• IBC icon
  • conference 14-18 Sept 2017
  • exhibition 15-19 Sept 2017
  • RAI AMSTERDAM

Hero image

Latest News

 

IBC2016 Conference Programme

Loading
  • ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY
  • AUDIENCES AND ADVERTISING
  • BIG SCREEN EXPERIENCE
  • BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
  • CONTENT AND PRODUCTION
  • IBC Future Reality Theatre
  • KEYNOTE
  • PLATFORM FUTURES
  • RISING STARS
  • TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION
  • WHAT CAUGHT MY EYE
PLATFORM FUTURES
  1. Icon
    Forum

    Guy Bisson gives his view of the impact that over-the-top content services and the new broadcasters will have on the television industry.

  2. Icon
    Forum
    NBCU has launched Hayu as a multiscreen app rather than a channel and offers personalisation to individual end-users.
  3. Icon
    Forum
    We talk to Christopher Whiteley about Netflix's distribution strategy in EMEA through partners.
  4. Icon
    Forum

    Curzon has extended its reach from a few cinemas to national coverage with Curzon Home Cinema.

  5. Icon
    Forum

    We talk to Ben Faes about Google’s plans in television including its living room products and – of course – YouTube.

  6. Icon
    Forum

    The Telco Interview:  Understanding the strategy of Deutsche Telekom.

  7. Icon
    Forum

    What is the best strategy to win the hearts, minds and eyes of the ever demanding consumer in the OTT world?

  8. Icon
    Forum
    The death of the set-top box has been predicted for at least a decade, but it still seems remarkably resilient even if the form factor has changed.
  9. Forum
    Network with your fellow conference and Leaders' Summit delegates in this reception sponsored by HP Inc and Nvidia
CONTENT AND PRODUCTION
  1. E102
    Are we really in a Golden Age? And if we are, how can we make it last?
  2. E102
    Anna Winger, the writer of Deustchland 83, talks to Caroline Frost about the show, which became the first German-language production to be co-funded by a US channel and the most popular foreign-language drama in the history of British television.
  3. E102
    Mike Davis from Atlantic Productions, producer of David Attenborough's most famous projects, discusses the changes he has seen and his predictions for the future.
  4. E102
    Paul Robinson talks to Heidi Blake, Investigation Editor at Buzzfeed UK.
  5. E102

    An overview of some of the most innovative recent projects around sports broadcasting, from Major League Baseball to Euro 2016, to the Rio Olympics.

  6. E102
    This session focuses on the new media-sharing technologies deployed at EURO 2016.
  7. E102

    David Ciaramella from K7 Media presents a showcase of some of the most innovative TV shows out there.

  8. Forum
    Network with your fellow conference and Leaders' Summit delegates in this reception sponsored by HP Inc and Nvidia
ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY
  1. Emerald
    In this not-to-be-missed session we examine three major firsts in UHD broadcasting.
  2. Emerald
    In this session, new in 2016, we shall examine some novel ways in which metadata is being exploited.
  3. Emerald
    This session offers a fascinating look at how timing and personalisation are key to engaging users in multi-device entertainment.
  4. Forum
    Network with your fellow conference and Leaders' Summit delegates in this reception sponsored by HP Inc and Nvidia
KEYNOTE
  1. Icon
    Forum
    The Chief Executive of WPP will talk about Cuba, China and creativity and run his eye over everything from the future of advertising, ad-blocking and funding of content to the impact of social media and life after Brexit.
PLATFORM FUTURES
  1. E102
    This session explores how much technology is driving the experience and what other factors are at play.
  2. E102
    Where is your audience and what are they doing?.
  3. E102
    The panel will examine the importance of delivering live linear content with an OTT offering – and the potential challenges this may bring.
  4. E102
    Some of the larger OTT video providers have built their own CDNs and seem to have succeeded where many companies have failed in the past.
CONTENT AND PRODUCTION
  1. G102/3
    Alex Mahon, ex-CEO of Shine Group and now CEO of the Foundry, talks to Stewart Clarke from TBI about her journey from traditional TV to the new world of VR and special effects, and discusses some of her new company’s most exciting projects.
  2. G102/3
    How did Northern Ireland become Westeros in Game of Thrones? Why was The Borgias shot in a tiny village in Hungary?
  3. G102/3
  4. G102/3
    From remakes to real life stories, and from mini-series to high volume serials, the panel will explore how smaller markets compete with US drama to continue to deliver unmissable scripted programming.
  5. G102/3
    How does one develop, produce and distribute content that works on multiple screens?
  6. G102/3

    A look back at the last five years of Multi-Channel Networks, and a discussion on what the future looks like.

  7. G102/3
    Start your VR weekend here, as our industry experts reveal everything you wanted to know about 360° TV and VR.
ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY
  1. Icon
    Emerald
    Complimentary breakfast in association with Cisco.
  2. Icon
    Emerald

    This open-to-all session kicks off with a complimentary breakfast at 08:00 outside the Emerald Room; with the presentations starting at 08:30.

    Following initial discussions at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas, France Télévisions came up with the idea to build a proof of concept focusing on migration of studios on to an IP infrastructure.

  3. Emerald
    HDR and WCG are exciting developments which will have far-reaching implications for production practice, delivery chains and domestic viewing.
  4. Emerald
    Representatives from a major international collaboration will explain what they have learned from the world's first fully- IP live television studio.
  5. Emerald
    Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) is a major MPEG standard. This is THE session for a thorough update on dynamic video streaming from the world experts.
  6. Icon
    Emerald
    This session complements the preceding Technical Papers session and opens with an update from Dr Iraj Sodagar, who chairs both the DASH Committee for MPEG and the DASH Industry Forum. The session then features a series of expert speakers from industry who will provide a comprehensive picture of present and future applications.
BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
  1. Icon
    Forum
    Where is the smart money being spent, how much, who is spending it and on what technology?
  2. Icon
    Forum
    Are you a CTO or a technologist who needs to make difficult decisions going forward? Then this session is for you.
  3. Icon
    Forum
    The Cloud changes the way businesses are run. Many organisations are not ready for that.
  4. E102
    Media distribution is a worldwide activity with content localisation much more than just language versioning and subtitling.
BIG SCREEN EXPERIENCE
  1. Icon
    Auditorium
    From Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, motion capture has enabled animation to become ever more life-like and photo-realistic.
KEYNOTE
  1. Icon
    Forum
    Erik Huggers will share key research insights into how the online generation listens to and views music and how music has provided an enormous catalyst for growth in streaming media and how there are lessons for broadcasters.
ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY
  1. Icon
    Emerald
    Complimentary breakfast.
  2. Emerald
    This session, preceded by a complimentary networking breakfast, aims to become a regular and informative forum for all those involved in these diverse and developing technologies.
  3. Emerald
    In this fascinating session we shall explore such fundamentals as: how can we prompt a 360° viewer to be looking in the right direction, how might we create an environment for live 360° distribution and how might we broadcast mixed reality? 
  4. Emerald
    Every year we receive papers describing novel ideas or innovative developments which just don't fit into any session category. Each year we bring these to you in the special and popular 'Cutting Edge Technologies' session.
  5. Emerald
    More than ever before, Media companies are exposed to cyber-attacks. Hear about the different types of cyber-attacks organisations may suffer, and learn how media companies can protect themselves.
BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
  1. E102
    Do we really trust the Cloud?
  2. E102
    Several parts of the broadcast and media chain are already IT/IP based, but not all. It will happen, but when and how?
  3. E102
    Much of your system was immune to the common IT threats, but that’s about to change.
  4. E102
    In this panel, a selected group of industry leaders and influencers will discuss the future of subscriber video on demand and the direction the industry will take in the future.
  5. E102
    Replacing a large enterprise system happens infrequently but when it does it's a big commitment.
AUDIENCES AND ADVERTISING
  1. Icon
    Forum
    What's really happening to TV consumption?
  2. Icon
    Forum
    Are vloggers the new generation of storytellers? How can these social influencers benefit your brands?
  3. Icon
    Forum
    How does AV audience measurement need to change to catch up to changing consumer behaviour?
  4. Icon
    Forum
    We pitch five new ad products to a panel of agencies and advertisers who decide where to invest their client's ad budgets.
  5. Icon
    Forum
    How do the best broadcasters use social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Youtube to engage audiences and super-serve the fans?.
BIG SCREEN EXPERIENCE
  1. Icon
    Auditorium
    Light Field imaging is a method of reproducing light rays as they pass through a plane – every point in space travelling in every direction.
  2. Icon
    Auditorium
    At standard 24 fps, the choice of shutter angle, which is baked in at the point of capture, is critical in order to minimise temporal artefacts and optimise ‘the look’ of that scene or sequence.
  3. Icon
    Auditorium
  4. Icon
    Auditorium
    Robert Zemeckis and Kevin Baillie will describe the creative and technical challenges encountered and overcome in the creation of Sony Pictures The Walk.
  5. Icon
    Auditorium
    Bringing the most dazzling of technologies to the well loved book and Disney animation, Jon Favreau's take on "The Jungle Book" has been both a critical and commercial smash hit.
RISING STARS
  1. Forum
    In the Forum Lounge.
  2. Topaz Lounge
  3. G102/3
    Overview of the media and entertainment landscape covering latest disruptive developments around the world.
  4. G102/3
    The accelerating power of technology is driving the media and entertainment industry.
  5. Topaz Lounge
    Supercharge your career - join interactive discussions over lunch in the Topaz lounge and get a direct access to industry gurus.
  6. G102/3
    Examining complex camera setups in challenging conditions enabled by technology.
  7. G102/3
    Is is time to get ready for a VR explosion?
  8. G102/3
    Top experts will look into where the industry is heading and deliberate on the future of entertainment.
KEYNOTE
  1. Icon
    Forum
    Oscar-winning film producer, educationalist and politician David Puttnam will address a broad spectrum of issues.
  2. Forum
    The world was united on 20 July 1969 for Neil Armstrong’s giant leap for mankind. By the 2030s NASA expects the first manned landings on Mars – and a worldwide television audience will be with them.
ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY
  1. Icon
    Emerald
    Complimentary breakfast.
  2. Emerald
    HEVC is a vastly complex compression technology which will be essential for the transmission of UHD television services through any practical channel.
  3. Emerald
    Join our distinguished world-class experts in this field as they explain and explore potential futures for terrestrial media.
  4. Emerald
    This session aims to be informative and interesting, discussing the pros and cons of the standards involved, methods for personalisation, the threat from ad blockers and the advantages of solutions based on DASH and VAST.
  5. Emerald
    The full IP studio facility is coming and fast!
BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
  1. E102
    Thomas Edwards is on record as saying that his vision is to walk into a broadcast equipment centre in the year 2020 and not see any broadcast equipment.
  2. E102
    Digital platforms are transforming the content supply chain - how content is produced, licensed, exploited and paid for.
  3. E102
    With the rush to collect data, are we using it intelligently?
  4. E102
    Attracting the right people in to this industry just got harder.
  5. E102
    While the technologists are battling over the technical details of UHD formats, who is thinking about the business case?
BIG SCREEN EXPERIENCE
  1. Icon
    Auditorium
    Laser-based cinema projectors are starting to appear in cinemas around the world, but are they ready for major rollout? This session gets to grips with the key questions.
  2. Icon
    Auditorium
    With an, arguably sensible, open-standard, immersive-audio bit-stream being demanded by the studios and exhibitors, is this effort also balancing the needs of the key stakeholders in this chain?
  3. Icon
    G102/3
    An annual fixture of IBC, and a meeting point for the leaders in the cinema technology field, the EDCF Global Update session brings you up to speed with the latest business and technology developments in cinema from around the world across the value chain.
RISING STARS
  1. Forum
  2. Topaz Lounge
  3. G102/3
    How do we turn a huge amount of disparate raw footage into an engaging and exciting film?
  4. G102/3
  5. G102/3
    Speed up and enhance your music workflow with this radical music platform by Filmstro
  6. G102/3
    Complimentary drinks and snacks will be provided.
  7. G102/3
    In this special IBC presentation, Game of Thrones producer, Greg Spence, will not only offer up insights and answer questions about the tools and techniques used to produce the show, but will also provide a behind the scenes look at one of season six’s most talked about episodes, Battle of The Bastards.
  8. G102/3
    IBC Exhibition Highlights Tours Get the best out of IBC - join guided tours that will help you navig ...
KEYNOTE
  1. Icon
    Auditorium
    From the early works of Georges Méliès it has been crystal clear that the emotive power and magic that epitomises cinema emerges when the mix of story-telling artistry, theatrical showmanship, and technical mastery is honed to perfection
ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY
  1. Icon
    Emerald
    Complimentary breakfast.
  2. Emerald
    In this session we shall examine three fascinating new influences on audio production and also look at how they will impact on workflow and content management.
  3. Emerald
    This session will look at the emergence of new audio system technologies used for both cinema and Ultra HD TV platforms.
  4. Icon
    Emerald
    This session, chaired by the Broadcast Technology Society of IEEE, will review the progress and challenges of deploying new standards proposals and the development of common strategies for future broadcast platforms. Delegates will gain a complete picture of the deployment of future broadcast TV systems around the world.
  5. Icon Icon
    Forum

    In today’s networks, new technologies like IP are bringing in layers of new problems as they invade our legacy infrastructures. This session will look at solutions that both validate new services and connectivity before they are brought into service, and troubleshoot complex multi-technology domain problems.

  6. Icon
    E102
    2017 sees radio history in the making as Norway becomes the first country to switch off FM and go fully digital with DAB+. This session looks at what the digital radio future of Europe looks like and how it is likely to develop. 
  7. Icon
    Emerald
    In this open and free-to-all session you will get the latest on UHD from all the industry stakeholders, in a single informative session. Get the up-to-the-minute picture from the forum and it’s end-2-end Guidelines; hear about the latest HDR trials from SKY; listen to how KPN added UHD to its IPTV service; and get the hottest news from standards bodies like EBU.
  8. E102
    The discussion panel will look at the implementation status of current cloud solutions and look at aspects how to achieve higher acceptance of cloud based media production processes in the future.
BIG SCREEN EXPERIENCE
  1. Icon
    Auditorium
    From the early works of Georges Méliès it has been crystal clear that the emotive power and magic that epitomises cinema emerges when the mix of story-telling artistry, theatrical showmanship, and technical mastery is honed to perfection
  2. Icon
    Auditorium
    Following on from Ang Lee's visionary keynote, this session will examine and demonstrate the details behind the production and delivery of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.
  3. Icon
    Auditorium
    High dynamic range (HDR) has been hailed as the greatest new creative story tool for directors, surpassing stereoscopic 3D and immersive audio in the amount of interest generated by directors and cinematographers.
  4. Icon
    Auditorium
    This panel will explore how leaders in the film industry are using data to influence each stage of the movie lifecycle.
  5. Icon
    Auditorium
    With the switch from analogue to digital completed, cinemas are looking to the next generation of cinema technologies, ranging from HDR to motion seating.
  6. Icon
    Auditorium
    The Revenant is film-making at its most visceral. The true story of frontiersman Hugh Glass' journey of revenge was filmed in punishing conditions in the North American wilderness to spectacular effect.

 

IBC Technical Supporters

  • IBC is the only exhibition we attend. It’s very important for those in the broadcasting industry.
    Jochen Albrecht
    CTO - Albrecht Electronic
  • IBC is the exhibition that gives us the most exposure in the broadcasting industry. The exhibition is a really special show and is close to everyone’s hearts. It’s a good place to meet and get to know the industry. It gets better every year and has got a great vibe.
    Anoushka Farouk
    Marketing Manager - TSL
  • IBC is not about quantity it’s about quality. Conversations we have are enlightening in every sense. Everyone is here to do business.
    Robert Lisman
    Director of Marketing - Primestream
  • The greatest thing about IBC is that it provides the facilities to network with industry professionals whilst getting great knowledge on new technology.
    Gina Canzano
    Technical Support Engineer - BW Broadcast

 

Learn More About IBC2017