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ConnecTechAsia, the new umbrella event encompassing CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia, and the new NXTAsia, will stage its 2018 edition from June 26 to 28, 2018 in Singapore. The event will cover the spectrum of communication, broadcast, and enterprise technology, and services. BroadcastAsia2018 is an international event for the pro-audio, film, digital media, and broadcasting industries; capturing the future together with professionals from the industries that are reshaping the broadcast value chain. Key technologies will be showcased and various summit programs will be held that include:

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UHD/HDR. Much has been debated on UHD and HDR as these will be the two main considerations now that most APAC countries either have already switched to HD or are in the midst of transitions. What is the difference between them on workflows and technology? What is the potential obstacle for technology? The event will have all these queries and more answers as exhibitors will showcase a wide range of innovations pertaining to these technologies. Key topics of the summit programs will be standards and the future of broadcast media delivery; a (not so) brief history of UHDTV; and traversing the brave new world of UHD and HDR – considerations and challenges for content creators and distributors.

IP broadcasting. Broadcasters are well aware of the benefits that come along when embarking in IP; however, what remains is the plan and extent of their IP migration. They are looking at various ways of harnessing the advantages of IP, including increased broadcast network utilization, flexibility, centralization, and resilience. One of their main concerns will be leveraging existing infrastructure investment and implementing new infrastructure in the most efficient possible ways. Key topics of the summit programs will be navigating the promise and reality of IP; IP potential in transforming broadcaster operation and workflow; designing an IP-based media facility; planning and designing the IP broadcast facility; and SDI to IP, when is the time right?

Live production. Live production especially in the form of live sports, events streaming, and even variety shows is a growing and lucrative business. The main concern for content providers/broadcasters is the workflow process – cost effectiveness, efficient, and less resource intense in order to provide viewers with the best viewing experience from various platforms. BroadcastAsia2018 will shed a light on how one can integrate them into live production for the content.

Content media security. With systems/processes going digitalized, the sophistication of online piracy and broadcasters embarking on new technology implementations such as cloud, IP, and more, content media security is one of their main concerns. BroadcastAsia2018 will provide a source for content media security solutions that will help in meeting the challenges in delivery of high quality and secure media services to the different consumers’ platforms as well as to fight off online privacy.

OTT and alternative content platform. OTT video subscribers across APAC are on the rise with subscription revenues reaching USD 10 billion by 2021. The market will reach 200 million subscribers in 2021. The event will discuss the latest developments in OTT technologies and how OTT solutions can be monetized. Key topics of the summit programs will be price war in the OTT battlefield; world of OTT and VoD; how one sports aggregator is winning at OTT video delivery; rise of the managed OTT STB: battle for home entertainment intensifies; and new OTT platform based on blockchain technology.

Providing thought leadership and solutions for the future of broadcasting, visitors will hear from industry experts and experience new technologies from global and upcoming brands from more than 630 companies from 41 countries. The 3-day summit will bring together professionals reshaping the broadcast value chain. Presentations will tackle the all-important issue of broadcasters staying relevant in the digital age.

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