Discover the news, resources and insight ahead of IBC2023 (15-18th September 2023), where the media, entertainment and technology industries meet.

[Last updated September 13, 2023]

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Esports showcase to deliver next level gaming

Esports specialists have teamed up with IBC to create an immersive gaming zone at the 2023 show, offering visitors the opportunity to experiment with state-of-the-art production technology and experience competitions produced and streamed onsite. Read the article to find out more.

Esports showcase at IBC2019

IBC2023 will host a three-strand esports showcase over four days.

IBC2023 Previews

Transformative Tech, Shifting Business Models, and People and Purpose are the three content pillars running across all of IBC. Along with Sustainability, these pillars are well represented at IBC2023, with a variety of sessions exploring them in detail. Check out the previews below.

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Networking opportunities aplenty at IBC2023

In addition to a comprehensive content programme and more than 1,000 exhibitors showing their latest innovations, there are also multiple opportunities for visitors to IBC2023 to make new connections and catch up with contacts thanks to a whole host of networking events throughout the show. Read the article.

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Not long to go now… IBC2023 opens 15 September.

IMAX makes official IBC debut

Making its debut at IBC, IMAX is venturing further into the streaming and consumer electronics sector.

Showcasing a range of products aimed at bringing IMAX quality to home devices, IMAX is leveraging AI-driven video solutions from its acquisition of SSIMWAVE. This includes Stream Smart, designed to optimize streaming and reduce costs, and automated quality tools Live and VOD Monitor. All products utilize the Emmy-winning IMAX SVS metric. Read the article.

News from the IBC Daily

IBC2023 Preview: The hottest topics and sessions at this year’s show


The future of streaming… The impact of artificial intelligence… Video coding and extended reality (XR). Just some of the cutting-edge topics being talked about at IBC2023. Read the article to find out more.

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Useful show resources

IBC2023 Preview: New Business Models - FAST, AVOD, AI and Cloud in the Mix

The latest IBC webinar delivered insights aplenty with an expert panel dissecting a broad range of business models and technologies that touched on topics from FAST to AI. cloud-native applications to CPMs, reports Mark Mayne. The discussion featured:

  • Richard Kanee, Executive Director, Digital Strategy, CBC Canada
  • Carlos Octavio, Director of Corporate Strategy & Architecture, Globo
  • Shaun Keeble, VP of Digital, Banijay
  • Ian Hamilton CTO, Signiant

To hear what they had toi say, watch the full webinar or read the summary here.


The shape of IBC2023: The ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘who’

Every year, IBC is at the forefront of industry innovation. It’s an enormous show with many moving parts. Whether you’re attending the show in person or plan to follow the news on IBC365 and IBC Daily, here’s an overview of what you can expect. 

13 Innovation halls - Discover game-changing innovations: With over 1,000 exhibitors spread across 13 halls, from world-leading brands to fast-growing start-ups. IBC is the place where the media and entertainment sector convene to design and define the agenda for our industry.

Showfloor content - IBC’s free-to-attend showfloor content aims to facilitate interaction between industry buyers and sellers with showstopping features and groundbreaking, content-led sessions across the Innovation Stage in Hall 3, Showcase Theatre in Hall 12 and the two Content Everywhere stages in Hall 5.


IBC2022 Showcase Theatre session.

The IBC Conference - Gain an inside track on the industry’s future: The IBC Conference sets the global agenda for the media and entertainment industry with a hugely diverse set of experts and sessions. The IBC Conference will feature thought leaders from across the sector addressing the issues driving the M&E agenda.

Changemakers 2023 - The free-to-attend Changemaker programme puts a spotlight on People and Purpose. Trailblazing organisations, initiatives, and individuals who are changing the culture of our industry and pushing the boundaries of creativity and technology will take to the stage to address topics such as gender equality in broadcasting, advancing sustainability and inclusive tech.

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Changemakers at IBC2022. Be a part of the conversation in 2023.

IBC Accelerators - The Accelerator Media Innovation Programme is a collaborative and fast-track programme of innovation using a unique multi-company project-based approach to solving complex media and entertainment business and technology challenges.

IBC Awards - The IBC Awards are back! All parts of the industry are invited to suggest nominations for projects and programmes, and all entries are free. The IBC Awards celebrate the spirit of co-operation and collaboration, and they are presented to the end user of the project.


Who will go home with an IBC Award in 2023?

IBC2023 Technical Papers - The IBC Conference is home to IBC’s world-renowned and peer-reviewed Technical Papers, which have continued to be the backbone of the IBC Conference for many years. Successful papers will be presented as part of the IBC2023 Conference programme.

Gaming & Esports spotlight - IBC2023 is set to host an extensive gaming and esports programme with a full day of sessions on the Showcase Theatre. Speakers from Omdia, HaZAnimation, Ubisoft and more will be exploring the exciting developments at the intersection of gaming and media and debating what the future might hold.

IBC Owner Programmes - Discover the Owner Sessions hosted by the IABM, SMPTE, SCTE, IET, RTS and IEEE BTS.

News from the IBC Daily

IBC2023: Technical Papers Presentation Sessions

AI, live production workflows, sustainability, audiovisual content, 5G, on-demand content, VR, and live streaming will be just some of the progressive topics raised in conference sessions featuring the winning papers. Find out more here