• Meet the inaugural IBC Social Impact finalists ahead of the ceremony tomorrow
  • Visit the Media-Telecoms Catalyst Zone in Hall 9
  • Saturday night Big Screen movie: Lion King

IBC2019: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition including the content everywhere hall and hub and the Saturday night mega movie showcasing The Lion King.

The Lion King - Mufasa visits Scar

The Lion King: Mufasa visits Scar

Tech Talk: ‘Hey radio, tell the DJ I’m stuck in traffic’
The Forum 9:30-10:45

This Tech Talk will explore voice interfaces that deliver interactive personalised radio, a cloud-based live production and playout system that is controlled straight from the browser, as well as tools to help your radio station respond to an ever demanding, interactive audience.

Papers being presented:

  • Flexible Virtualisation of Radio production and playout - Jorma Kivelä
  • Marconi: Towards an integrated, intelligent radio production platform - Rik Bauwens
  • Evolution of Radio Services in the Era of Voice-Controlled Digital Assistants - Paolo Casagranda


Meet the shortlist: IBC2019 Social Impact Award finalists
The Forum Lounge 12:00-12:30

This year IBC is recognising the corporate social responsibility of companies contributing to the wider broadcasting, media, entertainment and technology industry.

Join the finalists of the inaugural IBC Social Impact Award, in conversation with IBC365 reporter Alana Foster, celebrating and honouring industry diversity, sustainability and ethical leadership, exploring the positive diverse representation on and off the screen, increasing awareness to minimise environmental impact and the best initiatives for ethical leadership.


The road from Pixar to Android TV and beyond
The Forum 12:30-13:15

The TV industry is undergoing an unprecedented period of disruption, and pay TV operators are now faced with more competition than ever before.

At this turning point for the industry, join Android TV senior director Shalini Govil-Pai for the Saturday keynote conversation with IBC Council chair Naomi Climer.

From an early age, Govil-Pai had an interest in how technology can shape the entertainment industry. From STEM to Pixar Animation, YouTube to Android TV she will share relevant insights from her challenging, but fun and inspiring journey.


Raising the game: State of the art VR and AR in sport
Auditorium 14:15-15:15

Hear from the technologists and broadcasters creating new experiences for viewers through innovation in the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) space.

Be sure to catch the live AR rig demo from Ncam and BT Sport, plus the latest from HBS about their innovations for the upcoming Rugby World Cup and the low-down on how BBC Sport harnesses dock 10’s new virtual reality studio for Match of the Day.

Media-Telecom Catalysts

From AI to 5G and from tourism to mobile newsgathering, Media-Telecom Catalysts will explore the latest trends at IBC2019 with telcos and media companies are working together to tackle common problems across the industry.

The Catalyst Programme is new for 2019 and will demonstrate how some of the latest and most innovative technology can be used to solve the challenges caused by the convergence of the media and telecoms industries.

Bringing together buyers and end users (champions) and solutions and technology providers (participants) from across the media and telco space to collaboratively develop proof-of-concept projects.

The projects will be showcasing 5G-enabled tourism experiences, AI indexing for regulations and AI-powered compression for mobile news gathering.

Champions across the three projects include: Associated Press, Al Jazeera, BT, RTE, Aardman Entertainment and BBC R&D, while participants include: V-Nova, Metaliquid, QCRI, Tech Mahindra, Bristol University, Cambridge Communications Systems Ltd and Zeetta Networks Ltd.

Visit the Media-Telecoms Catalyst Zone in Hall 9, included in your IBC exhibition visitor pass.

The all new IBC2019 app 

The new redesigned IBC2019 app is your digital destination for all you need to know about IBC2019.

The new IBC2019 app is your handy tool to help you plan your time at IBC and discover networking opportunities.

Navigating around the 15 Exhibition halls and Conference is easy thanks to the interactive venue map, which shows the RAI in 3D.

Source: IBC TV at IBC2019

IBC2019: How the IBC App works

You can plan ahead by searching the exhibitor list within the app to know exactly where to head to see your chosen exhibitors.

There is a complete list of conference sessions, including the Content Everywhere presentations.

When not at the RAI you can keep doing business by sending messages and arranging meetings with other attendees.

Business aside, you can also view the wide selection of restaurants in the RAI, plus real-time weather updates via The Weather Company, an IBM business.

The IBC2019 app is free to download from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and Windows store. Access all its features using the same email address used to register for the show to sign in. You can also access the app via desktop at app.ibc.org.

Content Everywhere

IBC Content Everywhere in Hall 14 combines a dedicated exhibition of more than 150 exhibitors ranging from start-ups to the biggest names in technology including Google and Facebook.

The features have been designed to help visitors quickly and efficiently expand their knowledge and understanding of the latest trends, strategies and developments in online TV and video.

At the heart of the hall is the CE Hub designed to helps visitors make the most of their time at the show through an extensive and varied programme of presentations, demonstrations and panel sessions that explore the ‘content everywhere’ opportunity.

Today at the CE Hub
The first of three panels today will offer An introduction to artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation and provide visitors with an update on how these technologies are finding practical applications in media and entertainment.

Revenue models and subscriber retention for digital businesses at 13:00 will explore the challenges of operating a digital business, the emergence of new revenue models and discuss the importance of retention management to keep those all-important paying subscribers after they have been acquired.

In Running Content Everywhere businesses from the cloud at 15:30, executives from DVEO, Qligent and Make.TV will share their hands-on experiences of how the cloud is being utilised throughout the value-chain from video capture through to distribution.


Saturday Big Screen movie night

The Lion King
18:30 in the RAI Auditorium

Join Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon’s adventures in the 2019 remake of the Lion King.

The screening follows on from the the Big Screen’s ASC 100th session with the production’s cinematographer Caleb Deschanel and VFX supervisor Robert Legato.

Watch the movie that has extraordinary and technologically ground-breaking craft in IBC’s state-of-the-art Big Screen cinema.

Tickets are free for all visitors.

For more IBC2019 Show news, features and analysis see hereFor exhibitor news, visit the IBC Daily, the online destination for show news of IBC.