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FITCE Congress 2018


57th FITCE Congress, UK 2018

Delivery and Consumption of Digital Media

6-7 September 2018, MediaCityUK, Salford


K E Y N O T E   P R E S E N T A T I O N S


The 2018 FITCE Congress was priviledged to have five keynote presentations. These were from Jamie Hindhaugh, BT Sport, Ian Macrae, Ofcom, Laurence Murphy, University of Salford, Ian Wagdin, BBC R&D, and Fernando Garcia Calvo, Huawei Video Business (Europe). You can watch a recording of each of these keynote presentations on this page.


Keynote 1: Jamie Hindhaugh, BT Sport
“The BT Sport studios facility”

The first keynote presentation was delivered by Jamie Hindhaugh, Chief Operating Officer, BT Sport on the morning of Thursday 6th September 2018. He discussed the establishment of the BT Sport studio facilities and considered the challenges faced by broadcasters in delivering live sport programming. Jamie was introduced by Professor Nigel Linge from the University of Salford.

Keynote 2: Ian Macrae, Ofcom
“The changing picture: trends in how we access and watch TV and other video”

The second keynote presentation was delivered by Ian Macrae, Director of Market Intelligence, Ofcom on the morning of Thursday 6th September 2018. He presented data from Ofcom’s recently published “Media Nations 2018” and “The Communications Market 2018” reports that show important trends in the changing behaviours of UK media viewers. Ian was introduced by Professor Nigel Linge from the University of Salford.

Keynote 3: Laurence Murphy, University of Salford
“8K and holography, their impact on communications and future media technology”

The third keynote presentation was delivered by Laurence Murphy, Senior Lecturer in Media Technology, University of Salford and a UK representative of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) on the afternoon of Thursday 6th September 2018. He examined how broadcast and television engineering has evolved and the synergies that now exist with telecommunications. This is especially true in the context of new, higher resolution 4K and 8K, broadcast standards. Laurence was introduced by Professor Andy Valdar, President of FITCE.

You can download a PDF version of Laurence’s presentation using the button below.

PDF: Laurence Murphy keynote presentation
Keynote 4: Ian Wagdin, BBC R&D
“The impact of future networks on media content creation and distribution”

The fourth keynote presentation was delivered by Ian Wagdin, Senior Technology Transfer Manager, BBC R&D on the morning of Friday 7th September 2018. Ian was introduced by Professor Nigel Linge from the University of Salford.

Keynote 5: Fernando Garcia Calvo, Huawei Video Business (Europe)
“New TV and video services”

The fifth keynote presentation was delivered by Fernando Garcia Calvo, Director, Huawei Video Business (Europe) on the morning of Friday 7th September 2018. Fernando was introduced by Professor Nigel Linge from the University of Salford.