More than 200 exhibitors signed up for BVE 2013

Fresh from the success of its North of England event, the next southerly BVE broadcast and media technology trade show will take place at ExCel in London from 26-28 February.

ExCel’s large capacity has enabled BVE organisers to add two new seminar theatres, a conference and additional networking opportunities to the BVE line-up.

Anita Pal, event director of BVE organiser i2i Events, comments: “BVE has always been about connecting people, both through our unrivalled 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, with our move to ExCel, we are able to branch out further than ever before, adding a Cinematography and Lighting Demo Theatre and a Connected @ BVE Theatre to our regular theatre line-up. We will also replicate the Skills Zone and Bar Meet-Up events that have raised a great deal of interest at BVE North, as well as working with various partners on fringe events leading up to and during BVE 2013.”

The Future of Media Summit, also new for BVE 2013, is an invitation-only strategic conference examining the future of the traditional broadcasting model and strategies for monetising content in the multiplatform world.

Returning theatres include the Production Theatre and Post-Production Theatre, 3D/4K Cinema, The Audio Room and Broadcast Meets IT. There will also be seminar strands on the cloud, brands as broadcasters, and live event broadcasting.

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; David Daniels, senior technologist, BSkyB; and Francesco Donato, VP broadcast operations, Sky Deutschland.

An exhibitor line-up north of 200 in number will include technology manufacturers, finance specialists and insurance brokers, hire companies, resellers and industry associations, with first-time exhibitors including Carl Zeiss AG, Deluxe Media Technologies, WTS Broadcast and Ravensbourne Ltd. There will also be a section dedicated to production services.

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