IBC created the Accelerator programme in 2019, to support the media & entertainment industry with a framework for agile, collaborative and fast-track innovation through a multi-company project-based approach to solving complex media and entertainment business and technology challenges.

“The Accelerator programme is a managed framework for innovation, introduced by IBC in response to the myriad of disruptive challenges and opportunities of digital transformation, and the need to innovate at speed in today’s fast-changing, dynamic media & entertainment sector,”

Mark Smith, Innovation Lead and Advisor to IBC

We at Net Insight are so proud to participate in the following three Accelerator projects this year. 

  • Cloud Based Live Events, Analytics and Low Latency Protocols
  • 5G and the Arena of the Future for XR Events
  • 5G Remote Production … in the middle of nowhere

Come and meet us at the Accelerator booth 2.A14 in Hall 2.

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Cloud Based Live Events, Analytics and Low Latency Protocols

Aiming to demonstrate how professional live sports events, with multiple camera feeds, can be delivered at scale with full visibility, including live IP signal ingest, standards conversion as well as assessing the potential to introduce low latency protocols.

Proposed and pitched by Microsoft on 11th September, 10:00 – 10:45, Innovation Stage, Hall 2.

Read more about the project here.

5G and the Arena of the Future for XR Events 

Fresh off their 2021 Project of the Year victory, the winning combo of 5G and XR (Extended Realities) returns to further push 5G’s low latency and connectivity into the 3D arena-verse of the future via live Augmented Reality esports and multi-location, multi-player fan hyper-personalisation using immersive, real-time technologies.

Proposed and pitched by Vodafone, ESL & Hado on 10th September, 11:15 – 12:00, Innovation Stage, Hall 2.

Read more about the project here.

5G Remote Production … in the middle of nowhere

Following on from work in the Accelerator programme over the last two years, this breakthrough project aims to demonstrate just how portable flexible a private 5G ‘network in a box’ can be for live broadcast production use cases, taking it to some truly remote global locations, as well as to the IBC show itself.

Proposed and pitched by the University of Strathclyde on 10th September, 13:30 – 14:15, Innovation Stage, Hall 2.

Read more about the project here.

“The launch of the 2022 Accelerator cycle follows the tremendous success of last year’s programme. The industry faced massive challenges in 2021, but the programme still produced the successful, collaborative development of eight remarkable projects, which culminated in virtual demonstrations at IBC’s digital event in December.”

Mark Smith, Innovation Lead and Advisor to IBC