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BVE NEWS BVE 2013 B VE 2013 is the UK’s premier event for the multimedia production services, content creation, management and delivery industries.  The event, which attracted nearly 16,000 visitors in 2012, takes place at ExCeL in London from 26-28 February 2013; moving to the new Olympic venue has enabled the event to grow and present more exhibitors, seminar theatres, free content and unrivalled networking opportunities, as well as making it easier for visitors from Europe to attend BVE, with London City Airport only five minutes away.   BVE offers a high-level conference, immensely popular free seminars and hands-on workshops, and an invaluable networking hub, as well as an exhibition featuring all the leading manufacturers as well as smaller companies with innovative solutions to offer from acquisition to delivery. Anita Pal, Event Director, i2i Events, says, “BVE has always been about connecting people, both through our superb free seminar programme that attracts the highest calibre speakers, and also the networking opportunities afforded by the biggest content creation event in the UK. This year - our first at the ExCeL venue - we are able to branch out further than ever before, adding two new theatres to our regular theatre line up. We will also host the popular Skills Zone and Bar Meet-Up events, as well as working with various partners on fringe events leading up to and during BVE 2013.” As always there is an amazing line- up of free content, offering 220 hours of free education, training, practical tips and tricks, technical insights and business advice, delivered by 300 experts from the worlds of TV, film, advertising and digital media. There will be 10 theatres on the show floor, covering topics including production, audio, post production, cloud issues and 3D cinema, as well as the new Cinematography and Live Event theatre. Speakers already confirmed include Andy Wilson, Head of the Centre of Technology, BBC; Andy Tennant, Controller of Technology, Production & Facilities, ITV and DPP Board Member; Chris Johns, Chief Engineer, BSkyB; Francesco Donato, VP Broadcast Operations, Sky Deutschland. Nicky Sargent, Founder & CEO, The Farm Group; Darren Woolfson, Group Director of Technology, Pinewood Studios; and Piers Vellacott, Head of Production, Raw TV. underway or have finished and are looking for advice on what to do next. BVE is also introducing The Future of Media Summit, an invitation-only strategic conference that will examine the future of the traditional broadcasting model and strategies for monetising content in the multiplatform world. It will also look at practical issues such as fostering the new generation of creatives, payment models and licencing. And the all-important networking part of the event will offer many opportunities to meet fellow media professionals. The Skills Zone offers the chance to gain valuable advice from expert practitioners in the industry over informal discussions, and there will be several Bar Meet-Ups and fringe events with industry partners including the BKSTS. An expected 350 exhibitors will be on hand to present the latest developments in technology for content production, management and delivery. Many exhibitors use BVE to launch their new technologies and services in the UK, as it is the first broadcast event of the calendar year. First time exhibitors include Carl Zeiss AG, Deluxe Media Technologies, Ravensbourne Ltd and WTS Broadcast, while those returning to the show include ARRI, Autoscript, Avid, Blackmagic, Boxer Systems, Clear-Com, OASYS, Panasonic, Nikon, NewTek and Sony. Tv-bay will bring the BroadcastShow LIVE studio to BVE from stand K10 where it will be streaming interviews for the duration of the show and hosting a live chat show from 2pm to 4pm each day. Those not able to get to the show can catch up with the activities at www. broadcastshow.com/live. The show floor will also include two new sections: Production Services@BVE will provide a comprehensive selection of products and services for those who are planning a production, currently have a project Connected@BVE offers an exciting new visually branded area, dedicated exclusively to companies involved in VOD, TV-E, multi-device delivery and monetisation of services across connected TV, web and mobile. Visitors can connect with exhibitors providing transcoding, CMS, CDN and digital content monetisation solutions, whilst learning from the sector’s leading lights on how best to exploit content across multiple devices. As always, entry to BVE 2013 is free and visitors can register at www. bvexpo.com/TVBAY, while those interested in exhibiting should email sales@bvexpo.com or call 0207 728 4298. More details of exhibitors and seminar programmes as well as up-to-the- minute news about all aspects of BVE 2013, can be found at www.bvexpo. co.uk and will continue to be updated in the coming months. Information is also available across social media on twitter.com/bvexpo, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. 26 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BA073JAN13.indd 26 11/01/2013 14:17