IBC2018: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition with a must-see innovation keynote and Big Screen screening of Jurassic World tonight in the Auditorium.
The Forum 9:30-10:15
Impossible.com founders Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira will deliver the final IBC2018 conference keynote this morning on using innovative technology to tackle social and environmental issues. They will share their experiences having guided global change through planet centric services and products.
Panellists including Michiel Bakker, founding CEO of GINX Esports TV, the world’s largest international eSports television channel; Pete Thomas, who heads up the eSports arm at Noah Media Group, responsible for the groundbreaking Gfinity Elite Series; and Tanya Laird, Technology Ambassador for ESL UK, reveal what broadcasters can learn from eSports, from engaging fans around the globe to capturing elusive young male viewers and making money.
This session will explore the new growth models being created to reach the next billion viewers, using legacy and new technology. Expert speakers from Google, BBC, Cisco and SSVC will examine the drivers determining the development of these audiences and who will own the relationship with them – IT, Broadcaster or Telco brands?
The Forum 15:45-16:45
Successive waves of disruption across industries and constant change means opportunity. Learn from IBM panellists Jason Kelley, Chad Andrews and Peter Guglielmino how blockchain is delivering newfound trust to media, entertainment and advertising.
Ahead of the film screening tonight, join the visual effects supervisor behind the Jurassic Park sequel, BAFTA-winning David Vickery from ILM, who will show and tell the story behind the creation of VFX highlights in the dinosaur epic.
- Lounge talk: Tackling environmental challenges through collaboration with Albert International Manager Jeremy Mathieu in the Forum lounge, 8:45-9:15.
Media Park Live
Today is your final opportunity to visit the Media Park live radio studio at IBC, located at the Holland Mezzanine (near entrance C).
The Media Park team will be reporting live from the show with exclusive interviews featuring media companies, influencers and startups. The feature was initiated and faciliated by Media Park and powered by Red Bee Media, YPCA and Unbranded.
Listen here for the live radio show between 10:30-17:00.
HBS Broadcast Academy
The Host Broadcast Services (HBS) Broadcast Academy returns to IBC this year with a packed programmes continuing across today and tomorrow with panel discussions, masterclasses and a live TV simulator.
Today centres on the partnership plan between HBS, EVS and IBC to develop the live production and operational skills of broadcasting professionals. Train Tomorrow’s Stars (10:00) is designed for newcomers to the sports broadcast industry.
A leading sports director will introduce the basics and give attendees a hands-on experience of directing a live football match from the director’s seat. Utilising the EVS Live TV Simulator real-world challenges will be recreated in an outside broadcast-style environment.
Encouraging Women in Sports Production and Directing (14:30) is a female-only training session where attendees can ask experts first-hand for industry expertise, exchange ideas and have the opportunity to act as a director in a simulated football match.
Tomorrow covers Advanced Level Sports Production (10:00) and Quality Control in Sports Production (14:00) for senior directors, producers, vision mixers and technical crew members, who are encouraged to reserve a place in the masterclasses.
Monday night Big Screen movie
18:30 in the Auditorium
With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before.
Watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. This is a unique opportunity, with tech from the leading players in the motion picture industy coming together to create a world-class movie-watching experience, bringing the screen to life like never before.
Tickets are free for all visitors.