Organizer
Tele-Sputnik
Co-organizer
Tricolor TV
Strategic partner
GS Group
Technical partner
Sony
Session partner
1tvch
Session partner
SES
Session partner
AWS Elemental
Partner
"The Hunter and the Fisherman"
Supported by
Association of developers and producers of TV broadcasting equipment ARPAT
Supported by
National (Russian) Association of TV and Radio Broadcasters
Supported by
Cable TV Association of Russia
Live Streaming Sponsored By
SHBP

UHD STEADY PROGRESS: 4K&HDR CONFERENCE RESULTS

4 October 2017 in Moscow Telesputnik held the 2nd International Conference “Digital TV&Video in Russia. 4K&HDR”, dedicated to deployment, production, delivery and consumption of UHD content. This is the only event in Russia centered specifically on Ultra HD/4K industry. Headliners of its business agenda are leading global experts in Ultra HD Television.

Tricolor TV, one of the world major satellite TV operators, acted as a co-organizer and title partner of the event, while strategic partner of the conference was GS Group. Partners of thematic sessions were such companies as 1HDTV Television Company, SES and AWS Elemental, while technical partner was Sony. Live streaming of the conference was organized by a special technology partner — the company System House Business partners. The event supported by Association of developers and producers of TV broadcasting equipment (ARPAT), National Association of TV and Radio Broadcasters (NAT) and The Russian Cable TV Association (AKTR).

In scope of the plenary meeting dedicated to 4К global ecosystem, key trends of Ultra HD (UHD) development in Russia and abroad were discussed, as well as marketing strategies and tools for promotion of this format by the market key players. While opening the conference, Telesputnik chief Editor Alexander Kaligin emphasized that during the last year the Russian Ultra HD market has been steadily progressing. Specifically, Arsen Khomutov, Tricolor TV production director, said that in the operator’s packages, 6 UHD channels were already available. Participants of the discussion spoke of the possibility of cooperation between the Pay TV market players to discuss stimulation of demand in Ultra HD content.

The plenary discussion was followed by a session devoted to the monetizing practice and new TV formats launch experience. The presentation devoted to Ultra HD-based business by Ultra HD Forum Working Group head Benjamin Schwarz, showed that thus far UHD-content is only limited by 4К-resolution. Benjamin Schwarz said that High Frame Rate (HFR) technologies will be the most attractive for sports broadcasters. Amedia TV`s CEO Denis Gorshkov spoke of application of premium content formats and series production, and discussed possible cooperation between content and TV equipment suppliers based on the example of Amediateka online service and Samsung. In his opinion, it’s the producers of content and subscriber equipment that play a key role in 4K-technology promotion.

After the lunch, the conference continued with a session devoted to technological foundation of digital TV modern formats and standards implementation, including 4K, 8K, HDR, HFR and WCG. It was opened by Yuki Uetsuji, senior manager of NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.) — the largest public broadcasting company in Japan, which performs radio broadcasting since 1925 and TV broadcasting since 1953. He shared his experience of filming and postproduction in 4К-format sports competition, documentary movies and news. He also presented a plan for preparation to broadcasting the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo in UHD format. Sergey Zhuravel, NEC sales manager, spoke of the manufacturer’s solutions in 4К industry. “Solutions for content reproduction in 4К and 8К formats, including TV sets, monitors, players and game consoles gradually turn from luxury to widely spread home hardware,” NEC representative stated. Konstantin Vanag, Imagine Communications sales manager in Russia and CIS, presented cutting edge solutions for content processing in 4K HDR format. He said that most solutions in this field already supported IP protocol. Fraunhofer IIS technology consultant Stefan Meltzer reminded to the conference audience that quality video content is not only image, but also sound. According to his evaluation, 4K/8K based systems need new audio format. One of them is — MPEG-H which is successfully applied for UHD and VR content. Guillaume Arthuis, BBright CEO, provided a detailed analysis of how HEVC codec may be used throughout the working process in Ultra HD. Alexandr Gajdučeňa, Neotion sales manager, presented the possibilities of modern assisted CAM-modules. He said that CAM Neotion sales in Russia grew by 350% this year.

Participants of the next session discussed topical problems in the field of 4К-content delivery by way of satellite signal, cable networks and OTT-services. Andrey Guriyanov, AWS Elemental sales manager, shared a successful experience of 4К-broadcast from the International Space Station. In his speech, Andrey Guriyanov emphasized that any 4К-broadcaster faces a difficult choice — whether to provide high quality image or save on frequency passband. In scope of the session, the presentations were made by SES Video Vice-President New Technology & Standards Media Platforms Thomas Wrede and Michel Chabrol, Eutelsat`s Vice-President, new TV formats. They confirmed the satellite infrastructure readiness to Ultra HD TV broadcasting. Mikhail Lins, STV development department manager, stated an authentic interest of the Russian TV market in 4К technology. He said that the experience of Tricolor TV operator defied skepticism regarding UHD deployment.

The final part of the conference was devoted to premium content production. Its participants discussed authorship projects in thematic channels, the problem of balance between form and content, as well as optimum thematic areas for premium quality content filming. 1HDTV television company CEO Nikolai Orlov expressed a confident opinion that the future of TV market belongs to 4К, noting however, that thus far, the majority of premium content is still HD. So, authors and hosts of the programs “Hunter and Fisherman” and “Hunter and Fisherman HD”, Vladimir Solopov and Valery Kuzenkov, shared their knowledge, how applied during preparation of content for their projects. Specifically, Vladimir Solopov said that the key to any successful premium content was a charismatic host, as well as high quality production and footage. Amos Rozenberg, head of Paramax Films, shared his experience in musical content shooting, including opera performances, classic and jazz music, and rock star live concerts in 4K and HDR formats. Bertrand Loyer, Saint Thomas Productions President and Producer shared the ways to make filming cheaper and described 4К content postproduction. Elena Antonovich, executive director of three TV channels - Phoenix plus movie, Weapons and Anecdote TV - shared the experience of production of such content during filming of the first Russian Ultra HD series. She provided insights on series-making subtleties, equipment preparation and modernization, including optimization of storage process and footage editing.

On top of the business program, the conference featured a demo-zone for Ultra HD TV ecosystem solutions, enabling live broadcasting and 4К-content demonstration. LG и Sony presented state-of-the-art UHD TV set models for the Russian market. 2nd International Conference “Digital TV&Video in Russia. 4K&HDR” confirmed its status of an efficient platform enabling comprehensive discussion of Ultra HD premium content industry topical issues. The business agenda of the event and its informal networking included over 200 Russian and foreign delegates.

Key speakers

Stefan Meltzer

Technology consultant, Fraunhofer IIS

Rian Bester

CEO, Tern International

Alexei Ivanov

CEO, Satellite TV MTS

Michel Chabrol

Director of Innovation Marketing and Digital Cinema, Eutelsat

Prashant Chothani

CEO, Travelxp TV

Yulia Shahmanova

General Director, STV

Sergey Zhuravel

Sales Manager, NEC

Mikhail Medrish

Director of Operations, AKADO Telecom

Kirill Makhnovskiy

CEO, Orion Express

Alexander Starobinets

Marketing Director, Tricolor TV

Nikolai Orlov

General director, 1HDTV television company

Guillaume Arthuis

Сo-founder and CEO, BBright

Stephan Heimbecher

Director Innovations & Standards, Sky Deutschland

Yuki Uetsuji

Senior Manager, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)

Andrey Kholodniy

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

Bertrand Loyer

President/Producer, Saint Thomas Productions

Mikhail Kovalchuk

CEO, Signal Media

René Delwel

CEO, United

Rustam Mametov

B2C Director, Alma-TV

Denis Gorshkov

CEO, Amedia TV

Andrey Guriyanov

Field Operations Manager CEE & CIS, AWS Elemental

Thomas Wrede

VP, New Technology & Standards Media Platforms SES Video

Conference Organizing Committee

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conference@telesputnik.ru

Information partners

Mediavision
ICT-Online
Cableman
IKS
1234G

Conference 2016 summary

160+ Delegates attended the conference

160+ Delegates attended the conference

27 First Class Speakers

27 First Class Speakers

110+ Participating companies

110+ Participating companies

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

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Key speakers

Andy King

Andy King

Head of Technology, TV Productions, BBC

Nikolai Orlov

Nikolai Orlov

General director, 1HDTV television company

Dr. Hans Hoffmann

Dr. Hans Hoffmann

Head of Media Fundamentals and Production technology, European Broadcasting Union EBU

Chris Johns

Chris Johns

Chief Engineer, Broadcast Strategy, Sky UK

Benjamin Schwarz

Benjamin Schwarz

UHD Forum member, CTOiC

Rian Bester

Rian Bester

CEO, Tern International

David Watkins

David Watkins

Director of Strategy Analytics' Connected Home Devices service

Evgenii Solomatin

Evgenii Solomatin

Director of development, Minnova

Gerasim Gadiyan

Gerasim Gadiyan

General Director, HD Media Company

Dmitri Kolesov

Dmitri Kolesov

Director of TV and Content, J'son and Partners Consulting

Mikhail Goriachev

Mikhail Goriachev

Director of content, Tricolor TV

Konstantin Bystrushkin

Konstantin Bystrushkin

Deputy General Director, MNITI

Olivier Demoly

Olivier Demoly

Sales & Marketing Director, Neotion

Patil Himanshu

Patil Himanshu

Chief Operating Officer, Videocon d2h

Mikhail Sandler

Mikhail Sandler

Manager for Development, SES

Victor Chekanov

Victor Chekanov

CEO Megogo in Russia

Viacheslav Sadilov

Viacheslav Sadilov

Sr. Field Service Engineer, Harmonic Inc.

Boris Yurin

Boris Yurin

Account Manager TV and Media, Ericsson

Michel Chabrol

Michel Chabrol

Director of Innovation Marketing and Digital Cinema, Eutelsat

Lu Libo

Lu Libo

Vice President Solution Sales and Marketing, Huawei

Partners:

1tvch
SES
Huawei
Tricolor TV
"The Hunter and the Fisherman"
ICT-Online
Broadcasting Magazine
Cableman
СONNECT Magazine
Association «ROSTELESET»
National (Russian) Association of TV and Radio Broadcasters
Retail Market Experts Association
Cable TV Association of Russia

October 13, 2016

10:00 - 10:30
Registration of participants

10:30 - 13:20
4К format and its impact on changing business models of Pay TV operators
Moderators: Larisa Sidorina, Editor in chief, Publishing house «Tele-Sputnik»

Roadmap to UHDTV – the next generation TV system
Dr. Hans Hoffmann, Head of Media Fundamentals and Production technology, European Broadcasting Union EBU

4K development trends in Russia
Alexander Starobinets, Marketing Director, Tricolor TV

Sky UK`s UHD service and it’s incentive to deliver this new format
Chris Johns, Chief Engineer, Broadcast Strategy, Sky UK

Enhance UHD eco-system!
Lu Libo, Vice President Solution Sales and Marketing, Huawei

Ultra HD – a BBC perspective?
Andy King, Head of Technology, TV Productions, BBC

From a business idea to a billion dollar market cap on NASDAQ, a fascinating journey called Videocon d2h
Patil Himanshu, Chief Operating Officer, Videocon d2h

The business of UHD
Benjamin Schwarz, UHD Forum member, CTOiC

Launch of Insight 4K channel in Russia
Nikolai Orlov, General director, 1HDTV television company

13:20 - 13:40
Coffee break

13:40 - 15:50
Transmission of 4К content: technologies, equipment, services
Moderators: Evgenii Solomatin, Director of development, Minnova

4K Network Evolution
Vladimir Starovatov, Chief Engineer, Huawei Russia

Airtight argument in favor of 4K: the first Russian STB for UHDTV by GS Group
Vasily Senichenkov, R&D Director, GS Group

The delivery chain of UHD content. Ericsson products
Boris Yurin, Account Manager TV and Media, Ericsson

End-to-end Ultra HD Solutions from Harmonic
Viacheslav Sadilov, Sr. Field Service Engineer, Harmonic Inc.

4K UHD – Getting from Risk to Reward
Alexander Gudkov, Pre Sales Support Engineer Russia & CIS, Irdeto

Conditional access module & delivery of 4K content
Olivier Demoly, Sales & Marketing Director, Neotion

15:50 - 16:20
Lunch

16:20 - 17:50
Transmission of 4К content: technologies, equipment, services (continuation)
Moderators: Evgenii Solomatin, Director of development, Minnova

UHD via satellite - SES experience
Mikhail Sandler, Manager for Development, SES

Eutelsat’s Initiatives to boost Ultra HD
Michel Chabrol, Director of Innovation Marketing and Digital Cinema, Eutelsat

Panasonic Broadcast solutions for UHD (4K)
Alexander Zheleznyakov, Engineer of broadcast equipment, Panasonic Russia Ltd

Satellite systems at the head of innovations
Kalju Kukk, Senior expert, MNITI

4K UHD TV – is it new or blast from the past?!
Gerasim Gadiyan, General Director, HD Media Company

17:50 - 18:10
Coffee break

18:10 - 19:45
The present and the future of home 4K TV
Moderators: Dmitri Kolesov, Director of TV and Content, J'son and Partners Consulting

Consumer demand analysis and market size of the 4K TV broadcast in Russia for the period up to 2021
Dmitri Kolesov, Director of TV and Content, J'son and Partners Consulting

The opportunities of Ultra HD format’s penetration in Russia
Mikhail Goriachev, Director of content, Tricolor TV

4K TV mass market: the Road that Russia has yet to pass
David Watkins, Director of Strategy Analytics' Connected Home Devices service

4K TV`s and their surroundings. Today and tomorrow of home electronics
Konstantin Bystrushkin, Deputy General Director, MNITI

INSIGHT UHD: a complete UHD workflow from shooting to broadcast
Rian Bester, CEO, Tern International

Ultra HD multiscreen broadcasting in OTT (Implemented projects and further prospects)
Victor Chekanov, CEO Megogo in Russia

Developing of VOD services for telecom operators
Alexander Makarov, Deputy General Director, ivi.ru

Practical experience of implementing 4K. Problems faced at the beginning of the broadcast in the new format
Oleg Plotnikov, Engineer of head station, Intersvyaz-2

19:45 - 20:45
Cocktail reception, networking.

Simultaneous translation will be provided at the conference.