IBC2017: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition.


IBC2017 Conference Opening Keynote. Fans, Friends and The Future of Broadcasting

Forum - 9.10-10.30

Opening the 50th IBC conference keynote is Facebook Product Director Daniel Danker and Kim Poder, CEO, Modern Times Group (MTG) Denmark  who will explore the rise of fan and friend power in the media ecosystem.

Lies, Damn Lies and Alternative Facts: Striving for accuracy in a new world order

E102 - 11.45-12.30

Fake news will be explored in a chat with Associated Press Executive Editor Sally Buzbee on the challenges faced by news outlets – from Wikileaks to White House press briefings.

eSports: The new broadcast game?

Forum – 12.40-13.05

Hear from the Chief Executive of Ginx, Michiel Bakker, on the rise of esports and its future role for broadcasters. The global esports market was estimated in 2016 to top $463 million, its audience power in unparalleled and offer enormous opportunities for broadcasters.  

VR: The top of the crop

E102 - 16.30-17.00

This virtual reality (VR) session covers the most exciting VR technology innovations from within IBC and beyond. 

View the full conference programme here 

IP Showcase

Visit the IBC IP Showcase in E.106 where you will see real-time IP for production, playout and contribution in a practical, flexible and efficient way. With IP rapidly being adopted across the industry this is not to be missed.

Broadcasting workshops 

This year IBC is championing the next generation of talent to attend the Broadcast Academy workshops hosted by HBS and EVS for those aspiring for a career in sports broadcasting. Attendees will be given the opportunity to develop skills and operational training using the new EVS live TV simulator.

Train Tomorrow’s Stars – 9.30-12.30

Encouraging Women in Sports Production and Directing – 14.00-17.00

Attendance is free but places are limited, be sure to register.