Another feature of our free-to-attend content programme, the Partner Programme includes seminars from organisations such as European Digital Cinema Forum (EDCF) and MovieLabs, and covers topics such as content delivery, sustainability in broadcasting and the future of the media industry.



Pathways to Education: Community Building in Virtual Production

15TH SEPTEMBER 11:00 - 12:00, E105

Our expert panelists will discuss their recent Cannes Global VP Summit experience as a community-building opportunity to nurture, share knowledge and grow our emerging sector more rapidly. This was unique experience that provided shared expertise and insights using an advanced studio model which offered hands-on interaction, demonstrated best practices and introduced novel workflows in an effort to skill up creatives and production technologists in virtual production.


Bridging the Gap: Accelerating tech adoption and creative capabilities for VP workflows in Broadcast

15TH SEPTEMBER 13:00 - 14:00, E105

Our expert panelists will discuss the current landscape of the broadcast industry - what present pressures and pinch points impact creatives working in broadcast and what solutions are relevant today. How we can accelerate tech adoption through more efficient virtual production workflows and new tools that will add value and endless creativity.



It’s 11am. Do you know who has your Content?

16TH SEPTEMBER 11:00 - 12:00, E105

From script to screen, content moves through increasingly complex supply chains, and security is everybody’s responsibility. Join the Trusted Partner Network (TPN) and Studio Content Security representatives from Amazon Studios, NBCU, Netflix, Paramount, Sony Pictures and WarnerBros Discovery as we discuss how the Studios rely on the TPN program to better secure content on its journey to large and small screens.


MovieLabs 2030 Showcase: Principles and progress 

16TH SEPTEMBER 15:00 - 16:00, E105

The MovieLabs 2030 Vision has begun to resonate well beyond Hollywood production, with implications for media companies in broadcast, distribution and across the global media supply chain.

This “speed date” session, hosted by MovieLabs Program Director, Mark Turner will feature case studies that were selected for the MovieLabs Showcase initiative as real-world proof points that the 2030 Vision is providing significant benefits today. 



SMPTE: Architecting multi-cloud and on-prem workflows' solutions for global production needs 

17TH SEPTEMBER 10:00 - 10:45, E102

This session will focus on enabling workflows in the multi-cloud environment, where hyper-scale systems tend to transcend individual cloud providers’ abilities, while content contributions come in from decentralised content and workflow providers. The panel will include major cloud platform providers and end users, and initiate a discussion about shifting towards application of ST 2110 and related technologies into cloud environment, problems and solutions.



IET: Scaling TV - The IET John Logie Baird Lectures at IBC

17TH SEPTEMBER 13:00 - 13:45, E102

TV is in transition to full IP based delivery driven by consumer behaviour and the worldwide growth in Broadband connectivity. This introduces a whole new thinking on all aspects of building services, infrastructure, and distribution whether on fixed line broadband or 4GLTE/5G. It has an impact beyond the technology and the devices being used, as TV is a major part of our society in entertaining, informing, and communicating with viewers. Leading practitioners in our industry present their views on the thinking and impact of IP delivered TV.



IEEE BTS: Unlocking Sustainability: Innovating a Greener Future in Broadcast and Media

17TH SEPTEMBER 14:00 - 17:00, E102

Discover the business case for sustainability in the broadcast and media industry in this immersive session produced by IEEE BTS. 

In this session we will learn how technologies and innovative practices are reshaping the landscape, reducing carbon footprints, and championing eco-consciousness.  Industry research and case studies will be presented by media organizations that have embraced sustainability, from adopting energy-efficient equipment to implementing sustainable production techniques, to delivering on efficient content distribution methods.  

Expect an engaging 3-hour session with industry experts as they discuss strategies that harness its ability to drive positive change and inspire collective action.



EDCF - Cinema looks forward to a changing future

17TH SEPTEMBER 14:00 - 17:00, E105

The European Digital Cinema Forum (EDCF) is once again hosting its long standing and much anticipated EDCF Global Cinema Seminar at IBC. As cinema is on its way to fully recover from the pandemic closures, change has been forced upon an industry that was embracing investment and premium technologies. The Seminar will address the key issues facing the industry in 2023 and beyond, such as creative Solutions to supply chain issues, the challenge of sustainability in the film and cinema sectors, HDR in cinema, broadening out and delivery of content supply and issues around cybersecurity and content as well as newest Audio developments. If you want to tap into the industry's latest thoughts, please join us in Amsterdam. Hosted by the EDCF and including a wide range of high-level Speaker the Session will be chaired by an EDCF board member.




SMPTE: AI in live broadcast and how SMPTE is utilising the tool created by EBU to make education more accessible

18TH SEPTEMBER 10:00 - 10:45, E102

EBU’s EuroVOX tool currently supports at least 65 different languages and dialects for transcription and almost 20000 different language pairs for translation, and SMPTE is now implementing the tool to translate technical documents and virtual classes for global access. Join leaders of both organizations to hear how we plan to further our collaboration to enable global equity in engineering education, and help us explore what other applications may be useful to the global audience in live Q&A.



What's next for Audio Codecs? - The IET John Logie Baird Lectures at IBC

18TH SEPTEMBER 11:00 - 11:45, E102

Audio is a vital part of all media and decades of research into codecs have given us a sophisticated landscape of audio codecs which can deliver stereo music at very low bandwidths. With very low latency codecs available for contribution that also support surround sound and next generation audio throughout the broadcast chain, we ask what the future challenges are and what’s next for audio in television and radio.



SCTE: Tackling the telco net zero challenge

18TH SEPTEMBER 12:00 - 16:00, E102

As an industry, we must contribute to each of the actionable fields of the Avoid, Reduce, Substitute, (and offset) Triangle. The general assumption is that investments are expensive and do not pay off financially however the opposite could be the case. During this seminar, you’ll hear 3 highly technical presentations about the challenges Telecoms Providers (and telco consumers) face in reducing energy usage and how we can contribute to the energy transition.



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Owner Programmes

Changemaker Programme

Showcase Theatre

Innovation Stage

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