Will Grass Valley’s fourth owner in the last two decades skyrocket the company mission to champion software technology and cloud services? IBC365’s Alana Foster speaks with industry analysts to probe the acquisition.
Three new codecs will enter an already complex market this year as patent wrangling looks set to beset the promoters of video streaming codec AV1.
Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST), which champions interoperability for the broadcast market, has announced the appointment of new directors to drive this vision for 2020.
The #MeToo movement started a generation of change. Advocacy group Rise managing director Carrie Wootten looks back at its success and forward to industry change.
Video: In this week’s Tech Expert, Ken McCann explains the importance of the role of codecs including HEVC, AV1 and VVC.
HbbTV Association has announced the release of HbbTV-TA, the first open specification for targeted advertising for live broadcast TV.
Computer scientists from the University of California, Irvine and Disney Research have demonstrated how deep learning can compete with classical codecs using AI-enhanced video compression.
Discover how editing and publishing video in the cloud can be very fast, efficient and scalable. This cutting edge platform provides rapid access to video content for the easy creation of clips and highlights to multiple devices and platforms.
Multichannel media management company Visual Data Media Services has struck a deal to acquire Hollywood-based Digital Post Services.
Ensuring that broadcast graphics remain effective and consistent is no small feat in the era of OTT services and Augmented Reality, writes David Davies.
Rise, the advocate group for gender diversity within the broadcast manufacturing and services sector, has launched its third annual mentoring scheme.
Mediaset España’s shareholders have approved amendments to the articles of association of the planned holding company that will house Mediaset’s merged Italian and Spanish arms.
The DPP has published its annual media industries predictions revealing the challenges and opportunities affecting media supply chain.
The entirety of Grass Valley will be acquired by a private equity firm led by former Avid CEO Louis Hernandez, with aims to accelerate the business into a cloud-based technology leader.
As regulators move to raise expectations of access services in the era of streaming, broadcasters look set to benefit from continuing advances in automation, writes David Davies.
IABM, the international association for Broadcast and Media technology, has appointed Lisa Collins to the new position of head of member engagement.
Sohonet has acquired US-based IT and communication services provider Sycamore Communication (Exchange).
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the recipients of the 71st Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards.
SMPTE has opened up entries for technical manuscript proposals for the SMPTE 2020 conference.
Huawei Technologies has joined HEVC Advance, the licensing administrator which leads the development, administration, and management of the HEVC/H.265 patent pool.
A joint-venture between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Korean SK Telecom aims to provide next-generation transmission services for the television industry.
More than 600 broadcast and media technology supplier-based companies have been confirmed as members of the IABM in its drive to represent the global industry.
IBC has opened submissions for Technical Papers for the IBC2020 Conference.
Riedel Communications has acquired Canada-based IP video processing firm Embrionix.
As the year draws to a close, IBC365 takes a look at some of the most popular news and industry trend articles in our Manage category.
How do you capture a snapshot of the year in technology? It’s impossible to cover everything, especially in a market as diverse and exciting as media and entertainment, but here we cast an eye over some of 2019’s top tech moments.
IBC calls for submissions for Accelerator Media Innovation programme Accelerators fast-track collaboration and innovation in media tech Innovation will be key theme across 2020 conference, with Technical Paper entries to open in 2020
The DPP has released two new documents to extend the functionality of the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) with the development of an Auxiliary Image Sequence plug-in.
European satellite and cable broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media has announced a significant rollout of cloud services across its businesses.
DVB-I standard has been greenlit by an industry-led group, aiming to ensure linear television delivered over the internet is as user-friendly and robust as traditional broadcasting.
Technicolor has named former Eir boss Richard Moat as its new CEO, replacing Frédéric Rose.
Belden has announced its plans to sell live media business Grass Valley in a bid to save $40 million annually after strategically reviewing its business portfolio.
The IABM has opened entries for its annual awards which recognise and reward exceptional talent and dedication.
In this paper, iSIZE proposes deep neural networks as precoding components for current and future codec ecosystems.
In this paper, Nokia Technologies explores OMAF and NBMP standards for an immersive virtual reality experience.
In this paper, Finconns Group, SWISS TXT and more explore
Are we ever going to plunge into being simply an IT industry? George Jarrett looks at the radical changes in skill sets needed as the industry transitions away from the linear broadcast model.
While it was obvious that it’s evolution, rather than revolution, which took a front seat throughout Halls 10 and 11, it was just as clear that new technologies are leading the industry forward.
Broadcaster, writer and campaigner June Sarpong has been named as the BBC’s new director of creative diversity.
As media companies face unprecedented challenges, IABM’s Lorenzo Zanni looks at the key themes from IBC2019: Transformation, collaboration, and aggregation
Tencent has joined the Alliance for Open Media, the organisation responsible for AV1, the royalty-free, open-source codec for delivering video over the web.
Bitmovin CEO and co-founder Stefan Lederer reflects on the implications of a growing trend towards selecting ‘the right codec for the right job’.
Security, cost-efficiency and the sheer volume of content are becoming increasingly critical as customers adopt more varied storage patterns, writes David Davies.
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.
IBC2019: The nine categories of the IABM BaM Awards, mirroring the elements of the BaM Content Chain that runs from creator to consumer, produced a mix of big and small vendor names.
IBC2019: Gender diversity advocacy group Rise held its inaugural awards ceremony at IBC today.
The early noughties were supposed to witness a revolution in radio broadcasting. The introduction of DAB radio was likened to the digital revolution that has taken place in television with analogue TV making way for ever more sophisticated digital TV formats from standard to high definition, 4K and beyond.
IBC2019: Kicking off IBC2019’s Tech Talks in the Forum’s Lounge area was a presentation from Mike Haroun who talked of the challenges involved in restoring over 180 locally produced classic films dating from the 1940s to 1990s.
IBC2019: The IABM, which began re-inventing itself seven years ago, has now totally shredded its ‘trad tech’ origins with a Global Engaged Partner program aimed at attracting influential end users.
As IBC2019 opens IBC CEO Michael Crimp looks at some of the key themes that will impact this year’s shows.
IBC is run by the industry, for the industry – meet the partner bodies who help make IBC a reality.
Ahead of IBC2019, six industry experts join an IBC365 webinar to share the must-see features and events for the show next week, and offer the top hacks to make the most of your time in Amsterdam.
IBC2019 Best Conference Paper has been scooped by Nokia Technologies and Innogiant for its research into real-time decoding and immersive augmented reality experiences for mobile devices.
AI is being touted as a transformative technology for the media space, but audio was an early adopter, writes Kevin Hilton.
Tailoring solutions to specific client needs helps today’s broadcasters thrive and develop, says Fincons Group deputy CEO Francesco Moretti.
The industry continues to split discussions about technology and business practice, but this discourse needs to change, says DPP managing director Mark Harrison.
Dolby Laboratories, PIksel, Atomos, Rohde & Schwarz and Make.TV are among the vendors shortlisted for the IBC2019 edition of the IABM BaM Awards.
Artificial intelligence has been heralded as the enabling technology of our age with applications transforming production and delivery set to boost the entire broadcasting industry.
The World Broadcasting Union’s (WBU) Technical Committee has rubber-stamped the completion of all standard’s associated with the European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) Technology Pyramid for Media Nodes.
This whitepaper explores the basics of colour space and provides a discussion of the many facets of colour space from a video engineering perspective for modern workflows.
Initial pilots have produced promising results, but big players remain on the fringes of implementation.
The DPP has released four documents to support the industry’s deployment of IMF for broadcast and online.
David Davies examines some of the new-generation codecs that are emerging to meet this demand.
As advocacy group, Rise, enters its second year championing and supporting women in the broadcasting industry, IBC365 speaks with participants from Avid, BT and Deluxe.
Sony is set to bolster its end-to-end IP offering having struck a partnership and investment deal with Nevion.
As consumers navigate the crowded OTT and linear TV market, traditional broadcasters are also looking to diversify and add value beyond their core offering.
The call to deliver content in more formats, the continued rise of immersive and object-based audio, and the prospect of further loudness recommendations are among the issues making fresh demands on the tools used audio post.
A new report analysing subtitle data found environmental sustainability themes were significantly underrepresented across British TV.
The growth in OTT platforms has boosted demand for the localisation and regionalisation of content. And the cloud is proving to be a terrific enabler, writes David Davies.
The shift to 4K and 8K production has required improvements downstream, with those involved in managing and manipulating images in need of greater processing power and increased storage.
With the ratification of the SMPTE ST2110 family of standards in 2018, it might be thought that the topic of IP connectivity would be filed under “sorted” but the recent NAB convention showed that this was far from the case.
NAB 2019: Just as AV1 gains significant momentum, its royalty-free agenda comes under threat
The battle for codecs intensified and dominated the most-read content management articles along with cyber security and interviews with 21CF and Aljazeera executives.
IBC365 takes an in-depth look at an increasingly popular choice for acquisition, with new methods trading cumbersome, data heavy workflows for virtually identical image fidelity but at lower data rates and file sizes.
Alliance for Open Media spokesman Matt Frost on the rollout of AV1 and the creation of another delivery codec.
Read technical papers from Ateme, BBC R&D and Divideon lifting the lid on serious disquiet in the world of video compression and watch experts recent progress and predict future performance gains.
This paper presents background information on the state of video codec licensing and lays out a description of the XVC licensing framework, constructed to significantly improve the current video codec licensing situation.
This paper analyses the overall compression capabilities of these two emerging technologies with respect to HEVC, including objective and subjective performance evaluation and the associated encoding and decoding complexities.
Now that the specification is finalised, the Alliance for Open Media has set high expectations for AV1. The prospect of a royalty free alternative to HEVC has many industry supporters, particularly those addressing streaming applications for a standard that is optimised for OTT delivery.
The world of codecs will be one of the big talking points at IBC this month, as the industry weighs up a raft of new, more efficient video compression techniques like AV1, VVC and XVC.
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.
Metadata is crucial as an enabler of automated production and targeted content. Would a standard help?
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
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.
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.
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?
Deep learning, metadata and digital transmission were among the research areas explored across the IBC2017 technical papers.
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?
A replacement for the JPEG 2000 (J2K) block coder that offers exceptionally high throughput, with a small reduction in coding efficiency.
Video production is characterised by large data volumes, to ease intensive workflows a novel image and video codec called JPEG XS is currently standardised.
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.
This ”State of the Web” whitepaper from Bitmovin explores Digital Rights Management systems and supported devices in 2017.
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.