IBC365 looks back at some of the notable mergers and acquisitions of the past month within the media and technology industry.
Heightened demands on cloud storage and bandwidth pressures resulting from large-file transfer are the universal concerns for broadcasters as production shifts greatly in favour of working from home during lockdown, writes David Davies.
EVS Broadcast Equipment has acquired broadcast network infrastructure specialist Axon to boost its live production solution portfolio.
Join IBC365 on Wednesday 24 June at 2pm BST to find out how media microservices are being widely adopted for new media solutions in the content supply chain.
A US court has approved Facebook’s $5 billion privacy settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over the Cambridge Analytica Scandal from early 2018.
The traditional means of optimising video streaming workflows have run their course. Future advances will be made in software automated by AI.
Working remotely amid a crisis is challenging with budget cuts, contingency plans and broadcasting changes all causing uncertainty. In the first of a series, IBC365 rounds up industry innovations and tips on succeeding in remote working.
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.
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.
IABM has launched a dynamic virtual resource to provide a one-stop, central repository for Business Continuity information from countries around the world to support the Broadcast and Media industry.
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.
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.
Discover how editing and publishing video in the cloud can be very fast, efficient and scalable. This cutting edge platform provides rapid access to video content for the easy creation of clips and highlights to multiple devices and platforms.
Multichannel media management company Visual Data Media Services has struck a deal to acquire Hollywood-based Digital Post Services.
Ensuring that broadcast graphics remain effective and consistent is no small feat in the era of OTT services and Augmented Reality, writes David Davies.
The DPP has unveiled the first average score for participants in its Committed to Sustainability programme, which was launched last November to promote environmentally sustainable practices.
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.
Video: In the third of a series of explainer videos, IABM’s Lorenzo Zanni details the technology behind, and applications of, artificial intelligence (AI).
The entirety of Grass Valley will be acquired by a private equity firm led by former Avid CEO Louis Hernandez, with aims to accelerate the business into a cloud-based technology leader.
As regulators move to raise expectations of access services in the era of streaming, broadcasters look set to benefit from continuing advances in automation, writes David Davies.
IABM, the international association for Broadcast and Media technology, has appointed Lisa Collins to the new position of head of member engagement.
Huawei Technologies has joined HEVC Advance, the licensing administrator which leads the development, administration, and management of the HEVC/H.265 patent pool.
IBC has opened submissions for Technical Papers for the IBC2020 Conference.
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 trio has teamed up to create an end-to-end video experience platform which will enable Android TV providers to make linear-on-demand a reality for viewers.
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.
The industry is going through a transformation, and so is SMPTE. A year into the 100+ year old Society’s major project, executive director Barbara Lange sits down with James Pearce to discuss its plans.
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.
Brussels-based dubbing, voiceover and access services facilities firm LyLo Media Group has been acquired by TransPerfect.
In this paper, GLOBO introduces a novel algorithm responsible for the automatic thumbnail selection of drama series content published on OTT platform Globoplay.
In this paper, Nokia Technologies explores OMAF and NBMP standards for an immersive virtual reality experience.
In this paper, Finconns Group, SWISS TXT and more explore
The IABM has announced Skyline Communications has become the latest company to upgrade to Platinum membership level.
Are we ever going to plunge into being simply an IT industry? George Jarrett looks at the radical changes in skill sets needed as the industry transitions away from the linear broadcast model.
While it was obvious that it’s evolution, rather than revolution, which took a front seat throughout Halls 10 and 11, it was just as clear that new technologies are leading the industry forward.
Broadcaster, writer and campaigner June Sarpong has been named as the BBC’s new director of creative diversity.
As media companies face unprecedented challenges, IABM’s Lorenzo Zanni looks at the key themes from IBC2019: Transformation, collaboration, and aggregation
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.
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.
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: 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.
As IBC2019 opens IBC CEO Michael Crimp looks at some of the key themes that will impact this year’s shows.
Embracing cloud workflows is something all broadcasters need to do, says Google Cloud managing director Anil Jain.
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.
Sky UK has unveiled an upgrade to its ultra-high definition (UHD) content workflows in an aim to boost efficiency.
Cloud migration is an essential move in order to see return on investment, says SDVI Corporation president and CEO Lawrence R. Kaplan.
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.
IABM has unveiled the key themes of its 2019 Annual International Business Conference and Awards will be Change, Innovate and Adapt.
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.
Initial pilots have produced promising results, but big players remain on the fringes of implementation.
The DPP has released four documents to support the industry’s deployment of IMF for broadcast and online.
David Davies examines some of the new-generation codecs that are emerging to meet this demand.
As advocacy group, Rise, enters its second year championing and supporting women in the broadcasting industry, IBC365 speaks with participants from Avid, BT and Deluxe.
Sky Media has launched its Sky Analytics tool for media agencies and advertisers to self-manage media planning for addressable TV.
A new report analysing subtitle data found environmental sustainability themes were significantly underrepresented across British TV.
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.
NAB 2019: Automated production, cloud, 5G, at-home production and streaming codecs are among the likely hot topics in Las Vegas.
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.
The fast-paced developments of cloud computing are evolving new kinds of machine that will be applied to professional media production.
Read TiVo, BBC and Rai technical papers and watch their presentations on ‘true’ personalisation and the art of matching diverse content types to users expression of interest.
Effective entertainment discovery solutions require a deeper understanding of content, and one approach to harnessing this knowledge is extracting semantically-relevant metadata.
Bridging broadcast and internet services can be difficult because the system architectures are typically different.
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.
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 ...
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
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.
Metadata is crucial as an enabler of automated production and targeted content. Would a standard help?
Work on the standard mastering format for B2B content distribution across the digital landscape has been a long process, but a gathering of the leading cheerleaders for IMF at NAB in Las Vegas may indicate that consensus is closer than ever
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.
NAB 2018: The Digital Production Partnership has released its new guide on the advantages of adopting the Interoperable Master Format (IMF).
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.
No one can really see into the future, of course, but there are experts out there who might just be able to offer us a glimpse of what is to come. End users, analysts and consultants consider what 2018 might bring across TV, cinema and online.
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.
Deep learning, metadata and digital transmission were among the research areas explored across the IBC2017 technical papers.
With the sheer scale of digital information now available, many journalists have recently started using data in order to tell compelling stories.
The consumption of video contents rises and consumers’ behaviour changes, video broadcasters must find new strategies to engage with their viewers.
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.
The broadcast and media technology market global revenue grew in 2016, with products and services reaching $50.97 billion.
In the last couple of years, there has been a rapid growth of second screen devices such as mobiles and tablets to drive digital entertainment systems.
In a broadcast organization content is created generally with an intent to publish and/or archive it in one way or another.
The transition to IP, the value of metadata and the ageing media industry are just some of the issues facing the broadcast sector today.
Speed reading can often lead to misinterpretation. The title of this paper, “USING IMF FOR INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION”, is intentionally ambiguous, hence the subtitle WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? Assuming that you interpret IMF as SMPTE’s Interoperable Mastering Format (1), the ambiguity comes from the word using.
In the UK the BBC provides subtitles for 100% of its television programmes on all of its main television channels.
The value of metadata is now completely accepted for archiving and in many areas of production, particularly news, where it is crucial to enabling people to search, find and manage content quickly and easily.
In the space of the content (video) consumption on an OTT platform (using IPTV, mobile, tablet), showing contextual ads is a currently a function of global attributes only.
The economy and its way to market its goods and services have been changing over the last decades. With the social transformation and the trend towards a pleasure and leisure oriented society, economic variations and new orientations have been established.