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​​​​​​​ITU Workshop on The Future of Television for Europe   

Geneva, Switzerland, 7 June 2019


Friday, 7 June 2019 

08:30 - 09:00Registration and Networking
09:00 - 09:15Opening address
09:15 - 11:00Session 1: Enabling Regulatory and Policy Environment
This session will focus on the key enablers for successful and impactful future television services. Emerging trends, industry challenges and opportunities will be discussed with European government institutions and regulators.

erator: Jaroslaw Ponder, Head of ITU Office for Europe, ITU [ Biography ]
Panel discussion
​11:00 - 11:45Group Photo 
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11:45​ - 13:00Session 2: Future Integrated Broadcasting and Broadband [IBB]
IBB represents a means of integrating broadcast and broadband services, leading a seamless integration between the two. Currently, video-on-demand and time-shifted viewing represents the central application, but this is likely to be extended in the future. We also note that increasingly sophisticated TV sets, and content provider requirements for greater integration between broadcast and broadband services, lead to greater demand for integrating delivery. This session will explore some experiences with a view on the European case.

Moderator: Peter Macavock, Senior Manager of Delivery & Services, EBU [ Biography​ ]
Panel discussion
13:00 - 14:15Lunch Break

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14:15- 16:15 Session 3: Making Television Accessible
This session will examine how future accessibility systems will advance and rise to meet the challenges of future television systems, and how we can develop common systems for all delivery media.

Moderator: David Wood, Co-chair, ITU IRG-AVA (Audio Visual Accessibility) [ Biography ]
Panel discussion: How can the ITU align the access systems and agree common systems for different delivery media?
​​16:15 - 16:45Coffee Break - Kindly supported by  
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16:45 - 18:30Session 4: Standardization, Future Spectrum Usage and Development issues
This session will analyse broadcasting and content delivery from different viewpoints. The challenges related to the broadcasting spectrum management will be presented especially in view of the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference in 2023 (WRC-23) as well as the promises of 5G for broadcasting and security challenges for content delivery will be discussed and future regional and international standardization in this field will be presented. The roadmap for the standards used in Europe (DTT) will be discussed as well.

: Istvan Bozsoki, Head, Spectrum Management and Broadcasting Division, BDT, ITU [ Biography ]
Panel discussion

18:30 - 19:45

Concluding remarks followed by reception -  Kindly supported by