IBC - International Broadcasting Convention


Business knowledge for the global media, entertainment & technology community

IBC is an influential media, entertainment & technology show. Bringing together over 55,000 professionals from over 150 countries spanning the creation, management and delivery ofelectronic media and entertainment. It also showcases some of the world’s latest innovations in media technology. IBC wants to enable visitors to not only see the latest media technology, but also totouch, test, compare and place orders. It attracts over 1,700 exhibitors from all around the world. The flagship IBC Conference features a curated programme including over 400 industry influencers and experts providing an authoritative and independent view and helping to shape the future of the industry. IBC is hosted in Amsterdam from 13 – 17 September 2019.

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User experience: the 80-20 principle

For designers, the priority should be giving an experience that meets users’ experience and needs ahead of ‘special attractions’, writes Ostmodern’s CEO and co-founder Tom Williams.

The temptation to make a great first impression often has the power to undermine serious core objectives. This is because it deprioritises these objectives in favour of shiny, decorative features. After a product has been launched, that temptation persists in adding even more shiny new features.



IBC and TM Forum: Driving transformation Catalysts (Source: IBC)

Al Jazeera, RTÉ and BBC among innovators showcasing media-telco convergence

Three advanced proof of concepts Catalyst projects will be unveiled at the IBC Show with artificial intelligence, 5G for virtual reality and mobile news gathering top of the agenda.

IBC’s collaboration with the TM Forum will showcase the second phase of its Media-Telecom Catalyst Innovation projects in Amsterdam in September.

The Catalyst projects have been developed to fast-track innovation directly to the media and technology ecosystem, reflecting the pace of convergence in the broadcasting, entertainment, telecoms and technology sectors.



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CBS agrees carriage deal with Altice

The new agreement covers retransmission content for CBS-owned stations, which includes the likes of CBS Sports, Showtime, Pop TV, and the Smithsonian Network. Altice will carry these on its Suddenlink and Optimum cable systems.

The deal also means Altice will also be able to continue offering the Showtime digital streaming service to its broadband customers – one of the roadblocks that has prevented CBS extending its existing carriage deal with Warner-owner AT&T.




A paradigm shift: Embracing remote production workflows in the era of multiscreen TV and video

Today’s premium content owners need a scalable and profitable live production ecosystem. When it comes to content creation, speed is of the essence to satiate the appetites of audiences around the world, especially in a live environment.

As four primary technology enablers evolve premium content owners are embarking on large-scale media transformation journeys to strengthen their market share using a core growth strategy: multiscreen TV and video first.




Behind the scenes: Neither Wolf Nor Dog

Scottish filmmaker Steven Lewis Simpson on how he overturned conventional wisdom in making, marketing and distributing his Native American movie from the ground up.

The subject of a new drama about Native American Indians which features actors with connections to the Battle of Little Big Horn is extraordinary in itself but equally incredible is the story of the film’s production and distribution which has defied decades of Hollywood logic.




Amplifying the sound of silence

Audio is key to bringing natural history stories to life, say filmmakers who have used Dolby Atmos to enhance their films.

Taking audiences on a lifelike journey is what makes Dolby Atmos impactful and innovative, said wildlife filmmakers at the Wildscreen Festival in Bristol earlier this month.

“Dolby Atmos enables hyper immersive experiences in our storytelling, it is better than real life,” said BBC Earth Films Producer Stephen McDonogh.



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Tokyo broadcasters to trial simultaneous OTT news

According to a report from Japan Today, the five networks - Nippon Television Network Corp, TV Asahi Corp, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television Inc, TV Tokyo Corp and Fuji Television Network Inc – will partner with TVer to simultaneously stream their weekday evening news programs for five days in January 2020.

The report claims that the Japanese broadcasters have been slow to adopt online streaming due to concerns around costs and copyright, and relationships with other stations.


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