Complexities of International Content Distribution

Introduction & Background

The sale and distribution of content across international markets is increasingly complex, requiring an in depth understanding  of local cultural and distributor wants and needs, rights issues and the challenges of delivering suitable assets, securely  and on time.

Technology plays a vital role throughout, and with growing budgetary pressures, reduced timelines to market and an increasingly demanding local audience, content producers and their workflow partners are being encouraged to explore additional areas where automation can yield increased efficiencies, without jeopardising quality.

Enabling a better and broader understanding of the complexities of the international business is one of the priority areas identified by the MESA Europe Content Localisation Council. Keeping a close watch, and providing regular updates on new technologies and processes impacting on the sector is another.

In response to this need, and on the occasion of IBC, Europe’s largest broadcast technology exhibition, we are delighted to offer MESA members, Localisation Council participants and invited guests the opportunity to join us for a breakfast briefing aimed at helping to unravel the intricacies of doing business across national borders and to provide an update on localisation technology developments, industry best practice and compliance.

This highly informative and interactive session will take place in Amsterdam, on the morning of 15th September.


Event Schedule

9.15 a.m. Registration Opens (plus light breakfast)
10-11.20 a.m. Presentation & Panel Discussions
11.30 a.m. Transportation to RAI for IBC 2017*

*Complimentary transportation to the RAI will be provided courtesy of TVT and DMC.


The Programme

The event, hosted by Amsterdam based DMC (recently acquired by TVT) will feature a series of short presentations, an informed panel discussion and open floor debate, in a relaxed atmosphere over breakfast, before the doors to the RAI and IBC 2017 open.

The presentation sessions and named participants are listed below:

Acquiring & Managing Content for International Distribution – On stage interview
Kyle Mattus, Manager, Google Play Contents Operations, EMEA

Understanding the Complexities of International Content Distribution
Jean Louis Lods, SVP of Technology, DMC/TVT

Integrating Language Technologies into the Content Localisation Process
Chris Hernon, Sources and Innovation, Change Programme, BBC Monitoring
Renars Liepins, Senior Researcher, Latvian Information Agency, LETA

Open Floor Discussion


For further information about the meeting please contact:

Jim Bottoms (  
David Millar (  
T:  +44 (1525) 864 376

For registration enquiries email Teresa Austerberry (




Digital Media Centre
UP Building, 1st Floor
Piet Heinkade 55
1019 GM Amsterdam