ANGA Cable has signed up a record 440 exhibitors for the 2012 show, which will be built around the theme “Where Broadband meets Content”.
For the first time, this year’s congress will deliver three separate summit events. One key highlight of the international congress track will be the new International Technology Summit on the second day of the event. CEOs and chief technology officers from Arris, Com Hem, Kabel Deutschland, Liberty Global, NDS, the SCTE, Time Warner Cable, YouSee in Denmark, Zon Multimédia in Portugal and the Japan Cable Television Engineering Association will discuss strategies and technologies for the connected home.
The TV Summit kicks off the German congress track, featuring Mike Fries (Liberty Global), Adrian von Hammerstein (Kabel Deutschland), Karola Wille (MDR), Christian Illek (Deutsche Telekom), Brian Sullivan (Sky Deutschland), Conrad Albert (ProSiebenSat.1), Wolfgang Elsäßer (SES Astra) and Jens Redmer (Google), who will discuss the topic “Smart TV and Video on Demand – Chance or Risk for the Traditional TV?”.
This will be followed by the Broadband Summit, which will focus on the topic “Cable, Fibre and LTE – Strategies for the Broadband Roll-Out”. The session will feature speakers Wilhelm Dresselhaus (Alcatel-Lucent), Robert Hoffmann (1&1 Internet), Iris Henseler-Unger (of the German Federal Network Agency), Deutsche Telekom’s Illek, Dietmar Schickel (Tele Columbus), Lutz Schüler (Unitymedia), Theo Weirich (wilhelm.tel) and ANGA president Thomas Braun as host.
The eight strategy panels will deal with video-on-demand, smart TV, multiscreen solutions, IPTV, the connected home, catch-up TV, city carriers, the housing industry and other current topics in media and telecommunication law. The agenda of the eight technology panels includes topics such as fibre, hybrid TV, next-generation services, IPv6 and cloud services. There will be seven English language event and all congress events will be translated simultaneously (German/English).