Like most industry gatherings this year, the 2020 SMPTE show is virtual and runs from November 10-12, complete with an interactive environment that incorporates a main conference hub, meeting rooms, theater space for sessions and the annual awards gala, and an exhibition hall with private meeting spaces. Many of the events, in addition to the Awards Gala, have been pre-recorded so attendees can view them at their leisure.
Now that the virtual IBC 2020 has passed with hardly a whimper on the world broadcasting stage, paradoxically vendors, service providers and content producers are counting the indirect cost of the real event’s absence.
NAB President and CEO Gordon H. Smith has made the following announcement.
Leading broadcast and cable media solution providers recently launched the NextGen Video Information Systems Alliance, a worldwide coalition of developers and manufacturers that will help accelerate the industry’s evolution toward next-generation broadcast and OTT television systems.
In a move that was not unexpected due to current pandemic conditions around the world, the annual IBC 2020 show in Amsterdam, set to take place on September 11-14, has been cancelled. In recent weeks two major exhibitors - Panasonic and Ross Video - had already cancelled their participation citing the safety of its employees. The annual conference typically hosts an average of 55,000 visitors from across the globe.
The Video Services Forum (VSF) has released new technical recommendations for its Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) Protocol Specification. RIST was developed to deliver audio and video content over the pubic Internet at low-latency.