Sheryl Hickey

Sheryl Hickey

Sheryl Hickey is part of the Digital Editorial team for IBC365.

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    Focus on young talent and greener futures at BSC Expo


    The British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) held its annual London expo over the weekend with panel discussions spotlighting sustainability and inclusivity, and exhibitors showcasing the newest technology in cinematography, lighting and grip equipment for film and TV production.

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    5G Innovation: Real World Breakthroughs from the 2023 Tech Paper


    As the 2024 Technical Papers open for submissions, Samuel Yoffe, who was part of the winning team for the Best Tech Paper Award 2023, shared his experience around taking part in the prestigious innovation programme.

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    IBC Accelerators 2023: Where Are They Now?


    The IBC Accelerators is celebrating its sixth year of bringing together broadcast and media tech innovators to collaborate and explore solutions to real-world challenges. As twelve shortlisted teams get ready to pitch their projects at the Accelerator Kickstart Day on 6 March, with a view to presenting demo PoC’s to ...

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    IBC Accelerators 2024: Twelve Projects to Tackle Industry Challenges at Kickstart Day


    The 2024 tranche of broadcast technology specialists whose proposals were successfully shortlisted to this year’s IBC Accelerator Media Innovation Programme will be pitching their ideas to a live, in-person audience and a panel of judges on 6 March.

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    IBC2024 Technical Papers: Submissions Open


    Forward-thinking technology experts from all sectors across the media, entertainment and technology industry have been given the opportunity to submit their Technical Papers for the IBC2024 Conference.

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    Broadcast Tech: Industry Leaders Set Out What’s in Store


    With September’s bustling and future focussed IBC2023 in the bag, the international broadcast and technology bodies that own IBC fill us in on their 2023 accomplishments, insights and hopes for the industry in the coming year.

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    Sustainability in Production: The albert Report Tells What’s What and Who’s Who


    This year’s report to end all reports on sustainability in production dissects industry data, finds the root causes and predicts a path to NetZero. albert, the BAFTA-owned sustainability organisation’s Annual Review 2022, proves the industry’s commitment and identifies the key hurdles to be overcome in the move towards a more ...

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    Urgent Appeal: Mental Health Behind the Scenes


    Mental health and wellbeing for behind-the-scenes workers is at an all-time low as The Film and TV Charity appeals for urgent donations, reporting that the industry is facing ‘one of the most sustained periods of financial uncertainty in its 100-year history.’

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    World Television Day 2023: Expert Insights on the Box


    To mark World Television Day, commemorating the United Nation’s first World Television Forum in 1996, IBC365 looks back at the past year’s achievements, advancements and innovations in TV and broadcasting across the globe.

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    Rise Awards: Shining the Spotlight on Gender Diversity in Media


    Outstanding and inspirational women in media and technology roles were celebrated this week at the London award show hosted by Rise, the not-for-profit advocacy group for gender diversity in the media technology sector. The awards recognise notable achievements from female talent across the M&E industry, including a Special Recognition Award, ...

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    Accelerators 2024: The Media Innovation Challenge is On


    The call for projects to tackle real-life challenges faced by the world of M&E has begun as the IBC Accelerators 2024 officially opens for submissions and celebrates its fifth birthday.

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    Culture before Strategy: In Conversation with BBC Studio’s Jabbar Sardar


    In the IBC Changemaker podcast bonus episode, Jabbar Sardar, global HR director for BBC Studios, speaks to Sarah Burbedge about influencing inclusivity on a mass organisation scale, and why he has ‘the best people job in the world.’

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    Changemakers Podcast: Paramount Global’s Wincie Knight on Inclusion, the Right Way


    In this bonus episode of the IBC’s Changemaker series of Podcasts, Paramount Global’s Wincie Knight speaks to Nadira Tudor about how now is the time “to think about the power of weaving inclusion and belonging into the fabric of your organisation,” and how it’s done - the right way.

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    The Future of Cinema: Doom or Boom?


    Covid-related venue closures and the giant rise of streaming have cost the cinema culture a significant loss in audience numbers, and now with the aftershock of the Hollywood writers’ strike, cinema needs an innovative force if it is to avoid a prolonged decline in viewership, writes Sheryl Hickey.

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    IBC2023: AI – a not-so Brave New World?


    It’s almost impossible to cross the IBC2023 halls this year without overhearing conversations about AI and where it might be leading the broadcasting ecosystem. So it’s no surprise that the Content Everywhere panel discussion, ‘The opportunities and limitations for AI’, was overflowing with ears keen to hear what conundrums AI ...

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    Monetising Streaming: New Ventures, New markets


    Innovators paving the way with exciting new opportunities to stream sports and other live events, monetise content, and expand interaction with audiences presented and compared diverse use cases in a buoyant panel discussion at the Content Everywhere Stage today.

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    IBC2023: Where AI and Smart TV Meet


    On IBC2023’s opening day, as part of the free-to-attend programme at the Innovation Stage, visitors were presented with insights and innovative projects from manufacturers, software providers, startups and experts who are creating the future of content.

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    IBC2023 Accelerator Overview: Virtual Software Deployment for All Productions


    One of the eight unprecedented projects to be showcased on the Innovation Stage at IBC2023 explores solutions to the myriad of complexities of covering live events from small to large scales. The Connect and Produce Everywhere project aims to move live production media processing stages between cloud and edge computing ...

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    IBC2023 Accelerator Overview: Building Revenue through Personalised Viewing Experiences


    Digital specialists and next generation sports viewing experts will be deep diving into a key trend which has been rippling through the M&E industry: how personalised fan engagement can generate revenue, as part of the IBC2023 Accelerator Innovation Programme.

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    IBC2023: Esports Showcase to Deliver Next Level Gaming


    Esports specialists have teamed up with IBC to create an immersive gaming zone at the 2023 show, offering visitors the opportunity to experiment with state-of-the-art production technology and experience competitions produced and streamed onsite.

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