Forum Chairman: Martin Salter, Broadcast Industry Consultant

Forum Moderators: Vitaliy Shub, Adviser to President, TransTeleCom, Nikolay Orlov, Editor-in-Chief, Tele-Sputnik magazine

28 January 2014
12.00 - 14.00

ROUND TABLE "Television of the XXI century - developing and competition of traditional broadcasting and innovative services"

Moderator: Yuri Pripachkin, President of Cable TV Association of Russia
The scope of issues includes:

  1. Will the broadcasting market change after the transition to a digital environment?
  2. Will there be a diminishing of ratings of free-to-air channels with respect to their quality?
  3. Will there be a real competition between free-to-air TV and pay TV? Will the availability of a large number of channels be attractive for consumer or will everything be reduced to a limited number of leader-channels?
  4. The future of Television – traditional linear broadcasting or interactive TV? How long can Russian free to air channels remain within the existing model of broadcasting?
  5. Will there be any differences in the preferences of TV subscribers and Internet users regarding video content?
  6. Will the Internet remain just a tool of the time-shifting or will it become the primary medium of television broadcasting?
  7. What role does the quality of the TV picture play? Will there be the total transition to HDTV in the nearest future and what is the place and role of Ultra HD TV?
List of participants:

  1. Alexey Volin, Deputy Minister, The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation
  2. Ekaterina Larina, Director of the Department of State Policy in field of Mass Media, The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation
  3. Mikhail Silin, Vice-President, Cable TV Association of Russia
  4. Aleksander Makarov, CEO, Tricolor TV
  5. Victor Koresh, President, AKADO Group of Companies
  6. Iliya Sitkovskiy, CEO, NTV PLUS
  7. Nikolay Dubovoy, CEO, Channel One. Worlwide
  8. Mikhail Kovalchuk, CEO, Signal Media
  9. Nikolay Orlov, Regional VP, Eutelsat
  10. Yuriy Prokhorov, CEO, FSUE “Space Communications”
  11. Dmitriy Bagdasaryan, Director, Fixed business and TV Department, MTS Group of Companies
  12. Marina Levochkina, Head of TV Content Department, JSC VimpelCom
15.00 - 18.00

Presentation of Signal Media Company

«Digital TV. New opportunities for the market»

14.30 - 18.00

Session: Internet-delivery Opportunity

Moderator: Leonid Konik, Editor-in-chief, ComNews, Group of companies
TimePaper titleSpeaker
14.30 - 14.40Moderator's opening speechLeonid Konik, Editor-in-chief, ComNews, Group of companies
14.40 - 15.00Developments of digital markets: challenges and opportunitiesKamila Nigmatulina, Analyst, IHS
15.00 - 15.20Characteristics and new trends in Internet broadcasting across Russia’s regions and the CISKirill Filippov, CEO, SPB TV
15.20 - 15.40Internet-video: consumption models, demand, trendsYaroslav Gorodetskiy, CEO, CDNvideo
15.40 - 16.00CDN as a driver of content-resources growthVyacheslav Kamarin, CDN Project Manager, MegaFon
16.00 - 16.20Internet video broadcasting strategies: success storiesDmitry Safronov, B2B Director,
16.20 - 16.40Using CDN to unlock Internet broadcasting potentialAleksander Belenov, CEO,
16.40 - 17.00How to support Internet audiences, and why does it matter? Konstantin Anokhin, Head of Business Development Department, NGENIX
17.00 - 17.20Video monitoring over the Internet: emerging opportunities for operatorsMurad Efendiev, CEO, Netris
17.20 - 17.40Linear content and VOD: business at the intersection of the customers' interestsIvan Shestakov, Marketing Director, MEGOGO.NET
17.40 - 18.00Going up to the clouds: Windows Azure as a platform for encoding, saving, protecting and broadcasting media content Natalia Efimtseva, Technical Evangelist, Developer and Platform Evangelism Unit, Microsoft; Aleksander Vtorov, Head of Media Platform Development, Vizor
15.00 - 17.00

Press-conference MTS Group of Companies

29 January 2014
11.00 - 14.40

Mobile Multimedia Forum

Moderator: Vitaliy Shub, Adviser to President, TransTeleCom
TimePaper titleSpeaker
11.00 - 11.20Moderator's opening speechVitaliy Shub, Adviser to President, TransTeleCom
11.20 - 11.40Multiscreen evolutionKonstantin Ankilov, Managing Partner, iKS-Consulting
11.40 - 12.00High-speed data networks: the basis for multiscreenStanislav Zhuravlev, Head of VAS Development for Fixed-Line Business, MTS
12.00 - 12.20Multimedia technology on the satellite TV marketDenis Vysotskiy, Head of Project Management Service and Technological Development, Tricolor TV
12.20 - 12.40Introducing multiscreen in OTT: Through the eyes of a content-providerAleksander Belenov, CEO,
12.40 - 13.00OTT. Pay TV technology development trendsEvgeny Novikov, CEO, Bradbury Lab
13.00 - 13.20Teleportal: demonstration of innovative multiscreen solutions for CTIGrigoriy Kuzin, Interactive TV Development Manager, CTI
13.20 - 13.40TV from the cloudKonstantin Burikhin, Business Development Director, North Europe & Central Asia, Ericsson
13.40 - 14.00Video streaming in 4G networksYuriy Pronin, Chief Technical Officer, AirHD
14.00 - 14.20Optimization of traffic in mobile networks. New approaches, technologies, functionalityAnton Sergeev, Senior Researcher, MobiVita
14.20 - 14.40The Future of Video Delivery-A Global Perspective on 4K, HEVC, and Multiscreen VideoSam Blackman, CEO, Elemental Technologies
11.00 - 14.00

Sony Pictures Television Conference

Key trends and events of Russian, USA and UK media market

Conference Moderator: Yana Belskaya, Editor-in-chief, Cableman Internet portal
TimePaper titleSpeaker
11.00 - 12.00Key trends and events of Russian, USA and UK media marketNick Fecher, Founding Partner, Hook Research
12.00 - 12.45The media industry in Russia: new challenges and possibilitiesDmitriy Bagdasaryan, Director on development of the fixed-line business and TV, MTS
12.45 - 13.15Pay-TV market and video viewing features in Russia and CISIsmail Belov, Director, IT & Innovations, J`son & Partners Consulting
13.15 - 14.004K broadcast/production trend and technologySergei Bobnev, Senior Manager, Marketing Div. Professional Solutions Group, Sony CIS
14.00 - 18.00

Session: Content as an essential service of Pay TV Operators

Moderator: Yana Belskaya, Editor-in-chief, Cableman Internet portal
TimePaper titleSpeaker
14.00 - 14.20Demand for and supply of TV content: international experience and domestic trendsMariya Kamenskaya, Head of Thematic Channels Research Department, TNS Russia
14.20 - 14.40Marketing strategies. Creating communities around TV channelsEkaterina Podkovirina, Director, My Planet Club
14.40 - 15.00Underestimated social media: how to and why work with social media?Alla Kurganova, Marketing Director, NKS Media
15.00 - 15.20Title to be advisedAleksander Akopov, CEO, Amedia
15.20 - 15.40New requirements for Pay TV contentOlga Sherstobitova, Head of Interaction with rightholders, MegaLabs
15.40 - 16.00Extended and a-la-carte package offerings. Theory and practice. International experienceNataliya Nemova, Director of Commerce, Viasat
16.00 - 16.20ARPU drivers of growthIliya Gerkus, CEO, Liga-TV (TV-Channel "Nash futbol")
16.20 - 16.40Navigation in TV environment. Looking for EPG-viewersVitaliy Vasiliev, Owner and General Manager, EPG Service
16.40 - 17.00Promoting off-air channels across Russia's province Aleksey Bainov, Head of Telecom Group, Deltaplan AD Group
17.00 - 18.00Round table "Open digit - a promise or a threat?"
Representatives of operators:
Oleg Grishenko, President, Association "Ural Television Network"
Mikhail Fominikh, CEO, Sevencom, Telecom Provider
Andrey Chazov, Merketing Director, ER-Telecom Holding
Mikhail Goryachev, Content Director, Tricolor TV
Representatives of TV channels:
Mikhail Kovalchuk, CEO, Signal Media
Andrey Salnikov, Director of Channels' Distribution, CIS and Baltic States, Channel One. Worldwide
Merab Gabuniya, CEO, NBC Universal and others
11.00 - 16.00

Session: Connected TV & Second Screen

Moderator: Mikhail Shekhovtsov, Managing Director of media projects, J'son & Partners Consulting
TimePaper titleSpeaker
11.00 - 11.10Moderator's opening speechMikhail Shekhovtsov, Managing Director of Media Projects, J'son & Partners Consulting
11.10 - 11.30Second Screen: from a new trend to a mass scale solutionEvgeniy Novikov, CEO, Bradbury Lab
11.30 - 11.50Is there a future for the Second Screen?Kirill Filippov, CEO, SPB TV
11.50 - 12.10SecondScreen as a tool to monetize TVGrigoriy Kuzin, Interactive TV Development Manager, CTI
12.10 - 12.30Workshop: creating applications for a TV channelYaroslav Gorodetskiy, CEO, CDNvideo
12.30 - 12.50The Rules of Engagement: An Operator’s Guide to Providing a Compelling TV User ExperienceDavid Leporini, EVP Marketing Products and Security, Viaccess-Orca
12.50 - 13.10Case study: implementing Second Screen projects using Webcaster SecondScreen API Oleg Volobuev, CEO, Inventos
14.00 - 14.20Developing the media-environment: from TV to online video Dmitriy Pashutin, Director of Media Research, IVI.RU
14.20 - 14.40Ultra high definitionTV (4K) - today, tomorrow and after tomorrow?Dmitriy Miroshnikov, Head of Representative Office, Sagem Communications CIS/Russia; Fabien Richard, STB Sales Director, Sagemcom
14.40 - 15.00Maximising your payTV investmentPeter Simpson, VP Product Marketing, Pace plc
15.00 - 15.20Fighting for attention Elena Yachmennikova, Chief Commercial Officer, VAS Department, Orion Express
15.20 - 15.40Making multiscreen premium content delivery a reality in the Digital HomeStéphane Le Dreau, Vice President Sales, Nagravision
15.40 - 16.00Own Your TV BrandGali Polotsk, VP Strategy, Applicaster
11.00 - 16.00

IP & TV Forum

Moderator: Aleksey Grishin, Business Development Director, V-Lux, Group of companies
TimePaper titleSpeaker
11.00 - 11.10Moderator's opening speechAleksey Grishin, Business Development Director, V-Lux, Group of companies
11.10 - 11.30IPTV risk analysisNikolay Mikhailov, Director, IPTVPORTAL
11.30 - 11.50Guaranteed delivery through IP networks is no fairy-tale Vadim Morozov, CEO, SVN Group
11.50 - 12.10IP-PAL/Secam and IP-DVBC2 projects implemented in Russian, Ukrainian and German companiesGermann Geer , Sales Director, ASTRO STROBEL
12.10 - 12.30TeleSCREEN PRO comprehensive digital TV quality monitoring system for geographically distributed networks Gennady Avdeyev, Development Director, TelCo Group, Aleksey Leontiev, Director, TeleTOR
12.30 - 12.50Achieving Full Potential of IP VideoAleksander Chernyaev, Lead Manager, Huawei
12.50 - 13.10Creating telecom infrastructure on Spitsbergen IslandAleksey Shishov, Vice President, Cable TV Association of Russia, Chairman of the Board of Directors, V-Lux Group, Candidate of Economic Sciences, Candidate of Engineering Sciences
13.10 - 13.30Comprehensive monitoring of IP networks for digital TVSeth VerMulm, Product Manager, Sencore Inc.
14.00 - 14.20Maximize ROI through Fully Integrated Broadcast SolutionsAndrei Dmitriev, Manager Sales and Business Development, Newtec Russia
14.20 - 14.40Hybrid TV: is it "new" or "well forgotten old"?Aleksey Bugay, Deputy CEO, Business Development, CTI
14.40 - 15.00Hybrid TV for operators with a multi-regional coverage Nikolay Milovanov, Head of DSP Development, Elecard Devices
15.00 - 15.20OTT/IPTV platforms: free services and turnkey IPTV/OTT solutions for operatorsGerasim Gadiyan, CEO of Network HDTV and 3DTV channels HD Media, President of HD Union Association
15.20 - 15.40A universal platform for unique applicationsPavel Shevchenko, Head of Department, Modul
15.40 - 16.00Eltex NV media centers and Eltex QMS broadcast quality monitoring system Dmitriy Matvienko, Head of Eltex Media Direction, Eltex
30 January 2014
11.00 - 14.00

Session: The Business of Broadcasting

Moderator: Nikolay Orlov, Editor-in-Chief, Tele-Sputnik magazine
TimePaper titleSpeaker
11.00 - 11.10Moderator's opening speechNikolay Orlov, Editor-in-Chief, Tele-Sputnik magazine
11.10 - 11.30Cross-promo as a base for pay-TV promotionElena Polonskaya, PR&AD Director, Aleksander Sharutin, Brand Manager, 1TVCH
11.30 - 11.50Thematic packages – in the focus of the viewership’s interest Kirill Sanin, Director for Broadband Marketing and Development, MTS
11.50 - 12.10Telecard: newcomers become market leaders! Maria Zhilina, Marketing Director, Orion Express
12.10 - 12.30Title to be advisedAleksey Zhuravlev, Marketing Director, NTV-PLUS
12.30 - 12.50Marketing of Pay-TV operator: a way to the efficiencyMarina Levochkina, Head of TV content providing Department, JSC VimpelCom
12.50 - 13.10Title to be advisedAleksander Starobinets, Marketing Director, Tricolor TV
13.10 - 13.30Broadcast TV meets the Cloud: Enabling new business opportunitiesDmitry Bronner, Country Manager, Nagravision
10.30 - 15.30

Business seminars

Moderator: Gerasim Gadiyan, CEO of Networks HDTV and 3DTV channels HD Media, President of HD Union Association
TimePaper titleSpeaker
10.30 - 11.00OTT/IPTV platform ViNTERA.TV for Internet/IPTV operators and TV-broadcastersGerasim Gadiyan, CEO of Networks HDTV and 3DTV channels HD Media, President of HD Union Association
11.00-11.30Transition to MultiscreenAndrey Silanchev,Business Development Director for Russia and CIS, Irdeto
11.30 - 12.30Title to be advisedSpeaker to be advised, MegaLabs company
12.30 - 13.30Enhance Your Business Success with Huawei Hybrid TV SolutionTheodore Patrick Hsiung, Chief Marketing Officer,
Ivan Efimov, Head of Department VGS SSD, Russia Software Business Department,
Aleksander Chernyaev, Lead Manager, Huawei
13.30 - 14.00New content management opportunitiesInga Kruming, Produktmarketing Manager, Tomasz Strozek, Senior Sales Manager, SES Platform Services
14.00 - 14.30Targeted Ad Insertion Increases Number of Potential Advertisers and RevenuesBerry Eskes, Regional Director, International Datacasting Corporation
14.30 - 15.00Serving DTH Subscribers in Multi-Dwelling Units with IP Gateways Doug Lowther, President and CEO, International Datacasting Corporation
15.00 - 15.30Presentation of the Mir 24 channelKonstantin Taroyants, General Producer, Mir (World) MTRK
11.00 - 16.20

Session: Reaching all places … Satellites are the solution

Moderator: Sergey Pekhterev, General Director, AltegroSky
TimePaper TitleSpeaker
11.00 - 11.10Moderator's opening speechSergey Pekhterev, CEO, AltegroSky
11.10 - 11.30Title to be advisedKseniya Drozdova, Business Development Director Deputy, FSUE "Space Communications"
11.30 - 11.50New functionality of the Yamal satellite communication systemDmitriy Sevastyanov, CEO, JSC Gazprom Space Systems
11.50 - 12.10Further development of the orbital position of 75 degrees east longitude for TV broadcasting purposesTimofey Abramov, Director of Commerce, INTERSPUTNIK
12.10 - 12.30HTS and Intelsat EpicNGJean Philippe Gillet, Regional Vice President EME, Intelsat
12.30 - 12.50ASTRA 5B – a new SES satellite for Russia and CIS countriesMikhail Sandler, Business Development Director for Russia/CIS, SES
12.50 - 13.10Current status and prospects of the broadband networks market Aleksey Shakhov, Retail Sales Director, AltegroSky
13.10 - 13.30Developing satellite TV in SiberiaIgor Kotsarev, Chief Technical Officer, Tricolor TV
13.30 - 13.50Satellite broadcasting and broadband Internet development in RussiaNikolay Orlov, Nikolay Orlov, Regional VP, Eutelsat
14.40 - 15.00Satellite Internet services for individual users in RussiaDmitriy Gordienko, Head of Broadband Service, RuSat
15.00 - 15.20High Throughput Satellite – a view from the EarthOleg Timoshenko, CEO, Eastar
15.20 - 15.40Making the Most of the HTS RevolutionSerge Van Herck, CEO and Chairman, Newtec
15.40 - 16.00Challenges in developing satellite broadcasting in Russia Elena Berdnichenko, Head of Operator Relations, Telekompas Consulting Agency
16.00 - 16.20Internet as an alternative content delivery toolElena Krylova, Service Sales Manager, GlobeCast
11.00 - 15.00

Session: Future (Emerging) Technologies (UHDTV, DVB-S2, innovations in telecom)

Moderator: Vitaliy Shub, Adviser to President, TransTeleCom
TimePaper titleSpeaker
11.00 - 11.20Moderator's opening speechVitaliy Shub, Adviser to President, TransTeleCom
11.20 - 11.40The mysteries of DVB-SXGerard Faria, Chief Technology Officer,
Board Member, TeamCast
11.40 - 12.00How to achieve more efficient utilization of satellite capacity. New capabilities of the improved DVB-S2 extension standard, and its rollout Stanislav Klevitskiy, Head of satellite Communications and Broadcasting Department, Telecor SpaceNet
12.00 - 12.20Satellite Industry in Transition! Extensions to DVB-S2 Standard Released - Migration strategies Unleashed?Jean-Pierre De Muyt,
VP Strategic Business Development, Newtec
12.20 - 12.40HEVC & UHDTV set to change the Views experienceToby Finch, Major Accounts Director, Ericsson Television
12.40 - 13.00Combating piracy: new techniques Nataliya Romanova, Business Development Director for Russia, Irdeto
13.00 - 13.20Space Technologies and Telecommunications cluster of SKOLKOVO: supporting innovations in telecommunicationsMaksim Zharenov, Telecom Project Manager, Skolkovo Fund
13.20 - 13.40MIMO Technology for Broadcasting and HD Radio CamerasPeter Moss, Lead Research Engineer, British Broadcasting Corporation
13.40 - 14.00Innovative sport video services for fans at home and at stadiumsGrigoriy Kuzin, Interactive TV Development Manager, CTI
14.00 - 14.20Transmedia digital formatsGali Polotsk, VP Strategy, Applicaster
14.20 - 14.40I Want My "Me" TVJustin Khaksar, Vice President, Northern Europe, Central Europe and Middle East, Brightcove
14.40 - 15.00Practical aspects of TV broadcasting with the HbbTV standardAleksey Leontiev, CEO, TeleTOR


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