IBC is privileged to host some of the leading industry figures from around the world. Nothing demonstrates this pre-eminent thought-leadership better than the opening conference keynote, “Does Public Service Broadcasting Have a Future.” Keynoted by Sir Michael Lyons, chairman of the BBC Trust, other speakers in the session include: Vincent Curren, executive vice president & chief operating officer, CPB, Ingrid Deltenre, director general of the EBU; and Yoshinori Imai, vice president, NHK.
BSkyB to receive IBC Special Award
BSkyB is to receive a special award at IBC2010 for its initiative in launching the world’s first commercial stereoscopic 3D channel, Sky 3D. To do this it has tackled a huge number of challenges in a very short space of time. What content will work best in the stereoscopic 3D home, and how can that content be created within the budgets and timescales of television? How can the existing transmission infrastructure and installed base of set-top boxes carry the signal? What is the business model that will pay for it? The audience at the IBC Awards Ceremony, on Sunday September 12 in the Auditorium at 6:30 p.m., will therefore be treated to a selection of some of the finest, 3D originated content yet shown.
Keynotes from Across the Industry
IBC2010’s keynote speakers range across the industry, giving the conference multidisciplinary depth to go with its global spread. Speakers at the Convention keynote, “New Routes to Funding Original Content”, include: Mike Darcey, chief operating officer, BSkyB; Linda Jensen, chief executive, HBO Central Europe; and Gerhard Zeiler, chief executive officer, RTL. The 3D Day keynote, “Capturing Stereoscopic Images for Live Broadcast,” will be delivered by Steve Schklair, founder & chief executive officer, 3Ality Digital – one of the most influential pioneers of the new wave of stereoscopic 3D. And Kent Novak, senior vice president at Texas Instruments, will deliver the technology keynote, “Bigger, Better, Faster - Can Technology Deliver?”
Keynotes at the Top of Their Game
A special mention for Manolo Romero, managing director, Olympic Broadcasting Services, who is the winner of this year’s International Honour for Excellence. As well as accepting his Award he will deliver the Sports Day keynote: “Olympics Games Coverage - Past, Present & Future,” taking a look at the history of Olympic broadcasting, the state of technology today, and reflecting on the excellent coverage of the Vancouver games earlier this year. The session will conclude with a look to the future, as Roger Mosey, the BBC head of London 2012, introduces some of the next innovations viewers will see in Olympic broadcasting.