ANGA Cable Show: Countdown to digital summit on 4 May

Date: Tue, 04/13/2010 - 19:05

ANGA Cable Show: Countdown to digital summit on 4 May

Sky CEO Brian Sullivan completes Opening Discussion

ANGA Cable Show, Europe’s leading Trade Fair and Congress for Cable, Broadband and Satellite will start with a fully booked exhibition hall and 390 exhibitors from 30 countries on 4 May 2010. Exhibition and congress tickets can be ordered online via
Brian Sullivan, CEO Sky Deutschland AG since 1 April, will complete the opening discussion. Under the headline “Cable, Satellite and IPTV: Competing Digital Platforms” top representatives of the German cable, satellite and DSL network operators will discuss the future of the TV and broadband markets. Further participants of this Strategy Summit are Dr. Adrian v. Hammerstein (Kabel Deutschland), Dr. Herbert Leifker (Unitymedia), Werner Hanf (NetCologne), Ferdinand Kayser (SES ASTRA), Martina Rutenbeck (Eutelsat visAvision), Dr. Christian P. Illek (Deutsche Telekom), Dr. Andreas Bereczky (ZDF), Lutz Freitag (GdW) and Thomas Braun (President ANGA Association of German Cable Operators) as the host of the event. Presenter is Frank Thomsen, Editor-in-chief, This year, the keynote will be held by Hans-Joachim Otto (Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology).
The highlight of the second day will be the international “Broadband Summit“. Under the headline “Cable, Fibre and LTE – Who will win the Broadband Battle?“, top managers of the European broadband industry will discuss the increasing competition between the different broadband technologies. Alcatel-Lucent, the Cable Labs from the USA, Cisco Systems, Kabel Baden-Württemberg, Liberty Global, Motorola and YouSee Denmark will be present. The keynote will be held by Manuel Kohnstamm, President of the European cable association Cable Europe.
The 9 strategy panels will focus on the latest product and sales issues for the broadband industry, as well as on current regulatory aspects. This includes the topics HDTV, 3D TV, Video on Demand, hybrid devices, broadband politics, analogue switch off, copyright and licensing law for digital TV and IPTV plus the role of the housing industry for the cable business.
Agenda topics of the 10 technology panels will be digital head ends, EuroDOCSIS 3.0, HDTV, the migration from HFC to Next Generation Fibre, FTTH, CI Plus, Video over DOCSIS and Triple Play services. The event is rounded off with a special panel for the skilled trade.
The three-day pass for the exhibition costs 20.00 Euros. A congress ticket is already available from 90.00 Euros. Exhibition and congress tickets can be ordered online via
ANGA Cable is organized by the Association of German Cable Operators (ANGA) and supported by ZVEI (Satellite & Cable). The event is sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent, ASTRA Deutschland, Discovery Networks Deutschland, MTV Networks, Nagravision, QVC, and Unitymedia. Cooperation partners are Cable Europe Labs, Deutsche TV-Plattform, SCTE UK and the ReDeSign project (sponsored by the EU).

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