IBC 2021 cancelled

The organisers of the IBC show have confirmed that the 2021 in-person event will not go ahead.  The Amsterdam show was scheduled to take place between December 3-6, but questions started to be raised when the Dutch government launched a series of lockdown measures in response to mounting Covid-19 cases in the country.  These lockdown […]

Vendors including Viaccess-Orca, Synamedia and Irdeto withdraw from IBC 2021

A number of major vendors have announced that they will not attend next month’s IBC show in Amsterdam due to surges in Covid-19 cases in the Netherlands. Earlier this week, the organisers of the show stated that IBC would go ahead in spite of the enforcement of lockdown restrictions until at least December 3.  However, […]

IBC 2021 to go ahead, organisers confirm

The organisers of the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) have restated their intentions to go ahead with the 2021 show planned for December 3-6. Fresh doubts were raised over the event, which would be the first IBC since 2019, when the Dutch government became the first western European country to impose a partial lockdown since the […]

IBC organisers sweat over Dutch lockdown

The organisers of the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) are “assessing the impact” of new Covid-19-related restrictions being implemented by the Dutch government. Last week, the Netherlands became the first western European country to impose a partial lockdown since the summer as a result of record numbers of Covid-19 infections.  The new restrictions will last at […]

IBC organisers welcome end of Dutch quarantine rules

The organisers of the IBC trade show have welcomed news that the Dutch government is to relax restrictions on international travel to the country from high-risk COVID territories such as the UK and the US later this month. “IBC applauds the announcement from the Dutch Government relaxing COVID-19 social distancing measures and removing quarantine rules […]

IBC to go ahead in December

IBC will go ahead in December, CEO Michael Crimp has confirmed. Speaking at a press conference, the event’s CEO said that a combination of Covid-19 vaccination roll-outs and its industry survey of visitors led to the decision to move back from its regular September slot to December 3-6.  The company had previously stated confidence in […]

IBC confirms plans for 2021 event staging

The organisers of IBC have confirmed plans for staging the event later this year. Confirming plans to fall back to December if necessary, IBC director Imran Sroya said that there will be an update on the date in early June, but that the company is “optimistic about holding a live event” either in September or […]

IBC unveils December fall-back plan

IBC, Europe’s principal broadcast industry convention, is pushing ahead with plans for a hybrid four-day event from September 10-13, with a fall-back option to move the exhibition to December 3-6 if that proves impossible. A decision on whether the show will take place in September or move to December will be made between the end […]

Former Discovery exec Honeycutt in at IBC as chair

John Honeycutt, the former Discovery and Fox exec, has been appointed as the chair of the IBC Council, the event organiser has announced. The industry veteran has been a member of the Council since 2014, and will play a significant role in aiding in the staging of the 2021 IBC show. He succeeds Naomi Climer, […]

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