IBC expecting 4% growth in visitors by end of today

This year’s IBC show had attracted 54,460 visitors as of 10:00 this morning, up 2.8% up on last year’s closing number, according to CEO Mike Crimp. Crimp said he expected the final figure to be about 4% up on last year’s show. Crimp said that the new IBC Content Everywhere venture, launched last year, had […]

Ericsson to unveil live captioning

Ericsson will use IBC to unveil a live captioning platform. Ericsson is showcasing its real-time platform that supports live captioning in various languages for broadcasters using speech-to-text, newsroom integration, and offline content preparation. The live platform is a key part of Ericsson’s broadcast and media services portfolio following the acquisition of leading media services company […]

IBC and CTAM Europe EuroSummit unveil speaker highlights

Forthcoming industry conferences the IBC and CTAM Europe’s EuroSummit have unveiled strong speaker line-ups. The IBC has announced that outgoing EC vice-president and digital agenda commssioner Neelie Kroes will keynote the event on Friday September 12 at 18:00. Kroes will set out the challenges ahead including her views on the internal market for audio-visual and […]

IBC announces Leaders’ Summit line-up

IBC will run its one-day Leaders’ Summit on Thursday September 11, ahead of the opening of the expo in Amsterdam a day later. The 150 person invite-only event will open with journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil interviewing Channel 4 CEO David Abraham. Other speakers lined up for the day include: Niclas Ericson, director of TV […]

Professor Brian Cox to keynote IBC

Broadcaster and physicist Professor Brian Cox is due to give a keynote address at the IBC Conference in Amsterdam this September.  Cox, who is known for factual series like the BBC’s Wonders of the Universe, will take part in a keynote session called ‘Television’s Expanding Universe’ on Sunday September 16. The particle physicist and one-time […]

IBC president John Wilson dies

John Wilson, the long-standing chairman of the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) has died aged 82.  Wilson, who was credited as being “the architect of IBC as we know it today,” helped to move the convention from its old home of Brighton back in 1990 and became chairman and later president of the new-look organisation. “John […]

Arris to triple investment in new product development

Arris plans to spend over US$500 million (€367 million) on new product development following its acquisition of Motorola Home, CEO Bob Stanzione told DTVE at the recent IBC exhibition. According to Stanzione, Arris will focus on developing a new generation of gateway devices capable of ingesting content and processing it for onward distribution to IP-enabled […]

Thomson showcases live MPEG-DASH/HEVC transmission

Thomson Video Networks is demoing a High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) broadcast and decoding application for the first time at IBC.  The demo will see it combine HEVC video compression and MPEG-DASH delivery and will be based on the latest Thomson ViBE VS7000 multi-screen video system and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. This processor supports the HEVC […]

Access and Alcatel-Lucent to demo joint cloud platform

Access and Alcatel-Lucent are to use IBC to demo an innovation developed jointly with Alcatel-Lucent which enables operators to deliver a unified TV experience through the cloud, including content sharing across all devices via a centralised HTML5 remote user interface, according to the pair.  The proof-of-concept solution is based on the DLNA Premium Video Guidelines […]

Young technologist award winners named

With IBC looming, the UK’s Royal Television Society (RTS) and the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM) have separately named the winners of their respective awards for young technologists, prizes for which include financial support for attending the show.  Arqiva business manager Daniel Cherowbrier has been named winner of the RTS Young Technologist Award for […]