Accelerator Media Innovation Programme 2023: A fast-track innovation framework for the media & entertainment eco-system
IBC created the Accelerator programme in 2019, to support the media & entertainment industry with a framework for agile, collaborative, and fast-track innovation with a unique multi-company project-based approach to solving complex media and entertainment business and technology challenges. The programme focuses on hands-on experimentation – learning about new technologies and understanding new possibilities through their application in tangible use case and workflow experimentation.
2023 Accelerator Media Innovation Projects
Authenticated Data Specification aims to allow studios, broadcasters, content creators and owners to verify and authenticate their content data and imagery - and publish it to 3rd party sources.
Real Time Interactive Streaming Personalises Live Experience aims to demonstrate that additional revenue can be achieved through personalizing viewer engagement from live interactive experience streaming, for big or small sporting and other events.
Accelerator Media Innovation Programme
More than 160 organisations have participated in the Accelerator programme since 2019, as Champions and Participants in some 27 projects – household media brands together with large, medium and small technology organisations and academic institutions.
Champions of projects have included Aardman Entertainment, Al Jazeera, BBC, BT Sport, DAZN, Fox Sports, ITV, NBC Universal, the English Premier League, Pixar, Production Park, Thomson Reuters, RTÉ, Sky, Universal Pictures, Paramount, Warner Bros. Discovery, and many, many more.
Projects have addressed challenges in areas such as 5G, AI, CG Animation, Live Cloud Production, Immersive audio & sound, Next Gen News Studio, Cloud Localization, Sustainability, Volumetric video and VFX workflows, IP transition and many others...
“The programme’s collaborative nature and defined timeframe help fast-track the R&D process and as a result, it’s possible to partner with dynamic companies and deliver a robust proof-of-concept in just a few months.”
“The Accelerator Programme brings together multitudes of companies – all coming together to solve common problems - and that only happens in one or two places in the world every year."
“The IBC Accelerator Programme is unique, bringing together some really great minds, who are looking to solve common problems collaboratively without the competitive element getting in the way.”
“The IBC Accelerator programme is a really good opportunity to get involved with other broadcasters to share the development load, and move things forward together.”