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Post CES Review & UHD Update

January 20, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm GMT

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MESA Europe Breakfast Briefing: Post CES Review and UHD Update

20th January, From 8.30 a.m, Ray Dolby Theatre, 4-6 Soho Square, London, W1D 3PZ


The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) takes place early in January and is now one of the biggest shows in the global Home Entertainment Calendar.

UHD and HDR will again take centre stage in January 2016, while digital content management and security will have a very  strong presence. The next steps towards prolonging the physical media roadmap will also be covered, with  UHD BD expected to feature.

At the recent Content Community and Member Advisory Board meetings, keeping abreast of UHD, specifically for
the European market, was identified as one of the priority areas and will be a recurring theme during the 2016
MESA Europe programme of events.

sponsorsThe calendar will begin on 20th January, with a focussed review of the key announcements from CES and an in depth analysis of their likely impact within the European region. A number of key exhibitors from the Las Vegas show will be on hand to share details of their show highlights.

As UHD gathers momentum in Europe the Breakfast briefing will also be an ideal time to hear from some of the people closely involved in bringing the full UHD and HDR experience to European consumers and learn about the key milestones for the year ahead and the hurdles that still need to be overcome.



Event Schedule

Registration Opens. Buffet breakfast available @ 8.30 a.m.

Presentation & Panel Discussions @ 9.15 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Introduction & Opening Remarks  
David Millar, Director of Communications, MESA Europe

Spotlight on CES 2016 – Review of the Show Headlines & Highlights
In this opening session a group of industry executives will discuss the key news coming from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and will share details of some of the more innovative developments announced and review the potential implications on the European Home Entertainment sector.

Session Chair:
Jim Bottoms, Executive Director MESA Europe

Session Contributors:
Elfed Howells, Director, Business Development EMEA, Dolby Europe
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Charles Dawes, Senior Director International Marketing,  Rovi Europe
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Simon Gauntlett, Chief Technology Officer, Digital TV Group
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Paul Gray, Principal Analyst/Research, IHS Technology
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An Update on the Studios’ Plans for UHD and HDR Content
Highlights from a pre-recorded interview with senior Hollywood executives who talk about their plans and expectations for UHD and HDR content, across the full range of delivery platforms. In addition to talking about timelines, the executive panel will discuss routes to market and the importance of consumer engagement and education.

Jim Bottoms, Executive Director, MESA Europe

Michael Bonner, EVP of Digital Distribution, Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Mike Dunn, Worldwide President, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Man Jit Singh, President, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Ron Sanders, President, Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution, Warner Bros Entertainment

Delivering the UHD and HDR Experience – Online and Broadcast
A series of presentations and informed discussions from a number of organisations involved in bringing UHD
content to the European market.

The initial discussion focus will be on broadcast and online content delivery and our speakers will provide a status
report and an update on future plans and the commercial outlook. Contributing to this part of the discussion will be:

David Millar, Director of Communications, MESA Europe

Andy Beale, Chief Engineer, BT Sport
Jamie Hindhaugh, Chief Operating Officer, BT Sport & BT TV
Fabio Murra, SVP Product & Marketing, V-Nova

Delivering the UHD and HDR Experience via Blu-ray Disc  
A number of the leading content owners have already announced their initial title line up for BD UHD and in the
final session of the  morning we hear from some of people involved in bringing titles to market on what is
involved, what features we can expect and the future roadmap for the UHD BD format.   Contributing to this session will be:

Jim Bottoms, Executive Director, MESA Europe

Seth Hallen, Senior Vice President Creative Services, Sony DADC New Media Solutions
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Wolfgang Diemling, Director Mastering, Sony DADC
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André Roy, Head of Security Practice, Farncombe Technology

Final Remarks
Opportunity for networking and further discussion over coffee.

To learn more about the MESA Europe Breakfast Briefing, and to talk about speaking, demonstration and Sponsorship opportunities
please contact Jim Bottoms or David Millar at MESA Europe.

David Millar, E: [email protected]
Jim Bottoms, E: [email protected]
T: +44 (0)1525 864 376




Ray Dolby Theatre
4-6 Soho Square


January 20, 2016
8:30 am - 12:00 pm GMT
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Ray Dolby Theatre
4-6 Soho Square, London, W1D 3PZ
London, United Kingdom
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