EBU @ IBC 2016

"The IBC Conference is an unrivaled global destination for discussion and debate about the many different challenges facing the electronic media and entertainment industry, both in its sessions and in the range of networking opportunities it affords. Featuring some of the foremost thought-leaders, innovators and policy makers in their fields and covering a wide breadth of topics, it is the place to explore new strategies, understand business disrupters, chart future technological progress and uncover the future roadmap of the industry." -- IBC Conference
As usual, we will be present at this year's IBC Conference with demonstrations, presentations, conference sessions and more at the stand to ensure that public service media remains an important part of the broadcasting agenda and that the EBU is at the forefront of technology and innovation.  Join us at Stand 10.F20!


  • High frame rates with high dynamic range - maximize your multiplatform immersive experience: Better pixels are defined not only by an increase in resolution. More importantly are Higher Dynamic Range (HDR), and Higher Frame Rates (HFR). These two parameters provide, when used with the right content, a perceptible immersive image quality.  This demo will show HDR and HFR both as broadcast via DVB-T2 and as online delivery with DASH. It will use the Hybrid Log Gama HDR system and HFR with 100Hz.
  • Your personalized news channel: This demo will show a personalized news channel with a mix of catch up content and live items. It will highlight the concept using dynamic content to personalize the news experience for viewers and show how IP production and distribution can work together to create an integrated media experience.  Find out more about EBU RecSys, cross-platform authentication and Live & IP!
  • EBUSport ontology + FIMS: convergence on semantic data: This year’s demonstration on FIMS will show the use of semantic data for asset management in sport, linking resources to event data. The new platform for FIMS open source development will be available online and visitors will be shown how to discover license-free resources for integrators and developers.
  • Virtual reality - Editing VR content in standard workflows: ImmersiaTV partners, including VRT, will demonstrate the on-demand delivery of an immersive documentary of the football school of Porto, based on omnidirectional content, that is synchronously delivered across multiple household devices: head mounted display, television and second screen tablets. The documentary is created by advanced production tooling developed by ImmersiaTV, that simplifies the creation process of interactive and multi-device 360 content.
  • IP Interoperability Zone (Hall 8.D10): Joint Interoperability demonstration: AES,  AIMS, AMWA, EBU, SMPTE, and VSF has come together with an unprecedented showing of unity and alignment towards the JT-NM roadmap for IP interoperability that is practical, effective and deployable in the near-term. This demonstration show the state of interoperability of transport, timing and discovery & registration between more than 45 technology providers.

    Next to it in the same stand, the VRT-EBU LiveIP studio will showcase that these technologies are producing live television today. This award winning initiative from the EBU and Belgian broadcaster VRT relies on technology provided by twelve leading technology partners. During the IBC, the LiveIP studio will be also used to produce content for IBC TV. Stay tuned!

Demo Fact Sheets

Activities at the Stand

  • Innovation Theatre: See the schedule!

  • Live & IP Session: 09 September from 16:00 - 17:00

  • Open Source Meet-up: 10 September from 16:30 - 18:00

  • EBU TC and TLO Tour: 11 September from 16:00 - 16:30

  • Networking drinks and snacks: 12 September from 17:00

At the Conference

  • Making much more of Metadata: 08 September from 13:30 - 15:00 (Room Emerald): In this session, new in 2016, we shall examine some novel ways in which metadata is being exploited. How, for example, can smart lens metadata assist other production equipment or help in post-production?. Can time-stamped metadata provide the ultimate shopping experience - buy anything you see on the screen?. Can metadata provide enriched content to enhance the viewing experience or will slow standardisation processes hamper its exploitation?. Join us to re-assess the power of metadata. Find out more... 


  • Enhancing the Multi-screen Experience through Synchronisation and Personalisation: 08 September from 15:30 - 17:00 (Room Emerald): Media consumers are making their consumption more sociable and interactive through their simultaneous use of multiple connected devices. Most experts argue that synchronised orchestration of content across devices is key to providing an engaging experience (how annoying to hear about a goal on social media before you see it on your main screen!). Others also believe that media providers need to know their users and build targeted, personalised experiences across their devices - using open solutions and protecting their privacy. In one novel approach, users' social comments on VOD are time-referenced to the content and can be shared by their friends who may be viewing later. Find out more...
  • Lessons learned from experimental IP studios: 09 September from 12:00 - 13:30 (Room Emerald): Researchers from a major international collaboration will reveal what they have learned from the world's first fully-IP live television studio, including the efficiency of production and interoperability between equipment vendors using open standards. Find out more... 
  • Cybersecurity and Strategies for Media Companies: 10 September from 15:30 - 18:00 (Room Emerald): More than ever before, media companies are exposed to cyber-attacks.  Several recent examples have unveiled the disastrous potential of these attacks as well as the low awareness level of the broadcast industry toward these threads. A panel discussion with top experts from EBU members and industry will address key questions. Find out more...
  • Studio Video over IP: Implementation, standards, and Software Defined Networks: 11 September from 15:45 - 18:00 (Room Emerald): In this SMPTE session, speakers will explain the concept of studio video over IP, including the potential roles of Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Virtual Machines. In addition, the session will explore the current state of studio video over IP in the real world, where does the development of key standards stand, and why it is important to avoid a format war. Find out more... 
  • IBC Wrap-up: 12 September from 11:30 - 13:00 (Room E102): IBC invites five executives to make sense of what we’ve seen at IBC. The trends that matter and the developments that will make a difference. Find out more...
  • 4G/LTE Broadcast Developmenets and Future 5G: 12 September from 15:30 - 18:00 (Room Content Everywhere Hub in Hall 14)

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