TechCon 2012 Programme

All In Media

TechCon 2012 in association with All In Media

*Please note, programme details may be subject to change.*
Monday 12th November – Compass Room

Time Description
09.30-10.00 REGISTRATION
10.00-10.05 WELCOME

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
11.25-11.45 NETWORKING BREAK
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
13.00-14.00 LUNCH
14.00-14.10 IP101

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

15.30-15.50 NETWORKING BREAK
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
17.15-17.25 CLOSING REMARKS

A round up of today’s sessions.

Matt Deegan (Folder Media). Produced by Martyn Humphreys

17.25 NETWORKING DRINKS