MTM is delighted to be participating at and arranging a wide range of industry leading events and conferences during the course of 2018. To arrange a meeting with a member of MTM’s team at any of the events below or to find out more, please email eventmeeting@mtmlondon.com

Events we are hosting

We are excited to announce our first Technology Pathfinders (a networking group for broadcast executives interested in exploring innovations and future trends in operations and technology) event of the year!

From production studios to boardrooms, media executives are asking questions about a range of new technologies with the potential to “revolutionise” the industry.  But which new technologies need to be front of mind for decision makers in 2018?

How will the use of voice change how audiences search for and discover content? How big is the potential for AI and machine learning to revolutionise the broadcast value chain? Will VR justify the hype or does the opportunity lie in AR instead? Is the shift to the cloud the biggest story going on behind the scenes?

Which new technologies need to be part of every media company’s product roadmap – and which can be parked for now? Join fellow executives this January to discover which trends will really matter for the UK media industry in the next three years.

We would like to invite you to an exclusive forum, exploring the key technology developments set to shape the UK media and broadcasting landscape with a panel of senior industry experts, including:

  • Susie Buckridge – Director of Product and Business Development – YouView
  • Sinead Greenaway – Chief Technology and Operations Officer – UKTV
  • Sylvain Thevenot – Managing Director – Netgem
  • Tom Griffiths – Director of Broadcast and Distribution Technology – ITV

To confirm your attendance at this Technology Pathfinders event, please RSVP to pathfinders@mtmlondon.com or register on our Eventbrite page. The event will commence at 5:00pm, running through to 6:30pm, followed by drinks and networking at the bar. This event is free, but invite-only and limited to 80 executives from the broadcasting and media industries.

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Around the world, TV markets are being disrupted by the growth of premium OTT offerings and multi-platform TV services, with incumbent broadcasters facing growing competition for audiences, subscribers, ad spending, talent and rights. TV markets are becoming increasingly crowded, as OTT providers make their way onto TV screens and leverage their international scale to invest heavily in content, technology, distribution and marketing. National and international broadcasters are responding by launching their own services, in many cases with considerable success, and shifting investment towards more premium, global content, but many industry participants believe that the market is facing a long period of change – viewing behaviours and audience preferences are shifting rapidly, traditional channel brands and industry revenues are under pressure, and broadcasters are racing for scale, through co-productions, partnerships, alliances and acquisitions.

How will the growth and development of OTT services disrupt the TV market during the next 5-10 years – and what does this mean for incumbent broadcasters, nationally and internationally? Will OTT continue to stimulate investment in premium content – or will the bubble burst? Will viewing continue to shift away from traditional broadcast services – apart from news and sport? What steps do broadcasters need to take to reinvent and re-position their brands, service portfolios and operating models to compete in a fast-changing market? How will the growth of OTT impact the UK and international TV production sectors? Will investment in UK content inevitably suffer? Can national broadcasters compete with Netflix and Amazon – and do they need to? Can broadcasters successfully grow their own large-scale subscription OTT offerings – or will they become content providers for the big international OTT providers?

MTM would like to invite you to a special Forum event, exploring OTT and the disruption of the TV market. Our panel for the event will include: Justin Gupta, Head of Broadcast & Entertainment, Strategic Partnerships, UK & Ireland at Google, Carrie Ferman, SVP, Strategy & Business Development at Sony Pictures Television; Martin Goswami, Director of Pay and Distribution at ITV; Humphrey Black, Vice President, Media Distribution, EMEA at Turner; Sarah Milton, All 4 Head of Product at Channel 4; and Kiaran Saunders, VP, EMEA leading Channel Distribution, Business Development & Corporate Finance at A+E Networks. The panel discussion will start promptly at 6:00pm, running to 7:30pm, followed by drinks and networking at the Google Cafe.

To request a complimentary ticket to the event, please RSVP through our Eventbrite page. Please note that places will be confirmed by email and cannot be guaranteed. Any questions should be directed to mtmforum@mtmlondon.com.

Events we are attending

Master digital transformation to embrace evolving customer demands. Customer demands are constantly evolving and will not slow down.

To combat this operators have been managing digital transformation, seamless omnichannel experiences and embedding the Voice of the Customer into their operations. However, with technology breeding disruptive competitors and greater consumer standards, it is increasingly difficult to maintain pace with customers. This is all making operators connect with customers in new ways on new channels with new products.

CEM Global addresses pertinent challenges for B2B and B2C in London on 30th January – 2nd February, 2018 with practitioners given the opportunity to learn from tangible case studies and sit side-by-side with their peers to deduce how to drive revenue.

https://www.customerexperienceevent.com/

Topics – TV session:
Improved data, creativity and measurement for a greater TV effectiveness
  • Gathering the evidence, standard and new, to prove the resilience of TV
  • The importance of TV: exploring people’s relationship with TV
  • Data: Understanding the impact of data on the different actors of the TV ecosystem
  • Audience measurement: Can we move quicker on the measurement of Total Video?
  • TV effectiveness: Comparing the impact of TV vs digital video
  • Creativity: What makes an effective TV spot
 Topics – Radio session:
Research, data & insights for radio sales & marketing
  • New developments in radio & audio measurement
  • Evaluating effectiveness & ROI of radio & audio in the media mix
  • The increasing role of data: architecture & technology

http://www.egta.com/?page=event-registration&idEvent=107

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It’s no secret that TV ratings are down as pay-TV subscribers flee for digital alternatives. Clearly, the business model must adapt. How are TV networks investing in emerging platforms? And with paid subscriptions on the decline, how will media companies find an audience for their work without giving it away for free?

This Hot Topic event, taking place in New York City, will look at how the business and product models of television and OTT are evolving. Join us to spend a day diving deep into what it will mean when we think about TV in five to 10 years.

https://digiday.com/event/digiday-hot-topic-future-tv-february-2018/

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Join the BVE community of creative minds, tech innovators and business leaders and create new ways to craft and tell stories.

Whether you’re inventing new solutions to monetise your content, envisioning new visual and audio experiences, or developing innovative workflow infrastructures, you are working towards a common goal – the advancement of the media and entertainment industry.

https://www.bvexpo.com/

From the core network out, cable is changing. New industry dynamics and technological innovations such as virtualisation, smart cities, IoT, and machine learning are shaking up the business you are in. How will you react? What will your focus be?

https://tmt.knect365.com/cable-congress/

Cable Congress

Following the success of the 2017 Insight Forum, the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE), in partnership with the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA), has confirmed that the event is returning.

As with last year’s event, the half-day session will commence with a networking breakfast from 8:30am before a wealth of speakers take to the stage in Screen 1 to outline changing trends across the home entertainment industry’s digital and physical markets. Speakers at the 2018 event will be announced from January onwards and delegates will again be given further opportunity to network with colleagues in between and after the scheduled auditorium sessions.

http://baseorg.uk/press-releases/base-era-confirm-wednesday-march-14-for-2018-insight-forum/

Developing the digital capability of the UK cultural sector: investment, skills and IP

This timely seminar will examine the next steps for supporting the use of digital technology in the UK cultural sector and the opportunities it brings for developing audiences, partnerships and revenue streams.

It is bringing together stakeholders with key policymakers as the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport analyses responses to its Culture is Digital project which – following on from the Culture White Paper – is supporting cultural and technology organisations in working together around creativity, engagement and capability.

Delegates will discuss the development of digitally-driven business models – particularly around monetisation, marketing and distribution – and consider how to build closer partnerships with the tech and other sectors in order to find new ways of accessing funding and tap into the creative and commercial potential of technology, as well as opportunities for developing international content and expertise.

http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/conference/digital-capability-UK-18

CONNECTED TV WORLD SUMMIT 2018

PROTECT & GROW

As television business models continue to evolve, all participants in the value chain start adjusting to a new leaner environment. Connected TV World Summit will look at the emergence of innovative services that create fresh revenue streams and help major players maintain their leadership in the hyper-competitive TV market.

The event will cover how broadcasters and channels can compete with new show formats and content rights and maximise advertising revenue by creating original multiscreen ad inventory and exploring AVOD opportunities. It will assess the impact of voice-share in the entertainment home and provide a rundown of the steps needed to achieve full TV convergence by unifying data analytics, using the television cloud including multicast-ABR and smarter CDNs for zero-latency live OTT.

Connected TV World Summit 2018 will feature some of the most acclaimed thought-leaders from international platform operators (Pay TV and free-to-air), broadcasters, channel/content owners and online service providers. By attending the event you will learn key insights that will help you create your future business plans.

https://www.connectedtvsummit.com

Strengthen networks. Innovate content delivery. Shape APAC’s digital future.
Broadband TV Connect Asia brings together the Digital TV and Broadband communities to learn, network and collaborate. Two defined tracks of content will tackle current challenges in network upgrade and digital tv transformation, while curated networking events will give you time to connect with both communities and understand how they are becoming increasingly converged; As operators struggle with increased consumer demand driven by video, and media is faced with challenges of digital delivery.

https://tmt.knect365.com/broadband-forum-asia/

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Serve your viewers. Expand your business. Simple right?

The reality isn’t. Shining in an ever-changing market is tough. Experts in bringing the industry together, we get straight to the heart of the issues and latest technologies. We are here to provide the knowledge and tools you need to beat your competition, however big or small, and take every opportunity to grow.

https://tmt.knect365.com/tv-connect/

TV Connect

At the DTG Summit, we have the insight, information and network to navigate you towards a new, smarter and deeply immersive age of television. From the onslaught of sensory stimulation advances in picture and sound to the product and service innovations that are shaping a new content discovery, dispersion and monetisation landscape. The ability to trace, target and verify viewers derives real policy, commercial and critically consumer benefits which will ensure this smart, immersive age has all the stability and scale that we enjoy today. Learn from peers, partners and suppliers, familiar and new, to help you pinpoint and develop your strategy for the future of television.

http://dtg.org.uk/dtg/summit.html

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The leading industry event, covering the impact of Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality beyond gaming.

With such close parallels between realities, the VR World programme highlights where immersive technology is used rather than trying to split into tracks or theatres. Benefit from a complete market view of the immersive tools available to your business.

https://vrworldevent.com/

VR World | Virtual Reality | Augmented Reality | AR | Mixed Reality | MR | Enterprise VR | Conference and Expo | Olympia | London

AR & VR World is an augmented reality & virtual reality event that showcases the technology and business strategies of today. This conference promises a look at the market with case studies from key brands pioneering these technologies

https://tmt.knect365.com/ar-vr-world/

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The media and entertainment industry is in the grip of profound change. On one hand, the days of legacy systems, hardware, and broadcast technology are falling to the past, gradually being replaced by IT and IP-based infrastructures that will become the new standard. On the other, the disruptive forces of emergent technology, new market players, and consumption trends are adding layers of complexity for all industry stakeholders.

MediaTech 360 Summit brings the industry together to address these challenges and unearth the opportunities presented by our evolving marketplace.

https://www.nbmevents.uk/mediatech360summit/

ConnecTechAsia is where technology, ideas, and business converge. Encompassing CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia, and the new event NXTAsia, ConnecTechAsia covers the entire spectrum of communication, broadcast, and enterprise technology and services reflecting the pulse of Asia today.

https://www.connectechasia.com/

ConnecTechAsia

Blockchain Summit London is a 2 day conference and exhibition connecting over 2,500 industry leaders, business decision makers, tech innovators and investors.

Based on unrivalled content and exceptional networking opportunities, Blockchain Summit is the largest dedicated Blockchain Event in Europe. No co-located side events. A purely Blockchain focused audience.

http://blockchainsummitlondon.com/

Blockchain Summit | Blockchain | Conference and Expo | Olympia | London

The Children’s Media Conference is the most important event in the UK for everyone involved in developing, producing and distributing content for kids. We open our doors to delegates from television, radio, film, games, interactive media, magazine and book publishing, the licensing and toy sectors and the arts and culture sectors.

We’ll be focusing on the future and looking at what’s next for media-makers and distributors in both financing and content; the next steps for inclusivity in production and representation; what’s next for audiences; and what’s next in the tech that will define how we’ll all be working, viewing, listening and interacting.

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/events/cmc-2018/ 

 

Within just a few years, dmexco has developed into the most important meeting point for the global digital economy. This is where visitors can conclude direct business deals, make valuable new contacts, and evaluate business ideas. The expo presents all the relevant brands of the digiconomy. The focus is on dialogue — and that certainly pays off.

The number of dmexco visitors from abroad is increasing every year. The Expo and the Conference offer the ideal framework for visitors to meet major agencies and brands and to talk with one another.

https://dmexco.com/conference/

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Taking place in Amsterdam across 6 days, over 57,000 people will converge on the RAI to attend the foremost annual event in the electronic media, entertainment and technology industry. Don’t miss out, ensure you’ve got IBC2018 firmly in your calendar now!

https://show.ibc.org/visit-ibc-explore-learn-and-network/ibc2018-save-the-date

Thank you for making TechXLR8 Asia 2017 a success! Bringing together 5 events under one roof, TechXLR8 Asia consists of 5 co-located events: 5G Asia, IoT World Asia, NV & SDN, the AI Summit and Project Kairos Asia. Featuring live demos, engaging conference content and an exhibition designed to develop new insights and lasting connections.

https://tmt.knect365.com/techxlr8-asia

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