Informa Announces Digital TV World Summit 2009

Friday, August 14th, 2009 

Digital TV World Summit; The Global Industry Forum for Digital TV – 17-18th November, 2009, London

This November 2009 Informa Telecoms & Media continues its strong tradition of delivering high-quality speakers, topical debate and unrivalled networking opportunities at the Digital TV World Summit, 17th-18th November, London. Following on from the fantastic success of our earlier CEE series event, this world summit focuses on the strategies necessary for content and broadcast players and platforms to come out of the economic recession with a sustainable and successful digital road map in a consolidating global market place. Unprecedented under one roof – the global leaders in Digital TV by both geographic stretch and technological innovation will be present, debating and answering your questions: What is the benefit of operating in multiple markets and tailoring content; what is the role of advertising and protecting ad revenues; what is the need for added VAS to increase ARPU; what is the impact of digital switchover; and what is the impact of increased competition from new platforms?

From the organisers of Digital Switchover Strategies and the Euro Media Leaders Summit, we bring you CxO visionary speakers from the highest levels at NBC Universal, Discovery Networks, BBC Worldwide, and many more. We look forward to welcoming you in November for the conference and our infamous and memorable Euro 50 gala awards dinner, setting the benchmarks for the next generation of digital viewing; please also join our online discussion group now for exclusive digital TV news and updates in the lead up to this year’s event.

Over 80% Director and Above Level Participation from 55% Channel Content Owner and Platform Operator Attendance from 22 Countries at Our Series Event in 2009, with 44% CxO and Board Level Representation

Meet and Network with Digital TV CxO Visionaries Never Before Seen In the Same Room

Confirmed Speakers To Date Include:

  • Christopher Marcich, President and Managing Director, EMEA Operations, MPAA, US
  • Michel Messina, Multimedia Content Director, Telefonica Cable, Spain
  • Dawn McCall, Former President, Discovery Networks International, US
  • Denis Gursky, Digital Committee Coordinator, Television Industry Committee of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • Roma Khana, President, NBC Universal Global Networks, US
  • Shanghai Media Group BesTV, China
  • George Jeffrey, President, National Geographic Channels, UK
  • Beat Knecht, CEO, Zattoo Inc., US
  • Young-Kil Suh, CEO, TU Media Corporation, South Korea
  • Per Norman, CEO, Boxer, Sweden
  • Romain Bausch, President and CEO, SES, France
  • Lara Kantor, Chairperson, Digital Dzonga Advisory Council, South Africa
  • Darren Childs, Managing Director, BBC Worldwide Channels, UK
  • George Jeffrey, President, National Geographic Channels, UK
  • David Scott, CEO, Digital UK
  • Puneet Garg, General Manager, IPTV, Bharti Airtel, India
  • Serge Ferre. Vice President, Strategy, Multimedia, Nokia
  • Carolyn Fairbairn, Group Director of Development and Strategy, ITV

Digital TV World Summit is the ONLY global event to exclusively bring together the business leaders across cable, satellite, IPTV, DTT, mobile and online to define digital TV for post-recession times. Listen to the international CxO experts on:

  • Which business models are driving revenues
  • Understand how pan-regional players are devising strategies for market expansion and opportunity
  • Discover how IPTV, Satellite, Cable and DTT are battling it out for subscribers and who is winning the platform wars
  • Listen to the lead TV channels and producers outline their approach to different markets and assess what personalised content is proving popular
  • Understand how international TV players are coping with the challenges of the global economic recession and consolidation
  • Gain the best market know-how about digital switchover from lead digital markets

Top 5 Reasons Why Digital TV World Summit is the must attend event for anyone involved with the Global TV market in 2009:

1. The only event focused on a truly global Digital TV industry; Europe, Africa, Asia, North America all covered including top growth markets and featuring the lead mature market decision makers. (Over 140 attendees from 22 different countries convened at our CEE series event in Krakow earlier this year)

2. Our world summit agenda delivers insights on the whole TV ecosystem: all operators and service providers (satellite, cable, IPTV, DTT and fibre), regulators, investors, vendors, consultants and more. A focused investment opportunities session will help you identify who your key partners are to help you profit in the future are and what the potential pitfalls are in this next stage of digital TV expansion.

3. Digital TV World Summit has an un-paralleled speaker panel compared to other events – exclusive CxO level deliveries and competitor CEOs never before seen in the same room!

4. It is THE Senior Decision Makers Event! You are guaranteed to network face-to-face with over 80% Director and above level participation (including over 44% C and Board level participation) from 55% channel content owner and platform operator sectors

5. An event packed with networking and learning opportunities with a wide choice of sessions across two days: keynote interviews, panel discussions, case studies and expert opinion as well as networking breaks and lunches, drinks and an evening networking awards dinner which has sold out year on year!