Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 18:15
Sky - Believe in Better Building TW7 5QD
United Kingdom
Event Details: 

The UK Section welcomes Matthew Goldman EVP of SMPTE and SVP Compression Technology Ericsson
 to provide a view from the USA of the film Television and Digital Media industries in the USA -
and how well established Players are reaction to the pressure from new entrants into the traditional media space.  

OTT, Cord Cutting , Repacking , the role of Broadcasters (with 17% viewership) are some of the topics which have a American focus,  but the growth of Netflix and others delivering Movies on demand in UHD  and Net neutrality  have worldwide interest. 
How does more efficient coding impact on delivering streams and files to the home over the internet-
and are Traditional  through the air (DTT or DSAT) or cable Broad and Narrow casting
doomed by the wave of IP delivered services? 
And is the traditional TV set being replaced by the Phone and tablet?

What is the industry reaction and SMPTE Role in this every more changing environment?

Ericsson Provides many surveys and reports giving an insight into the uses and take-up of communications technology - read them here

Other topics covered included Repacking - FCC LEARN Program ( NABs VIews)  and how this is totally independent of ATSC3.0 - a quick overview  

As SMPTE is an international society, the UK section hold a meeting annually to look at the industry activities and trends from outside the UK.

This meeting has been rescheduled from 18 June  

This meeting will be going ahead despite the threat of Train strikes
- Please note that  we have ample car parking available in Harlequin Avenue 


Matthew S. Goldman is senior vice president technology, TV compression, at Ericsson, where he is focused on video compression related products and solutions. He has been actively involved in the development of digital TV systems since 1992.  Matthew was a prominent participant in the Moving Picture Experts Group, where he helped create the MPEG-2 Systems standard. He also has been influential in other industry organizations, including the SMPTE Advanced Television Systems Committee, the Digital Video Broadcasting project, and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers.

Four of his projects have been recognized by Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards.
Goldman received bachelor (high honors) and master of sciences degrees in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
He holds six patents related to digital video transport.
A SMPTE Fellow, he is also a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and an inductee of the Academy of Digital Television Pioneers.
He is currently serving as executive vice president on the SMPTE Board of Governors.



Please note that we will ALL be entering Sky Site from Harlequin Avenue
where there will be special Car parking
  . Map for the meeting

Public Transport

The H91 bus runs from Hammersmith ( Piccadilly, District H&C and Circle lines) calling at Gunnesbury  (District and Overground) for Chiswick Park and then along the A4
- get off at Gillette Corner (Stop C)  Cross the A4 and head right towards London down the hill to  Harlequin Avenue -
Walk to the end

The H91 bus runs past Osterley Station (Piccadilly to Heathrow) - and heads London wards along the A4 -
- get off at West Cross Centre (Stop D)   after Gillette Corner and walk back to Harlequin Avenue
Walk to the end

Syon Lane (National Rail)  has a frequent service  from Waterloo  Exiit the Station Turn left towards the A4 -
Cross Syon Lane and the A4 and head right towards London down the hill to  Harlequin Avenue -
Walk to the end


For general area BSkyB Map



Please note that this meeting does not include Tour of Sky facilities