BBC R&D in session: IP based future in broadcasting
Head Internet Research
BBC R&D has started running a series of events themed around interesting challenges facing broadcasters. We started this at the end of 2012, with a day looking at broadcasting in 2020 - where the industry is headed and what the pitfalls are along the way.
Last week, we held the second event - focusing on the move to an IP based future in broadcasting, looking at content creation, consumption, and distribution.
We held it in Broadcasting House's radio theatre in London, and showcased a mix of speakers from Cisco, Virgin, Sky and the BBC (from both R&D and production departments).
As well as technical experts from these companies, we also heard from James Purnell, Director of Strategy and Digital for the BBC, and Diane Coyle, Vice-Chair of the BBC Trust. The event was chaired by BBC News senior correspondent Nick Higham.
Nick Higham chairs the discussion with James Purnell, Diane Coyle and Ian Mecklenburgh
The day concluded with a panel session looking at some of the points from the day so far, alongside questions from the audience. The day was filmed and you can see one of the videos below and links to the others on the BBC R&D website.
Running events like this is key to R&D's work engaging with our colleagues and peers, and helps us with our ongoing research into the future of broadcasting.
We'll continue with this series of events. Expect the next one to take place towards the end of the year. Do check the R&D website for more info and please do leave a comment.
George Wright is Head of Internet Research and Future Services, BBC R&D