October 3, 2018


Hilton Garden Inn, Moscow Krasnoselskaya, Moscow

GS Group
Session Partner
Session Partner
Industry Partners
Industry Partners
IAB Russia


   Digital TV & Video in Russia. 4K & HDR is the only business forum in Russia, where the issues of building and functioning of the global Ultra HD ecosystem are fully discussed. This year, the Conference has undergone an important transformation: it will be organized as a dual track conference with several parallel sessions.

   The first track will be devoted to discussing the most important issues of the digital TV industry development in general, as well as to content-market for pay-TV in particular. Recognized industry experts will share successful marketing and technological cases and tell about the key trends in the industry legal regulation, about the transformation of media content in the era of global digitalization and about modern telemetry opportunities.

   The purpose of the second track is to discuss the main trend of recent years: development of 4K television broadcasting and opportunities provided by HDR technology. These technologies are de facto one of the main drivers of the global broadcasting industry development. The key to the successful future of ultra-high definition television is the close cooperation of broadcasters, operators, content producers and equipment that form the world's Ultra HD ecosystem.


  • Discussing the key changes in the industry legal regulation and the necessary factors for pay-TV providers’ revenues growth.
  • Sharing effective marketing, technological and content trends of the pay-TV market.
  • Demonstrating the features of modern technologies for effective TV-broadcasting development
  • Exchange of experiences and only the best practical cases in the telecommunications industry.


  • Leading Russian and global pay-TV providers
  • Telecommunication and broadcasting companies
  • Manufacturers and distributors of 4K Content
  • Satellite, Cable TV and OTT providers
  • Content and service providers
  • System integrators
  • Production and post-production studios
  • Production and post-production studios
  • Industry and media experts

Key Topics

  • Key changes in the pay-TV industry legal regulation in Russia and its results
  • Marketing, technological and content trends of the pay-TV market.
  • 4K ecosystem in Russia and worldwide: production, delivery and promotion of UHD content.
  • Monetization of new TV formats
  • Niche TV content and its development prognosis.
  • Forecasting the penetration of 4K and HDR into the consumer market.
  • Прогнозы развития потребительского рынка проникновения 4К и HDR
  • The Key Event

    The Key Event

    The only conference in Russia that is dedicated to the global Ultra HD (4K) ecosystem construction and functioning. More than 180 TV industry representatives!

  • Experience Exchange

    Experience Exchange

    Our keynote speakers are leading world experts in the field of Ultra HD (4K). It is an opportunity to personally ask your question to an expert and chat over a cup of coffee.

  • Real Cases

    Real Cases

    Only real Russian and foreign strategies of increasing pay-TV providers’ revenues through the introduction of new premium content broadcasting formats.

  • Interactive


    Live-broadcasting and demonstration of 4K-content. Networking service for interactive cooperation between participants. Meet new partners, exchange contacts and agree on cooperation!

Agenda at a Glance

10:30 - 11:00
Registration & welcome coffee

11:00 - 12:30
Plenary session «Digital TV in Russia: the Key Trends and Features of the Industry Legal Regulation»
Preliminary themes:
  • Legal regulation of the media sphere. What can we expect from the new «Infocommunication Code» and the tightening of the «Anti-Piracy Law»?
  • Prospects for the regulation of non-linear TV services
  • Opportunities for operators with a reasonable limitation of the network neutrality principles
  • The first practical results of the Yarovaya Law implementation from Pay TV operators
  • The main risks for operators in fulfilling the requirements of the Personal Data Law
  • Cooperation of operators with Roskomnadzor and FAS in monitoring the content of TV channels
  • Legal basis for delivery of mandatory channels to OTT services subscribers

12:30 - 13:00
Coffee break

13:00 - 14:00
Panel discussion «Content in the Digital Age»
Thems for discussions:

  • Features of interaction between content providers and telecom operators
  • Combating TV channels illegal retranslation on Internet
  • Successful cases of channel web streaming monetization
  • Thematic content import substitution as a way for Pay TV operators to compete
  • Managing the delivery of IPTV content
  • Requirements for content protection from unauthorized access and distribution
  • Digital identification, verification and storage of media data on the basis of the blockchain as an operator service
  • Linear vs nonlinear content - competition or complementarity?
  • Commercial potential of new VR, AR, 360°, 3D video formats
  • Aggregation of video content as OTT services development driver

4K Sessions

13:00 - 14:00
Session «Commercial Potential 4K & HDR»
Preliminary themes:

  • The Ultra HD (4K) & HDR consumer market development forecast
  • Inclusion of UHD-channels into the basic service packages by operators: development or killing the 4K market?
  • The level of the Ultra HD (4K) implementation in Russia. When will be there only 4K TV sets left on retailers’ shelves?
  • The main advantages of Ultra HD (4K) technology for viewers
  • Projected ARPU of 4K TV services in Russia and in the world
  • Marketing strategies and tools for promoting the Ultra HD format (4K)
  • Effective collaborations and examples of the Ultra HD technology promotion by the largest vendors
  • Smart TV as a driver for the Ultra HD (4K) development in Russia
  • Is there any sense in HDR without Ultra HD?
  • Is ‘Upscale’ a danger or a helper on the way of 4K content promotion?

14:00 - 14:30
Lunch break

14:30 - 15:30
Session «Practice of Telemetry in Russia: Insight or Pleasant Delusions?»
Preliminary themes:

  • What to measure, how to measure? The relevant methods for calculating the subscriber base and TV viewing measuring• What to measure, how to measure? The relevant methods for calculating the subscriber base and TV viewing measuring
  • Telemetering of media consumption on Internet: results of use of BigTV Index usage results
  • Which information about subscribers is available to Pay TV operators?
  • How can operators monetize this information?
  • What do advertisers expect from operators?
  • Why do operators and TV channels need big data?
14:30 - 15:30
Session «4K & HDR here and now: a technological bridgehead for implementation»
Preliminary themes:

  • Problems of 4K, 8K, HDR, HFR, WCG and NGA technologies introduction
  • Turnkey 4K solutions for Pay TV operators
  • Key features of the HEVC / H.265 codec and its potential rivals
  • Available subscriber solutions for receiving 4K signal
  • 4K & HDR Streaming Solutions
  • Software, conditional access systems and security systems optimized for Ultra HD (4K) content
  • Evolution of digital sound and new generation audio circuits
  • Specialized data storage devices for 4K Media Content
  • Optimizing production costs for 4K / HDR content

16:00 - 17:30
Session «Specialized and Premium Content as a Tool for Increasing Subscriber Base»
Preliminary themes:

  • Improving the quality of content as a way to breakout on an overheated content field
  • How will highly specialized channels develop in the future, taking into account the gradual narrowing of free niches?
  • Currently requested topics for TV content producers and methods for assessing the potential of the content niche
  • The offers on the market of 4K content and 4K channels
  • The largest sporting events as the Ultra HD distribution driver
  • Forward-looking production of 4K content and assessment of its demand
  • Specificity of the content of regional television
16:00 - 17:30
Session «Delivery of Ultra HD Content: Satellite, Cable, OTT»
Preliminary themes:

  • The power of domestic and foreign satellite systems for Ultra HD (4K) broadcasting
  • Features of 4K content transfer in the IPTV and OTT
  • The fifth generation of mobile communication (5G) as an effective environment for delivering Ultra HD TV signals

17:30 - 18:00
Cocktail reception, networking

Simultaneous translation will be provided at the conference




Триколор ТВ
GS Group
Газпром-Медиа Развлекательное Телевидение
Наша Сибирь

Session Partner


Industry Partners

IAB Russia

Media Partners

ИКС - медиа


Hilton Garden Inn Moscow Krasnoselskaya

Hilton Garden Inn, Moscow Krasnoselskaya, Moscow

Want to participate?

All participants have to register online and pay the registration fee. Your registration will not be considered as valid until fully paid:

Registration fee includes:
  • attendance of events (sections, round tables, demo-zone) of the conference;
  • coffee breaks and lunch;
  • conference bag;
  • evening program;
  • technical support 

The registration fee does not include travel, accommodation, visas, any types of insurance, additional activities and services.

Discounts provided: *
  • for telecom and Pay TV operators;
  • for TV content manufacturers and distributors;
  • for groups of 3 or more participants.

Free attendance for: *
  • for speakers, moderators and panelists of the conference;
  • delegates personally invited by the organizer of the conference;
  • industry print and online media representatives

* The organizer reserves the right to decline any application for discounted participation if the person registered doesn't meet the indicated criteria.

To participate, please contact the Organizing Committee: : +7 (812) 332-6444, conference@telesputnik.ru

Would you like to become a partner?

Vendors, system integrators, manufacturers and equipment suppliers are invited to become conference partners. There will be a demo zone for the partners’ stands with unique technologies and solutions for the pay-TV industry.

To apply, please fill out the form below.

Conference Organizing Committee

+7 (812) 332 6444





GS Group

Session Partner


Industry Partners

IAB Russia

Media Partners


Highlights 2017

Get acquainted with the materials of last year's conference:


Key speakers

Alexei Ivanov

Alexei Ivanov

CEO, Satellite TV MTS

Michel Chabrol

Michel Chabrol

Director of Innovation Marketing and Digital Cinema, Eutelsat

Yulia Shahmanova

Yulia Shahmanova

General Director, STV

Stefan Meltzer

Stefan Meltzer

Technology consultant, Fraunhofer IIS

Prashant  Chothani

Prashant Chothani

CEO, Travelxp TV

Rian Bester

Rian Bester

CEO, Tern International

Sergey  Zhuravel

Sergey Zhuravel

Sales Manager, NEC

Mikhail  Medrish

Mikhail Medrish

Director of Operations, AKADO Telecom

Kirill  Makhnovskiy

Kirill Makhnovskiy

CEO, Orion Express

Yuki Uetsuji

Yuki Uetsuji

Senior Manager, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)

Alexander Starobinets

Alexander Starobinets

Marketing Director, Tricolor TV

Nikolai Orlov

Nikolai Orlov

General director, 1HDTV television company

Guillaume  Arthuis

Guillaume Arthuis

Сo-founder and CEO, BBright

Stephan  Heimbecher

Stephan Heimbecher

Director Innovations & Standards, Sky Deutschland

Andrey  Kholodniy

Andrey Kholodniy

Deputy Director General for the development of nonlinear services, Tricolor TV

Bertrand Loyer

Bertrand Loyer

President/Producer, Saint Thomas Productions

Mikhail  Kovalchuk

Mikhail Kovalchuk

CEO, Signal Media

René Delwel

René Delwel

CEO, United

Denis  Gorshkov

Denis Gorshkov

CEO, Amedia TV

Rustam  Mametov

Rustam Mametov

B2C Director, Alma-TV

Andrey  Guriyanov

Andrey Guriyanov

Field Operations Manager CEE & CIS, AWS Elemental

Thomas  Wrede

Thomas Wrede

VP, New Technology & Standards Media Platforms SES Video

Konstantin  Vanag

Konstantin Vanag

Regional Sales Manager, Imagine Communications

Benjamin Schwarz

Benjamin Schwarz

UHD Forum member, CTOiC


Tricolor TV
AWS Elemental
"The Hunter and the Fisherman"
Association of developers and producers of TV broadcasting equipment ARPAT
National (Russian) Association of TV and Radio Broadcasters
Cable TV Association of Russia

October 4, 2017

10:30 - 11:00
Participant`s registration, welcome coffee

11:00 - 12:00
«4K Eco System in Russia and the World»
Alexander Kaligin, Chief Editor, ”Tele-Sputnik” Magazine
Kirill Makhnovskiy, CEO, Orion Express
Alexei Ivanov, CEO, Satellite TV MTS
Stephan Heimbecher, Director Innovations & Standards, Sky Deutschland
Mikhail Kovalchuk, CEO, Signal Media

Development of Ultra HD in Russia. What joint steps can be taken by players in the Pay TV market to stimulate demand for 4K content?

12:00 - 12:30
Coffee break

12:30 - 13:30
«Practice of Monetization and Promotion of New TV Formats»
Mikhail Silin, Vice President of Russia’s Cable Television Association (AKTR
Benjamin Schwarz, UHD Forum member, CTOiC
Andrey Kholodniy, Deputy Director General for the development of nonlinear services, Tricolor TV
Rustam Mametov, B2C Director, Alma-TV
Denis Gorshkov, CEO, Amedia TV

13:30 - 14:00

14:00 - 14:45
«Practice of Monetization and Promotion of New TV Formats»
Mikhail Medrish, Director of Operations, AKADO Telecom
Yuki Uetsuji, Senior Manager, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)
Stefan Meltzer, Technology consultant, Fraunhofer IIS
Guillaume Arthuis, Сo-founder and CEO, BBright
Sergey Zhuravel, Sales Manager, NEC
Konstantin Vanag, Regional Sales Manager, Imagine Communications

14:45 - 15:30
«Delivery of Ultra HD Content: Satellite, Cable, OTT»
Michel Chabrol, Director of Innovation Marketing and Digital Cinema, Eutelsat
Yulia Shahmanova, General Director, STV
René Delwel, CEO, United
Thomas Wrede, VP, New Technology & Standards Media Platforms SES Video

15:30 - 15:45
Coffee break

15:45 - 16:50
«Premium content: what do viewers need?»
Nikolai Orlov, General director, 1HDTV television company
Bertrand Loyer, President/Producer, Saint Thomas Productions
Amos Rozenberg, CEO, Paramax Films
Is there a threat to professionals from the bloggers?
Is the «premium» of content only in the quality of the picture?
What themed TV content should be rented in premium quality?
Author's projects as the basis of thematic channels.
Picture or story. How to find a balance?

16:50 - 17:30
«Ultra HD and HDR Channels: Call of the Times or Future Prospects»
Prashant Chothani, CEO, Travelxp TV
Rian Bester, CEO, Tern International

17:30 - 18:00
Cocktail reception, networking

Simultaneous translation will be provided at the conference