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IBC 2014 & WTA's Executive Dialogue Series
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IBC 2014 & WTA's Executive Dialogue Series

IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. Attracting 50,000+ attendees from more than 170 countries, IBC combines a highly respected and peer-reviewed conference with an exhibition that exhibits more than 1,400 leading suppliers of state of the art electronic media technology and provides unrivalled networking opportunities.

9/12/2014 to 9/16/2014
When: 9/12/2014
Where: RAI Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Netherlands

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IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. Attracting 50,000+ attendees from more than 170 countries, IBC combines a highly respected and peer-reviewed conference with an exhibition that exhibits more than 1,400 leading suppliers of state of the art electronic media technology and provides unrivalled networking opportunities. - More Information>>



Executive Dialogues @ IBC2014

The World Teleport Association’s Executive Dialogue Series provides WTA members with opportunities to share their viewpoints, experience and technical knowledge with a global audience. During the 2014 IBC Show, WTA will conduct video interviews with executives of WTA member companies in the Distribution area of the show floor for playout on the WTA Web site.

Where
WTA’s Executive Director, Robert Bell and Membership Director, Randall Barney, will be conducting interviews at your booth.

When

Interviews will be conducted from 11am - 4pm September 12-14.

Industry Dialogue Themes 2014
Disruptive Forces in the Satellite and Terrestrial Marketplace
From High-throughput technologies to Multi-Platform distribution and the C-band threat from mobile operators. What challenges and opportunities does this create? How will satellite maintain its competitive edge?
  • What disruptive forces in the marketplace are you keeping an eye on for your company?
  • How concerned are you about the effort of the mobile industry to gain access to C-band?

The Impact of High-Throughput Technologies
The next two years will be the period with high-throughput technologies in space and on the ground will prove their revolutionary potential or disappoint the companies that have invested so much in them. What experience are teleport operators having with these technologies and what does it reveal about market adoption and potential?

  • If HT technologies in space and on the ground succeed in delivering a much "cheaper bit," what could you do with it for your existing and new customers?
  • If HT technologies, particularly the HTS architectures, become mainstream, how do you expect to incorporate that in your company's business model?
Forces of Disruption in the Market for Satellite/Terrestrial Services
The teleport business is one of niches: the most successful companies seem to be those that identify and fully exploit opportunities in particular applications or vertical markets. But even niche plays are vulnerable to disruption as technology and market needs shift. What can successful operators share about the strategies that have made them successful and how they plan for a future of change?
  • What are your company's competitive advantages - and what makes it hard for competitors to match them?
  • What are the disruptive forces in the market that could affect your business, and what are you doing to address them?
The Battle to Save Satellite Bands from Mobile Interference
In the upcoming WRC 2015, the satellite industry will once again be defending the C-band from wireless industry proposals to open it for terrestrial use. While C-band is on the table in 2015, it is entirely likely that Ku and other bands will be targets in the future. How well do teleport operators understand the risks to their business and what are they doing about it?
  • How important is C-band to your business today? What specifically do you use it for?
  • How would your business be affected if terrestrial interference at the send or receive ends of the circuit rendered C-band unusable?
Post-IBC

Videos will be streamed on the WTA website for a full year following the event and promoted to WTA members, teleport and satellite customers and the trade press.

Next Action

Contact WTA to schedule an interview and discuss topics you would like to address.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship of the Executive Dialogue Series is available. Contact WTA Membership Director of Development, Louis Zacharilla, lzacharilla@worldteleport.org, +1 212-825-0218+1 212-825-0218 ext 102

WTA Contacts
For questions or to schedule an interview, please contact WTA Membership Director Randall Barney at rbarney@worldteleport.org, +1 212-825-0218+1 212-825-0218 ext 104


Past Event Coverage

Click on the links below for programs and video from past WTA forums at NAB, CommunicAsia and IBC.


2012 & 2013 Executive Dialogue Series Videos
Video production provided courtesy of PSSI Global Services.

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