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How TV can keep up with technology: IBC review

This was the key message from the London Centre’s review of this September’s IBC, which was held jointly with the Institution of Engineering and Technology at the latter’s sumptuously refurbished HQ on the banks of the Thames.

Amsterdam’s annual media technology event welcomed more than 1,600 exhibitors and 55,000 visitors to its exhibition halls and conference sessions. The RTS and IET are two of the six partners behind IBC.

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Transcript of Kevin McLellan's opening remarks

KEVIN MACLELLAN:  Thank you very much, Baz, and thank you for all the help you gave me this year putting the conference together.  Baz gave me a great deal of advice during the course of the year, being an American and the first time doing this.  He also gave me a bit of advice that made me quite nervous.  At one point he said "Kevin, in England you have to make speeches funny", and I don't really know how to do conference funny.  I do after a bottle of wine funny or best man's speech funny, maybe, basically anything inappropriate funny.  So just lower your expectations on if you would on t

Transcript of Steve Burke's keynote session

Steve Burke (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

KEVIN MACLELLAN: 

Before we bring up our first keynote speaker, Steve Burke, CEO of NBCUniversal, I thought it might make sense to give you all a little history of NBCUniversal, and that is because many, many people in the UK know what Universal Pictures is but it has become my experience that when I say NBCUniversal they are left a little baffled.  So have a look at this tape which will tell you a little bit about our company.

KEVIN MACLELLAN: