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IABM publishes schedule for Future Trends Channel
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IABM publishes schedule for Future Trends Channel

IABM's full schedule for the Future Trends Channel is now available. It will run over five weeks from 1st September to 2nd October 2020. Produced in conjunction with IBC, the Future Trends Channel takes the IBC Future Trends Theatre online, offering the opportunity to explore up-and-coming technology and business trends.

The Future Trends Channel brings together a massive 125 on-demand presentations spread across its five themed weeks. In addition, each week has a live headline event each Tuesday (3pm BST, 45pm CEST) where all the key issues and opportunities are exposed and discussed by broadcast and media industry leaders. Schedule and registration opportunities are available here.

1-4 September: Virtual week: Cloud and Virtualization

The Virtual Week focuses on everything related to cloudification and dematerialization of media operations, including innovative technology solutions to address social distancing, at-home production and distributed media workflows.

Presentations include: Remote production; remote working; remote journalism; hybrid cloud; edge computing; microservices; 5G; SaaS; virtualized infrastructure, control, scheduling, monitoring and multi-viewing.

7-11 September: Data week – AI/ML & Analytics

The Data Week focuses on data-driven media, including innovative AI and ML solutions to create, manage and deliver content as well as analytics solutions enabling informed decision-making at media organizations.

Presentations include: object detection; closed captioning; targeted advertising; reducing churn; growing subscribers; boosting fan engagement; simplifying content search/discovery; collaborative news production; performance prediction.

14-18 September: Mesmerizing week – Imaging and immersive

The Mesmerizing Week dives into quality and sensorial experiences, including next-generation audio, UHD television, VR, AR and other immersive technology solutions.

Presentations include: 5G revolution; moving from 4K to 8K; NGA, UHD and HDR trials; portrait video; perfect timing; virtual production; next-gen TV tools; leveraging augmented, mixed and extended reality; state of the UHD union.

21-25 September: Streaming week – Streaming Content and Platforms

The Streaming Week is about efficient content delivery and preparation for direct-to-consumer platforms as well as the architecture and design of OTT experiences.

Presentations include: Low latency live streaming; IPTV-DASH and multicast ABR; watermarking; end-to-end monitoring; 5G quality contribution; reaching younger audiences; blockchain; effective content discovery; sustainability; personalization; connection management; aggregating CDNs.

28 September – 2 October: Money week – Future Media Economics

The Money Week looks at future media economics and digital business models, including the deployment of blockchain technology for content monetization, advanced advertising solutions that enable targeting and programmatic buying as well as media supply chain financial modelling.

Presentations include: Improving ratings prediction; maximizing live content value; microservices and blockchain; reinventing he supply chain; eSports going mainstream; transition to IP; cross-media advertising marketplaces using OTT data; standing out from the crowd in live; archive monetization; digitization of economics; new approaches to storage.

“The Future Trends Theatre at IBC has played to packed houses for every session over the last few years, proving that there’s a real thirst to understand what’s coming next to inform business and technology planning,” said Stan Moote, CTO, IABM. “With the acceleration in the rate of change caused by the coronavirus pandemic, such insights are even more vital today and the comprehensive program of live and on-demand sessions we have put together for this year’s virtual event covers all the bases.”



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