Broadcast Tech unveils the details of its Broadcast Tech Fest 2019 series of free-to-attend events 


Broadcast Tech has unveiled the Broadcast Tech Fest 2019; four free-to-attend events taking place over October and November.

Each event is designed for the production industry and complements the content in Broadcast Tech and Broadcast Sport magazines, both in print and online.

It’s the second year Broadcast Tech has put on the Broadcast Tech Fest, following a hugely successful series of free events in 2018 that saw capacity attendance at each event.

This year, each event will remain free-to-attend thanks to the generous sponsorship of many of the best-known technology brands in the industry.

Each event is structured around compelling speaker sessions, practical demos of the latest tech and informative case studies revealing the real-life benefits of tech innovations and enhancements.

The first Broadcast Tech Fest 2019 event is the Connectivity Forum (Tuesday 8 October) at Dolby Screening Rooms, Soho. This is a new event for the Broadcast Tech Fest and is focused on how 5G and IP workflows are being utilised to revolutionise TV and sport productions.

Next up is the Archive Forum (Wednesday 6 November), again at Dolby Screening Rooms. This is the fourth year for the popular Archive Forum, which centres on the practical and business implications related to archiving your rushes and essential production files, while also including content around archive restoration.

The third event in the Broadcast Tech Fest 2019 is the all-day Sports Tech Innovation Forum (Thursday 14 November) at BT Sport studio. This follows our inaugural sports event last year, held in front of a capacity crowd of 250 attendees. If you work in sport production this is an essential event for your diary.

The Broadcast Tech Fest 2019 wraps up with the 4K UHD and HDR Forum in December.

You can register your interest for any of these free-to-attend events at Sponsorship packages are also available now for any of the events. Get in touch with to find out more.

The Broadcast Tech Fest 2019

The Connectivity Forum

8 October 2019

Dolby Screening Rooms, 4-6, Soho Square, Soho, London W1D 3PZ

9:00 – 12:30

Broadcast Tech’s Connectivity Forum offers an unrivalled opportunity to hear first-hand how 5G and IP workflows are being utilised to revolutionise TV and sport productions, enable true remote working, creating efficiencies, offer a better work/life balance for staff, and reduce overheads across broadcast facilities, TV studios and post-production.

The Connectivity Forum covers:

  • How 5G and IP connectivity is transforming workflows and production studio/truck builds
  • What the connected future has in store for TV and sport production
  • 5G and IP case studies in outside broadcast and post-production remote workflows
  • Virtualising services through IP and cloud-based working

Confirmed speakers

Matt Stagg, Director of Mobile Strategy, BT Sport

Sylvia Lu, Advisory Board Member, UK5G

Olly Strous, Director of Post Production, ITN


The Archive Forum

6 November 2019

Dolby Screening Rooms, 4-6, Soho Square, Soho, London W1D 3PZ

9:00 – 12:30

Broadcast Tech’s Archive Forum is an exploration of the practical and business implications related to archiving your rushes and essential production files.

The Archive Forum covers:

  • How to look after your archives securely and cost-effectively
  • The pros and cons of on-prem, hybrid and cloud-based archiving
  • How AI can revolutionise your archives
  • The latest media asset management systems
  • Case studies on archive restoration projects
  • How to manage and monetise your archive content
  • Best practise for taking care of archives


Sports Tech Innovation Forum

14 November 2019

BT Studios, Here East, Stratford, London E20 3BS

9:30 – 16:00

Sports broadcasting is consistently pioneering when it comes to incorporating technological innovations and this event celebrates the ever-expanding role this technology plays in all aspects of sports production.


Sports Tech Innovations forum covers:

  • Consumer trends in sports viewing, including 4K, 8K, HDR, high-frame rates and the devices and platforms used to access content.
  • What 5G will mean for televising sports/remote production
  • Case studies demonstrating pioneering uses of tech in sports production
  • The increasing role of AI in sports – what it enables and what will be possible in the future
  • How to plan, develop and market a successful sports OTT platform
  • AR/VFX developments in virtual studios, on-screen graphics and match analysis
  • The rise and rise of eSports
  • The growth of live streaming, direct-to-consumer broadcasting
  • Is TV no longer the platform of choice for sports broadcasts?


The UHD and HDR Forum

December 2019

Venue and date tbc

One of the biggest changes impacting every genre of TV production over recent years has been the steady move to 4K UHD and even 8K as the shooting and delivery resolution of choice. Coupled with this has been a huge increase in demand for HDR finishing in a number of disparate HDR formats. The UHD and HDR Forum debates the issues around producing and post-producing content in 4K and HDR – what kit and skills do you need to do it, where’s the demand coming from, the storage implications, investment required and so on.


The UHD and HDR Forum covers:

  • Case studies of HDR productions across different TV genres and sport production
  • How to kit up for 4K, 8K and HDR
  • What streaming services look for in choosing 4K/HDR ready post-production facilities
  • HDR formats – what are the different formats, how do they differ, and where is the demand coming from for each format?
  • HDR HD vs HDR 4K