Imagine Communications will once again be providing the encoding facilities for IBC TV, the news and information service produced on site at broadcast convention. IBC TV delivers a 24-hour streaming service to all platforms throughout the event, as well as a video on-demand (VoD) service.
IBC TV features live interviews and debates, coverage of keynote addresses and other events, and a large number of stories about key issues emerging from the exhibition and conference. The professional team of journalists and technicians works from a production base on the show floor.
Imagine Communications has provided its SelenioFlex Live multi-screen encoding platform for IBC TV for many years, and will once more provide full support. As well as the live streaming, a key requirement is to make each news story, debate and live broadcast available as a video on-demand asset as quickly as possible. The installation will use the scripting features of the Imagine Communications Zenium workflow platform to move metadata from the IBC TV production database into the VoD platform asset management system.
“IBC TV is incredibly busy throughout the event, and we rely on specialist support partners to take ownership of their parts of the process,” said Sue Robinson, producer of IBC TV. “As our aspirations have grown, so has the help we get from Imagine Communications, ensuring our programming is available to every visitor to IBC, however they choose to watch us.”
“This is a classic TV Everywhere operation, happening before the eyes of every visitor to IBC,” said Mathias Eckert, vice-president for EMEA at Imagine Communications. “Our technology fits seamlessly into the production workflow, live encoding for any device. It is great to be able to work with the fantastic team at IBC TV once more, and demonstrate the real practicalities of TV Everywhere.”
IBC TV runs throughout the event, which is held at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam from 10 16 September.