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User experience: The 80-20 principle

2019-05-17T10:13:00+01:00

For designers, the priority should be giving an experience that meets users’ experience and needs ahead of ‘special attractions’, writes Ostmodern’s CEO and co-founder Tom Williams.

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Nordics OTT subscriptions top 10m

2019-05-29T10:32:00+01:00By

Streaming services in the Nordics have seen rapid growth, with more than 800,000 new subscriptions active in the last year, according to Mediavision.

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Cracking the African market: Dice, slice and then price your content

2019-09-16T14:30:00+01:00By

IBC2019: How do you crack the burgeoning Sub Saharan African TV market? By making it accessible and affordable, according to Clare Kandola, chief executive of content consultancy the Vidya Collective.

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On demand faces disruption as platforms bid to convert customers from AVoD to SVoD

2019-09-15T13:21:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2019: The pace of the OTT market is set to increase over the next few years with companies such as Amazon TV, Disney and Apple TV best placed to win out.

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The keys to success in a digital age

2019-09-13T14:21:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2019: Senior figures from some of the world’s leading digital content brands have outlined some of the key features of media brands that will make them successful in the future.

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Interview: Olivier Jollet, Pluto TV

2019-09-10T08:51:00+01:00By

In a tough, competitive media market, choosing the right business model is crucial. Ahead of his appearance at IBC, Pluto TV’s Olivier Jollet tells George Jarrett how global game-changing media businesses should be developing new strategies.

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Getting audience measurement – and influence – right

2019-08-27T14:35:00+01:00By

In a multi-platform world viewing figures are ever more important but also more challenging tog gather. Chris Forrester looks at how broadcasters are measuring their audiences.

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Come together

2019-08-20T16:14:00+01:00By

Collaborating with rivals to offer global streaming services with local content as well as creating global communities of people who share the same passions is all part of Discovery’s game plan, says Kasia Kieli, EMEA president & managing director, Discovery.

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The greatest era yet for the video industry?

2019-08-19T14:27:00+01:00Brought to you by

The insatiable appetite for video means there has quite simply never been a better time to be in the video industry, says Accedo head of marketing, solutions and innovation Luke Gaydon.

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IBC launches IBC Daily website

2019-08-16T07:00:00+01:00By

IBC has added to its comprehensive coverage of the media, entertainment and technology industry with the launch of an IBC Daily-dedicated website.

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Content overload, or time for fresh thinking?

2019-07-18T08:04:00+01:00By

As social media and online video snaps up more of the advertising spend, Chris Forrester looks at how the industry is looking to reinvent brand communications with new content models.

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Public service media: Trust in news

2019-07-10T15:43:00+01:00By

Public service news is facing increasing pressures from politicians to declining audiences and attacks on impartiality. But is it all doom and gloom? – Raymond Snoddy investigates.

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Netflix to open UK production hub at Shepperton Studios

2019-07-04T13:59:00+01:00By

In a major UK expansion, Netflix has signed a multi-million pound deal to create a production hub at Shepperton Studios outside London.

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Viacom, Mubi streaming service launches & Jony Ive leaves Apple

2019-06-28T14:48:00+01:00By

24th-28th June: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Queer broadcasting: Delivering live diversity

2019-06-20T11:02:00+01:00By

During Pride Month, LGBTQ+ global streaming network Revry simultaneously broadcast the Trevor Live gala across multiple global channels reaching more than 9.4 million viewers.

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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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Netflix opens Australian HQ in battle for eyeballs

2019-06-11T15:57:00+01:00By

Netflix has confirmed it will expand its operations on the ground in Australia to compete with local streaming services.

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Microsoft unveils 8K Xbox

2019-06-10T12:51:00+01:00By

Microsoft has announced its next-generation gaming console will support 8K resolution playback and allow 120 frames per second.

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Apple champions personal cinematic experiences

2019-06-04T11:19:00+01:00By

Apple has previewed its new tvOS 13 operating system for its 4K Apple TV declaring it “the easiest and most personalised entertainment device” yesterday at its developers’ conference.

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Disney+ predicted to take on Netflix and Amazon

2019-06-03T10:46:00+01:00By

The Disney+ streaming service is expected to add 19.2 million subscribers in Western Europe by 2024, driving the next OTT boom, according to Digital TV Research.

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Netflix and Amazon's £1.1bn UK subs & Champions League final

2019-05-31T10:02:00+01:00By

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

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The Week Ahead: DW Global Media Forum, Augmented World Expo and Godzilla

2019-05-27T07:15:00+01:00By

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

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Google's GDPR investigation & Netflix voted best original programmer

2019-05-24T09:29:00+01:00By

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

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Spotlight on: UX designers

2019-05-17T10:00:00+01:00By

IBC365 speaks with three user experience designers working for the BBC, RTE and BluTV on the challenges and changes to creating and evolving user interfaces for modern audiences.

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Old rivals become new frenemies

2019-05-15T09:37:00+01:00By

Rival broadcasters are forming new alliances as they look to compete with streaming services.

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ProSieben and Discovery unveil SVOD service

2019-05-10T11:56:00+01:00By

A joint venture between ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery will launch Germany’s largest free-TV and video on-demand streaming platform this June.

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The blueprint for best-in-class video subscriber management

2019-05-09T16:04:00+01:00Brought to you by

Insights on user acquisition and retention, identity, payments, content partner settlement, entitlement, and customer care for video service providers.

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Live streaming: The latest solutions

2019-05-07T12:34:00+01:00By

From Facebook to Twitch to YouTube, cleverly integrated production solutions and lower price-points are making high-quality live streaming accessible to those who want to share content across a vast array of platforms.

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Viewers will opt for Apple TV+, says CEO

2019-05-02T09:26:00+01:00By

Apple chief executive Tim Cook is confident consumers will choose Apple’s TV+ streaming service ahead of the multitude of other OTT services in a move to diversify its revenue income.

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg: “The future is private”

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

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has declared the firm will build a more privacy-focussed platform and fundamentally shift how products are built and the business is run.

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Realising the potential of SAT>IP

2019-04-15T15:35:00+01:00By

SAT>IP technology – whereby antenna signals can be converted into IP for distribution around a house or commercial facility – is beginning to achieve global traction.

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NAB: Building virtual worlds

2019-04-15T11:47:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Virtual set solutions powered by games engines proved a big draw for the live broadcast as well as the scripted market.

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Britbox: ‘Too little, too late?’

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

Can the streaming service planned by the BBC and ITV compete with the might of Netflix and Amazon, plus upcoming offerings from Apple, Disney and AT&T?

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ITV closes in on programmatic ad tech deal

2019-03-28T22:02:00+00:00By

UK broadcaster ITV is edging closer to rolling out a programmatic ad tech platform for its live and on-demand service ITV Hub as it plays “catch up” with its use of data and analytics.

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Getting to the core of Apple TV+

2019-03-28T16:08:00+00:00By

In a golden era of storytelling, Apple has turned its attention to reinventing TV and adding healthy competition to the ecosystem, writes Paolo Pescatore

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Apple unveils new streaming service

2019-03-25T19:49:00+00:00By ,

Apple has launched Apple TV+, a subscription streaming service that will include original content and be available via the firm’s overhauled Apple TV app.

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Netflix eschews Apple alliance

2019-03-19T13:50:00+00:00By

Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings has confirmed that the SVOD service won’t be available via Apple TV, which is expected to be announced next Monday.

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PSBs future jeopardised by VOD

2019-03-15T17:13:00+00:00By

The House of Lords has launched a public inquiry to investigate the future of public service broadcasters amid rising concerns Netflix and Amazon will overthrow traditional broadcasters.

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BBC & ITV to launch UK-based Netflix rival

2019-02-28T21:10:00+00:00By

The BBC and ITV have confirmed rumours that they will launch a new streaming service for UK audiences, more than ten years after a similar project was proposed and then blocked.

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Why broadcasters are doubling down on dynamic ad insertion

2019-02-27T16:24:00+00:00By

With scale being one of the main drivers for success in the dynamic ads market, is RTL’s acquisition of Yospace the shape of things to come?

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DAZN accelerates into Spain

2019-02-27T16:23:00+00:00By

Innovation and partnerships will be the key to DAZN’s success, says the firm’s senior vice president Peter Parmenter, who spoke at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the day before DAZN launched its platform in Spain.

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Telco leaders bullish on benefits of 5G

2019-02-27T12:39:00+00:00By

Powerful capabilities and functionalities powered by 5G will not only change the media and entertainment industry but revolutionise global economies, according to industry leaders speaking at Mobile World Congress.

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Driverless cars and the content opportunity

2019-02-19T10:13:00+00:00By George Malim

If the advent of driverless cars provides a fourth screen via which travellers access content, apps and services, who will provide the content? George Malim explores the opportunities and assesses which organisations could become the in-car content providers.

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Interview: Richard Halliwell, Atrium

2019-02-19T09:28:00+00:00By Tim Dams

A drama commissioning club for telcos, Atrium launched nearly two years ago with great fanfare and a mission to help regional telcos compete with global streamers for high-end drama projects. Tim Dams checks in on Atrium’s progress so far.

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Telcos place big bets on unproven content strategies

2019-02-18T11:45:00+00:00By George Malim

As telcos gear up for 5G mobile networks and continue to roll-out broadband fibre connections, they are faced with the challenge of increasing revenue so they can support their investment in new infrastructure. George Malim examines the strategies of Verizon, BT and Globe to assess what makes a winning content ...

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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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Is Apple launching its TV service in April?

2019-02-15T10:48:00+00:00By

Apple is reported to be in the final stages of preparing to launch its video on-demand streaming service.

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SVOD viewing to equal broadcast TV by 2023

2019-02-14T12:43:00+00:00By

China and North America will lead the market for streaming video on-demand services with subscribers set to grow to 743 million in the next four years.

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Huawei 'crisis' meeting & Google under fire

2019-02-08T07:00:00+00:00By

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

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Super Bowl LIII: Who watched the game?

2019-02-07T09:43:00+00:00By

The final whistle of Super Bowl LIII sounded on Sunday ending its lowest scoring head-to-head in history and the build up to its perennially anticipated half-time show saw numerous high profile drop outs in support of Colin Kaepernick. Ross Biddiscombe explores how the event’s viewership fared.

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Sports content to boost global content spend

2019-02-06T15:57:00+00:00By

Global consumer spend on digital content is set to increase by $23 billion this year, with sports video identified as the key driver of growth.

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Apple CEO bets on video to drive revenue growth

2019-02-01T08:39:00+00:00By

Announcing its fiscal first quarter results for 2019 yesterday, Apple boss Tim Cook revealed “huge changes in customer behaviour” set to drive Apple’s strategy for the year ahead.

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Weekly news round-up: Netflix price hike & NBC's AVoD service

2019-01-18T08:00:00+00:00By

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

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Facebook set to invest $300m in journalism

2019-01-17T16:53:00+00:00By

Facebook has announced it will invest $300 million in news programmes, partnerships and content in a bid to combat fake news and support local news organisations.

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Streaming vs cinema: What does the future hold for film?

2019-01-08T12:00:00+00:00By

Netflix rarely releases data about its content but recently broke cover to claim that 45m accounts – nearly a third of its total – had streamed the Sandra Bullock thriller Bird Box in its first week on the platform, a record for a Netflix film, apparently.

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2018’s most-read Delivery articles

2018-12-26T06:00:00+00:00By

The fight against FAANG, the rise of niche OTT disruptors and the potential of 5G were among the most-read Delivery articles in 2018.

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The radical shift continues: IABM reveals buying trends

2018-12-05T07:00:00+00:00By

The demand side of the industry is continuing to go through a radical shift, with changing revenue models influencing trends in media technology investment, according to the IABM Buying Trends Report.

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Weekly news round-up: PSBs urged to collaborate and 1.5bn 5G connections by 2024

2018-11-30T09:55:00+00:00By

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

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Telco and media M&A: What happens next?

2018-11-12T15:21:00+00:00By

Legacy media and telecom players have been busy bulking up, but how will they capitalise on their scale to attract and retain more customers?

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DAZN: The Netflix of sports?

2018-11-07T17:48:00+00:00By

Just two years old, DAZN has spent hundreds of millions acquiring sports rights in a bid to win subscribers to its subscription streaming service. But will its big spending ways pay off? Ross Biddiscombe profiles the OTT platform that’s disrupting the sports broadcasting industry.

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Weekly news round-up: Google faces gender pay gap action & Netflix borrows $2bn more

2018-10-26T10:36:00+01:00By

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

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New voyage for Discovery

2018-10-09T11:01:00+01:00By

JB Perrette is totally changing the look and feel of Discovery Networks International.

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Interview: Seth Shapiro, Alpha Networks

2018-10-09T10:47:00+01:00By Lorcan Archer

Seth Shapiro, Emmy winner and CEO / founder of Alpha Networks, is preparing for the launch of that company’s blockchain – enabled entertainment platform. Exposing viewers to underappreciated content from foreign markets is just one of the things the offering will focus on.

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IBC2018 review: 4K, OTT and cloud-based workflows

2018-10-08T16:13:00+01:00By Steve Fairclough

Advances in 4K and UHD live production, fresh solutions for OTT content, an array of cloud-based ‘big data’ workflow sharing solutions and remote collaboration tools were the main themes in Halls 9, 13 and 15.

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Sound and fury: Bringing Dolby Atmos to the NHRA

2018-09-27T09:08:00+01:00By Michael Babbitt

The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) approached Dolby Laboratories in early 2017 to explore what value immersive audio might bring to the NHRA’s television broadcasts.

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The future of media consumption

2018-09-25T11:36:00+01:00By R. Bernhaupt C. Murko and M. Pirker

Media consumption is changing. To predict changes in user’s behaviour the majority of the industry is still relying on ownership of devices and usage of devices to predict media consumption behaviour.

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Getting to grips with TV’s golden age

2018-09-18T08:23:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: The state of scripted, the future of linear TV and the effectiveness of digital advertising were all topics of debate at a session devoted to debunking received wisdom in TV.

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MTGx calls for brands to play eSports

2018-09-17T13:32:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: Advertisers as well as TV and the sports production industry should wake up to the huge potential of eSports says MTGx CEO Arnd Benninghoff.

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APAC and MENA: Huge complications, but opportunities

2018-09-17T13:12:00+01:00By

IBC2018: India has eight versions of Big Brother, while young people are abandoning conventional TV in the Middle East… The challenges of operating in the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets were laid bare in two IBC panels.

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Delivering next-gen audio for everyone

2018-09-17T13:12:00+01:00

The audio renderer has long been a bone of contention in the standardisation work on Next Generation Audio (NGA), writes EBU Senior Project Manager Roger Miles.

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Technical innovation and excellence celebrated at IBC Awards

2018-09-16T18:30:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Awards presented to Eurosport, Medialaan, RTÉ, Econet Media, BBC R&D as well as Sesame Street co-creator Joan Ganz Cooney

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IMF: A gateway to component-based workflows

2018-09-16T11:26:00+01:00

Professional media continues its inexorable march towards component-based workflows, where the elements of a presentation - audio, video, timed text - are stored and processed individually, to be assembled just in time to meet the specific needs of each distribution channel, writes IMF User Group chair and partner at Sandflow ...

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IABM spells out top priorities for media tech firms

2018-09-15T12:01:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Senior execs from companies such as Avid, AWS, NEP and ITV debate the state of the industry at IABM Business Breakfast.

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“Partnerships” are key to growth, says Netflix

2018-09-15T07:00:00+01:00By

Striking partnership deals with pay-TV and telco operators has helped Netflix take its subscriber numbers “to the next level”, says Maria Ferreras, Vice President of Business Development EMEA.

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Could cord cutters be a lifeline for linear TV?

2018-09-14T15:57:00+01:00By David Wood

The trend for subscribers to dump pay TV services is gathering pace in the face of OTT growth.

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Interview: Matt Tabaccos, Ruptly

2018-09-13T09:36:00+01:00By

A multi-disciplinary media executive with over 12 years of experience in cross media production and business development. Matt Tabaccos leads the commercial strategy at Ruptly Video News Agency, helping the company become the go-to brand in news media.

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Breaking barriers to monetising audio content

2018-09-13T07:00:00+01:00By Lorcan Archer

The rise of the podcast now with wide scale implementation of server-side adverts and listeners buying up audio-focussed devices, the industry is a far more welcoming place.

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Virtual production race hots up

2018-09-12T08:14:00+01:00By

The launch of Sony’s Virtual Production solution has thrown a spotlight on the possibilities of remote production. But, as David Davies discovers, plenty of other vendors are gearing up to make the most of this particular revolution.

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Let's get the conversation moving

2018-09-11T12:22:00+01:00

IBC has a vital role to play in continuing to help the industry plot its way to future success, says IABM Chief Executive Peter White.

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Indie powerhouse

2018-09-11T08:44:00+01:00By

The art house film platform founder Efe Cakarel explains why the niche will inherit the earth.

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Improving the video experience is key to tackling OTT churn

2018-09-07T12:13:00+01:00Brought to you by

Churn is an inevitable part of any subscription video service but maximising the user experience is key to its reduction, writes Accedo CEO Michael Lantz.

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Targeting growth in MENA

2018-09-07T09:36:00+01:00By Tim Dams

Industry veteran Martin Stewart has a wealth of experience in competitive markets, but the Chief Executive of OSN needs to draw on all his resources to tackle the challenges that face the big media players of the Middle East and North Africa.

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Putting blockchain to work in media

2018-08-31T09:46:00+01:00By

Its association with cryptocurrency may be a turn off for some broadcasters, but blockchain’s ability to track rights and maximise the monetisation of content is at least worthy of experimentation.

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Case study: Streaming the Royal Wedding to the US

2018-08-30T14:43:00+01:00Brought to you by

An in-depth look at how M2A Media worked with ITV and the BBC to offer a service to live stream the Royal Wedding to the US on Britbox.

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How to join the SVOD party

2018-08-30T14:21:00+01:00By David Wood

With the barriers to entry to launching an OTT service coming down all the time, David Wood finds out how producers are going direct to market with niche offerings such as True Royalty.

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How video service providers can manage last-mile problems

2018-08-22T15:42:00+01:00Brought to you by

As mobile video continues to grow, so too do consumer expectations, writes Penthera President and Chief Operating Officer Daniel Taitz.

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BAT vs FAANG: The battle for digital dominance

2018-08-21T10:45:00+01:00By Andy Fry

Can China’s fast-growing and deep-pocketed BAT – Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent – compete effectively in the international arena with the likes of FAANG – Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google?

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What benefits can radio-as-a-service bring?

2018-08-21T06:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

The broadcast industry is adopting cloud solutions at an astounding rate. Thanks to data portability and standardisation of systems, we will soon have access to radio-as-a-service, explains Digigram Head of Marketing Pascal Malgouyard.

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The challenges of niche sports production

2018-08-17T10:58:00+01:00By

Sports federations are increasingly partnering with sports producers to broadcast their niche events, IBC365 talks to leading sports producers about the do’s and don’t of covering smaller tournaments.

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Going niche: Competing with the OTT giants

2018-08-17T09:56:00+01:00By Andy Fry

What is the key to creating an economically-viable, niche OTT subscription service? Execs behind OTT services such as DAZN and Britbox through to gardening channel Inside Out and guitar service All Guitar explain.

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Why self-built delivery networks are key to keeping big live OTT audiences happy

2018-08-15T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

From smart TVs to iPads, mobiles and laptops, the range of devices audiences can use to access TV has increased significantly in recent years. Even so, many argue that traditional broadcasts will remain the most popular option to watch programming because ‘appointment TV’ brings people together, says Edgeware Chief Marketing ...

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Encouraging innovation and collaboration

2018-08-14T09:00:00+01:00

IBC is the perfect meeting point for the converging worlds of media and telco, writes IBC Chief Executive Michael Crimp.

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Interview: Tim Davie, BBC Studios

2018-08-13T07:00:00+01:00By

BBC Studios Chief Executive Tim Davie on the need for talent, a ready supply of content and the importance of co-productions as scale becomes vital for broadcasters.

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The beautiful game of apps

2018-08-13T06:00:00+01:00By

Sports apps are on the rise, able to deliver subscription income and other rewards to rights holders and sponsors, but we’re likely to see even greater development of the genre to benefit both the sports brands and their fans.

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OTT technology breeds new business models for amateur sports

2018-08-10T14:35:00+01:00Brought to you by

With new technology creating more opportunities for OTT platforms in sports broadcasting, new business models are emerging for amateur sports leagues and smaller venues, says Pixellot Chief Executive Alon Werber.

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Interview: Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira, Impossible

2018-08-08T11:48:00+01:00By

Planet-centric design is user-centred, because it’s in humans’ best interests to have a healthy planet, say Impossible founders and IBC2018 keynote speakers Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira.

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Is the short-form bubble bursting?

2018-08-03T09:00:00+01:00By

Does news that Vivendi is to close its Studio+ mobile focussed short content platform only two years after launch point to wider weaknesses in the short-form market?

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Weekly news round-up: Apple worth $1 trillion & EBU trials live UHD

2018-08-03T08:58:00+01:00By

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

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Interview: Joshua Pressnell, Penthera

2018-08-02T13:30:00+01:00Brought to you by

Mobile video viewing has increased from a fringe activity to a required feature, says Penthera Chief Technology Officer Joshua Pressnell.

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Weekly news roundup: Nine acquires Fairfax and Facebook's value plummets

2018-07-27T07:00:00+01:00By

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

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How telcos are pushing into content

2018-07-23T06:00:00+01:00By George Malim

With telcos struggling to boost revenues, they’re focusing on video content as one way to drive growth. But their strategies for content differ from market to market and company to company.

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Ofcom: BBC, ITV & C4 should collaborate to compete with Netflix

2018-07-19T14:33:00+01:00By Stuart Kemp

There’s a profound change in viewing habits taking place, with subscriptions to streaming services surging to 15.4m in the UK and young viewers deserting traditional TV, according to new research by media regulator Ofcom.

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European broadcasters unite to fight FAANG

2018-07-13T08:59:00+01:00By

After years of false starts, national broadcasters are now racing to create joint streaming platforms. But are they too late to take on Netflix and Amazon?

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World Cup streaming: How to avoid scoring an own goal

2018-07-05T13:16:00+01:00By

There was a social media meltdown early in the World Cup as Australian fans damned an OTT service provider for failing to adequately stream matches. So how should OTT providers ensure that streaming of high-demand live events keeps the fans happy?

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Can Disney catch up with Netflix?

2018-07-03T11:33:00+01:00By

Disney launches its own OTT service next year into a market where Netflix has spent its way to the top. Will Disney’s offer be too little too late to catch up? Or is there room for another big OTT player?

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Weekly news round-up: Disney closes in on Fox deal & BBC Scotland channel approved

2018-06-29T09:22:00+01:00By

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

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Can Netflix and Amazon be overtaken?

2018-06-28T09:00:00+01:00By Andy Fry

Competition around the world is ramping up for the OTT leaders from other big tech firms, local specialists, traditional channels and pay-TV operators.

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Piracy didn’t fade, it just got cleverer

2018-06-21T09:13:00+01:00By

Galvanised into action the media industry can claim some success in reducing incidents of illegal streaming. But the threat remains high as pirates turn to more sophisticated methods of attack.

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