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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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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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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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Video: The power of the supply chain

2019-06-13T16:11:00+01:00By

The key to broadcasters remaining relevant and resilient is investing in new technology, audience engagement and collaboration explains ITV head of content technology Kevin Kennedy.

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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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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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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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Al Jazeera, AP, BBC R&D and RTÉ demo media-telecom projects

2019-05-10T15:50:00+01:00By

Media and telecom convergence and collaboration will be showcased at the upcoming Digital Transformation World where three joint proof-of-concept projects will be demonstrated.

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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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Video: How does France 24 make content easy to find?

2019-05-03T14:16:00+01:00

France 24’s David Couret tells IBC365 enriching its EPG data and curating the searchability of content is key to the best user experience.

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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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What next for IP?

2019-04-29T08:29:00+01:00By

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.

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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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Streamers emerge as top target for cyber attacks

2019-04-11T17:07:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Online streaming services were targeted in major credential stuffing attacks 30 billion times last year according to a new report by Akamai.

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Intel and Netflix to deliver AV1 codec

2019-04-10T14:04:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Netflix has partnered with Intel to launch new video codec SVT-AV1.

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Telstra expands global media network to Americas and Europe

2019-04-09T12:27:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Telco Telstra has announced new partnerships in Latin America, the US and Europe to enable the delivery of sport and entertainment content globally.

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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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NewTek acquired by Vizrt

2019-04-02T21:47:00+01:00By

Vizrt has acquired NewTek with the combined company offerings aim to accelerate the video creation, production and distribution for media, sports, entertainment, education, enterprise and esports.

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Low latency internet streaming standard backed by vendors

2019-03-26T15:16:00+00:00By

Vendors including Amagi, Evertz and Haivision have joined forces to promote an interoperable standard for low-latency streaming.

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IABM announces BaM awards nominees

2019-03-25T10:27:00+00:00By

A software-only playout deployment system, a 360-degree live streaming platform and vision analytics are among the solutions from technology vendors shortlisted for the IABM BaM awards.

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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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Interview: Vera Bichler, ORF

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

Passionate about sports and storytelling, Vera Bichler speaks to IBC365 about being the first female football director at Austrian broadcaster ORF

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Blockchain: A framework for the secure exchange of digital assets

2019-03-08T14:32:00+00:00Brought to you by

Join IBC365 and IBM Aspera on demand to learn how blockchain can integrate with high-speed data transfer and other cloud-based services to build a shared network for the secure tracking of the digital asset lifecycle.

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Comcast set to rollout Now TV globally

2019-01-29T14:55:00+00:00By

Comcast to launch its new streaming service in 2020 based on Sky’s OTT operation, Now TV as a “distinct and compelling” offering free for pay-TV customers.

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Monitoring 4K/HDR content

2019-01-25T10:49:00+00:00By

Vendors are helping broadcasters to rise to the challenge of 4K/HDR production while maintaining best-quality for existing HD/SDR workflows.

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Relocating ITV Post and Creative

2018-12-13T06:00:00+00:00By

How did ITV manage to relocate post and production departments out of its South Bank HQ on Friday and into the new one on the following Monday?

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Interview: Tanya Laird, Esports Ambassador

2018-11-30T12:36:00+00:00By

Esports could help shape the future of broadcast according to executive Tanya Laird, who spoke about the need for a “melting pot” of collaboration and interaction.

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On-demand webinar: Accelerating innovation across Media & Entertainment

2018-10-23T15:14:00+01:00

This IBC365 webinar outlines and explains the collaborative Media-Telecom Catalyst innovation programme and how you can get involved in designing solutions to current media & entertainment challenges.

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IBC2018 review: IP - from concept to reality

2018-10-05T08:31:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The epochal industry trend toward the use of IP is of course quite advanced on the audio side, and thus seen across the aisles of Hall 8 in a big way, writes IBC Daily reporter Mark Hallinger.

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2-Immerse: A platform for production and more

2018-09-27T09:06:00+01:00By J. Walker D.L. Williams I.C. Kegel A.P. Gower2 J. Jansen M. Lomas and S. Fjellsten

The architecture of an evaluated multi-screen experience based on MotoGP sports content, which was developed using an object-based broadcasting approach.

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User-centric companion screen architecture

2018-09-25T11:36:00+01:00By Hisayuki Ohmata and Masaya Ikeo

Bridging broadcast and internet services can be difficult because the system architectures are typically different.

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Looking ahead: The ongoing evolution of IMF

2018-09-13T11:12:00+01:00

As an early advocate and keen user of IMF, Netflix is well placed to help develop and improve the format, writes Netflix Technical Integrations Manager and SMPTE TC 35PM Florian Schleich.

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IMF matters: The algorithm would say so

2018-09-12T12:42:00+01:00

There is no surefire way to recognise real change, but extending the IMF format could have a significant impact on the industry, writes DPP Managing Director Mark Harrison.

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Weekly news round-up: Netflix trials promos and Corbyn calls for tech-funded journalism

2018-08-23T15:44:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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The missing piece in the cloud

2018-08-20T09:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

Probably, the most disruptive change in our industry is the change in media consumption behaviour. Viewers consume media content everywhere and in a nonlinear way, writes Qvest Media Head of Design Ulrich Voigt.

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IP adoption gathers momentum

2018-08-15T07:00:00+01:00By

IP is steadily gaining traction around the world with IBC2018 a forum to boost education and discussion about interoperability and the ramifications of SMPTE 2110.

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How media and broadcast can encourage diversity

2018-08-10T11:07:00+01:00By

Gender diversity remains a vital issue across the media, entertainment and technology industry. During this IBC365 discussion, awareness and accountability were highlighted as important elements to drive change.

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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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IP-future “not too far away” says BBC

2018-05-25T12:41:00+01:00By

TV will evolve into a more immersive, personalised and interactive medium exclusively delivered over the internet in the not too distant future, predicted Matthew Postgate.

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Video: Eddie Ferraro, Globecast

2018-05-04T10:06:00+01:00

NAB 2018: Transitioning broadcast operations to the cloud for flexible and cost-effective services that can be scaled up or down.

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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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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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Video: Ben Keen, analyst

2018-04-19T08:50:00+01:00

NAB 2018: Analyst Ben Keen on the dynamic clash of cultures between internet platforms and traditional broadcasting businesses.

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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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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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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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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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The week in numbers: Mobile users surge & 4G on the moon

2018-03-01T11:21:00+00:00By

Mobile subscribers to soar by 2025, the “fearsome seven” technology companies taking over the world and 4G coverage on the moon.

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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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Belden to merge SAM with Grass Valley

2018-02-08T23:55:00+00:00By

Belden has completed its acquisition of SAM (Snell Advanced Media), which it will now merge with Grass Valley.

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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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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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Interview: Sky Production Director Darren Long

2017-12-01T09:34:00+00:00By

Integral to Sky’s DNA is the adoption of new technologies and innovating the production to distribution chain, says Production Services Director Darren Long.

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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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Enhanced TV service over 3GPP MBMS

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By T. Stockhammer I. Bouazizi F. Gabin J.M. Guyot C. Lo T. Lohmar C. Thienot

The release of 3GPP to enable viable mobile and terrestrial TV services with the integration of rooftop antenna reception and existing TV receivers is a major milestone.

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Time-compensated remote production over IP

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Ed Calverley

Moving to use more ‘IP’ in broadcast through innovative and practical methods rather than simply replacing the existing SDI connections with IP ones.

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Using LTE Broadcast for a media optimised network

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By M. Pathan A. Phelagti G. Traver and M. Sanders

Providing the best viewing experience with superior quality, Telstra netwokr in Australia have LTE Broadcast, extending beyond the current unicast pull-based approach.

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ITU-R study group 6 for the future of broadcasting

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Yukihiro Nishida

Leading the international standardisation of the end-to-end broadcasting chain from the production of programmes to their ultimate delivery to the audience.

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Media production: From one-off examples to scalable workflows

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By J Cox M Brooks I Forrester and M Armstrong

Creating tools and workflows for object-based media production

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8K/HLG broadcasting camera system

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By T Sakiyama T Yamashita T Hanatani and S Mitsuhashi

The first NHK 8K camera employed 4K image sensors, the second model used an 8K single-chip colour image sensor offering compatibility with digital cinema lenses.

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How CBC Radio Canada wants to create open-source SMPTE 2110 software

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

CBC Radio Canada wants to reduce the barriers to entry for smaller software developers and boost interoperability.

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SMPTE approves ST 2110 standards suite for IP

2017-09-18T14:38:00+01:00By

SMPTE has announced at IBC the approval of the first standards within SMPTE ST 2110, the standards suite for carrying content over internet protocol (IP).

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IP interoperability: industry AIMS for widespread adoption

2017-08-16T20:19:00+01:00By

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) will demonstrate the industry’s progression towards IP adoption at IBC.

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VR of low strategic importance, according to Avid survey

2017-06-23T14:57:00+01:00By

Fewer than one in five respondents to an Avid Customer Association (ACA) survey consider virtual and augmented reality to be important to their strategic growth plans, with more than 80% still pondering business models for adopting the nascent technology.

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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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The cloud will kill half of us… and save the rest

2017-05-19T11:02:00+01:00By Robert Ambrose

With 85% of media and broadcast industry buyers planning to deploy cloud technology within the next three years - according to the latest IABM End-User Survey - the pressure is on vendors and technology suppliers to embrace cloud and as-a-service solutions and business models.

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IP interoperability at NAB: the debate continues

2017-05-04T15:50:00+01:00By

Following the lead of IBC in 2016, the recent NAB exhibition included a demonstration of IP interoperability. Once again, more than 30 vendors showed streams passing seamlessly between different products.

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How to transmit 4K video and 10 Gbps using 60 GHz wireless

2017-03-24T17:01:00+00:00By Jim Jachetta CTO & SVP of VidOvation – Moving Video Forward USA

In this presentation we are going to look at some of the different challenges that 4K presents.

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3GPP based TV service layer

2017-03-16T16:45:00+00:00By Thomas Stockhammer Qualcomm Incorporated; Gilles Teniou Orange France; Frederic Gabin Ericsson

The Third Generation Partnership (3GPP) project since its creation in December 1998 has a long history in enabling mobile communication and had included enablers for media streaming and distribution in its very early roadmap.

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