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HDR’s Challenges & Opportunities for NSPs
Date / Time: Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 12:00 p.m. EST / 9:00 a.m. PST
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Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

Brian Jentz, Senior Director Product Management, Technicolor Connected Home

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

Digital entertainment is about to become more dynamic, more vibrant and more lifelike than ever before. When it comes to delivering exciting and compelling entertainment experiences, rich visual content is critical: this is the promise of High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology.

Delivering the best and most consistent content experience regardless of device or format is imperative for any network service provider (NSP). In this webinar, we will discuss how NSPs can enable quick, smooth consumer adoption of new immersive content by providing a timely, consistent HDR experience for viewers who have made the transition, while continuing to serve their SDR customers. We will also cover the challenges and opportunities of the emerging HDR market, along with a look at how to boost distribution efficiency and eliminate the need for costly infrastructure upgrades.



 

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading
Alan Breznick has tracked the media, telecommunications, broadband, and consumer electronics industries for more than 20 years. Before switching over to Heavy Reading in 2007, he was the original editor of Light Reading Cable Website and founding author of Heavy Reading's Cable Industry Insider. At Heavy Reading, he primarily focuses on cable/MSO services, technologies, and networks, as well as IPTV infrastructure. Alan was formerly a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence. He previously reported for Communications Daily, Cable World, Multichannel News, Broadband Daily, Crain's New York Business, and Genuine Article Press, among other publications.

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Brian Jentz, Senior Director Product Management, Technicolor Connected Home
Brian has a proven track record for developing and executing growth strategies for high technology product lines. Brian held various sales, marketing, and applications engineering roles at Texas Instruments. While at Altera, Brian led several different product lines and drove the development of many new solutions, including HEVC Codec, 4K Video Processing, DisplayPort / HDMI, and a custom cable product. Brian joined Technicolor as Sr. Director of Product Management in March 2014 where his responsibilities include the OTT/IP Streaming product lines as well as the development of a new range of Technicolor HDR Set-top-boxes.

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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 Lumičre 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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