4K Summit confirms first speakers
As the deadline nears, the 4K World Summit organised by Medina Media in Seville has announced the first names on its list of speakers. Thierry Fautier, president of the Ultra High Definition Forum and VP of video strategy at Harmonic, will discuss the current distribution of Ultra HD on TV channels and over-the-top (OTT) platforms.
David Wood, who chairs the DVB group CM-UHDTV, which assembled the requirements for the first UHDTV broadcast format, will talk more specifically about time in a conference entitled 'When will UHD definitely happen?'.
One of Italy's leading 4K producers, DBW Communications, will be represented by its president Giuliano Berretta. DBW has recorded in Ultra HD the opera La Bohème, co-produced with the public RAI, and Palladio: Angel of Beauty.
Pere Vila, director of technological planning and innovation at the Spanish public broadcaster RTVE, and Andy King, responsible for the strategic relationship between BBC Engineering and BBC Television, will both discuss the 4K revolution and how a new industry is growing.
The event is to be held in Seville on 5-6 November and will count on producers, professionals, consultants, broadcasters, distributors and 4K manufacturers that will share their experiences, needs and solutions.