The trio of broadcasters has committed $50 million of advertising inventory to promote vital public health messages that will reach over 800 million people across the globe.
Hulu’s founding boss Jason Kilar has been appointed the new chief executive of WarnerMedia, effective from 1 May.
IBC365’s update on company appointments, resignations and restructures across the content and broadcast industry.
With Covid-19 impacting all areas of the media and broadcast sector, Andy Stout looks at how supply chains may suffer due to the growing pandemic.
The London-based satellite start-up OneWeb has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US pointing to the instability to secure additional investors during the Covid-19 crisis.
Public service broadcasters are increasingly targeted by malicious cybercrime as they employ cloud-based workflows to manage valuable content assets. Alana Foster speaks to industry experts on the importance of prioritising cyber security.
George Jarrett reports from a Media & Entertainment Services Alliance keynote that warns of a new e-waste
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.
Fox has agreed a $440 million deal to acquire AVOD service Tubi, partly funded by the sale of its stake in Roku.
Google’s YouTube has reversed a previous policy on monetising video content related to the coronavirus outbreak, acknowledging the need for news organisations and creators to produce sustainable quality videos.
IBC365 looks back at some of the notable mergers and acquisitions of the past month within the media and technology industry.
ViacomCBS has introduced a new management structure across its businesses in Australia and New Zealand, after boss Paul Anderson’s resignation from Network Ten.
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.
At a recent MESA (Media & Entertainment Services Alliance) content workflow management forum, presentations on cloud transformation and cloud-based workflows worked well in explaining the issues and advantages. George Jarrett reports.
Video: In this week’s Tech Expert, Dr Maria Grazia Vigliotti explains the advent of blockchain and how it can be harnessed in media and entertainment.
Facebook’s F8 annual conference has been cancelled amid growing concerns around COVID-19 with the firm planning to replace the in-person event with locally hosted highlights.
NBCUniversal is doubling down on the future of monetisation for advertisers, marketers and consumers, releasing new technology solutions and an all-audience transaction model.
HbbTV Association has announced the release of HbbTV-TA, the first open specification for targeted advertising for live broadcast TV.
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.
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.
Dan Castles has returned to lead Telestream through its next phase of growth after being appointed as its new CEO.
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.
The DPP has identified important trends impacting the media and entertainment industry, with simplicity the key to success, according to a new report.
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.
Huawei Technologies has joined HEVC Advance, the licensing administrator which leads the development, administration, and management of the HEVC/H.265 patent pool.
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.
TiVo is combining with Xperi to create “one of the industry’s largest” consumer and entertainment technology and intellectual property licensing businesses.
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
Public service broadcasters are at the forefront of gender equality in the workplace and are leading the industry with strong role models for women in media, according to a new report by the European Broadcasting Union.
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.
DTG CEO Richard Lindsay-Davies talks cyber security, the move to IP and personalisation.
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.
Internet satellite company OneWeb is set to seek $1 billion from investors as it prepares its plan to launch hundreds of advanced satellites into orbit from next year.
Europe’s direct-to-consumer media and entertainment company Sky will grow its engineering and customer service jobs by 5% to meet increasing demands.
French conglomerate Vivendi is preparing to launch its own direct-to-home (DTH) service in Ukraine by signing a preliminary agreement with Eutelsat to provide services for the platform.
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.
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.
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.
The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has developed of a proof of concept to show how component-based workflows using the interoperable master format (IMF) can be applied to advertising.
The IABM has opened entries for its annual awards which recognise and reward exceptional talent and dedication.
In this paper, Finconns Group, SWISS TXT and more explore
The IABM has announced Skyline Communications has become the latest company to upgrade to Platinum membership level.
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.
Former Comcast executive Allen Broome has been appointed to the newly created role of chief technology officer at MediaKind.
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
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.
Dish Network’s customers have lost access to Fox channels as the two companies go head-to-head in the latest carriage dispute.
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.
ITV chief Carolyn McCall opened today’s RTS Cambridge Convention by arguing that one of the broadcaster’s greatest assets at a time of political upheaval and digital disruption is the trust the public has in its news and current affairs.
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: The EBU has called for more collaboration across European broadcasters.
IBC2019: Gender diversity advocacy group Rise held its inaugural awards ceremony at IBC today.
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.
IBC2019: As the technologies, workflows and business models of our industry evolve so too must SMPTE, writes Barbara Lange.
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.
IBC is run by the industry, for the industry – meet the partner bodies who help make IBC a reality.
Embracing cloud workflows is something all broadcasters need to do, says Google Cloud managing director Anil Jain.
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.
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.
End-to-end IP is finally achievable, making live video delivery easier and more efficient, says Andy Warman.
Sky UK has unveiled an upgrade to its ultra-high definition (UHD) content workflows in an aim to boost efficiency.
Apple’s new Protocol Extension for Low-Latency HLS may impact the end-to-end delivery chain, says THEO Technologies CTO Pieter-Jan Speelmans.
Cloud migration is an essential move in order to see return on investment, says SDVI Corporation president and CEO Lawrence R. Kaplan.
For perhaps the first time ever, Wi-Fi technology has the chance to realise its full potential, but it will take new and complementary technologies to help make it happen.
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.
Broadcaster Mediaset has filed a complaint to Italian watchdog, accusing shareholder Vivendi of leaking information undermining its corporate restructuring plans.
Streaming technologies need quality and scalability says Norigin Media CEO Ajey Anand.
Dolby Laboratories, PIksel, Atomos, Rohde & Schwarz and Make.TV are among the vendors shortlisted for the IBC2019 edition of the IABM BaM Awards.
IABM has unveiled the key themes of its 2019 Annual International Business Conference and Awards will be Change, Innovate and Adapt.
SMPTE has unveiled the full event lineup for its annual technical conference and exhibition, with cinematographer Todd Douglas Miller and astronaut Terry Virts amongst the featured speakers.
Initial pilots have produced promising results, but big players remain on the fringes of implementation.
German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has welcomed Mediaset as a shareholder in a strategic move to champion the development of pan-European alliances.
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.
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?
The DPP has released four documents to support the industry’s deployment of IMF for broadcast and online.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The TM Forum event demonstrated the role 5G will play in new verticals including key Catalyst projects, Paolo Pescatore writes from Nice
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.
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.
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.
France 24’s David Couret tells IBC365 enriching its EPG data and curating the searchability of content is key to the best user experience.
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.
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.
NAB 2019: Online streaming services were targeted in major credential stuffing attacks 30 billion times last year according to a new report by Akamai.
NAB 2019: Netflix has partnered with Intel to launch new video codec SVT-AV1.
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.
NAB 2019: Automated production, cloud, 5G, at-home production and streaming codecs are among the likely hot topics in Las Vegas.
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.
Vendors including Amagi, Evertz and Haivision have joined forces to promote an interoperable standard for low-latency streaming.
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.
Disney officially owns 21st Century Fox after more than a year of negotiations and a $71.3 billion exchange.
Passionate about sports and storytelling, Vera Bichler speaks to IBC365 about being the first female football director at Austrian broadcaster ORF
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.
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.
Vendors are helping broadcasters to rise to the challenge of 4K/HDR production while maintaining best-quality for existing HD/SDR workflows.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The architecture of an evaluated multi-screen experience based on MotoGP sports content, which was developed using an object-based broadcasting approach.
Bridging broadcast and internet services can be difficult because the system architectures are typically different.
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.
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.
Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NAB 2018: Transitioning broadcast operations to the cloud for flexible and cost-effective services that can be scaled up or down.
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.
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.
NAB 2018: Analyst Ben Keen on the dynamic clash of cultures between internet platforms and traditional broadcasting businesses.
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.
NAB 2018: The Digital Production Partnership has released its new guide on the advantages of adopting the Interoperable Master Format (IMF).
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.
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.
Mobile subscribers to soar by 2025, the “fearsome seven” technology companies taking over the world and 4G coverage on the moon.
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?
Belden has completed its acquisition of SAM (Snell Advanced Media), which it will now merge with Grass Valley.
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.
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.
Integral to Sky’s DNA is the adoption of new technologies and innovating the production to distribution chain, says Production Services Director Darren Long.
The upcoming MPEG Media Orchestration standard enables the temporal and spatial orchestration of multiple media and metadata streams.
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.
Moving to use more ‘IP’ in broadcast through innovative and practical methods rather than simply replacing the existing SDI connections with IP ones.
Providing the best viewing experience with superior quality, Telstra netwokr in Australia have LTE Broadcast, extending beyond the current unicast pull-based approach.
Leading the international standardisation of the end-to-end broadcasting chain from the production of programmes to their ultimate delivery to the audience.
Creating tools and workflows for object-based media production
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.
CBC Radio Canada wants to reduce the barriers to entry for smaller software developers and boost interoperability.
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).
The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) will demonstrate the industry’s progression towards IP adoption at IBC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this presentation we are going to look at some of the different challenges that 4K presents.
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.