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The Week Ahead: DW Global Media Forum, Augmented World Expo and Godzilla

2019-05-27T07:15:00+01:00By

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

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Behind the Scenes: Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

2019-05-25T09:00:00+01:00By

Robert Richardson ASC describes recreating the summer of 1969 for Quentin Tarantino’s new blockbuster.

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Italian regulators give conditional approval to Sky’s Mediaset deal

2019-05-24T12:19:00+01:00By

Agcom will impose three-year exclusive online content ban on Sky Italia if it buys Mediaset’s digital terrestrial pay-TV assets.

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Google's GDPR investigation & Netflix voted best original programmer

2019-05-24T09:29:00+01:00By

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

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The real green screen: Is OTT putting pressure on the planet?

2019-05-24T09:26:00+01:00By

The rapid growth of OTT media services may be offering more choice for consumers and more opportunities for content producers, but is it harming the planet in the process?

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Video: Where will the industry see the greatest growth in the next 12 months?

2019-05-24T09:05:00+01:00By

DTG chief executive Richard Lindsay-Davies on why the media industry needs to make sure that viewers don’t notice the transition to a hybrid IP world.

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EE to launch first UK 5G service this May

2019-05-23T11:08:00+01:00By

EE and Qualcomm are set to launch Europe’s first commercial 5G network next week, with the service set to go live in six cities across the UK.

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Sprint and T-Mobile make rural 5G pledge to win FCC merger nod

2019-05-22T15:32:00+01:00By

US telco providers, T-Mobile and Sprint have committed to taking “significant steps” to advance the next-generation wireless connectivity across the United States.

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Voice control transforms TV experiences

2019-05-22T12:01:00+01:00By

Voice has unlocked opportunities for broadcasters and platform operators to deliver customised experiences and next-generation TV experiences.

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PSM must capitalise on viewers trust, says EBU

2019-05-22T11:34:00+01:00By

Fake news and privacy breaches are among the reasons public service media is being challenged, according to EBU’s Claudia Vaccarone.

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DISH agrees $800m deal for EchoStar’s broadcast satellites

2019-05-22T10:03:00+01:00By

The $800 million transaction will see stock transferred to Echostar shareholders.

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Understanding the esports ecosystem

2019-05-21T16:07:00+01:00By

Esports is emerging as an exciting new market bringing together players from the broadcasting, gaming and sports industries, writes Ian Volans.

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US government “underestimates” Huawei as Google unveils ban

2019-05-21T13:09:00+01:00By

The US has added Huawei to a list of firms American companies cannot trade with unless licenced to do so.

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BBC completes groundbreaking ViLoR local radio project

2019-05-21T11:31:00+01:00By

Five years after the first few installations took place, the BBC has signed off on its new centralised virtual local radio infrastructure. David Davies finds out more from lead project manager Geoff Woolf.

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Game of Thrones finale breaks HBO viewership record

2019-05-21T11:20:00+01:00By

Final episode of Game of Thrones beats Sopranos with 13.6m initial viewers, but viewer reactions to the episode have been mixed

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Behind the scenes: Good Omens

2019-05-21T10:09:00+01:00By

VFX supervisor Jean-Claude Deguara discusses creating a fantasy world straight out of the minds of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

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Netflix to ‘sign 10-year Pinewood Studios’ lease

2019-05-20T14:42:00+01:00By

Netflix is reportedly on the verge of agreeing a £6m per year deal for studio space at Pinewood

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Google and other tech giants targeted in “regulatory bias”

2019-05-20T12:06:00+01:00By

Calls to break up and dissolve the influence and power Google and other technology giants have “no basis in law” says Google’s Eric Schmidt.

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TM Forum showcases telco collaboration with key verticals

2019-05-20T11:19:00+01:00By Paolo Pescatore

The TM Forum event demonstrated the role 5G will play in new verticals including key Catalyst projects, Paolo Pescatore writes from Nice

Week ahead

The Week Ahead: KOBA 2019, TalkTalk earnings and Rocketman

2019-05-20T07:00:00+01:00By

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

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Bafta boss calls for TV to address climate change

2019-05-17T13:29:00+01:00By

A new report analysing subtitle data found environmental sustainability themes were significantly underrepresented across British TV.

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ITV drops Jeremy Kyle Show & Vodafone to launch UK 5G network in July

2019-05-17T10:35:00+01:00By

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

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Creating and measuring a successful UX

2019-05-17T10:30:00+01:00By

How can AI, big data and machine learning be used to help improve the user experience?

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User experience: The 80-20 principle

2019-05-17T10:13:00+01:00

For designers, the priority should be giving an experience that meets users’ experience and needs ahead of ‘special attractions’, writes Ostmodern’s CEO and co-founder Tom Williams.

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Spotlight on: UX designers

2019-05-17T10:00:00+01:00By

IBC365 speaks with three user experience designers working for the BBC, RTE and BluTV on the challenges and changes to creating and evolving user interfaces for modern audiences.

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Video: How important is a good UX?

2019-05-17T09:54:00+01:00By

DTG chief executive Richard Lindsay-Davies speaks to IBC365 on the importance of good UX, opportunities and challenges.

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The importance of UX in OTT

2019-05-17T09:39:00+01:00By Andy Stout

What is the point in offering thousands of hours of content if you can’t find where it is?

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Behind the scenes: Elton John ‘fantasy’ biopic Rocketman

2019-05-17T07:00:00+01:00By

Rocketman editor Chris Dickens explains how he helped create the true fantasy of shy piano prodigy turned international superstar and the challenge of creating the perfect ending.

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Crafting quality: Skills for successful UHD and HDR production

2019-05-16T12:28:00+01:00

Join IBC365 on Thursday 30 May to explore how pixels, higher frame rates, wide colour gamut and high dynamic range are transforming the production process.

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Media efficiency is critical: IABM reveals buying trends

2019-05-16T11:05:00+01:00By

New media competitiveness has urged companies to pursue efficiencies and multi-platform delivery has shifted business priority to Opex over Capex, according to the IABM.

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Behind the scenes: John Wick 3

2019-05-16T07:00:00+01:00By

Cinematographer Dan Laustsen brings visual panache to the stunt-fuelled franchise

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Euronews funding audited by EU

2019-05-15T12:44:00+01:00By

The European Court of Auditors has raised concerns regarding the European Commission’s €122 million spend on the channel between 2014 and 2018.

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Facebook unveils new livestream rules following New Zealand mosque shooting

2019-05-15T10:23:00+01:00By

Facebook will ban Live users who breach its guidelines under new “one strike” policy

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Old rivals become new frenemies

2019-05-15T09:37:00+01:00By

Rival broadcasters are forming new alliances as they look to compete with streaming services.

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The future of TV will be built on long term engagement

2019-05-15T00:00:00+01:00By Staff writer

TV businesses must shake off short termism and think customer lifetime value

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Disney takes full control of Hulu

2019-05-14T16:18:00+01:00By

Disney is to assume full operational control of US streaming service Hulu.

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UX takes centre stage

2019-05-14T16:05:00+01:00By

A seamless user experience has surpassed the belief ‘content is king’ with audience retention, engagement and discoverability critical for success.

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IPL stream delivers new live viewer record for Hotstar

2019-05-14T13:54:00+01:00By

Hotstar recorded a ‘global record’ 18m users for its 12 May stream of cricket’s IPL with more than 300m unique viewers watching the tournament overall in 2019

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Vodafone confirms 5G switch-on in the UK this summer

2019-05-14T13:51:00+01:00By

Vodafone’s 5G network for businesses and consumers will launch in seven cities across the UK on 3 July with a further 12 cities connected by the end of 2019.

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Red Bull Media House’s mission to re-activate the senses

2019-05-14T09:59:00+01:00By

Red Bull is using biometric data to transform the viewer experience. Chief innovation officer Andreas Gall explains how, and explains why he thinks audio is so important.

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UK pushes for “robust attack” on BeoutQ

2019-05-13T13:27:00+01:00By

Pirate TV network BeoutQ is under the spotlight after a Committee of UK MPs found more than 100 UK TV channels from the BBC, ITV and C4 were being illegally streamed.

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Interview: Ben Lavender, DAZN

2019-05-13T11:27:00+01:00By Tim Dams

The creator of the BBC iPlayer and now DAZN’s chief product officer, Ben Lavender has led the design and development of the sports streaming service from start-up to launch in nine countries.

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EU to probe Telia’s $960m Bonnier takeover

2019-05-13T10:45:00+01:00By

European Commission cites competition concerns over Telia’s acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting.

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Bafta TV Awards: 2019 winners

2019-05-13T10:30:00+01:00By

Killing Eve and Patrick Melrose were among the programmes celebrated at last night’s Baftas with special mention to BBC’s Bodyguard and Britain’s Got Talent.

Week ahead

The week ahead

2019-05-13T08:00:00+01:00By

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

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Al Jazeera, AP, BBC R&D and RTÉ demo media-telecom projects

2019-05-10T15:50:00+01:00By

Media and telecom convergence and collaboration will be showcased at the upcoming Digital Transformation World where three joint proof-of-concept projects will be demonstrated.

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Ginx takes esports direct-to-consumer

2019-05-10T13:03:00+01:00By

International multi-channel TV network Ginx will take esports direct-to-consumers after investment from Sky and ITV and more than 410 active engaged fans globally, CEO Michiel Bakker confirmed.

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ProSieben and Discovery unveil SVOD service

2019-05-10T11:56:00+01:00By

A joint venture between ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery will launch Germany’s largest free-TV and video on-demand streaming platform this June.

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UHD: 4K is here and now, but what about 8K?

2019-05-10T10:25:00+01:00By

Sales of 4K and UHD devices are set to grow by more than 50% by 2023, with streaming services leading investment into 4K programming.

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Spotlight on: Film trailers

2019-05-10T10:11:00+01:00By Pippa Considine

Film trailers play a vital role in marketing budgets that can cost hundreds of millions of dollars, but different changing consumption methods have changed the nature of trailers.

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ProSieben and Discovery to launch SVOD service & Vodafone inks Telefónica deal

2019-05-10T08:56:00+01:00By

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

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What is next for the SRT Alliance?

2019-05-10T08:43:00+01:00

The SRT Alliance celebrated its two year anniversary with 200 official members and an Emmy to its name, Alliance leader Sylvio Jelovcich told IBC365 about its announcements and success since launch and what is on the agenda next.

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The blueprint for best-in-class video subscriber management

2019-05-09T16:04:00+01:00Brought to you by

Insights on user acquisition and retention, identity, payments, content partner settlement, entitlement, and customer care for video service providers.

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Germany launches first 5G TV trial

2019-05-09T12:52:00+01:00By

The Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation has successfully kicked-off the first field trial in the region to test the next-generation 5G broadcasting technology.

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Google shakes up video accessibility with live captioning function

2019-05-09T12:50:00+01:00By

Google has announced live captioning for Android among other business changes in its new mission to “empower organisations” and “create technology to improve people’s lives”.

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Sky invests in software tools developer You.i TV

2019-05-09T12:14:00+01:00By

Sky investment as part of cross-platform UX drive

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New lessons in localisation

2019-05-09T08:29:00+01:00By

The growth in OTT platforms has boosted demand for the localisation and regionalisation of content. And the cloud is proving to be a terrific enabler, writes David Davies.

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ABC MD warns of job losses and content cuts

2019-05-07T17:12:00+01:00By

Australian public broadcaster is faced with reducing its budget by $84 million over the next three years and has warned of “inevitable” job cuts and programme disruptions.

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Disney sells sports networks in $10.6bn deal

2019-05-07T16:18:00+01:00By

Sinclair Broadcast Group has confirmed the expansions of its sports and cable TV assets in the acquisition of 21 regional sports networks (RSN) from Walt Disney Company.

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Bezos and Musk: The Billionaires’ space battle

2019-05-07T14:49:00+01:00By

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk and Amazon boss Jeff Bezos have launched their own rocket companies as they seek to tap into the planet’s ever-increasing demand for broadband connectivity. Chris Forrester assesses their chances.

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Live streaming: The latest solutions

2019-05-07T12:34:00+01:00By

From Facebook to Twitch to YouTube, cleverly integrated production solutions and lower price-points are making high-quality live streaming accessible to those who want to share content across a vast array of platforms.

Week ahead

The week ahead

2019-05-06T06:00:00+01:00By

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

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Interview: John Honeycutt, Google Cloud

2019-05-06T06:00:00+01:00By Tim Dams

Google Cloud signalled its ambition to build up its telco, media and entertainment client base with its hiring this year of Discovery CTO John Honeycutt. He tells IBC365 about his plans at the company.

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Broadcasters remain most trusted, says EBU report

2019-05-03T15:37:00+01:00By

Broadcast radio and television remain the most trusted media throughout Europe ahead of new media, according to the EBU’s latest report.

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Red Bee Media's 2019 priorities

2019-05-03T14:46:00+01:00

Red Bee Media chief services portfolio officer Dave Travis says “hardware is a thing of the past and software is the future,”

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Video: How much of an opportunity for broadcasters is in in-car entertainment?

2019-05-03T14:36:00+01:00

The in-car entertainment systems is one of France 24’s new distribution charter explains director of technical solutions for distribution David Couret.

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Video: To what extent has the broadcast industry adopted 5G?

2019-05-03T14:18:00+01:00

PP Foresight media and telco analyst Paolo Pescatore explains how 5G must be optimised to deliver video content efficiently.

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Video: How does France 24 make content easy to find?

2019-05-03T14:16:00+01:00

France 24’s David Couret tells IBC365 enriching its EPG data and curating the searchability of content is key to the best user experience.

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Huawei P30 camera rivals iPhone for mobile journalism

2019-05-03T11:50:00+01:00By

The iPhone’s position as the go-to device for mobile journalists could be under threat by the Huawei P30 Pro, thanks to the latter’s “phenomenal” camera.

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How vendors are adopting AI

2019-05-03T11:02:00+01:00By

From asset management to content analysis, artificial intelligence is being built into a host of media tools.

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US warns UK on Huawei & Comcast set to launch news channel

2019-05-03T09:17:00+01:00By

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

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Managing and manipulating 4K and 8K content

2019-05-02T16:15:00+01:00By

The shift to 4K and 8K production has required improvements downstream, with those involved in managing and manipulating images in need of greater processing power and increased storage.

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BBC to “change the game” for women’s sport

2019-05-02T14:02:00+01:00By

The BBC has launched a new line up of women’s sport this summer with live coverage, new commissions and leading talent across its TV, radio and podcast channels.

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Netflix rolls out ‘studio quality’ audio

2019-05-02T13:33:00+01:00By

Netflix has boosted the quality of its Dolby Atmos audio in a bid to “bring viewers closer to the story.”

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Viewers will opt for Apple TV+, says CEO

2019-05-02T09:26:00+01:00By

Apple chief executive Tim Cook is confident consumers will choose Apple’s TV+ streaming service ahead of the multitude of other OTT services in a move to diversify its revenue income.

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Game of Thrones: Was The Long Night too dark?

2019-05-01T16:10:00+01:00By Andy Stout

The Long Night, Game of Thrones’ biggest, most expensive, and longest episode to date, has been dogged by complaints of murky pictures and difficult to see action. What, if anything, went wrong?

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg: “The future is private”

2019-05-01T13:29:00+01:00By

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has declared the firm will build a more privacy-focussed platform and fundamentally shift how products are built and the business is run.

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SMPTE expands virtual classroom courses

2019-05-01T09:01:00+01:00By

The Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers has extended its course offering to help support the professional careers of motion-imaging technologists and creatives.

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Camera roundup: Focus on smaller, smarter and more flexible

2019-04-30T12:19:00+01:00By

Although support for 4K/UHD production is steadily growing in importance, value for money, general functionality and flexibility remain priority concerns for users.

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Video: How is France 24 is driving its OTT offering?

2019-04-30T12:08:00+01:00

France 24 director of technical solutions for distribution David Couret tells IBC365 why its championing OTT distribution and following its audience to digital platforms.

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Broadcasters launch Turkish news channel

2019-04-30T12:08:00+01:00By

BBC News, Deutsche Welle, France 24 and Voice of America have collaborated to launch +90, a Turkish news channel on YouTube.

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Transforming creativity in the cloud

2019-04-30T10:47:00+01:00By

Moving to the cloud can involve a “leap of faith” but increased flexibility and improved security have enabled new ways of collaborating and creating content.

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How they built it: TPC’s IP-based OB truck

2019-04-29T14:26:00+01:00By Andy Stout

As the industry moves to embrace IP production, Swiss broadcast service provider TPC has made history by offering the first uncompressed, UHD OB vehicle entirely based around SMPTE ST2110.

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Bafta Craft Awards: The winners

2019-04-29T09:50:00+01:00By

BBC TV dramas A Very English Scandal and Killing Eve were among the winners last night at the Bafta Television Craft Awards.

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What next for IP?

2019-04-29T08:29:00+01:00By

With the ratification of the SMPTE ST2110 family of standards in 2018, it might be thought that the topic of IP connectivity would be filed under “sorted” but the recent NAB convention showed that this was far from the case.

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The week ahead

2019-04-29T07:00:00+01:00By

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

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Video: How Red Bee Media is facilitating remote production

2019-04-26T13:56:00+01:00

Red Bee Media has partnered with V-Nova to overcome bandwidth and encoding issues for its remote production offering.

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NAB 2019: Red Bee Media's Dave Travis on privacy and security

2019-04-26T13:56:00+01:00

Red Bee Media has invested in a private cloud along with Cisco’s privacy solution, chief services portfolio officer Dave Travis explained the “massively transformational” investment.

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Advice for cloud start-ups

2019-04-26T11:39:00+01:00By Tim Dams

In part two of an IBC365 series on cloud adoption, companies that have launched cloud products offer their top tips for how best to bring an idea from the drawing board to the market.

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Tektronix to merge with Telestream

2019-04-26T11:38:00+01:00By

Test and measurement firm Tektronix Video is to be merged with Telestream.

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Journeying into the cloud

2019-04-26T10:54:00+01:00By Tim Dams

In the first of a two-part series on cloud adoption, IBC365 looks at how vendors of varying size and age such as Scality, Signiant, Deluxe, M2A Media and Meta have rolled out cloud solutions for the industry.

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Verizon to sell YouTube TV and Douyu files for IPO

2019-04-26T09:12:00+01:00By

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

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Talking to the TV: Transforming the viewing experience with voice control

2019-04-25T16:15:00+01:00Sponsored by

Join IBC365 on demand at 4pm BST to explore the value of voice control for content. 

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Inside Huawei’s AI and cloud-based strategy

2019-04-25T12:19:00+01:00By Paolo Pescatore

Huawei’s involvement in the rollout of 5G infrastructure has dominated recent headlines, but it is AI and cloud that represent key avenues of future growth for the firm, writes Paolo Pescatore.

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Video: How Sweden's SVT has adopted the cloud

2019-04-25T10:08:00+01:00

SVT CTO Adde Granberg speaks about how the Swedish public service broadcaster is using the cloud and the barriers to adopting remote production.

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Media & the cloud: An overview of adoption

2019-04-24T16:27:00+01:00By Riikka Koponen

When looking at the use of cloud through the lens of the IABM’s BaM Content Chain, each element of the content supply chain has a wide range of deployments and use cases – and the speed of adoption is increasing.

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IBC seeks Young Pioneers

2019-04-24T07:00:00+01:00By

The deadline for submissions for IBC’s inaugural Young Pioneer Award has been extended to 1 May.

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Video: To what extent have media firms embraced the cloud?

2019-04-23T14:08:00+01:00

From the emergence of niche providers of specialist applications to a shift in business models as vendors content with the move from capex to opex, the adoption of the cloud has far-reaching implications.

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Amazon and Liberty Global strike Prime set-top box deal

2019-04-23T13:47:00+01:00By

Virgin Media is set to be the first of Liberty Global’s European operations to offer Amazon Prime Video via its set-top box.

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Using the cloud to build data-driven broadcasters

2019-04-23T10:22:00+01:00

As digital content consumption grows, for the first time broadcasters have a direct customer relationship with the viewer with “real-time” insight into the user experience, writes Yeming Wang.

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The Week Ahead

2019-04-23T08:37:00+01:00By

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

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From the cloud to 5G: NAB 2019 in review

2019-04-18T11:17:00+01:00By Paolo Pescatore

From the creation of content in the cloud to the delivery of content to mobile devices, NAB 2019 was awash with innovation that suggests an even closer relationship between the media and telco industries.

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Video: What will NAB 2019 be remembered for?

2019-04-18T10:34:00+01:00

NAB 2019: Industry experts tell IBC365 about the trends that dominated the Las Vegas exhibition and conference.

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Game of Thrones streaming & Sony inks Wattpad production deal

2019-04-18T10:17:00+01:00By

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

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Apple and Qualcomm drop lawsuit

2019-04-17T11:22:00+01:00By

Qualcomm and Apple have ended more than two years of litigation with the companies confirming a global patent license and chipset supply deal.

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AT&T to sell Hulu stake

2019-04-16T15:03:00+01:00By

Comcast and Disney remain the two stakeholders to back the Hulu streaming service after AT&T confirmed it has sold its share to Hulu for $1.43 billion.

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Piracy: How broadcasters are confronting the threat

2019-04-15T15:47:00+01:00By

Streaming piracy poses arguably the greatest threat – in both economic and technological terms – confronting broadcasters today. David Davies finds out how vendors are helping their customers to stay one step ahead of the pirates.

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Realising the potential of SAT>IP

2019-04-15T15:35:00+01:00By

SAT>IP technology – whereby antenna signals can be converted into IP for distribution around a house or commercial facility – is beginning to achieve global traction.

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NAB: Building virtual worlds

2019-04-15T11:47:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Virtual set solutions powered by games engines proved a big draw for the live broadcast as well as the scripted market.

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The week ahead

2019-04-14T07:00:00+01:00By

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

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Disney reveals streaming service details

2019-04-12T14:40:00+01:00By

Disney has confirmed its streaming service will launch in November with new originals and a host of favourites from Disney and Pixar, as well as The Simpsons and Star Wars.

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Posthumous performances: Should we digitally recreate dead actors?

2019-04-12T07:00:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: The ethics of digitally recreated performances by actors who have passed away was questioned during an SMPTE panel at NAB.

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Sony's 16K screen & Disney+ to launch in November

2019-04-12T00:10:00+01:00By

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

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Streamers emerge as top target for cyber attacks

2019-04-11T17:07:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Online streaming services were targeted in major credential stuffing attacks 30 billion times last year according to a new report by Akamai.

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Britbox: ‘Too little, too late?’

2019-04-11T17:00:00+01:00By

Can the streaming service planned by the BBC and ITV compete with the might of Netflix and Amazon, plus upcoming offerings from Apple, Disney and AT&T?

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NAB 2019: Esports targeted by kit vendors

2019-04-11T15:30:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: The rapid growth of esports is proving to be a godsend for live event kit vendors, and as a result was a major focus at this year’s show in Las Vegas

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Ex-Apple, Warner execs launch Media Musketeers indie

2019-04-11T12:57:00+01:00By

Former Apple and Warner Bros executives have partnered to launch a European production company focused on high-end TV and feature films.

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AV1: Codec wars erupt

2019-04-10T20:00:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Just as AV1 gains significant momentum, its royalty-free agenda comes under threat

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The cloud gets crowded

2019-04-10T18:00:00+01:00By

The cloud allows for revolutionary gains in speed, flexibility, and collaboration, with the industry on a fast track to deploying workflows with Google, Microsoft and Amazon. So it’s little wonder that NAB has been awash with new launches based on cloud technology.

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MipTV: French TV embraces risk to stay relevant in digital era

2019-04-10T16:31:00+01:00By

A noticeable shift toward greater risk-taking and collaboration by French broadcasters was one of the big talking points at the MipTV programming market in Cannes.

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IABM announce BaM award winners

2019-04-10T15:56:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: The BaM Awards recognised 4K, AI and 6K tiled 360-degree live sports streaming among other technical solutions awarded at the NAB Show.

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Intel and Netflix to deliver AV1 codec

2019-04-10T14:04:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Netflix has partnered with Intel to launch new video codec SVT-AV1.

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Cinema tech: High frame rates take a bold leap forward

2019-04-10T10:30:00+01:00By

The jury is out on the aesthetic qualities of high frame rates (HFR) for cinema but the technique seems an inevitable part of the future theatrical experience.

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New at NAB: From 4K to 8K capture

2019-04-09T21:13:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: 4K HDR emerges as the live production benchmark and 8K becomes an option for 4K workflows.

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Google Cloud and MediaKind unite

2019-04-09T20:52:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: MediaKind and Google Cloud partner to deliver personalised and immersive user experience.

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US broadcasters to roll out next-gen TV

2019-04-09T20:30:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Fox and NBC among TV broadcasters in the US to collaborate on the deployment of ATSC 3.0 for next-generation TV viewing experiences.

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Telstra expands global media network to Americas and Europe

2019-04-09T12:27:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Telco Telstra has announced new partnerships in Latin America, the US and Europe to enable the delivery of sport and entertainment content globally.

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Behind the Scenes: Shane Meadows’ The Virtues

2019-04-09T11:43:00+01:00By

The latest drama from This is England writer-director Shane Meadows was created in a semi-improvised fashion which required highly flexible production planning from indie producer Warp Films

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NAB boss hits out at tech giants

2019-04-08T18:28:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Tech giants and social media firms should be subject to greater regulation, according to NAB president and chief executive Gordon Smith.

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Industry organisations talk NAB themes

2019-04-08T17:57:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Executives from the IABM, SMPTE and IET on the big talking points at this year’s Las Vegas show.

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Game of Thrones Season 8: Battling the pirates

2019-04-08T15:37:00+01:00By

Ahead of the final season of Game of Thrones premiering on Sunday (14 April), Adrian Pennington looks at the huge security operation to prevent it from being pirated and previews the epic battle scenes and visual effects that lie at the heart of the franchise finale.

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Netflix original: Inside Netflix’s post-production operation

2019-04-08T10:04:00+01:00By

From interactive episodes of Black Mirror to Bear Grylls’ latest series, Netflix’s post-production operation and supply chain is responsible for servicing the insatiable appetite for original content that will see it deliver more than 1,000 branded shows this year.

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2019-04-08T06:48:00+01:00By

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Avid unveils "reimagined" Media Composer at NAB2019

2019-04-07T01:58:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Avid today unveiled an overhauled Media Composer at the company’s Connect event, where chief executive Jeff Rosica pledged to end the practice of announcing products without an imminent shipping date.

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Guide to UHD production released by UHD Forum

2019-04-05T16:26:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: A guide to end-to-end UHD workflows has been released by the UHD Forum in a bid to define best technological practice for the creation and delivery of UHD and HDR formats.

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Craft Leaders: Natasha Braier, Cinematographer

2019-04-05T10:39:00+01:00By

The filmmaker’s principal job is tell a story but the conventions of narrative can be a straitjacket for those like cinematographer Natasha Braier who believes in experimenting.

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Whitepaper: Grow your video business with complex technology

2019-04-05T10:25:00+01:00Brought to you by

This paper explores how arming your video service with technological advantages can help you stay one step ahead of your competition.

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ITV signs addressable ad deal & BBC prepares for no-deal Brexit

2019-04-05T03:43:00+01:00By

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

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Obituary: Andrew Jones

2019-04-04T14:01:00+01:00By

IABM head of training and former BBC technologist, training manager and broadcast engineer, Andrew Jones has died.

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Digital warfare: Audiences and alliances

2019-04-04T11:49:00+01:00By

Automation, cloud and blockchain are driving change, global content partnerships and technology adoption will define the 2019 broadcast and media industry according to the latest report from the IABM.

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Direct to consumer partnerships drive Viacom strategy

2019-04-03T13:19:00+01:00By

Viacom is championing audiences and its flagship channels with traditional distribution and over-the-top models to enhance value beyond its core offerings, according to SVP Dan Fahy.

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EU VFX workers in UK urged to apply for settled status

2019-04-03T13:10:00+01:00By

UK-based VFX, post and animation workers have been urged to apply for settled status before Brexit potentially ends free movement.

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Next Generation Audio: Getting audiences closer to the action

2019-04-03T13:08:00+01:00By Rupert Brun

Recent developments in TV technology only offer more of the same, whilst Next Generation Audio offers completely new opportunities and a chance to address one of the most frequent causes of complaint made to broadcasters, writes Rupert Brun.

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NAB 2019: Five trends to watch

2019-04-03T12:47:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Automated production, cloud, 5G, at-home production and streaming codecs are among the likely hot topics in Las Vegas.

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BBC and Discovery "largest ever" content deal

2019-04-03T10:04:00+01:00By

Discovery and BBC Studios have agreed the future terms of UKTV and announced Discovery will launch a global SVOD service powered by BBC’s natural history catalogue.

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NewTek acquired by Vizrt

2019-04-02T21:47:00+01:00By

Vizrt has acquired NewTek with the combined company offerings aim to accelerate the video creation, production and distribution for media, sports, entertainment, education, enterprise and esports.

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Transforming creative workflows: Making great content in the cloud

2019-04-02T11:51:00+01:00

Join IBC365 on demand to explore why creators are turning to cloud to transform the way they make great content.

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Zuckerberg concedes Facebook regulation

2019-04-01T14:33:00+01:00By

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has called for global support from governments and regulators to tighten internet control in four key areas.

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2019-04-01T07:39:00+01:00By

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Next-generation OBs: 4K, IP and immersive audio

2019-04-01T06:00:00+01:00By

4K, IP and immersive audio are among the technologies impacting dramatically on the design and build of new OB units, writes David Davies.

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Spotlight on: Foley artists

2019-03-29T11:21:00+00:00By

Foley artists whose credits include Breaking Bad, The Revenant, Killing Eve, Black Mirror and Suicide Squad explain all about Foley.

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EU passes copyright reform and IPL draws 219m viewers

2019-03-29T11:10:00+00:00By

Weekly news round-up: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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RTL doubles down on content and stresses importance of ad tech

2019-03-29T10:20:00+00:00By

Remaining relevant and retaining audiences is a challenge RTL is overcoming with content investment and growing its ad-space opportunities explained group SVP Rhys Noelke.

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ITV closes in on programmatic ad tech deal

2019-03-28T22:02:00+00:00By

UK broadcaster ITV is edging closer to rolling out a programmatic ad tech platform for its live and on-demand service ITV Hub as it plays “catch up” with its use of data and analytics.

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Getting to the core of Apple TV+

2019-03-28T16:08:00+00:00By Paolo Pescatore

In a golden era of storytelling, Apple has turned its attention to reinventing TV and adding healthy competition to the ecosystem, writes Paolo Pescatore

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What Brexit means for European VFX firms

2019-03-27T17:20:00+00:00By

While UK VFX and animation houses operate in the almost certain knowledge that Brexit will dent their global competitiveness, facilities in Europe expect to benefit.

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Low latency internet streaming standard backed by vendors

2019-03-26T15:16:00+00:00By

Vendors including Amagi, Evertz and Haivision have joined forces to promote an interoperable standard for low-latency streaming.

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Craft Leaders: Demetri Portelli, Stereographer

2019-03-26T07:00:00+00:00By

One of the world’s leading specialists in 3D production, Demetri Portelli’s credits include Oscar winner Hugo through to Ang Lee’s upcoming sci-fi film Gemini Man – and he thinks that 3D filmmaking remains vital to the future of cinema

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Apple unveils new streaming service

2019-03-25T19:49:00+00:00By ,

Apple has launched Apple TV+, a subscription streaming service that will include original content and be available via the firm’s overhauled Apple TV app.

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EU TV execs demand ad measurement reform

2019-03-25T15:32:00+00:00By

Execs at the BBC, Canal+ and RTE have called for greater cross-broadcaster collaboration and the sharing of data in a bid to better understand audiences and boost advertising opportunities.

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Behind the scenes: Dumbo

2019-03-25T15:28:00+00:00By

Chris Lebenzon, Tim Burton’s regular collaborator in the edit room, explains how they brought their CG lead character to life

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IABM announces BaM awards nominees

2019-03-25T10:27:00+00:00By

A software-only playout deployment system, a 360-degree live streaming platform and vision analytics are among the solutions from technology vendors shortlisted for the IABM BaM awards.

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2019-03-25T10:20:00+00:00By

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Google Stadia: Not just for gamers?

2019-03-22T11:06:00+00:00By

Far more than a game streaming service, Google Stadia represents a transformative shift in digital communication, writes Adrian Pennington.

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Disney seals Fox deal and Amazon signs BT Sport

2019-03-22T07:00:00+00:00By

Weekly news round-up: Your guide to what’s happened this week in media, entertainment and technology.

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Disney completes $71.3bn Fox acquisition

2019-03-21T17:02:00+00:00By

Disney officially owns 21st Century Fox after more than a year of negotiations and a $71.3 billion exchange.

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Interview: Vera Bichler, ORF

2019-03-21T17:00:00+00:00By

Passionate about sports and storytelling, Vera Bichler speaks to IBC365 about being the first female football director at Austrian broadcaster ORF

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EU hits Google with £1.3bn fine

2019-03-20T15:43:00+00:00By

The European Union antitrust commission has fined Google for its “abusive practices” in online advertising and its “illegal misuse” of its dominant market position.

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RTS awards originality and excellence

2019-03-20T12:10:00+00:00By

Jodie Comer for Killing Eve and Lucian Msamati for Kiri were among those celebrated last night at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards.

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SMPTE calls to students

2019-03-20T09:00:00+00:00By

Applications for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) annual student paper award and scholarship have opened.

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How Fox Sports is preparing for the Women’s World Cup

2019-03-20T07:00:00+00:00By

Director of post-production at Fox Sports Brandon Potter explains how the broadcaster worked with some key vendors to deliver footage of the Russia World Cup and the lessons it learnt.

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Netflix eschews Apple alliance

2019-03-19T13:50:00+00:00By

Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings has confirmed that the SVOD service won’t be available via Apple TV, which is expected to be announced next Monday.

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Regional focus: Latin America

2019-03-19T07:00:00+00:00By Chiara Raucci

Major economies are leading the development of Latin America’s media market, but many countries in the region lack the infrastructure and resources to develop their broadcast industries, according to an IABM report.

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Innovation at home: Cloud PVRs and wireless STBs

2019-03-18T17:00:00+00:00By

The ongoing evolution of innovative cloud PVRs and wireless/IP-based STBs are among the trends rendering this a highly dynamic part of the broadcast market.

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Interview: Black Mirror series designer Joel Collins

2019-03-18T14:57:00+00:00By Tim Dams

As series designer of Netflix’s Black Mirror, Joel Collins was integral to creating the look of the Charlie Brooker series. But after four series he has moved on to a new challenge – working on the hugely complex BBC/HBO adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. He reveals how he ...

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OneWeb secures $1.25bn in new funding

2019-03-18T11:32:00+00:00By

After the launch of six satellites last month, OneWeb has secured its largest fundraising round to date with a total of $1.25 billion in new capital.

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2019-03-18T11:28:00+00:00By

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

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PSBs future jeopardised by VOD

2019-03-15T17:13:00+00:00By

The House of Lords has launched a public inquiry to investigate the future of public service broadcasters amid rising concerns Netflix and Amazon will overthrow traditional broadcasters.

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BBC triumphs at BPG Awards

2019-03-15T15:49:00+00:00By

Jodie Comer and Hugh Grant were among the winners of the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards today, judges praised the “brilliance of the output.”

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Web founder's warning & Disney sets Fox take-over date

2019-03-15T10:15:00+00:00By

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

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SMPTE calls for papers to define the future of storytelling

2019-03-14T16:39:00+00:00By

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has opened its call for technical manuscripts focussed on the future of media distribution and developments with forward-thinking cutting edge technology applications.

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Pressure mounts on digital giants

2019-03-14T15:06:00+00:00By

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has called on Australia’s competition authority to break up Google, as the UK’s House of Lords recommend a digital super-regulator to oversee the tech giants.

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Q&A: Alex Hirschi, aka Supercar Blondie and Insight TV host

2019-03-14T14:08:00+00:00By Tim Dams

Supercar Blondie, an influencer with over 500K subscribers on YouTube and 2.2m followers on Instagram, specialises in driving and reviewing rare and unique cars.

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The power of influencers

2019-03-14T14:03:00+00:00By Tim Dams

With their millions of young followers, online stars and influencers are increasingly being booked by traditional media in an effort to boost ratings and attract crucial 16-34-year-old audiences. But do their millions of followers really translate into millions more viewers for TV?

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Media CEOs embrace mobile disruption

2019-03-14T10:40:00+00:00By

The entertainment and content industry has dramatically changed with mobile networks and devices enabling disruptive new players and business models, according to the leaders of two media giants.

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Taking the complexity out of studio control

2019-03-13T07:00:00+00:00By

With the number of programmes, platforms and services that need to be accommodated growing all the time, developers of studio control systems need to ensure that this does not translate into ever-increasing operator complexity.

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UK VFX industry weighs the cost of Brexit

2019-03-12T17:16:00+00:00By

The UK’s VFX houses warn that cost of visas under current Brexit proposals risks the sector’s global competitiveness

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The object of audio’s big adventure

2019-03-12T17:07:00+00:00By

As interest in object-based audio (OBA) continues to grow, new production tools are being developed by research institutions, broadcasters and vendors to make it happen

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Regional focus: Middle East and Africa

2019-03-12T07:00:00+00:00By Riikka Koponen

From the transition to digital broadcasting to the adoption of OTT, the IABM’s newly published report on Middle East and Africa outlines the prospects for growth in the region

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Comcast to “unlock many opportunities” for Sky, says CEO

2019-03-11T17:29:00+00:00By

Sky has undergone strategic changes and adapted its business model under the new Comcast ownership with management preparing for an increase in the pace of change.

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Inside the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall

2019-03-11T16:42:00+00:00By

The Berlin Philharmonic’s decision to stream its concerts in high-quality audio and video has seen it push both technical as well as creative boundaries, writes David Davies.

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2019-03-11T10:50:00+00:00By

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Amazon to boost women in technology & Huawei sues the US

2019-03-08T17:00:00+00:00By

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

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Blockchain: A framework for the secure exchange of digital assets

2019-03-08T14:32:00+00:00Brought to you by

Join IBC365 and IBM Aspera on demand to learn how blockchain can integrate with high-speed data transfer and other cloud-based services to build a shared network for the secure tracking of the digital asset lifecycle.

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Behind the scenes: Captain Marvel

2019-03-08T13:09:00+00:00By

IBC365 marvels behind the scenes of Disney’s first female-fronted superhero release.

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Video: Why is balance better?

2019-03-08T12:43:00+00:00By

IBC365 asks why balance is better? Industry experts point to organisational performance, problem-solving and creativity as imperative to dynamic teams.

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International Women's Day: Tips for success

2019-03-08T12:40:00+00:00By

Tips on how to succeed in the sometimes male-dominated creative, technical and leadership positions in the media, entertainment and tech industry.

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Interview: Claire Hungate, Brave Bison

2019-03-08T12:31:00+00:00By

Changing the culture of production companies and breaking up the “boys club network” should be a top priority according to Brave Bison boss Claire Hungate.

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Interview: Mandy Walker, DoP

2019-03-08T12:09:00+00:00By

In the latest in IBC365’s series of interviews with inspirational women, director of photography Mandy Walker reflects on working on projects as diverse as Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, Ted Melfi’s Hidden Figures and Niki Caro’s upcoming Disney blockbuster Mulan.

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Australia recommends FAANG regulation

2019-03-08T11:37:00+00:00By

A regulatory framework to address the growing market power of the Silicon Valley digital giants has been proposed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which says that “reform is now urgent.”

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Sub-second latency streaming changing the video landscape

2019-03-08T11:09:00+00:00Brought to you by

Today, the latency of online video stream delivery is typically too long to provide the viewing experience users expect, resulting in unhappy viewers and lost revenue. Fortunately, new live streaming technology makes it possible to deliver live streams in less than a second, enabling exciting new experiences that engage viewers ...

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Christopher Nolan rallies filmmakers

2019-03-06T12:35:00+00:00By

Nolan has urged filmmakers to give audiences a reason to leave the house and to continue inventing new genres for the future success of cinema.

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Mobile World Congress in review: 5G, foldable phones and smart networks

2019-03-06T12:32:00+00:00By Paolo Pescatore

This year’s MWC event will be remembered for the arrival of 5G, the emergence of foldable devices. And beyond the usual calls for lighter regulation and greater cooperation, the realisation of one smarter converged network is coming to fruition.

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BBC lead RTS programme nominations

2019-03-06T12:31:00+00:00By

BBC’s Killing Eve and A Very English Scandal have been nominated alongside Netflix’s Black Mirror: USS Callister and Sky Atlantic’s Save Me for the 2019 Royal Television Society Programme Awards.

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Interview: Melissa Payne, IMG Media

2019-03-06T07:00:00+00:00By Tim Dams

IMG Media vice president and head of technology operations Melissa Payne on providing coverage for the world’s biggest sporting events and what can be done to encourage more women into technical roles.

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Entries open for IBC2019 Awards

2019-03-05T16:06:00+00:00By

Industry influencers and innovators are called to submit their achievements across the media, entertainment and technology industry for the annual IBC Awards, with two new categories added to this year’s programme.

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Warner Media to boost CNN digital enterprise

2019-03-05T16:04:00+00:00By

Warner Media CEO John Stankey yesterday laid out a new organisational model which the company hopes will accelerate its development and distribution of content.

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Interview: Carolina Costa, DoP

2019-03-05T15:01:00+00:00By

In the second in a series of interviews with inspirational women in the run up to International Women’s Day, director of photography Carolina Costa reveals what motivates her.

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2019-03-04T15:52:00+00:00By

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Claire Hungate to guest chair IBC2019 Conference

2019-03-04T10:31:00+00:00By

Brave Bison chief executive Claire Hungate will take over from Channel 4’s Keith Underwood as guest chair of the IBC2019 Content Steering Group.

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Is content still King for the Gen Z audience?

2019-03-04T10:30:00+00:00

With SVOD set to be the biggest media story of 2019, Brave Bison CEO and IBC Content Steering Group chair Claire Hungate asks if linear broadcasters have overlooked innovation and ignored their audiences.

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Maryann Brandon: Editing with emotion

2019-03-04T10:00:00+00:00By

In the first of a series of interviews with inspirational female leaders in the run up to International Women’s Day, IBC365 spoke with Maryann Brandon about how she became an editor and what it takes to succeed in a male-dominated part of the industry.

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Liberty boss: Video is "killer app" for 5G

2019-03-01T12:49:00+00:00By

MWC19: Telecom operators are nervous about the level of investment required for 5G, but video will be the “killer app” to support the consumer business case, according to Liberty Global chief executive Mike Fries.

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Disney's Hulu talks and Microsoft bets on AR

2019-03-01T11:48:00+00:00By

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

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OneWeb launches first broadband satellites

2019-02-28T22:11:00+00:00By

OneWeb has launched its mega-constellation satellites today after announcing yesterday during Mobile World Congress it will deliver connectivity to Africa and the Middle East by 2021.

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BBC & ITV to launch UK-based Netflix rival

2019-02-28T21:10:00+00:00By

The BBC and ITV have confirmed rumours that they will launch a new streaming service for UK audiences, more than ten years after a similar project was proposed and then blocked.

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Amazon seeks telcos to distribute video

2019-02-28T14:42:00+00:00By

Amazon is keen to sign up telcos to its partner distribution programme in a bid to overcome the “big problem” of reaching viewers without credit cards.

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Why broadcasters are doubling down on dynamic ad insertion

2019-02-27T16:24:00+00:00By Andy Stout

With scale being one of the main drivers for success in the dynamic ads market, is RTL’s acquisition of Yospace the shape of things to come?

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DAZN accelerates into Spain

2019-02-27T16:23:00+00:00By

Innovation and partnerships will be the key to DAZN’s success, says the firm’s senior vice president Peter Parmenter, who spoke at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the day before DAZN launched its platform in Spain.

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Video: What to expect at Mobile World Congress 2019

2019-02-27T15:40:00+00:00

IBC365’s Alana Foster outlines her expected trends and anticipations for Mobile World Congress 2019.

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Telco leaders bullish on benefits of 5G

2019-02-27T12:39:00+00:00By

Powerful capabilities and functionalities powered by 5G will not only change the media and entertainment industry but revolutionise global economies, according to industry leaders speaking at Mobile World Congress.

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What's next in the world of immersive?

2019-02-26T16:08:00+00:00

From 5G testing to biometrics and social VR, immersive experiences are evolving and advancing. Muki Kulhan rounds up the latest developments and highlights some interesting industry adoptions.

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Beyond the hype of AI

2019-02-25T19:35:00+00:00By

Technology executives have called for the ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI), with Facebook and Alibaba pointing to the potential positive social impact that is promised by AI.

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Oscars 2019: The winners

2019-02-25T15:22:00+00:00By Joe Crimp

Bohemian Rhapsody, Black Panther and Roma were among the big winners at Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony.

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Mobile chiefs warn governments against cashing in on 5G

2019-02-25T14:18:00+00:00By

The benefits of 5G won’t be realised unless governments pull back from treating the auction of valuable spectrum as a “golden goose”, according to telecom leaders speaking at Mobile World Congress.

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In pictures: IBC and TM Forum networking event ahead of Mobile World Congress

2019-02-25T13:57:00+00:00

MWC19: Senior leaders from leading telco and media & entertainment companies gathered in Barcelona on Sunday ahead of Mobile World Congress 2019 to enjoy an evening of networking.

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The week ahead

2019-02-25T10:20:00+00:00By

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

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What 5G could mean for media and entertainment

2019-02-22T11:21:00+00:00

The next generation of mobile technology holds enormous promise, particularly for media and entertainment, but managing consumer and industry expectations of 5G will be key, says Mark Smith.

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Interview: Margareta Törnblad, Telia

2019-02-22T11:10:00+00:00By Tim Dams

Swedish telco Telia Company is pushing ever more heavily into TV with recent deals such as its $1bn acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, echoing a strategy of leading telcos around the world. Margareta Törnblad, head of media and entertainment at Telia, explains the firm’s thinking.

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Samsung reveals folding phone & 8K coverage of Tokyo Olympics

2019-02-22T07:00:00+00:00By

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

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EU broadcasters call for online regulation

2019-02-21T18:28:00+00:00By

Censorship and disinformation from unregulated global platforms are jeopardising the credibility of European public and commercial broadcasters, according to two European industry bodies.

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What to expect at Mobile World Congress 2019

2019-02-21T17:30:00+00:00By

From foldable phones to live biohack chip implants and an exhibition and conference awash with 5G, we look at the likely trends and talking points at this year’s Mobile World Congress.

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VOD rivals cinema as favourite

2019-02-20T17:05:00+00:00By

Almost half of UK filmgoers select Netflix as favourite ahead of the cinema to consume new content, according to a study into audience evolution.

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Telestream Vantage reaches out into the cloud

2019-02-20T10:28:00+00:00Brought to you by

Is cloud an M&E cure-all? Can it be cost-efficient whilst protective of mission-critical assets and operations? Telestream embarked upon a targeted research and development initiative to find answers.

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Craft leaders: Adam Gough, Editor

2019-02-20T10:25:00+00:00By

Roma editor Adam Gough on his route into the industry and what it was like working with Alfonso Cuarón on the Oscar-nominated film.

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Oscars 2019: Inside the Best Film Editing category

2019-02-20T10:23:00+00:00By

From an eccentric costume drama to the story of the ultimate stadium rockers, what all the nominations in the best film editing category have in common is that their stories are based on real life biographies.

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Remote production: Lead the next in live production

2019-02-19T13:58:00+00:00Brought to you by

Join IBC365 on-demand to explore how remote production is changing the way sports broadcasters think and act.

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UK Space Agency invests £18m in OneWeb

2019-02-19T11:56:00+00:00By

The UK Space Agency has invested £18 million in London-based firm OneWeb, which plans to use satellite connectivity to aid 5G technology communications.

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Driverless cars and the content opportunity

2019-02-19T10:13:00+00:00By George Malim

If the advent of driverless cars provides a fourth screen via which travellers access content, apps and services, who will provide the content? George Malim explores the opportunities and assesses which organisations could become the in-car content providers.

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Interview: Richard Halliwell, Atrium

2019-02-19T09:28:00+00:00By Tim Dams

A drama commissioning club for telcos, Atrium launched nearly two years ago with great fanfare and a mission to help regional telcos compete with global streamers for high-end drama projects. Tim Dams checks in on Atrium’s progress so far.

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Facebook called to reform its “digital gangster” status

2019-02-18T18:19:00+00:00By

Democracy is at risk from the malicious and relentless spread of fake news and targeted misinformation of users’ data, a UK Parliamentary report has concluded.

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Telcos place big bets on unproven content strategies

2019-02-18T11:45:00+00:00By George Malim

As telcos gear up for 5G mobile networks and continue to roll-out broadband fibre connections, they are faced with the challenge of increasing revenue so they can support their investment in new infrastructure. George Malim examines the strategies of Verizon, BT and Globe to assess what makes a winning content ...

Week ahead

The week ahead

2019-02-18T09:31:00+00:00By

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

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Brexit: UK broadcasters need certainty

2019-02-15T12:48:00+00:00By

Broadcasters in the UK face an uncertain future, with the deadline for Brexit looming and the prospect of no deal with the European Union jeopardising the country’s position as an international hub for TV.

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AI: Moving into the mainstream

2019-02-15T12:40:00+00:00By Andy Stout

2019 is the year that will see AI’s broadcast industry journey from arcane, cutting-edge buzzword to being productised and commonplace completed.

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Why we built it ourselves

2019-02-15T12:20:00+00:00By Roger Thornton

There is an increasing trend among those who create and distribute content to build their own systems and solutions.

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Broadcasting theatre on the big screen

2019-02-15T12:15:00+00:00By

The National Theatre is home to world-class productions and performances, but how are the plays broadcast to cinemas around the world?

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Is Apple launching its TV service in April?

2019-02-15T10:48:00+00:00By

Apple is reported to be in the final stages of preparing to launch its video on-demand streaming service.

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EU agrees copyright laws & UK to regulate tech giants

2019-02-15T10:20:00+00:00By

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

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Facebook updates Watch strategy

2019-02-14T17:10:00+00:00By

Facebook has revealed a new strategy for its Watch video service, including an expansion of its revenue channels and creative opportunities for video creators.

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SVOD viewing to equal broadcast TV by 2023

2019-02-14T12:43:00+00:00By

China and North America will lead the market for streaming video on-demand services with subscribers set to grow to 743 million in the next four years.

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EBU warns of “dire conditions for media freedom”

2019-02-13T15:10:00+00:00By

The European Broadcasting Union has called for immediate action to protect journalists and the freedom of expression.

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Smart assistants to triple by 2023 to 8bn

2019-02-12T14:15:00+00:00By

The global usage of smart digital assistants is set to gather pace over the next five years, reaching 8 billion devices with Google and Amazon established as the leaders.

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Behind the scenes: Cold War

2019-02-12T13:52:00+00:00By

Oscar-nominated cinematographer Lukasz Zal reveals how he created the black-and-white look for Pawel Pawlikowski’s Soviet-era love story.

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The robustness of radio

2019-02-12T08:00:00+00:00

With World Radio Day taking place on Wednesday 13 February, Paul Robinson assesses the health of radio and its role in society.

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Bafta 2019 winners

2019-02-11T10:29:00+00:00By

The Favourite and Roma were among the films celebrated last night at the the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Awards.

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The week ahead

2019-02-11T09:24:00+00:00By

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

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UKTV CEO steps down

2019-02-08T13:52:00+00:00By

Darren Childs will step down from his role as chief executive of UKTV after holding the position for eight years, amid suggestions that the broadcaster could be broken up.

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ISE 2019: The impact of visual communication

2019-02-08T10:30:00+00:00By

Professional audio visual show Integrated Systems Europe exhibits a market rocketing upwards on video tech.

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Transforming production and broadcast with 5G

2019-02-08T10:16:00+00:00

Join IBC365 on demand to learn how 5G will transform the way content is created.

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Huawei 'crisis' meeting & Google under fire

2019-02-08T07:00:00+00:00By

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

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Super Bowl LIII: Who watched the game?

2019-02-07T09:43:00+00:00By

The final whistle of Super Bowl LIII sounded on Sunday ending its lowest scoring head-to-head in history and the build up to its perennially anticipated half-time show saw numerous high profile drop outs in support of Colin Kaepernick. Ross Biddiscombe explores how the event’s viewership fared.

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Sports content to boost global content spend

2019-02-06T15:57:00+00:00By

Global consumer spend on digital content is set to increase by $23 billion this year, with sports video identified as the key driver of growth.

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Home is where the art is: Immersive tech in film and TV

2019-02-06T11:25:00+00:00By

The 4K/UHD expectations of some leading streaming services mean that the home viewing experience could soon rival that encountered in commercial cinemas, writes David Davies.

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AI: A content chain analysis

2019-02-06T11:25:00+00:00By

IABM Lead Research Analyst Lorenzo Zanni takes an in-depth look at how increases in processing power and storage capabilities are broadening Artificial Intelligence applications throughout the broadcast, media and entertainment industry.

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Looking back at 30 years of Sky News

2019-02-05T23:40:00+00:00By Martin Stanford

With Sky News celebrating its 30th birthday, former anchor Martin Stanford recalls the early years of the rolling news channel.

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Tech giants urge US to adopt GDPR laws

2019-02-05T12:37:00+00:00By

Cisco has joined Apple, Microsoft and IBM in urging the US to follow in the footsteps of the European Union by formalising GDPR-like regulations.

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UK film and TV spend hits £3.1bn in 2018

2019-02-05T09:18:00+00:00By

Production spend on film and TV in the UK reached £3.1bn in 2018, which the BFI said was a vote of confidence in the UK’s crews, facilities and locations.

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Shooting the high end

2019-02-04T15:52:00+00:00By Andy Stout

With many camera and lens manufacturers making announcements and revealing upgrades at the BSC Expo in London, Andy Stout looks at the latest developments in the world of high end cameras and lenses.

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The week ahead

2019-02-04T09:44:00+00:00By

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

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John Honeycutt joins Google Cloud unit

2019-02-04T09:25:00+00:00By

John Honeycutt has stepped down from his role as Discovery CTO to join the Google Cloud division as the new head of telecommunications, media and entertainment verticals.

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Facebook’s focus on Watch as profit hits $6.9bn

2019-02-01T12:27:00+00:00By

Facebook has posted record profit for the last three months of 2018, as the company reiterated its plans to take the social media giant’s Watch video offering into the mainstream.

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Case study: Live, from New York...

2019-02-01T12:21:00+00:00Brought to you by

This case study delves into how Saturday Night Live archived more than 40 years of media using object storage.

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Google leads fight against fake audio

2019-02-01T12:15:00+00:00By

Google has released thousands of phrases spoken by its text-to-speech technology as part of a challenge to researchers from around the world to combat fake audio.

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Immersive audio: A multitude of possibilities

2019-02-01T11:40:00+00:00By

For vendors, arguably the greatest challenge at this point resides in satisfying the continually evolving ways in which broadcasters and content creators wish to apply immersive audio techniques, writes David Davies.

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Weekly news round-up: BBC's Brexit plans & Discovery “not for sale”

2019-02-01T09:00:00+00:00By

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

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We can do it: Taking action and changing culture

2019-02-01T08:40:00+00:00

With women remaining notably absent from this year’s Academy Awards nominations, it is of vital importance that the industry does more to attract and retain women, says Digital Orchard managing director Sam Margaritis.

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Apple CEO bets on video to drive revenue growth

2019-02-01T08:39:00+00:00By

Announcing its fiscal first quarter results for 2019 yesterday, Apple boss Tim Cook revealed “huge changes in customer behaviour” set to drive Apple’s strategy for the year ahead.

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2019 Oscars: Inside the best cinematography and VFX categories

2019-01-30T13:10:00+00:00By

From shooting in black and white to creating in-camera effects, we take a look at the technology and technique behind Oscar nominated films.

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Managing metadata: Moving deeper into the maze

2019-01-29T16:30:00+00:00By

Metadata has evolved dramatically in recent years, from straightforward descriptions to supporting complex usage in today’s asset management systems. Now AI promises a great leap forwards.

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Comcast set to rollout Now TV globally

2019-01-29T14:55:00+00:00By

Comcast to launch its new streaming service in 2020 based on Sky’s OTT operation, Now TV as a “distinct and compelling” offering free for pay-TV customers.

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The week ahead

2019-01-28T09:25:00+00:00By

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

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Tech CEOs back new Digital Declaration

2019-01-25T16:57:00+00:00By

Ericsson, Sony, Verizon, IBM, Orange and Vodafone are among 40 technology bosses to declare responsible leadership in the digital era.

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Monitoring 4K/HDR content

2019-01-25T10:49:00+00:00By

Vendors are helping broadcasters to rise to the challenge of 4K/HDR production while maintaining best-quality for existing HD/SDR workflows.

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How museums are embracing immersive experiences

2019-01-25T10:32:00+00:00By Tim Dams

Leading figures from the worlds of theatre, technology and media are behind an ambitious project to create mixed reality, immersive visitor experiences at The Natural History Museum and The Science Museum in London.

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Weekly news round-up: Sony relocates UK HQ and IBM & Vodafone's 5G venture

2019-01-24T17:35:00+00:00By

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

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Microsoft’s Bing blocked in China

2019-01-24T15:21:00+00:00By

The Chinese government has blocked Microsoft’s search engine Bing, joining Facebook and Google as the latest foreign technology provider to become unavailable in the country.

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Google fined £44m for GDPR breach

2019-01-23T16:05:00+00:00By

French watchdog has found Google in violation of “transparency, information and consent,” the first milestone fine under Europe’s strict global data protection regulation (GDPR).

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Hybrid-cloud leads for M&E sector

2019-01-23T10:59:00+00:00By

Some 54% of the global media and entertainment sector will host its workloads in the cloud by 2020, according to a new report.

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UK tech firms reject no-deal Brexit

2019-01-22T18:14:00+00:00By

Some 51% of UK technology companies are in favour of a second referendum on Brexit, according to a survey conducted by Tech UK.

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Oscars 2019 nominations

2019-01-22T18:04:00+00:00By

The Favourite and Netflix’s Roma lead this year’s Oscars race, with both productions nominated in 10 categories.

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Behind the scenes: A Quiet Place

2019-01-22T10:22:00+00:00By

Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl, the supervising sound editors of Oscar-nominated A Quiet Place, on establishing the rules of silence and the shock of what happens if you break it.

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Behind the scenes: First Man

2019-01-21T17:12:00+00:00By

The sonic soundscape of Neil Armstrong biopic First Man fuses authentic reconstruction with the insanity of the race into space.

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Netflix celebrates record revenues and subscriber growth

2019-01-21T17:09:00+00:00By

Reporting its Q4 2018 results, Netflix has revealed its revenues grew to $16 billion and concluded the year with 139 million paying memberships.

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The week ahead

2019-01-20T08:00:00+00:00By

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

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Why diversity is a business imperative

2019-01-18T11:46:00+00:00

Diversity and inclusion are the key to delivering engaging content, says Mill Film’s Lauren McCallum.

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CES 2019: All about 8K, AI & connected cars

2019-01-18T11:20:00+00:00By Paolo Pescatore

CES 2019: From 8K TVs to the roll out of voice assistants and immersive in-car entertainment, technology, media and telco analyst Paolo Pescatore plots a course through the key media and entertainment trends.

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Weekly news round-up: Netflix price hike & NBC's AVoD service

2019-01-18T08:00:00+00:00By

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

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Facebook set to invest $300m in journalism

2019-01-17T16:53:00+00:00By

Facebook has announced it will invest $300 million in news programmes, partnerships and content in a bid to combat fake news and support local news organisations.

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AI in theory, practice, and media workflows

2019-01-16T16:54:00+00:00

Although the reality of artificial intelligence (AI) as a free-thinking intelligence not unlike human intelligence is still the stuff of science fiction, it holds great promise for broadcast and media, writes Thomas Bause Mason, SMPTE Director of Standards Development.

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Green around the edges: How broadcasting is becoming eco-friendly

2019-01-16T13:31:00+00:00By

Environmental issues, like climate change, are having an impact on broadcasting – most noticeably on screen, where the success of programmes like the BBC’s Blue Planet II was such that it has changed attitudes to single-use plastics. Behind the camera there is also now a greener tinge around the edges.

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Esports consortium boosted with £4m grant

2019-01-16T10:22:00+00:00By

The UK government has granted £4 million funding to support the growth of esports broadcasting.

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Behind the scenes: The Favourite

2019-01-14T15:51:00+00:00By

Cinematographer Robbie Ryan on the bold lens choices for Yorgos Lanthimos’ acerbic awards-tipped period drama.

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The week ahead

2019-01-14T13:11:00+00:00By

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

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Weekly news round-up: Viacom to focus on mobile and BBC's iPlayer plans

2019-01-10T16:57:00+00:00By

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

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CES 2019: Our pick of the products

2019-01-10T13:00:00+00:00By

As the annual meeting point for the world’s consumer electronics giants, CES provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of the media and entertainment industry. IBC365 picks the top product launches that could shape the way we create and consume content.

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Branding channels in a multi-platform age

2019-01-09T15:08:00+00:00By David Wood

Linear channels are having to work harder to entice viewers, with the branding of channels one area of focus.

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Can 5G technology fuel a revolution in the international terrestrial transmission market?

2019-01-09T12:27:00+00:00Brought to you by

There are strong similarities between mobile terrestrial television networks and mobile telecommunication networks in the way that they support data communication, writes Rohde & Schwarz EVP and head of broadcast & media division Jürgen Nies.

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Whitepaper: Tuning into OTT 2.0

2019-01-09T11:53:00+00:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper explores the opportunities of OTT video distribution in viewership in revenue, the common challenges and considerations by media companies for OTT delivery and the critical elements of an OTT ecosystem.

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The Favourite leads Bafta Film Awards nominations

2019-01-09T10:53:00+00:00By

Bafta has revealed the shortlist for this year’s Film Awards, with The Favourite nominated in 12 categories.

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Streaming vs cinema: What does the future hold for film?

2019-01-08T12:00:00+00:00By

Netflix rarely releases data about its content but recently broke cover to claim that 45m accounts – nearly a third of its total – had streamed the Sandra Bullock thriller Bird Box in its first week on the platform, a record for a Netflix film, apparently.

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IBC opens submissions for 2019 Technical Papers

2019-01-07T16:22:00+00:00

The call for Technical Papers is now open for the IBC2019 Conference.

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Golden Globes: The winners

2019-01-07T12:55:00+00:00By

Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody scooped the award for best drama at last night’s Golden Globes.

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Tony Hall: EBU can tackle fake news

2019-01-07T11:29:00+00:00By

The EBU has a vital role to play in the battle against fake news, according to Tony Hall, the organisation’s new president and director general of the BBC.

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Weekly news round-up: Netflix pulls comedy show and Yankees' bid for Yes Network

2019-01-03T13:08:00+00:00By

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

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2018's most-read articles

2019-01-03T13:06:00+00:00

From to the use of VR at the Winter Olympics, find out which articles were the most-read in 2018.

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2018’s most-read Tech Advances articles

2018-12-28T06:00:00+00:00By

AI was a hot topic throughout 2018 from transforming productions to global adoption and disruption; blockchain, light field technology and 8K dominated the trends in tech advances.

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2018’s most-read Consumption articles

2018-12-27T06:00:00+00:00By

Futuristic holographic phone, the Premier League rights battle, voice control to enhance UX and personalisation were the hottest topics covered in the most popular Consumption articles.

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2018’s most-read Delivery articles

2018-12-26T06:00:00+00:00By

The fight against FAANG, the rise of niche OTT disruptors and the potential of 5G were among the most-read Delivery articles in 2018.

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2018’s most-read Management articles

2018-12-25T06:00:00+00:00By

The battle for codecs intensified and dominated the most-read content management articles along with cyber security and interviews with 21CF and Aljazeera executives.

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2018’s most-read Production articles

2018-12-24T06:00:00+00:00By

From the restoration of Peter Jackson’s WWI epic They Shall Not Grow Old to behind the scenes of Love Island and the impact of AI, holograms and Brexit on the media industry, we look at the most popular Production articles of 2018.

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In search of next gen broadcast media storage

2018-12-21T12:16:00+00:00Brought to you by

At IBC2018, Rohde & Schwarz introduced a new multi-user shared access storage system: R&S SpycerNode. In this article, we take a closer look at SpycerNode to see how its approach differs and where this might add value to broadcasters, content owners and facilities.

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What do you know about mobile communication standards?

2018-12-21T12:10:00+00:00Brought to you by

5G broadcast has considerable potential to offer to forward-thinking broadcasters. However, few broadcast executives count themselves as mobile communications specialists – very few know exactly what the 4G or 3G standards are or how they are defined, let alone the new 5G standard.

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On-demand Webinar: Esports goes mainstream

2018-12-21T12:01:00+00:00Brought to you by

Join IBC365 on-demand to hear industry experts explain how esports is transforming live content and reaching new audiences as it crosses into the mainstream and catches the attention of the biggest media businesses.

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Ang Lee’s high frame rate Gemini Man “the future of cinema”

2018-12-21T06:00:00+00:00By

Oscar winning cinematographer Dion Beebe has described using ultra high frame rates to film Ang Lee’s sci-fi actioner Gemini Man, as part of the future of cinema.

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MPEG heads to the holograph

2018-12-21T06:00:00+00:00By

MPEG is promoting a video-based point cloud compression technology – and Apple is driving it.

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IBC owners' 2019 predictions and priorities

2018-12-20T12:21:00+00:00By

From the development of artificial intelligence (AI) to widespread adoption of the cloud and new SVOD services IBC’s owners share their 2019 predictions and priorities for their organisations.

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2018 review: July to December

2018-12-20T11:38:00+00:00By

In the second part of our 2018 review we look back at the milestones, mergers, deals and innovations that dominated the second half of the year.

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IBC’s owners review 2018’s industry milestones

2018-12-19T15:44:00+00:00By

From the auction of Sky, to the rising interest in 5G and growing adoption of AI, IBC’s owners share their highlights and reflections of the last 12 months.

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2018 review: January to June

2018-12-19T11:35:00+00:00By

The first instalment of a two-part round-up of the main talking points of 2018 includes the battle for net neutrality, 5G advances at the Winter Olympics, the Premier League rights battle and a Facebook scandal that still haunts the social media giant.

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From 5G to Gen Z: What to expect in 2019

2018-12-18T15:15:00+00:00By Tim Dams

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time to look ahead – and try to pick out some of the likely themes and trends for 2019 in the broadcast and production sectors.

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Ajax adopts AI for live streaming

2018-12-18T11:41:00+00:00By

Dutch football club Ajax has showcased an artificial intelligence supported production of one of its matches, which the club’s technology partners say could remove the need for production facilities, camera crews and directors.

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New forces enter the codec arena

2018-12-14T10:44:00+00:00By

Standards body MPEG is lining up two new codecs as stop gaps before its next-generation heavyweight codec VVC comes on line in a move which could both stimulate and muddy the market for live and on demand streaming.

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Whitepaper: 5G broadcast for mobile TV

2018-12-13T16:24:00+00:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper explores why the latest mobile telecommunications technologies are a perfect partner for digital terrestrial transmission (DTT) and how they can put it on a new and significant growth path.

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Weekly news round-up: First 6K 360-degree live video delivered & Softbank drops Huawei

2018-12-13T15:00:00+00:00By

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

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Craft Leaders: Douglas Trumbull, Special Effects Supervisor

2018-12-13T13:36:00+00:00By

The VFX wizard behind movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner, Douglas Trumbull has spent the last decade developing Magi, which can capture and show films at high resolution and high frame rates – and deliver the immersive experience he says cinema audiences are looking for.

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Relocating ITV Post and Creative

2018-12-13T06:00:00+00:00By

How did ITV manage to relocate post and production departments out of its South Bank HQ on Friday and into the new one on the following Monday?

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Branching out: Creating interactive episodes

2018-12-12T15:52:00+00:00By

Netflix is banking on the ‘choose-your-own adventure’ format as a key differentiator but do branching narrative formats work for TV?

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Behind the scenes: Mary Poppins Returns

2018-12-10T12:16:00+00:00By

Cinematographer Dion Beebe explains how he mixes digital production techniques with hand drawn animation and London location work to recreate Disney’s whimsical nanny.

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Weekly news round-up: UK govt publishes Facebook documents & BT blocks Huawei's 5G

2018-12-06T16:19:00+00:00By

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

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Your guide to Raw production

2018-12-06T08:00:00+00:00By

IBC365 takes an in-depth look at an increasingly popular choice for acquisition, with new methods trading cumbersome, data heavy workflows for virtually identical image fidelity but at lower data rates and file sizes.

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2019: The year of “significant” cloud adoption?

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

BBC, Discovery and ITV amongst first adopters of cloud solutions choosing Amazon ahead of Google and Microsoft.

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Multi-cloud for broadcasters: Making the right choice

2018-12-05T10:49:00+00:00By

The huge physical infrastructure and connectivity investments made by the big cloud platforms are creating strategic options for all broadcast and media workloads, but with a plethora of options, how best to choose the right partner?

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Behind the scenes: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

2018-12-05T10:28:00+00:00By Pippa Considine

With around half of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’s $200m budget comprising VFX shots, Framestore Creative Director Christian Manz reveals the VFX story to IBC365, detailing work on key scenes, the re-invention of Paris and the creation of some of the more fantastic of the beasts.

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The radical shift continues: IABM reveals buying trends

2018-12-05T07:00:00+00:00By

The demand side of the industry is continuing to go through a radical shift, with changing revenue models influencing trends in media technology investment, according to the IABM Buying Trends Report.

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From post to playout: Advances in the cloud

2018-12-03T10:00:00+00:00By

From playout to post, the cloud is upending business models – but the most quantum leap is still to come.

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Interview: Jennifer Cooper, Microsoft

2018-12-03T07:00:00+00:00By Lorcan Archer

For Microsoft’s Jennifer Cooper, delivering more revealing audience intelligence is crucial to satisfying the company’s huge client base.

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Interview: Tanya Laird, Esports Ambassador

2018-11-30T12:36:00+00:00By

Esports could help shape the future of broadcast according to executive Tanya Laird, who spoke about the need for a “melting pot” of collaboration and interaction.

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Broadcast's role in making esports mainstream

2018-11-30T11:25:00+00:00By

The esports business is on track to be a billion dollar industry, with millions of participants and viewers, but industry leaders have called for more partnerships and government investment.

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Weekly news round-up: PSBs urged to collaborate and 1.5bn 5G connections by 2024

2018-11-30T09:55:00+00:00By

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

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NHK captures Kew Gardens in 8K

2018-11-29T07:00:00+00:00By

Ahead of the launch of the world’s first 8K channel in December, Japanese broadcaster NHK has been filming dedicated 8K programmes in major European cities.

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Interview: Jo Twist, Ukie

2018-11-29T07:00:00+00:00By Andy Stout

With esports growing fast, there are opportunities for broadcasters to get involved, the head of games trade body Ukie Dr Jo Twist tells IBC365.

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Video: The esports opportunity

2018-11-28T12:00:00+00:00

Experts at the cutting edge of esports explore opportunity within the market, including content evolution and brand partnerships, whilst keeping a close eye on governance and regulation.

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Sky’s Andrew Griffith – Challenge the status quo to thrive

2018-11-28T10:34:00+00:00By

How can businesses and academia successfully navigate a world being transformed by tech? That was the theme of the National Centre for Universities & Business’ (NCUB) Annual Lecture – delivered this year by Sky COO and CFO Andrew Griffith.

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BBC and C4 triumph at RTS Awards

2018-11-27T15:51:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society (RTS) 2018 Craft and Design Awards have awarded the best in UK broadcast television from directing and effects to costume and make up.

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UK’s VFX close up

2018-11-27T11:53:00+00:00By

IBC365 spoke with the One Strange Rock, The Crown and Katy VFX teams shortlisted for last night’s RTS Craft and Design Awards.

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All in the game: Taking esports to the masses

2018-11-26T11:29:00+00:00By Andy Stout

Esports is pioneering workflows that could be picked up by mainstream sports coverage, and with rising interest and growing prize pots, the influence of esports looks set to increase.

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Weekly news round-up: China approves Disney and Fox deal & Apple drops "essential" codecs

2018-11-23T11:39:00+00:00By

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

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Helping the "unemployable" build a career in broadcast

2018-11-23T10:43:00+00:00

The film and TV industry must overcome the stigmas of inclusion as a top priority and address diversity beyond skill set and skin colour, writes Mama Youth Founder Bob Clarke.

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BT and EE score 5G first

2018-11-22T16:56:00+00:00By

In a world first, BT Sport and EE will use 5G remote production to broadcast the EE Wembley Cup on Sunday to showcase the next generation technology.

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Motion slickness: Smooth moves from handheld cameras

2018-11-22T12:11:00+00:00By

There’s a raft of new options available to help camera operators make their handheld shots flow as smoothly as possible. David Fox weighs up the latest powerful yet budget-friendly grip offerings.

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Cloud playout: Unlocking global success for channel operators and broadcasters

2018-11-21T15:31:00+00:00Brought to you by

Join IBC365 and Tata Communications on-demand to explore how organisations are using cloud playout to deploy a unified solution for both playout and distribution on a global basis, and why cloud is fast becoming the preferred option for many linear channel operators and broadcasters.

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Five shows that changed society

2018-11-21T11:42:00+00:00By Andy Stout

To mark World Television Day, we have assembled a list of five influential television programmes that have gone on to have a distinct impact on society.

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Film-making for change: “My camera is my weapon”

2018-11-21T10:41:00+00:00By

Award-winning documentary maker Deeyah Khan’s work has educated, empowered and inspired change. She explains what motivates her and why storytelling is so vital.

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How full-frame sensors are changing the lens market

2018-11-20T12:52:00+00:00By

What does the popularity of large format sensor digital cinema cameras mean for the lens market? David Fox reports.

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Up to the Task: Selling comedy to the world

2018-11-19T15:56:00+00:00By

Gameshow Taskmaster has been a standout hit for UKTV and is now entertaining audiences around the world. Creator Alex Horne and execs from UKTV and production company Avalon explain how the show was exported to 17 countries.

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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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2018-10-03T08:39:00+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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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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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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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.