As the worlds of media and telecoms continuing to converge and overlap, the strategies and concerns of fixed and mobile operators are of increasing importance to the media, entertainment and technology sector.
With broadcasters and content owners required to deliver programmes to an ever-increasing array of platforms and devices the role of networks, carriers and operators has never been so vital. And for telcos, content can be used to boost offerings, helping to entice and retain customers.
The IBC365 editorial team will pick through the product launches, announcements and themes of Mobile World Congress to make sense of the show for those involved in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Find out what was revealed and discussed at Mobile World Congress and why it is important for you by joining this IBC365 webinar.
IBC365 Editor George Bevir will be joined by journalists and analysts from across the broadcast and telco markets who will dissect the main talking points of the exhibition and conference.
Among the topics for discussion are:
- The role of content in telco operators’ strategies: Acquiring, packaging and distributing content
- Competing with tech giants and SVOD players
- Broadcasters' increasing need for greater network access
- 5G: Roll out, lessons from PyeongChang and the implications for broadcasters and content owners
- Delivering content to mobile devices
- UHD, HDR and HFR content
- Immersive content: 360-video, VR, AR and MR
- E-sports: the opportunity to connect with fans
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning
Richard Lindsay-Davies, CEO, DTG
James Manning Smith, Research Analyst Consumer Media & Technology, Futuresource Consulting
David Sidebottom, Principal Analyst Entertainment, Futuresource Consulting
Ian Volans, Independent Consultant
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Join IBC365 and Microsoft on Thursday 14 November at 4pm GMT to learn how an intelligent cloud can empower and enable media and entertainment organisations to achieve more.
Join the webinar to gather insights into how to:
- Empower your creative teams to produce higher quality, more innovative content by augmenting human ingenuity
- Manage your content better and get to market faster by moving to an intelligent cloud
- Grow audiences while increasing advertising and subscription revenue by delivering unforgettable experiences.
And learn more about:
- Haivision's SRT Hub, intelligent media routing and cloud-based workflows
- Highlights from the growing ISV ecosystem to include Avid, Telestream and Wowza use cases.
- Explore new production workflows for remote live production, sports and breaking news.
- Connected production: A process that helps with production collaboration and management, removing traditional information and creative silos which exist today, while driving savings and efficiencies from script to screen.
Also, learn how collaborative tools can be used to search and view assets used in the production process, supplementing and in some cases replacing traditional DAM and MAM systems.
- Jennifer Cooper, global head, Media Industry Strategy, Microsoft
- Lutful Khandker, principal SDE lead, Microsoft
- Trent Collie, senior partner development manager, Microsoft
- Harry Grinling, chief executive officer, Support Partners
With the massive rise of esports as a global entertainment phenomenon, it's an increasingly important part of the live production business. Technology and service providers are building on their vast experience of delivering the biggest and most complex events in this fast-growing new sector.
Join IBC365 on Wednesday 6 November to go behind the scenes to understand the technology and workflow behind producing live esports events, including:
• Bringing complex esports events to life on screen to engage audiences.
• Optimising live production operations to produce esports events for a huge international audience.
• Comparing esports production with traditional sports and events broadcasting.
• Delivering esports events with cloud and remote production.
With voice now established with consumers and operators as an essential component of the TV user experience, join IBC365 on demand to find out what's required to take voice engagement to the next level to maximise audience experience and ensure customer retention and revenue growth?
Beyond helping audiences navigate and discover content, voice is transforming consumer security, satisfaction and retention – and driving new revenues including TV-based ecommerce.
Learn first-hand how industry leaders are deploying best-in-class voice technology, and what’s next on their roadmaps, including:
• Ensuring security and privacy in voice control applications
• Using voice biometrics to enable personalisation and reduce fraud
• What is on the horizon for ecommerce?
• Bolstering premium content through voice
Sebastian Reeve, director EMEA, Intelligent Engagement, Nuance Communications
Pieter Vervoort, VP entertainment products, Liberty Global
Dan Whaley, senior architect, Voice & AI, BBC
Your ticket to getting the most out of IBC with the help of some of the most innovative exhibitors on the show floor and experienced industry experts.
Explore what's new this year, and find out which cutting-edge trends to seek out, including:
•Controlling and monitoring more efficient, automated media supply chains.
•Mapping the rise of cloud and software-defined hyperconverged infrastructure.
•Delivering compelling user experiences for staff and consumers alike.
•Emerging business and technology models for broadcast and digital media.
Let us be your guide to IBC2019, helping you navigate the exhibition, conference and content features. And don't miss our IBC hacks: essential tips and tricks for getting the most out of IBC, the RAI and your time in Amsterdam.
George Bevir, editor, IBC365 and IBC Daily
Mathieu Yerle, director of sales and product strategy, Connect
Ruben Spruijt, senior technologist, Nutanix Xi Frame
Ciaran Doran, EVP international sales & marketing, Pixel Power
Mary Ann Halford, senior independent consultant
IBC365 | Media Distillery | Liberty Global | Grey Media
The battle is on to win audiences and grow revenues - not only by having great content, but by delivering consistent improvements to user experiences and advertising models.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning tools are creating new ways for content and platform owners to engage with consumers and compete in the new digital market.
This webinar explores how cutting-edge AI and ML technology can:
- Transform the way viewers discover and interact with content by extracting images, metadata and context
- Analyse video to offer contextual advertising and increase revenues
- Increase the value of existing video assets via content-based search and recommendations
- Enable established operators to stay relevant for younger, digital-native viewers
Martin Prins, product owner, Media Distillery
Susanne Rakels, senior manager discovery & personalisation, Liberty Global
Ruhel Ali, founder/director, Grey Media
IBC365 | Akamai | France Télévisions | Spicy Mango
Broadcasters and platform owners are investing millions in building and upgrading OTT platforms to ensure they can compete successfully with a growing array of digital competitors and deliver compelling user experiences.
Many of these broadcasters are beginning to move from their initial OTT offerings to more mature services that can scale for the future, and answer the requirements of demanding viewers and regulators.
This webinar uncovers the critical success factors for building a successful OTT service, including:
- Delivering content at scale as more viewing and live events move to OTT
- Ensuring a class-leading user experience and quality
- Using analytics to maximise revenue and engagement
- Ensuring cost efficiency in the OTT workflow
- Securing platforms and content against piracy and malicious attacks
Natalie Billingham, vice president, Media and Carrier EMEA, Akamai
Raphaël Goldwaser, lead video architect, France Télévisions
Chris Wood, chief technology officer, Spicy Mango
Emerging technology and innovative workflows are transforming live sports production. Join IBC365 on demand to explore how it's impacting the way sport is shown on every screen, unlocking the potential to cover more games more efficiently, and reaching a new generation of audiences who are being left behind by traditional sports coverage.
From AI-enabled operations to remote production, virtualisation and data analytics, sport is at the sharp end of the most cutting-edge production processes in the industry.
Leading sports broadcasters and technology providers share the very latest tools and techniques that are essential for everyone working in live production.
Learn how automated live sports solutions and sophisticated speech-to text tools can help sports broadcasters produce more content, enriched storytelling and new viewing experiences to increase their fan engagement while managing costs and new revenue opportunities.
Jérôme Wauthoz, vice president products, Tedial
Francis Zane, chief technology officer, Kiswe Mobile
Mike Ruddell, sports production innovation consultant
Join IBC365 on demand to explore the value of voice control for content.
Consumers have fallen in love with talking to their gadgets. Smart speakers and voice-controlled AI assistants have seen rapid adoption in homes, the UK being the biggest adopter with voice assistant devices now used in more than a quarter of all households.
With a shift away from the on-screen EPG and clunky remote controls to a world where any content is a voice command away, who owns the voice interface with the consumer and the vast amount of valuable data it creates? Does this put more power in the hands of the Silicon Valley tech giants as their voice assistants and AI algorithms become a new gatekeeper? And how should content owners respond?
This webinar explores the importance of delivering compelling user experiences (UX), the value of voice control for content, and finds the best strategies for broadcasters and platform operators to develop voice interfaces and maintain control of the experience.
Ashley Grossman, Senior manager, Personalisation & Discovery, Liberty Global
Morvarid Kashanipour, Lead product creative, Tele2
Patrick Byrden, Senior director customer solutions, TiVo
Join IBC365 on Thursday 25 April at 4pm BST to explore why creators are turning to cloud to transform the way they make great content and how virtualised workflows are unlocking the ability to work in new ways: faster, more collaborative, more efficient and more creative.
This webinar goes inside some of the world's leading content creators, production and post-production operations to hear how they are embracing cloud technology to transform the creative processes used to make, produce and deliver video.
We'll get hands-on with practical lessons on how cloud is enabling more collaboration, access to more talent, round-the-clock working, more content security, and slicker workflows. There's also a dose of reality, as we understand the human and technology challenges and the potential pitfalls of virtualising creative workflows.
Case studies focus on using cloud for:
•Streamlining content creation in the field
•Transforming production and post-production processes
•Efficient content delivery and backhaul
Content professionals are migrating production, ingest, storage, and delivery workflows to hybrid and multicloud environments; as these footprints grow, the workloads become increasingly distributed. In this new paradigm, digital assets will often traverse multiple hosted IT solutions, raising new questions about trust and security that each industry must address.
In this webinar, learn how blockchain can integrate with high-speed data transfer and other cloud-based services to build a shared network for the secure tracking of the digital asset lifecycle. Key use cases for discussion include:
- Definition of trusted business networks
- Unique encryption and secure key exchange
- Forensic asset tracking
- Execution of commercial and legal terms
Join IBC365 on Wednesday 13 March at 4pm GMT to explore how remote production is changing the way sports broadcasters think and act.
The demand for live content is growing at an exponential rate. However, shipping a whole production team and their equipment to each location means hosting live events is challenging
For broadcasters, this means increasing cost pressures, human resource challenges and managing complex logistics. In such a scenario, remote production is proving to be a real solution with the potential to transform live production.
Speakers from MotoGP rights holder Dorna Sports will share their viewpoints on the topic from a broadcaster standpoint and will talk about their experience in deploying remote production and the experience and benefits derived.
The cost savings offered by remote production workflows can be used to deliver more content from the venue. Instead of sending large technical crews on site for OB production, a broadcaster can send more journalists and editorial staff to capture more and better content.
With the world’s largest and most advanced fibre network that is strong and reliable, Tata Communications is best placed to deliver feeds with extremely low latency, super large capacity, stable and consistent to match broadcaster's requirements of delivering better quality feeds, with faster turnaround at lower cost, offering the potential for higher productivity for live production, in terms of both OPEX and CAPEX.
Dhaval Ponda, global sales head Media Services, Tata Communications
Sergi Sendra, senior director Media Production, Dorna Sports
Join this webinar on Thursday 21 February to learn how 5G will transform the way content is created, produced and distributed.
More than just a faster mobile data connection, 5G reinvents connectivity. The technology enables new types of remote productions, and coverage of more live events, news and sports in higher 4K/HDR quality, and will revolutionise the way consumers receive content, combining broadcast, OTT and data to create a seamless experience regardless of network or device.
That's the theory - but how is 5G being deployed in practice? What are the early adopters doing, and what results are they achieving?
This webinar will explore a series of exciting use cases for 5G with hands-on case studies, including:
- Enriching production and storytelling
- Revitalising newsgathering and live event coverage
- Blending broadcast and live data for mobile audiences in the European 5G-Xcast project
- Dr Jordi Gimenez, 5G research engineer & project manager, IRT Germany
- Matt Stagg, Director of mobile strategy, BT Sport
- Marios Nicolaou, 5G and digital transformation senior strategy advisor
The rise of esports as the biggest new live sports and entertainment phenomenon on the planet is creating new opportunities for broadcasters, digital platforms and technology suppliers. The industry's leading participants explain how esports is transforming live content and reaching new audiences as it crosses into the mainstream and catches the attention of the biggest media businesses.
In this webinar you'll learn about:
•How esports is outgrowing traditional sports, reaching a global audience of 590 million by 2020, more than half of millennials
•The growing value of esports media rights and the opportunities for broadcasts and content platforms
•The esports ecosystem of teams, events, leagues, games publishers and platforms
•The role of live production technology to produce esports events for a huge international audience
Wouter Sleijffers, chief executive, Fnatic
Dhaval Ponda, global sales head Media Services, Tata Communications
Martin Wyatt, head of partner relationships, Gfinity
Ivan Danishevsky, founder of ESCharts.com and ESM.one
Broadcasters with linear channel playout operations are increasingly turning to the cloud to deliver the flexibility and efficiency they need to remain competitive and grow their international footprint.
Cloud playout offers the potential for rapid channel launches, more efficient and resilient operations and a clear commercial model enabling linear channels to be more successful and profitable.
In this webinar, we'll explore how Tata Communications customers are using Cloud Playout to deploy a unified solution for both playout and distribution on a global basis, and why cloud is fast becoming the preferred option for many linear channel operators and broadcasters.
- Explore cloud success stories, like Woohoo TV, Latin America’s first dedicated channel for sports, music and youth culture. It expanded rapidly into new markets in the U.S. without needing capital investment by deploying Tata Communications' Cloud Master Control and Video Connect solutions.
- Learn how Cloud Master Control delivers a future-ready virtualized IP environment powered by industry-leading technology vendors, enabling channel operators to scale rapidly from a single channel to a large-scale multi-channel operation, with complete flexibility and reliability.
- Understand the business, technology and operational benefits and the crucial questions to ask before moving your channel playout operation to a cloud playout provider.
Jeremy Dujardin, CTO Media Services, Tata Communications
Dhaval Ponda, Global Sales Head Media Services, Tata Communications
The boundaries between broadcasters, pay TV platforms, OTT operators and telecoms providers are blurring.
Competitors are becoming partners as content owners recognise the role of telcos to deliver their services to a bigger audience and drive new revenues, while telecom operators are creating compelling consumer experiences built around video.
Convergence is now all about putting the consumer at the centre of a connected media and entertainment experience where the distinction between live broadcast and on-demand services disappears.
It's an exciting time for every player in the content and connectivity business, and in this ground-breaking webinar we'll map out the future of convergence and hear:
- Why high-quality video services are vital for telecom operators wanting to engage consumers and grow their revenues through "experience monetisation"
- When is the right time for operators to license their own content or offer their own VOD platform
- How becoming a super-aggregator of OTT services and TV channels can create a compelling offer without costing a cent in content rights
- Why content providers, broadcasters and SVOD platform owners should partner with telcos to reach new audiences in new markets
Richard Griffiths, Vice President Consultant Office, Huawei Technologies
Wendy Bernfeld, Managing Director, Rights Stuff
David Owens, 5G Ecosystem Liaison Technology Strategy, O2 (Telefonica UK)
Tony Maroulis, Research Manager, Ampere Analysis
IBC is collaborating with TM Forum – which represents more than 850 global communications service providers and their suppliers - to bring the TM Forum’s highly successful collaborative Catalyst innovation programme to the converging media, entertainment, technology and telecoms value chain.
This special webinar will fully outline and explain the programme and, importantly, how you can get involved in this fast track innovation programme to showcase your leading role in developing and designing solutions to address some of the current media & entertainment industry challenges.
Join this webinar to learn:
•Current media & telecoms industry landscape, challenges & opportunities
•Introduction to Media-Telecoms Catalysts Programme
•Example Previous Catalyst Innovation Project
•Potential Catalyst concept areas
•How to get involved
Dr Andy Tiller, EVP Collaboration & Innovation, TM Forum
Mark Smith, IBC-TM Forum Collaboration & Catalysts Lead
Yoann Foucher, Senior Director Product Management, MYCOM OSI
This webinar, brought to you by Rohde & Schwarz, explores the future of uplink amplifiers, including solid-state designs, linearity, signal quality in order to help you select the right amplifier for uplink scenarios.
Christian Baier, Product Manager Satellite Amplifiers, Rohde & Schwarz
Dr Florian Ohnimus, Director R&D RF Power Components, Rohde & Schwarz
IBC365 | Accenture | Schneider Electric | BASE Media Cloud
What you will learn:
- What is Edge computing and why it will be key to broadcasting, media and entertainment
- How edge computing is rapidly evolving to provide content anywhere and everywhere through the IoT and soon across 5G networks
- What mobile edge computing means for production, processing and video distribution
- How new consumer experiences, VR, AR, UHD streaming will be driven by the availability of edge infrastructure
- Protecting the physical and digital assets. How to secure the critical IT infrastructure which will house valuable content at the edge of the network
Jefferson Wang, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, Communications, Media and Technology
Steven Carlini, Senior Director Data Centre Global Solutions, Schneider Electric
Damon Neale, Chief Technology Office, BASE Media Cloud
Don’t miss the highlights of IBC2018 with this inside preview of the big themes and must-see tech on this year’s show floor.
Our panel of broadcasters and exhibitors guide us through their predictions of the hot topics from IP to AI, the rise-and-rise of OTT, and the impact of 5G, blockchain and ATSC 3.0.
Plus the new focus on building an efficient supply chain to create, manage, store and distribute content.
Join us to help make your IBC experience the best yet.
Jeremy Dujardin, CTO Global Media & Entertainment, Tata Communications
Tim Felstead, Director of Strategic and Operation Marketing Broadcast & Media, Rohde & Schwarz
Kathy Bienz, Director North America, IABM
Jurgita Rhodes, Partner, Marquis Media Partners