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IBC kickstarts 2022 Accelerator Media Innovation Programme

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’. Held at the iconic Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London on April […]

April 19, 2022

AWS latency boost from Local Zones

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has revealed plans to launch new AWS Local Zones in 32 new metropolitan areas in 26 countries around the world. It already has Zones in 16 US cities. AWS Local Zones leverage computer, storage, database, and other AWS services at the edge of the cloud near large population, industry and IT […]

February 17, 2022

Roku opening Amsterdam office

Roku has announced it is investing in an office in the city of Amsterdam. Roku says it plans to expand its existing presence in The Netherlands to help support its international growth. The Amsterdam office will be located on Weteringschans and offers space for up to 150 employees. Roku is headquartered in Silicon Valley in […]

December 7, 2021

IBC cancels in-person event

In a brief statement issued mid-afternoon, IBC announced that the in-person IBC2021 event scheduled to take place on December 3rd – 6th at The RAI in Amsterdam 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 […]

November 23, 2021

IBC exhibitors vote with feet

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 […]

November 19, 2021

IBC 2021 is on, hours cut

This year’s IBC show is going ahead as scheduled. The event organisers have issued a statement saying: “Following close examination of new Covid protocols from the Dutch government and consultation with key IBC stakeholders, IBC is firmly set on delivering a safe and valuable event at the RAI, Amsterdam on 3-6 December that will re-engage […]

November 16, 2021

IBC ‘still on’ despite lockdown

On November 12th, the Dutch government announced a three-week partial lockdown throughout The Netherlands in response to rising Covid-19 infections. The restrictions will run until December 3rd, which is scheduled to be the first day of this year’s IBC event – due to be held at the RAI in Amsterdam through to December 6th. RAI […]

November 15, 2021

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 […]

October 28, 2021

Mediaset is now ‘MFE: Media For Europe’

Mediaset announced its new name over the weekend, and at the same time explained to shareholders and investors how the new Amsterdam business would be structured. In essence it has introduced a dual share class structure with different voting rights in order to have greater flexibility to finance future M&A transactions. The name change into […]

October 5, 2021By Chris Forrester

IBC free to attend

Organisers of content and technology event IBC have announced a comprehensive content programme for the 2021 edition, which for the first time will be free for all to access. Attendees can watch the sessions in person in Amsterdam or online via IBC Digital, which will launch on October 21st. This year’s content programme will focus […]

September 30, 2021By Colin Mann