David Butorac, CEO of OSN and Maaz Sheikh, president of STARZ Play Arabia are among the speakers already confirmed for IBC, which kicks off in Amsterdam on September 10.
Butorac and Sheikh are among a line-up of more than 300 international speakers including well-known names such as UK broadcaster and publisher Andrew Neil, Emma Lloyd, director of business development and partnerships at Sky and Fran Unsworth, director, BBC World Services.
The conference will include one-to-one interviews, presentations and panel discussions covering diverse topics such as cloud-based collaboration and production techniques and new delivery formats like tablets and smart phones.
With the rapid convergence of Broadcast, IT and Telecoms, this year’s Conference will concentrate on ‘The Future of Media in an Age of Disruption’, examining how the industry can seize the new opportunities being created by the explosive growth in the consumption of TV and video content on IP-connected smartphones, tablets and laptops.
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Meanwhile, the exhibition, which runs from September 11-15 brings together more than 1,700 key international suppliers.
IBC provides an environment for attendees to connect across countries, technologies and industry sector and for 2015, the newly constructed Amtrium will bring an addition 14 Halls of exhibits to the mix.
This year IBC will be introducing the IBC Launch Pad. Located near Hall 14, it is reserved for first-time IBC exhibitors who will be shining a spotlight on the mega-trend toward IP based infrastructure and software tools which are transforming the industry.
Taking the visitor experience to a new level, IBC2015 will be deploying Touch & Connect technology: a networking tool which will be free to all visitors, enabling them to acquire and exchange contact information and exclusive content. A simple seamless user experience, Touch & Connect will enable visitors and exhibitors alike to be part of an immersive online community all year round.
IBC has also extended its Big Screen to incorporate a full programme made up of exhibitor demonstrations, free to attend conference sessions and exclusive film screenings to explore the latest developments in digital cinema.
The IBC Big Screen Experience will take place in the RAI’s auditorium, which will be equipped with the very latest cutting-edge cinema technology including Christie 6P 2D and 3D laser projection and Dolby Atmos immersive audio.