CEO of FX Networks to Deliver Keynote at the 2014 Content and Communications World

New York City, July 29, 2014--John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions NY, will deliver the keynote address at the 2014 Content and Communications World (CCW), to be held November 12-13 in New York. CCW+SATCON, produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), is the East Coast's most significant content and communications event.

IBC Announces IBC2014 Leaders’ Summit: Leading Innovation and Change

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 15, 2014-- IBC  announced that this year’s IBC Leaders’ Summit will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014. An exclusive and invitation-only event curated specifically for 150 of the most  influential and visionary people at the top of the industry, the IBC Leaders’ Summit is  now in its fourth successful year. Industry leaders from all over the world fly to  Amsterdam to take part in its sessions which mirror and distill the agenda of the  mainstream IBC Conference into a single day of high-powered, top-level  discussions. 

ITU Telecom World 2014 Outlines Forward Looking Agenda with “Future in Focus”

Geneva, Switzerland, June 26, 2014 – Forum discussions at the upcoming ITU Telecom World 2014 event in Doha, Qatar, will delve deep into the driving forces behind the ongoing radical transformation of the ICT industry, exploring three major future scenarios and how they will impact our businesses and lives:

World Summit on the Information Society 10-year Review Sets Vision for post-2015 Development Agenda

Geneva, Switzerland, June 12, 2014 – More than 1600 participants including around 100 Government Ministers and leaders from international organizations, from business, civil society and academia are meeting in Geneva this week to review progress on the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) over the last ten years and to set priorities for the post-2015 development agenda.

Examining Change at the IBC 2014

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 10, 2014--There have been many radical changes in the recent broadcast industry as the collision  between broadcast and IT-centric technologies has accelerated. Where once the industry was a ‘walled garden’ with its own specific technologies, standards and practices, increasingly it finds itself open to the vagaries of wider progress in other fields. And while this means it can reap the advantages of piggybacking on Moore’s law, not to mention a hugely expanded R&D effort in multiple diverse fields, it has also led to numerous problems. An industry used to the primacy of everything working perfectly as soon as the On-Air light comes on has had to adapt to the culture of another one where things are very much fixed as they go, and vice versa.

First Latin American Satellite Communication & Broadcasting Summit Held in Mexico City

by Virgil Labrador, Editor-in-Chief

Mexico City, June 10, 2014—The first the Latin American Satellite Communication & Broadcasting Summit  (LATSAT) organized by Euroconsult in Mexico City was a big success. Held at the Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel from  June 4-5, 2014, over 100 executives from all over the Americas attended the event.


World Summit on the Information Society up for 10-year Review

Geneva, Switzerland,  June 10, 2014 – A high level meeting opened today to review progress on the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which was held in Geneva in 2003 and in Tunis in 2005. Policy-makers, including Government Ministers and leaders from civil society, academia, business, and international organizations will focus attention on implementation of the outcomes of the Summit for next year’s ten-year review during the WSIS+10 High-level Event that kicks off today.

The 4th Annual Hosted Payload Summit Expands Conference Program to Include Small Satellites

Rockville, Md., May 12, 2014 – Hosted payloads and small satellites share a common mission – to enable greater access to space for an ever-expanding variety of commercial, government and scientific customers. In an effort to include everyone in the conversation of future-changing technology, the producers of the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition expanded and revamped the program of its annual Hosted Payload Summit, which will now be called the Hosted Payload and Smallsat Summit. This industry-leading event will be held October 15, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Washington, located at 1000 H Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Call For Speakers for CCW+SATCON 2014

Washington, DC, May 5, 2014 -- The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is now accepting speaking proposals for the 2014 Content and Communications World (CCW) and Satellite Communications Conference and Expo (SATCON), held November 12-13, 2014 in New York. CCW is a leading media, entertainment and communications technology event focusing on content creation, management and delivery technologies. SATCON offers a conference and exhibition serving companies in the satellite-enabled communications and content delivery industry.

Future Success of Oil & Gas Industry to Turn on Communications Solutions Demanding 100 Times Today’s Bandwidth Use

London, UK, May 2, 2014 – Maximizing the successful operation of the oil & gas rigs of the future will depend on bandwidth usage level of 100 times that of today. This was the analysis of Brastrading, the Florida, USA, based company which provides engineering and high-level logistics, services, equipment and worldwide telecom solutions for the oil & gas market. Multi-path communications, applications-aware networks, universal device IP-connectivity – all be required to improve rig on-board situational awareness, enable faster decision-making, facilitate real-time remote control, increase automation, lower operating costs, and create a safer working environment.