Meet the Norwegian Media Cluster at IBC

Published 23.07.2019
IBC Hall 8, Booth C10: 13 of the Media Cluster companies will be at the Media City Bergen Pavillion at IBC, a joint stand showcasing world class media tech innovations and solutions from Media City Bergen.

The IBC Show, held in Amsterdam on September 13-17, is Europe's number one technology conference and expo, gathering around 55,000 participants and around 1700 exhibitors from 170+ countries to experience cutting edge solutions and industry innovations. This is an important arena for the Norwegian Media Cluster, where several of the cluster companies are present to showcase innovations and solutions. Last year the Media City Bergen Village opened for the first time, housing 13 Media Cluster Companies under one roof. 

The «Media City Bergen Village» is 160 square meters situated in hall 8 (Booth C10), conveniently located close to the IBC Future Zone. The MCB Village will host a variety of activities, product demonstrations and presentations, and of course social events every afternoon. Not only are the Village bringing together several of the Media Cluster key companies, but also giving space to smaller cluster members and startups to showcase their solutions, normally not able to set up their own booth at IBC, giving them a direct highway to the international market.

Companies exhibiting at the MCB Village
Mjoll:
Mjoll ́s product Mimir is an easy-to-use tool for video content creators which automates metadata logging using integrated AI services and at the same time archives your media to the cloud. It harnesses the power of market leading cognitive services from Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft and others to automatically make your archives searchable and therefore more valuable. This is an intuitive and powerful search tools, along with a range of other smart features, to create the most comprehensive cloud-based video production tool on the market.

Tenklabs:
Expand your toolbox with 
Kodon Studio - the future of 3D modeling. 3D editing is ready for an upgrade. TenkLabs is developing the next generation of 3D modeling tools. Combining the classic workflow with VR, Kodon offers everything you already have, while achieving an average time saving of 85% in our tests. Kodon Studio supports all forms of sculpting and modeling, from low polygon to surface sculpting, voxel painting, spline modeling and more. Kodon is integrated with Vizrt, letting you use content from Kodon Studio as basis for scenes, animations and content in VizArtist.

Rainfall:
An enthusiastic and different IT consulting company exploring how new tech can create value for your business. Plan your next studio designs by blending together the digital and physical world. Rainfall’s Augmented Reality (AR) solution is an easy-to-use tool giving an experience of visual digital content in a real-world environment. A toolbox for product presentation and space planning. Make your product portable.

Synq.fm:
Keep track, update and share your films and series with all connected information in no time. Say goodbye to infinite mail threads on video- and metadata formats, file transfer solutions and slow data transfers. SYNQ will import all your titles, video files, subtitles, metadata, posters and all other connected information. Choose the titles you want your distribution partners to access, right in the browser, in less than a minute.

7Mountains:
Will debut new product DINA at IBC 2019. 
Are your journalists drowning in tools to create and publish their stories? Are you struggling to publish your stories across multiple platforms? It's time to unplug your legacy newsroom system! DiNA is a storytelling tool for journalists and editors that is built with modern, web based technology and with the end-user in mind. DiNA integrates with news feed providers, with MAM systems, with graphics systems, with your automation system, and more. One toolbox. One user interface.

Sixty:
Globally oriented design and development agency for the future of TV. Sixty is revolutionizing the industry with their game changing Ease Live-technology, taking the viewer experience to new heights. Ease Live enables interactive on air graphics on top of your existing streaming service.

Mediability:
Scandinavia’s largest provider of solutions, consultancy, system integration, services and products for the media industry and offer the best equipment and guidance tailored to your specific needs. Mediability are experts in the media broadcast field and can offer a range of services to help you overcome your challenges. E
xpertise range from recording in the field and studio, post-production, storage, archive, MAM, streaming, and playout. Mediability can also help you to seamlessly establish good procedures for a modern file-based workflow throughout the manufacturing process.

StormGeo:
StormGeo provides a complete weather-centered ecosystem for data-integration, monitoring, analytics, visualization and business optimization. This support faster and more data-driven decision making in media, shipping, oil and gas, renewable energy, utilities, large enterprises and aviation.

StormGeo supports editorial teams by delivering accurate, professional weather services through the ioFloa platform. We’re excited to be extending ioFloa with OTT-services for digital publishers, making news and streaming services easily accessible, as well as the production of online and subscription-based weather graphics.

As a participant in the UN Global Compact for Sustainable Ocean Business, StormGeo’s passion for weather and the protection of natural resources motivates us to support our clients in accurately communicating weather and climate.

Wolftech Broadcast Solutions
Wolftech News is the workflow management system focused on streamlining news, sports, and entertainment production. Wolftech guide stories and projects from initial idea all the way through the entire process to multi-platform publishing. Wolftech takes a different approach than traditional newsroom and production-planning systems. The focus is on planning, use of resources, and allowing the entire organization to collaborate. By using Wolftech, media companies will be empowering multi-platform publishing in an easy and cost-effective way.

Vimond Media Solutions:
Everything you need to manage and distribute your video content. Vimond d
evelops tools for the new world of TV, and powers services from world leading online TV brands, such as Comcast, Thomson Reuters, TV 2, iflix, and leading broadcasters and service providers globally. With the Vimond groundbreaking solutions you can manage your content with the best workflow in the industry for video-content management of OTT services. With the Vimond cloud-based tools you can promote your content, administer live streams and EPGs and easily organize your content toward your customer portal. And distribute; The content delivery APIs have a proven track record of distributing to millions of viewers. Visit the MCB Village to learn more about all the Vimond cloud-based products.

The Media Cluster Incubator, Media Cube:
Providing services, tools and an international network to startups, the Media Cube is a great place to develop and kickstart your idea. This is the the only start-up environment for media and tech companies in Norway. With views over Bergen and its mountains – startups and more established companies work side by side developing innovative ideas into new products and services. Take the advantage of the opportunity to meet with us at the Media City Pavillion, and learn how you can be a part of a unique innovation ecosystem, where sharing, collaboration and high energy is key. 

Other companies to meet at the MCB Village
Take advantage of meeting a few of the other key companies in the Norwegian Media Cluster at IBC. Present at the MCB Village will also be Cluster Members TV 2 Norway, Norkring and VIS.

Last year, national broadcaster TV 2 Norway launched Europe’s first IP-based playout center. At the NAB Show in Las Vegas in April, TV 2 went on stage to tell how they also built a multisite and multivendor Video-Over-IP-based broadcast facility in only 6 months. TV 2's solution attracts attention not only at NAB. In the last 15 months Norway's biggest commercial broadcaster has had more than 15 major international broadcasters visiting the playout center in their HQ in Bergen. The Video-Over-IP-project is a joint effort in TV 2, where the entire technology department and employees from several other departments in the media house has been involved in the development of the very flexible solution for a low cost content production.

Norkring is new to the Media Cluster, but has been a digital pioneer in broadcasting, radio and television for many years. Norkring are working on the possibilities of digitization both in the media landscape and in society as a whole. Furthermore, Norkring represents an innovative environment that realizes communication solutions tailored to market needs and have currently products and services for everyday use in the media market, including aquaculture, community-critical infrastructure, contribution, sports and agriculture. All new development in the company is based on insight and validated learning. 

We also like to point out that our MCB Media Lab Partner IBM as always are exhibiting at IBC, showcasing their solutions on IBM Cloud and Watson, and a wide range of different tools for the media industry. You will also be able to meet them at the Media City Bergen Village, but first and foremost at Stands 7.C14 & 16.

Other Media Cluster companies expoing at IBC
Hall 7, B01: World leader Vizrt have their own massive stand at IBC, showing a wide range of cutting edge solutions for the media industry, stemming from years of innovation power and industry insight. If you missed the BIG AR Show in Vegas, where Chris Black (Head of Content & Communications) impressed the crowd showing a photo-realistic graphic version of a Ferrari GTO from the stage, you will most likely get a new opportunity at IBC. 

Vizrt is the world’s leading provider of visual storytelling tools for media content creators in the broadcast, sports, digital and esports industries. Vizrt offers market-defining software-based solutions for real-time 3D graphics, video playout, studio automation, sports analysis, media asset management, and journalist story tools. More than three billion people watch stories told by Vizrt customers everyday including from media companies such as CNN, CBS, NBC, Fox, BBC, BSkyB, Sky Sports, Al Jazeera, NDR, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, Tencent, and many more. Vizrt is a global and diverse company with over 700 employees, operating in 30 offices worldwide, and recently has acquired IP-based, software-driven live video solution company, NewTek. 

Hall 5, B52: Give your viewers a new exciting experience with Media Cluster Business Associate Limelight’s innovative realtime live streaming solutions that keep them engaged. Learn how you can dramatically improve online video user experiences by moving processing power from a central point to the network “edge.” Limelight´s demos will include:

  • WebRTC-based Realtime Streaming solution that lets you deliver live broadcast-quality streaming experiences from anywhere in the world, to anywhere in the world, with less than one second of latency. 
  • Enhancements to our Online Video Platform, including a powerful new user interface and simplified media management capabilities.
  • Using edge computing to eliminate latencies and enable realtime interactive video applications

Hall 10, D20: The robots from Electric Friends will be there as well. When introducing the camera robots for the very first time to a global market at IBC exactly two years ago, industry leaders called it an «iPhone-moment». Electric Friends offers a quantum leap in innovative camera robotics. These unique robots on rails, recently installed in the new, fully automated TV 2 news studio, are completely cable-free and have real-time precise position reporting to all AR/VR systems in the newsroom. The robots are made in Bergen, at the heart of the Norwegian Media Cluster.


Study Tour for Members and Partners
Amsterdam, Friday, September 13: You can also join!

You can join us for a one day study tour to IBC, having a complete guided tour of the trade show, including the MCB Village and visits to all the Norwegian Media Cluster companies expoing, including Vizrt, Vimond, Electric Friends, and Sixty. You will meet the cluster companies and visit their stands, network with industry leaders and see how the cluster members work during the IBC. You will also be able to try out and be updated on the latest technology, and get a glimpse of whats emerging. No technical skills are required to attend.

The 160 square meters large Media City Bergen Village will be excellently located, right next to the IBC Future Zone in one of the many large expo halls. Several of the cluster companies will be present in the MCB Village, where it also will be possible for other cluster members, who usually do not participate at the IBC, to join and be present. We will host a variety of activities, product demonstrations and quick presentations, and of course social events every afternoon.

Bård Sandal, County Director Regional Development, at Hordaland fylkeskommune, summarized last year's visit like this:

– It has been very inspiring to see how the Media Cluster is working here at IBC, and also to get a grasp of the international standing that the cluster has. This doesn't only create growth and value in the region back at home, the work being done is also of great significance for the global industry. 

IBC Amsterdam, September 13
Here are the details you need: 

  • Cost: Free1
  • Who can join: Members and partners of the media cluster
  • Suitable for: Everyone; Senior management, middle management, and “foot soldiers”
  • Available spaces: 25

Registration: 
Send email to anne@ncemedia.no  

1Participants cover their own travel expenses. Meals, the social event at the MCB stand, and a pass to the IBC Expo are included. We have reserved a block of hotel rooms from 13-14th, available on a first come, first served basis.