IBC2019: Apple and Microsoft have joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Academy Software Foundation, bringing its membership to 27 companies.
IBC2019: The world is adopting digital radio, according to Graham Dixon, head of radio at the EBU, who spoke at IBC2019.
“Pleasure” is the dominant reason that viewers tune into television, according to new ITV research.
Sky group chief executive Jeremy Darroch has spelt out some of the ways that the company plans to build up its new Sky Studios production division.
BBC “iPlayer is going to be total TV”, said BBC director general Tony Hall today, spelling out his plans for how the corporation can meet the challenge from the streaming platforms.
Soumya Sriraman has pushed the SVoD service BritBox to early success across North America. Now as the service owned by the BBC and ITV prepares to launch in its home market, she gives Chris Forrester some insight into how she meets the needs of subscribers.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said today that the streamer would step up its spend in the UK, its biggest production market outside the US.
Channel 4 chief executive Alex Mahon took a swipe at global streaming services at this week’s RTS Cambridge Convention, accusing them of profiting from “trans-territory filler work”
Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan has called for the biggest events in women’s sport to become ‘listed events’ on free-to-air TV in the UK so that mass audiences can watch them.
Channel 5 and Comedy Central join upcoming SVoD service BritBox C5 box-sets to appear on BritBox following 30 days on My5 BritBox co-founder ITV says discussions taking place with other partners
The Rugby World Cup has brought production in-house for the 2019 World Cup. As the tournament kicks off in Japan, Steve McCaskill finds out what innovations will feature at RWC2019.
16-20 Sep: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Media and communications giant Comcast Corp has struck a distribution deal with digital global sports provider DAZN Group, blurring the line between traditional television operators and streaming services.
Ofcom CEO Sharon White has called for more concerted leadership from UK broadcasters and production companies to improve diversity in the TV industry.
ITV chief Carolyn McCall opened today’s RTS Cambridge Convention by arguing that one of the broadcaster’s greatest assets at a time of political upheaval and digital disruption is the trust the public has in its news and current affairs.
IBC2019: Generation Z viewers are more demanding and clearer on what they want from content, with less loyalty to individual brands or platforms than previous generations.
IBC2019: With its rapidly expanding fanbase of young, digital-first viewers, esports is a sector the broadcaster industry should invest in while they still can, according to Prosieben’s eSports head, Henrik Nyhuis.
Professional broadcast equipment manufacturer ZyCast showcased a number of its latest solutions, including its 4K encoder, at IBC2019.
In support of the company’s goal to ignite the industrialisation of broadcast-quality streaming, MediaKind launched the MediaKind Universe Alliance at IBC.
IBC2019 has been hailed a celebration of industry insights and excellence, with the world’s media, entertainment and technology industry once again gathering in Amsterdam to do business and forge connections.
The technical management team at NEP has ordered 50 Merging Technologies Anubis audio interface desktop units, which the vendor refers to as the “Swiss army knife,” of audio.
NEP Norway will be using Lawo as equipment provider as it replaces the baseband video and audio infrastructure of its Oslo Broadcast Centre’s master control room.
The Cloud Codec Controller software tool was shown at IBC last year, and now it has been released.
A total of 72 Kron Technologies Chronos 1.4 high-speed cameras were taken to Finland recently, where they were put through their paces by the Hydraulic Press Channel.
Atto and Facilis have partnered to integrate Atto’s ThunderLink NS 3252 Thunderbolt 3 to 25GbE adapters within the new Facilis Hub shared storage platform.
Automation specialist Aveco celebrated its involvement in a project that won the Innovation, Content Everywhere category at the IBC2019 Awards on Sunday.
The Broadcast Academy, the training and legacy unit of host broadcast specialist HBS, has deployed a new live TV simulator based on EVS’ X-One unified live production system.
Panasonic has partnered with 3D graphics specialist Brainstorm to develop PTZF (pan, tilt, zoom and focus) tracking data for its AW-UE150 camera to provide augmented reality content.
Due to be made available in the coming weeks, the VBox Communications Android TV Gateway is a versatile hybrid set-top-box (STB).
The company is presenting YES, a brand new Windows or Linux web-based suite.
The company has added capabilities to the new C3 IEEE 1588-2008 PTP V2 module, which is part of the integrated Rubidium modular system family.
IBC2019: Combining the reach of Facebook with its mix of content from publishers, creators and media partners from around the world, broadcasters were called to “optimise” and add value by incorporating the Facebook Watch ecosystem.
With the company’s reputation for innovative, sophisticated design, it comes as little surprise that ruwido has taken the opportunity presented by IBC to launch a new remote that is partially finished in natural marble.
Atomos has announced upgrades to its Ninja V recorder/monitor to handle Raw 6K and 4K video over HDMI from Panasonic’s Lumix S1H and Nikon’s Z7 or Z6 full-frame mirrorless cameras.
IBC2019: Diversity of thought in the media and tech fields is becoming increasingly valued according to Monday’s session on neurodiversity – but employers need to reassess their work practices if they want to benefit.
IBC2019: Amazon’s Max Amordeluso has implored media brands to make use of voice technology such as Amazon Alexa or ‘be left behind in the voice revolution’.
Video compression software specialist V-Nova unveiled a couple of new partnerships to coincide with IBC2019, including a new agreement with video contribution systems provider Aviwest.
IBC2019: The nine categories of the IABM BaM Awards, mirroring the elements of the BaM Content Chain that runs from creator to consumer, produced a mix of big and small vendor names.
The organisation is attending IBC2019 in its role as a promoter of Russian-made equipment.
Zero Density has introduced Reality Hub, a platform that integrates its Reality Engine virtual studio production system, with newsroom and MCR systems, studio automation, social media and any external data such as weather forecasts through its module host service.
New at IBC is Wheatstone’s Glass LXE virtual console for its established WheatNet-IP audio network.
IBC2019: Experts from the FA, F1, ESL and Eurosport discuss using data in sport broadcasting
The PROWATCHNeo is a monitoring system oriented to supervise radio and TV broadcasting, cable TV and satellite TV networks in the 5 to 2500MHz frequency band.
Power cables, battery adaptors and batteries are the heroes at the stand of IndiPro Tools, who are new to the IBC show this year.
At IBC2019, BT Sport has demonstrated what it claims to be Europe’s first multi-location 5G-enabled remote production.
IBC2019: 5G will be a gamechanger opening up a new era of in stadium sports coverage.
A new X-keys USB controller designed specifically for instant replay has been released.
On showcase from Promax Electronica S.L. is the RANGERNeo 4 reference monitor.
The new MS Swift is Waterbird’s latest bendable Multi Slider, this time designed for high-speed use.
The company is using IBC to preview ongoing developments across its System T broadcast audio production platform.
The company has developed a new Dual Active SIM internal module for the ViA remote codec supporting two active cellular connections.
New this IBC is an AoIP appliance that removes the barriers to seamlessly sharing studio operation and high-quality programming between facilities, sports venues, and other sites in separate locations.
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: IBC Conference sessions focusing on interactivity have updated delegates on the latest advances in interactive entertainment.
How is the audience experience evolving? The IBC Big Screen programme asked this question on Monday, focused on the potential of direct view screens.
IBC2019: “There is no limit to the appetite for audiences wanting to consume content and today they appreciate the convenience of seeing it anywhere and want to see it everywhere.”
At IBC2018 Klover displayed a device called the Klear Shot, which uses compressed gas to blow rain and other debris from a camera lens without actually contacting the surface of the lens.
The company is showing its Alto ARX, a standalone archive aimed at smaller workgroups or those taking their first step towards a proper enterprise workgroup.
At IBC NXP is showing how its broadband, audio and smart voice solutions help to power the intelligence behind smart home and WiFi technologies and devices.
Broadcast management software specialist Provys has announced a new look to its product range with four packages aimed at different tiers and levels of requirement.
A new broadcast monitoring facility in New Delhi, India, has been opened by Amagi.
Virtualised media production company Aperi is showcasing its latest innovations at IBC2019 in the wake of securing more than $10m in additional funding.
IP contribution services specialist Mobile Viewpoint is showcasing new multi-camera functionality features for its IQ Sports Producer all-in-one production suite in Hall 14.
IBC2019: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition including the closing keynote and the Esports showcase.
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.
Seeder’s new S260VR-2C-PT40 is a virtual reality encoder head, with PT40 pedestal, that can carry up to 26kg, including teleprompter.
The company has announced a partnership with cloud-based video production workflow provider Limecraft to allow producers and distributors to create closed captions and translated subtitles more economically.
Transvideo has added the StarliteUltra 7in monitor to its line up and upgraded others.
STV, one of three national TV channels in Belarus, has taken delivery of a new HD OB, plus a support vehicle, built by TVC and on show in the Outside Exhibit area at IBC.
Designed to bring cost-effective mobile application security to developers, Verimatrix is showcasing its recently-announced ProtectMyApp.
The new Vinten FH-155 is a robotic/manual pan-and-tilt head designed to support payloads of up to 70kg with accurate, smooth and quiet movements.
Visual Research has unveiled KarismaCG 8K, a real-time 3D graphics system that uses the entire 8K range - 16 times the resolution of HD.
The CallMe-T IP audio codec now has SmartStream multi-destination audio streaming providing a new way to connect IP audio.
Integrated workflows and the capacity to cover all the major software necessities of a broadcasting operation are the main themes on the wTVision stand. Demonstrations include its sports systems: sports scouting and on-air graphics controller (SportStats Suite) and virtual graphics (AR³ Football).
IBC2019: DoP Erik Messerschmidt and colorist Eric Weidt gave IBC attendees a behind the scenes look at the production of Netflix’s crime thriller Mindhunter during Sunday’s Big Screen programme.
IBC2019: Pixar Animation Studio has outlined how it has revisited and remastered 16 of its titles using new technologies such as UHD and Dolby Atmos.
IBC2019: Actor and director Andy Serkis discusses his journey into performance capture and the ethics of capturing actors’ likenesses in his IBC2019 Keynote session.
Audio specialist Spiritland Productions has taken delivery of a new 18-tonne bespoke IP-based OB truck built by Megahertz and on show on its stand in Hall 12.
Available in three variations, the lightweight, durable fluid heads are feature packed to meet cinematographers’ needs at an affordable price.
IBC2019: All3Media chief executive Jane Turton and BBC Studios UK Production managing director Lisa Opie join Claire Hungate on the Global Gamechangers stage to discuss changes to the rules of production resulting from investment from Silicon Valley’s digital giants.
Following the lifting of a 35-year ban on cinema in Saudi Arabia, Nebras Films has established the first full production and post facility in Riyadh.
Product areas on show on the General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies stand range from its new EcoForce compact amplifiers, flyaway and small deployable antennas, to antenna control systems and GaN-based electronic products.
New at IBC this year is Globecast Managed Cloud Network (Globecast MCN).
Having begun life as a pure VSAT operator, working only with data and voice, Gulfsat’s business has continuously evolved.
Any camera stabiliser owners who have Zhiyun’s flagship Crane 3 Lab gimbal might be interested in the new HPRC2600W case designed specifically for it.
The Swiss/Korean lens maker, Irix, has released its first cine lens: the Cine 150mm T3.0 Macro 1:1.
Parabolic microphones provide a great deal of amplification, or gain, when capturing audio from a great distance, explained Paul Terpstra, one of the founders of the company.
The new LiteMat Spectrum offers an expanded Kelvin range with the ability to add accent colour through its patented colour mixing process.
Marquis Broadcast’s Avid-certified Project Parking tool is an industry standard for Avid storage management and project portability, providing project analytics, visualisation and archiving.
Egripment has introduced new ARC Compensation hardware and software for its Xtreme T10 telescoping crane, while its entire line of remote dolly systems now supports VR, AR and manual control.
IBCTV casts an ear to advances in the radio market
Dedicating its IBC booth to the company’s offering for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT is ATEME with its TITAN platform.
According to exhibitor Broadpeak, the company has taken an active role in providing solutions to optimise video delivery over 5G for use cases that include local caching, cell congestion management, and service routing.
Anyone working with tripod heads knows that counterbalance is vital to smooth operating.
IBC2019: Many media technology companies are still too straight and male and should follow the example of broadcasters such as Channel 4, by setting up corporate LGBT networking groups to encourage diversity.
Cartoni’s new Sport 200 (S200) tripod legs are designed specifically to meet the rigorous demands of sports and OB production.
At IBC, CenturyLink is talking to visitors to its stand about the demonstration it carried out with Grass Valley in June
As the world of esports streaks ahead, Joe Lynch of EA looks to maximise the storytelling and get the most out of in-house broadcasting.
Universal Music’s Olivier Robert-Murphy discusses staying culturally relevant In a digital world where consumers are “always on” and have higher demands
A new line of solid state power amplifiers and block up converters that are said to offer the highest power density and smallest form factor in the industry is on show on the Advantech stand.
To deliver video services that meet or exceed customer expectations, service providers must act quickly when quality and usage KPIs deviate from their normal range, IBC2019 exhibitor Agama Technologies believes.
FreeSpeak Edge is the latest addition to the Clear-Com’s family of digital wireless intercom solutions.
Canford is renowned for, as product development manager John Driver told the IBC Daily, “providing the glue – the interconnectors which makes the equipment work”.
Panasonic has partnered with 3D graphics specialist Brainstorm to develop PTZF (pan, tilt, zoom and focus) tracking data for its AW-UE150 camera to provide augmented reality content.
Body Copy: AI sports production technology specialist Pixellot and live sports production leader NEP Switzerland (part of the NEP Group) have confirmed a new partnership to bring AI production technology to multiple Swiss sports leagues.
MovieLabs CEO Rich Berger gives IBCTV insight into a collaboration between Hollywood Studios
The Broadcast Academy, the training and legacy unit of host broadcast specialist HBS, has deployed a new live TV simulator based on EVS’ X-One unified live production system.
Atto and Facilis have partnered to integrate Atto’s ThunderLink NS 3252 Thunderbolt 3 to 25GbE adapters within the new Facilis Hub shared storage platform.
IBC2019: Consumers want more than just extra pixels, industry experts tell IBCTV
Telemetrics has launched two new robotic heads at IBC.
IBC2019: At the IBC Conference session, ‘Hollywood’s vision for the future of production in 2030’, session, tech bosses from the big studios gathered to discuss MovieLabs’ whitepaper aimed at rethinking production workflows.
IBC2019: A supermarket retailer who released its own take on the BLT sandwich ahead of London’s Gay Pride weekend (the LGBLT) was used as an example of how not to market content to consumers during Sunday Morning’s Business of Marketing Content session.
The Media Workflow Manager is a keystone of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) stand this year.
Malik Khan, CEO of LTN Global, and Andreas Jacobi, CEO of Make.TV, are presenting a united front in Hall 14 following LTN’s acquisition of the Cologne-based company, which took place only days before IBC2019 opened its doors.
AWS partner Meta is showcasing its content metadata platform and API gateway for the media and entertainment industries.
Panasonic is showing a new 8K camera based on organic sensor technology that it maintains is the future of camera sensors.
Red Bee Media has sealed a strategic partnership with Pixit Media at IBC to deliver high-performance storage with secure data segregation for international managed playout services.
At IBC Sony is showcasing its latest line-up of IP Live production solutions, including two IP extension adapters – the HDCE-TX30 for cameras and the HDCE-RX30 for camera control units.
Scripting and programme planning is made easier with the Tinkerlist online platform, which is being demonstrated on one corner of the Belgian company’s stand this year.
A new version of the Axon Digital Cerebrum Control and Monitoring system is being launched at IBC2019.
More European broadcasters and content creators will have access to Zero Density’s virtual production with real-time VFX technology after the company entered into a strategic partnership with system integrations company Broadcast Solutions.
ES Broadcast has bought 151 Grass Valley LDX-86N UHD cameras at the show, along with 15 Kahuna switchers, all of which will be used next Summer in Tokyo.
Viltrox, which makes LED lights, LCD monitors and lens adapters, has released its first prime lenses, for Sony FE-mount, Nikon Z-mount and Fuji X-mount cameras.
At IBC2019 Belgian media IP-networking and storage company SDNsquare is showcasing its growing range of products for optimising the predictability, performance and management of high-traffic IP networks.
TwinPlex is Shure’s new line of premium subminiature (5mm) omnidirectional lavalier and headset microphones that are designed to manage tough conditions.
The new Vocas Five-Axis Diopter Holder has been designed to take advantage of an increasing variety of diopters from manufacturers like Tiffen, and the many creative choices available.
For broadcast news and other run-and-gun shooting situations, Zylight has introduced the Go-Panel, a bi-colour 100W LED panel light with IP65 weather protection and Active Diffusion technology for electronic filter adjustments.
Spirit Lab has added to its range of full-frame prime lenses with two new models: the 15mm and 100mm, which join its existing 24, 35, 50, 85 and 135mm lenses, with their distinctive purple banding.
IBC2019: Actor/director Andy Serkis was among those recognised at the 2019 IBC Awards, which also saw new awards launched honouring Young Pioneers and Social Impact
The Director’s Monitor Cage v3, from Wooden Camera, has been redesigned to be a third lighter, and is universally compatible with any monitor up to nine inches, attaching via mountings at the top, bottom or rear.
TLS, which specialises in rehousing old lenses to add modern functionality, has turned its attention to three additional lines of vintage-style lenses: Neo Super Baltars; Leica Noctilux; and Zeiss B Speeds.
Stype’s new Follower is an AR/VR system aimed at bridging the gap between virtual graphics and people, in that it enables presenters and actors to interact with the graphics, and even take graphics in their hands and play with them as if they were real.
Scisys Media Solutions has been discussing the details of its recently announced deal with France Télévisions at IBC2019.
The company has developed Advanced Punctuation, delivering highly accurate placement of full stops, commas, question marks, exclamation marks and enhancing capitalisation, transforming blocks of text into legible, comprehensible sentences.
The new Kvm-tec media4Kconnect extender is a 4K DisplayPort 1.2 extender over IP in fibre with a range of 300m at a resolution of up to 4096x2160@60Hz with colour coding at 4:4:4@8bit per colour.
Silicon Valley start-up Tracis has partnered with manufacturer Vocas and Amsterdam rental house Camalot to develop an automated lens damage assessment system.
The new OuterLoop Bluetooth Intercom Beltpack is the latest in JK Audio’s range of broadcast wireless audio interfaces.
Multi slider manufacturer Waterbird has brought out a studio version that can carry a payload of 15kg, such as PTZ cameras or professional film equipment.
IBC2019: The EBU has called for more collaboration across European broadcasters.
IBC2019: Content owners looking to exploit IP, reach new audiences and expand globally are going niche, according to the IBC Conference session ‘Competing in OTT - Beyond the big brands’ at the Forum.
On show on the Sumavision stand is the company’s 10K115 multi-channel encoder.
The manufacturer – thanks to a partnership with TRX Innovate and Plisch – said that all the hardware of a complete transmission site can now be integrated into one device.
With a product range that includes satellite communication antennae, receive only antennae on C, Ku, Ka, S, X, L bands from 2.4 metre to 16 metre; manual or motorised carbon fibre/fibre glass flyaway antennae from 0.55 metre to 2.4 metre, exhibitor Probecom’s range could be described as extensive.
IBC2019: Mike Zink says innovations such as the UHD Alliance’s latest Filmmaker Mode are vital to delivering the benefits of UHD, 4K and other higher resolution formats to consumers.
Earlier this year, Cobalt Digital was one of several companies to receive an Emmy Award for its collaborative work on ARQ, the underlying technology powering RIST (Reliable Internet Stream Transport).
Cloud storage and data management specialist, Tiger Technology, is demonstrating how its systems can help customers migrate legacy archive content from tape to cloud or hybrid cloud systems, particularly using Amazon Web Services.
Helping to add structure to unstructured data is one of the most important things storage management can offer, according to Alex Timbs, Dell Technologies’ senior business development manager for M&E.
IBC2019: Celebrated actor, producer, director and studio head Andy Serkis took to the IBC2019 mainstage this afternoon to share the highlights of his career, the power of motion capture, performance technology and the epiphanies which transformed his craft.
Grip Factory Munich has updated its GF-Slider system, with a new version of its GF-Low Rocker, which is designed for stable, low-level camera pan and tilt movements or rigging a solid camera mount for securing the camera in fixed positions (such as on a camera car).
GB Labs has introduced Dynamic Bandwidth Control, which enables its storage clients to prioritise the use and capacity of available bandwidth, so that the entire system operates at peak performance at all times.
Showcasing how the company says it is addressing the future of broadcasting, Newtec is demonstrating its solutions for the growing OTT market and all-IP newsgathering applications.
The 4-channel encoder presented by SAPEC at IBC last year has been upgraded, and is centre stage on the company’s stand. It now features eight SD/HD channels supporting H.264 and MPEG-2, while up to four SD/HD channels provide support for HEVC.
The Inca ABR Transcoder 3840 being showcased on the WISI stand is described as a carrier-grade adaptive bitrate transcoder built for rapid deployment and reliable OTT video delivery.
IBC2019: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition including the content everywhere hall and hub and the Monday mega movie showcasing Toy Story 4.
Automated transcription services provider Trint is showcasing its Trint Player at IBC, just a few months after it was first unveiled.
Nila’s new Zaila Bi-Color and Varsa Bi-Color are the first professional LED fixtures to offer its Precision Colortune system.
The new Mini PAGlink MPL50G provides the benefits of PAG’s established battery linking technology in a more compact, lightweight format.
It looks as if IMF – the Interoperable Master Format – will rapidly establish itself as the industry standard, allowing a single collection of content to be transformed into multiple versions, while sharing the same material.
IBC2019: Vice’s Dominique Delport talks growth opportunities, empowering youth and Bruce Lee in this IBCTV interview
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.
IBC2019: EBU’s Claudia Vaccarone talks to IBCTV about the IBC2019 Awards
IBC2019: There’s an “urgent need for standards in a number of areas” of digital cinema, the IBC2019 audience heard during a Big Screen panel.
IBC2019: Linear broadcasters must think globally and collaborate or face extinction: that’s the warning from Niels Baas managing director NLZIET to linear broadcasters.
IBC2019: Game of Thrones The Long Night was on the Big Screen at IBC2019. Steve Beres and Greg Spence talk about the challenges and technologies involved in creating the season 8 episode
IBC2019: Consumers have a wide range of services available to them, from traditional providers of broadcast services over-the-air, cable, satellite or IPTV, as well as via internet distributed services on all types of devices beyond the TV screen. Ian Nock considers what impact this will have.
Power cables, battery adaptors and batteries are the heroes at the stand of IndiPro Tools, who are new to the IBC show this year.
The new Titan X2 LED soft light is claimed to be “the brightest 2x1 soft light ever made,” delivering up to “twice the output of comparable LED lights with none of the added weight”.
The Spherical Drone Display, which was first shown in Europe at IBC last year, is now available.
IBC2019: Driving innovation in creativity, business advertising and technology are linked directly with diverse workplaces and leadership teams, required for a sustainable future.
IBC2019: India’s robust film industry is “heavily underscreened” the IBC2019 audience heard.
A new version of the Axon Digital Cerebrum Control and Monitoring system is being launched at IBC2019.
IBC2019: Broadcasters speak to IBCTV following their Global Gamechangers panels
The Japanese audio company has announced its appointment as official microphone services provider for MotoGP, the Grand Prix motorcycle racing Championship which holds 19 events at race circuits around the world every year.
At IBC Sony is showcasing its latest line-up of IP Live production solutions, including two IP extension adapters – the HDCE-TX30 for cameras and the HDCE-RX30 for camera control units.
Ericsson-owned Red Bee Media went to some lengths to demonstrate its end-to-end managed services capabilities across the content chain during IBC2019: the company organised its own football match in London and broadcast it live to attendees at its stand in Hall 14.
What a difference a year makes: at IBC2018, Synamedia emerged as a new company with a new name following Permira’s acquisition of Cisco Systems’ Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) unit, which largely comprised the NDS business that Cisco acquired in 2012.
Media processing specialist Videomenthe is using IBC2019 to present the latest features included in V6 of its Eolementhe collaborative media toolbox.
Kula AV is a new multiformat all-in-one production switcher that mixes video and digital or analogue audio, includes full clip-store integration to graphics creation and editing, and provides multiviewer capability.
High-speed Ethernet is rapidly replacing Fibre Channel for media storage, according to Rohde & Schwarz.
Kumulate is a new intelligent storage and asset lifecycle management platform that promises media and entertainment users a route through the many industry transitions in storage, media and workflow.
The new CJ15ex4.3B is a lightweight UHD ENG-style zoom lens boasting class-leading magnification and wide-angle focal length.
Cinegy is showing real-time 8K video editing and display capabilities using the new Sharp 8M-B80AX1E 8K display, the first 80in 7680x4320 professional display to be mass produced.
Anyone whose experience of OB trucks has been too little space, too many people, will be attracted to the biggest truck in IBC’s outside exhibits area, OBX, which has been built by Chromaline for Italy’s Videe.
Content services platform Iron Mountain InSight is being showcased for the first time at IBC following its launch earlier in 2019.
With a customer list that includes Liberty Global, Sky, Telefónica, T-Mobile and Vodafone, it’s clear that Velocix knows its target market.
The new Exalux Ledzep range of thin, robust and efficient LED lighting fixtures comes in two versions, and four sizes.
IBC2019: BBC’s NHU unveils tech behind its biggest nature documentaries
The company is showing its software, which aims to help content providers automate and optimise the process of transferring their video assets and metadata to distributors.
First-time exhibitor Raritan is showcasing its Dominion KX IV-101 KVM-over-IP switch.
Three new models in Magewell’s Pro Convert family of standalone NDI hardware converters are making their European debut at IBC2019: the Pro Convert HDMI TX and Pro Convert SDI TX dedicated NDI encoders, and the Pro Convert AIO RX NDI decoder.
Three new bags have been added to camRade’s travelMate series, all of which have been designed to maintain compactness while offering enough space for camera accessories and a laptop.
At IBC, The Switch is discussing with visitors its August announcement that it has expanded its The Switch At-Home service with the launch of an additional at-home/remote production facility in Burbank, California.
Designed to provide high quality, live and on-demand multiscreen TV services over any network, Anevia’s Flamingo IPTV head-end is on show at IBC.
Fully motorised and described by the company as robust and lightweight, C-COM is demonstrating its latest auto-acquire manpacks.
On the company’s stand at IBC, DEV Systemtechnik is talking to visitors about how it has successfully tested its DEV 6871 DOCSIS 3.1 Remote-MACPHY system with a wide range of DOCSIS 3.1 modems in an interoperability test session hosted by Excentis in Ghent, Belgium.
Over the last decade, K5600 held off the introduction of its own LEDs because output and quality did not meet its standards. Now they do.
The company is showcasing a new output routing option for its iAM-Mix products.
The company is demonstrating a new Adobe After Effects integration, incorporating a plug-in and pre-render workflow designed to simplify graphics and promo production.
The company introduced the Axia Quasar 6th-generation AoIP console. Marty Sacks, VP of sales, support and marketing at The Telos Alliance, said that Axia’s new flagship console draws upon Telos’ rich history in AoIP for broadcast, with more than 9700 AoIP consoles and more than 100,000 connected devices on-air worldwide.
IBC2019:The Lion King cinematographer Caleb Deschanel has revealed that the BBC’s blockbuster natural history series Planet Earth 2 played a huge influence in the way that Disney’s all digital photorealistic remake was shot.
IBC2019: What to see and expect at the conference and exhibition today, finishing with the prestigious IBC Awards ceremony.
IBC2019: Voice could play a key role in shaping the future of the global entertainment, according to Android TV senior director Shalini Govil-Pai who gave IBC delegates a glimpse of the future during a Keynote session.
IBC2019: Gender diversity advocacy group Rise held its inaugural awards ceremony at IBC today.
IBC2019: Speakers from Vice, Pluto TV and Bauer Media dicussed business models in the digital age.
The established Progira plan software which enables users to plan, evaluate and optimise broadcast networks accurately, has been joined by Progira plan for Server.
At IBC2019 the company is encouraging visitors to gain some first-hand experience on what industrial digitisation entails: The company has brought an in-house digitisation factory to its stand.
Virtual audio specialist On-Hertz is using IBC2019 to launch its Artisto software audio engine, which is designed to automate sound workflows.
Vizrt has introduced Viz Engine 4 for live media, the cornerstone render engine for its future media workflows.
MAM4Pro is an enterprise system for managing and executing all media operations - record, ingest, play, stream, encode, transcode and decode – in a professional production and post-production ecosystem, without the need for dedicated equipment.
Scorpio, a 32-channel, 36-track portable mixer-recorder, is making its IBC debut and is the “most powerful product” so far designed by Sound Devices.
Postflux is a new platform that improves the archiving, versioning, integrity, security, performance and sharing of Adobe projects in extended workflows.
The ability of aggregated TV services to target specific audiences and measure their response combines the beauty of TV with the brains of digital, says Roku’s Marion Ranchet.
IBC2019: In this complex and rapidly evolving industry, close relationships between media firms and their suppliers are essential, and IBC2019 is the place to forge those ties, writes Peter White.
IBC2019: 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.
The recently released Atomos Neon Cinema Series can now be upgraded to 8K with the new 8K Master Control Unit.
According to Axing, its new MIE 8-/16-/32-00 units are cost-effective, compact and modular IP to DVB-C/T modulators, on show with the new MIE 4-/8-02 IP-to-DVB-T2 modulators.
Brainstorm has improved the integration of the Unreal Engine from Epic Games into InfinitySet, giving it “the best integration in the marketplace”, according to commercial director David Alexander.
The Cy-Stem range by CyanView is pushing the bounds of camera control to deliver compelling, engaging viewer experiences, according to the company.
For the broadcast market, Huber + Suhner believes it is able to provide support with a wide range of connectivity solutions – notably, its RF-over-fibre distribution system, which it is demonstrating at IBC.
Jade is a new set-top box from Technicolor, which is designed to improve the performance of video over in-home WiFi networks where computers, mobiles, laptops and other wi-fi devices are taking up bandwidth space.
The new MGW Diamond OG is a 4K/multichannel HEVC encoder in an openGear (OG) card format.
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.
Canon’s new 5.9K full-frame Cinema EOS system camera, the C500 Mark II is on show at IBC.
IBC2019: Gary Shapiro, President/CEO at the Consumer Technology Association and a IBC keynote speaker on Friday, told delegates that technology is a global gamechanger.
2019 is “a year of consolidation” for Cooke, according to its European director of sales, Carey Duffy.
In a press conference early on the opening day of IBC2019, Sony reaffirmed its commitment to helping content creators to realise their visions and unveiled its flagship PXW-FX9 camcorder, which features a newly developed 6K full-frame sensor.
The IngeSTore multi-channel ingest tool has been updated with added codecs, Edit-While-Record capabilities and enhanced remote control.
Boris FX has acquired SilhouetteFX (SFX) and Digital Film Tools (DFT), two companies that have developed tools used on Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters and used by high-profile VFX studios including Weta Digital, Framestore, Technicolor and Deluxe.
BR Remote’s new AC180 is a multi-function remote pan/tilt/zoom camera for use outdoors and on water, as it is built to withstand high pressure water jets and full immersion in the sea.
IBC this year sees Bridge Technologies in pole position on the corner of Hall 1, where the company is demonstrating its VB440 IP network probe operating in an 8K environment.
Creamsource is showing its powerful SpaceX LED light for the first time in Europe, along with new lighting effects for its Micro Colour fixture.
Connectivity specialist Dejero revealed the latest generation of its EnGo mobile transmitter at IBC on Friday.
Griiip and LiveU have revealed details of an extended partnership revolving around the integration of complementary racing content solutions for broadcasters and streaming services.
With streaming skyrocketing, discover the latest on ad placement, length, and buffering, device share and quality, the growth of social video and more.
Leaders of the most influential content studios address the liberties of production amid the burgeoning digital landscape and the challenges to the craft of television.
YouTube’s Cécile Frot-Coutaz opened the conference talking about the platform’s relationship with Pay-TV providers and audiences
The early noughties were supposed to witness a revolution in radio broadcasting. The introduction of DAB radio was likened to the digital revolution that has taken place in television with analogue TV making way for ever more sophisticated digital TV formats from standard to high definition, 4K and beyond.
IBC2019: As the technologies, workflows and business models of our industry evolve so too must SMPTE, writes Barbara Lange.
IBC2019: Regulators need to respond faster to changing viewer habits and the rise of the FAANGs, according to European broadcasting chiefs.
One theme at the EVS stand is ‘lean production,’ and the company said that the latest version of its X-One unified multicamera live production system aims to bring high-level live production to smaller operations.
Glensound has said that its decades of expertise in designing and manufacturing commentary boxes has resulted in its Express IP Mini, a compact and simple-to-operate two-user network audio commentary box.
The company is unveiling a new cloud-based video recording system that expands the scope of Insys’ offerings beyond commercial OTT media services into broader applications and markets.
The DAB ContentServer from IZT is a professional encoder and multiplexer system for the infrastructure of digital broadcast transmitter networks.
IBC2019: Kicking off IBC2019’s Tech Talks in the Forum’s Lounge area was a presentation from Mike Haroun who talked of the challenges involved in restoring over 180 locally produced classic films dating from the 1940s to 1990s.
IBC2019: Britbox president Soumya talks to IBCTV about the future of the ITV/BBC JV which is set to launch in the UK.
The Iqoya Talk portable codec, which is built for live remote broadcasting operations that require high reliability and audio quality, is on show at Digigram’s stand.
The media & entertainment industry is undergoing a shift with increasing number of viewers migrating from the ‘linear’ broadcast services to over-the-top (OTT) services including Netflix, HBO Go and Roku, which are based on subscription driven AOD (audio on demand) and VOD (video on demand) models.
The recently launched Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, a handheld digital camera that offers a 6144 x 3456 Super 35-size 6K HDR image sensor, is featured on the Blackmagic Design stand.
Throughout IBC2019 in Hall 15, Tech Mahindra is showcasing its range of solutions to help telco and media companies add value to their content creation.
Telestream’s Lightspeed Live Capture and Lightspeed Live Stream platforms now have added resilience, plus dual encoding and publishing, as part of a new live platform containing eight 3G-SDI I/O ports.
Videlio Middle-East, the Dubai-based subsidiary of Videlio group, has been acquired by systems integrator Broadcast Solutions, to accelerate its operations in the Arab world and Africa.
Communications is key the running of any successful event, and Riedel’s managed sports services division is enabling that success.
Japanese cable manufacturer Canare’s stand has an ambulance on it – complete with flashing lights and siren – so that president and CEO Jun-ichiro Ohno and his team can attend to cable emergencies without delay.
Significant new features have been announced for V__matrix, Lawo’s software-defined IP core routing and processing platform.
IBC2019: Building a positive environmental movement to educate and empower audiences and activate global change lies with broadcasters, a panel agree during the IBC Lounge Talk.
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.
Signum is a compact IRD designed for the high-end radio distribution market that Elber is showcasing at IBC2019.
ENCO comes to IBC with new features for its enCaption automated captioning systems, including a version designed for radio that is making its European debut.
IBC2019: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition including the content everywhere hall and hub and the Saturday night mega movie showcasing The Lion King.
IBC2019: Opening the IBC2019 conference, YouTube’s head of content EMEA Cécile Frot-Coutaz urged media companies to harness the Google-owned platform to reach new audiences and engage with communities.
In this IBCTV panel interview, industry experts look at the issue of funding new content in an OTT world.
Cloud computing pioneer and tech visionary Diane M Bryant has been appointed to the advisory board at Ownzones Entertainment Technologies.
FreeSpeak Edge is being launched by Clear-Com at IBC2019, the latest addition to the FreeSpeak range of digital wireless intercom systems.
IBC2019: Colin Jackson, senior innovation producer at BBC Studios, and heading up a team at its Bristol Natural History Unit (NHU), wowed delegates at IBC’s Big Screen session ‘Planet innovation: A BBC Studios natural history showcase’.
Michael Zink of Warner Bros. tells Paul Bray about some of the emerging technologies that are making waves in the media industry, and reveals why he’s excited by the prospect of autonomous vehicles.
IBC2019: With remote production set to be a hot topic at IBC2019, Paolo Pescatore takes a look at BT Sport’s plans for the new technology.
IBC2019: Digital natives are the leading catalysts for disrupting the way content is consumed and created. Alana Foster speaks with Generation Z experts to debunk the challenges and explore the opportunities offered by this market.
IBC2019: Satellite operator SES has used IBC to update clients about its new partnership with Microsoft’s Azure platform for media-based services for broadcasters.
The company is introducing a new remote editing product aimed at media organisations that have extensive, critical in-the-field production needs.
The Smart Jingle Machine (SJM) is a universal and simple application for live broadcast audio design, which allows a user to instantly issue a sound element on the air at the command of the host or according to a predefined transition logic.
The company is showcasing its 6000 series of Subminiature Microphones at this year’s IBC exhibition.
The traditional TV box will serve as a gateway for smart homes in the future, says SDMC president David Lee.
Driven by data and the customer experience, Jessica d’Ardenne is an innovative voice in the OTT space and in charge of attracting and retaining subscribers to sports streamer DAZN. Ahead of a session at IBC set to explore biases in the technology world, she reveals some secrets of success to ...
The latest firmware update for Pliant Technologies’ CrewCom wireless intercom system is on display on the company’s stand, alongside its newly enhanced SmartBoom series of headsets.
Robotic cameras are storming the industry, with their ability to provide high-quality imagery and remote management capabilities.
Camera operators can now avoid occupational injuries thanks to SteadyGum, which significantly reduces their need for physical exertion.
Created in late 2012, the Bcom Technology Research Institute is using its Future Zone presence this year to focus on 5G, which the organisation said had reached a new stage in its development where demos of use cases exploiting the technology are appropriate.
Launched at IBC2018, the BTF1-41 frame for long-distance fibre transport, routing, distribution and conversion is returning to IBC this year with an optional BNC-32 mid-board to provide electrical interface.
Comrex is now shipping the newest addition to its established Access IP audio codec line, Access NX Rack.
On show from Custom Consoles are updated versions of both the company’s Module-R control room furniture and the SystemTwo motorised height-adjustable edit-suite desk.
The company’s latest software release on its MAGIC THipPro telephone hybrid implements a complete answering machine with data privacy features, as well as AES67 via software upgrade.
IBC2019: The IABM, which began re-inventing itself seven years ago, has now totally shredded its ‘trad tech’ origins with a Global Engaged Partner program aimed at attracting influential end users.
Thomas Jacques, chief technology officer at TF1, shares his insights on the merits of make-or-buy and the advantages of hard deadlines, and reveals what keeps him awake at night.
The entire wireless Aeon transmitter range, including the Aeon Lite transmitter and the PRORXD-Aeon receiver, are on display at DTC Broadcast’s new location during this year’s IBC show.
The latest developments from key component suppliers to the broadcast industry are on display on the L2Tek stand this year.
The Blink500 is a lightweight, ultra-compact and easy-to-use two-person wireless microphone system for DSLR, mirrorless and other video cameras, and mobile devices that delivers detailed, broadcast quality sound, according to Saramonic.
Making its European debut, Roland’s VR-50HD MK II is an all-in-one streaming switcher.
BeamLink-Ultimate – the world’s first all-in-one wireless transmission system – is on demonstration on the CVW stand this year.
The StorNext product line has been completely refreshed, with a new version of Quantum’s StorNext file system and new appliances.
The new Livegrade Studio is designed for multi-camera production environments, to give DITs, camera assistants, and says Pomfort, everyone else interacting with digital images on set, advanced instruments to react quickly to immediate requests and changing situations.
Canford Group (including Canford Audio), based in Washington, UK, is transferring to an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) this year so that it will be run for the long-term benefit of present and future employees.
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.
IBC2019: Highlights and the must-see conference sessions, feature areas, Elton John’s Rocket Man on the Big Screen, and AWS 4K Charity run sign up.
As IBC2019 opens IBC CEO Michael Crimp looks at some of the key themes that will impact this year’s shows.
Australia pay-TV service Foxtel will push for an IPO, says News Corp’s CFO who aims to turn the declining service around despite seeing greater growth in streaming.
Over the last couple years, professional Audio-over-IP-(AoIP) distribution has established itself in the broadcast-universe and keeps evolving constantly. Certain requirements when covering daily program distribution or even live events, are increasing - the five essentials: Compatibility, high audio quality, flexibility, transmission robustness and simplicity.
Actor, director, producer and studio head - Andy Serkis has done it all. Ahead of his appearance at IBC2019 the Lord of the Rings star talks to IBC365 about developments in MoCap technology, industry trends and the challenges offered by OTTs.
Apple unveils TV+ streaming service with aggressive pricing TV+ will costs $4.99pm and will be free for new iPhone buyers Apple also launched an array of new devices including new iPhones
The Dragon TV system from Nuance is a “next-generation” voice-activated content experience that’s being demoed in hall 15 throughout IBC2019.
Bringing the BBC’s production arm into the commercial realm involves entering new partnerships, complex deal making and a desire to keep on innovating according to BBC Studios’ UK production head, Lisa Opie.
We should expect some of the current crop of OTT technology companies to merge and consolidate to serve larger markets, while some will go out of business, says Vewd chief executive Aneesh Rajaram.
UHD outputs have been added to Apantac’s T# and Mi multiviewers.
Facilis recently started shipping its new Hub Shared Storage System.
The Live News System (LNS) is an operating system from the iO Media Group for newsroom computer systems which allows efficient, real-time communication within the standard MOS protocol.
Matrox’s newest developer products include its range of ST 2110 25GbE NIC cards for COTS IP systems, and the M264 S4 – claimed to be the world’s only four-channel 4Kp60 XAVC system to enable multi-channel 4K workflows in PC-based broadcast contribution, production or distribution systems.
Brainstorm has improved the integration of the Unreal Engine from Epic Games into InfinitySet, giving it “the best integration in the marketplace,” according to commercial director David Alexander.
The Venice motion picture camera system from Sony was used for principal photography on the political thriller Official Secrets, directed by Gavin Hood, which is slated for a cinema release in October 2019.
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.
In charge of analytics for Brazil’s huge TV Globo, Carlos Octavio wades into rivers of data while striving to transform a corporate culture.
Esports has burst into public consciousness in recent months thanks to a spate of stories about teenagers winning huge sums in competitions. Yet it’s still an unknown quantity to the general public. British Esports CEO Chester King aims to increase awareness and inspire future talent in the burgeoning market
Young people experience both the best and the worst of the online world, says Vice Media’s Dominique Delport. Connecting with them requires a unique approach.
IBC is run by the industry, for the industry – meet the partner bodies who help make IBC a reality.
Enabling individuals to enjoy content in their choice of language will give movie companies the edge in the battle for audience share, says TheaterEars CEO Dan Mangru.
OTT ― an abbreviation that has without a doubt changed the face of the media industry ― has also transformed the way viewers consume content and the way content is produced, packaged and delivered, writes Tech Mahindra Media & Entertainment business consultant Darryl Vaz.
As streaming video on-demand services gain traction with global audiences and media giants segueing into the market, Alana Foster looks at the state of the OTT landscape.
With the recent expansion of its CDN service capabilities in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, CenturyLink is set to talk to IBC visitors about the opportunities that represents.
The new Theatrixx Reversible Converter system is effectively future-proof, thanks to a modular design that allows individual systems to be configured exactly as required, and reconfigured on-the-fly.
The latest Monarch Edge encoders offer streaming versatility for a myriad of 4K and multi-HD webcasting, OTT and remote production workflows.
IOI’s new Volucam is a camera for volumetric VR video capture that offers a much-accelerated workflow, simplified studio configuration and reduced support time.
The fully-productised Intraplex Ascent platform is set to be a highlight for Gates Air at IBC2019.
Following its appearance in last year’s Future Zone, White Light is returning to IBC to showcase the latest version of its SmartStage technology.
The recently redesigned Media Composer editing system – with a customisable user interface and expanding toolset from editing to delivery – is featured on Avid’s IBC stand.
Embracing cloud workflows is something all broadcasters need to do, says Google Cloud managing director Anil Jain.
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.
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.
20 years after the big screen shifted to digital, IBC365 looks at how this momentous transition came about.
Ang Lee chose to shoot his upcoming sci-fi film Gemini Man, starring Will Smith, in HFR. Editor Tim Squyres explains how the director fell in love with higher frame rates.
Applying the techniques of 3D video animation to sound creation could take cinema audio to a new level of realism, Sound Particles’ Nuno Fonseca tells Paul Bray.
As consumers demand more personalisation, metadata about individual users is emerging as a key resource for the industry, writes Adrian Pennington.
In the second instalment of a two-part feature with the shortlisted finalists of the new IBC Young Pioneer Awards, IBC365 speaks with the seven finalists recognised as the brightest up-and-coming talent.
The increasingly crowded and competitive media and broadcasting industry is consolidating and searching for scale to compete with firms adopting new technology to support its transformation, an IABM report finds.
9-13 Sept :Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
LTN Global is to acquire Make.TV, the developer of a cloud-based service that enables content creators to access, curate, and publish live video streams to affiliates, social media, and OTT platforms.
The European Commission has rubber-stamped Canal+ Group’s $1.1 billion takeover of pay-TV operator M7.
Scality’s new Ring8 is a software-defined system that handles large-scale, on-premises storage of unstructured data.
The OU Flex Ka- or Ku-Band service from SES combines the traditional DVB links with full-service IP connectivity.
According to the company, ruwido’s user interface TICTACTILE. was created as an answer to the question of how to navigate the interface of a TV screen three to five metres away with the same emotional appeal we have when we interact with our smart devices.
The Kybio Media unified end-to-end monitoring and control platform will be demonstrated by Connect at IBC2019.
The new Cantar Melody 2 Preamp from Aaton Digital is a double input audio preamplifier with low noise and extended bandwidth up to 100kHz and AES42 digital output.
The new Emerald ZeroU DVI transmitter for the Black Box Emerald unified KVM platform will be on show at IBC2019.
Macnica will showcase its expanding VIPA product line and offer live demos of its ST 2110 and NMOS network media switching solutions at IBC2019.
A standalone, multi-channel H.264 redundant recorder designed for live production applications from sporting events to concerts is now available from AJA Video Systems and is on stand at IBC.
Ahead of IBC2019, six industry experts join an IBC365 webinar to share the must-see features and events for the show next week, and offer the top hacks to make the most of your time in Amsterdam.
In this first instalment of a two-part feature looking at the finalists of the new IBC Social Impact Awards, IBC365 speaks with the shortlisted companies transforming the industry.
From Gollum to King Kong, Andy Serkis is widely credited as the man who brought performance capture into the mainstream. Ahead of IBC2019, the actor/director sat down with James Pearce to discuss the growth of this technology and his long association with it.
2-6 Sept: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
As technology and society intersect, consumers and enterprises are advancing, adapting and propelling dramatic market changes in every aspect of people’s professional and personal lives, says IBM vice president telecommunications, media & entertainment Mario Cavestany.
Businesses need highly flexible, hugely scalable platforms to pursue the right strategy according to the state of each market’s maturity, says CSG Ascendon director of sales Bill Gash.
Women are underrepresented in leading roles in sport production, and while training and increased opportunities will help to address the situation, real change will only come from the top, writes Birgit Schiller.
The UK TV industry is diversifying both culturally and geographically and the Royal Television Society (RTS) is at the heart of championing this change, says Theresa Wise.
YouTube head of EMEA Cécile Frot-Coutaz talks to IBC365 about the Google-owned platform’s plans for the future, including how it is dealing with harmful content.
The rise of OTT platforms is providing new opportunities for independent filmmaking, but cinema still has a vital role as the home of smaller indies, according to Lord of the Rings star Andy Serkis.
Hiroshi Kawano, new head of Sony’s professional business, reveals how broadcasters can produce more and better output for less investment, the potential of 5G, and why it pays to understand your customer’s customer.
UK Screen Alliance, Access VFX and Animation UK have released a report on the progress and challenges for diversity and inclusion across the VFX, post-production and animation industries.
The Royal Television Society has revealed the full speaker line-up for its upcoming 2019 Cambridge Convention, with new speakers announced including ITV chair Sir Peter Bazalgette; Ofcom director of content media policy Vikki Cook and journalist Piers Morgan.
Banking on an open architecture and leveraging new technologies, Broadcast Management Platforms should enable innovative solutions to be implemented with the speed and flexibility this age requires.
How do you make processes more efficient and responsive, while keeping a tight grip on quality, costs and complexity, asks Mediagenix CTO and head of product Peter Heinckiens.
Making video content creation & management simple and impactful using evolved tools, including AR, VR and AI is the next phase of video evolution.
The world is moving to more natural ways to access the power of computing, says Android TV senior director of product management and IBC2019 keynote speaker Shalini Govil-Pai.
EBU DG Noel Curran’s career in broadcasting has given him a firm grasp of politics, technology and economics. But with broadcasting changing dramatically, there are challenges ahead.
The ‘Netflix Effect’ is in full swing, with billions of people binge-watching programmes on-demand, says Media Distillery product owner Martin Prins.
Dish TV India has partnered with Broadpeak to launch its new OTT service Watcho, which will deliver 100+ channels to its customers.
IBC2019 Best Conference Paper has been scooped by Nokia Technologies and Innogiant for its research into real-time decoding and immersive augmented reality experiences for mobile devices.
AI has the potential to make all of our lives easier and we see the beginnings of this already, says Nuance Communications Intelligent Engagement SVP omni-channel solutions & analytics Tony Lorentzen.
The latest internet technologies can put radio programmes on video, stream footage from an iPhone, and place audiences in the centre of the action, BBC News’s Morwen Williams tells Paul Bray.
Esports offers opportunities for broadcasters. With its growing fan base and complex rights management changing the landscape, IBC365 examines the lessons in production from the cutting edge of gaming.
In today’s ever-changing digital landscape, video quality drives viewer engagement and user experience. People want to enjoy video anywhere, anytime and this drives demand for higher quality content, improved bandwidth and faster processing. And with that, video codec quality, performance and reliability have never been more important.
German media giant ProSiebenSat.1 is undergoing a strategic review with reports pointing to a sale or industry partnership for its international production business Red Arrow.
Growing demand for large format lenses that enable rich video depiction using a shallow depth of field is among the trends affecting a highly competitive sector of equipment manufacturing, writes David Davies.
UK-based Gravity Media has completed the acquisition of Chief Entertainment - a provider of live studio and production services from Australian telecommunications firm Telstra.
Swedish telecoms operator Telia will provide rivals with “fair access” to its TV channels in order to push through its takeover of Bonnier Broadcasting, according to reports.
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.
End-to-end IP is finally achievable, making live video delivery easier and more efficient, says Andy Warman.
AI is being touted as a transformative technology for the media space, but audio was an early adopter, writes Kevin Hilton.
The animated remake of the Disney classic employed a live-action film crew that could work inside virtual reality using traditional camera equipment to set up and execute shots in the animated world the same way they would be achieved in the real world.
Google will be forced to spend up to $200 million to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation into YouTube’s alleged violation of children’s privacy law.
Pay TV subscribers topped one billion worldwide by the end up 2018, up 26 million during the year, according to Digital TV Research.
Personalised in-home entertainment is redefining the TV experience, says Telekom Slovenije head of NEO Development Bine Lebeničnik.
SVOD service Plex has struck an agreement with Warner Bros. to add to its portfolio an on-demand library of ad-supported movies and TV series from the AT&T-owned studio.
Executing a direct-to-consumer distribution strategy depends on efficient technology, says Applicaster CEO & co-founder Jonathan Laor.
Amazon, Sinclair Broadcast Group and the New York Yankees are among the companies to make up the investor group which has bought Disney’s Yes Network.
Walt Disney’s Star India is among the companies under assessment by India’s antitrust watchdog which has revealed it is looking into competition concerns in the country’s media and broadcasting sector.
Integration with SSAI capability, Dynamic Content Insertion, means that live streaming allows better monetisation and localisation, says M2A Media CEO Marina Kalkanis.
Sky UK has unveiled an upgrade to its ultra-high definition (UHD) content workflows in an aim to boost efficiency.
At IBC2019, Telestream will showcase major new functionality in its PRISM media processing platform.
Marshall Electronics has updated its range of miniature and compact cameras with new models boasting performance enhancements and upgraded sensors delivering improved colour and clarity.
Rohde & Schwarz’s first virtualised product, Prismon.cloud, a fully cloud-based monitoring-as-a-service, is now being extended across more EU countries.
The Prodigy.MP multifunction audio processor ensures maximum flexibility in both hardware and software, combining the modular design of the Prodigy series with powerful FPGA-based DSP and SRC capabilities, according to DirectOut.
Ikegami has introduced a 4K Media-over-IP gateway for its UHK-430 UHD studio camera.
A new suite of HDR processing and conversion solutions for the greenMachine platform will be on display on the Lynx Technik stand at IBC2019.
Video delivery specialist Kontron is introducing specialised hardware form factors.
The FM/RDS and MPX over IP product line is undergoing a big change: all established products like the C02 RDS encoder, S02 stereo generator or FMC01 MPX over IP codec will be replaced by the 4audio MPX series.
Claimed to make it easier than ever before to find the root cause of a problem in complex delivery chains, Agama 360 Analytics is on show at IBC.
Addressing what the company sees as the rapidly maturing OTT industry, Akamai is introducing new capabilities designed to help operators grow their revenues, manage their viewers and secure their valuable content.
26 - 30 Aug: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese are among directors that have collaborated with the UHD Alliance to introduce a new UHD TV setting to extend the cinematic experience.
The Indian Government has confirmed it will allow 26% foreign investment in digital media and streaming services to help boost its economic growth.
Top US equity analyst Michael Nathanson says ageing TV audiences and the flight of youth audiences to streaming platforms means broadcasters have to “look inward” to compete.
IBC has partnered with the Broadcast Academy to provide two days of panel sessions and training seminars.
Apple’s new Protocol Extension for Low-Latency HLS may impact the end-to-end delivery chain, says THEO Technologies CTO Pieter-Jan Speelmans.
A personalised OTT experience helps engagement and opens new monetisation opportunities in advertising, says Massive CEO Rob Downey.
The Alliance for IP Media Solutions had released “a significant update” to its roadmap for a standards-based approach to the application of IP technologies in broadcast operations.
Broadcaster RTL has overhauled its ad-tech business, creating a centralised European hub while calling for partnerships to drive digital video monetisation.
Cloud migration is an essential move in order to see return on investment, says SDVI Corporation president and CEO Lawrence R. Kaplan.
With the fourth and final season of Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle set to launch, Adrian Pennington chats to cinematographer Gonzalo Amat about creating the show’s dystopian noir look.
AI can play an increasingly important role in the production of live content, says Mobile Viewpoint managing director Michel Bais.
For perhaps the first time ever, Wi-Fi technology has the chance to realise its full potential, but it will take new and complementary technologies to help make it happen.
Competing in today’s content-flooded digital landscape requires reaching users on their terms, says Wowza Media Systems vice president of solutions engineering Barry Owen.
Audiences are welcoming the idea of contextual adverts, says JW Player co-founder & head of strategic partnerships Brian Rifkin.
Tailoring solutions to specific client needs helps today’s broadcasters thrive and develop, says Fincons Group deputy CEO Francesco Moretti.
Linear channels use Edinburgh TV Festival to spell out ways they are tackling competition from streaming platforms.
The industry continues to split discussions about technology and business practice, but this discourse needs to change, says DPP managing director Mark Harrison.
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.
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.
Sinclair Broadcast group has completed the acquisition of the equity interest in 21 Regional Sports Networks and Fox College Sports from The Walt Disney Company.
Silicon Valley technology giants will face taxation after the US and French Presidents struck a deal during the G7 Summit.
The BBC is set to launch a new voice assistant service that will rival Amazon’s Alexa.
Incorporating video and collaboration could bring TV to the centre of the connected home, says Quobis CEO Elias Pérez-Carrera.
Prior to his Monday conference session at IBC, ‘VR meets AR. Real and Virtual Space Become One’, Dr. Oliver Schreer talks to George Jarrett about his incredible 25-year research career in 3D and latterly VR.
Since taking over as CEO of All3Media in 2015, Jane Turton has expanded the superindie through acquisitions and organic growth, with a strong focus on scripted and ‘quality programmes and people’. That’s because ‘scale matters’ in today’s complex TV landscape, she tells Insight.
26 Aug - 1 Sept: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Cloud-delivered solutions are attracting all types of operators, says Simplestream CCO Dan Finch.
Flexible cloud solutions are essential for delivering high-quality live streaming, says castLabs founder & managing director Martin Tews.
A next-generation OTT ecosystem involves working together to support media companies along the disruption curve, says 24i CEO Martijn van Horssen.
Broadcaster Mediaset has filed a complaint to Italian watchdog, accusing shareholder Vivendi of leaking information undermining its corporate restructuring plans.
Streaming technologies need quality and scalability says Norigin Media CEO Ajey Anand.
19- 23 Aug: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Amdocs has acquired TTS Wireless, a privately-owned provider of mobile network engineering services, specialising in network optimisation, planning and software-enabled solutions.
The IABM is seeking input from broadcast and media executives around the world for the IBC2019 edition of its widely referenced Buying Trends Report.
Dolby Laboratories, PIksel, Atomos, Rohde & Schwarz and Make.TV are among the vendors shortlisted for the IBC2019 edition of the IABM BaM Awards.
Artificial intelligence has often overpromised, but now the technology is becoming vital to the media and telco spaces, according to Orange’s Patrice Slupowski.
Tedial has announced that Julian Fernández-Campón has been promoted to chief technology officer, effective immediately.
According to Es’hailSat, it is the youngest and fastest-growing satellite operator in the MENA region.
According to Orbital Research, consumers now expect seamless and secure connectivity while in-flight.
Last month, the AMOS-17 satellite was launched to its 17°E orbital position by Spacecom and the newest broadcaster to use it has been announced as Nigeria-based IDS Africa.
The camera accessories firm has released a side handle kit for the Sony a7III full frame camera.
Blue Ridge Communications News 13 (BRCTV13), a Pennsylvanian news channel based out of Leighton, has replaced its EZ News system with an Octopus Newsroom system.
This year MediaKind moves to Hall 4 at IBC, with a theme of ‘Destination Media’.
Artificial intelligence has been heralded as the enabling technology of our age with applications transforming production and delivery set to boost the entire broadcasting industry.
Netflix has signed a deal to rent out 134,000 square-feet of production space in Uxbridge in a push to establish itself in the UK ahead of the opening of its Shepperton studios base.
IBC and the TM Forum have brought technology and media companies together to develop innovative answers to some pressing problems, benefiting consumers as well as businesses.
Korean broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS with SK Telecom have been given the go ahead from its antitrust watchdog to launch a new OTT streaming service.
Growth in Cinema advertising spend is set to outstrip all other traditional media worldwide, according to a report from WARC.
Business models are evolving and consolidation remains at the top of the market, says Magine Pro CEO Matthew Wilkinson.
SMPTE along with 30 participants have successfully marked another milestone in the development of the SMPTE ST 2067 IMF standard.
Low-latency live streaming requires measures to maintain viewing quality, says StackPath VP platform services Josh Chesarek.
With the VoD market about to go into overdrive, the fundamental building blocks of OTT service provision have to match or exceed that of pay-TV.
A commercial free-to-air TV licence has been awarded to Kwesé TV by South Africa’s media regulator ICASA.
French media company Vivendi looks set to vote against a Mediaset proposal to create a Dutch holding company which would bring together its European assets, according to reports.
YouTube is in the final stages of implementing plans to end “targeted” advertisements on video for children, according to reports.
The move to software and IP-based technologies is creating possibilities for new commercial models, says Red Bee Media CEO Steve Nylund.
Broadcasters and platform operators are employing artificial intelligence to engage audiences, grow revenues and deliver personalised content guides.
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.
Want to get to grips with the Interoperable Master File (IMF) standard? Mark your diary for IMF 101, taking place at IBC this year. George Jarrett talks to Bruce Devlin, AKA Mr MXF, in advance of this sure to be popular event at IBC.
Focusing on long-term subscriber loyalty will help businesses to grow by building audiences incrementally, says Cleeng senior product director Luc Bleylevens.
Flawless and real-time media services can only be achieved with a strong multi-CDN strategy, says Leaseweb managing director Wilfired Dudink.
IBC has announced new industry leaders will join the speaker line-up to explore opportunities and challenges around a consumer-first era in media.
IABM has unveiled the key themes of its 2019 Annual International Business Conference and Awards will be Change, Innovate and Adapt.
“Inherent inefficiencies” in production workflows “threaten to limit our future ability to innovate,” MovieLabs boss warns.
Join IBC365 on-demand for your ticket to getting the most out of IBC with the help of some of the most innovative exhibitors on the show floor and experienced industry experts.
A fundamental step is to think of how content workflows are sourced, managed, localised, secured and delivered, writes Axinom CCO Stefanie Schuster.
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.
Broadcasting and film are giving rise to an ever-greater number and diversity of AR experiences. But as David Davies discovers, it could be a few years yet before AR realises its phenomenal commercial potential.
Indian subscription TV channels face review from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of Indian after viewers complained about higher bills and reduced content selection.
Faster distribution of high-quality video over IP is possible thanks to 5G innovation, writes Zixi SVP marketing and alliances John Wastcoat.
US media company Viacom has partnered with Japanese software provider Access to bring TV entertainment including MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon to the car for its German audiences.
The BBC is set to spend around £100 million on advertisements aimed at attracting younger audiences to its platforms, according to several reports in the UK.
The UK government-backed esports innovation project Weavr has unveiled the success of its first working prototype which is set to enhance esports and sports viewing experiences.
19-23 Aug: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
The rise of OTTs and the era of ‘fake news’ have piled political and commercial pressures on public service broadcasters but both provide great opportunities, according to RTÉ director general Dee Forbes.
12 - 16 Aug: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
OneWeb won’t be able broadcast into Russia. But how much will this hinder the satellite company’s plans to roll out a global network?
At IBC2019, content and revenue protection specialist Friend MTS is talking to visitors about why accuracy matters in the battle against piracy in entertainment and live sports.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has unveiled its 2019 award winners to be honoured at its Gala Awards in October.
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.
London-based bespoke post production facility The Look has upgraded its six Grass Valley Rio online editing and post production systems to support multiple, simultaneous streams of 4K and 8K playback.
KVM systems form the link between IT and broadcast structures and can offer cross-system, platform-independent operation and extensive usability.
Nuance Communications has unveiled a new AI tool that uses fourth generation deep neural nets (DNNs) and combines voice biometrics and natural language understanding (NLU) to deliver more personalised and human-like experiences across voice channels.
NXP Semiconductors has announced availability of its EdgeLock SE050 Plug & Trust Secure Element (SE) family to secure Industrial 4.0 and Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications – from edge to cloud.
Riedel Networks has announced the completion of its Miami Triangle Project, entailing the opening of a new point of presence (PoP) in Miami and the signing of a bandwidth update contract with Neutrona Networks for the Miami – New York – Sao Paulo circuit.
At IBC2019, Primestream will present a series of new and improved features and functions within its toolset to help customers deal with increasingly complex issues including changes to technology, workflow and business opportunities.
Following sales growth in China, Berlin-based manufacturer Stage Tec has entered into a partnership with ACE (Advanced Communication Equipment [International] Company Ltd) in the country.
WorldCast Systems has announced a supply agreement of Ecreso FM transmitters to Radio Maryja, a religious Polish radio station.
IBC has added to its comprehensive coverage of the media, entertainment and technology industry with the launch of an IBC Daily-dedicated website.
We are currently in a transition from 1080p to UHD, so why is the industry intent on pushing 8K?
Disney has named former Sky CMO Luke Bradley-Jones as the new head of its upcoming streaming service for Europe and Africa.
Less than a year after joining YouTube as head of its EMEA business, former Fremantle boss Cécile Frot-Coutaz spells out why the TV industry should embrace the platform – and explains how it is tackling harmful content on the site.
Snap has unveiled the newest version of its smart glasses, Spectacles 3, which features dual cameras designed to showcase augmented reality features and 3D capturing.
SMPTE has unveiled the full event lineup for its annual technical conference and exhibition, with cinematographer Todd Douglas Miller and astronaut Terry Virts amongst the featured speakers.
Philadelphia and Volkswagen’s latest adverts have been pulled from TV after contravening new UK regulation on gender stereotyping.
Leading US entertainment companies CBS and Viacom are set to merge after three years of discussions with the new firm valued at $30 billion.
BBC’s Match of the Day will celebrate its 55th year by moving to a new virtual reality studio based at dock10.
In part 3 of IBC365’s Premier League 2019 special, Paolo Pescatore went behind the scenes with BT Sport to look at how it is innovating lives broadcasts of the new football season.
In this new era of communications, customers and users want deeper, more interactive and collaborative experiences, as well as reliable, high-quality voice and video, says Agora.io chief operating officer Reggie Yativ.
Cloud-based service delivery could enable a remote video production service capable of efficiently producing high-volume, high-quality live and on-demand video content with fast turnarounds, says Epiphan Video CEO Mike Sandler.
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.
Tapping into many elements of the broadcast sector is key to quality content experience, says Comcast Technology Solutions VP of international sales Kevin Bolah.
The World Broadcasting Union’s (WBU) Technical Committee has rubber-stamped the completion of all standard’s associated with the European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) Technology Pyramid for Media Nodes.
Reliance Jio has confirmed the launch date for its fibre broadband offering along with a 4K set-top box and a cloud services partnership with Microsoft.
The joint streaming service by France Télévisions, M6 and TF1 has been confirmed to launch in 2020 after French regulators green lit the project.
IBC2019’s Big Screen programme includes the Planet Innovation: A BBC Studios Natural History Showcase. BBC Natural History Unit’s Colin Jackson explains all about the genre.
In a global first, Australian pay-TV operator Optus Sport will exclusively live stream English Premier League matches over a 5G mobile network.
Despite the dominance of Netflix and Amazon, the OTT market has room for all sorts of niche players, with new services emerging to cater for specialised audiences.
This whitepaper explores the basics of colour space and provides a discussion of the many facets of colour space from a video engineering perspective for modern workflows.
The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) is set to formulate content censorship legislation on digital media outlets including streaming services and social media platforms.
Dish TV India has partnered with Shemaroo Entertainment to launch an ad-free service aimed at airing Punjabi movies and shows across its channels.
VFX, animation and post-production employees from the European Union are being urged to apply for settled status before the UK introduces a new visa system for working in the country.
Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom is set to be granted new regulatory powers to ensure Facebook, YouTube and Instagram will comply with “minimum standards” for video sharing and live streaming.
China Mobile has partnered with telecoms vendor ZTE to deliver China’s first 5G broadcast of a live sporting event.
12 - 16 Aug: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
The international broadcast industry needs to develop a set of common standards in order to combat the growing challenge of “fake news”.
The CBS blackout on AT&T’s media channels has came to an end after the two firms struck a deal over carriage rights.
Twitch Studio is an all-in-one streaming app for new streamers launched this week in beta testing to simplify video gaming delivery and engagement.
5 - 9 Aug: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
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
TV5Monde Plus has been developed to boost the digital and international visibility of French-language content with the Government of Canada investing $14.6 million.
Advances in technology and new media devices are bringing premium features like immersive audio to a wider audience. Kevin Hilton looks at how market leader Dolby Atmos got to this point and the current state of the spatial sound market.
Sky Italia is reportedly in talks with OTT streaming platform DAZN to launch a new satellite channel distributing the country’s Serie A football games.
Sony and Nevion have formed a strategic partnership in IP-based solutions for broadcasters and other industries.
Scality has released RING8, a software-defined solution for large-scale on-premises storage of unstructured data.
On 14 July 1789, troops stormed the Bastille in Paris during the French Revolution. Just one year later, the first Fête de la Fédération was held to celebrate the establishment of a constitutional monarchy in France.
disguise has added to its gx range with the gx 2c flagship server, designed to meet ever-increasing creative demands and technological advances.
IBC visitors are invited to attend a free half-day conference on the 14 September, which will explore the impact on China’s broadcasting landscape of new and emerging technologies including 5G, UHD, AI and the cloud.
The new ATEM Constellation 8K, an UltraHD live production switcher with 8K capability, is set to be shown on the Blackmagic Design at IBC2019.
The new AdderLink Infinity 4000 Series (ALIF4000) is claimed to be the world’s first dual-head high-performance 4K IP KVM matrix operating over a single fibre.
Connected TV viewing has resulted in a 130% year-on-year rise in streaming content, however ad buffering is causing a “crisis” in viewer engagement, according to a new report.
Initial pilots have produced promising results, but big players remain on the fringes of implementation.
Former Sony Pictures executive Amy Carney has been appointed chief operating officer at Fox Entertainment.
There is still potential for three of the biggest traditional players to capitalise on the new, on-demand media opportunity.
German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has welcomed Mediaset as a shareholder in a strategic move to champion the development of pan-European alliances.
Advocate group for women working in broadcasting has announced its shortlist for the inaugural Rise Awards to be presented during the IBC Show in September.
Remote production looks set be a key topic at IBC2019. Andy Stout looks at how developments such as 5G are boosting remote workflows.
All3Media is weighing up expansion opportunities overseas, according to chief executive Jane Turton.
Sky Studios announced today its acquisition of a 24.9% stake in True to Nature, one of the UK’s fastest growing producers of high-end natural history programmes.
Join IBC365 and IBM Aspera on demand to explore how, as a complement to the scale and efficiency of high-volume cloud-based IT operations, process automation can greatly streamline media workflows.
The Walt Disney Company will offer a bundle package of three streaming services including Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99, the company confirmed yesterday.
Half of UK homes are signed up to TV streaming services, but linear broadcasting still leads the market in terms of viewership, according to Ofcom.
In the second part of IBC365’s look at coverage of the coming English Premier League season, Adrian Pennington writes on the impact VAR and piracy will have on the League.
Turkey’s RTÜK has announced new rules around online content services, raising censorship fears, and prompting questions about how to regulate OTTs.
By 2020, Google has committed to carbon-neutral shipping and recycled plastic for all devices including Pixel phones, Google Home Minis and Chromecast.
Econet Wireless has said it will shut its African pay-TV arm Kwesé due to economic issues in its home country of Zimbabwe.
Samsung and KT Sky Life have used a satellite’s Ka band to send 8K video data successfully compressed and retransmitted terrestrially.
Middle Eastern broadcaster MBC Group has launched an initiative designed to build closer working ties between Hollywood and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
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.
Discovery’s EMEA chief Kasia Kieli has revealed that the network is planning to beef up its Eurosport Player ahead of the 2020 Olympic games.
ACT Fibernet has launched a new 4K Android TV box with ultra-high definition entertainment to its customers with Netflix and Google Play streaming support.
Fox Corporation has unveiled plans to buy a 67% stake in leading consumer finance firm Credible Labs, as part of the American TV broadcasting company’s digital strategy.
CBS and Viacom have reportedly reached an agreement on the management structure should the two companies agree to a merger.
5 - 9 Aug: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
BT Sport has launched a new channel which will deliver ultra-high definition, high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound for live sport.
Leader Electronics has acquired Phabrix, a manufacturer of video and audio broadcast test and measurement instruments.
29 Jul - 2 Aug: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
As more content moves to OTT, we’re seeing an explosion in data, but the challenge is in how to deliver it effectively. James Pearce reports on Akamai’s Edge World 2019.
The pressure is on to deliver OTT services that meet the expectations of consumers – platforms with great usability, high quality of experience and essential features. Second best won’t cut it in this cutthroat and competitive market. But where do you start?
With the new Premier League season set to kick off, Adrian Pennington looks at the major innovations behind the broadcast of Football’s biggest league.
Bethel Media has chosen Facilis shared storage to support the demanding content creation workflows supporting the church’s outreach through video, web, retail and production of its on-demand streaming service.
Telos Alliance company Linear Acoustic’s ARC next-generation television loudness processor is now shipping worldwide.
Codec and streaming technology provider MainConcept has announced that its 2GO solution is now available.
At IBC2019, Black Box will showcase products across its Emerald Unified KVM (keyboard, mouse, video) portfolio and introduce the MCX AV-over-IP system in Europe.
Avid has announced MediaCentral 2019, the next generation of the media workflow platform for TV news, sports and post-production operations.
Arabsat has announced that Al Maghribia is now available on Arabsat-5C, an Arabic satellite platform, for direct-to-home services over Africa.
Kontron S&T AG has signed an asset deal with Fujitsu Technology Solutions to acquire the Augsburg-based Fujitsu industrial mainboard business.
Aaton-Digital is now being represented by Hamburg-based Zeigermann Audio in Germany.
Aspera founder and Emmy Award winner Michelle Munson has joined Avid’s board of directors.
Viacom-owned Pluto TV is set to launch three new UK channels based on content from stablemate Channel 5.
YouTube’s “number one priority” is making sure it protects its users from harmful content, according to Cecile Frot-Coutaz, head of EMEA at the platform.
The US is caught up in a “battle” with China over the future of artificial intelligence, according to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
CBS has struck a carriage deal with cable provider Altice, but its blackout on AT&T looks set to continue.
Five major TV networks in Tokyo are set to trial simultaneous online streaming of their primary evening news shows in January.
Tesla drivers will soon be able to watch Netflix and YouTube on their vehicles’ dashboard display, according to company founder Elon Musk.
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.
The increasing prevalence of HDR and the need to cater to additional platforms is adding to colourists’ already-substantial workloads. David Davies finds out how vendors are helping them rise to the challenge and previews some new system features.
Ofcom wants broadcasters to take better care of people who take part in factual and entertainment shows amid growing concern about the welfare of those who appear on TV.
India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has opened talks with members of the India broadcasting and media industry about creating a National Broadcast Policy.
The IBC2019 International Honour for Excellence will be awarded to director, producer and actor Andy Serkis.
Achieving scale and data security with SSAI will be high on the agenda for leading broadcasters, writes Yospace Founder & CTO David Springall.
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.
SoftBank Group has launched a second investment fund as it looks to back further development of market-leading, tech-enabled growth companies.
NBCUniversal will launch its upcoming streaming service next April with mostly live and off licensed content, offering a “very different” service from Netflix.
A new report from telecoms giant NTT has found that sporting organisations need to do more to engage digital savvy fans, especially millennials.
Ofcom has fined the Russian government-owned international television network RT £200,000 “for serious failures” in adhering to the UK’s broadcasting rules.
ITV to screen Love Island twice a yearPopular UK reality TV show Love Island is set to air twice a year as ITV looks to bolster declining ad revenues with a winter version of the show.
Wildlife content curators are evolving from vehicles that celebrate natural history into platforms that are enabling communities to take more direct action
From old school to new technology, DoP Stephen McNutt tells Alana Foster that the core skills in cinematography remain the same.
IBC will explore the technical and commercial opportunities and challenges of the rapidly growing world of esports with an exclusive showcase on 17 September.
Today’s premium content owners need a scalable and profitable live production ecosystem. When it comes to content creation, speed is of the essence to satiate the appetites of audiences around the world, especially in a live environment.
NBC Universal is encouraging advertisers to focus on the total number of viewers rather than primetime ad slots as the broadcaster gears up for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
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.
Brazillian content aggregator Baita Conteúdo has struck a partnership with SES Satellite to broadcast 10 HD channels to over 24 million households in Brazil.
Amazon Prime Video is now available to watch on the Oculus and Samsung virtual reality (VR) headsets with voice search supported.
IT business consultancy Fincons is set to showcase its latest projects and technology in the field of next generation hybrid TV and what it describes as the “next artificial intelligence-enabled level of TV transformation” at IBC 2019.
GatesAir has won a contract with Nova Entertainment in Australia to upgrade six FM radio transmission sites within the continent.
Lemo’s new 3K.93C.Y series connector is a fibre/copper SMPTE 4K-ready connector for the broadcast camera market, which uses a reduced number of components for easier assembly.
Mobile Viewpoint is using Blackmagic Design DeckLink SDI Micro and DeckLink Micro Recorder in a number of its IP broadcast products.
Major League Baseball set foot in the UK for the first time in history last month, as two of the league’s titans, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, came head-to-head for a two-game series on 29 and 30 June at the London Stadium.
Sonnet Technologies has expanded its family of professional media readers with the addition of the SF3 Series – Red Mini-Mag Pro Card Reader.
Tedial will be unveiling significant new features to its sports and live events solution Smartlive at IBC2019.
Following its showcase at NAB 2019, Amagi has announced the launch of the Cloudport UHD playout platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS), enabling broadcasters to playout UHD content directly from AWS cloud.
Broadcasters are constantly analysing their performances and trying to circumvent workflow bottlenecks, and to do so they are relying on datasets that are getting larger and larger, says Connect director of sales and product strategy Mathieu Yerle.
With their business model being rapidly disrupted by the streamers, can traditional free-to-air broadcasters hold on to viewers and advertisers? Tim Dams reports
The International Trade Association for Broadcast and Media Technology have released a new Audio Business report examining the current state of the industry which identifies key drivers of change.
Foxtel is overhauling its user-experience and has launched Netflix for the first time on its set top boxes.
European broadcasters are facing increasing pressures to promote equality across top jobs. But are they doing enough?
Almost half of UK adults now use social media to keep up-to-date on the latest news, although TV remains the most popular news platform in the country, according to a report from regulator Ofcom.
Wide+Close has launched with the backing from ARRI and Mobile TV Group aiming to deliver live music a cinematic feel.
As the industry casts its eyes beyond 4K, Adrian Pennington asks if VVC is the silver bullet that will enable 8K streaming
The UK’s tech industry has warned that the new British prime minister must make resolving Brexit a priority, while finding a way of enabling and promoting digital innovation in the country.
What really matters to video audiences today? What are their preferred devices, patforms or approaches to ads? Grabyo’s Global Video Trends report tries to answer some of these key industry questions
OneWeb Satellites has officially opened the world’s first high-volume and high-speed advanced satellite production facility aiming to transform the global internet connectivity.
Apple appears to be edging closer to developing a mixed reality headset following the company’s application to patent expression tracking technology.
The two largest Indian DTH operators, Dish TV and Bharti’s Airtel DTH, have confirmed they are in the final stages of agreeing a long-discussed merger.
Mediaset has denied a request from Vivendi to hold an extraordinary shareholder meeting to revoke a recently adopted share loyalty scheme that would allow the Berlusconi family to tighten its grip on the Italian broadcaster.
The DTG is taking part in EBU’s 5G Deployments project on media distribution and production.
IBC365 looks at how the OTT landscape impacting the strategy of broadcasters worldwide.
Media companies’ increasing use of cloud storage and software services threatens to create bandwidth bottlenecks, but a new breed of super-fast internet file transfer can help.
Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame has ended Avatar’s decade-long reign as the world’s highest grossing film of all time.
VFX firm DNEG is set for a listing on the London stock exchange, according to Sky News.
Russian satellite operator Tricolour TV network has announced plans to launch a dedicated online cinema service this October.
Remote production in the cloud is the next step for broadcast coverage, writes Haivision EVP & CMO Peter Maag.
Modern SaaS solutions are essential for an interconnected content supply chain, writes Signiant CMO Jon Finegold.
22 - 26 July: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.