|Mediacast 2002 to Showcase the Convergence of Internet and Digital TV|
London, UK/Satnews/ -- The countdown to Mediacast 2002 has started. From 21–23 May, leading people
at the cutting edge of broadband will be converging on ExCeL, London, to demonstrate the latest technology,
share up-to-the-minute ideas and debate the hottest topics. If you want your business to benefit, make sure
you’re there to join them.
Mediacast 2002, will bring together professionals interested in the solutions for the delivery of multimedia
services such as VOD, webcasting, video conferencing, high speed internet and t-commerce across the latest
cable, satellite, digital broadcasting, xDSL and wireless networks.
Who's going to be there? All the leading names: Pace, Canal+ Technologies, NDS, IBM, Yes Television,
Eutelsat, Echostar, Two Way TV, SES-ASTRA, Sony, Sharp, Thales, Hyundai, Samsung, Strong, ,
ViACCESS...to name a few.
Top names from the leading companies will be sharing ideas, presenting new products and provoking debate.
All in all, there will be over 40 free sessions.
Among the guest speakers who have confirmed participation are: James Ackerman (OpenTV), Steve Canepa
(IBM), Thomas Kressner (Yes Television), Dr. Beth Erez (NDS), Prof. Jim Norton (Deutsche Telekom),
Jean-Marc Racine (Canal+ Technologies), Ben Van Den Broek (Echostar).
Experts will be providing revolutionary and free thought leadership for businesses in the broadband space.
Amongst the ‘thought-leaders’ hosting leadership lectures in the convergence hub are James Ackerman, CEO
- Open TV, Steve Canepa, Vice President, Marketing & Strategy - IBM, Dr Beth Erez, Vice President
Marketing - NDS Jean Marc Racine - Canal+, Tom Kressner - Chairman and Chief Executive, Yes Television.
Speakers focussing on interactive include Liberate who will discuss the experiences of iTV deployments in the
US, Yes TV covering iTV content development. Revenue generating VOD will be covered by DIVA.
The extensive thought leadership program will also focuse on:
successful business models for the broadband age
set top boxes - making the right choice
international outlook – Scandinavia, Germany, Middle East and Asia
broadband in enterprise.
The thought leadership agenda at Mediacast 2002 focuses on the positives, providing solutions and answers for
businesses looking to succeed in the broadband market and how to get it right in the future.
The convergence hub within the exhibition hall is the gathering place for the best minds in the market. It will
provoke debate, stimulate thought and address the commercial opportunities and realties of making money. All
the leading people will be there.
Mediacast 2002 is all about inspiration and inspiring uses of broadband technology to create services that make
money. More than ever, operators want to see the living application of technology, and speak to leading
companies who can match their business needs to the hottest new technologies in order to create new revenue
Mediacast takes place at ExCeL, London's new exhibition centre which opened in Autumn 2000. Just six miles
from Trafalgar Square, ExCeL is set alongside a mile and a half of unique waterside scenery. The centre is
serviced by national and international transport links, including London City Airports just 2 minutes away.
Some of the most awaited discussions include: What next for digital television? by Malcolm Miller, CEO,
Pace Micro Technology; MHP: beyond interoperability by Jean-Marc Racine, Canal+ Technologies; What
will the consumer want? High or low end set top boxes? by Ben van den Broek, EchoStar and How can
you encourage people to buy into interactive TV? by James Ackerman, of OpenTV.