Welcome to Future Media- Technologies and markets


The course is concerned with the development of the audio/visual media sector from technology, market and policy perspectives.

Media landscapes have gone through major changes throughout the history and have been undergoing fundamental changes in recent years and will continue to do so in the near future. The changes have intensified in the last two decades starting with the digitalization of broadcast infrastructures and presently with the development of streaming platforms and the development of broadband infrastructures and cloud platforms that most likely will result in the end of dedicated infrastructures for media distributions. Time shifting, place shifting, video and audio on demand, and global networks for distribution of audio visual content are just a few examples of these changes. The implications are, e.g., the disruption of the traditional media distribution and delivery forms, distribution of content markets, disruption of home video markets, disruption of the record and music industry. Furthermore, there are major changes in the usage and consumption behavior connected with terminal devices and the combination of audio visual applications and services with social networking applications.

These changes are driven by the interplay between technological developments, market developments and new business models and the policy and regulatory environment. The aim of this course is to discuss the driving forces for such changes and to examine the implications for the market, industry, users and the technological development.

The course will address the following topics:

-          Convergence

-          New business models

-          Standardization processes

-          Dedicated TV and radio infrastructures – the current status and future perspectives

-          Linear and nonlinear audio-visual services

-          Over the Top (OTT) and hybrid platforms

-          Development of fixed and mobile broadband infrastructures, including LTE and 5G as platform for audio visual services

Market developments and usage

Organizer: Anders Henten, Reza Tadayoni

Lecturers: Knud Erik Skouby, Anders Henten, Reza Tadayoni, Jannick Sørensen


Time: 5-7 September 2018

Place: Aalborg University Copenhagen, A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, Meeting room ACM15 2.1.021, Globegangen 1st floor

City: 2450 Copenhagen

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 15 August 2018

Important information concerning PhD courses
 We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.