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.
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.
With the physical IBC conference canceled as a result of COVID-19, IBC has announced this year’s virtual supplement, the IBC Showcase. The IBC Showcase will take place from Sept. 8-11 and feature three core components: an exhibitor showcase, a sponsored program of presentations and discussions and comprehensive coverage of product launches via the online IBC Daily News site.