The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the recipients of the 71st Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards.
SMPTE has opened up entries for technical manuscript proposals for the SMPTE 2020 conference.
The Irishman and Joker look set to battle it out for the Editing category at the 2020 Academy Awards, writes Adrian Pennington.
With the 2020 Academy Award nominations now announced, IBC365 looks at who is leading the way for a gong in the VFX category.
The full list of nominees for the 92nd Oscars has been announced with box office hit Joker leading with 11 nominations and Sam Mendes’ first world war drama 1917 following with 10.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 1917 were among the winners at last night’s Golden Globes, both picking up awards in the best motion picture category.
The films of Rachel Morrison, the cinematographer best known for Black Panther, are unusually politically charged. She speaks to IBC365 as she embarks on her directorial feature debut.
Jojo, a normal kid with a vivid imagination, an absent father and a need to fit in, settles on a pretend friend in the form of Adolf Hitler. In filmmaker Taika Waititi’s World War II satire, this fantasy is experienced as a matter of fact.
As the year draws to a close, we take a look at some of the most popular news and industry trend articles in our Create & Produce category.
Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel has signed a multi-year agreement with US factual giant Discovery to bring its premium content down under.
9-13 Dec: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Interactive drama, games engines, holograms, aerial spectaculars and digital cosmetics showed the blend of content and tech innovation has never been stronger
From page to stage to screen, how director Tom Hooper and DP Christopher Ross transmogrified the megamusical
Viacom has announced the completion of its merger with CBS Corporation to create “a premium content powerhouse with global scale” set to invest more than $13 billion in annual content.
Sky Studios has announced it will invest in the UK creative sector with the development of a new TV and film studio creating over 2,000 new jobs.
Despite a powerful programming line-up, the jury is out on whether the costly HBO Max can carve out a space for itself in the crowded streaming market. Tim Dams reports on WarnerMedia’s OTT play in IBC365’s series on new SVOD platforms.
In its heyday, Quantel’s tools were the must-have items for finishing houses. In the second of IBC365’s Industry Innovator series, Adrian Pennington looks at how Quantel gave broadcast a quantum leap into the digital era.
The industry is going through a transformation, and so is SMPTE. A year into the 100+ year old Society’s major project, executive director Barbara Lange sits down with James Pearce to discuss its plans.
Global streaming giant Netflix has announced a multi-year output deal with Viacom-owned kids’ network Nickelodeon.
Deluxe has completed a restructure of the business and appointed Eric Cummins to the role of chief executive.
The Royal Television Society (RTS) Craft and Design Awards celebrate excellence in broadcast television, aiming to recognise the huge variety of skills and processes involved in programme production across 30 categories.
Edward Norton has planned to adapt Motherless Brooklyn for over 20 years. But the actor, director and producer has been quite busy, he tells Adrian Pennington, as the film hits US screens.
Editor Chris King and director Asif Kapadia tackle Argentina’s footballing enigma, Diego Maradona, in this documentary which comes to DVD this month
Any adaptation of Philip Pullman’s multi-layered fantasy His Dark Materials must decide how to represent the cast of animalistic ‘daemons’ which feature constantly throughout the story. Adrian Pennington spoke with key members of the VFX team to find out how.
Pinewood Group is to end its involvement with the studio complex in Wales as the facilities firm continues to focus on developing its south east England sites.
Facebook Watch will showcase a slate of new commissioned short-form content after inking a deal with Viacom Digital Studios “to drive engagement.”
The art of production mixing may not have changed profoundly in recent years, but the call to deliver to extra platforms and satisfy more streamlined productions are among the trends heralding fresh challenges for system developers.
Atomos has acquired Timecode Systems, the UK manufacturer of wireless sync technology.
The Royal Television Society (RTS) programme awards are open for applications seeking to recognise extraordinary talent across all genres in British television.
SMPTE 2019: MovieLabs is set to launch another white paper focussed on the security needs of the industry, following the successful release of its 2030 vision report in August.
SMPTE 2019: Non-profit training and studio organisation Exceptional Minds kicked off SMPTE’s Storytellers agenda at the SMPTE 2019 conference with a discussion about people with autism working in VFX and production.
German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media wants to sell its US production arm by the end of the year, with bids due by then.
Gender diversity advocacy group Rise has launched a new schools outreach programme aimed at educating children about opportunities in the broadcast and media space.
All3Media America has joined forces with financing and distribution firm Cinetic Media to establish an original content development fund.
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has appointed All3Media chief executive Jane Turton as Chair of the organisation’s board of trustees.
Celebrating the best audio-visual work created by students across the UK, the Royal Television Society has launched the RTS Student Television Awards for 2020.
Killing Eve and Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been signed to Amazon Studios to create and produce new TV content for the technology giant’s video streaming platform.
BBC Studioworks has named BBC Studios UK MD, consumer products and publishing, Andrew Moultrie as its new CEO.
Complex, dense and 800 pages long, the 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt has become this year’s prestige cinematic literary adaptation.
IBC2019: Apple and Microsoft have joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Academy Software Foundation, bringing its membership to 27 companies.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said today that the streamer would step up its spend in the UK, its biggest production market outside the US.
IBC2019: At the IBC Conference session, ‘Hollywood’s vision for the future of production in 2030’, session, tech bosses from the big studios gathered to discuss MovieLabs’ whitepaper aimed at rethinking production workflows.
IBC2019: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition including the content everywhere hall and hub and the Monday mega movie showcasing Toy Story 4.
Major challenges in the production and distribution workﬂow could hamper innovation, and that is why non-proﬁt technology research lab MovieLabs has been working with its members on how best to integrate new technologies, writes Richard Berger, MovieLabs.
IBC2019: Driving innovation in creativity, business advertising and technology are linked directly with diverse workplaces and leadership teams, required for a sustainable future.
IBC2019: India’s robust film industry is “heavily underscreened” the IBC2019 audience heard.
Leaders of the most influential content studios address the liberties of production amid the burgeoning digital landscape and the challenges to the craft of television.
IBC2019: Building a positive environmental movement to educate and empower audiences and activate global change lies with broadcasters, a panel agree during the IBC Lounge Talk.
IBC2019: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition including the content everywhere hall and hub and the Saturday night mega movie showcasing The Lion King.
IBC2019: Colin Jackson, senior innovation producer at BBC Studios, and heading up a team at its Bristol Natural History Unit (NHU), wowed delegates at IBC’s Big Screen session ‘Planet innovation: A BBC Studios natural history showcase’.
Michael Zink of Warner Bros. tells Paul Bray about some of the emerging technologies that are making waves in the media industry, and reveals why he’s excited by the prospect of autonomous vehicles.
IBC2019: With remote production set to be a hot topic at IBC2019, Paolo Pescatore takes a look at BT Sport’s plans for the new technology.
IBC2019: Highlights and the must-see conference sessions, feature areas, Elton John’s Rocket Man on the Big Screen, and AWS 4K Charity run sign up.
Actor, director, producer and studio head - Andy Serkis has done it all. Ahead of his appearance at IBC2019 the Lord of the Rings star talks to IBC365 about developments in MoCap technology, industry trends and the challenges offered by OTTs.
Bringing the BBC’s production arm into the commercial realm involves entering new partnerships, complex deal making and a desire to keep on innovating according to BBC Studios’ UK production head, Lisa Opie.
Applying the techniques of 3D video animation to sound creation could take cinema audio to a new level of realism, Sound Particles’ Nuno Fonseca tells Paul Bray.
In the second instalment of a two-part feature with the shortlisted finalists of the new IBC Young Pioneer Awards, IBC365 speaks with the seven finalists recognised as the brightest up-and-coming talent.
In this first instalment of a two-part feature looking at the finalists of the new IBC Social Impact Awards, IBC365 speaks with the shortlisted companies transforming the industry.
From Gollum to King Kong, Andy Serkis is widely credited as the man who brought performance capture into the mainstream. Ahead of IBC2019, the actor/director sat down with James Pearce to discuss the growth of this technology and his long association with it.
The UK TV industry is diversifying both culturally and geographically and the Royal Television Society (RTS) is at the heart of championing this change, says Theresa Wise.
UK Screen Alliance, Access VFX and Animation UK have released a report on the progress and challenges for diversity and inclusion across the VFX, post-production and animation industries.
The Royal Television Society has revealed the full speaker line-up for its upcoming 2019 Cambridge Convention, with new speakers announced including ITV chair Sir Peter Bazalgette; Ofcom director of content media policy Vikki Cook and journalist Piers Morgan.
Esports offers opportunities for broadcasters. With its growing fan base and complex rights management changing the landscape, IBC365 examines the lessons in production from the cutting edge of gaming.
German media giant ProSiebenSat.1 is undergoing a strategic review with reports pointing to a sale or industry partnership for its international production business Red Arrow.
Growing demand for large format lenses that enable rich video depiction using a shallow depth of field is among the trends affecting a highly competitive sector of equipment manufacturing, writes David Davies.
Amazon, Sinclair Broadcast Group and the New York Yankees are among the companies to make up the investor group which has bought Disney’s Yes Network.
Linear channels use Edinburgh TV Festival to spell out ways they are tackling competition from streaming platforms.
Sinclair Broadcast group has completed the acquisition of the equity interest in 21 Regional Sports Networks and Fox College Sports from The Walt Disney Company.
Since taking over as CEO of All3Media in 2015, Jane Turton has expanded the superindie through acquisitions and organic growth, with a strong focus on scripted and ‘quality programmes and people’. That’s because ‘scale matters’ in today’s complex TV landscape, she tells Insight.
“Inherent inefficiencies” in production workflows “threaten to limit our future ability to innovate,” MovieLabs boss warns.
IBC preview magazine Insight contains interviews with keynote speakers, an overview of some of the technology trends that will dominate IBC2019 as well as guides to the show’s exciting and innovative features, from the Future Zone to the Esports Showcase.
IBC2019’s Big Screen programme includes the Planet Innovation: A BBC Studios Natural History Showcase. BBC Natural History Unit’s Colin Jackson explains all about the genre.
Former Sony Pictures executive Amy Carney has been appointed chief operating officer at Fox Entertainment.
Sky Studios announced today its acquisition of a 24.9% stake in True to Nature, one of the UK’s fastest growing producers of high-end natural history programmes.
The Walt Disney Company will offer a bundle package of three streaming services including Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99, the company confirmed yesterday.
In the second part of IBC365’s look at coverage of the coming English Premier League season, Adrian Pennington writes on the impact VAR and piracy will have on the League.
Middle Eastern broadcaster MBC Group has launched an initiative designed to build closer working ties between Hollywood and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
With the new Premier League season set to kick off, Adrian Pennington looks at the major innovations behind the broadcast of Football’s biggest league.
Remote production in the cloud is the next step for broadcast coverage, writes Haivision EVP & CMO Peter Maag.
Henley Royal Regatta has seen a growth in entries and interest after it opted to live stream its races through YouTube. Ian Volans looks at the 180 year old rowing event’s streaming strategy.
UK productions Game of Thrones, Killing Eve, Bodyguard and Fleabag lead the 2019 Emmys nominees with limited series Chernobyl and When They See Us recognised as expanding the TV landscape.
IABM has unveiled its new Board of Directors following a biennial election.
The rise of the streaming platforms has sparked a production boom, affecting superindie groups through to smaller indies. It has had a major impact on all genres of programme making too - and the way that shows are now financed. Tim Dams reports.
NASA has always known the value of good publicity so, as well as the towering technological achievement of the Moon landings, it also put huge efforts into making sure the American public got to see them happen in realtime.
In a major UK expansion, Netflix has signed a multi-million pound deal to create a production hub at Shepperton Studios outside London.
ITN Productions has adopted Sony CI cloud platform. George Jarrett speaks with head of postproduction Olly Strous to find out what Impact the technology has had to ITN’s workflow
Scottish filmmaker Steven Lewis Simpson on how he overturned conventional wisdom in making, marketing and distributing his Native American movie from the ground up.
BBC broadcaster James Burke speaks to IBC365 about the future of TV 50 years after covering the live Apollo 11 moon landing
The NEP Group is to acquire HDR Group, a full-service production services firm based in Stockholm, Sweden.
During Pride Month, LGBTQ+ global streaming network Revry simultaneously broadcast the Trevor Live gala across multiple global channels reaching more than 9.4 million viewers.
Delivering UHD and HDR content requires skill and customised workflows to transform the creative process, as industry experts weigh in on the new formats for productions.
Canal Digital chief technology officer Henke Erichsen speaks to IBC365 on the industry challenges and benefits of collaboration.
Red Bull is using biometric data to transform the viewer experience. Chief innovation officer Andreas Gall explains how, and explains why he thinks audio is so important.
Sinclair Broadcast Group has confirmed the expansions of its sports and cable TV assets in the acquisition of 21 regional sports networks (RSN) from Walt Disney Company.
Although support for 4K/UHD production is steadily growing in importance, value for money, general functionality and flexibility remain priority concerns for users.
Moving to the cloud can involve a “leap of faith” but increased flexibility and improved security have enabled new ways of collaborating and creating content.
Former Apple and Warner Bros executives have partnered to launch a European production company focused on high-end TV and feature films.
The cloud allows for revolutionary gains in speed, flexibility, and collaboration, with the industry on a fast track to deploying workflows with Google, Microsoft and Amazon. So it’s little wonder that NAB has been awash with new launches based on cloud technology.
A noticeable shift toward greater risk-taking and collaboration by French broadcasters was one of the big talking points at the MipTV programming market in Cannes.
Applications for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) annual student paper award and scholarship have opened.
Changing the culture of production companies and breaking up the “boys club network” should be a top priority according to Brave Bison boss Claire Hungate.
A drama commissioning club for telcos, Atrium launched nearly two years ago with great fanfare and a mission to help regional telcos compete with global streamers for high-end drama projects. Tim Dams checks in on Atrium’s progress so far.
The 4K/UHD expectations of some leading streaming services mean that the home viewing experience could soon rival that encountered in commercial cinemas, writes David Davies.
Oscar winning cinematographer Dion Beebe has described using ultra high frame rates to film Ang Lee’s sci-fi actioner Gemini Man, as part of the future of cinema.
From the auction of Sky, to the rising interest in 5G and growing adoption of AI, IBC’s owners share their highlights and reflections of the last 12 months.
IBC365 takes an in-depth look at an increasingly popular choice for acquisition, with new methods trading cumbersome, data heavy workflows for virtually identical image fidelity but at lower data rates and file sizes.
Experts at the cutting edge of esports explore opportunity within the market, including content evolution and brand partnerships, whilst keeping a close eye on governance and regulation.
Gameshow Taskmaster has been a standout hit for UKTV and is now entertaining audiences around the world. Creator Alex Horne and execs from UKTV and production company Avalon explain how the show was exported to 17 countries.
There’s a huge amount of change taking place in the audio business, driven by the move towards immersive sound. Nowhere was this clearer than at this year’s IBC.
Andrew Dunne brought unique perspectives about high dynamic range and distribution to the IBC Big Screen session ‘HDR focus: Blue Planet II and The Grand Tour’. George Jarrett was able to dive deep and explore his point of view.
Grainy, black and white footage of World War One has been given the ultimate restoration treatment to startling effect in They Shall Not Grow Old.
JB Perrette is totally changing the look and feel of Discovery Networks International.
Antenna Group is an Athens-based multinational broadcaster with a very strong presence in Greece (with its ANT1 free-to-air channel) as well as radio stations, and channels in Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Romania. Its media investments include broadband services, publishing, music labels, and even a credit card business. IBC365 speaks to ...
IBC2018: India has eight versions of Big Brother, while young people are abandoning conventional TV in the Middle East… The challenges of operating in the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets were laid bare in two IBC panels.
IBC2018: The strongest case for the use of AI production tools is in lower cost genres of television, says BBC AI Research Engineer Craig White.
IBC2018: Awards presented to Eurosport, Medialaan, RTÉ, Econet Media, BBC R&D as well as Sesame Street co-creator Joan Ganz Cooney
IBC2018: High end cinema drones were put through their paces by programme makers in an HBO documentary which premiered at IBC.
IBC2018: New fund will back drama and comedy shorts, announces BBC Studios boss Tim Davie in keynote IBC address.
IBC2018: Broadcasters must partner with digital platforms like YouTube, WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook to launch shows that attract young audiences, says Endemol Shine’s Peter Salmon.
IBC2018: Creative deal making, speed and solid financial backing are vital for broadcasters like the BBC to secure the best content, says BBC Studios CEO Tim Davie.
A multi-disciplinary media executive with over 12 years of experience in cross media production and business development. Matt Tabaccos leads the commercial strategy at Ruptly Video News Agency, helping the company become the go-to brand in news media.
Wonderhood Studios Chief Executive and Founder on what the future will look like for broadcasters, their relationship with the technology giants and the “great opportunities” on the horizon.
With the barriers to entry to launching an OTT service coming down all the time, David Wood finds out how producers are going direct to market with niche offerings such as True Royalty.
Broadcasting veteran Peter Salmon has a job that demands he be ubiquitous, crossing platforms, formats and countries alike as he spins ideas around the ‘internationally travelling community’ of one of the world’s biggest content factories.
For traditional broadcasters, the world of sport provides inspiration for stirring up fan engagement. Google’s Strategic Partner Lead for Broadcast & Sport Ben Napier explains how.
Sports federations are increasingly partnering with sports producers to broadcast their niche events, IBC365 talks to leading sports producers about the do’s and don’t of covering smaller tournaments.
Watch on demand as IBC365 previews the anticipated themes and highlights of IBC2018.
To meet the viewer expectations of instant news and coverage of anything that moves, broadcasters and brand owners are pressured to accelerate their output. At the same time, budgets are shrinking, says Mobile Viewpoint Managing Director Michel Bais.
As telcos look toward verticals for 5G, IBC Chief Executive Michael Crimp and TM Forum Chief Executive Nik Willetts explain how the TM Forum’s Catalyst programme can develop use cases within the media and entertainment industry.
Does news that Vivendi is to close its Studio+ mobile focussed short content platform only two years after launch point to wider weaknesses in the short-form market?
With the deadline to Brexit fast approaching, IBC365 asks leading media executives about the big issues they want government to resolve.
Jeremy Fox, along with former Sony boss Sir Howard Stringer, has a new scheme to provide ammunition to telcos wanting to rival Netflix and Amazon. And it’s working.
With more video being produced than ever before and an increasing array of platforms on which to consume content, the DPP set about examining how today’s production companies work.
CCTV, RTÉ, ESPN and Discovery are among the broadcasters shortlisted for the IBC2018 Innovation Awards.
Oscar winning director Kevin Macdonald and his production team tell IBC365 how they overcame poor quality 1980s home video archive to bring his latest feature doc, Whitney – about the iconic but troubled star - to the big screen.
Discovery’s $2 billion purchase for all non-US television and digital rights of golf’s PGA Tour tournaments could create the largest single sport OTT offering, but why has the broadcaster decided to invest so much in the sport?
In the first in a two-part series we showcase five startup companies from around the world that offer innovative solutions to disrupt the traditional technology ecosystem.
Increasing audience demands for more content and more engagement are driving a new wave of remote production, but the big players stress that, as ever, connectivity is a key factor.
The new age battle for eSports audiences and revenues between the world’s top professional leagues took a giant step forward this month with the launch of the NBA’s own eSports league.
With many broadcasters still grappling with how to collaborate with freewheeling creators, has BBC Wales hit on the ideal model for community interaction?
Attitudes might be moving in the right direction but there’s still an imbalance facing black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) talent in the broadcast industry
From Tie Break Tens tennis to Power8 Sprints rowing, bite-sized sports are shooting for digital audiences with short attention spans.
Looking back on almost 50 years of iconic films, ranging from The Shawshank Redemption and The Big Lebowski to Skyfall and Blade Runner 2049, the British cinematographer discusses his creative approach and his life in pictures.
Women are under-represented in all areas of broadcast, from leadership roles at hardware and software firms, to directors and script writers, camera operators and engineers.
Oscar-nominated sound designer Julian Slater speaks about new ways of editing sound and why the term ‘immersive’ can be a red herring.
IBC365 speaks to three VR and 360-degree video directors and cinematographers about how they capture immersive content and what the future holds.
Mobile video journalists (MoJo) from CBC, RTE and BBC offer insight into how technology has revolutionised reporting, the impact of mobile apps and the threat to traditional reporting.
With ever-increasing competition among broadcasters for viewers and revenue, John Maxwell Hobbs asserts there is no ‘magic bullet’.
The power of archive is dramatically on show in Lionsgate’s Michael Caine-fronted feature documentary My Generation, which traces the cultural revolution that occurred in the 1960s.
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?
Belden has completed its acquisition of SAM (Snell Advanced Media), which it will now merge with Grass Valley.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has launched a campaign to demonstrate that public service media (PSM) is key to a strong society.
Is this the most dangerous time to be a journalist? Industry figures spoke to IBC365 on reporting in a conflict zone, facing threats and the fake news phenomenon.
Technical papers on audio presented at IBC2017 included UK startup Salsa Sound, which went on to win the IABM Annual Conference Dragons’ Den competiton earlier this month for its live sports broadcast system.
At IBC2017, industry leaders spoke of the likelihood of consolidation among vendors, but what is driving M&A activity and what will it mean for the industry?
IBC2017: Social media channels want to provide a challenge to the long-form content aired on pay and free-to-air TV channels.
Apple’s recruitment of former Channel 4 creative boss Jay Hunt is a shot across the bows of both traditional broadcasters and digital rivals, writes Kate Bulkley.
With a plethora of platforms to serve and in the era of fake news, the task of managing a team of journalists and delivering more digital content is arguably tougher than it’s ever been.
IBC2017: A self-shooting ’one-man band’ set himself the challenge to re-equip his video production kit with the latest equipment for less than €20,000.
IBC2017: Despite declining viewing figures, there remains plenty of demand for childrens’ TV.
Donald Trump’s tweets, fake news and the future of artificial intelligence in newsgathering were all on the agenda at the first day of the IBC Conference.
Digital competition is spurring media consolidation, with Discovery Communication’s proposed $14.6bn acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive the latest in a series of acquisitions on the demand-side of the media technology industry.