Sport has helped to boost subscribers and revenue, but broadcasters must contend with viewers’ demands for a greater range of content on an increasing array of platforms and devices, writes Liz McParland.
Over the course of 2017 the broadcast industry became an even more complex and varied space, writes Nick Moreno.
Television operators and OTT providers need to better personalise and target their content says Michael Clanton, Global Video Solutions and Cable Industry Leader, IBM.
To remain successful companies will need to disrupt, change and reinvent says Rob van den Dam.
From faster channel change to in-home streaming, Freesat’s next set-top box will be equipped with the latest technology to address the most pressing consumer demands, says Matthew Huntington.
Release 14 of the 3GPP mobile specification is a landmark update for the broadcast industry, writes Darko Ratkaj.
While UHD remains largely a niche pay-TV offering, investment in IP appears to be a greater priority for end-users, writes Lorenzo Zanni.
The media industry needs more agile, cost effective, far-reaching video infrastructures appropriate for the change in consumer consumption writes Eric Bolten, SVP Business Development, Zixi
The relaunch of DTT services in Germany based on DVB-T2 and HbbTV could be the shape of things to come, writes the EBU’s Peter MacAvock.
The rise of OTT services have led many to question the definition of broadcast, but the focus should be on the needs of end-users, says Stan Moote.
By the end of 2017 OTT revenue is forecast to surpass $50 billion, driven by the proliferation of broadband and connected devices writes Robert Guest, Global Director at Access.
With cyber attacks on the rise, those in the media and broadcast industry need to be prepared and not playing catch up, says IABM Research Analyst Lorenzo Zanni.
The Platform Futures stream will provide insight into the impact of new methods of distribution of content and the changing face of the pay TV industry, writes Bill Scott.
Object-based audio allows for greater personalisation of content but the underlying technology needs to be open to allow for interoperability, writes Roger Miles.
Should broadcasters continue to invest in linear, or focus instead on online? By Lorenzo Zanni.
Overcoming a fragmented technology eco-system will be key to widescale take up of advanced formats such as UHD, writes Dr. Hans Hoffmann, EBU.
Launching an OTT service used to be a complicated technology project. Now, the challenges relate to understanding and communicating with audiences, writes Bill Scott.
Consumers now dictate how, when and where to interact with video writes Kathleen Barrett, General Manager, Vimeo OTT.
The OTT video industry combines diverse, informative and entertaining content with intuitive and modern user interfaces writes Dan Finch, Chief Commercial Officer, Simplestream.
There remain key OTT opportunities for content providers writes Fredrik Andersson, SVP Business Development and Co-founder, Accedo
IBC365 Q&A with Magine EVP Global Business Development Olaf Kroll: Magine enables partners to build live and VOD OTT businesses.
Over recent years we’ve witnessed the rapid growth of network connectivity writes WeTek CEO Hugo Condesa.
Keeping up with the latest digital trends is essential for OTT service providers writes Chris Wagner, EVP, NeuLion.
While addressability for on-demand and OTT might be well established delivering the same for linear TV is challenging, writes Karin Bergvall.
IBC365 Q&A with Metrological CEO Jeroen Ghijsen: making it possible to integrate premium OTT services into a unified user experience.
Television delivery is almost unrecognisable from what it was just five years ago, writes Edgeware Chief Marketing Officer Richard Brandon.
IBC365 Q&A with Beenius CEO Filip Remškar: an integrated platform for heterogeneous operator environments that optimises cost of ownership.
Despite the focus on acquiring new content, operators cannot afford to overlook their storage requirements and the complexities associated with it, says Itai Tomer.
Treating media workflows as supply chains is a commercial revolution, not a technological one, says SDVI Corporation Chief Product Officer Simon Eldridge.
Cyber crime has existed in one form or another for decades, but the threat has never been so potent, says Arqiva’s Denis Onuoha.
For playout, connecting signals with video over IP might represent old-school thinking, says Pebble Beach Systems’ Chief Technology Officer Ian Cockett.
Bulk data streaming, workflow and direct-to-cloud technologies, will enable organisations to satisfy video distribution demands, explains François Quereuil, SR Director of Worldwide Marketing, Aspera, an IBM company
Andre Meterian, Director of Broadcast & proAV, EMEA for Panasonic, looks at the state of the industry
There’s growing demand for flexibility in operations, cost reduction and ultimately, advances in the end user experience, says Robert Szabó-Rowe, EVP and GM, Live Production and Infrastructure, SAM
The main mission is to make certain the delivery chain can support every emerging technology, says Carl Walter Holst, CEO, Appear TV
The difference between an ‘edge’ and a ‘true’ cloud playout are stark, says Igor Krol, CEO, Veset
Automation is critical to effective content-generation for OTT and multiscreen services, says Gary Learner, CTO, Volicon, part of Verizon Digital Media Services
Tor Helge Kristiansen, evp principal architect, Conax, explains forensic watermarking and why it can be highly useful in fighting 4K content piracy.
Software as a Service, IP connectivity and HDR themes will dominate at IBC, says Tom Lattie, vp, market development; product strategy, video products, Harmonic
The question the industry needs to address is how should OTT access evolve? says Aneesh Rajaram, CEO, Opera TV.
Companies in different markets, including many not traditionally focused on AV, are wise to the many possibilities of IPTV, says Michael Chorpash, VP of Sales, Vit.
From any direction, the requirement is for an enterprise view of SVOD, says Mark Evans, managing director, MSA Focus.