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How to satisfy the demands of sports fans in the internet era

2018-01-30T15:06:00+00:00

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.

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Assessing broadcast in 2018: Monetisation and market opportunity

2018-01-19T16:27:00+00:00By Nick Moreno

Over the course of 2017 the broadcast industry became an even more complex and varied space, writes Nick Moreno.

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Can you watch 350 channels worth of TV?

2017-12-18T14:59:00+00:00Brought to you by

Television operators and OTT providers need to better personalise and target their content says Michael Clanton, Global Video Solutions and Cable Industry Leader, IBM.

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The future in media and entertainment is now – are you ready?

2017-10-25T13:51:00+01:00Brought to you by

To remain successful companies will need to disrupt, change and reinvent says Rob van den Dam.

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Building a next-generation set-top box

2017-10-04T10:48:00+01:00

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.

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Latest 3GPP release is a boost for broadcasters

2017-09-19T07:00:00+01:00

Release 14 of the 3GPP mobile specification is a landmark update for the broadcast industry, writes Darko Ratkaj.

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4K and IP in Europe: What is the state of play?

2017-09-17T07:00:00+01:00

While UHD remains largely a niche pay-TV offering, investment in IP appears to be a greater priority for end-users, writes Lorenzo Zanni.

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The perfect time to validate your virtualisation strategy

2017-09-15T14:42:00+01:00Brought to you by

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

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TV must "innovate or die"

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

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.

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Moving beyond the broadcast Vs on-demand debate

2017-09-15T07:00:00+01:00

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.

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Putting the multiscreen OTT puzzle pieces together

2017-09-14T14:00:00+01:00Brought to you by Access

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.

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Cyber security – it’s serious now

2017-09-13T07:00:00+01:00

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.

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IBC2017 Platform Futures explained

2017-09-12T15:02:00+01:00

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.

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The potential of object-based audio for broadcasters

2017-09-11T07:00:00+01:00

Object-based audio allows for greater personalisation of content but the underlying technology needs to be open to allow for interoperability, writes Roger Miles.

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IABM Index shows industry in flux

2017-09-11T07:00:00+01:00

Should broadcasters continue to invest in linear, or focus instead on online? By Lorenzo Zanni.

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Is UHD TV on the rise or stalling?

2017-09-07T07:00:00+01:00

Overcoming a fragmented technology eco-system will be key to widescale take up of advanced formats such as UHD, writes Dr. Hans Hoffmann, EBU.

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OTT: What are the barriers to adoption?

2017-09-06T07:00:00+01:00

Launching an OTT service used to be a complicated technology project. Now, the challenges relate to understanding and communicating with audiences, writes Bill Scott.

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OTT: What the world can learn from SeeSo’s failure

2017-09-05T17:41:00+01:00Brought to you by Vimeo

Consumers now dictate how, when and where to interact with video writes Kathleen Barrett, General Manager, Vimeo OTT.

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The rise of the niche SVOD service and the role of the cloud

2017-08-31T08:36:00+01:00Brought to you by Simplestream

The OTT video industry combines diverse, informative and entertaining content with intuitive and modern user interfaces writes Dan Finch, Chief Commercial Officer, Simplestream.

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One size no longer fits all in OTT delivery and monetisation

2017-08-21T09:00:00+01:00Brought to you by Accedo

There remain key OTT opportunities for content providers writes Fredrik Andersson, SVP Business Development and Co-founder, Accedo

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Missing link between traditional broadcast and OTT success

2017-08-10T08:58:00+01:00Brought to you by Magine

IBC365 Q&A with Magine EVP Global Business Development Olaf Kroll: Magine enables partners to build live and VOD OTT businesses.

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Towards the democratisation of video content delivery

2017-08-06T09:30:00+01:00Brought to you by WeTek

Over recent years we’ve witnessed the rapid growth of network connectivity writes WeTek CEO Hugo Condesa.

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The five core drivers for a successful OTT business

2017-08-02T15:21:00+01:00Brought to you by NeuLion

Keeping up with the latest digital trends is essential for OTT service providers writes Chris Wagner, EVP, NeuLion.

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The prospects for addressable TV ads in Europe

2017-07-27T15:32:00+01:00By Karin Bergvall

While addressability for on-demand and OTT might be well established delivering the same for linear TV is challenging, writes Karin Bergvall.

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Unification of content for OTT and pay TV subscription markets

2017-07-27T10:39:00+01:00Brought to you by Metrological

IBC365 Q&A with Metrological CEO Jeroen Ghijsen: making it possible to integrate premium OTT services into a unified user experience.

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Today’s online TV delivery: solving the build vs buy conundrum

2017-07-18T14:30:00+01:00Brought to you by Edgeware

Television delivery is almost unrecognisable from what it was just five years ago, writes Edgeware Chief Marketing Officer Richard Brandon.

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One platform for IPTV, Over The Top and Hybrid

2017-07-14T10:41:00+01:00Brought to you by Igalia

IBC365 Q&A with Beenius CEO Filip Remškar: an integrated platform for heterogeneous operator environments that optimises cost of ownership.

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In the rush for content, don’t overlook the importance of storage

2017-07-14T10:38:00+01:00

Despite the focus on acquiring new content, operators cannot afford to overlook their storage requirements and the complexities associated with it, says Itai Tomer.

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The benefits of supply chain thinking

2017-06-09T11:00:00+01:00

Treating media workflows as supply chains is a commercial revolution, not a technological one, says SDVI Corporation Chief Product Officer Simon Eldridge.

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Cyber security: collaboration is key

2017-05-10T12:38:00+01:00

Cyber crime has existed in one form or another for decades, but the threat has never been so potent, says Arqiva’s Denis Onuoha.

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Vendors must develop plugins that can be mixed and matched

2017-04-03T14:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

For playout, connecting signals with video over IP might represent old-school thinking, says Pebble Beach Systems’ Chief Technology Officer Ian Cockett.

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The future of video distribution

2017-04-03T14:00:00+01:00

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

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State of the industry: An insider’s view

2017-04-03T14:00:00+01:00

Andre Meterian, Director of Broadcast & proAV, EMEA for Panasonic, looks at the state of the industry

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Business models evolve with IP

2017-04-03T14:00:00+01:00

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

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The rapidly changing state of the industry

2017-04-03T14:00:00+01:00

The main mission is to make certain the delivery chain can support every emerging technology, says Carl Walter Holst, CEO, Appear TV

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Cloud, 'Edge' vs 'True' cloud playout - is there a difference?

2017-04-03T14:00:00+01:00

The difference between an ‘edge’ and a ‘true’ cloud playout are stark, says Igor Krol, CEO, Veset

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From formats to targeted advertising - media transformation in the digital era

2017-04-03T14:00:00+01:00

Automation is critical to effective content-generation for OTT and multiscreen services, says Gary Learner, CTO, Volicon, part of Verizon Digital Media Services

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Using forensic watermarking to protect UHD content

2017-04-03T14:00:00+01:00

Tor Helge Kristiansen, evp principal architect, Conax, explains forensic watermarking and why it can be highly useful in fighting 4K content piracy.

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SaaS, IP and HDR dominate the industry

2017-04-03T14:00:00+01:00

Software as a Service, IP connectivity and HDR themes will dominate at IBC, says Tom Lattie, vp, market development; product strategy, video products, Harmonic

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Think HTML5

2017-04-03T14:00:00+01:00

The question the industry needs to address is how should OTT access evolve? says Aneesh Rajaram, CEO, Opera TV.

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IPTV is here – and it’s not just for broadcasters

2017-04-03T14:00:00+01:00

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.

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The future is on demand

2017-04-03T14:00:00+01:00

From any direction, the requirement is for an enterprise view of SVOD, says Mark Evans, managing director, MSA Focus.

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HDR specification...a long road

2017-04-03T10:00:00+01:00By David Wood – DVB Chair Commercial Module - UHDTV

The specification for HDR has been some time in the making as technology changed and stakeholders juggled their varying constraints.

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