Panasonic has cancelled its participation in the IBC 2020 broadcast trade fair, which is scheduled to take place in Amsterdam on September 11-14, due to the threat posed by the coronavirus out of consideration for the health of its employees and customers. Instead of the fair, Panasonic intends to promote the exchange of expertise and information for the broadcast and ProAV industry through a new online initiative called Technology Experience Zone. This will be continuously expanded and will offer online new live streaming events, webinars, video podcasts and training on Panasonic&s product range. The main topics are - very up-to-date - the optimal use of Panasonic technology in the areas of live streaming, remote learning solutions, AR/VR applications and remote production, among others
Panasonic Technology Experience Zone
After a few smaller companies such as Arvato Systems, Vidispine and Plura Broadcast/Europe, Panasonic is the first major manufacturer to cancel its participation in IBC 2020. As with NAB this year, it is possible that more and more participants will follow drop by drop, forcing the IBC management to cancel the entire event or move it to the net, as long as there is no hope of a fundamental improvement in the situation in autumn.