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With our world shifting to virtual, we have recently launched some webcasts (including our recent COVID-19 | Transforming the TV Industry series) for your viewing. Below you can find our upcoming instalments and register to join in the discussion.

Missed a webcast? You can also find our recent ones on this page – the full sessions are available to watch on-demand.

Upcoming webcasts

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Past webcasts

DTG TV Transformers Showcase 

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND

  • Part One (Originally shown on 26 AUGUST | 2pm BST)
  • Part Two: (Originally shown on 27 AUGUST | 2pm BST)

To champion and celebrate innovative thinking in the digital TV industry, the DTG has launched its first-ever TV Transformer Showcase. This Showcase offers Scale-ups and Start-ups an opportunity to provide innovative solutions to enhance the viewer experience, whether that is software, hardware or initiatives.

Finalists will showcase their ideas on 26 / 27 August across two interactive one-hour webcasts – in just 10 minutes! The audience will be voting for the best solution with their virtual money.

Watch Part One now

Watch Part Two now

 

Content for All, Television for All | Accessibility at Home: The Last Link

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND (Originally shown on 6 AUG | 2pm BST)

Accessibility at Home: The Last Link is the third instalment in our Content for All, Television for All webcast series.  The series explores the challenges, advances and evolutions in the technologies that surround accessibility.

Delve further in to the technologies that aim to make content accessible to all. Join us to explore content creation for visually-impaired viewers, recent trends in remote controls, the smart speaker user experience, and the policy that currently supports content accessibility.

David Bradshaw, the Chairman of our Accessibility working group is joined by special guests Tim Carrington, Co-Founder and Director of Visual Assistant, Oliver Teece, Managing Director of TW Electronics, Emma Young, Graduate R&D Engineer for BBC R&D and Cathy Taylor, Standards and Audience Protection for Ofcom, to discuss the technologies and policy making content and television available to all.

Closed captions will be available for this webcast.

Register now

 

Live Sport | Are the fans driving innovation?

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND (Originally shown on 16 JULY | 2pm BST)

We’re exploring Live Sport and the innovation that aims to offer its fans the ultimate viewing experience. Andy Brember, Commercial Director at Kantar, will be setting the scene, then joining him for a discussion will be Matt Stagg, Director of Mobile Strategy for BT Sport, Melissa Lawton, Live Sports Production for Facebook and Tony Page, President of Digital and Live Divisions for Deltatre. Register now and join us on Thursday 16th July at 2pm BST for a lively debate.

Register now

Addressable TV | What are the realms of possibility?

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND (Originally shown on 17 JUNE | 2.30pm BST)

We’re exploring the realms of possibility with Addressable TV.

Jane Ostler, Global Head of Media, Insights Division at Kantar, will be setting the scene, then joining her for a discussion will be Lara Izlan, Director, Advertising Data & Analytics at ITV, Maria Flores Portillo, General Manager for EMEA at Amobee and Justin Gupta, Head of Broadcast & Entertainment, UK & Ireland at Google. Register now and join us on Wednesday 17th June at 2:30 pm BST for a lively debate.

Register here

 

Lockdown TV Tech | How to make the most of what you’ve got

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND (Originally shown on 4 JUNE | 4pm BST)

Join RTS Fellow and Chairman of the DTG, Simon Fell, and his panel of industry experts to discuss the home entertainment technology that’s available to audiences today to make their viewing experience the best it can be under lockdown and what’s coming next.

We’ll look at technologies such as NextGen Audio, voice recognition, 4K, 8K, and much more.

PLEASE NOTE: This webcast is available to DTG & RTS members ONLY. A password is needed to access the webcast – please contact us for this. 

Register here

Content for All, Television for All | Evolving Access Services

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND (Originally shown on 28 MAY | 1pm BST)

Evolving Access Services is the second instalment in our Content for All, Television for All webcast series.  The series explores the challenges, advances and evolutions in the technologies that surround accessibility.

David Bradshaw, the chairman of our Accessibility working group is joined by Nigel Megitt, BBC’s Executive Product Manager, Dr Giacomo Inches, Fincons Group’s Innovation Technologist, and Dr Mariana Lopez, the University of York’s Senior Lecturer in Sound Production and Post Production.

Closed captions are available for this webcast.

Watch now

 

COVID-19 | Transforming the TV Industry: The Resilience of the Internet with EY

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND (Originally shown on 21 MAY | 2pm BST)

The Resilience of the Internet is the fourth instalment in our COVID-19 research webcast series. Delving into EY’s research, we examine internet performance during the Stay-At-Home period with EY  and DTG Member, Fastly.

Join our CEO, Richard Lindsay-Davies, EY’s Lead Telecommunications Analyst, Adrian Baschnonga, mireality’s CEO and Founder, Maria Ingold, Fastly’s VP EMEA, Noel Penzer, and BT’s Director of Television and Broadband Infrastructure, Ian Parr, for a lively debate.

Watch now

 

State of the Nation: UK Digital Television Innovation Report 2020

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND (Originally shown on 6 MAY | 2pm BST)

State of the Nation: UK Digital Television Innovation 2020 will introduce the first of what will become DTG’s annual datasets and analysis, providing a snapshot of the industry’s significant contribution to the British economy and society.

An important elevator pitch to Government, investors and international partners which will set out the value the UK contributes as a world leader in the sector.

Join our CEO, Richard Lindsay-Davies, Futuresource’s Principal Analyst for Media and Entertainment, David Sidebottom, and Principal Analyst for Home Electronics, Jack Wetherill, plus special guests, award-winning business journalist and media commentator Kate Bulkley, and BT Sport COO Jamie Hindhaugh, as they discuss the headlines of our findings.

Watch now

 

COVID-19 | Transforming the TV Industry: Staycations and CE Devices with Futuresouce

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND (Originally shown on 29 APRIL | 2pm BST)

Staycations and CE Devices is the concluding webcast in our COVID-19 research webcast series. In it we consider what will happen to the electronics hardware market in 2020 in light of the current pandemic.

Join our CEO, Richard Lindsay-Davies, Futuresource’s Principal Analyst for Home Electronics, Jack Wetherill, DTG Testing’s Head of Delivery, Ranjeet Kaur and Retra’s CEO, Howard Saycell, to take a deep dive into the findings.

Watch now

 

COVID-19 | Transforming the TV Industry: Viewer Behaviour with EY

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND (Originally shown on 22 APRIL | 2pm BST )

Viewer Behaviour is the second instalment in our COVID-19 research webcast series. New EY research of 2,000 UK consumers explores how households are changing their digital attitudes and habits towards tech, media and telecoms products and services since the COVID-19 outbreak.

Join our CEO, Richard Lindsay-Davies, EY’s Global Media and Entertainment Lead Analyst, Martyn Whistler, ITV Hub’s Head of Product, Stu Jones, Discovery’s EVP General Manager UK and ANZ, James Gibbons, i2 media research’s Innovation Lead, Leah Kurta, and Simplestream’s co-Founder and CCO, Dan Finch, to take a deep dive into the findings.

Watch now

 

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COVID-19 | Transforming the TV Industry: The Impact on Entertainment with Futuresource

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND (Originally shown on 15 APRIL | 2pm BST )

The Impact on Entertainment is the first instalment in our COVID-19 research webcast series. COVID-19 has had an unprecedented effect on the world; cancellation of events and matches have seen a huge hit on live sporting and created a shift. We’ve seen a significant upsurge in demand in numerous other forms of entertainment, particularly on demand TV and video services.

Join our CEO, Richard Lindsay-Davies, Futuresource’s Principal Analyst for Media and Entertainment, David Sidebottom and VOD Professional’s Managing Editor, Kauser Kanji to take a deep dive into the findings.

Watch now

 

Content for All, TV for All - NGA DTG Webcast

Content for All, Television for All | Next Generation Audio for Accessibility

NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND (Originally shown on 24 MARCH | 2pm BST )

Next Generation Audio for Accessibility is the first episode in our Content for All, Television for All webcast series.  It explores the challenges, advances and evolutions in the technologies that surround accessibility.

David Bradshaw, the chairman of our Accessibility working group is joined by Simon Tuff, BBC’s Principal Technologist and co-Chair of the FAME Audio Sub-Group, Rupert Brun, Fraunhofer’s Broadcast Consultant, John Paton, RNIB’s Innovation and Technology Officer, and Lauren Ward, BBC R&D’s Audio Research Engineer.

Closed captions are available for this webcast.

Watch now

 

 

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