Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 18:15 to 20:30
Salford University
Orange Tower MediaCity:uk
M50 2EH Salford
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

John Ellerton from BT will share valuable 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 must for everyone who is interested in the current and future solutions to deliver live video
between locations - John Ellerton will demystify what happens to broadcast signals
after they leave the ‘telco patch bay’.

 SMPTE UK section thanks  Salford University or being able to use the DPL – the Digital Performance Lab
and for providing the Ample Refreshments.



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 19 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 Platinum Sustaining member of SMPTE