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Heavyweight names to deliver 2017 keynote sessions IBC Conference By Chris Forrester IBC’s keynote sessions are always informative, and frequently highly entertaining. Who can forget Will.I.Am or Professor Brian Cox, or 2016’s Lord David Puttnam, Mr Ang Lee or Sir Martin Sorrell? Each was hugely informative but also extremely entertaining. This year’s VIP speakers are equally fascinating. Journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil, never less than vigorous with reluctant MPs, is looking after Thursday’s keynote session ‘Creation, Consumption & Corruption’ (17:15-18:30) and examining ‘The New Architecture of News’ with CNN International managing director Tony Maddox, Claudia Palmer, chief business officer & CFO at Reuters, and Dow Jones chief executive William Lewis. Consulting editor Kate Bulkley asks: “While the appetite for news has never been bigger, how are organisations from CNN to NBC and Dow Jones recasting business models around news-gathering, audience engagement and storytelling to thrive in a world of instant information online, on mobiles

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and on social media?” The panel will also examine a world where ‘fake news’ flies around the planet in an instant, and where news organisations themselves are in the political firing line. Thursday morning also sees Bulkley moderating a keynote panel called ‘Fans, Friends and the Future of Broadcasting’ (09:15-10:30) with Facebook product director Daniel Danker and Modern Times Group’s chief executive Jørgen Madsen Lindemann. The duo will debate the rise of fan and friend power in the media ecosystem and discuss how the lines are blurring between traditional broadcasting and online video. They will also ponder what these new audiences are teaching us, and how some of the major news players are responding. Friday (09:45-10:30) brings in a heavy-hitter in the form of Brian Sullivan, chief operating officer of the Digital Consumer Group at Fox Networks, 21st Century Fox. Sullivan will explain how Fox is pioneering new ways to connect with customers across the globe by innovating with content that speaks more powerfully and connects more directly with audiences, delivered via traditional and


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Daniel Danker, product director at Facebook, sits on the opening keynote panel: Fans, Friends, and the Future of Broadcasting

digital platforms that better fit the needs of today’s consumers. Sullivan will cover how Fox is coping with the direct challenges from the OTT disruptors and is retaining viewers in an age when those consumers have never had so much choice. Saturday’s keynote (14:0015:00) brings in John Cassy, co-founder at BAFTA-award winning immersive content studio Factory 42 and Sky’s former 3D boss, to chair the panel. He will line-up with Richard Steiber, the senior vice president of Virtual Reality (VR) at HTC Vive, and examine the transformative role VR is taking and how it is connecting with audiences. This keynote will look at today’s status and the

road ahead for VR, highlighting the variety of consumer devices emerging as well as showcasing successful VR experiences across platforms that emphasise the opportunity ahead for VR from entertainment to sports. Sunday’s keynote (09:45-10:30) is the big one, and part of IBC’s all-important new Sports strand. Topics up for discussion include ‘Beyond Live: New Tech Pushing the Boundaries’, which will look at the challenges facing sporting events that are distributed globally to different cultures, time zones, and devices; and ‘Engagement Beats Reach Any Day and Twice on (Any Given) Sunday’, which will discuss ways to craft, promote and monetise engagement opportunities.

The home of innovation Roger Thornton, IBC Exhibition Committee chair, looks at the past, present and future of IBC Page 6 IBC Innovation Awards updated for 2017 Find out who’s made the shortlist in the three new categories of awards Page 8 Everything IP at IBC Discover everything you need to know to unlock the full potential of using IP for realtime media at the IP Showcase Page 26

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Conference 2017: truth, trust and transformation OUTLINED

Michael Lumley, chair of the IBC2017 conference, looks at some of the highlights in this year’s programme The IBC Conference is the most authoritative and inspirational debate in the calendar. It is the global destination for debate and discussion about the many challenges facing our industry. We create that conversation through the design of our conference programme and by ensuring there are plenty of opportunities to network around it. When we devise each year’s conference, we take a careful look at what is happening in the industry and ensure our focus is your focus. We draw together the real issues affecting the world of media, entertainment and technology and bring in the most informed, and sometimes the most provocative, thinkers on each subject to drive the debate forward. Part of that planning is to set an overall theme for the conference, one that encapsulates what we are trying to achieve. This year the mission for the conference is Truth, Trust and Transformation. Our conference programme embraces the latest technologies and the business opportunities they present. We have a rich acronym soup including VR, AI, AR, IP, MXR, OTT, 5G, UHD, HDR and more. But we are also looking beyond the headline technologies. Delving deeper, we will look at the cyber security implications of the IP transformation and cloud migration. We will also investigate the facts behind fake news. To help you navigate your way through the programme we align it into a number of streams, although of course your conference pass entitles you to attend any session from any path. The streams are

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there as guides to help you make the best use of your time. When the founders of IBC were developing the very first event in 1967 they recognised that it needed an authoritative technical conference alongside the exhibition. Fifty years on and IBC is still seen as the most prestigious place to present the latest research, and the technical papers programme is a central part of our Advances in Technology stream. This has been another year when we have received a record number of submissions for the technical papers programme, underlining its importance to the industry. I am indebted to the team of peer reviewers who consistently produce a remarkably strong, diverse and relevant programme each year. We have four other streams, covering the whole of the value chain and every aspect from technical through creative and operational to commercial. Content and Production, Platform Futures, Business Transformation and Audiences and Advertising are planned both as complete streams but also as complementary strands, guiding delegates through today’s real issues and current thinking. Sunday sees a special day of presentations around the subject of sport. Always at the cutting edge of technology, we will take a long look at the opportunities for the future, including the impact of the rise in alternative sports, the importance of fan engagement, and the rapid rise of e-sports. Once again IBC’s remarkable technical team is building the very cutting edge of digital cinema technology into the RAI Auditorium. The IBC Big Screen includes multiple high brightness laser projectors and

Michael Lumley: “Our conference programme embraces the latest technologies and the business opportunities they present”

Dolby Atmos sound. It will be used for demonstrations and presentations, not to mention the Awards Ceremony on Sunday night and the everpopular movie screenings. The IBC Big Screen is a fourday programme from Friday to Monday, and will include a keynote presentation – more details soon. This programme is free to all IBC visitors, not just conference delegates. IBC Conference Keynote Sessions set the agenda. We bring together global leaders to set out their view of the world, from which the debates spring. Thursday, the opening day of the conference, sees a plenary keynote with Daniel Danker, product director of Facebook, and Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, chief executive of Modern Times Group, talking about Fans, Friends and

the Future of Broadcasting. They will get straight to the heart of the “truth, trust and transformation” agenda, considering how the unfettered world of social media is changing the concept of the impartial, trusted broadcaster. Other keynote speakers on the schedule include Tony Maddox, managing director of CNN International, alongside William Lewis, chief executive of Dow Jones, on the creation, consumption and corruption of news. On Friday Brian Sullivan, president and chief operating office of the digital consumer group at Fox, will talk about “the consumer has the power – deal with it”. This year sees a strong focus at chief technology officer (CTO) level, not least considering the role of technology in business transformation.

This includes Latha Maripuri of News Corp, Balan Nair from Liberty Global, Diane Tryneski from HBO and IBC advocate John Honeycutt of Discovery Networks International. Looking forward, on Saturday there is a keynote from Rikard Steiber, the president of Viveport at HTC Vive. These keynotes are hugely popular catalysts for the 80 conference sessions and close to 400 speakers. This all builds to make the IBC Conference the one you really cannot miss. The programme is available at, and we have innovative online tools to help you plan your way through the conference. Registration is still open, so do not delay in seeing the riches that are on offer and booking the right pass for you. I look forward to meeting you all in Amsterdam in September.

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Everyone is looking to get something different out of IBC, so we have created a range of passes to suit all specific needs and requirements. Find out which pass is right for you and register at Five-day exhibition passes are €75 if you book ahead of the show; the price increases on site, so make sure you book your pass today. Students can book at any time right up to the show and still enjoy free entry. The exhibition pass gives you access

to 15 halls and 1,700 exhibitors, plus the outside exhibits. It also includes entry to the Future Zone and presentations on stage in the IP Showcase Theatre, Future Reality Theatre and the Content Everywhere Hub. This pass also gives you admission to the IBC Big Screen, the stunning state-ofthe-art digital cinema in the RAI Auditorium. The Big Screen programme of sessions includes exclusive movie screenings on Saturday and Monday evenings,

and the IBC Awards Ceremony on Sunday night. As an added benefit, we also include a free five-day tram pass to help you get to and from IBC. Alongside the exhibition is the extensive conference programme. You can see the full schedule online now and plan which sessions you would like to attend. If you need conference access for a single day, then we suggest the Bronze Pass. You can choose to attend as many sessions as you like throughout the day, and

Content and Production: the key to IBC By Chris Forrester It is no great surprise to discover that IBC’s ‘Content & Production’ stream of conference sessions (Thursday, E102, 11:00-17:00) is among the best attended during the show Claire Tavernier, founder of StoryTechLife, and producer of the stream, says that this year’s

sessions focus on the way content is being transformed by changes in viewer behaviour and consumption. “We will spend a lot of time looking at news, in a year that has seen the rise of alternative facts, Wiki-leaks and presidential Tweets,” she explained. “We will ask: what is the role of a news broadcaster in this new world

order? We will also consider children’s TV, which may well herald the future of all TV. If kids are watching TV, but not on TV, what does it mean for a children’s content producer or broadcaster? “In addition we will learn from large online editorial platforms about scheduling and commissioning content for digital consumption, and discuss

you will have full access to the 2017 Technical Papers after the conference. Planning to spend more time at the conference? The Silver Pass gives you access to all five days of the conference, allowing you to make the very best of your time at IBC. Refreshment credits are also included with your badge, to make sure you can get a coffee when you need one. If your interests cross all the conference streams and your time at IBC is precious, then the Gold Pass Experience is the best option. As well as access to every conference session you wish to attend, including reserved seating in the busiest sessions, this adds the comfort of our VIP Executive

with one of the largest public service broadcasters in Europe how its content strategy is being influenced by changes in audiences’ and advertisers’ demands.” The stream will also take a close look at some fascinating studies in VR and AR production, and try to learn from them. “With speakers from TF1, BBC, Le Monde, Associated

Fantastic at 50 In 1967 a small group of industry figures – led by John Tucker of EMI, Tom Mayer of Marconi and John Etheridge of Rank – organised an exhibition and conference in a London hotel. They called their event the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC). Fifty years on and IBC is still organised by the industry for the industry. It is a much bigger event: there were around 550 visitors in 1967; this year will see 100 times that number. And 50 years ago the industry was focused on a rather simpler television age. Otherwise, in many ways IBC is still very much the same event. It has three distinct strands: a comprehensive exhibition; an engaging and informative conference; and the opportunity

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to network with friends, colleagues and peers from across the industry and around the world. IBC2017 has also inherited the vision that has been the focus from the earliest days.

“There will be some events marking the golden anniversary of IBC, not least the charity football match planned for the Saturday evening,” says Michael Crimp, chief executive of IBC.

“But my toast is that the principles set down by our founders 50 years ago will continue into the exciting media future that is unfolding around us.”

Lounge with refreshments and a buffet lunch each day. Access to the Executive Lounge includes the use of meeting rooms and business services and as a Gold Pass delegate you are entitled to reserved seating at the IBC Awards Ceremony and the movie screenings. All conference passes include all the benefits of the exhibition pass and the costs and benefits of the various passes can be found online. Registration is simple and registering in advance means you secure savings, can collect your badge and conference bag within seconds of arriving at IBC, and ensure you get straight to business.

Press, Turner Broadcasting, FremantleMedia, LadBible and Al Jazeera, the day promises to deliver a unique and groundbreaking perspective on some of the key transformations of the content business, and what they mean for the broadcasting industry,” concluded Tavernier.

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IBC Exhibition Committee chairman Roger Thornton casts his eye around the ever-expanding estate of IBC and picks out some highlights As I am sure you know by now, this is a very special IBC, coming 50 years almost to the day since the very first, in London in 1967. As a teenager (just) at the time, my principal memories of that year are of the still unsurpassed music and the flowers in the hair (not mine I hasten to add). But my predecessors on IBC committees put together an exhibition, in a London hotel. Back then there were just 30 exhibitors and a mere 550 delegates. This year we have to find space for more than 1,700 exhibitors and 55,000 people! IBC was started by people in the industry who felt that broadcasting needed a worldclass exhibition. No one else was doing it, so they did it themselves – by the industry, for the industry. That is still the way we organise IBC today. Fascinating though it is to look back, the really important thing is to look forward. And just as IBC in 1967 showed the latest and coming technology – colour was new and exciting back then – so this year we are once again providing the forum for visitors from around the globe to come together to see the latest in techniques and technology. Undreamt of in 1967, we have special focuses on 5G and cyber security, with special conference sessions as well as demonstrations on the show floor. Our groundbreaking presentation on IP interoperability, which was a major focus last year, is back again, even bigger, better and more interactive. With the publication of the SMPTE IP connectivity standards ST 2110 and AMWA NMOS specifications, we can move on to real-world implementations. This year the IP Showcase combines demonstrations, real-world scenarios and education sessions developed in conjunction with the IABM (the

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IBC2017 will once again showcase the latest techniques and technology

trade body for manufacturers and vendors and an IBC partner), providing all visitors with stimulating presentations of practical applications. Back in 1967, IBC was definitely about broadcasting, but today the world of electronic media is much broader. Consumers expect to be able to access content everywhere, and IBC has long catered for new and emerging businesses developing innovative ideas around content consumption. Hall 14, the temporary building we erect at the front of the RAI exclusively for IBC, is home to our Content Everywhere exhibitors. The demand this year is bigger than ever and, as such, this is the biggest pavilion we have ever built. As always, it contains its own stage and rolling programme of presentations

and debates in the IBC Content Everywhere Hub. To help and encourage the very newest entrants to our industry we are once again including the IBC Launch Pad, providing space to showcase the latest high-quality, innovative solutions and the start-ups and scale-ups that create them. This is closely linked to the IBC Startup Forum, a new venture for this year, with a set of presentations and seminars, along with a Deal Room to bring ideas and implementers together. Still looking forward, the IBC Future Zone is always a favourite. Did you try the virtual reality roller coaster last year? The IBC team identifies the research labs and academic institutions that are completing groundbreaking work, and invites them to bring along their projects and prototypes. The

researchers behind the ideas are on the stands so you can see and feel what they are thinking, then talk to the people behind the ideas and maybe even influence the direction of their work. The plans for this year look really exciting with a focus on multi-sensory virtual worlds and imagery of the future, with an LED tunnel displaying some of this year’s most innovative content taking you from night to day within the Future Zone. Add to that the presentations in the IBC Big Screen – not to mention free movies on Saturday and Monday, and the Awards Ceremony on Sunday – and the outdoor exhibits, and the IBC Exhibition really is a must see. On a practical note, Amsterdam is working on increasing its hotel capacity. When you bring an event as

big as IBC to any city you are always going to put pressure on hotels, but more rooms are coming on stream this year, and by 2019 there will be a hotel on site, immediately beyond Hall 12 on the way to the station. Talking of stations, IBC regulars will have been walking around the hoardings over the new Metro line for more years than they care to remember. We are absolutely assured that the new line will be fully operational by September 2018, making a huge difference to journeys to the RAI from the centre of Amsterdam. This year we revived the exhibitors’ workshop, and I met many of our exhibitors on site back in May. I look forward to welcoming as many more of you as I can in September. I really hope you enjoy what I believe will be the biggest and best IBC so far.

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What other awards ceremony brings together an American broadcaster, an Indian online network and a Spanish railway operator? No awards are more varied, more engaging and more relevant than the IBC Innovation Awards, themselves an integral part of the IBC Awards. Central to their importance is that they are not just about technology. To win an IBC Innovation Award you have to demonstrate a real creative, technical or commercial problem and a collaborative approach to resolving it. The awards themselves go to the end users, not the technology providers. For 2017, IBC’s 50th anniversary year, the three categories of awards have been updated to reflect the direction in which the industry is moving. There are prizes for the most innovative projects in content creation, content distribution and content everywhere. The response to the new-look awards has been incredible. “I was astounded by the quantity, and most important the quality, of entries this year,” said Michael Lumley, chair of the judging panel. “It took a lot of intense discussion to get down to 11 finalists – it was a very tough task and there were many excellent projects which did not make the shortlist, often by a very fine margin. “The international spread of 2017 finalists reflects the global reach of IBC, and the global significance of these highly coveted awards,” Lumley added. “I look forward to congratulating all the finalists and hearing the winners announced on Sunday night at IBC.” The Content Creation category has three finalists. UK commercial broadcaster ITV needed to manage the production of promos and trailers from commissioning to transmission. The result, ITV Phoenix, creates more than 1,000 marketing assets every month, with almost all versioning carried out automatically. Technology partners alongside

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ITV were 100 Shapes, Cantemo, Codemill, NMR, Pixel Power and Vidispine. When Mediacorp in Singapore built a new production and delivery campus, it took the opportunity to implement a unifying service-oriented architecture. Systems integrator Qvest Media brought in an enormous number of technology partners, including Actus, Adobe, ATCi, Autoscript, Avid, Axon, Blackmagic Design, Canon, Cisco, CyberArk, Dalet, Dell, DHD Audio, Elium, EVS, Fairlight, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Hitachi, HP, IBM, IHSE, Interra Systems, Lawo, Lund Halsey, Microsoft, Netia, Octopus, Oracle, Raritan, Robert Bosch, Ross, RCS, SAM, ScheduALL, Sencore, Shotoku, Solid Stage Logic, Sony, ST Electronics, Telestream, Tektronix, TriplePlay, TSL, Veritas, Vizrt, VMware and Yamaha. Groupe Média TFO, once a small, French-language broadcaster in Ontario; now a major online presence producing much-loved children’s programming, took a fresh approach to virtual sets. Its Laboratoire d’univers virtuels, or LUV, uses the power and cost-effectiveness of the Unreal games engine from Epic Games. Today TFO produces as many as 40 short videos, in real time, each day, from a single studio. As well as Epic, technology partners were CEV, stYpe and Zero Density. First of the four finalists in the Content Distribution category is UK-based outside broadcast provider Arena Television. It led the way with its first all-IP truck, regularly used to originate 4K Ultra HD coverage of the English Premier League. Technology partners were Cisco, Grass Valley, Lawo and Videlio Video Solutions. Dutch playout company DMC, now owned by TVT, has migrated to a fully virtualised private broadcast cloud for the asset management, publishing and distribution services its international clients need. The new platform was developed with Cisco, Equinix, Pebble

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Beach Systems, Red Hat, Super Micro and VMware. Sinclair Broadcast Group, operator of 173 television stations in 81 US markets, has taken a new approach to terrestrial transmission. The usual American model is “high tower, high power”: a single mast and transmitter. The new approach – developed by TeamCast and ONE Media for Sinclair – takes a cellular approach, using minitransmitters just where they are needed in a large single frequency network. Viacom 18, a joint venture in India between Viacom and local service provider Network 18, runs a multi-channel OTT network called VOOT. It uses a progressive web service to deliver content to the 300 million smartphones in India, driving a 77 per cent increase in conversion from visitor to video viewer. Google provided technology support. The new category, Content Everywhere, drew a large and extremely varied set of entries. First of the four finalists is BT Sport for its coverage of

the 2017 Champions League Final in Cardiff. The multi-layer presentation involved complex coverage in HD and Ultra HD plus a unique 12-camera live VR offering. Technology partners included Dolby, Elemental, Ericsson, EVS, Moov, SAM, Sony, Telegenic and Timeline Television. To eSports, next. For the finals of the 2017 Intel Extreme Masters tournament, held in Poland, ESL needed to find a delivery partner that could deliver live feeds to 13 broadcasters in multiple regions, with additional OTT and digital cinema delivery to some territories. ESL partnered with Deluxe to enable the delivery of live ESL broadcast feeds over the public internet. Google Earth is familiar to us all, but now it has added Google Earth VR, using touch, sight and sound to engage the viewer. New techniques render images smoothly, maintaining the immersion without confusion or motion sickness. Technology partners were Ant Food, Even/Odd, Joshua Moshier and Richard Devine.

And finally a real content everywhere application: ensuring consistent media delivery on trains travelling in excess of 300km an hour. Renfe, Spain’s national railway operator, worked with Telefónica to ensure its 19 million highspeed rail passengers can access premium content and live sports on trains and at stations as if they were at home. Technology partners include Alstom, Talgo, Siemens, Hispasat, Indra, Accedo, Signiant, Nagra, Cires21, Cisco, Hirschmann, Iecisa and Teldat. The winners of IBC Innovation Awards will be announced during the IBC2017 Awards Ceremony, at 18:30 on Sunday 17 September in the RAI Auditorium. The special guest host for the evening is scientist and broadcaster Dr Helen Czerski. She will also introduce all the other IBC Awards, including the IBC International Honour for Excellence, IBC’s highest accolade, presented last year to director Mr Ang Lee. The ceremony is free to attend for all IBC attendees.

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The unrivalled global destination for industry discussion and debate By Chris Forrester IBC delegates only have to look at last year’s conference panels to see how prescient they were. We had WPP’s Sir Martin Sorrell telling us to beware of GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon) each of which was out to steal broadcasting’s lunch. He also said “Trump could win”. The GAFA statement is truer than ever in 2017, and we all know the impact Donald Trump is making! During that same 2016 show, Dominique Delport, the global managing director of Havas Media Group, as well as chairman of Vivendi

Content, told delegates that the “50-year party was over” for broadcasters and that digital was increasingly the game to reach audiences. Indeed, a major investment bank in July downgraded – once again – most of Europe’s commercial broadcasters because of increased anxieties over ad-income threats. These topics will again feature in the 2017 programme, where this year’s theme is ‘Truth, Trust & Transformation’, as speakers and delegates grapple with a fast-changing industry. While there are plenty of sessions devoted to the nuts and bolts of today’s

broadcasting demands, others will focus on highly topical elements such as ‘The New Architecture of News’ (Thursday, Forum, 17:15-18:30), or companion pieces ‘Lies, Damn Lies and Alternative Facts’ (Thursday Room E102, 11:45-12:30) and ‘Fake News or Alternate Facts’ (Thursday, Room E102, 14:45-15:30). Thursday also sees a complete strand devoted to ‘Platform Futures’ and in particular how content producers are developing new distribution methods to reach their audiences. Produced by Bill Scott, the chief operating officer of Easel TV, the strand looks

at how NBCU is backing Hayu as a potential new model (Thursday, Forum, 11:15-11:45) with other follow-on sessions answering the vexed question: ‘What is a Platform Anyway?’ (Thursday, Forum, 12:10-12:40). Social media is another Thursday focus, with heavy hitters on the ‘Social Networks: Friend, Frenemy or Foe’ session (Thursday, Forum, 14:05-15:00) including speakers from Facebook, Viacom, Foxtel and Kantar Media. Technology is always in focus at IBC and the popular Emerald room is busy throughout the show

with back-to-back sessions on ‘Building a Better Codec’ and the compelling ‘What does the Future of TV Delivery Look like’ on Thursday and ‘Connectivity’, ‘Advances in Technology’, ‘VR and AR: The Production and Pitfalls’ on Friday. At almost three hours long, the EBU session is always informative and, as such, always draws a crowd too (Saturday 15:15-18:00). IBC2017 devotes extra sessions to sports on Sunday (Forum, 09:45-13:00). This is followed by panels on distribution, engagement with viewers and newlycreated sports events.

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Now an established part of the IBC programme, the 4K 4Charity Fun Run will take place on Saturday, September 16 at 07:30. The 4km run or walk event is located at nearby Amstelpark, allowing participants to be back at the RAI in plenty of time for the exhibition’s 09:30 opening. In addition to jump-starting your day, participants will also be raising money for two great nonprofit organisations, as 100% of the registration donation directly

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benefits the following charities: Stichting NewTechKids is a Netherlands-based foundation that brings technological literacy education to primary-age school students in disadvantaged communities. In little more than a year, the organisation has established a network of 21st century skills clubs in Southeast Amsterdam focusing on helping girls, children from minority groups and those from low-income families grow into “Rising Technologists”.

Heifer International is a global initiative dedicated to ending hunger and caring for the earth. Currently active in 30 countries, it helps families feed themselves through sustainable gifts of livestock, resources and training, transforming communities through the empowerment of women, access to markets and environmental restoration. Registration is open and corporate sponsorships are still available. Sign up today or learn more at

To make the most of your time at the conference and exhibition, you should consider the IBC Gold Pass Experience. This provides access to everything IBC has to offer, with the addition of extra productivity benefits. Seating is reserved for Gold Pass delegates in all conference sessions, so you can be sure of your place for even the most popular presentations. You will also have reserved seating – for you and up to four guests – at the exclusive Big Screen movie screenings on Saturday and Monday evenings, and at the IBC Awards ceremony on Sunday. Gold Pass delegates also benefit from access to the VIP Executive Lounge, this year in a new location closer to the conference. Here you will find complimentary drinks and

lunch, WiFi, meeting rooms and business services, along with a dedicated concierge to help you with any other information you need. Access to the exhibition and all the additional events and feature areas in and around the show floor is included and your conference bag includes information on how to access all the technical papers, as well as copies of the presentations from other conference sessions. You also have the option to take part in the three-day IBC Social Programme, and we will provide a tram pass to help you get to and from the city. In short, a Gold Pass gives you the maximum time to experience all that IBC has to offer. Find out more, and sign up for the IBC Gold Pass Experience, at goldpass.

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Unlimited storage for 21st century digital creativity needs Varying digital media storage needs require flexible and comprehensive storage solutions, says Rainer Käse, Toshiba Electronics Europe For the third year running, Toshiba will showcase its comprehensive product portfolio available for the digital broadcasting industry. Products on display include the latest Flash technologies (e.g. raw SLC and managed eMMCTM/ UFS NAND Flash Memory-based components) for distributing and buffering digital content fast and reliably. Toshiba’s wide product line up of Solid State

Drives (SSDs) will also be presented at the show. The drives are optimised for movie and still picture rendering and post-production with very high bandwidth and high workloads. Ideal for any datacentre-type applications, Toshiba’s costoptimised SSDs offer large storage capacities, temporary storage and broadcast/streaming systems of all scales.

At the booth, visitors will be able to view Toshiba’s range of storage equipment made up of both mobile Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) and SSDs. And, of course, Toshiba’s large capacity HDDs for storing any amount of digital media content in a most cost effective way will be on show. Overall, the broad portfolio comprises optimised models for video surveillance data, still

On-air call management modernised ACE Medias Tools By Will Strauss A software application that is said to ‘modernise’ how a broadcaster manages on-air audience calls is being shown at IBC. Developed by a French start-up called Ace Medias Tools, the INES (Interconnected Networks and Exchange Software) allows 28 calls to be managed at the same time from one interface. It is said to use the latest transmission technologies and connect a

By Mark Hallinger INES allows 28 calls to be managed at the same time from one interface

database of speakers with social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. The integrated database stores important information about the audience that can then be used to find the most

relevant candidate for a show. Social network integration makes it possible to follow audiences in real time and to monitor their comments. INES runs on Windows, iOS or Linux. 2.A36

By Will Strauss An updated version of the media file workflow application Eolementhe has been launched by its French developers. Version 4 of the software from Videomenthe includes an improved user-experience

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and the availability of additional modes. The modes are: SaaS mode, which is fully cloud-based; the Hybrid SaaS mode, exploiting both clients’ on-premises resources and those offered by Videomenthe’s own Cloud; and the Standalone mode, installed at the clients’ premises. The latter can orchestrate in-house

processing systems and act as the bridge with external IP connected partners. The company will also be showing VideomentheCloud, the collaborative file transfer platform. Videomenthe customers include France Televisions, NRJ Group, INA, France 24, Adstream and M6 Group. 2.B39

reaching into the 100s. The demonstration is supported by partner Open-E and its Jovian DSS Storage Software. Join Toshiba, a leader in the development and manufacture of storage and semiconductor components, at booth 6.C23 to discuss today’s challenges and possible solutions for all types of future storage needs.


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Cloud modes added to Eolementhe Videomenthe

pictures of any capacity and movie archives. The Toshiba booth will feature several exciting showcases including the latest PCI-Express NVMe SSDs which are directly connected to the CPU, opening up a whole new world of editing and post-production performance. The highlight on display will be the new ZFSStorage cluster with TB capacity

Set to make its IBC debut is Boxilla, a centralised AV management platform that, in conjunction with the KVM-over-IP solution InvisaPC, allows the connection of editors’ workstations and control rooms to both physical and virtualised servers. At IBC2017 Black Box will be showcasing the integration of the high-performance 4K60 KVM matrix switching product DKM with Boxilla. According to the company, the idea is to help broadcasters implement virtualised resources into their current workflows, without the need for a costly replacement of existing and proven systems. Operators, directors or editors may then simply switch to virtualised applications, just as they are now switching to physical servers. Virtualisation already comes with a huge cost saving potential (maintenance, less

physical hardware, saving space in server rooms), according to Black Box. Boxilla expands on this by future-proofing the server/ KVM infrastructure, lowering the total cost of ownership, and enabling the centralised management of all connected KVM systems throughout a facility or between facilities. Boxilla helps IT administrators and broadcast technicians assign bandwidth to specific KVM-over-IP endpoints, monitors user access, manages user access rights, helps to deploy new endpoints and more. Moreover, the system can be accessed through a secure web console, enabling administrators to monitor and control KVM/AV networks from anywhere. 8.B59 Virtualised: Boxilla destroys barriers between physical and virtual servers

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Live broadcast just got easier for Televízia Markíza


By Heather McLean Broadcast Solutions has installed Riedel’s MediorNet real time media network on board Alphaline A12, a new HD OB van commissioned by Slovakian television network, Televízia Markíza. Working in tandem with Riedel’s Artist digital matrix intercom solution, MediorNet provides a decentralised and redundant communications and signal routing backbone for Televízia Markíza’s line up of live sports and entertainment broadcasts. Riedel will be talking about the installation at IBC this year. Rainer Kampe, Broadcast Solutions CTO, said: “MediorNet’s decentralised routing approach is perfect for live broadcasting. Not only does it reduce the single points of failure, but it also makes things simpler and more efficient by placing physical I/O closer to where it’s needed while also reducing copper. Alphaline A12 is our first OB deployment of MediorNet, and we know we’ve made the right choice to deliver the bulletproof communications capabilities Televízia Markíza requires.” Alphaline A12 is capable of supporting 14-plus cameras in productions and provides critical backup support for the network’s studio programming. Broadcast Solutions worked with Slovakian systems integrator Elektronika to design and install the van’s MediorNet network, consisting of a MetroN core router, 16 MicroN high-density media distribution network devices, and four MediorNet Compact stage boxes. An Artist 128 intercom system with 14 keypanels provides flexible high-quality communications. 10.A31

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Essential networking with the IBC2017 app OUTLINED

The new IBC2017 app is now ready to download from the Google Play, Apple and Windows stores. You can use it to plan your entire IBC experience. New this year is a fully interactive map of the site, including 3D views and improved navigation. This makes it easier than ever to find the exhibitors you need to see, save their locations, and plot your route around the RAI. Logging onto the app’s networking tools really enables you to make the most of your time at IBC. With new and improved features, you can use these tools to search through the attendee list and request face-to-face meetings, or use the inbuilt messaging tool to network more informally.

The complete, updated conference schedule is also included, and you can search by streams, sessions and speakers, adding these to your visit schedule. Everything you add to your visit in the app is included in a personalised report which can also be downloaded as a PDF, so you can easily keep track of all the conference sessions and exhibitors you visited. Need to take a break from the show floor or conference? Use the app to check out the waiting times at the many restaurants and cafes in the RAI, ensuring you always make the best use of your time. The app is free to download. Access to the networking features uses your IBC2017 registration, making it quick

and easy to sign in and get productive. For more information and help logging in, visit

Is TV resilient, or are the new kids stealing its lunch? IBC Conference By Chris Forrester Broadcasters and TV platforms are operating in an increasingly fragmented multiplatform TV market where audiences are moving away from linear TV, and towards other forms of consumption. New, well-funded entrants are changing consumer expectations around pricing and availability of premium film and TV content; and at the same time we have seen a proliferation of content at the free or ad-funded end of the spectrum. However, the pace of change is uncertain. In many respects, TV has been incredibly resilient. Karin Bergvall, a senior strategy consultant at MTM and IBC’s co-producer of the fascinating ‘Audiences and Advertising’ sessions (Saturday, Forum, 09:30-18:30) says that the stream explores how broadcasters and TV platforms can reach, engage and monetise their viewers in this new world. It asks: what

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are the realities of the changing customer landscape – and how can broadcasters and media companies stay relevant in an increasingly competitive and global market? The stream’s portfolio kicks off at 09:30 with ‘Mythbusting: What’s Really Happening to TV Audiences’, featuring speakers from Liberty Global, Channel 4 and Ericsson Broadcast. This session promises to cut through the hype and debate whether linear TV is dying. The same companies – but with different speakers – then continue the debate as to what’s Hot or Not, and how new consumer devices and technologies will impact the market (10:30-11:15). The Audiences and Advertising stream continues with ‘The New TV: Who’s Really Watching?’ (11.3012.15) when Tom Toumazis MBE chairs a panel comprising speakers from Little Dot Studios, Big Balls Media and gamers video platform Twitch. The panel will question the importance

of the new players in the video ecosystem, including Facebook, and consider whether they are transforming the TV experience. ‘Find me Something Good’ (12:15-13:00) explores the future of the TV experience, and asks whether voice control, recommendations and personalisation is transforming that experience, and provides views on how consumers might view TV in the future. ‘Mad Men in the Digital Age’ (15:15-16:00) looks closely at the latest developments in reaching viewers while ‘Blockchain and Broadcasters’ (16:00-16:45) is a masterclass session exploring the opportunities for broadcasters in distribution, transparency and anti-piracy. The latter will also ask why the industry must be aware of blockchain. The day wraps with up with a session on Sponsorship: ‘Sponsored by SAP: The Game of Sponsorship’ (17:45-18:30) chaired by Mike Kemelmakher, founder, SAP Innovation Center.

Transformation through technology C-TECH FORUM The broadcast and media industry used to drive technological development: now the breakneck speed of new challenges and opportunities can border on the bewildering. To develop strategies and share knowledge on two key areas, IBC has added a new strand of invitationonly sessions aimed at chief technology officers and other C-level staff. On Friday there is a day given over to cyber security. Recent high-profile security breaches at Sony, Netflix and TV5 Monde have pushed the issue to the top of the agenda. Media and broadcasting is a critical part of national infrastructure, so our industry has a responsibility to society, as well as to shareholders, to keep the dissemination of information safe and secure. But what does that mean, in an increasingly complex world? In the IBC C-Tech Cyber Security Forum delegates will learn and debate the issues in this

confidential atmosphere with speakers from a number of organisations including Sky, News Corp, Microsoft, Google, ITV, HBO and PBS. On Saturday a second event moves the theme from threat to opportunity. 5G promises pervasive, ubiquitous and very fast mobile connectivity. It represents an existential challenge to the telco and tech companies preparing to roll it out, and to the broadcast market which may – should? – seize upon it as far more than a transport layer. The IBC C-Tech Forum: 5G programme will bring together the telco, mobile, broadcast and media sectors to debate and share information. Expert speakers from companies including Sky, EE, Ericsson and the BBC will guide delegates beyond what 5G can do into the business transformational questions of how, when and what needs to be done to make 5G a commercial and social success.

Enabling connectivity, enhancing lifestyles Alticast By Ian McMurray Software solutions enabling new digital connectivity opportunities and enhancing lifestyles in the digital connected home are set to be demonstrated at IBC. In conjunction with its deployment partners, Alticast will show how its three business units – cloud, platform and security – are designed to harness the cloud, big data and other technologies to enable pay-TV and online video providers to implement new user

experiences, end-to-end online video services and proactive security platforms that aim to safeguard consumers, networks and data. Among the new products is Ambient TV, which the company describes as a complete Software-as-a-Service solution that allows cost-effective and rapid entry into the over-the-top video space. Already deployed by a major Korean cable operator, Ambient TV is said to be fully integrated with OTT core elements, including DRM and multi-DRM systems. 1.F36

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HEVC bolsters TVU One TVU Networks By Will Strauss Recently added HEVC (H.265) capabilities within the TVU One live newsgathering transmitter are se to be shown in Europe for the first time at IBC. The mobile IP device from TVU Networks uses the company’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) algorithm to transmit “dependable” HD quality video with half-second latency. Capable of being used on a moving vehicle, the TVU One is available with embedded modems and can transmit simultaneously over mobile, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi and Ethernet. Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks, said: “Based on recent customer feedback, we’ve incorporated significant enhancements into our product range that optimise their operational efficiency, workflow and automation capabilities. The efficiencies of IPbased solutions, such as in our TVU One with HEVC, make this a particularly exciting time for those that specialise in IP-based video workflow. The focus of our entire TVU Ecosystem remains

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The TVU One can transmit video over mobile, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi and Ethernet

They support continuous, 24-hours-a-day filming. When they’re stacked on the camera, power is drawn from the last battery rather than from all batteries simultaneously, so there’s no abrupt power loss which might require a change at a critical moment.

to make broadcasters’ operations more efficient through automation and workflow integration.” The company confirmed that it already has customers for the TVU One with HEVC, and that the product is currently shipping. 2.B28

Fairlight deal brings audio to Resolve


(In addition, the digital data output of the IPLs will let you know exactly how much charge you have left.) You can add budget IDX batteries on the back of the IPLs for extra versatility. As many as eight IPLs can be stacked on the 2-channel VL-2000S for charging. There are three DC output plugs for powering ancillaries, including a D-Tap advanced connector which allows you to use a low-cost charger. And there’s even a small torch built in to help you find items in the dark.

DaVinci Resolve 14 offers editing, colour correction and Fairlight audio tools

Blackmagic Design By Carolyn Giardina DaVinci Resolve 14 – a major release that combines editing, colour correction and new Fairlight audio tools – will be on display at the Blackmagic Design stand during IBC. The new audio post production suite with Fairlight audio follows Blackmagic’s acquisition of Fairlight, which was announced at IBC2016. New features in Resolve 14 also

include performance improvements, as well as multi-user collaboration tools that Blackmagic said would let multiple people edit, colour and mix audio from multiple systems, in the same project at the same time. The company will also show its latest portable hardware control panels for Resolve. The small USB powered DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel is available for $995, while the larger DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel with built in LCD screens is available for $2,995. 7.H20, 7.J14

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IBC’s popular regulars remain vital OUTLINED

By Chris Forrester IBC’s conference sessions are never anything less than compelling, but it is essential to remember that many of the show’s regular features are still able to command headlines and offer unique insights into the industry. For example, IBC’s Big Screen, in the main RAI Auditorium, is – for many visitors – their main reason for attending the show. The sessions feature state-of-theart cinema projection and sound installation, and over the four-day programme examine and demonstrate the hottest topics, themes and insights surrounding the art, science and business of cinema from capture through to exhibition. And 2017 is somewhat special because the cinema industry is now almost universally digital. IHS

Technology says that some 155,000 screens around the world are now digital. In fact, other than some screens in India, and pockets of specialist 35mm projection, the world’s cinemas are now totally digital. IHS explains that cinema technology is not standing still. High dynamic range (HDR) is beginning to emerge and immersive audio is proving popular with audiences. There’s also 4D, mostly from Korea, while immersive motion seating has been installed at some 615 screens, as well as virtual reality and holography. These topics, and many more, will feature in IBC’s cinema coverage. There are dedicated sessions from Red too, and Sony’s CineAlta and ARRI, as well as a fascinating panel which looks at HDR and wider colour gamut and the differences achievable.

Big Screen panelists are drawn from the ‘best of the best’ and each has direct expert experience of their topics. Indeed, where could you hear from AMPAS, 21st Century Fox, Christie, IHS, Unique, Deluxe, Barco and others all in the same place, other than at IBC? These speakers and more will appear in the Emerald Room (15:15-18:15) on 17 September. You can also add in the ever-popular IBC Content Everywhere Hub sessions, which for 2017 are focusing on offering consumers “content everywhere” and catch-up services which are now essential requirements for many traditional broadcasters. The ability to deliver content OTT across broadband networks has also opened the door for new players to establish their own direct relationships with new audiences. IBC Content

Score for charity Are you a keen footballer? Ever fancied running out against some of Europe’s greatest players? If so, IBC is offering you a unique opportunity. Sport has long been a major driver of innovation in broadcast and media, and a regular hot topic at the conference. To mark its 50th anniversary, IBC has decided to get involved with two great local sports charities in Amsterdam – and to have some fun as well. The Friendship Sports Centre and the Edwin van der Sar Foundation support

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children and adults with physical or mental disabilities, or chronic illness, by giving them somewhere they can become part of a team through sporting activities. Everyone is welcomed, and every person counts. To raise money for these excellent charities, an IBC Legends Team will take on Lucky Ajax, a team of former professionals, many associated with four times European

Cup winners AFC Ajax. The game is on Saturday evening, 16 September. If you want to take part, go to There are just 13 places on the team, available to those who act fast and commit to a donation of at least €1,500 a place. It’s a great cause and a wonderful opportunity.

Everywhere brings together technology companies and service providers that are at the heart of this revolution. Another success is IBC’s Launch Pad (Hall 9), now in its third year. The mega-trend towards IP-based infrastructure and software tools is transforming the industry at lightning speed. Blackbox hardware is being replaced by virtualised solutions that underpin content everywhere. Super-fast and ubiquitous broadband connectivity enables remote application and appliance upgrades; and innovation is emerging at breakneck speed from new and established technology providers alike. This exciting feature of the IBC Exhibition is your chance to see new technology and exhibitors never before seen at IBC. A perennial favourite is IBC’s What Caught My Eye sessions,

where – as the producers say – ‘we walk the halls so that you do not have to’. The team then brings together products and video interviews that demonstrate some of IBC’s product highlights. Indeed, many of these showcased items end up being nominated for an IBC Award. On that same subject, IBC2017 will, of course, also have its annual International Honour for Excellence. 2016’s winner was director Mr Ang Lee, and recent previous winners include James Cameron, Manolo Romero and Sir David Attenborough. There are also awards for best stand design and best conference paper. IBC’s prestigious Innovation Awards are divided into Content Creation, Content Distribution and Content Everywhere. The 2017 shortlist can be found on the IBC website (

Plan your trip If you have not yet finalised your plans to visit IBC, do not delay. No other electronic media convention offers the same opportunities to discover, to share and to learn, and that is why IBC is expecting over 55,000 attendees this year. Hotel accommodation in and around Amsterdam will be in high demand so book now to secure the accommodation of your choice at a price that is right for you. To ensure our visitors get the best deals, IBC works closely with the hoteliers of Amsterdam, through RAI Hotel Services. It has a huge inventory of hotels that it guarantees through a scheme called I Amsterdam Approved. At the time of writing there are rooms 10 minutes away from the RAI for less than €100, and city centre accommodation from as

little as €115. The service has availability in hotels from two stars to five stars. Booking through RAI Hotel Services ensures you get another valuable bonus. Every room under its I Amsterdam Approved scheme for IBC includes free breakfast and free WiFi. You can start your day catching up with the office or checking out IBCTV, while enjoying a good breakfast at no extra cost. The simple route to booking your accommodation is to go to You can see all the hotels available and click through to make an instant reservation. It is simple and secure, and the best way to find the best deals. Here you can also find travel information, with exclusive flight discounts and our top tips for getting around Amsterdam.

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IP can enable format and business flexibility



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The new Grass Valley three-stripe (3M/E) Korona K-Frame V-series

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download and setup, and cloud-enabling new business

models, will be showcased. 1.D11

By David Fox Delivering the flexibility to handle all formats, and the ability to affordably and easily upgrade from traditional formats to tomorrow’s advanced formats as business needs change, is what Grass Valley intends to show at IBC. This will include HDR for 4K, UHD and HD, as well as IP with a broadcast data centre model that enables broadcast-centric IP plants to be designed with the flexibility and efficiency of IP using COTS switches. New products at the show will include: the LDX 82 Series HD-only system cameras with Wide Colour Gamut (standard) and 15 stops of dynamic range HDR (optional); the LDX C86N compact 4K HDR-capable camera; and the newest 3M/E GV Korona K-Frame V-series Video Production Centre. Multiple components of Grass Valley’s Broadcast Data Centre, including GV Convergent, GV Node, IPG-3901 gateway, Cisco switches and Kaleido-IP, will also be in Amsterdam, along with iTX Integrated Playout, running virtualised or in the cloud, offering business-case flexibility; and the new Ignite v10, a major update that provides the fastest NRCS updates, persistent templates to change events on the fly and a customisable UI to allow changing the interface for different productions. There are also updates to GV Stratus, including full integration with Isilon X nodes storage, virtualisation across the entire system, and improved ingest – including editing while transcoding. Plus, Edius 9 with new cloud packages, more HDR image processing enhancements, colour grading, usability improvements, faster

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Matching media executives and investors with digital startups and scale-ups OUTLINED

Startup Forum An exciting new addition to IBC this year, the Startup Forum will connect investors and media houses seeking high-quality, innovative solutions with selected startups and scaleups who create them. The startup event will happen on Sunday 17 September at IBC2017, further boosting IBC’s commitment to bringing innovation into the industry and giving new and rapidly growing businesses a flying start. The IBC Startup Forum goes a step further and aims to connect investors, media houses needing innovative solutions with startups and scale-ups.

IBC is working in association with Media Honeypot. Together, all startups and growth companies will be prescreened to ensure the best matches and outcomes. The Startup Forum will arrange efficient one-to-one business meetings in the Deal Room, bringing partners together and seeking positive alliances. Alongside the business opportunities, the IBC Startup Forum provides dynamic support for new businesses, including a seminar programme from experienced and influential business leaders. Alongside the Deal Room and the seminar theatre there is a catered network area reserved solely for participants in the IBC Startup Forum.

The IBC Startup Forum is committed to giving new and growing business a flying start

The event is aimed at startups with an idea in the media world; media companies with concepts

needing a technology partner; and media and investment executives looking for new relationships.

Cloud-ready flexibility Agama Technologies By Ian McMurray Dedicated hardware, private cloud, public cloud or a mix? That’s the question Agama Technologies will be asking visitors at IBC – and claiming that, whatever the choice, the Agama solution is cloud-ready and can be deployed on any platform.

The company claims that to best understand the performance of video solutions, monitoring tools need to be deployed alongside them. In addition, it said the increasing use of analytics in the video service domain requires significant amounts of processing power and storage – this can benefit from the costeffectiveness of a cloud-

based implementation. However, an increased focus on security and privacy is pushing operators to retain critical parts of their solutions in-house. To handle the transition to a partly cloud-based infrastructure, Agama said that a solution needs to efficiently support any mix of dedicated hardware and private or public cloud implementation.

Svensson: “We see the flexibility provided by virtualisation as a key success factor”

To find out more, go to and find the Startup Forum under Content Programmes.

Anders Svensson, CTO, Agama Technologies, said: “We see a lot of operators virtualising parts of their solutions. This spans everything from individual functions to the entire back-end of the video solution. Part of it is being driven by outsourcing to service partners, and in part by efficiency of implementation. In either case, we see the flexibility provided by virtualisation as a key success factor.” 5.B72

Uncompressed transmission over long-distance runs Guntermann & Drunck By Ian McMurray New KVM solutions for the extension of 4K and 8K video signals are claimed by Guntermann & Drunck to be pixel-perfect, latency-free and fail-safe. One such is the KVM extender DP1.2VisionXG, which transmits 8K resolutions at 60Hz uncompressed, lossless and without any latency. The KVM system consists of a computer and a user

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module. Operators benefit from uncompressed transmission of high-resolution DisplayPort videos over distances up to 10,000m. The device is available in variants with up to four video channels. Thanks to the source synchronicity of the video channels, video resolutions up to 8K can be extended over long distances. The DP1.2-VisionXG uses optical fibres for the dedicated transmission of signals and therefore provides enough bandwidth for uncompressed, high-resolution DisplayPort 1.2

G&D is set to showcase the new DP1.2-Vision extender generation

video signals, keyboard/mouse, RS-232, USB 2.0 and audio. Another highlight will be the demonstration of the

new DP1.2-Vision extender generation, which is fully compatible with G&D’s digital matrix switches and allows

the extension, switching and distribution of 4K video through these matrix systems. 1.B10

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Demonstrations, expert panels and key information OUTLINED

By Chris Forrester IBC’s Content Everywhere Hub sessions (Hall 14) are often ‘standing room only’ such are their popularity. They always offer the latest information on the ever-increasing demands being placed on broadcasters and content producers and provide a place for delegates to top-up their knowledge. The sessions are particularly for those visitors who create, manage and deliver entertainment and news content worldwide, offering the most comprehensive overview of developments in this fast-moving field.

The IBC Leaders’ Summit is an exclusive invitation-only event attracting more than 180 eminent electronic media and entertainment industry leaders. It blends penetrating insights from influential speakers with exclusive independent

The sessions pay particular attention to Over The Top (OTT) solutions and demonstrations, an area of the market that is so vital today as broadcasters reach out to new markets and consumers. Each daily programme consists of two hourlong sessions and panel discussions looking at consumer behaviours, business models and technologies that drive the growth of content engagement over connected devices. There is no charge to attend. The Content Everywhere Hub also showcases a series of short demonstrations on the

latest products and services shaping the development of new connected technologies; and looking at their impact on traditional broadcast media. The opening session (Thursday, 11:00) looks at how the traditional silos of TV, web, mobile and social networks are merging, and how video content will evolve accordingly. This session is typical of the content on offer which – in a highly focused manner – will brief delegates on the latest solutions available to the market. Other sessions look at DRM, Coping with 4K, HTML5, Harmonisation for

research and the collaborative participation of C-level delegates to create a two-day experience that informs and shapes future strategy. Designed specifically for the most influential and visionary people at the top of

the industry, the IBC Leaders’ Summit provides a programme that facilitates high-powered discussion and lively debate. It takes place behind closed doors, so delegates can speak their minds, address issues and highlight their concerns

Keep up to date with IBCTV If you want to keep on top of all the news from IBC, then a great source is the event’s own streamed television channel, IBCTV. Produced on site, it is packed with comment, news, interviews and opinions. The output is a mix of live broadcasts and packages of reports on the exhibition and conference. Some of the live output will come from the all-IP studio in the IP Showcase, with the rest coming from the production base in Hall 13. You can use IBCTV to set your agenda each day. There is a special breakfast edition streamed every morning, and

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OTT, Building a Media Cloud, Keeping OTT subscribers, Cloud-based middleware, Automatic sub-titling, Monetising OTT, Making your OTT stand out, Remote handling sports workflow, OTT in a cabled world, Hybrid OTT, Streaming to mobiles, Easy on-air graphics, Broadcast 3.0, Anti-piracy, Moving metadata to the cloud, Securing content, Reducing costs, Workflow automation, Low latency streaming, Dynamic ad-insertion… and that’s just Day One! The portfolio of advice is truly comprehensive. Speakers include experts from

in an open and inspiring environment. This year’s programme will consider the way in which businesses are transforming to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. Speakers include Carsten Schmidt, chief

By Heather McLean

every official IBC hotel offers free WiFi to guests to allow you to watch when you want. Coverage includes every conference keynote session in full, with informed comment and debate to follow. And as well as the live streaming, all content will be added to the growing archive

at, making it an invaluable resource all year round. Last year’s popular hosts, Martin Sanford and Hannah Shellswell, will be back to guide you through the news and views on IBCTV. You will be able to watch it at

executive at Sky Deutschland, Aksel van der Wal, executive vice president, Digital Ventures and Innovation International at Turner Broadcasting Systems, and Wim Ponnet, group director, strategy and commercial development, Endemol Shine Netherlands.

IBC gets Smart Jünger Audio

IBCTV features comment, news, interviews and opinions

Edgeware, Igalia, V-Nova, TMG, Smartclip, Hexaglobe, Telstra, VisualOn, Haivision, SDVI, Easel TV, Exterity, Ooyala, castLabs, Inview, Wowza, M2A and Norigin Media, to name just a few. As well as offering a thought-leading schedule of panel sessions and product demonstrations, the Content Everywhere Hub is also a convenient central location for informal meetings and networking. Indeed, more than a few solid relationships have evolved because of the Hub’s networking meetings. You just never know who you might bump into.

Jünger Audio will be focusing on smart audio at IBC2017, highlighting the effectiveness of such solutions within the broadcast environment. The company claimed its Smart Audio concept encompasses effective, high-quality and possibly automated audio production, particularly in live broadcast and production environments. The concept has already been adopted by broadcasters such as Sky Sports, Input Media and ARD Tagesschau. Peter Poers, head of business

development at Jünger Audio, explained: “Today everybody expects and requires a constant flow of high-quality digital media. However, broadcasters are reluctant to invest resources on simply improving audio quality. The Smart Audio concept not only guarantees a predictable, high-quality performance, but also offers a remarkable increase in efficiency for the production and post production processes.” By using the company’s Smart Audio adaptive algorithm solutions, customers can achieve high-quality sound in an efficient way and with minimal requirement for manual control or intervention from an operator. 10.A49

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The CTO’s Road Map: looking ahead OUTLINED

By Chris Forrester The speakers appearing on the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Road Map panel in the Forum (14:15-15:15, Friday) can expect to be asked the toughest questions by moderator Gerry O’Sullivan, a board director at Piksel and former Sky exec. O’Sullivan will push them to explain their strategic road map for the next two to five years, and outline the opportunities and inevitable challenges around key broadcasting technologies. The panellists are drawn from some of the industry’s bestknown companies and include Liberty Global CTO Balan Nair, HBO chief digital officer and executive vice president of technology Diane Tryneski, Discovery Communications CTO and chief information officer John Honeycutt and Latha Maripuri, global chief

information security officer and deputy CTO at News Corp. Indeed, while there are plenty of technical panels at IBC that will touch on UHD, HDR, VR or IP, or simply managing to deliver programming to consumers onto a zillion devices, few will match this panel of acknowledged industry experts for solid advice and insight into how they see the industry evolving. An inevitable topic will be that of IP, described recently as ‘the last great paradigm shift’ for broadcasting, something that is affecting every stage of the production and delivery of content. These are fundamental changes and their impact on workflow is significant. One other topic almost certain to come up is cloud automation and utilisation, and the growing importance of digital distribution. Discovery recently invested in

DivvyCloud, for example, and Honeycutt praised the business possibilities that could flow from the stake. News Corp’s Maripuri was formerly with IBM as director of worldwide security, and her current role includes responsibility for cyber security for News Corp. Liberty’s Nair has more than a few responsibilities, but expanding the company’s cable and distribution network is high on that list, as is rolling out next generation set-top boxes. Needless to say, tapping into the cloud for its longer-term DVR functionality under the Liberty 3.0 plan is also a priority. HBO’s Tryneski is on the record as saying that wireless and mobility – and “untethering” – are high on the broadcaster’s agenda. As well as streaming services, HBO is also hugely focused on having augmented reality and virtual reality among some of its output.

Rethinking VR/360 IBC Conference Virtual Reality (VR) is certainly a ‘hot topic’ at IBC but associate Professor Matthew Lombard, from the department of Media Studies and Production at Temple University in Philadelphia, suggests that creatives and ‘broadcasters’ need to be fully aware of what he describes as ‘presence’. At IBC, Prof Lombard will take part in the headline session ‘Using the Psychology of Presence to Engage Users of Media Technologies’ (Friday, Emerald Room, 10:15-11:15), chaired by Dr Nick Lodge, IBC’s executive producer for technology. Lodge first met Prof Lombard 20 years ago when he had a research team producing 360-degree video. “Matthew is now arguably the world expert in VR psychology,” said Lodge. “He is the joint founder of the International Society of Presence Research. I am sure his talk will generate huge interest at IBC and reawaken interest in the psychology of VR.”

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Fascinating and informative Future Zone

By Chris Forrester IBC’s Future Zone in Hall 8 is always an important destination for visitors, combining cuttingedge thinking, fresh innovation and a dedicated space for both blue-sky developments and applications and devices for today’s broadcasters. The Future Zone is also home to IBC’s free-to-attend Future Reality Theatre which looks beyond current technology, identifying stateof-the-art concepts and inventions and helping to map future applications and market sectors. Companies presenting in the Future Reality Theatre include NBCU, Mettle, Adobe, Live Planet, Nokia, V-Nova and Fraunhofer Berlin. This year, the focus is on multi-sensory virtual worlds and imagery of the future. Step into the Future Zone ‘time tunnel’ to experience mixed reality, 3D audio, mind-blowing video displays and holographic projections.

The Future Zone has plenty of well-established ‘must visit’ favourites too, including NHK and BBC Research & Development, but also new concepts such as Generic Robotics and the MOS2S (Media Orchestration – from Sensor to Screen) project which brings together leading industry players in the smart stadium/ city AV technology field. The team is showcasing a data-integrated interactive video application, as well as a platform for crowd-based journalism, with a focus on enhancing player performance, enriching fan experience and enabling end-user participation and interaction. Also appearing is France’s b-com innovation, highlighting four new high-tech initiatives: Virtual Arctic Expedition, a social, immersive VR smart content and six degrees-offreedom experience; 3D audio for VR; real-time SDR-HDR conversion, using an FPGAbased prototype platform; and next-generation video compression in a 5G context.

Racing ahead with IBC’s Sports Day Be aware of ‘presence’ when it comes to virtual reality

Prof Lombard teaches courses in media theory and research methodology, with emphases on content, experimental and survey analytic methods, and statistical analysis. His work is devoted to understanding why, if we stimulate the human senses appropriately with visual, auditory, olfactory, haptic (pressure), etc, we can suddenly switch to a feeling that we are present in an electronically mediated world. “This is exactly what we do when we subject someone to 360-degree immersive media via a head-mounted display with 3D surround audio,” explained Lodge. “It is a very powerful sensation and explains the addictive nature of immersive media; you really feel that you are part of the imaged world and completely lose touch with

the real world. The electronic medium, whatever it might be, just disappears. The same experience applies whether you are experiencing computergenerated VR or 360-degree TV, now commonly and confusingly also known as VR. “The understanding of the psychology of VR is very important for many reasons,” he continued. “As engineers, we want to design the very best experiences and this can only be done if we know where to concentrate the design effort in terms of display resolution, spatial directional nature of the audio, realistic colorimetric, HDR, etc.” With so much to discuss, this is going to be a must-attend session if you are interested in VR or 360-degree content.

IBC Conference By Chris Forrester IBC always covers sports in its conference line-up but this year’s coverage is different in that most of the action takes place on the Sunday in the aptly named Forum where fans – sorry, engineers and executives – are encouraged to take their seats early to avoid disappointment. Highlights of the day include a debate in which Ken Kerschbaumer, editorial director at Sports Video Group, and his team explore ‘Beyond Live – New Tech Pushing the Boundaries’ (10:30-11:15). The conversation will look at how the challenges facing sports events are managed by content creation teams who need to make sure they meet the needs of a wide range of viewers and fans.

The panel includes Dan Miodownik, chief content officer at Host Broadcast Services, David Shield, global director of engineering and technology at IMG Media, and Sotiris Salamouris, chief technology officer at Olympic Broadcasting Services. IBC’s Sports Day continues with a panel (11:15-12:00) that looks at generating engagement with fans, moderated by Lewis Wiltshire, consulting partner at media consultancy Seven League. Sports journalist and author Ross Biddiscombe moderates ‘Border Crossings’ (12:0013:00), looking at whether quick and entertaining cousins to traditional competitions – such as Twenty20 Cricket, and Rugby 7s – have captured the hearts of fans and the cash of sponsors.

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and smart solutions enable operators to exploit this convergence trend. Visitors to its stand in Hall 14 will be able to take a look at the new M35series high-end smart STB for the global operator market, advanced MPEG DASH playout demos and the dotIO end-to-end operator smart home solution. Overall, ABOX42 said its customised STB solutions have been deployed for the provision of over 120 different TV applications and OTT services worldwide. 14.C17 ABOX42 STB solutions have now been deployed for over 120 TV apps and OTT services worldwide

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Game on for endto-end production OUTLINED

Gearhouse Broadcast By Heather McLean

In its first major trade show since owner Gravity Media Group (GMG) acquired one of Europe’s top sports production companies, Input Media, Gearhouse Broadcast will debut its end-to-end service for broadcasters, content creators and rights owners. The new service includes the supply of high-end production and technical facilities. Gearhouse’s in-house systems integration team will also be onsite in Amsterdam to highlight the operational and commercial benefits it can bring to a wide range of SI projects. While Input Media retains its branding, current leadership team and staff, the deal enables

High-end production and technical facilities are being deployed for sports

GMG’s companies, including Gearhouse and HyperActive Broadcast, to broaden their global service offering. The company claimed this new service is something that clients had increasingly been requesting from the company, to further improve operational workflows and drive cost efficiencies. Kevin Moorhouse, COO, Gearhouse Broadcast, said: “Visitors to our stand at IBC will

be able to get greater insight into the new services we are offering, and understand more about the advantages that outsourcing both production and facilities solutions to a single partner can bring. “We’ll also be presenting our unique approach to systems integration, which enables us to bring greater flexibility to projects,” added Moorhouse. 10.B39

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Ki Pro Ultra Plus ready for the next stage OUTLINED

AJA Video Systems

Providing the glue in a 4K OB Lawo

By Carolyn Giardina By Mark Hallinger Ki Pro Ultra Plus, AJA’s multi-channel recorder, will be showcased at IBC2017. It offers 1, 2, 3 or 4-channel simultaneous HD recording up to 1080 50/60p, or in singlechannel mode, 4K/UltraHD/2K/ HD recording and playback, with full HDMI 2.0 input and output (up to 12-bit capture and output). It captures 4K/UltraHD and HD video to standard production codecs including Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD MXF. Housed in a portable 2RU half-rack, it also offers connectivity options from 3G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 and fibre.

HD channels can be displayed on the LCD screen as a quad-split during capture

Users can record four channels of HD simultaneously as ProRes files, each with different compression profiles, to AJA Pak 1000, 512 or 256 SSD media, with eSATA options also available. The channels can be displayed on Ki Pro Ultra Plus’ LCD screen as a quad-split during capture, which can also be output over HDMI, SDI, fibre, and the device’s web-based UI.

Features also include HDMI 2.0 support for full 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 capture/output at up to 4K/UltraHD 60fps; 12-bit support on input for Apple ProRes 4444 and ProRes 4444 XQ encoding and HDMI 2.0 input and output; built-in Ki Protect technology; and multichannel audio support via embedded SDI or HDMI, AES/ EBU and analogue. 7.F11

New Super 35mm cinema camera to debut Panasonic By David Fox The new AU-EVA1 is a compact 5.7K Super 35mm cinema camera that fills the gap in the Panasonic range between the Lumix GH5 4K DSLR and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera. “It is like the old AF-101, but on steroids with higher-end codecs,” commented Richard Payne, head of technology, Holdan, which is distributing the EVA1. It has a native EF mount and the same dual ISO capabilities as the VariCam, using two signal paths – one with high gain and one with low gain.

“It means you can get higher ISO output with lower noise,” explained Payne. “It is very lightweight, just 1.2kg,” adding this factor should make it “fantastic on gimbals”. The AU-EVA1 is ready for full broadcast 10-bit, 4:2:2 UHD. It will also do 4K, and offers the same colorimetry and V-log gamma as the VariCam. It has an infrared filter which can be switched in and out, enabling IR recording at night. There will be a choice of long GoP or Intraframe MPEG-4 codecs, with up to 240fps recording in HD and up to 60fps in 4K, to dual SD card

Boost for Media Services Live Akamai Technologies By Ian McMurray The next generation of the Media Services Live system will be on show on the Akamai Technologies stand at IBC. The system delivers 24/7 live/linear online video capabilities, and is designed to support OTT video service providers, broadcasters and telcos that are operating or launching full-time television channels online.

Media Services Live includes four new components, together known as liveOrigin, that operate in concert to support the same level of quality for linear video streaming that is expected of traditional broadcast television. Broadcast-quality ingestion uses Akamai’s mapping technology to match encoders to the optimal entry point, creating a system that can automatically route content to different entry points with no viewer impact if the connection is interrupted.

Producing live sport in everincreasing resolutions will be a hot topic at IBC2017, and a recent purchase by Italian broadcasting company NVP reflects this. Lawo supplied audio, video processing and control solutions for NVP’s triple expanding truck, enabling the OB to accommodate multiformat productions in SD, HD, UHD, SDR and HDR. The heart of OB 4’s audio systems is a pair of Lawo mc256 production consoles, a Nova router and DALLIS interfaces. The complete OB van is controlled using Lawo’s VSM (Virtual Studio

Manager) system, and Lawo’s V__pro8 8-channel video processing units are deployed, offering all glue features needed in the broadcast production workflow in a 1RU housing. Together, the audio consoles and VSM support multiformat operation on productions spanning Italy’s Serie A football matches (produced in 4K), concerts and musical events, and high-profile conferences. OB 4 works with Grass Valley cameras (20 4K LDX86N and eight LDX82 WorldCam, all with HDR functionality) that can be operated simultaneously, Dolby E, 12 replay stations, and six producer positions. 8.B50

Sporty: OB 4 has seen action producing Italy’s Serie A football league matches Panasonic’s lightweight 5.7K dual-ISO EVA1 wil make its debut at IBC

slots. Payne expects it to offer 5.7K Raw output to Atomos and other external recorders. It comes with a grip, top handle and an LCD touchscreen, but no electronic viewfinder (an optional extra). It should cost less than €8,000 and will ship after IBC. 11.C45

liveOrigin offers ten-second latency, addressing the need for online and broadcast content to play back for viewers nearsimultaneously. Akamai says this can dramatically reduce what has traditionally been a 30-second-ormore delay between broadcast signals and online streams. Akamai has incorporated multiple layers of redundancy into Media Services Live, in which content is replicated to multiple locations across the network. The design allows for immediate failover if performance is in any way degraded. 5.B52

Ultra line-up on show Omnitek By Heather McLean The new Ultra TQ, a fully equipped waveform rasteriser for the broadcast market that builds on the Ultra platform, will be highlighted at IBC. The Ultra TQ inherits functionality from the Ultra 4K Tool Box and Ultra XR products to provide a comprehensive set of tools to support broadcasters with the challenges posed by HDR and WCG production, according to Omnitek. At IBC, Ultra TQ will be shown supporting analysis of video over SDI or IP links as a SMPTE 2110/SMPTE 2022-6 enabled waveform rasteriser for broadcast applications. The Ultra XR tool

set for HD, 4K/UHD, SDR and HDR content monitoring, colour grading and programme QC will also be showcased. Ultra XR’s picture monitor, true 4K waveform monitor, vectorscope, BT.709/BT.2020 CIE gamut charts, video timing, audio meters and video/audio status instruments allow SD to 4K analysis as standard. Omnitek’s Ultra 4K Tool Box offers support for 12-bit 4:4:4 SDI input formats in YCbCr, RGB, and XYZ, Wide Colour Gamut RGB and HDR inputs. It now supports the analysis and generation of over 1,700 video formats. 10.A24

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Ignore immersive technology at your peril OUTLINED

IBC Conference By Chris Forrester IBC constantly strives to separate fact from fiction in technology, but there are some topics that cannot be ignored. A series of panels at IBC, with some truly compelling expert speakers, will attempt to use plain language to bring delegates a complete briefing on these ‘Next Frontier’ influences. For example, there’s ‘Leaving the Hype Behind’ (Sunday, E102, 09:30-10:50) where Muki Kulhan, managing director of Muki-International, chairs industry visionaries including Edward Tang, chief technology officer and founder of Avegant, Leen Segers, a co-founder and chief executive at LucidWeb, and Tony Mugavero, chief executive of LittlStar. The panel will examine the impact that AR is likely to have in the future in light of predictions by Digi-Capital that it will be a $90bn market by 2020.

Kulhan admits that there is a healthy dose of skepticism around and many companies are still waiting to invest. She promises a “pragmatic” discussion on how long it might take for VR, AR and related technologies to reach their potential. Another session, as part of IBC’s Big Screen (Saturday, Auditorium, 11:00-12:30), and produced by Julian Pinn, will focus on ‘Future Camera and Presentation Technologies’ and in particular the applications leading to AR/VR, Immersive Media and Holography. The two VIP guests are perfect for the debate. Delegates will hear from legendary cinematographer, visual effects supervisor and author David Stump ASC and the light-field visionary, production executive, and motion-picture technology innovator Jon Karafin. The duo will discuss the very latest developments in technologies that are destined to change how we capture and view images.

Another session looking closely at immersive technologies can be found within the Content & Production strand, with a fascinating case study on ‘Lost in Time – TV and Mixed Reality’ (Thursday, E102, 12:30-13:00), an entertainment format using Interactive Mixed Reality (IMR) on both TV and mobile devices. The Norwegian format pushes the boundaries of television as we know it by incorporating realtime special effects pioneered in The Matrix to bring a feature film experience to the TV. The Startup Forum also features artificial intelligence, VR and AR (Sunday, G102-3, 16:0017:45) with AdLaunch chief executive Joel Hypen, The VR Fund co-founder Marco DeMiroz and VR Base co-founder Sara Vogl looking at the impact these technologies are making. The trio will also reveal how they are responding to changes in the way that we experience and share media.

IBC’s one-stop destination for everything IP IP Showcase By Chris Forrester Bring together more than 50 vendors, plus dozens of real-time demonstrations and advice and you have the ingredients for a very successful segment at IBC. The 2017 IP Showcase (Room E.106) builds on the highly successful IP Interoperability Zone – a world-first at IBC 2016 – with more companies demonstrating their real-time IP products, and highlighting the great strides being made in formalising and universally adopting the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards. The partners behind the IP Showcase – AES, AIMS, AMWA, EBU, IABM, IBC, MNA, SMPTE, and VSF – have come together to deliver a one-stop destination where everyone from broadcast/IT engineers and chief executives to TV

producers can learn everything they need to know to unlock the full potential of using IP for real-time media. The vendors will work together to demonstrate real-world IP interoperability based on SMPTE ST 2110 final draft standards and AMWA NMOS specifications — a single set of common IP interoperability standards and specifications that are unleashing the flexibility and efficiency of IP in real-time media. To prove ease of use as well as interoperability, the demonstrations are divided into logical application pods: live production signal flows, contribution and playout signal flows, etc. All are shown under the control of familiar user interfaces. The integrated IP Showcase theatre, curated by IABM, will be running a non-stop series of presentations covering the full gamut of knowledge for real-

time IP production and intrafacility distribution, catering for those considering IP for the first time through to those who have already embraced it. Visitors will hear about the rapidly increasing number of real-world IP deployments from broadcasters and media providers who have already adopted IP signal flows. They will also learn about the business and creative benefits of IP, and how these advantages can be applied to their own operations. “The IP Interoperability Zone at IBC2016 showed the way forward to the wider industry,” said IBC chief executive Mike Crimp. “Since then, thanks to the dedication of an inspired group of organisations and companies, the complexities of IP have been demystified, and a roadmap to the IP future has been clearly laid out; the IP Showcase at IBC will mark a real turning point.”

Building brands and audiences

The Sony Media Backbone Hive cloud-based production system

Sony By Monica Heck Visitors from newsgathering to sports production and high-end cinematography who are seeking new ways to engage audiences with high-quality content will see demonstrations from across the workflow, including the Sony range of camcorders, with updates and new announcements to follow. Sony said it will be offering a range at IBC that takes media companies from acquisition, delivering through the workflow for consumers, right through to preservation. Those interested in cloudnative media operations

will see how Sony supports customers in the management of their migration from a SDI/ hardware based infrastructure to an IP world, and in the building of applications and production platforms that reside completely in the cloud. The Media Backbone Hive cloud-based production system is one of the solutions that will be on display, streamlining media operations so content can easily be delivered in multiple formats across multiple platforms. The spotlight will also be on XDCAM Air, a cloud-based workflow service that provides a flexible bridge between fieldbased camcorders and the studio infrastructure. 13.A10

Multimodal approach adds personal touch to controls Ruwido By Ian McMurray At IBC, Ruwido will be unveiling how its interaction mechanism technologies, such as Tictactile, can be applied to business cases outside of the living room. The company will also demonstrate how its latest developments of multimodal input devices can make watching TV a more personal experience. Tictactile enables users to navigate the GUI on their TV in the same intuitive way as they interact with their smart devices, while offering a tactile experience. Ruwido claimed that adding the structure of the user interface to the navigation field of the remote control makes

moving through content appeal to both the visual and tactile senses and creates a seamless experience for the user. Ferdinand Maier, CEO, Ruwido, said: “IBC is not only an opportunity to showcase our award-winning product architectures to the industry but also to underpin our designs and innovations by presenting the findings of our scientific research at the conference.” 1.D69

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Masstech Innovations to make IBC debut

Weight is over for Ace XL

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Born of the recent merger of Masstech and SGL, Masstech Innovations is making its IBC debut. Joe French, president and CEO of Masstech Innovations, said: “The merger has dramatically strengthened our business, providing a robust foundation for delivering the next generation of media lifecycle management solutions while further bolstering our worldclass customer service. We are excited to share our vision with IBC attendees and to showcase the amplified benefits of our combined product portfolio.” This includes the evolution of SGL’s FlashNet content management system and Masstech’s MassStore media management and workflow platform. New options enable customers to adopt the cloud at their preferred pace. FlashNet

The Ace XL 75mm fluid head offers an increase of 2kg of maximum payload capacity over the previous Ace L (to 8kg), making it suitable for use with the latest cine-style cameras such as Blackmagic’s Ursa Mini Pro, according to Sachtler. “When we introduced the Ace L almost five years ago, it quickly became the most popular tripod system in its class,” said Tobias Keuthen, Sachtler’s director of global product marketing management. “The new Ace


MassStore (pictured) and FlashNet will have new features

can now utilise Amazon’s S3 and Glacier storage as archiving destinations, with rules-based automation to move assets between platforms. In addition to its own new S3 storage support, MassStore can now be hosted in the cloud. Updates to FlashNet Infinity include Navigator, providing a visual file explorer view of all archived assets; Disk Explorer, enabling users to archive selected files and folders visually; Verify, validating the presence of expected content in the archive

and identifying assets that need to be updated from disk; and a refreshed user interface. MassStore’s newsroom workflow gets a redesigned plug-in for third-party newsroom computer systems. Upcoming capabilities will be previewed that streamlines the integration of video with stories from third-party newswire services. The company will also show FlashNet integration with Sony’s second-generation Optical Disc Archive system and automated metadata creation for MassStore. 7.J15A

XL takes everything that’s great about the Ace L and makes it even better, all without passing on a price increase to customers.” The head offers eight counter-balance steps for quick balancing, while the Ace XL’s patented SA Drag (Synchronised Actuated Drag) is claimed to provide an authentic broadcast feel and familiar dependability for precise panning and tilting. The 104mm sliding range of the Ace camera plate allows for quick camera setup, and clearly marked counterbalance settings aid in setting repeatable moves. 12.E65

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theibcdaily LQ Series harnesses IP for comms OUTLINED

Clear-Com IP Showcase A year ago, IBC led the electronic media world by staging the IP Interoperability Zone. This first-of-a-kind venture brought together tens of vendors to demonstrate how their products could work together in a real-world, live production environment. Central to this remarkable co-operation was the live production studio, led by the EBU and VRT Sandbox from Belgium. It was in constant use each day and contributed significantly to the live IBC TV output. The momentum created at last year’s IBC has driven forward the establishment of agreed and open standards for real-time IP connectivity. Several of the SMPTE ST 2110 standards documents are nearing completion, and publication via the SMPTE digital library is tentatively slated for later this year. That is why this year’s IBC is moving the story on, from technical tour de force to

practical solutions that can be implemented today. There will still be a dedicated zone in the exhibition, but this time it is called the IP Showcase, a venue where more than 40 companies can show the potential of collaboration without any competitive pressures. The showcase demonstrations will be laid out in four separate areas featuring application areas such as live production and playout contribution, and a new technology area highlighting progress towards a new open specification for connection management, AMWA IS-05. Inside the zone will be a theatre, with a rolling programme of presentations from users and vendors. The programme is designed to allow the maximum sharing of knowledge alongside agenda-setting presentations on the creative and business challenges and benefits. You will find the IP Showcase in E.106. It is free to all visitors and open throughout the exhibition hours of IBC2017.

By Heather McLean The latest updates to the LQ Series of IP interfaces will be presented at IBC2017. The enhanced LQ Series adds SIP capability for telephony, connects traditional intercom systems with Agent-IC mobile applications and increases I/O channel density for HelixNet digital partyline. With LQ Interfaces, a complete solution of analogue, digital and IP intercom systems is fully integrated and connected over reliable IP networks, for communication from virtually anywhere, claimed Clear-Com. LQ interfaces can link any two-wire partyline and/or fourwire digital solutions over IP

The enhanced LQ Series easily expands intercom systems

networks. With the updated LQ devices that now host Clear-Com’s Agent-IC, core intercom users on traditional intercom systems can communicate in full-duplex with Intercom Mobile App users on smart devices. All setups and configurations are managed within the browserbased Core Configuration Manager (CCM). The HelixNet digital networked partyline system receives a six-fold increase in I/O ports with the updated LQ interfaces. LQ will provide up to 24 audio ports assigned

to any of the 12/24 intercom channels in HelixNet. These additional ports supplement the HelixNet ports for interfacing with 2-wire and/ or 4-wire intercom or audio devices, effectively creating a much higher density digital partyline intercom system. Signals from any remote devices are routed over IP to the assigned HelixNet end point(s). HelixNet is also now able to directly connect into the Eclipse HX digital matrix intercom network with the LQ device. 10.D29

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Aces high: HEVC hardware will be at IBC

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Flyaway system is go Suitcase TV By Will Strauss A portable version of the software-based Iphrame remote production system is set to be shown at IBC. Iphrame Flyaway connects SDI cameras and feeds, and audio sources, to a broadcast centre using a standard IP link, and then allows frame accurate switching of those signals to take place in the cloud. Suitcase TV technical director David Atkins said: “In addition to the rapid deployment and easy set-up, the other ‘no brainer’ benefits of the Iphrame platform include the ability to switch proxy versions of sources via the cloud in real time.” Iphrame can also be used as an add-on service for host broadcasters who Remotely interesting: Iphrame handles video, audio and graphics on standard IT hardware

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want to offer remote stream selection to rights holders that don’t have on-site staff. Iphrame handles video, audio and graphics on standard IT hardware or virtual machines, and includes Suitcase’s proprietary TimeLock functionality. The latter uses PTP reference clocks to ensure that all sources and processes are accurately timestamped on site. The flyaway version is packaged in a rigid, waterproof case that can be carried in the boot of a car, or onto a plane. 2.C10

The Vitec lineup for IBC includes a new HEVC codec, a 4K HEVC encoder, a media management system and the EZ TV broadcast-grade IPTV and digital signage platform. The MGW Ace encoder and decoder is a portable, hardwarebased system that uses Vitec’s proprietary second-generation HEVC codec (GEN2). In addition, the MGW Ace encoder provides H.264 encoding capabilities to support legacy applications. With a selection of I/Os and low power consumption using

Vitec’s HEVC compression chip, it’s recommended for streaming video, audio and KLV metadata while in the field or on the move. For point-to-point applications, it can be paired with the MGW Ace decoder. Vitec will also demonstrate its 4K HEVC encoding/decoding system, MGW Vision, which delivers a UHD IPTV contribution system for markets including broadcast, in-house IPTV and enterprise – anywhere UHD is critical.

VOD and OTT integration on stream Zenterio By Ian McMurray Set to showcase its technology portfolio for TV operators at IBC is Zenterio. Zenterio’s pay-TV platform is designed to enable the integration of VOD and OTT services into the pay-TV user experience, either via the set-top box or any second screen device. The platform covers the full TV

client lifecycle with products customisable to fit with the operator’s business requirements. The portfolio includes what Zenterio describes as an advanced multiscreen TV client, designed to encourage subscribers to consume content wherever they are, and on any device. It also features a complete STB middleware that combines DVB and IPTV

Vitec’s EZ TV allows an organisation to centrally manage IPTV and signage content from a single interface, and automate video streaming workflows and signage campaigns over existing IP infrastructures. At the booth, attendees will also see the PX Media Library, designed to save time by allowing users tag, edit, manage, organise and share media files. 7.G23 broadcast television with ondemand content and OTT subscription video services. A data analytics and interactive advertising platform is provided. This delivers insights into consumer behaviour. According to Zenterio, pay-TV operators are able to use these solutions to provide a uniformly high level of service, with consistent branding, across all devices. 5.C11

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HEVC coming in the AIR (tonight) Aviwest By Will Strauss With the transition to HEVC video compression a key focus, Aviwest will use IBC to launch the first two products in its new AIR uplink range. The AIR300 and AIR320 are compact video uplink systems that include HEVC (H.265)

hardware encoders for streaming HD and SD. Both products have four mobile connections, an internal WiFi modem and Aviwest’s SafeStreams technology. They can be used for live video streaming and for the store-and-forward of recorded content. The company claimed the products will work “even during

The AIR320 encoder can stream live and store-and-forward recorded content

unpredictable and unmanaged network conditions”. Aviwest will also show the HE4000, a HEVC live encoder that is designed for delivering live UHD or HD content in real-time over unmanaged IP networks. The half 1RU encoder combines 10-bit and 4:2:2 HEVC encoding with SafeStreams. On the show floor the HE4000 will be demonstrated alongside the latest version of the StreamHub transceiver and decoder. At the same time, Aviwest has added the PRO180+ to its PRO video uplink series. The new unit supports many different types of mobile networks within the same device. The company said that it will work in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the US, Canada, Latin America and most of Asia. 2.B31



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Facilis By Carolyn Giardina The new features of version 7.0 Shared Storage are set to be shown for the first time in Europe at IBC2017. Included within version 7.0 are the new Facilis Hub Server, a performance aggregator that can be added to new and existing TerraBlock systems; Open Storage Attachment, for generic storage partitions to Facilis Shared File System volumes; and a new browser-based, mobilecompatible Web Console, designed to give customers more facility control. With these features, Facilis claimed it is focusing on

broadcasters and facilities that are seeking to grow their content-creation infrastructure on a limited CapEx budget. For instance, Hub Server is aimed at optimising drive sets and increasing the bandwidth available from standard TerraBlock storage systems – particularly as storage requirements grow for 4K, HDR and VR workflows. Facilis is also shipping SSD and Hybrid systems with 12Gb/s components. The company’s FastTracker is designed for cataloguing, searching and accessing media on all attached storage. New features include preview clip generation and global indexing of media assets. 7.B40

Focusing on SMPTE 2110 Matrox By Carolyn Giardina Matrox Video is preparing for IBC with a focus on the transition to IP and plans to demonstrate its line-up of SMPTE 2110 capable video IP cards for broadcast OEMs. The company offers multiple flavours of SMPTE 2110 IP cards, capable of multichannel (4-input/4-output) HD and 3G video over 10GbE, while adding the security of ST 2022-7 redundancy and guaranteed bursting free packets, with zero CPU usage. Alberto Cieri, director of sales and marketing, Matrox Video, said: “IP networking is ubiquitous, and there is a huge amount of flexibility provided by moving to an IP workflow. Matrox is in a strong position to integrate IP into our product lines, and we’ve been working – along with our peers in the

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AIMS alliance – to ease the transition from SDI to IP. Through the adoption of industry standards we’re ensuring inter-manufacturer compliance without sacrificing broadcast quality.” The X.mio3 IP and DSX LE4 IP cards provide on-card IP encapsulation of HD, 3G and 4K video for all IP transport protocols, including SMPTE 2110, SMPTE 2022-6 and SMPTE 2022-7. Matrox said: “Through its standard NIC capabilities and on-board traffic shaping,

the DSX IP product line also offers system builders CPU-free networking.” Announced in April, the DSX LE4 IP video card is the latest addition to the DSX line of developer product, expanding the IP product family at a lower entry price. The X.mio3 IP expands upon the feature set of the LE4 IP by offering onboard de-interlacing, as well as scaling and compositing – freeing up CPU cycles for other on-system processing. 7.B29

IP fan: the DSX LE4 IP card supports the SMPTE 2110 standard

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Virtualised live playout from the cloud Pixel Power By Carolyn Giardina Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Pixel Power is planning to show fully virtualised and cloud playout systems at IBC, as well as demonstrating its range of graphics, production automation and channel playout equipment. “From the very beginning, what set our products apart was the power, the resilience, innovation and the productivity of our software,” said CEO James Gilbert. “Of course, in the early days we had to build our own hardware platforms to support the software, but today COTS computing has

caught up with us, so we are in a uniquely strong position to take our proven products and develop them as microservices, inherently virtualised and cloud-native.” Two technology platforms, StreamMaster Media Process and Gallium Workflow Orchestration, are the foundation of the company’s modular playout and automated production products. Specific functionality is built on top of these platforms by bringing in the micro-services required. This architecture allows identical software systems to be built in a machine room on premises, as virtualised functionality in a data centre, or in the public cloud. 7.A31

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Clear skies for cloud deployments Pebble Beach Systems By Mark Hallinger IBC2017 attendees will be able to see a live deployment and hosting of multiple channels in the public or private cloud, using Orca, Pebble’s virtualised playout solution running under the Marina automation control system. Pebble said the ability to deploy new channels in a matter of minutes at low cost makes its public cloud solution particularly suited to pop-up, event-based channels, comprehensive disaster recovery applications, and any instance where deployment agility is required. Of particular note at IBC is an Orca deployment at DMC, the European media gateway with an Amsterdam HQ. DMC recently announced the launch of a full-IP virtualised playout

Fast: The all-IP architecture at DMC commissions new channels in a matter of hours

platform, based on Orca. DMC’s fully virtualised software-defined ‘private broadcast cloud’ enables its customers to benefit from the agility and flexibility of an all-IP world, said Pebble. DMC and its technology partners have been shortlisted for an IBC Innovation Award in the Content Distribution category. The platform, which delivers 30

channels today, will be used by more than 80 channels in Europe from 1 September, 2017, following the full migration of remaining channels from DMC’s former facility. The all-IP architecture enables DMC to commission and deliver new channels to market faster than ever before, said Pebble. 8.B68



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By Mark Hallinger AVATUS is a large, fully IP-based mixing console, with 21-inch multi-touch displays. Control elements and interfaces are connected through standard Ethernet. The console control surface and other elements communicate via IP networks, enabling remote production. The interface is highly flexible, said Stage Tec, which added this enables customised function assignments. The operating philosophy is less technical, and Stage Tec has equipped the AVATUS mixing console concept with workfloworiented controls. For example, the touch displays provide context-related functions.

Another feature is the colour coding of functional units for rapid and intuitive operation. AVATUS provides more than 800 input channels and 128 sum busses. Channel formats range from mono to 7.1. Features such as the de-esser, implemented as an audio module, loudness metering, multiband compressor and the Stage Tec automixer are all integrated. Control surface sizes range between 12 and 96 channel strips. The Stage Tec mixing console is based on standardised technologies and protocols. This facilitates control by, and integration with, third-party devices. Inter-connectivity with other systems will be further enhanced by implementing the AES70 standard. 8.C80

Affordable E-mount cine lenses Fujifilm Europe By David Fox The new MK series of cinema lenses boast ‘advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, and excellent cost performance’, according to Fujifilm Europe. The first lens, released in the spring, is the Fujinon MK18-55mm, which has recently been joined by the MK50-135mm. Both nine-blade lenses are compatible with E-mount cameras with Super 35mm/APS-C sensors and the X Mount used in Fujifilm’s X Series of digital cameras (APS-C sensor). The lenses have a maximum aperture of T2.9 (f2.75) across the entire zoom range, enabling users ‘to shoot with a shallow depth of field with beautiful bokeh’, according to the company. The MK series is primarily aimed at budget users who might otherwise use lenses designed for stills photography,

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Colourful: Functional units are colour coded for rapid and intuitive operation

DAX Production Cloud showcased Prime Focus Technologies By Carolyn Giardina

The Fujinon MK50-135mm joins the MK18-55mm in targeting Sony E-mount users

which are prone to problems such as focus shift and optical axis shift while zooming. The two lenses are claimed to resolve these issues. They offer three rings for manual and independent adjustment of focus, zoom and iris (aperture), with the focus ring able to rotate up to 200º for precise one-handed focusing. They also share a common front element

diameter (85mm), filter thread (82mm) and three-ring gear positions, allowing use of the same accessories such as matte box and filters. They weigh 980g each, and are designed to match the colour temperature of Fujinon’s HK Premier, ZK Cabrio and XK Cabrio lenses. The X Mount versions are due by the end of this year. 12.B20

Prime Focus Technologies will show its new DAX Production Cloud software at IBC. Based on the company’s patented DAX with Digital Dailies, and part of its flagship product Clear Media ERP, DAX Production Cloud centralises assets into a single repository that can be accessed by authorised users throughout the content lifecycle. It’s also designed to allow the use of the same system for both dailies and post production, meaning editorial, creative

agencies, visual effects and localisation vendors could work on the same software. With high-res content on the system, users have access to other Clear modules, such as Promo Operations which allows business process orchestration for promo creation, including automation of promo versioning using Adobe Premiere Pro CC. PRT said the promo operations module is aimed at “solving the media logistics challenge and automating workflows to manage vendors involved in the process of ‘versioning’ promos from studios to broadcasters to digital organisations”. 7.B12

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Joel Welch, director of education, SMPTE, previews a vital IBC conference session on the ST 2110 standards suite and managing media over IP networks At IBC2017, the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) will present a conference session [Monday, 18 September 14:00-17:00, Forum] on the new SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards. ST 2100 allows for separate routing of video, audio and ANC data flows over professional IP networks in real-time to support broadcast production and playout applications. This new family of standards represents a significant shift in how media is handled, processed and transmitted. It has the potential to enable a more flexible, more efficient and more creative broadcasting industry. Discussing ST 2110 will be: Thomas Edwards, SMPTE fellow and vice president of engineering and development, Fox; Matthew

Goldman, SMPTE president and senior vice president of technology, Ericsson; Howard Lukk, SMPTE director of standards and engineering; John Mailhot, systems architect for IP convergence, Imagine Communications; and Willem Vermost, network IP media technology architect, European Broadcasting Union. The speakers will provide an overview of the ST 2110 standards suite and describe how the tools within it can be used in an infrastructure of networked specifications to achieve agile and flexible solutions for professional media live production. Building on the work of Video Services Forum (VSF) Technical Recommendations 03 and 04 (TR03 and TR04), and of Audio Engineering Society’s AES67 standard, the ST 2110 suite

documents a system for internetworking various essence streams and capturing the timing relationships between those streams. During the session, presenters will outline the different standards within ST 2100: ST 2110-10 on system timing and sync; ST 2110-20 on the handling of uncompressed video; ST 2110-30 on PCM audio; ST 2110-31 on AES Transparent Transport; ST 2110-40 on ancillary data; and ST 2110-50 on integration with ST 2022-6, which governs the transport of high bit rate media signals over IP networks. Presenters will highlight how the standards can be used. This includes the ability to route video, audio and ancillary data separately over IP and the use of ST 2059 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) to ensure

that different streams are synchronised. Other benefits include savings on bandwidth that come with no longer sending blanking data and the break-away routing of audio and ancillary data. The flexibility, efficiency and cost savings enabled by 2110 will be tremendous. Following the main presentation, presenters will provide delegates with the opportunity to ask questions about how the new standards suite can benefit their operations. Several of the ST 2110 standards documents are nearing completion, and publication via SMPTE digital library is tentatively slated for later this year. The SMPTE session at IBC2017 will assist delegates in having detailed, upto-date information about how the standards suite works.

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A A & C LTD A.C. Entertainment Technologies Aaton - Transvideo ABE Elettronica ABonAir ABOX42 ABS ABV International Accedo Accenture AccepTV ACCESS Europe GmbH Accusys Storage LTD Ace Marketing Inc. ACE MEDIAS TOOLS Acetel Co., Ltd. Acorde Actia Telecom Actus Digital ADB Adder Technology Adobe adremes GmbH & Co. KG AdsFluence, a division of Aanicca Ventures Inc. Adtec Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) Advantech Advantech Wireless AEQ Aeta Audio Systems AEV Broadcast - SIEL Agama Technologies AheadTek Airgain AirTies Wireless Networks AJA Video Systems Akamai Technologies AKD Sat-Comm AKG By Harman Akratek Elektronik Aladdin ALC NetworX Aldena Alexandre Berthenet ALi Corporation Allgolden UG ALPHA NETWORKS Alticast Corp. Amagi Media Labs Pvt. Ltd Ambient Recording GmbH amily GmbH AMIMON Ltd. Amino Amlogic Co., Inc. Amos - Spacecom Ampegon Amptec AnaCom, Inc. Anevia Angelbird Technologies GmbH Anglatecnic ANNOVA Systems GmbH ANT Group SRL Antik Technology Anton Bauer ANYWARE VIDEO AOTO Apace Systems Corp. Apalya Technologies APANTAC Aperi Apollo Microwaves Appear TV Appiness Applicaster aprile consulting GmbH

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Aptoide Aputure aQ Broadcast Limited ArabSat Arbor Media Arcadyan Technology Corporation Archiware GmbH Arctic Palm Technology Inc. Areplus ARET video and audio engineering Argosy Arion Technology Inc Arista Ariston BTS SA Arkena/TDF arqiva ARRI ARRIS Artec Technologies AG Artel Video Systems Artesyn Embedded Technologies ARTS&CRAFTS EXHIBITION KFT. Arvato Systems Askey Computer Corp ASL Intercom B.V. Aspectra B.V. ASPERA, an IBM company Associated Press/AP ENPS Astro Strobel Kommunikationssysteme GmbH ATB - Automatic Testing Box ATBIS Co., Ltd ATEME Aten Atende Software ATES ATG Danmon UK Athensa Atomos ATTO Technology, Inc. Audinate Audio AG Audio Ltd Audio Wireless Ltd Audisi / Stereo Tool / NewsBoss Autocue Autoscript AV Stumpfl GmbH Avateq Corp. Aveco Avere Systems Avid Avioon Avitech International Corporation Aviwest AVL Technologies AVMEDA Avolon AVP Europa AVT Audio Video Technologies GmbH AWEX - Wallonia Foreign Trade and Investment Agency AWS Elemental Axcen Photonics Corporation Axel Technology SRL Axia Audio Axinom axle Video Axon Digital Design Ayecka Communication Systems Ltd Azden Corporation Azercosmos/Satellite Operator AZURE SHINE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. B B&H Photo, Video, Pro Audio Backstage Equipment, Inc. Band Pro Munich GmbH Bannister Lake Barco Silex Barnfind Technologies Barrowa BBC Research & Development BBright BCE - Broadcasting Center Europe BCNexxt B-COM BDI INV., LTD BE - Broadcast Electronics Beamr Beenius

Beijing Feiyashi Technology Development Co., Ltd Beijing HDY Technology Development Co., Ltd. Beijing Hualin Stone-Tech Co.,Ltd Beijing Iviking Technology Co., Ltd. Beijing Novel-Super Digital TV Technology Co., Ltd Beijing Realmagic Technology Co., Ltd. Beillen/JIADE BEL (Digital Audio) Ltd Belden Benel B.V. Falcon Eyes BenQ Europe BES BETSO ELECTRONICS s.r.o Bexel BFE Studio und Medien Systeme GmbH BirdDog BIRTV Bit Audiovisual, Audio-Visual Technology Trade Fair Bitmovin, Inc. Black Box Blackmagic Design BLT Blue Lucy Bluebell Opticom Bluefish444 Blueshape BMS Broadcast Microwave Services Inc Bohemian Unicorn s.r.o. Boris FX / Imagineer BR Remote LTD Bradbury Lab Brainstorm Bridge Technologies Brightcove Bristol/Vfx Broadcast Bionics BROADCAST INDIA SHOW 2018 Broadcast Partners Broadcast Pix Broadcast RF Broadcast Solutions GmbH Broadcast Traffic Systems Broadcast Wireless Systems Broadpeak BroadView Software BroaMan Brother, Brother & Sons Bryant Unlimited BT Media & Broadcast BTESA - Broad Telecom BuyDRM BW Broadcast Ltd C C2m Solutions Caldero Calrec Audio Camera Corps Ltd Camgear Inc Canara Lighting Industries Pvt. Limited Canare Europe Canford Canon Europe Ltd Cantemo Capella Systems Capella Systems LLC Caringo Cartoni castLabs CastPal Technology Inc.,Shenzhen CASTWIN Casu Cataneo GmbH CatDV (Square Box Systems) Caton Technology Corp. Cavena Image Products AB CCBN CCI Paris Ile-de-France C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. CCPIT Electronics & Information Industry Sub-Council C-Data Technology Co.,Ltd. CDN Video Cedar Audio Ltd Cedexis Cédric Paul CEITON - expertplace solutions GmbH Celeno Census Digital Inc Cerevo Inc.

CHINA HUAXIN ANTENNA China Starwin Science & Technology Co.,Ltd Christie Christophe Sonzogni Christy Media Solutions - Broadcast Recruitment Specialists ChyronHego Cinedeck / cineXtools Cinegy Cinela Cinematography Electronics Cineroid Cinescope Ltd Cinfo Cires21 Live Streaming Solutions Cisco City-Producer C-Kur TV Inc ClassX SRL Clear-Com ClearView Imaging Cloudian Cmotion GmbH COAX Connectors ltd Cobalt Digital Inc. Cobham Coemar Lighting SRL. COLEDER Display CO., LTD. Collabora Collabrik Coman Photo Equipment (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd Comcast Technology Solutions Comigo Comrex Corporation COM-TECH Italia SpA Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Conax Concurrent CONTENT ARMOR ContentWise Convergent Design Conviva Cooke Optics Ltd Coptrz Core SWX LLC Corning Optical Communications LLC Cornwall UK Coship Electronics Co. Ltd. Cosmolight Cowe Co., Ltd. CP Cases Ltd CPI (Communications & Power Industries) CPI ASC Signal CPI SATCOM PRODUCTS CRAFTWORK Craltech Electronica, S.L. CreateCtrl AG Creative Technology Ltd CreNova Multimedia Co., Ltd. CRM.COM Crucial IP Crucial IP Inc. Cryptoguard Crystal Vision Crystop GmbH CS Computer Systems (Aviion) CSG International CSTB CTE Digital Broadcast CTM CTP Systems Cube-Tec International GmbH CueScript Ltd Custom Consoles Ltd CW Sonderoptic Cyanview CYTAGlobal D d’accord broadcasting solutions GmbH DAIWA/Tokina Dalet Digital Media Systems Damery Dan Dugan Sound Design Danmon Asia Ltd. Danmon Group Danmon Group Denmark A/S Danmon Group Norway AS

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Dishstone Electronics Co. Ltd Disk Archive Corporation Dissolve DK-Technologies DLP - Digital Tech Co., Ltd DM Broadcast DMG Lumiere DMT Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Domo Broadcast, DTC DONGGUAN HUAYUN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. DoPchoice Doteck DOTSCREEN Double D Electronics Ltd Doughty Engineering Ltd DPA Microphones Draka Comteq Germany GmbH & Co.KG Dream Chip Technologies GmbH DSQN Investment Co., Ltd DTL Broadcast Ltd DTS DVB DVBControl DVEO DVLab DVMR Dynacore Technology Co., Ltd. Dynamic Drive Pool Dynamic Perspective GmbH E Earda Technologies Easel TV Easy Media Suite EasyBroadcast Easyrig EBS New Media Limited EBU (European Broadcasting Union) ECS srl Gruppo Optoplast Eddystone Broadcast Limited

Edgeware EDITSHARE EDL-REC Egatel S.L Egripment BV EIZO Europe GmbH EKT Elastic Media Elber SRL Elecard Electric Friends ELEMENTS | Syslink GmbH ELEMENTS SYSTEMS Embrionix Design Inc. Emotion Systems EMS Technical Personnel Ltd ENCO Systems, Inc Encompass Digital Media Enensys Technologies Ensemble Designs, Inc. Equinix ERECA Ericsson ERSTREAM VIDEO DELIVERY COMPANY Es’hailSat - Qatar Satellite Company Espial Etere Etilux ETL Systems Euro Light System Eurofins Digital Testing Eurotek S.R.L Eutelsat Event Media Group Event Rent Roadshow Productions Evergent Evertz EVS Broadcast Equipment Exalux Exir Broadcasting Explorer Inc.



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Friend MTS Fujian Newland Communication Science Technology Co.,Ltd Fujifilm Europe GmbH OUTLINED Funke Digital TV Furukawa FXLION ELECTRONIC CO., LTD. G G. L Optics GatesAir G’Audio Lab Gazprom Space Systems GB Labs Ltd GearCam Gearhouse Broadcast LTD Gefei Tech Co., Ltd/GraVue Co. GEN ENERGY Genelec OY General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies Generic Robotics Ltd Geniatech Inc,Ltd Genmix Technology GeoGuard Geritel Giomar Gigatronix Ltd GkWare e.k. Glensound Glidecam Industries, Inc. Global Distribution Globecast GLOOKAST Glyph Production Technologies GMIT - A Rohde & Schwarz Company Gold Best Good Mind Industries Co., Ltd Google Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd GORGY TIMING Gospell Digital Technology Co., Ltd., Grabyo Gracenote Grass Valley, a Belden Brand GREAT Britain & Northern Ireland NXTech Pod Zone GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland Pavilion Greenwave Systems Grip Factory Munich (GFM) Gsertel GSS G-Technology GT-SAT International s.a.r.l. Guangdong Nanguang Photo&Video Systems Co .,Ltd Gulfsat Communications Company Guntermann & Drunck GmbH Guramex H Haivision HANGZHOU XINGFA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. Hanjin Electronic Ind Co., Ltd. Harman Professional Harmonic Inc HD&P HE@D digital HEDBOX HEDD|Heinz Electrodynamic Designs Heden Hedge Hefei Radio Communication Technology Co., Ltd. Helion Vision Hewlett Packard Enterprise HEXAGLOBE HGST HHB Communications Ltd Hi Tech Systems Ltd Hibox Systems Hide-a-mic Hiltron GmbH HiMedia Technology Limited Hisilicon Technologies co., Ltd Hispasat Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Yayıncılık Sistemleri A.S. Hitomi Broadcast HMS GmbH Homecast Co., LTD Horizon Teleports HP Inc HTS Ltd Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

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Jiangsu Dongsheng Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. JLCooper Electronics JMR Electronics Inc JoeCo Limited JU- SOFT CO., LTD Junger Audio Justek Technology Co., Ltd Jutel JVCKENWOOD JW Player K K2E K5600 Lighting Kaltura KanDao Technology Co., Ltd KAONMEDIA KATHREIN-Werke KG Keepixo KenCast Kino Flo/Cirro Lite (Europe) Ltd KLOTZ AIS GmbH KOBA 2018 (Korea E & Ex Inc) Kontron Konvision KOREA AVICS Korea Pavilion Kupo Grip Kxwell L L3 Narda-MITEQ Lacie LanParte Technology Limited LaON Technology Co., Ltd Laowa Lenses Lasergraphics LAWO LCA - Lights Camera Action LDA Technologies LEADER ELECTRONICS CORPORATION LeaseWeb Lectrosonics, Inc. LEDGO TECHNOLOGY LIMITED Leica Camera LEMO Connectors Lerer Philippe Levels Beyond Levira Leyard -LGDS- Les Gens Du Son Liberty Global LIGHT & MOTION Lightstar (Beijing) Electronic Corporation Lilliput (Zhangzhou) Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. Limecraft Limelight Networks Linear Acoustic Litegear Inc Litepanels Lith Technology Co., LTD Livestream LiveU LiveWeatherViews Livewire Digital Ltd LLC, Videosolutions Group LMP Lux Media Plan LockitNetwork GmbH LogicKeyboard LS telcom LSI Projects Ltd LTO Program LUCI- Technica Del Arte BV Luma Tech Luma Touch Lumantek Lume Cube LUMENS Luminex Lighting Control Equipment Luminex Network Intelligence Lund Halsey Lupo SRL Lynx Technik AG M M2A Media LTD Macnica Technology MACOM

Magewell Electronics Co., Ltd. Magine Mandozzi Elettronica S.A. Manfrotto Mark Roberts Motion Control Ltd Marquis Broadcast Marquise Technologies Marshall Electronics Massive Masstech Innovations, including SGL Masterplay GmbH MAT - MAD ABOUT TECHNOLOGY Matrix Solutions Matrox Matthews Studio Equipment Inc MaxLinear, Inc. Maxon Computer GmbH Media Broadcast Technologies (MBT) Media Excel Media Links EMEA Media Motive SRL Media Orchestration from Sensor to Screen (MOS2S) Media Utilities B.V. MEDIABILITY MEDIACTIVE MEDIAGENIX Medialooks MEDIALOOPSTER Mediamorph MediaNet Vlaanderen MediaPower Mediaware Megahertz Meinberg Melanie Wartel Merapar Merging Technologies Meryem Ech-Chaoui Metrological METTLE PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT CORPORATION METUS Microfilms Micromedia AG Microsoft Microtech Gefell GmbH MICROWAVEFILTERS & TVC Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) ltd Minerva Networks Minglvision Minnetonka Audio Mirada MiraVid MIS MISONICS Mistserver mLogic LLC MNC Software Mobibase Mobile Viewpoint MOG - Technologies Mogami UK Molden Media GmbH Monarch Innovative Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Montage Morpho, Inc Moso Power MOST Mobile Satellite Ltd Movicom, LLC MovieTech AG MPP Global Mstar Semiconductor, Inc. MTF Services LTD M-Three Satcom - a business division of Giglio Group SpA MULTICAM SYSTEMS Multidyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems Murraypro Electronics MusicMaster | ON AIR Muvi LLC Mux MuxLab MWA Nova GmbH Mware Solutions MX1 N NAB Show nablet GmbH

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Optical Cable Corporation Optispeech Optiva Media OptoMedia Technology Inc. Optoway Technology Inc. Oracle Orban Europe GmbH ORCA BAGS Ltd. Ortana Media Group Ltd OSEE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. Osprey Video OVERLINE - Systems Ovide Smart Assist P P+S Technik Packet Ship PacketLight Networks Ltd. PacketStorm Communcations PAG Ltd. Palladio Acoustics Panaccess Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Panda O.S Paneda Panodic Electric (Shenzhen) Limited Panther GmbH Paradigm Parallax LLC PathPartner Paywizard Group plc PBI PCCW Global PDMOVIE Peak Communications Ltd. Pebble Beach Systems Peer5 Peli Products PerceptionTV Ltd Perceptiva Labs Percon Perfect Memory Phabrix Limited PhenixP2P Inc. Phoenix7 Ltd Phonak Photon Beard Pilotfly Pixel Power Pixellot Pixit Media Plaber S.r.l. - HPRC Cases Plastica Panaro PlayBox Technology Europe Ltd PlayBox Technology Limited Pliant Technologies LLC Plisch - The Transmitter Company PLURA Europe GmbH Pluxbox Polecam Pomfort Portabrace Porta-Jib Portaprompt Ltd Portrait Displays/SpectraCal. Postium Korea Co., Ltd. Prime Focus Technologies Primestream ProConsultant Informatique Prodys S.L. PROFITT Ltd Progira Radio Communication Projects Department Ltd Promax Electronica S.L. ProMAX Systems ProSup ProTelevision Technologies Providius Provision T.S Ltd Provys PRO-X CO., Ltd PSI Audio Pyras Technology Inc. Q Qarva Qbit GmbH Qligent Qorvo

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TV Worldnet Ltd TV1 miniCASTER® TVC TVIP TVLogic TVStorm TVU Networks TW Electronics (Newbury) Ltd TWIST Twist Cluster U UEC Multimedia UHP Networks Inc. Ultra Electronics GigaSat Ultra Media & Entertainment Pvt. Ltd Unified Streaming Unilumin Group Co., Ltd UniqCast Unique Business Systems Unitron Nv Universal Electronics bv. UPRtek UTAD, INESCTEC, University of Warwick Utah Scientific V VANTeC Danmon Group Portugal Varavon VBOX COMMUNICATIONS VDB Audio Vecima Networks Vector 3 VECTRACOM Velankani Electronics Private Limited Venera Technologies Venztech Verimatrix Verizon Digital Media Services VESET SIA Vestel Viaccess-Orca ViaLite Communications Vidcheck, now Telestream UK VIDELIO - Media Video Clarity VideoElephant VideoFlow Ltd Videomenthe Videostrong Technology Co.,ltd. Vidi GmbH Vidispine Viewz Vigour Village Island Vimeo Vimmi Communications Ltd. Vimond Media Solutions Vimsoft Vintage Cloud A/S Vinten VISICO Studio Equipment Vision III Imaging, Inc. Vision Research VISLINK Visual Research Inc. VisualOn, INC Vitec Vitec Group Vizrt vMix V-Nova V-Nova Ltd. Vocas Voice Technologies manufactured by Audio Bauer Pro AG VoiceInteraction Inc. Vortex Communications Ltd VOYSYS VR VSN VT3 Vualto VYUsync

Wave Science Technology WaveArt Weather Metrics Wedel Software Well Buying Industrial Co., Ltd. WeTek Wheatstone Corporation Wildmoka Winmedia Wise Advanced Co., Ltd. Wisi Communications Wisycom Witbe Wiztivi WNM Wohler Technologies Wooden Camera, Inc. Woody Technologies SAS Work Microwave GmbH WorldCast Systems WorldDAB Wowza Media Systems wTVision Wyplay X Xavier Battas XD MOTION x-dream-distribution GmbH x-dream-media GmbH XenData XIAMEN CAME PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT CO., LTD X-jib X-Rite Photo Europe Xstream A/S XTRMX Xytech Systems Y Yamaha Commercial Audio Yangaroo Yangzhou Jingcheng Electronics Co., Ltd. Yegrin Liteworks Yella Umbrella Yellowtec YESTECH Yospace Technologies Ltd Yotta Media Labs YoYotta Yuan High-Tech Development Co., LTD YUYAO LISHUAI FILM & TELEVISION EQUIPMENT CO., LTD. Z Zacuto Zappware NV Zattoo International AG Zaxcom, Inc. Zeiss Zenterio Zero Density Yazilim A.S. ZHANGZHOU SEETEC OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD Zhejiang Guangda Pute Communication technology Co., Ltd. Zhengzhou Generalink Lighting Equipment Co., Ltd. Zhengzhou Sanhe vision technology CO., LTD. Zhengzhou Taiying Video Equipment Co,Ltd ZHONGSHAN XINHUANG ELECTRONIC CO LTD Zhuhai Gecen Electronic Co.,Ltd Zhuhai Yuxun Coaxial Cable Co., Ltd Zippy Technology Europe GmbH Zixi Zlense Zodiac ZOO Digital Zoom Corporation Zoom Media Zoom UK ZTE Zylight

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