Sky Technology Summit, 12 September 2017

The event

55 world-class speakers; 12 conference sessions; 4 interactive workshops

Sky Tech Summit 2017 explored how technology is enabling new media and entertainment experiences and transforming the industry. It combined sessions in the Sky Cinema, interactive workshops in the Sky Central meeting space, and latest product innovations in the Sky Expo. Key themes included: AI, data analytics, personalisation; virtual, augmented and mixed reality; the impact of technology on TV sport production, plus the rise of next-gen sports; combating piracy; and delivering streaming video with the reliability and quality of broadcast TV. More than 300 guests attended the invite-only event which was livestreamed and recorded. Images, presentations and videos can be found below, as well as linked from speaker pages. 

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Welcome and Introduction

Anna Jones, Presenter, Sky News and Colin McQuade, MD, Group TV & Digital Platforms, Sky  

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The Changing Face of Television

Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive Officer, Sky in conversation with Emma Lloyd, Group Director Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, Sky  

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Giving viewers what they want

Mai Fyfield, Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer, Sky; Ben McOwen Wilson, EMEA Director, YouTube; Daniel Danker, Product Director, Facebook; Nigel Walley, CEO, Decipher  

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Raising the sound bar – advances in TV audio

Luke Bradley-Jones, Chief Marketing Officer, UK & Ireland, Sky, introduces Quentin Sannié, Co-founder & CEO, Devialet  

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AI And Machine Learning – New Opportunities For Media And Entertainment

Ali Davis, Industry Leader for Telco, Media & Entertainment, IBM; Jeff Kember, Technical Director, Media, Google and Gary Davey, MD Content, Sky  

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VR & AR – The New Reality

Neil Graham, Executive Producer, Sky VR Studios; Sol Rogers, CEO, Rewind and John Cassy, CEO and Co-founder, Factory 42  

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Combating Piracy – How The Industry Is Fighting Back

Andrew Griffith, Group Chief Operating Officer, Sky; Kieron Sharp, Director General, FACT; Liz Bales, CEO, BASE and Industry Trust for IP Awareness and Matthew Cope, Deputy Director, IP Enforcement at IPO  

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Introducing Vantablack™

Steve Northam, International Sales & Business Development Director at Surrey NanoSystems, explains the magic of Vantablack™  

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Going all-in, the Deliveroo way

Will Shu, Co-founder & CEO, Deliveroo  

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A Beautiful Friendship - Tech’s Continually Evolving Relationship With TV Sport

Barney Francis, MD, Sky Sports  

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How Sports Start-ups Are Scoring Points With Viewers

Chaired by: Hannah Brown, Head of Business Development (Sport), Sky; David Gandler, CEO, fuboTV; Matt Heiman, Founder, Diagonal View; Aidan Cooney, CEO & Co-founder, InCrowd Sports’ Nicholas Horbaczewski, CEO, Drone Racing League  

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What's The Big Deal With Big Data?

Patrick Miceli, Director of Software Engineering, Sky with Jian Li, Principal Data Scientist, Sky  

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Leading TV’s Transformation - What’s Next?

Chaired by: Didier Lebrat, Group Chief Technology Officer, Sky; JeanDavid Blanc, Founder & CEO, Molotov; Jeff Binder, CEO, Layer3 TV and Conrad Clemson, SVP/GM, SP Platforms & Applications (SPPA), Cisco  

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Closing remarks

Stephen van Rooyen, CEO, UK and Ireland, Sky  

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Integrating Voice Interaction With TV

Dave Cameron, Director of Product Experience, Sky  

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Raising The Sound Bar – Advances In TV Audio

Luke Bradley-Jones, Chief Marketing Officer, UK & Ireland, Sky  

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Raising the sound bar – advances in TV audio

Quentin Sannié, Co-founder & CEO, Devialet  

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AI & Machine Learning – New Opportunities For Media And Entertainment

Ali Davis, Industry Leader for Telco, Media & Entertainment, IBM  

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Machine Learning for Media

Jeff Kember, Technical Director, Media, Google  

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Sky Journey | Innovation | Forward Looking

Neil Graham, Executive Producer, Sky VR Studios  

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VR & AR: The New Reality

John Cassy, CEO and Co-founder, Factory 42  

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DTH vs OTT Quality of Experience

Mark Noble, OTT Delivery Manager, Sky  

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Programme Discovery – Curation Versus Personalisation

David Mercer, Principal Analyst, Strategy Analytics  

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Combating Piracy – How The Industry Is Fighting Back

Liz Bales, CEO, BASE and Industry Trust for IP Awareness  

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Automating the Content Supply Chain

Matthew Hopkins, Director of TV and Digital Platforms Strategy & Planning, Sky  

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Automating the Content Supply Chain

Darren Long, Director of Sky Production Services  

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Automating the Content Supply Chain

Jason Taperell, Principal Architect, Content Systems, Sky  

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Automating the Content Supply Chain

Scott Rose, SVP & CTO, SDI Media  

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Automating the Content Supply Chain

Josh Wiggins, Chief Commercial Officer, GrayMeta  

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A Beautiful Friendship - Tech’s Continually Evolving Relationship With TV Sport

Barney Francis, MD, Sky Sports  

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How Sports Start-ups Are Scoring Points With Viewers

Hannah Brown, Head of Business Development (Sport), Sky  

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What's The Big Deal With Big Data?

Patrick Miceli, Director of Software Engineering, Sky, with Jian Li, Principal Data Scientist, Sk  

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Welcome to Sky Tech Summit 2017

Registration area at Sky Campus  

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Welcome to Sky Tech Summit 2017

Registration area at Sky Campus  

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Guests in the Sky Cinema

Guests are sat, awaiting the summit's opening in the Sky Cinema  

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Welcome and Introduction

Anna Jones, Presenter, Sky News and Colin McQuade, MD, Group TV & Digital Platforms, Sky  

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Welcome and Introduction

Anna Jones, Presenter, Sky News and Colin McQuade, MD, Group TV & Digital Platforms, Sky  

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Watching the event on a screen in the North West Corner at Sky Central

North West Corner at Sky Central  

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Morning Keynote: The Changing Face of Television

Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive Officer, Sky in conversation with Emma Lloyd, Group Director Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, Sky  

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Morning Keynote: The Changing Face of Television

Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive Officer, Sky in conversation with Emma Lloyd, Group Director Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, Sky  

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Panel: Giving viewers what they want

Mai Fyfield, Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer, Sky; Ben McOwen Wilson, EMEA Director, YouTube; Daniel Danker, Product Director, Facebook; Nigel Walley, CEO, Decipher  

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Panel: Giving viewers what they want

Ben McOwen Wilson, EMEA Director, YouTube, with Mai Fyfield, Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer, Sky; Daniel Danker, Product Director, Facebook  

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Panel: Giving viewers what they want

Daniel Danker, Product Director, Facebook, with Ben McOwen Wilson, EMEA Director, YouTube (left); Nigel Walley, CEO, Decipher (right)  

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Panel: Giving viewers what they want

Nigel Walley, CEO, Decipher, with Daniel Danker, Product Director, Facebook (left)  

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Raising the sound bar – advances in TV audio

Luke Bradley-Jones, Chief Marketing Officer, UK & Ireland, Sky, introduces Quentin Sannié, Co-founder & CEO, Devialet  

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Raising the sound bar – advances in TV audio

Quentin Sannié, Co-founder & CEO, Devialet  

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Raising the sound bar – advances in TV audio

Quentin Sannié, Co-founder & CEO, Devialet  

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Raising the sound bar – advances in TV audio

Quentin Sannié, Co-founder & CEO, Devialet, demonstrates the Phantom  

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Sky Q

Sky Q Expo Display  

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Sky Central

Sky Tech Summit 2017 Logo in Sky Central  

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Sky VR

Sky VR Expo Display  

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Sky VR

Sky VR Expo Display  

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Sky Expo

Guests networking at the Sky Expo  

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Guests at the Sky Expo

Guests networking at the Sky Expo  

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Guests at the Sky Expo

Guests networking at the Sky Expo  

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Guests at the Sky Expo

Guests networking at the Sky Expo  

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AI And Machine Learning – New Opportunities For Media And Entertainment

Ali Davis, Industry Leader for Telco, Media & Entertainment, IBM  

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AI And Machine Learning – New Opportunities For Media And Entertainment

Ali Davis, Industry Leader for Telco, Media & Entertainment, IBM and Jeff Kember, Technical Director, Media, Google  

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AI And Machine Learning – New Opportunities For Media And Entertainment

Jeff Kember, Technical Director, Media, Google  

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AI And Machine Learning – New Opportunities For Media And Entertainment

Jeff Kember, Technical Director, Media, Google  

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AI And Machine Learning – New Opportunities For Media And Entertainment

Gary Davey, MD Content, Sky  

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Panel: AI And Machine Learning – New Opportunities For Media And Entertainment

Ali Davis, Industry Leader for Telco, Media & Entertainment, IBM; Jeff Kember, Technical Director, Media, Google and Gary Davey, MD Content, Sky  

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Panel: AI And Machine Learning – New Opportunities For Media And Entertainment

Jeff Kember, Technical Director, Media, Google and Gary Davey, MD Content, Sky  

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Workshop: Achieving DTH Broadcast Quality Over IP Delivery

Cyrille Berson, Product Line Manager, Ericsson (left) and Ed Haslam, CMO, Conviva (right)  

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Workshop: Achieving DTH Broadcast Quality Over IP Delivery

Mark Noble, OTT Delivery Manager, Sky  

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VR & AR – The New Reality

Neil Graham, Executive Producer, Sky VR Studios  

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VR & AR – The New Reality

Neil Graham, Executive Producer, Sky VR Studios  

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VR & AR – The New Reality

Neil Graham, Executive Producer, Sky VR Studios  

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Panel: VR & AR – The New Reality

Neil Graham, Executive Producer, Sky VR Studios; Sol Rogers, CEO, Rewind and John Cassy, CEO and Co-founder, Factory 42  

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Panel: VR & AR – The New Reality

Neil Graham, Executive Producer, Sky VR Studios; Sol Rogers, CEO, Rewind and John Cassy, CEO and Co-founder, Factory 42  

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Panel: VR & AR – The New Reality

Neil Graham, Executive Producer, Sky VR Studios; Sol Rogers, CEO, Rewind and John Cassy, CEO and Co-founder, Factory 4  

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Panel: Combating Piracy – How The Industry Is Fighting Back

Andrew Griffith, Group Chief Operating Officer, Sky; Kieron Sharp, Director General, FACT; Liz Bales, CEO, BASE and Industry Trust for IP Awareness and Matthew Cope, Deputy Director, IP Enforcement at IPO  

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Panel: Combating Piracy – How The Industry Is Fighting Back

Liz Bales, CEO, BASE and Industry Trust for IP Awareness with Andrew Griffith, Group Chief Operating Officer, Sky (left); Matthew Cope, Deputy Director, IP Enforcement at IPO (right)  

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Panel: Combating Piracy – How The Industry Is Fighting Back

Andrew Griffith, Group Chief Operating Officer, Sky and Liz Bales, CEO, BASE and Industry Trust for IP Awareness  

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Panel: Combating Piracy – How The Industry Is Fighting Back

Kieron Sharp, Director General, FACT (right) with Matthew Cope, Deputy Director, IP Enforcement at IPO (left)  

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Introducing Vantablack™

Steve Northam, International Sales & Business Development Director at Surrey NanoSystems, explains the magic of Vantablack™  

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Introducing Vantablack™

Steve Northam, International Sales & Business Development Director at Surrey NanoSystems, explains the magic of Vantablack™  

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Workshop: Automating the Content Supply Chain

Chaired by Matthew Hopkins, Director of TV and Digital Platforms Strategy & Planning, Sky; Darren Long, Director of Sky Production Services; Jason Taperell, Principal Architect, Content Systems, Sky; Scott Rose, SVP & CTO, SDI Media and Josh Wiggins, Chief Commercial Officer, GrayMeta  

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Workshop: Automating the Content Supply Chain

Chaired by Matthew Hopkins, Director of TV and Digital Platforms Strategy & Planning, Sky; Darren Long, Director of Sky Production Services; Jason Taperell, Principal Architect, Content Systems, Sky; Scott Rose, SVP & CTO, SDI Media and Josh Wiggins, Chief Commercial Officer, GrayMeta  

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Afternoon Keynote: Going all-in, the Deliveroo way

Will Shu, Co-founder & CEO, Deliveroo  

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Afternoon Keynote: Going all-in, the Deliveroo way

Will Shu, Co-founder & CEO, Deliveroo  

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A Beautiful Friendship - Tech’s Continually Evolving Relationship With TV Sport

Barney Francis, MD, Sky Sports  

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A Beautiful Friendship - Tech’s Continually Evolving Relationship With TV Sport

Barney Francis, MD, Sky Sports  

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How Sports Start-ups Are Scoring Points With Viewers

Hannah Brown, Head of Business Development (Sport), Sky  

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Panel: How Sports Start-ups Are Scoring Points With Viewers

David Gandler, CEO, fuboTV; Matt Heiman, Founder, Diagonal View; Aidan Cooney, CEO & Co-founder, InCrowd Sports and Nicholas Horbaczewski, CEO, Drone Racing League  

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Panel: How Sports Start-ups Are Scoring Points With Viewers

David Gandler, CEO, fuboTV, with Matt Heiman, Founder, Diagonal View (right)  

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Panel: How Sports Start-ups Are Scoring Points With Viewers

Aidan Cooney, CEO & Co-founder, InCrowd Sports, with Matt Heiman, Founder, Diagonal View (left) and Nicholas Horbaczewski, CEO, Drone Racing League (right)  

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Panel: How Sports Start-ups Are Scoring Points With Viewers

Nicholas Horbaczewski, CEO, Drone Racing League, with Aidan Cooney, CEO & Co-founder, InCrowd Sports (left)  

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What's The Big Deal With Big Data?

Patrick Miceli, Director of Software Engineering, Sky  

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What's The Big Deal With Big Data?

Patrick Miceli, Director of Software Engineering, Sky  

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What's The Big Deal With Big Data?

Patrick Miceli, Director of Software Engineering, Sky  

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What's The Big Deal With Big Data?

Jian Li, Principal Data Scientist, Sky with Patrick Miceli, Director of Software Engineering, Sky  

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What's The Big Deal With Big Data?

Jian Li, Principal Data Scientist, Sky  

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Leading TV’s Transformation - What’s Next?

Didier Lebrat, Group Chief Technology Officer, Sky  

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Panel: Leading TV’s Transformation - What’s Next?

Chaired by: Didier Lebrat, Group Chief Technology Officer, Sky; JeanDavid Blanc, Founder & CEO, Molotov; Jeff Binder, CEO, Layer3 TV and Conrad Clemson, SVP/GM, SP Platforms & Applications (SPPA), Cisco  

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Panel: Leading TV’s Transformation - What’s Next?

Conrad Clemson, SVP/GM, SP Platforms & Applications (SPPA), Cisco, with JeanDavid Blanc, Founder & CEO, Molotov (left)  

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Panel: Leading TV’s Transformation - What’s Next?

Conrad Clemson, SVP/GM, SP Platforms & Applications (SPPA), Cisco  

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Closing Remarks

Stephen van Rooyen, CEO, UK and Ireland, Sky  

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Closing Remarks

Stephen van Rooyen, CEO, UK and Ireland, Sky  

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Watching the event on a screen in the North West Corner at Sky Central

North West Corner at Sky Central  

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Watching the event on a screen in the North West Corner at Sky Central

North West Corner at Sky Central  

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Orchestral Performance

Music at the Sky Expo  

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Guests enjoying the Expo

 

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Experiencing Sky VR

 

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Experiencing Sky VR

Sky VR Expo Display  

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Experiencing Sky VR

Sky VR Expo Area  

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Experiencing Sky VR

Sky VR Expo Area  

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Guests enjoying the Expo

 

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Guests enjoying the Expo

 

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Experiencing Sky Q

Expo Area  

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Tour of a Sky Sports UHD outside broadcast truck

Sky Sports Production Manager Bridget Bremner shows guests how live sports are captured in UHD  

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Tour of a Sky Sports UHD outside broadcast truck

 

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Tour of Sky Sports

Sky Sports Monday Night Football studio  

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Tour of Sky Sports

Sky Sports Monday Night Football studio  

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