Italian broadcaster Mediaset has upped its stake in German company ProSiebenSat.1 to around 20%.
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.
Italian media group Mediaset is considering options for its 15% stake in ProSiebenSat.1 Media, including consolidation, as CFO Marco Giordani calls for European TV industry action.
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.
Ofcom has published a five-year review of public service broadcasting highlighting the drop in viewership with online failing to make up for live broadcast figures.
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.
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 Film and TV Charity has launched a Mental Health Taskforce to tackle the mental health “crisis” in the UK film and television industry.
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.
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.
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.
Sohonet has acquired US-based IT and communication services provider Sycamore Communication (Exchange).
Huawei Technologies has joined HEVC Advance, the licensing administrator which leads the development, administration, and management of the HEVC/H.265 patent pool.
A joint-venture between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Korean SK Telecom aims to provide next-generation transmission services for the television industry.
IBC has opened submissions for Technical Papers for the IBC2020 Conference.
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
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.
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.
Europe’s direct-to-consumer media and entertainment company Sky will grow its engineering and customer service jobs by 5% to meet increasing demands.
The DPP has released a new report challenging the media and entertainment industry to collaborate more on localisation.
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.
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, TV 2 explores a new architecture in IP based playout and workflow.
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.
Improving user experience and making products that are easier to configure and operate is a priority, says Worldcast Group co-president Christophe Poulain.
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
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.
Bitmovin CEO and co-founder Stefan Lederer reflects on the implications of a growing trend towards selecting ‘the right codec for the right job’.
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: 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.
The early noughties were supposed to witness a revolution in radio broadcasting. The introduction of DAB radio was likened to the digital revolution that has taken place in television with analogue TV making way for ever more sophisticated digital TV formats from standard to high definition, 4K and beyond.
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.
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.
End-to-end IP is finally achievable, making live video delivery easier and more efficient, says Andy Warman.
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.
Artificial intelligence has been heralded as the enabling technology of our age with applications transforming production and delivery set to boost the entire broadcasting industry.
IABM has unveiled the key themes of its 2019 Annual International Business Conference and Awards will be Change, Innovate and Adapt.
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.
Aspera founder and Emmy Award winner Michelle Munson has joined Avid’s board of directors.
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.
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
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.
As consumers navigate the crowded OTT and linear TV market, traditional broadcasters are also looking to diversify and add value beyond their core offering.
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.
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.
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.
Disney is to assume full operational control of US streaming service Hulu.
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.
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.
Red Bee Media has partnered with V-Nova to overcome bandwidth and encoding issues for its remote production offering.
In the first of a two-part series on cloud adoption, IBC365 looks at how vendors of varying size and age such as Scality, Signiant, Deluxe, M2A Media and Meta have rolled out cloud solutions for the industry.
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.
Execs at the BBC, Canal+ and RTE have called for greater cross-broadcaster collaboration and the sharing of data in a bid to better understand audiences and boost advertising opportunities.
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
2019 is the year that will see AI’s broadcast industry journey from arcane, cutting-edge buzzword to being productised and commonplace completed.
There is an increasing trend among those who create and distribute content to build their own systems and solutions.
From playout to post, the cloud is upending business models – but the most quantum leap is still to come.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IBC was one huge media factory, structured on multiple technology collaboration efforts, writes IBC Daily reporter George Jarrett.
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 serverless cloud model is particularly attractive for TV services, it can reduce operational overheads and lower barriers to entry.
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.
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.
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.
Watch on demand as IBC365 previews the anticipated themes and highlights of IBC2018.
This whitepaper explores the idea that, as new technologies emerge, everything from virtual and mixed reality to artificial intelligence, will need IP.
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?
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 ...
Competing cloud computing platforms are seeking to exploit what each sees as its key differentiator for the broadcast space.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
A new codec designed for delivering OTT content that is backed by the likes of Amazon, Netflix and Google, threatens to challenge the dominance of HEVC.
Object-based audio promises immersion, accessibility, personalisation and interactivity, but fears of a format war persist.
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?
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.
This ”State of the Web” whitepaper from Bitmovin explores Digital Rights Management systems and supported devices in 2017.
The many and varied requirements of broadcasters have created demand for flexible solutions from the providers of playout systems.
Stefan Lederer, CEO, bitmovin, offers an overview of the video infrastructure for the web and advises on how to set up and deploy cutting-edge OTT services for all platforms and all use cases in the cloud.
8K Super Hi-Vision (UHDTV) is a broadcasting medium featuring 16 times the number of pixels as Hi-Vision (HDTV) and 22.2 multichannel sound to provide a highly realistic “you are there” sensation.
The increasing number of connected displays is driving the current explosion of Internet video traffic.
NHK has been engaged in the development and standardisation of the 8K “Super Hi- Vision” (SHV) system since 1995. Super Hi-Vision is a state-of-the-art television (TV) broadcasting system that provides ultra-realistic viewing experiences to viewers, creating the sensation that they are in the actual scene.