– You have expanded the conference programme – what are the reasons behind it?
The extension of our agenda is aimed in two directions: On the one hand, we want to further deepen new topics such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Services and Cyber Security. On the other hand, we want to offer international visitors even more English-language panels.
– An interesting new addition to the international programme is the International Content Summit
Absolutely. Our new International Content Summit is especially attractive for foreign visitors from the TV and video business. It features exceptionally high-ranking TV and OTT experts from Eutelsat, freenet, M7, Metrological, Nordija, SES/MX1 and Synamedia.
– What do you see in the future with regard to new technical developments (5G) as well as increased OTT services
I believe that the trend towards time-shifted reception and user convenience will accelerate even faster than originally expected. The second major challenge for TV and video providers will be to keep up with the quality of content, which is particularly affected by economies of scale.
– Traditional cable is no longer just TV, telephony and broadband access, but now also Smart Home and Security systems. What does ANGA COM offer?
First of all, we have further expanded our conference agenda on both topics. However, I have the impression that more and more specific products can be seen in our exhibition halls. We want to work on this together with our exhibitors in the coming years.
– And finally, can you tell me about the development of exhibitor registrations?
As last year we are expecting 500 exhibitors. Due to several stand enlargements the regular exhibition space will be completely sold out in the next days. Right now, we are considering to provide additional promotional space in the conference centre to accommodate further interested companies at short notice.