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Getting to grips with TV’s golden age

2018-09-18T08:23:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: The state of scripted, the future of linear TV and the effectiveness of digital advertising were all topics of debate at a session devoted to debunking received wisdom in TV.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Android TV and Roku catch IBC’s eye

2018-09-17T13:39:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: In a session devoted to eye-catching innovation at IBC, Accedo’s Fredrik Andersson highlights Android TV and Roku as well as other ground breaking products.

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Arqiva launches blockchain trial

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

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

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APAC and MENA: Huge complications, but opportunities

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

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

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Eurosport looks to “service the superfans”

2018-09-17T12:58:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Broadcaster plans to develop a global lifestyle platform around golf, followings its acquisition of rights to the PGA Tour.

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Sky puts facial recognition tech to the test

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

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

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Beyond Netflix: How to survive as a niche streaming service

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

IBC2018: Key to success for specialist OTT platforms is to pitch yourself as a ‘delicatessen’ compared to ‘supermarkets’ like Netflix and Amazon, IBC delegates told.

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YouTube’s Mohan: ‘New EU directive is anti-creator’

2018-09-15T07:33:00+01:00By

IBC2018: The Chief Product Officer of YouTube, Neil Mohan, tells IBC audience that European Union’s recently approved Copyright Directive will “impact the creative ecosystem.”

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“Partnerships” are key to growth, says Netflix

2018-09-15T07:00:00+01:00By

Striking partnership deals with pay-TV and telco operators has helped Netflix take its subscriber numbers “to the next level”, says Maria Ferreras, Vice President of Business Development EMEA.

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Could cord cutters be a lifeline for linear TV?

2018-09-14T15:57:00+01:00By David Wood

The trend for subscribers to dump pay TV services is gathering pace in the face of OTT growth.

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Peled spells out strategy for Synamedia

2018-09-14T15:41:00+01:00By

The newly named company, which is being acquired from Cisco, looks to tap into content boom and mulls a possible IPO in a few years

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Disruption is only going to get worse

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

IBC2018: Netflix and YouTube employ thousands of engineers, giving them a huge technical advantage over public service broadcasting rivals

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BBC Studios unveils short form fund

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

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

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Super serving fans and viewers

2018-09-13T14:10:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Discovery is differentiating itself from the likes of Netflix and Amazon by offering targeted services in sports and local European markets, says DNI President Jean-Briac Perrette

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BBC Studios flexes its global muscles

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

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

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Size isn’t everything, says C4’s Underwood

2018-09-13T09:19:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Broadcasters should face up to the onslaught of the digital giants by focusing on distinctiveness and innovation, argued Keith Underwood, Guest Chair of the Conference.

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

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

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

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IABM releases Broadcast & Media Strategic Analysis report

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

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

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An invitation to stop partying like it’s 2015

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

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

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Laying solid foundations for a video-first future

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

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

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Improving the video experience is key to tackling OTT churn

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

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

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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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How to join the SVOD party

2018-08-30T14:21:00+01:00By David Wood

With the barriers to entry to launching an OTT service coming down all the time, David Wood finds out how producers are going direct to market with niche offerings such as True Royalty.

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Whitepaper: Lowering latency for live online video

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

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

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Interview: Nick Wilson, Endeavor

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

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

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How video service providers can manage last-mile problems

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

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

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BAT vs FAANG: The battle for digital dominance

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

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

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Interview: Jette Nygaard-Andersen, MTG

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

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

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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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Going niche: Competing with the OTT giants

2018-08-17T09:56:00+01:00By Andy Fry

What is the key to creating an economically-viable, niche OTT subscription service? Execs behind OTT services such as DAZN and Britbox through to gardening channel Inside Out and guitar service All Guitar explain.

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Next-generation UX: Standing out among the OTT crowd

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

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

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OTT: The foundations for global growth are falling into place

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

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

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

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

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

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Interview: Tim Davie, BBC Studios

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

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

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OTT technology breeds new business models for amateur sports

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

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

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Is the short-form bubble bursting?

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

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

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Interview: Joshua Pressnell, Penthera

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

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

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Video discussion: How telcos use content to stay relevant

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

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

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Video discussion: Digital content is king

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

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

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Interview: Marina Kalkanis, M2A Media

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

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

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Telco and media shorts: Christian Harris, Three

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

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

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

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

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

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Telco and media shorts: Jean Coffey, Jukin Media

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

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

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Ofcom: BBC, ITV & C4 should collaborate to compete with Netflix

2018-07-19T14:33:00+01:00By Stuart Kemp

There’s a profound change in viewing habits taking place, with subscriptions to streaming services surging to 15.4m in the UK and young viewers deserting traditional TV, according to new research by media regulator Ofcom.

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European broadcasters unite to fight FAANG

2018-07-13T08:59:00+01:00By

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

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World Cup streaming: How to avoid scoring an own goal

2018-07-05T13:16:00+01:00By

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

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Can Disney catch up with Netflix?

2018-07-03T11:33:00+01:00By

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

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Blog: Crossing the inflection point

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

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

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Can Netflix and Amazon be overtaken?

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

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

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CTO Series: Matthew Postgate, BBC

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

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

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Managing content for OTT

2018-06-18T15:47:00+01:00By

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

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How far can we push personalisation?

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

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

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The shape of kids’ content

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

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

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Q&A: Five startups that want to change media

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

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

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Whitepaper: Digital video's offline adventure

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

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

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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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On-demand webinar: Winning the Battle for OTT Audiences

2018-05-24T14:22:00+01:00Sponsored by

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

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New vision required for women in sport

2018-05-22T12:00:00+01:00By

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

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Analysis: Comcast, Disney and the ongoing battle for Sky

2018-05-15T12:59:00+01:00By

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

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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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Regional focus: Latin America

2018-04-23T08:00:00+01:00By

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

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Regional focus: North America

2018-04-20T09:57:00+01:00By

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

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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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CTO Series: Bartek Gudowski, MTG

2018-03-29T10:21:00+01:00By

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

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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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CTO Series: Paul Cheesbrough, 21st Century Fox

2018-03-23T10:58:00+00:00By

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

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Europe’s broadcasters in race to launch targeted ads

2018-03-22T13:58:00+00:00By

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

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CTO Series: In conversation with RTÉ’s Richard Waghorn

2018-03-16T11:06:00+00:00By

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

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Broadcasters unite to sell pan-European ad packages

2018-03-15T11:14:00+00:00By

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

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UK broadcasters combine to battle Facebook and Google

2018-03-13T11:52:00+00:00By

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

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Codec wars: The battle between HEVC and AV1

2018-03-07T10:34:00+00:00By

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

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Sale or scale: The future of production

2018-03-06T11:19:00+00:00By

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

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IoT drives fourth industrial revolution

2018-03-01T15:56:00+00:00By

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

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When Facebook abuse can be a “wonderful thing”

2018-02-28T15:54:00+00:00By

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

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

2018-02-23T07:00:00+00:00By

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

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Getting set for GDPR

2018-02-21T17:00:00+00:00By

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

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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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Grass Valley and SAM: The challenges and benefits of consolidation

2018-02-19T16:44:00+00:00By

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

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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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VoD remains central and disruptive technologies will dominate

2018-02-02T15:59:00+00:00

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

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

2018-01-31T11:20:00+00:00By

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

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

2018-01-30T15:06:00+00:00

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

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Assessing broadcast in 2018: Monetisation and market opportunity

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

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

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Interview: Ashley Turing, LiveTree ADEPT

2017-12-07T10:21:00+00:00By

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

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

2017-11-24T17:40:00+00:00By

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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Netflix on overcoming the UHD challenge

2017-11-21T12:20:00+00:00

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

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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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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.

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IBC Award winner Q&A: VOOT

2017-09-28T13:41:00+01:00By

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…OTT & VOD takes on traditional TV

2017-09-27T09:04:00+01:00By

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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New ways to compete with Netflix

2017-09-17T14:22:00+01:00By

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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VoD: How hard can it be?

2017-09-17T14:15:00+01:00By

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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Interview: Michael Jaschke, glomex

2017-09-17T10:53:00+01:00By

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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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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NBCUniversal expands reality-focused SVoD service

2017-09-15T09:05:00+01:00By

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

2017-09-15T09:03:00+01:00By

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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The transformation of Sky Deutschland

2017-09-12T13:15:00+01:00By

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: Brian Sullivan, Fox Networks

2017-09-08T07:00:00+01:00By

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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Making OTT pay

2017-07-18T10:11:00+01:00By

As OTT content grows in popularity, the challenge is to adopt models and tools that provide revenue in keeping – or outpacing – traditional delivery methods.

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In the rush for content, don’t overlook the importance of storage

2017-07-14T10:38:00+01:00

Despite the focus on acquiring new content, operators cannot afford to overlook their storage requirements and the complexities associated with it, says Itai Tomer.

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Managing VoD platforms and the delivery of content

2017-06-30T10:35:00+01:00By

The growing importance – and complexity – of VoD platforms has required vendors and service providers to provide sophisticated solutions.

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Netflix to reach 128 million subscribers by 2022

2017-06-05T13:55:00+01:00By

The total number of Netflix subscribers will increase from 89 million in 2016 to 128 million by 2022, according to a report by Digital TV Research.

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Analysis: What next for Netflix and Amazon?

2017-05-29T09:00:00+01:00By

Netflix and Amazon Prime Video continue to dazzle Hollywood – and viewers – with their offering of impressive quarter-year results and new subscriber growth.

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Andrew Neil cautions British broadcasters

2017-05-16T10:58:00+01:00By

Broadcaster and journalist Andrew Neil spoke to delegates at the Digital TV Group (DTG) Summit in London where he delivered a stark warning to British broadcasters.

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Analysis: Facebook’s move into content

2017-05-12T15:19:00+01:00By

Facebook looks set for a move into original content, with reports suggesting that the social media giant has already begun commissioning longform and shortform content.

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NAB vendors state the case for HDR

2017-05-12T15:16:00+01:00By

In the search for the next big thing after HD, first came 4K. It was a simple concept to grasp: four times as many pixels must give a much better picture, surely?

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4G broadcast: Can LTE eMBMS help address the demand for mobile video

2017-04-29T09:00:00+01:00By A. J. Murphy C. R. Nokes BBC Research & Development United Kingdom

In recent years, the proliferation of highly capable smartphones means many more people are now interested in watching video on their mobile phones, and there is therefore a corresponding increase in the amount of content available for such devices, both as short- form clips as well as long-form programmes and ...

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Going over the top: streaming vs satellite

2017-04-26T12:13:00+01:00By

Will the move to OTT streaming by satellite channels gather momentum? Does it always make business sense?

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What are Google's plans in television?

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

Despite media coverage to the contrary Google does not believe TV is dead. It is, however, facing its biggest disruption yet - the mobile revolution, which in turn has led to an increase in video consumption.

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The New Broadcasters: Next generation video on demand - NBCU and hayu

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

Hendrik McDermott, Senior Vice President, Branded on Demand (SVOD) at NBC Universal International, talks about the decision to launch Hayu as a multiscreen app rather than a channel as research showed the growth portential in this area was huge.

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The future is on demand

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

From any direction, the requirement is for an enterprise view of SVOD, says Mark Evans, managing director, MSA Focus.

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Efe Çakarel: In the mood for movies

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00By Anne Morris

Focusing on the consumer experience and what they really want is a key USP for MUBI in the VOD space.

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US TV providers lost 1m subs in 2016

2017-04-02T10:00:00+01:00By

The top 10 television service providers in the United States lost 937,000 television customers in 2016.

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