The online event this week underscored 2020’s biggest TV tech trend — moving on-premise broadcast workflows and vendor products to the cloud — while anticipating 5G’s potential use in remote production. Above, a 5G-enabled camera used in a BBC-led trial exploring multi-camera synchronization.
A team of 10 world-leading broadcasters, collaborating as part of IBC’s Accelerator Innovation Program, today revealed plans for a “proof of concept” demonstration of a series of 5G-enabled remote broadcast production use cases, live from Amsterdam on Thursday, Sept. 10. The project team, led by the BBC, together with Al Jazeera Media Network, BT Sport, EBU, ITV, Olympic […]
The Sept 8-11 virtual event, both live and on demand, will focus on enabling media and entertainment technology and service companies to overcome COVID-19 sales generation challenges and drive virtual engagement.
Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today announced its virtual IBC 2020 event plans through Dalet Connect. An extension to Dalet’s online presence launched in April 2020, Dalet Connect is a digital meeting environment dedicated to media professionals looking for workflow solutions. Dalet kicks off its “Virtual IBC” on Sept. […]
ATTO Technology, a global provider of network, storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for over 30 years, has launched an IBC Showcase 2020 event page which features its latest connectivity solutions for media professionals. During the week of Sept. 8-11 ATTO will unveil new features and other updates to ATTO 360 Tuning, Monitoring, and Analytics […]
Like other COVID-19 casualties before it, IBC will offer a virtualized version of its 50,000-attendee show next month with a shifted timeframe, live and on-demand content and the return of its fledgling Accelerator Program. Vendors whose product cycles have been tied tightly to the show are eager for a return to in-person events.
The speculation is over. IBC has officially been canceled. After several weeks of exhibitors backing out — including Panasonic and Ross last week — the organization that sponsors the world’s second largest broadcast trade show finally threw in the towel today. The show was scheduled to take place in Amsterdam Sept. 11-14. The official announcment said, in part: “Whilst this is hugely disappointing for us all, IBC will continue to play a vital role in supporting the industry to get back on track wherever we are able. Over the coming months IBC will continue to engage with the industry through its digital platform IBC365. Details of our plans will follow soon.”
CEO David Ross: “We value the IBC exhibition and it’s an important part of our annual calendar, but our approach to the COVID-19 virus has consistently prioritized health and welfare. Our decision today is based on that same principle, and I would call on the organizers of IBC to follow suit, remove any uncertainty, and cancel the event for 2020.”
Panasonic has announced it will not be attending IBC in September. Arguably the biggest vendor so far to announce it won’t be attending the show, Panasonic said it intends to launch its own Technology Experience Zone to support its partners and customers through online initiatives.
Arvato Systems and Vidispine have announced that they will not be attending IBC 2020 in Amsterdam, which is currently scheduled for Sept. 11-15. In the announcement, there is no specific mention of coronavirus as the reason for withdrawal, although the pandemic was likely a key factor in the decision.