London, 03 February 2015; The first IBC Content Everywhere MENA show closed its doors on a highly successful event which brought together 1,451 thought leaders from the Middle East, North Africa and beyond. There are dramatic changes in the way that we create, share, consume and monetise content, and the most pressing topics were covered at IBC Content Everywhere MENA.
There is fierce competition for the prestigious IBC Innovation Awards, which represent the best of collaboration to use innovative technology to solve a real challenge. The call for nominations for the IBC2015 Innovation Awards is now open.
One of the highlights of IBC Content Everywhere MENA will be the connected home demonstration presented by Cisco. Visitors to the first IBC Content Everywhere event in the Middle East will be able to see and understand the revolution that will be brought about by the internet of everything – the near future when every device will be online.
The must-have gift for men who like gadgets this festive season (according to numerous magazine articles) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Remote-controlled flying drones can cost as little as €60, or run up to several thousand Euros for more professional quad and octo-copters. They could soon even be delivered by drone if Amazon's tests in the East Anglian fens prove viable.
Sport is the most valuable content that the industry delivers, worth £16bn (€20bn) this year, a £2bn increase on 2013. Coupled with the proliferation in connected devices and the exponential growth in broadband speeds, by any metric - data per second, tweets per minute, app downloads - the market for multiscreen sports is growing at a phenomenal rate.
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