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The Evolution of Ultra High Definition
Date / Time: Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
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Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading

Josh Limor, Senior Director, Ecosystem and Technology Development, Technicolor

Frédéric Guillanneuf, Head of HDR business development, Philips

Ultra-high definition (UHD) video is defined not only by higher resolution but also by a range of characteristics that include higher dynamic range and a wider color gamut. Anyone involved with content delivery -- MVPDs, OTT providers, CDNs, etc. — has new challenges ahead of them to accommodate this new content and support a new set of specifications and standards. This webinar will explain these characteristics and associated standards, challenges in distribution efficiency and how it affects content distributors.



 

Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading
Santo joined Light Reading on September 14, 2015, with a mission to turn the test & measurement and components sectors upside down and then see what falls out, photograph the debris and then write about it in a manner befitting his vast experience. That experience includes more than nine years at video and broadband industry publication CED, where he was editor-in-chief until May 2015. He previously worked as an analyst at SNL Kagan, as Technology Editor of Cable World and held various editorial roles at Electronic Engineering Times, IEEE Spectrum and Electronic News. Santo has also made and sold bedroom furniture, which is not directly relevant to his role at Light Reading but which has already earned him the nickname 'Cribmaster.'

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Josh Limor, Senior Director, Ecosystem and Technology Development, Technicolor
Based in Los Angeles, Josh Limor is in charge of developing the portfolio of next-generation immersive video solutions for Technicolor’s Technology Licensing Group. Josh has spent over a decade in business and product development for the video industry. He possesses a deep understanding of technology and has a track record for defining market opportunities and creating successful product portfolios. Josh played a key role in Technicolor's participation as a founding member of the UHD Alliance. As the organization evolved, he facilitated important cooperation to develop specifications for higher dynamic range and wider color gamut that the UHD Alliance would eventually define and publish for home delivery. One of his initiatives recently received the Lumière Award from the Advanced Imaging Society for technology that drives the industry forward. Prior to Technicolor, Josh worked at Panavision, where he designed, developed and implemented a successful range of digital workflow solutions that helped to transition the market from film, to digital, to higher dynamic range.

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Frédéric Guillanneuf, Head of HDR business development, Philips
Frédéric Guillanneuf is currently leading the business development activity for HDR technologies at Philips. He has over 20 years of international management experience in the industry, having held positions in Sales, Marketing and Product Management in Semiconductor and Consumer Electronics companies. He has a strong experience in Business Development from Texas Instruments, LG.Philips Displays and today Philips IP&S, the IP department of Philips. He is graduated from Supélec, a prestigious French university specialized in Physics and Electronics.

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