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DVB approves internet-centric linear TV DVB-I specification

2019-11-13T12:12:00+00:00By

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.

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Enabling intelligent media and entertainment

2019-11-06T12:25:00+00:00Brought to you by

Join IBC365 and Microsoft on demand to learn how an intelligent cloud can empower and enable media and entertainment organisations to achieve more.

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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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Belden confirms plans to divest Grass Valley

2019-10-30T15:31:00+00:00By

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.

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Future movie archiving raises ethical questions

2019-10-23T11:39:00+01:00By

SMPTE 2019: New preservation techniques for movies open a range of possibilities for future editing of archived content, but this also opens up a number of ethical considerations, according to speakers at SMPTE 2019.

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SMPTE unveils new partnerships at SMPTE 2019

2019-10-23T10:51:00+01:00By

SMPTE 2019: SMPTE has unveiled a number of new partnerships at SMPTE2019 as the society continues its three-year transformation plan.

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The changing nature of TV

2019-10-22T14:44:00+01:00Brought to you by

Learn about the 3 different types of TV viewing persona, how specialist new entrants are making their mark, and what the key recommendations are for traditional broadcasters and OTT providers.

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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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OMAF4CLOUD: Standards-enabled 360° video creation as a service

2019-10-17T10:02:00+01:00By Yu You, Ari Hourunranta, Emre Aksu

In this paper, Nokia Technologies explores OMAF and NBMP standards for an immersive virtual reality experience.

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Comparative analysis of real-time multi-view reconstruction of a sign language interpreter

2019-10-17T09:07:00+01:00By Andrej Satnik, Robin Ribback, Krishna Chandramouli, Giacomo Inches, Mark Wheatley, Ebroul Izquierdo

In this paper, Finconns Group, SWISS TXT and more explore

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IABM’s latest Buying Trends Report sees fall in revenue growth

2019-10-16T13:43:00+01:00By

Despite a noticeable fall in industry revenue, buying confidence remains high according to the IABM’s latest report.

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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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Skill sets: Transitioning to data science and analytics

2019-10-09T16:00:00+01:00By

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.

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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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IABM: Three IBC 2019 takeaways

2019-10-04T10:39:00+01:00

As media companies face unprecedented challenges, IABM’s Lorenzo Zanni looks at the key themes from IBC2019: Transformation, collaboration, and aggregation

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Tencent joins AV1 codec group Alliance for Open Media

2019-10-03T15:17:00+01:00By

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.

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Broadcasters look to optimise workflow costs as storage models evolve

2019-09-30T14:33:00+01:00By

Security, cost-efficiency and the sheer volume of content are becoming increasingly critical as customers adopt more varied storage patterns, writes David Davies.

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Lean machine learning

2019-09-27T15:18:00+01:00By Lorcan Archer

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.

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IABM awards show vendors to be exceeding user demands

2019-09-17T10:51:00+01:00By

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.

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Quality of user experience drives EBU platforms project

2019-09-15T15:47:00+01:00By

IBC2019: The EBU has called for more collaboration across European broadcasters.

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Rise recognises outstanding women

2019-09-14T14:36:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Gender diversity advocacy group Rise held its inaugural awards ceremony at IBC today.

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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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Becoming a next gen standards body

2019-09-14T08:48:00+01:00

IBC2019: As the technologies, workflows and business models of our industry evolve so too must SMPTE, writes Barbara Lange.

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IBC2019 Tech Talk: Lebanon’s labour of love

2019-09-14T07:24:00+01:00By

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.

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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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Now is the time to adopt cloud workflows

2019-09-10T14:40:00+01:00Brought to you by

Embracing cloud workflows is something all broadcasters need to do, says Google Cloud managing director Anil Jain.

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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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Preparing the content ecosystem for the future

2019-09-05T09:19:00+01:00Brought to you by

Banking on an open architecture and leveraging new technologies, Broadcast Management Platforms should enable innovative solutions to be implemented with the speed and flexibility this age requires.

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The noise around AI

2019-09-02T15:20:00+01:00By Kevin Hilton

AI is being touted as a transformative technology for the media space, but audio was an early adopter, writes Kevin Hilton.

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Sky UK eyes content UHD workflow boost with Iris integration

2019-08-30T11:46:00+01:00By

Sky UK has unveiled an upgrade to its ultra-high definition (UHD) content workflows in an aim to boost efficiency.

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Learning from cloud migration pioneers

2019-08-28T16:12:00+01:00Brought to you by

Cloud migration is an essential move in order to see return on investment, says SDVI Corporation president and CEO Lawrence R. Kaplan.

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An industry in perpetual motion

2019-08-27T16:40:00+01:00Brought to you by

Tailoring solutions to specific client needs helps today’s broadcasters thrive and develop, says Fincons Group deputy CEO Francesco Moretti.

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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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Mediaset lodges complaint against Vivendi

2019-08-23T13:12:00+01:00By

Broadcaster Mediaset has filed a complaint to Italian watchdog, accusing shareholder Vivendi of leaking information undermining its corporate restructuring plans.

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The streaming life-cycle

2019-08-22T16:12:00+01:00Brought to you by

Streaming technologies need quality and scalability says Norigin Media CEO Ajey Anand.

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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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WBU approves EBU’s IP infrastructure standards

2019-08-13T11:26:00+01:00By

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.

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Blockchain adoption in broadcast

2019-08-08T09:43:00+01:00By Adam Shepherd

Initial pilots have produced promising results, but big players remain on the fringes of implementation.

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Mediaset finalises 9.6% stake in ProSiebenSat.1

2019-08-08T08:04:00+01:00By

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has welcomed Mediaset as a shareholder in a strategic move to champion the development of pan-European alliances.

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“Every single minute” of Tokyo 2020 to feature on Eurosport

2019-08-05T11:39:00+01:00By

Discovery’s EMEA chief Kasia Kieli has revealed that the network is planning to beef up its Eurosport Player ahead of the 2020 Olympic games.

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IABM embraces SaaS

2019-07-18T11:18:00+01:00By

What are the challenges, issues and potential benefits for both media companies and vendors as they transform to a software-as-a-service based mode?

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DPP delivers documents for IMF deployment

2019-07-18T10:51:00+01:00By

The DPP has released four documents to support the industry’s deployment of IMF for broadcast and online.

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Broadcast codecs and the challenges of the streaming era

2019-07-16T15:40:00+01:00By

David Davies examines some of the new-generation codecs that are emerging to meet this demand.

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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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Sky Media launches addressable ad tool

2019-07-04T11:12:00+01:00By

Sky Media has launched its Sky Analytics tool for media agencies and advertisers to self-manage media planning for addressable TV.

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Sony invests in Nevion to boost IP offering

2019-06-27T09:47:00+01:00By

Sony is set to bolster its end-to-end IP offering having struck a partnership and investment deal with Nevion.

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Video: Industry “tipping point” requires collaboration and hybrid models

2019-06-21T16:31:00+01:00By

The Nordic market will see “deep co-operation” between broadcasters and TV distributors amid the rise of the FAANGs explains Discovery Norway CEO Tine Jensen.

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BBC toys with international FAANG streaming model

2019-06-19T12:03:00+01:00By

The BBC chairman has admitted the public service broadcaster would “do very well under a subscription model,” speaking in the UK House of Lords yesterday on the future of broadcasting.

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Vimeo announces AV1 codec support

2019-06-14T16:09:00+01:00By

Vimeo has announced it will support royalty-free video codec AV1 which enables HD and UHD content to be streamed at a lower bitrate.

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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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NGA and new delivery: defining audio post workflows

2019-06-05T10:35:00+01:00By

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.

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Mediaset takes over 9.6% stake of ProSiebensat.1

2019-05-29T11:25:00+01:00By

ProSiebenSat.1 has had a stake of its business acquired by Italian-based Mediaset as it seeks to diversify its international outlook and invest in the future of European TV.

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TM Forum showcases telco collaboration with key verticals

2019-05-20T11:19:00+01:00By

The TM Forum event demonstrated the role 5G will play in new verticals including key Catalyst projects, Paolo Pescatore writes from Nice

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Bafta boss calls for TV to address climate change

2019-05-17T13:29:00+01:00By

A new report analysing subtitle data found environmental sustainability themes were significantly underrepresented across British TV.

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Media efficiency is critical: IABM reveals buying trends

2019-05-16T11:05:00+01:00By

New media competitiveness has urged companies to pursue efficiencies and multi-platform delivery has shifted business priority to Opex over Capex, according to the IABM.

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Disney takes full control of Hulu

2019-05-14T16:18:00+01:00By

Disney is to assume full operational control of US streaming service Hulu.

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New lessons in localisation

2019-05-09T08:29:00+01:00By

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.

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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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Video: How Red Bee Media is facilitating remote production

2019-04-26T13:56:00+01:00

Red Bee Media has partnered with V-Nova to overcome bandwidth and encoding issues for its remote production offering.

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Video: To what extent have media firms embraced the cloud?

2019-04-23T14:08:00+01:00

From the emergence of niche providers of specialist applications to a shift in business models as vendors content with the move from capex to opex, the adoption of the cloud has far-reaching implications.

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AV1: Codec wars erupt

2019-04-10T20:00:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Just as AV1 gains significant momentum, its royalty-free agenda comes under threat

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NAB 2019: Five trends to watch

2019-04-03T12:47:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Automated production, cloud, 5G, at-home production and streaming codecs are among the likely hot topics in Las Vegas.

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Disney completes $71.3bn Fox acquisition

2019-03-21T17:02:00+00:00By

Disney officially owns 21st Century Fox after more than a year of negotiations and a $71.3 billion exchange.

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AI: Moving into the mainstream

2019-02-15T12:40:00+00:00By

2019 is the year that will see AI’s broadcast industry journey from arcane, cutting-edge buzzword to being productised and commonplace completed.

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Why we built it ourselves

2019-02-15T12:20:00+00:00By Roger Thornton

There is an increasing trend among those who create and distribute content to build their own systems and solutions.

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Managing metadata: Moving deeper into the maze

2019-01-29T16:30:00+00:00By

Metadata has evolved dramatically in recent years, from straightforward descriptions to supporting complex usage in today’s asset management systems. Now AI promises a great leap forwards.

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2018’s most-read Management articles

2018-12-25T06:00:00+00:00By

The battle for codecs intensified and dominated the most-read content management articles along with cyber security and interviews with 21CF and Aljazeera executives.

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In search of next gen broadcast media storage

2018-12-21T12:16:00+00:00Brought to you by

At IBC2018, Rohde & Schwarz introduced a new multi-user shared access storage system: R&S SpycerNode. In this article, we take a closer look at SpycerNode to see how its approach differs and where this might add value to broadcasters, content owners and facilities.

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2019: The year of “significant” cloud adoption?

2018-12-06T07:00:00+00:00By

BBC, Discovery and ITV amongst first adopters of cloud solutions choosing Amazon ahead of Google and Microsoft.

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Multi-cloud for broadcasters: Making the right choice

2018-12-05T10:49:00+00:00By

The huge physical infrastructure and connectivity investments made by the big cloud platforms are creating strategic options for all broadcast and media workloads, but with a plethora of options, how best to choose the right partner?

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Cloud playout: Unlocking global success for channel operators and broadcasters

2018-11-21T15:31:00+00:00Brought to you by

Join IBC365 and Tata Communications on-demand to explore how organisations are using cloud playout to deploy a unified solution for both playout and distribution on a global basis, and why cloud is fast becoming the preferred option for many linear channel operators and broadcasters.

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Cyber security should be ‘top priority’ for media companies

2018-11-02T10:01:00+00:00By

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.

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Plazamedia blazes IP trail

2018-10-25T06:00:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

In consciously opting against a hybrid solution for its new broadcast centre, German sports producer Plazamedia has created a modern, future-proof system as SMPTE 2110 approaches.

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The DPP lays out its key priorities

2018-10-23T16:27:00+01:00By

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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Your guide to what’s in store at SMPTE 2018

2018-10-16T10:09:00+01:00

The SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition provides an opportunity to take a deep dive into the latest techniques and technologies shaping the media and entertainment industry, writes Aimée Ricca

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Interview: Andy Maltz, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

2018-10-15T06:00:00+01:00By

Digital movie archives can be short-lived, and without concerted effort we risk losing part of our cultural history.

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Creating a codec for tomorrow’s content

2018-10-09T09:18:00+01:00By

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

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IBC2018 round-up: Executive Forums

2018-09-28T09:51:00+01:00

Influential and visionary executives from across the industry united at the IBC2018 Executive Forums to discuss key trends, opportunities and disruptors to shape future strategy.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: Codec wars

2018-09-27T09:03:00+01:00

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.

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Serverless cloud computing to TV service operations

2018-09-27T09:03:00+01:00By M. Rizzo

The serverless cloud model is particularly attractive for TV services, it can reduce operational overheads and lower barriers to entry.

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XVC: Revolutionary software-defined video compression

2018-09-27T09:02:00+01:00By Jonatan Samuelsson & Per Hermansson

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.

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Extending media production to the cloud

2018-09-27T09:02:00+01:00By Tim Claman

Capitalising on the efficiency and scalability that the cloud offers, Avid undertook a number of cloud test drives with select media organisations in Europe and the US to develop a deeper understanding of cloud workflows.

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An overview of recent video coding developments in MPEG and AV1

2018-09-26T14:19:00+01:00

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.

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AV1: Implementation, performance and applications

2018-09-26T14:19:00+01:00By Jerome Vieron & Ian Trow

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.

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Race to the finish line: AV1, H.264, HEVC, VP9 & VVC

2018-09-21T10:41:00+01:00By

IBC2018: The video industry will have to learn to juggle between AV1, H.264, HEVC and VP9 and future codecs like VVC. That’s the lesson from IBC where warring factions in the codec wars came to trade blows without landing a palpable hit.

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Monitoring the codec wars

2018-09-16T13:56:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Expert IBC panel weighs up competing codec technologies.

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Providing a one-stop solution

2018-09-14T12:48:00+01:00

Marco Tinnirello, the new Chief Executive of Eurovision Media Services, the business arm of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), speaks about his vision for the organisation and his thoughts on the media industry today.

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Broadcasters are ‘particular targets’ for hackers

2018-09-13T16:33:00+01:00By

IBC2018: “Brutally frank conversations” are needed inside broadcasting organisations about the scale of the cyber security threat they all face, lBC’s Cyber Security Forum hears.

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Interview: Amedeo D'Angelo, Inside Secure

2018-09-13T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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Keeping 4 secure

2018-09-11T08:30:00+01:00By

A broadcaster’s cyber strategy needs to be robust when faced with challenges but Channel 4’s Brian Brackenborough appears to have most of the bases covered.

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HEVC, AV1, VVC and XVC: The codec battle intensifies

2018-09-07T11:16:00+01:00By

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.

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On-demand webinar: IBC2018 themes

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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Artificial Intelligence: Ready to add more value to your content

2018-08-14T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

The media market is once again teeming with innovation. This time though, the innovation is not about better picture quality or improved signal processing, but it really lies within metadata, says Hexaglobe Chief Executive Franck Coppola.

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Whitepaper: No IP no future?

2018-08-01T12:11:00+01:00Sponsored by

This whitepaper explores the idea that, as new technologies emerge, everything from virtual and mixed reality to artificial intelligence, will need IP.

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Interview: Melody Hildebrandt, 21st Century Fox

2018-07-27T09:19:00+01:00By

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.

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DPP reveals production polarisation

2018-07-20T11:37:00+01:00By

With more video being produced than ever before and an increasing array of platforms on which to consume content, the DPP set about examining how today’s production companies work.

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The vital job of protecting content

2018-07-19T08:46:00+01:00By

Technology is the driving force behind creative content production and new business efficiencies but remaining at the cutting edge while guarding against a security breach remains a top priority for technology heads.

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Having a vision to tackle the hackers

2018-07-17T15:40:00+01:00By

As the world gets ever more connected and still more vulnerabilities open up, how can broadcasters and suppliers work together to prepare for and combat threats?

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Surfing the AI wave

2018-07-06T10:29:00+01:00By

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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Whitepaper: The promise of universal scale

2018-07-03T14:26:00+01:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper examines what file-based industries such as M&E require from their storage systems when data grows at an explosive rate and must always be available.

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Cloud competition building around broadcast

2018-06-27T10:43:00+01:00By

Competing cloud computing platforms are seeking to exploit what each sees as its key differentiator for the broadcast space.

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On-demand webinar: Media at the Edge

2018-06-26T15:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

Join IBC365 as leading industry minds discuss the latest thinking on decentralised infrastructure technology and real life business and workload requirements for media at the edge.

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Q&A: Ethical hacker, Tony Gee

2018-06-22T10:04:00+01:00By

Disconnected, disillusioned or indifferent to cyber warfare? IBC365 speaks to Tony Gee about ethical hacking and how broadcasters can defend against cyber security attacks.

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How to guard against cyber attacks

2018-06-21T10:35:00+01:00By

Experts from 21st Century Fox, Perform Group, the DPP and Ascot Barclay discuss cyber threats to the media industry and how to handle a security breach.

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Whitepaper: Tape vs object storage

2018-06-20T15:58:00+01:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper explores how object storage stacks up against LTO tape for media archives and backup and looks at the opportunity costs of not leveraging the real-time data access of object storage to monetise existing data.

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Vendors cast a critical eye on the private cloud

2018-06-05T14:44:00+01:00By

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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BBC and Sony lead DPP metadata exchange

2018-05-23T16:17:00+01:00By

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has announced the release of a new guide designed to aid news organisations and suppliers of news systems in easily exchanging metadata.

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How more standards could help the move to Media 4.0

2018-05-16T10:40:00+01:00By

Metadata is crucial as an enabler of automated production and targeted content. Would a standard help?

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On a mission to master

2018-05-11T10:22:00+01:00By

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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Video: Keith Lane, NEP

2018-04-27T10:17:00+01:00

NAB 2018: NEP’s Keith Lane on the ways the industry is making remote production a reality and the cost and quality benefits of adoption.

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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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CTO Series: Mohamed Abuagla, Al Jazeera

2018-04-25T12:46:00+01:00By

The key challenges facing the broadcast industry are not just to do with technology, according to Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Abuagla.

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From encryption to consumption: the tools for protecting content

2018-04-25T08:26:00+01:00By

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.

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NAB 2018: “Incredible interest” shown in AV1

2018-04-20T08:46:00+01:00By

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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Video: Mark Harrison, DPP

2018-04-18T08:00:00+01:00

NAB 2018: DPP Managing Director Mark Harrison on how interoperable master format (IMF) is the solution to expensive, complex and time-consuming versioning for content creation.

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IABM launches BaM industry model

2018-04-18T07:14:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: The IABM has introduced the BaM Content Chain: from Creator to Consumer industry model offering technology buyers, end users and vendors a 360-degree view of the industry.

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Vendors double down on AI in Las Vegas

2018-04-13T11:39:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: If there was a single phrase that swept the show floor in Las Vegas, it surely has to be artificial intelligence.

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Securing assets in the era of disinformation

2018-04-13T06:36:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: Cyber security, audio technology and content creation solutions were showcased by Cisco, Fortium, Deluxe and Dolby during NAB.

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What are the business benefits of IMF?

2018-04-12T21:37:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: The Digital Production Partnership has released its new guide on the advantages of adopting the Interoperable Master Format (IMF).

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IABM announces shortlist for BaM awards

2018-04-03T10:44:00+01:00By

The IABM has announced the shortlist for its new Broadcast and Media Awards (BaMs) which will be presented during NAB 2018.

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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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What will be big at NAB 2018?

2018-03-27T15:02:00+01:00By

From AI to M&A, Dick Hobbs picks his way through the marketing buzz to predict what visitors might be talking about at NAB 2018.

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What role do servers play in today's broadcast operations?

2018-03-26T12:53:00+01:00Brought to you by

Without any doubt, the future of the broadcast industry will be increasingly influenced by the Cloud-based technologies, but today is there still a place for on-premise video servers? And if so, what will these servers look like and how will they operate? Will everything be remote production over IP networks?

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IMF: DPP and SMPTE explain the spec

2018-03-23T11:35:00+00:00By

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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On-demand webinar: Cyber security and the protection of assets

2018-03-16T11:03:00+00:00Sponsored by

With viewers consuming content on an increasing array of devices and platforms, and the media industry a high-profile target for hackers, the task of protecting assets can be complicated and costly.

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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 ahead of the curve

2018-02-08T14:02:00+00:00

A changing industry, with increased demand for video from a wider array of organisations, has fueled the need for a different breed of broadcast solutions provider, writes Håvard Myklebust.

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Protecting assets from creation to consumption

2018-02-02T09:24:00+00:00By

Pirating and the illicit redistribution of premium content is a growing concern for content owners and platforms. What are the tools for dealing with the threat?

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Top 10 most-read Content Management articles

2017-12-19T12:38:00+00:00By

Articles featuring the adoption of cloud, transition to IP, converting assets to HDR and SMPTE ST 2110 approval were among the most-read Content Management articles of 2017.

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Focusing on the core: the importance of outsourcing

2017-12-08T10:26:00+00:00By

The maturation of the broadcast industry and advances in technology have allowed media firms to concentrate on the essentials, writes John Maxwell Hobbs.

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AIMS and NABA forge partnership for IP technology roadmap

2017-12-07T10:44:00+00:00By

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has entered into a formal agreement with the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) on the technology roadmap for IP.

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IABM End-User Survey shows shift in buyer demands

2017-11-10T11:46:00+00:00By Lorenzo Zanni Research Analyst IABM

Media technology buyers look poised to increase their spending over the next 12 months as part of wider efforts to boost efficiency and agility.

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Keeping on top of streaming assets

2017-10-27T11:09:00+01:00By

The use of the internet to deliver live content and VOD is growing as fast as new platforms arise to view it on, but there are challenges facing broadcasters and content owners wishing to get onboard.

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Media orchestration between streams and devices

2017-10-26T14:17:00+01:00By Dr. M. Oskar van Deventer and Jean-Claude Dufourd et al.

The upcoming MPEG Media Orchestration standard enables the temporal and spatial orchestration of multiple media and metadata streams.

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Beyond HEVC: video coding standardisation

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Jens-Rainer Ohm and Mathias Wien

Though High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is still in its take-up phase, it is foreseeable that even better compression will be needed in the future.

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Single sensor video cameras and the TLCI-2012

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By P. Bøhler A. Roberts and O. E. Høgberg

The EBU Recommendation R-137 (TLCI-2012) is based upon the behaviour of modern broadcast HDTV cameras with 3-sensor technology.

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Building a media supply chain in the cloud: A case study

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By J C Derby

The rapid technical, social, and financial changes in the media industry are forcing all of us to re-examine our content supply chains.

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IBC2017 round-up: Trade bodies and industry alliances

2017-09-28T14:37:00+01:00By

The broadcast and media industry’s trade bodies were out in force at this year’s IBC, demonstrating technology advances, forging alliances and showcasing their standards work.

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Interview: Ramki Sankaranarayanan, Prime Focus Technologies

2017-09-17T08:53:00+01:00By

The M&E industry is going through fundamental changes as consumers demand immediate access to content. By utilising the right technology, this demand can be met – and monetised.

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Invisible assets: managing content in the cloud

2017-07-26T15:08:00+01:00By

The cloud promises flexibility but are concerns about price a barrier to adoption?

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Global media technology revenue stabilises

2017-06-21T13:34:00+01:00By

The broadcast and media technology market global revenue grew in 2016, with products and services reaching $50.97 billion.

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IMF for TV: the solution to versioning woes?

2017-05-31T09:00:00+01:00By

When Hollywood finally had its Interoperable Master Format (IMF) standardised by SMPTE back in 2013, there were already murmurings about a possible broadcast version of the format.

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Has storage got too complex?

2017-04-03T14:00:00+01:00By Stan Moote CTO IABM

Storage for video production used to be simple: you picked the video camera you could afford, and the camera choice often dictated the videotape format you would use, said Stan Moote, CTO, IABM.

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