A review of the themes and trends that emerged from the 1,700 exhibitors spread across the 15 halls of IBC2017.

  • Halls 1, 4 & 5 Visitors to Halls 1, 4 and 5 are likely to have concluded that with IP, it’s now no longer a question of “if” – but “when”
  • Halls 2 & 3 The influence of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the cloud was unavoidable among the many updates, integrations and efficiency improvements on show 
  • Halls 6 & 7 Tools for creating enhanced and immersive TV, film and commercials in the form of HDR, VR and 360-degree content were on display 
  • Hall 8 While audio continued its long, successful march in to the networked IP world, the software companies that manage ingest through production and on to playout arguably provided the most impactful news at IBC2017
  • Halls 9, 13 & 15 With some major UHD and cloud-based product launches as well as some impressive IP deployments on show, the theme of this year’s IBC could be summarised as one of action as broadcasters embrace technology for the next phase of the industry’s development
  • Halls 10 & 11 With themes ranging from how to get from SDI to IP, HEVC and the cloud, and making new technologies such as VR a reality, conversations were diverse but focused on one goal; moving the industry forward with practical product releases
  • Hall 12 Hall 12 proved to be a fertile hunting ground for those in search of gadgets and gizmos for acquisition and camera support
  • Hall 14 Some major heavyweights from the online world were present on the show floor for the first time this year: Facebook showcased 360-degree video and devices, while Google presented a number of developments including progressive web apps and Android TV