11.17.2004 08:00 AM
IEE to sponsor 21st century broadcasting seminar in London

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) will sponsor a two-day seminar Nov. 30-Dec.1 in London on recent developments and applications in the fields of HDTV, digital cinema, IT technology and multimedia developments.

The seminar, “From IT to HD: Visions of Broadcasting in the 21st Century,” will include panel discussions and demonstrations from HD players, including Sony, Toshiba, JVC and Orange.

Among the panelists and topics scheduled:

  • “Interoperability for Professional Video on IP Networks” - Peter Elmer, Pro-MPEG Forum UK;
  • “Challenges to Building a Large Scale MPLS Broadcast Network” - Michael Firth, BT Exact;
  • “Uncompressed HD and SD Video Transport over IP Networks” – Wes Simpson, Media Links Systems;
  • “I’m a Broadcaster, Get Me Out of Here” – David Wood, European Broadcasting Union head of technology;
  • “The Basics of HD, the Challenges and the Variations now Emerging for the Prosumer, Television and the Cinema” – Chris Hearn;
  • “Large Screen Displays for the Home and Cinema to cover LCDs, Plasmas and Projectors” - Prinyar Boon, Snell & Wilcox;
  • “Lecture on J2K” - Touradj, Ebrahimi, Swiss Institute of Technology, EPFL;
  • “The BBC and HD” – Andy King, BBC

Those who make reservations to attend the two-day seminar before Nov. 19 will receive a discount on registration fees.

For more information, visit http://conferences.iee.org/multimedia.

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