• IBC SHOWCASE gets underway with speakers from Facebook, Amazon, Google and Netflix
  • Intel, Synamedia to lead panels on Day 1
  • Check out Exhibitor Listings and Workflow Tours

IBC SHOWCASE will kick off with sessions on 5G, piracy, CG animation production and a jam-packed AV1 panel featuring the likes of Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Netflix.

With IBC unable to pitch up in Amsterdam for the annual show due to coronavirus, IBC has partnered with some of the biggest names in the media and entertainment sector to deliver IBC SHOWCASE, a week-long virtual conference and exhibition.

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The event, which kicks off on 8 September, includes virtual conference sessions, product demonstrations, exhibitor listings and workflow tours spanning the entire week.

The conference will get underway with a session from one of the IBC Accelerators, projects that bring together industry players and vendors to solve a common industry challenge. The first Accelerator to be highlighted is on 5G remote production and will be led by the BBC. It features eleven world leading international broadcasters have been working together to explore the ‘art of the possible’ in terms of 5G capabilities for production today.

The first exhibitor session, led by Synamedia, covers how to outsmart digital pirates using both human and digital intelligence. The session - Outsmarting the pirates – An intelligence-led approach features speakers from world football body Fifa, Ampere Analysis and Synamedia. It will start at 15:00 BST.

Listings: Your guide to IBC’s exhibitors

A comprehensive catalogue of IBC’s exhibitors is available via the IBC SHOWCASE site. For those who are keen to discover innovations and connect with over 1,700 of the companies you would usually find displaying their wares in the halls of the RAI, visit the Exhibitor Showcase section of the IBC SHOWCASE site. There, you will be able to explore product offerings, connect with exhibitors through virtual business cards and discover new solutions for your business.

This comprehensive listing of all exhibitor events taking place around IBC Showcase will be continually updated so you can join those most relevant to your business.

The rest of the afternoon of day one features a range of sessions led by Intel spanning cloud, volumetric capture and streaming, and the commercial readiness of AV1.

Intel’s Dusty Robbins will be joined by Evercoast’s Ben Nunez to discuss a project they are working together on to deliver a complete Volumetric VOD capture and delivery system that’s accessible at the Edge over 5G on iOS devices with ARKit. The Volumetric: Capture, Optimize and Stream session is on at 15:00 BST.

Intel will also lead a panel on A Case for Cloud Native CDN, featuring Devesh Gautam from Rakuten Mobile and Intel’s Tushar Gohad. The session will share best practices on how CDNs can be transformed to be more agile to keep up with the pace of content growth. (16:00 BST).

Intel’s final session of the day is a panel featuring some of the biggest technology companies in the world. Speakers from Google, Netflix, AWS, Facebook, and Tencent will join Intel to discuss the commercial readiness and benefits of AOM/AV1-compliant products and solutions now being deployed, including the Scalable Video Technology (SVT-AV1) production-ready encoder software.

The not-to-miss session will run from 17:00-17:45 BST.

SHOWCASE curates product demo videos

IBC SHOWCASE brings some of the experience of walking the exhibition halls of the RAI to your desktop and mobile devices via a series of videos showing the latest technology launches and innovation.

Attendess of IBC SHOWCASE can take a look at video demonstrations of some of the latest product launches via the Product Demo page.

The video presentations from the industry’s most innovative companies allow you to explore the latest technology online. The library of product demos, which is available here, is fully searchable so that you can easily access the videos you want.

Products from the like of Optiva, Grass Valley, IDX, Crystal Vision, Accedo and HiSilicon Technologies are available to view, with more demonstrations being added all the time.

The afternoon of Day 1 will also feature another Accelerators session, split into two parts, looking at CG Animation Production: New Immersive & Real-Time Workflows. The project, which has been led by Rafi Nizam, features a wide range of companies and organisations, including Unity Technologies, Unreal Engine, Cartoon Network and Sky, along with Participants BlueZoo Animation, Aeon Productions and National Film Board of Canada. Speakers will outline how the Accelerator rethinks animation production pipelines with XR Spatial Design and Real-Time virtual production techniques.