New technologies and online platforms are disrupting the media industry, so in recognising this change, IBC has launched its Accelerator Projects to seed, develop and showcase collaborative innovations.
Live sports broadcasting is at the forefront of technological innovation - from immersive overlays, HDR camera operations to harnessing data and 5G, industry experts share tips on ways to sophisticating the delivery for audiences.
Former Grass Valley president Marco Lopez has rejoined the company in a role aiming to drive its live production unit now that it has become an independent company again.
IBC365 looks at the latest innovations in covering live sport, from internet streaming protocols and virtual sets to 5G contribution and 8K production.
Cinematographer Vanessa Whyte started out by shooting her own music videos, has since worked with Ridley Scott and set up DoP group Illuminatrix to champion women. Whyte chats to IBC365 about pushing the gender balance and pursuing opportunities.
Live programming has arguably never been more essential for linking the national community. Broadcasters are adapting to production regimes of remote host and audience interaction, with lessons and innovations that will stand the test of time.
The trio of broadcasters has committed $50 million of advertising inventory to promote vital public health messages that will reach over 800 million people across the globe.
The BBC’s research arm has been investigating ways to cover live events differently, employing cheaper workflows and streamlining technologies. BBC R&D’s Ian Wagdin tells IBC365’s Alana Foster all about the Nearly Live Production project.
From capturing to distributing news, global broadcasters are faced with significant challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. IBC365 investigates the agility of live news productions from the EBU, Euronews, BBC, ITV News and RTÉ.
Join IBC365 at 2pm BST on Wednesday 15 April to learn how everyone across our industry deploys remote operations and technology to remotely edit and produce post and live broadcasts.
Live content continues to play a key role in many broadcaster’s portfolio, despite current challenges in setting up live productions. IBC365 looks at some of the innovations the industry has developed in live production over recent years
With Covid-19 impacting all areas of the media and broadcast sector, Andy Stout looks at how supply chains may suffer due to the growing pandemic.
30 Mar - 5 Apr: Your guide on what to look forward to this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry
US sports streamer FuboTV has merged with FaceBank Group for an undisclosed fee.
As the broadcast industry moves towards IP for both production and broadcast, Anne Morris investigates some of the security challenges involved in making the shift.
Netflix has joined Hollywood and Bollywood studios in halting production schedules while UK’s ITV executives have said they are “confident” to continue filming according to planned programming.
As coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, the financial impact is being felt by the media and tech sector through event cancellations, abrupt drops in ad revenue, share price falls, and disruption to production schedules.
On International Women’s Day, NBC Sports made NHL history by producing the first-ever all-women broadcast on US airwaves. IBC365 chats to play-by-play announcer Kate Scott to find out more about the historic broadcast.
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced its Programme Awards - set to take place next week - will now be live-streamed due to concerns over the coronavirus.
Sony has announced Giles Wood as its new head of services for Sony Professional Solutions Europe.
IBC is calling for industry success stories and triumphs of innovation to be submitted as entries for the IBC Innovation, Young Pioneer and Social Impact Awards, which will be announced in September at IBC2020.
As more media organisations enforce home working, could the spread of the coronavirus hasten the transition to remote production?
The UK government has been called on to help support film and TV freelancers affected by the coronavirus.
Getting a job behind the camera is more competitive than ever, despite the increasing volume of content creation. Could becoming more tech savvy offer a route into the industry?
Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger is stepping down from his role, with Disney theme parks chief Bob Chapek set to replace him.
Join IBC365 on demand to learn how broadcasters use the latest technology to create richer and ultimately more immersive viewing experiences.
The 40th Brit Awards hosted by Jack Whitehall will see video-sharing social networking service TikTok live stream content from the red carpet tomorrow night, transmitting to London’s Piccadilly Circus digital screens.
Aiming to uncover audiences’ disposition to the use of artificial voices in different types of media content, the BBC is aiming to test bespoke synthetic voices with regional British accents.
As 5G rollouts accelerate, IBC365 speaks with BBC R&D’s Ian Wagdin about what role the new generation of connectivity might play in production.
Eleven Sports COO Anouk Mertens discusses ambitions to expand and innovate in both the delivery and production arms of the business.
From machine learning-driven analytics to 4K drone, the broadcast of the 2020 Six Nations rugby tournament will feature some innovative kit as well as some tried and trusted technology.
The UK’s screen industries saw a record-breaking year for international high-end TV production increasing 51% from last year.
27-31 Jan: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Super Bowl LIV will see Fox and its partners offer 4K HDR for the first time. But it won’t be shooting in native 4K. James Pearce investigates.
BBC Studioworks has “significantly” invested in new technology across its studio portfolio, positioning itself as the partner of choice, says head of studios.
Snapchat and NBC are teaming up to produce customised Olympics content for users in the US with four daily shows on the 2020 Tokyo Games.
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.
The evolution of immersive content has moved from novelty ideas to realities with live audio streaming, 8K+ rendering and 360-degree video creation as a service explored in IBC technical papers.
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.
The UK is holding its first December election in over a century. IBC365 looks at how the UK’s major broadcasters are tackling election night coverage.
At Broadcast Solutions’ latest Innovation Day, the German company and its partners focussed on IP production, remote production, and the move to the cloud. David Davies was in attendance.
Interactive drama, games engines, holograms, aerial spectaculars and digital cosmetics showed the blend of content and tech innovation has never been stronger
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.
Delivering live esports production at scale requires seamless technology integration and tight workflows to optimise the operation and produce esports for massive international audiences.
Freelance journalists covering stories on suicide, war, disease and corruption from Nicaragua, Syria, Sierra Leone and Yemen were celebrated last night at the 2019 Rory Peck Awards.
From measuring audience metrics to platform and tournament sponsorship, monetising esports is not without its challenges. IBC365 speaks with industry experts on tactics for broadcasters to deliver live esports production.
Join IBC365 on demand to go behind the scenes to understand the technology and workflow behind producing live esports events.
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.
SMPTE 2019: Security is a key concern for the media industry, but security needs to be integrated into production cycles from the start, according to HBO’s Marc Zorn.
In this paper, Philips Group Innovation presents a quality evaluation approach that uses ray-traced images of artificial scenes.
MESA’s post IBC2019 review looked at multi-territory OTT sports platforms. George Jarrett reports.
In a dedicated push to accelerate its content library to showcase its 5G network, Verizon Media has launched In the Know Network to expand its short-form video business.
Broadcasters have committed to investing in the creation, production and distribution of women’s sport on screens, according to research by Imagen.
The International Cycling Union will host the first cycling esports world championships next year which the sport’s world governing body announced as a “milestone” moment.
The Rugby World Cup has brought production in-house for the 2019 World Cup. As the tournament kicks off in Japan, Steve McCaskill finds out what innovations will feature at RWC2019.
IBC2019: With its rapidly expanding fanbase of young, digital-first viewers, esports is a sector the broadcaster industry should invest in while they still can, according to Prosieben’s eSports head, Henrik Nyhuis.
IBC2019: Actor and director Andy Serkis discusses his journey into performance capture and the ethics of capturing actors’ likenesses in his IBC2019 Keynote session.
IBC2019: All3Media chief executive Jane Turton and BBC Studios UK Production managing director Lisa Opie join Claire Hungate on the Global Gamechangers stage to discuss changes to the rules of production resulting from investment from Silicon Valley’s digital giants.
IBCTV casts an ear to advances in the radio market
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: BBC’s NHU unveils tech behind its biggest nature documentaries
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.
In this IBCTV panel interview, industry experts look at the issue of funding new content in an OTT world.
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.
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.
Women are underrepresented in leading roles in sport production, and while training and increased opportunities will help to address the situation, real change will only come from the top, writes Birgit Schiller.
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.
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.
In today’s ever-changing digital landscape, video quality drives viewer engagement and user experience. People want to enjoy video anywhere, anytime and this drives demand for higher quality content, improved bandwidth and faster processing. And with that, video codec quality, performance and reliability have never been more important.
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.
AI can play an increasingly important role in the production of live content, says Mobile Viewpoint managing director Michel Bais.
Linear channels use Edinburgh TV Festival to spell out ways they are tackling competition from streaming platforms.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has unveiled its 2019 award winners to be honoured at its Gala Awards in October.
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.
In part three of IBC365’s Premier League 2019 special, Paolo Pescatore went behind the scenes with BT Sport to look at how it is innovating lives broadcasts of the new football season.
Cloud-based service delivery could enable a remote video production service capable of efficiently producing high-volume, high-quality live and on-demand video content with fast turnarounds, says Epiphan Video CEO Mike Sandler.
Remote production looks set be a key topic at IBC2019. Andy Stout looks at how developments such as 5G are boosting remote workflows.
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.
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.
Ofcom wants broadcasters to take better care of people who take part in factual and entertainment shows amid growing concern about the welfare of those who appear on TV.
IBC will explore the technical and commercial opportunities and challenges of the rapidly growing world of esports with an exclusive showcase on 17 September.
Sinclair Broadcast Group’s One Media 3.0 has announced an agreement with Indian-based Saankhya Labs to develop 5G broadcast and broadband cooperative direct to mobile network development.
The International Trade Association for Broadcast and Media Technology have released a new Audio Business report examining the current state of the industry which identifies key drivers of change.
European broadcasters are facing increasing pressures to promote equality across top jobs. But are they doing enough?
Remote production in the cloud is the next step for broadcast coverage, writes Haivision EVP & CMO Peter Maag.
The inaugural IBC Young Pioneer Award will recognise the brightest up-and-coming talent in the industry with those shortlisted specialising in directing, inventing and pioneering new technology and production workflows.
Emerging technology and innovative workflows are transforming live sports production. This IBC365 webinar explores the challenges impacting the way sport is shown on multi-screens with experts from Tedial and Kiswe.
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.
Under increasing pressure from OTTs, R&D is more important than ever says the BBC’s Matthew Postgate and the EBU’s Antonio Arcidiacono.
Sports fans are particularly demanding, and rights holders and production companies are under ever-increasing pressure to produce more content, says Tedial vice president products Jérôme Wauthoz.
As scrutiny on green issues grows, broadcasters and content creators are finding different ways to talk about climate change.
NASA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a live two-hour TV broadcast looking at the future exploration of the Moon and Mars.
Public service news is facing increasing pressures from politicians to declining audiences and attacks on impartiality. But is it all doom and gloom? – Raymond Snoddy investigates.
Active viewers want to be a part of the show they care about, says Kiswe Mobile chief technology officer Francis Zane.
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.
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
Leading tech giants have linked up with the Royal Shakespeare Company in an ambitious project to re-imagine the future of theatre-going using immersive technology.
The NEP Group is to acquire HDR Group, a full-service production services firm based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Fox Sports has teamed up with IBM to use the firm’s AI platform as part of its analysis and coverage of the Women’s World Cup.
AI is one of the buzzwords across all sectors, but what impact is it and machine learning having on live sports production? Andy Stout investigates.
Sports production needs to take innovations from cricket and lessons from the advertising world by putting consumers first, says Reliance Sport CEO Sundar Raman.
From AR to the use of gaming engines, producers of live sports coverage increasingly have an armoury of new methods with which to present information and maintain viewer interest. A trio of the leading technology providers speak about their latest innovations.
IBC365 goes behind the scenes of Dota 2 and speaks with industry experts on the broadcaster opportunities to monetise, engage and deliver.
In his latest documentary, director Asif Kapadia unearths the complex and sympathetic man behind the enigmatic Argentine football legend.
BT Sport COO Jamie Hindhaugh outlines how the broadcaster’s Champions League final coverage will be the first time a live sports event will be broadcast in HDR to mobile devices.
At SportTech 2019, a key panel featuring the BBC, DAZN, Tennis TV and Ostmodern discussed the challenges of producing live sport.
Join IBC365 on demand to explore how emerging technology and innovative workflows are transforming live sports production.
IBC365 pays tribute to the international cinematographers who have shaped the art of motion pictures and asks ASC members who they think is the greatest of all time.
Five years after the first few installations took place, the BBC has signed off on its new centralised virtual local radio infrastructure. David Davies finds out more from lead project manager Geoff Woolf.
Rocketman editor Chris Dickens explains how he helped create the true fantasy of shy piano prodigy turned international superstar and the challenge of creating the perfect ending.
Join IBC365 on demand to explore how pixels, higher frame rates, wide colour gamut and high dynamic range are transforming the production process.
Facebook will ban Live users who breach its guidelines under new “one strike” policy
Killing Eve and Patrick Melrose were among the programmes celebrated at last night’s Baftas with special mention to BBC’s Bodyguard and Britain’s Got Talent.
From Facebook to Twitch to YouTube, cleverly integrated production solutions and lower price-points are making high-quality live streaming accessible to those who want to share content across a vast array of platforms.
From asset management to content analysis, artificial intelligence is being built into a host of media tools.
The BBC has launched a new line up of women’s sport this summer with live coverage, new commissions and leading talent across its TV, radio and podcast channels.
As the industry moves to embrace IP production, Swiss broadcast service provider TPC has made history by offering the first uncompressed, UHD OB vehicle entirely based around SMPTE ST2110.
Red Bee Media has partnered with V-Nova to overcome bandwidth and encoding issues for its remote production offering.
SVT CTO Adde Granberg speaks about how the Swedish public service broadcaster is using the cloud and the barriers to adopting remote production.
Former Apple and Warner Bros executives have partnered to launch a European production company focused on high-end TV and feature films.
NAB 2019: 4K HDR emerges as the live production benchmark and 8K becomes an option for 4K workflows.
The latest drama from This is England writer-director Shane Meadows was created in a semi-improvised fashion which required highly flexible production planning from indie producer Warp Films
The filmmaker’s principal job is tell a story but the conventions of narrative can be a straitjacket for those like cinematographer Natasha Braier who believes in experimenting.
Join IBC365 on demand to explore why creators are turning to cloud to transform the way they make great content.
Chris Lebenzon, Tim Burton’s regular collaborator in the edit room, explains how they brought their CG lead character to life
Passionate about sports and storytelling, Vera Bichler speaks to IBC365 about being the first female football director at Austrian broadcaster ORF
Join IBC365 on-demand to explore how remote production is changing the way sports broadcasters think and act.
The National Theatre is home to world-class productions and performances, but how are the plays broadcast to cinemas around the world?
The European Broadcasting Union has called for immediate action to protect journalists and the freedom of expression.
With World Radio Day taking place on Wednesday 13 February, Paul Robinson assesses the health of radio and its role in society.
Join IBC365 on demand to learn how 5G will transform the way content is created.
The final whistle of Super Bowl LIII sounded on Sunday ending its lowest scoring head-to-head in history and the build up to its perennially anticipated half-time show saw numerous high profile drop outs in support of Colin Kaepernick. Ross Biddiscombe explores how the event’s viewership fared.
Global consumer spend on digital content is set to increase by $23 billion this year, with sports video identified as the key driver of growth.
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.
With many camera and lens manufacturers making announcements and revealing upgrades at the BSC Expo in London, Andy Stout looks at the latest developments in the world of high end cameras and lenses.
For vendors, arguably the greatest challenge at this point resides in satisfying the continually evolving ways in which broadcasters and content creators wish to apply immersive audio techniques, writes David Davies.
With women remaining notably absent from this year’s Academy Awards nominations, it is of vital importance that the industry does more to attract and retain women, says Digital Orchard managing director Sam Margaritis.
From shooting in black and white to creating in-camera effects, we take a look at the technology and technique behind Oscar nominated films.
Diversity and inclusion are the key to delivering engaging content, says Mill Film’s Lauren McCallum.
From the restoration of Peter Jackson’s WWI epic They Shall Not Grow Old to behind the scenes of Love Island and the impact of AI, holograms and Brexit on the media industry, we look at the most popular Production articles of 2018.
Join IBC365 on-demand to hear industry experts explain how esports is transforming live content and reaching new audiences as it crosses into the mainstream and catches the attention of the biggest media businesses.
In the second part of our 2018 review we look back at the milestones, mergers, deals and innovations that dominated the second half of the year.
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.
The first instalment of a two-part round-up of the main talking points of 2018 includes the battle for net neutrality, 5G advances at the Winter Olympics, the Premier League rights battle and a Facebook scandal that still haunts the social media giant.
Dutch football club Ajax has showcased an artificial intelligence supported production of one of its matches, which the club’s technology partners say could remove the need for production facilities, camera crews and directors.
Esports could help shape the future of broadcast according to executive Tanya Laird, who spoke about the need for a “melting pot” of collaboration and interaction.
The esports business is on track to be a billion dollar industry, with millions of participants and viewers, but industry leaders have called for more partnerships and government investment.
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.
Esports is pioneering workflows that could be picked up by mainstream sports coverage, and with rising interest and growing prize pots, the influence of esports looks set to increase.
The Tour De France is the world’s most well-known cycling race and a monumental challenge for broadcasters. The TM Forum, through its Catalyst programme, set out to examine how 5G technology could be used to cover the event.
The rapid development of LEDs is now leading to a greater quest for consistency and improved colour rendition during production. David Fox reports for IBC365.
It’s rare when something can be truly said to represent a revolutionary approach to filmmaking. Attendees of a jaw-dropping Big Screen session at IBC2018 got to see for themselves how game technology is fundamentally changing the way films are made.
Drones are not only smaller than Formula 1 cars, they’re quicker too. Aurora Media Worldwide’s coverage of the DR1 drone-racing league has given the production team the chance to help shape the sport from the ground up.
Despite the light-hearted company name of Space Beers, co-founder Maurice Schutte is very serious about filmmaking and utilising blockchain to help him do so. IBC365 spoke to Schutte to discover more…
The Swiss company SingularDTV is one of the world’s leaders in developing blockchain applications for creative industries. IBC365 spoke to its co-founder Kim Jackson to go ‘under the hood’ of what blockchain is all about.
Sky is one of a handful of global broadcasters taking a prominent role in evolving the use of Dolby Atmos in live events, Andy Stout reports.
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.
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.
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.
Growing your audience means understanding not only what they want, but how and why they want it, says BBC World Service’s Catherine Blizzard.
Reed Kaufman is responsible for overseeing the entire post production ecosystem for all FBC Network remote events, specifically with jewel events like Super Bowl LI and the 2018 World Cup. The IBC conference was keen to find out the lessons Kaufman has learned from the experience.
NEP’s latest acquisition, a deal for connectivity services firm SIS Live, was announced yesterday. And it’s unlikely to be the OB giant’s last, writes Adrian Pennington.
Cloud-based platforms haven’t lost their steam, artificial intelligence continues to smarten workflows and manufacturers making mighty machines in smaller sizes were recurring themes in Halls 2 and 3 this year, writes IBC Daily reporter Erica Basnicki.
Two whitepapers in one: Insights into the challenges Online Video Providers (OVPs) face and the solutions for consideration as they seek to keep current customers and attract new viewers.
AI is here to stay, and in the area of production it is set to revolutionise working practice. Explore how in technical papers from BBC R&D, Media Distillery & NHK and watch their IBC2018 Tech Talks.
The benefits to using audio as a primary method of delivering new experiences, particularly during a sports event, it is the audio that best engages consumers with the atmosphere of the stadium.
The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) approached Dolby Laboratories in early 2017 to explore what value immersive audio might bring to the NHRA’s television broadcasts.
AI represents almost limitless possibilities for the future and is already having a transformational impact in many areas, including live football production.
This paper describes recent BBC research into potential production benefits of AI algorithms, using visual analysis and other techniques.
NHK has developed a new AI-driven broadcasting technology called “Smart Production” to quickly and accurately gather and analyse diverse types of information from society and deliver information to a wide range of viewers.
Providing narrative perspective in a US news environment that’s in total overdrive is a daily challenge along with the changing audio consumption habits Lisa Tobin confronts, executive producer of audio and editor of The Daily podcast at the New York Times.
IBC2018: Positioned at the centre of the changing media, entertainment and technology industry, IBC has confirmed visitor attendance of 55,884, across the six day event.
IBC2018: Advertisers as well as TV and the sports production industry should wake up to the huge potential of eSports says MTGx CEO Arnd Benninghoff.
IBC2018: Broadcaster plans to develop a global lifestyle platform around golf, followings its acquisition of rights to the PGA Tour.
IBC2018: Machine learning tool trialled during coverage of this year’s Royal Wedding can be used in live sports, awards and political events.
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
Tedial’s Jérôme Wauthoz is joined by Daniel McDonnell of Timeline TV to present a case study exploring the huge impact of AI on the production of live sports.
IBC2018: High end cinema drones were put through their paces by programme makers in an HBO documentary which premiered at IBC.
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.
The launch of Sony’s Virtual Production solution has thrown a spotlight on the possibilities of remote production. But, as David Davies discovers, plenty of other vendors are gearing up to make the most of this particular revolution.
In the second instalment of a two-part feature we hear from three startups that have employed new technologies to optimise video, enhancing media workflows and an app to maximise TV subscriptions.
Transmitting via IP offers broadcasters the possibility of interconnecting radio, video and internet perfectly, writes 2wcom Chief Executive Werner Drews.
An in-depth look at how M2A Media worked with ITV and the BBC to offer a service to live stream the Royal Wedding to the US on Britbox.
The broadcast industry has been experiencing a tremendous transformation since the arrival of the Internet, and digital convergence has become a reality, writes Genelec R&D Director Aki Makivirta.
Artificial intelligence technology is swiftly moving from experiment to practical use across production workflows and into the heart of content creation.
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.
Jonathan Bramley is a busy man. As Executive Producer of the BBC coverage of the inaugural European Championships he needs to win gold at logistics and be ace at juggling too.
Watch on demand as IBC365 previews the anticipated themes and highlights of IBC2018.
IBC is the perfect meeting point for the converging worlds of media and telco, writes IBC Chief Executive Michael Crimp.
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.
BBC Studios Chief Executive Tim Davie on the need for talent, a ready supply of content and the importance of co-productions as scale becomes vital for broadcasters.
Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) are set to be two of the hottest topics at IBC2018.
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.
The rise of unreliable information on the internet has raised issues of trust and distrust for the media throughout the developed world - and is a subject that will be examined in detail at IBC2018 in Amsterdam.
Football star Eden Hazard’s augmented reality interview on Belgian TV went viral soon after it aired during the World Cup. Here’s how it was produced.
With the deadline to Brexit fast approaching, IBC365 asks leading media executives about the big issues they want government to resolve.
BBC R&D has scooped the Best Conference Paper Award for its research into practical uses of AI for production.
Behind the scenes of ITV’s summer hit that has sold all over the world to countries including Germany, Australia and Finland.
There was a social media meltdown early in the World Cup as Australian fans damned an OTT service provider for failing to adequately stream matches. So how should OTT providers ensure that streaming of high-demand live events keeps the fans happy?
CCTV, RTÉ, ESPN and Discovery are among the broadcasters shortlisted for the IBC2018 Innovation Awards.
Programmers have taught AI platform IBM Watson to learn the meaning behind expressions, fan reaction and body language, allowing Wimbledon to get highlights from Centre Court online faster than ever before.
Most stories about new broadcast facilities are all about beautiful buildings designed by ‘starchitects’ featuring soaring atriums and state-of-the-art studios and production systems. This is not one of them. This is the story of tin-roofed, mudbrick buildings with no air-conditioning, and brand new, old-fashioned analogue production kit.
UHD, HDR, AI, VR and social media expansion make debut for FIFA’s World Cup.
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?
Amazon’s estimated £100 million purchase of an English Premier League football package puts beyond doubt any question that the future of live sports viewing is now in the hands of the tech giants.
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.
A broadcast news organisation needs flexible reactions and infrastructure to deliver current affairs on time, but also forward planning and skills investment to guarantee continued success, according to ITN’s Bevan Gibson
With many broadcasters still grappling with how to collaborate with freewheeling creators, has BBC Wales hit on the ideal model for community interaction?
Coverage of the UEFA Champions League Final is set to be another UHD and VR 360 spectacular, while chances seem high that the BBC will commit to UHD HDR live streaming of FIFA World Cup in Russia.
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.
A second IBC365 roundtable discussion, hosted by Claire Tavernier, explores the relationship between traditional sports and the emerging eSports community.
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.
The launch of F1 TV this weekend marks the motorsport’s biggest investment in its digital transformation to date. Few see it as a risk.
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.
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.
NAB 2018: NEP’s Keith Lane on the ways the industry is making remote production a reality and the cost and quality benefits of adoption.
The phenomenon of eSports is a transformational concept, a genuine disrupter. While acknowledging the use of the obvious cliché, it is a game changer.
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.
The key challenges facing the broadcast industry are not just to do with technology, according to Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Abuagla.
With ever-increasing competition among broadcasters for viewers and revenue, John Maxwell Hobbs asserts there is no ‘magic bullet’.
Ross Biddiscombe explores the fierce impact Tiger Woods has on clawing in live television audiences.
Watch now to hear key players discuss real world experience of the role AI is taking in live sports.
NAB 2018: The range of cameras with larger sensors from the likes of Arri, Panavision, Red and Sony offer more choice than ever when it comes to acquisition formats and lens options.
NAB 2018: A glut of statistics on consumer interest in UHD, as well as the unveiling of kit from the likes of Sony, Blackmagic, Canon and Panasonic point to the steady uptake of UHD.
In the second instalment in a series of articles that look at job roles and their relationship with technology, Alana Foster speaks with three unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators.
From building new playout centres to strengthening MTG’s triple play offering, Bartek Gudowski explains the priorities of a modern CTO and why cyber security is a global issue.
With the quality of audio capture integral to the success of a production, IBC365 speaks with industry experts to examine the changing requirements production sound mixers and the response of manufacturers.
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.
In the second instalment of our CTO Series, 21st Century Fox’s Paul Cheesbrough speaks about the challenges of delivering content to more platforms than ever before and explains why cyber security is his number one priority.
The ongoing fight for TV audiences in one of the world’s fastest growing sports, mixed martial arts, has found a new and unusual battleground.
In the first of a series of articles that look at job roles and their relationship with technology, Alana Foster speaks with three digital imaging technicians whose credits include Black Mirror, Skyfall and McMafia.
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced its 2018 programme awards nominations.
Fitting out a new ‘pay as you go’ news studio required a focus on future proofing and building an infrastructure with the resilience and contingency to handle 4K from cameras to cables, writes Wesley Dodd.
The power of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google was a recurring subject on the opening day of the conference at Mobile World Congress.
The way we shoot and deliver TV and film may have changed, but despite the constant cycle of change, cinema and TV is still in good health, says John Maxwell Hobbs.
Murdoch extends Sky News promise and Disney and Marvel break box office records.
Making sure that metadata remains with material, the use of AI to search archives and workflows that allow journalists to publish one story to multiple platforms simultaneously - George Jarrett completes a two-part look at the newsroom technology market.
Sir Ridley Scott awarded the highest honour at the Baftas as Three Billboards, Darkest Hour and The Shape of Water scoop top awards.
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?
It’s not just the athletes that have broken records at the XXIII Winter Olympics in PyeongChang - the technology has set new standards too.
The Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) has shortlisted traditional and online-first television programmes for its 44th annual awards.
In the first of a two part series on newsroom technology, George Jarrett talks to the BBC and vendors about enabling journalists and delivering content to digital and broadcast platforms.
Manufacturers have been showcasing their latest 8K displays and the upcoming Winter Games looks set to be a watershed for 8K production, but what does the long term future hold for high resolution content?
The Royal Television Society has announced the nominations for its 2018 Television Journalism Awards.
“Good enough,” is not a phrase usually heard in the corridors of broadcasters unless it’s following the words “that’s not”, writes John Maxwell Hobbs.
Technicolor CTO Jon Walkenhorst and colleagues discuss how emerging technology is changing the way stories are told.
IBC365 previews the technical categories for the 90th Academy Awards in which digital acquisition dominates.
The making of the BBC’s Blue Planet 2 and the rise of virtual reality content were among IBC365’s most-read Production articles of 2017.
Virtual reality (VR) for immersive live-action and 360-degree video, optimising audience experiences and deploying VR were among the topics covered in this year’s technical papers.
Remote production makes sense for some types of TV and it could usher in a new wave of innovative formats, writes Tony Gregory.
How can event organisers make best use of new technologies and how can they distinguish valuable applications from temporary fads and how can technology experts help them with that, ask Pim Schoonderwoerd and Paul Hassink.
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.
Case study: The BBC has over forty VR, 360 video and immersive audio experiments, that teams across the corporation have developed, covering a broad range of topics.
The advent of high-resolution head-mounted displays (HMDs) enables new applications for virtual and augmented reality.
A new emerging 5G technology with phased array antennas was used for the contribution of live TV documentary broadcast in Norway.
Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.
Hall 12 proved to be a fertile hunting ground for those in search of gadgets and gizmos for acquisition and camera support, writes David Fox.
IBC2017: Ignoring the opportunities and flexibility of mobile could mean that broadcasters risk signing their own death warrant. This was the message from IBC’s ‘Live is Dead: Long live Live’ session, where the panellists were unanimous in urging broadcasters, not just in news, but right across the entertainment spectrum, to ...
The iconic Television Centre in West London has reopened, with The Jonathan Ross Show the first production to use the overhauled studios that were dubbed ’the home of British television’.
Sky Sports is pulling no punches when it comes to the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight, broadcasting boxing’s biggest event of the year.
One Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong on creating a new generation of Asian martial arts heroes, and delivering new audiences to broadcasters.
Producers continue the search for innovation and social engagement to enhance the viewers’ experience across their live sports premium content offering.
With many broadcast vendors supporting 5G tests and trials, the nascent technology could lead to much more than faster mobile internet browsing.
Several years ago shooting video on DSLRs was a big new trend, then video manufacturers responded with their own large-sensor camcorders. So, what place do the latest DSLRs have in broadcasting?
Advances in technology mean that broadcast engineers have an increasingly important role to play in aiding the creative process, says John Maxwell Hobbs.
BT Sport and MTG are among the broadcasters that will show the first-ever live 360-degree coverage of the Champions League final.
The Royal Television Society (RTS) revealed its annual Programme Award winners at a gala ceremony in London.
Sports as a content genre can be characterized using certain keywords – live, unscripted drama, conversational, loyal audiences
Within the ICoSOLE project, different (cost-effective) ways of capturing spatially outspread events are being considered.
Profound change to the way media is produced, distributed and consumed is upon us.
Sport coverage on radio is popular, but has specific requirements: people do other things while listening to radio, so any enhancements to the audio experience must respect this.
The LiveIP project is a practical exploration of the possibilities and opportunities achievable with today’s IP enabled broadcast technology in a live production environment.
BT launched its IPTV service in 2006 offering a combination of On-Demand video and Digital Terrestrial Television. In 2012 BT TV added multicast delivered channels to the service providing High Definition (HD) Linear TV, over a Fibre-To-The-Cabinet (FTTC) access network, to BT Broadband customers.