handle signalling, graphics and overlays? What are the next steps?
David Daniels (BSkyB; Chair DVB TM-3DTV)

11.50 - 12:10

DVB Subtitles in 3D
Subtitles are an often underrated, yet very important TV feature. However, everything changes in the 3rd dimension. How does the newest DVB-SUB specification arrange the placement of subtitles in 3D TV?
Nick Tanton (BBC; Chair DVB TM-SUB)

12.10 - 12:40

3D Gaming and 3DTV
2010 saw the dawn of a new age of Stereoscopic 3D and the release of a range of 3D-TV console games. What have we learned and what is the future of 3D in the home from a games perspective?
Paul Holman (Sony)

Conference Wrap-up
12:40 - 13:00 Conference Wrap-up
Phil Laven (Chair, DVB Project)
13:00 DVB World 2011 Conference & Exhibition Closes


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