IBC 2017: HBS wrap-up

18 September 2017

2017 saw HBS delivering global sporting events across three continents, such as the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, Gold Cup U.S.A. 2017 and the SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017; the IBC 2017 event, held last week in Amsterdam, was the opportunity for the HBS management team to share its feedback about memorable sporting/production moments and exciting upcoming projects.

Chief Content Officer and Deputy CEO Dan Miodownik participated in a panel discussion about new broadcast technologies (‘Beyond Live: New tech pushing the boundaries’). Also participating in the discussion were industry heavy-weight Dave Shield, IMG’ global director of engineering & technology and Sotiris Salamouris, OBS’ Chief Technology Officer. Executives discussed the introduction of AI technology in sports production and the trend of growth in live streaming, as well as the possible outlets regarding 4K.

Meanwhile, Chief External Relations Lise Cosimi participated in two events focusing on promoting the Broadcast Academy and especially gender equality in the broadcast industry, both held in conjunction with the SVG’ Sport Production Summit.

On Thursday, 14 September, she took part in a ‘One-on-One conversation’ with Muriel de Lathouwer, CEO of EVS. She presented the HBS’ Broadcast Academy and the training initiatives launched in partnership with EVS to encourage more women and young people to consider careers in the broadcast industry.

On Saturday, 16 September, Lise in her capacity as leader of the Women’s Initiative in Europe hosted a networking reception as part of the SVG’ ongoing ‘Women in Sports Media’ program, where attendees exchange ideas and best practices about how to effectively enhance the role of women in sports production and distribution. The event was a success, with more than 45 industry female executives taking part.