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Technology in Action

Today sees a series of exciting presentations on the Technology in Action stage, looking at key issues which are likely to be of interest to many IBC visitors. Presentations at the Technology in Action Theatre in Hall 3 are free to all.

At 11:00 this morning is a case study presented by Sky Italia and Imagine Communications. Sky’s Milan facility needed to expand its routing switchers and took the decision to start the migration to live IP working.

The new installation includes a number of COTS IP switches creating a virtual matrix. This is a rare opportunity to hear from a major broadcaster which has made the move, and quiz them on the benefits and the pitfalls.

The 14:00 presentation is equally compelling and relevant, but in a very different area. Where news used to mean an appointment to view at 18:00 or 22:00, for many broadcasters and news organisations today it means publish digital first.

As well as changing editorial priorities this means making editing and packaging of stories much slicker, and the cloud is a natural solution. Calkins Media has been working with remote editing specialist Forscene on a new approach to news creation and distribution, which it will discuss this afternoon.

These two events are set to pack a lot of practical information and experience into 20 minutes. More information is available at, and all are welcome at the Technology in Action Theatre in Hall 3.