IBC2005 to focus on HD developments

This year’s conference will devote one of its daily themes to HDTV with panels, sessions and keynotes

IBC2005 will offer those attending the show an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in high definition during sessions and panels Sept. 9.

HDTV will take center stage at IBC2005 in Amsterdam with the theme for Friday, Sept. 9 focusing on HDTV’s past, present and future.

Sessions, keynotes and panels will explore the unfolding saga of HDTV, which is in its third decade after taking shape as an analog system in Japan, a multiplexed analog component approach in Europe, and most recently as a digital system in Europe, Canada, Australia and the United States.

IBC2005 will focus on HDTV, providing industry experts in various disciplines, including production and post-production, digital 5.1 surround sound production, transmission, display and business, with a forum to explore HD developments in depth.

The IBC HDTV theme day program includes:

  • History of High Definition — presented by Brendan Slammin of the IEE;
  • HDTV Theme Day Keynote — David Hill, CEO of DIRECTV and chairman of Fox Sports;
  • The State of HD Around the World — chaired by Peter Symes, Grass Valley, and Engineering VP with Ralph Justus of the Consumer Electronics Association, Chuck Pagano of ESPN and Yukihiro Nishida of NHK;
  • Production Applications and Real World Challenges in Drama, Nature and Sport — chaired by Hans Hoffman of the European Broadcasting Union;
  • New Entrants' Needs and Issues — chaired by Ed Hobson of National TeleConsultants.

For more information, visit www.ibc.org.

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