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23 Oct 2020

Broadcast Tech Fest, Day 2: Watch Now

Jake Bickerton - Broadcast
Free streaming speaker sessions on 5G, 6G and the cloud

Broadcast has made all the speaker sessions from the second day of its virtual Tech Fest 2020 event available to stream online.

The event originally took place on the virtual conferencing platform Hopin on 14-15 October. The speaker sessions for day 1 are available at https://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/tech/broadcast-tech-fest-2020-day-1-watch-now/5154156.article.

The theme of the day was ‘5G, Connectivity and the Cloud’ and it consisted of four separate debates, kicking off with a panel discussion about ‘Transitioning to the Cloud’ followed by an educational session called ‘How to put an OB truck in the cloud’. Next up was another panel session focused on ‘5G in media and broadcast’ before the day finished with the future-oriented presentation ‘An Introduction to 6G’.

Each of these sessions is available in full in the YouTube videos embedded below.

Transitioning to the cloud


Claire Feeney, head of content operations, all3media International

Dan Carew-Jones, post production consultant, Arrow International Media

Chair Rupert Watson, M&E sales, Jigsaw24

The Covid-19 lockdown has had a radical impact on production and post-production workflows, with long-established ways of working rapidly transitioned to the new world of remote and cloud-based working. Given the rush to the cloud during lockdown, the transition may not have been handled as carefully and been as well planned out as pre-Covid days. How have content owners managed the process, what are their plans for the future, and what are the pros and cons of aiming for entirely cloud-based working?

How To Guide: How to put an OB truck in the cloud

Jigsaw24’s Rupert Watson and Chris Bailey explain how the NDI processing engine can be used to transition an entire outside broadcast facility to the cloud.

5G in media and broadcast


Geoff Goodwin, senior director, studios, Verizon Media

Claire Harvey, key account manager, Red Bee Media

Matt Stagg, director of mobile strategy, BT Sport

Members from the UK5G council discuss the impact of 5G in media broadcast and what opportunities this creates for the industry.

An introduction to 6G


Alan Carlton, vice president of labs at InterDigital provides an overview of the potential benefits of 6G.

Our next virtual conference comes from Broadcast Tech sister brand Broadcast Sport, which is running its third Sport Tech Forum on 11-12 November, again on Hopin. You can register your interest for the event at https://broadcast-sport.com/events-2020/

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  • Exhibiting and speaking at MPTS was a very worthwhile investment for Blackbird. We made a lot of valuable contacts over the 2 days at what was a busy & well organised event for the UK’s media production industry
    Adrian Lambert
  • I think MPTS is a fantastic opportunity for film, television and online to all come together, ultimately we have so much to learn. We are increasingly needing to and should be producing television & stories that are truly engaging and interactive
    James Levelle
    Adventure Filmmaker
  • Our first show & it’s been a great experience, it surpassed our expectations. We got exposure to a receptive audience which has been incredible. The show worked really well for us & would love to do it again. A well-organised, brilliant experience!
    Bethan Wilkin
  • What I like about MPTS is that it covers everything from creative to very high-end technology. The benefits of attending are simple, it's THE annual event for the screen production industry in the UK and provides the opportunity to connect with people from across the production process
    Paul de Carvalho
  • Panasonic have supported MPTS since its inception, because we wanted to support a show that both considers the constant evolution of our industry and helps deliver new opportunities for our business. We consider MPTS to be a key show for the UK as it provides a platform that focuses on the technology advancements that impact the creative industries, and that is something we want to be a part of
    Nigel Wilkes