IBC exhibitors vote with feet
November 19, 2021
Late on November 17th, Irdeto – perhaps significantly a Netherlands-based company – became the first in our sector to declare it was pulling out of IBC 2021. It was soon followed by Viaccess-Orca.
By Friday afternoon (November 19th) they had been joined by Broadpeak, Black Magic, DVB, Grass Valley, Xytech and more.
Synamedia, still in the mix on November 18th, posted a 12 word statement on their site on November 19th saying: “Sadly we will not be present at IBC 21. We will be in touch.”
It is hard to predict what next week will bring, though a late-late call off, as per NAB, now seems a real possibility.