International Conference DVB World 2006
Jurys Ballsbridge Hotel and Towers, Dublin
1-3 March 2006
The Challenge of Choice

Technical, legal and commercial aspects of DVB
presented by the experts


Day 1

13.00 Opening Session

13.00-13.15 Opening & Welcome Address
  George Waters (IAB)
13.15-13.45 Keynote address
  Michael T Schueppert (President, MODEO)
13.45-14.00 Chair's Address: "The State of the DVB Project"
  Theo Peek, Chair DVB Project

14.00 Session 1: DVB Worldwide
Chair: John Bigeni (DVB Asia Pacific Representative)

14.00-14.30 A Worldwide Review of DVB-T Deployments
  Alexander Shulzycki (EBU Strategic Information Services)
14.30-15.00 DTT - The French Solution
  Jean-Michel Dupont (Thomson)
15.00-15.30 The DVB plan in the Czech Republic
  Petr Vitek (CTV)
15.30-16.00 Coffee Break
16.00-16.30 The transition to Digital in Latin America
  Roberto Franco (SBT)
16.30-17.00 Digital Television in Africa
17.00-17.30 DVB-T Down Under
  Yvette Payne (The Bridge Network)

Gala Dinner

Day 2

09.00 Session 2: Moving On with Mobile TV
Chair: Prof Ulrich Reimers (Chair of DVB Technical Module, TUBS)

09.00-09.30 An Overview of DVB-H and the IP Datacast System
  Prof Ulrich Reimers (Chair of DVB Technical Module, TUBS)
09.30-10.00 DVB-H Trials - A Global Snapshot
  Juha Lipiainen (Nokia)
10.00-10.30 Mobile TV - From Trials to Commercial Service

John Cullen (02)

10.30-11.00 Building the network: technical challenges and
network scaling
  Simon Mason (Arqiva)
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

An outlook on frequency spectrum, RRC06 and the
Digital Dividend

  Daniel Sauvet-Goichon (TDF)
12.00-12.45 Telcos and Broadcasters - who's using whom?
  Panel Session:
  John Cullen (02)
  Markus Lindqvist (Nokia)
  Phil Laven (EBU)
12.45-13.45 Lunch

13.45 Session 3: What's next for MHP?
Chair: Graham Mills (Chair of DVB Commercial Module, BT)

13.45-14.15 The Italian Job
  Alberto Sigismondi (Mediaset)
14.15-14.45 A Roadmap for MHP
  Jon Piesing (Philips)
14.45-15.15 Licenses of MHP essential patents
  Helene Jay (Via Licensing)
15.15-15.45 Coffee Break

15.45 Session 4: DVB in an On Demand World
Chair: Barry Flynn (Media and IT Services)

15.45-16.30 Panel Session:
  Ralf Schaefer (Thomson)
  Lieven Vermaele (VRT)
  David Gillies (Pace)

16.30 Session 5: The Never Ending Story - CPCM
Chair: Anthony Dixon (Chair of DVB IPR Module, Pace)

16.30-17.00 The challenge of choosing for more
  Leonardo Chiariglione (
17.00-18.00 CP - there is light at the end of the Tunnel!
  Giles Godart-Brown (BSkyB), Chris Hibbert (Disney)
  Corinne LeBuhan Jordan (Nagravision),
  Spencer Stephens (Warner), Mark Jeffrey (Microsoft)

Day 3

0900 Session 6: HDTV - the New Age Begins
Chair: David Wood (EBU)

  Special Guest Speaker
09.10-09.40 Quo Vadis - a letter from America
  Joseph A. Flaherty (CBS)
09.40-10.05 Can we consider 1080p/50, 60?
  Ralf Schaefer (HHI)
10.05-10.30 Audio and Video Codecs for HDTV?
  Ken McCann (ZetaCast)
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break
11.00-11.25 The manufacturers and market for HDTV displays
  Dietrich Westerkamp (Thomson)
11.25-11.50 The HDTV set top box market - open or closed?
  David Gillies (Pace)

Closing Panel Discussion
Chair: David Wood (EBU)

11.50-12.50 Should the limited terrestrial spectrum be better used for
  SDTV, HDTV or Mobile TV?
  David Crawford (TeamCast)
  Helmut Stein (ISDM)
  Sylvain Audigier (TF1)
  Ian Childs (BBC)
12.50-13.00 Closing Remarks of Chair and End of Conference