BVE is scheduled to takes place at ExCel in London for the first time next year – from February 26th - 28th 2013.
Moving to the Olympic-sized venue has enabled the organisers to add two new seminar theatres, a conference and more networking opportunities.
The Future of Media Summit will be a new feature for BVE 2013. The invitation-only strategic conference will examine the future of the traditional broadcasting model, strategies for monetising content in the multi-platform world, as well as practical issues such as fostering the new generation of creative, payment models and licencing.
Anita Pal, event director, i2i Events, said: “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, and work with various partners on fringe events leading up to and during BVE 2013.”
Seminar theatres returning by popular demand include the Production Theatre and Post-Production Theatre, 3D/4K Cinema, The Audio Room and Broadcast Meets IT. In addition there will be seminars on The Cloud, Brands as Broadcasters and Live Event Broadcasting.
A number of speakers have already been confirmed, such as Andy Wilson, head of the Centre of Technology, BBC; Andy Tennant, controller of technology, production and facilities, ITV; David Daniels, senior technologist, BSkyB; and Francesco Donato, VP broadcast operations, Sky Deutschland.
Over 200 exhibitors, comprising technology manufacturers, finance specialists and insurance brokers, hire companies, resellers and industry associations have already signed up for BVE 2013. New exhibitors so far include Carl Zeiss AG, Deluxe Media Technologies, WTS Broadcast and Ravensbourne Ltd.
Those interested in exhibiting should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 728 4298.