IBC in Amsterdam is a month away. Now in its 40th year, IBC has adapted to reflect the many changes in the broadcasting environment. One of the main themes this year, broadcasting by broadband, which has long been a focus for informitv, is the subject of the first day of the conference. I will be presenting a paper on ‘Peering into the future of digital media distribution’. There will also be a free full-day master class on advanced video services, hosted by the MPEG Industry Forum. We also hope to see you at their networking party at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Sunday.