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Media efficiency is critical: IABM reveals buying trends

2019-05-16T11:05:00+01:00By

New media competitiveness has urged companies to pursue efficiencies and multi-platform delivery has shifted business priority to Opex over Capex, according to the IABM.

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Disney takes full control of Hulu

2019-05-14T16:18:00+01:00By

Disney is to assume full operational control of US streaming service Hulu.

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New lessons in localisation

2019-05-09T08:29:00+01:00By

The growth in OTT platforms has boosted demand for the localisation and regionalisation of content. And the cloud is proving to be a terrific enabler, writes David Davies.

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Managing and manipulating 4K and 8K content

2019-05-02T16:15:00+01:00By

The shift to 4K and 8K production has required improvements downstream, with those involved in managing and manipulating images in need of greater processing power and increased storage.

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What next for IP?

2019-04-29T08:29:00+01:00By

With the ratification of the SMPTE ST2110 family of standards in 2018, it might be thought that the topic of IP connectivity would be filed under “sorted” but the recent NAB convention showed that this was far from the case.

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Video: How Red Bee Media is facilitating remote production

2019-04-26T13:56:00+01:00

Red Bee Media has partnered with V-Nova to overcome bandwidth and encoding issues for its remote production offering.

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Journeying into the cloud

2019-04-26T10:54:00+01:00By Tim Dams

In the first of a two-part series on cloud adoption, IBC365 looks at how vendors of varying size and age such as Scality, Signiant, Deluxe, M2A Media and Meta have rolled out cloud solutions for the industry.

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Intel and Netflix to deliver AV1 codec

2019-04-10T14:04:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Netflix has partnered with Intel to launch new video codec SVT-AV1.

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Telstra expands global media network to Americas and Europe

2019-04-09T12:27:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Telco Telstra has announced new partnerships in Latin America, the US and Europe to enable the delivery of sport and entertainment content globally.

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NAB 2019: Five trends to watch

2019-04-03T12:47:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Automated production, cloud, 5G, at-home production and streaming codecs are among the likely hot topics in Las Vegas.

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EU TV execs demand ad measurement reform

2019-03-25T15:32:00+00:00By

Execs at the BBC, Canal+ and RTE have called for greater cross-broadcaster collaboration and the sharing of data in a bid to better understand audiences and boost advertising opportunities.

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Disney completes $71.3bn Fox acquisition

2019-03-21T17:02:00+00:00By

Disney officially owns 21st Century Fox after more than a year of negotiations and a $71.3 billion exchange.

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Interview: Vera Bichler, ORF

2019-03-21T17:00:00+00:00By

Passionate about sports and storytelling, Vera Bichler speaks to IBC365 about being the first female football director at Austrian broadcaster ORF

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AI: Moving into the mainstream

2019-02-15T12:40:00+00:00By Andy Stout

2019 is the year that will see AI’s broadcast industry journey from arcane, cutting-edge buzzword to being productised and commonplace completed.

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Why we built it ourselves

2019-02-15T12:20:00+00:00By Roger Thornton

There is an increasing trend among those who create and distribute content to build their own systems and solutions.

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From post to playout: Advances in the cloud

2018-12-03T10:00:00+00:00By

From playout to post, the cloud is upending business models – but the most quantum leap is still to come.

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Cloud playout: Unlocking global success for channel operators and broadcasters

2018-11-21T15:31:00+00:00Brought to you by

Join IBC365 and Tata Communications on-demand to explore how organisations are using cloud playout to deploy a unified solution for both playout and distribution on a global basis, and why cloud is fast becoming the preferred option for many linear channel operators and broadcasters.

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Cyber security should be ‘top priority’ for media companies

2018-11-02T10:01:00+00:00By

Cyber security expert Scott Borg tells IBC365 that the media industry is in “dire straits” if cyber policies and defences aren’t given the highest level of priority.

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Plazamedia blazes IP trail

2018-10-25T06:00:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

In consciously opting against a hybrid solution for its new broadcast centre, German sports producer Plazamedia has created a modern, future-proof system as SMPTE 2110 approaches.

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On-demand webinar: Accelerating innovation across Media & Entertainment

2018-10-23T15:14:00+01:00

This IBC365 webinar outlines and explains the collaborative Media-Telecom Catalyst innovation programme and how you can get involved in designing solutions to current media & entertainment challenges.

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Collaboration: The buzzword of IBC2018

2018-10-05T09:38:00+01:00By

IBC was one huge media factory, structured on multiple technology collaboration efforts, writes IBC Daily reporter George Jarrett.

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IBC2018 review: IP - from concept to reality

2018-10-05T08:31:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The epochal industry trend toward the use of IP is of course quite advanced on the audio side, and thus seen across the aisles of Hall 8 in a big way, writes IBC Daily reporter Mark Hallinger.

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Serverless cloud computing to TV service operations

2018-09-27T09:03:00+01:00By M. Rizzo

The serverless cloud model is particularly attractive for TV services, it can reduce operational overheads and lower barriers to entry.

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Extending media production to the cloud

2018-09-27T09:02:00+01:00By Tim Claman

Capitalising on the efficiency and scalability that the cloud offers, Avid undertook a number of cloud test drives with select media organisations in Europe and the US to develop a deeper understanding of cloud workflows.

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Interview: Amedeo D'Angelo, Inside Secure

2018-09-13T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

Three major threats - ad blockers, ad bots and hackers - are compromising ad-based revenue models, says Inside Secure Chairman and Chief Executive Amedeo D’Angelo.

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The missing piece in the cloud

2018-08-20T09:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

Probably, the most disruptive change in our industry is the change in media consumption behaviour. Viewers consume media content everywhere and in a nonlinear way, writes Qvest Media Head of Design Ulrich Voigt.

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On-demand webinar: IBC2018 themes

2018-08-17T10:02:00+01:00Brought to you by , by

Watch on demand as IBC365 previews the anticipated themes and highlights of IBC2018.

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Whitepaper: No IP no future?

2018-08-01T12:11:00+01:00Sponsored by

This whitepaper explores the idea that, as new technologies emerge, everything from virtual and mixed reality to artificial intelligence, will need IP.

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Having a vision to tackle the hackers

2018-07-17T15:40:00+01:00By Andy Stout

As the world gets ever more connected and still more vulnerabilities open up, how can broadcasters and suppliers work together to prepare for and combat threats?

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Surfing the AI wave

2018-07-06T10:29:00+01:00By

In this second part of an IBC365 focus on becoming cloud - and micro services - native, we follow on from what vendors Grass Valley and Avid said in part one, and look to the umbrella under which all broadcasters gather to resolve the great technology issues – the European ...

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Cloud competition building around broadcast

2018-06-27T10:43:00+01:00By

Competing cloud computing platforms are seeking to exploit what each sees as its key differentiator for the broadcast space.

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On-demand webinar: Media at the Edge

2018-06-26T15:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

Join IBC365 as leading industry minds discuss the latest thinking on decentralised infrastructure technology and real life business and workload requirements for media at the edge.

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Vendors cast a critical eye on the private cloud

2018-06-05T14:44:00+01:00By

Migrating broadcast operations to private cloud environments is increasingly popular, but for reasons of agility, efficiency and even creativity, but the future model may lie more in the direction of micro-services and the public cloud, according to the big broadcasting vendors

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BBC, Discovery and YouTube execs to deliver keynote speeches at IBC2018

2018-04-25T15:29:00+01:00

BBC Studios Chief Executive Tim Davie, Discovery Networks International President and Chief Executive Jean-Briac ‘JB’ Perrette and YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan are to deliver keynotes at the IBC2018 Conference.

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NAB 2018: “Incredible interest” shown in AV1

2018-04-20T08:46:00+01:00By

Some of the leading exponents of AV1 speak with IBC365 about the origins of AV1, the industry’s reaction to the codec, and how it is likely to evolve.

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On-demand webinar: NAB Show 2018 Deconstructed

2018-03-28T14:30:00+01:00

Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas: IBC365 is joined by a panel of industry experts to review what went on, what was hot, and what happened at the NAB 2018 conference and show floor.

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What will be big at NAB 2018?

2018-03-27T15:02:00+01:00By

From AI to M&A, Dick Hobbs picks his way through the marketing buzz to predict what visitors might be talking about at NAB 2018.

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What role do servers play in today's broadcast operations?

2018-03-26T12:53:00+01:00Brought to you by

Without any doubt, the future of the broadcast industry will be increasingly influenced by the Cloud-based technologies, but today is there still a place for on-premise video servers? And if so, what will these servers look like and how will they operate? Will everything be remote production over IP networks?

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Codec wars: The battle between HEVC and AV1

2018-03-07T10:34:00+00:00By

A new codec designed for delivering OTT content that is backed by the likes of Amazon, Netflix and Google, threatens to challenge the dominance of HEVC.

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Object-based audio: Slicing and dicing sound for broadcast

2018-02-26T07:00:00+00:00By Kevin Hilton

Object-based audio promises immersion, accessibility, personalisation and interactivity, but fears of a format war persist.

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Grass Valley and SAM: The challenges and benefits of consolidation

2018-02-19T16:44:00+00:00By

Belden’s decision to buy SAM and combine it with Grass Valley continues a long history of acquisitions for both companies, but what are the challenges in merging the firms and what does the deal mean for the wider industry?

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Keeping on top of streaming assets

2017-10-27T11:09:00+01:00By

The use of the internet to deliver live content and VOD is growing as fast as new platforms arise to view it on, but there are challenges facing broadcasters and content owners wishing to get onboard.

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Whitepaper: Digital Rights Management - State of the Web 2017

2017-09-08T09:51:00+01:00Brought to you by

 This ”State of the Web” whitepaper from Bitmovin explores Digital Rights Management systems and supported devices in 2017.

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Playout priorities: the vendors’ view

2017-08-29T16:42:00+01:00By Tim Frost

The many and varied requirements of broadcasters have created demand for flexible solutions from the providers of playout systems.

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How to develop a video infrastructure for the Web

2017-04-07T15:00:00+01:00

Stefan Lederer, CEO, bitmovin, offers an overview of the video infrastructure for the web and advises on how to set up and deploy cutting-edge OTT services for all platforms and all use cases in the cloud.

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Ready for 8K UHDTV broadcasting in Japan

2017-04-04T17:27:00+01:00By Yusuke Miki Tsuyoshi Sakiyama Kenichiro Ichikawa Mayumi Abe Seiji Mitsuhashi Masayuki Miyazaki

8K Super Hi-Vision (UHDTV) is a broadcasting medium featuring 16 times the number of pixels as Hi-Vision (HDTV) and 22.2 multichannel sound to provide a highly realistic “you are there” sensation.

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Improving user experience when HTTP adaptive streaming clients compete for bandwidth

2017-03-24T16:52:00+00:00By Ch. Taibi F. Le Bolzer R. Houdaille Technicolor France

The increasing number of connected displays is driving the current explosion of Internet video traffic.

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Celebrating the launch of 8K/4K UHDTV satellite broadcasting and progress on full-featured 8K UHDTV in Japan

2017-03-10T10:20:00+00:00By Satoshi Hara Akira Hanada Ichie Masuhara Takayuki Yamashita and Kohji Mitani NHK Japan

NHK has been engaged in the development and standardisation of the 8K “Super Hi- Vision” (SHV) system since 1995. Super Hi-Vision is a state-of-the-art television (TV) broadcasting system that provides ultra-realistic viewing experiences to viewers, creating the sensation that they are in the actual scene.

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