In addition to hosting the IET John Logie Baird Lectures, which this year focus on scaling TV and audio codecs, the Partner Programme at IBC2023 will cover key topics including AI, sustainability, multi-cloud workflows and digital broadcast radio.

The free-to attend programme begins on Saturday 16 September with MovieLabs 2030 Showcase: Principles and progress at 15:00 in Room E105. Led by Mark Turner, Project Director, Production, Technology, MovieLabs, and featuring speakers from Prime Focus, Overcast, Skywalker Sound, Accenture and Microsoft, this ‘speed date’ session will share case studies that were selected for the MovieLabs Showcase initiative as real-world proof points that the 2030 Vision is providing significant benefits today.

Anshul Kapoor

Google Cloud’s Anshul Kapoor will be talking multi-cloud and on-prem workfows for global productions

SMPTE kicks things off the next day with ‘Architecting multi-cloud and on-prem workflows’ solutions for global production needs’. Tab Butler, M&E Advisor, Cinegy, will moderate the session, which also features Jan Weigner, President & CEO, Cinegy; Geeter Kyrazis, Chief Strategy Officer,; Andy Beach, CTO Media & Entertainment, Microsoft Industry Solutions; Anshul Kapoor, Head of Media Broadcasting Solutions, Google Cloud; and Chris Blandy, Director of Strategy and Business Development for Media & Entertainment, AWS.

They will discuss shifting towards the application of ST2110 and related technologies into cloud environments, the problems encountered and the solutions.

This is followed by ‘Broadcast rocks: The foundational value of digital broadcast radio (DAB+)’. Attendees will hear how digital broadcast radio promotes democracy, trust and social commitment through high-quality news and unparalleled freedom of speech.

Ian Nock, Vice Chair, IET Media, will then introduce the first John Logie Baird Lecture session – ‘Scaling TV’, with leading practitioners in the industry presenting their views on the thinking and impact of IP-delivered TV.

Sunday afternoon then sees a three-hour session from IEE BTS: ‘Unlocking Sustainability: Innovating a greener future in broadcast and media’. Featuring speakers from Grupo Globo, PMH, DVB, ATSC, CTA and more, this extensive session will explore issues such as integrating sustainability into your media enterprise and understanding energy consumption in broadcast.

At the same time (14:00-17:00) in Room E105, the European Digital Cinema Forum (EDCF) will be hosting its long standing EDCF Global Cinema Seminar.

Addressing the key issues facing the industry in 2023 and beyond, such as creative solutions to supply chain issues, the challenge of sustainability in the film and cinema sectors, HDR in cinema, cybersecurity as well as the latest audio developments, the seminar will include a range of high-level speakers.

SMPTE will once again start proceedings in Room E102 on Monday with a look at ‘AI in live broadcast and how SMPTE is utilising the EuroVOX tool created by EBU to make education more accessible’.

Richard Welsh, SVP Innovation, Deluxe, and Benjamin Poor, Senior Project Manager, European Broadcasting Union, will share how SMPTE is implementing the EuroVOX to translate technical documents and virtual classes for global access.

The second John Logie Baird Lecture will then ask ‘What’s Next for Audio Codecs?’. Russell Trafford-Jones of the IET Media Technical Network will explore what the future challenges are and what’s next for audio in television and radio.

In the final session of the day, the SCTE is ‘Tackling the Telco Net Zero Challenge’.

Between 12:00 and 16:00, Ralf Hemecker, Head of Sales, CE+T Power; Daniel Rixhon, VP, Business Development, CE+T Power; and Roelof Potters, Innovation Manager, Alliander, will deliver three highly technical presentations about the challenges telecoms providers (and telco consumers) face in reducing energy usage and how we can contribute to the energy transition.

The full content agenda can be found on the IBC website and will be available on the IBC App during the show.

Register now for IBC2023.