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Welcome to IBC2024’s Connected Technologies Showcase, highlighting the latest in 5G & 6G, Internet of Things (IoT), and Edge Computing.

Building on the IBC core pillar - Transformative Tech, this key topic will explore the benefits and challenges of Connected Tech through a deep dive into the global growth in broadband connectivity, the potential of 5G networks to facilitate remote production, the impact of utilising edge computing and much more.

Join us at IBC2024 to engage with pioneering ideas and technologies at the forefront of connected tech and shape the future of digital media.

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IBC2024 Conference Content Highlights

Uncover how interconnected technologies like IoT, 5G, and smart devices are creating a unified media ecosystem.

This topic explores the potential for new content consumption forms and interactive audience experiences redefining traditional broadcasting, as well as the disruptive technologies broadcasters are utilising to distribute content efficiently in the face of connectivity and bandwidth constraints.

Conference Connected Technologies includes:

  • What does emerging technology mean for live sports broadcasting post Paris Olympics?
  • How can we build a  future ready tech stack to support  new business and operating models?
  • How can the industry fight fake news and disinformation?

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2024 Connected Technologies Accelerator Projects

Connect And ...

Following the build and development of an all IP, Edge-first, multi-cloud, multi software test bed environment in the CAPA Accelerator 2023, the project team is now positioned to implement and road test the solution on some real-world live event production scenarios where there are varying degrees of available bandwidth.

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2024 Technical Papers Content Highlights

The Technical Papers Programme features original, novel research on solutions to real-world problems faced by the international broadcast and digital media industry. Papers cover all industry sectors across the media, entertainment and technology industries and be delivered by a mix of industry professionals, academics, R&D experts.

At IBC2023, the Technical Papers programme hosted multiple sessions focused on Connected Tech from a case study providing a comprehensive overview of 5G Broadcast deployment to a technically detailed analysis of how 5G broadcast is designed to reuse current 5G mobile hardware and protocol stacks.

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IBC2024 Core Content Topics

Welcome to the heart of innovation at the International Broadcasting Convention 2024, where the future of broadcasting unfolds. This year, our Content Programme dives deep into the most pivotal and transformative topics shaping the global media and entertainment landscape. Explore the cutting-edge advancements and critical insights across six primary areas:

Artificial Intelligence

Explore how AI is revolutionising broadcasting, from automating tasks to enhancing viewer experiences. This segment will cover AI's role in content personalisation, creation, and efficiency improvements, showcasing its transformative impact on the industry.

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OTT & Streaming

OTT and streaming services have transformed media consumption, offering content anywhere, anytime. This section highlights trends, challenges, and strategies for success in content licensing, distribution, and delivering seamless streaming experiences.

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Cloud technology is crucial for broadcasters seeking flexibility and innovation. We'll discuss how it supports secure content storage, on-demand resource access, and seamless collaboration, transforming content distribution and remote production processes.

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Connected Technology

Uncover how interconnected technologies like IoT, 5G, and smart devices are creating a unified media ecosystem. This topic explores the potential for new content consumption forms and interactive audience experiences, redefining traditional broadcasting.

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Discover the latest in advertising technology, focusing on targeted advertising, real-time bidding, and analytics. Learn how Adtech connects advertisers with audiences more effectively, enhancing engagement and revenue in the digital landscape.

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Immersive Technology 

Immersive tech, including VR, AR, and MR, is opening new storytelling dimensions and engaging viewers like never before. Discover how these technologies offer compelling, immersive content experiences, from live events to narrative storytelling.

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IBC2023 Connected Technologies Highlights

Discover key insights from IBC2023 in our Highlights, featuring two notable panel sessions. First, delve into "From the NFL to Broadcast & Streaming the World’s Biggest Live Events: How 5G is powering the future of media and entertainment" for a deep dive into the crucial role 5G is set to play in media and entertainment, delivering creative opportunities and smarter efficiencies in production, alongside exciting new commercial propositions for venues and compelling experiences for audiences.

Then, explore "Live production using 5G networks - Ambitious case studies" highlighting how new spectrum allocations, the ease of integrating IP and the reduced cost of 5G equipment, have encouraged several national broadcasters to push the bounds of experimental production and in this session they share their unique experiences.

From the NFL to Broadcast & Streaming the World’s Biggest Live Events: How 5G is powering the future of media and entertainment:


Technical Papers Session: Live production using 5G networks - Ambitious case studies​​​​​​:​