IP and Cloud

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IABM spells out top priorities for media tech firms

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

IBC2018: Senior execs from companies such as Avid, AWS, NEP and ITV debate the state of the industry at IABM Business Breakfast.

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Building a model industry

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

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

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IP opportunities: German broadcasters' real world usage

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

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

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Five trends that will shape broadcast technology

2018-03-08T22:10:00+00:00By

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

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Building a virtually perfect studio

2017-06-14T11:43:00+01:00

Moving to the cloud makes sense for VFX firms, says Jellyfish Pictures’ Jeremy Smith.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Whitepaper: Rethinking visual cloud workload distribution

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

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

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There's something missing in network investment and management

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

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

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SMPTE: Shaping the next generation of standards

2018-09-12T12:06:00+01:00By Staff writer

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), which has led the development of industry standards and progressive work in HD, Ultra HD, 4K and 8K for the advancement of the moving image, will be out in force at IBC.

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Virtual production race hots up

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

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

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The Broadcasters’ OTT conundrum

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

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

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Case study: Shifting from ISDN to IP

2018-09-10T12:03:00+01:00Brought to you by

Digigram’s IQOYA Call IP audio codec and IQOYA Cloud management system are helping Danish radio station DR make a controlled shift toward audio over IP, enabling the public broadcaster to address the gradual extinction of ISDN connections and making it easy for staff to realise the cost and quality benefits ...

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Interview: Kent Steffen, CSG

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

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

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Interview: Jürgen Nies, Rohde & Schwarz

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

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

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Putting blockchain to work in media

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

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

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Case study: Streaming the Royal Wedding to the US

2018-08-30T14:43:00+01:00Brought to you by

An in-depth look at how M2A Media worked with ITV and the BBC to offer a service to live stream the Royal Wedding to the US on Britbox.

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Interview: Jean-Francois Galtier, Netgem

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

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

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

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

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

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The missing piece in the cloud

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

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

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IBC Future Zone: Showcasing the future

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

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

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On-demand webinar: What's in store at IBC2018?

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

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

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IP adoption gathers momentum

2018-08-15T07:00:00+01:00By

IP is steadily gaining traction around the world with IBC2018 a forum to boost education and discussion about interoperability and the ramifications of SMPTE 2110.

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Whitepaper: No IP no future?

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

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

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Interview: Marina Kalkanis, M2A Media

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

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

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DPP reveals production polarisation

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

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

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Surfing the AI wave

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

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

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Whitepaper: The promise of universal scale

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

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

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Cross-pollinating the cluster: Inside Media City Bergen

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

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

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Cloud competition building around broadcast

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

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

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Webinar: Media at the Edge

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

Join IBC365 on Thursday 4 October 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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CTO Series: Bevan Gibson, ITN

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

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

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

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

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

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Blog: Teaching old dogs new tricks

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

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

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Defining future business models

2018-05-16T10:28:00+01:00By

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

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Video: Eddie Ferraro, Globecast

2018-05-04T10:06:00+01:00

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

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Video: Keith Lane, NEP

2018-04-27T10:17:00+01:00

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

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

2018-04-25T15:29:00+01:00

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

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From encryption to consumption: the tools for protecting content

2018-04-25T08:26:00+01:00By

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

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Inside the IP Showcase at NAB 2018

2018-04-12T14:02:00+01:00By

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

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CTO Series: David Kline, Viacom

2018-04-06T01:38:00+01:00By

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

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On-demand webinar: NAB Show 2018 Deconstructed

2018-03-28T14:30:00+01:00

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

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Analysis: Can broadcasters really ditch satellite dishes?

2018-01-29T14:48:00+00:00By

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

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Germany leads cloud security adoption

2018-01-19T10:50:00+00:00By

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

2017-12-15T10:04:00+00:00Brought to you by

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

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IP and cloud solutions from Discovery, BBC and Suitcase TV

2017-12-08T09:26:00+00:00

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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AIMS and NABA forge partnership for IP technology roadmap

2017-12-07T10:44:00+00:00By

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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Playout priorities: IP, UHD and OTT

2017-11-28T14:14:00+00:00By

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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How Vice Media and Discovery deployed cloud-based solutions

2017-11-23T13:14:00+00:00By

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

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Breaking into broadcasting

2017-11-10T12:18:00+00:00By

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 to make a success of the move to IP

2017-11-08T09:00:00+00:00By

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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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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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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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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Cloud hailed as saviour of post-production

2017-10-20T10:14:00+01:00By

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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In case you missed it…the journey to the cloud

2017-10-03T12:05:00+01:00By

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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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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SMPTE approves ST 2110 standards suite for IP

2017-09-18T14:38:00+01:00By

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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Interview: Ramki Sankaranarayanan, Prime Focus Technologies

2017-09-17T08:53:00+01:00By

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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Moving beyond the broadcast Vs on-demand debate

2017-09-15T07:00:00+01:00

The rise of OTT services have led many to question the definition of broadcast, but the focus should be on the needs of end-users, says Stan Moote.

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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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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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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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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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DPP predicts where next for the broadcast industry

2017-07-25T15:36:00+01:00By

Getting ready for the cloud will be the most important task for broadcast businesses over the next couple of years, according to the Digital Production Partnership (DPP).

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"If content is King, then data is King Kong"

2017-07-13T10:47:00+01:00By

Traditional broadcasters are faced with a multitude of changes and transitions, at the forefront is how big data is driving transformational change.

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IP – Real world deployments from major industry players

2017-07-05T14:40:00+01:00

With real world IP infrastructure projects being delivered, find out about the implications for those involved in the design and build of next generation facilities.

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Whitepaper: Planning your Media Enterprise journey to the Cloud

2017-06-29T15:45:00+01:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper will help you understand and plan for migrating your media workflows to the cloud.

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Making sense of the industry: the HPA Tech Retreat UK

2017-06-27T14:22:00+01:00By Richard Welsh and Barbara Lange

Change is inevitable in any industry, but the pace of technological change is accelerating and shows no sign of slowing, say Richard Welsh and Barbara Lange.

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UK tops mobile connectivity leader board

2017-06-22T13:25:00+01:00By

UK is reported to have the fastest mobile connectivity worldwide according to the Akamai ’State of the Internet’ report for the first quarter (Q1) of 2017.

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IP is key to format flexibility and future-proofing

2017-06-14T09:16:00+01:00By

IP-based solutions for broadcasters are paving the way for flexibility in business models with new capabilities and transparent workflows, said AIMS Chairman Mike Cronk.

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The benefits of supply chain thinking

2017-06-09T11:00:00+01:00

Treating media workflows as supply chains is a commercial revolution, not a technological one, says SDVI Corporation Chief Product Officer Simon Eldridge.

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Whitepaper: 5 things you need to know about implementing a multi-CDN strategy

2017-06-08T08:40:00+01:00Brought to you by

This paper explains a multi-CDN strategy and how Limelight always puts the customer experience first.

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Linear TV "robust and alive and well" but SVOD excites

2017-06-02T07:37:00+01:00By

Executives at the DTG Summit agreed the future of broadcasting will be led by technology and innovation.

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The cloud will kill half of us… and save the rest

2017-05-19T11:02:00+01:00By Robert Ambrose

With 85% of media and broadcast industry buyers planning to deploy cloud technology within the next three years - according to the latest IABM End-User Survey - the pressure is on vendors and technology suppliers to embrace cloud and as-a-service solutions and business models.

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Leveraging cloud-based predictive analytics to strengthen audience engagement

2017-04-24T09:00:00+01:00By U. Shakeel and M. Limcaco Amazon Web Services USA

An abundance of technical advancements has expanded the range of options for media consumers.

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Whitepaper: Virtualising your Playout Operations: A Reality Check

2017-04-13T09:17:00+01:00Brought to you by

Virtualisation can offer many benefits for a playout centre. But consider carefully all of the factors before making a decision to move forward.

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Ooyala and DPP report finds "scalability and flexibility" in IP

2017-04-10T11:07:00+01:00By

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has released a report outlining how broadcasters, producers and suppliers might gain by committing to IP-based production.

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How to develop a video infrastructure for the Web

2017-04-07T15:00:00+01:00

Stefan Lederer, CEO, bitmovin, offers an overview of the video infrastructure for the web and advises on how to set up and deploy cutting-edge OTT services for all platforms and all use cases in the cloud.

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Microsoft WW MD Media, Tony Emerson: The Cloud is now suitable for most of the supply chain

2017-04-07T15:00:00+01:00

Tony Emerson, Worldwide MD, Media & Cable, Microsoft, reminisces about the 2016 Rio Olympics which utilised Microsoft Cloud solutions.

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Whitepaper: Virtual video transcoding in the cloud

2017-04-07T10:03:00+01:00Brought to you by

Real applications illustrate the benefits of an accelerated video cloud, which leverages open source technologies & standard servers.

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The transformative power of video in the cloud

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

Never before has it been so easy to stand up an OTT service, from the simplest workflow to the most complex, says Matt Smith of Anvato.

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Scale, performance and cost, thinking differently about the cloud

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

If you want the values and benefits that the cloud can actually bring, your approach to thinking about it has to change, argues Greg Hoskin, managing director, EMEA and APAC, Signiant.

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Vendors must develop plugins that can be mixed and matched

2017-04-03T14:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

For playout, connecting signals with video over IP might represent old-school thinking, says Pebble Beach Systems’ Chief Technology Officer Ian Cockett.

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David Atkins: Engineering the IP future

2017-04-03T08:00:00+01:00By

Supporting the next generation of broadcast and media professionals is essential for industry growth and development; manufacturers can do more to welcome newcomers by designing systems that resemble what engineers are used to.

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Storyteller – Marrying real-time metadata with live events to automate production for multi-screen

2017-03-27T16:15:00+01:00By C. Chen S. Rao R. Warey Prime Focus Technologies India

Sports as a content genre can be characterized using certain keywords – live, unscripted drama, conversational, loyal audiences

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The full monty: Moving beyond the hybrid cloud

2017-03-27T13:00:00+01:00By M. Yanchyshyn Amazon Web Services Inc. USA

Many media companies are moving some of their video and visual effects workflows to the cloud, but leaving some components—such as primary data storage and editing workstations—on-premises.

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Increasing ad personalization with server-side ad insertion

2017-03-16T16:46:00+00:00By Lionel Bringuier Elemental Technologies USA

There is no question that consumers have come to expect content anywhere, any time and on any device, whether fixed or mobile, on demand.

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