The latest ideas in broadcasting, online media and content

The IBC 2005 conference and exhibition opens in Amsterdam today and runs until Tuesday 13 September.

This annual event, organized by the International Broadcasting Convention, takes place at the RAI conference center.

The conference is divided into theme days covering Delivery to the Consumer, High Definition Television, Mobile Applications, Content Production and Protection and D-Cinema. I’ll be attending some of the Mobile Applications sessions on Saturday, in particular the session on Content on The Move.

The exhibition features over 1,000 companies showcasing the latest technology and foremost business ideas in broadcasting and media, covering content creation, management and delivery. Big names there include Apple, Motorola, Microsoft, BBC R&D, Sony, DTS, Adobe, Dolby Labs.

I went to the exhibition last year and took quite a few photos. I plan to do the same this year as well as seek some podcasting opportunities.

If any business/tech blogger who plans on being there would like to meet up, let me know.

Speaking of bloggers, a week-long conference about the future of video on the web takes place in Amsterdam next week.

Vlog Europe is a get-together of video bloggers for a week of learning and networking about content, technology and business. Details on the Vlog Europe blog.