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IBC has evolved a lot since 1967. Since it was held in Brighton, the birth place of ICP Search, the conference has grown bigger and bigger each year. This year sees the brand new ‘Rising Stars’ programme where professionals who are new to content and media technology can learn more about the industry, and the invite only Leaders’ Summit. This exclusive event sees 150 of the top leaders within the industry discuss and influence the future strategy of the market.
It dawned on me late last night, after the BBC released the figures of their best-paid stars yesterday (which if you missed, take a look here) how much disparity there is between men and women, even in such an established industry as TV. It's wasn't just the salary levels either, more like the distinct lack of women on the list.
eSports is a hot topic in the sports industry at present and when you consider the rate of growth it is easy to see why.
In the course of last year alone, eSports revenue ballooned 52% (source: newzoo) to almost USD500million. However eSports still has a long way to go and is dwarfed by the value of the traditional sports industry, estimated by Deloitte to be worth c. USD150 billion.