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Forum schedule CSTB'2014

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†
Time Paper title Speaker
14.30 - 14.40 Moderator's opening speech Leonid Konik, Editor-in-chief, ComNews, Group of companies†
14.40 - 15.00 Developments of digital markets: challenges and opportunities Kamila Nigmatulina, Analyst, IHS
15.00 - 15.20 Characteristics and new trends in Internet broadcasting across Russiaís regions and the CIS Kirill Filippov, CEO, SPB TV
15.20 - 15.40 Internet-video: consumption models, demand, trends Yaroslav Gorodetskiy, CEO, CDNvideo
15.40 - 16.00 CDN as a driver of content-resources growth Vyacheslav Kamarin, CDN Project Manager, MegaFon
16.00 - 16.20 Internet video broadcasting strategies: success stories Dmitry Safronov, B2B Director,
16.20 - 16.40 Using CDN to unlock Internet broadcasting potential Aleksander Belenov, CEO,
16.40 - 17.00 How to support Internet audiences, and why does it matter?† Konstantin Anokhin, Head of Business Development Department, NGENIX
17.00 - 17.20 Video monitoring over the Internet: emerging opportunities for operators Murad Efendiev, CEO, Netris
17.20 - 17.40 Linear content and VOD: business at the intersection of the customers' interests Ivan Shestakov, Marketing Director, MEGOGO.NET
17.40 - 18.00 Going 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
Time Paper title Speaker
11.00 - 11.20 Moderator's opening speech Vitaliy Shub, Adviser to President, TransTeleCom
11.20 - 11.40 Multiscreen evolution Konstantin Ankilov, Managing Partner, iKS-Consulting
11.40 - 12.00 High-speed data networks: the basis for multiscreen Stanislav Zhuravlev, Head of VAS Development for Fixed-Line Business, MTS
12.00 - 12.20 Multimedia technology on the satellite TV market Denis Vysotskiy, Head of† Project Management Service and Technological Development, Tricolor TV
12.20 - 12.40 Introducing multiscreen in OTT: Through the eyes of a content-provider Aleksander Belenov, CEO,
12.40 - 13.00 OTT. Pay TV technology development trends Evgeny Novikov, CEO, Bradbury Lab
13.00 - 13.20 Teleportal: demonstration of innovative multiscreen solutions for CTI Grigoriy Kuzin, Interactive TV Development Manager, CTI
13.20 - 13.40 TV from the cloud Konstantin Burikhin, Business Development Director, North Europe & Central Asia, Ericsson
13.40 - 14.00 Video streaming in 4G networks Yuriy Pronin, Chief Technical Officer, AirHD
14.00 - 14.20 Optimization of traffic in mobile networks. New approaches, technologies, functionality Anton Sergeev, Senior Researcher, MobiVita
14.20 - 14.40 The Future of Video Delivery-A Global Perspective on 4K, HEVC, and Multiscreen Video Sam Blackman, CEO, Elemental Technologies
11.00 - 14.00

Conference Moderator: Yana Belskaya, Editor-in-chief, Cableman Internet portal
Time Paper title Speaker
11.00 - 12.00 Key trends and events of Russian, USA and UK media market Nick Fecher, Founding Partner, Hook Research
12.00 - 12.45 The media industry in Russia: new challenges and possibilities Dmitriy Bagdasaryan, Director on development of the fixed-line business and TV, MTS
12.45 - 13.15 Pay-TV market and video viewing features in Russia and CIS Ismail Belov, Director, IT & Innovations,† J`son & Partners Consulting
13.15 - 14.00 4K broadcast/production trend and technology Sergei 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
Time Paper title Speaker
14.00 - 14.20 Demand for and supply of TV content: international experience and domestic trends Mariya Kamenskaya, Head of Thematic Channels Research Department, TNS Russia
14.20 - 14.40 Marketing strategies. Creating communities around TV channels Ekaterina Podkovirina, Director, My Planet Club
14.40 - 15.00 Underestimated social media: how to and why work with social media? Alla Kurganova, Marketing Director, NKS Media
15.00 - 15.20 Title to be advised Aleksander Akopov, CEO, Amedia
15.20 - 15.40 New requirements for Pay TV content Olga Sherstobitova, Head of Interaction with rightholders, MegaLabs
15.40 - 16.00 Extended and a-la-carte package offerings. Theory and practice.† International experience Nataliya Nemova, Director of Commerce, Viasat
16.00 - 16.20 ARPU drivers of growth Iliya Gerkus, CEO, Liga-TV (TV-Channel "Nash futbol")
16.20 - 16.40 Navigation in TV environment. Looking for EPG-viewers Vitaliy Vasiliev, Owner and General Manager, EPG Service
16.40 - 17.00 Promoting off-air channels across Russia's province† Aleksey Bainov, Head of Telecom Group, Deltaplan AD Group
17.00 - 18.00 Round 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
Time Paper title Speaker
11.00 - 11.10 Moderator's opening speech Mikhail Shekhovtsov, Managing Director of Media Projects, J'son & Partners Consulting
11.10 - 11.30 Second Screen: from a new trend to a mass scale solution Evgeniy Novikov, CEO, Bradbury Lab
11.30 - 11.50 Is there a future for the Second Screen? Kirill Filippov, CEO, SPB TV
11.50 - 12.10 SecondScreen as a tool to monetize TV Grigoriy Kuzin,† Interactive TV Development Manager, CTI
12.10 - 12.30 Workshop: creating applications for a TV channel Yaroslav Gorodetskiy, CEO, CDNvideo
12.30 - 12.50 The Rules of Engagement: An Operatorís Guide to Providing a Compelling TV User Experience David Leporini, EVP Marketing Products and Security, Viaccess-Orca
12.50 - 13.10 Case study:† implementing Second Screen projects using Webcaster SecondScreen API† Oleg Volobuev, CEO, Inventos
14.00 - 14.20 Developing the media-environment: from TV to online video† Dmitriy Pashutin,† Director of Media Research, IVI.RU
14.20 - 14.40 Ultra 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 - 15.00 Maximising your payTV investment Peter Simpson, VP Product Marketing, Pace plc
15.00 - 15.20 Fighting for attention† Elena Yachmennikova, Chief Commercial Officer, VAS Department, Orion Express
15.20 - 15.40 Making multiscreen premium content delivery a reality in the Digital Home Stéphane Le Dreau, Vice President Sales, Nagravision
15.40 - 16.00 Own Your TV Brand Gali Polotsk, VP Strategy, Applicaster
11.00 - 16.00

IP & TV Forum

Moderator: Aleksey Grishin, Business Development Director,† V-Lux, Group of companies
Time Paper title Speaker
11.00 - 11.10 Moderator's opening speech Aleksey Grishin, Business Development Director,† V-Lux, Group of companies
11.10 - 11.30 IPTV risk analysis Nikolay Mikhailov, Director, IPTVPORTAL†
11.30 - 11.50 Guaranteed delivery through IP networks is no fairy-tale† Vadim Morozov, CEO, SVN Group
11.50 - 12.10 IP-PAL/Secam and IP-DVBC2 projects implemented in Russian, Ukrainian and German companies Germann Geer , Sales Director, ASTRO STROBEL
12.10 - 12.30 TeleSCREEN PRO comprehensive digital TV quality monitoring system for† geographically distributed networks† Gennady Avdeyev, Development Director, TelCo Group,† Aleksey Leontiev, Director, TeleTOR
12.30 - 12.50 Achieving Full Potential of IP Video Aleksander Chernyaev, Lead Manager, Huawei†
12.50 - 13.10 Creating telecom infrastructure on Spitsbergen Island Aleksey 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 - 13.30 Comprehensive monitoring of† IP networks for digital TV Seth VerMulm, Product Manager, Sencore Inc.†
14.00 - 14.20 Maximize ROI through Fully Integrated Broadcast Solutions Andrei Dmitriev, Manager Sales and Business Development, Newtec Russia
14.20 - 14.40 Hybrid TV: is it "new" or "well forgotten old"? Aleksey Bugay,† Deputy CEO, Business Development, CTI
14.40 - 15.00 Hybrid TV for operators with a multi-regional coverage†† Nikolay Milovanov,† Head of DSP Development, Elecard Devices
15.00 - 15.20 OTT/IPTV platforms: free services and turnkey IPTV/OTT solutions for operators Gerasim Gadiyan, CEO of† Network HDTV and 3DTV channels HD Media, President of HD Union Association
15.20 - 15.40 A universal platform for unique applications Pavel Shevchenko, Head of Department, Modul
15.40 - 16.00 Eltex 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
Time Paper title Speaker
11.00 - 11.10 Moderator's opening speech Nikolay Orlov, Editor-in-Chief, Tele-Sputnik magazine
11.10 - 11.30 Cross-promo as a base for pay-TV promotion Elena Polonskaya, PR&AD Director, Aleksander Sharutin, Brand Manager, 1TVCH
11.30 - 11.50 Thematic packages Ė in the focus of the viewershipís interest† Kirill Sanin, Director for Broadband Marketing and Development, MTS
11.50 - 12.10 Telecard: newcomers become market leaders!† Maria Zhilina, Marketing Director, Orion Express
12.10 - 12.30 Title to be advised Aleksey Zhuravlev, Marketing Director, NTV-PLUS
12.30 - 12.50 Marketing of Pay-TV operator: a way to the efficiency Marina Levochkina, Head of TV content providing Department, JSC VimpelCom†
12.50 - 13.10 Title to be advised Aleksander Starobinets, Marketing Director, Tricolor TV
13.10 - 13.30 Broadcast TV meets the Cloud:† Enabling new business opportunities Dmitry 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
Time Paper title Speaker
10.30 - 11.00 OTT/IPTV platform ViNTERA.TV for Internet/IPTV operators and TV-broadcasters Gerasim Gadiyan, CEO of Networks HDTV and 3DTV channels HD Media, President of HD Union Association
11.00-11.30 Transition to Multiscreen Andrey Silanchev,Business Development Director for Russia and CIS, Irdeto
11.30 - 12.30 Title to be advised Speaker to be advised, MegaLabs company
12.30 - 13.30 Enhance Your Business Success with Huawei Hybrid TV Solution Theodore Patrick Hsiung, Chief Marketing Officer,
Ivan Efimov, Head of Department VGS SSD, Russia Software Business Department,
Aleksander Chernyaev, Lead Manager, Huawei†
13.30 - 14.00 New† content management opportunities Inga Kruming, Produktmarketing Manager, Tomasz Strozek, Senior Sales Manager, SES Platform Services†
14.00 - 14.30 Targeted Ad Insertion Increases Number of Potential Advertisers and Revenues Berry Eskes, Regional Director, International Datacasting Corporation
14.30 - 15.00 Serving DTH Subscribers in Multi-Dwelling Units with IP Gateways† Doug Lowther, President and CEO, International Datacasting Corporation
15.00 - 15.30 Presentation of the Mir 24 channel Konstantin Taroyants, General Producer, Mir (World) MTRK
11.00 - 16.20

Session: Reaching all places … Satellites are the solution


Moderator: Sergey Pekhterev, General Director, AltegroSky
Time Paper Title Speaker
11.00 - 11.10 Moderator's opening speech Sergey Pekhterev, CEO, AltegroSky
11.10 - 11.30 Title to be advised Kseniya Drozdova, Business Development Director Deputy, FSUE "Space Communications"
11.30 - 11.50 New functionality of the Yamal satellite communication system Dmitriy Sevastyanov, CEO, JSC Gazprom Space Systems
11.50 - 12.10 Further development of the orbital position of 75 degrees east longitude for TV broadcasting purposes Timofey Abramov, Director of Commerce, INTERSPUTNIK
12.10 - 12.30 HTS and Intelsat EpicNG Jean Philippe Gillet, Regional Vice President EME, Intelsat
12.30 - 12.50 ASTRA 5B Ė a new SES satellite for Russia and CIS countries Mikhail Sandler, Business Development Director for Russia/CIS, SES
12.50 - 13.10 Current status and prospects of the broadband networks market† Aleksey Shakhov, Retail Sales Director, AltegroSky
13.10 - 13.30 Developing satellite TV in Siberia Igor Kotsarev, Chief Technical Officer, Tricolor TV
13.30 - 13.50 Satellite broadcasting and broadband Internet development in Russia Nikolay Orlov, Nikolay Orlov, Regional VP, Eutelsat
14.40 - 15.00 Satellite Internet services for individual users in Russia Dmitriy Gordienko, Head of Broadband Service, RuSat
15.00 - 15.20 High Throughput Satellite Ė a view from the Earth Oleg Timoshenko, CEO, Eastar
15.20 - 15.40 Making the Most of the HTS Revolution Serge Van Herck, CEO and Chairman, Newtec
15.40 - 16.00 Challenges in developing satellite broadcasting in Russia†† Elena Berdnichenko, Head of Operator Relations, Telekompas Consulting Agency†
16.00 - 16.20 Internet as an alternative content delivery tool Elena 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
Time Paper title Speaker
11.00 - 11.20 Moderator's opening speech Vitaliy Shub, Adviser to President, TransTeleCom
11.20 - 11.40 The mysteries of DVB-SX Gerard Faria, Chief Technology Officer,
Board Member, TeamCast
11.40 - 12.00 How 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 - 12.20 Satellite Industry in Transition! Extensions to DVB-S2 Standard Released - Migration strategies Unleashed? Jean-Pierre De Muyt,
VP Strategic Business Development, Newtec
12.20 - 12.40 HEVC & UHDTV set to change the Views experience Toby Finch, Major Accounts Director, Ericsson Television
12.40 - 13.00 Combating piracy: new techniques† Nataliya Romanova, Business Development Director for Russia, Irdeto
13.00 - 13.20 Space Technologies and Telecommunications cluster of SKOLKOVO:† supporting innovations in telecommunications Maksim Zharenov, Telecom Project Manager, Skolkovo Fund
13.20 - 13.40 MIMO Technology for Broadcasting and HD Radio Cameras Peter Moss, Lead Research Engineer, British Broadcasting Corporation†
13.40 - 14.00 Innovative sport video services for fans at home and at stadiums Grigoriy Kuzin, Interactive TV Development Manager, CTI
14.00 - 14.20 Transmedia digital formats Gali Polotsk, VP Strategy, Applicaster
14.20 - 14.40 I Want My "Me" TV Justin Khaksar, Vice President, Northern Europe, Central Europe and Middle East, Brightcove
14.40 - 15.00 Practical aspects of TV broadcasting with the HbbTV standard Aleksey Leontiev, CEO, TeleTOR


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