The industry is going through a transformation, and so is SMPTE. A year into the 100+ year old Society’s major project, executive director Barbara Lange sits down with James Pearce to discuss its plans.
The War of the Worlds started on the radio, but the sound is just as important in the latest small screen turn of the HG Wells classic. Adrian Pennington goes behind the scenes of the audio behind the BBC’s new TV adaptation.
Delivering live esports production at scale requires seamless technology integration and tight workflows to optimise the operation and produce esports for massive international audiences
Multiple HDR formats and concerns about production complexity mean that UHD is still some way off from becoming a default choice, writes David Davies.
In the first of this series looking at innovators who have changed the media and broadcast industry, IBC365 speaks to Avid founder Bill Warner about transforming the editing landscape.
UK media industry business network, the DPP, launched today a new initiative to promote environmentally sustainable practices among suppliers and content providers.
New Zealand is looking to launch a potential new public media organisation which will replace the state-owner broadcasters TVNZ and RNZ, according to reports.
Global streaming giant Netflix has announced a multi-year output deal with Viacom-owned kids’ network Nickelodeon.
Spain’s regulator CNMC has hit national broadcasters Mediaset and Atresdmedia with fines totalling €77.1 million for anti-competitive practices over TV advertising.
The anticipated streaming service by Disney has launched in the US and Canada this week with a slate of technical problems which the company blamed on high demand.
The European Commission has given approval to Telia’s bid to buy Bonnier Broadcasting, paving the way for the Swedish telecoms operator to complete the $957 million merger.
DVB-I standard has been greenlit by an industry-led group, aiming to ensure linear television delivered over the internet is as user-friendly and robust as traditional broadcasting.
Cinema should evolve beyond the medium of storytelling. Speaking to IBC365, Peter Greenaway – filmmaker, artist and provocateur - casts his critical eye over Hollywood
The culmination of years of planning and billions of dollars of investment, Disney+ represents a major pivot by the Walt Disney Company towards the direct-to-consumer, OTT market. Can the House of Mouse pull it off?
UK broadcaster ITV announced today the launch of its new addressable advertising platform Planet V which is set to launch early next year.
Italian Mediaset Group has secured an additional stake in Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Media achieving an “important milestone for its pan-European portfolio.”
Join IBC365 on Thursday 21 November at 4pm GMT to explore the technology, use cases and business models behind AR.
Globo has announced a reorganisation of the Brazilian media company’s various content creation and distribution arms.
Sky and the BBC have announced a new partnership which will see the two UK broadcasters collaborate on content and technology.
11-15 Nov: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Disney+ is set to launch in a number of European markets on 31 March, the studio giant confirmed during a results call.
Irish broadcaster RTÉ has announced plans to cut up to 200 jobs as part of a series of financial measures aimed at reducing costs by €60 million over the next three years.
Deluxe has completed a restructure of the business and appointed Eric Cummins to the role of chief executive.
In August MovieLabs – made up of five of the biggest Hollywood studios - launched its 10-year vision for the industry. James Pearce spoke with the organisation’s leaders at SMPTE2019 in Los Angeles.
The current crop of films featuring digitally de-aged characters has brought new life to older actors, and now a pioneering example of age regression for a TV series shows just how much the technology is evolving.
4-8 Nov: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Freelance journalists covering stories on suicide, war, disease and corruption from Nicaragua, Syria, Sierra Leone and Yemen were celebrated last night at the 2019 Rory Peck Awards.
The Royal Television Society (RTS) Craft and Design Awards celebrate excellence in broadcast television, aiming to recognise the huge variety of skills and processes involved in programme production across 30 categories.
The Sky premiere of season two of its genre-bending and psychedelic show Britannia airs tonight with the exclusive launch of Britannia VR: Out of Your Mind - a new virtual reality (VR) experience.
UK streaming service BritBox has gone live across the UK today announcing a deal with Channel 4 for British TV box sets and films.
Technicolor has named former Eir boss Richard Moat as its new CEO, replacing Frédéric Rose.
Edward Norton has planned to adapt Motherless Brooklyn for over 20 years. But the actor, director and producer has been quite busy, he tells Adrian Pennington, as the film hits US screens.
From measuring audience metrics to platform and tournament sponsorship, monetising esports is not without its challenges. IBC365 speaks with industry experts on tactics for broadcasters to deliver live esports production.
Red Digital Cinema has pulled the plug on its Hydrogen device, ending the firm’s foray into mobile phone manufacturing.
Vivendi’s Canal+ Group is reportedly in advanced talks with Disney to be the exclusive third-party carrier of its upcoming streaming platform Disney+ in France.
Join IBC365 and Microsoft on demand to learn how an intelligent cloud can empower and enable media and entertainment organisations to achieve more.
Ofcom has named Jonathan Oxley as interim chief executive, as speculation grows about who will replace departing chief Sharon White.
Editor Chris King and director Asif Kapadia tackle Argentina’s footballing enigma, Diego Maradona, in this documentary which comes to DVD this month
In these technical papers, authors from 3 Screen Solutions, Ruwido and TiVo describe real-word applications of machine learning to customise UI, and improve voice control to enhance personalisation for user experiences.
Refinery29 has officially been taken over by Vice Media with the media giant confirmating executive teams will be reshuffled.
ITV, the BBC, Channel 4, Viacom and Sky have partnered to launch an event focussed on disability and the media to mark International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD).
Visual Data buys London-based MX1 UK from SES Ongoing M&A among the media services sector SES to focus on distribution and content management
Two leading media and broadcasting organisations have united to pool expertise across their memberships and share knowledge around industry challenges.
Internet satellite company OneWeb is set to seek $1 billion from investors as it prepares its plan to launch hundreds of advanced satellites into orbit from next year.
The UK’s two largest political parties have vowed to save free TV licences for all over-75s ahead of the upcoming UK general election.
Europe’s direct-to-consumer media and entertainment company Sky will grow its engineering and customer service jobs by 5% to meet increasing demands.
The DPP has released a new report challenging the media and entertainment industry to collaborate more on localisation.
AMC Networks has announced a deal with Charter Communications to boost the distribution for its ad-free AMC Premiere and subscription streaming services.
Audio repair software developer Accusonus has raised $3.3 million in Series A funding.
Optimising voice control for a seamless and authentic user experience whilst driving new TV revenues is explored in the latest IBC365 webinar, with experts from Liberty Global, BBC and Nuance.
Belden has struggled with the “volatility” of Grass Valley’s broadcast business, but a new owner in the form of a private equity buyer will give the company a chance to invest and ”retrench”.
28 Oct - 1 Nov: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Any adaptation of Philip Pullman’s multi-layered fantasy His Dark Materials must decide how to represent the cast of animalistic ‘daemons’ which feature constantly throughout the story. Adrian Pennington spoke with key members of the VFX team to find out how.
Pinewood Group is to end its involvement with the studio complex in Wales as the facilities firm continues to focus on developing its south east England sites.
Video steaming solutions provider Haivision has struck a deal to acquire AI and cloud orchestration firm LightFlow from Epic Labs.
French conglomerate Vivendi is preparing to launch its own direct-to-home (DTH) service in Ukraine by signing a preliminary agreement with Eutelsat to provide services for the platform.
As the broadcast and media industry evolves digitally and technically, so too does radio. Explore how in technical papers from IRT, Jutel Oy, Rai Italy, VRT and the BBC.
In the first of series of reports on the new players launching into the streaming market, Tim Dams looks at the Apple TV+ offer – and weighs up its chances of success.
The United States Department of Defense has agreed a multi-year partnership with telco giant Verizon and the Defense Media Activity (DMA) to deliver content to overseas service members and their families.
Belden has announced its plans to sell live media business Grass Valley in a bid to save $40 million annually after strategically reviewing its business portfolio.
Comcast-owned European pay-TV giant Sky and WarnerMedia’s HBO have renewed their long-running output deal.
Facebook Watch will showcase a slate of new commissioned short-form content after inking a deal with Viacom Digital Studios “to drive engagement.”
Sony has scrapped video streaming service PlayStation Vue amid increased competition in the global streaming market.
Broadcasters and other content creators will have much more consumer data to draw on as a result of the internet of things. But how to negotiate the new security challenges and avoid the danger of ‘digital fatigue’?
Netflix has responded to criticism from filmmakers over a feature it has been testing that allows viewers to vary the speed at which they watch TV and films.
Consumer spend is forecasted to exceed €3 billion in 2019 for the first time in the Spanish entertainment market, according to a report by Futuresource.
OTT sports streaming service DAZN has confirmed its partnership with Snapchat including two new series and behind the scenes access, highlights and recaps for boxing fans in the US.
Join IBC365 on demand to go behind the scenes to understand the technology and workflow behind producing live esports events.
French production group Banijay has acquired global production company Endemol Shine Group to create a worldwide premium player in content production and entertainment.
SMPTE 2019: NASA and AWS carried out a live video call from the International Space Station to the SMPTE 2019 conference using cloud data storage and video origination from space.
The art of production mixing may not have changed profoundly in recent years, but the call to deliver to extra platforms and satisfy more streamlined productions are among the trends heralding fresh challenges for system developers.
28 Oct - 1 Nov: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
SMPTE 2019: NHK developed its own 8K camera system after the Japanese broadcaster decided to shoot upcoming sports broadcasts in the country in the format. At SMPTE 2019, NHK spoke about the key elements of the format.
21-25 Oct: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
SMPTE 2019: Security is a key concern for the media industry, but security needs to be integrated into production cycles from the start, according to HBO’s Marc Zorn.
The business of esports is attracting record-breaking audiences as quickly as it is gaining interest from advertisers, however, the measurement of ad success and audience engagement is as complicated as it is dense with competition.
Discovery has launched dplay, an advertising video-on-demand service combining content for Discovery’s six free-to-air channels for consumers in the UK and Ireland.
5G offers great potential for media distribution of media content, with millions of smartphones and tablets as potential TV receivers for live and catch up services. That’s the view of the 5G Today group, which is conducting broadcast trials in Bavaria.
Telling the story with lighting, Official Secrets cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister BSC speaks to Alana Foster on how he worked with director Gavin Hood to depict the story of one woman’s moral conundrum.
Atomos has acquired Timecode Systems, the UK manufacturer of wireless sync technology.
Effective measurement is one of the key challenges faced by the TV ad industry, but moves towards mass addressability will play a key role in its future, says Matt Hill of UK commercial broadcasters marketing body Thinkbox.
Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has proposed to merge its Viasat consumer business with Norwegian operator Telenor’s TV subsidiary Canal Digital.
The Royal Television Society (RTS) programme awards are open for applications seeking to recognise extraordinary talent across all genres in British television.
Addressable advertising is attracting new businesses of all sizes to the TV space and enabling the likes of Sky and RTL to compete with digital giants. But in the battle to secure a healthy share of digital ad revenues, rival players must partner up, while some regions face legal and ...
Roku has acquired Dataxu in a $150 million deal to accelerate its ad platform and help content partners monetise their inventory.
SMPTE 2019: New preservation techniques for movies open a range of possibilities for future editing of archived content, but this also opens up a number of ethical considerations, according to speakers at SMPTE 2019.
SMPTE 2019: SMPTE has unveiled a number of new partnerships at SMPTE2019 as the society continues its three-year transformation plan.
Freelance journalists covering stories on suicide, war, disease and corruption from Nicaragua, Syria, Sierra Leone and Yemen have been shortlisted as finalists for the 2019 Rory Peck Awards.
SMPTE 2019: MovieLabs is set to launch another white paper focussed on the security needs of the industry, following the successful release of its 2030 vision report in August.
The BBC has launched the first UK interactive voice news service, reinventing the way news is accessed to audiences and offering faster navigation of complex news stories.
Learn about the 3 different types of TV viewing persona, how specialist new entrants are making their mark, and what the key recommendations are for traditional broadcasters and OTT providers.
Comcast and Viacom have joined anti-piracy initiative the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE).
The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has developed of a proof of concept to show how component-based workflows using the interoperable master format (IMF) can be applied to advertising.
The IABM has opened entries for its annual awards which recognise and reward exceptional talent and dedication.
SMPTE 2019: Non-profit training and studio organisation Exceptional Minds kicked off SMPTE’s Storytellers agenda at the SMPTE 2019 conference with a discussion about people with autism working in VFX and production.
Workflows for TV ads are a model of consistency compared to the wild west of digital, and the approach of traditional TV has a lot to teach the ‘new media’ of online video.
Wnited, the world’s first global OTT service dedicated to women’s football, has been unveiled by Spring Media at Sportel Monaco.
France Télévisions, M6 and TF1 are set to triple the investment in jointly backed on-demand service Salto, according to reports.
Brussels-based dubbing, voiceover and access services facilities firm LyLo Media Group has been acquired by TransPerfect.
21-25 Oct: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
UK culture secretary Nicky Morgan has said she’d be open to the idea of ditching the BBC’s licence fee and replacing it with a subscription service.
Encoding was once again high up the agenda in the Technical Paper submissions at IBC2019.
14-18 Oct: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Subjecting 32 vendors to 8,000 individual Tests: George Jarrett talks to the EBU and BBC R&D about the JT-NM Tested Program that lit up IBC with green and red.
In this paper, BBC Scotland explores the use of robotic pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras to capture an orchestral concert for live streaming.
In this paper, TV 2 explores a new architecture in IP based playout and workflow.
In this paper, BBC R&D explores the design and architecture of Object-Based Media (OBM).
The advent of 4K and now 8K, as well as interactive applications that require sub-1 second latency, are obliging CDN service providers to enhance capacity and efficiency, writes David Davies.
Social media firms report that the use of AI and digital fingerprinting to screen harmful content has led to an increase in its removal as they double down in their efforts to make sites safer – but are they doing enough or will the duty of care soon become a ...
The BBC has shut down its VR Hub production and commissioning unit after two years in what could be seen as another blow to the burgeoning VR sector.
In this paper, GLOBO introduces a novel algorithm responsible for the automatic thumbnail selection of drama series content published on OTT platform Globoplay.
In this paper, iSIZE proposes deep neural networks as precoding components for current and future codec ecosystems.
In this paper, Nokia Technologies, 2KPN/TNO, and Qualcomm explore use cases, architectural, protocols and codec aspects for XR systems over 5G networks and their state-of-the-art in 3GPP and MPEG standardization organizations.
In this paper, Philips Group Innovation presents a quality evaluation approach that uses ray-traced images of artificial scenes.
In June 2018, Fraunhofer HHI together with Studio Babelsberg, ARRI, UFA, and Interlake founded the joint venture Volucap GmbH and opened a commercial volumetric video studio on the film campus of Potsdam Babelsberg. After a testing phase, commercial productions started in November 2018. The core technology for volumetric video production ...
In this paper, NHK explores how viewing styles will be and what the technology and the R&D strategy is required in the future of broadcasting.
While Virtual Reality (VR) retains industry interest, the overall market adoption of VR is still slow. One problem in VR is the social isolation. Many applications are still single user-driven and VR services that do allow the sharing of virtual experiences with others, mostly focus on representing users as artificial ...
In this paper, Nokia Technologies explores OMAF and NBMP standards for an immersive virtual reality experience.
In this paper, i2 media research explores a new way to measure audience perceptions of impact and value of different immersive experiences.
In this paper, Finconns Group, SWISS TXT and more explore
In this paper, Globosat presents the experience, challenges, techniques and results obtained by Globosat, in partnership with Samsung Brazil, with live streaming 56 matches of the 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP in Russia for connected TVs with 4K UHD HDR and immersive audio.
In this paper, NHK explores the development of advanced terrestrial broadcasting technology to transmit ultra-high-definition television signals.
In this paper, Rai explores a system configuration that benefits from the multiple Physical Layer Pipes (PLP) of DVB-T2.
In this paper, Ericsson, TNO & KPN and Qualcomm join to explore how the new 3GPP 5G Media Service Architecture (5GMSA) supports unicast downlink media distribution and uplink streaming.
In this paper, ARRIS shows how Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC) networks are complementary in nature and explains how the XSD technology can use the same node technology.
In this paper, the BBC presents the results of the emerging requirements for future 5G deployments.
In this paper, VRT explores integrated tools in audio technology for 21st-century radio production.
In this paper, Jutel Oy explores virtual browser-based radio production.
In this paper, Rai explores the impact of voice-controlled digital assistants on the evolution of radio services.
In this paper, Spin Digital Video Technologies, PSNC and Ars Electronica Futurelab join to explore a set of tools designed to simplify the distribution, playback and adaptation of high-quality immersive content for new immersive environments.
In this paper, Divideon, Samsung, Futurewei, Qualcomm all explore the MPEG-5 Essential Video Coding (EVC) standard to facilitate rapid deployment and widespread use of the standard throughout the media industry.
In this paper, Nokia Technologies presents the world’s first implementation of the upcoming MPEG standard for video-based point cloud compression.
In this paper, Vimeo discusses the ways in which content variation affects key aspects of OTT, including subscriber monetisation, viewership, and content management.
In this paper, TiVo explores an effective strategy that could be used to enhance the discovery experience for voice remote users.
In this paper, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland explores architectural models for a recommendation engine network and a conceptual view of an ecosystem-based on them.
In this paper, 3 Screen Solutions showcases the machine learning engine and examines a behavioural mapping technique and the mathematical theory behind it.
In this paper, ruwido explores the potential of voice aware and mood-improving voice assistants.
Despite a noticeable fall in industry revenue, buying confidence remains high according to the IABM’s latest report.
MESA’s post IBC2019 review looked at multi-territory OTT sports platforms. George Jarrett reports.
All3Media has announced a partnership with Sally Angel to launch a new production company focused on developing factual documentary shows for international broadcasters and platforms.
Public cloud services are evolving and so is the adoption of cloud services across major broadcasters and TV production companies. Run any Windows application on any device using a HTML5 browser all powered by cloud services – this is the new normal writes Nutanix senior technologist Ruben Spruijt.
The IABM has announced Skyline Communications has become the latest company to upgrade to Platinum membership level.
BBC Studios has struck an agreement to distribute its BBC channels across Asia through Globecast on MEASAT Satellite Systems.
The clock is ticking for an agreement between the C-Band Alliance and the FCC over repurposing spectrum for 5G. But there are still some complications, writes Chris Forrester.
Improving user experience and making products that are easier to configure and operate is a priority, says Worldcast Group co-president Christophe Poulain.
AI-driven content personalisation and interactivity for OTT are among the trends to be occupying the attention of Oleg Gubin, R&D director of software development company Oxagile.
A landmark sports rights deal will see New Zealand Rugby take a 5% stake in Sky New Zealand in exchange for the rights to show All Blacks matches for the next five years.
Upcoming UK streaming service BritBox has unveiled a number of the specialist partners who will work with it ahead of its UK launch this quarter.
The US streaming giants are growing revenues and eyeballs with a slate of multi-million dollar deals snapping up UK talent. Alana Foster examines the increasingly competitive market.
14-18 Oct: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Join IBC365 on demand to find out what’s required to take voice engagement to the next level to maximise audience experience and ensure customer retention and revenue growth.
A group of British MPs have challenged the BBC and the government to work together to protect free TV licences for all over-75s.
German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media wants to sell its US production arm by the end of the year, with bids due by then.
In a dedicated push to accelerate its content library to showcase its 5G network, Verizon Media has launched In the Know Network to expand its short-form video business.
The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) had a three-pronged strategy for IBC fronted by IMF implementation.
As head of broadcast and entertainment for the UK & Ireland in Google’s Strategic Partnerships team, Justin Gupta, who is also part of IBC’s Content Steering Group, explains how the group has strived for a better gender balance throughout this year’s conference programme.
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has named the recipients for its 2019 undergraduate bursaries, which aim to widen participation in and access to the media industry.
Broadcasters have committed to investing in the creation, production and distribution of women’s sport on screens, according to research by Imagen.
Mainstream media must balance creativity and diversity, with LGBT visibility particularly low across the broadcasting industry, and authenticity key according to TV and radio presenter Stephanie Hirst.
Legendary media group MGM has become one of the first major customers of the Eluvio Content Fabric, which bypasses the need for traditional CDNs.
7 - 11 Oct: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Italy has confirmed that it will implement a 3% web tax on large-scale web-based activity from big digital companies starting next year.
AT&T’s businesses in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands have been acquired by Liberty Latin America in a strategic move to create an integrated consumer and B2B communication and entertainment provider.
India’s cabinet has rubber-stamped a memorandum of understanding signed between India and foreign broadcasters for the exchange of technical expertise in the radio and TV sectors.
Gender diversity advocacy group Rise has launched a new schools outreach programme aimed at educating children about opportunities in the broadcast and media space.
Are we ever going to plunge into being simply an IT industry? George Jarrett looks at the radical changes in skill sets needed as the industry transitions away from the linear broadcast model.
Europe’s Pay-TV market is fragmented, but it continues to be the most common way of receiving TV, according to an IABM snapshot of the market.
James Mangold’s Le Mans ’66 - also known as Ford v Ferrari - looks at the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael talks about shooting emotion in the cold metal of motorsports
Mediaset has officially unveiled its co-production partnership with Netflix, which is set to see the development of seven new films spanning historical romance, teen dramas and sport.
Audience loyalty has been the success to the longevity of Refinery29’s global reach; international president Kate Ward tells IBC365 about the triumphs of growing a digital brand beyond audience eyeballs.
At IBC2019 there were several announcements about the 8K future. Chris Forrester looks at some of the enthusiasm around 8K.
IBC’s rich history as a launch pad for major industry initiatives takes another giant step today with the official launch of the 5G Media Action Group.
Arqiva has sold its telecoms division for £2bn as part of its strategy to focus on broadcast infrastructure and connectivity for TV and radio.
Former Comcast executive Allen Broome has been appointed to the newly created role of chief technology officer at MediaKind.
Facebook has agreed to pay advertisers $40 million to settle a class-action suit which accused the media giant of exaggerating video ad engagement metrics.
Indian satellite operator Dish TV has collaborated with Amazon Prime Video to bring the Prime Video app to TV and direct-to-home subscribers for its upcoming hybrid set-top box.
The Royal Television Society has launched the 2020 edition of the RTS Television Journalism Awards.
While it was obvious that it’s evolution, rather than revolution, which took a front seat throughout Halls 10 and 11, it was just as clear that new technologies are leading the industry forward.
Broadcaster, writer and campaigner June Sarpong has been named as the BBC’s new director of creative diversity.
Walt Disney has stopped airing ads from the streaming giant Netflix on its entertainment networks after changing its advertising policy ahead of pushing into the streaming world.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group insists that it is business as usual for the post-production company despite filing for bankruptcy.
The BBC has unveiled its biggest ever overhaul of on-demand platform iPlayer as it looks to compete with OTT providers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Global digital media publishers are defining broadcasting with 80% of audiences opting for video, according to Vice and Refinery29 executives who discussed the power of harnessing platforms and chasing niche audiences.
Live streaming video platform Twitch, a subsidiary of Amazon, hosted Sky News in the broadcaster’s first live stream of the UK Conservative party conference in a bid to tap into younger audiences.
All3Media America has joined forces with financing and distribution firm Cinetic Media to establish an original content development fund.
Amazon’s Fire TV might not carry the new Disney+ service as the two corporate behemoths are locked in a dispute over the terms of advertising.
The European Broadcast Union (EBU) has called for the creation of “5G broadcast” with public services broadcaster offering free-to-air services to mobiles across 5G networks.
As media companies face unprecedented challenges, IABM’s Lorenzo Zanni looks at the key themes from IBC2019: Transformation, collaboration, and aggregation
Media and technology can isolate people, meaning the industry needs to rethink inclusivity, according to Jaunt XR CEO Mitzi Reaugh.
30 Sep-4 Oct: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
At IBC2019, Halls 1, 4, 5 and 6 provided a fascinating insight into the state of the industry. It’s not just that it’s changing – it’s the pace of change that is startling, driven by the opportunity that IP offers.
Production designer Mark Friedberg and editor Jeff Groth explain how they mapped Manhattan to fit the warped and rotting mind of the clown’s alter ego.
Tencent has joined the Alliance for Open Media, the organisation responsible for AV1, the royalty-free, open-source codec for delivering video over the web.
Vice Media has agreed on a deal to buy Refinery 29 in a major consolidation which will see the two firms will be rebranded as Vice Media Group.
The Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB) and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) have launched the first dedicated Ethiopian TV platform to host local channels.
Italian prosecutors are probing Netflix over alleged undeclared taxes in Italy for media products sold to Italian viewers, according to reports.
Rethinking the production workflow of esports tournaments, industry leaders explained the benefits of moving towards remote and cloud production and the importance of harnessing data during an IBC2019 panel.
Movie theatre owners will test evolving digital cinema technologies to set the best practise in new technology adoption set out by the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO).
Amazon Prime has licensed a selection of Disney titles to exclusively stream in Latin America in line with the first slate of territories where Disney+ will roll out next month.
Return on investment is not just about cash, explained esports expert Michiel Bakker and chief executive of Ginx Esports TV, with esports audiences the new currency for revenue success.
Sound should be used to help editors tell the story. Sound editor Tormod Ringnes speaks to Carolyn Giardina about the impact of immersive sound technology.
Bitmovin CEO and co-founder Stefan Lederer reflects on the implications of a growing trend towards selecting ‘the right codec for the right job’.
US telco Verizon Communications has agreed to purchase the software, technology and a number of other assets from immersive technology company Jaunt XR.
The owner of Pirate streaming site ysterajto.pl has been imprisoned after the site was found to have illegally distributed Canal+ original TV broadcasts.
Designed for interactivity on sports, entertainment, family and Latino programming a new app is a “world-first” according to the two companies delivering the live social-streaming experience.
The UK government has pledged to invest a further £5 billion in 5G and full-fibre deployments in order to boost connectivity in the country.
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has appointed All3Media chief executive Jane Turton as Chair of the organisation’s board of trustees.
Cloud and cloud transformation were among the dominant themes in Hall 14 at IBC2019, particularly as operators and service providers work out how to bridge the gap between broadcast and broadband.
Non-profit streaming service Locast has issued ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC with a countersuit accusing the four US broadcasters of engaging in antitrust conduct.
Security, cost-efficiency and the sheer volume of content are becoming increasingly critical as customers adopt more varied storage patterns, writes David Davies.
UK streaming service BritBox has announced distribution deals with Samsung, Freeview, and YouView.
The International Cycling Union will host the first cycling esports world championships next year which the sport’s world governing body announced as a “milestone” moment.
Apple is eying partnerships with cinemas to run its feature-length productions as extended theatrical releases before they become available on its upcoming streaming service.
An international Islamic TV channel to be launched as a joint venture by Pakistan, Turkey and Malaysia will be modelled on the BBC and will aim to fight Islamophobia.
Virgin Media has warned the Irish government against “pandering yet again to RTÉ” amid debate over funding of the public service broadcaster.
Threatened by a public referendum and squeezed for talent, Léonard Bouchet of RTS delivered revelatory tools while establishing a better work culture, all by embracing data-driven principles.
Dish Network’s customers have lost access to Fox channels as the two companies go head-to-head in the latest carriage dispute.
The live broadcast of the UK’s Parliament is proving increasingly popular with British viewers as debates over Brexit and legal challenges intensify. Adrian Pennington looks at how Parliament is broadcast.
International content aggregation firm Alchimie is set to take over the UK-based OTT provider TV Player in a move to accelerate its entry into the UK market.
With IBC2019 now behind us, the IBC365 editorial team – editor George Bevir, deputy editor James Pearce and staff writer Alana Foster – looks back at the highlights from this year’s show.
23-27 Sept: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
The growth of artificial intelligence and machine learning is examined in this session, which was chaired by Lorenzo Zanni, head of insight and analysis, IABM with contributions from Léonard Bouchet of RTS Radio Télévision Suisse and Carlos Octavio, TV Globo.
IBC2019: The SCTE used part of its IBC2019 sessions to discuss the future of training and the benefits of online training platforms in a changing industry.
The impact of OTT services dominated discussions at IBC2019 with panels focussed on SVoD vs AVoD, niche content and how streaming is driving a golden era of creation.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is seeking input from broadcasters into its regulatory review of the provisions of interconnection and carriage fees.
SMPTE has announced that Jim Helman, chief technology officer at Motion Pictures Laboratories (MovieLabs), will present a keynote titled “The Future of Media Creation” at SMPTE 2019.
Celebrating the best audio-visual work created by students across the UK, the Royal Television Society has launched the RTS Student Television Awards for 2020.
Diversity was a key topic at the IBC2019 Lounge Talks as speakers looked at gender equality, LGBT representation and neurodiversity.
Enabling real-time conversation during broadcasting of content is an essential element in connecting with digital audiences, says head of Kiswe Mobile Europe Jorre Belpaire.
Killing Eve and Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been signed to Amazon Studios to create and produce new TV content for the technology giant’s video streaming platform.
The BBC’s recently announced voice assistant Beeb will be available internationally and be commercialised outside the UK.
BBC Studioworks has named BBC Studios UK MD, consumer products and publishing, Andrew Moultrie as its new CEO.
The case for public intervention in media is stronger than ever, according to New York Times CEO and former BBC director general Mark Thompson.
Complex, dense and 800 pages long, the 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt has become this year’s prestige cinematic literary adaptation.
The company has announced that it has partnered with graphics specialist Vizrt to integrate the Viz Engine into its Dolphin and Orca integrated playout solutions.
The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism will become an independent organisation funded by Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft.
Adopting a hybrid approach – whereby satellite and terrestrial IP networks are combined – is allowing an increasing number of broadcasters to respond flexibly to evolving market conditions, writes David Davies.
Cinema technology company CJ 4DPlex has committed to develop multisensory cinema technology to offer next-generation cinema experiences.
Singapore-based documentary streamer iwonder has expanded its service across Southeast Asia after its successfully launched in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand earlier this year.
YouTube has pitched the benefits of AI for advertising campaigns with the launch of its new Video Reach campaigns platform.
Trust, diversity and content investment are key priorities for leading TV executives from Netflix, Sky, UK, C4, ITV and BBC who spoke during the RTS Cambridge Convention last week.
The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards last night celebrated excellence in programming and individual achievements for the 2018 to 2019 television season.
Vivendi has opted to hold on to its stake in Mediaset after a deadline to liquidate its 29% shareholding in the Italian broadcaster expired over the weekend.
23-27 Sept: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
At IBC, GatesAir unveiled a wider family of TV transmitters resulting from the company’s recent acquisition of ONEtastic, known henceforward as GatesAir S.r.l.
The Nexus audio network was previously designed exclusively for networking using a proprietary fibre optic cable protocol.
Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) used IBC to discuss with visitors the latest developments in its business.
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 was 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.
A range of software-defined ( ST 2110) IP conversion and processing equipment is being showcased, including the emVIRTU IP-to-IP Media Processing Platform for converting HD up to UHD.
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.