15-18 SEPTEMBER 2023, RAI AMSTERDAM

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Press Releases

Press Releases

5G Private Network Delivers World First Live Broadcast of Queen Elizabeth II's Final Departure From Scotland

5G Private Network Delivers World First Live Broadcast of Queen Elizabeth II's Final Departure From Scotland

  • 5G ‘Network in a box’ stand-alone (SA) pop-up network solution, tested and deployed through IBC’s Accelerator Media Innovation Programme, used in live remote broadcast production of Queen Elizabeth II's II’s final departure from Scotland via Edinburgh Airport on September 13

  • First use of such a private 5G SA network at an airport

Read the full statement here.

Media, Broadcast and Tech World reunite back in Amsterdam for First Live IBC Show in Three Years

Media, Broadcast and Tech World reunite back in Amsterdam for First Live IBC Show in Three Years

  • 37,071 visitors from 170 countries converged in Amsterdam to network, learn and collaborate face-to-face once again
  • 250-plus world-class speakers addressed bustling theatres and halls, with Show Keynote a highlight
  • Industry-leading line-up of over 1,000 exhibitors showcased innovation and cutting-edge tech

Read the full report here

IBC2022 to showcase live ground-breaking 5G projects backed by leading media and tech pioneers

IBC2022 to showcase live ground-breaking 5G projects backed by leading media and tech pioneers

  • The IBC Accelerator Media Innovation Programme unveils breakthrough 5G-driven Remote Production and XR ‘Arena of the Future’ projects
  • Includes world-first 5G & LEO combined broadcast production workflows and first ever 5G enabled productions in remote regions of Kenya and New Zealand 
  • Final Proof of Concept results and project demonstrations to be presented in person at the IBC Accelerator Zone and on the IBC Innovation Stage

Read the full statement here.

Inclusivity, extended reality and conservation shine in IBC2022 Awards - 05 September 2022

Inclusivity, extended reality and conservation shine in IBC2022 Awards - 05 September 2022

  • IBC Social Impact Awards recognise projects that drive inclusivity and sustainability
  • IBC Innovation Awards mark advances in creation of engaging and original content
  • Awards to be collected at live celebration at IBC2022

Read the full statement here.

IBC2022 announces Sponsors of the Accelerator Media Innovation Programme and unveils cloud innovation collaborators - 1 September 2022

IBC2022 announces Sponsors of the Accelerator Media Innovation Programme and unveils cloud innovation collaborators - 1 September 2022

  • The IBC Accelerator Media Innovation Programme sees AMD and Microsoft build on their roles as key Participants in the initiative – each collaborating significantly in projects
  • Announces details of two pioneering cloud projects as part of the programme with a diverse range of industry ‘Champion' brands that include: BBC, ITV, The Pokémon Company International; Warner Bros. Discovery; DAZN; Paramount many more

Read the full story here.

IBC Confirms ‘The Godmother of Virtual Reality’, Nonny de la Peña, to deliver IBC 2022 Show Keynote - 31 August 2022

IBC Confirms ‘The Godmother of Virtual Reality’, Nonny de la Peña, to deliver IBC 2022 Show Keynote - 31 August 2022

IBC announces journalist, filmmaker and Virtual & Augmented Reality (VR/AR) pioneer Nonny de la Peña, Founder of Emblematic Group, as Keynote Speaker at IBC2022.  De la Peña will give a talk entitled ‘What’s Next: How immersive tech will create new narratives and transform entertainment’. The session is free and open to all show attendees. Read the full story here.
Press Release - IBC2022 Unveils Line-up of Visionary Media Thought Leaders across Conference and new Changemaker Sessions - 30 August 2022

Press Release - IBC2022 Unveils Line-up of Visionary Media Thought Leaders across Conference and new Changemaker Sessions - 30 August 2022

  • IBC2022 Conference programme explores critical tech trends and innovations driving the future of media and entertainment 
  • New free Changemaker sessions share vital insights with all attendees on issues such as workplace culture, diversity and inclusion
  • Technical papers address real-world challenges around leading-edge tech such as XR, AI and Immersive Experiences

Read the full statement here.

Press Release - IBC2022 Set to Deliver Exciting Innovations Face-to-face as Exhibitors, Partners, Accelerators and Others Gear Up - 25 August 2022

Press Release - IBC2022 Set to Deliver Exciting Innovations Face-to-face as Exhibitors, Partners, Accelerators and Others Gear Up - 25 August 2022

  • Over 1,250 organisations ready to unleash innovations live after two years of accelerated media and entertainment advances
  • Discussions, demos and case studies on pioneering tech taking place on show floor theatres around the RAI Amsterdam
  • Final proof of concept results and demonstrations of Accelerator projects to be presented on IBC Innovation Stage

Read the full statement here.

Press Release - IBC2022 marks BBC centenary with International Honour for Excellence - 11 August 2022

Press Release - IBC2022 marks BBC centenary with International Honour for Excellence - 11 August 2022

IBC announces the IBC2022 International Honour for Excellence, its most prestigious award, will be presented to the BBC as part of its centenary celebrations. The world’s first public broadcaster went on air in 1922, and BBC 100 is a celebration of everything that has come since. IBC recognises that pioneering moment as the catalyst that sparked the whole content and technology industry it serves. Read the full statement here.
Press Release - Omdia joins IBC2022 as exclusive research partner - 28 July 2022

Press Release - Omdia joins IBC2022 as exclusive research partner - 28 July 2022

Omdia has been designated as the official research partner for IBC2022 in Amsterdam this September, IBC’s first in-person event after two years of virtual formats. Through the strategic alliance, this year’s conference delegates will have access to Omdia’s exclusive report, The Advertising Revolution: How CTV, FAST, and AVOD Are Reshaping the TV and Video Landscape. Read the full statement here.

Press Release - IBC2022 Spotlights Leading-Edge Creativity and Decisive Social Interventions in Awards Shortlist - 6th July 2022

Press Release - IBC2022 Spotlights Leading-Edge Creativity and Decisive Social Interventions in Awards Shortlist - 6th July 2022

IBC Innovation Awards shortlist highlights advances in audience engagement

IBC has announced the 2022 shortlist for its prestigious Innovation and Social Impact Awards. The IBC Innovation Awards reward collaborative efforts in developing new solutions for real-world challenges; the IBC Social Impact Awards recognise new efforts in equality, diversity, environmental concerns and social engagement. Read the full statement here.

Press Release - IBC2022 Announces Headline Speakers and New Content Initiatives as Excitement Builds Around Live Return - 28th June 2022

Press Release - IBC2022 Announces Headline Speakers and New Content Initiatives as Excitement Builds Around Live Return - 28th June 2022

Leading innovators from Marvel Studios, Paramount Global, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Discovery to take stage for IBC Conference

IBC announces a world-class line-up of headline speakers and a partnership-led approach to bringing more innovative content to the show, as the media, entertainment and technology industry gets back to live, in-person networking, learning and collaboration. Read the full statement here.

Press Release - IBC2022 set to bring Media Technology industry back to business with live, in-person event - 17th May 2022

Press Release - IBC2022 set to bring Media Technology industry back to business with live, in-person event - 17th May 2022

Registration is now open for IBC 2022 at the RAI Amsterdam in familiar early September timeslot.

IBC2022 is now open for registration as the show prepares to return to an in-person environment that promotes face-to-face collaboration, learning, networking and business development across the media, entertainment and technology industry. Read the full statement here.

Press Release - IBC Kickstarts the 2022 Accelerator Innovation Programme with Round One - Quick Fire Pitches - At the IET -  19th April 2022

Press Release - IBC Kickstarts the 2022 Accelerator Innovation Programme with Round One - Quick Fire Pitches - At the IET -  19th April 2022

5G Location Based Extended Realities Team Win the 2021 Accelerator Project of the Year Award.

IBC’s acclaimed Accelerator Media Innovation Programme is underway with a new 2022 cycle following the first round, a series of seventeen diverse technology and business challenges pitched to an invitation only audience from across the media ecosystem at IBC’s ‘Kickstart Day’. Read the full statement here.

Press Release - IBC Launches 2022 Awards Programme - 5th April 2022

Press Release - IBC Launches 2022 Awards Programme - 5th April 2022

Celebrate the best in broadcasting and media.

With IBC Show returning to its regular September dates for an in-person experience this year, now is the time to propose the best of innovation and creativity for the IBC2022 Awards. Nominations are now open for the IBC Innovation Awards, and open on Monday 11 April for the IBC Social Impact Award. All parts of the industry are invited to suggest nominations for projects and programmes. All entries are free. Read the full statement here.

Press Release - IBC Accelerators: Industry leaders take action to achieve Carbon Net Zero Live Production - 24th January 2022

Press Release - IBC Accelerators: Industry leaders take action to achieve Carbon Net Zero Live Production - 24th January 2022

A team of world-leading sports broadcasters, rights owners and technology vendors, collaborating as part of IBC’s Accelerator Media Innovation Programme, have revealed the initial results from an English Premier League production workflow trial to support the goal of a carbon ‘net zero’ future for live productions. Together, they demonstrate how innovative remote & cloud production workflows can meet ambitious sustainability objectives and reduce the environmental impact of live production. Read the full statement here.

Press Release - 2021 IBC2022 Technical Papers Submission is Now Open - 12 January 2022

Press Release - 2021 IBC2022 Technical Papers Submission is Now Open - 12 January 2022

IBC announces today that the call for Technical Papers is now open for the IBC2022 Conference.

IBC is world-renowned for its technical papers' quality, timeliness, and innovative subject matter. The event is an excellent opportunity for forward-thinking technologists and companies to unveil their ideas and research to media industry leaders hungry for new technology concepts, their possible uses and practical application. Read the full statement here.

Press Release - Accelerator 5G Projects - 15th December 2021

Press Release - Accelerator 5G Projects - 15th December 2021

Three IBC Accelerator Media Innovation Projects to Showcase 5G and New Live Production Technology Learnings.

IBC innovation projects evaluate 5G capabilities and disruptive new tech to advance industry learnings for live sports, news and event production, plus game engine powered eSports. Read the full statement from IBC here.

Press Release - 23rd November 2021

Press Release - 23rd November 2021

IBC2021 Awards celebrate the spirit of collaboration and innovation.

IBC announces the winners of the highly coveted IBC2021 Innovation Awards, held exclusively on IBC Digital. This year's awards celebrated collaboration and innovation within the content and technology industry, where organisations identified a market challenge and worked together to create a solution. Read the full release here.

Press Release - 23rd November 2021

Press Release - 23rd November 2021

IBC cancels Amsterdam event amidst escalating COVID concerns – 23 November 2021.

IBC announces that the in person IBC2021 event has been cancelled. The move follows growing concerns about the COVID-19 situation in The Netherlands, which has deteriorated over the past week, and feedback from the IBC exhibitor and visitor community.

Read the full announcement here.

Press Release - Accelerators - 4th November 2021

Press Release - Accelerators - 4th November 2021

IBC Announces Schedule for Accelerator Media Innovation Programme Sessions & Demos at IBC2021.

IBC, the International Broadcasting Convention, today announced the live and digital sessions schedule for its Accelerator Media Innovation Programme at IBC2021. This year’s Accelerator programme will culminate with eight diverse innovation project teams - that have been driving solutions to complex business and technology challenges over the last six months. Read the full release here.

IBC International Honour for Excellence - 28th October 2021

IBC International Honour for Excellence - 28th October 2021

Barbara Slater to receive IBC2021 International Honour for Excellence.

The IBC2021 International Honour for Excellence will be awarded to Barbara
Slater, BBC Director of Sport. She is the first woman to hold the post and a pioneer for women in sports broadcasting
worldwide. Slater will be presented with the award at the IBC Innovation Awards on the 23rd of November, held
exclusively on IBC Digital. Read the full release here.

IBC Update - 22nd October 2021 

IBC Update - 22nd October 2021 

IBC kicks off 2021 show experience with the launch of IBC Digital.

IBC announces attendees can now embark on their IBC Show journey with the launch of IBC Digital. The platform makes it easy to curate a unique mix of show activities and is the place to view exclusive content, including the IBC Innovation Awards. Read the full statement here.

Press Conference - 30th September 2021

Press Conference - 30th September 2021

IBC Announces Free to Attend, World Class Content Programme for IBC Show 2021.

IBC announces a comprehensive content programme for IBC Show 2021 which for the first time in IBC’s history will be free for all to access. Attendees can watch the sessions in person in Amsterdam or online via IBC Digital. Read the full release here.

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15th September update

Requirements for travelling to the Netherlands:

As of 1 July, the EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE is effective for travelling within Europe . EU citizens who have been fully vaccinated can obtain an EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE and use it to enter the Netherlands. Citizens who do not have an EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE and/or are a resident of a country outside the EU and the Schengen area, can enter the Netherlands using a paper proof of an EU approved vaccination. As of 22 September, fully vaccinated travellers coming from very high-risk areas e.g. the United States and United Kingdom are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement in the Netherlands.

Getting to the RAI:

Face masks will still be mandatory in airports, on aircraft, trains, buses, trams and metros, in taxis and on other commercial passenger transport. However, face masks will no longer need to be worn in train stations and at bus, tram and metro stops. There will be no temperature checks or track and trace upon arrival.

Facemasks and social distancing:

Masks are not compulsory, but attendees may continue to wear these if preferred. There will be no 1.5 metre social distancing rule in place, and no one-way systems within the RAI, however exhibitors may keep one-way systems on stands if preferred.

IBC Update - 16th September 2021

IBC Update - 16th September 2021

Amsterdam Open for Business: Dutch Government Removes International Travel and Social Distancing Barriers.

IBC applauds the announcement from the Dutch Government relaxing COVID-19 social distancing measures and removing quarantine rules for fully vaccinated travellers. Read the full statement from IBC here.