Here’s what happened on Day 1 of IBC2022, as the show opened its doors to visitors and kicked off the IBC Conference and free-to-attend sessions.

“It’s fantastic to be here, said Tim Richards, Chairman, IBC. “We’ve had a few false starts over the last couple of years, so to be here, to see everybody around us, the buzz of activity, is fantastic. 


Welcome to IBC2022!

“I’m particularly excited about the accelerator programme, because I think that really personifies what IBC is all about - the bringing together of lots of different businesses and different people to solve a problem within our industry.”

Find out more about the IBC2022 Accelerator Programme here.

IBC2022 Day 1 Conference reports

The IBC Conference provides delegates with mission-critical insights on some of the biggest business issues faced by our market today. In addition, attendees can also enjoy the wide-ranging free-to-attend content available on the Changemaker Programme and across the show floor theatres; Innovation Stage, Showcase Theatre and Content Everywhere Stage. Here’s a round-up of just some of the sessions on Day 1. 

Piano and UKTV build a data-informed culture
“Businesses need the ability to deploy complex personalised strategies designed to acquire, engage and retain customers in an increasingly competitive marketplace,” said Marie Fenner, SVP of Analytics, EMEA at Piano IO. 
From the session: Insights from streaming UX: How UKTV’s data-informed culture drives revenue opportunities

What is the future of linear TV?
“I’m a firm believer that streaming will be the mothership and everything else will be a subset of streaming,” said Zee5 Global Chief Business Officer Archana Anand
From the session: Future of linear panel

Warner Bros. Discovery’s Dave Duvall on managing merger tech challenges
“The plan is [to bring together HBO Max and Discovery+] around the world. We’re going to start in the US as early as next summer, progressing sequentially to LatAm at the end of ‘23, EMEA early ‘24 and APAC as well in ‘24,” said Dave Duvall, Chief Information Officer at Warner Bros. Discovery.
From the session: In conversation with Warner Bros. Discovery

TELUS and Accenture: Going beyond TV
“It is incredible how much you can understand about a family from digital TV, from their content subscriptions to when they leave and return home,” said Gino Galassi, MD, Accenture. 
From the session: TELUS: Content-everywhere & digital life platform

Hyper tailoring the experience
“It’s not just the content. People are also looking for next-level responsiveness and reliability as part of the product experience,” said Robert Gelick, Chief Product Officer, Paramount
From the session: How Google Cloud is helping the media industry digitally transform

Featured video - Results of 2022 IABM Report

IBC2022 Day 1 Product News

And finally… Here’s what’s coming up on Day 2

IBC2022 Preview Day 2: VR, 5G, and how to build another YouTube
While the IBC Conference tackles VR, immersion and the metaverse, Showcase Theatre sessions look at innovation in the cloud, while 5G and commercial strategy is tackled on the Innovation stage. Plus more tech launches.

Follow the latest show news, including product launches and interviews with key exhibitors on our IBC2022 Highlights page.