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5G: The catalyst for immersive sports experiences

2018-11-16T12:43:00+00:00By

The Tour De France is the world’s most well-known cycling race and a monumental challenge for broadcasters. The TM Forum, through its Catalyst programme, set out to examine how 5G technology could be used to cover the event.

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Shining a light on LEDs

2018-11-14T15:50:00+00:00By

The rapid development of LEDs is now leading to a greater quest for consistency and improved colour rendition during production. David Fox reports for IBC365.

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Watch: Peter Jackson brings colour to WW1

2018-10-16T18:54:00+01:00By

Grainy, black and white footage of World War One has been given the ultimate restoration treatment to startling effect in They Shall Not Grow Old.

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RTS Craft and Design nominees announced

2018-11-09T11:09:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced its 2018 Craft and Design Awards with The Windsors Royal Wedding Special, The End of the F***ing World and A Very English Scandal, leading the nominations across four categories.

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Up to the Task: Selling comedy to the world

2018-11-19T15:56:00+00:00By

Gameshow Taskmaster has been a standout hit for UKTV and is now entertaining audiences around the world. Creator Alex Horne and execs from UKTV and production company Avalon explain how the show was exported to 17 countries.

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The art of animation success

2018-11-09T11:00:00+00:00By Lorcan Archer

Based out of Kilkenny in Ireland, Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon has racked up Oscar nominations and interest from streaming platforms. Paul Young of Cartoon Saloon explains how OTT content hunger is fuelling the global animation market.

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Women freelancers triumph at Rory Peck Awards

2018-11-08T15:55:00+00:00By

The Rory Peck Awards last night honoured the work of freelancers covering worldwide news and current affairs from dangerous and fascinating locations.

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A game-changing revolution

2018-11-06T13:31:00+00:00By

It’s rare when something can be truly said to represent a revolutionary approach to filmmaking. Attendees of a jaw-dropping Big Screen session at IBC2018 got to see for themselves how game technology is fundamentally changing the way films are made.

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Special effects: Keeping it real

2018-11-05T16:42:00+00:00By

Far from being killed off by digital, practical special effects are routinely used to heighten the effectiveness of scenes and emotional beats in a way impossible in a computer.

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Amplifying the sound of silence

2018-11-01T16:33:00+00:00By

Audio is key to bringing natural history stories to life, say filmmakers who have used Dolby Atmos to enhance their films.

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Driving immersive audio forward at Sky

2018-10-31T13:39:00+00:00By Andy Stout

Sky is one of a handful of global broadcasters taking a prominent role in evolving the use of Dolby Atmos in live events, Andy Stout reports.

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From pay-per-view to VR: Where live music meets the future

2018-10-26T09:29:00+01:00By

A raft of new technology is enabling people to watch their favourite artists in many different ways – and all from the comfort of their own homes.

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Plazamedia blazes IP trail

2018-10-25T06:00:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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Immersive drives audio capture at IBC

2018-10-24T11:08:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

There’s a huge amount of change taking place in the audio business, driven by the move towards immersive sound. Nowhere was this clearer than at this year’s IBC.

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Fine-tuning Bohemian Rhapsody

2018-10-24T10:32:00+01:00By

The Editor and Production Designer of Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody tell IBC365 how the film recreated the classic Live Aid concert from Wembley Stadium – with 800 extras at Bovingdon airfield near Hemel Hempstead.

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Analysis: Why NEP acquired SIS Live

2018-10-10T13:09:00+01:00By

NEP’s latest acquisition, a deal for connectivity services firm SIS Live, was announced yesterday. And it’s unlikely to be the OB giant’s last, writes Adrian Pennington.

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SMPTE advances immersive audio standardisation

2018-10-05T08:35:00+01:00By

New immersive audio standards have been published by SMPTE for distribution and consistent playout of various immersive sound systems.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: Visual excellence in production

2018-10-04T14:46:00+01:00

In this Tech Talk and accompanying technical papers we hear from researchers and vision scientists - from the BBC, RheinMain University and Technicolor - on how they are ensuring the precision of HDR and colour in image capture.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: VR & AR

2018-10-01T16:25:00+01:00

Explore the next generations of immersive media with technical papers from leaders in the field including Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and Ubisoft Paris.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: Advances in sport production

2018-09-27T09:22:00+01:00

Read Dolby Laboratories, Sennheiser, EVS, UEFA and BT Technology technical papers and watch their presentation from IBC2018 on the exciting technology developments in sports production.

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IBC grows in scope, reach and diversity

2018-09-18T14:46:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Positioned at the centre of the changing media, entertainment and technology industry, IBC has confirmed visitor attendance of 55,884, across the six day event.

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Endemol Shine embraces the AI revolution

2018-09-18T07:48:00+01:00By

IBC2018: One of the world’s biggest production companies is increasingly using artificial intelligence to power creativity and cut costs.

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IBC2018 Preview: Tuesday

2018-09-17T13:45:00+01:00By

IBC2018: The exhibition and the features areas not to miss on the last day of IBC2018.

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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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Impossible seeks start ups with ‘planet centric’ design ideas

2018-09-17T12:35:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira’s business incubator looks to support technology companies focused on sustainability.

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Virtual reality is set for lift off

2018-09-17T10:03:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: The immersive market “will really start to grow next year”, says VR Industry Forum president Rob Koenen, pointing to creative and tech developments in the sector.

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Why AI may never match craft skills in production

2018-09-17T09:21:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: The strongest case for the use of AI production tools is in lower cost genres of television, says BBC AI Research Engineer Craig White.

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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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IBC2018 Preview: Monday

2018-09-16T14:00:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition with a must-see innovation keynote and Big Screen screening of Jurassic World tonight in the Auditorium.  

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Advice from the frontline of VR production

2018-09-16T13:07:00+01:00By

IBC2018: VR and 360 productions need a well thought out story and an even more detailed script.

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VR has made “considerable creative strides” in 2018

2018-09-16T10:39:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: Sky VR Studio Technical Director Richard Mills points to some of the best VR work being produced to show how the medium is developing.

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IBC: “The centre of our changing community”

2018-09-16T08:06:00+01:00By

IBC is benefiting from the convergence of technology, says Chief Executive Michael Crimp.

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Fun run at IBC raises over $65k for charity

2018-09-15T15:27:00+01:00By Tim Dams

IBC2018: Money raised by the 4K 4Charity Fun Run will go to organisations focused on increasing diversity and inclusion in media and entertainment industry

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IBC2018 Preview: Sunday

2018-09-15T14:37:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition and your invitation to the IBC Awards ceremony with a special guest from Sesame Street.

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Boosting diversity is ‘a commercial benefit’

2018-09-15T10:18:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Companies in the broadcasting industry will be more successful if they improve on- and off-screen diversity, delegates at IBC sessions on diversity and gender equality are told.

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IBC2018 Preview: Saturday

2018-09-14T13:17:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition including the Big Screen and content everywhere.

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Weighing up the impact of Brexit

2018-09-14T12:11:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Growth of the British creative industries will be hit by Brexit, agree executives at an IBC session.

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BBC R&D to trial AI toolkit for storytelling

2018-09-14T08:53:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: Ambition is to create ‘drag and drop’ web interface allowing programme makers to use AI to develop new forms of content

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Notes from the frontier of digital storytelling

2018-09-14T05:00:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Al Jazeera Digital and Brave Bison execs outline strategies for targeting Gen Z viewers.

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BBC Studios unveils short form fund

2018-09-13T14:37:00+01:00By

IBC2018: New fund will back drama and comedy shorts, announces BBC Studios boss Tim Davie in keynote IBC address.

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IBC2018 Preview: Friday

2018-09-13T14:15:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition featuring gender equality lounge talk and spotlight on the Future Zone.

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Alliances are the way to win young viewers

2018-09-13T13:07:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: Broadcasters must partner with digital platforms like YouTube, WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook to launch shows that attract young audiences, says Endemol Shine’s Peter Salmon.

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BBC Studios flexes its global muscles

2018-09-13T12:29:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Creative deal making, speed and solid financial backing are vital for broadcasters like the BBC to secure the best content, says BBC Studios CEO Tim Davie.

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Collaboration is key, says EBU technology boss

2018-09-13T11:32:00+01:00By

IBC2018: European public service broadcasters are under pressure to “create great things together” says new EBU Director of Technology and Innovation Antonio Arcidiacono

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IBC2018 Preview: Thursday

2018-09-12T14:00:00+01:00

IBC2018: Your guide to the opening day of the Conference

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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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Q&A with three innovative startups

2018-09-06T10:06:00+01:00By

In the first instalment of a two-part feature, we speak with three startups companies transforming the industry.

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Final cut: Should producers take post in-house?

2018-09-03T17:52:00+01:00By

As post-production technology has become more accessible and cheaper, a big question facing many production companies is: should post production be brought inhouse? Three leading indies explain the pros – and cons – of going inhouse.

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Kim Jackson to deliver keynote at IBC2018

2018-08-28T07:00:00+01:00By

SingularDTV Co-Founder and film producer Kim Jackson will deliver the convention keynote exploring the impact blockchain technology is having on the media and entertainment industry.

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The cutting edge of VR production

2018-08-23T14:06:00+01:00By Andy Stout

From cameras through to the edit, IBC365 rounds up the very latest production techniques for immersive content.

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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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IBC Future Zone: Showcasing the future

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

BT, BBC R&D and NHK are among the exhibitors showcasing exciting concept technologies and cutting edge-solutions in the IBC Future Zone.

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Going live from Glasgow: Broadcasting the European Championships 2018

2018-08-17T10:55:00+01:00By

Jonathan Bramley is a busy man. As Executive Producer of the BBC coverage of the inaugural European Championships he needs to win gold at logistics and be ace at juggling too.

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How Poldark went green

2018-08-16T08:29:00+01:00By Stuart Kemp

The global drama hit is produced with environmental considerations firmly in mind, aiming to reduce its carbon footprint year on year.

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Welcome to Insight: Your guide to IBC2018

2018-08-10T10:50:00+01:00By

Welcome to this first edition of Insight, your new guide to this year’s show and conference. The aim of this magazine is to introduce you to the technology trends, industry themes and keynote speakers that will shape IBC2018.

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News: Keeping it real

2018-08-07T07:00:00+01:00By

The rise of unreliable information on the internet has raised issues of trust and distrust for the media throughout the developed world - and is a subject that will be examined in detail at IBC2018 in Amsterdam.

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Is the short-form bubble bursting?

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

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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The making of the ‘Hazard Hologram’

2018-08-02T14:59:00+01:00By

Football star Eden Hazard’s augmented reality interview on Belgian TV went viral soon after it aired during the World Cup. Here’s how it was produced.

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Brexit: Media industry concerns

2018-08-02T06:00:00+01:00By

With the deadline to Brexit fast approaching, IBC365 asks leading media executives about the big issues they want government to resolve.

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Making the grade in HDR

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

With more dramas and films now delivering in HDR, IBC365 asks leading colourists to reveal all about the pros and cons of grading in the format.

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Is mixed reality the future of immersive entertainment?

2018-07-30T07:00:00+01:00By

From interactive game shows to holographic headsets that allow sporting action to play out in front of you, mixed reality promises groundbreaking new experiences – but there are hurdles before the tech becomes mainstream.

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IBC2018 Best Conference Paper winner revealed

2018-07-27T09:07:00+01:00

BBC R&D has scooped the Best Conference Paper Award for its research into practical uses of AI for production.

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DPP reveals production polarisation

2018-07-20T11:37:00+01:00By

With more video being produced than ever before and an increasing array of platforms on which to consume content, the DPP set about examining how today’s production companies work.

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Amazon, Viacom and Wonderhood Studios to deliver IBC2018 keynotes

2018-07-19T16:26:00+01:00By

Executives from Amazon, Viacom and Wonderhood Studios have ben added to the line-up of IBC2018 keynote speakers.

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The Handmaid’s Tale, Game of Thrones and Westworld lead Emmy nominations

2018-07-13T10:41:00+01:00By

Netflix leads the tally of 2018 Emmy nominations with 112 nods, surpassing HBO’s 108.

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Leaders' Forum: The Search for Growth

2018-07-12T08:57:00+01:00By

Senior executives from Vevo, Nordic Entertainment, MTG, Discovery Networks and WPP will gather at the IBC2018 Leaders’ Forum to debate the current media landscape and share insights on the direction of the future.

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Love Island: From villa to screen

2018-07-11T07:30:00+01:00By

Behind the scenes of ITV’s summer hit that has sold all over the world to countries including Germany, Australia and Finland.

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IBC2018 Innovation Awards shortlist revealed

2018-07-05T12:43:00+01:00By

CCTV, RTÉ, ESPN and Discovery are among the broadcasters shortlisted for the IBC2018 Innovation Awards.

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Tuning radio for South Sudan

2018-07-04T07:32:00+01:00By

Most stories about new broadcast facilities are all about beautiful buildings designed by ‘starchitects’ featuring soaring atriums and state-of-the-art studios and production systems. This is not one of them. This is the story of tin-roofed, mudbrick buildings with no air-conditioning, and brand new, old-fashioned analogue production kit.

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The innovative tech embraced by ad creatives

2018-07-03T07:31:00+01:00By Andy Fry

This year’s Cannes Lions showcased how creatives the world over are putting new technology – like AI, blockchain, VR, voice and facial recognition - to highly imaginative uses.

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One moment in time: The making of Whitney

2018-07-03T07:26:00+01:00By Stuart Kemp

Oscar winning director Kevin Macdonald and his production team tell IBC365 how they overcame poor quality 1980s home video archive to bring his latest feature doc, Whitney – about the iconic but troubled star - to the big screen.

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DPP survey lifts the lid on production company trends

2018-06-29T09:17:00+01:00By

There is a major new market emerging in the creation of branded video content - and it is being filled by small, multi-skilled digital production companies, who have no particular interest in broadcast TV.

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The serious business of comedy

2018-06-28T08:00:00+01:00By

The business of being funny is no laughing matter. Compared to genres like factual, reality and drama, comedy can be too expensive, too regionally specific and just too much of a risk.

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Has VR scored at the World Cup?

2018-06-27T11:34:00+01:00By

Reviews for VR coverage of the World Cup have so far been mixed. Yet many in the VR industry say it is too soon to judge the technology, and that the best is yet to come.

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Analysis: Has Amazon scored with its Premier League package?

2018-06-12T07:42:00+01:00By

Amazon’s estimated £100 million purchase of an English Premier League football package puts beyond doubt any question that the future of live sports viewing is now in the hands of the tech giants.

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Boosting audience connection with remote production

2018-06-06T11:19:00+01:00By

Increasing audience demands for more content and more engagement are driving a new wave of remote production, but the big players stress that, as ever, connectivity is a key factor.

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Supporting BAME talent

2018-06-01T10:02:00+01:00By

In the second part of our look at ethnic diversity in broadcasting, it’s plain that wholesale change – not just in one sector or area of opportunity ­­– is required for the good of the industry.

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Post-production priorities: UHD, HDR and the adoption of IP

2018-05-30T16:52:00+01:00By

Post-production companies, long considered to be the ‘last stage’ in the broadcast and film chain, are often the most enthusiastic early adopters of cutting edge technology.

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Tapping into local video talent

2018-05-28T07:00:00+01:00By Lorcan Archer

With many broadcasters still grappling with how to collaborate with freewheeling creators, has BBC Wales hit on the ideal model for community interaction?

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BBC and Sony lead DPP metadata exchange

2018-05-23T16:17:00+01:00By

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.

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Football bodies & broadcasters to tackle live UHD HDR

2018-05-23T15:32:00+01:00By

Coverage of the UEFA Champions League Final is set to be another UHD and VR 360 spectacular, while chances seem high that the BBC will commit to UHD HDR live streaming of FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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Time to increase BAME representation in broadcast

2018-05-22T19:10:00+01:00By

Attitudes might be moving in the right direction but there’s still an imbalance facing black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) talent in the broadcast industry

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Making sports more TV friendly

2018-05-22T08:58:00+01:00By

From Tie Break Tens tennis to Power8 Sprints rowing, bite-sized sports are shooting for digital audiences with short attention spans.

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Love Island and This Country scoop Baftas

2018-05-14T11:55:00+01:00By

Love Island, This Country and Detectorists were among the programmes honoured at last night’s Baftas, with Peaky Blinders and The Handmaid’s Tale also triumphing in their categories.  

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Calling the shots on diversity in film and TV

2018-05-11T08:25:00+01:00By

Women are under-represented in all areas of broadcast, from leadership roles at hardware and software firms, to directors and script writers, camera operators and engineers.

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The tools for creating immersive content

2018-04-30T21:02:00+01:00By

Capturing and crafting immersive content requires specialist tools. Dick Hobbs looks at some of the latest technology for creating VR, AR and 360-degree video.

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Spotlight on: Mobile journalists

2018-04-27T10:28:00+01:00By

Mobile video journalists (MoJo) from CBC, RTE and BBC offer insight into how technology has revolutionised reporting, the impact of mobile apps and the threat to traditional reporting.

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eSports producers demand flexible tools as interest surges

2018-04-27T08:28:00+01:00By

The phenomenon of eSports is a transformational concept, a genuine disrupter. While acknowledging the use of the obvious cliché, it is a game changer.

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Game of Thrones and Three Girls scoop three Baftas

2018-04-23T20:09:00+01:00By

Game of Thrones wins three awards including a special award for “pushing boundaries”.

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Audio leads IP, VR and AR transformation

2018-04-20T10:21:00+01:00By Kevin Hilton

NAB 2018: In the past few years there has been more parity between audio and video, and no longer is the cliche “audio is the poor relation to video” trotted out at exhibitions.

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NAB 2018: UHD lenses in focus

2018-04-13T09:21:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: The range of cameras with larger sensors from the likes of Arri, Panavision, Red and Sony offer more choice than ever when it comes to acquisition formats and lens options.

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UHD and HDR in the frame at NAB 2018

2018-04-12T19:32:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: A glut of statistics on consumer interest in UHD, as well as the unveiling of kit from the likes of Sony, Blackmagic, Canon and Panasonic point to the steady uptake of UHD.

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How archive was used for Michael Caine’s My Generation

2018-04-10T02:19:00+01:00By Andy Stout

The power of archive is dramatically on show in Lionsgate’s Michael Caine-fronted feature documentary My Generation, which traces the cultural revolution that occurred in the 1960s.

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The Crown and Black Mirror vie for top Baftas

2018-04-04T10:08:00+01:00By

Black Mirror, Line of Duty, The Crown and Three Girls have all been nominated in three categories for the 2018 Bafta television awards.

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IABM announces shortlist for BaM awards

2018-04-03T10:44:00+01:00By

The IABM has announced the shortlist for its new Broadcast and Media Awards (BaMs) which will be presented during NAB 2018.

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Spotlight on: UAV operators

2018-03-29T11:05:00+01:00By

In the second instalment in a series of articles that look at job roles and their relationship with technology, Alana Foster speaks with three unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators.

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Capturing clean audio

2018-03-29T08:24:00+01:00By

With the quality of audio capture integral to the success of a production, IBC365 speaks with industry experts to examine the changing requirements production sound mixers and the response of manufacturers.

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Blog: The importance of fun

2018-03-22T12:27:00+00:00By

A focus on functionality, utility, and efficiency may have produced a long list of recent innovations, but are we exploring the creative potential in new technology?

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BBC scoops 17 RTS Programme Awards

2018-03-21T12:02:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society recognised BBC’s Planet Earth II, ITV’s Love Island and C4’s The End of the F***ing World for excellence in British television.

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MMA and the fight for online audiences

2018-03-16T11:07:00+00:00By

The ongoing fight for TV audiences in one of the world’s fastest growing sports, mixed martial arts, has found a new and unusual battleground.

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EBU’s fight against ‘fake news’ and the regulation of FAANG

2018-03-14T09:09:00+00:00By

European broadcasting experts have called out Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google platforms to fight the spread of fake news and online disinformation.

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Spotlight on: Digital Imaging Technicians

2018-03-09T11:39:00+00:00By

In the first of a series of articles that look at job roles and their relationship with technology, Alana Foster speaks with three digital imaging technicians whose credits include Black Mirror, Skyfall and McMafia.

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BBC, C4, ITV & C5 contend for RTS awards

2018-03-08T20:48:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced its 2018 programme awards nominations.

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Sale or scale: The future of production

2018-03-06T11:19:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society (RTS) took the lilt and inference of the property and design franchise show Love It or List It for an evening panel session on the stark implications of eye-catching buy-outs in the media markets.

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Oscars 2018 winners

2018-03-05T12:37:00+00:00By

The Shape of Water scooped the Best Picture gong during the 90th Academy Awards with I, Tonya, Three Billboards and Darkest Hour also awarded across the categories.

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Taking on the might of FAANG

2018-02-27T16:48:00+00:00By

The power of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google was a recurring subject on the opening day of the conference at Mobile World Congress.

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The week in numbers: Media plurality to media awards

2018-02-22T14:37:00+00:00By

Murdoch extends Sky News promise and Disney and Marvel break box office records.

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Metadata, AI and automated workflows: Vendors' news tech plans

2018-02-22T10:14:00+00:00By

Making sure that metadata remains with material, the use of AI to search archives and workflows that allow journalists to publish one story to multiple platforms simultaneously - George Jarrett completes a two-part look at the newsroom technology market.

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Bafta 2018 winners

2018-02-19T17:15:00+00:00By

Sir Ridley Scott awarded the highest honour at the Baftas as Three Billboards, Darkest Hour and The Shape of Water scoop top awards.  

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Editing in the era of seamless VFX

2018-02-16T10:44:00+00:00By

The creative talent responsible for VFX and editing of big screen blockbusters Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Downsizing and Paddington 2 discuss their craft.

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In Numbers: PyeongChang Winter Olympics

2018-02-15T13:52:00+00:00By

It’s not just the athletes that have broken records at the XXIII Winter Olympics in PyeongChang - the technology has set new standards too.

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BBC, Netflix, C4 and Sky Atlantic shortlisted for BPG Awards

2018-02-15T06:00:00+00:00By

The Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) has shortlisted traditional and online-first television programmes for its 44th annual awards.

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Delivering the story: Newsroom technology

2018-02-14T16:59:00+00:00By

In the first of a two part series on newsroom technology, George Jarrett talks to the BBC and vendors about enabling journalists and delivering content to digital and broadcast platforms.

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RTS to boost student entry into TV industry

2018-02-09T10:28:00+00:00By

Students eager to pursue a career in television production and broadcast journalism are being encouraged to apply for the Royal Television Society (RTS) Undergraduate Bursary Programme for 2018.

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BBC, Sky and ITV coverage of Grenfell Tower fire nominated for RTS awards

2018-02-06T13:34:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society has announced the nominations for its 2018 Television Journalism Awards.

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What's new in the world of grading?

2018-02-05T17:23:00+00:00By

With increasing demand for UHD and HDR content, colour management and workflow optimisation are at the heart of product development.

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Blog: Building a worse mousetrap

2018-02-01T16:20:00+00:00By

“Good enough,” is not a phrase usually heard in the corridors of broadcasters unless it’s following the words “that’s not”, writes John Maxwell Hobbs.

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RTS to stage Futures TV Careers Fair

2018-01-24T11:06:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has launched its fourth career event to help those keen to forge a career in the television industry.

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2018 Oscar nominations: Inside the technical categories

2018-01-24T10:40:00+00:00By

IBC365 previews the technical categories for the 90th Academy Awards in which digital acquisition dominates.

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AI to HDR: What to expect from media technology in 2018

2018-01-02T11:55:00+00:00By

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.

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VR guidelines to be showcased at CES

2017-12-19T15:44:00+00:00By

The first set of virtual reality (VR) industry guidelines will be presented during CES in January by the Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF).

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Top 10 most-read Production articles

2017-12-19T12:31:00+00:00By

The making of the BBC’s Blue Planet 2 and the rise of virtual reality content were among IBC365’s most-read Production articles of 2017.

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Analysis: Why Disney wants to buy Fox

2017-12-19T10:50:00+00:00By

Disney’s deal for Fox will give the media giant global reach and the ability to sell direct to consumers, but will it be enough to compete with the growing threat from the likes of Netflix and Google?

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2017 review: Collaboration, consolidation & the rise of FAANG

2017-12-07T16:09:00+00:00By

Broadcasters responded to the threat of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google through increased collaboration, consolidation and direct to consumer offerings, writes Kate Bulkley.

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Netflix, BBC and ITV scoop RTS awards

2017-11-28T10:54:00+00:00By

Planet Earth II and Taboo were among the programmes honoured at last night’s Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards.

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Remote production: Is it time to sell the OB truck?

2017-11-17T11:05:00+00:00By Tony Gregory

Remote production makes sense for some types of TV and it could usher in a new wave of innovative formats, writes Tony Gregory.

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Testing the tools for remote production

2017-11-17T10:55:00+00:00By

Remote production has been heralded as a way for broadcasters to respond to audiences’ increasing appetite for content, but what are the other drivers for adoption?

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Brexit: What leaving the EU could mean for the broadcast industry

2017-11-17T10:31:00+00:00By

Brexit is causing unease among the UK’s production and wider creative industries but could the country’s “unique” mix of financial, legal and creative services protect it from any negative side-effects?

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EBU champions public service media

2017-11-16T09:16:00+00:00By

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has launched a campaign to demonstrate that public service media (PSM) is key to a strong society.

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Breaking into broadcasting

2017-11-10T12:18:00+00:00By

Last month, NEP UK opened its doors to students, showcasing the world of outside broadcast with experts from across the industry offering career advice.

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How big is the eSports opportunity?

2017-11-10T11:51:00+00:00By Andy Stout

All the numbers surrounding eSports tournaments seem increasingly stratospheric. Is now the time to be investing?

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RTS Craft and Design Awards shortlist revealed

2017-11-07T14:13:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards celebrate excellence in broadcast and recognise the variety of skills and processes in programme production.

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Dangers of front line reporting

2017-11-03T11:04:00+00:00By

Is this the most dangerous time to be a journalist? Industry figures spoke to IBC365 on reporting in a conflict zone, facing threats and the fake news phenomenon.

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IBC2017 technical papers: Audio

2017-11-03T10:27:00+00:00

Technical papers on audio presented at IBC2017 included UK startup Salsa Sound, which went on to win the IABM Annual Conference Dragons’ Den competiton earlier this month for its live sports broadcast system.

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SMPTE revitalises strategy as the industry consolidates

2017-11-03T09:00:00+00:00By

As it looks to the future, SMPTE is set to drive revitalisation across Sections, champion standards and reinvigorate its roadmap.

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Is greater vendor consolidation inevitable?

2017-11-03T08:00:00+00:00By

At IBC2017, industry leaders spoke of the likelihood of consolidation among vendors, but what is driving M&A activity and what will it mean for the industry?

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Google's vision: AI at "every step" of production

2017-11-02T09:24:00+00:00By

Machine learning (ML) is an integral part of Google’s plans for hosting cloud-based production and delivery tools, according to Jeff Kember, Technical Director for Media in the office of the CTO at Google.

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Analysis: Why Apple hired former C4 exec Jay Hunt

2017-10-27T10:38:00+01:00By

Apple’s recruitment of former Channel 4 creative boss Jay Hunt is a shot across the bows of both traditional broadcasters and digital rivals, writes Kate Bulkley.

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Making the grade: The post-production of Blue Planet 2

2017-10-26T12:48:00+01:00By

In the second part of IBC365’s special report on the making of the BBC’s Blue Planet 2, Will Strauss looks at the post-production work that was completed for the returning natural history series.

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Freelancers celebrated at Rory Peck Awards

2017-10-24T10:48:00+01:00By

Last night’s Rory Peck Awards recognised the achievements of freelancers working behind the camera in some of the world’s most hostile environments.

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Sony President to chair RTS awards

2017-10-20T09:25:00+01:00By

Sony Pictures President Wayne Garvie will chair the RTS 2018 annual programme awards to recognise excellence across the TV industry.

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Going deep: The making of natural history blockbuster Blue Planet 2

2017-10-15T13:00:00+01:00By

The filming techniques and camera technology used to capture elements of the world’s oceans that have never been seen before.

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RTS launches journalism awards

2017-10-10T11:32:00+01:00By

The Royal Television Society has opened entries for its Television Journalism Awards calling entrants for creative and excellent journalism.

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Cloud-based review and approval

2017-10-05T15:58:00+01:00By

IBC2017 provided further evidence that cloud-based technologies have entered a mature phase, from production through to playout.

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Video: Fox's Brian Sullivan on the impact of consumer power

2017-10-05T12:05:00+01:00

In a keynote address at IBC2017, Brian Sullivan, President and Chief Operating Officer Digital Consumer Group 21st Century Fox, speaks about the US market and the impact of consumer power and what the industry must do to keep viewers engaged.

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The rise of the single user

2017-10-04T13:16:00+01:00By

Advances in technology have paved the way for single users to take on tasks that were previously carried out by entire teams.

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IBC2017 round-up: Hall 12

2017-09-28T14:43:00+01:00By

Hall 12 proved to be a fertile hunting ground for those in search of gadgets and gizmos for acquisition and camera support, writes David Fox.

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IBC2017: Visitor numbers on the up

2017-09-22T13:49:00+01:00

IBC2017 has confirmed a year-on-year increase in visitor numbers, marking a record attendance of 57,669 across the six-day event.

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The power of the podcast

2017-09-19T11:00:00+01:00By

IBC2017: The final instalment of the popular What Caught My Eye series of sessions concluded with producer and social media expert Muki Kulhan scouring the exhibition halls to come up with her best buys for web-broadcasters.

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Interview: David Stump, ASC, steps into the light field

2017-09-19T09:26:00+01:00By

Cinematographer and visual effects pro David Stump, ASC, sees light-field technology as a huge opportunity for film, TV, virtual reality and other areas of content creation.

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HD HDR has the wow factor

2017-09-18T14:50:00+01:00By

There are now more than 50 commercial Ultra HD services worldwide, but for many broadcasters, moving to UHD is a more distant aspiration.

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BBC’s Atomised News targets young viewers

2017-09-18T13:44:00+01:00By

IBC2017: BBC R&D is looking to engage a generation of Snapchat-addicted viewers with a technology that breaks news stories down, taking them on non-linear journeys aimed at deepening their understanding of important stories.

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IBC Show preview: Tuesday

2017-09-18T13:00:00+01:00By

IBC2017: The exhibition and the features areas not to miss on the last day of IBC2017.

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In pictures: IBC Innovation Awards

2017-09-18T11:26:00+01:00

Industry excellence and thoughtful design were recognised at the IBC Innovation Awards at the RAI Auditorium on Sunday evening.

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Content pipeline and delivery issues hold up UHD roll out

2017-09-17T14:47:00+01:00By David Wood

There’s no doubt that the roll out of UHD services has been slower than the adoption of HD. IBC held a conference session on UHD to allow senior figures from Sky, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Netflix, Ericsson and Molinare to air the reasons why.

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In pictures: IBC Legends Vs Lucky Ajax charity football match

2017-09-17T14:19:00+01:00

The IBC Legends took on Lucky Ajax in a charity football match at the Friendship Sports Centre in Amsterdam last night.

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IBC Show preview: Monday

2017-09-17T13:00:00+01:00By

IBC2017: What not to miss at the conference and exhibition on Monday, including the Big Screen movie and Future Reality Theatre.

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Building a production setup for under €20,000

2017-09-17T11:44:00+01:00By

IBC2017: A self-shooting ’one-man band’ set himself the challenge to re-equip his video production kit with the latest equipment for less than €20,000.

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Berlin Philharmonic conducts move to UHD HDR

2017-09-16T15:07:00+01:00By

The Berlin Philharmonic orchestra will be available in Ultra HD and HDR from next month, using new video facilities to capture weekly performances.

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Entertainment broadcasters embrace social media

2017-09-16T14:35:00+01:00By

In entertainment at least, broadcasters and social media networks are more friends than foes as they harness social media to innovate new content and increase ratings.

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IBC Show preview: Sunday

2017-09-16T13:00:00+01:00By

IBC2017: What to see on Sunday at the show, including a discussion on VR, MR and AR and the IBC Awards.

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The journey to the cloud: scalability and flexibility

2017-09-16T11:31:00+01:00By

IBC2017: Is anything possible now in the cloud? For vendors the possibilities are limitless, for broadcasters it’s only a matter of time.

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The science of immersion: How to make better content

2017-09-16T07:38:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

IBC2017: The power of presence will prove to be vital in developing more engaging media, especially in VR.

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IBC Show preview: Saturday

2017-09-15T13:00:00+01:00By

IBC2017: What to see in the conference and exhibition, including the Big Screen film Baby Driver and sessions on cyber security.

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Dow Jones boss: “Not all news is equal”

2017-09-15T10:58:00+01:00By David Wood

News chiefs have warned that broadcasters must develop strategies for alerting viewers to fake news and preventing social networks from cannibalising their content.

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eSports: The new broadcast game?

2017-09-15T10:39:00+01:00By David Wood

ESports is finally emerging as a major new opportunity for broadcasters to build younger audiences.

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Broadcasters told: Commission for digital first, or die

2017-09-15T10:08:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

TV networks need to start thinking – and commissioning – digitally in order to reach a youth audience, according to a panel at the IBC Conference.

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Childrens’ TV: new audiences and new platforms

2017-09-15T09:19:00+01:00By

IBC2017: Despite declining viewing figures, there remains plenty of demand for childrens’ TV.

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IBC2017: Trump’s tweets, fake news and the use of AI

2017-09-14T14:19:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

Donald Trump’s tweets, fake news and the future of artificial intelligence in newsgathering were all on the agenda at the first day of the IBC Conference.

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IBC Show preview: Friday

2017-09-14T12:00:00+01:00By

IBC2017: What to see in the conference and exhibition including a keynote from Fox Group President and COO and insight into launching a VoD service.

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IBC2017 highlights: Thursday

2017-09-13T13:00:00+01:00By

IBC2017: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition.

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Industry execs recognised as RTS fellows

2017-09-05T10:04:00+01:00By

BBC Deputy Director General Anne Bulford and BBC Natural History Unit exec Mike Gunton are amongt nine leading executives awarded RTS Fellowships.

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HDR: Stepping into the limelight

2017-09-04T09:35:00+01:00

HDR, which recreates an image that’s close to what we see with the human eye, is gaining traction in the broadcast environment, says INSIGHT TV CEO Rian Bester.

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TV productions return to revamped BBC Television Centre

2017-09-01T11:02:00+01:00By

The iconic Television Centre in West London has reopened, with The Jonathan Ross Show the first production to use the overhauled studios that were dubbed ’the home of British television’.

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Bergkamp and van der Sar set to play in IBC Charity Football Match

2017-09-01T09:21:00+01:00

Dennis Bergkamp, Edwin van der Sar and John Heitinga are among the Dutch stars set to play in a charity fundraising match as part of IBC’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

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Mayweather v McGregor: Making the fight

2017-08-24T12:08:00+01:00By

Sky Sports is pulling no punches when it comes to the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight, broadcasting boxing’s biggest event of the year.

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Sculpting the sound mix of Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver

2017-08-23T10:46:00+01:00By Andy Stout

As technologies such as Dolby Atmos ramp up what is possible in the cinema, so productions are responding in turn.

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From Plumbicon cameras to 8K displays: 50 years of innovation

2017-08-23T09:40:00+01:00By David MacGregor

As IBC celebrate its 50th, David MacGregor – the only person believed to have attended every single IBC - shares his memories of the industry.

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Interview: Chatri Sityodtong, One Championship

2017-08-22T11:00:00+01:00By

One Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong on creating a new generation of Asian martial arts heroes, and delivering new audiences to broadcasters.

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Video: Sport Sunday at IBC2017

2017-08-21T12:42:00+01:00

IBC2017: Audience engagement, business opportunities and rights management are driving live sports to evolve, traditional and alternative games are explored.

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Live sport: The tech driving innovation

2017-08-21T10:44:00+01:00By Tim Frost

Producers continue the search for innovation and social engagement to enhance the viewers’ experience across their live sports premium content offering.

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Roadside editing: How Paul Machliss cut Baby Driver

2017-08-18T09:54:00+01:00By

Edgar Wright’s action and crime drama Baby Driver redefined the cinematic post-production workflow with the integration of music storyboarding from start to finish.

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It’s not just engineers that need in-depth training

2017-08-17T15:16:00+01:00By

Advances in technology mean that operational staff need to know more – not less – about the tools used to create TV.

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SMPTE at IBC2017 to include ST 2110 overview

2017-08-16T20:36:00+01:00By

From standard specifications and industry trends to advances in media and technology, SMPTE will showcase its past and present groundbreaking work at IBC2017.

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Sky Execs to open RTS Cambridge Convention

2017-08-16T08:42:00+01:00By

Sky’s Group Chief Operating Officer Andrew Griffith and Managing Director, Content, Gary Davey will deliver the opening session at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Cambridge Convention.

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Delivering the arts to new audiences

2017-08-15T11:21:00+01:00By

A range of technologies are enabling new methods of producing and distributing content to the cinema, TV and online.

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The fight for creative production

2017-08-11T10:16:00+01:00By Dan Biddle

Content creation across social media platforms is shaping the future of creativity and

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Monitoring UHD and HDR content

2017-08-08T08:41:00+01:00By

The advent of UHD and HDR has made the need for accurate monitoring in the field and post production suites more acute than ever before.

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Video: IBC2017 and the future of entertainment tech

2017-08-02T09:14:00+01:00

IBC2017: The Business Transformation Tech Talks Conference stream will provide insight into cutting-edge technologies.

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IBC2017: Audiences and Advertising

2017-07-28T10:44:00+01:00By

The IBC2017: Audiences and Advertising conference stream will focus on the realities of the changing consumer landscape – reaching, engaging and monetising viewers.

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VFX: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

2017-07-28T09:38:00+01:00By

From an immense space city to a Lexus inspired spaceship, Rodeo FX played a crucial part in bringing director Luc Besson’s vision of the graphic novel to the big screen

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Dunkirk and the return of large format film

2017-07-24T11:04:00+01:00By Andy Stout

Dunkirk is the latest release in the new and rather specialised sub-genre of war films pushing film technology in new directions.

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ITV, Sky, Google and HBO at IBC2017

2017-07-21T08:29:00+01:00By

IBC2017: As cyber attacks become increasingly hostile, leading industry figures will offer insights to mitigate risks and protect organisations from cyber threats.

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IBC2017: Sports Sunday

2017-07-17T10:26:00+01:00By

IBC2017: Leading figures from traditional, alternative sports and eSports will feature at IBC2017 to discuss expanding business opportunities, fan engagement and rights management.

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HDR is now the name of the game

2017-07-17T10:23:00+01:00By

A London UHD conference, organised by satellite operator SES, heard speakers endorse High Dynamic Range as the de-facto production standard, especially for high-end drama.

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IBC to host Lucky Ajax charity football game

2017-07-13T11:20:00+01:00By

IBC is organising a charity fundraising football match against a team of Dutch footballing legends as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

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Shooting HDR: the tools for the job

2017-07-11T12:24:00+01:00By

With the range of tools available for acquiring HDR content greater than ever, productions are embracing the opportunity to create “natural and life-like images”.

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HDR and IMF on the agenda at Sky-hosted SMPTE meeting

2017-07-11T08:44:00+01:00By

Sky will host the third-quarter SMPTE Technology Committee meetings at its London HQ in September.

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Delivering a 360-degree view of reality

2017-07-10T16:30:00+01:00By

Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) will be scrutinised and explored in real-world deployments from content creation to user experience.

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IP and the broadcast industry: Is the market ready?

2017-07-06T09:24:00+01:00By

There is a need for further education in the broadcast market on the benefits of IP, according to several systems integrators.

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Driving ahead with IP: Under the bonnet of Timeline and Arena's new OB trucks

2017-07-05T11:45:00+01:00By

Arena and Timeline have become the reference points for moving outside broadcasting into the promised land of IP.

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HbbTV annual conference announced

2017-06-30T10:25:00+01:00By

Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV) Association with the HD Forum Italian (HDFI) Association have announced the 2017 HbbTV Symposium at the Auditorium Antonianum in Rome on 17-18 October.

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RTS technology bursary schemes: Encouraging tomorrow’s tech talent

2017-06-27T16:23:00+01:00

The Royal Television Society (RTS) launched an innovative bursary programme in 2015, with the aim of attracting computer science and engineering graduates into the broadcast industries, writes Simon Pitts.

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Is the DSLR revolution spent?

2017-06-22T13:05:00+01:00By

Several years ago shooting video on DSLRs was a big new trend, then video manufacturers responded with their own large-sensor camcorders. So, what place do the latest DSLRs have in broadcasting?

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What can broadcast learn from the music industry?

2017-06-21T12:13:00+01:00By

Advances in technology mean that broadcast engineers have an increasingly important role to play in aiding the creative process, says John Maxwell Hobbs.

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SCTE awards celebrate industry excellence

2017-06-20T12:13:00+01:00By

Harmonic, Bridge Technologies and Teleste were among the companies honoured at the Society for Broadband Professionals (SCTE) awards, which also celebrated individual achievements for work in the broadband arena.

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Take off: the business case for UHD and HDR production

2017-06-20T11:29:00+01:00By

Production companies and distributors are tapping into “considerable” demand for UHD and HDR content.

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AI, cloud and HDR on HPA Tech Retreat agenda

2017-06-19T09:20:00+01:00By

The 2017 programme for the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Tech Retreat UK promises rich content on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), cloud and high dynamic range (HDR).

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Carpool Karaoke producer: know your audience

2017-06-15T16:59:00+01:00By

The phenomenal changes in the way content is consumed has disrupted the media and technology supply chain for broadcasters and revolutionised the production world.

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RTS and Media Society back Steve Hewlett Memorial Fund appeal

2017-06-13T10:21:00+01:00By Staff writer

The Steve Hewlett Memorial Fund has been set-up in memory of the celebrated broadcaster who died earlier this year from cancer.

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Dow Jones CEO William Lewis on the fight against fake news

2017-06-07T09:07:00+01:00By

William Lewis, reporter, editor and media executive is part of the future of news – and a relentless opponent of fake news in all its forms and those who facilitate its spread.

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RTS opens Craft and Design Awards

2017-06-05T15:34:00+01:00By

Celebrating excellence in British broadcasting across television the Royal Television Society (RTS) has opened entries for its 2017 Craft and Design awards.

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Naomi Climer awarded Lifetime Achievement honour

2017-06-05T11:13:00+01:00By

Naomi Climer will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement honour at the annual TVBEurope Awards.

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VR: from conception to creativity

2017-06-01T15:54:00+01:00By

Virtual reality (VR) will transform into a unique medium of its own, according to Telegraph Group Creative Director Matt Simmonds.

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Champions League final to air in 360-degrees

2017-05-30T14:42:00+01:00By

BT Sport and MTG are among the broadcasters that will show the first-ever live 360-degree coverage of the Champions League final.

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SMPTE members to speak at leading industry events

2017-05-25T15:54:00+01:00By

SMPTE Director of Standards and Engineering Howard Lukk, Education Vice President Richard Welsh and Executive Director Barbara Lange will speak at key industry events throughout 2017.

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First IBC2017 keynote speakers unveiled

2017-05-24T09:00:00+01:00By

Senior executives from Facebook, Liberty Global, MTG, Fox Networks and HTC will deliver keynote addresses at the IBC2017 Conference.

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Sky exec hails VR as "the ultimate social experience"

2017-05-22T14:35:00+01:00By

For virtual reality (VR) to flourish creatives should keep experimenting with the technology which also needs to be embraced by the wider broadcast industry, according to Sky Creative Director Richard Nockles.

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HPA awards open for entries

2017-05-18T08:53:00+01:00By

The 12th annual  Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) awards have opened for submissions across a range of creative categories.

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The need for speed drives fundamental change

2017-05-15T15:45:00+01:00By

The industry is facing rapid change driven by technological advancements, fundamentally altering the media supply chain as consumers demand higher quality content delivered instantly.

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Could light field technology cut the cost of VFX?

2017-05-11T09:00:00+01:00By

Light field technology could help to cut the cost of creating visual effects (VFX) for film and TV productions by doing away with the need for green screens.

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RTS prepares for 'A World of Opportunity'

2017-05-09T13:13:00+01:00By

21st Century Fox Chief Executive James Murdoch will deliver a keynote address to delegates at the upcoming RTS convention.

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NAB 2017: VR in the spotlight

2017-05-09T13:00:00+01:00By

Established camera manufacturers were keen to show their virtual reality (VR) credentials at NAB, with Sony, Panasonic and Blackmagic Design among the firms to showcase tools for acquiring content.

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Creating convincing virtual sets with gaming render engines

2017-05-08T10:08:00+01:00By

Barbie’s video blogs are probably not on your YouTube favourites list, but they are part of an important trend which is rapidly snowballing: the use of gaming render engines to create broadcast and online material, quickly and very cost-effectively.

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NAB 2017: vendors flock to the cloud

2017-05-03T10:53:00+01:00By

As forecast by many, that catch-all phrase ‘the cloud’ was one of the dominant themes of this year’s NAB.

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HPA opens entries for Engineering Excellence Award

2017-04-25T01:35:00+01:00

The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) opened the call for entries for its Engineering Excellence Award at the Future of Cinema Conference at NAB.

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NAB 2017: Avid makes move to the cloud

2017-04-22T20:14:00+01:00By

Avid kicked off NAB with a customer and press event that focused on the company’s roll out of cloud-based apps and services.

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A guide to 360-degree cameras

2017-04-18T11:00:00+01:00By

Producing virtual reality content for any of the many VR headsets now available is no longer a concept confined to gaming or the IBC Future Zone.

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Making the move to HDR

2017-04-18T10:00:00+01:00By

Advances in display technology have paved the way for the delivery and consumption of HDR TV.

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The Jungle Book: advancing virtual production

2017-04-18T09:00:00+01:00By

Meticulous planning and pre-visualisation were used to create Disney feature The Jungle Book.

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VR in the frame: what works for 360-degree video

2017-04-18T08:00:00+01:00By

The prime movers for virtual reality are gaming and real estate, with other applications in areas such as healthcare and education.

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Is virtual reality for real?

2017-04-05T09:00:00+01:00By

Projections for virtual reality hardware are extraordinarily positive, with findings from UK-based Business Insider Intelligence suggesting in excess of five-fold growth over the the next five years.

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SMPTE 2017 opens call for technical papers

2017-04-03T10:30:00+01:00By

Details of the adherence criteria and deadline dates announced

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SMPTE announces programme for ETCA conference

2017-04-03T10:00:00+01:00By

 Programme details for The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) conference 

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EBU loudness specification changes

2017-04-03T10:00:00+01:00By Florian Camerer ORF

In 2016, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) updated all of its loudness specifications, except for the core, EBU R128 itself.

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RTS 2017 Programme Awards winners announced

2017-04-03T10:00:00+01:00By

The Royal Television Society (RTS) revealed its annual Programme Award winners at a gala ceremony in London.

Launching into the IBC Community

AIB welcomes Celebro Media

2017-04-01T10:30:00+01:00By

The London-based international media facilities house Celebro Media has joined the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) global service.

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