IBC2018 Mythbusters

Getting to grips with TV’s golden age

2018-09-18T08:23:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: The state of scripted, the future of linear TV and the effectiveness of digital advertising were all topics of debate at a session devoted to debunking received wisdom in TV.

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"We’re customer obsessed” says world’s fastest growing tech company

2018-09-16T10:07:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Reliance Jio has disrupted the Indian mobile market, adding a staggering 215m customers within 18 months of launch.

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IBC: “The centre of our changing community”

2018-09-16T08:06:00+01:00By

IBC is benefiting from the convergence of technology, says Chief Executive Michael Crimp.

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The ‘Killer App’ for 5G hasn’t been invented yet

2018-09-16T07:30:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Telcos debate how best to take advantage of the forthcoming roll out of 5G services.

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Fun run at IBC raises over $65k for charity

2018-09-15T15:27:00+01:00By Tim Dams

IBC2018: Money raised by the 4K 4Charity Fun Run will go to organisations focused on increasing diversity and inclusion in media and entertainment industry

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Beyond Netflix: How to survive as a niche streaming service

2018-09-15T12:09:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: Key to success for specialist OTT platforms is to pitch yourself as a ‘delicatessen’ compared to ‘supermarkets’ like Netflix and Amazon, IBC delegates told.

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IABM spells out top priorities for media tech firms

2018-09-15T12:01:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Senior execs from companies such as Avid, AWS, NEP and ITV debate the state of the industry at IABM Business Breakfast.

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"HDR is not a look, it’s a canvas”

2018-09-14T13:06:00+01:00By

Team behind new Netflix sci-fi drama The Innocents reveal how it was produced in HDR.

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Could cord cutters be a lifeline for linear TV?

2018-09-14T15:57:00+01:00By David Wood

The trend for subscribers to dump pay TV services is gathering pace in the face of OTT growth.

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Eurosport looks to “service the superfans”

2018-09-17T12:58:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Broadcaster plans to develop a global lifestyle platform around golf, followings its acquisition of rights to the PGA Tour.

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Impossible seeks start ups with ‘planet centric’ design ideas

2018-09-17T12:35:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira’s business incubator looks to support technology companies focused on sustainability.

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Boosting diversity is ‘a commercial benefit’

2018-09-15T10:18:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Companies in the broadcasting industry will be more successful if they improve on- and off-screen diversity, delegates at IBC sessions on diversity and gender equality are told.

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YouTube’s Mohan: ‘New EU directive is anti-creator’

2018-09-15T07:33:00+01:00By

IBC2018: The Chief Product Officer of YouTube, Neil Mohan, tells IBC audience that European Union’s recently approved Copyright Directive will “impact the creative ecosystem.”

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“Partnerships” are key to growth, says Netflix

2018-09-15T07:00:00+01:00By

Striking partnership deals with pay-TV and telco operators has helped Netflix take its subscriber numbers “to the next level”, says Maria Ferreras, Vice President of Business Development EMEA.

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Android TV and Roku catch IBC’s eye

2018-09-17T13:39:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: In a session devoted to eye-catching innovation at IBC, Accedo’s Fredrik Andersson highlights Android TV and Roku as well as other ground breaking products.

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Peled spells out strategy for Synamedia

2018-09-14T15:41:00+01:00By

The newly named company, which is being acquired from Cisco, looks to tap into content boom and mulls a possible IPO in a few years

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Weighing up the impact of Brexit

2018-09-14T12:11:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Growth of the British creative industries will be hit by Brexit, agree executives at an IBC session.

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SES readies for significant UHD growth

2018-09-14T10:59:00+01:00By

IBC2018: UHD screens will be in every third home in the US and every sixth home in Europe by the end of this year, says satellite operator

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Disruption is only going to get worse

2018-09-13T16:09:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Netflix and YouTube employ thousands of engineers, giving them a huge technical advantage over public service broadcasting rivals

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Super serving fans and viewers

2018-09-13T14:10:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Discovery is differentiating itself from the likes of Netflix and Amazon by offering targeted services in sports and local European markets, says DNI President Jean-Briac Perrette

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Size isn’t everything, says C4’s Underwood

2018-09-13T09:19:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Broadcasters should face up to the onslaught of the digital giants by focusing on distinctiveness and innovation, argued Keith Underwood, Guest Chair of the Conference.

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IBC and TM Forum open applications for Catalyst projects

2018-09-12T16:15:00+01:00By

Broadcasters, mobile operators, software vendors and technical suppliers are set to unite to capitlise on the expanding opportunities in the media-telecom value chain.

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SMPTE: Shaping the next generation of standards

2018-09-12T12:06:00+01:00By Staff writer

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), which has led the development of industry standards and progressive work in HD, Ultra HD, 4K and 8K for the advancement of the moving image, will be out in force at IBC.

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The dawn of the 8K era?

2018-09-12T11:43:00+01:00By Andy Stout

8K, in the shape of NHK’s Super Hi-Vision, has been an important part of the IBC Future Zone for years. This year, however, it’s breaking out to the rest of the show. How long, then, before 8K starts to go mainstream?

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Econet awarded IBC Judges honour for TV everywhere

2018-09-11T10:52:00+01:00By

Econet has been recognised for its positive social impact and innovation in employing new technology to connect southern African audiences with global content.

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Case study: Shifting from ISDN to IP

2018-09-10T12:03:00+01:00Brought to you by

Digigram’s IQOYA Call IP audio codec and IQOYA Cloud management system are helping Danish radio station DR make a controlled shift toward audio over IP, enabling the public broadcaster to address the gradual extinction of ISDN connections and making it easy for staff to realise the cost and quality benefits ...

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Case study: Streaming the Royal Wedding to the US

2018-08-30T14:43:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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How to join the SVOD party

2018-08-30T14:21:00+01:00By David Wood

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.

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Going niche: Competing with the OTT giants

2018-08-17T09:56:00+01:00By Andy Fry

What is the key to creating an economically-viable, niche OTT subscription service? Execs behind OTT services such as DAZN and Britbox through to gardening channel Inside Out and guitar service All Guitar explain.

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IP adoption gathers momentum

2018-08-15T07:00:00+01:00By

IP is steadily gaining traction around the world with IBC2018 a forum to boost education and discussion about interoperability and the ramifications of SMPTE 2110.

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Welcome to Insight: Your guide to IBC2018

2018-08-10T10:50:00+01:00By

Welcome to this first edition of Insight, your new guide to this year’s show and conference. The aim of this magazine is to introduce you to the technology trends, industry themes and keynote speakers that will shape IBC2018.

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UHD and HDR: The full picture

2018-08-09T15:15:00+01:00By

Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) are set to be two of the hottest topics at IBC2018.

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Google, Alibaba and CSGi to demo new products at IBC

2018-08-01T06:00:00+01:00By

The Content Everywhere Hub at IBC2018 will showcase and explore new media production, devices, apps and the digital transformations that are shaping the OTT domain.

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Sport leads the 5G charge

2018-07-24T06:00:00+01:00By

The potential for 5G to revolutionise the media and entertainment industries is now being tested by sports producers and broadcasters.

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How telcos are pushing into content

2018-07-23T06:00:00+01:00By George Malim

With telcos struggling to boost revenues, they’re focusing on video content as one way to drive growth. But their strategies for content differ from market to market and company to company.

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Ofcom: BBC, ITV & C4 should collaborate to compete with Netflix

2018-07-19T14:33:00+01:00By Stuart Kemp

There’s a profound change in viewing habits taking place, with subscriptions to streaming services surging to 15.4m in the UK and young viewers deserting traditional TV, according to new research by media regulator Ofcom.

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UHD & multiplatform delivery are top priorities for media companies

2018-07-13T09:55:00+01:00By

Viewer demand for multiplatform content delivery looks set to continue to grow with 56.9% of respondents in the second annual Avid Customer Association (ACA) vote agreeing that the trend will continue to dominate the industry.

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European broadcasters unite to fight FAANG

2018-07-13T08:59:00+01:00By

After years of false starts, national broadcasters are now racing to create joint streaming platforms. But are they too late to take on Netflix and Amazon?

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World Cup streaming: How to avoid scoring an own goal

2018-07-05T13:16:00+01:00By

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?

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Can Disney catch up with Netflix?

2018-07-03T11:33:00+01:00By

Disney launches its own OTT service next year into a market where Netflix has spent its way to the top. Will Disney’s offer be too little too late to catch up? Or is there room for another big OTT player?

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Blog: Crossing the inflection point

2018-06-29T08:00:00+01:00By

The media industry is at an inflection point, one in which we have no clear view as to where we’ll end up, or who the winners will be.

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Can Netflix and Amazon be overtaken?

2018-06-28T09:00:00+01:00By Andy Fry

Competition around the world is ramping up for the OTT leaders from other big tech firms, local specialists, traditional channels and pay-TV operators.

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Managing content for OTT

2018-06-18T15:47:00+01:00By

With increased competition the distinct advantages enjoyed by OTT providers in the battle for audience attention are wearing a bit thin. Now they must innovate to thrive.

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From Russia with live: Your guide to the World Cup

2018-06-14T06:58:00+01:00By

UHD, HDR, AI, VR and social media expansion make debut for FIFA’s World Cup.

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Analysis: What Discovery’s $2bn golf deal means for the broadcaster

2018-06-13T08:18:00+01:00By

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?

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The shape of kids’ content

2018-06-10T08:00:00+01:00By

The proliferation of devices and platforms has meant that younger audiences are changing their viewing patterns, which in turn is shaping broadcaster and IP owners’ content strategies for a new generation of children.

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IBC champions telco and media convergence

2018-06-07T09:09:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Smart connectivity, 5G and media innovation will feature at the IBC Show with a focus on the convergence between the telco and media industries.

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IP-future “not too far away” says BBC

2018-05-25T12:41:00+01:00By

TV will evolve into a more immersive, personalised and interactive medium exclusively delivered over the internet in the not too distant future, predicted Matthew Postgate.

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Shaping the future together: NBCU, Havas & Endemol Shine join IBC2018

2018-05-24T07:00:00+01:00By

Leading media executives from NBC Universal, Havas Group and Endemol Shine will deliver exclusive insight into the changing media landscape.

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New vision required for women in sport

2018-05-22T12:00:00+01:00By

Women’s sport may be one of the best opportunities for broadcasting and sponsorship, but is it riddled with too many problems of awareness and underfunding?

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Breaking the glass ceiling

2018-05-17T13:15:00+01:00By

Leading executives discuss the gender pay disparity across the broadcasting industry, impactful legislation and changing the system of inequality.

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Analysis: Comcast, Disney and the ongoing battle for Sky

2018-05-15T12:59:00+01:00By

The unfolding drama involving three of the world’s largest media groups has all the ingredients of an Oscar-winning script, writes Ray Snoddy.

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Opening doors for women in broadcast technology

2018-05-14T15:51:00+01:00By

In this second part of our look at gender disparity in broadcasting, IBC365 turns the spotlight on the vendors.

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The brakes are off: F1 to launch 'fan-focused' OTT service

2018-05-11T10:51:00+01:00By

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.

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Compression enters the high-performance era

2018-05-11T09:58:00+01:00By

Delivering new methods and codecs for working with large-scale data, particularly VR and HDR, is high priority for the media and entertainment industry.

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Direct view displays: The future of cinema?

2018-05-10T15:03:00+01:00By

Direct view LED displays promise greater luminosity and lower running costs, but will the high cost of installation and audience appetite for crisper images support rollout of the Samsung and Sony-backed technology?

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Agility and innovation: The essential ingredients

2018-04-26T07:00:00+01:00By Keith Underwood

Established content providers should be agile, innovative and willing to adopt new technologies if they want to take on the digital giants, says Channel 4’s Keith Underwood.

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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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Regional focus: Latin America

2018-04-23T08:00:00+01:00By

With Brazil, Mexico & Argentina leading development in Latin America, the IABM has produced a regional report on the area.

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Regional focus: North America

2018-04-20T09:57:00+01:00By

As the media technology industry gathered in Las Vegas for NAB, the IABM produced a regional report on one of the world’s largest broadcast and media markets.

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UHD evolution: Phase B guidelines released

2018-04-10T02:08:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: The Ultra HD Forum has released its Phase B guidelines demonstrating at the Las Vegas trade show the developments of UHD and HDR formats to enhance viewing experiences.

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Which UHD series will dominate MIPtv?

2018-03-28T11:59:00+01:00By

The Cannes MIPtv programming market in April will see plenty of 4K/UHD programming available. IBC365 looks at some of the anticipated highlights.

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Europe’s broadcasters in race to launch targeted ads

2018-03-22T13:58:00+00:00By

Facebook’s reputation may have taken a battering over the past few days, but the lure of online persists.

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Broadcasters unite to sell pan-European ad packages

2018-03-15T11:14:00+00:00By

TV Fights Back: The European Broadcaster Exchange is the first significant move by leading European commercial broadcasters against Google and Facebook’s dominance in the online advertising market.

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UK broadcasters combine to battle Facebook and Google

2018-03-13T11:52:00+00:00By

TV Fights Back: The UK’s leading commercial broadcasters have joined forces to extol the virtues of television to media planners in a bid to challenge the digital newcomers, writes Ray Snoddy.

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The week in numbers: Oscars viewing figures and Paralympics coverage

2018-03-08T14:27:00+00:00By

A drop in Oscars viewing figures and broadcasters’ plans for Paralympics coverage.

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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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Sale or scale: The future of production

2018-03-06T11:19:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society (RTS) took the lilt and inference of the property and design franchise show Love It or List It for an evening panel session on the stark implications of eye-catching buy-outs in the media markets.

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BBC, Sky News and CNN awarded for outstanding TV journalism

2018-03-02T11:56:00+00:00By

The BBC won 11 of the Royal Television Society television journalism awards for 2018, with Sky News and CNN recognised for creative and excellent journalism.

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IoT drives fourth industrial revolution

2018-03-01T15:56:00+00:00By

Fuelled by 5G, massive IoT adoption is expected to interconnect media across devices, connected cars and into smart cities, with a host of vendors and telecom operators showcasing their IoT offerings at Mobile World Congress.

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The week in numbers: Mobile users surge & 4G on the moon

2018-03-01T11:21:00+00:00By

Mobile subscribers to soar by 2025, the “fearsome seven” technology companies taking over the world and 4G coverage on the moon.

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When Facebook abuse can be a “wonderful thing”

2018-02-28T15:54:00+00:00By

Senior executives from BT and iFlix hailed the power of content to transform “transactional” brands and create an emotional connection with customers.

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5G: “Open for business”

2018-02-27T16:11:00+00:00By

Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei and Cisco are among the many manufacturers to announce major deployments and advances for 5G at Mobile World Congress.

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Blog: TV isn't dead, it's evolving

2018-02-23T07:00:00+00:00By

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.

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Channel 4’s Keith Underwood to Chair IBC2018 Conference

2018-02-22T14:55:00+00:00

Channel 4 Director of Strategy and Technology Keith Underwood has taken on the newly-created role of Guest Chair of the IBC2018 Conference.

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Getting set for GDPR

2018-02-21T17:00:00+00:00By

Channel 4 is renewing its Viewer Promise, while broadcasters in Germany are joining forces to create a universal log-in – but is either enough to accommodate the EU’s stringent new data protection laws?

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Seven trends to expect at Mobile World Congress 2018

2018-02-20T13:22:00+00:00By Kate O'Flaherty

5G and its associated use cases are expected to take centre stage in Barcelona, while discussions will also turn to the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to overhaul network management and customer service.

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The investment landscape for media tech firms

2018-02-16T10:57:00+00:00By

In 2018 in western economies there is an estimated $1 trillion of private funds looking for a home, and much of that money is looking for a berth in media technology companies.

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Belden to merge SAM with Grass Valley

2018-02-08T23:55:00+00:00By

Belden has completed its acquisition of SAM (Snell Advanced Media), which it will now merge with Grass Valley.

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OTA, 8K and VR: Tracking trends in Las Vegas

2018-02-01T16:20:00+00:00By

Over-the-air (OTA) TV, higher definition content and immersive experiences were top of the agenda during the conference sessions at CES.

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Winter Olympics innovates with 8K HDR and live 5G production firsts

2018-01-31T11:20:00+00:00By

PyeongChang is shaping up to be the most innovative Olympics ever, with advances in 8K and 5G production and an avalanche of OTT content.

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Analysis: Can broadcasters really ditch satellite dishes?

2018-01-29T14:48:00+00:00By

Last week it emerged that Sky is intending to move more aggressively into online delivery of its content. But is it wise for satellite broadcasters to ditch the dish?

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Germany leads cloud security adoption

2018-01-19T10:50:00+00:00By

The UK has fallen behind other countries in protecting assets stored in the cloud, according to a study conducted by digital security company Gemalto.

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The battle for net neutrality

2018-01-17T12:53:00+00:00By

The concept of “net neutrality” has captivated the attention of the general public thanks in part to a decision in the US to scrap rules that prevent broadband providers charging to deliver certain content.

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Regional focus: Middle East & Africa

2018-01-16T14:17:00+00:00By

With many in the broadcast equipment sector flocking to Dubai for CABSAT, the IABM has produced a regional report on the Middle East and Africa.

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How Japan’s SoftBank plans to bridge the global digital divide

2018-01-12T10:36:00+00:00By

Japanese telco and serial investor SoftBank wants to use its investment in OneWeb to help it deliver a smarter, interconnected, and automated world.

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Grass Valley appoints new President

2018-01-04T10:23:00+00:00By

Grass Valley has appointed Timothy Shoulders as President of the live production, news, content delivery and networking equipment manufacturer.

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Top 10 most-read Delivery articles

2017-12-19T12:43:00+00:00By

The changing broadcasting landscape, the rise of OTT, content piracy and the role of satellites were among 2017’s most-read articles.

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YouTube: “We are not a broadcaster”

2017-12-15T11:19:00+00:00By

YouTube has been called out as an unorthodox player within the broadcasting ecosystem, Google’s Matt Brittin defended its position on regulating content and harbouring advertising money from traditional broadcasters.

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One eye on 2018: OTT, IP, HDR & cyber security

2017-12-15T10:04:00+00:00Brought to you by

In this exclusive report, we examine how some of this year’s key trends are likely to evolve in 2018.

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Using spare frequency to deliver rural broadband

2017-12-14T07:00:00+00:00By

In the third and final part of a series of articles on the innovative ways in which broadband access is being rolled out around the world we examine how unused broadcast frequency could be repurposed to provide internet access.

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What's holding back HDR?

2017-12-11T20:33:00+00:00By

The availability of BBC natural history series Blue Planet II in UHD HDR has been one of the more high profile recent HDR releases, but have the variety of industry standards and approaches hampered rollout?

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Flying high with Facebook

2017-12-08T10:33:00+00:00By

In the second of a three-part series on broadband connectivity, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s scheme to replace satellites with high-flying airships that beam extra bandwidth.

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IP and cloud solutions from Discovery, BBC and Suitcase TV

2017-12-08T09:26:00+00:00

IP and cloud featured in the IBC2017 technical papers agenda with BBC R&D, Discovery and Suitcase TV exploring the promise of flexible, scalable and cost effective solutions.

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IBC2017 technical papers: 8K and 360-video

2017-12-01T09:24:00+00:00

The introduction of 360-degree video and 8K broadcasting was on the agenda of the technical papers at IBC2017 proving there is an increasing demand for diversifying content.

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Elon Musk: Rockets, constellations & fast-track travel

2017-12-01T09:22:00+00:00By

In the first of three articles on global broadband access, billionaire and visionary Elon Musk has a plan to supply a global satellite system for the planet’s ever-hungry broadband connectivity.

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Playout priorities: IP, UHD and OTT

2017-11-28T14:14:00+00:00By

From the adoption of IP infrastructure, demand for UHD and HDR delivery and the provision of OTT services, CTOs reveal their priorities.

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Brexit is a “massive risk” to the UK’s creative industries

2017-11-24T17:40:00+00:00By

Brexit poses a “massive risk” to the UK’s film and TV industries which must fight to make sure the government safeguards their interests, according to former Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey MP.

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IBC2017 technical papers: 5G and OTT

2017-11-24T09:22:00+00:00

The use of 5G for live production and some cutting-edge OTT platforms were among the topics covered in this year’s technical papers.

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How Vice Media and Discovery deployed cloud-based solutions

2017-11-23T13:14:00+00:00By

Cloud technology has the ability to transform the media content supply chain, promising more effective and efficient processes.

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How to make a success of the move to IP

2017-11-08T09:00:00+00:00By

Broadcasters must be bold and braced for failure if they want to make a success of the shift to IP, writes John Maxell Hobbs.

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IBC2017 technical papers: UHD, HDR and WCG

2017-11-03T10:27:00+00:00

Papers on ultra high definition (UHD), high dynamic range (HDR) and wide colour gamut (WCG) featured prominently at this year’s show.

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Cost of online piracy to hit $52bn

2017-10-30T13:20:00+00:00By

The cost of online piracy will hit $52 billion by the year 2022, according to a report by Digital TV Research.

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Cloud hailed as saviour of post-production

2017-10-20T10:14:00+01:00By

The use of cloud-based services are helping VFX firms deliver higher resolution content and cope with the rising costs of running a post-production facility.

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Analysis: Amazon and the Premier League

2017-10-18T09:39:00+01:00By

Amazon has been touted as a potential bidder for Premier League football rights, but how likely is such a move? And how would the online giant benefit from showing live football?

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How CBC Radio Canada wants to create open-source SMPTE 2110 software

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

CBC Radio Canada wants to reduce the barriers to entry for smaller software developers and boost interoperability.

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IBC Award winner Q&A: VOOT

2017-09-28T13:41:00+01:00By

IBC Innovation Awards winner VOOT on the successful delivery of multi-channeled OTT content to 300 million smartphones across India.

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In case you missed it…OTT & VOD takes on traditional TV

2017-09-27T09:04:00+01:00By

The rise, relaunch and redemption of traditional broadcast TV alongside digital players in the OTT world was a popular theme discussed during IBC2017.

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IBC2017 round-up: Halls 10 and 11

2017-09-26T10:00:00+01:00By

From SDI to IP, HEVC and the cloud, and the adoption of VR, conversations were diverse but focused on one goal: moving the industry forward with practical product releases.

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The UHD industry eclipse

2017-09-25T15:50:00+01:00By

IBC2017: Deep dive into a new generation of audio, better HDR and HFR were on the agenda when executives assembled during the Ultra HD Forum Masterclass.

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IBC2017 round-up: Hall 14

2017-09-22T16:01:00+01:00

In the latest installment in a series of articles that roundup the main themes and talking points from the IBC2017 Exhibition, Anne Morris summarises the key trends from Hall 14.

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Sport: Data holds the most value, say rights owners

2017-09-22T15:05:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

IBC2017: Sporting rights owners are increasingly keen to take on the role of media distributor in order to gain new data, heard IBC delegates

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Regulation challenges in ATSC 3.0 rollout

2017-09-20T07:00:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

IBC2017: The incoming ATSC standard increases flexibility and accommodates business cases, but may create regulatory hurdles, according to an expert panel.

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5G set to drive higher engagement

2017-09-18T12:13:00+01:00By David Wood

NBC has said that it is excited about the potential of 5G to offer its sports fans a better user experience over mobile.

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In pictures: IBC Innovation Awards

2017-09-18T11:26:00+01:00

Industry excellence and thoughtful design were recognised at the IBC Innovation Awards at the RAI Auditorium on Sunday evening.

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Content pipeline and delivery issues hold up UHD roll out

2017-09-17T14:47:00+01:00By David Wood

There’s no doubt that the roll out of UHD services has been slower than the adoption of HD. IBC held a conference session on UHD to allow senior figures from Sky, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Netflix, Ericsson and Molinare to air the reasons why.

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New ways to compete with Netflix

2017-09-17T14:22:00+01:00By

It might be thought that Netflix and Amazon Video are the only kids in town as far as OTT is concerned, but there are interesting variations in how some smaller operators are competing.

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VoD: How hard can it be?

2017-09-17T14:15:00+01:00By

IBC2017: A high-calibre panel was asked by moderator Mike Grant (founder/CEO at Caru Ventures) to say who was making money out of VOD, and how hard was it to set up a service?

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Pay TV rivals compete to develop deeper customer relationships

2017-09-17T10:49:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2017: Greater personalisation and segmentation are among the main priorities for pay TV services.

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NBCUniversal expands reality-focused SVoD service

2017-09-15T09:05:00+01:00By

IBC2017: NBCUniversal today revealed plans to roll out its Hayu SVOD service to the Nordics, as delegates at IBC were told that future of TV is in platforms.

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TF1 exec: Despite disruption, TV remains resilient

2017-09-15T09:03:00+01:00By

TV is here to stay forever and those who predicted its downfall are wrong, according TF1’s distribution head Fabrice Mollier.

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ITV and C4 delivering OTT innovation

2017-09-14T14:46:00+01:00By

IBC2017: ITV and C4 executives explained their business strategies driving audience engagement in an OTT dominated world.

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IP Showcase: Plug-and-play

2017-09-14T09:05:00+01:00By

IBC2017: The ongoing industry collaboration to bring the benefits of IP real time signal flows is demonstrated in the IP Showcase.

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Discovery Communications chooses Equinix

2017-09-08T15:44:00+01:00Brought to you by

Discovery Communications has collaborated with Equinix to implement an Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ (IOA™) that will enable the company to transform its digital business to a fully cloud-based, distributed model.

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Analysis: The launch of UHD services in Europe and beyond

2017-08-31T15:12:00+01:00By Lorenzo Zanni Research Analyst IABM

The transition to HD has been one of the most important media technology spending drivers in Europe in the last decade.

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Video: IBC Startup Forum

2017-08-31T08:13:00+01:00

IBC2017: The Startup Forum will host startup companies to meet with venture capitalists and media investors as part of the new initiative.

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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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Analysis: What’s behind the spate of streaming services?

2017-08-25T11:28:00+01:00By

With Disney, Turner, Telefonica and Facebook launching their own streaming services what are the implications for the industry?

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Broadcasters and sports firms expand into esports

2017-08-25T10:21:00+01:00By

Earlier this week, Liberty Media-backed Formula 1 announced its entry into the esports arena, following hot on the heels of other traditional sports firms and established broadcasters which are all looking to capitalise on high levels of audience engagement.

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Analysis: Why Discovery is acquiring Scripps

2017-08-18T10:27:00+01:00By Lorenzo Zanni Research Analyst IABM

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.

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EDCF session to cover latest cinema tech trends

2017-08-18T08:26:00+01:00

The European Digital Cinema Forum-led session at IBC will provide delegates with an update on all of the latest business and technology developments taking place in the world of cinema, writes John Graham.

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IP interoperability: industry AIMS for widespread adoption

2017-08-16T20:19:00+01:00By

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) will demonstrate the industry’s progression towards IP adoption at IBC.

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From lasers to LED: Advances in cinema display technology

2017-08-15T12:28:00+01:00By Patrick Von Sychowski

Advances in display technology are providing cinema goers with sharper images and even greater dynamic range.

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Q&A: Eutelsat's Claudia Vaccarone

2017-07-31T15:33:00+01:00Brought to you by

Eutelsat’s latest industry survey focuses on Ultra HD, with an in-depth, across the board examination of how key players see this innovative broadcasting format evolving. Eutelsat Head of Market Research and Customer Experience Claudia Vaccarone discusses the report.

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Q&A: C4’s Sarah Rose on audience measurement

2017-07-25T08:21:00+01:00By

In the era of multiplatform, time-shifted and on-demand viewing, working out who has watched what is no easy task.

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Cyber security: what broadcasters need to know

2017-07-19T16:24:00+01:00By Spencer Stephens

The range of threats faced by broadcasters are more varied than ever before, but there are steps that can be taken to mitigate the risks, writes Spencer Stephens.

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Guarding against the cyber security threat

2017-07-19T11:25:00+01:00By Lorenzo Zanni Research Analyst IABM

If the threat of a cyber-attack is not yet keeping you awake at night, it is already a major concern for many broadcasters and media companies.

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Making OTT pay

2017-07-18T10:11:00+01:00By

As OTT content grows in popularity, the challenge is to adopt models and tools that provide revenue in keeping – or outpacing – traditional delivery methods.

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Game of Thrones and the fight against illegal streaming

2017-07-13T15:55:00+01:00By

The world’s most pirated TV series, Game of Thrones, is back. As viewers prepare to watch season 7 of the fantasy series, we ask what can be done to stop the wider illegal distribution of content?

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Technology v culture: The art of making and delivering TV

2017-07-13T10:51:00+01:00By

The IT industry’s ‘one best way’ approach isn’t always compatible with the media industry, writes John Maxwell Hobbs.

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SMPTE and DPP to forge broadcast and online IMF delivery spec

2017-07-13T08:56:00+01:00By

SMPTE has joined forces with Digital Production Partnership (DPP) on pilot specification project to create an Interoperable Master Format (IMF) specification for broadcast and online.

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Managing VoD platforms and the delivery of content

2017-06-30T10:35:00+01:00By

The growing importance – and complexity – of VoD platforms has required vendors and service providers to provide sophisticated solutions.

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UK tops mobile connectivity leader board

2017-06-22T13:25:00+01:00By

UK is reported to have the fastest mobile connectivity worldwide according to the Akamai ’State of the Internet’ report for the first quarter (Q1) of 2017.

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Analysis: IABM survey reveals end-user spending priorities

2017-06-20T11:48:00+01:00By Lorenzo Zanni Research Analyst IABM

In this exclusive article for IBC365, IABM Research Analyst Lorenzo Zanni examines the results of the organisation’s latest survey.

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IBC launches C-Tech Forum with focus on cyber security and 5G

2017-06-15T15:56:00+01:00By Staff writer

IBC has launched the C-Tech Forum, a series of exclusive invitation-only micro events for C-level executives.

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Cord cutting leads to flat revenues for pay TV operators

2017-06-08T15:50:00+01:00By

Subscription and pay per view (PPV) revenues for 522 operators around the world will remain flat at around $185 billion, despite the addition of 120 million subs between 2016 and 2022.

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Sky Deutschland's Carsten Schmidt to speak at IBC Leaders' Summit

2017-06-08T14:30:00+01:00By

IBC has launched the IBC2017 Leaders’ Summit, an invitation-only event that combines insights from influential speakers with facilitated networking.

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Netflix to reach 128 million subscribers by 2022

2017-06-05T13:55:00+01:00By

The total number of Netflix subscribers will increase from 89 million in 2016 to 128 million by 2022, according to a report by Digital TV Research.

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Analysis: Intelsat’s collapsed merger with OneWeb

2017-06-05T09:25:00+01:00By

On Thursday last week the planned merger between satellite giant Intelsat and Jersey-based OneWeb collapsed.

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Linear TV "robust and alive and well" but SVOD excites

2017-06-02T07:37:00+01:00By

Executives at the DTG Summit agreed the future of broadcasting will be led by technology and innovation.

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Analysis: What next for Netflix and Amazon?

2017-05-29T09:00:00+01:00By

Netflix and Amazon Prime Video continue to dazzle Hollywood – and viewers – with their offering of impressive quarter-year results and new subscriber growth.

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Can commercial TV counter the threat from digital media?

2017-05-26T15:54:00+01:00By

Commercial TV across Europe is having a hard time holding onto its key clients, who are not viewers but advertisers.

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Content lifecycle from production to monetisation

2017-05-16T12:26:00+01:00By

The continued need for multiplatform content delivery is placing ever greater pressures on operations.

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Andrew Neil cautions British broadcasters

2017-05-16T10:58:00+01:00By

Broadcaster and journalist Andrew Neil spoke to delegates at the Digital TV Group (DTG) Summit in London where he delivered a stark warning to British broadcasters.

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Analysis: Facebook’s move into content

2017-05-12T15:19:00+01:00By

Facebook looks set for a move into original content, with reports suggesting that the social media giant has already begun commissioning longform and shortform content.

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NAB vendors state the case for HDR

2017-05-12T15:16:00+01:00By

In the search for the next big thing after HD, first came 4K. It was a simple concept to grasp: four times as many pixels must give a much better picture, surely?

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Keeping an eye on enterprise IT in broadcasting

2017-05-10T08:15:00+01:00By

No longer just a support function, enterprise IT in broadcasting now sits at the strategic centre

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Be there from anywhere: delivering AR, VR and 360-degree content

2017-04-28T15:25:00+01:00Brought to you by

Carriers are investing in network infrastructure – both fixed-line and mobile - to support the seemingly unquenchable consumer thirst for video.

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What's the role of satellite in an OTT world?

2017-04-28T13:24:00+01:00By

There’s a high degree of uncertainty amongst most of the world’s satellite operators that their – to date – highly lucrative transponder capacity rental business may not simply be maturing, but be in decline.

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Going over the top: streaming vs satellite

2017-04-26T12:13:00+01:00By

Will the move to OTT streaming by satellite channels gather momentum? Does it always make business sense?

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IRT demonstrates potential benefit of CMAF at NAB 2017

2017-04-26T10:33:00+01:00

A research centre, broadcaster and supplier partnership has provided sample live internet streams demonstrating the potential benefit of the emerging Common Media Application Format (CMAF).

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Haivision launches dual 4K live streaming of VR 360 content

2017-04-26T10:28:00+01:00

Haivision, Intel and Nokia joined forces in a collaborative demonstration of a live VR workflow complete with the 4K 3D 360 OZO camera, OZO Live for real-time stereoscopic 360 stitching and advanced streaming format playback powered by the OZO Player SDK.

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IABM partners with SAM to create industry glossary

2017-04-23T20:10:00+01:00

Snell Advanced Media’s (SAM) Digital Fact Book has been used to create a new industry-wide glossary by the IABM.

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High dynamic range: the different standards

2017-04-18T12:00:00+01:00By

Dolby and the BBC have led the development of two very different standards for creating an HDR image.

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Is IPTV a threat or opportunity for traditional broadcasters?

2017-04-13T10:00:00+01:00By

IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) is diversifying but not threatening traditional broadcasters, according to panelists at the recent TV Connect conference.

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CDNs: To build or not to build?

2017-04-11T10:00:00+01:00By

One of the big questions broadcasters must answer is whether or not to opt for a commercial CDN or create their own private network.

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Ooyala and DPP report finds "scalability and flexibility" in IP

2017-04-10T11:07:00+01:00By

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has released a report outlining how broadcasters, producers and suppliers might gain by committing to IP-based production.

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Successful streaming for the future

2017-04-03T10:30:00+01:00By

Interoperable signals and network standardisation have evolved and fundamentally revolutionised the way the technology industry streams through a professional domain.

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Consumers shape best marketing practice

2017-04-03T10:00:00+01:00By

Existing marketing trends are changing with the escalation of millennial viewing culture. This proved to be a reoccurring theme throughout the two days at Cable Congress 2017.

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Is the futuristic smart home closer than expected?

2017-04-03T10:00:00+01:00By

In 2016 the smart home appliances sector gathered pace as global shipments grew to 247 million refrigeration and laundry units, a 4% increase on the previous year.

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Satellites grow from hundreds to many thousands

2017-04-03T10:00:00+01:00By

Typically, the world’s main satellite operators launch about 20 communications spacecraft into orbit each year. Some are placed to capture new business, while others replace satellites that have reached their ‘end of life’.

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Eurovision and AsiaSat expand partnership

2017-04-03T10:00:00+01:00By

The Asia Pacific region will receive more content from EBU members thanks to an extension of Eurovision’s deal with AsiaSat

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Consumers demand à la carte TV menu

2017-04-03T10:00:00+01:00By

The growing popularity of original video content and an increasing number of consumers paying for multiple streaming services are the central findings in the quarterly Voice of the Connected User Landscape (VoCUL) survey from 451 Research.

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US TV providers lost 1m subs in 2016

2017-04-02T10:00:00+01:00By

The top 10 television service providers in the United States lost 937,000 television customers in 2016.

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Does 5G have a future?

2017-08-11T10:09:00+01:00By

Could 5G be the answer to the consumer demand for high capacity video delivery in a mobile-centric landscape?

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