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London Video Rendezvous attracts international delegates, select speakers

Creative industry practitioners from The Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Germany and Ireland have already signed up to join their British counterparts at the forthcoming London Video Rendezvous on 18 June at the illustrious BFI Southbank ... and on the Thames river.

The new event, organised by DVD Intelligence aims to address concrete, practical issues experienced by authoring and post-production houses, their client publishers and independent distributors as they strive to serve a multi-screen, multi-platform, multi-standard marketplace. The stage will be set by Newmérique's Bob Auger "who has been there, done it, seen it all, and got out alive," says Jean-Luc Renaud, DVD Intelligence publisher and event organiser.

Cloud-based delivery and digital copy will be a key topic looked at from various angles. DECE's Head of Technology and Product Development, Jim Taylor, will be exceptionally on hand to bring answers to those issues raised by UltraViolet, that is launching in Europe.

In another key conference topic, Nineteen Fifteen's Vicki Betihavas is joining Berwick Post's Steve Dann and French BeeFree Production's Fabien Remblier in helping post-production houses understand the 3D needs of their publisher clients.

Lesley Johnson, Head of Production for BBC Worldwide Consumer Products (formerly 2entertain) is joining Channel Four's Edward Hall in providing the perspective of leading publishers and distributors as they consider digital delivery options.

When it comes to novel way of distributing content, Laurent Villaume, founder of QOL, Europe's first independent Blu-ray disc replicator will introduce their micro-édition (micropublishing) MOD-like service, making it possible for video publishers and distributors to sell directly to their consumers titles no longer available in shops.

A unique feature of this one-day event is the space it provides to showcase solutions and applications that push the creative boundaries. Miles Lewis, VP Advertising Sales at Shazam, will show what a shazamable Blu-ray title is. He is joining The Pavement's Andy Evans, who will present their latest apps, and Arishi Media Technologies' Andrew Elia who will demonstrate Augmented Reality applications.

"Post houses will thus be able to show clients the packaged media-related services they can offer, and clients will experience first-hand the potential benefits these can bring," explains Renaud. "We invite those who have developed original services, apps and technologies, to come forward and join the debate." Other companies taking advantages of this demo arena will be announced shortly, as will additional speakers.

Full conference registration includes the boat party on the Thames (there are also conference-only and boat party-only tickets available). For details, click on the image below.

Story filed 05.05.12

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