9-12 SEPTEMBER 2022

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2022 Accelerator Media Innovation Programme

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2022 Accelerator Media Innovation Projects 

Cloud Based Live Events, Analytics and Low Latency Protocols 

Proposed and pitched by Microsoft 

11th September, 10:00  10:45, Innovation Stage, Hall 2

Aiming to demonstrate how professional live sports events, with multiple camera feeds, can be delivered at scale with full visibility, including live IP signal ingest, standards conversion as well as assessing the potential to introduce low latency protocols. 

Cloud Localization Blueprint

Proposed and Pitched by Fabric 

11th September, 11:00  11:45, Innovation Stage, Hall 2

A first-of-its-kind project that brings together predominant supply chain software companies to create a definitive blueprint for distributing entertainment content globally. From licensing to localization and final delivery, hear what these industry leaders believe are the key considerations for building a best practice cloud-based media supply chain for content localization.

Next Generation News Studio 

Proposed and pitched by TV2, Denmark 

12th September, 11:15  12:00, Innovation Stage, Hall 2

What will the next generation news studio look like? How will it combine all the new latest greatest technologies? Never had there been so many exiting technologies, that can be integrated in the news studio production, and so this exciting Accelerator project sets out to explore and define a futureproof concept for News studios. 

5G and the Arena of the Future for XR Events

Proposed and pitched by Vodafone, ESL & Hado 

10th September, 11:15  12:00, Innovation Stage, Hall 2

Fresh off their 2021 Project of the Year victory, the winning combo of 5G and XR (Extended Realities) returns to further push 5G’s low latency and connectivity into the 3D arena-verse of the future via live Augmented Reality esports and multi-location, multi-player fan hyper-personalisation using immersive, real-time technologies. 

5G Remote Production … in the middle of nowhere

Proposed and pitched by the University of Strathclyde

10th September, 13:30  14:15, Innovation Stage, Hall 2

Following on from work in the Accelerator programme over the last two years, this breakthrough project aims to demonstrate just how portable flexible a private 5G ‘network in a box’ can be for live broadcast production use cases, taking it to some truly remote global locations, as well as to the IBC show itself. 

6DOF Audio-Led Narrative and Music Experiences in the Metaverse

Proposed and pitched by Magic Beans

9th September, 15:45  16:30, Innovation Stage, Hall 2

Creating first-person-perspective music and narrative experiences that audiences are free to move around and interact with. It aims to understand how 6DOF (six degrees of freedom) audio content in the metaverse will impact upon content creation and delivery.

Volumetric Video for Broadcasting, Metaverse Production and RT3D Assets

Proposed and pitched by RTÉ, Trinity College Dublin 

12th September, 10:00  10:45, Innovation Stage, Hall 2

To build the live studio of the future and evolve the traditional broadcast pipeline to incorporate the latest content creation technologies such as volumetric, motion capture, live action and 3D render engine, ensuring efficient delivery of real-time content for multiple platforms including broadcast, live-streaming, the metaverse and interactive channels.

Media Content Sharing, Monetization and Micropayment Systems via Blockchain

Proposed and pitched by Tata Elxsi

9th September, 12:30  13:15, Innovation Stage, Hall 2

This progressive Accelerator Challenge will utilise Blockchain technology to explore content sharing, micropayments and incentivisation solutions that will enable OTT subscribers (authorised users) to share content with a new set of users (non-subscribers), operate as a micro-distribution channel and receive and enable rewards.





Find out more about the highly successful projects in 2021 here:


More than 80 organisations participated in the Accelerator programme in 2021 as Champions and Participants in eight projects, including AP, Al Jazeera, BBC, BT Sport, EBU, ITV, Meta, Olympic Broadcasting Services, AWS, RTÉ, Sky, SVT, TV2, Microsoft, Audible, Yle and many others. Projects addressed challenges in areas such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence, CG Animation and VFX workflows and IP transition.    

The 2022 programme launched with a Kickstart Event which took place on April 7th at the IET London.

We're pleased to announce the first 7 2022 Accelerator Projects, see above.

Read more about the Kickstart Event here