Brandenburger Tor
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018 to Fri., Nov. 16, 2018 – Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany

Dr. Roland Beutler

SWR, Germany

Roland Beutler studied Physics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and went on to receive a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics from the Max-Planck-Institute for Metal Physics, also in Stuttgart. Between 1995 and 1996 he worked at the Università degli Studi di Lecce, Italy, under a Fellowship of the European Commission. In 1993 he joined SWR to work in the frequency planning department and is currently responsible for programme distribution strategy.

Dr Beutler has been participating in EBU technical activities for more than 15 years and has chaired several EBU groups dealing with the future of broadcast distribution systems. He was chair of the several of EBU’s Strategic Programmes and Project Teams. Currently he acts as chairman for the Strategic Programme “Future Distribution” (FD). This group coordinates the engagement of European broadcasters in 3GPP, the global standardization organization of mobile technology. Roland Beutler has actively participated in different 3GPP groups to support the requirements of broadcasters for 4G and 5G developments.

Roland Beutler is also involved in ITU and CEPT work and has been responsible for several of their working groups, both radio and TV related. He participated in WRC-12, WRC-15 and RRC-06 and was deeply involved in the preparation of the latter conference. Moreover, he has published several articles and four books on frequency and network planning for digital terrestrial broadcasting systems, the digital dividend of broadcasting and the evolution of broadcast content distribution.

Abstract 1 (Day 1, Track 2, WS 2, Session 1)

Requirements for Broadband Media

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Abstract 1 (Day 1, Track 2, WS 2, Session 1)

Requirements for Broadband Media

The presentation starts with an overview about the broadcast ecosystem. Wireless communication technology plays an increasingly important role in production, distribution and consumption of broadcast content and services, both linear and nonlinear and social media appearances. Broadcasters are working towards providing services which combine all these elements as a holistic offer. This imposes particular requirements on future 5G networks in order to let broadcasters take benefit both in technical performance and economic viability.

Abstract 2 (Day 1, Track 3B, WS 3B, Session 1)

Requirements of Broadcasters for 5G Developments

The presentation sketches the current trends in broadcast content and services offerings. The question how these services can be delivered to users at any time, in any location and for any conceivable user devices is addressed. 5G technology could be one of the future options to meet these requirements. Open questions and issues regarding the usage of 5G networks in the broadcast ecosystem are discussed.

Abstract 3 (Day 2, Session 1)

5G for Broadband Media

The presentation sketches the current trends in broadcast content and services offerings. The question how these services can be delivered to users at any time, in any location and for any conceivable user devices is addressed. 5G technology could be one of the future options to meet these requirements. Open questions and issues regarding the usage of 5G networks in the broadcast ecosystem are discussed.