The schedule of keynotes that will be published on IBC Digital has been announced, with Discovery’s James Gibbons the first industry leader to share his industry insight with the IBC community.

With the in-person event cancelled amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus in Europe, IBC’s content programme will instead take place on IBC Digital.

4Wall studio James Gibbons and Maria Rua Aguete IBC Digital

4Wall studio James Gibbons and Maria Rua Aguete on IBC Digital

From Friday 3 December, world-class speakers from globally recognised media and entertainment brands will deliver their keynote presentations over the course of a week.

Discovery EVP GM, UK and Nordics James Gibbons will speak about the lessons learnt one year on from the launch of its Discovery+ streaming service, how best to acquire and retain customers and why Discovery considers the Nordic region to be its “canary in the coal mine”.

During the in-depth conversation with Omdia senior research director, TV, video and advertising Maria Rua Aguete, Gibbons also speaks about Discovery’s approach to balancing its linear service with its streaming proposition and the impact of the Olympics on Discovery’s content plans.

The keynote will be available from 12.45 CET on IBC Digital.

IBC Digital keynotes (all at 12.30 CET)

Monday 6th Superna Kalle, Starz

Tuesday 7th Johannes Larcher, HBO Max

Wednesday 8th Yiannis Exarchos, OBS

Thursday 9th Olivier Jollet, Pluto TV/Viacom CBS

Friday 10th Vincent Tauzia, Netflix

And from 13 – 17 December, IBC Digital will also offer a programme of content, panel sessions, Accelerator projects, video on demand and interviews focusing exclusively on the theme of Innovation.

IBC Digital also contains exhibitor profiles and the opportunity to schedule meetings with vendors and network with industry colleagues.

IBC Digital provides industry insight and the opportunity to engage with exhibitors. Register here