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AFRICAST 2016 MASTERCLASSES

Theme: Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting: Quality Content Workflows from Acquisition to Distribution Organized by NBC in collaboration with C2S Nigeria Ltd

PARTICIPATION FEE: =N= 25,000  

Date: 18-Oct-16
Time: 12.30 pm - 1.00 pm
Lecture Topic: "Introduction to the 2016 Masterclasses:
Update on digital migration of Nigerian Broadcast Industry – DTT Penetration in State/Private TV"
Presenter: Edward Amana - CEO, Factora Consult Ltd.

Date: 18-Oct-16
Time: 1.10 pm - 1.50 pm
Lecture Topic: DTT - Signal Path from Content Production to Consumer:
This session will address the theory behind digital television signal distribution from the content producer to consumer. Comparisons will be draw between current analog distribution whilst the digital signal path is traced step by step to the consumer device.
Presenter: Giulio Bussolari - Sales Manager, Elenos Itelco

Date: 18-Oct-16
Time: 1.50 pm - 2.30 pm
Lecture Topic: Implementation of Digital TV Transmission – Challenges and Opportunities:
For broadcasters who have been in the analog world signal distributors, digital migration is a radical change. Drawing on experiences gained in Europe, Asia and Africa this session will look at the practical considerations of deploying this new transmission technology. Presenter: Giulio Presenter: Bussolari - Sales Manager, Elenos Itelco

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Date: 18-Oct-16
Time: 3 pm - 3.40 pm
Lecture Topic: Smart production workflows for the digital studio: Combining Creative, Technical and Business motivations, this seminar will discuss how to maximize operator efficiency whilst maintaining high production values for the control of Live Television productions
Presenter: Mark Cooke - Ross Video

Date :18-Oct-16
Time: 3.40 pm - 4.20 pm
Lecture Topic: Channel Branding for Multi-channel Digital Broadcasting: An overview of the considerations for the effective design and deployment of graphics systems for channel branding and language re-versioning within Multi-Channel Broadcast facilities.
Presenter: Mark Cooke - Ross Video

Date: 18-Oct-16
Time: 4.30 - 5 pm
Lecture Topic: Value of Shared Collaborative Storage and how it impacts media workflows - Presenter: Webinar John Diel - Promax

Date: 19-Oct-16
Time: 10 am - 10.40 am
Lecture Topic: Production Ethics, Technology Consideration to delivery.
Presenter: John Aduloju - Principal Consultant - Rods & Cones Ltd.

Date: 19-Oct-16
Time: 10.50 am - 11.30 am
Lecture Topic: Canon High Dynamic Range (HDR) - Canon Low Lux Camera demonstration "
Presenter: Raul Gabat - Business Development Manager (Professional Imaging)
CIG Marketing, Canon Middle East FZ-LLC"

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Date: 19-Oct-16
Time: 12.10 pm - 12.50 pm
Lecture Topic: "Harmonic Innovative fully digitalised and automated Ingest Workflows:
SpectrumX - a software playout solutions, bringing new levels of efficiency, simplicity and reliability to broadcast playout operations. It brings the ability to define flexible playout workflows in either the Distribution or the Broadcast domain.
Adaptable to all production and playout applications, including integrated channel playout, channel-in-a-box, integrated master control, UHD and SDI over IP"
Presenter: Harmonic

Date: 19-Oct-16
Time: 12.50 pm - 1.30 pm
Lecture Topic: "Comprehensive DVB-T2 Workflow with HEVC - 
A complete solution for DVB Broadcasters including encoding, stat-mux, splicing and regionalisation"
Presenter: Harmonic

Date: 19-Oct-16
Time: 1.30 pm - 2.10 pm
Lecture Topic: "Contribution  
Lecture Topic: Multi-format, multi-codec contribution encoders and IRDs enable efficient transport of broadcast-quality SD and HD video over satellite and broadband networks with ultra-low latency, making them the smart choice for DSNG and live applications 
when video quality and workflow efficiency matter most."
Presenter: Harmonic

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Date: 19-Oct-16
Time: 2.40 pm - 3.20 pm
Lecture Topic: Infrastructure solutions for Multi-channel studios: A seminar on the infrastructural considerations required when determining flexible yet cost-effective Television studio designs for single and multi-channel HD (and future) Television Studios.
Presenter: Mark Cooke - Ross Video

Date: 19-Oct-16
Time: 3.20 pm - 4.00 pm
Lecture Topic: IP Video Transmission and Distribution - Deploying the TVU Pack "
Presenter: Tarel Ashouri - Regional BDM - MEA, Turkey & South Asia, TVU Networks"

Date: 19-Oct-16
Time: 4.00 pm - 4.40 pm
Lecture Topic: Webinar/DTT Systems Integration
Presenter: Javier Encinas - VSN/Jonathan Lyth - Systems Manager - WTS Broadcast Systems

Date: 20-Oct-16
Time: 10 am - 10.40 am
Lecture Topic: "Innovations and Trends in Digital Radio:  
With radio long established as the world’s number one mobile information platform the move from SW/AM/FM to the digital age has multiplied the ways we can engage with our stations. From Radio TV, Streaming technologies and enhanced listener interaction this presentation will examine the state of play in digital radio."
Presenter: Brian Rowan - Director, Clydebroadcast

Date: 20-Oct-16
Time: 10.50 am - 11.30 am
Lecture Topic: Advanced IP Workflow with NewTeK NDI
Presenter: David Ayeni - Regional Sales Manager, Africa - NewTek Inc.

Date: 20-Oct-16
Time: 11.40 am - 12.10 pm
Lecture Topic: Managing Content and Traffic in Channel Automation - 1
Presenter: Simon Harol - Multichoice (Africa Magic)

Date: 20-Oct-16
Time: 12.30 am - 1.00 pm
Lecture Topic: Managing Content and Traffic in Channel Automation - 2
Presenter: Engr. Turner - Startimes

ADDRESS
National Broadcasting Commission,
No. 20, Ibrahim Taiwo Street, Asokoro,
P. O. Box 5747, Garki,
Abuja, Nigeria.
www.nbc-gov.ng

CONTACTS
Email: majimada@nbc.gov.ng
Phone: +2348033264035 

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