BBC R&D launches In Session video series

BBC Research & Development has launched a series of video interviews exploring key engineering issues defining the future of broadcasting and content distribution.

The first In Session collection brings together experts from BBC R&D and the wider industry, setting the agenda on the challenges and opportunities digital technology has brought to the industry.

Chaired by BBC News correspondent, Nick Higham, the collection features the BBC's Controller of Research and Development, Matthew Postgate, on the broadcast system of the future and how technology can shape new editorial formats. He is joined by several other leading technologists, author of The Art of Immersion, Frank Rose, who shares insights into digital storytelling, and Dan Snow, filmmaker and historian, explaining the concept of history as metadata.

BBC R&D In Session will return with a new set of guest speakers. Each series aims to bring together broadcasters, academics, start-ups, developers and engineers to help build the media industries and technologies of tomorrow.

Matthew Postgate, Controller of Research Development, BBC, said: "With the launch of our first In Session video series we're aiming to involve the wider industry in defining the longer term challenges and opportunities we face. It's an ideal platform to collaborate and discuss new ideas with all players in the ecosystem, large or small, and I'm looking forward to more In Session events to help push those boundaries."

DTG Staff  |  25.01.2013

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