Thursday November 29th


  • DAY 1
  • Networking Activities
  • One-to-One Sessions
  • Panel Discussions
  • Others

  • 08:30 - 09:00 | 30 mins


  • 09:00 - 09:15 | 15 mins

    Welcoming Speech and Industry Overview  

    Pascal Orhan- CEO of Dataxis

  • 09:15 - 10:00 | 45 mins

    Innovation in pay TV : what’s coming next?  

    The pay TV distribution landscape is undergoing dramatic changes as consumers now expect to get all the best of the OTT world as part of their subscription. Operators, at the same time must anticipate the demand of future.  Several issues like evolution of STBS, IoT, skinny bundles and User experience will be debated.


    Jaroslaw Kordalewski- Vice President & CTO- NC+ 

    Dario Vieceli- TV Software and Architecture team- Swisscom

    Steve Miller-Jones- Director of Product Management- Limelight Networks

  • 10:00 - 10:20 | 20 mins

    One to One session- Seachange  

    Saurabh Vartikar- VP Sales EMEA 

  • 10:20 - 11:00 | 30 mins

    Coffee Break  

  • 11:00 - 11:40 | 40 mins

    Telecom operators entering into Pay TV: The role of OTT  

    The convergence of different technologies means that it is now easy for these operators to offer Pay TV and OTT to increase their revenues. Do telecom operators need to reinvent themselves as a media companies?


    Gary Hamer- SVP Sales& Business Development– SmartLabs

    Alexei- Munteanu- CEO- Starnet- TV Box

    Anton Bladik- Senior Director Fixed Line Businesses and Integration- Velcom


  • 11:40 - 12:00 | 20 mins

    One to One Session- Maxdome & 7TV  

    Alexander Von Woikowsky- Managing Director

  • 12:00 - 12:45 | 45 mins

    OTT to disrupt the Pay TV market  

    Many countries are witnessing the entry of new OTT pay TV distributors, willing to challenge existing operators with no fixed line infrastructure.  Is it the way to go forward? What are the technical and regulatory challenges.


    Viktor Janik- VP Regulatory Affairs- Unitymedia

    Andrey Kolodyuk- Founder and CEO- Divan TV

    Krisztina Kegye- Head of Product- MinDig TV Extra

    Alexey Kurakin- Digital Trasformation & Strategic Director- Media Group Ukraine

    Francois-Xavier Simon-  Sales Director- Broadpeak


  • 12:45 - 13:45 | 60 mins


  • 13:45 - 14:20 | 45 mins

    Traditional broadcast : Role of satellite in the region  

    Direct satellite TV distribution continues to develop in the region. However, as OTT is becoming a viable alternative and FTA TV distribution is moving more and more to low cost pay TV. What are the prospects for the future ?


    Stanislav Georgiev- Head of Media Broadcasting- A1 Telekom Austria 

    Bill Wijdeveld- VP Business Development- M7 Group

    Vlastimil Lakatos- Head of TV- Antik Telecom

  • 14:20 - 14:40 | 20 mins

    One to One Session- Bitmovin  

    Gerald Zankl- Director of Business Development EMEA

  • 14:40 - 15:10 | 30 mins

    Incumbent pay TV strategies  

    How are historical incumbent telecom operators deploying successful pay TV strategies in their countries. Speakers will discuss about their content, technologies and OTT strategies.


    Krysztof Kaczurba- Director of Development Strategy- Orange Poland

    Dimitris Michalakis- Executive Director- Cosmote TV

    Karl Anton- TV & Multimedia Area Manager- Telia Estonia

    Kliton Proko- Product, Services and IPTV Director- Albtelecom

  • 15:10 - 15:45 | 30 mins

    Cable TV CEO strategies  

    CEO to discuss about Pay TV in the context of their global business and strategies. What is the role of TV in a global operator strategy. What does TV represent in the overall offer? Importance of blended ARPU and role of premium content.


    Gyorgy Zsembery- CEO- Volia

    Victoriya Boklag- CEO & Vice President Marketing and Media- United Group

    Tomas Burovas- CEO- Cgates

  • 15:45 - 16:15 | 30 mins

    Coffee Break  

  • 16:15 - 17:00 | 45 mins


    How are the newly launched players aiming at strengthening their position in a complex and fast-moving market?


    Martin Simka- Product and Project Manager- Showmax

    Claire Hunter Gregson- Commercial Director- Hopster

    Sidharth Jayant- Global Product Director- Rakuten TV

    Thibault d’Orso- COO & Co-founder- Spideo

  • 18:00 - 19:00 | 60 mins


  • 19:00

    Gala Dinner by Seachange (Upon Invitation)  

    Upon Invitation