Press Release: November 21, 2011. The three day forum takes place in Madrid and attracts content professionals from all over Spain as well as an international audience.
Flumotion, a leader in Online Video and Radio Platforms, is providing the live streaming for the annual FICOD Forum on Digital Contents in Madrid, from November 22-24, 2011. The forum is promoted by Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade together with the Secretary of State for Telecommunications. Its organization was entrusted to Red.es and its purpose, within the framework of the Avanza Plan, is to develop and boost the Spanish Digital Content Industry, with a special emphasis on Spanish speaking markets. Top-notch international speakers and a series of round-tables, seminars, workshops and awards make this forum one of the most important events around contents in Spain.
Live content on any device
Flumotion’s Online Video Platform powers seven simultaneous live channels that cover the forum’s events. Thanks to Flumotion’s live transcoding technology each of the seven channels is then converted into 5 different qualities and formats. These 35 live streams enable viewers around the world to watch the content in different qualities and on multiple devices such as desktops, laptops, iPhone, iPad and Android.
Speakers will include Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world; Olaf Schybergson, one of the digital design industry’s top innovators and highly regarded by major players in the web, mobile and interactive spaces alike; Thom Brenner, who’s renowned for his interest in building solutions that apply scientific knowledge to practical problems to Nokia’s Location and Commerce unit; Alfredo Rivela, Telecommunications Engineer and PPD by IESE Business School, founder and CEO of Nomaders, and Internet Travel start-up that gives you access to the daily life of a destination; David Wortley the internationally recognized expert on immersive technologies and founder of Immersive Technology Strategies; Gumersindo Lafuente deputy director of El País and responsible for its digital strategy.
There will be a total of 28 workshops, 8 debates, 3 round tables and 6 seminars that will present and analyze the latest trends in the main digital content sectors. Juan Junquera, Secretary of State for Telecommunications and the Information Society, and Hector Olavarria, Deputy Secretary of Communications of Mexico, will open FICOD at 10.00 on 22 November 2011. Tim O’Reilly, Web 2.0 concept creator, will give the inaugural lecture entitled “economies and ecosystems of content”. Thom Brenner (Nokia) and Olof Schybergson (Fjord) will present ‘The universal appeal of the location’ on mapping and digital navigation and location services. There will also be a presentation of the 2011 FICOD and INVI Awards.
FICOD has become the benchmark meeting place for professionals from the fields of television, film, music, interactive digital leisure, animation, education, audio-visual production, digital publications, user generated content (UGC), social networks, the blogosphere, interactive advertising, etc. The entire value chain of the sector is represented: distribution, devices, finance, training, internationalization, audiences, pay per view media, public policies, digital television, audiences, e-commerce, etc.
The 5th International Forum on Digital Content (FICOD ) will be held at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid this year. The event’s main sponsor is Telefónica and Mexico is the guest country. FICOD has become the meeting point where the digital content industry discuss the trends and challenges facing the sector.