After coming back from this year’s International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), I am more excited than ever to be in this industry. The broadcasting space is evolving quickly and IBC provided a strong preview of future developments around the industry in the coming years.

It was also a great event for Telstra Broadcasting Services – we announced our new Global Media Network, which has been custom-built for the media industry. Available from early 2017, it will provide simple and efficient delivery of live and file-based video content by combining our network of global submarine cables, satellite stations, and broadcast operations. We also heard from UK-based broadcast connectivity company SIS LIVE about our new partnership to help them distribute content across Asia Pacific via Telstra’s market leading network in the region.

It’s clear to me that technology and telecommunications companies are benefiting from the convergence of IP and traditional broadcast technology. Here are my top four observations from the event.