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Former Grass Valley president Lopez returns

2020-04-08T09:57:00+01:00By

Former Grass Valley president Marco Lopez has rejoined the company in a role aiming to drive its live production unit now that it has become an independent company again.

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Industry moves: BBC, Vuulr, ProSiebenSat.1

2020-04-01T21:31:00+01:00By

IBC365’s update on company appointments, resignations and restructures across the content and broadcast industry.

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Tech Expert: Inside IMF

2020-03-26T14:14:00+00:00

Video: In this week’s Tech Expert, Rowan de Pomerai explains the technology behind interoperable master format (IMF) and its benefits in versioning and distribution.

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RIST Forum appoints new directors to drive interoperability

2020-03-10T12:25:00+00:00By

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.

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International Women’s Day: Each for equal

2020-03-02T15:42:00+00:00

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.

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Cloud video editing: fast, efficient and scalable

2020-02-19T12:01:00+00:00Brought to you by

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.

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Visual Data acquires Digital Post Services

2020-02-19T11:00:00+00:00By

Multichannel media management company Visual Data Media Services has struck a deal to acquire Hollywood-based Digital Post Services.

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Live graphics: Delivering differentiation

2020-02-18T12:50:00+00:00By

Ensuring that broadcast graphics remain effective and consistent is no small feat in the era of OTT services and Augmented Reality, writes David Davies.

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Film and TV sector launches initiative to tackle “mental health crisis”

2020-02-14T14:39:00+00:00By

The Film and TV Charity has launched a Mental Health Taskforce to tackle the mental health “crisis” in the UK film and television industry.

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Women’s mentoring group Rise opens 2020 programme

2020-02-11T12:59:00+00:00By

Rise, the advocate group for gender diversity within the broadcast manufacturing and services sector, has launched its third annual mentoring scheme.

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Mediaset’s shareholders approve Media For Europe

2020-02-07T17:04:00+00:00By

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.

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Grass Valley’s Tim Shoulders on Black Dragon’s take over from Belden

2020-02-06T12:26:00+00:00By

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.

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Black Dragon Capital to acquire Belden’s Grass Valley

2020-02-04T12:24:00+00:00By

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.

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Access services: More automation coming online to meet demands of OTT

2020-01-21T15:25:00+00:00By

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.

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IABM names Lisa Collins head of member engagement

2020-01-21T11:31:00+00:00By

IABM, the international association for Broadcast and Media technology, has appointed Lisa Collins to the new position of head of member engagement.

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Industry simplifying UX is “game-changing,” says DPP

2020-01-17T11:46:00+00:00By

The DPP has identified important trends impacting the media and entertainment industry, with simplicity the key to success, according to a new report.

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SMPTE 2020 call for papers now open under new review procedure

2020-01-16T10:31:00+00:00By

SMPTE has opened up entries for technical manuscript proposals for the SMPTE 2020 conference.

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Confronting TV’s mental health crisis

2020-01-15T15:01:00+00:00By

New research shows that people working in the industry experience much higher levels of mental ill-health than the wider population. Why is this – and what can be done about it? Tim Dams reports.

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HEVC adds new licencee

2020-01-15T12:15:00+00:00By

Huawei Technologies has joined HEVC Advance, the licensing administrator which leads the development, administration, and management of the HEVC/H.265 patent pool.

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IBC2020 Technical Papers Submission is Now Open

2020-01-08T16:10:00+00:00By

IBC has opened submissions for Technical Papers for the IBC2020 Conference.

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Top 10: Manage

2019-12-18T13:53:00+00:00By

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.

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Back to the future: A 2019 technical retrospective

2019-12-16T16:30:00+00:00By

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.

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IBC2020 looks to innovation with new initiatives

2019-12-13T11:03:00+00:00By

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

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Mediaset increases investment in ProSiebenSat.1

2019-11-12T13:30:00+00:00By

Italian Mediaset Group has secured an additional stake in Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Media achieving an “important milestone for its pan-European portfolio.”

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Technicolor appoints Moat as new CEO

2019-11-07T11:19:00+00:00By

Technicolor has named former Eir boss Richard Moat as its new CEO, replacing Frédéric Rose.

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DPP unveils report on localisation

2019-11-04T11:34:00+00:00By

The DPP has released a new report challenging the media and entertainment industry to collaborate more on localisation.

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IABM opens call for entries for annual awards

2019-10-22T10:57:00+01:00By

The IABM has opened entries for its annual awards which recognise and reward exceptional talent and dedication.

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Globoplay thumbnails: Using AI to extract the best frame to represent drama series

2019-10-17T11:16:00+01:00By Edmundo Hoyle, Álvaro Antelo, Igor Coutinho

In this paper, GLOBO introduces a novel algorithm responsible for the automatic thumbnail selection of drama series content published on OTT platform Globoplay.

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IABM reveals Skyline upgrade to Platinum membership

2019-10-15T10:36:00+01:00By

The IABM has announced Skyline Communications has become the latest company to upgrade to Platinum membership level.

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Empowering all to thrive in broadcasting

2019-10-11T10:02:00+01:00By

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.

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Challenging media authenticity with diversity

2019-10-10T15:40:00+01:00By

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.

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Evolution not revolution

2019-10-07T16:07:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

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.

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June Sarpong appointed BBC diversity lead

2019-10-07T11:20:00+01:00By

Broadcaster, writer and campaigner June Sarpong has been named as the BBC’s new director of creative diversity.

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RTS Cambridge Convention 2019 round up

2019-09-23T16:07:00+01:00By ,

Trust, diversity and content investment are key priorities for leading TV executives from Netflix, Sky, UK, C4, ITV and BBC who spoke during the RTS Cambridge Convention last week.

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LGBT community calls for more industry diversity

2019-09-16T11:07:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2019: Many media technology companies are still too straight and male and should follow the example of broadcasters such as Channel 4, by setting up corporate LGBT networking groups to encourage diversity.

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It’s time to collaborate

2019-09-14T13:04:00+01:00

IBC2019: In this complex and rapidly evolving industry, close relationships between media firms and their suppliers are essential, and IBC2019 is the place to forge those ties, writes Peter White.

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IABM offers its data riches to end users

2019-09-13T09:33:00+01:00By

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.

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Welcome to IBC2019

2019-09-12T14:22:00+01:00By Michael Crimp

As IBC2019 opens IBC CEO Michael Crimp looks at some of the key themes that will impact this year’s shows.

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By the industry, for the industry

2019-09-12T08:04:00+01:00By

IBC is run by the industry, for the industry – meet the partner bodies who help make IBC a reality.

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IBC2019 preview: Be inspired, network and innovate

2019-09-06T10:37:00+01:00By

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.

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When will tech mean business?

2019-08-27T15:29:00+01:00Brought to you by

The industry continues to split discussions about technology and business practice, but this discourse needs to change, says DPP managing director Mark Harrison.

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Talking about an AI revolution

2019-08-22T14:38:00+01:00By

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.

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IABM reveals themes for 2019 International Business Conference

2019-08-20T10:15:00+01:00By

IABM has unveiled the key themes of its 2019 Annual International Business Conference and Awards will be Change, Innovate and Adapt.

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Rise up: Mentoring women to succeed in broadcasting

2019-07-11T16:23:00+01:00By

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.

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Information overload: The growing expectations of MAM systems

2019-07-09T12:12:00+01:00By

Broadcasters are dealing with greater volumes and types of content all the time – meaning ‘shopping lists’ for media asset management systems are becoming increasingly precise

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Nordic broadcasters breaking boundaries

2019-06-07T09:03:00+01:00By

As consumers navigate the crowded OTT and linear TV market, traditional broadcasters are also looking to diversify and add value beyond their core offering.

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Managing and manipulating 4K and 8K content

2019-05-02T16:15:00+01:00By

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.

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NAB: Building virtual worlds

2019-04-15T11:47:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Virtual set solutions powered by games engines proved a big draw for the live broadcast as well as the scripted market.

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Game of Thrones Season 8: Battling the pirates

2019-04-08T15:37:00+01:00By

Ahead of the final season of Game of Thrones premiering on Sunday (14 April), Adrian Pennington looks at the huge security operation to prevent it from being pirated and previews the epic battle scenes and visual effects that lie at the heart of the franchise finale.

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It’s time for graphic overlays to get personal

2018-09-16T11:25:00+01:00

Eurovision Media Services’ new remote graphic overlay solution can make event coverage more attractive to rights holders and sponsors, says Michele Gosetti, Head of Global Sales at EMS.

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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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Integrating forensic watermarking into adaptive streaming workflow

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Alexander Giladi

Forensic watermarking is a process of embedding a unique identifier for each streaming video session into the video content.

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Automatic production system of sign language CG animation for meteorological information

2017-03-15T13:04:00+00:00By Shuichi Umeda Tsubasa Uchida Makiko Azuma Taro Miyazaki Naoto Kato Nobuyuki Hiruma NHK Japan

As the sole public broadcaster in Japan, NHK strives to rectify the so-called information gap that creates social barriers.

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