The DPP’s inaugural European Broadcaster Summit taking place in Berlin from March 22-24 will convene executives representing more than a dozen of the continent’s leading media companies.
The European Broadcaster Summit is an invitation only event designed to promote collaboration between European broadcasters, and to share and discuss key messages with the supplier community.
An opening Broadcaster Day will create an opportunity for senior broadcaster executives to share knowledge around six key topics in a series of workshops. They are then joined for an Industry Day by senior colleagues from the supplier community. Together they will engage in high value conversations, facilitated by the DPP, that promote understanding and engagement.
European broadcasters registered to attend include BBC, ITV, RTÉ, RTL Nederland, SVT, TG 4, TV2 Denmark, TV2 Nord, TV2 Norway, Yle, ZDF and ZDF Enterprises, with more to confirm.
The six key topics to be discussed were formed from discussions between the DPP and its member organisations. They are:
- Making cloud pay
- Making metadata work
- Unified content workflow
- Delivering for a future of IP distribution
- Committing to sustainability
- Could shared infrastructure ever work?
Plenary sessions discussing Getting the best out of innovation and Evolving market relationships will close the conference.
The inaugural European Broadcaster Summit is enabled by headline sponsor Red Bee, expert sponsors Akamai, Brightcove, NPAW, Ross Video, Signiant and Qvest, and contributing sponsors Amagi and Pebble.
The full agenda for the European Broadcaster Summit is available here.
DPP CEO Mark Harrison said that the format was designed to deliver active engagement between broadcasters and practical solutions to some of the common challenges facing broadcasters throughout Europe.
"The European Broadcaster Summit will act as a crucial information exchange between media companies and their strategic partners," Mark says. "The workshop format has been specifically co-created with broadcasters so they can align around key topics and challenges. We heard from European media companies that they are keen to come together as a group, to learn from each other and tackle some of the industry's biggest challenges.
"But broadcasters are also aware that to realise their aims they need to tap into the innovation and expertise of key partners. And at the European Broadcaster Summit participating content providers are committed to sharing key messages about how the media supply ecosystem can help deliver their strategic objectives."
“The DPP is looking forward to facilitating this exchange, and sharing the strategic outcomes with member organisations.”
DPP CEO Mark Harrison
The key takeaways and action points from the inaugural European Broadcaster Summit will be covered in an insight report. Released in the spring, the report will be exclusive to DPP members.