5G offers great potential for media distribution of media content, with millions of smartphones and tablets as potential TV receivers for live and catch up services. That’s the view of the 5G Today group, which is conducting broadcast trials in Bavaria.
14-18 Oct: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
In this paper, Nokia Technologies, 2KPN/TNO, and Qualcomm explore use cases, architectural, protocols and codec aspects for XR systems over 5G networks and their state-of-the-art in 3GPP and MPEG standardization organizations.
In this paper, Ericsson, TNO & KPN and Qualcomm join to explore how the new 3GPP 5G Media Service Architecture (5GMSA) supports unicast downlink media distribution and uplink streaming.
In this paper, the BBC presents the results of the emerging requirements for future 5G deployments.
The clock is ticking for an agreement between the C-Band Alliance and the FCC over repurposing spectrum for 5G. But there are still some complications, writes Chris Forrester.
In a dedicated push to accelerate its content library to showcase its 5G network, Verizon Media has launched In the Know Network to expand its short-form video business.
Arqiva has sold its telecoms division for £2bn as part of its strategy to focus on broadcast infrastructure and connectivity for TV and radio.
While it was obvious that it’s evolution, rather than revolution, which took a front seat throughout Halls 10 and 11, it was just as clear that new technologies are leading the industry forward.
The European Broadcast Union (EBU) has called for the creation of “5G broadcast” with public services broadcaster offering free-to-air services to mobiles across 5G networks.
The UK government has pledged to invest a further £5 billion in 5G and full-fibre deployments in order to boost connectivity in the country.
IBC2019: 5G will be a gamechanger opening up a new era of in stadium sports coverage.
IBC2019: Paper authors at an IBC Tech Talk presented research on why 3GPP has created a new media streaming architecture for 5G, new innovation in 4K and UHDTV delivery and regional programme variations in a Single Frequency Network (SFN).
IBC2019: Where would IBC be without a panel looking at ‘Next Generation TV’ and the threat to conventional broadcasting? IBC 2019 is no different, and this year’s session compared and contrasted HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) and the USA’s ATSC 3.0.
Internet technologies have resulted in a proliferation of streaming video platforms, offering consumers an alternative to broadcast and cable TV and posing a major threat to those traditional industries, writes IBM Institute for Business Value Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment global industry leader Rob van den Dam.
IBC2019 kicked off with the IBC Executive Forums, bringing together top executives from across the industry to debate core issues behind closed doors. Dick Hobbs looks at some of the topics on the agenda.
Having been around broadcasting his whole adult life, NABA’s Michael McEwen has a strong view on how the second generations of digital radio and television broadcasting might find a home in the ‘all things possible’ digital environment.
Following an era of rapidly changing technology, virtualisation and SDN/ NFV, 5G is now redefining businesses across the globe, writes Tech Mahindra global head of innovation Nikhil Malhotra.
Content technology such as 8K and 5G were among the key announcements and demonstrations at the IFA conference in Germany this year, writes Paolo Pescatore.
With its high bandwidth, ultra-low latency and ability to support up to one million devices in one square kilometre, 5G is rapidly opening new business opportunities for communications, media and entertainment technology providers.
A personalised OTT experience helps engagement and opens new monetisation opportunities in advertising, says Massive CEO Rob Downey.
5G mobile technology is set to disrupt the Indian linear TV market as users adopt more OTT services and platforms due to better connectivity access, according to a report from KPMG.
Incorporating video and collaboration could bring TV to the centre of the connected home, says Quobis CEO Elias Pérez-Carrera.
Cloud-delivered solutions are attracting all types of operators, says Simplestream CCO Dan Finch.
Business models are evolving and consolidation remains at the top of the market, says Magine Pro CEO Matthew Wilkinson.
Faster distribution of high-quality video over IP is possible thanks to 5G innovation, writes Zixi SVP marketing and alliances John Wastcoat.
IBC preview magazine Insight contains interviews with keynote speakers, an overview of some of the technology trends that will dominate IBC2019 as well as guides to the show’s exciting and innovative features, from the Future Zone to the Esports Showcase.
Cloud-based video workflows are enabling broadcasters and content developers to simultaneously distribute content to unlimited outlets, says Make.TV CEO and co-founder Andreas Jacobi.
In a global first, Australian pay-TV operator Optus Sport will exclusively live stream English Premier League matches over a 5G mobile network.
China Mobile has partnered with telecoms vendor ZTE to deliver China’s first 5G broadcast of a live sporting event.
With 5G promising very high capacity broadband and low costs to the consumer, Europe needs to devise, assess and demonstrate a 5G network architecture for large scale immersive media delivery, says EBU’s Antonio Arcidiacono
Three advanced proof of concepts Catalyst projects will be unveiled at the IBC Show with artificial intelligence, 5G for virtual reality and mobile news gathering top of the agenda.
All four UK operators will have launched 5G networks by the end of this year, but the UK government has yet to rule on Huawei’s role in 5G deployments.
DISH Network has reached a deal with Sprint to buy its pre-paid businesses in the US, paving the way for the mobile operator to complete its merger with T-Mobile.
Sinclair Broadcast Group’s One Media 3.0 has announced an agreement with Indian-based Saankhya Labs to develop 5G broadcast and broadband cooperative direct to mobile network development.
The DTG is taking part in EBU’s 5G Deployments project on media distribution and production.
Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom have announced a new joint venture aimed at developing 5G technologies such as low latency streaming solutions.
RTVE has become the first Spanish broadcaster to carry out a live broadcast over 5G connectivity.
Korean telecoms company SK Telecom has partnered with Sinclair Broadcast Group and Harman International Industries to trial next generation TV broadcasting over a 5G network.
EE launched the UK’s first 5G service last night in London with Stormzy showcasing the next-generation network in a 360-degree virtual reality experience.
EE and Qualcomm are set to launch Europe’s first commercial 5G network next week, with the service set to go live in six cities across the UK.
US telco providers, T-Mobile and Sprint have committed to taking “significant steps” to advance the next-generation wireless connectivity across the United States.
Vodafone’s 5G network for businesses and consumers will launch in seven cities across the UK on 3 July with a further 12 cities connected by the end of 2019.
The Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation has successfully kicked-off the first field trial in the region to test the next-generation 5G broadcasting technology.
PP Foresight media and telco analyst Paolo Pescatore explains how 5G must be optimised to deliver video content efficiently.
Huawei’s involvement in the rollout of 5G infrastructure has dominated recent headlines, but it is AI and cloud that represent key avenues of future growth for the firm, writes Paolo Pescatore.
From the creation of content in the cloud to the delivery of content to mobile devices, NAB 2019 was awash with innovation that suggests an even closer relationship between the media and telco industries.
NAB 2019: Automated production, cloud, 5G, at-home production and streaming codecs are among the likely hot topics in Las Vegas.
Far more than a game streaming service, Google Stadia represents a transformative shift in digital communication, writes Adrian Pennington.
This year’s MWC event will be remembered for the arrival of 5G, the emergence of foldable devices. And beyond the usual calls for lighter regulation and greater cooperation, the realisation of one smarter converged network is coming to fruition.
MWC19: Telecom operators are nervous about the level of investment required for 5G, but video will be the “killer app” to support the consumer business case, according to Liberty Global chief executive Mike Fries.
IBC365’s Alana Foster outlines her expected trends and anticipations for Mobile World Congress 2019.
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.
From 5G testing to biometrics and social VR, immersive experiences are evolving and advancing. Muki Kulhan rounds up the latest developments and highlights some interesting industry adoptions.
The benefits of 5G won’t be realised unless governments pull back from treating the auction of valuable spectrum as a “golden goose”, according to telecom leaders speaking at Mobile World Congress.
MWC19: Senior leaders from leading telco and media & entertainment companies gathered in Barcelona on Sunday ahead of Mobile World Congress 2019 to enjoy an evening of networking.
The next generation of mobile technology holds enormous promise, particularly for media and entertainment, but managing consumer and industry expectations of 5G will be key, says Mark Smith.
Swedish telco Telia Company is pushing ever more heavily into TV with recent deals such as its $1bn acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, echoing a strategy of leading telcos around the world. Margareta Törnblad, head of media and entertainment at Telia, explains the firm’s thinking.
From foldable phones to live biohack chip implants and an exhibition and conference awash with 5G, we look at the likely trends and talking points at this year’s Mobile World Congress.
The UK Space Agency has invested £18 million in London-based firm OneWeb, which plans to use satellite connectivity to aid 5G technology communications.
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.
Join IBC365 on demand to learn how 5G will transform the way content is created.
Metadata has evolved dramatically in recent years, from straightforward descriptions to supporting complex usage in today’s asset management systems. Now AI promises a great leap forwards.
There are strong similarities between mobile terrestrial television networks and mobile telecommunication networks in the way that they support data communication, writes Rohde & Schwarz EVP and head of broadcast & media division Jürgen Nies.
The fight against FAANG, the rise of niche OTT disruptors and the potential of 5G were among the most-read Delivery articles in 2018.
5G broadcast has considerable potential to offer to forward-thinking broadcasters. However, few broadcast executives count themselves as mobile communications specialists – very few know exactly what the 4G or 3G standards are or how they are defined, let alone the new 5G standard.
In the second part of our 2018 review we look back at the milestones, mergers, deals and innovations that dominated the second half of the year.
From the auction of Sky, to the rising interest in 5G and growing adoption of AI, IBC’s owners share their highlights and reflections of the last 12 months.
The first instalment of a two-part round-up of the main talking points of 2018 includes the battle for net neutrality, 5G advances at the Winter Olympics, the Premier League rights battle and a Facebook scandal that still haunts the social media giant.
This whitepaper explores why the latest mobile telecommunications technologies are a perfect partner for digital terrestrial transmission (DTT) and how they can put it on a new and significant growth path.
In a world first, BT Sport and EE will use 5G remote production to broadcast the EE Wembley Cup on Sunday to showcase the next generation technology.
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.
Demystifying the hype around 5G, experts discuss the promise and expectations of ultra high-speed mobile connectivity and its potential for the media and entertainment sector.
Join this IBC365 webinar on demand to discuss how the boundaries between broadcasters, pay TV platforms, OTT operators and telecoms providers are blurring.
This IBC365 webinar outlines and explains the collaborative Media-Telecom Catalyst innovation programme and how you can get involved in designing solutions to current media & entertainment challenges.
Broadcasters, mobile operators, software vendors and technical suppliers are set to unite to capitlise on the expanding opportunities in the media-telecom value chain.
Four major satellite operators have created a US-based consortium to manage the transition of their valuable C-band frequencies for 5G use by US telcos. It could result in a windfall of tens of billions of dollars.
Influential and visionary executives from across the industry united at the IBC2018 Executive Forums to discuss key trends, opportunities and disruptors to shape future strategy.
IBC2018: With content hailed as the ‘killer app’ for 5G, further consolidation between telcos and media firms is inevitable, attendees of the Telco & Media Innovation Forum were told.
Read technical papers discussing the impact and promise of 5G from Ericsson, Qualcomm, Samsung, Orange and Arris, watch experts in the IBC2018 Tech Talks presentation who discuss the reality of 5G and the pipeline for delivery.
5G Wireless Networks are being built to serve new applications. These applications must fund the development of the solutions and the infrastructure.
Mobile video will increase 9-fold between 2016 and 2021, accounting for 78% of total mobile data traffic by the end of the forecast period.
In the past few years, 5G has moved from being a vision, through an intense process of standards development, to extensive trials around the world.
As it stands, the US is one of the most expensive places in the world to get internet. One in four homes are unable to get broadband-level speeds necessary for effective streaming, while the Federal Communications Commission continues to do awaywith plans to make high-speed Internet more affordable, writes Phenix ...
IBC2018: Reliance Jio has disrupted the Indian mobile market, adding a staggering 215m customers within 21 months of launch.
IBC2018: Telcos debate how best to take advantage of the forthcoming roll out of 5G services.
The media business stalwart discusses the impact of 5G on content consumption, the economics of blockchain, and the long-term Viacom vision.
IBC2018: European public service broadcasters are under pressure to “create great things together” says new EBU Director of Technology and Innovation Antonio Arcidiacono
We are missing a critical tool to make right investment and management decisions in networks, writes ASSIA Chief Strategy Officer Tuncay Cil.
The industry has undergone massive change in the last couple of years. The consolidation of industry giants has increased pressure on all players to innovate and adapt just to keep pace, says Massive Chief Executive Ron Downey.
The OTT market is showing tremendous growth, making it an extremely interesting time for new entrants and those already within the industry, says Magine Head of Commercial Operations Fredrick Engdahl.
IBC is the perfect meeting point for the converging worlds of media and telco, writes IBC Chief Executive Michael Crimp.
As telcos look toward verticals for 5G, IBC Chief Executive Michael Crimp and TM Forum Chief Executive Nik Willetts explain how the TM Forum’s Catalyst programme can develop use cases within the media and entertainment industry.
Mobile video viewing has increased from a fringe activity to a required feature, says Penthera Chief Technology Officer Joshua Pressnell.
In part three of this IBC365 discussion our panel of experts define the ways in which telcos can attract customers and stay relevant within the content value chain.
In part two of this IBC365 discussion our panel of experts discuss the key components of creating digital content.
Three Head of Digital Entertainment Christian Harris describes the partnerships telcos need in order to maintain customer engagement.
In part one of this IBC365 discussion our panel of experts explore the issue of convergence between the telco and media markets.
Jukin Media Senior Director of Business Development Jean Coffey talks through the key elements of mobile optimised content.
BT Sport Director of Mobile Strategy Matt Stagg explains the impact 5G will have on the way content is distributed and consumed.
The potential for 5G to revolutionise the media and entertainment industries is now being tested by sports producers and broadcasters.
Telecoms & Media Analyst Paolo Pescatore on the importance of providing premium content.
Delivering new methods and codecs for working with large-scale data, particularly VR and HDR, is high priority for the media and entertainment industry.
Trials in PyeongChang and Russia look set to open doors for new business models and innovation across broadcast, media and entertainment.
Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas: IBC365 is joined by a panel of industry experts to review what went on, what was hot, and what happened at the NAB 2018 conference and show floor.
Ericsson Head of Head of Portfolio Marketing for Europe and Latin America Kris Hardiman on Ericsson’s role in the broadcast sector, changing consumer viewing habits and the impact of 5G.
EE Head of Media and Entertainment Technology Matt Stagg on the use of premium content by telcos and the ways in which 5G will shape production and delivery.
Red looks likely to make a full-scale launch of its Hydrogen phone in the summer, but a picture of what the handset will be capable of is starting to emerge.
Virtual reality, augmented reality and 5G could all help platforms monetise content, according to senior executives speaking at Mobile World Congress.
Fuelled by 5G, massive IoT adoption is expected to interconnect media across devices, connected cars and into smart cities, with a host of vendors and telecom operators showcasing their IoT offerings at Mobile World Congress.
Senior executives from BT and iFlix hailed the power of content to transform “transactional” brands and create an emotional connection with customers.
Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei and Cisco are among the many manufacturers to announce major deployments and advances for 5G at Mobile World Congress.
5G and its associated use cases are expected to take centre stage in Barcelona, while discussions will also turn to the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to overhaul network management and customer service.
In 2018 in western economies there is an estimated $1 trillion of private funds looking for a home, and much of that money is looking for a berth in media technology companies.
It’s not just the athletes that have broken records at the XXIII Winter Olympics in PyeongChang - the technology has set new standards too.
IBC365 and a panel of Mobile World Congress attendees comment on the trends and talking points from this year’s Mobile World Congress, examining what the latest trends in mobile handsets, 5G, IoT and the role of telcos use of content mean for the media and entertainment industry.
Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.
PyeongChang is shaping up to be the most innovative Olympics ever, with advances in 8K and 5G production and an avalanche of OTT content.
Artificial intelligence, AR, voice assistants and 5G are among the themes that will dominate 2018, according to experts at the DTG
The relentless pace of technological change continued to accelerate in 2017. Here is a recap of some of biggest trends of the past twelve months.
The changing broadcasting landscape, the rise of OTT, content piracy and the role of satellites were among 2017’s most-read articles.
The use of 5G for live production and some cutting-edge OTT platforms were among the topics covered in this year’s technical papers.
A new emerging 5G technology with phased array antennas was used for the contribution of live TV documentary broadcast in Norway.
The new eMBMS systems characteristics are well aligned to the technical requirements coming from the broadcast sector for TV services.
NBC has said that it is excited about the potential of 5G to offer its sports fans a better user experience over mobile.
Evolution of the 4G standard will continue for some years but the tipping point will come as consumers demand a better experience.
IBC2017: The potential for 5G to provide a catalyst for market disruption is strong, according to experts speaking at IBC.
Forget VR – what broadcasters and media companies should be investing in is voice UI and AI technologies. That was the unanimous verdict of technology heads from Channel 4, IBM, Liberty Global and Ericsson.
Heavy-hitting industry CTOs have agreed that AI will become an important new technology for media businesses.
Consumer demand for 5G is high as they look to enjoy live TV on mobile devices while benefitting from greater personalisation and convenience.
With many broadcast vendors supporting 5G tests and trials, the nascent technology could lead to much more than faster mobile internet browsing.
Could 5G be the answer to the consumer demand for high capacity video delivery in a mobile-centric landscape?
Will 5G herald a complete shake up of the broadcast and media industry? Watch this on demand webinar to find out.
5G offers speed, capacity and low latency for applications including autonomous cars, robotics and virtual reality.
The UK broadcasting TV business model has seen little disruption over the past 25 years but that is “fundamentally changing” according to the Chief Executive of Arqiva.
Carriers are investing in network infrastructure – both fixed-line and mobile - to support the seemingly unquenchable consumer thirst for video.
In the future of media (TV, radio, online content, games etc.), two trends seem inescapable - a sustained increase in data usage and much greater consumption of video on mobile and portable devices.
The mobile communications sector is characterized by an exponentially increasing traffic demand for high quality mobile multimedia services, a significant portion of which identifiable with linear Television (TV) and scheduled broadcast (point-to-multipoint) distribution.