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Apple and Microsoft join Academy Software Foundation

2019-09-20T14:23:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Apple and Microsoft have joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Academy Software Foundation, bringing its membership to 27 companies.

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WorldDAB sees connections grow

2019-09-20T14:15:00+01:00By

IBC2019: The world is adopting digital radio, according to Graham Dixon, head of radio at the EBU, who spoke at IBC2019.

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“Pleasure” is key reason viewers tune into TV, say researchers

2019-09-20T13:40:00+01:00By Tim Dams

“Pleasure” is the dominant reason that viewers tune into television, according to new ITV research.

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Sky looks to build Studios division via acquisitions and deals

2019-09-20T13:37:00+01:00By Tim Dams

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.

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BBC director general Tony Hall sets out “total TV” vision for iPlayer

2019-09-20T13:23:00+01:00By Tim Dams

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.

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Interview: Soumya Sriraman, BritBox

2019-09-20T13:12:00+01:00By

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.

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Netflix chief Hastings pledges increased investment in UK content

2019-09-20T11:07:00+01:00By Tim Dams

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said today that the streamer would step up its spend in the UK, its biggest production market outside the US.

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Channel 4 boss Alex Mahon hits out at streamers

2019-09-20T10:53:00+01:00By Tim Dams

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”

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Top women’s sports events should be free to air, says UK Culture Secretary

2019-09-20T10:49:00+01:00By Tim Dams

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.

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Channel 5 and Comedy Central join BritBox

2019-09-20T09:58:00+01:00By

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

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Streaming, 8K and AR: How bringing production in-house will transform Rugby World Cup 2019

2019-09-20T09:48:00+01:00By Steve McCaskill

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.

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BritBox “not a threat” to the BBC says Ofcom & NBC Universal unveils SVoD service

2019-09-20T09:39:00+01:00By

16-20 Sep: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Comcast inks distribution deal with DAZN

2019-09-19T13:49:00+01:00By

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.

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Diversity of UK TV industry not improving fast enough, says Ofcom chief

2019-09-19T13:28:00+01:00By Tim Dams

Ofcom CEO Sharon White has called for more concerted leadership from UK broadcasters and production companies to improve diversity in the TV industry.

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“Trust” is key for ITV, says McCall

2019-09-19T13:23:00+01:00By Tim Dams

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.

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Media companies need authenticity to attract Gen Z

2019-09-19T11:57:00+01:00By

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.

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Broadcasters encouraged to tackle esports opportunity

2019-09-19T11:17:00+01:00By

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.

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4K encoder for live contributions new from Zycast

2019-09-19T10:29:00+01:00By

Professional broadcast equipment manufacturer ZyCast showcased a number of its latest solutions, including its 4K encoder, at IBC2019.

Aldrey: Building lasting connections with technical partners

MediaKind launches Universal Alliance

2019-09-19T09:23:00+01:00By

In support of the company’s goal to ignite the industrialisation of broadcast-quality streaming, MediaKind launched the MediaKind Universe Alliance at IBC.

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Content and technology leaders combine to create an outstanding IBC experience

2019-09-18T12:13:00+01:00By

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.

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NEP invests in Merging Anubis

2019-09-17T15:58:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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NEP Norway taps Lawo for core upgrade

2019-09-17T15:58:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

Remote codecs can be controlled from any internet connection

Audio codec fleet control from Tieline

2019-09-17T15:58:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The Cloud Codec Controller software tool was shown at IBC last year, and now it has been released.

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Hydraulic Press Channel invests in Kron Chronos 1.4

2019-09-17T15:57:00+01:00By

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.

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Facilis and Atto unite on Thunderbolt

2019-09-17T15:53:00+01:00By

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.

ETV Bharat uses using Aveco’s news automation solutions for all 24 of ETV’s OTT news channels.

India automation project lands Aveco an IBC award

2019-09-17T15:51:00+01:00By

Automation specialist Aveco celebrated its involvement in a project that won the Innovation, Content Everywhere category at the IBC2019 Awards on Sunday.

The X20 is said to be ideal for VAR

AppearTV updates X-Series

2019-09-17T15:50:00+01:00By

At IBC, updates to AppearTV’s X-Series Platform are being demonstrated.

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EVS X-One simulator enhances sports training

2019-09-17T15:49:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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Panasonic focuses on PTZ for AR and VR

2019-09-17T14:48:00+01:00By

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.

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VBox to ship affordable Android TV STB

2019-09-17T13:26:00+01:00By

Due to be made available in the coming weeks, the VBox Communications Android TV Gateway is a versatile hybrid set-top-box (STB).

Si: The company said YES can handle IP-based workflows, SDI or hybrid

YES: SI Media presents real virtualised platform

2019-09-17T12:59:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The company is presenting YES, a brand new Windows or Linux web-based suite.

Capable: The new module can manage several different PTP applications

Handling PTP signals with Plura

2019-09-17T12:53:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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Facebook: Serendipitous value for video

2019-09-17T12:51:00+01:00By

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.

Maier: “The search for natural surfaces is growing in our digital world”

New remote set in stone

2019-09-17T12:50:00+01:00By

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.

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Atomos Ninja V exhibits its Raw power

2019-09-17T11:33:00+01:00By

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.

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Recruit with neurodiversity in mind, says Microsoft

2019-09-17T11:30:00+01:00By

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.

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Adopt voice technology or miss out warns Alexa’s Amordeluso

2019-09-17T10:55:00+01:00By David Wood

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’.

Sam Orton-Jay of V-Nova at IBC, revealing that P+ will support a new MVMO streaming service in Africa

V-Nova partners with Aviwest, Simplestream

2019-09-17T10:53:00+01:00By Anne Morris

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.

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IABM awards show vendors to be exceeding user demands

2019-09-17T10:51:00+01:00By

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.

Ingest, editing, automated news creation, playout, archiving and more are supported

Perspectiva promotes Russian equipment

2019-09-17T10:50:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The organisation is attending IBC2019 in its role as a promoter of Russian-made equipment.

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VR given an added dose of Reality by Zero Density

2019-09-17T10:07:00+01:00By

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.

Virtual: Glass LXE is studio-ready as a standalone UI into WheatNet-IP

Glass LXE standalone virtual console new from Wheatstone

2019-09-17T10:01:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

New at IBC is Wheatstone’s Glass LXE virtual console for its established WheatNet-IP audio network.

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Video Panel Interview: Max Métral, Damien Cullen, George Aivazoglou and Simon Eicher

2019-09-17T09:31:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Experts from the FA, F1, ESL and Eurosport discuss using data in sport broadcasting

Validation, correction and editing of recorded material takes one step

jobDB and mediaARC new from NOA

2019-09-17T09:31:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The QualityChecker for jobDB and mediARC is on showcase.

Full: Remote control and monitoring at all sites is possible

ROWATCHNeo on show at Promax Electronica stand

2019-09-17T08:56:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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IndiPro introduce BMPCC4K battery adaptor plate

2019-09-17T08:37:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

Power cables, battery adaptors and batteries are the heroes at the stand of IndiPro Tools, who are new to the IBC show this year.

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BT: Once stable, 5G will be “superior to satellite”

2019-09-17T08:36:00+01:00By

At IBC2019, BT Sport has demonstrated what it claims to be Europe’s first multi-location 5G-enabled remote production.

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The IBC Daily 2019: Day 5

2019-09-17T08:19:00+01:00

The final edition of the IBC Daily 2019 is available to read now.

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5G to unleash new era of in-stadium sports coverage to under-served fans

2019-09-17T07:26:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2019: 5G will be a gamechanger opening up a new era of in stadium sports coverage.

Sports: The new replay controller is designed for use with sports of all levels

X-keys XKE-64 USB controller revealed

2019-09-17T07:10:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

A new X-keys USB controller designed specifically for instant replay has been released.

The product can analyse a range of video formats, along with DAB

Promax Electronica highlights RANGERNeo 4 reference monitor

2019-09-17T07:04:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

On showcase from Promax Electronica S.L. is the RANGERNeo 4 reference monitor.

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Swift Multi Slider new from Waterbird Systems

2019-09-17T06:56:00+01:00By

The new MS Swift is Waterbird’s latest bendable Multi Slider, this time designed for high-speed use.

The S500m launched earlier this year

SSL previews audio production platform developments

2019-09-16T17:22:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The company is using IBC to preview ongoing developments across its System T broadcast audio production platform.

Choice: The product offers seven IP interface options

New module for Tieline wireless remotes

2019-09-16T17:22:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The company has developed a new Dual Active SIM internal module for the ViA remote codec supporting two active cellular connections.

AoIP control, SIP connectivity and codec bandwidth optimisation remove barriers

Wheatstone showcases AoIP appliance for connecting studios

2019-09-16T17:21:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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Netflix-ready loudness toolkit from Nugen

2019-09-16T16:44:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The company’s Netflix compliance is on showcase.

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Long-live terrestrial broadcasting

2019-09-16T16:29:00+01:00By

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).

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Interactivity creating new levels of audience engagement

2019-09-16T16:28:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2019: IBC Conference sessions focusing on interactivity have updated delegates on the latest advances in interactive entertainment.

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Big Screen examines potential of direct view cinema screens, assistive devices

2019-09-16T16:27:00+01:00By

How is the audience experience evolving? The IBC Big Screen programme asked this question on Monday, focused on the potential of direct view screens.

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Consumer is king, but long live content

2019-09-16T16:15:00+01:00By

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.”

ENG: The compressed air lens clearing system is now available for smaller cameras

Klover delivers Klear Shot - FP

2019-09-16T15:47:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

CEO Alan Hoggarth said Alto ARX ticks a lot of boxes at a reasonable cost for a small-er application

Disk Archive showcases Alto ARX

2019-09-16T15:00:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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NXP: powering the smart home

2019-09-16T15:00:00+01:00By Steve Fairclough

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.

Provys marketing director Martin Junek introduces the newly rebranded Provys Everywhere software

New-look for Provys broadcast management software

2019-09-16T15:00:00+01:00By

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.

Automation across the workflow is integral to the new Amagi monitoring facility in India

Amagi opens massive broadcast monitoring facility

2019-09-16T15:00:00+01:00By

A new broadcast monitoring facility in New Delhi, India, has been opened by Amagi.

Aperi CEO Joop Janssen reflects on the opportunities opened up by the firm’s new cash injection

Aperi hails new funding

2019-09-16T15:00:00+01:00By

Virtualised media production company Aperi is showcasing its latest innovations at IBC2019 in the wake of securing more than $10m in additional funding.

IQ Sports Producer now features multi-camera functionality features

Mobile Viewpoint enables enhanced sports coverage

2019-09-16T15:00:00+01:00By Anne Morris

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.

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IBC2019 Preview: Tuesday

2019-09-16T14:31:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition including the closing keynote and the Esports showcase.

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

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

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

Seeder’s latest S260VR-2C-PT40 VR head

VR encoder head on show at Seeder

2019-09-16T14:29:00+01:00By

Seeder’s new S260VR-2C-PT40 is a virtual reality encoder head, with PT40 pedestal, that can carry up to 26kg, including teleprompter.

Audio files can be turned in to timed text in as many 122 languages

Speechmatics agrees partnership with Limecraft

2019-09-16T14:29:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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’s 8in CinemonitorHD X-SBL SuperBright (up to 2500Nits) monitor

Aaton adds to monitor offering

2019-09-16T14:28:00+01:00By

Transvideo has added the StarliteUltra 7in monitor to its line up and upgraded others.

STV’s new HD OB and support vehicle built by TVC

STV’s new OB built by TVC

2019-09-16T14:28:00+01:00By

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.

Ashkenazi : ProtectMyApp truly changes how developers of all sizes can approach protection

Verimatrix focuses on ProtectMyApp

2019-09-16T14:28:00+01:00By

Designed to bring cost-effective mobile application security to developers, Verimatrix is showcasing its recently-announced ProtectMyApp.

Robotics on track for the stars

Vinten’s new FH-155 and FHR-155 heavy-duty pan-and-tilt heads

2019-09-16T14:28:00+01:00By

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.

Full-screen 8K graphics from a single system using KarismaCG 8K

Real-time 8K 3D graphics with Visual Research’s Karisma

2019-09-16T14:27:00+01:00By

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 new CallMe-T USB interface for audio and keypad control

Vortex adds SmartStream to CallMe-T

2019-09-16T14:27:00+01:00By

The CallMe-T IP audio codec now has SmartStream multi-destination audio streaming providing a new way to connect IP audio.

wTVision demos integration from sports production to control rooms

wTVision demos integration from sports production to control rooms

2019-09-16T14:27:00+01:00By

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).

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Forensic discussion of the Mindhunter workflow

2019-09-16T13:50:00+01:00By

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.

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Pixar remastering 16 titles for Disney + and UHD

2019-09-16T13:48:00+01:00By

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.

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IBC2019 Keynote: Cinematic trailblazer Andy Serkis

2019-09-16T13:47:00+01:00

IBC2019: Actor and director Andy Serkis discusses his journey into performance capture and the ethics of capturing actors’ likenesses in his IBC2019 Keynote session.

Great Atmos-phere: The main audio desk in the new Spiritland One

Megahertz supplies OB truck for Spiritland

2019-09-16T13:40:00+01:00By

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.

Miller Tripods’ new CiNX 7 caters for a wide range of payloads

CiNX cinema fluid heads launched by Miller

2019-09-16T13:40:00+01:00By

Available in three variations, the lightweight, durable fluid heads are feature packed to meet cinematographers’ needs at an affordable price.

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Global Gamechangers: Creative challenges and digital giants

2019-09-16T13:24:00+01:00

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.

The new Baselight Two HDR grading suite at Nebras Films

Nebras Films buys first Baselight Two in Saudi Arabia

2019-09-16T13:15:00+01:00By

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.

The ManPakT series of lightweight, flyaway products includes 13 tripod terminals

Antennas, terminals and more courtesy of General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies

2019-09-16T13:14:00+01:00By

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.

Walker: Globecast supplies an end-to-end solution

Globcast MCN new for IBC2019

2019-09-16T13:14:00+01:00By

New at IBC this year is Globecast Managed Cloud Network (Globecast MCN).

Al Haj: Gulfsat is in the satellite business - but we are also in the media business

Gulfsat establishes new business unit

2019-09-16T13:14:00+01:00By

Having begun life as a pure VSAT operator, working only with data and voice, Gulfsat’s business has continuously evolved.

Protection: Zhiyun’s Crane 3 Lab stabiliser and HPRC2600W case

HPRC2600W case designed to protect Crane 3 Lab gimbal

2019-09-16T13:14:00+01:00By

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 new 150mm T3.0 Macro is just the first Irix Cine lens

Irix releases first cine lens

2019-09-16T13:13:00+01:00By

The Swiss/Korean lens maker, Irix, has released its first cine lens: the Cine 150mm T3.0 Macro 1:1.

Shotgun alternative: The smallest model provides a more focused pickup, a longer range, and is more wind resistant than a shotgun mic

Klover highlights parabolic mics

2019-09-16T13:13:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

LiteGear’s new LiteMat Spectrum makes cinematic colour mixing simpler

LiteGear launches LiteMat Spectrum

2019-09-16T13:13:00+01:00By

The new LiteMat Spectrum offers an expanded Kelvin range with the ability to add accent colour through its patented colour mixing process.

Park life: Project Parking supports Avid’s new OP1A workflows

Latest version of Project Parking on show by Marquis

2019-09-16T13:13:00+01:00By

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.

Going swimmingly: Egripment’s G-Track system set up poolside

ARC Compensation hardware and software boosts Egripment telescoping crane

2019-09-16T13:12:00+01:00By

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.

Search and you shall find: Vidrovr is now on LogServer

Mediaproxy LogServer enhanced with Vidrovr video search

2019-09-16T13:12:00+01:00By

Mediaproxy has integrated the Vidrovr enterprise video search platform into its LogServer IP-based logging, monitoring and analysis software.

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IBC2019 Panel Interview: Jorma Kivela, Rik Bauwens and Paolo Casagranda

2019-09-16T11:20:00+01:00

IBCTV casts an ear to advances in the radio market

Beaudouin: All-in-one approach directly translates into lower opex and capex

New features for ATEME’s Titan

2019-09-16T11:17:00+01:00By

Dedicating its IBC booth to the company’s offering for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT is ATEME with its TITAN platform.

Le Mancq: showcasing innovative use cases and new business opportunities for mABR for satellite

Broadpeak optimises video quality over 5G

2019-09-16T11:17:00+01:00By

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.

Camgear’s Elite 20 EFP fluid head with carbon fibre tripod

Camgear sets tripods at ease with better counterbalance and fewer screw ups

2019-09-16T11:17:00+01:00By

Anyone working with tripod heads knows that counterbalance is vital to smooth operating.

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LGBT community calls for more industry diversity

2019-09-16T11:07:00+01:00By David Wood

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.

Emmy-award winning camera operator Deena Sheldon using the Cartoni S200 with Magnum head at the Kentucky Derby

Cartoni Sport 200 tripod legs are set for sports

2019-09-16T11:07:00+01:00By

Cartoni’s new Sport 200 (S200) tripod legs are designed specifically to meet the rigorous demands of sports and OB production.

Wohnoutka: “We continue to make significant investments to scale our Vyvx network”

CenturyLink/Grass Valley bandwidth test up for discussion

2019-09-16T11:07:00+01:00By

At IBC, CenturyLink is talking to visitors to its stand about the demonstration it carried out with Grass Valley in June

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EA and esports: building an in-house revenue feedback loop

2019-09-16T10:35:00+01:00By Lorcan Archer

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.

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IBC2019 Conference Keynote: Cultural capital, consumers & creativity

2019-09-16T10:29:00+01:00By

Universal Music’s Olivier Robert-Murphy discusses staying culturally relevant In a digital world where consumers are “always on”  and have higher demands

The new Taurus line was designed for reliability, efficiency, high performance

Compact SSPAs and BUCs from Advantech

2019-09-16T10:27:00+01:00By

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.

Görsjö: AI and machine learning can be applied to video service assurance

Agama: Identifying patterns in service delivery

2019-09-16T10:26:00+01:00By

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.

Bob Boster: FreeSpeak Edge offers audio which is good enough to use on air

Clear-Com launches FreeSpeak Edge

2019-09-16T10:00:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

FreeSpeak Edge is the latest addition to the Clear-Com’s family of digital wireless intercom solutions.

John Driver: “copper can no longer cope”

Canford: Copper can’t cope

2019-09-16T09:56:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

Canford is renowned for, as product development manager John Driver told the IBC Daily, “providing the glue – the interconnectors which makes the equipment work”.

Jaume Miró in among the Brainstorm graphics on the Panasonic stand

New focus on PTZ for AR and VR from Panasonic

2019-09-16T09:52:00+01:00By

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.

Pixellot’s Alon Werber and NEP Group’s Reto Osterwalder shake on the new AI partnership

AI initiative for Swiss sports leagues

2019-09-16T09:52:00+01:00By

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.

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IBC2019 Interview: Rich Berger, MovieLabs

2019-09-16T09:47:00+01:00By James Pearce

MovieLabs CEO Rich Berger gives IBCTV insight into a collaboration between Hollywood Studios

(L-R): Yves Morrier, EVS, Luc Antoine Charial, HBS, Ekta Hutton, Broadcast Academy, Ni-colas Bourdon,EVS, and Olivier Meaux Saint Marc, HBS

X marks the spot for sports training

2019-09-16T09:40:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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’s Tim Klein shows off the new ThunderLink adapter

ThunderLink adds to Hub connectivity

2019-09-16T09:33:00+01:00By

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.

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Video: Mike Zink and Maria Rua Aguete

2019-09-16T08:54:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Consumers want more than just extra pixels, industry experts tell IBCTV

Telemetrics’ Sergio Penetra shows off the new RoboEye 2

Telemetrics launches RoboEye 2 and PT-CP-S5 robotic heads

2019-09-16T08:23:00+01:00By

Telemetrics has launched two new robotic heads at IBC.

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Hollywood takes cloud-based leap of faith

2019-09-16T08:20:00+01:00By

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.

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The IBC Daily 2019: Day 4

2019-09-16T08:12:00+01:00

Read the latest issue of the IBC Daily online now.

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Content marketing: Authenticity is key

2019-09-16T08:09:00+01:00By

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.

Ceccherini: “We have multiple solutions oriented to the telecom and broadcaster media domain”

Hewlett Packard Enterprise engages the audience

2019-09-16T07:53:00+01:00By Steve Fairclough

The Media Workflow Manager is a keystone of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) stand this year.

LTN’s Khan (left) and Make.TV’s Jacobi join forces at IBC

Make.TV and LTN enjoy symbiotic relationship

2019-09-16T07:52:00+01:00By Anne Morris

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.

McCarthy (left): “Speed is one of our key design requirements”

Content metadata platform showcased

2019-09-16T07:52:00+01:00By

AWS partner Meta is showcasing its content metadata platform and API gateway for the media and entertainment industries.

Panasonic’s Stefan Hoffman with the new 8K organic sensor camera

Panasonic 8K camera sensors target Tokyo Olympics

2019-09-16T07:51:00+01:00By

Panasonic is showing a new 8K camera based on organic sensor technology that it maintains is the future of camera sensors.

Feel the buzz: Red Bee’s Stephen Penny is with Ben Leaver, Pixit Media’s CEO

Red Bee picks PixStor for secure storage

2019-09-16T07:51:00+01:00By

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.

The HDCE-TX30 adapter transforms SDI cameras into IP cameras

Sony’s IP Live Production System expands

2019-09-16T07:51:00+01:00By Steve Fairclough

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.

Erik Hauters in front of a Tinkerlist demonstration

Tinkerlist platform demoed

2019-09-16T07:45:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

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.

Peter Schut: “Our products are so reliable”

Axon Digital Cerebrum updated

2019-09-16T07:44:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

A new version of the Axon Digital Cerebrum Control and Monitoring system is being launched at IBC2019.

(L-R) Tijen Armagan, CEO, Zero Density, discusses the strategic partnership with Antti Lau-rila, global sales director, Broadcast Solutions

Zero Density partners with Broadcast Solutions

2019-09-16T07:44:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

(L-R):Ben Murphy, Rene Heuber and Alan Henry with the LDX-86N camera

Biggest order yet for Grass Valley LDX-86N UHD cameras

2019-09-16T07:44:00+01:00By

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.

New lens maker aims for prime time

New 20mm and three 85mm f1.8 lenses from Viltrox

2019-09-15T17:24:00+01:00By

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.

Control: Improved network predictability, reliability and performance is promised

Managing high traffic IP networks with SDNsquare

2019-09-15T17:24:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

Hidden gem: Paintable cables and small size work their magic

Shure introduces TwinPlex mics

2019-09-15T17:24:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

TwinPlex is Shure’s new line of premium subminiature (5mm) omnidirectional lavalier and headset microphones that are designed to manage tough conditions.

The Vocas Five-Axis Diopter Holder

Making a pitch (roll and yaw) for diopter holders

2019-09-15T17:24:00+01:00By

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 run-and-gun shooting grab a Go-Panel

Zylight’s launches Go-Panel with electronic Active Diffusion

2019-09-15T17:23:00+01:00By

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.

A 24mm Spirit Lab prime lens on a Sony camera

Spirit Lab extends full-frame prime family

2019-09-15T17:23:00+01:00By

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.

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Pioneers and performance recognised at IBC2019 Awards

2019-09-15T16:22:00+01:00By ,

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

Wooden Camera’s new Dual Director’s Monitor Cage V3

Director’s Monitor Cage redesigned

2019-09-15T16:14:00+01:00By

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.

Rehoused: Neo Super Baltar, Leica Noctilux and Zeiss B Speed lenses

Bringing new style to old lenses

2019-09-15T16:13:00+01:00By

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.

Infrared LEDs tie objects to graphics for natural feel

Stype Follower is a leader for intelligent AR and VR

2019-09-15T16:13:00+01:00By

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.

(L)Frédéric Brochard, CTO of France Télévisions, and Trevor Spielmann, head of sales – newsroom solutions for Scisys, celebrate the newsroom systems deal at IBC2019

France Télévisions commits to Scisys newsroom system

2019-09-15T16:00:00+01:00By

Scisys Media Solutions has been discussing the details of its recently announced deal with France Télévisions at IBC2019.

Speechmatics said it had developed the first scaled-up punctuation model on the market

Speechmatics develops Advanced Punctuation

2019-09-15T15:57:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

Both sides of Kvm-tec’s new media4Kconnect 4K DisplayPort 1.2 extender

Kvm-tec media4Kconnect extends DisplayPort over IP

2019-09-15T15:57:00+01:00By

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.

R-J Huijsman and Adrien Sicart, co-founders of Tracis, with the scanner

Tracis, Vocas and Camalot collaborate on lens damage system

2019-09-15T15:56:00+01:00By

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 with choice of headset sockets

JK Audio OuterLoop connects intercom to phones via Bluetooth

2019-09-15T15:48:00+01:00By

The new OuterLoop Bluetooth Intercom Beltpack is the latest in JK Audio’s range of broadcast wireless audio interfaces.

The new MS XL Multi Slider is ideal for PTZ cameras

Waterbird’s XL Multi Slider is heavyweight contender

2019-09-15T15:48:00+01:00By

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.

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Quality of user experience drives EBU platforms project

2019-09-15T15:47:00+01:00By

IBC2019: The EBU has called for more collaboration across European broadcasters.

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Why it’s nice to be Niche

2019-09-15T15:46:00+01:00By

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.

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Multi-channel encoder highlighted by Sumavision

2019-09-15T15:41:00+01:00By

On show on the Sumavision stand is the company’s 10K115 multi-channel encoder.

Viable: The technology allows new business models

Transmission site in one device with Telsat

2019-09-15T15:41:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

The 0.75 metre antenna can be erected in three minutes

Probecom antenna will travel in the hold

2019-09-15T15:33:00+01:00By

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.

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Innovations like Filmmaker Mode vital to deliver benefits of 4K and beyond

2019-09-15T15:08:00+01:00By David Wood

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.

Christopher J Shaw, EVP for sales & marketing, Cobalt Digital with the 9971 multiviewer

Focus on HEVC for Cobalt Digital

2019-09-15T15:00:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

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).

Bridging the gap between tape and cloud

Bridging the gap between tape and cloud

2019-09-15T15:00:00+01:00By

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.

Card sharp: Dell Technologies’ resident magician amuses Alex Timbs

Dell delivers Clarity to the storage market

2019-09-15T15:00:00+01:00By

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.

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Andy Serkis: Immortalising characters with technology

2019-09-15T14:54:00+01:00By

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.

On its rocker: GFM’s latest GF-Low Rocker mount with base plate

Grip factory updates GF-Slider

2019-09-15T14:37:00+01:00By

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’s new Dynamic Bandwidth Control

GB Labs’ Dynamic Bandwidth Control gives priority to users

2019-09-15T14:37:00+01:00By

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.

Massart: The key to both OTT and all-IP newsgathering is successful transmission

Newtec supports mobile journalism

2019-09-15T14:37:00+01:00By

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.

Four becomes eight

SAPEC Laguna Media Processor now supports eight SD/HD channels

2019-09-15T14:36:00+01:00By

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 is a carrier-grade adaptive bitrate transcoder

WISI transcoder now features redundancy

2019-09-15T14:36:00+01:00By

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.

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IBC2019 Preview: Monday

2019-09-15T14:24:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition including the content everywhere hall and hub and the Monday mega movie showcasing Toy Story 4.

Searching via the spoken word

Trint Player: Upping online video discoverability

2019-09-15T14:14:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Automated transcription services provider Trint is showcasing its Trint Player at IBC, just a few months after it was first unveiled.

Two Varsa Bi-Color fixtures on location

Nila bi-colour LEDs offer Precision Colortune

2019-09-15T14:13:00+01:00By

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 battery

Mini PAGlink MPL50G new for IBC

2019-09-15T14:13:00+01:00By

The new Mini PAGlink MPL50G provides the benefits of PAG’s established battery linking technology in a more compact, lightweight format.

Connect and Discover are both cloud-based

“Leadership in IMF workflows” from Ownzones

2019-09-15T14:00:00+01:00By

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.

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Video: Dominique Delport, Vice Media

2019-09-15T13:30:00+01:00

IBC2019: Vice’s Dominique Delport talks growth opportunities, empowering youth and Bruce Lee in this IBCTV interview

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

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

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

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Video: Claudia Vaccarone, EBU

2019-09-15T13:18:00+01:00

IBC2019: EBU’s Claudia Vaccarone talks to IBCTV about the IBC2019 Awards

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“Urgent need” for digital cinema standards

2019-09-15T13:07:00+01:00By

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.

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NLZIET head: Collaborate or face extinction

2019-09-15T11:59:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Linear broadcasters must think globally and collaborate or face extinction: that’s the warning from Niels Baas managing director NLZIET to linear broadcasters.

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Video: Steve Beres and Greg Spence, Game of Thrones

2019-09-15T11:51:00+01:00By

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

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Is this the end of broadcast?

2019-09-15T11:34:00+01:00

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.

Getting a handle on things: (from left) Paul Nigro and Jaycee Indiviglio

Indipro Tools reaches out to Europe

2019-09-15T11:00:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

Power cables, battery adaptors and batteries are the heroes at the stand of IndiPro Tools, who are new to the IBC show this year.

Rotolight founder Rod Gammons and CEO Rod Aaron Gammons with the new Titan X2

Titan shines brightly on Rotolight stand

2019-09-15T11:00:00+01:00By

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”.

Compelling: Kazuhiro Yamada, drone business development group, NTT Docomo explains the display to a visitor

NTT Docomo display drone seen around IBC

2019-09-15T10:24:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The Spherical Drone Display, which was first shown in Europe at IBC last year, is now available.

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Solving diversity beyond the tick boxes

2019-09-15T09:23:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Driving innovation in creativity, business advertising and technology are linked directly with diverse workplaces and leadership teams, required for a sustainable future.

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“We need to at least double our screen count”

2019-09-15T09:22:00+01:00By

IBC2019: India’s robust film industry is “heavily underscreened” the IBC2019 audience heard.

Peter Schut: “Our products are so reliable”

Axon adds to Cerebrum system

2019-09-15T09:18:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

A new version of the Axon Digital Cerebrum Control and Monitoring system is being launched at IBC2019.

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IBC2019 Panel Interview: Noel Curran, Dee Forbes and Martijn van Dam

2019-09-15T08:44:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Broadcasters speak to IBCTV following their Global Gamechangers panels

Robert Morgan-Males and Rodrigo Thomaz of Audio-Technica Europe with the Honda Repsol bike of Marc Marquez, who’s currently leading the Moto GP series

Audio-Technica named as official mic services provider to MotoGP

2019-09-15T08:36:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

The HDCE-TX30 adapter transforms SDI cameras into IP cameras

Sony’s IP Live Production System expands

2019-09-15T08:36:00+01:00By Steve Fairclough

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.

(L-R): Red Bee Media’s Margaret Davies, David Travis and Steve Nylund after the live TV event at IBC

Remote control goes OTT

2019-09-15T08:36:00+01:00By Anne Morris

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.

Padrines: ‘Content is king, but the user experience is queen’

Synamedia – bringing together broadcast and OTT

2019-09-15T08:36:00+01:00By Anne Morris

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.

Videomenthe’s Eolementhe media tool box includes a three-pane view option

Videomenthe enhances collaborative media system

2019-09-15T08:35:00+01:00By

Media processing specialist Videomenthe is using IBC2019 to present the latest features included in V6 of its Eolementhe collaborative media toolbox.

Telestream’s Alistair Butler with Kevin Khoo (head of APAC sales)

Chunghwa Telecom seeks Vantage point for 4K

2019-09-15T08:08:00+01:00By

Taiwan’s leading commercial broadcaster Chunghwa Telecom has signed a deal with Telestream for QoE assurance and 4K media processing requirements.

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Compact Kula AV new from Grass Valley

2019-09-15T07:54:00+01:00By

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.

Net effect: Oliver Gappa with the SpycerNode Ethernet storage

Ethernet overtakes Fibre Channel for media storage

2019-09-15T07:54:00+01:00By

High-speed Ethernet is rapidly replacing Fibre Channel for media storage, according to Rohde & Schwarz.

Enjoying a Kumulative effect: Masstech’s George Kilpatrick

Masstech launches Kumulate for streamlined storage management

2019-09-15T07:52:00+01:00By

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.

Canon’s Stephen Hart Dyke shows off the new CJ15ex4.3B lens

Wide-ranging UHD zoom lens launched by Canon

2019-09-15T07:25:00+01:00By

The new CJ15ex4.3B is a lightweight UHD ENG-style zoom lens boasting class-leading magnification and wide-angle focal length.

Looking Sharp: Cinegy’s Jan Weigner with the new 8K camera

Cinegy displays real-time 8K on display

2019-09-15T07:25:00+01:00By

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.

Montanari in the spacious OBX gallery

‘Best OB truck in Europe’ among IBC’s outside exhibits

2019-09-15T07:25:00+01:00By

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.

Tomlin (left): M&E businesses can discover data they did not know they had

Diving into data with IMES

2019-09-15T07:23:00+01:00By Anne Morris

Content services platform Iron Mountain InSight is being showcased for the first time at IBC following its launch earlier in 2019.

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The IBC Daily 2019: Day 3

2019-09-15T05:12:00+01:00

Today’s issue of the IBC Daily is available to read online now.

Brickmeier: “We’ve built in substantial customisation such that unique needs can be easily accommodated.”

Customisation key for Velocix

2019-09-15T04:00:00+01:00By

With a customer list that includes Liberty Global, Sky, Telefónica, T-Mobile and Vodafone, it’s clear that Velocix knows its target market.

Exalux’s new Ledzep LED light and Ledmaster Neo dimmer

Ledzep light Punches above its weight

2019-09-14T17:26:00+01:00By

The new Exalux Ledzep range of thin, robust and efficient LED lighting fixtures comes in two versions, and four sizes.

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Video: Maria Norman, Rachel Butler and Colin Jackson, BBC Studios

2019-09-14T15:43:00+01:00

IBC2019: BBC’s NHU unveils tech behind its biggest nature documentaries

The product seeks to lessen the hours that are spent distributing content

Synq Media: Automating and optimising distribution

2019-09-14T15:13:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

The Dominion KXIV-101 provides unblocked, out-of-band BIOS-level access

Raritan introduces new KVM-over-IP switch

2019-09-14T15:13:00+01:00By

First-time exhibitor Raritan is showcasing its Dominion KX IV-101 KVM-over-IP switch.

The AIO RX decoder converts live NDI streams for connection to baseband devices

Lower cost SDI into IP from Magewell

2019-09-14T15:12:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

The compact new travelMate 360 camera case

camRade travelMate can pack it in

2019-09-14T15:12:00+01:00By

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.

The Switch’s Burbank, California facility has been expanded

The Switch launches at-home/remote production facility

2019-09-14T15:12:00+01:00By

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.

Prugnaud: “All the components have already been integrated and tested to work together”

Transition made easier with Anevia’s Flamingo

2019-09-14T15:12:00+01:00By

Designed to provide high quality, live and on-demand multiscreen TV services over any network, Anevia’s Flamingo IPTV head-end is on show at IBC.

Six models are available with a choice of three sizes

Latest auto-acquire manpacks demonstrated by C-COM

2019-09-14T15:11:00+01:00By

Fully motorised and described by the company as robust and lightweight, C-COM is demonstrating its latest auto-acquire manpacks.

The DEV 6871 DOCSIS 3.1 Remote-MACPHY system found to be interoperable

DEV passes DOCSIS 3.1 test

2019-09-14T15:11:00+01:00By

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.

LED line up: K5600’s new Alpha 300, ballasts, splitter and Joker 300

K5600 Joker joins the LED lighting pack

2019-09-14T15:10:00+01:00By

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.

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New output routing option for iAM from Wohler

2019-09-14T15:10:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The company is showcasing a new output routing option for its iAM-Mix products.

The playout engine load is reduced without compromising quality, says Stuart Wood of Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach offers simpler, cheaper graphics

2019-09-14T15:00:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

AoIP refreshed: Marty Sacks, VP of sales, support and marketing at The Telos Alliance, announces the premiere

Sixth-gen AoIP console new from Telos

2019-09-14T15:00:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

Telestream’s Alistair Butler with Kevin Khoo (head of APAC sales)

Chunghwa Telecom seeks Vantage point for 4K

2019-09-14T15:00:00+01:00By

Taiwan’s leading commercial broadcaster Chunghwa Telecom has signed a deal with Telestream for QoE assurance and 4K media processing requirements.

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Lion King team looked to Attenborough documentaries

2019-09-14T14:51:00+01:00By

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.

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IBC2019 Preview: Sunday

2019-09-14T14:37:00+01:00By

IBC2019: What to see and expect at the conference and exhibition today, finishing with the prestigious IBC Awards ceremony.

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Video: Android TV outlines entertainment’s tech-driven future

2019-09-14T14:36:00+01:00By David Wood

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.

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Rise recognises outstanding women

2019-09-14T14:36:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Gender diversity advocacy group Rise held its inaugural awards ceremony at IBC today.

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Video: Global Gamechangers - Where’s the money coming from?

2019-09-14T14:29:00+01:00

IBC2019: Speakers from Vice, Pluto TV and Bauer Media dicussed business models in the digital age.

The software takes out a lot of the manual work of network analysis and planning

Progira software enables simpler broadcast network planning

2019-09-14T14:02:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The established Progira plan software which enables users to plan, evaluate and optimise broadcast networks accurately, has been joined by Progira plan for Server.

An actual in-house digitisation factory can be found on stand

Noa demonstrates benefits of in-house digitisation

2019-09-14T14:01:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

Flow: Aristo allows tasks to be virtually wired together to create processing pipelines

On-Hertz ups the audio workflow

2019-09-14T13:23:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Virtual audio specialist On-Hertz is using IBC2019 to launch its Artisto software audio engine, which is designed to automate sound workflows.

Team building: Viz Engine 4 render creates easy-to-use augmented reality

Connecting Storytelling with AR and IP

2019-09-14T13:23:00+01:00By

Vizrt has introduced Viz Engine 4 for live media, the cornerstone render engine for its future media workflows.

Search and you shall find: Vidrovr is now on LogServer

Mediaproxy LogServer enhanced with Vidrovr video search

2019-09-14T13:11:00+01:00By

Mediaproxy has integrated the Vidrovr enterprise video search platform into its LogServer IP-based logging, monitoring and analysis software.

On schedule, but not on dedicated equipment: MAM4Pro’s media scheduler

MAM4Pro virtually offers performance bonus

2019-09-14T13:11:00+01:00By

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.

Compact: The mixer is equally at home over-the-shoulder or in a mobile rig

High horsepower portable mixer-recorder new from Sound Devices

2019-09-14T13:11:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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 aids archiving, security, performance and sharing of Adobe projects

Marquis Postflux platform protects Premiere Pro projects

2019-09-14T13:06:00+01:00By

Postflux is a new platform that improves the archiving, versioning, integrity, security, performance and sharing of Adobe projects in extended workflows.

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Interview: Marion Ranchet, Roku

2019-09-14T13:04:00+01:00By

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.

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It’s time to collaborate

2019-09-14T13:04:00+01:00

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.

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Video: HbbTV and ATSC 3.0 sees broadcasters striking back

2019-09-14T13:03:00+01:00By

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.

Big ten: multiple KVM cards can fit in a single 2RU chassis

Apantac KVM over IP for openGear

2019-09-14T12:57:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The new OG-KVM-IP-Tx card for the openGear chassis is on display.

ProRes Raw power: The new Atomos Neon 8K line up

8K ProRes Raw recording reaches Neon heights

2019-09-14T12:57:00+01:00By

The recently released Atomos Neon Cinema Series can now be upgraded to 8K with the new 8K Master Control Unit.

The headend devices now available for organisations with DVB-C/T/T2 modulation

Axing demonstrates IP/DVB modulators

2019-09-14T12:57:00+01:00By

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.

Presenters are rendered as a 3D element in InfinitySet

InfinitySet 3D integration is Unreal – with added Unity

2019-09-14T12:56:00+01:00By

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.

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4G remote camera control unveiled by CyanView

2019-09-14T12:56:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

The Cy-Stem range by CyanView is pushing the bounds of camera control to deliver compelling, engaging viewer experiences, according to the company.

Polatis optical switches monitor and control the signals

High fibre connectivity from Huber + Suhner

2019-09-14T12:56:00+01:00By

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.

The technologies in the Jade STB aim to deliver better WiFi video

Technicolor announces new STB

2019-09-14T12:56:00+01:00By Steve Fairclough

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.

UHD multichannel encoding on the cards: Vitec’s new MGW Diamond OG

Diamond polished for openGear encoding

2019-09-14T12:55:00+01:00By

The new MGW Diamond OG is a 4K/multichannel HEVC encoder in an openGear (OG) card format.

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What do consumers expect from 5G entertainment?

2019-09-14T12:37:00+01:00Brought to you by

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 Paul Atkinson shows off the new C500 Mark II and accessories

Canon C500 Mark II on show

2019-09-14T11:05:00+01:00By

Canon’s new 5.9K full-frame Cinema EOS system camera, the C500 Mark II is on show at IBC.

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Global Gamechanger: Gary Shapiro

2019-09-14T10:45:00+01:00By

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.

Lens flair: Carey Duffy with Cooke’s new 40mm full-frame anamorphic

Consolidation for Cooke Optics

2019-09-14T10:39:00+01:00By

2019 is “a year of consolidation” for Cooke, according to its European director of sales, Carey Duffy.

Adam Fry, vice president of Sony Professional Solutions Europe, introduces the Sony press conference at IBC2019

Sony focuses on quality content creation

2019-09-14T10:38:00+01:00By Steve Fairclough

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.

Fish and chips: IngeSTore is available free with 4K Supernova S+ I/O cards

IngeSTore gets Edit-While-Record and all the REST

2019-09-14T10:38:00+01:00By

The IngeSTore multi-channel ingest tool has been updated with added codecs, Edit-While-Record capabilities and enhanced remote control.

SilhouetteFX was heavily used by Weta Digital on Avengers: End Game

Boris buys SilhouetteFX and Digital Film Tools

2019-09-14T10:37:00+01:00By

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.

Ship shape: The new BR Remote AC180 remote PTZ camera

BR Remote PTZ ball camera makes a splash

2019-09-14T10:37:00+01:00By

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.

Frostad: “The VB440 represents an entirely future-proof solution”

8KoIP demonstrated by Bridge Technologies

2019-09-14T10:37:00+01:00By

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.

LED engines fired up: The Creamsource SpaceX

SpaceX LED gets European debut

2019-09-14T10:36:00+01:00By

Creamsource is showing its powerful SpaceX LED light for the first time in Europe, along with new lighting effects for its Micro Colour fixture.

Yvonne Monterroso, director, product management at Dejero, with the new EnGo 260 mobile transmitter

Dejero EnGo updated

2019-09-14T10:36:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

Connectivity specialist Dejero revealed the latest generation of its EnGo mobile transmitter at IBC on Friday.

The combined Griiip and LiveU motorsports media solutions platform

Griip and LiveU extend partnership

2019-09-14T10:31:00+01:00By

Griiip and LiveU have revealed details of an extended partnership revolving around the integration of complementary racing content solutions for broadcasters and streaming services.

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State of the streaming TV industry

2019-09-14T09:56:00+01:00Brought to you by

With streaming skyrocketing, discover the latest on ad placement, length, and buffering, device share and quality, the growth of social video and more.

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Global players back the “golden era” of creativity

2019-09-14T09:47:00+01:00By

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.

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IBC2019 Opening Keynote: Cécile Frot-Coutaz, YouTube

2019-09-14T09:46:00+01:00

YouTube’s Cécile Frot-Coutaz opened the conference talking about the platform’s relationship with Pay-TV providers and audiences

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DAB+: A new generation of efficient, cost-effective transmitters

2019-09-14T09:41:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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Becoming a next gen standards body

2019-09-14T08:48:00+01:00

IBC2019: As the technologies, workflows and business models of our industry evolve so too must SMPTE, writes Barbara Lange.

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EBU says “time to regulate the FAANGs”

2019-09-14T08:42:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Regulators need to respond faster to changing viewer habits and the rise of the FAANGs, according to European broadcasting chiefs.

Live switching, replays, highlights, and more are possible

EVS X-One enables lean production

2019-09-14T07:45:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

The commentary box can manage daily commentary situations

Compact Express IP Mini new from Glensound

2019-09-14T07:45:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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 product targets educational and other organisations beyond media

Cloud-native media recording from Insys

2019-09-14T07:44:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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 product is based on the ContentServer technology of Fraunhofer IIS

IZT focuses on DAB+ at IBC2019

2019-09-14T07:43:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The DAB ContentServer from IZT is a professional encoder and multiplexer system for the infrastructure of digital broadcast transmitter networks.

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IBC2019 Tech Talk: Lebanon’s labour of love

2019-09-14T07:24:00+01:00By

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.

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The IBC Daily 2019: Day 2

2019-09-14T07:08:00+01:00

Read Saturday’s edition of the IBC Daily online now.

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Video: Interview with Soumya Sriraman, Britbox

2019-09-13T16:18:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Britbox president Soumya talks to IBCTV about the future of the ITV/BBC JV which is set to launch in the UK.

Portable: The Iqoya Talk comes in a hard case or in a backpack

Reliability and audio quality in remotes

2019-09-13T15:45:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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Blockchain: Ushering the next generation of M&E

2019-09-13T15:31:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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6K camera from Blackmagic

2019-09-13T15:30:00+01:00By

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.

Nikhil Malhotra, global head of innovation at Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra helping content make money

2019-09-13T15:00:00+01:00By Steve Fairclough

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.

Protect and serve: A new, more resilient Lightspeed Live in use

Lightspeed up to speed for live capture and streaming

2019-09-13T15:00:00+01:00By

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.

Systems integrated: Laurent Mairet, Stefan Breder, Munzer Rushdi and Nicolas Hans

Broadcast Solutions buys Videlio Middle-East

2019-09-13T15:00:00+01:00By

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.

Managed sports services are enabling better communications across sports and e-sports

Comms is key for Riedel

2019-09-13T15:00:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

Communications is key the running of any successful event, and Riedel’s managed sports services division is enabling that success.

European office manager Stanislaw Mendyk in the back of the cable repair ambulance

Canare ready for any emergency

2019-09-13T15:00:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

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.

Director of Marketing and Communications Andreas Hilmer introduced the latest V__matrix features and a new low noise frame at IBC2019

Lawo enhances V__matrix

2019-09-13T15:00:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Significant new features have been announced for V__matrix, Lawo’s software-defined IP core routing and processing platform.

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Broadcasters called to make sustainability cool

2019-09-13T14:36:00+01:00By

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.

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The keys to success in a digital age

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

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

Future: Signum is set for today and tomorrow’s radio distribution

Compact, reliable IRD from Elber

2019-09-13T14:11:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Signum is a compact IRD designed for the high-end radio distribution market that Elber is showcasing at IBC2019.

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enCaption for radio debuted

2019-09-13T14:10:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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IBC2019 Preview: Saturday

2019-09-13T14:03:00+01:00By

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.

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YouTube “essential” for pay-TV operators says head of EMEA

2019-09-13T14:02:00+01:00By

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.

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Video: IBC2019 panel interview with Jane Turton, James Baker and Jane Millichip

2019-09-13T13:55:00+01:00By James Pearce

In this IBCTV panel interview, industry experts look at the issue of funding new content in an OTT world.

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Ownzones appoints former Google Cloud COO

2019-09-13T13:30:00+01:00

Cloud computing pioneer and tech visionary Diane M Bryant has been appointed to the advisory board at Ownzones Entertainment Technologies.

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FreeSpeak Edge crosses intercom frontier

2019-09-13T13:29:00+01:00By

FreeSpeak Edge is being launched by Clear-Com at IBC2019, the latest addition to the FreeSpeak range of digital wireless intercom systems.

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BBC NHU: “The pace of change is crazy”

2019-09-13T12:47:00+01:00By

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’.

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Interview: Michael Zink, Warner Bros.

2019-09-13T12:24:00+01:00By

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.

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BT Sport switches focus to remote production

2019-09-13T11:59:00+01:00By

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.

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Influencing the influencer

2019-09-13T11:55:00+01:00By

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.

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SES beaming after Microsoft cloud deal

2019-09-13T11:53:00+01:00By

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.

Remotes: Creatives in the field can access content from any location

Dalet debuts Remote Editing

2019-09-13T10:59:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The company is introducing a new remote editing product aimed at media organisations that have extensive, critical in-the-field production needs.

Themes: An SJM operator can set up buttons tied to audio along with transitions

Digispot’s Smart Jingle Machine on show

2019-09-13T10:58:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

DPA calls the 6000 Series mics and headset its greatest achievement of the decade

DPA’s 6000 series: small but powerful

2019-09-13T10:57:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

The company is showcasing its 6000 series of Subminiature Microphones at this year’s IBC exhibition.

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Tracking the rise of data collection and ‘analysis at scale’

2019-09-13T10:09:00+01:00Brought to you by

The traditional TV box will serve as a gateway for smart homes in the future, says SDMC president David Lee.

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Interview: Jessica d’Ardenne, DAZN

2019-09-13T10:07:00+01:00By Tim Dams

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 ...

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Pliant Technologies updates CrewCom family

2019-09-13T09:58:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

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 pan, tilt, zoom cameras are becoming more popular

Robotic PTZ cameras from PTZOptics

2019-09-13T09:58:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

Robotic cameras are storming the industry, with their ability to provide high-quality imagery and remote management capabilities.

SteadyGum reduces exertion by up to 80%

SteadyGum takes the weight off

2019-09-13T09:56:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

Camera operators can now avoid occupational injuries thanks to SteadyGum, which significantly reduces their need for physical exertion.

Money: The 5G-in-a-box can save money over traditional methods of ENG transmission

B<>com demos 5G in remote transmission

2019-09-13T09:54:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

Thinking ahead: The upgrade brings additional future-proof functionality to the frame

Barnfind updates long-distance fibre transport

2019-09-13T09:53:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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Access IP audio codec evolves

2019-09-13T09:53:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Comrex is now shipping the newest addition to its established Access IP audio codec line, Access NX Rack.

Weight gain: The capacity of the height adjustable desk has gone from 140 to 240kg

New feature for Module-R and SystemTwo

2019-09-13T09:52:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

Modern: New standards can be implemented in older units via upgrade

AVT adds answering machine

2019-09-13T09:51:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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IABM offers its data riches to end users

2019-09-13T09:33:00+01:00By

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.

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Interview: Thomas Jacques, TF1

2019-09-13T09:18:00+01:00By

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.

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Trouble-free transmissions from DTC Docomo

2019-09-13T08:29:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

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.

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L2Tek shining bright

2019-09-13T08:29:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

The latest developments from key component suppliers to the broadcast industry are on display on the L2Tek stand this year.

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Saramonic showcases wireless mic system

2019-09-13T08:07:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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Roland debuts multi-format AV mixer

2019-09-13T08:04:00+01:00By

Making its European debut, Roland’s VR-50HD MK II is an all-in-one streaming switcher.

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CVW reveals world’s first cable-free multi-camera transmission system

2019-09-13T08:03:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

BeamLink-Ultimate – the world’s first all-in-one wireless transmission system – is on demonstration on the CVW stand this year.

Quantum's StorNext takes next step

2019-09-13T08:02:00+01:00By

The StorNext product line has been completely refreshed, with a new version of Quantum’s StorNext file system and new appliances.

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Livegrade Studio offers set piece control

2019-09-13T07:59:00+01:00By

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.

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Canford transfers to employee ownership

2019-09-13T07:51:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

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.

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IBC Executive Forums talk transformation and cyber security

2019-09-12T14:29:00+01:00By

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.

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IBC2019 Preview: Friday

2019-09-12T14:23:00+01:00By

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.

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Welcome to IBC2019

2019-09-12T14:22:00+01:00By Michael Crimp

As IBC2019 opens IBC CEO Michael Crimp looks at some of the key themes that will impact this year’s shows.

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News Corp bets on streaming with IPO still a focus

2019-09-12T14:18:00+01:00By

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.

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Five steps to take the challenge of expanded networks

2019-09-12T13:22:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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Video: Andy Serkis on the future of motion capture

2019-09-12T12:31:00+01:00By

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.

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Analysis: Apple to put services at its core

2019-09-12T12:31:00+01:00By

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

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Enter the Dragon

2019-09-12T12:12:00+01:00By Steve Fairclough

The Dragon TV system from Nuance is a “next-generation” voice-activated content experience that’s being demoed in hall 15 throughout IBC2019.

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Interview: Lisa Opie, BBC Studios

2019-09-12T12:06:00+01:00By

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.

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Interview: Aneesh Rajaram, Vewd

2019-09-12T11:31:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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Apantac adds UHD boost to multiviewers

2019-09-12T11:19:00+01:00

UHD outputs have been added to Apantac’s T# and Mi multiviewers.

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Facilis Hub serves up significant storage boost

2019-09-12T11:11:00+01:00By

Facilis recently started shipping its new Hub Shared Storage System.

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Hold the front page

2019-09-12T11:10:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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New ST 2110 cards from Matrox Vite

2019-09-12T11:09:00+01:00

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.

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InfinitySet takes centre stage on Brainstorm stand

2019-09-12T11:05:00+01:00

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.

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Venice system shoots Official Secrets

2019-09-12T11:02:00+01:00By Steve Fairclough

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.

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Interview: Michael McEwen, NABA

2019-09-12T11:00:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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Sharpening AI for profit in the Brazilian market

2019-09-12T11:00:00+01:00By Lorcan Archer

In charge of analytics for Brazil’s huge TV Globo, Carlos Octavio wades into rivers of data while striving to transform a corporate culture.

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Waking up to esports

2019-09-12T10:53:00+01:00By Tim Dams

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

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Interview: Dominique Delport, Vice Media

2019-09-12T10:52:00+01:00By

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.

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By the industry, for the industry

2019-09-12T08:04:00+01:00By

IBC is run by the industry, for the industry – meet the partner bodies who help make IBC a reality.

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Interview: Dan Mangru, TheaterEars

2019-09-11T14:48:00+01:00By

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.

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Simplifying content operations

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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.

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Blog: Overcrowding in the OTT landscape

2019-09-10T15:55:00+01:00By

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.

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CenturyLink talks South American expansion

2019-09-10T15:42:00+01:00

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.

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Modular video conversion advances in reverse

2019-09-10T15:39:00+01:00By

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.

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Monarch offers Edge on remote delivery

2019-09-10T15:38:00+01:00By

The latest Monarch Edge encoders offer streaming versatility for a myriad of 4K and multi-HD webcasting, OTT and remote production workflows.

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Pump up the volumetric

2019-09-10T15:37:00+01:00By

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.

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Gates Air addresses broadcast/IT convergence

2019-09-10T15:36:00+01:00

The fully-productised Intraplex Ascent platform is set to be a highlight for Gates Air at IBC2019.

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A robust, smart virtual studio

2019-09-10T15:34:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

Following its appearance in last year’s Future Zone, White Light is returning to IBC to showcase the latest version of its SmartStage technology.

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European debut for revamped Media Composer

2019-09-10T15:33:00+01:00By

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.

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Now is the time to adopt cloud workflows

2019-09-10T14:40:00+01:00Brought to you by

Embracing cloud workflows is something all broadcasters need to do, says Google Cloud managing director Anil Jain.

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Innovative ecosystem play

2019-09-10T12:45:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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5G, 8K and TV OS dominates IFA

2019-09-10T12:09:00+01:00By

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.

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Interview: Olivier Jollet, Pluto TV

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

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

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No assured hit: 20 years of digital cinema

2019-09-10T08:31:00+01:00By Patrick Von Sychowski

20 years after the big screen shifted to digital, IBC365 looks at how this momentous transition came about.

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Behind the Scenes: Gemini Man

2019-09-09T12:16:00+01:00By

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.

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Interview: Nuno Fonseca, Sound Particles

2019-09-09T11:29:00+01:00By

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.

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Brain waves: How content could be as individual as a fingerprint

2019-09-09T11:01:00+01:00By

As consumers demand more personalisation, metadata about individual users is emerging as a key resource for the industry, writes Adrian Pennington.

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Young Pioneer: Leader, visionary and influencer

2019-09-09T11:00:00+01:00By

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.

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Cloud, AI and IP driving broadcast and media technology

2019-09-09T10:55:00+01:00By

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.

Week ahead

IBC2019 commences & Apple special event

2019-09-09T08:55:00+01:00By

9-13 Sept :Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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LTN Global to Acquire Make.TV

2019-09-09T07:31:00+01:00By

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.

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Brussels approves Canal+ Group’s acquisition of M7

2019-09-06T15:56:00+01:00By

The European Commission has rubber-stamped Canal+ Group’s $1.1 billion takeover of pay-TV operator M7.

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Scality’s Ring8 handles advanced data management

2019-09-06T11:27:00+01:00

Scality’s new Ring8 is a software-defined system that handles large-scale, on-premises storage of unstructured data.

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Simplified access to OU Flex

2019-09-06T11:27:00+01:00

The OU Flex Ka- or Ku-Band service from SES combines the traditional DVB links with full-service IP connectivity.

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TICTACILE. Brings branded ecosystem to consumers

2019-09-06T11:26:00+01:00

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.

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Connect to demo Kybio Media platform

2019-09-06T11:25:00+01:00

The Kybio Media unified end-to-end monitoring and control platform will be demonstrated by Connect at IBC2019.

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Aaton makes additions to Cantar audio range

2019-09-06T11:24:00+01:00

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.

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DVI transmission for KVM from Black Box

2019-09-06T11:22:00+01:00

The new Emerald ZeroU DVI transmitter for the Black Box Emerald unified KVM platform will be on show at IBC2019.

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VIPA 25 ST 2110 network interface card new from Macnica

2019-09-06T11:22:00+01:00

Macnica will showcase its expanding VIPA product line and offer live demos of its ST 2110 and NMOS network media switching solutions at IBC2019.

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AJA annouces Ki Pro GO for live production scenarios

2019-09-06T11:20:00+01:00

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.

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IBC2019 preview: Be inspired, network and innovate

2019-09-06T10:37:00+01:00By

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.

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Q&A with IBC Social Impact Award finalists

2019-09-06T10:19:00+01:00By

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.

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Astonishing performances

2019-09-06T09:50:00+01:00By

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.

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Disney job cuts & Mediaset votes on future

2019-09-06T09:41:00+01:00By

2-6 Sept: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Interview: Mario Cavestany, IBM

2019-09-06T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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Interview: Bill Gash, CSG Ascendon

2019-09-05T17:58:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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Encouraging women in sports production

2019-09-05T16:49:00+01:00

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.

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Tuning into talent

2019-09-05T14:34:00+01:00

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.

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Video: Protecting users is “number one priority” for YouTube

2019-09-05T14:04:00+01:00By

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.

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OTTs offer opportunities for indies, says Serkis

2019-09-05T12:16:00+01:00By

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.

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Interview: Hiroshi Kawano, Sony

2019-09-05T11:14:00+01:00By

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.

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UK BAME workforce exceeds average for VFX, post and animation sectors

2019-09-05T10:24:00+01:00By

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.

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RTS unveils full line-up for Cambridge Convention

2019-09-05T10:02:00+01:00By

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.

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Preparing the content ecosystem for the future

2019-09-05T09:19:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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Interview: Peter Heinckiens, Mediagenix

2019-09-05T09:18:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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Accelerating the evolution of video

2019-09-04T16:07:00+01:00Brought to you by

Making video content creation & management simple and impactful using evolved tools, including AR, VR and AI is the next phase of video evolution.

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Interview: Shalini Govil-Pai, Android TV

2019-09-04T15:52:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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Seismic challenges for public broadcasters

2019-09-04T15:47:00+01:00By

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.

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How AI can reshape TV

2019-09-04T14:24:00+01:00Brought to you by

The ‘Netflix Effect’ is in full swing, with billions of people binge-watching programmes on-demand, says Media Distillery product owner Martin Prins.

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Dish India partners Broadpeak for OTT service

2019-09-04T11:57:00+01:00By

Dish TV India has partnered with Broadpeak to launch its new OTT service Watcho, which will deliver 100+ channels to its customers.

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Nokia Technologies and Innogiant honoured at IBC

2019-09-04T11:02:00+01:00By

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.

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Interview: Tony Lorentzen, Nuance Communications

2019-09-04T09:30:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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Interview: Morwen Williams, BBC News

2019-09-04T08:06:00+01:00By

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.

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Esports eclipses expectations

2019-09-04T08:00:00+01:00By

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.

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Generation HEVC

2019-09-03T15:43:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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ProSiebenSat.1 looks to offload Red Arrow Studios

2019-09-03T13:52:00+01:00By

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.

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Lenses and the quest for character in changing times for film

2019-09-03T12:59:00+01:00By

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.

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Gravity Media completes acquisition of Australia’s Chief Entertainment

2019-09-03T11:55:00+01:00By

UK-based Gravity Media has completed the acquisition of Chief Entertainment - a provider of live studio and production services from Australian telecommunications firm Telstra.

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Telia offers EU concessions to push through Bonnier takeover

2019-09-03T11:55:00+01:00By

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.

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Win the 5G communications, media and entertainment race

2019-09-03T11:24:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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Delivering results with IP

2019-09-02T16:42:00+01:00

End-to-end IP is finally achievable, making live video delivery easier and more efficient, says Andy Warman.

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The noise around AI

2019-09-02T15:20:00+01:00By Kevin Hilton

AI is being touted as a transformative technology for the media space, but audio was an early adopter, writes Kevin Hilton.

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Behind the scenes: The Lion King

2019-09-02T12:42:00+01:00By

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.

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FTC to order YouTube to pay up to $200M for privacy violation

2019-09-02T11:31:00+01:00By

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.

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Pay TV subs topped 1bn in 2018 as OTTs see significant revenue growth

2019-09-02T10:34:00+01:00By

Pay TV subscribers topped one billion worldwide by the end up 2018, up 26 million during the year, according to Digital TV Research.

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A new dimension for home content management

2019-08-30T14:50:00+01:00Brought to you by

Personalised in-home entertainment is redefining the TV experience, says Telekom Slovenije head of NEO Development Bine Lebeničnik.

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Plex strikes content partnership with Warner Bros.

2019-08-30T13:45:00+01:00By

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.

CE2019 Applicaster Jonathan Laor

Walking through media workflow advances

2019-08-30T13:40:00+01:00Brought to you by

Executing a direct-to-consumer distribution strategy depends on efficient technology, says Applicaster CEO & co-founder Jonathan Laor.

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Walt Disney sells Yes Network in $3.47bn deal

2019-08-30T12:42:00+01:00By

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.

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India’s watchdog reviews media and broadcasting sector

2019-08-30T12:10:00+01:00By

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.

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AI is easier with live streaming in the cloud

2019-08-30T12:06:00+01:00Brought to you by

Integration with SSAI capability, Dynamic Content Insertion, means that live streaming allows better monetisation and localisation, says M2A Media CEO Marina Kalkanis.

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Sky UK eyes content UHD workflow boost with Iris integration

2019-08-30T11:46:00+01:00By

Sky UK has unveiled an upgrade to its ultra-high definition (UHD) content workflows in an aim to boost efficiency.

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Telestream announces 25GE network support for PRISM

2019-08-30T11:27:00+01:00

At IBC2019, Telestream will showcase major new functionality in its PRISM media processing platform.

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CV506 and CV346 new from Marshall

2019-08-30T11:25:00+01:00

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.

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Virtualised monitoring, extended storage and HDR support

2019-08-30T11:24:00+01:00

Rohde & Schwarz’s first virtualised product, Prismon.cloud, a fully cloud-based monitoring-as-a-service, is now being extended across more EU countries.

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DirectOut to showcase Prodigy.MP

2019-08-30T11:20:00+01:00

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.

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4K Media-over-IP gateway for UHD camera

2019-08-30T11:20:00+01:00

Ikegami has introduced a 4K Media-over-IP gateway for its UHK-430 UHD studio camera.

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greenMachine platform enhanced

2019-08-30T11:18:00+01:00

A new suite of HDR processing and conversion solutions for the greenMachine platform will be on display on the Lynx Technik stand at IBC2019.

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Preparing for 5G with Kontron

2019-08-30T11:18:00+01:00

Video delivery specialist Kontron is introducing specialised hardware form factors.

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Versatility revamp

2019-08-30T11:17:00+01:00By Mark Hallinger

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.

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Providing a complete view

2019-08-30T11:15:00+01:00By

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.

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Clever cloud

2019-08-30T11:14:00+01:00By

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.

Digital digest index

Vivendi and Mediaset war continues & Comcast launches Xfinity X1 TV remote app

2019-08-30T09:36:00+01:00By

26 - 30 Aug: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Hollywood studios launch “Filmmaker Mode” for consumer TVs

2019-08-29T11:44:00+01:00By

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.

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India liberalises digital media investment

2019-08-29T11:29:00+01:00By

The Indian Government has confirmed it will allow 26% foreign investment in digital media and streaming services to help boost its economic growth.

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Interview: Michael Nathanson

2019-08-29T11:26:00+01:00By

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.

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Prizes offered at Broadcast Academy training sessions

2019-08-29T09:49:00+01:00By

IBC has partnered with the Broadcast Academy to provide two days of panel sessions and training seminars.

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The impact of Apple’s Protocol Extension for Low-Latency HLS

2019-08-29T09:28:00+01:00Brought to you by

Apple’s new Protocol Extension for Low-Latency HLS may impact the end-to-end delivery chain, says THEO Technologies CTO Pieter-Jan Speelmans.

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Embracing the OTT Technology of Tomorrow

2019-08-29T08:45:00+01:00Brought to you by

A personalised OTT experience helps engagement and opens new monetisation opportunities in advertising, says Massive CEO Rob Downey.

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AIMS updates IP roadmap for broadcasters

2019-08-28T17:32:00+01:00By

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.

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RTL seeks ad-tech partnerships and revamps management

2019-08-28T16:54:00+01:00By

Broadcaster RTL has overhauled its ad-tech business, creating a centralised European hub while calling for partnerships to drive digital video monetisation.

CE2019 SDVI Lawrence R Kaplan

Learning from cloud migration pioneers

2019-08-28T16:12:00+01:00Brought to you by

Cloud migration is an essential move in order to see return on investment, says SDVI Corporation president and CEO Lawrence R. Kaplan.

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Behind the scenes: The Man in the High Castle

2019-08-28T14:58:00+01:00By

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.

CE2019 Mobile Viewpoint Michel Bais

Harnessing AI to increase video production

2019-08-28T14:21:00+01:00Brought to you by

AI can play an increasingly important role in the production of live content, says Mobile Viewpoint managing director Michel Bais.

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A new broadband paradigm: Access to unlicensed 6GHz bandwidth

2019-08-28T11:57:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

CE2019 Wowza Media Systems Barry Owen

Video streaming is driving business innovation

2019-08-28T11:14:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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Contextual is advertising’s version of vinyl

2019-08-27T17:47:00+01:00Brought to you by

Audiences are welcoming the idea of contextual adverts, says JW Player co-founder & head of strategic partnerships Brian Rifkin.

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An industry in perpetual motion

2019-08-27T16:40:00+01:00Brought to you by

Tailoring solutions to specific client needs helps today’s broadcasters thrive and develop, says Fincons Group deputy CEO Francesco Moretti.

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Edinburgh TV Festival roundup

2019-08-27T15:29:00+01:00By Tim Dams

Linear channels use Edinburgh TV Festival to spell out ways they are tackling competition from streaming platforms.

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When will tech mean business?

2019-08-27T15:29:00+01:00Brought to you by

The industry continues to split discussions about technology and business practice, but this discourse needs to change, says DPP managing director Mark Harrison.

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Getting audience measurement – and influence – right

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

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

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5G to drive India’s shift to OTT services, KPMG report claims

2019-08-27T12:33:00+01:00By

5G mobile technology is set to disrupt the Indian linear TV market as users adopt more OTT services and platforms due to better connectivity access, according to a report from KPMG.

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Sinclair closes deal with Disney on 21 sports networks

2019-08-27T11:40:00+01:00By

Sinclair Broadcast group has completed the acquisition of the equity interest in 21 Regional Sports Networks and Fox College Sports from The Walt Disney Company.

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US and France agree deal on digital tax

2019-08-27T11:18:00+01:00By

Silicon Valley technology giants will face taxation after the US and French Presidents struck a deal during the G7 Summit.

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BBC unveils “Beeb” voice assistant

2019-08-27T10:47:00+01:00By

The BBC is set to launch a new voice assistant service that will rival Amazon’s Alexa.

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The emergent reality of the connected home

2019-08-26T14:22:00+01:00Brought to you by

Incorporating video and collaboration could bring TV to the centre of the connected home, says Quobis CEO Elias Pérez-Carrera.

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Interview: Dr. Oliver Schreer

2019-08-26T11:35:00+01:00By

Prior to his Monday conference session at IBC, ‘VR meets AR. Real and Virtual Space Become One’, Dr. Oliver Schreer talks to George Jarrett about his incredible 25-year research career in 3D and latterly VR.

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A question of scale

2019-08-26T09:46:00+01:00By Tim Dams

Since taking over as CEO of All3Media in 2015, Jane Turton has expanded the superindie through acquisitions and organic growth, with a strong focus on scripted and ‘quality programmes and people’. That’s because ‘scale matters’ in today’s complex TV landscape, she tells Insight.

Week ahead

Digital Broadcast Media Convention 2019 & what’s on Netflix

2019-08-26T08:25:00+01:00By

26 Aug - 1 Sept: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Cloud TV moves to maturity

2019-08-23T14:35:00+01:00Brought to you by

Cloud-delivered solutions are attracting all types of operators, says Simplestream CCO Dan Finch.

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Live streaming and the need for low latency

2019-08-23T14:19:00+01:00Brought to you by

Flexible cloud solutions are essential for delivering high-quality live streaming, says castLabs founder & managing director Martin Tews.

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Reflections on a decade of disruption

2019-08-23T14:02:00+01:00Brought to you by

A next-generation OTT ecosystem involves working together to support media companies along the disruption curve, says 24i CEO Martijn van Horssen.

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Mediaset lodges complaint against Vivendi

2019-08-23T13:12:00+01:00By

Broadcaster Mediaset has filed a complaint to Italian watchdog, accusing shareholder Vivendi of leaking information undermining its corporate restructuring plans.

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The streaming life-cycle

2019-08-22T16:12:00+01:00Brought to you by

Streaming technologies need quality and scalability says Norigin Media CEO Ajey Anand.

Digital digest index

Disney+ global launch dates & Reddit to trial live streaming

2019-08-22T15:20:00+01:00By

19- 23 Aug: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Amdocs acquires TTS wireless to expand 5G capabilities

2019-08-22T15:10:00+01:00

Amdocs has acquired TTS Wireless, a privately-owned provider of mobile network engineering services, specialising in network optimisation, planning and software-enabled solutions.

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Have your say in the industry’s future - be part of the IABM Buying Trends Survey

2019-08-22T15:05:00+01:00

The IABM is seeking input from broadcast and media executives around the world for the IBC2019 edition of its widely referenced Buying Trends Report.

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IABM BaM 2019 Awards shortlist announced

2019-08-22T14:52:00+01:00By

Dolby Laboratories, PIksel, Atomos, Rohde & Schwarz and Make.TV are among the vendors shortlisted for the IBC2019 edition of the IABM BaM Awards.

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AI has been overhyped, but offers good opportunities

2019-08-22T14:50:00+01:00By

Artificial intelligence has often overpromised, but now the technology is becoming vital to the media and telco spaces, according to Orange’s Patrice Slupowski.

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Julian Fernández-Campón named as Tedial CTO

2019-08-22T14:49:00+01:00

Tedial has announced that Julian Fernández-Campón has been promoted to chief technology officer, effective immediately.

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Es’hailSat-2 covers Middle East and North Africa

2019-08-22T14:49:00+01:00

According to Es’hailSat, it is the youngest and fastest-growing satellite operator in the MENA region.

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Orbital Research showcases LNBs with unique data sheets

2019-08-22T14:48:00+01:00

According to Orbital Research, consumers now expect seamless and secure connectivity while in-flight.

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New customer for AMOS-17

2019-08-22T14:48:00+01:00

Last month, the AMOS-17 satellite was launched to its 17°E orbital position by Spacecom and the newest broadcaster to use it has been announced as Nigeria-based IDS Africa.

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SmallRig: Making capture comfortable

2019-08-22T14:47:00+01:00

The camera accessories firm has released a side handle kit for the Sony a7III full frame camera.

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BRCTV implements Octopus Newsroom Computer system

2019-08-22T14:47:00+01:00

Blue Ridge Communications News 13 (BRCTV13), a Pennsylvanian news channel based out of Leighton, has replaced its EZ News system with an Octopus Newsroom system.

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’Destination media’ takes a stand

2019-08-22T14:44:00+01:00

This year MediaKind moves to Hall 4 at IBC, with a theme of ‘Destination Media’.

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Talking about an AI revolution

2019-08-22T14:38:00+01:00By

Artificial intelligence has been heralded as the enabling technology of our age with applications transforming production and delivery set to boost the entire broadcasting industry.

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Netflix inks deal for Uxbridge production space

2019-08-22T14:20:00+01:00By

Netflix has signed a deal to rent out 134,000 square-feet of production space in Uxbridge in a push to establish itself in the UK ahead of the opening of its Shepperton studios base.

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IBC2019: The Catalyst of media/telco innovation

2019-08-22T11:25:00+01:00By

IBC and the TM Forum have brought technology and media companies together to develop innovative answers to some pressing problems, benefiting consumers as well as businesses.

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Korea set to ride in on OTT Wavve

2019-08-22T11:25:00+01:00By

Korean broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS with SK Telecom have been given the go ahead from its antitrust watchdog to launch a new OTT streaming service.

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Spend on cinema ads to grow by 6.8% in 2019

2019-08-22T11:24:00+01:00By

Growth in Cinema advertising spend is set to outstrip all other traditional media worldwide, according to a report from WARC.

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Acceleration in electronic media

2019-08-22T10:30:00+01:00Brought to you by

Business models are evolving and consolidation remains at the top of the market, says Magine Pro CEO Matthew Wilkinson.

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SMPTE makes interoperability strides with IMF

2019-08-22T09:26:00+01:00By

SMPTE along with 30 participants have successfully marked another milestone in the development of the SMPTE ST 2067 IMF standard.

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Latency in the new world of media

2019-08-21T16:25:00+01:00Brought to you by

Low-latency live streaming requires measures to maintain viewing quality, says StackPath VP platform services Josh Chesarek.

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TV is OTT

2019-08-21T11:45:00+01:00By

With the VoD market about to go into overdrive, the fundamental building blocks of OTT service provision have to match or exceed that of pay-TV.

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Kwesé TV gets green light from South African regulator

2019-08-21T11:29:00+01:00By

A commercial free-to-air TV licence has been awarded to Kwesé TV by South Africa’s media regulator ICASA.

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Vivendi set to vote down Mediaset restructure proposal

2019-08-21T11:06:00+01:00By

French media company Vivendi looks set to vote against a Mediaset proposal to create a Dutch holding company which would bring together its European assets, according to reports.

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YouTube to stop targeting video ads to children

2019-08-21T10:51:00+01:00By

YouTube is in the final stages of implementing plans to end “targeted” advertisements on video for children, according to reports.

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Creating a rich experience with end-to-end services

2019-08-21T09:27:00+01:00Brought to you by

The move to software and IP-based technologies is creating possibilities for new commercial models, says Red Bee Media CEO Steve Nylund.

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Winning audience engagement with artificial intelligence

2019-08-20T16:25:00+01:00By

Broadcasters and platform operators are employing artificial intelligence to engage audiences, grow revenues and deliver personalised content guides.

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Come together

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

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

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Interview: Bruce Devlin, SMPTE

2019-08-20T16:12:00+01:00By

Want to get to grips with the Interoperable Master File (IMF) standard? Mark your diary for IMF 101, taking place at IBC this year.  George Jarrett talks to Bruce Devlin, AKA Mr MXF, in advance of this sure to be popular event at IBC.

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Reasons why retention rate is such a hot topic

2019-08-20T15:47:00+01:00Brought to you by

Focusing on long-term subscriber loyalty will help businesses to grow by building audiences incrementally, says Cleeng senior product director Luc Bleylevens.

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The performance and availability of CDNs

2019-08-20T11:40:00+01:00Brought to you by

Flawless and real-time media services can only be achieved with a strong multi-CDN strategy, says Leaseweb managing director Wilfired Dudink.

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Vice, Facebook, Sony, BritBox, Netflix and MovieLabs to join IBC2019

2019-08-20T11:04:00+01:00By

IBC has announced new industry leaders will join the speaker line-up to explore opportunities and challenges around a consumer-first era in media.

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IABM reveals themes for 2019 International Business Conference

2019-08-20T10:15:00+01:00By

IABM has unveiled the key themes of its 2019 Annual International Business Conference and Awards will be Change, Innovate and Adapt.

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Hollywood tech chiefs call for collaboration and innovation

2019-08-20T06:00:00+01:00By

“Inherent inefficiencies” in production workflows “threaten to limit our future ability to innovate,” MovieLabs boss warns.

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See it differently: IBC2019 preview

2019-08-19T15:29:00+01:00Sponsored by , by ,

Join IBC365 on-demand for your ticket to getting the most out of IBC with the help of some of the most innovative exhibitors on the show floor and experienced industry experts.

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The importance of new markets to the future of OTT

2019-08-19T14:59:00+01:00Brought to you by

A fundamental step is to think of how content workflows are sourced, managed, localised, secured and delivered, writes Axinom CCO Stefanie Schuster.

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The greatest era yet for the video industry?

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

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

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New adventures in AR

2019-08-19T13:45:00+01:00By

Broadcasting and film are giving rise to an ever-greater number and diversity of AR experiences. But as David Davies discovers, it could be a few years yet before AR realises its phenomenal commercial potential.

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TRAI eyes regulation for Indian broadcast tariffs

2019-08-19T13:01:00+01:00By

Indian subscription TV channels face review from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of Indian after viewers complained about higher bills and reduced content selection.

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5G enabled low latency video transport

2019-08-19T12:32:00+01:00Brought to you by

Faster distribution of high-quality video over IP is possible thanks to 5G innovation, writes Zixi SVP marketing and alliances John Wastcoat.

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Viacom accelerates in-car entertainment with Access

2019-08-19T11:40:00+01:00By

US media company Viacom has partnered with Japanese software provider Access to bring TV entertainment including MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon to the car for its German audiences.

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BBC plans £100m ad splurge to attract young viewers

2019-08-19T11:02:00+01:00By

The BBC is set to spend around £100 million on advertisements aimed at attracting younger audiences to its platforms, according to several reports in the UK.

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Esports redefined with Weavr innovation project

2019-08-19T10:12:00+01:00By

The UK government-backed esports innovation project Weavr has unveiled the success of its first working prototype which is set to enhance esports and sports viewing experiences.

Week ahead

Edinburgh TV Festival & 13 Reasons Why returns to Netflix

2019-08-19T09:35:00+01:00By

19-23 Aug: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Interview: Dee Forbes, RTE

2019-08-19T08:26:00+01:00By

The rise of OTTs and the era of ‘fake news’ have piled political and commercial pressures on public service broadcasters but both provide great opportunities, according to RTÉ director general Dee Forbes.

Digital digest index

Facebook ‘preparing’ to launch news section & Huawei reveals 5G-powered cloud

2019-08-16T15:45:00+01:00By

12 - 16 Aug: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Russia block means OneWeb faces extra-tough challenge

2019-08-16T13:36:00+01:00By

OneWeb won’t be able broadcast into Russia. But how much will this hinder the satellite company’s plans to roll out a global network?

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End-to-end targeted TV

2019-08-16T10:36:00+01:00By

On show on the Viaccess-Orca stand is the company’s VO Secure Video Player.

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Piracy: accuracy matters

2019-08-16T10:32:00+01:00By

At IBC2019, content and revenue protection specialist Friend MTS is talking to visitors about why accuracy matters in the battle against piracy in entertainment and live sports.

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SMPTE announces 2019 Award recipients

2019-08-16T10:31:00+01:00By

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has unveiled its 2019 award winners to be honoured at its Gala Awards in October.

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Insight: Your guide to IBC2019

2019-08-16T09:58:00+01:00By

IBC preview magazine Insight contains interviews with keynote speakers, an overview of some of the technology trends that will dominate IBC2019 as well as guides to the show’s exciting and innovative features, from the Future Zone to the Esports Showcase.

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The Look future-proofs its post production pipeline

2019-08-16T08:15:00+01:00

London-based bespoke post production facility The Look has upgraded its six Grass Valley Rio online editing and post production systems to support multiple, simultaneous streams of 4K and 8K playback.

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G&D links IT and broadcast structures

2019-08-16T08:14:00+01:00

KVM systems form the link between IT and broadcast structures and can offer cross-system, platform-independent operation and extensive usability.

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Nuance unveils new lightning engine

2019-08-16T08:13:00+01:00

Nuance Communications has unveiled a new AI tool that uses fourth generation deep neural nets (DNNs) and combines voice biometrics and natural language understanding (NLU) to deliver more personalised and human-like experiences across voice channels.

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EdgeLock SE050 family new from NXP

2019-08-16T08:13:00+01:00

NXP Semiconductors has announced availability of its EdgeLock SE050 Plug & Trust Secure Element (SE) family to secure Industrial 4.0 and Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications – from edge to cloud.

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Riedel Networks finalises Miami Triangle Project

2019-08-16T08:12:00+01:00

Riedel Networks has announced the completion of its Miami Triangle Project, entailing the opening of a new point of presence (PoP) in Miami and the signing of a bandwidth update contract with Neutrona Networks for the Miami – New York – Sao Paulo circuit.

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Primestream to highlight solutions for removing limits and unleashing creativity

2019-08-16T08:12:00+01:00

At IBC2019, Primestream will present a series of new and improved features and functions within its toolset to help customers deal with increasingly complex issues including changes to technology, workflow and business opportunities.

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Stage Tec agrees partnership in China

2019-08-16T08:11:00+01:00

Following sales growth in China, Berlin-based manufacturer Stage Tec has entered into a partnership with ACE (Advanced Communication Equipment [International] Company Ltd) in the country.

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BCAST and Radio Maryja in AI first

2019-08-16T08:08:00+01:00

WorldCast Systems has announced a supply agreement of Ecreso FM transmitters to Radio Maryja, a religious Polish radio station.

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IBC launches IBC Daily website

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

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

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8K moves up the agenda

2019-08-15T15:50:00+01:00By

We are currently in a transition from 1080p to UHD, so why is the industry intent on pushing 8K?

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Disney names former Sky CMO to lead OTT service in Europe and Africa

2019-08-15T10:11:00+01:00By

Disney has named former Sky CMO Luke Bradley-Jones as the new head of its upcoming streaming service for Europe and Africa.

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Interview: Cecile Frot-Coutaz

2019-08-15T09:42:00+01:00By Tim Dams

Less than a year after joining YouTube as head of its EMEA business, former Fremantle boss Cécile Frot-Coutaz spells out why the TV industry should embrace the platform – and explains how it is tackling harmful content on the site.

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Snap debuts AR smart glasses

2019-08-14T12:21:00+01:00By

Snap has unveiled the newest version of its smart glasses, Spectacles 3, which features dual cameras designed to showcase augmented reality features and 3D capturing.

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SMPTE reveals lineup for SMPTE2019 conference

2019-08-14T11:49:00+01:00By

SMPTE has unveiled the full event lineup for its annual technical conference and exhibition, with cinematographer Todd Douglas Miller and astronaut Terry Virts amongst the featured speakers.

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UK watchdog bans TV ads under indecent gender stereotyping

2019-08-14T11:40:00+01:00By

Philadelphia and Volkswagen’s latest adverts have been pulled from TV after contravening new UK regulation on gender stereotyping.

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CBS and Viacom merge to challenge Disney and Netflix

2019-08-14T11:22:00+01:00By

Leading US entertainment companies CBS and Viacom are set to merge after three years of discussions with the new firm valued at $30 billion.

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BBC’s Match of the Day moves to dock10’s VR studio

2019-08-14T10:55:00+01:00By

BBC’s Match of the Day will celebrate its 55th year by moving to a new virtual reality studio based at dock10.

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Behind the scenes: BT Sport’s Early Kick Off

2019-08-14T09:17:00+01:00By

In part 3 of IBC365’s Premier League 2019 special, Paolo Pescatore went behind the scenes with BT Sport to look at how it is innovating lives broadcasts of the new football season.

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Real-time engagement is a game-changer for all industries

2019-08-13T15:47:00+01:00Brought to you by

In this new era of communications, customers and users want deeper, more interactive and collaborative experiences, as well as reliable, high-quality voice and video, says Agora.io chief operating officer Reggie Yativ.

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Remote video production holds the key to meeting video demand

2019-08-13T15:45:00+01:00Brought to you by

Cloud-based service delivery could enable a remote video production service capable of efficiently producing high-volume, high-quality live and on-demand video content with fast turnarounds, says Epiphan Video CEO Mike Sandler.

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Shedding light on transformative technology

2019-08-13T15:43:00+01:00Brought to you by

Cloud-based video workflows are enabling broadcasters and content developers to simultaneously distribute content to unlimited outlets, says Make.TV CEO and co-founder Andreas Jacobi.

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Deep connection across the media content chain

2019-08-13T14:26:00+01:00Brought to you by

Tapping into many elements of the broadcast sector is key to quality content experience, says Comcast Technology Solutions VP of international sales Kevin Bolah.

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WBU approves EBU’s IP infrastructure standards

2019-08-13T11:26:00+01:00By

The World Broadcasting Union’s (WBU) Technical Committee has rubber-stamped the completion of all standard’s associated with the European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) Technology Pyramid for Media Nodes.

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Reliance Jio unveils 4K and fibre plans

2019-08-13T11:25:00+01:00By

Reliance Jio has confirmed the launch date for its fibre broadband offering along with a 4K set-top box and a cloud services partnership with Microsoft.

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French SVoD Salto set to battle Netflix after winning approval

2019-08-13T10:55:00+01:00By

The joint streaming service by France Télévisions, M6 and TF1 has been confirmed to launch in 2020 after French regulators green lit the project.

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Interview: Colin Jackson, BBC

2019-08-13T08:18:00+01:00By

IBC2019’s Big Screen programme includes the Planet Innovation: A BBC Studios Natural History Showcase. BBC Natural History Unit’s Colin Jackson explains all about the genre.

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Optus takes Premier League live with 5G

2019-08-13T07:53:00+01:00By

In a global first, Australian pay-TV operator Optus Sport will exclusively live stream English Premier League matches over a 5G mobile network.

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How to thrive and survive in niche OTT

2019-08-12T16:28:00+01:00By Tim Dams

Despite the dominance of Netflix and Amazon, the OTT market has room for all sorts of niche players, with new services emerging to cater for specialised audiences.

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A video engineering guide to colour space

2019-08-12T12:43:00+01:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper explores the basics of colour space and provides a discussion of the many facets of colour space from a video engineering perspective for modern workflows.

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Indonesian watchdog to legally monitor Netflix, YouTube and HBO

2019-08-12T12:00:00+01:00By

The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) is set to formulate content censorship legislation on digital media outlets including streaming services and social media platforms.

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India’s Dish partners Shemaroo for Punjabi TV service

2019-08-12T11:32:00+01:00By

Dish TV India has partnered with Shemaroo Entertainment to launch an ad-free service aimed at airing Punjabi movies and shows across its channels.

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Brexit creates VFX visa “uncertainty”

2019-08-12T11:18:00+01:00By

VFX, animation and post-production employees from the European Union are being urged to apply for settled status before the UK introduces a new visa system for working in the country.

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UK to crack down on tech firms video regulation

2019-08-12T10:39:00+01:00By

Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom is set to be granted new regulatory powers to ensure Facebook, YouTube and Instagram will comply with “minimum standards” for video sharing and live streaming.

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China unveils new 5G broadcast trials

2019-08-12T10:17:00+01:00By

China Mobile has partnered with telecoms vendor ZTE to deliver China’s first 5G broadcast of a live sporting event.

Week ahead

Alibaba results and Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

2019-08-12T09:37:00+01:00By

12 - 16 Aug: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Industry needs to develop standards to tackle “fake news”

2019-08-09T15:52:00+01:00By

The international broadcast industry needs to develop a set of common standards in order to combat the growing challenge of “fake news”.

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CBS and AT&T sign new partnership ending carriage dispute

2019-08-09T14:37:00+01:00By

The CBS blackout on AT&T’s media channels has came to an end after the two firms struck a deal over carriage rights.

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Twitch Studio switches on beta testing

2019-08-09T11:04:00+01:00By

Twitch Studio is an all-in-one streaming app for new streamers launched this week in beta testing to simplify video gaming delivery and engagement.

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Tencent eyes up UMG stake from Vivendi & Disney to remake 20th Century Fox blockbusters

2019-08-09T10:56:00+01:00By

5 - 9 Aug: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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New body set to take 5G in hand at IBC

2019-08-09T10:55:00+01:00By

With 5G promising very high capacity broadband and low costs to the consumer, Europe needs to devise, assess and demonstrate a 5G network architecture for large scale immersive media delivery, says EBU’s Antonio Arcidiacono

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Canada invests $14.6M in OTT French language service

2019-08-09T10:15:00+01:00By

TV5Monde Plus has been developed to boost the digital and international visibility of French-language content with the Government of Canada investing $14.6 million.

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The state of spatial sound

2019-08-09T09:43:00+01:00By Kevin Hilton

Advances in technology and new media devices are bringing premium features like immersive audio to a wider audience. Kevin Hilton looks at how market leader Dolby Atmos got to this point and the current state of the spatial sound market.

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DAZN channel rumoured to join Sky Italia

2019-08-08T15:44:00+01:00By

Sky Italia is reportedly in talks with OTT streaming platform DAZN to launch a new satellite channel distributing the country’s Serie A football games.

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Sony and Nevion partner for IP solutions

2019-08-08T15:32:00+01:00

Sony and Nevion have formed a strategic partnership in IP-based solutions for broadcasters and other industries.

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RING8 new from Scality

2019-08-08T15:31:00+01:00

Scality has released RING8, a software-defined solution for large-scale on-premises storage of unstructured data.

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Lawo contributes to Concert de Paris

2019-08-08T15:30:00+01:00

On 14 July 1789, troops stormed the Bastille in Paris during the French Revolution. Just one year later, the first Fête de la Fédération was held to celebrate the establishment of a constitutional monarchy in France.

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disguise gx 2c server unlocks new capabilities for broadcast and live productions

2019-08-08T15:29:00+01:00

disguise has added to its gx range with the gx 2c flagship server, designed to meet ever-increasing creative demands and technological advances.

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Chinese broadcasting focus for free conference

2019-08-08T15:26:00+01:00

IBC visitors are invited to attend a free half-day conference on the 14 September, which will explore the impact on China’s broadcasting landscape of new and emerging technologies including 5G, UHD, AI and the cloud.

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8K-capable switcher new from Blackmagic

2019-08-08T15:24:00+01:00

The new ATEM Constellation 8K, an UltraHD live production switcher with 8K capability, is set to be shown on the Blackmagic Design at IBC2019.

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Adder makes the KVM Link to 4K

2019-08-08T15:23:00+01:00

The new AdderLink Infinity 4000 Series (ALIF4000) is claimed to be the world’s first dual-head high-performance 4K IP KVM matrix operating over a single fibre.

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Ad buffering branded “engagement killer”

2019-08-08T12:55:00+01:00By

Connected TV viewing has resulted in a 130% year-on-year rise in streaming content, however ad buffering is causing a “crisis” in viewer engagement, according to a new report.

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Blockchain adoption in broadcast

2019-08-08T09:43:00+01:00By Adam Shepherd

Initial pilots have produced promising results, but big players remain on the fringes of implementation.

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Fox appoints Carney as COO and sets out new creative approach

2019-08-08T09:42:00+01:00By

Former Sony Pictures executive Amy Carney has been appointed chief operating officer at Fox Entertainment.

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Netflix has created a “better mousetrap” but 3 traditional players set to enter fray

2019-08-08T09:38:00+01:00By

There is still potential for three of the biggest traditional players to capitalise on the new, on-demand media opportunity.

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Mediaset finalises 9.6% stake in ProSiebenSat.1

2019-08-08T08:04:00+01:00By

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has welcomed Mediaset as a shareholder in a strategic move to champion the development of pan-European alliances.

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Rise announces leading women shortlisted for inaugural awards

2019-08-07T16:19:00+01:00By

Advocate group for women working in broadcasting has announced its shortlist for the inaugural Rise Awards to be presented during the IBC Show in September.

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The move to remote live production

2019-08-07T14:27:00+01:00By

Remote production looks set be a key topic at IBC2019. Andy Stout looks at how developments such as 5G are boosting remote workflows.

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All3Media mulls overseas expansion

2019-08-07T14:10:00+01:00By Tim Dams

All3Media is weighing up expansion opportunities overseas, according to chief executive Jane Turton.

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Sky Studios invest in first indie prodco

2019-08-07T13:51:00+01:00By

Sky Studios announced today its acquisition of a 24.9% stake in True to Nature, one of the UK’s fastest growing producers of high-end natural history programmes.

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Automated media workflows in the cloud

2019-08-07T13:22:00+01:00Brought to you by

Join IBC365 and IBM Aspera on demand to explore how, as a complement to the scale and efficiency of high-volume cloud-based IT operations, process automation can greatly streamline media workflows.

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Disney drops Fox assets in new streaming bundle

2019-08-07T11:25:00+01:00By

The Walt Disney Company will offer a bundle package of three streaming services including Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99, the company confirmed yesterday.

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Ofcom: Broadcast still leads UK TV market, but streaming is catching up

2019-08-07T11:24:00+01:00By

Half of UK homes are signed up to TV streaming services, but linear broadcasting still leads the market in terms of viewership, according to Ofcom.

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Premier League: VAR, True View cameras and piracy

2019-08-06T14:20:00+01:00By

In the second part of IBC365’s look at coverage of the coming English Premier League season, Adrian Pennington writes on the impact VAR and piracy will have on the League.

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Turkey to introduce new regulations for OTT services

2019-08-06T13:50:00+01:00By

Turkey’s RTÜK has announced new rules around online content services, raising censorship fears, and prompting questions about how to regulate OTTs.

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Google pledges carbon neutral sustainability on consumer devices

2019-08-06T11:15:00+01:00By

By 2020, Google has committed to carbon-neutral shipping and recycled plastic for all devices including Pixel phones, Google Home Minis and Chromecast.

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Econet shuts down pay-TV arm Kwesé TV

2019-08-06T10:37:00+01:00By

Econet Wireless has said it will shut its African pay-TV arm Kwesé due to economic issues in its home country of Zimbabwe.

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Samsung and KT trial 8K video via satellite

2019-08-06T10:23:00+01:00By

Samsung and KT Sky Life have used a satellite’s Ka band to send 8K video data successfully compressed and retransmitted terrestrially.

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MBC launches collaboration between MENA and Hollywood

2019-08-06T08:24:00+01:00By

Middle Eastern broadcaster MBC Group has launched an initiative designed to build closer working ties between Hollywood and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

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Al Jazeera, RTÉ and BBC among innovators showcasing media-telco convergence

2019-08-06T07:00:00+01:00By

Three advanced proof of concepts Catalyst projects will be unveiled at the IBC Show with artificial intelligence, 5G for virtual reality and mobile news gathering top of the agenda.

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“Every single minute” of Tokyo 2020 to feature on Eurosport

2019-08-05T11:39:00+01:00By

Discovery’s EMEA chief Kasia Kieli has revealed that the network is planning to beef up its Eurosport Player ahead of the 2020 Olympic games.

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India’s ACT launches 4K TV streaming service

2019-08-05T11:15:00+01:00By

ACT Fibernet has launched a new 4K Android TV box with ultra-high definition entertainment to its customers with Netflix and Google Play streaming support.

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Fox pushes D2C strategy with $265M acquisition of Credible Labs

2019-08-05T10:27:00+01:00By

Fox Corporation has unveiled plans to buy a 67% stake in leading consumer finance firm Credible Labs, as part of the American TV broadcasting company’s digital strategy.

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CBS and Viacom merger “moves closer” with management agreement

2019-08-05T10:07:00+01:00By

CBS and Viacom have reportedly reached an agreement on the management structure should the two companies agree to a merger.

Week ahead

Disney, Viacom and News Corp release company results

2019-08-05T07:30:00+01:00By

5 - 9 Aug: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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BT Sport offers “Ultimate” HDR experience for Premier League coverage

2019-08-02T14:53:00+01:00By

BT Sport has launched a new channel which will deliver ultra-high definition, high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos sound for live sport.

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Leader acquires test and measurement firm Phabrix

2019-08-02T11:43:00+01:00By

Leader Electronics has acquired Phabrix, a manufacturer of video and audio broadcast test and measurement instruments.

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Adobe AR, iPlayer and Locast lawsuit

2019-08-02T10:33:00+01:00By

29 Jul - 2 Aug: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Content at the edge of a data explosion

2019-08-02T10:23:00+01:00By

As more content moves to OTT, we’re seeing an explosion in data, but the challenge is in how to deliver it effectively. James Pearce reports on Akamai’s Edge World 2019.

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OTT: Challenges and opportunities

2019-08-02T10:13:00+01:00By

The pressure is on to deliver OTT services that meet the expectations of consumers – platforms with great usability, high quality of experience and essential features. Second best won’t cut it in this cutthroat and competitive market. But where do you start?

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Premier League 2019: Amazon and HDR to debut

2019-08-02T07:32:00+01:00By

With the new Premier League season set to kick off, Adrian Pennington looks at the major innovations behind the broadcast of Football’s biggest league.

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Bethel Media delivers church’s message with help from Facilis

2019-08-01T21:01:00+01:00

Bethel Media has chosen Facilis shared storage to support the demanding content creation workflows supporting the church’s outreach through video, web, retail and production of its on-demand streaming service.

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Linear Acoustic ARC loudness processor now shipping

2019-08-01T20:50:00+01:00

Telos Alliance company Linear Acoustic’s ARC next-generation television loudness processor is now shipping worldwide.

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MainConcept releases 2GO to solve production workflow challenges

2019-08-01T20:44:00+01:00

Codec and streaming technology provider MainConcept has announced that its 2GO solution is now available.

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European debut for Black Box MCX system

2019-08-01T20:35:00+01:00

At IBC2019, Black Box will showcase products across its Emerald Unified KVM (keyboard, mouse, video) portfolio and introduce the MCX AV-over-IP system in Europe.

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Avid updates MediaCentral platform

2019-08-01T20:33:00+01:00

Avid has announced MediaCentral 2019, the next generation of the media workflow platform for TV news, sports and post-production operations.

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Al Maghribia now available on Arabsat-5C for direct-to-home over Africa

2019-08-01T20:31:00+01:00

Arabsat has announced that Al Maghribia is now available on Arabsat-5C, an Arabic satellite platform, for direct-to-home services over Africa.

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​Kontron acquires mainboard business from Fujitsu

2019-08-01T20:29:00+01:00

Kontron S&T AG has signed an asset deal with Fujitsu Technology Solutions to acquire the Augsburg-based Fujitsu industrial mainboard business.

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Zeigermann Audio to represent Aaton-Digital in Germany

2019-08-01T20:29:00+01:00

Aaton-Digital is now being represented by Hamburg-based Zeigermann Audio in Germany.

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Avid appoints new board director

2019-08-01T13:45:00+01:00By

Aspera founder and Emmy Award winner Michelle Munson has joined Avid’s board of directors.

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Pluto TV launches three UK channels from stablemate Channel 5

2019-08-01T10:27:00+01:00By

Viacom-owned Pluto TV is set to launch three new UK channels based on content from stablemate Channel 5.

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Frot-Coutaz: YouTube’s priority is tackling harmful content

2019-08-01T09:24:00+01:00By Tim Dams

YouTube’s “number one priority” is making sure it protects its users from harmful content, according to Cecile Frot-Coutaz, head of EMEA at the platform.

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CTA boss: US and China are in artificial intelligence “battle”

2019-07-31T11:58:00+01:00By Tim Dams

The US is caught up in a “battle” with China over the future of artificial intelligence, according to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

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CBS agrees carriage deal with Altice

2019-07-30T13:22:00+01:00By

CBS has struck a carriage deal with cable provider Altice, but its blackout on AT&T looks set to continue.

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Tokyo broadcasters to trial simultaneous OTT news

2019-07-30T11:00:00+01:00By

Five major TV networks in Tokyo are set to trial simultaneous online streaming of their primary evening news shows in January.

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Tesla to offer in-car Netflix and YouTube

2019-07-30T09:59:00+01:00By

Tesla drivers will soon be able to watch Netflix and YouTube on their vehicles’ dashboard display, according to company founder Elon Musk.

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5G is here, but Huawei is the question the UK still has to answer

2019-07-29T16:01:00+01:00By

All four UK operators will have launched 5G networks by the end of this year, but the UK government has yet to rule on Huawei’s role in 5G deployments.

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Making the grade: How colourists are meeting the challenge of HDR

2019-07-29T13:44:00+01:00By

The increasing prevalence of HDR and the need to cater to additional platforms is adding to colourists’ already-substantial workloads. David Davies finds out how vendors are helping them rise to the challenge and previews some new system features.

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Ofcom adds TV participant protection rules

2019-07-29T12:06:00+01:00By

Ofcom wants broadcasters to take better care of people who take part in factual and entertainment shows amid growing concern about the welfare of those who appear on TV.

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Indian government holds consultation on National Broadcast Policy regulation

2019-07-29T11:02:00+01:00By

India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has opened talks with members of the India broadcasting and media industry about creating a National Broadcast Policy.

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Andy Serkis honoured with IBC’s highest accolade

2019-07-29T08:08:00+01:00By

The IBC2019 International Honour for Excellence will be awarded to director, producer and actor Andy Serkis.

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Driving innovation in server-side ad insertion

2019-07-29T08:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

Achieving scale and data security with SSAI will be high on the agenda for leading broadcasters, writes Yospace Founder & CTO David Springall.

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DISH to enter mobile fray with $5bn deal for Sprint’s assets

2019-07-26T16:06:00+01:00

DISH Network has reached a deal with Sprint to buy its pre-paid businesses in the US, paving the way for the mobile operator to complete its merger with T-Mobile.

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SoftBank unveils $108bn tech investment fund

2019-07-26T11:08:00+01:00By

SoftBank Group has launched a second investment fund as it looks to back further development of market-leading, tech-enabled growth companies.

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NBCU's new SVOD service “very different” to Netflix

2019-07-26T11:04:00+01:00By

NBCUniversal will launch its upcoming streaming service next April with mostly live and off licensed content, offering a “very different” service from Netflix.

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NTT report: AI can boost engagement for sports broadcasters

2019-07-26T10:57:00+01:00By

A new report from telecoms giant NTT has found that sporting organisations need to do more to engage digital savvy fans, especially millennials.

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RT hit with £200,000 Ofcom fine

2019-07-26T10:47:00+01:00By

Ofcom has fined the Russian government-owned international television network RT £200,000 “for serious failures” in adhering to the UK’s broadcasting rules.

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Weekly news round-up: Love Island doubles up, CBS v AT&T, & Iflix fundraising

2019-07-26T08:13:00+01:00By

ITV to screen Love Island twice a yearPopular UK reality TV show Love Island is set to air twice a year as ITV looks to bolster declining ad revenues with a winter version of the show.

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The call of the Wild

2019-07-26T07:54:00+01:00By

Wildlife content curators are evolving from vehicles that celebrate natural history into platforms that are enabling communities to take more direct action

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Interview: Stephen McNutt, DoP

2019-07-25T15:29:00+01:00By

From old school to new technology, DoP Stephen McNutt tells Alana Foster that the core skills in cinematography remain the same.

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Esports comes to play at IBC2019

2019-07-25T14:29:00+01:00By

IBC will explore the technical and commercial opportunities and challenges of the rapidly growing world of esports with an exclusive showcase on 17 September.

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A paradigm shift: Embracing remote production workflows in the era of multiscreen TV and video

2019-07-25T12:23:00+01:00Brought to you by

Today’s premium content owners need a scalable and profitable live production ecosystem. When it comes to content creation, speed is of the essence to satiate the appetites of audiences around the world, especially in a live environment.

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NBC pushes cross-platform ads for Tokyo 2020

2019-07-25T11:18:00+01:00By

NBC Universal is encouraging advertisers to focus on the total number of viewers rather than primetime ad slots as the broadcaster gears up for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.

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One Media & India's Saankhya collab on 5G broadcasting

2019-07-25T10:32:00+01:00By

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s One Media 3.0 has announced an agreement with Indian-based Saankhya Labs to develop 5G broadcast and broadband cooperative direct to mobile network development.

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Baita Conteúdo strikes delivery deal with SES

2019-07-25T10:28:00+01:00By

Brazillian content aggregator Baita Conteúdo has struck a partnership with SES Satellite to broadcast 10 HD channels to over 24 million households in Brazil.

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Amazon Prime Video pivots into VR streaming

2019-07-25T10:02:00+01:00By

Amazon Prime Video is now available to watch on the Oculus and Samsung virtual reality (VR) headsets with voice search supported.

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Fincons faces up to hybrid

2019-07-25T09:13:00+01:00

IT business consultancy Fincons is set to showcase its latest projects and technology in the field of next generation hybrid TV and what it describes as the “next artificial intelligence-enabled level of TV transformation” at IBC 2019.

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GatesAir to upgrade Nova transmission sites

2019-07-25T09:13:00+01:00

GatesAir has won a contract with Nova Entertainment in Australia to upgrade six FM radio transmission sites within the continent.

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Camera connections made quicker and easier by Lemo

2019-07-25T09:13:00+01:00

Lemo’s new 3K.93C.Y series connector is a fibre/copper SMPTE 4K-ready connector for the broadcast camera market, which uses a reduced number of components for easier assembly.

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Mobile Viewpoint’s IP products use DeckLink Micro

2019-07-25T09:13:00+01:00

Mobile Viewpoint is using Blackmagic Design DeckLink SDI Micro and DeckLink Micro Recorder in a number of its IP broadcast products.

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Ross Video powers stadium screens for Major League Baseball in London

2019-07-25T09:13:00+01:00

Major League Baseball set foot in the UK for the first time in history last month, as two of the league’s titans, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, came head-to-head for a two-game series on 29 and 30 June at the London Stadium.

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Sonnet adds Red Mini-Mag Thunderbolt 3 card reader

2019-07-25T09:13:00+01:00

Sonnet Technologies has expanded its family of professional media readers with the addition of the SF3 Series – Red Mini-Mag Pro Card Reader.

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Tedial to launch Smartlive Multi Sport at IBC2019

2019-07-25T09:13:00+01:00

Tedial will be unveiling significant new features to its sports and live events solution Smartlive at IBC2019.

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Amagi announces UHD playout on AWS

2019-07-25T09:12:00+01:00

Following its showcase at NAB 2019, Amagi has announced the launch of the Cloudport UHD playout platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS), enabling broadcasters to playout UHD content directly from AWS cloud.

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Interview: Mathieu Yerle, Connect

2019-07-24T16:20:00+01:00Brought to you by

Broadcasters are constantly analysing their performances and trying to circumvent workflow bottlenecks, and to do so they are relying on datasets that are getting larger and larger, says Connect director of sales and product strategy Mathieu Yerle.

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Is there still life in linear broadcasting?

2019-07-24T14:42:00+01:00

With their business model being rapidly disrupted by the streamers, can traditional free-to-air broadcasters hold on to viewers and advertisers? Tim Dams reports

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Audio industry moves to IP and virtualisation

2019-07-24T14:12:00+01:00By

The International Trade Association for Broadcast and Media Technology have released a new Audio Business report examining the current state of the industry which identifies key drivers of change.

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Australia’s Foxtel launches Netflix experience

2019-07-24T12:19:00+01:00By

Foxtel is overhauling its user-experience and has launched Netflix for the first time on its set top boxes.

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Public service broadcasters: Encouraging diversity

2019-07-24T11:56:00+01:00By

European broadcasters are facing increasing pressures to promote equality across top jobs. But are they doing enough?

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Ofcom: TV remains UK’s most popular news source

2019-07-24T11:21:00+01:00By

Almost half of UK adults now use social media to keep up-to-date on the latest news, although TV remains the most popular news platform in the country, according to a report from regulator Ofcom.

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ARRI and Mobile TV Group back new concert streaming service

2019-07-24T10:50:00+01:00By

Wide+Close has launched with the backing from ARRI and Mobile TV Group aiming to deliver live music a cinematic feel.

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Compression the silver bullet for making 4K and 8K fly

2019-07-23T14:41:00+01:00By

As the industry casts its eyes beyond 4K, Adrian Pennington asks if VVC is the silver bullet that will enable 8K streaming

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New PM Johnson must focus on Brexit & innovation, tech industry warns

2019-07-23T12:26:00+01:00By

The UK’s tech industry has warned that the new British prime minister must make resolving Brexit a priority, while finding a way of enabling and promoting digital innovation in the country.

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Grabyo report: The consumer shift to OTT

2019-07-23T11:14:00+01:00By

What really matters to video audiences today? What are their preferred devices, patforms or approaches to ads? Grabyo’s Global Video Trends report tries to answer some of these key industry questions

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OneWeb accelerates satellite production

2019-07-23T10:41:00+01:00By

OneWeb Satellites has officially opened the world’s first high-volume and high-speed advanced satellite production facility aiming to transform the global internet connectivity.

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Apple files mixed reality headset patent

2019-07-23T10:23:00+01:00By

Apple appears to be edging closer to developing a mixed reality headset following the company’s application to patent expression tracking technology.

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India’s Dish and Airtel finalise merger

2019-07-23T09:54:00+01:00By

The two largest Indian DTH operators, Dish TV and Bharti’s Airtel DTH, have confirmed they are in the final stages of agreeing a long-discussed merger.

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Mediaset rejects Vivendi’s bid for new vote on share scheme

2019-07-23T09:51:00+01:00By

Mediaset has denied a request from Vivendi to hold an extraordinary shareholder meeting to revoke a recently adopted share loyalty scheme that would allow the Berlusconi family to tighten its grip on the Italian broadcaster.

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DTG collaborates with EBU on 5G

2019-07-22T16:28:00+01:00By

The DTG is taking part in EBU’s 5G Deployments project on media distribution and production.

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OTT’s temptations are firmly in IBC’s sights

2019-07-22T11:39:00+01:00By

IBC365 looks at how the OTT landscape impacting the strategy of broadcasters worldwide.

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Media management in the cloud

2019-07-22T10:56:00+01:00Brought to you by

Media companies’ increasing use of cloud storage and software services threatens to create bandwidth bottlenecks, but a new breed of super-fast internet file transfer can help.

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Avengers: Endgame pips Avatar to take box office record

2019-07-22T10:51:00+01:00By

Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame has ended Avatar’s decade-long reign as the world’s highest grossing film of all time.

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UK VFX firm DNEG poised for London IPO

2019-07-22T10:42:00+01:00By

VFX firm DNEG is set for a listing on the London stock exchange, according to Sky News.

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Russian Tricolor takes cinema OTT

2019-07-22T10:06:00+01:00By

Russian satellite operator Tricolour TV network has announced plans to launch a dedicated online cinema service this October.

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Driving next level production efficiency

2019-07-22T08:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

Remote production in the cloud is the next step for broadcast coverage, writes Haivision EVP & CMO Peter Maag.

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The push for new security and performance standards

2019-07-22T08:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

Modern SaaS solutions are essential for an interconnected content supply chain, writes Signiant CMO Jon Finegold.

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The week ahead: Facebook, Amazon earnings & Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

2019-07-22T07:00:00+01:00By

22 - 26 July: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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SMPTE calls for manuscripts for Motion Imaging Journal

2019-07-19T15:54:00+01:00By

SMPTE is seeking technical manuscripts for peer review and possible publication in upcoming issues of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal.