TechCon 2012 in association with All In Media
*Please note, programme details may be subject to change.*
Monday 12th November – Compass Room
David Lloyd (Orion Media)
|10.05-10.50||LIVING IN A BOX
Nick Sheridan from the BBC discusses the benefits and lessons learnt from the all-glass Production House of the Future for the World Service. Tim Lowther from Global Radio describes how they approached the design and build of the new Capital FM and Heart studios.
Tim Lowther (Global Radio), Nick Sheridan (BBC). Produced by Simon Tuff & David Holdroyd
|10.50-11.20||VIRTUALLY “ON AIR”
Geoff Woolf tells us about BBC English Regions’ project ViLoR which plans to house the combined technology of all 40 Local Radio stations in a pair of shared data centres.
Geoff Woolf (BBC). Produced by Simon Tuff
|11.20-11.25||TECHNICAL INNOVATION AWARD – SHORTLISTED ENTRY # 1|
|11.45-12.05||THE POWER OF LESS THAN ONCE!
Ken Phillips tells us how the BBC is gaining both business and creative benefit by helping programme makers to manage metadata easily, resulting in changing workflows and powerful collected knowledge of everything that’s known about their radio programmes.
Ken Phillips (BBC). Produced by Simon Tuff
|12.05-12.35||MADE TO MEASURE RADIO STREAMS
Absolute Radio and AdsWizz discuss how they built their ‘InStream’ system, the challenges faced to personalise radio streams with targeted advertising and the opportunities this offers to the wider industry.
Ben Matthew (Absolute Radio), Bruno Nieuwenhuys (AdsWizz). Produced by Adam Bowie
|12.35-12.55||OBJECT LESSONS IN AUDIO
Tony talks about a radio drama that changes with listener location, how it’s created using objects and the possibilities this approach offers.
Tony Churnside (BBC). Produced by Simon Tuff
|12.55-13.00||TECHNICAL INNOVATION AWARD – SHORTLISTED ENTRY # 2|
Thinking of sending your programme feeds over IP networks? Nathan Dixon from Arqiva will discuss some of the issues to be considered when moving your valuable programme feeds over IP networks.
Nathan Dixon (Arqiva). Produced by Simon Powell
|14.10-14.30||BITS & BYTES TO THE SITES
Highly reliable delivery of audio over IP to the transmitters is achievable, but what else could this technology bring? Peter Willison from Arqiva covers some of the advantages to IP distribution of audio to transmitter sites, including potential hidden benefits of the technology.
Peter Willison (Arqiva). Produced by Simon Powell
|14.30-15.00||BITS & BYTES FROM THE SITES
First we look at a range of options for remote contribution before looking in more detail at what 4G will bring.
Ian Prowse & Hugo Scott Whittle (Vortex). Produced by Keith Briggs
|15.00-15.10||BITS & BYTES FROM THE HACKNEY SITE
We find out how BBC Outside Broadcasts used audio over IP to bring back the major OB that was Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend, with multiple stages, for 2 days, from a muddy field.
Richard Earle (BBC). Produced by Simon Tuff
|15.10-15.30||DIGITAL RADIO HITS THE ROAD (Part 1)
From studio to car via the bit in the middle. Find out how to inform and keep the listener tuned in and updated with traffic and travel as they move around your area or network. Mark, Sam and Nick describe the extensive industry development and testing that took place earlier this year. Which of these new opportunities will you give to your listeners?
Sam Bonham (DRUK), Nick Piggott (Global), Mark Sutcliffe (Arqiva). Produced by Martin James
|15.50-16.15||DIGITAL RADIO HITS THE ROAD (Part 2)|
|16.15-16.20||TECHNICAL INNOVATION AWARD – SHORTLISTED ENTRY # 3|
|16.20-16.40||SO THIS IS WHAT RADIO LOOKS LIKE!
A look at the technology, that BBC Radio 1 uses to put together its visualisation and how that has adapted to meet its audiences expectations in the move to its new home in Broadcasting House’s Penthouse.
Joe Harland (BBC). Produced by Simon Tuff
|16.40-17.10||SIZE OF THE CROWD
Jim Ford from MediaCell walks us through the latest UK electronic audience measurement trials before Philippe Generali from RCS reveals the power of big audience data and what we can learn about listening habits.
Jim Ford (MediaCell), Philippe Generali (RCS). Produced by Dave Walters
|17.10-17.15||PRESENTATION – TECHNICAL INNOVATION AWARD SPONSORED BY ARQIVA|
A round up of today’s sessions.
Matt Deegan (Folder Media). Produced by Martyn Humphreys