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The value of glass in a digital world

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

Fashions may come and go but quality, crafted lenses always show their class, says Seth Emmons, marketing director CW Sonderoptic

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Embracing Augmented Reality at Euro 2016

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

Euro 2016 was arguably the most immersive football championship to date with augmented reality putting viewers firmly in the middle of the action – wherever they were in the world.

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5G: The catalyst for immersive sports experiences

2018-11-16T12:43:00+00:00By

The Tour De France is the world’s most well-known cycling race and a monumental challenge for broadcasters. The TM Forum, through its Catalyst programme, set out to examine how 5G technology could be used to cover the event.

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Weekly news round-up: FCC auctions 5G spectrum & Industrial Light and Magic's expansion plans

2018-11-16T12:25:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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5G around the world

2018-11-16T10:00:00+00:00By

IBC365 looks at the latest developments in the rollout 5G in across the globe.

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Analysis: Delivering the 5G windfall

2018-11-15T14:23:00+00:00By

US telcos are anxious to get their hands on 5G spectrum, but where will it come from, and who will benefit from the auction?

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Reducing the BAME pay gap

2018-11-15T07:00:00+00:00

Cutting the BAME pay gap requires transparency and the setting of tough targets – including recruitment at senior levels, writes ITN’s Priscilla Baffour.

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The role of satellites in the telco battle

2018-11-14T16:50:00+00:00By

With streaming services absorbing increasing amounts of bandwidth opportunities are bound for both telcos and satellite providers, writes Chris Forrester.

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Shining a light on LEDs

2018-11-14T15:50:00+00:00By

The rapid development of LEDs is now leading to a greater quest for consistency and improved colour rendition during production. David Fox reports for IBC365.

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As OTT matures, the content supply chain needs to grow alongside

2018-11-14T13:46:00+00:00Brought to you by

The streaming video industry is racing through its adolescence and through an age-appropriate growth spurt as new OTT services launch and traditional content owners and distributors plan their entry into a market nowhere near full grown.

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Video: The promise of 5G

2018-11-13T11:33:00+00:00

Demystifying the hype around 5G, experts discuss the promise and expectations of ultra high-speed mobile connectivity and its potential for the media and entertainment sector.

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Telco and media M&A: What happens next?

2018-11-12T15:21:00+00:00By

Legacy media and telecom players have been busy bulking up, but how will they capitalise on their scale to attract and retain more customers?

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Leaping into a new reality

2018-11-12T12:08:00+00:00By

VFX Oscar winner and Magic Leap SVP Creative Strategy John Gaeta explains how a dimensional internet could lead CG experiences into real world spaces.

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Interview: Annette Schaefer, Deutsche Telekom

2018-11-12T10:30:00+00:00By Anne Morris

Time to market is an increasingly critical challenge for telcos with a pay-TV strategy in today’s new world order of OTT players and large video streaming providers.

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Gender parity? A year on from #MeToo

2018-11-09T11:29:00+00:00By

It’s been a full year since allegations were first made against film mogul Harvey Weinstein, giving rise to the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault, but have opportunities for women in the industry improved?

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RTS Craft and Design nominees announced

2018-11-09T11:09:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced its 2018 Craft and Design Awards with The Windsors Royal Wedding Special, The End of the F***ing World and A Very English Scandal, leading the nominations across four categories.

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The art of animation success

2018-11-09T11:00:00+00:00By Lorcan Archer

Based out of Kilkenny in Ireland, Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon has racked up Oscar nominations and interest from streaming platforms. Paul Young of Cartoon Saloon explains how OTT content hunger is fuelling the global animation market.

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Weekly news round-up: EU approves Disney deal and China's AI reporter

2018-11-08T21:53:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Women freelancers triumph at Rory Peck Awards

2018-11-08T15:55:00+00:00By

The Rory Peck Awards last night honoured the work of freelancers covering worldwide news and current affairs from dangerous and fascinating locations.

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Craft leaders: Ben Davis, Cinematographer

2018-11-08T11:46:00+00:00By

Ben Davis’ extraordinary list of credits includes Marvel blockbusters through to lower budget gems. This year alone he shot multi-million dollar shows Captain Marvel and Dumbo, back to back. He talks to Adrian Pennington about the art of the Director of Photography (DoP), his influences and the future of cinematography

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DAZN: The Netflix of sports?

2018-11-07T17:48:00+00:00By

Just two years old, DAZN has spent hundreds of millions acquiring sports rights in a bid to win subscribers to its subscription streaming service. But will its big spending ways pay off? Ross Biddiscombe profiles the OTT platform that’s disrupting the sports broadcasting industry.

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Taking stock: Where we stand on the Road to IP ... and where we’re headed

2018-11-06T18:05:00+00:00Brought to you by

For the past two years, the IP Showcase has been the destination at industry trade shows for IP-related education and demonstrations. Mike Cronk looks back at the IP Showcase at IBC2018 and what it says about the future of standards-based IP infrastructure for real-time media applications.

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Craft leaders: John Mathieson, Cinematographer

2018-11-06T15:38:00+00:00By

The craft of cinematography is at risk in this era of digitally shot films, warns Oscar-nominated DoP John Mathieson, whose latest films include Mary Queen of Scots and Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.

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A game-changing revolution

2018-11-06T13:31:00+00:00By

It’s rare when something can be truly said to represent a revolutionary approach to filmmaking. Attendees of a jaw-dropping Big Screen session at IBC2018 got to see for themselves how game technology is fundamentally changing the way films are made.

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On-demand webinar: Why telcos need content and content providers need telcos

2018-11-05T18:24:00+00:00

Join this IBC365 webinar on demand to discuss how the boundaries between broadcasters, pay TV platforms, OTT operators and telecoms providers are blurring.

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Digital pitch

2018-11-05T17:06:00+00:00By

Ralph Rivera was a star in the IBC2018 Sports Track headliner ‘How Eurosport is driving digital to attract new audiences’, and like many people around the show his driving desire is to see broadcast and digital converge.

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Special effects: Keeping it real

2018-11-05T16:42:00+00:00By

Far from being killed off by digital, practical special effects are routinely used to heighten the effectiveness of scenes and emotional beats in a way impossible in a computer.

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How Serie A went OTT with IMG

2018-11-02T11:41:00+00:00By

IMG’s entry into the OTT marketplace with its new Serie A service has ramped up the battle for sports audiences on digital platforms after a couple of years of cautious rights buying by the likes of Amazon and Facebook.

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Weekly news round-up: Trump's spectrum strategy & Saudi pirates targeted

2018-11-02T11:30:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Drone racing: Filming a new kind of sports story

2018-11-02T11:29:00+00:00By Andy Stout

Drones are not only smaller than Formula 1 cars, they’re quicker too. Aurora Media Worldwide’s coverage of the DR1 drone-racing league has given the production team the chance to help shape the sport from the ground up.

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Cyber security should be ‘top priority’ for media companies

2018-11-02T10:01:00+00:00By

Cyber security expert Scott Borg tells IBC365 that the media industry is in “dire straits” if cyber policies and defences aren’t given the highest level of priority.

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Amplifying the sound of silence

2018-11-01T16:33:00+00:00By

Audio is key to bringing natural history stories to life, say filmmakers who have used Dolby Atmos to enhance their films.

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Blockchain: The beer necessities

2018-11-01T16:17:00+00:00By Steve Fairclough

Despite the light-hearted company name of Space Beers, co-founder Maurice Schutte is very serious about filmmaking and utilising blockchain to help him do so. IBC365 spoke to Schutte to discover more…

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Trailblazing blockchain solutions

2018-10-31T14:04:00+00:00By Steve Fairclough

The Swiss company SingularDTV is one of the world’s leaders in developing blockchain applications for creative industries. IBC365 spoke to its co-founder Kim Jackson to go ‘under the hood’ of what blockchain is all about.

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Driving immersive audio forward at Sky

2018-10-31T13:39:00+00:00By Andy Stout

Sky is one of a handful of global broadcasters taking a prominent role in evolving the use of Dolby Atmos in live events, Andy Stout reports.

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Craft Leaders: Robert Richardson, Cinematographer

2018-10-29T14:47:00+00:00By

Three-time Oscar winning DoP Robert Richardson reflects on a career that has spanned 30 years, working with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Oliver Stone – and working in formats ranging from digital 3D to ultra-wide 70mm.

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Interview: Harry Miller, Editor

2018-10-29T11:37:00+00:00By

How many people does it take to cut a Hollywood feature film? More than one, in the case of The Predator, Editor Harry Miller tells IBC365.

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Weekly news round-up: Google faces gender pay gap action & Netflix borrows $2bn more

2018-10-26T10:36:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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From pay-per-view to VR: Where live music meets the future

2018-10-26T09:29:00+01:00By

A raft of new technology is enabling people to watch their favourite artists in many different ways – and all from the comfort of their own homes.

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Challenging the status quo

2018-10-25T13:41:00+01:00

Championing women who influence and drive change across the industry was pivotal to this years’ IBC conference strategy writes IBC Head of Event Content Jaisica Lapsiwala.

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Broadcast audio builds trust in fake news era

2018-10-25T09:50:00+01:00By

DAB is coming into its own as media format for advertisers at a time of concerns about fake news and ad fraud in the online space.

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Plazamedia blazes IP trail

2018-10-25T06:00:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

In consciously opting against a hybrid solution for its new broadcast centre, German sports producer Plazamedia has created a modern, future-proof system as SMPTE 2110 approaches.

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SMPTE announces new mission

2018-10-24T14:48:00+01:00By

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) revealed its new strategic plan at its Annual General Membership meeting yesterday in Los Angeles.

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Immersive drives audio capture at IBC

2018-10-24T11:08:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

There’s a huge amount of change taking place in the audio business, driven by the move towards immersive sound. Nowhere was this clearer than at this year’s IBC.

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Fine-tuning Bohemian Rhapsody

2018-10-24T10:32:00+01:00By

The Editor and Production Designer of Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody tell IBC365 how the film recreated the classic Live Aid concert from Wembley Stadium – with 800 extras at Bovingdon airfield near Hemel Hempstead.

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The DPP lays out its key priorities

2018-10-23T16:27:00+01:00By

From the challenge of monetising online video, to the implications of artificial intelligence and the adoption of IMF, DPP managing director Mark Harrison spells out the key focuses for the organisation.

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On-demand webinar: Accelerating innovation across Media & Entertainment

2018-10-23T15:14:00+01:00

This IBC365 webinar outlines and explains the collaborative Media-Telecom Catalyst innovation programme and how you can get involved in designing solutions to current media & entertainment challenges.

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DABbling in in-car audio

2018-10-23T10:24:00+01:00By Paul Bray

In-car listening presents a huge opportunity for the DAB radio industry, believes Arqiva’s Simon Mason.

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Animal Planet: Rebranding for a revolution

2018-10-22T15:26:00+01:00By

As well as overhauling its editorial offer and commissioning framework, Animal Planet is getting a change of identity, Global President Susanna Dinnage told the Wildscreen Festival this month.

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Smart speakers and public service broadcasters

2018-10-22T14:53:00+01:00

If 2017 was the year that smart speaker hype reached its peak, 2018 may well prove to be the year they will have moved into the mainstream, writes EBU Project Manager Ben Poor.

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Interview: Catherine Blizzard, BBC World Service

2018-10-22T06:00:00+01:00By Paul Bray

Growing your audience means understanding not only what they want, but how and why they want it, says BBC World Service’s Catherine Blizzard.

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Weekly news round-up: Facebook's 'war room' & UK urges EU action on cyber security

2018-10-19T10:36:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Applications open for IBC and TM Forum Catalyst projects

2018-10-19T06:15:00+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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Interview: Andrew Dunne, BBC Studios

2018-10-18T12:06:00+01:00By

Andrew Dunne brought unique perspectives about high dynamic range and distribution to the IBC Big Screen session ‘HDR focus: Blue Planet II and The Grand Tour’. George Jarrett was able to dive deep and explore his point of view.

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Interview: Reed Kaufman, Fox Sports

2018-10-17T16:09:00+01:00By

Reed Kaufman is responsible for overseeing the entire post production ecosystem for all FBC Network remote events, specifically with jewel events like Super Bowl LI and the 2018 World Cup. The IBC conference was keen to find out the lessons Kaufman has learned from the experience.

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Interview: Jack Watts, Deluxe Technicolor

2018-10-17T14:59:00+01:00By Steve Fairclough

Jack Watts doesn’t shy away from having strong opinions about Digital Cinema Packages, demanding clients and film industry politics. IBC365 got his thoughts on these topics and much more.

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Interview: Maxine Gervais, Colourist

2018-10-17T06:00:00+01:00By

Working on over 50 blockbusters and critically-acclaimed feature films, the award-winning colourist Maxine Gervais has always been passionate about creative expression with technology and colour. Now she brings that enthusiasm to IBC.

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Watch: Peter Jackson brings colour to WW1

2018-10-16T18:54:00+01:00By

Grainy, black and white footage of World War One has been given the ultimate restoration treatment to startling effect in They Shall Not Grow Old.

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Behind the scenes: Mike Leigh’s Peterloo

2018-10-16T11:29:00+01:00By Stuart Kemp

Period epic Peterloo required some innovative VFX to recreate the crowd scenes that sit at the heart of Mike Leigh’s latest film.  

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Your guide to what’s in store at SMPTE 2018

2018-10-16T10:09:00+01:00

The SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition provides an opportunity to take a deep dive into the latest techniques and technologies shaping the media and entertainment industry, writes Aimée Ricca

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On-demand webinar: Customer experience vs customer engagement

2018-10-15T16:43:00+01:00Brought to you by

Telco and Media & Entertainment companies need to look for new ways to engage customers to address the challenge of commodity markets and industry convergence. The question is, how?

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Interview: Hauke Richter, Game of Thrones

2018-10-15T07:00:00+01:00By Steve Fairclough

One of the key factors in making Game of Thrones a worldwide television phenomenon is the style and look of the sets. Art director Hauke Richter spoke to IBC365 to reveal the secrets behind the show’s designs.

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Interview: Andy Maltz, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

2018-10-15T06:00:00+01:00By Paul Bray

Digital movie archives can be short-lived, and without concerted effort we risk losing part of our cultural history.

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Satellite piracy: A fully-fledged business

2018-10-12T11:24:00+01:00By

The war between pirates and the media industry continues, particularly in the field of illegal satellite distribution.

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Weekly news round-up: Google's court case dropped & BBC suffers software glitch

2018-10-12T10:51:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Satellite's role in delivering UHD content

2018-10-12T10:25:00+01:00By

Satellite has a vital role to play in the distribution of UHD programming, especially the delivery of high-value live content to large audiences.

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Solid-state satellite uplink amplifiers: Where specialist development pays rich dividends for the operator

2018-10-10T16:17:00+01:00Brought to you by

Signal linearisation is critical within satellite uplink amplifiers, writes Rohde & Schwarz Vice President Transmitter and Amplifier Systems Cornelius Heinemann.

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On-demand webinar: The future of satellite uplink amplifiers

2018-10-10T16:13:00+01:00Brought to you by

This webinar, brought to you by Rohde & Schwarz, explores the future of uplink amplifiers, including solid-state designs, linearity and signal quality in order to help you select the right amplifier for uplink scenarios.

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A proof of concept mixed reality application for augmented city tourism

2018-10-10T13:24:00+01:00By Federico Debandi Roberto Iacoviello Alberto Messina Maurizio Montagnuolo & Davide Zappia

This paper focuses Mixed Reality and describes the work carried under the H2020 European project 5GCity.

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From epic poetry to AI: Discovering viable algorithms for creating responsive media

2018-10-10T13:24:00+01:00By Mike Armstrong

This paper describes a search for natural ways to make responsive media, investigating the techniques used in oral performances and contrasts these with ways which start from a fixed, recorded form.

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Using virtual reality in preserving endangered rituals for posterity

2018-10-10T13:23:00+01:00By Anna Sowa

In this paper Chouette Films explores the potential of virtual reality (VR) technology to be used in the preservation of cultural rituals and heritage for posterity.

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Analysis: Why NEP acquired SIS Live

2018-10-10T13:09:00+01:00By

NEP’s latest acquisition, a deal for connectivity services firm SIS Live, was announced yesterday. And it’s unlikely to be the OB giant’s last, writes Adrian Pennington.

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Satellite’s multi-billion dollar windfall

2018-10-10T06:00:00+01:00By

Four major satellite operators have created a US-based consortium to manage the transition of their valuable C-band frequencies for 5G use by US telcos. It could result in a windfall of tens of billions of dollars.

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IBC2018 review: SDI is dead, long live SDI!

2018-10-09T13:38:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

From the adoption of IP to the uptake of UHD, advances in technology are leading to fragmentation, writes IBC Daily reporter Elliot Herman.

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Satellite technology: Advances in connectivity

2018-10-09T11:55:00+01:00By

Over the past several months, it has become clear that, in many ways, far from being a distinct sector, the satellite industry is a microcosm of the larger broadcast industry in which it operates.

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New voyage for Discovery

2018-10-09T11:01:00+01:00By

JB Perrette is totally changing the look and feel of Discovery Networks International.

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Interview: Seth Shapiro, Alpha Networks

2018-10-09T10:47:00+01:00By Lorcan Archer

Seth Shapiro, Emmy winner and CEO / founder of Alpha Networks, is preparing for the launch of that company’s blockchain – enabled entertainment platform. Exposing viewers to underappreciated content from foreign markets is just one of the things the offering will focus on.

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Creating a codec for tomorrow’s content

2018-10-09T09:18:00+01:00By

Alliance for Open Media spokesman Matt Frost on the rollout of AV1 and the creation of another delivery codec.

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SMPTE elects new officers and governors

2018-10-09T09:14:00+01:00

SMPTE has elected a host of new officers for 2019-2020, while Dolby Vice President Patrick Griffis is set to take on the role of President from January.

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Interview: Mike Darcey, M247

2018-10-08T16:29:00+01:00By Tim Dams

The TV industry is grappling with a ‘three-way profit squeeze’, which means many companies will not make as much money as they did in the past, warns veteran broadcasting executive Mike Darcey.

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IBC2018 review: 4K, OTT and cloud-based workflows

2018-10-08T16:13:00+01:00By Steve Fairclough

Advances in 4K and UHD live production, fresh solutions for OTT content, an array of cloud-based ‘big data’ workflow sharing solutions and remote collaboration tools were the main themes in Halls 9, 13 and 15.

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Satellite launches: Driven by geography, bandwidth and quality

2018-10-08T12:35:00+01:00By

The desire to bring more content of higher quality to more people has been driving, and will continue to drive, activity in the satellite industry.

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Satellite: Still at the heart of the industry

2018-10-08T12:16:00+01:00By

It was very apparent at IBC2018 that the broadcast industry continues to be in a state of flux. Ian McMurray finds that satellite operators and suppliers are no less affected by pervasive and disruptive change.

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Analysis: Can OneWeb straddle the ‘Valley of Death’?

2018-10-08T06:00:00+01:00By

OneWeb has some hefty backers but how will the scheme to provide broadband coverage to millions cope with moving from idea to implementation?

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In-flight entertainment: The next TV battleground?

2018-10-08T06:00:00+01:00By

Competition to deliver content to airline passengers is ramping up, writes Chris Forrester.

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The view ahead

2018-10-05T12:51:00+01:00By Anne Morris

Richard Halton is responsible for developing and launching YouView as the UK’s first seamlessly integrated linear and on demand TV service. How does this expert in broadcast take on his next challenge – how to harness the forces that are changing his industry?

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Collaboration: The buzzword of IBC2018

2018-10-05T09:38:00+01:00By

IBC was one huge media factory, structured on multiple technology collaboration efforts, writes IBC Daily reporter George Jarrett.

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IBC2018 review: The ubiquity of the cloud

2018-10-05T09:23:00+01:00By Erica Basnicki

Cloud-based platforms haven’t lost their steam, artificial intelligence continues to smarten workflows and manufacturers making mighty machines in smaller sizes were recurring themes in Halls 2 and 3 this year, writes IBC Daily reporter Erica Basnicki.

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The broadcaster's OTT conundrum

2018-10-05T09:15:00+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 Peter MacAvock, EBU and DVB.

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Weekly news round-up: EU sets new VOD quota & £10m VR storytelling fund

2018-10-05T08:52:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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SMPTE advances immersive audio standardisation

2018-10-05T08:35:00+01:00By

New immersive audio standards have been published by SMPTE for distribution and consistent playout of various immersive sound systems.

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IBC2018 review: IP - from concept to reality

2018-10-05T08:31:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The epochal industry trend toward the use of IP is of course quite advanced on the audio side, and thus seen across the aisles of Hall 8 in a big way, writes IBC Daily reporter Mark Hallinger.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: Visual excellence in production

2018-10-04T14:46:00+01:00

In this Tech Talk and accompanying technical papers we hear from researchers and vision scientists - from the BBC, RheinMain University and Technicolor - on how they are ensuring the precision of HDR and colour in image capture.

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Colour management for cinematic immersive experiences

2018-10-04T14:41:00+01:00By T. Pouli P.Morvan S.Thiebaud A.Orhand & N. Mitchell

In this paper, explore the challenges that have to be overcome to create colour-accurate immersive experiences at a cinematic quality level.

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HDR consideration of the abilities of the human visual system

2018-10-04T14:41:00+01:00By L. Lenzen R. Hedtke & M. Christmann

The capability of cameras and displays to reproduce small differences in luminance levels is constantly growing. However, we are still dealing with a limitation of the human visual system (HVS) known as the simultaneous contrast range (SCR).

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Video luminance levels for human skin tones in hybrid log-gamma video

2018-10-04T14:41:00+01:00By Simon Thompson

In this paper, the author presents current work undertaken by the BBC to look at the representation of human skin tone in ITU-R BT.2100 High Dynamic Range (HDR) video systems.

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Blockchain technology: Revolutionising the video value chain

2018-10-04T09:55:00+01:00By Nick Moreno

Blockchain is a technology that is generating significant interest within the video industry. This paper outlines the steps being made in applying this technology to the video value chain.

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Using blockchain to ensure genuine media assets

2018-10-04T09:55:00+01:00By M. Barroco & P. MacAvock

This paper introduces the key concepts of blockchain and smart contracts and proposes a design to ensure the traceability of media assets in a potentially untrustworthy environment.

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Using blockchain to manage production and distribution

2018-10-04T09:55:00+01:00By Eric Minoli & Ulrich Dessouassi

Alongside the creative challenge of producing and distributing great video content internationally, there is a huge administrative burden. The contributors to the production – writers, director, actors, musicians, and more – all have to be paid. This paper explores blockchain as a fresh approach to managing these relationships.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: Blockchain

2018-10-03T14:04:00+01:00

In these technical papers, authors from Arqiva, Orbitalize, EBU and Groupe Média TFO describe real-world applications in: media contracting, intellectual property, media asset management and a legitimate peer-peer video sharing model.

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Whitepaper: Live remote production and monitoring matters

2018-10-03T08:39:00+01:00Brought to you by

Two whitepapers in one: Insights into the challenges Online Video Providers (OVPs) face and the solutions for consideration as they seek to keep current customers and attract new viewers.

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Craft Leaders: Barry Alexander Brown, Editor

2018-10-02T09:43:00+01:00By

Barry Alexander Brown has edited over 100 Spike Lee ‘joints’, and is an acclaimed filmmaker himself. He tells Adrian Pennington about a career that encompasses editing legendary films such as Do The Right Thing and Malcolm X through to Lee’s latest, Blackkklansman.

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Interview: Michelle Munson, Eluvio

2018-10-02T09:39:00+01:00By

The leader of new ‘content-centric’ software start-up Eluvio shares her thoughts on evolving distribution models, and the merits of perceiving AI and blockchain as ‘tools’ to ease system implementation.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: VR & AR

2018-10-01T16:25:00+01:00

Explore the next generations of immersive media with technical papers from leaders in the field including Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and Ubisoft Paris.

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MPEG-I coding performance in immersive VR/AR applications

2018-10-01T16:20:00+01:00By Gauthier Lafruit Arnaud Schenkel Christian Tulvan Marius Preda & Lu Yu

This paper provides a technical/historical overview of the acquisition, coding and rendering technologies considered in the MPEG-I standardisation activities for immersive applications.

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Automatic recognition of virtual reality sickness based on physiological signals

2018-10-01T16:19:00+01:00By Nicolas Martin Nicolas Mathieu Nico Pallamin Martin Ragot & Jean-Marc Diverrez

Virtual reality (VR) sickness seems one of the main limitations to the large-scale adoption of VR technologies. Thereby, it seems relevant to measure users’ physiological data in order to prevent and reduce VR sickness.

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Advanced volumetric capture and processing

2018-10-01T16:09:00+01:00By O. Schreer I. Feldmann T. Ebner S. Renault C. Weissig D. Tatzelt & P. Kauff

Volumetric video is regarded worldwide as the next important development step in media production. Especially in the context of rapidly evolving Virtual and Augmented Reality markets, volumetric video is becoming a key technology.

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Interview: Yves Padrines, Synamedia

2018-10-01T15:10:00+01:00Brought to you by

With the competition from OTT and media companies who are now distributing content directly to subscribers, pay-TV operators have been in search of ways to enhance their services beyond these offerings with truly personalised, high quality video experiences for their subscribers, explains Synamedia Chief Executive Yves Padrines.

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IBC2018 round-up: Executive Forums

2018-09-28T09:51:00+01:00

Influential and visionary executives from across the industry united at the IBC2018 Executive Forums to discuss key trends, opportunities and disruptors to shape future strategy.

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Weekly news round-up: Comcast takes over Fox's stake in Sky & Google exec says voice is the future

2018-09-27T20:48:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Advertising is "massively disrupted"

2018-09-27T15:05:00+01:00By

The once distinct worlds of advertising and television content are increasingly converging, with the subject one of the hot topics during IBC2018.

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The scourge of piracy and 5G’s ‘killer app’

2018-09-27T14:55:00+01:00By

IBC2018: With content hailed as the ‘killer app’ for 5G, further consolidation between telcos and media firms is inevitable, attendees of the Telco & Media Innovation Forum were told.

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Voice control set to transform UX

2018-09-27T14:52:00+01:00By

Leading media executives from Havas, C4, Amazon and Liberty Global predict that voice control will be the main innovation to enhance the TV viewer user experience.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: AI in production

2018-09-27T14:44:00+01:00

AI is here to stay, and in the area of production it is set to revolutionise working practice. Explore how in technical papers from BBC R&D, Media Distillery & NHK and watch their IBC2018 Tech Talks.

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IBC2018 review: OTT delivery and the issue of latency

2018-09-27T09:35:00+01:00By Anne Morris

Hall 14 continues to expand and mature into one of the most exciting and interesting spaces at IBC, writes IBC Daily reporter Anne Morris.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: Head firmly in the cloud

2018-09-27T09:23:00+01:00

Serverless cloud promises to make cloud-based TV service delivery accessible and affordable. Read technical papers from Avid, BT Group, Streampunk Media and Gilmer and Associates.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: Advances in sport production

2018-09-27T09:22:00+01:00

Read Dolby Laboratories, Sennheiser, EVS, UEFA and BT Technology technical papers and watch their presentation from IBC2018 on the exciting technology developments in sports production.

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SMPTE surges forward

2018-09-27T09:20:00+01:00

In the 12 months since IBC2017, SMPTE has published new standards, explored additional ways to support the media and entertainment industry and ensured that it has a sound vision and plan for its continued leadership within the M&E technology industry, writes Barbara Lange.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: 5G are we nearly there yet

2018-09-27T09:10:00+01:00

Read technical papers discussing the impact and promise of 5G from Ericsson, Qualcomm, Samsung, Orange and Arris, watch experts in the IBC2018 Tech Talks presentation who discuss the reality of 5G and the pipeline for delivery.

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Object-audio capture systems for sports broadcast

2018-09-27T09:09:00+01:00By Dr.-Ing. Renato S. Pellegrini and Dr.Ing. Alexander Krüger Véronique Larcher

The benefits to using audio as a primary method of delivering new experiences, particularly during a sports event, it is the audio that best engages consumers with the atmosphere of the stadium.

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Using machine learning to create personalised 'snackable' content

2018-09-27T09:09:00+01:00By Evangelos Stromatias Karthik Yadati Martin Prins & Joost de Wit

In this paper, we explore a platform which utilises state-of-the-art ML algorithms for the real-time analysis of thousands of hours of multilingual multimedia content, including television and VoD.

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Sound and fury: Bringing Dolby Atmos to the NHRA

2018-09-27T09:08:00+01:00By Michael Babbitt

The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) approached Dolby Laboratories in early 2017 to explore what value immersive audio might bring to the NHRA’s television broadcasts.

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2-Immerse: A platform for production and more

2018-09-27T09:06:00+01:00By J. Walker D.L. Williams I.C. Kegel A.P. Gower2 J. Jansen M. Lomas and S. Fjellsten

The architecture of an evaluated multi-screen experience based on MotoGP sports content, which was developed using an object-based broadcasting approach.

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AI for better storytelling in live football

2018-09-27T09:06:00+01:00

AI represents almost limitless possibilities for the future and is already having a transformational impact in many areas, including live football production.

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AI: Video analysis and machine learning for live events coverage

2018-09-27T09:05:00+01:00By Craig Wright Jack Allnutt Rosie Campbell et al

This paper describes recent BBC research into potential production benefits of AI algorithms, using visual analysis and other techniques.

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AI-driven smart production

2018-09-27T09:05:00+01:00By Hiroyuki Kaneko Jun Goto Yoshihiko Kawai et al

NHK has developed a new AI-driven broadcasting technology called “Smart Production” to quickly and accurately gather and analyse diverse types of information from society and deliver information to a wide range of viewers.

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The infinite capacity media machine

2018-09-27T09:04:00+01:00By R. I. Cartwright and B. Gilmer

The fast-paced developments of cloud computing are evolving new kinds of machine that will be applied to professional media production.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: Codec wars

2018-09-27T09:03:00+01:00

Read technical papers from Ateme, BBC R&D and Divideon lifting the lid on serious disquiet in the world of video compression and watch experts recent progress and predict future performance gains.

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Serverless cloud computing to TV service operations

2018-09-27T09:03:00+01:00By M. Rizzo

The serverless cloud model is particularly attractive for TV services, it can reduce operational overheads and lower barriers to entry.

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XVC: Revolutionary software-defined video compression

2018-09-27T09:02:00+01:00By Jonatan Samuelsson & Per Hermansson

This paper presents background information on the state of video codec licensing and lays out a description of the XVC licensing framework, constructed to significantly improve the current video codec licensing situation.

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Extending media production to the cloud

2018-09-27T09:02:00+01:00By Tim Claman

Capitalising on the efficiency and scalability that the cloud offers, Avid undertook a number of cloud test drives with select media organisations in Europe and the US to develop a deeper understanding of cloud workflows.

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IBC2018 review: IP - a done deal?

2018-09-26T14:27:00+01:00By

IP-enabled kit and the implementation of AI were among the trends in halls 1, 4 and 5, writes IBC Daily reporter Ian McMurray.

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An overview of recent video coding developments in MPEG and AV1

2018-09-26T14:19:00+01:00

This paper analyses the overall compression capabilities of these two emerging technologies with respect to HEVC, including objective and subjective performance evaluation and the associated encoding and decoding complexities.

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AV1: Implementation, performance and applications

2018-09-26T14:19:00+01:00By Jerome Vieron & Ian Trow

Now that the specification is finalised, the Alliance for Open Media has set high expectations for AV1. The prospect of a royalty free alternative to HEVC has many industry supporters, particularly those addressing streaming applications for a standard that is optimised for OTT delivery.

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How will 5G really work?

2018-09-26T14:18:00+01:00By Charles Cheevers

5G Wireless Networks are being built to serve new applications. These applications must fund the development of the solutions and the infrastructure.

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Immersive media over 5G - What standards are needed?

2018-09-26T14:18:00+01:00By T. Stockhammer I. Bouazizi F. Gabin and G. Teniou

Mobile video will increase 9-fold between 2016 and 2021, accounting for 78% of total mobile data traffic by the end of the forecast period.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: Personalisation

2018-09-26T14:16:00+01:00

Read TiVo, BBC and Rai technical papers and watch their presentations on ‘true’ personalisation and the art of matching diverse content types to users expression of interest.

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Interview: Lisa Tobin, New York Times

2018-09-26T07:00:00+01:00By Lorcan Archer

Providing narrative perspective in a US news environment that’s in total overdrive is a daily challenge along with the changing audio consumption habits Lisa Tobin confronts, executive producer of audio and editor of The Daily podcast at the New York Times.

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Personalising linear radio: Model and user evaluation

2018-09-25T14:14:00+01:00By Paolo Casagranda Francesco Russo and Raffaele Teraoni Prioletti

The paper introduces radio personalisation, as part of the strategy to keep radio relevant, taking into account new available technologies and audiences changing their media consumption habits.

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5G: The vision, the reality and the future

2018-09-25T14:13:00+01:00By Simon Pike, Andre Seixas Dias Saverio Blasi Fiona Rivera Ebroul Izquierdo & Marta Mrak

In the past few years, 5G has moved from being a vision, through an intense process of standards development, to extensive trials around the world.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: Growing your audience

2018-09-25T13:52:00+01:00

Read technical papers from Viaccess-Orca, Ruwido and NHK and watch their IBC2018 Tech Talks presentations for insights into the use of AI for navigation, changing viewer behaviour and the bridging of broadcast and internet services.

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Personalising the public linear radio

2018-09-25T12:59:00+01:00By Tim Cowlishaw Todd Burlington David Man Jakub Fiala Rhiannon Barrington and George Wright

With competition from online streaming platforms, many broadcasters have viewed the idea of providing some form of personalisation of their services as a necessity to remain competitive.

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ML extracts and semantic graphs

2018-09-25T11:37:00+01:00By Lijin Chungapalli and Venkata Babji Perambattu

Effective entertainment discovery solutions require a deeper understanding of content, and one approach to harnessing this knowledge is extracting semantically-relevant metadata.

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Implementing AI-aided content distribution strategies in the GDPR era

2018-09-25T11:36:00+01:00By Alain Nochimowski Alice Wittenberg and David Zucker

AI has been used to make predictions and analyse data, the recent explosion in volume, variety, and velocity of viewership data collected from multiple connected devices is turning TV into a new frontier for predictive algorithms.

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The future of media consumption

2018-09-25T11:36:00+01:00By R. Bernhaupt C. Murko and M. Pirker

Media consumption is changing. To predict changes in user’s behaviour the majority of the industry is still relying on ownership of devices and usage of devices to predict media consumption behaviour.

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User-centric companion screen architecture

2018-09-25T11:36:00+01:00By Hisayuki Ohmata and Masaya Ikeo

Bridging broadcast and internet services can be difficult because the system architectures are typically different.

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Interview: Enrique Rodriguez, Liberty Global

2018-09-25T09:00:00+01:00By Paul Bray

Liberty Global’s Enrique Rodriguez looks forward to a world of gigabit broadband, video with everything, and artificial intelligence that’s actually intelligent, he told delegates during the IBC conference last week.

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Interview: Peter Smith, Antenna Group

2018-09-25T07:01:00+01:00By

Antenna Group is an Athens-based multinational broadcaster with a very strong presence in Greece (with its ANT1 free-to-air channel) as well as radio stations, and channels in Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Romania. Its media investments include broadband services, publishing, music labels, and even a credit card business. IBC365 speaks to ...

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Interview: Perrine Bichet, Proximus

2018-09-24T15:56:00+01:00By Anne Morris

IBC2018 speaker Perrine Bichet on the importance of creating a content strategy for the culturally and linguistically diverse and her move from content-focussed Canal+ to telco Proximus.

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Breaking into banks for a living

2018-09-24T07:00:00+01:00By Anne Morris

Hacking banks is not a pastime you’d normally associate with a leading executive of a major telco. However, it’s part of the day job for Konstantinos Karagiannis at BT Americas.

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Interview: Steve Youngwood

2018-09-21T10:43:00+01:00

Accepting IBC’s 2018 International Honour for Excellence award on behalf of Sesame Street co-founder Joan Ganz Cooney, Sesame Workshop COO Steve Youngwood finds himself guided by timeless questions as the iconic organisation seeks to establish new shows and fresh content beyond the lasting success of its flagship.

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Race to the finish line: AV1, H.264, HEVC, VP9 & VVC

2018-09-21T10:41:00+01:00By

IBC2018: The video industry will have to learn to juggle between AV1, H.264, HEVC and VP9 and future codecs like VVC. That’s the lesson from IBC where warring factions in the codec wars came to trade blows without landing a palpable hit.

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IBC keynotes stress importance of partnerships

2018-09-21T10:31:00+01:00

One of the recurring themes during the IBC2018 Conference was partnerships and the importance of striking deals to boost reach and the range of content that can be made available to viewers and consumers.

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IBC grows in scope, reach and diversity

2018-09-18T14:46:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Positioned at the centre of the changing media, entertainment and technology industry, IBC has confirmed visitor attendance of 55,884, across the six day event.

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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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Endemol Shine embraces the AI revolution

2018-09-18T07:48:00+01:00By

IBC2018: One of the world’s biggest production companies is increasingly using artificial intelligence to power creativity and cut costs.

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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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IBC2018 Preview: Tuesday

2018-09-17T13:45:00+01:00By

IBC2018: The exhibition and the features areas not to miss on the last day of IBC2018.

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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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MTGx calls for brands to play eSports

2018-09-17T13:32:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: Advertisers as well as TV and the sports production industry should wake up to the huge potential of eSports says MTGx CEO Arnd Benninghoff.

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Arqiva launches blockchain trial

2018-09-17T13:25:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Broadcast infrastructure firm says trial is an opportunity for TV companies to experiment with the technology.

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Delivering next-gen audio for everyone

2018-09-17T13:12:00+01:00

The audio renderer has long been a bone of contention in the standardisation work on Next Generation Audio (NGA), writes EBU Senior Project Manager Roger Miles.

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APAC and MENA: Huge complications, but opportunities

2018-09-17T13:12:00+01:00By

IBC2018: India has eight versions of Big Brother, while young people are abandoning conventional TV in the Middle East… The challenges of operating in the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets were laid bare in two IBC panels.

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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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Virtual reality is set for lift off

2018-09-17T10:03:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: The immersive market “will really start to grow next year”, says VR Industry Forum president Rob Koenen, pointing to creative and tech developments in the sector.

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Sky puts facial recognition tech to the test

2018-09-17T09:55:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Machine learning tool trialled during coverage of this year’s Royal Wedding can be used in live sports, awards and political events.

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Why AI may never match craft skills in production

2018-09-17T09:21:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: The strongest case for the use of AI production tools is in lower cost genres of television, says BBC AI Research Engineer Craig White.

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TV looks to tech to personalise advertising

2018-09-17T07:50:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Ad tech innovation must focus on data gathering and addressability, says IBC panel.

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Technical innovation and excellence celebrated at IBC Awards

2018-09-16T18:30:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Awards presented to Eurosport, Medialaan, RTÉ, Econet Media, BBC R&D as well as Sesame Street co-creator Joan Ganz Cooney

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IBC2018 Preview: Monday

2018-09-16T14:00:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition with a must-see innovation keynote and Big Screen screening of Jurassic World tonight in the Auditorium.  

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Monitoring the codec wars

2018-09-16T13:56:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Expert IBC panel weighs up competing codec technologies.

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Advice from the frontline of VR production

2018-09-16T13:07:00+01:00By

IBC2018: VR and 360 productions need a well thought out story and an even more detailed script.

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Video: How AI is transforming live sports production

2018-09-16T11:48:00+01:00

Tedial’s Jérôme Wauthoz is joined by Daniel McDonnell of Timeline TV to present a case study exploring the huge impact of AI on the production of live sports.

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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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It’s time for graphic overlays to get personal

2018-09-16T11:25:00+01:00

Eurovision Media Services’ new remote graphic overlay solution can make event coverage more attractive to rights holders and sponsors, says Michele Gosetti, Head of Global Sales at EMS.

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Building a tribe through audience participation

2018-09-16T11:07:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Encouraging viewer interaction and feedback can boost the ratings and impact of shows, says BBC Studios’ Liz Jaynes.

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Video: Cyber hunting using Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

2018-09-16T10:57:00+01:00

IBC2018: Arqiva Chief Information Officer Denis Onuoha explores Machine Learning and Artifical Intelligence potential to track and kill cyber threats.

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VR has made “considerable creative strides” in 2018

2018-09-16T10:39:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: Sky VR Studio Technical Director Richard Mills points to some of the best VR work being produced to show how the medium is developing.

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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 21 months of launch.

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HBO focuses on latest cinema drones

2018-09-16T10:04:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: High end cinema drones were put through their paces by programme makers in an HBO documentary which premiered at IBC.

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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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Go social to reinvent TV brands

2018-09-16T07:33:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Content owners can breathe new life into traditional broadcast brands like SpongeBob and Cribs by partnering with social media platforms, says the President of Viacom Digital Platforms.

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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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Interview: David Kline, Viacom

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

The media business stalwart discusses the impact of 5G on content consumption, the economics of blockchain, and the long-term Viacom vision.

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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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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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IBC2018 Preview: Sunday

2018-09-15T14:37:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition and your invitation to the IBC Awards ceremony with a special guest from Sesame Street.

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Trump is good news for CNN

2018-09-15T13:37:00+01:00By

IBC2018: CNN’s Tommy Evans says “US President makes a lot of news and news is good for CNN”

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How to grab the attention of Generation Alpha

2018-09-15T13:28:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: Kids born after 2010 are impatient digital natives who don’t just want fun content – they value the brands which talk authentically to them.

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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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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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Abraham: “Convergence is taking place”

2018-09-15T11:41:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Former Channel 4 Chief Executive David Abraham’s new production company Wonderhood aims to straddle the converging worlds of advertising and production.

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TV should be ‘wary’ of Alexa voice search, says C4

2018-09-15T10:29:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Amazon exec Fabrice Rousseau tells IBC that ‘TV is the most important space’ for Alexa, but Channel 4 says any voice partnership must involve sharing viewer search data.

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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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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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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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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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IBC2018 Preview: Saturday

2018-09-14T13:17:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition including the Big Screen and content everywhere.

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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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Providing a one-stop solution

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

Marco Tinnirello, the new Chief Executive of Eurovision Media Services, the business arm of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), speaks about his vision for the organisation and his thoughts on the media industry today.

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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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‘The TV industry isn’t dead – yet!’

2018-09-14T12:43:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: More innovation is required by TV industry to grab the attention of Millennials, Generation Z and Tweens, warns Havas exec Maria Garrido.

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Tapping into the power of blockchain

2018-09-14T12:26:00+01:00By

Blockchain’s ability to track IP and revenue will change the way content is funded and creators are rewarded, says Singular DTV co-founder Kim Jackson.

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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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TV news must innovate to win back trust

2018-09-14T11:17:00+01:00By

IBC2018: President of NBC News International, Deborah Turness, says the media has failed to listen to certain sections of society.

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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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AI to ‘revolutionise’ storytelling

2018-09-14T09:40:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: AI-based analytical platforms can reveal which narrative attributes of film or TV content do better with audiences, says Corto CEO Yves Bergquist.

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Capturing the eyeballs of Generation Z

2018-09-14T09:28:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Tell ‘value-driven’ stories to make superfans out of Gen Z viewers, says MTG’s Jette Nygaard-Andersen

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Partnering with the FAANG “frenemies”

2018-09-14T09:16:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Advertisers want content creators and broadcasters to partner more with the digital giants, says GroupM and WPP Chief Transformation Officer Lindsay Pattison.

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BBC R&D to trial AI toolkit for storytelling

2018-09-14T08:53:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: Ambition is to create ‘drag and drop’ web interface allowing programme makers to use AI to develop new forms of content

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Notes from the frontier of digital storytelling

2018-09-14T05:00:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Al Jazeera Digital and Brave Bison execs outline strategies for targeting Gen Z viewers.

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Broadcasters are ‘particular targets’ for hackers

2018-09-13T16:33:00+01:00By

IBC2018: “Brutally frank conversations” are needed inside broadcasting organisations about the scale of the cyber security threat they all face, lBC’s Cyber Security Forum hears.

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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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BBC Studios unveils short form fund

2018-09-13T14:37:00+01:00By

IBC2018: New fund will back drama and comedy shorts, announces BBC Studios boss Tim Davie in keynote IBC address.

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IBC2018 Preview: Friday

2018-09-13T14:15:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition featuring gender equality lounge talk and spotlight on the Future Zone.

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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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Alliances are the way to win young viewers

2018-09-13T13:07:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: Broadcasters must partner with digital platforms like YouTube, WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook to launch shows that attract young audiences, says Endemol Shine’s Peter Salmon.

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BBC Studios flexes its global muscles

2018-09-13T12:29:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Creative deal making, speed and solid financial backing are vital for broadcasters like the BBC to secure the best content, says BBC Studios CEO Tim Davie.

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Collaboration is key, says EBU technology boss

2018-09-13T11:32:00+01:00By

IBC2018: European public service broadcasters are under pressure to “create great things together” says new EBU Director of Technology and Innovation Antonio Arcidiacono

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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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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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Interview: Matt Tabaccos, Ruptly

2018-09-13T09:36:00+01:00By

A multi-disciplinary media executive with over 12 years of experience in cross media production and business development. Matt Tabaccos leads the commercial strategy at Ruptly Video News Agency, helping the company become the go-to brand in news media.

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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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Interview: Amedeo D'Angelo, Inside Secure

2018-09-13T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

Three major threats - ad blockers, ad bots and hackers - are compromising ad-based revenue models, says Inside Secure Chairman and Chief Executive Amedeo D’Angelo.

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Breaking barriers to monetising audio content

2018-09-13T07:00:00+01:00By Lorcan Archer

The rise of the podcast now with wide scale implementation of server-side adverts and listeners buying up audio-focussed devices, the industry is a far more welcoming place.

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Whitepaper: Rethinking visual cloud workload distribution

2018-09-13T05:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper explores the visual cloud and its potential to more effectively balance cost and deployment efficiency while achieving exceptional performance.

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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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IBC2018 Preview: Thursday

2018-09-12T14:00:00+01:00

IBC2018: Your guide to the opening day of the Conference

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IMF matters: The algorithm would say so

2018-09-12T12:42:00+01:00

There is no surefire way to recognise real change, but extending the IMF format could have a significant impact on the industry, writes DPP Managing Director Mark Harrison.

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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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Leading by example

2018-09-12T12:40:00+01:00

IBC continues to adapt to keep pace with the rapidly changing media, entertainment and technology industry, writes IBC Chairman Tim Richards.

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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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Enforcing accountability: How the industry can benefit from blockchain

2018-09-12T10:18:00+01:00Brought to you by

The digital transformation of the media and entertainment (M&E) industry has resulted in dynamic and evolving ecosystems that have become increasingly complex and have introduced new challenges in the area of digital rights, advertising and digital fraud, writes IBM Global Leader Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment Rob van den Dam.

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Virtual production race hots up

2018-09-12T08:14:00+01:00By

The launch of Sony’s Virtual Production solution has thrown a spotlight on the possibilities of remote production. But, as David Davies discovers, plenty of other vendors are gearing up to make the most of this particular revolution.

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Starting block for change

2018-09-12T07:00:00+01:00By

The diversity chief and former pentathlete who helped the turn the Paralympics into appointment-to-view TV now wants to nail off screen representation.

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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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Video: How to engage with niche audiences

2018-09-12T06:00:00+01:00

Beano, W12 and Imira execs share insight on ways to engage niche audiences, the advantage of digital and tailoring viewing experiences.

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Q&A: Connecting the startup creatives

2018-09-11T15:00:00+01:00By

In the second instalment of a two-part feature we hear from three startups that have employed new technologies to optimise video, enhancing media workflows and an app to maximise TV subscriptions.

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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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Let's get the conversation moving

2018-09-11T12:22:00+01:00

IBC has a vital role to play in continuing to help the industry plot its way to future success, says IABM Chief Executive Peter White.

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IABM releases Broadcast & Media Strategic Analysis report

2018-09-11T11:07:00+01:00By

The IABM has released an analysis report ahead of IBC2018, highlighting the key trends and drivers of financial and technological change.

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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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Indie powerhouse

2018-09-11T08:44:00+01:00By

The art house film platform founder Efe Cakarel explains why the niche will inherit the earth.

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A town square for Europe

2018-09-11T08:42:00+01:00By

Renowned news innovator Deborah Turness reveals how she is harnessing new tech, platforms and formats to bring Euronews into the heart of the story and how she turned NBC back into a number one ‘challenger brand’.

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Keeping 4 secure

2018-09-11T08:30:00+01:00By

A broadcaster’s cyber strategy needs to be robust when faced with challenges but Channel 4’s Brian Brackenborough appears to have most of the bases covered.

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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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Video: How has content consumption evolved?

2018-09-11T06:48:00+01:00

Panellists discuss the changes from digital and on-demand experiences to audiences changing expectations and the production of higher quality content than ever before.

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Video shorts: Chris Rose, Beano Studios

2018-09-11T06:47:00+01:00

Engaging and generating bite-sized content for Generation Alpha and the secret to success explains Beano Studios Director of Development and Production Chris Rose.

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Video: David Abraham: "Content will remain king"

2018-09-11T06:43:00+01:00

Wonderhood Studios Chief Executive and Founder on what the future will look like for broadcasters, their relationship with the technology giants and the “great opportunities” on the horizon.

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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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Interview: Kent Steffen, CSG

2018-09-10T09:56:00+01:00Brought to you by

The digital economy is transforming the way organisations must now approach their current business and the paths they create to continued growth, explains CSG President Ascendon Digital Services and OTT Kent Steffen.

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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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IBC showcases eSports

2018-09-07T14:41:00+01:00By

The global eSports market, which is set to be worth over $2 billion by 2023, is firmly on the agenda at IBC2018.

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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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HEVC, AV1, VVC and XVC: The codec battle intensifies

2018-09-07T11:16:00+01:00By

The world of codecs will be one of the big talking points at IBC this month, as the industry weighs up a raft of new, more efficient video compression techniques like AV1, VVC and XVC.

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Weekly news round-up: Amazon worth $1 trillion & WannaCry hacker charged

2018-09-07T10:19:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Video: David Abraham, Wonderhood Studios

2018-09-07T09:42:00+01:00

Former Channel 4 Chief Executive and the founder of Wonderhood Studios David Abraham on the convergence of advertising and content creation.

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Targeting growth in MENA

2018-09-07T09:36:00+01:00By Tim Dams

Industry veteran Martin Stewart has a wealth of experience in competitive markets, but the Chief Executive of OSN needs to draw on all his resources to tackle the challenges that face the big media players of the Middle East and North Africa.

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Defining HDR colour space

2018-09-07T09:34:00+01:00By

Don’t mention the HDR standards war to Jeremy Booth because he is happily distanced from it. The compositing TD from Jellyfish Pictures is much more concerned with the bigger picture around colour and VFX.

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Crunch year for European content

2018-09-06T13:26:00+01:00By Lorcan Archer

Ahead of the IBC Leader’s Forum, Erik Huggers is ringing the alarm bell over the need for European broadcasters to rapidly build aggregated online offerings.

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Video: Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira

2018-09-06T13:23:00+01:00

Impossible Founders Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira discuss the impact of technology on the media space, planet-centric design and driving impactful change across businesses.

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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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Q&A with three innovative startups

2018-09-06T10:06:00+01:00By

In the first instalment of a two-part feature, we speak with three startups companies transforming the industry.

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Interview: Jürgen Nies, Rohde & Schwarz

2018-09-05T14:10:00+01:00Brought to you by

We are living through a period of profound change in broadcast transmission and distribution, but not restricted to the broadcast industry, explains Rohde & Schwarz EVP and Head of Broadcast and Media Division Jürgen Nies.

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IABM BaM awards shortlist revealed

2018-09-05T08:55:00+01:00By

Camera technology, artificial intelligence (AI) for captioning and multi-platform distribution of content are amongst the solutions from technology vendors shortlisted for the IABM BaM awards.

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Devices alone don’t make for great media experiences

2018-09-05T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

Audiences are growing more and more technologically savvy. Not only that, they are getting even more immersed in new ways they can improve their media needs, demanding new experiences and that their expectations be challenged, writes WeTek Chief Executive Hugo Condesa.

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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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Final cut: Should producers take post in-house?

2018-09-03T17:52:00+01:00By

As post-production technology has become more accessible and cheaper, a big question facing many production companies is: should post production be brought inhouse? Three leading indies explain the pros – and cons – of going inhouse.

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Whitepaper: Dealing with external interference in a gap filler network

2018-09-03T16:18:00+01:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper explores how to overcome the challenges of extreme weather conditions and infrastructure changes that threaten to disrupt the transmission of gap filler networks.

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IP opportunities: German broadcasters' real world usage

2018-09-03T14:16:00+01:00Brought to you by

Transmitting via IP offers broadcasters the possibility of interconnecting radio, video and internet perfectly, writes 2wcom Chief Executive Werner Drews.

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Android TV: Challenges in recommendation and targeted advertising

2018-09-03T10:49:00+01:00Brought to you by

TV operators that can evolve into providers of new age content, not only with new technologies but also with fundamental different business models, will remain primary content providers, writes Beenius Chief Executive Filip Remškar.

Week ahead

The week ahead

2018-09-03T09:06:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Branding: What's in a name?

2018-08-31T11:06:00+01:00By

Is ditching a legacy brand name a good idea – and, if so, how should you go about successfully rebranding a company?

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Interview: David Abraham, Wonderhood Studios

2018-08-31T10:00:00+01:00By

The former Channel 4 boss discusses his role in saving the British pubcaster from privatisation and reveals more details of his latest venture, which fuses high-end content production with brandcasting and data insight.

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Putting blockchain to work in media

2018-08-31T09:46:00+01:00By

Its association with cryptocurrency may be a turn off for some broadcasters, but blockchain’s ability to track rights and maximise the monetisation of content is at least worthy of experimentation.

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Weekly news round-up: Facebook Watch goes global & Apple invests in AR startup

2018-08-31T09:17:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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"Following the eyeballs"

2018-08-31T08:00:00+01:00

Accelerating and engaging with audiences, MTGx Chief Executive Jette Nygaard-Andersen talks about “following the eyeballs” and the future with eSports, VR and voice recognition.

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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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Interview: Mary Keane-Dawson, Truth Data Cloud

2018-08-30T14:23:00+01:00By David Wood

In the wake of Cambridge Analytica and a growing number of serious corporate data misuse scandals, Mary Keane-Dawson is one of a growing number of voices arguing for a revolution in way that personal data is mined, processed and traded in advertising.

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Immersive technology: A unique opportunity for the industry

2018-08-30T14:22:00+01:00Brought to you by

The broadcast industry has been experiencing a tremendous transformation since the arrival of the Internet, and digital convergence has become a reality, writes Genelec R&D Director Aki Makivirta.

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Maria Garrido: Ad industry is approaching "tipping point"

2018-08-30T14:21:00+01:00

The traditional advertising industry and established brands are approaching a “tipping point”, says Havas Group Chief Insights and Analytics Officer and Havas X Chief Executive Maria Garrido.

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Maria Garrido: "Linear TV is not dead"

2018-08-30T14:21:00+01:00

Video: Audiences viewing habits are changing but what is the future for traditional linear TV?

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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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Maria Garrido: Tech giants are the enablers

2018-08-30T14:02:00+01:00

Technology giants are often regarded as a threat, however, Havas X Chief Executive and Havas Group Chief Insights and Analytics Officer Maria Garrido says “they should be enablers to drive better connections with people”.

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Interview: Jean-Francois Galtier, Netgem

2018-08-29T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

People want to access all content on every screen and enjoy the best video and sound quality, explains Netgem CTO Jean-Francois Galtier.

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Sesame Street creator awarded for 50 years of excellence

2018-08-29T07:00:00+01:00By

The IBC International Honour for Excellence will be awarded to Joan Ganz Cooney and Sesame Workshop for devotion to the educational and social development of children around the world.

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Whitepaper: Lowering latency for live online video

2018-08-28T16:24:00+01:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper introduces a choice of latency reduction options— including ongoing support for Flash and small chunk streaming for HLS/DASH. As organisations seek to adopt live video for time-critical use cases, latency has emerged as a significant challenge.

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Lowering latency for live online video

2018-08-28T16:24:00+01:00Brought to you by

Sign in or subscribe now for free to download this whitepaper and enjoy year round access to lots more exclusive IBC365 content!

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Interview: Maria Garrido, Havas Media Group

2018-08-28T16:09:00+01:00By

How to deal with content overload? With a background of almost 20 years in operational and strategic marketing and now head of the innovation unit at Havas, Maria Garrido thinks the answer lies in bringing the entertainment and advertising businesses together.

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Interview: Nick Wilson, Endeavor

2018-08-28T15:03:00+01:00Brought to you by

Viewers want nothing short of the best and expect their content of choice to be delivered in the highest quality, explains Endeavor Chief Technology Officer Nick Wilson.

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Comment: What does the future hold for Facebook?

2018-08-28T14:27:00+01:00By

Facebook isn’t here to make friends. It’s here to make money, comments Amelia Kallman.

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Kim Jackson to deliver keynote at IBC2018

2018-08-28T07:00:00+01:00By

SingularDTV Co-Founder and film producer Kim Jackson will deliver the convention keynote exploring the impact blockchain technology is having on the media and entertainment industry.

Week ahead

The week ahead

2018-08-27T07:00:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Weekly news round-up: Netflix trials promos and Corbyn calls for tech-funded journalism

2018-08-23T15:44:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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The cutting edge of VR production

2018-08-23T14:06:00+01:00By Andy Stout

From cameras through to the edit, IBC365 rounds up the very latest production techniques for immersive content.

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AI: Building the future of broadcast

2018-08-22T16:23:00+01:00By

Artificial intelligence technology is swiftly moving from experiment to practical use across production workflows and into the heart of content creation.

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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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Interview: Peter Salmon, Endemol Shine

2018-08-22T10:51:00+01:00By Tim Dams

Broadcasting veteran Peter Salmon has a job that demands he be ubiquitous, crossing platforms, formats and countries alike as he spins ideas around the ‘internationally travelling community’ of one of the world’s biggest content factories.

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Sports lesson: How to engage fans in the digital age

2018-08-22T10:36:00+01:00

For traditional broadcasters, the world of sport provides inspiration for stirring up fan engagement. Google’s Strategic Partner Lead for Broadcast & Sport Ben Napier explains how.

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BAT vs FAANG: The battle for digital dominance

2018-08-21T10:45:00+01:00By Andy Fry

Can China’s fast-growing and deep-pocketed BAT – Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent – compete effectively in the international arena with the likes of FAANG – Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google?

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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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Interview: Jette Nygaard-Andersen, MTG

2018-08-20T12:43:00+01:00By Tim Dams

The world’s leading media companies are grappling with how they can best adapt their business model to cope with the disruptions ushered in by the digital age. MTG has directed efforts towards a content-led hunt for Generation Z’s attention, according to experienced executive Jette Nygaard-Andersen.

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The missing piece in the cloud

2018-08-20T09:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

Probably, the most disruptive change in our industry is the change in media consumption behaviour. Viewers consume media content everywhere and in a nonlinear way, writes Qvest Media Head of Design Ulrich Voigt.

Week ahead

The week ahead

2018-08-20T08:00:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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The challenges of niche sports production

2018-08-17T10:58:00+01:00By

Sports federations are increasingly partnering with sports producers to broadcast their niche events, IBC365 talks to leading sports producers about the do’s and don’t of covering smaller tournaments.

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IBC Future Zone: Showcasing the future

2018-08-17T10:58:00+01:00By

BT, BBC R&D and NHK are among the exhibitors showcasing exciting concept technologies and cutting edge-solutions in the IBC Future Zone.

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Going live from Glasgow: Broadcasting the European Championships 2018

2018-08-17T10:55:00+01:00By

Jonathan Bramley is a busy man. As Executive Producer of the BBC coverage of the inaugural European Championships he needs to win gold at logistics and be ace at juggling too.

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Weekly news round-up: Disney to pay £14 per share for Sky & Google tracks users locations

2018-08-17T10:17:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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On-demand webinar: IBC2018 themes

2018-08-17T10:02:00+01:00Brought to you by , by

Watch on demand as IBC365 previews the anticipated themes and highlights of IBC2018.

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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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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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How Poldark went green

2018-08-16T08:29:00+01:00By Stuart Kemp

The global drama hit is produced with environmental considerations firmly in mind, aiming to reduce its carbon footprint year on year.

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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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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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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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Artificial Intelligence: Ready to add more value to your content

2018-08-14T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

The media market is once again teeming with innovation. This time though, the innovation is not about better picture quality or improved signal processing, but it really lies within metadata, says Hexaglobe Chief Executive Franck Coppola.

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Obituary: Dr Joseph Flaherty

2018-08-13T09:16:00+01:00By

Former CBS Senior Vice President and television icon of innovation for HDTV and offline videotape editing, Dr Joseph Flaherty has died age 87.

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Artificial Intelligence: Are algorithms the new video director?

2018-08-13T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

To meet the viewer expectations of instant news and coverage of anything that moves, broadcasters and brand owners are pressured to accelerate their output. At the same time, budgets are shrinking, says Mobile Viewpoint Managing Director Michel Bais.

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Interview: Tim Davie, BBC Studios

2018-08-13T07:00:00+01:00By

BBC Studios Chief Executive Tim Davie on the need for talent, a ready supply of content and the importance of co-productions as scale becomes vital for broadcasters.

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The beautiful game of apps

2018-08-13T06:00:00+01:00By

Sports apps are on the rise, able to deliver subscription income and other rewards to rights holders and sponsors, but we’re likely to see even greater development of the genre to benefit both the sports brands and their fans.

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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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Video discussion: Diversity and inclusion

2018-08-10T11:11:00+01:00

This IBC365 roundtable discussion, chaired by Naomi Climer, explores the importance of a diverse media entertainment and technology industry.

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How media and broadcast can encourage diversity

2018-08-10T11:07:00+01:00By

Gender diversity remains a vital issue across the media, entertainment and technology industry. During this IBC365 discussion, awareness and accountability were highlighted as important elements to drive change.

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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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Weekly news round-up: Disney to rival Netflix & ITV joins Hollywood SVOD service

2018-08-10T09:37:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Diversity shorts: Attracting talent from other industries

2018-08-10T08:34:00+01:00

Sundog Media Toolkit Co-founder and Chief Executive Richard Welsh reveals how to attract talent from outside media, entertainment and technology.

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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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Diversity shorts: Vendor view

2018-08-08T14:00:00+01:00

Grass Valley VP of Global Marketing Neil Maycock provides a vendor’s view on diversity and inclusion.

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Diversity shorts: Broadcaster perspective

2018-08-08T11:56:00+01:00

ITV Online Commercial Editor Faz Aftab provides a broadcaster’s perspective on diversity and inclusion.

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Interview: Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira, Impossible

2018-08-08T11:48:00+01:00By

Planet-centric design is user-centred, because it’s in humans’ best interests to have a healthy planet, say Impossible founders and IBC2018 keynote speakers Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira.

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Video: IBC and TM Forum collaborate on telco convergence

2018-08-07T13:27:00+01:00

As telcos look toward verticals for 5G, IBC Chief Executive Michael Crimp and TM Forum Chief Executive Nik Willetts explain how the TM Forum’s Catalyst programme can develop use cases within the media and entertainment industry.

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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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News: Keeping it real

2018-08-07T07:00:00+01:00By

The rise of unreliable information on the internet has raised issues of trust and distrust for the media throughout the developed world - and is a subject that will be examined in detail at IBC2018 in Amsterdam.

Week ahead

The week ahead

2018-08-06T10:12:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Is the short-form bubble bursting?

2018-08-03T09:00:00+01:00By Andy Stout

Does news that Vivendi is to close its Studio+ mobile focussed short content platform only two years after launch point to wider weaknesses in the short-form market?

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Weekly news round-up: Apple worth $1 trillion & EBU trials live UHD

2018-08-03T08:58:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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The making of the ‘Hazard Hologram’

2018-08-02T14:59:00+01:00By

Football star Eden Hazard’s augmented reality interview on Belgian TV went viral soon after it aired during the World Cup. Here’s how it was produced.

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Interview: Joshua Pressnell, Penthera

2018-08-02T13:30:00+01:00Brought to you by

Mobile video viewing has increased from a fringe activity to a required feature, says Penthera Chief Technology Officer Joshua Pressnell.

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Brexit: Media industry concerns

2018-08-02T06:00:00+01:00By

With the deadline to Brexit fast approaching, IBC365 asks leading media executives about the big issues they want government to resolve.

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No IP no future?

2018-08-01T12:12:00+01:00Sponsored by

Sign in or subscribe now for free to download this whitepaper and enjoy year round access to lots more exclusive IBC365 content!

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Whitepaper: No IP no future?

2018-08-01T12:11:00+01:00Sponsored by

This whitepaper explores the idea that, as new technologies emerge, everything from virtual and mixed reality to artificial intelligence, will need IP.

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Making the grade in HDR

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

With more dramas and films now delivering in HDR, IBC365 asks leading colourists to reveal all about the pros and cons of grading in the format.

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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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Craft Leaders: Joe Letteri, Visual Effects Supervisor

2018-07-31T12:04:00+01:00By

He doesn’t draw or paint nor animates in the traditional sense but give Joe Letteri a computer and he can figure out how to create any image in the world – or a world yet unknown. The four times visual effects Oscar and BAFTA winner has shaped three decades of ...

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Set top box: An exciting possibility on the horizon

2018-07-30T15:37:00+01:00Brought to you by

The set top box can be at the forefront of the fast-emerging desire for a very smart home, asserts L&T Technology Services Chief Technology Officer Ashish Khushu.

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The week ahead

2018-07-30T09:51:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Is mixed reality the future of immersive entertainment?

2018-07-30T07:00:00+01:00By

From interactive game shows to holographic headsets that allow sporting action to play out in front of you, mixed reality promises groundbreaking new experiences – but there are hurdles before the tech becomes mainstream.

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Video discussion: How telcos use content to stay relevant

2018-07-27T14:51:00+01:00

In part three of this IBC365 discussion our panel of experts define the ways in which telcos can attract customers and stay relevant within the content value chain.

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Interview: Melody Hildebrandt, 21st Century Fox

2018-07-27T09:19:00+01:00By Andy Stout

From board games to board rooms, the rise of Melody Hildebrandt to Global Chief Information Security Officer at 21st Century Fox has come at a time of great change and heightened risk in the media landscape.

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IBC2018 Best Conference Paper winner revealed

2018-07-27T09:07:00+01:00

BBC R&D has scooped the Best Conference Paper Award for its research into practical uses of AI for production.

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Weekly news roundup: Nine acquires Fairfax and Facebook's value plummets

2018-07-27T07:00:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Video discussion: Digital content is king

2018-07-26T14:50:00+01:00

In part two of this IBC365 discussion our panel of experts discuss the key components of creating digital content.

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Interview: Marina Kalkanis, M2A Media

2018-07-26T14:43:00+01:00Brought to you by

Live events are an opportunity for publishers to engage with their audiences, try out new technologies and innovate, says M2A Media CEO Marina Kalkanis.

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Telco and media shorts: Christian Harris, Three

2018-07-26T11:44:00+01:00

Three Head of Digital Entertainment Christian Harris describes the partnerships telcos need in order to maintain customer engagement.

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Video discussion: The rise of video and the role of telcos

2018-07-26T08:26:00+01:00

In part one of this IBC365 discussion our panel of experts explore the issue of convergence between the telco and media markets.

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Interview: Jeremy Fox, Atrium TV

2018-07-25T12:44:00+01:00By

Jeremy Fox, along with former Sony boss Sir Howard Stringer, has a new scheme to provide ammunition to telcos wanting to rival Netflix and Amazon. And it’s working.

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Telco and media shorts: Jean Coffey, Jukin Media

2018-07-25T10:26:00+01:00

Jukin Media Senior Director of Business Development Jean Coffey talks through the key elements of mobile optimised content.

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Telco and media shorts: Matt Stagg, BT Sport

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

BT Sport Director of Mobile Strategy Matt Stagg explains the impact 5G will have on the way content is distributed and consumed.

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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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Telco & media shorts: Paolo Pescatore on the importance of content

2018-07-23T09:00:00+01:00

Telecoms & Media Analyst Paolo Pescatore on the importance of providing premium content.

Week ahead

The week ahead

2018-07-23T07:00:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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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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DPP reveals production polarisation

2018-07-20T11:37:00+01:00By

With more video being produced than ever before and an increasing array of platforms on which to consume content, the DPP set about examining how today’s production companies work.

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Weekly news roundup: Comcast ends Fox pursuit and Vivendi shuts Studio+

2018-07-20T08:52:00+01:00

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Amazon, Viacom and Wonderhood Studios to deliver IBC2018 keynotes

2018-07-19T16:26:00+01:00By

Executives from Amazon, Viacom and Wonderhood Studios have ben added to the line-up of IBC2018 keynote speakers.

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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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The TV set triumphs at the World Cup

2018-07-19T12:27:00+01:00By

The FIFA World Cup broke many television and online viewing records around the world, even if US audiences were down this year. But the big winner, in the age of the mobile, was arguably the traditional TV set.

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The vital job of protecting content

2018-07-19T08:46:00+01:00By

Technology is the driving force behind creative content production and new business efficiencies but remaining at the cutting edge while guarding against a security breach remains a top priority for technology heads.

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Having a vision to tackle the hackers

2018-07-17T15:40:00+01:00By Andy Stout

As the world gets ever more connected and still more vulnerabilities open up, how can broadcasters and suppliers work together to prepare for and combat threats?

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Craft Leaders: Jean-Clément Soret, Colourist

2018-07-17T08:17:00+01:00By

Jean-Clément Soret on the mystery of being a colourist and the different requirements of grading commercials, film and TV.

Week ahead

The week ahead

2018-07-16T09:34:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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The Handmaid’s Tale, Game of Thrones and Westworld lead Emmy nominations

2018-07-13T10:41:00+01:00By

Netflix leads the tally of 2018 Emmy nominations with 112 nods, surpassing HBO’s 108.

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Ericsson Media Solutions rebrands as MediaKind

2018-07-13T10:33:00+01:00

Ericsson Media Solutions has been rebranded MediaKind, following the sale of the division to private equity firm One Equity Partners.

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How AI is being used to boost the creative process

2018-07-13T10:02:00+01:00By

From newsrooms to sports and TV production, AI is already being used to speed up and boost the creative process. But could it replace humans altogether?

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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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Weekly news round-up: Fox’s ongoing battle for Sky & iPlayer records 20m views for World Cup

2018-07-13T09:39:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology 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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Leaders' Forum: The Search for Growth

2018-07-12T08:57:00+01:00By

Senior executives from Vevo, Nordic Entertainment, MTG, Discovery Networks and WPP will gather at the IBC2018 Leaders’ Forum to debate the current media landscape and share insights on the direction of the future.

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Love Island: From villa to screen

2018-07-11T07:30:00+01:00By

Behind the scenes of ITV’s summer hit that has sold all over the world to countries including Germany, Australia and Finland.

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The week ahead

2018-07-09T11:13:00+01:00

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Surfing the AI wave

2018-07-06T10:29:00+01:00By

In this second part of an IBC365 focus on becoming cloud - and micro services - native, we follow on from what vendors Grass Valley and Avid said in part one, and look to the umbrella under which all broadcasters gather to resolve the great technology issues – the European ...

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Weekly news round-up: Netflix premium trial & EU rejects copyright law

2018-07-06T07:00:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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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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IBC2018 Innovation Awards shortlist revealed

2018-07-05T12:43:00+01:00By

CCTV, RTÉ, ESPN and Discovery are among the broadcasters shortlisted for the IBC2018 Innovation Awards.

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Is AI the future of sports production?

2018-07-05T10:41:00+01:00By

Programmers have taught AI platform IBM Watson to learn the meaning behind expressions, fan reaction and body language, allowing Wimbledon to get highlights from Centre Court online faster than ever before.

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Tuning radio for South Sudan

2018-07-04T07:32:00+01:00By

Most stories about new broadcast facilities are all about beautiful buildings designed by ‘starchitects’ featuring soaring atriums and state-of-the-art studios and production systems. This is not one of them. This is the story of tin-roofed, mudbrick buildings with no air-conditioning, and brand new, old-fashioned analogue production kit.

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Whitepaper: The promise of universal scale

2018-07-03T14:26:00+01:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper examines what file-based industries such as M&E require from their storage systems when data grows at an explosive rate and must always be available.

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The promise of universal scale

2018-07-03T14:26:00+01:00Brought to you by

Sign in or subscribe now for free to download this whitepaper and enjoy year round access to lots more exclusive IBC365 content!

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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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The innovative tech embraced by ad creatives

2018-07-03T07:31:00+01:00By Andy Fry

This year’s Cannes Lions showcased how creatives the world over are putting new technology – like AI, blockchain, VR, voice and facial recognition - to highly imaginative uses.

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One moment in time: The making of Whitney

2018-07-03T07:26:00+01:00By Stuart Kemp

Oscar winning director Kevin Macdonald and his production team tell IBC365 how they overcame poor quality 1980s home video archive to bring his latest feature doc, Whitney – about the iconic but troubled star - to the big screen.

Week ahead

The week ahead

2018-07-02T07:00:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Weekly news round-up: Disney closes in on Fox deal & BBC Scotland channel approved

2018-06-29T09:22:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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DPP survey lifts the lid on production company trends

2018-06-29T09:17:00+01:00By

There is a major new market emerging in the creation of branded video content - and it is being filled by small, multi-skilled digital production companies, who have no particular interest in broadcast TV.

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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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The serious business of comedy

2018-06-28T08:00:00+01:00By

The business of being funny is no laughing matter. Compared to genres like factual, reality and drama, comedy can be too expensive, too regionally specific and just too much of a risk.

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Cross-pollinating the cluster: Inside Media City Bergen

2018-06-28T08:00:00+01:00By

Norway’s new technology and broadcasting hub Media City Bergen is a shining example of collaboration and innovation.

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Has VR scored at the World Cup?

2018-06-27T11:34:00+01:00By

Reviews for VR coverage of the World Cup have so far been mixed. Yet many in the VR industry say it is too soon to judge the technology, and that the best is yet to come.

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Cloud competition building around broadcast

2018-06-27T10:43:00+01:00By

Competing cloud computing platforms are seeking to exploit what each sees as its key differentiator for the broadcast space.

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Championing change for the future

2018-06-27T08:36:00+01:00By

Impossible.com founders Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira will deliver the final IBC2018 conference keynote on innovating social and environmental issues using deep technology.

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On-demand webinar: Media at the Edge

2018-06-26T15:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

Join IBC365 as leading industry minds discuss the latest thinking on decentralised infrastructure technology and real life business and workload requirements for media at the edge.

Week ahead

The week ahead

2018-06-25T09:23:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Blog: Cyber security & the Metaverse

2018-06-22T10:15:00+01:00

While ‘The New Realities’ - augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) - are posed to play a significant role in our future, they also open up new concerns about cyber security, says futurist Amelia Kallman.

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Q&A: Ethical hacker, Tony Gee

2018-06-22T10:04:00+01:00By

Disconnected, disillusioned or indifferent to cyber warfare? IBC365 speaks to Tony Gee about ethical hacking and how broadcasters can defend against cyber security attacks.

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Weekly news round-up: Sky execs' windfall & Instagram launches long-form video

2018-06-22T09:40:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Cyber security shorts: Pascal Hetzscholdt, 21C Fox

2018-06-22T07:00:00+01:00

21st Century Fox Director Content Protection, Europe and Africa Pascal Hetzscholdt on the challenges media companies face in combatting cyber attacks.

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How to guard against cyber attacks

2018-06-21T10:35:00+01:00By

Experts from 21st Century Fox, Perform Group, the DPP and Ascot Barclay discuss cyber threats to the media industry and how to handle a security breach.

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SMPTE 2018: Driving the entertainment revolution

2018-06-21T10:34:00+01:00By

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has opened its registration for its Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition and 2018 Symposium.

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Piracy didn’t fade, it just got cleverer

2018-06-21T09:13:00+01:00By

Galvanised into action the media industry can claim some success in reducing incidents of illegal streaming. But the threat remains high as pirates turn to more sophisticated methods of attack.

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US Homeland Security, C4 & Fox experts on cyber security

2018-06-21T08:00:00+01:00By

CISOs of Channel 4 and 21st Century Fox will be joined by Former Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy at the US Department of Homeland Security for the IBC2018 Cyber Security Forum.

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Cyber security shorts: Daniel Schatz, Perform Group

2018-06-21T07:00:00+01:00

Perform Group Chief Information Security Officer Daniel Schatz on how cyber security will evolve and the impact of machine learning.

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Whitepaper: Tape vs object storage

2018-06-20T15:58:00+01:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper explores how object storage stacks up against LTO tape for media archives and backup and looks at the opportunity costs of not leveraging the real-time data access of object storage to monetise existing data.

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Cyber security shorts: Mike Loginov, Ascot Barclay Group

2018-06-20T08:53:00+01:00

Ascot Barclay Group Chief Information Security Officer Mike Loginov on hackers’ motives.

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CTO Series: Matthew Postgate, BBC

2018-06-20T08:26:00+01:00By

BBC CTO Matthew Postgate on the broadcaster’s ambition to become an internet broadcaster and the “very real” security threat faced by media organisations.

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On-demand webinar: Integrating AI in media content workflows

2018-06-19T11:37:00+01:00

Can computers be creative? Catch up on this on-demand webinar to hear how Artificial Intelligence and machine learning are starting to transform the way content is created, managed and delivered.

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Catching the pirates offside

2018-06-19T09:26:00+01:00By

With the Fifa World Cup underway and constant announcements about vast amounts of money being spent on live rights fees, piracy is still too often making a mockery of the industry, writes Ross Biddiscombe.

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Cyber security shorts: Mark Harrison, DPP

2018-06-19T07:00:00+01:00

DPP Managing Director Mark Harrison on how to guard against cyber threats without stifling creativity.

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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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The week ahead

2018-06-18T14:41:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Roundtable: Cyber security - How to deal with the threat to content

2018-06-18T09:17:00+01:00

For broadcasters and media firms, cyber security threats come from a range of sources, including hackers, government agencies and cyber criminals. In this IBC365 discussion, a panel of experts explore what can be done to protect content and safeguard businesses.

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How far can we push personalisation?

2018-06-15T10:03:00+01:00By

In an increasingly crowded marketplace broadcasters and OTT platforms must work harder than ever before to reach audiences and serve them with content anywhere and at any time.

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Weekly news round-up: BBC, ITV & C4 commit to Freeview & Comcast's Fox bid

2018-06-15T09:48:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Naomi Climer among media and tech execs honoured by the Queen

2018-06-15T08:28:00+01:00By

Former IET President Naomi Climer and BBC Studios Chief Executive Tim Davie were among the technology and media leaders recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

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Craft Leaders: Andy Serkis, Director and Actor

2018-06-14T11:56:00+01:00By

Andy Serkis speaks about the “liberating tool” of performance capture and reveals all about his latest project Mowgli.

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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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Analysis: Has Amazon scored with its Premier League package?

2018-06-12T07:42:00+01:00By

Amazon’s estimated £100 million purchase of an English Premier League football package puts beyond doubt any question that the future of live sports viewing is now in the hands of the tech giants.

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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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The week ahead

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

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Q&A: Five startups that want to change media

2018-06-08T10:21:00+01:00By

In the first in a two-part series we showcase five startup companies from around the world that offer innovative solutions to disrupt the traditional technology ecosystem.

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Apple backs "transformational" AR

2018-06-08T09:23:00+01:00By

Augmented reality (AR), Dolby Atmos on Apple TV in 4K and new software features were unveiled at the World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) in San Jose on Monday.

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In conversation with Paramount Pictures futurist Ted Schilowitz

2018-06-08T08:55:00+01:00By

Paramount Pictures Futurist in Residence Ted Schilowitz explores the future of entertainment.

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Weekly news roundup: Final Premier League rights sold & Love Island hits 2.9m views

2018-06-08T08:29:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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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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Boosting audience connection with remote production

2018-06-06T11:19:00+01:00By

Increasing audience demands for more content and more engagement are driving a new wave of remote production, but the big players stress that, as ever, connectivity is a key factor.

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Digital video's offline adventure

2018-06-06T08:43:00+01:00Brought to you by

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Whitepaper: Digital video's offline adventure

2018-06-06T08:42:00+01:00Brought to you by

More video providers are embracing download-to-go applications.  Here’s why.

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NBA shoots for eSports glory

2018-06-05T14:49:00+01:00By

The new age battle for eSports audiences and revenues between the world’s top professional leagues took a giant step forward this month with the launch of the NBA’s own eSports league.

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Vendors cast a critical eye on the private cloud

2018-06-05T14:44:00+01:00By

Migrating broadcast operations to private cloud environments is increasingly popular, but for reasons of agility, efficiency and even creativity, but the future model may lie more in the direction of micro-services and the public cloud, according to the big broadcasting vendors

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The week ahead

2018-06-04T07:11:00+01:00By

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CTO Series: Bevan Gibson, ITN

2018-06-01T10:03:00+01:00By

A broadcast news organisation needs flexible reactions and infrastructure to deliver current affairs on time, but also forward planning and skills investment to guarantee continued success, according to ITN’s Bevan Gibson

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Supporting BAME talent

2018-06-01T10:02:00+01:00By

In the second part of our look at ethnic diversity in broadcasting, it’s plain that wholesale change – not just in one sector or area of opportunity ­­– is required for the good of the industry.

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Weekly news round-up: Discovery to close playout centre & World Cup in 4K HDR

2018-06-01T08:39:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Craft Leaders: Joe Walker, Editor

2018-05-31T15:02:00+01:00By

Cutting films for an auteur is a tough challenge, one that demands a deep immersion in the script and the personality of the filmmaker. Imagine then what a balancing act must have to be performed when you are the go to editor for two of the world’s leading directors.

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Post-production priorities: UHD, HDR and the adoption of IP

2018-05-30T16:52:00+01:00By

Post-production companies, long considered to be the ‘last stage’ in the broadcast and film chain, are often the most enthusiastic early adopters of cutting edge technology.

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Blog: Teaching old dogs new tricks

2018-05-30T16:46:00+01:00By

In the fresh connected world of IP, do years of experience in broadcast engineering still count, or should veteran technicians just hang up their SDI cables and retire?

Week ahead

The week ahead

2018-05-28T08:00:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Tapping into local video talent

2018-05-28T07:00:00+01:00By Lorcan Archer

With many broadcasters still grappling with how to collaborate with freewheeling creators, has BBC Wales hit on the ideal model for community interaction?

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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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Interview: Mike Ruddell, Sky Sports

2018-05-25T11:17:00+01:00By

For almost 20 years Sky Sports Innovation Manager Mike Ruddell has been at the cutting edge of sports and broadcast technology, but this team player has always had one goal in mind - to give the viewers the best possible experience.

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Sports advertising: A whole new ballgame

2018-05-25T10:40:00+01:00By

Sports advertising, like many other ad sectors, has to tackle the high level of boredom that audiences show for brands, but a new breed of innovative campaigns are targeting fans in fresh ways.

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Weekly news round-up: Obamas sign Netflix deal & 5G standard finalised

2018-05-25T09:26:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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On-demand webinar: Winning the Battle for OTT Audiences

2018-05-24T14:22:00+01:00Sponsored by

Watch the on-demand webinar to hear leading OTT operators and their technology providers discuss how they have designed-in quality and user experience all the way through to consumers’ devices.

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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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BBC and Sony lead DPP metadata exchange

2018-05-23T16:17:00+01:00By

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has announced the release of a new guide designed to aid news organisations and suppliers of news systems in easily exchanging metadata.

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Football bodies & broadcasters to tackle live UHD HDR

2018-05-23T15:32:00+01:00By

Coverage of the UEFA Champions League Final is set to be another UHD and VR 360 spectacular, while chances seem high that the BBC will commit to UHD HDR live streaming of FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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Rising up: Mentoring women in broadcast

2018-05-23T14:02:00+01:00

Championing gender diversity and opening doors and opportunities for women within the broadcast manufacturing and services sector is central to advocate group Rise, Founder Sadie Groom explains.

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Time to increase BAME representation in broadcast

2018-05-22T19:10:00+01:00By

Attitudes might be moving in the right direction but there’s still an imbalance facing black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) talent in the broadcast industry

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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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Viewers have more control than ever before

2018-05-22T09:28:00+01:00

We don’t have to cast our minds back very far to recall a time when, if you didn’t like what you were watching on television, you had two choices: turn it over or turn it off, reflects Michael Crimp.

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Making sports more TV friendly

2018-05-22T08:58:00+01:00By

From Tie Break Tens tennis to Power8 Sprints rowing, bite-sized sports are shooting for digital audiences with short attention spans.

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Roundtable: Sports and eSports for online audiences

2018-05-21T14:53:00+01:00

A second IBC365 roundtable discussion, hosted by Claire Tavernier, explores the relationship between traditional sports and the emerging eSports community.

Week ahead

The week ahead

2018-05-21T09:58:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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The crown jewels of live broadcast

2018-05-18T17:00:00+01:00By

Large live events, particularly royal ones, have always been at the forefront of driving television technology in the UK and the latest royal wedding is no exception.

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Weekly news round-up: Red’s phone goes to market & Royal Wedding in 4K & UHD

2018-05-18T10:22:00+01:00By

Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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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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Craft Leaders: Roger Deakins, Cinematographer

2018-05-16T14:54:00+01:00By

Looking back on almost 50 years of iconic films, ranging from The Shawshank Redemption and The Big Lebowski to Skyfall and Blade Runner 2049, the British cinematographer discusses his creative approach and his life in pictures.

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How more standards could help the move to Media 4.0

2018-05-16T10:40:00+01:00By

Metadata is crucial as an enabler of automated production and targeted content. Would a standard help?

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Defining future business models

2018-05-16T10:28:00+01:00By

As competitive pressures from new media escalate, broadcasters and content owners are experimenting with new business models, writes Lorenzo Zanni.

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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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IBC and TM Forum to collaborate on innovation

2018-05-15T08:30:00+01:00By

IBC has formed a collaboration with the TM Forum to drive innovation between the media and telecoms industries.

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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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Love Island and This Country scoop Baftas

2018-05-14T11:55:00+01:00By

Love Island, This Country and Detectorists were among the programmes honoured at last night’s Baftas, with Peaky Blinders and The Handmaid’s Tale also triumphing in their categories.  

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The week ahead

2018-05-14T08:21:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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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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On a mission to master

2018-05-11T10:22:00+01:00By

Work on the standard mastering format for B2B content distribution across the digital landscape has been a long process, but a gathering of the leading cheerleaders for IMF at NAB in Las Vegas may indicate that consensus is closer than ever

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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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UK broadcasting giants to launch SVOD service & BT job cuts

2018-05-11T08:33:00+01:00By

Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Calling the shots on diversity in film and TV

2018-05-11T08:25:00+01:00By

Women are under-represented in all areas of broadcast, from leadership roles at hardware and software firms, to directors and script writers, camera operators and engineers.

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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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Craft Leaders: Julian Slater, Sound Designer

2018-05-10T10:33:00+01:00By

Oscar-nominated sound designer Julian Slater speaks about new ways of editing sound and why the term ‘immersive’ can be a red herring.

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The week ahead

2018-05-08T08:32:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Roundtable: Creating and delivering immersive content

2018-05-04T11:28:00+01:00

Muki Kulhan hosts IBC365’s first roundtable discussion with industry experts discussing the creative, technical and business aspects of producing to delivering immersive content experiences.

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Spotlight on: Immersive film makers

2018-05-04T11:24:00+01:00By

IBC365 speaks to three VR and 360-degree video directors and cinematographers about how they capture immersive content and what the future holds.

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Video: Eddie Ferraro, Globecast

2018-05-04T10:06:00+01:00

NAB 2018: Transitioning broadcast operations to the cloud for flexible and cost-effective services that can be scaled up or down.

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Weekly news round-up: Amazon's AI focus & Cambridge Analytica to shut down

2018-05-04T08:30:00+01:00By

Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Making the immersive an everyday experience

2018-05-03T13:12:00+01:00

New technology allows us to tell stories in innovative ways, but we need to create great content if immersive is to be successful, says Sol Rogers.

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Towards the Holodeck: An in-depth look at light field

2018-05-03T06:57:00+01:00By

Is VR just a stepping stone on the path to holographic video content creation and display?

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Virtual reality and augmented reality in broadcasting

2018-05-01T10:17:00+01:00By

Broadcasters around the world have been exploring virtual and augmented reality. John Maxwell Hobbs looks at some of the best examples.

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Blog: The future of immersive content

2018-05-01T08:51:00+01:00By

In the future, the line between reality and virtual reality will become increasingly blurred, and new media and entertainment options will emerge that we have not yet imagined, writes Amelia Kallman.

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The tools for creating immersive content

2018-04-30T21:02:00+01:00By

Capturing and crafting immersive content requires specialist tools. Dick Hobbs looks at some of the latest technology for creating VR, AR and 360-degree video.

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The week ahead

2018-04-30T08:06:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Spotlight on: Mobile journalists

2018-04-27T10:28:00+01:00By

Mobile video journalists (MoJo) from CBC, RTE and BBC offer insight into how technology has revolutionised reporting, the impact of mobile apps and the threat to traditional reporting.

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Video: Keith Lane, NEP

2018-04-27T10:17:00+01:00

NAB 2018: NEP’s Keith Lane on the ways the industry is making remote production a reality and the cost and quality benefits of adoption.

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eSports producers demand flexible tools as interest surges

2018-04-27T08:28:00+01:00By

The phenomenon of eSports is a transformational concept, a genuine disrupter. While acknowledging the use of the obvious cliché, it is a game changer.

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Weekly news round-up: Comcast's Sky offer & BBC streams 4K HDR

2018-04-27T07:00:00+01:00By

Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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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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CTO Series: Mohamed Abuagla, Al Jazeera

2018-04-25T12:46:00+01:00By

The key challenges facing the broadcast industry are not just to do with technology, according to Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Abuagla.

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RTS opens Young Technologist of the Year Award

2018-04-25T10:55:00+01:00By

The Royal Television Society has opened entries for the Young Technologist of the Year Award, seeking those working in the technical side of broadcasting or its related industries.

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Craft Leaders: Jet Omoshebi, Colourist

2018-04-25T10:31:00+01:00By

In the first in a series of interviews with industry-leading craft talent, Goldcrest’s Jet Omoshebi speaks about breaking into the world of grading and the essential attributes of a colourist. 

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From encryption to consumption: the tools for protecting content

2018-04-25T08:26:00+01:00By

IP connectivity and the cloud means that both the intellectual property and the infrastructure of broadcast and media companies is now at risk of cyber attack.

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Game of Thrones and Three Girls scoop three Baftas

2018-04-23T20:09:00+01:00By

Game of Thrones wins three awards including a special award for “pushing boundaries”.

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The week ahead

2018-04-23T08:18:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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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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Audio leads IP, VR and AR transformation

2018-04-20T10:21:00+01:00By Kevin Hilton

NAB 2018: In the past few years there has been more parity between audio and video, and no longer is the cliche “audio is the poor relation to video” trotted out at exhibitions.

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Blog: There's no such thing as a magic bullet

2018-04-20T10:14:00+01:00By

With ever-increasing competition among broadcasters for viewers and revenue, John Maxwell Hobbs asserts there is no ‘magic bullet’.

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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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Weekly news round-up: Amazon reveals subscribers & Ofcom investigates RT

2018-04-20T08:57:00+01:00By

Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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NAB 2018: “Incredible interest” shown in AV1

2018-04-20T08:46:00+01:00By

Some of the leading exponents of AV1 speak with IBC365 about the origins of AV1, the industry’s reaction to the codec, and how it is likely to evolve.

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The Tiger effect: Woods' impact on TV viewing figures

2018-04-19T09:45:00+01:00By

Ross Biddiscombe explores the fierce impact Tiger Woods has on clawing in live television audiences.

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Video: Ben Keen, analyst

2018-04-19T08:50:00+01:00

NAB 2018: Analyst Ben Keen on the dynamic clash of cultures between internet platforms and traditional broadcasting businesses.

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On-demand webinar: Transforming live sports production with Artificial Intelligence

2018-04-18T12:27:00+01:00Sponsored by

Watch now to hear key players discuss real world experience of the role AI is taking in live sports.

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Video: Mark Harrison, DPP

2018-04-18T08:00:00+01:00

NAB 2018: DPP Managing Director Mark Harrison on how interoperable master format (IMF) is the solution to expensive, complex and time-consuming versioning for content creation.

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AI and the cloud: The evolution of post production software

2018-04-18T07:21:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: Vendors showcase the tools forging the post-production evolution with artificial intelligence (AI) powering the future of editing, grading and visual effects (VFX).

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IABM launches BaM industry model

2018-04-18T07:14:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: The IABM has introduced the BaM Content Chain: from Creator to Consumer industry model offering technology buyers, end users and vendors a 360-degree view of the industry.

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Cyber security: The view from NAB

2018-04-17T17:27:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: IP connectivity and the cloud means that both the intellectual property and the infrastructure of broadcast and media companies is now at risk of cyber attack, with the subject up for discussion in Las Vegas.

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Video: Andy Quested, BBC, ITU and EBU

2018-04-17T12:03:00+01:00

NAB 2018: Andy Quested on the trends across the show floor at NAB 2018, from AI to IP and its applications to international standards and quality control.

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Tech vendors honoured at IABM BaM Awards

2018-04-17T11:58:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: Innovation and disruptive technology applications have been recognised at the IABM BaM Awards during the NAB Show.

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The week ahead

2018-04-15T21:21:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Vendors double down on AI in Las Vegas

2018-04-13T11:39:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: If there was a single phrase that swept the show floor in Las Vegas, it surely has to be artificial intelligence.

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NAB 2018: UHD lenses in focus

2018-04-13T09:21:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: The range of cameras with larger sensors from the likes of Arri, Panavision, Red and Sony offer more choice than ever when it comes to acquisition formats and lens options.

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SMPTE appoints standards chief and Fellows honoured

2018-04-13T06:40:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: SMPTE appoints new Director of Standards Development and SMPTE executives honoured with NATAS lifetime achievement awards during the NAB Show.

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Securing assets in the era of disinformation

2018-04-13T06:36:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: Cyber security, audio technology and content creation solutions were showcased by Cisco, Fortium, Deluxe and Dolby during NAB.

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Weekly news round-up: Facebook's "show trial" & Sinclair scripts questioned

2018-04-13T06:20:00+01:00By

Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Leading telcos launch cyber security alliance

2018-04-13T06:02:00+01:00By

Telefonica, SoftBank, Etisalat and Singtel have signed an agreement to create the first global telco cyber security partnership.

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What are the business benefits of IMF?

2018-04-12T21:37:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: The Digital Production Partnership has released its new guide on the advantages of adopting the Interoperable Master Format (IMF).

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UHD and HDR in the frame at NAB 2018

2018-04-12T19:32:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: A glut of statistics on consumer interest in UHD, as well as the unveiling of kit from the likes of Sony, Blackmagic, Canon and Panasonic point to the steady uptake of UHD.

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Fraunhofer leads live VR demo at NAB

2018-04-12T14:20:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: Showcasing a new era of VR content, Fraunhofer HHI, Ericsson, Harmonic and Nokia demonstrated state of the art virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video at the NAB Show.

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Inside the IP Showcase at NAB 2018

2018-04-12T14:02:00+01:00By

IP is finally on a home run according to 56 vendors and eight prestigious industry bodies behind the NAB 2018 IP Showcase.

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The rise of AI and the decline of VR

2018-04-11T06:52:00+01:00By

Multi-platform delivery, 4K/UHD, IP infrastructure and artificial intelligence (AI) are the growth areas of investment in media technology according to the latest analysis from the IABM released at NAB.

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How archive was used for Michael Caine’s My Generation

2018-04-10T02:19:00+01:00By Andy Stout

The power of archive is dramatically on show in Lionsgate’s Michael Caine-fronted feature documentary My Generation, which traces the cultural revolution that occurred in the 1960s.

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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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The week ahead

2018-04-09T05:00:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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CTO Series: David Kline, Viacom

2018-04-06T01:38:00+01:00By

David Kline, EVP and Chief Information & Technology Officer, Viacom on responding to – and inspiring – change.

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Weekly news round-up: UK pay gaps revealed & first blockchain smartphone

2018-04-06T01:20:00+01:00By

Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Blog: Holes in the net are weaponising IoT

2018-04-04T15:42:00+01:00By

Tomorrow’s technology is already here but we aren’t prepared for the consequences, writes Amelia Kallman.

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The Crown and Black Mirror vie for top Baftas

2018-04-04T10:08:00+01:00By

Black Mirror, Line of Duty, The Crown and Three Girls have all been nominated in three categories for the 2018 Bafta television awards.

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Lessons from the frontline: How broadcast adopts battlefield tech

2018-04-04T07:00:00+01:00By Kevin Hilton

From radio links to player-tracking technology, the broadcast industry has made use of decades of military research and development.

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IABM announces shortlist for BaM awards

2018-04-03T10:44:00+01:00By

The IABM has announced the shortlist for its new Broadcast and Media Awards (BaMs) which will be presented during NAB 2018.

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The week ahead

2018-04-03T09:09:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Weekly news round-up: AV1 released and green light for London studio

2018-03-29T11:10:00+01:00

Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Spotlight on: UAV operators

2018-03-29T11:05:00+01:00By

In the second instalment in a series of articles that look at job roles and their relationship with technology, Alana Foster speaks with three unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators.

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Video: How will Winter Olympics and World Cup 5G trials shape the future of live broadcast?

2018-03-29T10:21:00+01:00

Trials in PyeongChang and Russia look set to open doors for new business models and innovation across broadcast, media and entertainment.

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CTO Series: Bartek Gudowski, MTG

2018-03-29T10:21:00+01:00By

From building new playout centres to strengthening MTG’s triple play offering, Bartek Gudowski explains the priorities of a modern CTO and why cyber security is a global issue.

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Capturing clean audio

2018-03-29T08:24:00+01:00By

With the quality of audio capture integral to the success of a production, IBC365 speaks with industry experts to examine the changing requirements production sound mixers and the response of manufacturers.

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On-demand webinar: NAB Show 2018 Deconstructed

2018-03-28T14:30:00+01:00

Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas: IBC365 is joined by a panel of industry experts to review what went on, what was hot, and what happened at the NAB 2018 conference and show floor.

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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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What will be big at NAB 2018?

2018-03-27T15:02:00+01:00By

From AI to M&A, Dick Hobbs picks his way through the marketing buzz to predict what visitors might be talking about at NAB 2018.

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What role do servers play in today's broadcast operations?

2018-03-26T12:53:00+01:00Brought to you by

Without any doubt, the future of the broadcast industry will be increasingly influenced by the Cloud-based technologies, but today is there still a place for on-premise video servers? And if so, what will these servers look like and how will they operate? Will everything be remote production over IP networks?

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The week ahead

2018-03-26T09:00:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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IMF: DPP and SMPTE explain the spec

2018-03-23T11:35:00+00:00By

SMPTE and DPP explain why they are working together on the creation of an Interoperable Master Format (IMF) specification for broadcast and online and what progress has been made so far.

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CTO Series: Paul Cheesbrough, 21st Century Fox

2018-03-23T10:58:00+00:00By

In the second instalment of our CTO Series, 21st Century Fox’s Paul Cheesbrough speaks about the challenges of delivering content to more platforms than ever before and explains why cyber security is his number one priority.

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Weekly news round-up: UK 5G spectrum auction & Facebook scandal

2018-03-23T07:00:00+00:00By

Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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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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Blog: The importance of fun

2018-03-22T12:27:00+00:00By

A focus on functionality, utility, and efficiency may have produced a long list of recent innovations, but are we exploring the creative potential in new technology?

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BBC scoops 17 RTS Programme Awards

2018-03-21T12:02:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society recognised BBC’s Planet Earth II, ITV’s Love Island and C4’s The End of the F***ing World for excellence in British television.

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The Crown and Blue Planet II triumph at BPG Awards

2018-03-19T14:36:00+00:00By

Ed Miliband and Hilary Mantel were among the winners of the Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) Awards for podcast and radio programme of the year.

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Video: Kris Hardiman, Ericsson

2018-03-18T08:00:00+00:00

Ericsson Head of Head of Portfolio Marketing for Europe and Latin America Kris Hardiman on Ericsson’s role in the broadcast sector, changing consumer viewing habits and the impact of 5G.

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The week ahead

2018-03-18T07:00:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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MMA and the fight for online audiences

2018-03-16T11:07:00+00:00By

The ongoing fight for TV audiences in one of the world’s fastest growing sports, mixed martial arts, has found a new and unusual battleground.

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CTO Series: In conversation with RTÉ’s Richard Waghorn

2018-03-16T11:06:00+00:00By

RTÉ’s Director of Transformation and Technology on adopting the cloud and the challenges faced by public service broadcasters.

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On-demand webinar: Cyber security and the protection of assets

2018-03-16T11:03:00+00:00Sponsored by

With viewers consuming content on an increasing array of devices and platforms, and the media industry a high-profile target for hackers, the task of protecting assets can be complicated and costly.

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Weekly news round-up: Trump ends Broadcom bid & Google to pay EU digital tax

2018-03-16T10:53:00+00:00By

Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Sports broadcasting: “90 minutes is never enough”

2018-03-16T08:00:00+00:00

Whistle Sports Network Managing Director Jeff Nathenson on how social media has changed the consumption of sports with fandom extending beyond live matches.

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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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Video: Matt Stagg, EE

2018-03-15T09:45:00+00:00

EE Head of Media and Entertainment Technology Matt Stagg on the use of premium content by telcos and the ways in which 5G will shape production and delivery.

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EBU’s fight against ‘fake news’ and the regulation of FAANG

2018-03-14T09:09:00+00:00By

European broadcasting experts have called out Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google platforms to fight the spread of fake news and online disinformation.

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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 ahead

2018-03-12T10:01:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Spotlight on: Digital Imaging Technicians

2018-03-09T11:39:00+00:00By

In the first of a series of articles that look at job roles and their relationship with technology, Alana Foster speaks with three digital imaging technicians whose credits include Black Mirror, Skyfall and McMafia.

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What we know about Red’s Hydrogen phone

2018-03-08T22:12:00+00:00By Phil Rhodes

Red looks likely to make a full-scale launch of its Hydrogen phone in the summer, but a picture of what the handset will be capable of is starting to emerge.

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Five trends that will shape broadcast technology

2018-03-08T22:10:00+00:00By

From increased application of artificial intelligence to an acceleration in adoption of the cloud, IABM Lead Research Analyst Lorenzo Zanni selects five trends that will shape the broadcast technology sector.

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Weekly news round-up: BBC fights FAANG & TV recognises Women's Day

2018-03-08T22:03:00+00:00By

Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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BBC, C4, ITV & C5 contend for RTS awards

2018-03-08T20:48:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced its 2018 programme awards nominations.

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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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Making a modern news room

2018-03-07T10:38:00+00:00

Fitting out a new ‘pay as you go’ news studio required a focus on future proofing and building an infrastructure with the resilience and contingency to handle 4K from cameras to cables, writes Wesley Dodd.

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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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Entries open for IBC2018 Innovation Awards

2018-03-06T08:00:00+00:00By

Industry innovators have been invited to follow in the footsteps of Group Média TFO, BT Sport and VOOT who were all recognised at IBC2017.

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Oscars 2018 winners

2018-03-05T12:37:00+00:00By

The Shape of Water scooped the Best Picture gong during the 90th Academy Awards with I, Tonya, Three Billboards and Darkest Hour also awarded across the categories.

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The week ahead

2018-03-05T09:44:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Alternative platforms: The “Pandora’s box” of entertainment

2018-03-02T12:07:00+00:00By

Virtual reality, augmented reality and 5G could all help platforms monetise content, according to senior executives speaking at Mobile World Congress.

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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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Avid CEO Hernandez sacked for workplace misconduct

2018-03-02T10:53:00+00:00By

Jeff Rosica has been appointed Chief Executive of Avid after Louis Hernandez was sacked “due to violations of company policies related to workplace conduct”.

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Weekly news round-up: Sky to bundle Netflix & WPP shares drop

2018-03-02T10:50:00+00:00By

Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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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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See the future: VR headsets and hardware trends

2018-02-28T12:53:00+00:00By Mark Mayne

The past few years have produced more virtual reality hardware at a wider range of price points than ever before, bringing VR into the tech mainstream.

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Taking on the might of FAANG

2018-02-27T16:48:00+00:00By

The power of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google was a recurring subject on the opening day of the conference at Mobile World Congress.

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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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The week ahead

2018-02-26T09:31:00+00:00

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Object-based audio: Slicing and dicing sound for broadcast

2018-02-26T07:00:00+00:00By Kevin Hilton

Object-based audio promises immersion, accessibility, personalisation and interactivity, but fears of a format war persist.

Digital digest index

Weekly news round-up: ProSieben appoints new CEO & Fox News launches OTT service

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

Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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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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The week in numbers: Media plurality to media awards

2018-02-22T14:37:00+00:00By

Murdoch extends Sky News promise and Disney and Marvel break box office records.

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Metadata, AI and automated workflows: Vendors' news tech plans

2018-02-22T10:14:00+00:00By

Making sure that metadata remains with material, the use of AI to search archives and workflows that allow journalists to publish one story to multiple platforms simultaneously - George Jarrett completes a two-part look at the newsroom technology market.

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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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Video: Building Revenue in VR

2018-02-21T14:33:00+00:00

Khayyam Wakil explores the ways in which virtual reality can generate revenue at the Future Reality Theatre at IBC2017.

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Video: Distributing & Monetising Immersive Content

2018-02-21T14:32:00+00:00

This Future Reality Theatre Fireside Chat covers networks, studios and creators’ efforts to distribute and monetise immersive content.

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Video: Where is the value in VR/AR?

2018-02-21T11:47:00+00:00

Kathleen Schröter explores where to find the money in virtual and augmented reality at the Future Reality Theatre at IBC2017.

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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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Bafta 2018 winners

2018-02-19T17:15:00+00:00By

Sir Ridley Scott awarded the highest honour at the Baftas as Three Billboards, Darkest Hour and The Shape of Water scoop top awards.  

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Grass Valley and SAM: The challenges and benefits of consolidation

2018-02-19T16:44:00+00:00By

Belden’s decision to buy SAM and combine it with Grass Valley continues a long history of acquisitions for both companies, but what are the challenges in merging the firms and what does the deal mean for the wider industry?

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The week ahead

2018-02-19T11:27:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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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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Voice control to dominate 143m homes by 2022

2018-02-16T10:49:00+00:00By

Pay TV and OTT operators are plugging into voice control to enhance the entertainment ecosystem and cater to audience demand for smart controlled devices.

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Editing in the era of seamless VFX

2018-02-16T10:44:00+00:00By

The creative talent responsible for VFX and editing of big screen blockbusters Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Downsizing and Paddington 2 discuss their craft.

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Weekly news round-up: Disney into China & Facebook's Olympic coverage

2018-02-16T09:53:00+00:00By

Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Analysis: Sky and BT secure Premier League rights

2018-02-15T21:19:00+00:00By

The first-stage announcement about the 2018 English Premier League auction for TV rights this week underlined the end of an era: the days of hyperinflation for EPL rights are over, at least for now.

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In Numbers: PyeongChang Winter Olympics

2018-02-15T13:52:00+00:00By

It’s not just the athletes that have broken records at the XXIII Winter Olympics in PyeongChang - the technology has set new standards too.

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The dangers of bias in machine learning

2018-02-15T13:13:00+00:00

Are machine learning tools reinforcing bias in society? And if so, what can be done about it? Richard Welsh explores some of the issues affecting artificial intelligence.

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Whitepaper: State of the Broadcast Industry 2018

2018-02-15T11:26:00+00:00Brought to you by

This annual report explores inside notes on digital viewing, consumer shifts and more.

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2018-02-15T11:26:00+00:00Brought to you by

Sign in or subscribe now for free to download this whitepaper and enjoy year round access to lots more exclusive IBC365 content!

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BBC, Netflix, C4 and Sky Atlantic shortlisted for BPG Awards

2018-02-15T06:00:00+00:00By

The Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) has shortlisted traditional and online-first television programmes for its 44th annual awards.

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Blog: Altered Carbon in the flesh

2018-02-14T17:07:00+00:00By

Netflix’s Altered Carbon explores the subject of biohacking, but is the series science fact or science fiction?

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Delivering the story: Newsroom technology

2018-02-14T16:59:00+00:00By

In the first of a two part series on newsroom technology, George Jarrett talks to the BBC and vendors about enabling journalists and delivering content to digital and broadcast platforms.

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Video: How colour management advances VR, AR & beyond

2018-02-14T15:40:00+00:00

Technicolor’s Nick Mitchell and Tania Pouli discuss the importance of colour management even beyond virtual and augmented reality.

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Video: An Immersive Adventure in VR

2018-02-14T15:36:00+00:00

Nancy Eperjesy explains how to create a fully immersive experience in 360-degree VR at the Future Reality Theatre at IBC2017.

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On-demand webinar: Mobile World Congress 2018 review

2018-02-13T10:22:00+00:00

IBC365 and a panel of Mobile World Congress attendees comment on the trends and talking points from this year’s Mobile World Congress, examining what the latest trends in mobile handsets, 5G, IoT and the role of telcos use of content mean for the media and entertainment industry.

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RTS to boost student entry into TV industry

2018-02-09T10:28:00+00:00By

Students eager to pursue a career in television production and broadcast journalism are being encouraged to apply for the Royal Television Society (RTS) Undergraduate Bursary Programme for 2018.

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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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Engaging audiences: The death of linear television?

2018-02-08T17:38:00+00:00By

Changes in viewing habits have led to some uncomfortable headlines for broadcasters, and now some media bosses are proclaiming 2018 as the year for rebuilding business models.

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Weekly news round-up: ITV, C4 & Sky unite and Apple to drop Qualcomm

2018-02-08T17:33:00+00:00By

Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Integrating ahead of the curve

2018-02-08T14:02:00+00:00

A changing industry, with increased demand for video from a wider array of organisations, has fueled the need for a different breed of broadcast solutions provider, writes Håvard Myklebust.

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8K: Ignore it at your peril

2018-02-07T14:57:00+00:00By

Manufacturers have been showcasing their latest 8K displays and the upcoming Winter Games looks set to be a watershed for 8K production, but what does the long term future hold for high resolution content?

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BBC, Sky and ITV coverage of Grenfell Tower fire nominated for RTS awards

2018-02-06T13:34:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society has announced the nominations for its 2018 Television Journalism Awards.

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What's new in the world of grading?

2018-02-05T17:23:00+00:00By

With increasing demand for UHD and HDR content, colour management and workflow optimisation are at the heart of product development.

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Who watched the Super Bowl?

2018-02-03T22:32:00+00:00By

American football games - the Super Bowl in particular - have always drawn large TV audiences, but with a drop in the number of people tuning into the NFL, what can be done to boost viewing figures and maintain interest in the sport?

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VoD remains central and disruptive technologies will dominate

2018-02-02T15:59:00+00:00

2018 is set to be an important year for the broadcast industry, with continually shifting audience habits, the battle for viewers’ attention intensifying, and emerging technologies becoming more mainstream, writes Tom Williams.

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Protecting assets from creation to consumption

2018-02-02T09:24:00+00:00By

Pirating and the illicit redistribution of premium content is a growing concern for content owners and platforms. What are the tools for dealing with the threat?

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Weekly news round-up: Ericsson offloads tech division & Facebook's privacy push

2018-02-01T18:07:00+00:00By

Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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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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Blog: Building a worse mousetrap

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

“Good enough,” is not a phrase usually heard in the corridors of broadcasters unless it’s following the words “that’s not”, writes John Maxwell Hobbs.

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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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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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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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News round-up: Netflix hits record high & Fox blocked in Sky takeover

2018-01-26T10:37:00+00:00By

Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Predictions for 2018: Five media tech themes from the DTG

2018-01-26T09:46:00+00:00

Artificial intelligence, AR, voice assistants and 5G are among the themes that will dominate 2018, according to experts at the DTG

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Slides: Remote Production: Game changer for sports broadcasting

2018-01-26T09:39:00+00:00Brought to you by

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The New Canvas: How emerging tech is changing storytelling

2018-01-26T09:34:00+00:00

Technicolor CTO Jon Walkenhorst and colleagues discuss how emerging technology is changing the way stories are told.

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Video: BBC R&D's work with object-based media

2018-01-26T09:27:00+00:00

Andrew Mason, Senior Technologist at BBC R&D, speaks about the Orpheus research project and explains how the BBC is experimenting with object-based audio.

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RTS to stage Futures TV Careers Fair

2018-01-24T11:06:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has launched its fourth career event to help those keen to forge a career in the television industry.

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2018 Oscar nominations: Inside the technical categories

2018-01-24T10:40:00+00:00By

IBC365 previews the technical categories for the 90th Academy Awards in which digital acquisition dominates.

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AI: Transforming media production

2018-01-23T13:19:00+00:00By