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


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.


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


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


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?


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"


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


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


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.


IBC2017 Platform Futures explained


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


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


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?


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?


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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