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.

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.

HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Inaugurates Arab Advisors 11th Convergence Summit in Amman

Amman, Jordan, June 3, 2014--HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of the Royal Scientific Society and Chairman of Board of Trustees, inaugurated today the 11th Convergence Summit taking place in Amman at the Four Seasons Hotel. The two-day summit brings together top regional and global media and telecoms industry executives.

SatComm2014 at CommunicAsia to Showcase the Latest Developments in Asia’s Satellite Industry

Singapore, May 29, 2014 – A noteworthy highlight of CommunicAsia2014, industry’s preferred information and communication technology business event in Asia that will be held at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre from 17 – 20 June, SatComm2014 will once again unveil the largest contingent of satellite companies witnessed at any single ICT trade event in Asia.

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.

CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2014: Staying Relevant in a Time of Transition

Hong Kong, May 12, 2014 – CASBAA returns to Singapore for its annual gathering exploring the latest developments and issues affecting the satellite industry in the Asia Pacific. Taking place on June 16 at the Shangri-La Singapore, the CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2014 will provide a platform for leaders from the satellite sector to come together and share their knowledge and experiences.

GVF’s 7th Oil & Gas Communications Europe Conference

London, UK, May 7, 2014 – On 13th & 14th May, the oil and gas industry, and the satellite solutions community will turn their collective attention to the 21st event in the GVF Oil & Gas Communications Series, and the 7th to be held in Aberdeen with a focus on the European oil & gas patch.

Arab Advisors' 11th Convergence Summit Convenes in Amman on June 2 & 3 Amid Major Shifts in the Middle East Market

Amman, Jordan, May 6, 2014 -  Under the royal patronage of HRH Princess Sumaya Bint El Hassan, President of the Royal Scientific Society, the 11th Convergence Summit, will take place in Amman on the 2nd and 3rd of June 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel. Her Royal highness will be addressing the summit at the opening ceremony.

C-Suite Speakers Confirmed for Broadband Track at CommunicAsia2014 Summit

Singapore, May 6, 2014 – Asia’s demand for fast and reliable connected services ‘on-the-go’ is relentless. As a result of this prevalent trend, which is seen not only in developed regions but also in emerging and rural parts of the world as well, the need for high capacity broadband and fibre broadband networks is ever-increasing. This is further fuelled by a steep increase in consumption of data and entertainment on mobile devices, with mobile data traffic in Asia Pacific expected to exceed the rest of the world by 2017.

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.