Webinar: Esports Goes Mainstream

Date: Thursday 24th January, 16:00 GMT

Esports continues to be on the rise and is being picked up by ‘traditional’ broadcasters like ESPN. These broadcasters may well play a role in diversifying the sport beyond the predominantly young male audience which would benefit the sport and the viewer alike. Esports has also gained a place in the 2022 Asian Games alongside more usual sports like badminton, cycling and Judo.

Here on the site we featured, last year, this look behind the scenes in the transmission gallery at an esports event clearly showing that they are making TV just like anyone else. As we wrote at the time
Esports is gaining more and more mindshare of broadcast-focused companies – and for good reason. As you watch event the setup, you’ll see why Presteigne sponsor the UK eSports awards. As you watch their gallery and spot familiarly-shaped equipment, you’ll see why the industry is increasingly taking note.” Check it out.

Here, some of the industry’s leading participants explain how esports is transforming live content and reaching new audiences as it crosses into the mainstream and catches the attention of the biggest media businesses.

In this webinar you’ll learn about:
• How esports is outgrowing traditional sports, reaching a global audience of 590 million by 2020, more than half of millennials
• The growing value of esports media rights and the opportunities for broadcasts and content platforms
• The esports ecosystem of teams, events, leagues, games publishers and platforms
• The role of live production technology to produce esports events for a huge international audience

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Speakers

Wouter Sleijffers Wouter Sleijffers
CEO,
Fnatic
Dhaval Ponda Dhaval Ponda
Global Sales Head Media Services,
Tata Communications
Ivan Danishevsky Ivan Danishevsky
Founder,
ESCharts.com & ESM.one
Martin Wyatt Martin Wyatt
Head of Partner Relationships,
Gfinity
Robert Ambrose Robert Ambrose
Moderator,
Managing Consultant,
High Green Media

Webinar: Unlocking global success for channel operators and broadcasters

Date: Tuesday 4th December, 2018. 16:00 GMT

Join IBC365 and Tata Communications to explore how organisations are using cloud playout to deploy a unified solution for both playout and distribution on a global basis, and why cloud is fast becoming the preferred option for many linear channel operators and broadcasters.

Cloud playout offers the potential for rapid channel launches, more efficient and resilient operations and a clear commercial model enabling linear channels to be more successful and profitable.

In this Webinar:

  • Explore cloud success stories, like Woohoo TV, Latin America’s first dedicated channel for sports, music and youth culture. It expanded rapidly into new markets in the U.S. without needing capital investment by deploying Tata Communications’ Cloud Master Control and Video Connect solutions.
  • Learn how Cloud Master Control delivers a future-ready virtualised IP environment powered by industry-leading technology vendors, enabling channel operators to scale rapidly from a single channel to a large-scale multi-channel operation, with complete flexibility and reliability.
  • Understand the business, technology and operational benefits and the crucial questions to ask before moving your channel playout operation to a cloud playout provider.

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Speakers

Jeremy Dujardin Jeremy Dujardin
CTO Media Services,
Tata Communications
Dhaval Ponda Dhaval Ponda
Global Sales Head Media Services,
Tata Communications

Video: The Promise of 5G


The UK’s largest mobile network EE just announced its plan to launch 5G across 16 cities during 2019 and switching on the next-generation network in the busiest locations so it’s clear that 5G is arriving. That’s why it’s all the more important to put the promise of 5G into perspective with regards to broadcasting.

IBC 365 brings together Richard Mills from the Sky VR studios and Claire Harvey from Red Bee to discuss this with Mark Smith.

The discussion touches on the following:
• What are the real benefits
• What applications will drive the take-up of 5G?
• Will it help connectivity at a live event where bandwidth is currently constrained?
• How can broadcasters develop trust in 5G?
• Applying 5G to wildlife filming
• Network Revenue Sharing

Watch now!

Speakers

Claire Harvey Claire Harvey
Key Account Manager, Red Bee Media &
Advisory Board Member, UK5G
Richard Mills Richard Mills
Technical Director, Sky VR Studios &
Chairman, Imaginary Pictures
Mark Smith Mark Smith
Moderator
Independent Marketing Consulting
MSA Ltd (Chair)

Webinar: Why Telcos Need Content and Content Providers Need Telcos


Date: Thursday 15th November 2018, 16:00 GMT / 11am ET

It’s a busy time in the content and connectivity business and in this webinar, IBC265 is bringing together Huawei, Rights Stuff and Ampere Analysis to map out the future of convergence. Hear:

  • Why high-quality video services are vital for telecom operators wanting to engage consumers and grow their revenues through “experience monetisation”
  • When is the right time for operators to license their own content or offer their own VOD platform
  • How becoming a super-aggregator of OTT services and TV channels can create a compelling offer without costing a cent in content rights
  • Why content providers, broadcasters and SVOD platform owners should partner with telcos to reach new audiences in new markets

The boundaries between broadcasters, pay TV platforms, OTT operators and telecoms providers are blurring.

Competitors are becoming partners as content owners recognise the role of telcos to deliver their services to a bigger audience and drive new revenues, while telecom operators are creating compelling consumer experiences built around video.

Convergence is now all about putting the consumer at the centre of a connected media and entertainment experience where the distinction between live broadcast and on-demand services disappears.

Register now to find out more

Speakers

Richard Griffiths Richard Griffiths
Vice President Consultant Office,
Huawei Technologies
Wendy Bernfeld Wendy Bernfeld
Managing Director,
Rights Stuff
Tony Maroulis Tony Maroulis
Research Manager,
Ampere Analysis
Robert Ambrose Chair: Robert Ambrose
Managing Consultant,
High Green Media

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Video: IBC Roundtable – Diversity and Inclusion

The IBC Roundtable discussion is back and this time tackles Diversity and Inclusion with views from Sundog Media Toolkit, ITV and Grass Valley, a Belden Company.

Topics include:

  • Bringing diversity and inclusion into the company at large
  • Benefits of diversity to the company
  • Recruiting for diversity as a startup
  • Supporting parents at work
  • Altering the age balance in an organisation
  • Working at the industry level to support company’s ability to hire
  • Recruiting from outside the industry
  • Role models & Mentoring
  • How the industry is perceived through trade shows

Moderated by: Naomi Climer Chair, IBC Council
Speakers:
Neil Maycock VP Global Marketing, Grass Valley, a Belden Company
Faz Aftab Online Commerical Editor, ITV
Richard Welsh Co-founder and CEO, Sundog Media Toolkit

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Webinar: The future of broadcast and media – IBC2018 preview

Date: 23rd August 2018, 16:00 BST

A panel of broadcasters and exhibitors guide us through their predictions of the hot topics from IP to AI, the rise-and-rise of OTT, and the impact of 5G, blockchain and ATSC 3.0.

Plus the new focus on building an efficient supply chain to create, manage, store and distribute content.

Don’t miss the highlights of IBC2018 with this inside preview of the big themes and must-see tech on this year’s show floor.

Speakers:

Jeremy Dujardin

Jeremy Dujardin, Chief Technology Officer,

Global Media & Entertainment Services, Tata Communications

Tim Felstead Tim Felstead, Director of Strategic and Operation Marketing,

Broadcast and Media, Rohde & Schwarz

Kathy Bienz Kathy Bienz, Director North America, IABM
Jurgita Rhodes Jurgita Rhodes, Partner, Marquis Media Partners
Moderator:
Robert Ambrose Robert Ambrose, Managing Consultant, High Green Media

 

Webinar: Media at the Edge – A new content technology perspective


Date: 26th July 2018, 16:00 BST

IBC365 continues it’s excellent webinars with this one looking at how pushing computing out to the ‘edge’, meaning closer to the user, will help Broadcasters.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What Edge computing is and why it will be key to broadcasting, media and entertainment
  • How edge computing is rapidly evolving to provide content anywhere and everywhere through the IoT and soon across 5G networks
  • What mobile edge computing means for production, processing and video distribution
  • How new consumer experiences, VR, AR, UHD streaming will be driven by the availability of edge infrastructure
  • How to secure the critical IT infrastructure which will house valuable content at the edge of the network

Register now!

Speakers:

Damon Neale

Damon Neale, Chief Technology Officer, BASE Media Cloud

Steven Carlini

Steven Carlini, Senior Director, Data Centre Global Solutions, Schenider Electric
Moderator:

Ambrose McNevin

Ambrose McNevin, Managing Director, Tech Marketing Content Ltd

Video: Creating and distributing sports and eSports content to online audiences


What is eSports and how does it fit in with our industry?
Claire Tavernier from Girl Effect explores these questions and more with Stevie Rowe at Whistle Sports, Abi Hemingway from Jackshoot TV and Dominic Sacco the content director at the British Esports Association.

Questions covered include:

  • What is esports
  • How does content discovery work?
  • Using social media to interact with viewers
  • The role of influencers
  • Use archive material in an appealing way for this demographic
  • How is the gender balance in eSports
  • A look to the future trends

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Video: Cyber Security – How to Deal with the Threat to Content


For broadcasters and media firms, cyber security threats come from a range of sources, including hackers, government agencies and cyber criminals. In this IBC365 discussion, a panel of experts explore what cyber security means, how can you foster a culture of security, what can be done to protect content and safeguard businesses.

Speakers:
Pascal Hetzscholdt Director, Content Protection, Europe and Africa, 21st Century Fox
Daniel Schatz Chief Information Security Officer, Perform Group
Mike Loginov Chief Security Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, Ascot Barclay
Mark Harrison Managing Director, DPP
Moderated by Robert Ambrose Managing Consultant, High Green Media

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Webinar: Winning the Battle for OTT Audiences


Date: 28th July 2018, 16:00 BST

This webinar brings examples from Leading OTT operators and providers describing how they drive audience growth through quality and user experience. Of course, great content alone is not enough to sustain a successful on-demand internet-delivered OTT service.

The speakers will reveal the risk factors that can destroy audience engagement, including poor streaming performance and data privacy and security fears and as OTT becomes inseparable from live broadcast, solutions for streaming time-sensitive, high-value live events and sports are assessed.

Whether it’s broadcaster catch-up, special-interest content or producers like HBO and Disney going direct, the pressure is on for platforms trying to compete with the big beasts Netflix and Amazon. With the announcement of Salto as a joint venture of broadcasters in France, and UK channels investing in updating Freeview Play, OTT is centre-stage once again.

Audiences have huge expectations of user experience, video image and quality-of-service – regardless of the network or device they are using. Delivering and managing a consistently-high quality of experience is crucial for media companies wanting to deliver a popular, engaging and profitable OTT service – whatever the content and business model.

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Speakers:
Guilherme Saraiva, CTO, Rede Telecine
Steve Miller-Jones, Senior Director of Product Management, Limelight Networks