TV Connect Announces Notable Industry Leading Speakers to Programme Line-Up

Executives from Disney, BT, NBCUniversal International, Time Warner Cable and CNBC Arabia among others confirmed to speak at TV Connect 2016
Published on: 1st March 2016
London, 16 February 2016 - TV Connect, the world’s leading event in connected entertainment by Informa Telecoms & Media, today announced the addition of several noteworthy speakers from leading global technology and media companies for the upcoming TV Connect 2016 from 26-28 April. 

“I am looking forward to TV Connect because in a world where technology is constantly changing the way we watch and enjoy our entertainment, it is always invaluable to learn about the next big thing,” said Hugh Westbrook, Product Lead, Sky News. 

Notable speakers taking part in TV Connect 2016 include:

  • Ben Pyne, President, Global Distribution, Disney Media Networks 
  • Jamie Hindhaugh, COO, BT Sport & BT TV
  • Rhys Beer, VP, Sports Distribution & Business Development, NBCUniversal International 
  • Phyllis Ehrich, Senior Vice President, Chief Client Solutions Officer – Media Services,
Time Warner Cable 

  • Mohammed Burhan, CEO, CNBC Arabia
  • Bob Greene, Managing Director, Online Entertainment, Liberty Global
  • Mark Melling, Director of AOL Video, AOL 
  • Matthias Maurer, Head of Product Marketing Internet & Content, Deutsche Telekom
  • Maaz Sheikh, President, STARZ Play Arabia 
  • Marc Lorber, UK TV, Lionsgate 
  • Ben Forman, Principal Streaming Architect, Sky
  • Jim Slevinsky, Director – Technology Innovation, Telus 
  • Brian Curtis, Senior Director, Product Management, Comcast
  • Fernando Garcia Calvo, Head of Business Development, Global Video Unit, Telefonica 
  • Hugh Westbrook, Product Lead, Sky News
  • Murray Barnett, Head of Commercial Broadcast & Marketing, World Rugby 
  • Additional speakers also from Verizon, Fox International Channels, AMC Networks and
TV Connect 2016

“TV Connect is the unique annual opportunity for me to gain insight and knowledge of cutting trends in media consumption and distribution,” echoed Murray Barnett, Head of Commercial,Broadcast & Marketing, World Rugby.

 To date, TV Connect will host speakers from 28+ countries in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia, and will address a wide range of topics within the following conference keynotes, streams and workshops: 

  • Keynotes: Telco, Pay TV & Broadcast Evolution; Understanding the Impact of Millennial & Multiplatform Digital Natives; Multiscreen Monetisation & Engagement 
  • Conference Streams: Millennial Monetisation, Big Data & Real Time Analytics, IoT, Connected Entertainment and the Smart Home, LTE Broadcast, Connected Content and Emerging Market Focus
  • Workshops: UK & Next-Gen Formats, Software Defined Video & Cloud Delivery and Content Delivery 
“We're nearly two months away and we already have an outstanding line-up of executives willing and ready to share their insights that will challenge the boundaries of next generation entertainment on a global scale,” echoed Jake McNulty, Head of Marketing at Informa Telecoms & Media.

For more information on TV Connect 2016 including how to attend, exhibit, sponsor or enter for the TV Connect Awards, visit Follow TV Connect developments and updates on Twitter or Facebook.

Note to Editors: If you would like to attend TV Connect 2016, please register to the Press Club. Membership provides: 

  • Access to all areas, including the show floor
  • Breakfast briefings
  • Unlimited access to the Press Zone with refreshments and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary three-course lunch
  • Introductions with speakers, sponsors and exhibitors and a heads up on product launches that will happen at the show
  • Access to the TV Connect app and networking tool, giving the ability to interact with all attendees and set meetingsAccess to exhibition an hour earlier than other attendees
Please note it may be possible to arrange interviews with speakers at or ahead of the show. If this is of interest, please contact us on the below eMail ID.
About TV Connect

Since its launch in 2004, TV Connect has become the go-to reference event for the connected entertainment industry. The event brings together leading service providers from across the globe to meet, network and discuss the future of connected TV entertainment. As the industry’s convergence continues TV Connect reflects this with an agenda that brings together leading OTT players, telcos, cablecos, broadcasters, content providers and solution providers to speak on the evolution of multiscreen experiences. The 2015 edition of TV Connect saw over 8,200 attendees from 83 countries, a 4% increase from 2014. For more information about TV Connect, please visit: or follow the event on Twitter: @tvconnectevent

About Informa Telecoms & Media

Informa Telecoms and Media  ( organises 125 global annual events, attended by more than 70,000 executives worldwide. With a focus on quality content, Informa Telecoms and Media deliver a key audience of decision-makers from the mobile, fixed, alternative, wholesale, MVNO, broadband and satellite operator communities. Informa Telecoms and Media is also the leading provider of business intelligence and strategic services to the global telecoms and media markets. Driven by constant first-hand contact with the industry, its 90 analysts and researchers produce a range of intelligence services including news and analytical products, in depth market reports and datasets focussed on technology, strategy and content.

Media Contact:

TV Connect London
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020 755 19909
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