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Updated: Jan 28, 2019

Northern Waves is a TV-Tech and Business Conference taking place on the 31st of May 2018. This one-day event will feature speakers including leaders, specialists and decision makers from the TV industry who will be presenting topics on how TV-technology impacts the business directions of streaming service owners and the industry itself.

The morning sessions revolve around efficient video management, where we explore topics concerning video formats within the streaming world that impact today´s streaming service business plans. The main objective of Northern Waves is to ensure the industry is aligned with the various elements that fuel fragmentation and how one should consider its impact on the business of streaming. Key decision makers and influencers from globally recognised broadcasters and service providers will then discuss how to they align their own businesses within the TV industry.


Efficient video Management (Organisation and Unification of TV-Tech standards)

With the infinite growth of content libraries and an increasing demand for higher quality video, the need for efficient compression of content is becoming more and more important in the TV industry.

In order to manage costs and operations; the TV Tech industry should organise TV standards that keep up with market trends and be adopted across technical value chain by major players in a region.

At Northern Waves we will understand how new video codecs such as HEVC and AV1 can add value and more importantly when and how they would be used. In the morning sessions; we will also see how standardisation of delivery formats, throughout the value chain of TV Streaming, can save cost and immensely improve operations for both broadcasters and operators.

Whilst we await for the next generation of video codecs to solve all our perceivable problems; there are myriads of ways to decrease the bandwidth consumption that can escalate costs among other things if not controlled. At Northern Waves, industry experts and specialists will introduce and present such techniques, exploring real life case studies on how to increase the quality while saving costs.

Too good to be true? Come and see for yourself!

The morning presentations on video codecs, encoding and industry standardisation will be followed by an interactive panel debate between leaders from the broadcast industry, discussing how they can work together to solve the challenges the industry is facing. This executive panel features Henke Erichsen, CTO at Canal Digital, Jérôme Franck, CEO at Riks TV and Tine Jensen, CEO of Discovery Nordics.

Their objective is to engage the industry and inspire others to start working together to solve the issues as streaming video explodes beyond bounds! Tine Jensen will also present on the explosive performance of Winter Olympics 2018!


Morning Sessions  (09.00 – 12.30)


Codecs: HEVC vs AV1, the current scene & predictions

Speaker: Ian Trow, Technology Consultant

Encoding: Efficiencies and Techniques

Speaker: TBA

Standardisation: A Global Exchange Format - Broadcast and Online

Speaker: Andy Wilson, DPP & Former Head, Centre of Technology, BBC


Leadership Debate

Unification of TV-Tech Standards | Fragmentation | Creating a TV inner circle


Tine Jensen, CEO, Discovery Norway

Henke Erichsen, CTO, Canal Digial

Jérôme Franck-Sætervoll, CEO RiksTV

Marius Sonvoll Haugen, Head of Development, GET TDC


Olympics 2018: Digital delivery and success factors

Speaker: Tine Jensen, CEO, Discovery Norway

Northern Waves is brought to you by Norigin Media:

NORIGIN MEDIA is a proudly Scandinavian company providing products for multi-screen TV & Video streaming services and products. With over a decade of experience in TV and video technologies; Norigin presents Northern Waves TV as a stand-alone industry event to gather and create an inner circle within the TV-Tech & business industry. The company is headquartered in Oslo.



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