Private equity firm Black Dragon led by a former Avid boss has acquired Grass Valley from Belden in a deal set to harness the company’s “responsible innovation” and foray into cloud and SaaS solutions.
DTG CEO Richard Lindsay-Davies talks cyber security, the move to IP and personalisation.
Belden has struggled with the “volatility” of Grass Valley’s broadcast business, but a new owner in the form of a private equity buyer will give the company a chance to invest and ”retrench”.
Improving user experience and making products that are easier to configure and operate is a priority, says Worldcast Group co-president Christophe Poulain.
As head of broadcast and entertainment for the UK & Ireland in Google’s Strategic Partnerships team, Justin Gupta, who is also part of IBC’s Content Steering Group, explains how the group has strived for a better gender balance throughout this year’s conference programme.
Mainstream media must balance creativity and diversity, with LGBT visibility particularly low across the broadcasting industry, and authenticity key according to TV and radio presenter Stephanie Hirst.
Threatened by a public referendum and squeezed for talent, Léonard Bouchet of RTS delivered revelatory tools while establishing a better work culture, all by embracing data-driven principles.
Broadcasters are constantly analysing their performances and trying to circumvent workflow bottlenecks, and to do so they are relying on datasets that are getting larger and larger, says Connect director of sales and product strategy Mathieu Yerle.
Cyber security expert Scott Borg tells IBC365 that the media industry is in “dire straits” if cyber policies and defences aren’t given the highest level of priority.
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.
Digital movie archives can be short-lived, and without concerted effort we risk losing part of our cultural history.
Three major threats - ad blockers, ad bots and hackers - are compromising ad-based revenue models, says Inside Secure Chairman and Chief Executive Amedeo D’Angelo.
Ahead of the IBC Leader’s Forum, Erik Huggers is ringing the alarm bell over the need for European broadcasters to rapidly build aggregated online offerings.
Planet-centric design is user-centred, because it’s in humans’ best interests to have a healthy planet, say Impossible founders and IBC2018 keynote speakers Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira.
From board games to board rooms, the rise of Melody Hildebrandt to Global Chief Information Security Officer at 21st Century Fox has come at a time of great change and heightened risk in the media landscape.
The key challenges facing the broadcast industry are not just to do with technology, according to Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Abuagla.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michelle Munson is that very rare breed: CEO of a major company who not only understands the product, she actually invented it.
Being directionally correct with predictions, overcoming culture shock, dealing with new realities
The U.S.’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) makes its spectacular space imagery available through initiatives including a UHD public TV channel.
Huawei was at IBC2016 to talk about the transition to an IP-based production zone and to illustrate how new technologies can transform entire businesses and entire sectors, for the better.