Senior managers from Finepoint Broadcast will be in Amsterdam for the annual IBC exhibition of broadcast equipment, software and services. Key personnel attending will include Giles Bendig, MD; Clive Northen, hire manager; David Gill, sales manager, Broadcast; Andrew McKenzie, chief engineer; and Nico Iriate, hire co-ordinator.
"IBC continues to be worthwhile for face-to-face networking and as a venue in which to try out products from upcoming innovators," commented Bendig. "It is also useful for experiencing new technical developments before these are tested in the competitive marketplace. Production companies tend to have the strongest interest in new technology because shooting high-budget content in the best possible quality always makes long-term sense."
"A lot of companies in the OB sector are making their plans for the 2020 round of sports," added Northen. "Next year is going to be very busy with the UEFA Euro 2020 and the Summer Olympics in Japan along with our already contracted business for the UK domestic market. Will we be discussing potential additions to our hire fleet with vendors at IBC and also meeting with some of our biggest clients at the show. Interest in 4K-UHD continues to grow both because it is becoming more affordable and as it has obvious advantages for long-term archiving."
"We will also be looking at the latest developments in product areas such as OB camera lenses, camcorders, production servers and post production equipment," said Gill. "IBC is also great opportunity for direct meetings with suppliers and potential as well as existing customers."