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The Antenna Programme is a joint venture between media consultancy Decipher and iBurbia Studios.  They are a unique opportunity to keep up to date with the fast moving changes in the TV industry and are based on the principle that you have to see and interact with new TV propositions and services to understand them.  Delivered by Decipher consultants, the sessions make amazing use of the fact that iBurbia is the only open-access venue which provides a comprehensive selection of media technology, including all of the UK’s TV platforms, a wide variety of streaming devices and streaming services, and the latest consoles.


Introductory Session 


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Current TV Landscape 

The 'Current TV Landscape' sessions are the introductory courses for the Antenna Programme and a great sense-check in a rapidly changing world. Designed to introduce participants to the major issues driving the development of the UK TV industry, they provide an opportunity to examine every major TV device, system and interface in the market and question their potential impact on our market. London sessions include a live demonstration of Sky Q.

We recommend all participants attend a 'Current TV' session before signing up for one of the Main Curriculum events. 

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Intro to TV

NEW: Introduction to TV 

Targeted at recent joiners and those on graduate programmes, it uses the latest iBurbia Studios tech to illustrate the key points of the TV industry and to highlight the new content, technology, services and ideas that are sweeping the industry.

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Advanced Sessions

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Evolving TV Content

Examining new forms of television programme, TV channels and viewer interactivity. Aimed at anyone involved in the creative, digital, marketing and legal implications of programme making in the evolving TV landscape.

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New TV Advertising

session aimed at TV advertisers, agencies, brand marketers and channel/programme marketersIt looks at the new Data, Addressability and Web Convergence in the new TV landscape.

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TV & The Connected Home

As telcos and TV companies grasp  the implications of 2nd screen devices, home networks and multi-room options. These workshops are aimed at app developers, senior TV management, strategy and development teams, rights and IP experts.

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Towards A New Interface

Examining the emergence of a new generation of TV UX, Programme Guides, social recommendationsapps store. These workshops are aimed at platform and broadcaster development teams, TV app developers, UX designers and developers and web agencies.

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Course Leaders



Nigel Walley

Nigel is Managing Director of Decipher the media strategy consultancy, and Chairman of the Decipher Group of companies, which includes iBurbia, the interactive media research lab. 

Nigel is a marketer at heart, but with an intuitive sense of the potential of digital technologies. His particular focus is the evolution of commercial advertising models in media markets affected by the advent of new consumer technology.

Since founding Decipher in 1998, he has worked on interactive media and technology projects for a wide range of clients including NTL, Telewest, ITV, the BBC, Sky, UKTV, Channel 4, Sony, the UK Govt (DTI), and Viacom. Nigel heads up Decipher's work defining future formats for television advertising. 

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Matt Walters

Matt is a Senior Consultant at Decipher, the media strategy consultancy, which specialises in insight, research and consultancy on the consumer and commercial implications of emerging media technologies.  He conducts wide-ranging analysis including detailed report projects and specific, quick turnaround requests. He is constantly abreast of industry developments and is passionate about what makes the industry tick.

Matt runs Decipher's Antenna Programme - a series of education sessions and workshops held at iBurbia Studios which look at current trends, emerging technology and future thinking throughout all aspects of the industry. He joined Decipher from Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, and has a BA (Joint Hons) in History and English from the University of Durham.