It may have been the weather, but this year’s BVE – at the traditionally windswept Excel venue in London’s reclaimed Docklands diaspora – seemed to be feeling some sort of pinch. Despite recent proclamations about increasing the audio content of the show, and about promoting more crossover technology between broadcast and complementary disciplines in live events and fixed installation, the footprint in the snow was decidedly camera-shaped and the earmuffs were back on.

That said, this is the leading event in the UK to find professional discussion of media content, how to monetize it and how it is dissolving into a diffident soup of Smartphones and socializing. It’s all