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The value of glass in a digital world


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

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Embracing Augmented Reality at Euro 2016


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

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Having a vision to tackle the hackers

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

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

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Craft Leaders: Jean-Clément Soret, Colourist


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

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


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


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

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How AI is being used to boost the creative process


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

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UHD & multiplatform delivery are top priorities for media companies


Viewer demand for multiplatform content delivery looks set to continue to grow with 56.9% of respondents in the second annual Avid Customer Association (ACA) vote agreeing that the trend will continue to dominate the industry.

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


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

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European broadcasters unite to fight FAANG


After years of false starts, national broadcasters are now racing to create joint streaming platforms. But are they too late to take on Netflix and Amazon?

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Leaders' Forum: The Search for Growth


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

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Love Island: From villa to screen


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

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Surfing the AI wave


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

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


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

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World Cup streaming: How to avoid scoring an own goal


There was a social media meltdown early in the World Cup as Australian fans damned an OTT service provider for failing to adequately stream matches. So how should OTT providers ensure that streaming of high-demand live events keeps the fans happy?

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IBC2018 Innovation Awards shortlist revealed


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

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Is AI the future of sports production?


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

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Tuning radio for South Sudan


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

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Whitepaper: The promise of universal scale

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

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Can Disney catch up with Netflix?


Disney launches its own OTT service next year into a market where Netflix has spent its way to the top. Will Disney’s offer be too little too late to catch up? Or is there room for another big OTT player?

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The innovative tech embraced by ad creatives

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

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

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One moment in time: The making of Whitney

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

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

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


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

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DPP survey lifts the lid on production company trends


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

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Blog: Crossing the inflection point


The media industry is at an inflection point, one in which we have no clear view as to where we’ll end up, or who the winners will be.

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Can Netflix and Amazon be overtaken?

2018-06-28T09:00:00+01:00By Andy Fry

Competition around the world is ramping up for the OTT leaders from other big tech firms, local specialists, traditional channels and pay-TV operators.

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Cross-pollinating the cluster: Inside Media City Bergen


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

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The serious business of comedy


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

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Has VR scored at the World Cup?


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

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Cloud competition building around broadcast


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

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Championing change for the future

2018-06-27T08:36:00+01:00By founders Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira will deliver the final IBC2018 conference keynote on innovating social and environmental issues using deep technology.


Webinar: Media at the Edge

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Join IBC365 on Thursday 26 July to discuss the latest thinking on decentralised infrastructure technology and real life business and workload requirements for media at the edge.

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Blog: Cyber security & the Metaverse


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

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Q&A: Ethical hacker, Tony Gee


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

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


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

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Cyber security shorts: Pascal Hetzscholdt, 21C Fox


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

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How to guard against cyber attacks


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

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SMPTE 2018: Driving the entertainment revolution


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

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Piracy didn’t fade, it just got cleverer


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


US Homeland Security, C4 & Fox experts on cyber security


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

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Cyber security shorts: Daniel Schatz, Perform Group


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

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Whitepaper: Tape vs object storage

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

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Cyber security shorts: Mike Loginov, Ascot Barclay Group


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

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CTO Series: Matthew Postgate, BBC


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


Webinar: Integrating AI in media content workflows


Can computers be creative? Join IBC365 on Thursday 19 July at 4pm BST to hear how Artificial intelligence and machine learning are starting to transform the way content is created, managed and delivered.

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Catching the pirates offside


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

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Cyber security shorts: Mark Harrison, DPP


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

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Managing content for OTT


With increased competition the distinct advantages enjoyed by OTT providers in the battle for audience attention are wearing a bit thin. Now they must innovate to thrive.

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


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

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How far can we push personalisation?


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

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


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

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Naomi Climer among media and tech execs honoured by the Queen


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

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Craft Leaders: Andy Serkis, Director and Actor


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

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From Russia with live: Your guide to the World Cup


UHD, HDR, AI, VR and social media expansion make debut for FIFA’s World Cup.

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Analysis: What Discovery’s $2bn golf deal means for the broadcaster


Discovery’s $2 billion purchase for all non-US television and digital rights of golf’s PGA Tour tournaments could create the largest single sport OTT offering, but why has the broadcaster decided to invest so much in the sport?

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Analysis: Has Amazon scored with its Premier League package?


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

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The shape of kids’ content


The proliferation of devices and platforms has meant that younger audiences are changing their viewing patterns, which in turn is shaping broadcaster and IP owners’ content strategies for a new generation of children.

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Q&A: Five startups that want to change media


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

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Apple backs "transformational" AR


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

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In conversation with Paramount Pictures futurist Ted Schilowitz


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

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


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

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IBC champions telco and media convergence


IBC2018: Smart connectivity, 5G and media innovation will feature at the IBC Show with a focus on the convergence between the telco and media industries.

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Boosting audience connection with remote production


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


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

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NBA shoots for eSports glory


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

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Vendors cast a critical eye on the private cloud


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

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CTO Series: Bevan Gibson, ITN


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

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Supporting BAME talent


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

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


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

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Craft Leaders: Joe Walker, Editor


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

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


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

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Blog: Teaching old dogs new tricks


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

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Tapping into local video talent

2018-05-28T07:00:00+01:00By Lorcan Archer

With many broadcasters still grappling with how to collaborate with freewheeling creators, has BBC Wales hit on the ideal model for community interaction?

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IP-future “not too far away” says BBC


TV will evolve into a more immersive, personalised and interactive medium exclusively delivered over the internet in the not too distant future, predicted Matthew Postgate.


Interview: Mike Ruddell, Sky Sports


For almost 20 years Sky Sports Innovation Manager Mike Ruddell has been at the cutting edge of sports and broadcast technology, but this team player has always had one goal in mind - to give the viewers the best possible experience.

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Sports advertising: A whole new ballgame


Sports advertising, like many other ad sectors, has to tackle the high level of boredom that audiences show for brands, but a new breed of innovative campaigns are targeting fans in fresh ways.

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Weekly news round-up: Obamas sign Netflix deal & 5G standard finalised


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


Webinar: Winning the Battle for OTT Audiences

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Watch the on-demand webinar to hear leading OTT operators and their technology providers discuss how they have designed-in quality and user experience all the way through to consumers’ devices.


Shaping the future together: NBCU, Havas & Endemol Shine join IBC2018


Leading media executives from NBC Universal, Havas Group and Endemol Shine will deliver exclusive insight into the changing media landscape.

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BBC and Sony lead DPP metadata exchange


The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has announced the release of a new guide designed to aid news organisations and suppliers of news systems in easily exchanging metadata.

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Football bodies & broadcasters to tackle live UHD HDR


Coverage of the UEFA Champions League Final is set to be another UHD and VR 360 spectacular, while chances seem high that the BBC will commit to UHD HDR live streaming of FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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Rising up: Mentoring women in broadcast


Championing gender diversity and opening doors and opportunities for women within the broadcast manufacturing and services sector is central to advocate group Rise, Founder Sadie Groom explains.

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Time to increase BAME representation in broadcast


Attitudes might be moving in the right direction but there’s still an imbalance facing black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) talent in the broadcast industry

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New vision required for women in sport


Women’s sport may be one of the best opportunities for broadcasting and sponsorship, but is it riddled with too many problems of awareness and underfunding?

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Viewers have more control than ever before


We don’t have to cast our minds back very far to recall a time when, if you didn’t like what you were watching on television, you had two choices: turn it over or turn it off, reflects Michael Crimp.

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Making sports more TV friendly


From Tie Break Tens tennis to Power8 Sprints rowing, bite-sized sports are shooting for digital audiences with short attention spans.

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Roundtable: Sports and eSports for online audiences


A second IBC365 roundtable discussion, hosted by Claire Tavernier, explores the relationship between traditional sports and the emerging eSports community.

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The crown jewels of live broadcast


Large live events, particularly royal ones, have always been at the forefront of driving television technology in the UK and the latest royal wedding is no exception.

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Weekly news round-up: Red’s phone goes to market & Royal Wedding in 4K & UHD


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Breaking the glass ceiling


Leading executives discuss the gender pay disparity across the broadcasting industry, impactful legislation and changing the system of inequality.

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Craft Leaders: Roger Deakins, Cinematographer


Looking back on almost 50 years of iconic films, ranging from The Shawshank Redemption and The Big Lebowski to Skyfall and Blade Runner 2049, the British cinematographer discusses his creative approach and his life in pictures.

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How more standards could help the move to Media 4.0


Metadata is crucial as an enabler of automated production and targeted content. Would a standard help?

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Defining future business models


As competitive pressures from new media escalate, broadcasters and content owners are experimenting with new business models, writes Lorenzo Zanni.

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Analysis: Comcast, Disney and the ongoing battle for Sky


The unfolding drama involving three of the world’s largest media groups has all the ingredients of an Oscar-winning script, writes Ray Snoddy.


IBC and TM Forum to collaborate on innovation


IBC has formed a collaboration with the TM Forum to drive innovation between the media and telecoms industries.

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Opening doors for women in broadcast technology


In this second part of our look at gender disparity in broadcasting, IBC365 turns the spotlight on the vendors.

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Love Island and This Country scoop Baftas


Love Island, This Country and Detectorists were among the programmes honoured at last night’s Baftas, with Peaky Blinders and The Handmaid’s Tale also triumphing in their categories.  

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The brakes are off: F1 to launch 'fan-focused' OTT service


The launch of F1 TV this weekend marks the motorsport’s biggest investment in its digital transformation to date. Few see it as a risk.

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On a mission to master


Work on the standard mastering format for B2B content distribution across the digital landscape has been a long process, but a gathering of the leading cheerleaders for IMF at NAB in Las Vegas may indicate that consensus is closer than ever

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Compression enters the high-performance era


Delivering new methods and codecs for working with large-scale data, particularly VR and HDR, is high priority for the media and entertainment industry.

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UK broadcasting giants to launch SVOD service & BT job cuts


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Calling the shots on diversity in film and TV


Women are under-represented in all areas of broadcast, from leadership roles at hardware and software firms, to directors and script writers, camera operators and engineers.


Direct view displays: The future of cinema?


Direct view LED displays promise greater luminosity and lower running costs, but will the high cost of installation and audience appetite for crisper images support rollout of the Samsung and Sony-backed technology?

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Craft Leaders: Julian Slater, Sound Designer


Oscar-nominated sound designer Julian Slater speaks about new ways of editing sound and why the term ‘immersive’ can be a red herring.

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Roundtable: Creating and delivering immersive content


Muki Kulhan hosts IBC365’s first roundtable discussion with industry experts discussing the creative, technical and business aspects of producing to delivering immersive content experiences.

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Spotlight on: Immersive film makers


IBC365 speaks to three VR and 360-degree video directors and cinematographers about how they capture immersive content and what the future holds.

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Video: Eddie Ferraro, Globecast


NAB 2018: Transitioning broadcast operations to the cloud for flexible and cost-effective services that can be scaled up or down.

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Weekly news round-up: Amazon's AI focus & Cambridge Analytica to shut down


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Making the immersive an everyday experience


New technology allows us to tell stories in innovative ways, but we need to create great content if immersive is to be successful, says Sol Rogers.

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Towards the Holodeck: An in-depth look at light field


Is VR just a stepping stone on the path to holographic video content creation and display?

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Virtual reality and augmented reality in broadcasting


Broadcasters around the world have been exploring virtual and augmented reality. John Maxwell Hobbs looks at some of the best examples.

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Blog: The future of immersive content


In the future, the line between reality and virtual reality will become increasingly blurred, and new media and entertainment options will emerge that we have not yet imagined, writes Amelia Kallman.

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The tools for creating immersive content


Capturing and crafting immersive content requires specialist tools. Dick Hobbs looks at some of the latest technology for creating VR, AR and 360-degree video.

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Spotlight on: Mobile journalists


Mobile video journalists (MoJo) from CBC, RTE and BBC offer insight into how technology has revolutionised reporting, the impact of mobile apps and the threat to traditional reporting.

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Video: Keith Lane, NEP


NAB 2018: NEP’s Keith Lane on the ways the industry is making remote production a reality and the cost and quality benefits of adoption.


eSports producers demand flexible tools as interest surges


The phenomenon of eSports is a transformational concept, a genuine disrupter. While acknowledging the use of the obvious cliché, it is a game changer.

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Weekly news round-up: Comcast's Sky offer & BBC streams 4K HDR


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.


Agility and innovation: The essential ingredients

2018-04-26T07:00:00+01:00By Keith Underwood

Established content providers should be agile, innovative and willing to adopt new technologies if they want to take on the digital giants, says Channel 4’s Keith Underwood.

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BBC, Discovery and YouTube execs to deliver keynote speeches at IBC2018


BBC Studios Chief Executive Tim Davie, Discovery Networks International President and Chief Executive Jean-Briac ‘JB’ Perrette and YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan are to deliver keynotes at the IBC2018 Conference.

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CTO Series: Mohamed Abuagla, Al Jazeera


The key challenges facing the broadcast industry are not just to do with technology, according to Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Abuagla.

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RTS opens Young Technologist of the Year Award


The Royal Television Society has opened entries for the Young Technologist of the Year Award, seeking those working in the technical side of broadcasting or its related industries.

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Craft Leaders: Jet Omoshebi, Colourist


In the first in a series of interviews with industry-leading craft talent, Goldcrest’s Jet Omoshebi speaks about breaking into the world of grading and the essential attributes of a colourist. 

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From encryption to consumption: the tools for protecting content


IP connectivity and the cloud means that both the intellectual property and the infrastructure of broadcast and media companies is now at risk of cyber attack.

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Game of Thrones and Three Girls scoop three Baftas


Game of Thrones wins three awards including a special award for “pushing boundaries”.

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Regional focus: Latin America


With Brazil, Mexico & Argentina leading development in Latin America, the IABM has produced a regional report on the area.

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Audio leads IP, VR and AR transformation

2018-04-20T10:21:00+01:00By Kevin Hilton

NAB 2018: In the past few years there has been more parity between audio and video, and no longer is the cliche “audio is the poor relation to video” trotted out at exhibitions.

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Blog: There's no such thing as a magic bullet


With ever-increasing competition among broadcasters for viewers and revenue, John Maxwell Hobbs asserts there is no ‘magic bullet’.

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Regional focus: North America


As the media technology industry gathered in Las Vegas for NAB, the IABM produced a regional report on one of the world’s largest broadcast and media markets.

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Weekly news round-up: Amazon reveals subscribers & Ofcom investigates RT


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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NAB 2018: “Incredible interest” shown in AV1


Some of the leading exponents of AV1 speak with IBC365 about the origins of AV1, the industry’s reaction to the codec, and how it is likely to evolve.

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The Tiger effect: Woods' impact on TV viewing figures


Ross Biddiscombe explores the fierce impact Tiger Woods has on clawing in live television audiences.

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Video: Ben Keen, analyst


NAB 2018: Analyst Ben Keen on the dynamic clash of cultures between internet platforms and traditional broadcasting businesses.

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On-demand webinar: Transforming live sports production with Artificial Intelligence

2018-04-18T12:27:00+01:00Sponsored by

Watch now to hear key players discuss real world experience of the role AI is taking in live sports.

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Video: Mark Harrison, DPP


NAB 2018: DPP Managing Director Mark Harrison on how interoperable master format (IMF) is the solution to expensive, complex and time-consuming versioning for content creation.

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AI and the cloud: The evolution of post production software


NAB 2018: Vendors showcase the tools forging the post-production evolution with artificial intelligence (AI) powering the future of editing, grading and visual effects (VFX).

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IABM launches BaM industry model


NAB 2018: The IABM has introduced the BaM Content Chain: from Creator to Consumer industry model offering technology buyers, end users and vendors a 360-degree view of the industry.

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Cyber security: The view from NAB


NAB 2018: IP connectivity and the cloud means that both the intellectual property and the infrastructure of broadcast and media companies is now at risk of cyber attack, with the subject up for discussion in Las Vegas.

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Video: Andy Quested, BBC, ITU and EBU


NAB 2018: Andy Quested on the trends across the show floor at NAB 2018, from AI to IP and its applications to international standards and quality control.

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Tech vendors honoured at IABM BaM Awards


NAB 2018: Innovation and disruptive technology applications have been recognised at the IABM BaM Awards during the NAB Show.

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The week ahead


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

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Vendors double down on AI in Las Vegas


NAB 2018: If there was a single phrase that swept the show floor in Las Vegas, it surely has to be artificial intelligence.

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NAB 2018: UHD lenses in focus


NAB 2018: The range of cameras with larger sensors from the likes of Arri, Panavision, Red and Sony offer more choice than ever when it comes to acquisition formats and lens options.

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SMPTE appoints standards chief and Fellows honoured


NAB 2018: SMPTE appoints new Director of Standards Development and SMPTE executives honoured with NATAS lifetime achievement awards during the NAB Show.

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Securing assets in the era of disinformation


NAB 2018: Cyber security, audio technology and content creation solutions were showcased by Cisco, Fortium, Deluxe and Dolby during NAB.

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Weekly news round-up: Facebook's "show trial" & Sinclair scripts questioned


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Leading telcos launch cyber security alliance


Telefonica, SoftBank, Etisalat and Singtel have signed an agreement to create the first global telco cyber security partnership.

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What are the business benefits of IMF?


NAB 2018: The Digital Production Partnership has released its new guide on the advantages of adopting the Interoperable Master Format (IMF).

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UHD and HDR in the frame at NAB 2018


NAB 2018: A glut of statistics on consumer interest in UHD, as well as the unveiling of kit from the likes of Sony, Blackmagic, Canon and Panasonic point to the steady uptake of UHD.

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Fraunhofer leads live VR demo at NAB


NAB 2018: Showcasing a new era of VR content, Fraunhofer HHI, Ericsson, Harmonic and Nokia demonstrated state of the art virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video at the NAB Show.

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Inside the IP Showcase at NAB 2018


IP is finally on a home run according to 56 vendors and eight prestigious industry bodies behind the NAB 2018 IP Showcase.

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The rise of AI and the decline of VR


Multi-platform delivery, 4K/UHD, IP infrastructure and artificial intelligence (AI) are the growth areas of investment in media technology according to the latest analysis from the IABM released at NAB.

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How archive was used for Michael Caine’s My Generation

2018-04-10T02:19:00+01:00By Andy Stout

The power of archive is dramatically on show in Lionsgate’s Michael Caine-fronted feature documentary My Generation, which traces the cultural revolution that occurred in the 1960s.

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UHD evolution: Phase B guidelines released


NAB 2018: The Ultra HD Forum has released its Phase B guidelines demonstrating at the Las Vegas trade show the developments of UHD and HDR formats to enhance viewing experiences.

Week ahead

The week ahead


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

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CTO Series: David Kline, Viacom


David Kline, EVP and Chief Information & Technology Officer, Viacom on responding to – and inspiring – change.

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Weekly news round-up: UK pay gaps revealed & first blockchain smartphone


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Blog: Holes in the net are weaponising IoT


Tomorrow’s technology is already here but we aren’t prepared for the consequences, writes Amelia Kallman.

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The Crown and Black Mirror vie for top Baftas


Black Mirror, Line of Duty, The Crown and Three Girls have all been nominated in three categories for the 2018 Bafta television awards.

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Lessons from the frontline: How broadcast adopts battlefield tech

2018-04-04T07:00:00+01:00By Kevin Hilton

From radio links to player-tracking technology, the broadcast industry has made use of decades of military research and development.

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IABM announces shortlist for BaM awards


The IABM has announced the shortlist for its new Broadcast and Media Awards (BaMs) which will be presented during NAB 2018.

Week ahead

The week ahead


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

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Weekly news round-up: AV1 released and green light for London studio


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Spotlight on: UAV operators


In the second instalment in a series of articles that look at job roles and their relationship with technology, Alana Foster speaks with three unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators.

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Video: How will Winter Olympics and World Cup 5G trials shape the future of live broadcast?


Trials in PyeongChang and Russia look set to open doors for new business models and innovation across broadcast, media and entertainment.

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CTO Series: Bartek Gudowski, MTG


From building new playout centres to strengthening MTG’s triple play offering, Bartek Gudowski explains the priorities of a modern CTO and why cyber security is a global issue.

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Capturing clean audio


With the quality of audio capture integral to the success of a production, IBC365 speaks with industry experts to examine the changing requirements production sound mixers and the response of manufacturers.

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On-demand webinar: NAB Show 2018 Deconstructed


Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas: IBC365 is joined by a panel of industry experts to review what went on, what was hot, and what happened at the NAB 2018 conference and show floor.

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Which UHD series will dominate MIPtv?


The Cannes MIPtv programming market in April will see plenty of 4K/UHD programming available. IBC365 looks at some of the anticipated highlights.


What will be big at NAB 2018?


From AI to M&A, Dick Hobbs picks his way through the marketing buzz to predict what visitors might be talking about at NAB 2018.

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What role do servers play in today's broadcast operations?

2018-03-26T12:53:00+01:00Brought to you by

Without any doubt, the future of the broadcast industry will be increasingly influenced by the Cloud-based technologies, but today is there still a place for on-premise video servers? And if so, what will these servers look like and how will they operate? Will everything be remote production over IP networks?

Week ahead

The week ahead


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

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IMF: DPP and SMPTE explain the spec


SMPTE and DPP explain why they are working together on the creation of an Interoperable Master Format (IMF) specification for broadcast and online and what progress has been made so far.

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CTO Series: Paul Cheesbrough, 21st Century Fox


In the second instalment of our CTO Series, 21st Century Fox’s Paul Cheesbrough speaks about the challenges of delivering content to more platforms than ever before and explains why cyber security is his number one priority.

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Weekly news round-up: UK 5G spectrum auction & Facebook scandal


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Europe’s broadcasters in race to launch targeted ads


Facebook’s reputation may have taken a battering over the past few days, but the lure of online persists.

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Blog: The importance of fun


A focus on functionality, utility, and efficiency may have produced a long list of recent innovations, but are we exploring the creative potential in new technology?

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BBC scoops 17 RTS Programme Awards


The Royal Television Society recognised BBC’s Planet Earth II, ITV’s Love Island and C4’s The End of the F***ing World for excellence in British television.

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The Crown and Blue Planet II triumph at BPG Awards


Ed Miliband and Hilary Mantel were among the winners of the Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) Awards for podcast and radio programme of the year.

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Video: Kris Hardiman, Ericsson


Ericsson Head of Head of Portfolio Marketing for Europe and Latin America Kris Hardiman on Ericsson’s role in the broadcast sector, changing consumer viewing habits and the impact of 5G.

Week ahead

The week ahead


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

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MMA and the fight for online audiences


The ongoing fight for TV audiences in one of the world’s fastest growing sports, mixed martial arts, has found a new and unusual battleground.

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CTO Series: In conversation with RTÉ’s Richard Waghorn


RTÉ’s Director of Transformation and Technology on adopting the cloud and the challenges faced by public service broadcasters.

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On-demand webinar: Cyber security and the protection of assets

2018-03-16T11:03:00+00:00Sponsored by

With viewers consuming content on an increasing array of devices and platforms, and the media industry a high-profile target for hackers, the task of protecting assets can be complicated and costly.

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Weekly news round-up: Trump ends Broadcom bid & Google to pay EU digital tax


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Sports broadcasting: “90 minutes is never enough”


Whistle Sports Network Managing Director Jeff Nathenson on how social media has changed the consumption of sports with fandom extending beyond live matches.

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Broadcasters unite to sell pan-European ad packages


TV Fights Back: The European Broadcaster Exchange is the first significant move by leading European commercial broadcasters against Google and Facebook’s dominance in the online advertising market.

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Video: Matt Stagg, EE


EE Head of Media and Entertainment Technology Matt Stagg on the use of premium content by telcos and the ways in which 5G will shape production and delivery.

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EBU’s fight against ‘fake news’ and the regulation of FAANG


European broadcasting experts have called out Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google platforms to fight the spread of fake news and online disinformation.

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UK broadcasters combine to battle Facebook and Google


TV Fights Back: The UK’s leading commercial broadcasters have joined forces to extol the virtues of television to media planners in a bid to challenge the digital newcomers, writes Ray Snoddy.

Week ahead

The week ahead


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


Spotlight on: Digital Imaging Technicians


In the first of a series of articles that look at job roles and their relationship with technology, Alana Foster speaks with three digital imaging technicians whose credits include Black Mirror, Skyfall and McMafia.

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What we know about Red’s Hydrogen phone

2018-03-08T22:12:00+00:00By Phil Rhodes

Red looks likely to make a full-scale launch of its Hydrogen phone in the summer, but a picture of what the handset will be capable of is starting to emerge.

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Five trends that will shape broadcast technology


From increased application of artificial intelligence to an acceleration in adoption of the cloud, IABM Lead Research Analyst Lorenzo Zanni selects five trends that will shape the broadcast technology sector.

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Weekly news round-up: BBC fights FAANG & TV recognises Women's Day


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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BBC, C4, ITV & C5 contend for RTS awards


The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced its 2018 programme awards nominations.

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The week in numbers: Oscars viewing figures and Paralympics coverage


A drop in Oscars viewing figures and broadcasters’ plans for Paralympics coverage.

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Making a modern news room


Fitting out a new ‘pay as you go’ news studio required a focus on future proofing and building an infrastructure with the resilience and contingency to handle 4K from cameras to cables, writes Wesley Dodd.

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Codec wars: The battle between HEVC and AV1


A new codec designed for delivering OTT content that is backed by the likes of Amazon, Netflix and Google, threatens to challenge the dominance of HEVC.

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Sale or scale: The future of production


The Royal Television Society (RTS) took the lilt and inference of the property and design franchise show Love It or List It for an evening panel session on the stark implications of eye-catching buy-outs in the media markets.

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Entries open for IBC2018 Innovation Awards


Industry innovators have been invited to follow in the footsteps of Group Média TFO, BT Sport and VOOT who were all recognised at IBC2017.

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Oscars 2018 winners


The Shape of Water scooped the Best Picture gong during the 90th Academy Awards with I, Tonya, Three Billboards and Darkest Hour also awarded across the categories.

Week ahead

The week ahead


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

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Alternative platforms: The “Pandora’s box” of entertainment


Virtual reality, augmented reality and 5G could all help platforms monetise content, according to senior executives speaking at Mobile World Congress.

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BBC, Sky News and CNN awarded for outstanding TV journalism


The BBC won 11 of the Royal Television Society television journalism awards for 2018, with Sky News and CNN recognised for creative and excellent journalism.

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Avid CEO Hernandez sacked for workplace misconduct


Jeff Rosica has been appointed Chief Executive of Avid after Louis Hernandez was sacked “due to violations of company policies related to workplace conduct”.

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Weekly news round-up: Sky to bundle Netflix & WPP shares drop


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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IoT drives fourth industrial revolution


Fuelled by 5G, massive IoT adoption is expected to interconnect media across devices, connected cars and into smart cities, with a host of vendors and telecom operators showcasing their IoT offerings at Mobile World Congress.

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The week in numbers: Mobile users surge & 4G on the moon


Mobile subscribers to soar by 2025, the “fearsome seven” technology companies taking over the world and 4G coverage on the moon.

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When Facebook abuse can be a “wonderful thing”


Senior executives from BT and iFlix hailed the power of content to transform “transactional” brands and create an emotional connection with customers.

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See the future: VR headsets and hardware trends

2018-02-28T12:53:00+00:00By Mark Mayne

The past few years have produced more virtual reality hardware at a wider range of price points than ever before, bringing VR into the tech mainstream.

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Taking on the might of FAANG


The power of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google was a recurring subject on the opening day of the conference at Mobile World Congress.

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5G: “Open for business”


Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei and Cisco are among the many manufacturers to announce major deployments and advances for 5G at Mobile World Congress.

Week ahead

The week ahead


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

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Object-based audio: Slicing and dicing sound for broadcast

2018-02-26T07:00:00+00:00By Kevin Hilton

Object-based audio promises immersion, accessibility, personalisation and interactivity, but fears of a format war persist.

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Weekly news round-up: ProSieben appoints new CEO & Fox News launches OTT service


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Blog: TV isn't dead, it's evolving


The way we shoot and deliver TV and film may have changed, but despite the constant cycle of change, cinema and TV is still in good health, says John Maxwell Hobbs.

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Channel 4’s Keith Underwood to Chair IBC2018 Conference


Channel 4 Director of Strategy and Technology Keith Underwood has taken on the newly-created role of Guest Chair of the IBC2018 Conference.

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The week in numbers: Media plurality to media awards


Murdoch extends Sky News promise and Disney and Marvel break box office records.

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Metadata, AI and automated workflows: Vendors' news tech plans


Making sure that metadata remains with material, the use of AI to search archives and workflows that allow journalists to publish one story to multiple platforms simultaneously - George Jarrett completes a two-part look at the newsroom technology market.


Getting set for GDPR


Channel 4 is renewing its Viewer Promise, while broadcasters in Germany are joining forces to create a universal log-in – but is either enough to accommodate the EU’s stringent new data protection laws?

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Video: Building Revenue in VR


Khayyam Wakil explores the ways in which virtual reality can generate revenue at the Future Reality Theatre at IBC2017.

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Video: Distributing & Monetising Immersive Content


This Future Reality Theatre Fireside Chat covers networks, studios and creators’ efforts to distribute and monetise immersive content.

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Video: Where is the value in VR/AR?


Kathleen Schröter explores where to find the money in virtual and augmented reality at the Future Reality Theatre at IBC2017.

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Seven trends to expect at Mobile World Congress 2018

2018-02-20T13:22:00+00:00By Kate O'Flaherty

5G and its associated use cases are expected to take centre stage in Barcelona, while discussions will also turn to the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to overhaul network management and customer service.

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Bafta 2018 winners


Sir Ridley Scott awarded the highest honour at the Baftas as Three Billboards, Darkest Hour and The Shape of Water scoop top awards.  

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Grass Valley and SAM: The challenges and benefits of consolidation


Belden’s decision to buy SAM and combine it with Grass Valley continues a long history of acquisitions for both companies, but what are the challenges in merging the firms and what does the deal mean for the wider industry?

Week ahead

The week ahead


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

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The investment landscape for media tech firms


In 2018 in western economies there is an estimated $1 trillion of private funds looking for a home, and much of that money is looking for a berth in media technology companies.

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Voice control to dominate 143m homes by 2022


Pay TV and OTT operators are plugging into voice control to enhance the entertainment ecosystem and cater to audience demand for smart controlled devices.

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Editing in the era of seamless VFX


The creative talent responsible for VFX and editing of big screen blockbusters Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Downsizing and Paddington 2 discuss their craft.

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Weekly news round-up: Disney into China & Facebook's Olympic coverage


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Analysis: Sky and BT secure Premier League rights


The first-stage announcement about the 2018 English Premier League auction for TV rights this week underlined the end of an era: the days of hyperinflation for EPL rights are over, at least for now.

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In Numbers: PyeongChang Winter Olympics


It’s not just the athletes that have broken records at the XXIII Winter Olympics in PyeongChang - the technology has set new standards too.


The dangers of bias in machine learning


Are machine learning tools reinforcing bias in society? And if so, what can be done about it? Richard Welsh explores some of the issues affecting artificial intelligence.

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Whitepaper: State of the Broadcast Industry 2018

2018-02-15T11:26:00+00:00Brought to you by

This annual report explores inside notes on digital viewing, consumer shifts and more.

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State of the Broadcast Industry 2018

2018-02-15T11:26:00+00:00Brought to you by

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

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BBC, Netflix, C4 and Sky Atlantic shortlisted for BPG Awards


The Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) has shortlisted traditional and online-first television programmes for its 44th annual awards.

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Blog: Altered Carbon in the flesh


Netflix’s Altered Carbon explores the subject of biohacking, but is the series science fact or science fiction?

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Delivering the story: Newsroom technology


In the first of a two part series on newsroom technology, George Jarrett talks to the BBC and vendors about enabling journalists and delivering content to digital and broadcast platforms.

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Video: How colour management advances VR, AR & beyond


Technicolor’s Nick Mitchell and Tania Pouli discuss the importance of colour management even beyond virtual and augmented reality.

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Video: An Immersive Adventure in VR


Nancy Eperjesy explains how to create a fully immersive experience in 360-degree VR at the Future Reality Theatre at IBC2017.

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On-demand webinar: Mobile World Congress 2018 review


IBC365 and a panel of Mobile World Congress attendees comment on the trends and talking points from this year’s Mobile World Congress, examining what the latest trends in mobile handsets, 5G, IoT and the role of telcos use of content mean for the media and entertainment industry.

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RTS to boost student entry into TV industry


Students eager to pursue a career in television production and broadcast journalism are being encouraged to apply for the Royal Television Society (RTS) Undergraduate Bursary Programme for 2018.


Belden to merge SAM with Grass Valley


Belden has completed its acquisition of SAM (Snell Advanced Media), which it will now merge with Grass Valley.

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Engaging audiences: The death of linear television?


Changes in viewing habits have led to some uncomfortable headlines for broadcasters, and now some media bosses are proclaiming 2018 as the year for rebuilding business models.

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Weekly news round-up: ITV, C4 & Sky unite and Apple to drop Qualcomm


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Integrating ahead of the curve


A changing industry, with increased demand for video from a wider array of organisations, has fueled the need for a different breed of broadcast solutions provider, writes Håvard Myklebust.

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8K: Ignore it at your peril


Manufacturers have been showcasing their latest 8K displays and the upcoming Winter Games looks set to be a watershed for 8K production, but what does the long term future hold for high resolution content?

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BBC, Sky and ITV coverage of Grenfell Tower fire nominated for RTS awards


The Royal Television Society has announced the nominations for its 2018 Television Journalism Awards.

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What's new in the world of grading?


With increasing demand for UHD and HDR content, colour management and workflow optimisation are at the heart of product development.

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Who watched the Super Bowl?


American football games - the Super Bowl in particular - have always drawn large TV audiences, but with a drop in the number of people tuning into the NFL, what can be done to boost viewing figures and maintain interest in the sport?

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VoD remains central and disruptive technologies will dominate


2018 is set to be an important year for the broadcast industry, with continually shifting audience habits, the battle for viewers’ attention intensifying, and emerging technologies becoming more mainstream, writes Tom Williams.

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Protecting assets from creation to consumption


Pirating and the illicit redistribution of premium content is a growing concern for content owners and platforms. What are the tools for dealing with the threat?

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Weekly news round-up: Ericsson offloads tech division & Facebook's privacy push


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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OTA, 8K and VR: Tracking trends in Las Vegas


Over-the-air (OTA) TV, higher definition content and immersive experiences were top of the agenda during the conference sessions at CES.

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Blog: Building a worse mousetrap


“Good enough,” is not a phrase usually heard in the corridors of broadcasters unless it’s following the words “that’s not”, writes John Maxwell Hobbs.

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Winter Olympics innovates with 8K HDR and live 5G production firsts


PyeongChang is shaping up to be the most innovative Olympics ever, with advances in 8K and 5G production and an avalanche of OTT content.

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


Sport has helped to boost subscribers and revenue, but broadcasters must contend with viewers’ demands for a greater range of content on an increasing array of platforms and devices, writes Liz McParland.

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Analysis: Can broadcasters really ditch satellite dishes?


Last week it emerged that Sky is intending to move more aggressively into online delivery of its content. But is it wise for satellite broadcasters to ditch the dish?

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News round-up: Netflix hits record high & Fox blocked in Sky takeover


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.


Predictions for 2018: Five media tech themes from the DTG


Artificial intelligence, AR, voice assistants and 5G are among the themes that will dominate 2018, according to experts at the DTG

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Slides: Remote Production: Game changer for sports broadcasting

2018-01-26T09:39:00+00:00Brought to you by

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The New Canvas: How emerging tech is changing storytelling


Technicolor CTO Jon Walkenhorst and colleagues discuss how emerging technology is changing the way stories are told.

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Video: BBC R&D's work with object-based media


Andrew Mason, Senior Technologist at BBC R&D, speaks about the Orpheus research project and explains how the BBC is experimenting with object-based audio.

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RTS to stage Futures TV Careers Fair


The Royal Television Society (RTS) has launched its fourth career event to help those keen to forge a career in the television industry.

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2018 Oscar nominations: Inside the technical categories


IBC365 previews the technical categories for the 90th Academy Awards in which digital acquisition dominates.

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AI: Transforming media production


Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have enabled manufacturers and broadcasters to develop and implement smarter tools and applications to boost the entire content lifecycle.

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Assessing broadcast in 2018: Monetisation and market opportunity

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

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


Germany leads cloud security adoption


The UK has fallen behind other countries in protecting assets stored in the cloud, according to a study conducted by digital security company Gemalto.

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Weekly news round-up: YouTube tightens rules & Spotify expands


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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CES 2018: Top 10 launches, trends and insights


The top gadgets, trends and experiences showcased at CES 2018 last week.

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The battle for net neutrality


The concept of “net neutrality” has captivated the attention of the general public thanks in part to a decision in the US to scrap rules that prevent broadband providers charging to deliver certain content.

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Creative & Technical Sides of VR Production


IBC2017: Panellists offer insights and ideas on fusing the creative and technical sides of VR and 360-degree video production.

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Been there, done that


IBC2017: In order to predict the future, The Future Reality Theatre featured a panel of experts that looked back at the key techniques that have shaped the industry.

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Where Technology Meets Storytelling


Panellists explore the re-conceived linear narrative in live-action short film Wonder Buffalo during the IBC2017 Future Reality session.

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Regional focus: Middle East & Africa


With many in the broadcast equipment sector flocking to Dubai for CABSAT, the IABM has produced a regional report on the Middle East and Africa.

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Tech in 2018: The impact of disruptive IT on media


From data gathering to regulation to new cloud service models, the industry’s adoption of new technologies will only accelerate in 2018.

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CES highlights: 5G, audience engagement and AI-led personalisation


IBC365 contributor Amelia Kallman is at CES in Las Vegas to look at the latest consumer tech and the effect that it will have on the media and entertainment industry.

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How Japan’s SoftBank plans to bridge the global digital divide


Japanese telco and serial investor SoftBank wants to use its investment in OneWeb to help it deliver a smarter, interconnected, and automated world.

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Weekly news round-up: Golden Globes & Google expands into China's e-sports


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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CES day 2 round-up: Audience engagement and voice activation


Despite a power outage temporarily halting proceedings at CES, discussions about audience engagement and voice activation continued at the Las Vegas tech fest.

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Powering the US Open with artificial intelligence

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Laney Lewis, AI Video Technology, IBM Cloud Video, explores the impacts of IBM Watson on US Open 2017 highlights.

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I, for one, welcome our robot overlords


Artificial intelligence and machine learning has been hailed as the saviour of broadcasting, but is the technology being applied in the right way, asks John Maxwell Hobbs.

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A Hollywood approach to content production

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Event visitors expect an exciting programme, enhanced with visual techniques and storytelling, that gives them more than just information and facts, says Nynke Lipsius.

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CES day 1 round-up: Wearable tech and AI personalisation


IBC365 contributor Amelia Kallman is at CES in Las Vegas to look at the latest consumer tech and the effect it will have on the media and entertainment industry.

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Analysis: What does the future hold for VR?


Is the VR market developing in line with expectations, or has uptake of the technology stalled? Analysts share their views.

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Deadline for IBC2018 technical papers extended


The deadline for submitting IBC2018 technical papers has been extended to Monday 12 February.

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Weekly news round-up: AT&T preps 5G launch & FCC Chair dodges CES


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Interview: Hannes Strobel, Rohde & Schwarz

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Rohde & Schwarz is helping its customers build functional workflows, drive supply chain efficiency and create IP-centric solutions, explains Hannes Strobel, Vice President of Monitoring and Headend.

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8 tech trends of 2017


The relentless pace of technological change continued to accelerate in 2017. Here is a recap of some of biggest trends of the past twelve months.

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From Las Vegas to Tokyo: The journey to 8K


The giant CES 2018 show opens on January 7 and it is widely expected that more than a few stands will be showcasing 8K video content on giant displays.

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Grass Valley appoints new President


Grass Valley has appointed Timothy Shoulders as President of the live production, news, content delivery and networking equipment manufacturer.

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IBC Partners' predictions and expectations for 2018


IBC Partners share their expectations and priorities for 2018.

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Plotting a course through 2018: The vendors' view


What will be the hot topics in 2018? What will lead the debate on IBC365? And what are we likely to be talking about when we all meet in September in Amsterdam? Manufacturers and vendors offer their views.

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AI to HDR: What to expect from media technology in 2018


No one can really see into the future, of course, but there are experts out there who might just be able to offer us a glimpse of what is to come. End users, analysts and consultants consider what 2018 might bring across TV, cinema and online.

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Weekly news round-up: AT&T talks fail & RT launches in France


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2017 review: IP adoption, AI interest and a wave of M&A


From the ongoing adoption of IP to a surge in interest in AI and a wave of M&A activity, 2017 was another busy year for vendors.

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On-demand webinar: Why remote production is a game changer for sport

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How will remote production change the way sports broadcasters operate?

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Hearing the future: The immersive sound revolution


New techniques for capturing and delivering audio will be part of even more immersive experiences, writes Amelia Kallman.

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VR guidelines to be showcased at CES


The first set of virtual reality (VR) industry guidelines will be presented during CES in January by the Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF).

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Top 10 most-read Tech Advances articles


AI in broadcasting, blockchain and 5G were some of the topics explored during 2017 Tech Advances articles with cyber security and chat bots among the most popular.

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Top 10 most-read Consumption articles


Futuristic phones, VR experiences, IP-centric studios and shifting consumer behaviour were the topics covered in the most popular Consumption articles.

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Top 10 most-read Delivery articles


The changing broadcasting landscape, the rise of OTT, content piracy and the role of satellites were among 2017’s most-read articles.

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Top 10 most-read Content Management articles


Articles featuring the adoption of cloud, transition to IP, converting assets to HDR and SMPTE ST 2110 approval were among the most-read Content Management articles of 2017.

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Top 10 most-read Production articles


The making of the BBC’s Blue Planet 2 and the rise of virtual reality content were among IBC365’s most-read Production articles of 2017.

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AI to ROI - When playback means payback

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Analysis: Why Disney wants to buy Fox


Disney’s deal for Fox will give the media giant global reach and the ability to sell direct to consumers, but will it be enough to compete with the growing threat from the likes of Netflix and Google?

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Whitepaper: AI to ROI - When playback means payback

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Managing video growth for competitive advantage


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

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Whitepaper: Managing video growth for competitive advantage

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YouTube: “We are not a broadcaster”


YouTube has been called out as an unorthodox player within the broadcasting ecosystem, Google’s Matt Brittin defended its position on regulating content and harbouring advertising money from traditional broadcasters.

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Weekly news round-up: Disney to buy Fox & Amazon and Netflix support HDR10+


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One eye on 2018: OTT, IP, HDR & cyber security

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In this exclusive report, we examine how some of this year’s key trends are likely to evolve in 2018.

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Rising to the challenge: Using data to connect with audiences


In the second of a two-part series on data in broadcasting, Ambrose McNevin speaks with Accenture’s Gavin Mann.

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How Endemol Shine gave Big Brother an AI overhaul


Endemol Shine Group CEO of Creative Networks Lisa Perrin discussed how AI is transforming TV with Microsoft’s Tony Emerson at the IABM Annual Conference, writes Roger Thornton.


One eye on 2018: OTT, IP, HDR & cyber security

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In this exclusive report, we examine how some of this year’s key trends are likely to evolve in 2018.

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IBC2017 technical papers: Metadata and transmitting


Deep learning, metadata and digital transmission were among the research areas explored across the IBC2017 technical papers.

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Using spare frequency to deliver rural broadband


In the third and final part of a series of articles on the innovative ways in which broadband access is being rolled out around the world we examine how unused broadcast frequency could be repurposed to provide internet access.


2017 review: The A-Z of cinema

2017-12-13T12:45:00+00:00By Patrick Von Sychowski

From AMC’s tumultuous year to Mark Zuckerberg’s VR push, here’s our alphabetically-ordered round-up of all the main events in cinema over the past 12 months.

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What's holding back HDR?


The availability of BBC natural history series Blue Planet II in UHD HDR has been one of the more high profile recent HDR releases, but have the variety of industry standards and approaches hampered rollout?

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Data in broadcasting: Salesforce and Fox


In the first of a two-part series, Ambrose McNevin explores broadcasters changing relationship with consumers and the advantage of data implementing the business transition.

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Smart and connected: The future of home technology


The capabilities of smart technology are paving the way for futuristic home, experts explore the challenges and rise in the demand for connected and integrated devices.

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Flying high with Facebook


In the second of a three-part series on broadband connectivity, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s scheme to replace satellites with high-flying airships that beam extra bandwidth.

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Focusing on the core: the importance of outsourcing


The maturation of the broadcast industry and advances in technology have allowed media firms to concentrate on the essentials, writes John Maxwell Hobbs.

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IP and cloud solutions from Discovery, BBC and Suitcase TV


IP and cloud featured in the IBC2017 technical papers agenda with BBC R&D, Discovery and Suitcase TV exploring the promise of flexible, scalable and cost effective solutions.

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Weekly news round-up: YouTube wiped from Amazon & Sky takeover delayed


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Why streaming video will drive the next internet revolution

2017-12-07T17:38:00+00:00Brought to you by

While the internet seems young compared to other essential inventions - like the plough - it’s revolutionised virtually everything we know.

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2017 review: Collaboration, consolidation & the rise of FAANG


Broadcasters responded to the threat of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google through increased collaboration, consolidation and direct to consumer offerings, writes Kate Bulkley.

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Slides: The Early Adopters


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AIMS and NABA forge partnership for IP technology roadmap


The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has entered into a formal agreement with the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) on the technology roadmap for IP.

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Interview: Ashley Turing, LiveTree ADEPT


LiveTree promises to transform the creation and distribution of film and TV through blockchain technology, founder Ashley Turning explains how.

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Imagine Communications replaces CEO


Charlie Vogt has stepped down as Chief Executive of Imagine Communications.

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Interview: Sky Production Director Darren Long


Integral to Sky’s DNA is the adoption of new technologies and innovating the production to distribution chain, says Production Services Director Darren Long.

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IBC2017 technical papers: 8K and 360-video


The introduction of 360-degree video and 8K broadcasting was on the agenda of the technical papers at IBC2017 proving there is an increasing demand for diversifying content.

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Elon Musk: Rockets, constellations & fast-track travel


In the first of three articles on global broadband access, billionaire and visionary Elon Musk has a plan to supply a global satellite system for the planet’s ever-hungry broadband connectivity.

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Weekly news round-up: BBC mega-merger & Turner opts for AWS


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Interview: Accenture's Anders Linblad


A converging distribution network is posing big questions about the relationships between broadcasters and telco operators. Accenture’s Anders Linblad explains.

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Playout priorities: IP, UHD and OTT


From the adoption of IP infrastructure, demand for UHD and HDR delivery and the provision of OTT services, CTOs reveal their priorities.

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Netflix, BBC and ITV scoop RTS awards


Planet Earth II and Taboo were among the programmes honoured at last night’s Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards.


Brexit is a “massive risk” to the UK’s creative industries


Brexit poses a “massive risk” to the UK’s film and TV industries which must fight to make sure the government safeguards their interests, according to former Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey MP.

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Artificial intelligence in the real world

2017-11-24T11:06:00+00:00By Andy Stout

While there are an increasing number of real world applications from vendors using artificial intelligence to automate and speed up processes, legislation - including the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) - is catching up .

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Weekly news round-up: UK invests in AI & Broadcom bid


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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IBC2017 technical papers: 5G and OTT


The use of 5G for live production and some cutting-edge OTT platforms were among the topics covered in this year’s technical papers.

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Engaging with audiences across platforms is "essential"


Servicing the growing number of platforms serving content to audiences across multiple screens is challenging the creation and distribution process, according to a panel of senior TV executives.

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How Vice Media and Discovery deployed cloud-based solutions


Cloud technology has the ability to transform the media content supply chain, promising more effective and efficient processes.

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Artificial intelligence isn't a panacea - you need a solid roadmap

2017-11-23T11:27:00+00:00Brought to you by

The media and entertainment (M&E) industry is facing multiple forces of change - heightening customer expectations, influence of social media, rapid adoption of connected devices and new distribution platforms and exponential growth in content and data.

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A new day in the world of content

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Whitepaper: A new day in the world of content

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This whitepaper explores your cognitive future in the media and entertainment industry.

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The future is artificial: AI adoption in broadcast and media

2017-11-22T14:24:00+00:00By Lorenzo Zanni Research Analyst IABM

Artificial intelligence is just at the start of its adoption curve, according to research conducted by the IABM.

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Netflix on overcoming the UHD challenge


Interview: Netflix Manager of Production Engineering Jimmy Fusil on overcoming the UHD challenge and managing big data.

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Gauging success: The evolution of audience measurement


From telephone interviews to return path data from set-top boxes and tablets, the methods used to assess who is watching what have evolved with people’s viewing habits.

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IBC2017 technical papers: Virtual reality and 360-degree video


Virtual reality (VR) for immersive live-action and 360-degree video, optimising audience experiences and deploying VR were among the topics covered in this year’s technical papers.

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Remote production: Is it time to sell the OB truck?

2017-11-17T11:05:00+00:00By Tony Gregory

Remote production makes sense for some types of TV and it could usher in a new wave of innovative formats, writes Tony Gregory.

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Testing the tools for remote production


Remote production has been heralded as a way for broadcasters to respond to audiences’ increasing appetite for content, but what are the other drivers for adoption?

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Brexit: What leaving the EU could mean for the broadcast industry


Brexit is causing unease among the UK’s production and wider creative industries but could the country’s “unique” mix of financial, legal and creative services protect it from any negative side-effects?

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Weekly news round-up: BBC bids for UKTV & IBM urged to reject Trump


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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EBU champions public service media


The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has launched a campaign to demonstrate that public service media (PSM) is key to a strong society.

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Beyond resolution - HDR, WCG and HFR

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Whitepaper: Beyond resolution - HDR, WCG and HFR

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This whitepaper explores in detail the historical background as well as present and future developments in picture quality.

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Brexit: The impact on the UK's VFX sector

2017-11-14T12:22:00+00:00By Neil Hatton

The UK has a world-renowned visual effects (VFX) sector, but the impact of Brexit could undermine the industry through a chronic shortage of skilled workers, writes Neil Hatton.

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


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Getting to grips with AI in broadcasting


Artifical Intelligence (AI) promises much, but what is the underlying technology and how can it benefit the media industry?

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Technology as a factor for event success

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How can event organisers make best use of new technologies and how can they distinguish valuable applications from temporary fads and how can technology experts help them with that, ask Pim Schoonderwoerd and Paul Hassink.

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Transcoding in the cloud


In the era of multiplatform delivery the ability to create many formats at speed is vital, but where does the cloud fit in a broadcaster’s transcoding strategy?

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Breaking into broadcasting


Last month, NEP UK opened its doors to students, showcasing the world of outside broadcast with experts from across the industry offering career advice.

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How big is the eSports opportunity?

2017-11-10T11:51:00+00:00By Andy Stout

All the numbers surrounding eSports tournaments seem increasingly stratospheric. Is now the time to be investing?

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From AI to mixed reality: Inside Microsoft’s Future Decoded event


The themes of mixed reality, artificial intelligence and quantum computing took centre stage at a Microsoft-hosted tech event in London.

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IABM End-User Survey shows shift in buyer demands

2017-11-10T11:46:00+00:00By Lorenzo Zanni Research Analyst IABM

Media technology buyers look poised to increase their spending over the next 12 months as part of wider efforts to boost efficiency and agility.

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Weekly news round-up: Ericsson reverts to Red Bee & 5G car trials


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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How to make a success of the move to IP


Broadcasters must be bold and braced for failure if they want to make a success of the shift to IP, writes John Maxell Hobbs.

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RTS Craft and Design Awards shortlist revealed


The Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards celebrate excellence in broadcast and recognise the variety of skills and processes in programme production.

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Whitepaper: Uncovering dark video data with AI

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Uncovering dark video data with AI


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Slides: Making media operations work in the cloud


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Dangers of front line reporting


Is this the most dangerous time to be a journalist? Industry figures spoke to IBC365 on reporting in a conflict zone, facing threats and the fake news phenomenon.

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IBC2017 technical papers: UHD, HDR and WCG


Papers on ultra high definition (UHD), high dynamic range (HDR) and wide colour gamut (WCG) featured prominently at this year’s show.

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IBC2017 technical papers: Audio


Technical papers on audio presented at IBC2017 included UK startup Salsa Sound, which went on to win the IABM Annual Conference Dragons’ Den competiton earlier this month for its live sports broadcast system.

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IBC2017 technical papers: Cyber security and piracy


Cyber security is an issue that has dominated headlines in recent months and so was a timely subject to be addressed in the technical papers.

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Automatic generation of audio descriptions for sports programs

2017-11-03T09:57:07.397+00:00By K Kurihara and A Imai et al.

NHK has developed a means of automatically generating auxiliary audio descriptions from metadata for use in live TV sports programs.

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Together VR: Shared media experiences in 360-degree

2017-11-03T09:56:32.613+00:00By M. J. Prins S. Gunkel and O.A. Niamut

Virtual Reality (VR) and 360-degree video are reshaping the media landscape, creating a fertile business environment.

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Experiments in immersion

2017-11-03T09:56:28.097+00:00By O. Spall G. Thomas Z. Watson and M. Glancy

Case study: The BBC has over forty VR, 360 video and immersive audio experiments, that teams across the corporation have developed, covering a broad range of topics.

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News round-up: BBC warns of SVOD threat & digital Winter Olympics


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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SMPTE revitalises strategy as the industry consolidates


As it looks to the future, SMPTE is set to drive revitalisation across Sections, champion standards and reinvigorate its roadmap.


Is greater vendor consolidation inevitable?


At IBC2017, industry leaders spoke of the likelihood of consolidation among vendors, but what is driving M&A activity and what will it mean for the industry?

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Interview: NEP UK Steve Jenkins


NEP UK champions the brains behind the technology and invests in new skilled staff and kit to overcome broadcasting obstacles, says President Steve Jenkins.

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The Early Adopters: Inside the latest IP-based facilities

2017-11-02T14:17:00+00:00Brought to you by

IBC365’s second webinar on IP offers practical insights on building IP-based broadcast facilities.

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Video: HBO's Gena Desclos on choosing the right camera


IBC2017: Choosing the right camera for filmmaking is easier and cheaper with digital products offering flexible solutions.

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Google's vision: AI at "every step" of production


Machine learning (ML) is an integral part of Google’s plans for hosting cloud-based production and delivery tools, according to Jeff Kember, Technical Director for Media in the office of the CTO at Google.

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Video: Facebook's Daniel Danker


IBC2017: Facebook Watch: creating a community for new content, growing audience and making money.

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Video: Interview Tom Toumazis


IBC2017: Social media channels want to provide a challenge to the long-form content aired on pay and free-to-air TV channels.

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Video: Reuters CBO & CFO Claudia Palmer


IBC2017: Reuters focusses on audience engagement, newsgathering and delivering reliable journalism to news organisations and audiences globally.

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Cost of online piracy to hit $52bn


The cost of online piracy will hit $52 billion by the year 2022, according to a report by Digital TV Research.

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Keeping on top of streaming assets


The use of the internet to deliver live content and VOD is growing as fast as new platforms arise to view it on, but there are challenges facing broadcasters and content owners wishing to get onboard.

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Analysis: Why Apple hired former C4 exec Jay Hunt


Apple’s recruitment of former Channel 4 creative boss Jay Hunt is a shot across the bows of both traditional broadcasters and digital rivals, writes Kate Bulkley.

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Analysis: The role of smart TVs in UHD broadcast


What does the launch of Samsung’s UHD sport app mean for the takeup of high resolution services, and could other display manufacturers follow suit?

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Weekly news round-up: Apple appoints ex-C4 chief & Arqiva's £1.5bn IPO


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Video: engaging and investing in live sport content


IBC2017: Engagement has supplanted reach as the ultimate measure of brand and campaign value, or has it? Experts discuss live sports content opportunities.

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Media orchestration between streams and devices

2017-10-26T14:17:00+01:00By Dr. M. Oskar van Deventer and Jean-Claude Dufourd et al.

The upcoming MPEG Media Orchestration standard enables the temporal and spatial orchestration of multiple media and metadata streams.

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Moving image demographics: Data mining to secure value

2017-10-26T14:15:00+01:00By P. D. Fisher

Existing moving image collections face an onslaught of challenges to remain relevant and licensable.

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Authenticating the TV user by biometrics

2017-10-26T14:14:00+01:00By R. Bernhaupt G. Pottier M. Pirker D. Drouet and A. Battut

Investigating biometric continuous measurements to identify the user holding a remote control.

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Prototyping voice interfaces for media

2017-10-26T14:13:00+01:00By H Cooke and T Howe et al.

Voice User Interfaces (VUI) and consumer products are already being used as media devices in the home with estimates of 6.5 million voice-first devices shipped in 2016.

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Video: Showcasing SMPTE ST2110


SMPTE announced the approval of standard ST2110 during IBC2017, Howard Lukk and Barbara Lange discuss the developments.

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Video: Transitioning to IP within the studio


IBC2017: Real-world IP connectivity showcased interoperability with IABM experts discussing the transition to IP as a professional media soltuion.

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Making the grade: The post-production of Blue Planet 2


In the second part of IBC365’s special report on the making of the BBC’s Blue Planet 2, Will Strauss looks at the post-production work that was completed for the returning natural history series.

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Real-Time semantic enrichment of video streams in the age of big data

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By M. Montagnuolo P. Platter A. Bosca N. Bidotti and A. Messina

AgileRAI, a framework for searching, organising and accessing multimedia data in a fast and semantic-driven way.

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Enhanced TV service over 3GPP MBMS

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By T. Stockhammer I. Bouazizi F. Gabin J.M. Guyot C. Lo T. Lohmar C. Thienot

The release of 3GPP to enable viable mobile and terrestrial TV services with the integration of rooftop antenna reception and existing TV receivers is a major milestone.

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Beyond HEVC: video coding standardisation

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Jens-Rainer Ohm and Mathias Wien

Though High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is still in its take-up phase, it is foreseeable that even better compression will be needed in the future.

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Replacing JPEG 2000

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By D. Taubman A. Naman and R. Mathew

A replacement for the JPEG 2000 (J2K) block coder that offers exceptionally high throughput, with a small reduction in coding efficiency.

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Virtual Reality and Dash

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By D. Podborski E. Thomas M. M. Hannuksela S. Oh T. Stockhammer S. Pham

VR has gained significant attention primarily driven by the recent market availability of consumer devices.

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Specifying colour tolerances for HDR and WCG displays

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Jaclyn A. Pytlarz and Elizabeth G. Pieri

With a new high-dynamic-range (HDR) and wide-colour-gamut (WCG) standard defined in ITU-R BT.2100, display and projector manufacturers are racing to extend their visible colour gamut by brightening and widening colour primaries.

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Immersive VR for live action video

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Matthias Ziegler and Joachim Keinert et al.

The advent of high-resolution head-mounted displays (HMDs) enables new applications for virtual and augmented reality.

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Introduction to JPEG XS

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Joachim Keinert Jean-Baptiste Lorent Antonin Descampe Gaël Rouvroy Siegfried Fößel

Video production is characterised by large data volumes, to ease intensive workflows a novel image and video codec called JPEG XS is currently standardised.

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A brightness measure for HDR TV

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By K. C. Noland and M. Pindoria

The industry is taking its first steps in HDR production, as standards for a complete high dynamic range (HDR) television ecosystem near completion.

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Tone mapping influences the bit-rate and the bit depth

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Lenzen L. Hedtke R. and Christmann M.

HDR will need a higher bit-rate because of its minimum quantisation and the fact that the images have much more details in the highlights and shadows.

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Big data for journalism and enhanced business analytics

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By M. Souza J. Castellani D. Monteiro C.O. Queiroz

Big data has become mainstream with the recent evolution of cloud infrastructures, data gathering and intelligence algorithms.

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Characterisation of processing artifacts in HDR

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By O. Baumann A. Okell and J. Ström

The new Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV standards define a container which allows content creators to offer the consumer a much more immersive visual experience.

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CDN optimisation for VR streaming

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By R. van Brandenburg R. Koenen and D. Sztykman

Streaming audiovisual virtual reality content by brute force (streaming the entire 360° panorama) requires significant bandwidth and provides mediocre quality.

IBC Content delivery tech paper

Scalable distribution system for IP broadcasting

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By R. J. Bradbury

IP-based networks, both wired and wireless are expected to deliver commoditisation of media objects to consumers.

IBC Content delivery tech paper

HDR for the second screen

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Sean T. McCarthy

HDR will soon be just as much about delivering great video experiences to tablets and smartphones as it is about delivering to the UHD TV in the living room.

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AOMedia AV1 video coding format for OTT

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Sriram Sethuraman Cherma Rajan A. and Kaustubh Patankar

Improving the quality of service and efficiencies with higher resolution, HDR and WCG in online delivery, there is a need for advanced video compression standards.

IBC Content delivery tech paper

Building scalable and resilient OTT services at Sky

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By T. C. Maule

Sky have tackled some of the most challenging scalability problems in the OTT space head-on.

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Integrating forensic watermarking into adaptive streaming workflow

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Alexander Giladi

Forensic watermarking is a process of embedding a unique identifier for each streaming video session into the video content.

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Cloud-based IP video production tools

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By C. Northwood and R. Wadge

IP networks in video production environments opens up the application of achitectural patterns from enterprise IT to the domain of broadcast and media production.

IBC Content delivery tech paper

5G technology for live production

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Atle Sægrov and Steinar Bjørlykke

A new emerging 5G technology with phased array antennas was used for the contribution of live TV documentary broadcast in Norway.

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Cyber defence 2017: Deter, detect and defend

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Denis Onuoha

The working methodology of attackers and defining a sample strategy that can be used to deter, detect and successfully defend against cyber attacks.

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Time-compensated remote production over IP

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Ed Calverley

Moving to use more ‘IP’ in broadcast through innovative and practical methods rather than simply replacing the existing SDI connections with IP ones.

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AI in media and making security smarter

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Milosh Stolikj Dmitri Jarnikov and Andrew Wajs

Artificial Intelligence technology develops in the media space, its application in security must focus on more than closing gaps and locking down assets.

IBC Content delivery tech paper

Using LTE Broadcast for a media optimised network

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By M. Pathan A. Phelagti G. Traver and M. Sanders

Providing the best viewing experience with superior quality, Telstra netwokr in Australia have LTE Broadcast, extending beyond the current unicast pull-based approach.

IBC Content delivery tech paper

ITU-R study group 6 for the future of broadcasting

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Yukihiro Nishida

Leading the international standardisation of the end-to-end broadcasting chain from the production of programmes to their ultimate delivery to the audience.

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Detecting illegal credential sharing in video subscription

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Orly Ovadia-Amsalem and Marcelo Blatt

The video industry faces new types of piracy and threats that cannot be prevented by embedding secure hardware or software in consumer devices.

IBC Content delivery tech paper

Wireless links for 8K Super Hi-Vision

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By J. Tsumochi and K. Murase et al.

The Super Hi-Vision (8K) regular broadcasting through broadcasting satellite will start in 2018.

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Technical practices for a Multi-CDN distribution strategy

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Bram Tullemans

Data in a Multi-CDN (Content Delivery Network) setup is load balanced dynamically using real-time traffic information gathered throughout the delivery chain.

IBC Content delivery tech paper

Perspectives of TV convergence towards 5G

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By A. De Vita R. Gaffoglio V. Mignone and A. Morello

The new eMBMS systems characteristics are well aligned to the technical requirements coming from the broadcast sector for TV services.

IBC Content delivery tech paper

The potential of T2 in a WiB planned DTT scenario

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By A. De Vita V. Mignone A. Morello and R. Gaffoglio

WiB is a new system concept proposed for DTT, where potentially all UHF channels allocated to broadcasting services are used from all transmitter sites.

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Media production: From one-off examples to scalable workflows

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By J Cox M Brooks I Forrester and M Armstrong

Creating tools and workflows for object-based media production

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360 cinematic literacy: A case study

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Peter J Passmore Maxine Glancy Adam Philpot and Bob Fields

360 degree film making necessitates a new language for storytelling, the case study is based on material from two user studies on a 360 video profile of an artist.

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Automatic sound source localisation for object-based audio recording

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By N. Epain and J. Daniel

The ORPHEUS research project aims to invent new workflows for producing, broadcasting and playing back object-oriented audio content.

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Single sensor video cameras and the TLCI-2012

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By P. Bøhler A. Roberts and O. E. Høgberg

The EBU Recommendation R-137 (TLCI-2012) is based upon the behaviour of modern broadcast HDTV cameras with 3-sensor technology.

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Enhanced next generation audio for live sports broadcast

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By R. G. Oldfield and B. G. Shirley

Sports broadcasters benefit from a more adaptive scenebased audio capture and rendering, commonly referred to as Next Generation Audio (NGA).

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An end-to-end approach for delivering data-driven stories

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By S Metta and A Messina

With the sheer scale of digital information now available, many journalists have recently started using data in order to tell compelling stories.

IBC Content delivery tech paper

8K/HLG broadcasting camera system

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By T Sakiyama T Yamashita T Hanatani and S Mitsuhashi

The first NHK 8K camera employed 4K image sensors, the second model used an 8K single-chip colour image sensor offering compatibility with digital cinema lenses.

IBC Content delivery tech paper

Building a media supply chain in the cloud: A case study

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By J C Derby

The rapid technical, social, and financial changes in the media industry are forcing all of us to re-examine our content supply chains.

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ORPHEUS audio project

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By A Silzle and M Weitnauer et al.

Object-based media is a revolutionary approach for creating and deploying interactive, personalised, scalable and immersive content.

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Descriptive metadata for live video contents

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By A. Maraga and V. Zamboni

The consumption of video contents rises and consumers’ behaviour changes, video broadcasters must find new strategies to engage with their viewers.

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Using speech to search: Privacy and UX

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By R. Bernhaupt D. Drouet F. Manciet M. Pirker and G. Pottier

Differences of how a voice assistant is activated seems to influence the overall perception of user experience, control and acceptance of such an interactive system.

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Blog: Exploring the metaverse


The online, virtual world holds great promise for the expansion of enterprise and the human experience, says Amelia Kallman.

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

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

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

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Freelancers celebrated at Rory Peck Awards


Last night’s Rory Peck Awards recognised the achievements of freelancers working behind the camera in some of the world’s most hostile environments.

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Video: The impact of digital disruption on the US


IBC2017: How are broadcasters responding to digital disruption in the world’s largest TV market?

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Conference wrap up: Key trends, themes and takeaways


IBC2017: Industry experts discuss the transformation of broadcast, 5G, advertising, generating revenue, social media and the great content versus data debate.

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EBU technology chief to step down


Director of Technology and Innovation Simon Fell has announced he will leave the EBU at the conclusion of his tenure in February 2018.

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Cloud hailed as saviour of post-production


The use of cloud-based services are helping VFX firms deliver higher resolution content and cope with the rising costs of running a post-production facility.

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IABM DC report highlights service revenue growth

2017-10-20T09:40:00+01:00By Lorenzo Zanni Research Analyst IABM

The latest IABM DC valuation of the technology supply market points to growth in both services and product revenues.

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Why phone? Unpicking Red’s Hydrogen One

2017-10-20T09:37:00+01:00By Phil Rhodes

Red’s announcement that it would launch a phone with a holographic display early next year prompted many questions about the technology.

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Sony President to chair RTS awards


Sony Pictures President Wayne Garvie will chair the RTS 2018 annual programme awards to recognise excellence across the TV industry.

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Video: Facebook 360 demonstration


The Facebook 360 team demonstrated at IBC2017 the ecosystem of products to immerse audiences in 360-degree experiences that are easy to share on Facebook.

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Weekly news round-up: Netflix growth & 5G trial flies


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Video: Interview Stacy Huggins MadHive


Blockchain offers data management and transparency, but how can the technology be adopted by the broadcasting industry?


DPP's commitment to cyber security


The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has opened its Committed to Security Programme to the entire media industry to help reduce the loss or theft of content.

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Analysis: Amazon and the Premier League


Amazon has been touted as a potential bidder for Premier League football rights, but how likely is such a move? And how would the online giant benefit from showing live football?

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Video: VR, AR, personalisation and predictions for the future


Industry leaders on the ’Hot or Not’ panel, discuss VR, AR, voice, personalisation and predictions for the future.

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How the EBU is pioneering greater personalisation


An automated recommendation system developed by members of the EBU and in use by Switzerland’s RTS and Portugal’s RTP is the work of a development team spread throughout Europe.

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Software chief becomes Foundry CEO


Craig Rodgerson has been appointed Chief Executive of Foundry, starting immediately to lead the ongoing strategy and innovation for the creative software enterprise.

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Video: Andrew Neil interview at IBC Leaders' Summit


IBC2017 Leaders’ Summit: Broadcasters face a challenging and exciting future, says Andrew Neil.

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Going deep: The making of natural history blockbuster Blue Planet 2


The filming techniques and camera technology used to capture elements of the world’s oceans that have never been seen before.

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Real world deployments: Making media operations work in the cloud


IBC365’s webinar on the cloud examines how the technology has been adopted by the post-production, content management and playout sectors.

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Dealing with the threat from online


The behind-closed-doors IBC Leaders’ Summit heard remarkable stories of media companies reinventing themselves in the face of ever-increasing competition from new online players and changing consumer behaviour - in particular rapidly rising levels of mobile video consumption.

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Bots: Messaging and voice platforms


Case studies about the innovative use of bots in news and entertainment.

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Consumers expected to opt for VoD over linear


By 2020 seven out of ten consumers will prefer video on-demand (VoD) and catch-up services over scheduled linear TV viewing, according to a report by Ericsson.

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Artificial intelligence transforming broadcasting


Artificial intelligence was arguably the hottest topic at IBC2017, but what can broadcasters hope to achieve by investing in the technology?

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Mobile TV: A more direct relationship with viewers?


Mobile TV has been a topic of conversation in both the mobile and broadcasts arenas for years. Now, there is real progress in this area.

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Weekly news round-up: Nokia drops Ozo & Dell backs IoT


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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UHD from lens to screen: Who is calling the shots?


A panel of experts that span the supply chain discuss where the drive for higher resolution images is coming from and consider the challenges in creating and delivering UHD content.

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Blog: Bowie, blockchain and the future of media distribution


Blockchain poses a threat to the middlemen who sit between creators and consumers, writes regular IBC365 contributor Amelia Kallman.

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The virtualisation of production and distribution


Vendors including Ericsson, Imagine Communications, Sony Europe, Cisco Systems, Microsoft and SRG joined Rainer Schäfer of industry trade organisation FKTG for a discussion about the virtualisation of TV production and distribution.

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RTS launches journalism awards


The Royal Television Society has opened entries for its Television Journalism Awards calling entrants for creative and excellent journalism.

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Blockchain and Broadcasters: Exploring the opportunities


Blockchain has been touted as having the potential to revolutionise finance and commerce, but what about the media industry?

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3D: A bright future at the cinema?

2017-10-09T13:00:00+01:00By Patrick Von Sychowski

3D may have suffered from bad conversions and dim projection, but advances in display technology mean the format’s future is bright, writes Patrick Von Sychowski.

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Whitepaper: Reinventing enterprises and experiences with artificial intelligence

2017-10-09T12:05:00+01:00Brought to you by

This report draws on input from 3,069 conversations with C-level executives from April through June 2017.

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Reinventing enterprises and experience with artificial intelligence

2017-10-09T12:04:00+01:00Brought to you by

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Perfecting the Mobile Video Experience

2017-10-09T12:03:00+01:00Brought to you by , by

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How CBC Radio Canada wants to create open-source SMPTE 2110 software


CBC Radio Canada wants to reduce the barriers to entry for smaller software developers and boost interoperability.

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SMPTE ST2110: What it means for the broadcast industry


An overview of the ST 2110 suite, including insight into how the family of SMPTE standards can be used to achieve agile and flexible solutions for professional media live production.

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Whitepaper: Perfecting the Mobile Video Experience

2017-10-06T13:25:00+01:00Brought to you by

This research paper explores the results of a survey of over 21,000 consumers in 42 countries, asking how video is consumed and the quality of the experience.

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Digital edition: IBC2017 Executive Summary


The IBC2017 Executive Summary features interviews with the industry leaders who spoke at this year’s show.

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SMPTE Elects Officers and Governors for 2018-2019 Term


The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has elected its new officers and governors for the 2018-2019 term.

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Cloud-based review and approval


IBC2017 provided further evidence that cloud-based technologies have entered a mature phase, from production through to playout.

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Video: IBC2017 keynotes


Watch all of the keynote speeches and debates from IBC2017, including Facebook’s Daniel Danker and Fox’s Brian Sullivan.

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Video: Daniel Danker, Facebook & Kim Poder, MTG


Facebook Product Director Daniel Danker and MTG Denmark CEO Kim Poder speak about the rise of fan and friend power in the media ecosystem.

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Video: The CTO's Roadmap


Leading CTOs from around the world discuss the latest technologies that they think will help to grow their businesses.

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Video: The New Architecture of News


Reuters Chief Business Officer and CFO Claudia Palmer,  Dow Jones CEO Will Lewis and CNN International SVP International Newsgathering TV and Digital Deborah Rayner discuss the how news is produced, distributed and consumed.

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Video: What's happening in VR, AR and mixed reality?


President of Viveport and SVP Virtual Reality at HTC Vive Rikard Steiber in conversation with Factory 42 CEO John Cassy on the latest developments in immersive experiences.

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Video: Tech Talks Keynote - The Future with Robots


Hanson Robotics Founder Dr David Hanson is joined on stage by two of his company’s creations: Sophia and Professor Einstein.

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Turn off, Tune Out and Drop In


How some of the most radical ideas of tomorrow are being discovered within institutional academia, not just by dropouts in garages.

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Video: Fox's Brian Sullivan on the impact of consumer power


In a keynote address at IBC2017, Brian Sullivan, President and Chief Operating Officer Digital Consumer Group 21st Century Fox, speaks about the US market and the impact of consumer power and what the industry must do to keep viewers engaged.

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IBC2017 Exhibition round-up: Halls 1-15


A review of the themes and trends that emerged from the 1,700 exhibitors spread across the 15 halls of IBC2017.

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Weekly news round-up: Streaming piracy threat & Microsoft's VR deal


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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VR broadcasting: Still a long way to go?

2017-10-05T10:39:00+01:00By Lorenzo Zanni Research Analyst IABM

Some largescale acquisitions and investments have spurred interest in virtual reality (VR), but the jury is still out on how broadcasters can make money from the immersive technology.

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The rise of the single user


Advances in technology have paved the way for single users to take on tasks that were previously carried out by entire teams.

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Building a next-generation set-top box


From faster channel change to in-home streaming, Freesat’s next set-top box will be equipped with the latest technology to address the most pressing consumer demands, says Matthew Huntington.


IP: Have we made a terrible mistake?


IP has brought innovation to programme makers and viewers, but do the benefits outweigh concerns about the effort required to make a broadcast-ready network, asks regular IBC365 columnist John Maxwell Hobbs.

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In case you missed it…the journey to the cloud


Broadcasters were encouraged to embrace cloud-based technology at IBC, where the subject was one of the main talking points of this year’s show.

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Video: Interview with Saul Berman & Daniel Toole, IBM

2017-09-29T10:29:00+01:00Brought to you by

Dr Saul Berman, Chief Strategist, Global Business Services and Daniel Toole, Media Entertainment Leader, IBM, discuss IBM’s collaborative research paper, Becoming a “living” media partner for your consumers, with IBCTV at IBC2017.

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IBC2017 round-up: Halls 6 and 7


Tools for creating enhanced and immersive TV, film and commercials in the form of HDR, VR and 360-degree content were on display across the halls 6 and 7.

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Weekly news round-up: Amazon Vs Facebook, Fox & 5G


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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IBC2017 round-up: Hall 12


Hall 12 proved to be a fertile hunting ground for those in search of gadgets and gizmos for acquisition and camera support, writes David Fox.


IBC2017 round-up: Halls 9, 13 and 15


The next phase of the industry’s development: from major UHD and cloud-based product launches as well as some impressive IP deployments on show.

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IBC2017 round-up: Trade bodies and industry alliances


The broadcast and media industry’s trade bodies were out in force at this year’s IBC, demonstrating technology advances, forging alliances and showcasing their standards work.

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IBC Award winner Q&A: VOOT


IBC Innovation Awards winner VOOT on the successful delivery of multi-channeled OTT content to 300 million smartphones across India.

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In case you missed it... UHD on the agenda


There are more than 50 commercial Ultra HD services worldwide yet the key to success is yet to be determined, according to experts at IBC2017.

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IBC2017 round-up: Hall 8

2017-09-27T14:11:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The software companies that manage ingest through production and on to playout arguably provided the most impactful news at IBC2017.

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IBC2017 round-up: Halls 2 and 3


Artificial intelligence, machine learning and the cloud was unavoidable among the many updates, integrations and efficiency improvements on show in Halls 2 and 3.

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In case you missed it…OTT & VOD takes on traditional TV


The rise, relaunch and redemption of traditional broadcast TV alongside digital players in the OTT world was a popular theme discussed during IBC2017.

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Q&A: IBC Award winner BT Sport


IBC Innovation Awards winner BT Sport delivered the UEFA Champions League Final 2017 in HD with 4K, Dolby Atmos sound and a 12 camera 360-degree operation.


IBC2017 round-up: Halls 10 and 11


From SDI to IP, HEVC and the cloud, and the adoption of VR, conversations were diverse but focused on one goal: moving the industry forward with practical product releases.

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Cyber security: threats and responses


IBC2017: Content piracy, data breaches and cyber hacks on corporate infrastructures – cyber attacks are significantly impacting the broadcasting industry across the supply chain.

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The UHD industry eclipse


IBC2017: Deep dive into a new generation of audio, better HDR and HFR were on the agenda when executives assembled during the Ultra HD Forum Masterclass.

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In case you missed it…personalisation and UX at IBC2017


With an ever-increasing range of programmes and platforms, the tools and methods for connecting consumers with content came under scrutiny at IBC2017.


Pace of change quickens across the industry

2017-09-25T13:34:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2017: The year’s IBC has underlined that the broadcast is poised on the verge of a pivotal transformation.

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Whitepaper: How our bodies react to video quality

2017-09-25T12:07:00+01:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper uncovers science that links streaming quality to viewers’ emotional responses and the impact on OTT business performance.

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How our bodies react to video quality

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Whitepaper: Improving quality KPIs leads to growth

2017-09-25T12:07:00+01:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper explores Akamai’s partnership with Wuaki tv to deliver an exceptional viewer experience resulting in a significant increase in revenue and customer satisfaction.

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Improving quality KPIs leads to growth

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IBC2017 round-up: Hall 14


In the latest installment in a series of articles that roundup the main themes and talking points from the IBC2017 Exhibition, Anne Morris summarises the key trends from Hall 14.

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Sport: Data holds the most value, say rights owners

2017-09-22T15:05:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

IBC2017: Sporting rights owners are increasingly keen to take on the role of media distributor in order to gain new data, heard IBC delegates


In case you missed it...IP at IBC2017


A roundup of some IP-related news and talking points from this year’s show.


IBC2017 round-up: Halls 1, 4 and 5


In the first of a series of articles that distil the main themes and talking points from the IBC2017 Exhibition, Ian McMurray summarises the key trends from Halls 1, 4 and 5.


IBC2017: Visitor numbers on the up


IBC2017 has confirmed a year-on-year increase in visitor numbers, marking a record attendance of 57,669 across the six-day event.

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Interview: Rikard Steiber, Viveport


The President of VR app store Viveport urged broadcasters to make an investment in VR or risk missing out on an ecosystem that had the potential to offer audiences a huge array of experiences.

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Video: Lucky Ajax V IBC Legends


IBC2017: Crowds assembled to watch the IBC Legends take on the stars of Lucky Ajax in a football match that has helped to raise over €25K for charity.


AI at IBC: For today, not just the future

2017-09-20T13:00:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

IBC2017: Although AI might be the future, exhibitors at IBC2017 are demonstrating more immediate uses for the fabled technology


Regulation challenges in ATSC 3.0 rollout

2017-09-20T07:00:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

IBC2017: The incoming ATSC standard increases flexibility and accommodates business cases, but may create regulatory hurdles, according to an expert panel.

What’s the reality of VR?

VR, AR and MR: Gaining momentum but room for improvement


IBC2017: Despite the huge amount of investment going into VR, AR and MR content and hardware, panellists at IBC’s ‘Leaving the Hype behind’ session agreed that there was still some way to go for the immersive technologies.


Decoding the future


IBC2017: The next 20 years are likely to see more technological innovation than the world has seen in the past 300, according to experts at IBC.

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Video: Interview with HBS, OBS and Bot Platform


IBC2017: Bot Platform CEO Syd Lawrence discusses bots and their use in the media, while OBS and HBS execs speak about Olympics and the Fifa World Cup.

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Dr Hanson: "Super-intelligent machines will make the world a better place"

2017-09-19T13:05:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2017: David Hanson is a real life Dr. Eldon Tyrell – the robotics genius from the movie Bladerunner, based on the sci-fi novel by Philip K. Dick.

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The power of the podcast


IBC2017: The final instalment of the popular What Caught My Eye series of sessions concluded with producer and social media expert Muki Kulhan scouring the exhibition halls to come up with her best buys for web-broadcasters.

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Diving into data to boost box office numbers


IBC2017: Data-driven insights into the cinema-going habits of Millennials and aging baby boomers could prove critical in boosting box office numbers, a panel of cinema experts revealed during an IBC’s Big Screen strand.

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Interview: David Stump, ASC, steps into the light field


Cinematographer and visual effects pro David Stump, ASC, sees light-field technology as a huge opportunity for film, TV, virtual reality and other areas of content creation.

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Latest 3GPP release is a boost for broadcasters


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

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Consumer UX needs to be ‘slick, fast and simple’


IBC2017: The TV consumer experience must provide users with more personalisation while allowing the provider editorial control and work seamlessly over a range of devices, according to a panel at IBC.

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The Startup Movement


IBC2017: Digital startups are creating a dynamic and innovative ecosystem to strengthen and challenge traditional business models.

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HD HDR has the wow factor


There are now more than 50 commercial Ultra HD services worldwide, but for many broadcasters, moving to UHD is a more distant aspiration.

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Video: Internet co-founder Vint Cerf


IBC2017: In a specially-recorded video for IBC2017 internet co-founder Vint Cerf shares his thoughts on the evolution of the internet.

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SMPTE approves ST 2110 standards suite for IP


SMPTE has announced at IBC the approval of the first standards within SMPTE ST 2110, the standards suite for carrying content over internet protocol (IP).

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BBC’s Atomised News targets young viewers


IBC2017: BBC R&D is looking to engage a generation of Snapchat-addicted viewers with a technology that breaks news stories down, taking them on non-linear journeys aimed at deepening their understanding of important stories.


IBC Show preview: Tuesday


IBC2017: The exhibition and the features areas not to miss on the last day of IBC2017.

Bots messaging and voice platforms as the next battleground for consumers

Want engagement and content discovery? Try bots

2017-09-18T12:51:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

Message bots not only deliver huge engagement and discovery potential today, but once allied with voice will become even more potent.

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5G set to drive higher engagement

2017-09-18T12:13:00+01:00By David Wood

NBC has said that it is excited about the potential of 5G to offer its sports fans a better user experience over mobile.

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Interview: Deborah Rayner, CNN


With a plethora of platforms to serve and in the era of fake news, the task of managing a team of journalists and delivering more digital content is arguably tougher than it’s ever been.


In pictures: IBC Innovation Awards


Industry excellence and thoughtful design were recognised at the IBC Innovation Awards at the RAI Auditorium on Sunday evening.

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Industry advances towards IP adoption

2017-09-18T08:05:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

Industry leaders hail “huge progress” made by vendors and standards bodies working towards IP adoption

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Drones: a saturated market?


Drones have become as much of a mainstream accessory product as tripods or batteries, writes Douglas I. Sheer.

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Future TV: More livestreams, more premium

2017-09-17T15:12:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

Mobile dominates online video today, according to experts, but livestreaming and premium set to be flavours of the future.

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News broadcasters urged: Don’t sign your death warrant


IBC2017: Ignoring the opportunities and flexibility of mobile could mean that broadcasters risk signing their own death warrant. This was the message from IBC’s ‘Live is Dead: Long live Live’ session, where the panellists were unanimous in urging broadcasters, not just in news, but right across the entertainment spectrum, to ...

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Fox’s Sullivan: “Disruption in television is perfectly natural”


Brian Sullivan, President/COO, Digital Consumer Group, Fox Networks told IBC delegates that disruption in TV is perfectly natural.

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Content pipeline and delivery issues hold up UHD roll out

2017-09-17T14:47:00+01:00By David Wood

There’s no doubt that the roll out of UHD services has been slower than the adoption of HD. IBC held a conference session on UHD to allow senior figures from Sky, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Netflix, Ericsson and Molinare to air the reasons why.


IBC2017 Awards: Winners revealed


IBC2017: Industry excellence was recognised at the IBC Awards, The International Honour For Excellence, awarded to Dolby Laboratories for 50 years of audio innovation.

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New ways to compete with Netflix


It might be thought that Netflix and Amazon Video are the only kids in town as far as OTT is concerned, but there are interesting variations in how some smaller operators are competing.

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In pictures: IBC Legends Vs Lucky Ajax charity football match


The IBC Legends took on Lucky Ajax in a charity football match at the Friendship Sports Centre in Amsterdam last night.

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VoD: How hard can it be?


IBC2017: A high-calibre panel was asked by moderator Mike Grant (founder/CEO at Caru Ventures) to say who was making money out of VOD, and how hard was it to set up a service?

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IBC Show preview: Monday


IBC2017: What not to miss at the conference and exhibition on Monday, including the Big Screen movie and Future Reality Theatre.

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Broadcast transformation: “Put the viewer first”


An IBC panel was unanimous about the impact IP was making – and would continue to make – to broadcasting. But as Richard Lindsay-Davies (CEO, DTG) warned: “Whatever we do, we must put the viewer first.”


Building a production setup for under €20,000


IBC2017: A self-shooting ’one-man band’ set himself the challenge to re-equip his video production kit with the latest equipment for less than €20,000.

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Why young viewers could be gone for good

2017-09-17T11:19:00+01:00By David Wood

Broadcasters are concerned that younger viewers – commonly known as Generation Z – won’t make the move to linear TV.

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Interview: Mansoor Hanif, BT

2017-09-17T10:54:00+01:00By Monica Heck

Evolution of the 4G standard will continue for some years but the tipping point will come as consumers demand a better experience.

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Interview: Michael Jaschke, glomex


With a promise of fair ad revenue shares, detailed analytics and one-click embedded codes, glomex has strong ideas when it comes to monetisation.

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Interview: Pranab Kapadia, Eros International Media

2017-09-17T10:51:00+01:00By Monica Heck

Being a regional OTT player can be challenging but with quality, accesible content and market knowledge you can succeed.

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Pay TV rivals compete to develop deeper customer relationships

2017-09-17T10:49:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2017: Greater personalisation and segmentation are among the main priorities for pay TV services.

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​DPP launches cyber security programme


IBC2017: The Digital Production Partnership has unveiled a new cyber security programme which enables UK broadcasters and their suppliers to self-assess against a number of key security criteria.

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C-Tech Forum: 5G set to seriously disrupt TV

2017-09-17T10:33:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

IBC2017: The potential for 5G to provide a catalyst for market disruption is strong, according to experts speaking at IBC.

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Leaders’ Summit: Analyse and adapt


IBC2017: The Leaders’ Summit, IBC’s behind-closed-doors conference for CEOs, had its sights set firmly on the future.

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Is crypto-currency for home media consumption viable?

2017-09-17T10:25:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

The future of home media consumption could be based around a dedicated crypto-currency, delegates at IBC2017 heard.


What is the key to improving UX and content discovery?

2017-09-17T10:21:00+01:00By Mark Mayne,

IBC2017: Consumers have been given access to an ever-increasing range of content and platforms but don’t always have the tools to navigate and discover programmes.

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Video: Flexible 8K displays and haptic VR in the Future Zone


IBC2017: The Future Zone at IBC is awash with innovation, from a flexible 8K OLED display to VR with haptics.


A taste of the what’s to come: Inside the Future Zone

2017-09-17T10:13:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

Selected highlights from the Future Zone, one of the most vibrant sections of IBC2017


Interview: Ramki Sankaranarayanan, Prime Focus Technologies


The M&E industry is going through fundamental changes as consumers demand immediate access to content. By utilising the right technology, this demand can be met – and monetised.

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IABM research: IP interoperability “vital” to users


IBC2017: The IABM breakfast session was dominated by the word ‘consolidation’ and quirky research contradictions.

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


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

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Invest in voice and AI, TV tech chiefs tell IBC delegates


Forget VR – what broadcasters and media companies should be investing in is voice UI and AI technologies. That was the unanimous verdict of technology heads from Channel 4, IBM, Liberty Global and Ericsson.

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Video: Billy Zane on the impact of 360-degree video


Billy Zane gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how The Convergence Lab is working to create life-changing advancements in the fields of VR, AR and AI.

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Berlin Philharmonic conducts move to UHD HDR


The Berlin Philharmonic orchestra will be available in Ultra HD and HDR from next month, using new video facilities to capture weekly performances.

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Interview: Stacy Huggins, MadHive

2017-09-16T14:43:00+01:00By Monica Heck

As the industry transitions to IP and OTT distribution over multiple devices, interest in blockchain will grow.

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It’s time for the industry to protect against grey market geo-piracy

2017-09-16T14:36:00+01:00Brought to you by GeoGuard

Consumers today have grown used to accessing TV and film content on their terms at the time they want.


Entertainment broadcasters embrace social media


In entertainment at least, broadcasters and social media networks are more friends than foes as they harness social media to innovate new content and increase ratings.


IBC2017: Record attendance and the rise of the robots


IBC2017: IBC executives have discussed the changing media landscape and technology evolution, from Ultra HD to human-like robots.


IBC Show preview: Sunday


IBC2017: What to see on Sunday at the show, including a discussion on VR, MR and AR and the IBC Awards.

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The future of pay-TV according to the industry

2017-09-16T12:48:00+01:00Brought to you by

The latest findings from NAGRA’s Pay-TV Innovation Forum, in partnership with MTM, explore key issues surrounding the pay-TV industry.

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C-Tech Forum: Paul Rosen on cyber security


IBC2017: “Plan, prepare and practice,” Cyber Security expert and former Chief of Staff at the Department of Homeland Security Paul Rosen told IBC365 regarding the prevalent risks of cyber threats.

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CTOs predict big future for AI and 5G services by 2020

2017-09-16T11:33:00+01:00By David Wood

Heavy-hitting industry CTOs have agreed that AI will become an important new technology for media businesses.

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The journey to the cloud: scalability and flexibility


IBC2017: Is anything possible now in the cloud? For vendors the possibilities are limitless, for broadcasters it’s only a matter of time.

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IBC show celebrates 50 years


IBC2017: Among the guests at a reception to mark IBC’s 50th anniversary were two very special guests.


The science of immersion: How to make better content

2017-09-16T07:38:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

IBC2017: The power of presence will prove to be vital in developing more engaging media, especially in VR.

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Q&A: Eurovision Media Services’ Graham Warren


Eurovision Media Services is involved production and broadcast services through to content distribution. Chief Operating Officer Graham Warren explains more about the business.

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The semantic answer to data simplification


Semantic technologies can do what traditional data techniques failed to do, writes Jean-Pierre Evain.

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Interview: Ben Ritterbush, Twentieth Century Fox


The use of a single format could help alleviate the complications caused by multiple versions of films.

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Interview: Edward Tang

2017-09-16T07:00:00+01:00By Monica Heck

The media and entertainment industry often finds itself momentarily gripped by over-hyped technologies. Mixed reality isn’t one of them, says Edward Tang.

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The perfect time to validate your virtualisation strategy

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

The media industry needs more agile, cost effective, far-reaching video infrastructures appropriate for the change in consumer consumption writes Eric Bolten, SVP Business Development, Zixi

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Video: Edwin van der Sar on IBC charity football match


Lucky Ajax play IBC legends in a charity game

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IBC Show preview: Saturday


IBC2017: What to see in the conference and exhibition, including the Big Screen film Baby Driver and sessions on cyber security.

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Leaders look to the future


The Leaders’ Summit, IBC’s behind-closed-doors conference for CEOs, has its sights set firmly on the future.

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Dow Jones boss: “Not all news is equal”

2017-09-15T10:58:00+01:00By David Wood

News chiefs have warned that broadcasters must develop strategies for alerting viewers to fake news and preventing social networks from cannibalising their content.

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eSports: The new broadcast game?

2017-09-15T10:39:00+01:00By David Wood

ESports is finally emerging as a major new opportunity for broadcasters to build younger audiences.

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Broadcasters told: Commission for digital first, or die

2017-09-15T10:08:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

TV networks need to start thinking – and commissioning – digitally in order to reach a youth audience, according to a panel at the IBC Conference.

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Childrens’ TV: new audiences and new platforms


IBC2017: Despite declining viewing figures, there remains plenty of demand for childrens’ TV.

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Interview: Laura Houlgatte, International Union of Cinemas


Operators who embrace innovation have the opportunity to drive deeper engagement with cinema-goers.

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Interview: Henrik Voigt, Ericsson


Consumer demand for 5G is high as they look to enjoy live TV on mobile devices while benefitting from greater personalisation and convenience.

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NBCUniversal expands reality-focused SVoD service


IBC2017: NBCUniversal today revealed plans to roll out its Hayu SVOD service to the Nordics, as delegates at IBC were told that future of TV is in platforms.

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TF1 exec: Despite disruption, TV remains resilient


TV is here to stay forever and those who predicted its downfall are wrong, according TF1’s distribution head Fabrice Mollier.

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TV must "innovate or die"


The relaunch of DTT services in Germany based on DVB-T2 and HbbTV could be the shape of things to come, writes the EBU’s Peter MacAvock.

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Interview: Jon Block, Videology

2017-09-15T08:08:00+01:00By Monica Heck

Broadcasters and agencies must learn to speak the same language, if those in advertising are to reap the rewards of the golden age of TV, says Jon Block.

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Moving beyond the broadcast Vs on-demand debate


The rise of OTT services have led many to question the definition of broadcast, but the focus should be on the needs of end-users, says Stan Moote.

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Interview: Orpheus Warr, Channel 4


When it comes to personalisation and improving the user experience, voice interfaces and artificial intelligence are going to have a big part to play, says Channel 4’s Orpheus Warr.

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Interview: Bill Baggelaar, Sony Pictures


The demand for greater quality images means that those crafting UHD and HDR content need to do so in a reliable and cost-effective way.

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IBC2017 Video: Combining TV and mixed reality


FremantleMedia’s Petter Testmann Koch explains how the use of mixed reality technology has enabled the creation of new formats with levels of interactivity.

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ITV and C4 delivering OTT innovation


IBC2017: ITV and C4 executives explained their business strategies driving audience engagement in an OTT dominated world.

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IBC2017: Trump’s tweets, fake news and the use of AI

2017-09-14T14:19:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

Donald Trump’s tweets, fake news and the future of artificial intelligence in newsgathering were all on the agenda at the first day of the IBC Conference.

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Putting the multiscreen OTT puzzle pieces together

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

By the end of 2017 OTT revenue is forecast to surpass $50 billion, driven by the proliferation of broadband and connected devices writes Robert Guest, Global Director at Access.

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IBC2017: Facebook boss hails impact of video

2017-09-14T13:54:00+01:00By David Wood

Video consumption on Facebook is “exploding” and will soon make up three quarters of the company’s mobile data traffic, according to Facebook Product Director Daniel Danker.

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The technology that could change sport on TV


Ultra HD and VR might make all the headlines but when it comes to pushing the boundaries of sports production, but better use of data and artificial intelligence are likely to be the big winners, suggests David Shield.


IBC Show preview: Friday


IBC2017: What to see in the conference and exhibition including a keynote from Fox Group President and COO and insight into launching a VoD service.


Monitoring the quality of UHD delivery

2017-09-14T11:32:00+01:00Brought to you by

Broadcasting UHD content is about more than just picture quality says Steam Labs CMO Anna Danilova.

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IP Showcase: Plug-and-play


IBC2017: The ongoing industry collaboration to bring the benefits of IP real time signal flows is demonstrated in the IP Showcase.

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Joining forces to move faster


With viewers deciding what they watch, when and how, broadcasters need to be more agile and responsive than ever before, writes Peter White.

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EBU set to prove multi-CDN advantages


The EBU’s multi-CDN project will help its members deliver content reliably over the internet in a cost-effective manner, writes Bram Tullemans.

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Interview: Balan Nair, Liberty Global

2017-09-14T07:00:00+01:00By Anne Morris

Broadcasters and media firms must embrace new technology and operate at scale to contend with changing consumer behavior.

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Interview: Mario Vecchi, PBS


The move to transition to software-based, IP-connected infrastructure has left some broadcasters feeling exposed. CTO Mario Vecchi explains how PBS guards against the cyber threat.

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Interview: Richard Waghorn, RTE


New business models, and the new skill sets required if platforms are to stand out from the crowd, are two considerations that brought the Saorview Connect box into play.

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Interview: Dinara Toktosunova, Ruptly

2017-09-13T13:31:00+01:00Brought to you by

”360-degree video is a natural step forward for us”, says Dinara Toktosunova, CEO, Ruptly


IBC2017 highlights: Thursday


IBC2017: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition.

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Cyber security – it’s serious now


With cyber attacks on the rise, those in the media and broadcast industry need to be prepared and not playing catch up, says IABM Research Analyst Lorenzo Zanni.

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Interview: Aksel van der Wal, Turner


Turner Broadcasting’s recently appointed EVP/Digital Ventures & Innovation, Aksel van der Wal, has an immense suite of responsibilities.

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Interview: Sally Buzbee, Associated Press


Associated Press Executive Editor Sally Buzbee wants to instill some “old-fashioned media values” in social media platforms.

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Interview: Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG


Jørgen Madsen Lindemann has overseen MTG’s investment in digital companies. He explains why the broadcaster has made such a radical overhaul of its product portfolio.

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Helping broadcasters to embrace targetted advertising


Targetted advertising is a necessary evolution within the TV broadcast ecosystem, writes Thierry Fautier and Vincent Grivet.


IBC2017 Platform Futures explained


The Platform Futures stream will provide insight into the impact of new methods of distribution of content and the changing face of the pay TV industry, writes Bill Scott.

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The transformation of Sky Deutschland


Sky Deutschland is changing from a sports and film-orientated broadcaster towards a fully-fledged family entertainment company. CEO Carsten Schmidt explains how. 

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Interview: Joanna Wells, Viacom


With social networks signing live sport deals and commissioning original content, are they a broadcaster’s friend or fiercest rival?

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Facebook: The new home of original content?


Facebook Product Director Daniel Danker will deliver the opening keynote of IBC2017. Here, he explains the social media platform’s content strategy.

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The next century of SMPTE


As SMPTE embarks on its second century, it continues to address the evolution of the media business through standards work and collaboration with other industry organisations, writes Barbara Lange.

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Radio user interfaces in a multi-platform world


The radio user interface has remained largely unchanged for years, but that could be set to change, writes Ben Poor.

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The potential of object-based audio for broadcasters


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

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IABM Index shows industry in flux


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

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Interview: Sotiris Salamouris, OBS


With the broadcast industry in transition phase, Olympic Broadcasting Services Chief Technology Officer Sotiris Salamouris must manage the shift to 4K, 8K and IP while ensuring the world doesn’t miss a second of the action.

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Discovery Communications chooses Equinix

2017-09-08T15:44:00+01:00Brought to you by

Discovery Communications has collaborated with Equinix to implement an Interconnection Oriented Architecture™ (IOA™) that will enable the company to transform its digital business to a fully cloud-based, distributed model.

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Whitepaper: Digital Rights Management - State of the Web 2017

2017-09-08T09:51:00+01:00Brought to you by

 This ”State of the Web” whitepaper from Bitmovin explores Digital Rights Management systems and supported devices in 2017.

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Digital Rights Management - State of the Web 2017

2017-09-08T09:50:00+01:00Brought to you by

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Making the case for investment in an IP world


Making a solid business case to justify capex spend in broadcasting has always been a difficult undertaking, and the shift to IP has made even trickier, writes John Maxwell Hobbs.

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Whitepaper: The global Pay-TV innovation landscape: Industry perspectives on a year of change

2017-09-08T09:24:00+01:00Brought to you by

The Pay-TV Innovation Forum is a global research programme for senior executives designed to explore and catalyse innovation across the Pay-TV industry.

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The global Pay-TV innovation landscape: Industry perspectives on a year of change

2017-09-08T09:24:00+01:00Brought to you by

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Whitepaper: Becoming a 'living' media partner for your consumers

2017-09-08T09:13:00+01:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper will explore the ideas behind a cognitive future for media and entertainment.

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Whitepaper: Outsmart your video competition with Watson

2017-09-08T09:08:00+01:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper explores how advances in cognitive awareness promise to redefine video industry economics.

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Outsmart your video competition with Watson

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Why immersive tech need artificial intelligence


The combination of virtual reality and artificial intelligence will be “mind blowing and profitable,” according to Lorenzo Zanni and Stan Moote.

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Interview: Brian Sullivan, Fox Networks


As President and Chief Operating Officer of Fox Network’s Digital Consumer Group, Brian Sullivan has to plot a course through an evolving entertainment ecosystem that has empowered consumers.

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Timeline: 50 years of IBC


From the first colour broadcast to video transmission from outer space, IBC celebrates 50 years of leading industry trends and technological developments.

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Welcome to the future of media: The IBC Startup Forum


The changing media landscape inspires innovative startups. When paired with media investors they can define the future of the industry, writes Antti Rantanen.

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Weekly news round-up: Ericsson inks IMDb deal & BBC salaries audited


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Interview: Wim Ponnet, Endemol Shine Netherlands


Wim Ponnet works for a company that produces up to 700 big productions annually, and it sure knows how to exploit its IP (intellectual property).

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Interview: Tony Maddox, CNN


Thirteen years at the BBC and a steady presence at CNN since 1998 has given Tony Maddox a unique overview of today’s global news scene.

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Interview: News Corp’s Latha Maripuri


As Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Deputy CTO for News Corp, Latha Maripuri needs to provide employees in news, sports, radio, real estate and publishing with the tools to do their job, but in a safe and secure environment.

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Is UHD TV on the rise or stalling?


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

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Four ways AI will change online video as we know it

2017-09-06T16:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

AI has the power to increase video accessibility, improve search safety and efficiency and package content intelligently says Pete Mastin, IBM Watson Media Product Marketing and Strategy, IBM.

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Dolby honoured for 50 years of innovation


IBC2017: Dolby Laboratories recognised for its 50 years of audio innovation receiving the International Honour for Excellence at the IBC Awards Ceremony.

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OTT: What are the barriers to adoption?


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

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The IP Showcase: Back by popular demand


Real world IP deployments and an interoperability demonstration supported by some 50 vendors will be key elements of the IP Showcase at IBC2017, says Matthew Goldman.

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

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

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

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Video: What Caught My Eye at IBC2017


Industry experts explore IBC2017 and share exciting features from across the exhibition, from technology to changing business models.

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Video: Ray Snoddy on the 50th IBC


IBC2017: IBC celebrates its 50th anniversary, media commentator Ray Snoddy discusses themes and what to look out for at the conference.

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Lost in Time with mixed reality


The use of mixed reality technology has enabled the creation of formats with levels of interactivity that have not been seen before, says FremantleMedia’s Petter Testmann Koch.

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Becoming a "living" media partner for your consumers

2017-09-05T11:22:00+01:00Brought to you by

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The CTO's roadmap: People and platforms


A slew of new technologies and a reduced refresh cycle has had a profound effect on Chief Technology Officers’ list of priorities.

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Industry execs recognised as RTS fellows


BBC Deputy Director General Anne Bulford and BBC Natural History Unit exec Mike Gunton are amongt nine leading executives awarded RTS Fellowships.

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HDR: Stepping into the limelight


HDR, which recreates an image that’s close to what we see with the human eye, is gaining traction in the broadcast environment, says INSIGHT TV CEO Rian Bester.

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TV productions return to revamped BBC Television Centre


The iconic Television Centre in West London has reopened, with The Jonathan Ross Show the first production to use the overhauled studios that were dubbed ’the home of British television’.

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Blog: Properly skilled staff equals solid growth

2017-09-01T10:48:00+01:00By Stan Moote CTO IABM

In the age of IP, never has continued professional development been so important for engineers and technicians, writes Stan Moote.

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Bergkamp and van der Sar set to play in IBC Charity Football Match


Dennis Bergkamp, Edwin van der Sar and John Heitinga are among the Dutch stars set to play in a charity fundraising match as part of IBC’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

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Weekly news round-up: Fox News pulled from UK and US expands 5G trials


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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What's next? The future priorities of broadcast CTOs


Intense competition and seismic technology shifts means that keeping up with the twists and turns of the tech and telco sectors has never been more important.

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Back to the future: The first IBC technical papers


Dr Nick Lodge looks back on the advances in technology technical papers and changes to the industry over the past 50 years.

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Analysis: The launch of UHD services in Europe and beyond

2017-08-31T15:12:00+01:00By Lorenzo Zanni Research Analyst IABM

The transition to HD has been one of the most important media technology spending drivers in Europe in the last decade.

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Sophia and Professor Einstein robots to appear at IBC


A pair of expressive, intelligent and uncannily human-like robots will appear with their creator at this year’s IBC.

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

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

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

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Video: IBC Startup Forum


IBC2017: The Startup Forum will host startup companies to meet with venture capitalists and media investors as part of the new initiative.

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Whitepaper: Media, Entertainment and Advertising Solution Brief

2017-08-30T09:26:00+01:00Brought to you by

This brief addresses the need for media, entertainment and advertising providers to meet rising consumption demand.

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Media, Entertainment and Advertising Solution Brief

2017-08-30T09:26:00+01:00Brought to you by

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Whitepaper: IOA™ rolls out the red carpet for Entertainment Media Cloud Ecosystem

2017-08-30T09:11:00+01:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper explores how media, entertainment and advertising providers are plugged into a digital media ecosystem.

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IOA™ rolls out the red carpet for Entertainment Media Cloud Ecosystem

2017-08-30T09:07:00+01:00Brought to you by

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Whitepaper: Link layer discovery protocol for IP transport advantage

2017-08-30T08:22:00+01:00Brought to you by

This paper looks at how the use of the Link Level Discovery Protocol (LLDP) represents a significant industry first among video transport equipment manufacturers.

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Link layer discovery protocol for IP transport advantage

2017-08-30T08:21:00+01:00Brought to you by

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Playout priorities: the vendors’ view

2017-08-29T16:42:00+01:00By Tim Frost

The many and varied requirements of broadcasters have created demand for flexible solutions from the providers of playout systems.

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Obituary: Sam Blackman, AWS Elemental


Industry mourns the loss of Sam Blackman, the ”passionate, visionary and humble leader” of AWS Elemental who has died suddenly aged 41.

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Video: John Ive on Business Transformation


IBC2017: The Business Transformation track hosts industry leaders to debate and discuss the operational and technical changes for the broadcast and media industry.

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Analysis: What’s behind the spate of streaming services?


With Disney, Turner, Telefonica and Facebook launching their own streaming services what are the implications for the industry?

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Broadcasters and sports firms expand into esports


Earlier this week, Liberty Media-backed Formula 1 announced its entry into the esports arena, following hot on the heels of other traditional sports firms and established broadcasters which are all looking to capitalise on high levels of audience engagement.

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Weekly news round-up: Facebook 'fakery' & Snapchat's scripted push


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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Voice recognition: All talk or the future calling?


Broadcasters are examining voiceprint technology as a way of accessing and exploring their digital services, but habit may be the biggest barrier to adoption, writes Amelia Kallman.

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Mayweather v McGregor: Making the fight


Sky Sports is pulling no punches when it comes to the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight, broadcasting boxing’s biggest event of the year.

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Sculpting the sound mix of Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver

2017-08-23T10:46:00+01:00By Andy Stout

As technologies such as Dolby Atmos ramp up what is possible in the cinema, so productions are responding in turn.

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From Plumbicon cameras to 8K displays: 50 years of innovation

2017-08-23T09:40:00+01:00By David MacGregor

As IBC celebrate its 50th, David MacGregor – the only person believed to have attended every single IBC - shares his memories of the industry.

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Q&A: Mediacorp IBC award finalist


IBC Innovation Awards finalist Mediacorp developed the state-of-the-art broadcasting centre simplifying operational workflows using interoperability and technology standards.

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Video: Audience power and fan engagement are pushing broadcasters


IBC2017: Audience power and fan engagement are pushing broadcasters to produce content that challenges tradition and creates new opportunities.

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Interview: Chatri Sityodtong, One Championship


One Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong on creating a new generation of Asian martial arts heroes, and delivering new audiences to broadcasters.

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Video: Sport Sunday at IBC2017


IBC2017: Audience engagement, business opportunities and rights management are driving live sports to evolve, traditional and alternative games are explored.

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Live sport: The tech driving innovation

2017-08-21T10:44:00+01:00By Tim Frost

Producers continue the search for innovation and social engagement to enhance the viewers’ experience across their live sports premium content offering.

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One size no longer fits all in OTT delivery and monetisation

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

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

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Analysis: Why Discovery is acquiring Scripps

2017-08-18T10:27:00+01:00By Lorenzo Zanni Research Analyst IABM

Digital competition is spurring media consolidation, with Discovery Communication’s proposed $14.6bn acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive the latest in a series of acquisitions on the demand-side of the media technology industry.

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$14.6bn entertainment empire emerges


Analysts forecast Discovery pending acquisition of Scripps Networks will be the first of many as businesses scale up to remain competitive.

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Roadside editing: How Paul Machliss cut Baby Driver


Edgar Wright’s action and crime drama Baby Driver redefined the cinematic post-production workflow with the integration of music storyboarding from start to finish.

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EDCF session to cover latest cinema tech trends


The European Digital Cinema Forum-led session at IBC will provide delegates with an update on all of the latest business and technology developments taking place in the world of cinema, writes John Graham.

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Weekly news round-up: Apple's $1bn investment and Telefonica streaming plans


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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It’s not just engineers that need in-depth training


Advances in technology mean that operational staff need to know more – not less – about the tools used to create TV.


SMPTE at IBC2017 to include ST 2110 overview


From standard specifications and industry trends to advances in media and technology, SMPTE will showcase its past and present groundbreaking work at IBC2017.

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What 5G could mean for broadcast


With many broadcast vendors supporting 5G tests and trials, the nascent technology could lead to much more than faster mobile internet browsing.

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IP interoperability: industry AIMS for widespread adoption


The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) will demonstrate the industry’s progression towards IP adoption at IBC.


Sky Execs to open RTS Cambridge Convention


Sky’s Group Chief Operating Officer Andrew Griffith and Managing Director, Content, Gary Davey will deliver the opening session at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Cambridge Convention.

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From lasers to LED: Advances in cinema display technology

2017-08-15T12:28:00+01:00By Patrick Von Sychowski

Advances in display technology are providing cinema goers with sharper images and even greater dynamic range.

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Delivering the arts to new audiences


A range of technologies are enabling new methods of producing and distributing content to the cinema, TV and online.

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Video: IBC Big Screen Experience


IBC2017: The IBC Big Screen showcases the latest in cinema technology from projection to sound installation.

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Weekly news round-up: Facebook launches Watch & HBO hacked round 2


Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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The fight for creative production

2017-08-11T10:16:00+01:00By Dan Biddle

Content creation across social media platforms is shaping the future of creativity and

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Does 5G have a future?


Could 5G be the answer to the consumer demand for high capacity video delivery in a mobile-centric landscape?

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UX transformed by technology


IBC2017 is set to immerse visitors in a world of cutting-edge technologies that are accelerating global media trends and changing the user experience.

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5G and the broadcast revolution


Will 5G herald a complete shake up of the broadcast and media industry? Watch this on demand webinar to find out.

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