George Jarrett

George Jarrett has written about film and TV industry subjects for four and a half decades. He started on the non-theatrical title Film User and went on to edit several industry titles, two of which he was founder of. He was also founding editor of the IBC Daily and the legendary weekly Soho Runner. He has been to NAB 35 times and to 46 IBC Shows. He has written for TVBEurope for many years and has written regularly for another six outlets. For IBC he produced and chaired nearly 50 workshops and master classes.

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    Executive Interviews

    Digital pitch


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

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    The DPP lays out its key priorities


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

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    Interview: Andrew Dunne, BBC Studios


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

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    Interview: Reed Kaufman, Fox Sports


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

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    Executive Interviews

    Interview: Maxine Gervais, Colourist


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

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    Industry Trends

    Creating a codec for tomorrow’s content


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

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    Industry Trends

    Collaboration: The buzzword of IBC2018


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

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    Industry Trends

    IABM spells out top priorities for media tech firms


    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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    Industry Trends

    Collaboration is key, says EBU technology boss


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

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    Interview: Matt Tabaccos, Ruptly


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

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    Executive Interviews

    Defining HDR colour space


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

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    Industry Trends

    Branding: What's in a name?


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

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    Industry Trends

    Brexit: Media industry concerns


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

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    Industry Trends

    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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    Industry Trends

    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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    Industry Trends

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Industry Trends

    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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