Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 19:00 to 21:00
1 Shortlands Hammersmith
W6 8DR London
Event Details: 


Insights into the technologies and challenges involved in making raw telco networks suitable for carrying television signals for demanding broadcasters.
 From copper circuits and microwave backhaul, PDH, SDH and ATM; through satellite, optical fibres, IP and MPLS; and looking into the future of Alien Wavelengths and ROADM switched optical networks, Software Defined Networking, and Time Sensitive Networks,


A joint meeting with IET West London.. Doors open 19h00  Speaker at 19h30



John Ellerton will demystify what happens to broadcast signals after they leave the ‘telco patch bay’.


John Ellerton is Head of Media Futures at BT Media and Broadcast.
An alumni of Salford University in the UK and École Centrale de Lyon in France, he has since gained over 18 years’ experience creating specialist network and workflow solutions for broadcasters and media companies worldwide. He now leads BT M&B’s future thinking in broadcast and media services, which includes next-generation networks and cloud-based production services as well as UHDTV.

He represents BT M&B at SMPTE and is an active contributor to the work of the EBU.

BT Media and Broadcast  are a Gold Sustaining member of SMPTE


This is  a joint meeting with the West London Branch of the IET _please register in the category-

There are just a few places left as main registration closed on Friday 15 May


Additional Information Download

John had a few copies of the UHDTV Research document   download 

You may like to  read about the Star TV 4K Cricket download

BT media and broadcast


 Hammersmith has two Tube Stations

From the Piccadilly and District Line Station -

East end (London)  turn rich out of the Ticket line  and right again to go past the Amazon lockers to the Surface Bus station – Walk across the Bus station – taking care – and cross Butterwick    to the North East Corner of the gyratory system

West End ( Ealing)  turn right out of the  ticket line to exit the shopping centre – Turn Left again to go over the bus entrance to the bus stations  - take care – and cross Butterwick   to the North East Corner of the Gyratory system.

 From the Hammersmith  & City and Circle line station  - turn left outside the station and then left again to cross Shepherds Bush Road , and walk on the north side of the gyratory system

Cross to the south side Hammersmith Road at the North East corner of the Gyratory system


ALL routes walk along the south side of Hammersmith Road past bus stop Z4 (9, 10, 27, 391) until you find some stairs heading up – go up  these and follow the sign for the Novotel

Alternatively carry along Hammersmith road – and turn right  into Shortlands and into the Novotel Hotel


There is limited car parking In Shortlands or at the hotel - approach from the west from the Tagarth Road (go around the gyratory system), or from the east directly from the Hammersmith Road.
From the North down Shepherds Bush Road turn left at Brook Green and then right to Hammersmith Road and approach from East.


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