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2018: The year of HDR?

2018-09-14T12:48:00+01:00

Two years from now, the broadcasting world will probably think of 2018 as the year High Dynamic Range (HDR) television came of age, writes EBU Senior Project Manager Frans de Jong.

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Building a model industry

2018-09-14T12:47:00+01:00

The IABM has created a model of the industry that is based on creative, operational, economic and technical activities and maps how a piece of content gets from creator to consumer, writes IABM Chief Executive Peter White.

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Encouraging innovation and collaboration

2018-08-14T09:00:00+01:00

IBC is the perfect meeting point for the converging worlds of media and telco, writes IBC Chief Executive Michael Crimp.

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Original equipment manufacturers can help broadcasters compete with OTT providers

2018-09-06T11:11:00+01:00Brought to you by

Intelligent edge technologies and solutions can help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) meet media and entertainment industry demands, writes Hewlett Packard Enterprise OEM Solutions Global Market Strategy & Development Manager Matt Quirk.

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Driving positive change in the media industry

2018-08-07T09:39:00+01:00

Women are drastically underrepresented in the media, entertainment and technology sector, with women in leadership roles still the exception and not the norm. IBC wants to help change that, writes IBC Council Chair Naomi Climer.

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OTT technology breeds new business models for amateur sports

2018-08-10T14:35:00+01:00Brought to you by

With new technology creating more opportunities for OTT platforms in sports broadcasting, new business models are emerging for amateur sports leagues and smaller venues, says Pixellot Chief Executive Alon Werber.

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Best of breed: The future of OTT success depends on it

2018-09-17T14:24:00+01:00Brought to you by

As OTT growth gains pace and traditional linear TV declines the importance of flexible architecture increases, writes M2A Media Solutions Architect Valentijn Siebrands.

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The state of streaming: It’s the end of an ‘error’

2018-09-17T14:17:00+01:00Brought to you by

As it stands, the US is one of the most expensive places in the world to get internet. One in four homes are unable to get broadband-level speeds necessary for effective streaming, while the Federal Communications Commission continues to do awaywith plans to make high-speed Internet more affordable, writes Phenix ...

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IMF: A gateway to component-based workflows

2018-09-16T11:26:00+01:00

Professional media continues its inexorable march towards component-based workflows, where the elements of a presentation - audio, video, timed text - are stored and processed individually, to be assembled just in time to meet the specific needs of each distribution channel, writes IMF User Group chair and partner at Sandflow ...

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Edge is the new cloud: Who will own the edge?

2018-09-15T15:39:00+01:00Brought to you by

As a founder of SoftLayer (now IBM Cloud) I had the opportunity to be at the forefront of the cloud era since before anyone really knew what the ‘cloud’ was, writes StackPath CEO & Chairman Lance Crosby.

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Implementing the building blocks for DVB-I

2018-09-15T12:55:00+01:00

The DVB is working hard on the next phase of OTT delivery, writes DVB Project Head of Technology Peter Siebert.

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Smart foundations: Why investment in AI and cloud go hand-in-hand

2018-09-14T16:31:00+01:00Brought to you by

A long established – yet not wholly understood – term, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being applied to any industry you can name, writes Alibaba Cloud EMEA General Manager Yeming Wang

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Driving innovation through public service media

2018-09-13T11:12:00+01:00

Public service media are again leading in innovation for media production and distribution in the age of software, internet technologies and OTT, writes EBU Senior Manager Hans Hoffmann.

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Looking ahead: The ongoing evolution of IMF

2018-09-13T11:12:00+01:00

As an early advocate and keen user of IMF, Netflix is well placed to help develop and improve the format, writes Netflix Technical Integrations Manager and SMPTE TC 35PM Florian Schleich.

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There's something missing in network investment and management

2018-09-12T14:33:00+01:00Brought to you by

We are missing a critical tool to make right investment and management decisions in networks, writes ASSIA Chief Strategy Officer Tuncay Cil.

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Joining forces to foster innovation

2018-09-12T12:41:00+01:00

The collaboration between IBC and the TM Forum will give media-telco convergence projects prominence at IBC and at the TM Forum’s Digital Transformation World, writes TM Forum Chief Executive Nik Willetts.

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On a silver platter: Roadmap to the next best version of OTT

2018-09-12T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

Whether you are a seasoned OTT player or just starting out, the big question is always the underlying technology stack and how suppliers can help you to refresh or launch your service, writes Axinom Products Director Jürgen Jõgeva.

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Amsterdam: The home of media, tech and startup success

2018-09-11T13:36:00+01:00Brought to you by City of Amsterdam

Amsterdam has always been a thriving business and tech hub, home to innovative startups and scale-ups, creative agencies, multinationals and international tech tycoons that have chosen the city as their European headquarters.

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The Broadcasters’ OTT conundrum

2018-09-11T12:24:00+01:00

Is OTT going to take over broadcasting? It’s the ever-present question for broadcasters, to which the simple answer is no, they must do both, writes EBU and DVB’s Peter MacAvock.

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An invitation to stop partying like it’s 2015

2018-09-11T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

The realisation that the industry has clearly identified its pain points, but not made loads of progress after multiple years, is a blow to the stomach, writes Applicaster Chief Product Officer Devra Prywes.

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Laying solid foundations for a video-first future

2018-09-10T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

Audiences today have an almost limitless amount of content to choose from which makes it increasingly challenging to capture their attention, writes Brian Rifkin, co-founder & SVP of Strategic Partnerships at JW Player.

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Improving the video experience is key to tackling OTT churn

2018-09-07T12:13:00+01:00Brought to you by

Churn is an inevitable part of any subscription video service but maximising the user experience is key to its reduction, writes Accedo CEO Michael Lantz.

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Hybrid technology is reshaping the viewing experience

2018-09-04T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

TV is evolving into a more immersive, personalised and interactive medium exclusively delivered over the internet, writes Seraphic Chief Executive Ye Wang.

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How video service providers can manage last-mile problems

2018-08-22T15:42:00+01:00Brought to you by

As mobile video continues to grow, so too do consumer expectations, writes Penthera President and Chief Operating Officer Daniel Taitz.

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What benefits can radio-as-a-service bring?

2018-08-21T06:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

The broadcast industry is adopting cloud solutions at an astounding rate. Thanks to data portability and standardisation of systems, we will soon have access to radio-as-a-service, explains Digigram Head of Marketing Pascal Malgouyard.

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Next-generation UX: Standing out among the OTT crowd

2018-08-17T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

The industry has undergone massive change in the last couple of years. The consolidation of industry giants has increased pressure on all players to innovate and adapt just to keep pace, says Massive Chief Executive Ron Downey.

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OTT: The foundations for global growth are falling into place

2018-08-16T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

The OTT market is showing tremendous growth, making it an extremely interesting time for new entrants and those already within the industry, says Magine Head of Commercial Operations Fredrick Engdahl.

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Why self-built delivery networks are key to keeping big live OTT audiences happy

2018-08-15T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

From smart TVs to iPads, mobiles and laptops, the range of devices audiences can use to access TV has increased significantly in recent years. Even so, many argue that traditional broadcasts will remain the most popular option to watch programming because ‘appointment TV’ brings people together, says Edgeware Chief Marketing ...

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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

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

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

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

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

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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