National TeleConsultants to lend expertise to IBC conference program

National TeleConsultants will continue its support of international technical conferences with a major presence at IBC2006.

Drawing upon 25 years of media design experience and expertise, NTC executives will produce an entire IBC2006 Conference theme day, direct a major technical session and present two key papers.

Headlined as the “World of Content Creation, Management, and Delivery,” IBC2006’s conference program will encompass a wide range of topical technical and business issues that are important to the entertainment production and delivery industries.

The conference program is divided into several major themes for daylong, structured topic exploration in the form of multiple paper presentations. Content production is the theme scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 10, which is being produced by NTC vice president Edward Hobson, who is also president of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).

To begin the day, NTC co-founder and managing partner Chuck Phelan will direct the special IBC papers session entitled “Producing Content for Multiple Distribution Channels.” The session will provide concrete examples of how program content can best be acquired, edited and released for multiple distribution methods.

Among the experts presenting papers during this session will be NTC principal consultant Eric Pohl. His presentation is intended to raise awareness about the constraints of alternative media-delivery devices among program-production professionals.

During the “Workflow: The Keystone for Efficient Content Production,” session, NTC director of software systems engineering John Footen will present a paper. Footen’s presentation will focus on advances in IT technology being leveraged by media and entertainment companies, as well as business-process management and service-oriented architectures that will be the next wave in workflow advances.

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