EBU at VR & AR World

The largest VR & AR event in Europe, VR & AR World brings together the leading exponents of Virtual and Augmented Reality worldwide, featuring technology case studies, debates and demonstrations to unite the ecosystem and maximise the full potential of this rapidly developing new technology. 

The EBU will contribute to this year's conference through demonstrations, presentations and panel discussions. Delegates will get the opportunity to exchange experiences and learn about the latest in 360 degree, VR and AR production from public broadcasters, including an EBU-hosted workshop on day two of the conference (20 October).

EBU HIGHLIGHTS

Join us for two action-packed days of multiple tracks featuring presentations and debates to discover what VR & AR means for enterprise, entertainment and the entire televisual experience, including:

 

EBU-HOSTED WORKSHOP AT VR & AR WORLD (20 October, afternoon)
"VR IN PUBLIC BROADCASTING: CONTENT & STRATEGIES"​
Chaired by Madiana Asseraf, EBU Senior Media Development Manager

Many EBU Members are experimenting with 360 and VR. What are the lessons learned so far and what are the next steps? In this session, we will discuss about:

  • Some of the best case studies from public service broadcasters experimenting with 360 & VR
  • Using 360 & VR to engage with audiences around a show, a TV series, news documentaries or major international events
  • What content is best suited for VR, and what workflows best support its production
  • How public broadcasters can help and educate the audience to make the best out of 360 & VR experiences
  • What do we know about audience VR content consumption habits and what do they expect from us?

Speakers at the EBU workshop "VR in public broadcasting: content & strategies" will include:

  • BBC: Adrian Woolard, Head of BBC Connected Studio and Simon Lumb, Developer
  • DW: Wilfried Runde, Head of Innovation, and Linda Rath-Wiggins, Innovation Manager
  • EBU: Jon Ola Sand, Heaf of Live Events and Executive Advisor of the Eurovision Song Contest 
  • France Télévisions: Nathalie Duboz, Editor and Bernard Fontaine, Director of Research 
  • NRK: Eirik Solheim, Senior Strategic Advisor, and Stale Grut, Acting Editor of NRKbeta
  • RTE: Glen Mulcahy, Head of Innovation
  • RTVE: Ignacio Gómez, Director of Analytics and Future Media
  • ZDF: Robert Amlung, Head of Digital Strategies

 

TECHNICAL PANEL DISCUSSION (20 October, morning)
“SERVING THE VIEWER: ENSURING OPTIMAL TECHNICAL QUALITY” 
Moderated by Oscar Teran, Head of Media Network Solutions

Speakers will include:

  • Richard Mills, CTO (Onsight)
  • Simon Hall, Senior Research Scientist (National Physical Laboratory, UK)
  • Greg Gewickey, VP Emerging Technology Platforms (Warner Bros Entertainment)
  • David Daniels, Project Director of Advanced AV (Digital TV Group)

 

WHO WILL BE THERE?

Meet and network with leading VR & AR technology manufacturers, enterprises, fixed and mobile network operators, app developers, content developers, film-makers, broadcasters, production companies, hardware and software vendors, investors, analysts, researchers, government and regulators, VR & AR associations, academics and media from right across the world.

Details

Location: London, UK

Date: 

Members Only

Working Languages: English

Participation

EBU Members can benefit of 40% discount off the Conference price. EBU Members interested in registering for the Conference can contact Madiana Asseraf (asseraf@ebu.ch) in order to obtain the discount code.
In addition to the EBU Special Price, Early Bird discount for the conference (Save £200) ends September 2016.

Venue

ExCeL London, London

Partner

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See VR & AR World Highlights at a glance here
See VR & AR World Announced Speakers here

Contact detail

Madiana Asseraf-Jacob
Head of Business Development and Young Audiences
+41 22 717 2230
asseraf@ebu.ch
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