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180-year old sporting event playing long game with streaming strategy

2019-07-17T16:16:00+01:00By

Henley Royal Regatta has seen a growth in entries and interest after it opted to live stream its races through YouTube. Ian Volans looks at the 180 year old rowing event’s streaming strategy.

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Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO lead Emmys 2019 nominees

2019-07-17T15:19:00+01:00By

UK productions Game of Thrones, Killing Eve, Bodyguard and Fleabag lead the 2019 Emmys nominees with limited series Chernobyl and When They See Us recognised as expanding the TV landscape.

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Public service broadcasters need to find the R&D “sweetspot”

2019-07-17T15:18:00+01:00By

Under increasing pressure from OTTs, R&D is more important than ever says the BBC’s Matthew Postgate and the EBU’s Antonio Arcidiacono.

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OneWeb satellites deliver real-time HD streaming from space

2019-07-17T13:46:00+01:00By

50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, satellite startup OneWeb has successfully proven its satellite constellation can deliver high-speed and low-latency services from space.

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Dailymotion to pay Mediaset €5.5m for copyright infringement

2019-07-17T11:17:00+01:00By

Online platform Dailymotion has been ordered to pay Mediaset €5.5m in damages for copyright breaches relating to 995 videos that date back to 2006.

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Piracy to cost $9.1bn in US OTT revenue in 2019

2019-07-17T10:33:00+01:00By

OTT and pay-TV companies will lose out in around $9.1 billion of revenue due to piracy and account sharing in 2019 alone, according to a report from Parks Associates.

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Broadcast codecs and the challenges of the streaming era

2019-07-16T15:40:00+01:00By

David Davies examines some of the new-generation codecs that are emerging to meet this demand.

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Canal+ acquires Nollywood film studio

2019-07-16T12:34:00+01:00By

Vivendi’s Canal+ it set to strengthen its position in the African movie market after acquiring Nigerian production film studio ROK.

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The relationship between insight and advertising

2019-07-16T11:36:00+01:00Brought to you by

Data insight is the key tool for delivering addressable advertising, writes Synamedia product manager Adam Davies.

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Content supply chains and the cloud

2019-07-16T11:34:00+01:00Brought to you by

An efficient media supply chain remains a top priority for content owners that want to remain competitive, says Ooyala director of global product marketing Bea Alonso.

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Dalet snaps up Ooyala’s OTT workflow unit

2019-07-16T11:14:00+01:00By

Dalet is to acquire the Ooyala Flex Media Platform business as it looks to bolster its SaaS-based services offering and sign up customers in new sectors.

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Quibi partners with NBC News to target millennials

2019-07-16T10:57:00+01:00By

Streaming startup Quibi has confirmed plans to launch a slate of short form daily news, sport and weather programmes in partnership with NBC News.

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Engaging users and boosting advertising with AI

2019-07-15T15:44:00+01:00Brought to you by

Join IBC365 on Thursday 8 August to explore how artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used to engage with consumers in the new digital market.

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Behind the Scenes: Toy Story 4

2019-07-15T15:24:00+01:00By

Pixar director of photography Patrick Lin explains how he brings a live-action filmmaking approach to computer animation.

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Disney shuts down FX+ SVOD service

2019-07-15T13:17:00+01:00By

FX+ will be shut down next month with its assets funnelled into Hulu, a strategic move confirmed by Disney after its acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

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IABM announces new Board of Directors

2019-07-15T11:43:00+01:00By

IABM has unveiled its new Board of Directors following a biennial election.

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Sky appoints new group CTO

2019-07-15T11:42:00+01:00By

Sky UK chief technology officer Mohamed Hammady has been promoted to a group role following the retirement of Didier Lebrat.

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Mediaset Spain launches pay-TV service Mitele Plus

2019-07-15T10:28:00+01:00By

Mediaset has unveiled a new subscription streaming video on-demand service in a move to rival Netflix and Amazon.

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Amino strikes €21m deal for 24i Media

2019-07-15T10:16:00+01:00By

Amino Technologies has agreed a €21.4 million deal to acquire online video solutions and services provider 24i Media.

Week ahead

SMPTE 2019, Netflix results and The Lion King

2019-07-15T08:22:00+01:00By

15-19 July: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Disrupting the sports production process

2019-07-12T15:02:00+01:00Sponsored by

Sports fans are particularly demanding, and rights holders and production companies are under ever-increasing pressure to produce more content, says Tedial vice president products Jérôme Wauthoz.

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Channel 4 agrees deal with Sky to air Cricket World Cup final

2019-07-12T14:24:00+01:00By

Sky Sports has partnered with Channel 4 to air the Cricket World Cup Final for free in the UK.

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DAZN eyes NFL rights bid & Canal+ confirms job cuts

2019-07-12T09:37:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Creating content for environmental change

2019-07-12T08:18:00+01:00By

As scrutiny on green issues grows, broadcasters and content creators are finding different ways to talk about climate change.

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Rise up: Mentoring women to succeed in broadcasting

2019-07-11T16:23:00+01:00By

As advocacy group, Rise, enters its second year championing and supporting women in the broadcasting industry, IBC365 speaks with participants from Avid, BT and Deluxe.

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FCC updates children’s TV programming rules

2019-07-11T15:22:00+01:00By

The Federal Communications Commission has modernised its broadcaster regulations and rules on children’s television enabling greater scheduling flexibility and diversity in programming.

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How streamer spend is reshaping programme making

2019-07-11T14:21:00+01:00By Tim Dams

The rise of the streaming platforms has sparked a production boom, affecting superindie groups through to smaller indies. It has had a major impact on all genres of programme making too -  and the way that shows are now financed. Tim Dams reports.

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Snapchat launches ‘Creator Shows’ with ad-revenue deal

2019-07-11T11:33:00+01:00By

Celebrities and influencers such as Serena Williams and Arnold Schwarzenegger will begin airing short-form programmes on Snapchat in a move to extend audience engagement ad monetise video content.

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EditFest 2019: Just keep cutting

2019-07-11T10:28:00+01:00By

The seventh annual American Cinema Editors’ London EditFest offered insights into cutting for factual, TV drama, and features, George Jarrett reports.

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DVB unveils new specification for HDR Dynamic Mapping

2019-07-11T10:26:00+01:00By

Industry consortium DVB has announced a revision to its specification for the use of video coding in broadcast and broadband applications, adding solutions for HDR Dynamic Mapping.

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NASA commemorates moon landing with live TV broadcast

2019-07-11T10:26:00+01:00By

NASA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a live two-hour TV broadcast looking at the future exploration of the Moon and Mars.

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Public service media: Trust in news

2019-07-10T15:43:00+01:00By

Public service news is facing increasing pressures from politicians to declining audiences and attacks on impartiality. But is it all doom and gloom? – Raymond Snoddy investigates.

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WarnerMedia confirms D2C HBO Max service

2019-07-10T15:42:00+01:00By

HBO has unveiled its new direct-to-consumer streaming service, which will be launched in 2020 and is set to offer legacy favourites and original content.

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French PSB wins battle with online TV streamer

2019-07-10T12:39:00+01:00By

France Télévisions has won a victory in its ongoing legal battle with online TV provider PlayMédia to stop the retransmission of its programmes.

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Red Bee Media expands Netherlands hub

2019-07-10T11:44:00+01:00By

Red Bee Media’s has announced a second facility in Hilversum which will focus on product development, IP testing and demonstrations as well as software-based solutions.

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Amazon and Google reach truce over SVOD platforms

2019-07-10T11:35:00+01:00By

Amazon and Google have ended a long-running dispute that limited access to each other’s on-demand services on their respective TV platforms.

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Indian SVOD service gains $100M from Tencent and Paytm

2019-07-10T10:31:00+01:00By

Tencent and Paytm are in the final stages of confirming $100 million worth of investment in Indian video and audio streaming start-up platform MX.

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Sports broadcasting in the age of Twitch

2019-07-09T18:15:00+01:00Sponsored by

Active viewers want to be a part of the show they care about, says Kiswe Mobile chief technology officer Francis Zane.

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Craft Leaders: Lee Smith, Editor

2019-07-09T15:17:00+01:00By

Editing films is “very instinctual”, says Oscar winning editor Lee Smith

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IBC announces Social Impact Awards shortlist

2019-07-09T14:02:00+01:00By

IBC has announced the shortlist for its inaugural Social Impact Awards celebrating industry diversity, sustainability and ethical leadership.

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Worldcast selected for RF control and monitoring for Sutro Tower

2019-07-09T13:46:00+01:00

As part of the TV repack operation in the US, two Worldcast Group companies, Worldcast Systems and Connect, have been selected to develop and supply an Antenna Switch Controller System along with a unified monitoring platform for the RF operations (DTV and FM) of Sutro Tower.

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Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR new from Blackmagic

2019-07-09T13:41:00+01:00

Blackmagic Design has announced Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR, an advanced 8K DisplayPort monitoring solution that’s been specifically designed for the professional film and television market.

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SAN systems scale up

2019-07-09T13:36:00+01:00

Starline is set to offer data centre users two new Scale-Out SAN systems based around Ceph, a unified, distributed storage system designed for performance, reliability and scalability.

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Netflix partners with Microsoft celebrating Stranger Things 3

2019-07-09T13:31:00+01:00By

Microsoft has launched a special edition of Windows 1.0 PC app in-line with Netflix’s season three premiere of Stranger Things bringing fans back to 1985.

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Macnica Technology introduces MPA1000 AV over IP module

2019-07-09T12:20:00+01:00

Macnica Technology has revealed its new MPA1000 AV over IP module.

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Information overload: The growing expectations of MAM systems

2019-07-09T12:12:00+01:00By

Broadcasters are dealing with greater volumes and types of content all the time – meaning ‘shopping lists’ for media asset management systems are becoming increasingly precise

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Full Sail University relies on G&D for esports arena

2019-07-09T12:11:00+01:00

After a planning and construction phase of around one year, the largest American college esports arena ‘The Fortress’ recently went live on air from Full Sail University, Florida.

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Dejero supports world’s first human hologram over 5G

2019-07-09T12:06:00+01:00

Musion 3D, Dejero and Hawthorn have joined forces to deliver a spectacular 5G live experience for Vodafone Romania.

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Cobalt Digital delivers transport flexibility

2019-07-09T11:58:00+01:00

Among the new products set to be showcased on the Cobalt Digital stand are the 9992-ENC HEVC encoder and 9992-DEC decoder for openGear frames.

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Liberty Global trials wireless connectivity with Ericsson

2019-07-09T11:48:00+01:00By

In a world first, Liberty Global has employed Ericsson’s wireless connectivity technology in a trial to connect homes with gigabit broadband and linear TV services.

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Google denies talks with Dish over T-Mobile assets bid

2019-07-09T11:15:00+01:00By

Google has denied reports that it is in talks with Dish Network to create a fourth mobile carrier in the US by buying up assets from T-Mobile.

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Edge Cloud new from Akamai

2019-07-09T11:14:00+01:00

Akamai has unveiled Edge Cloud, a solution line that leverages the power of the Akamai edge platform to streamline and secure the delivery of data to connected devices and in-application messaging at scale.

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Capturing the first - and last - small steps on the Moon

2019-07-08T15:32:00+01:00By

NASA has always known the value of good publicity so, as well as the towering technological achievement of the Moon landings, it also put huge efforts into making sure the American public got to see them happen in realtime.

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African football bosses call out BeoutQ on piracy

2019-07-08T12:54:00+01:00By

BeoutQ has been condemned by the Confédération Africaine de Football for illegally broadcasting every group phase of the African Cup of Nations.

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Vivendi takes legal route against Mediaset

2019-07-08T12:39:00+01:00By

Vivendi has launched a lawsuit against Mediaset in an effort to assert its rights as a shareholder in the Italian broadcaster.

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Virgin TV boss calls government to review RTÉ

2019-07-08T10:56:00+01:00By

Virgin Media TV managing director has called for a government review of RTÉ’s hybrid model, urging an inquiry ahead of additional funding or changes to the licence fee model.

Week ahead

UK’s first Global Conference for Media Freedom & Develop: Brighton 2019

2019-07-08T07:18:00+01:00By

8th - 14th July: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

Digital digest index

Google named as Tokyo Olympics sponsor & Facebook fined $2.3 million

2019-07-05T12:40:00+01:00By

1st July - 5th July: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Walt Disney TV drives diversity and inclusion behind the scenes

2019-07-05T11:40:00+01:00By

Expanding the diversity and inclusion behind the camera, Walt Disney Television confirmed the launch of two new programmes to develop underrepresented talent.

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CBC and BBC ink co-production deal

2019-07-05T11:24:00+01:00By

Canadian and British broadcasters have confirmed a creative co-production partnership in a commitment to future collaboration across drama, documentaries and news content.

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How AI is reinventing Visual Effects

2019-07-04T15:01:00+01:00By

AI/ML and deep learning is having a huge impact in computer graphics research with potential to transform VFX production.

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IABM launches tech and trends roadmap

2019-07-04T14:55:00+01:00By

IABM today unveiled a customised blueprint for common understanding and collaboration for the broadcast, media and entertainment industry.

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Netflix to open UK production hub at Shepperton Studios

2019-07-04T13:59:00+01:00By

In a major UK expansion, Netflix has signed a multi-million pound deal to create a production hub at Shepperton Studios outside London.

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Women’s World Cup scores with viewers worldwide

2019-07-04T13:32:00+01:00By

The 2019 Women’s World Cup is drawing to a close, but the tournament has already broken viewing records worldwide, writes Ross Biddiscombe.

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Sky Media launches addressable ad tool

2019-07-04T11:12:00+01:00By

Sky Media has launched its Sky Analytics tool for media agencies and advertisers to self-manage media planning for addressable TV.

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Eutelsat agrees €10m investment in Broadpeak

2019-07-04T10:42:00+01:00By

Eutelsat Communications has announced a €10 million investment in video content delivery solutions provider Broadpeak.

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ITV boss calls for Netflix regulatory reform

2019-07-04T10:03:00+01:00By

Tensions between platforms and traditional broadcasters were debated during the House of Lords communications committee with Sky and ITV executives acknowledging industry pressures.

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Shining a light on those behind the cameras

2019-07-04T09:07:00+01:00

It’s not just the wellbeing of those on-screen that is being neglected; we need to face up to the uncomfortable truth for those toiling behind the scenes, says CEO of the Film & Television Charity Alex Pumfrey.

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Can Quibi crack the short form market?

2019-07-03T13:02:00+01:00By Tim Dams

With a $1bn programming budget, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s premium short form platform Quibi has attracted a raft top talent to create shows. But can it persuade mobile viewers to part with their cash? Tim Dams reports.

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Olly Strous, ITN Productions

2019-07-03T12:18:00+01:00By

ITN Productions has adopted Sony CI cloud platform. George Jarrett speaks with head of postproduction Olly Strous to find out what Impact the technology has had to ITN’s workflow

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IBC Innovation Awards shortlist announced

2019-07-03T12:12:00+01:00

This year’s 10 IBC Innovation Awards finalists show a clear trend towards global co-operation and remarkable advances in bringing new engagement to content.

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BBC makes “significant change” on gender pay gap

2019-07-03T11:35:00+01:00By

The BBC has revealed that pay differences between women and men are down 3% across every banding with the number of women in leadership roles growing to 43.8%.

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Cartoon Network launches pop-up channels in Asia

2019-07-03T11:02:00+01:00By

Turner’s Cartoon Network has launched two pop-up kids channels as part of an innovative trial in partnership with Globecast.

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BBC Studios wins first Quibi commission

2019-07-02T11:56:00+01:00By

New digital platform Quibi has issued its first short form commission to the BBC Studios Natural History Unit.

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YouTube dominates viewing figures, but catch up services on the rise

2019-07-02T10:46:00+01:00By

Netflix and Amazon Prime are continuing to see growth in viewing figures globally, while Facebook and YouTube has seen a fall in usage, according to Ampere Analysis.

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Interview: Roland Sars, Media Distillery

2019-07-02T09:49:00+01:00Brought to you by

Everybody is interested in AI but not many companies really have AI in production, says Media Distillery chief executive Roland Sars.

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Behind the scenes: Neither Wolf Nor Dog

2019-07-01T15:44:00+01:00By

Scottish filmmaker Steven Lewis Simpson on how he overturned conventional wisdom in making, marketing and distributing his Native American movie from the ground up.

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Small, mobile, intelligent: the evolution of broadcast microphones

2019-07-01T13:39:00+01:00By

Alongside audio quality and RF spectrum efficiency, the call for more discreet form factors is driving the design of broadcast microphones – especially in this era of increasingly high-resolution TV, writes David Davies.

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Building tomorrow’s OTT platforms

2019-07-01T12:56:00+01:00Sponsored by

Join IBC365 on Thursday 25 July to explore the best approach to building and upgrading a successful OTT platform.

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Digital piracy costs US economy $30bn annually

2019-07-01T10:23:00+01:00By

Online piracy costs the US economy almost $30 billion a year, with pirated videos viewed over 200 billion times, according to a report from the US Chamber of Commerce.

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India’s Pen N Camera unveils OTT platform

2019-07-01T10:23:00+01:00By

Indian film production and distribution company Pen N Camera International is set to launch an OTT platform this month.

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Children’s Media Conference 2019 & Stranger Things Season 3 release date

2019-07-01T08:00:00+01:00By

1st - 7th July: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Viacom, Mubi streaming service launches & Jony Ive leaves Apple

2019-06-28T14:48:00+01:00By

24th-28th June: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Connected TVs now account for nearly half of video ad impressions

2019-06-28T14:09:00+01:00By

Connected TV now accounts for nearly half of all video advertising impressions served, according to the latest Video Benchmark Report from Extreme Reach.

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Behind the scenes: Men in Black: International

2019-06-27T13:54:00+01:00By

The MIB reboot opened last week. IBC365 goes behind the scenes with VFX Supervisor Alessandro Ongaro to find how he created a world with aliens living on Earth.

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Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo give trade war warning ahead of tariff hike

2019-06-27T12:32:00+01:00By

Donald Trump’s trade war with China could drive up costs on consumer electronics and negatively impact the gaming and content industry.

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The role of voice in content discovery

2019-06-27T11:48:00+01:00By

Voice is becoming an increasingly important part of content discovery, but can it ever replace the remote control? Ann-Marie Corvin investigates.

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Discovery appoints Andrew Georgiou as Eurosport president

2019-06-27T10:23:00+01:00By

Discovery has named Andrew Georgiou as president of Eurosport in a role that will also see him oversee sports rights and marketing across the Discovery Group.

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Sony invests in Nevion to boost IP offering

2019-06-27T09:47:00+01:00By

Sony is set to bolster its end-to-end IP offering having struck a partnership and investment deal with Nevion.

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One small step: Broadcasting the Apollo 11 moon landing

2019-06-27T07:30:00+01:00By

BBC broadcaster James Burke speaks to IBC365 about the future of TV 50 years after covering the live Apollo 11 moon landing

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Scripting an immersive future for theatre-goers

2019-06-26T14:28:00+01:00By Tim Dams

Leading tech giants have linked up with the Royal Shakespeare Company in an ambitious project to re-imagine the future of theatre-going using immersive technology.

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Behind the scenes: Tonight with Vladimir Putin

2019-06-26T13:11:00+01:00By

Vladimir Putin has been brought to life as a chat show host for a new BBC comedy. James Pearce goes behind the scenes with Framestore to see how the VFX firm used motion capture to create a VFX Putin in real-time.

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NBC pulls The Office from Netflix in favour of own streaming service

2019-06-26T11:51:00+01:00By

The US version of The Office will be pulled from Netflix 2021 – as NBC makes its own upcoming streaming platform the exclusive home of the popular sitcom.

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NEP agrees deal for Sweden’s HDR Group

2019-06-26T11:20:00+01:00By

The NEP Group is to acquire HDR Group, a full-service production services firm based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Sky Italia appoints KPN chief Maximo Ibarra as CEO

2019-06-26T11:20:00+01:00By

KPN CEO Maximo Ibarra has been named at the new CEO of Sky Italia, effective from October.

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Behind the Scenes: Apollo 11

2019-06-26T08:00:00+01:00By

A new documentary film about the Apollo 11 Moon Landing features previously unseen 70mm footage that helps provide a whole new take on the mission and its legacy as it nears its 50th Anniversary.

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Craft leaders: Paul Greengrass, Director

2019-06-25T13:32:00+01:00By

The director of Captain Phillips, United 93 and The Bourne Supremacy has condemned nepotism that holds back the UK’s film industry.

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Elon Musk launches “most difficult” rocket to date

2019-06-25T13:02:00+01:00By

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, dubbed the most powerful yet, was launched overnight with a batch of 24 experimental satellites ready to orbit.

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Fox Sports turns to Watson for AI-powered highlights

2019-06-25T13:01:00+01:00By

Fox Sports has teamed up with IBM to use the firm’s AI platform as part of its analysis and coverage of the Women’s World Cup.

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Warner Bros. hires BBC Studios Ann Sarnoff as CEO

2019-06-25T11:35:00+01:00By

BBC Studios Americas president Ann Sarnoff has been named the first woman to head Warner Bros. in the studio’s history.

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Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom announce 5G JV

2019-06-25T11:02:00+01:00By

Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom have announced a new joint venture aimed at developing 5G technologies such as low latency streaming solutions.

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IBC addresses new era of media

2019-06-25T09:00:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Industry experts and thought leaders will gather at the annual IBC Show to address the biggest opportunities and challenges faced by the industry.

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Film and TV critics form equality in media alliance

2019-06-24T16:27:00+01:00By

Six US organisations have formed a coalition aimed at redefining how Hollywood is covered in the media to improve the diversity for the press.

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Facebook says “no evidence” of Russian interference in Brexit

2019-06-24T12:52:00+01:00By

Facebook head of communications Nick Clegg has dismissed allegations that the social media network was used to help influence the Brexit referendum result.

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New Raspberry Pi comes with 4K output

2019-06-24T12:11:00+01:00By

The new Raspberry Pi single-board computer is being aimed at the media industry with the inclusion of two micro-HDMI ports and 4K video output at 60 frames per second.

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Netflix boss bets on art over science

2019-06-24T11:41:00+01:00By

Netflix chief content office Ted Sarandos is confident audiences will pay for multiple streaming services and dispelled rumours of data harvesting and sports rights investment.

Week ahead

The week ahead: MWC19 Shanghai & LOVE Broadcasting Summit

2019-06-24T08:00:00+01:00By

24th - 28th June: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Video: Industry “tipping point” requires collaboration and hybrid models

2019-06-21T16:31:00+01:00By

The Nordic market will see “deep co-operation” between broadcasters and TV distributors amid the rise of the FAANGs explains Discovery Norway CEO Tine Jensen.

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BBC to broadcast entire Wimbledon 2019 tournament live in HD

2019-06-21T12:25:00+01:00By

The BBC will broadcast the 2019 Wimbledon Championships in high-definition live for the first time across its TV, radio and digital channels.

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ABC boss plans to terminate $4m Foxtel deal

2019-06-21T12:24:00+01:00By

The Australian public broadcaster is seeking to cut its payments to pay-TV provider Foxtel in a move to recoup its finances after the Coalition government froze its $1 billion annual budget.

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RTVE demos “world first” stand alone 5G broadcast

2019-06-21T12:23:00+01:00By

RTVE has become the first Spanish broadcaster to carry out a live broadcast over 5G connectivity.

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Amazon unveils Dolby Vision-equipped 4K TV

2019-06-21T11:16:00+01:00By

Amazon has launched its first Fire TV Edition TV with support for Dolby Vision.

Digital digest index

India named as BBC’s top international market & Wimbledon to be broadcast in HD

2019-06-20T16:27:00+01:00By

17th-21st June: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Video: Streaming live content amid the industry evolution

2019-06-20T15:32:00+01:00By

Delivering live content successfully requires an interplay of technology and cloud-based workflows to meet viewing demand for high-quality streams, explains ITV’s Andrew Pearson.

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Telefónica and Mediapro launch esports channel for LATAM

2019-06-20T12:44:00+01:00By

League of Legends, Fortnite and Call of Duty will be available for esports fans to view in Latin America after Telefónica and Mediapro confirmed the launch of Movistar’s esports channel.

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BBC Box rewriting the future of the internet

2019-06-20T12:06:00+01:00By

BBC R&D is exploring new ways of storing and using personal data curated and controlled by individuals in a physical box dubbed “unusual and potentially important,” according to researchers.

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IOC awards new Olympic Games broadcast deal

2019-06-20T11:57:00+01:00By

Broadcast rights for the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympic games have been handed to Infront Sports and Media, which will be the exclusive free-to-air rights holder in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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DD India goes international with Bangladesh and Korea partnerships

2019-06-20T11:57:00+01:00By

India public service broadcaster Doordarshan is to be broadcast in Bangladesh and South Korea as part of a deal struck by the Indian government.

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Artificial role of AI in sports production

2019-06-20T11:37:00+01:00By

AI is one of the buzzwords across all sectors, but what impact is it and machine learning having on live sports production? Andy Stout investigates.

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Queer broadcasting: Delivering live diversity

2019-06-20T11:02:00+01:00By

During Pride Month, LGBTQ+ global streaming network Revry simultaneously broadcast the Trevor Live gala across multiple global channels reaching more than 9.4 million viewers.

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Sundar Raman: Learn to innovate like live cricket

2019-06-19T15:54:00+01:00By

Sports production needs to take innovations from cricket and lessons from the advertising world by putting consumers first, says Reliance Sport CEO Sundar Raman.

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BBC toys with international FAANG streaming model

2019-06-19T12:03:00+01:00By

The BBC chairman has admitted the public service broadcaster would “do very well under a subscription model,” speaking in the UK House of Lords yesterday on the future of broadcasting.

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Comcast leads addressable ad initiative

2019-06-19T12:02:00+01:00By

Comcast is to partner with fellow US cable TV providers Charter Communications and Cox Media to develop an addressable ad offering.

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Cinema gets streaming deal with GoGo OTT platform

2019-06-19T11:35:00+01:00By

GoGoCinema has inked a deal with Golden Screen Cinemas to roll out its cinematic on-demand experience by the end of 2019.

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Dish eyeing $6bn deal for T-Mobile-Sprint assets

2019-06-19T11:13:00+01:00By

Dish Network has emerged as the favourite to buy wireless assets T-Mobile and Sprint need to offload to push through their merger, with a $6 billion deal close, according to reports in the US.

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M&A: Current drivers and future directions

2019-06-18T14:57:00+01:00By

In part three of our M&A series, Andy Stout looks at the future of consolidation in the broadcast and media space.

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Samsung cautions smart TV users to virus check

2019-06-18T12:08:00+01:00By

Samsung shared a how-to video on Twitter advising owners of its latest smart TVs to run regular malware virus scans but promptly deleted the post after a social media backlash.

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Comcast launches eye control for TV

2019-06-18T11:38:00+01:00By

Comcast has developed a web-based eye control remote to enable viewers with a physical disability to change the channel, set a recording and search for a programme.

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Advertisers and social media firms to tackle fake content

2019-06-18T11:38:00+01:00By

Publishers and platforms will be encouraged to do more to tackle the scourge of fake and dangerous online content by an alliance of the world’s most recognisable brands and media buying agencies.

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IMDb rebrands streaming service ahead of European launch

2019-06-18T11:01:00+01:00By

IMDb’s TV service Freedive is set to be rebranded IMDb TV ahead of European launch later this year, with the service set to triple its content selection in the coming months.

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Driving viewer engagement with virtual sets and AR graphics

2019-06-17T15:18:00+01:00By

From AR to the use of gaming engines, producers of live sports coverage increasingly have an armoury of new methods with which to present information and maintain viewer interest. A trio of the leading technology providers speak about their latest innovations.

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WarnerMedia to open 5G Innovation Lab

2019-06-17T14:44:00+01:00By

The WarnerMedia Innovation Lab will be powered by the AT&T 5G network and be one of the first permanent 5G studios.

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BeIN and Arabsat trade blows in piracy battle

2019-06-17T13:59:00+01:00By

Arabsat has accused broadcaster BeIN of engaging in a “media smear campaign”, after the Doha-based broadcaster said it had proved the satellite operator was responsible for distributing pirate network BeoutQ.

Week ahead

The week ahead: BroadcastAsia, Telecom Plus results & Toy Story 4

2019-06-17T09:04:00+01:00By

17th - 21st June: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Vimeo announces AV1 codec support

2019-06-14T16:09:00+01:00By

Vimeo has announced it will support royalty-free video codec AV1 which enables HD and UHD content to be streamed at a lower bitrate.

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UEFA launches free OTT platform

2019-06-14T15:25:00+01:00By

The European football body has unveiled its new free-to-air streaming service, UEFA.tv, which will deliver games live and on-demand across Europe.

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Disrupting and delivering beyond the mainstream

2019-06-13T16:17:00+01:00By

SB.TV founder and entrepreneur and Media Production Show keynote speaker Jamal Edwards explained the power of storytelling and harnessing new media.

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Facebook Watch deal & Microsoft next-gen Xbox

2019-06-13T16:14:00+01:00By

10th-14th June: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Video: The power of the supply chain

2019-06-13T16:11:00+01:00By

The key to broadcasters remaining relevant and resilient is investing in new technology, audience engagement and collaboration explains ITV head of content technology Kevin Kennedy.

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M&A: Broadcasters search for scale

2019-06-13T13:24:00+01:00By

In the second part of our M&A series, Andy Stout looks at the big movements in the broadcaster space.

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Netflix hit Stranger Things spun into AR mobile game

2019-06-13T13:21:00+01:00By

Next Games has announced its collaboration with Netflix on the location-based puzzle game for iOS and Android devices, set to launch next year.

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Chernobyl drives Sky's investment in original content

2019-06-13T11:03:00+01:00By

Comcast-backed Sky has confirmed it will double its Europe-wide investment in the development and production of original new content.

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Catch-22: How it was shot

2019-06-13T08:00:00+01:00By

American Society of Cinematographers’ (ASC) Martin Ruhe captures the insane heat of George Clooney’s satirical anti-war serialisation of classic Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.

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Telstra and ITN demo remote production solution for World Relay Championship

2019-06-12T15:49:00+01:00By

Australian telecoms company Telstra has demonstrated its high performance media IP network outside of its home nation for the first time with the live remote broadcast of the World Relay Championship in Japan.

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Telefónica inks deal with Google

2019-06-12T15:37:00+01:00By

Telefónica Business Solutions has announced its strategic partnership with Google Cloud to accelerate global organisations to adopt the cloud and offer flexible working.

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Planet-scale AR in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

2019-06-12T08:00:00+01:00By

Niantic says Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will bring unprecedented scale to AR gaming. It could also provide a glimpse into the future of entertainment.

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Netflix opens Australian HQ in battle for eyeballs

2019-06-11T15:57:00+01:00By

Netflix has confirmed it will expand its operations on the ground in Australia to compete with local streaming services.

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BBC abolishes free TV licences for over-75s

2019-06-10T16:19:00+01:00By

Almost four million UK pensioners will have to pay for a TV licence as of June next year after the government-funded scheme was confirmed to end today.

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Combining satellite and OTT to deliver the next generation of services

2019-06-10T15:34:00+01:00By

An ever-escalating number of services and the high bandwidth requirements of UHD are among the developments driving the use of satellite to deliver OTT content, discovers David Davies.

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Microsoft unveils 8K Xbox

2019-06-10T12:51:00+01:00By

Microsoft has announced its next-generation gaming console will support 8K resolution playback and allow 120 frames per second.

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Craft Leaders: Polly Morgan, ASC BSC

2019-06-10T12:33:00+01:00By

For some cinematographers, it is the technical aspects that make them fall in love with the role. But for Polly Morgan, who’s credits include Legion, Inception and 6 Balloons, it was her love of colour.

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BT in talks to join ITV and BBC’s Britbox streaming consortium?

2019-06-10T12:31:00+01:00By

BT is reported to be considering backing upcoming streaming service Britbox, which is backed by ITV and the BBC.

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Mediaset merges Italy and Spain businesses

2019-06-10T12:00:00+01:00By

Italian broadcaster Mediaset will merge its Spanish and Italian units into one new holding company called Media For Europe.

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GSMA claims banning Chinese vendors will add €55bn to 5G costs

2019-06-10T11:36:00+01:00By

A European ban on telecoms equipment from Chinese vendors would increase the cost of 5G deployments by around €55 billion, according to analysis from the GSMA.

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The Week Ahead: AR & VR World Summit, Infocomm 2019 & Diego Maradona releases

2019-06-10T07:57:00+01:00By

10th - 14th June: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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BT Sport’s HDR Champions League broadcast breaks record

2019-06-07T13:41:00+01:00By

More than 11 million people tuned into BT Sport’s Champions League coverage – the highest ever figures for the UK sport channel.

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Esports revenue to top $1 billion as broadcasters see the chance to play

2019-06-07T10:48:00+01:00By

Esports isn’t new, but it is growing. According to a new Futuresource report, revenue in esports will hit $1.8 billion by 2023. IBC365 spoke to the consulting firm to find out more about this growing opportunity.

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Getting to grips with esports production

2019-06-07T10:29:00+01:00By

As the esports market continues to grow, the broadcast and media space are keeping a closer eye on competitive gaming. IBC365 speaks to ESL’s Simon Eicher about the opportunity in esports.

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M&A: Vendor consolidation continues

2019-06-07T10:26:00+01:00By

In the first part of our look at M&A activity in the broadcast sector, IBC365 examines some of the notable acquisitions amongst the vendors and their implications.

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Nordic broadcasters breaking boundaries

2019-06-07T09:03:00+01:00By

As consumers navigate the crowded OTT and linear TV market, traditional broadcasters are also looking to diversify and add value beyond their core offering.

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Weekly news round-up: Apple's pro-privacy stance, Ofcom chief steps down & esports revenues

2019-06-07T07:39:00+01:00By

3rd-7th June: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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BBC unveils Glastonbury 2019 broadcast line-up

2019-06-06T12:21:00+01:00By

The BBC has revealed its broadcast plans for this year’s Glastonbury festival, confirming that viewers and listeners will be able to experience extensive coverage through BBC Sounds and BBC iPlayer.

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The esports evolution: Dota 2 championship

2019-06-06T12:20:00+01:00By

IBC365 goes behind the scenes of Dota 2 and speaks with industry experts on the broadcaster opportunities to monetise, engage and deliver.

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Telecom Italia agrees $240m sale of broadcasting unit Persidera

2019-06-05T16:29:00+01:00By

TIM Group has agreed to sell its stake in broadcaster Persidera to F2i and El Towers in a combined deal with GEDI Gruppo Editoriale worth a total of €240 million.

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Comcast found guilty of infringing TiVo patents

2019-06-05T16:06:00+01:00By

The US International Trade Commission has found Comcast guilty of “repeated infringement” of TiVo’s patent licensing.

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BBC launches Step into Tech scheme

2019-06-05T11:00:00+01:00By

The BBC has launched a scheme to encourage more women to pursue a career in software engineering.

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NGA and new delivery: defining audio post workflows

2019-06-05T10:35:00+01:00By

The call to deliver content in more formats, the continued rise of immersive and object-based audio, and the prospect of further loudness recommendations are among the issues making fresh demands on the tools used audio post.

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UHD and HDR requires customised workflows

2019-06-05T10:11:00+01:00By

Delivering UHD and HDR content requires skill and customised workflows to transform the creative process, as industry experts weigh in on the new formats for productions.

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Craft Leaders: Asif Kapadia, director

2019-06-05T08:39:00+01:00By

In his latest documentary, director Asif Kapadia unearths the complex and sympathetic man behind the enigmatic Argentine football legend.

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State of the art: Adaptive bit rate quality monitoring

2019-06-04T12:53:00+01:00Brought to you by

With the move to the increasingly complex adaptive bit rate (ABR) technology for video transport delivery comes a corresponding increase in quality assurance complexity.

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SK Telecom partners Sinclair for 5G broadcasting trial

2019-06-04T12:11:00+01:00By

Korean telecoms company SK Telecom has partnered with Sinclair Broadcast Group and Harman International Industries to trial next generation TV broadcasting over a 5G network.

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Apple champions personal cinematic experiences

2019-06-04T11:19:00+01:00By

Apple has previewed its new tvOS 13 operating system for its 4K Apple TV declaring it “the easiest and most personalised entertainment device” yesterday at its developers’ conference.

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IABM announces new DACH Members’ Council

2019-06-04T10:04:00+01:00By

IABM has appointed a new Members’ Council to act as a voice for members in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

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Google Cloud outage brings down YouTube, Snapchat

2019-06-03T11:07:00+01:00By

Google Cloud experienced a temporary outage, leaving thousands unable to access its services.

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Disney+ predicted to take on Netflix and Amazon

2019-06-03T10:46:00+01:00By

The Disney+ streaming service is expected to add 19.2 million subscribers in Western Europe by 2024, driving the next OTT boom, according to Digital TV Research.

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The Week Ahead: ANGACOM 2019, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Black Mirror Season 5

2019-06-03T07:54:00+01:00By

3rd - 7th June: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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CBS and Viacom merger talks set to resume

2019-05-31T14:31:00+01:00By

Reports from the US claim talks about a CBS/Viacom tie-up are set to reopen in June.

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Video: Expanding Nordic TV into China

2019-05-31T10:09:00+01:00By

Finnish-based Elisa TV has successfully collaborated and expanded into China to co-produce content and collaborate driving audience engagement and revenue beyond Scandinavia, Elisa’s director of binge business Einari Kanerva tells IBC365.

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Netflix and Amazon's £1.1bn UK subs & Champions League final

2019-05-31T10:02:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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BT Sport on target for HDR first at UEFA Champions League Final

2019-05-31T09:59:00+01:00By

BT Sport COO Jamie Hindhaugh outlines how the broadcaster’s Champions League final coverage will be the first time a live sports event will be broadcast in HDR to mobile devices.

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The key to live content? Make sure it works

2019-05-31T09:33:00+01:00By

At SportTech 2019, a key panel featuring the BBC, DAZN, Tennis TV and Ostmodern discussed the challenges of producing live sport.

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Rental houses reveal what productions want now

2019-05-31T09:28:00+01:00By

From an iPhone to an expensive full-frame digital cinema camera, you can shoot a TV show or even a movie on a range of devices. But what do most mainstream productions use? These rental houses reveal all.

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Bafta partners Netflix for ‘Breakthrough Brits’ expansion

2019-05-30T14:16:00+01:00By

Bafta will work with Netflix to take its flagship talent scheme to new markets worldwide.

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New goals for innovating live sports production

2019-05-30T12:18:00+01:00Sponsored by , by

Join IBC365 on demand to explore how emerging technology and innovative workflows are transforming live sports production.

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EE and Stormzy launch UK’s first 5G service at London show

2019-05-30T10:56:00+01:00By

EE launched the UK’s first 5G service last night in London with Stormzy showcasing the next-generation network in a 360-degree virtual reality experience.

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Craft Leaders: Laura Jans Fazio, Colourist

2019-05-30T09:17:00+01:00By

Laura Jans Fazio explains how an interest in art and design led her to become the colourist for the likes of House of Cards, Mr Robot, and A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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ASC turns 100: Who is the greatest cinematographer ever?

2019-05-29T16:15:00+01:00By

IBC365 pays tribute to the international cinematographers who have shaped the art of motion pictures and asks ASC members who they think is the greatest of all time.

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Huawei calls on US to reverse cybersecurity motion

2019-05-29T15:32:00+01:00By

Huawei has filed legal action against the US requesting the government to halt its campaign against the Chinese firm claiming there is “no evidence” of a security threat.

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Mediaset takes over 9.6% stake of ProSiebensat.1

2019-05-29T11:25:00+01:00By

ProSiebenSat.1 has had a stake of its business acquired by Italian-based Mediaset as it seeks to diversify its international outlook and invest in the future of European TV.

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Nordics OTT subscriptions top 10m

2019-05-29T10:32:00+01:00By

Streaming services in the Nordics have seen rapid growth, with more than 800,000 new subscriptions active in the last year, according to Mediavision.

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Green production: How to be sustainable on set

2019-05-28T15:52:00+01:00By

Bond 25, the next instalment of the 007 franchise, is employing a sustainability consultant on its shoot to ensure greener practices.

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Video: Nordic operators champion FAANG collaboration

2019-05-28T14:42:00+01:00By

Canal Digital chief technology officer Henke Erichsen speaks to IBC365 on the industry challenges and benefits of collaboration.

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Virgin Media’s French Open coverage delivers 4K HDR broadcasting first

2019-05-28T10:48:00+01:00By

Virgin Media has successfully broadcast Eurosport’s French Open coverage to its UK customers in 4K UHD and HDR.

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Canal+ agrees $1.1bn deal for pay-TV operator M7

2019-05-28T10:38:00+01:00By

Acquisition of M7 will see Vivendi’s Canal+ expand its European footprint by seven countries.

Week ahead

The Week Ahead: DW Global Media Forum, Augmented World Expo and Godzilla

2019-05-27T07:15:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Behind the scenes: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

2019-05-25T09:00:00+01:00By

Robert Richardson ASC describes recreating the summer of 1969 for Quentin Tarantino’s new blockbuster.

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Italian regulators give conditional approval to Sky’s Mediaset deal

2019-05-24T12:19:00+01:00By

Agcom will impose three-year exclusive online content ban on Sky Italia if it buys Mediaset’s digital terrestrial pay-TV assets.

Digital digest index

Google's GDPR investigation & Netflix voted best original programmer

2019-05-24T09:29:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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The real green screen: Is OTT putting pressure on the planet?

2019-05-24T09:26:00+01:00By

The rapid growth of OTT media services may be offering more choice for consumers and more opportunities for content producers, but is it harming the planet in the process?

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Video: Where will the industry see the greatest growth in the next 12 months?

2019-05-24T09:05:00+01:00By

DTG chief executive Richard Lindsay-Davies on why the media industry needs to make sure that viewers don’t notice the transition to a hybrid IP world.

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EE to launch first UK 5G service this May

2019-05-23T11:08:00+01:00By

EE and Qualcomm are set to launch Europe’s first commercial 5G network next week, with the service set to go live in six cities across the UK.

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Sprint and T-Mobile make rural 5G pledge to win FCC merger nod

2019-05-22T15:32:00+01:00By

US telco providers, T-Mobile and Sprint have committed to taking “significant steps” to advance the next-generation wireless connectivity across the United States.

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Voice control transforms TV experiences

2019-05-22T12:01:00+01:00By

Voice has unlocked opportunities for broadcasters and platform operators to deliver customised experiences and next-generation TV experiences.

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PSM must capitalise on viewers trust, says EBU

2019-05-22T11:34:00+01:00By

Fake news and privacy breaches are among the reasons public service media is being challenged, according to EBU’s Claudia Vaccarone.

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DISH agrees $800m deal for EchoStar’s broadcast satellites

2019-05-22T10:03:00+01:00By

The $800 million transaction will see stock transferred to Echostar shareholders.

eSports & Gaming Business

Understanding the esports ecosystem

2019-05-21T16:07:00+01:00By

Esports is emerging as an exciting new market bringing together players from the broadcasting, gaming and sports industries, writes Ian Volans.

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US government “underestimates” Huawei as Google unveils ban

2019-05-21T13:09:00+01:00By

The US has added Huawei to a list of firms American companies cannot trade with unless licenced to do so.

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BBC completes groundbreaking ViLoR local radio project

2019-05-21T11:31:00+01:00By

Five years after the first few installations took place, the BBC has signed off on its new centralised virtual local radio infrastructure. David Davies finds out more from lead project manager Geoff Woolf.

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Game of Thrones finale breaks HBO viewership record

2019-05-21T11:20:00+01:00By

Final episode of Game of Thrones beats Sopranos with 13.6m initial viewers, but viewer reactions to the episode have been mixed

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Behind the scenes: Good Omens

2019-05-21T10:09:00+01:00By

VFX supervisor Jean-Claude Deguara discusses creating a fantasy world straight out of the minds of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

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Netflix to ‘sign 10-year Pinewood Studios’ lease

2019-05-20T14:42:00+01:00By

Netflix is reportedly on the verge of agreeing a £6m per year deal for studio space at Pinewood

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Google and other tech giants targeted in “regulatory bias”

2019-05-20T12:06:00+01:00By

Calls to break up and dissolve the influence and power Google and other technology giants have “no basis in law” says Google’s Eric Schmidt.

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TM Forum showcases telco collaboration with key verticals

2019-05-20T11:19:00+01:00By

The TM Forum event demonstrated the role 5G will play in new verticals including key Catalyst projects, Paolo Pescatore writes from Nice

Week ahead

The Week Ahead: KOBA 2019, TalkTalk earnings and Rocketman

2019-05-20T07:00:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Bafta boss calls for TV to address climate change

2019-05-17T13:29:00+01:00By

A new report analysing subtitle data found environmental sustainability themes were significantly underrepresented across British TV.

Digital digest index

ITV drops Jeremy Kyle Show & Vodafone to launch UK 5G network in July

2019-05-17T10:35:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Creating and measuring a successful UX

2019-05-17T10:30:00+01:00By

How can AI, big data and machine learning be used to help improve the user experience?

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User experience: The 80-20 principle

2019-05-17T10:13:00+01:00

For designers, the priority should be giving an experience that meets users’ experience and needs ahead of ‘special attractions’, writes Ostmodern’s CEO and co-founder Tom Williams.

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Spotlight on: UX designers

2019-05-17T10:00:00+01:00By

IBC365 speaks with three user experience designers working for the BBC, RTE and BluTV on the challenges and changes to creating and evolving user interfaces for modern audiences.

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Video: How important is a good UX?

2019-05-17T09:54:00+01:00By

DTG chief executive Richard Lindsay-Davies speaks to IBC365 on the importance of good UX, opportunities and challenges.

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The importance of UX in OTT

2019-05-17T09:39:00+01:00By

What is the point in offering thousands of hours of content if you can’t find where it is?

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Behind the scenes: Elton John ‘fantasy’ biopic Rocketman

2019-05-17T07:00:00+01:00By

Rocketman editor Chris Dickens explains how he helped create the true fantasy of shy piano prodigy turned international superstar and the challenge of creating the perfect ending.

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Crafting quality: Skills for successful UHD and HDR production

2019-05-16T12:28:00+01:00

Join IBC365 on demand to explore how pixels, higher frame rates, wide colour gamut and high dynamic range are transforming the production process.

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Media efficiency is critical: IABM reveals buying trends

2019-05-16T11:05:00+01:00By

New media competitiveness has urged companies to pursue efficiencies and multi-platform delivery has shifted business priority to Opex over Capex, according to the IABM.

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Behind the scenes: John Wick 3

2019-05-16T07:00:00+01:00By

Cinematographer Dan Laustsen brings visual panache to the stunt-fuelled franchise

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Euronews funding audited by EU

2019-05-15T12:44:00+01:00By

The European Court of Auditors has raised concerns regarding the European Commission’s €122 million spend on the channel between 2014 and 2018.

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Facebook unveils new livestream rules following New Zealand mosque shooting

2019-05-15T10:23:00+01:00By

Facebook will ban Live users who breach its guidelines under new “one strike” policy

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Old rivals become new frenemies

2019-05-15T09:37:00+01:00By

Rival broadcasters are forming new alliances as they look to compete with streaming services.

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The future of TV will be built on long term engagement

2019-05-15T00:00:00+01:00By Staff writer

TV businesses must shake off short termism and think customer lifetime value

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Disney takes full control of Hulu

2019-05-14T16:18:00+01:00By

Disney is to assume full operational control of US streaming service Hulu.

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UX takes centre stage

2019-05-14T16:05:00+01:00By

A seamless user experience has surpassed the belief ‘content is king’ with audience retention, engagement and discoverability critical for success.

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IPL stream delivers new live viewer record for Hotstar

2019-05-14T13:54:00+01:00By

Hotstar recorded a ‘global record’ 18m users for its 12 May stream of cricket’s IPL with more than 300m unique viewers watching the tournament overall in 2019

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Vodafone confirms 5G switch-on in the UK this summer

2019-05-14T13:51:00+01:00By

Vodafone’s 5G network for businesses and consumers will launch in seven cities across the UK on 3 July with a further 12 cities connected by the end of 2019.

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Red Bull Media House’s mission to re-activate the senses

2019-05-14T09:59:00+01:00By

Red Bull is using biometric data to transform the viewer experience. Chief innovation officer Andreas Gall explains how, and explains why he thinks audio is so important.

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UK pushes for “robust attack” on BeoutQ

2019-05-13T13:27:00+01:00By

Pirate TV network BeoutQ is under the spotlight after a Committee of UK MPs found more than 100 UK TV channels from the BBC, ITV and C4 were being illegally streamed.

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Interview: Ben Lavender, DAZN

2019-05-13T11:27:00+01:00By Tim Dams

The creator of the BBC iPlayer and now DAZN’s chief product officer, Ben Lavender has led the design and development of the sports streaming service from start-up to launch in nine countries.

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EU to probe Telia’s $960m Bonnier takeover

2019-05-13T10:45:00+01:00By

European Commission cites competition concerns over Telia’s acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting.

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Bafta TV Awards: 2019 winners

2019-05-13T10:30:00+01:00By

Killing Eve and Patrick Melrose were among the programmes celebrated at last night’s Baftas with special mention to BBC’s Bodyguard and Britain’s Got Talent.

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The week ahead

2019-05-13T08:00:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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2019-05-10T15:50:00+01:00By

Media and telecom convergence and collaboration will be showcased at the upcoming Digital Transformation World where three joint proof-of-concept projects will be demonstrated.

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Ginx takes esports direct-to-consumer

2019-05-10T13:03:00+01:00By

International multi-channel TV network Ginx will take esports direct-to-consumers after investment from Sky and ITV and more than 410 active engaged fans globally, CEO Michiel Bakker confirmed.

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ProSieben and Discovery unveil SVOD service

2019-05-10T11:56:00+01:00By

A joint venture between ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery will launch Germany’s largest free-TV and video on-demand streaming platform this June.

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UHD: 4K is here and now, but what about 8K?

2019-05-10T10:25:00+01:00By

Sales of 4K and UHD devices are set to grow by more than 50% by 2023, with streaming services leading investment into 4K programming.

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Spotlight on: Film trailers

2019-05-10T10:11:00+01:00By Pippa Considine

Film trailers play a vital role in marketing budgets that can cost hundreds of millions of dollars, but different changing consumption methods have changed the nature of trailers.

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ProSieben and Discovery to launch SVOD service & Vodafone inks Telefónica deal

2019-05-10T08:56:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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What is next for the SRT Alliance?

2019-05-10T08:43:00+01:00

The SRT Alliance celebrated its two year anniversary with 200 official members and an Emmy to its name, Alliance leader Sylvio Jelovcich told IBC365 about its announcements and success since launch and what is on the agenda next.

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The blueprint for best-in-class video subscriber management

2019-05-09T16:04:00+01:00Brought to you by

Insights on user acquisition and retention, identity, payments, content partner settlement, entitlement, and customer care for video service providers.

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Germany launches first 5G TV trial

2019-05-09T12:52:00+01:00By

The Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation has successfully kicked-off the first field trial in the region to test the next-generation 5G broadcasting technology.

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Google shakes up video accessibility with live captioning function

2019-05-09T12:50:00+01:00By

Google has announced live captioning for Android among other business changes in its new mission to “empower organisations” and “create technology to improve people’s lives”.

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Sky invests in software tools developer You.i TV

2019-05-09T12:14:00+01:00By

Sky investment as part of cross-platform UX drive

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New lessons in localisation

2019-05-09T08:29:00+01:00By

The growth in OTT platforms has boosted demand for the localisation and regionalisation of content. And the cloud is proving to be a terrific enabler, writes David Davies.

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ABC MD warns of job losses and content cuts

2019-05-07T17:12:00+01:00By

Australian public broadcaster is faced with reducing its budget by $84 million over the next three years and has warned of “inevitable” job cuts and programme disruptions.

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Disney sells sports networks in $10.6bn deal

2019-05-07T16:18:00+01:00By

Sinclair Broadcast Group has confirmed the expansions of its sports and cable TV assets in the acquisition of 21 regional sports networks (RSN) from Walt Disney Company.

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Bezos and Musk: The Billionaires’ space battle

2019-05-07T14:49:00+01:00By

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk and Amazon boss Jeff Bezos have launched their own rocket companies as they seek to tap into the planet’s ever-increasing demand for broadband connectivity. Chris Forrester assesses their chances.

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Live streaming: The latest solutions

2019-05-07T12:34:00+01:00By

From Facebook to Twitch to YouTube, cleverly integrated production solutions and lower price-points are making high-quality live streaming accessible to those who want to share content across a vast array of platforms.

Week ahead

The week ahead

2019-05-06T06:00:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Interview: John Honeycutt, Google Cloud

2019-05-06T06:00:00+01:00By Tim Dams

Google Cloud signalled its ambition to build up its telco, media and entertainment client base with its hiring this year of Discovery CTO John Honeycutt. He tells IBC365 about his plans at the company.

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Broadcasters remain most trusted, says EBU report

2019-05-03T15:37:00+01:00By

Broadcast radio and television remain the most trusted media throughout Europe ahead of new media, according to the EBU’s latest report.

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Red Bee Media's 2019 priorities

2019-05-03T14:46:00+01:00

Red Bee Media chief services portfolio officer Dave Travis says “hardware is a thing of the past and software is the future,”

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Video: How much of an opportunity for broadcasters is in in-car entertainment?

2019-05-03T14:36:00+01:00

The in-car entertainment systems is one of France 24’s new distribution charter explains director of technical solutions for distribution David Couret.

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Video: To what extent has the broadcast industry adopted 5G?

2019-05-03T14:18:00+01:00

PP Foresight media and telco analyst Paolo Pescatore explains how 5G must be optimised to deliver video content efficiently.

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Video: How does France 24 make content easy to find?

2019-05-03T14:16:00+01:00

France 24’s David Couret tells IBC365 enriching its EPG data and curating the searchability of content is key to the best user experience.

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Huawei P30 camera rivals iPhone for mobile journalism

2019-05-03T11:50:00+01:00By

The iPhone’s position as the go-to device for mobile journalists could be under threat by the Huawei P30 Pro, thanks to the latter’s “phenomenal” camera.

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How vendors are adopting AI

2019-05-03T11:02:00+01:00By

From asset management to content analysis, artificial intelligence is being built into a host of media tools.

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US warns UK on Huawei & Comcast set to launch news channel

2019-05-03T09:17:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Managing and manipulating 4K and 8K content

2019-05-02T16:15:00+01:00By

The shift to 4K and 8K production has required improvements downstream, with those involved in managing and manipulating images in need of greater processing power and increased storage.

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BBC to “change the game” for women’s sport

2019-05-02T14:02:00+01:00By

The BBC has launched a new line up of women’s sport this summer with live coverage, new commissions and leading talent across its TV, radio and podcast channels.

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Netflix rolls out ‘studio quality’ audio

2019-05-02T13:33:00+01:00By

Netflix has boosted the quality of its Dolby Atmos audio in a bid to “bring viewers closer to the story.”

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Viewers will opt for Apple TV+, says CEO

2019-05-02T09:26:00+01:00By

Apple chief executive Tim Cook is confident consumers will choose Apple’s TV+ streaming service ahead of the multitude of other OTT services in a move to diversify its revenue income.

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Game of Thrones: Was The Long Night too dark?

2019-05-01T16:10:00+01:00By

The Long Night, Game of Thrones’ biggest, most expensive, and longest episode to date, has been dogged by complaints of murky pictures and difficult to see action. What, if anything, went wrong?

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg: “The future is private”

2019-05-01T13:29:00+01:00By

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has declared the firm will build a more privacy-focussed platform and fundamentally shift how products are built and the business is run.

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SMPTE expands virtual classroom courses

2019-05-01T09:01:00+01:00By

The Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers has extended its course offering to help support the professional careers of motion-imaging technologists and creatives.

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Camera roundup: Focus on smaller, smarter and more flexible

2019-04-30T12:19:00+01:00By

Although support for 4K/UHD production is steadily growing in importance, value for money, general functionality and flexibility remain priority concerns for users.

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Video: How is France 24 is driving its OTT offering?

2019-04-30T12:08:00+01:00

France 24 director of technical solutions for distribution David Couret tells IBC365 why its championing OTT distribution and following its audience to digital platforms.

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Broadcasters launch Turkish news channel

2019-04-30T12:08:00+01:00By

BBC News, Deutsche Welle, France 24 and Voice of America have collaborated to launch +90, a Turkish news channel on YouTube.

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Transforming creativity in the cloud

2019-04-30T10:47:00+01:00By

Moving to the cloud can involve a “leap of faith” but increased flexibility and improved security have enabled new ways of collaborating and creating content.

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How they built it: TPC’s IP-based OB truck

2019-04-29T14:26:00+01:00By

As the industry moves to embrace IP production, Swiss broadcast service provider TPC has made history by offering the first uncompressed, UHD OB vehicle entirely based around SMPTE ST2110.

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Bafta Craft Awards: The winners

2019-04-29T09:50:00+01:00By

BBC TV dramas A Very English Scandal and Killing Eve were among the winners last night at the Bafta Television Craft Awards.

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What next for IP?

2019-04-29T08:29:00+01:00By

With the ratification of the SMPTE ST2110 family of standards in 2018, it might be thought that the topic of IP connectivity would be filed under “sorted” but the recent NAB convention showed that this was far from the case.

Week ahead

The week ahead

2019-04-29T07:00:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Video: How Red Bee Media is facilitating remote production

2019-04-26T13:56:00+01:00

Red Bee Media has partnered with V-Nova to overcome bandwidth and encoding issues for its remote production offering.

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NAB 2019: Red Bee Media's Dave Travis on privacy and security

2019-04-26T13:56:00+01:00

Red Bee Media has invested in a private cloud along with Cisco’s privacy solution, chief services portfolio officer Dave Travis explained the “massively transformational” investment.

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Advice for cloud start-ups

2019-04-26T11:39:00+01:00By Tim Dams

In part two of an IBC365 series on cloud adoption, companies that have launched cloud products offer their top tips for how best to bring an idea from the drawing board to the market.

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Tektronix to merge with Telestream

2019-04-26T11:38:00+01:00By

Test and measurement firm Tektronix Video is to be merged with Telestream.

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Journeying into the cloud

2019-04-26T10:54:00+01:00By Tim Dams

In the first of a two-part series on cloud adoption, IBC365 looks at how vendors of varying size and age such as Scality, Signiant, Deluxe, M2A Media and Meta have rolled out cloud solutions for the industry.

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Verizon to sell YouTube TV and Douyu files for IPO

2019-04-26T09:12:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Talking to the TV: Transforming the viewing experience with voice control

2019-04-25T16:15:00+01:00Sponsored by

Join IBC365 on demand to explore the value of voice control for content. 

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Inside Huawei’s AI and cloud-based strategy

2019-04-25T12:19:00+01:00By

Huawei’s involvement in the rollout of 5G infrastructure has dominated recent headlines, but it is AI and cloud that represent key avenues of future growth for the firm, writes Paolo Pescatore.

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Video: How Sweden's SVT has adopted the cloud

2019-04-25T10:08:00+01:00

SVT CTO Adde Granberg speaks about how the Swedish public service broadcaster is using the cloud and the barriers to adopting remote production.

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Media & the cloud: An overview of adoption

2019-04-24T16:27:00+01:00By Riikka Koponen

When looking at the use of cloud through the lens of the IABM’s BaM Content Chain, each element of the content supply chain has a wide range of deployments and use cases – and the speed of adoption is increasing.

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IBC seeks Young Pioneers

2019-04-24T07:00:00+01:00By

The deadline for submissions for IBC’s inaugural Young Pioneer Award has been extended to 1 May.

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Video: To what extent have media firms embraced the cloud?

2019-04-23T14:08:00+01:00

From the emergence of niche providers of specialist applications to a shift in business models as vendors content with the move from capex to opex, the adoption of the cloud has far-reaching implications.

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Amazon and Liberty Global strike Prime set-top box deal

2019-04-23T13:47:00+01:00By

Virgin Media is set to be the first of Liberty Global’s European operations to offer Amazon Prime Video via its set-top box.

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Using the cloud to build data-driven broadcasters

2019-04-23T10:22:00+01:00

As digital content consumption grows, for the first time broadcasters have a direct customer relationship with the viewer with “real-time” insight into the user experience, writes Yeming Wang.

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The Week Ahead

2019-04-23T08:37:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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From the cloud to 5G: NAB 2019 in review

2019-04-18T11:17:00+01:00By

From the creation of content in the cloud to the delivery of content to mobile devices, NAB 2019 was awash with innovation that suggests an even closer relationship between the media and telco industries.

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Video: What will NAB 2019 be remembered for?

2019-04-18T10:34:00+01:00

NAB 2019: Industry experts tell IBC365 about the trends that dominated the Las Vegas exhibition and conference.

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Game of Thrones streaming & Sony inks Wattpad production deal

2019-04-18T10:17:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Apple and Qualcomm drop lawsuit

2019-04-17T11:22:00+01:00By

Qualcomm and Apple have ended more than two years of litigation with the companies confirming a global patent license and chipset supply deal.

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AT&T to sell Hulu stake

2019-04-16T15:03:00+01:00By

Comcast and Disney remain the two stakeholders to back the Hulu streaming service after AT&T confirmed it has sold its share to Hulu for $1.43 billion.

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Piracy: How broadcasters are confronting the threat

2019-04-15T15:47:00+01:00By

Streaming piracy poses arguably the greatest threat – in both economic and technological terms – confronting broadcasters today. David Davies finds out how vendors are helping their customers to stay one step ahead of the pirates.

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Realising the potential of SAT>IP

2019-04-15T15:35:00+01:00By

SAT>IP technology – whereby antenna signals can be converted into IP for distribution around a house or commercial facility – is beginning to achieve global traction.

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NAB: Building virtual worlds

2019-04-15T11:47:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Virtual set solutions powered by games engines proved a big draw for the live broadcast as well as the scripted market.

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The week ahead

2019-04-14T07:00:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Disney reveals streaming service details

2019-04-12T14:40:00+01:00By

Disney has confirmed its streaming service will launch in November with new originals and a host of favourites from Disney and Pixar, as well as The Simpsons and Star Wars.

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Posthumous performances: Should we digitally recreate dead actors?

2019-04-12T07:00:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: The ethics of digitally recreated performances by actors who have passed away was questioned during an SMPTE panel at NAB.

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Sony's 16K screen & Disney+ to launch in November

2019-04-12T00:10:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Streamers emerge as top target for cyber attacks

2019-04-11T17:07:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Online streaming services were targeted in major credential stuffing attacks 30 billion times last year according to a new report by Akamai.

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Britbox: ‘Too little, too late?’

2019-04-11T17:00:00+01:00By

Can the streaming service planned by the BBC and ITV compete with the might of Netflix and Amazon, plus upcoming offerings from Apple, Disney and AT&T?

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NAB 2019: Esports targeted by kit vendors

2019-04-11T15:30:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: The rapid growth of esports is proving to be a godsend for live event kit vendors, and as a result was a major focus at this year’s show in Las Vegas

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Ex-Apple, Warner execs launch Media Musketeers indie

2019-04-11T12:57:00+01:00By

Former Apple and Warner Bros executives have partnered to launch a European production company focused on high-end TV and feature films.

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AV1: Codec wars erupt

2019-04-10T20:00:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Just as AV1 gains significant momentum, its royalty-free agenda comes under threat

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The cloud gets crowded

2019-04-10T18:00:00+01:00By

The cloud allows for revolutionary gains in speed, flexibility, and collaboration, with the industry on a fast track to deploying workflows with Google, Microsoft and Amazon. So it’s little wonder that NAB has been awash with new launches based on cloud technology.

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MipTV: French TV embraces risk to stay relevant in digital era

2019-04-10T16:31:00+01:00By

A noticeable shift toward greater risk-taking and collaboration by French broadcasters was one of the big talking points at the MipTV programming market in Cannes.

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IABM announce BaM award winners

2019-04-10T15:56:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: The BaM Awards recognised 4K, AI and 6K tiled 360-degree live sports streaming among other technical solutions awarded at the NAB Show.

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Intel and Netflix to deliver AV1 codec

2019-04-10T14:04:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Netflix has partnered with Intel to launch new video codec SVT-AV1.

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Cinema tech: High frame rates take a bold leap forward

2019-04-10T10:30:00+01:00By

The jury is out on the aesthetic qualities of high frame rates (HFR) for cinema but the technique seems an inevitable part of the future theatrical experience.

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New at NAB: From 4K to 8K capture

2019-04-09T21:13:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: 4K HDR emerges as the live production benchmark and 8K becomes an option for 4K workflows.

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Google Cloud and MediaKind unite

2019-04-09T20:52:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: MediaKind and Google Cloud partner to deliver personalised and immersive user experience.

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US broadcasters to roll out next-gen TV

2019-04-09T20:30:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Fox and NBC among TV broadcasters in the US to collaborate on the deployment of ATSC 3.0 for next-generation TV viewing experiences.

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Telstra expands global media network to Americas and Europe

2019-04-09T12:27:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Telco Telstra has announced new partnerships in Latin America, the US and Europe to enable the delivery of sport and entertainment content globally.

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Behind the Scenes: Shane Meadows’ The Virtues

2019-04-09T11:43:00+01:00By

The latest drama from This is England writer-director Shane Meadows was created in a semi-improvised fashion which required highly flexible production planning from indie producer Warp Films

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NAB boss hits out at tech giants

2019-04-08T18:28:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Tech giants and social media firms should be subject to greater regulation, according to NAB president and chief executive Gordon Smith.

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Industry organisations talk NAB themes

2019-04-08T17:57:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Executives from the IABM, SMPTE and IET on the big talking points at this year’s Las Vegas show.

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Game of Thrones Season 8: Battling the pirates

2019-04-08T15:37:00+01:00By

Ahead of the final season of Game of Thrones premiering on Sunday (14 April), Adrian Pennington looks at the huge security operation to prevent it from being pirated and previews the epic battle scenes and visual effects that lie at the heart of the franchise finale.

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Netflix original: Inside Netflix’s post-production operation

2019-04-08T10:04:00+01:00By

From interactive episodes of Black Mirror to Bear Grylls’ latest series, Netflix’s post-production operation and supply chain is responsible for servicing the insatiable appetite for original content that will see it deliver more than 1,000 branded shows this year.

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The week ahead

2019-04-08T06:48:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Avid unveils "reimagined" Media Composer at NAB2019

2019-04-07T01:58:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Avid today unveiled an overhauled Media Composer at the company’s Connect event, where chief executive Jeff Rosica pledged to end the practice of announcing products without an imminent shipping date.

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Guide to UHD production released by UHD Forum

2019-04-05T16:26:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: A guide to end-to-end UHD workflows has been released by the UHD Forum in a bid to define best technological practice for the creation and delivery of UHD and HDR formats.

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Craft Leaders: Natasha Braier, Cinematographer

2019-04-05T10:39:00+01:00By

The filmmaker’s principal job is tell a story but the conventions of narrative can be a straitjacket for those like cinematographer Natasha Braier who believes in experimenting.

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Whitepaper: Grow your video business with complex technology

2019-04-05T10:25:00+01:00Brought to you by

This paper explores how arming your video service with technological advantages can help you stay one step ahead of your competition.

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ITV signs addressable ad deal & BBC prepares for no-deal Brexit

2019-04-05T03:43:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Obituary: Andrew Jones

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

IABM head of training and former BBC technologist, training manager and broadcast engineer, Andrew Jones has died.

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Digital warfare: Audiences and alliances

2019-04-04T11:49:00+01:00By

Automation, cloud and blockchain are driving change, global content partnerships and technology adoption will define the 2019 broadcast and media industry according to the latest report from the IABM.

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Direct to consumer partnerships drive Viacom strategy

2019-04-03T13:19:00+01:00By

Viacom is championing audiences and its flagship channels with traditional distribution and over-the-top models to enhance value beyond its core offerings, according to SVP Dan Fahy.

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EU VFX workers in UK urged to apply for settled status

2019-04-03T13:10:00+01:00By

UK-based VFX, post and animation workers have been urged to apply for settled status before Brexit potentially ends free movement.

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Next Generation Audio: Getting audiences closer to the action

2019-04-03T13:08:00+01:00By Rupert Brun

Recent developments in TV technology only offer more of the same, whilst Next Generation Audio offers completely new opportunities and a chance to address one of the most frequent causes of complaint made to broadcasters, writes Rupert Brun.

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NAB 2019: Five trends to watch

2019-04-03T12:47:00+01:00By

NAB 2019: Automated production, cloud, 5G, at-home production and streaming codecs are among the likely hot topics in Las Vegas.

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BBC and Discovery "largest ever" content deal

2019-04-03T10:04:00+01:00By

Discovery and BBC Studios have agreed the future terms of UKTV and announced Discovery will launch a global SVOD service powered by BBC’s natural history catalogue.

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NewTek acquired by Vizrt

2019-04-02T21:47:00+01:00By

Vizrt has acquired NewTek with the combined company offerings aim to accelerate the video creation, production and distribution for media, sports, entertainment, education, enterprise and esports.

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Transforming creative workflows: Making great content in the cloud

2019-04-02T11:51:00+01:00

Join IBC365 on demand to explore why creators are turning to cloud to transform the way they make great content.

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Zuckerberg concedes Facebook regulation

2019-04-01T14:33:00+01:00By

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has called for global support from governments and regulators to tighten internet control in four key areas.

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2019-04-01T07:39:00+01:00By

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Next-generation OBs: 4K, IP and immersive audio

2019-04-01T06:00:00+01:00By

4K, IP and immersive audio are among the technologies impacting dramatically on the design and build of new OB units, writes David Davies.

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Spotlight on: Foley artists

2019-03-29T11:21:00+00:00By

Foley artists whose credits include Breaking Bad, The Revenant, Killing Eve, Black Mirror and Suicide Squad explain all about Foley.

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EU passes copyright reform and IPL draws 219m viewers

2019-03-29T11:10:00+00:00By

Weekly news round-up: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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RTL doubles down on content and stresses importance of ad tech

2019-03-29T10:20:00+00:00By

Remaining relevant and retaining audiences is a challenge RTL is overcoming with content investment and growing its ad-space opportunities explained group SVP Rhys Noelke.

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ITV closes in on programmatic ad tech deal

2019-03-28T22:02:00+00:00By

UK broadcaster ITV is edging closer to rolling out a programmatic ad tech platform for its live and on-demand service ITV Hub as it plays “catch up” with its use of data and analytics.

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Getting to the core of Apple TV+

2019-03-28T16:08:00+00:00By

In a golden era of storytelling, Apple has turned its attention to reinventing TV and adding healthy competition to the ecosystem, writes Paolo Pescatore

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What Brexit means for European VFX firms

2019-03-27T17:20:00+00:00By

While UK VFX and animation houses operate in the almost certain knowledge that Brexit will dent their global competitiveness, facilities in Europe expect to benefit.

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Low latency internet streaming standard backed by vendors

2019-03-26T15:16:00+00:00By

Vendors including Amagi, Evertz and Haivision have joined forces to promote an interoperable standard for low-latency streaming.

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Craft Leaders: Demetri Portelli, Stereographer

2019-03-26T07:00:00+00:00By

One of the world’s leading specialists in 3D production, Demetri Portelli’s credits include Oscar winner Hugo through to Ang Lee’s upcoming sci-fi film Gemini Man – and he thinks that 3D filmmaking remains vital to the future of cinema

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Apple unveils new streaming service

2019-03-25T19:49:00+00:00By ,

Apple has launched Apple TV+, a subscription streaming service that will include original content and be available via the firm’s overhauled Apple TV app.

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EU TV execs demand ad measurement reform

2019-03-25T15:32:00+00:00By

Execs at the BBC, Canal+ and RTE have called for greater cross-broadcaster collaboration and the sharing of data in a bid to better understand audiences and boost advertising opportunities.

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Behind the scenes: Dumbo

2019-03-25T15:28:00+00:00By

Chris Lebenzon, Tim Burton’s regular collaborator in the edit room, explains how they brought their CG lead character to life

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IABM announces BaM awards nominees

2019-03-25T10:27:00+00:00By

A software-only playout deployment system, a 360-degree live streaming platform and vision analytics are among the solutions from technology vendors shortlisted for the IABM BaM awards.

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2019-03-25T10:20:00+00:00By

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Google Stadia: Not just for gamers?

2019-03-22T11:06:00+00:00By

Far more than a game streaming service, Google Stadia represents a transformative shift in digital communication, writes Adrian Pennington.

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Disney seals Fox deal and Amazon signs BT Sport

2019-03-22T07:00:00+00:00By

Weekly news round-up: Your guide to what’s happened this week in media, entertainment and technology.

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Disney completes $71.3bn Fox acquisition

2019-03-21T17:02:00+00:00By

Disney officially owns 21st Century Fox after more than a year of negotiations and a $71.3 billion exchange.

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Interview: Vera Bichler, ORF

2019-03-21T17:00:00+00:00By

Passionate about sports and storytelling, Vera Bichler speaks to IBC365 about being the first female football director at Austrian broadcaster ORF

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EU hits Google with £1.3bn fine

2019-03-20T15:43:00+00:00By

The European Union antitrust commission has fined Google for its “abusive practices” in online advertising and its “illegal misuse” of its dominant market position.

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RTS awards originality and excellence

2019-03-20T12:10:00+00:00By

Jodie Comer for Killing Eve and Lucian Msamati for Kiri were among those celebrated last night at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards.

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SMPTE calls to students

2019-03-20T09:00:00+00:00By

Applications for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) annual student paper award and scholarship have opened.

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How Fox Sports is preparing for the Women’s World Cup

2019-03-20T07:00:00+00:00By

Director of post-production at Fox Sports Brandon Potter explains how the broadcaster worked with some key vendors to deliver footage of the Russia World Cup and the lessons it learnt.

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Netflix eschews Apple alliance

2019-03-19T13:50:00+00:00By

Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings has confirmed that the SVOD service won’t be available via Apple TV, which is expected to be announced next Monday.

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Regional focus: Latin America

2019-03-19T07:00:00+00:00By Chiara Raucci

Major economies are leading the development of Latin America’s media market, but many countries in the region lack the infrastructure and resources to develop their broadcast industries, according to an IABM report.

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Innovation at home: Cloud PVRs and wireless STBs

2019-03-18T17:00:00+00:00By

The ongoing evolution of innovative cloud PVRs and wireless/IP-based STBs are among the trends rendering this a highly dynamic part of the broadcast market.

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Interview: Black Mirror series designer Joel Collins

2019-03-18T14:57:00+00:00By Tim Dams

As series designer of Netflix’s Black Mirror, Joel Collins was integral to creating the look of the Charlie Brooker series. But after four series he has moved on to a new challenge – working on the hugely complex BBC/HBO adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. He reveals how he ...

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OneWeb secures $1.25bn in new funding

2019-03-18T11:32:00+00:00By

After the launch of six satellites last month, OneWeb has secured its largest fundraising round to date with a total of $1.25 billion in new capital.

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2019-03-18T11:28:00+00:00By

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PSBs future jeopardised by VOD

2019-03-15T17:13:00+00:00By

The House of Lords has launched a public inquiry to investigate the future of public service broadcasters amid rising concerns Netflix and Amazon will overthrow traditional broadcasters.

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BBC triumphs at BPG Awards

2019-03-15T15:49:00+00:00By

Jodie Comer and Hugh Grant were among the winners of the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards today, judges praised the “brilliance of the output.”

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Web founder's warning & Disney sets Fox take-over date

2019-03-15T10:15:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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SMPTE calls for papers to define the future of storytelling

2019-03-14T16:39:00+00:00By

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has opened its call for technical manuscripts focussed on the future of media distribution and developments with forward-thinking cutting edge technology applications.

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Pressure mounts on digital giants

2019-03-14T15:06:00+00:00By

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has called on Australia’s competition authority to break up Google, as the UK’s House of Lords recommend a digital super-regulator to oversee the tech giants.

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Q&A: Alex Hirschi, aka Supercar Blondie and Insight TV host

2019-03-14T14:08:00+00:00By Tim Dams

Supercar Blondie, an influencer with over 500K subscribers on YouTube and 2.2m followers on Instagram, specialises in driving and reviewing rare and unique cars.

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The power of influencers

2019-03-14T14:03:00+00:00By Tim Dams

With their millions of young followers, online stars and influencers are increasingly being booked by traditional media in an effort to boost ratings and attract crucial 16-34-year-old audiences. But do their millions of followers really translate into millions more viewers for TV?

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Media CEOs embrace mobile disruption

2019-03-14T10:40:00+00:00By

The entertainment and content industry has dramatically changed with mobile networks and devices enabling disruptive new players and business models, according to the leaders of two media giants.

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Taking the complexity out of studio control

2019-03-13T07:00:00+00:00By

With the number of programmes, platforms and services that need to be accommodated growing all the time, developers of studio control systems need to ensure that this does not translate into ever-increasing operator complexity.

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UK VFX industry weighs the cost of Brexit

2019-03-12T17:16:00+00:00By

The UK’s VFX houses warn that cost of visas under current Brexit proposals risks the sector’s global competitiveness

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The object of audio’s big adventure

2019-03-12T17:07:00+00:00By

As interest in object-based audio (OBA) continues to grow, new production tools are being developed by research institutions, broadcasters and vendors to make it happen

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Regional focus: Middle East and Africa

2019-03-12T07:00:00+00:00By Riikka Koponen

From the transition to digital broadcasting to the adoption of OTT, the IABM’s newly published report on Middle East and Africa outlines the prospects for growth in the region

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Comcast to “unlock many opportunities” for Sky, says CEO

2019-03-11T17:29:00+00:00By

Sky has undergone strategic changes and adapted its business model under the new Comcast ownership with management preparing for an increase in the pace of change.

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Inside the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall

2019-03-11T16:42:00+00:00By

The Berlin Philharmonic’s decision to stream its concerts in high-quality audio and video has seen it push both technical as well as creative boundaries, writes David Davies.

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Amazon to boost women in technology & Huawei sues the US

2019-03-08T17:00:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Blockchain: A framework for the secure exchange of digital assets

2019-03-08T14:32:00+00:00Brought to you by

Join IBC365 and IBM Aspera on demand to learn how blockchain can integrate with high-speed data transfer and other cloud-based services to build a shared network for the secure tracking of the digital asset lifecycle.

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Behind the scenes: Captain Marvel

2019-03-08T13:09:00+00:00By

IBC365 marvels behind the scenes of Disney’s first female-fronted superhero release.

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Video: Why is balance better?

2019-03-08T12:43:00+00:00By

IBC365 asks why balance is better? Industry experts point to organisational performance, problem-solving and creativity as imperative to dynamic teams.

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International Women's Day: Tips for success

2019-03-08T12:40:00+00:00By

Tips on how to succeed in the sometimes male-dominated creative, technical and leadership positions in the media, entertainment and tech industry.

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Interview: Claire Hungate, Brave Bison

2019-03-08T12:31:00+00:00By

Changing the culture of production companies and breaking up the “boys club network” should be a top priority according to Brave Bison boss Claire Hungate.

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Interview: Mandy Walker, DoP

2019-03-08T12:09:00+00:00By

In the latest in IBC365’s series of interviews with inspirational women, director of photography Mandy Walker reflects on working on projects as diverse as Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, Ted Melfi’s Hidden Figures and Niki Caro’s upcoming Disney blockbuster Mulan.

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Australia recommends FAANG regulation

2019-03-08T11:37:00+00:00By

A regulatory framework to address the growing market power of the Silicon Valley digital giants has been proposed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which says that “reform is now urgent.”

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Sub-second latency streaming changing the video landscape

2019-03-08T11:09:00+00:00Brought to you by

Today, the latency of online video stream delivery is typically too long to provide the viewing experience users expect, resulting in unhappy viewers and lost revenue. Fortunately, new live streaming technology makes it possible to deliver live streams in less than a second, enabling exciting new experiences that engage viewers ...

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Christopher Nolan rallies filmmakers

2019-03-06T12:35:00+00:00By

Nolan has urged filmmakers to give audiences a reason to leave the house and to continue inventing new genres for the future success of cinema.

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Mobile World Congress in review: 5G, foldable phones and smart networks

2019-03-06T12:32:00+00:00By

This year’s MWC event will be remembered for the arrival of 5G, the emergence of foldable devices. And beyond the usual calls for lighter regulation and greater cooperation, the realisation of one smarter converged network is coming to fruition.

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BBC lead RTS programme nominations

2019-03-06T12:31:00+00:00By

BBC’s Killing Eve and A Very English Scandal have been nominated alongside Netflix’s Black Mirror: USS Callister and Sky Atlantic’s Save Me for the 2019 Royal Television Society Programme Awards.

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Interview: Melissa Payne, IMG Media

2019-03-06T07:00:00+00:00By Tim Dams

IMG Media vice president and head of technology operations Melissa Payne on providing coverage for the world’s biggest sporting events and what can be done to encourage more women into technical roles.

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Entries open for IBC2019 Awards

2019-03-05T16:06:00+00:00By

Industry influencers and innovators are called to submit their achievements across the media, entertainment and technology industry for the annual IBC Awards, with two new categories added to this year’s programme.

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Warner Media to boost CNN digital enterprise

2019-03-05T16:04:00+00:00By

Warner Media CEO John Stankey yesterday laid out a new organisational model which the company hopes will accelerate its development and distribution of content.

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Interview: Carolina Costa, DoP

2019-03-05T15:01:00+00:00By

In the second in a series of interviews with inspirational women in the run up to International Women’s Day, director of photography Carolina Costa reveals what motivates her.

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2019-03-04T15:52:00+00:00By

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Claire Hungate to guest chair IBC2019 Conference

2019-03-04T10:31:00+00:00By

Brave Bison chief executive Claire Hungate will take over from Channel 4’s Keith Underwood as guest chair of the IBC2019 Content Steering Group.

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Is content still King for the Gen Z audience?

2019-03-04T10:30:00+00:00

With SVOD set to be the biggest media story of 2019, Brave Bison CEO and IBC Content Steering Group chair Claire Hungate asks if linear broadcasters have overlooked innovation and ignored their audiences.

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Maryann Brandon: Editing with emotion

2019-03-04T10:00:00+00:00By

In the first of a series of interviews with inspirational female leaders in the run up to International Women’s Day, IBC365 spoke with Maryann Brandon about how she became an editor and what it takes to succeed in a male-dominated part of the industry.

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Liberty boss: Video is "killer app" for 5G

2019-03-01T12:49:00+00:00By

MWC19: Telecom operators are nervous about the level of investment required for 5G, but video will be the “killer app” to support the consumer business case, according to Liberty Global chief executive Mike Fries.

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Disney's Hulu talks and Microsoft bets on AR

2019-03-01T11:48:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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OneWeb launches first broadband satellites

2019-02-28T22:11:00+00:00By

OneWeb has launched its mega-constellation satellites today after announcing yesterday during Mobile World Congress it will deliver connectivity to Africa and the Middle East by 2021.

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BBC & ITV to launch UK-based Netflix rival

2019-02-28T21:10:00+00:00By

The BBC and ITV have confirmed rumours that they will launch a new streaming service for UK audiences, more than ten years after a similar project was proposed and then blocked.

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Amazon seeks telcos to distribute video

2019-02-28T14:42:00+00:00By

Amazon is keen to sign up telcos to its partner distribution programme in a bid to overcome the “big problem” of reaching viewers without credit cards.

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Why broadcasters are doubling down on dynamic ad insertion

2019-02-27T16:24:00+00:00By

With scale being one of the main drivers for success in the dynamic ads market, is RTL’s acquisition of Yospace the shape of things to come?

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DAZN accelerates into Spain

2019-02-27T16:23:00+00:00By

Innovation and partnerships will be the key to DAZN’s success, says the firm’s senior vice president Peter Parmenter, who spoke at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the day before DAZN launched its platform in Spain.

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Video: What to expect at Mobile World Congress 2019

2019-02-27T15:40:00+00:00

IBC365’s Alana Foster outlines her expected trends and anticipations for Mobile World Congress 2019.

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Telco leaders bullish on benefits of 5G

2019-02-27T12:39:00+00:00By

Powerful capabilities and functionalities powered by 5G will not only change the media and entertainment industry but revolutionise global economies, according to industry leaders speaking at Mobile World Congress.

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What's next in the world of immersive?

2019-02-26T16:08:00+00:00

From 5G testing to biometrics and social VR, immersive experiences are evolving and advancing. Muki Kulhan rounds up the latest developments and highlights some interesting industry adoptions.

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Beyond the hype of AI

2019-02-25T19:35:00+00:00By

Technology executives have called for the ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI), with Facebook and Alibaba pointing to the potential positive social impact that is promised by AI.

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Oscars 2019: The winners

2019-02-25T15:22:00+00:00By Joe Crimp

Bohemian Rhapsody, Black Panther and Roma were among the big winners at Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony.

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Mobile chiefs warn governments against cashing in on 5G

2019-02-25T14:18:00+00:00By

The benefits of 5G won’t be realised unless governments pull back from treating the auction of valuable spectrum as a “golden goose”, according to telecom leaders speaking at Mobile World Congress.

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In pictures: IBC and TM Forum networking event ahead of Mobile World Congress

2019-02-25T13:57:00+00:00

MWC19: Senior leaders from leading telco and media & entertainment companies gathered in Barcelona on Sunday ahead of Mobile World Congress 2019 to enjoy an evening of networking.

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What 5G could mean for media and entertainment

2019-02-22T11:21:00+00:00

The next generation of mobile technology holds enormous promise, particularly for media and entertainment, but managing consumer and industry expectations of 5G will be key, says Mark Smith.

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Interview: Margareta Törnblad, Telia

2019-02-22T11:10:00+00:00By Tim Dams

Swedish telco Telia Company is pushing ever more heavily into TV with recent deals such as its $1bn acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, echoing a strategy of leading telcos around the world. Margareta Törnblad, head of media and entertainment at Telia, explains the firm’s thinking.

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Samsung reveals folding phone & 8K coverage of Tokyo Olympics

2019-02-22T07:00:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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EU broadcasters call for online regulation

2019-02-21T18:28:00+00:00By

Censorship and disinformation from unregulated global platforms are jeopardising the credibility of European public and commercial broadcasters, according to two European industry bodies.

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What to expect at Mobile World Congress 2019

2019-02-21T17:30:00+00:00By

From foldable phones to live biohack chip implants and an exhibition and conference awash with 5G, we look at the likely trends and talking points at this year’s Mobile World Congress.

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VOD rivals cinema as favourite

2019-02-20T17:05:00+00:00By

Almost half of UK filmgoers select Netflix as favourite ahead of the cinema to consume new content, according to a study into audience evolution.

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Telestream Vantage reaches out into the cloud

2019-02-20T10:28:00+00:00Brought to you by

Is cloud an M&E cure-all? Can it be cost-efficient whilst protective of mission-critical assets and operations? Telestream embarked upon a targeted research and development initiative to find answers.

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Craft leaders: Adam Gough, Editor

2019-02-20T10:25:00+00:00By

Roma editor Adam Gough on his route into the industry and what it was like working with Alfonso Cuarón on the Oscar-nominated film.

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Oscars 2019: Inside the Best Film Editing category

2019-02-20T10:23:00+00:00By

From an eccentric costume drama to the story of the ultimate stadium rockers, what all the nominations in the best film editing category have in common is that their stories are based on real life biographies.

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Remote production: Lead the next in live production

2019-02-19T13:58:00+00:00Brought to you by

Join IBC365 on-demand to explore how remote production is changing the way sports broadcasters think and act.

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UK Space Agency invests £18m in OneWeb

2019-02-19T11:56:00+00:00By

The UK Space Agency has invested £18 million in London-based firm OneWeb, which plans to use satellite connectivity to aid 5G technology communications.

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Driverless cars and the content opportunity

2019-02-19T10:13:00+00:00By George Malim

If the advent of driverless cars provides a fourth screen via which travellers access content, apps and services, who will provide the content? George Malim explores the opportunities and assesses which organisations could become the in-car content providers.

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Interview: Richard Halliwell, Atrium

2019-02-19T09:28:00+00:00By Tim Dams

A drama commissioning club for telcos, Atrium launched nearly two years ago with great fanfare and a mission to help regional telcos compete with global streamers for high-end drama projects. Tim Dams checks in on Atrium’s progress so far.

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Facebook called to reform its “digital gangster” status

2019-02-18T18:19:00+00:00By

Democracy is at risk from the malicious and relentless spread of fake news and targeted misinformation of users’ data, a UK Parliamentary report has concluded.

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Telcos place big bets on unproven content strategies

2019-02-18T11:45:00+00:00By George Malim

As telcos gear up for 5G mobile networks and continue to roll-out broadband fibre connections, they are faced with the challenge of increasing revenue so they can support their investment in new infrastructure. George Malim examines the strategies of Verizon, BT and Globe to assess what makes a winning content ...

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2019-02-18T09:31:00+00:00By

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Brexit: UK broadcasters need certainty

2019-02-15T12:48:00+00:00By

Broadcasters in the UK face an uncertain future, with the deadline for Brexit looming and the prospect of no deal with the European Union jeopardising the country’s position as an international hub for TV.

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AI: Moving into the mainstream

2019-02-15T12:40:00+00:00By

2019 is the year that will see AI’s broadcast industry journey from arcane, cutting-edge buzzword to being productised and commonplace completed.

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Why we built it ourselves

2019-02-15T12:20:00+00:00By Roger Thornton

There is an increasing trend among those who create and distribute content to build their own systems and solutions.

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Broadcasting theatre on the big screen

2019-02-15T12:15:00+00:00By

The National Theatre is home to world-class productions and performances, but how are the plays broadcast to cinemas around the world?

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Is Apple launching its TV service in April?

2019-02-15T10:48:00+00:00By

Apple is reported to be in the final stages of preparing to launch its video on-demand streaming service.

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EU agrees copyright laws & UK to regulate tech giants

2019-02-15T10:20:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Facebook updates Watch strategy

2019-02-14T17:10:00+00:00By

Facebook has revealed a new strategy for its Watch video service, including an expansion of its revenue channels and creative opportunities for video creators.

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SVOD viewing to equal broadcast TV by 2023

2019-02-14T12:43:00+00:00By

China and North America will lead the market for streaming video on-demand services with subscribers set to grow to 743 million in the next four years.

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EBU warns of “dire conditions for media freedom”

2019-02-13T15:10:00+00:00By

The European Broadcasting Union has called for immediate action to protect journalists and the freedom of expression.

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Smart assistants to triple by 2023 to 8bn

2019-02-12T14:15:00+00:00By

The global usage of smart digital assistants is set to gather pace over the next five years, reaching 8 billion devices with Google and Amazon established as the leaders.

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Behind the scenes: Cold War

2019-02-12T13:52:00+00:00By

Oscar-nominated cinematographer Lukasz Zal reveals how he created the black-and-white look for Pawel Pawlikowski’s Soviet-era love story.

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The robustness of radio

2019-02-12T08:00:00+00:00

With World Radio Day taking place on Wednesday 13 February, Paul Robinson assesses the health of radio and its role in society.

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Bafta 2019 winners

2019-02-11T10:29:00+00:00By

The Favourite and Roma were among the films celebrated last night at the the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Awards.

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The week ahead

2019-02-11T09:24:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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UKTV CEO steps down

2019-02-08T13:52:00+00:00By

Darren Childs will step down from his role as chief executive of UKTV after holding the position for eight years, amid suggestions that the broadcaster could be broken up.

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ISE 2019: The impact of visual communication

2019-02-08T10:30:00+00:00By

Professional audio visual show Integrated Systems Europe exhibits a market rocketing upwards on video tech.

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Transforming production and broadcast with 5G

2019-02-08T10:16:00+00:00

Join IBC365 on demand to learn how 5G will transform the way content is created.

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Huawei 'crisis' meeting & Google under fire

2019-02-08T07:00:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Super Bowl LIII: Who watched the game?

2019-02-07T09:43:00+00:00By

The final whistle of Super Bowl LIII sounded on Sunday ending its lowest scoring head-to-head in history and the build up to its perennially anticipated half-time show saw numerous high profile drop outs in support of Colin Kaepernick. Ross Biddiscombe explores how the event’s viewership fared.

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Sports content to boost global content spend

2019-02-06T15:57:00+00:00By

Global consumer spend on digital content is set to increase by $23 billion this year, with sports video identified as the key driver of growth.

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Home is where the art is: Immersive tech in film and TV

2019-02-06T11:25:00+00:00By

The 4K/UHD expectations of some leading streaming services mean that the home viewing experience could soon rival that encountered in commercial cinemas, writes David Davies.

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AI: A content chain analysis

2019-02-06T11:25:00+00:00By

IABM Lead Research Analyst Lorenzo Zanni takes an in-depth look at how increases in processing power and storage capabilities are broadening Artificial Intelligence applications throughout the broadcast, media and entertainment industry.

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Looking back at 30 years of Sky News

2019-02-05T23:40:00+00:00By Martin Stanford

With Sky News celebrating its 30th birthday, former anchor Martin Stanford recalls the early years of the rolling news channel.

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Tech giants urge US to adopt GDPR laws

2019-02-05T12:37:00+00:00By

Cisco has joined Apple, Microsoft and IBM in urging the US to follow in the footsteps of the European Union by formalising GDPR-like regulations.

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UK film and TV spend hits £3.1bn in 2018

2019-02-05T09:18:00+00:00By

Production spend on film and TV in the UK reached £3.1bn in 2018, which the BFI said was a vote of confidence in the UK’s crews, facilities and locations.

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Shooting the high end

2019-02-04T15:52:00+00:00By

With many camera and lens manufacturers making announcements and revealing upgrades at the BSC Expo in London, Andy Stout looks at the latest developments in the world of high end cameras and lenses.

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The week ahead

2019-02-04T09:44:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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John Honeycutt joins Google Cloud unit

2019-02-04T09:25:00+00:00By

John Honeycutt has stepped down from his role as Discovery CTO to join the Google Cloud division as the new head of telecommunications, media and entertainment verticals.

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Facebook’s focus on Watch as profit hits $6.9bn

2019-02-01T12:27:00+00:00By

Facebook has posted record profit for the last three months of 2018, as the company reiterated its plans to take the social media giant’s Watch video offering into the mainstream.

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Case study: Live, from New York...

2019-02-01T12:21:00+00:00Brought to you by

This case study delves into how Saturday Night Live archived more than 40 years of media using object storage.

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Google leads fight against fake audio

2019-02-01T12:15:00+00:00By

Google has released thousands of phrases spoken by its text-to-speech technology as part of a challenge to researchers from around the world to combat fake audio.

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Immersive audio: A multitude of possibilities

2019-02-01T11:40:00+00:00By

For vendors, arguably the greatest challenge at this point resides in satisfying the continually evolving ways in which broadcasters and content creators wish to apply immersive audio techniques, writes David Davies.

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Weekly news round-up: BBC's Brexit plans & Discovery “not for sale”

2019-02-01T09:00:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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We can do it: Taking action and changing culture

2019-02-01T08:40:00+00:00

With women remaining notably absent from this year’s Academy Awards nominations, it is of vital importance that the industry does more to attract and retain women, says Digital Orchard managing director Sam Margaritis.

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Apple CEO bets on video to drive revenue growth

2019-02-01T08:39:00+00:00By

Announcing its fiscal first quarter results for 2019 yesterday, Apple boss Tim Cook revealed “huge changes in customer behaviour” set to drive Apple’s strategy for the year ahead.

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2019 Oscars: Inside the best cinematography and VFX categories

2019-01-30T13:10:00+00:00By

From shooting in black and white to creating in-camera effects, we take a look at the technology and technique behind Oscar nominated films.

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Managing metadata: Moving deeper into the maze

2019-01-29T16:30:00+00:00By

Metadata has evolved dramatically in recent years, from straightforward descriptions to supporting complex usage in today’s asset management systems. Now AI promises a great leap forwards.

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Comcast set to rollout Now TV globally

2019-01-29T14:55:00+00:00By

Comcast to launch its new streaming service in 2020 based on Sky’s OTT operation, Now TV as a “distinct and compelling” offering free for pay-TV customers.

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The week ahead

2019-01-28T09:25:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Tech CEOs back new Digital Declaration

2019-01-25T16:57:00+00:00By

Ericsson, Sony, Verizon, IBM, Orange and Vodafone are among 40 technology bosses to declare responsible leadership in the digital era.

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Monitoring 4K/HDR content

2019-01-25T10:49:00+00:00By

Vendors are helping broadcasters to rise to the challenge of 4K/HDR production while maintaining best-quality for existing HD/SDR workflows.

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How museums are embracing immersive experiences

2019-01-25T10:32:00+00:00By Tim Dams

Leading figures from the worlds of theatre, technology and media are behind an ambitious project to create mixed reality, immersive visitor experiences at The Natural History Museum and The Science Museum in London.

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Weekly news round-up: Sony relocates UK HQ and IBM & Vodafone's 5G venture

2019-01-24T17:35:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Microsoft’s Bing blocked in China

2019-01-24T15:21:00+00:00By

The Chinese government has blocked Microsoft’s search engine Bing, joining Facebook and Google as the latest foreign technology provider to become unavailable in the country.

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Google fined £44m for GDPR breach

2019-01-23T16:05:00+00:00By

French watchdog has found Google in violation of “transparency, information and consent,” the first milestone fine under Europe’s strict global data protection regulation (GDPR).

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Hybrid-cloud leads for M&E sector

2019-01-23T10:59:00+00:00By

Some 54% of the global media and entertainment sector will host its workloads in the cloud by 2020, according to a new report.

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UK tech firms reject no-deal Brexit

2019-01-22T18:14:00+00:00By

Some 51% of UK technology companies are in favour of a second referendum on Brexit, according to a survey conducted by Tech UK.

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Oscars 2019 nominations

2019-01-22T18:04:00+00:00By

The Favourite and Netflix’s Roma lead this year’s Oscars race, with both productions nominated in 10 categories.

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Behind the scenes: A Quiet Place

2019-01-22T10:22:00+00:00By

Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl, the supervising sound editors of Oscar-nominated A Quiet Place, on establishing the rules of silence and the shock of what happens if you break it.

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Behind the scenes: First Man

2019-01-21T17:12:00+00:00By

The sonic soundscape of Neil Armstrong biopic First Man fuses authentic reconstruction with the insanity of the race into space.

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Netflix celebrates record revenues and subscriber growth

2019-01-21T17:09:00+00:00By

Reporting its Q4 2018 results, Netflix has revealed its revenues grew to $16 billion and concluded the year with 139 million paying memberships.

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The week ahead

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

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Why diversity is a business imperative

2019-01-18T11:46:00+00:00

Diversity and inclusion are the key to delivering engaging content, says Mill Film’s Lauren McCallum.

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CES 2019: All about 8K, AI & connected cars

2019-01-18T11:20:00+00:00By

CES 2019: From 8K TVs to the roll out of voice assistants and immersive in-car entertainment, technology, media and telco analyst Paolo Pescatore plots a course through the key media and entertainment trends.

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Weekly news round-up: Netflix price hike & NBC's AVoD service

2019-01-18T08:00:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Facebook set to invest $300m in journalism

2019-01-17T16:53:00+00:00By

Facebook has announced it will invest $300 million in news programmes, partnerships and content in a bid to combat fake news and support local news organisations.

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AI in theory, practice, and media workflows

2019-01-16T16:54:00+00:00

Although the reality of artificial intelligence (AI) as a free-thinking intelligence not unlike human intelligence is still the stuff of science fiction, it holds great promise for broadcast and media, writes Thomas Bause Mason, SMPTE Director of Standards Development.

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Green around the edges: How broadcasting is becoming eco-friendly

2019-01-16T13:31:00+00:00By

Environmental issues, like climate change, are having an impact on broadcasting – most noticeably on screen, where the success of programmes like the BBC’s Blue Planet II was such that it has changed attitudes to single-use plastics. Behind the camera there is also now a greener tinge around the edges.

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Esports consortium boosted with £4m grant

2019-01-16T10:22:00+00:00By

The UK government has granted £4 million funding to support the growth of esports broadcasting.

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Behind the scenes: The Favourite

2019-01-14T15:51:00+00:00By

Cinematographer Robbie Ryan on the bold lens choices for Yorgos Lanthimos’ acerbic awards-tipped period drama.

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The week ahead

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

Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Weekly news round-up: Viacom to focus on mobile and BBC's iPlayer plans

2019-01-10T16:57:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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CES 2019: Our pick of the products

2019-01-10T13:00:00+00:00By

As the annual meeting point for the world’s consumer electronics giants, CES provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of the media and entertainment industry. IBC365 picks the top product launches that could shape the way we create and consume content.

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Branding channels in a multi-platform age

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

Linear channels are having to work harder to entice viewers, with the branding of channels one area of focus.

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Can 5G technology fuel a revolution in the international terrestrial transmission market?

2019-01-09T12:27:00+00:00Brought to you by

There are strong similarities between mobile terrestrial television networks and mobile telecommunication networks in the way that they support data communication, writes Rohde & Schwarz EVP and head of broadcast & media division Jürgen Nies.

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Whitepaper: Tuning into OTT 2.0

2019-01-09T11:53:00+00:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper explores the opportunities of OTT video distribution in viewership in revenue, the common challenges and considerations by media companies for OTT delivery and the critical elements of an OTT ecosystem.

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The Favourite leads Bafta Film Awards nominations

2019-01-09T10:53:00+00:00By

Bafta has revealed the shortlist for this year’s Film Awards, with The Favourite nominated in 12 categories.

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Streaming vs cinema: What does the future hold for film?

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

Netflix rarely releases data about its content but recently broke cover to claim that 45m accounts – nearly a third of its total – had streamed the Sandra Bullock thriller Bird Box in its first week on the platform, a record for a Netflix film, apparently.

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IBC opens submissions for 2019 Technical Papers

2019-01-07T16:22:00+00:00

The call for Technical Papers is now open for the IBC2019 Conference.

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Golden Globes: The winners

2019-01-07T12:55:00+00:00By

Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody scooped the award for best drama at last night’s Golden Globes.

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Tony Hall: EBU can tackle fake news

2019-01-07T11:29:00+00:00By

The EBU has a vital role to play in the battle against fake news, according to Tony Hall, the organisation’s new president and director general of the BBC.

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Weekly news round-up: Netflix pulls comedy show and Yankees' bid for Yes Network

2019-01-03T13:08:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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2018's most-read articles

2019-01-03T13:06:00+00:00

From to the use of VR at the Winter Olympics, find out which articles were the most-read in 2018.

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2018’s most-read Tech Advances articles

2018-12-28T06:00:00+00:00By

AI was a hot topic throughout 2018 from transforming productions to global adoption and disruption; blockchain, light field technology and 8K dominated the trends in tech advances.

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2018’s most-read Consumption articles

2018-12-27T06:00:00+00:00By

Futuristic holographic phone, the Premier League rights battle, voice control to enhance UX and personalisation were the hottest topics covered in the most popular Consumption articles.

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2018’s most-read Delivery articles

2018-12-26T06:00:00+00:00By

The fight against FAANG, the rise of niche OTT disruptors and the potential of 5G were among the most-read Delivery articles in 2018.

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2018’s most-read Management articles

2018-12-25T06:00:00+00:00By

The battle for codecs intensified and dominated the most-read content management articles along with cyber security and interviews with 21CF and Aljazeera executives.

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2018’s most-read Production articles

2018-12-24T06:00:00+00:00By

From the restoration of Peter Jackson’s WWI epic They Shall Not Grow Old to behind the scenes of Love Island and the impact of AI, holograms and Brexit on the media industry, we look at the most popular Production articles of 2018.

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In search of next gen broadcast media storage

2018-12-21T12:16:00+00:00Brought to you by

At IBC2018, Rohde & Schwarz introduced a new multi-user shared access storage system: R&S SpycerNode. In this article, we take a closer look at SpycerNode to see how its approach differs and where this might add value to broadcasters, content owners and facilities.

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What do you know about mobile communication standards?

2018-12-21T12:10:00+00:00Brought to you by

5G broadcast has considerable potential to offer to forward-thinking broadcasters. However, few broadcast executives count themselves as mobile communications specialists – very few know exactly what the 4G or 3G standards are or how they are defined, let alone the new 5G standard.

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On-demand Webinar: Esports goes mainstream

2018-12-21T12:01:00+00:00Brought to you by

Join IBC365 on-demand to hear industry experts explain how esports is transforming live content and reaching new audiences as it crosses into the mainstream and catches the attention of the biggest media businesses.

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Ang Lee’s high frame rate Gemini Man “the future of cinema”

2018-12-21T06:00:00+00:00By

Oscar winning cinematographer Dion Beebe has described using ultra high frame rates to film Ang Lee’s sci-fi actioner Gemini Man, as part of the future of cinema.

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MPEG heads to the holograph

2018-12-21T06:00:00+00:00By

MPEG is promoting a video-based point cloud compression technology – and Apple is driving it.

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IBC owners' 2019 predictions and priorities

2018-12-20T12:21:00+00:00By

From the development of artificial intelligence (AI) to widespread adoption of the cloud and new SVOD services IBC’s owners share their 2019 predictions and priorities for their organisations.

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2018 review: July to December

2018-12-20T11:38:00+00:00By

In the second part of our 2018 review we look back at the milestones, mergers, deals and innovations that dominated the second half of the year.

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IBC’s owners review 2018’s industry milestones

2018-12-19T15:44:00+00:00By

From the auction of Sky, to the rising interest in 5G and growing adoption of AI, IBC’s owners share their highlights and reflections of the last 12 months.

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2018 review: January to June

2018-12-19T11:35:00+00:00By

The first instalment of a two-part round-up of the main talking points of 2018 includes the battle for net neutrality, 5G advances at the Winter Olympics, the Premier League rights battle and a Facebook scandal that still haunts the social media giant.

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From 5G to Gen Z: What to expect in 2019

2018-12-18T15:15:00+00:00By Tim Dams

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time to look ahead – and try to pick out some of the likely themes and trends for 2019 in the broadcast and production sectors.

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Ajax adopts AI for live streaming

2018-12-18T11:41:00+00:00By

Dutch football club Ajax has showcased an artificial intelligence supported production of one of its matches, which the club’s technology partners say could remove the need for production facilities, camera crews and directors.

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New forces enter the codec arena

2018-12-14T10:44:00+00:00By

Standards body MPEG is lining up two new codecs as stop gaps before its next-generation heavyweight codec VVC comes on line in a move which could both stimulate and muddy the market for live and on demand streaming.

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Whitepaper: 5G broadcast for mobile TV

2018-12-13T16:24:00+00:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper explores why the latest mobile telecommunications technologies are a perfect partner for digital terrestrial transmission (DTT) and how they can put it on a new and significant growth path.

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Weekly news round-up: First 6K 360-degree live video delivered & Softbank drops Huawei

2018-12-13T15:00:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Craft Leaders: Douglas Trumbull, Special Effects Supervisor

2018-12-13T13:36:00+00:00By

The VFX wizard behind movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner, Douglas Trumbull has spent the last decade developing Magi, which can capture and show films at high resolution and high frame rates – and deliver the immersive experience he says cinema audiences are looking for.

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Relocating ITV Post and Creative

2018-12-13T06:00:00+00:00By

How did ITV manage to relocate post and production departments out of its South Bank HQ on Friday and into the new one on the following Monday?

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Branching out: Creating interactive episodes

2018-12-12T15:52:00+00:00By

Netflix is banking on the ‘choose-your-own adventure’ format as a key differentiator but do branching narrative formats work for TV?

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Behind the scenes: Mary Poppins Returns

2018-12-10T12:16:00+00:00By

Cinematographer Dion Beebe explains how he mixes digital production techniques with hand drawn animation and London location work to recreate Disney’s whimsical nanny.

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Weekly news round-up: UK govt publishes Facebook documents & BT blocks Huawei's 5G

2018-12-06T16:19:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Your guide to Raw production

2018-12-06T08:00:00+00:00By

IBC365 takes an in-depth look at an increasingly popular choice for acquisition, with new methods trading cumbersome, data heavy workflows for virtually identical image fidelity but at lower data rates and file sizes.

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2019: The year of “significant” cloud adoption?

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

BBC, Discovery and ITV amongst first adopters of cloud solutions choosing Amazon ahead of Google and Microsoft.

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Multi-cloud for broadcasters: Making the right choice

2018-12-05T10:49:00+00:00By

The huge physical infrastructure and connectivity investments made by the big cloud platforms are creating strategic options for all broadcast and media workloads, but with a plethora of options, how best to choose the right partner?

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Behind the scenes: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

2018-12-05T10:28:00+00:00By Pippa Considine

With around half of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’s $200m budget comprising VFX shots, Framestore Creative Director Christian Manz reveals the VFX story to IBC365, detailing work on key scenes, the re-invention of Paris and the creation of some of the more fantastic of the beasts.

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The radical shift continues: IABM reveals buying trends

2018-12-05T07:00:00+00:00By

The demand side of the industry is continuing to go through a radical shift, with changing revenue models influencing trends in media technology investment, according to the IABM Buying Trends Report.

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From post to playout: Advances in the cloud

2018-12-03T10:00:00+00:00By

From playout to post, the cloud is upending business models – but the most quantum leap is still to come.

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Interview: Jennifer Cooper, Microsoft

2018-12-03T07:00:00+00:00By Lorcan Archer

For Microsoft’s Jennifer Cooper, delivering more revealing audience intelligence is crucial to satisfying the company’s huge client base.

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Interview: Tanya Laird, Esports Ambassador

2018-11-30T12:36:00+00:00By

Esports could help shape the future of broadcast according to executive Tanya Laird, who spoke about the need for a “melting pot” of collaboration and interaction.

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Broadcast's role in making esports mainstream

2018-11-30T11:25:00+00:00By

The esports business is on track to be a billion dollar industry, with millions of participants and viewers, but industry leaders have called for more partnerships and government investment.

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Weekly news round-up: PSBs urged to collaborate and 1.5bn 5G connections by 2024

2018-11-30T09:55:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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NHK captures Kew Gardens in 8K

2018-11-29T07:00:00+00:00By

Ahead of the launch of the world’s first 8K channel in December, Japanese broadcaster NHK has been filming dedicated 8K programmes in major European cities.

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Interview: Jo Twist, Ukie

2018-11-29T07:00:00+00:00By

With esports growing fast, there are opportunities for broadcasters to get involved, the head of games trade body Ukie Dr Jo Twist tells IBC365.

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Video: The esports opportunity

2018-11-28T12:00:00+00:00

Experts at the cutting edge of esports explore opportunity within the market, including content evolution and brand partnerships, whilst keeping a close eye on governance and regulation.

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Sky’s Andrew Griffith – Challenge the status quo to thrive

2018-11-28T10:34:00+00:00By

How can businesses and academia successfully navigate a world being transformed by tech? That was the theme of the National Centre for Universities & Business’ (NCUB) Annual Lecture – delivered this year by Sky COO and CFO Andrew Griffith.

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BBC and C4 triumph at RTS Awards

2018-11-27T15:51:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society (RTS) 2018 Craft and Design Awards have awarded the best in UK broadcast television from directing and effects to costume and make up.

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UK’s VFX close up

2018-11-27T11:53:00+00:00By

IBC365 spoke with the One Strange Rock, The Crown and Katy VFX teams shortlisted for last night’s RTS Craft and Design Awards.

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All in the game: Taking esports to the masses

2018-11-26T11:29:00+00:00By

Esports is pioneering workflows that could be picked up by mainstream sports coverage, and with rising interest and growing prize pots, the influence of esports looks set to increase.

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Weekly news round-up: China approves Disney and Fox deal & Apple drops "essential" codecs

2018-11-23T11:39:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Helping the "unemployable" build a career in broadcast

2018-11-23T10:43:00+00:00

The film and TV industry must overcome the stigmas of inclusion as a top priority and address diversity beyond skill set and skin colour, writes Mama Youth Founder Bob Clarke.

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BT and EE score 5G first

2018-11-22T16:56:00+00:00By

In a world first, BT Sport and EE will use 5G remote production to broadcast the EE Wembley Cup on Sunday to showcase the next generation technology.

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Motion slickness: Smooth moves from handheld cameras

2018-11-22T12:11:00+00:00By

There’s a raft of new options available to help camera operators make their handheld shots flow as smoothly as possible. David Fox weighs up the latest powerful yet budget-friendly grip offerings.

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Cloud playout: Unlocking global success for channel operators and broadcasters

2018-11-21T15:31:00+00:00Brought to you by

Join IBC365 and Tata Communications on-demand to explore how organisations are using cloud playout to deploy a unified solution for both playout and distribution on a global basis, and why cloud is fast becoming the preferred option for many linear channel operators and broadcasters.

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Five shows that changed society

2018-11-21T11:42:00+00:00By

To mark World Television Day, we have assembled a list of five influential television programmes that have gone on to have a distinct impact on society.

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Film-making for change: “My camera is my weapon”

2018-11-21T10:41:00+00:00By

Award-winning documentary maker Deeyah Khan’s work has educated, empowered and inspired change. She explains what motivates her and why storytelling is so vital.

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How full-frame sensors are changing the lens market

2018-11-20T12:52:00+00:00By

What does the popularity of large format sensor digital cinema cameras mean for the lens market? David Fox reports.

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Up to the Task: Selling comedy to the world

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

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

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5G: The catalyst for immersive sports experiences

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

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

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Weekly news round-up: FCC auctions 5G spectrum & Industrial Light and Magic's expansion plans

2018-11-16T12:25:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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5G around the world

2018-11-16T10:00:00+00:00By

IBC365 looks at the latest developments in the rollout 5G in across the globe.

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Analysis: Delivering the 5G windfall

2018-11-15T14:23:00+00:00By

US telcos are anxious to get their hands on 5G spectrum, but where will it come from, and who will benefit from the auction?

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Reducing the BAME pay gap

2018-11-15T07:00:00+00:00

Cutting the BAME pay gap requires transparency and the setting of tough targets – including recruitment at senior levels, writes ITN’s Priscilla Baffour.

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The role of satellites in the telco battle

2018-11-14T16:50:00+00:00By

With streaming services absorbing increasing amounts of bandwidth opportunities are bound for both telcos and satellite providers, writes Chris Forrester.

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Shining a light on LEDs

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

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

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As OTT matures, the content supply chain needs to grow alongside

2018-11-14T13:46:00+00:00Brought to you by

The streaming video industry is racing through its adolescence and through an age-appropriate growth spurt as new OTT services launch and traditional content owners and distributors plan their entry into a market nowhere near full grown.

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Video: The promise of 5G

2018-11-13T11:33:00+00:00

Demystifying the hype around 5G, experts discuss the promise and expectations of ultra high-speed mobile connectivity and its potential for the media and entertainment sector.

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Telco and media M&A: What happens next?

2018-11-12T15:21:00+00:00By

Legacy media and telecom players have been busy bulking up, but how will they capitalise on their scale to attract and retain more customers?

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Leaping into a new reality

2018-11-12T12:08:00+00:00By

VFX Oscar winner and Magic Leap SVP Creative Strategy John Gaeta explains how a dimensional internet could lead CG experiences into real world spaces.

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Interview: Annette Schaefer, Deutsche Telekom

2018-11-12T10:30:00+00:00By Anne Morris

Time to market is an increasingly critical challenge for telcos with a pay-TV strategy in today’s new world order of OTT players and large video streaming providers.

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Gender parity? A year on from #MeToo

2018-11-09T11:29:00+00:00By

It’s been a full year since allegations were first made against film mogul Harvey Weinstein, giving rise to the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault, but have opportunities for women in the industry improved?

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RTS Craft and Design nominees announced

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

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

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The art of animation success

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

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

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Weekly news round-up: EU approves Disney deal and China's AI reporter

2018-11-08T21:53:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Women freelancers triumph at Rory Peck Awards

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

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

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Craft leaders: Ben Davis, Cinematographer

2018-11-08T11:46:00+00:00By

Ben Davis’ extraordinary list of credits includes Marvel blockbusters through to lower budget gems. This year alone he shot multi-million dollar shows Captain Marvel and Dumbo, back to back. He talks to Adrian Pennington about the art of the Director of Photography (DoP), his influences and the future of cinematography

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DAZN: The Netflix of sports?

2018-11-07T17:48:00+00:00By

Just two years old, DAZN has spent hundreds of millions acquiring sports rights in a bid to win subscribers to its subscription streaming service. But will its big spending ways pay off? Ross Biddiscombe profiles the OTT platform that’s disrupting the sports broadcasting industry.

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Taking stock: Where we stand on the Road to IP ... and where we’re headed

2018-11-06T18:05:00+00:00Brought to you by

For the past two years, the IP Showcase has been the destination at industry trade shows for IP-related education and demonstrations. Mike Cronk looks back at the IP Showcase at IBC2018 and what it says about the future of standards-based IP infrastructure for real-time media applications.

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Craft leaders: John Mathieson, Cinematographer

2018-11-06T15:38:00+00:00By

The craft of cinematography is at risk in this era of digitally shot films, warns Oscar-nominated DoP John Mathieson, whose latest films include Mary Queen of Scots and Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.

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A game-changing revolution

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

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

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On-demand webinar: Why telcos need content and content providers need telcos

2018-11-05T18:24:00+00:00

Join this IBC365 webinar on demand to discuss how the boundaries between broadcasters, pay TV platforms, OTT operators and telecoms providers are blurring.

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Digital pitch

2018-11-05T17:06:00+00:00By

Ralph Rivera was a star in the IBC2018 Sports Track headliner ‘How Eurosport is driving digital to attract new audiences’, and like many people around the show his driving desire is to see broadcast and digital converge.

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Special effects: Keeping it real

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

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

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How Serie A went OTT with IMG

2018-11-02T11:41:00+00:00By

IMG’s entry into the OTT marketplace with its new Serie A service has ramped up the battle for sports audiences on digital platforms after a couple of years of cautious rights buying by the likes of Amazon and Facebook.

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Weekly news round-up: Trump's spectrum strategy & Saudi pirates targeted

2018-11-02T11:30:00+00:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Drone racing: Filming a new kind of sports story

2018-11-02T11:29:00+00:00By

Drones are not only smaller than Formula 1 cars, they’re quicker too. Aurora Media Worldwide’s coverage of the DR1 drone-racing league has given the production team the chance to help shape the sport from the ground up.

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Cyber security should be ‘top priority’ for media companies

2018-11-02T10:01:00+00:00By

Cyber security expert Scott Borg tells IBC365 that the media industry is in “dire straits” if cyber policies and defences aren’t given the highest level of priority.

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Amplifying the sound of silence

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

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

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Blockchain: The beer necessities

2018-11-01T16:17:00+00:00By Steve Fairclough

Despite the light-hearted company name of Space Beers, co-founder Maurice Schutte is very serious about filmmaking and utilising blockchain to help him do so. IBC365 spoke to Schutte to discover more…

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Trailblazing blockchain solutions

2018-10-31T14:04:00+00:00By Steve Fairclough

The Swiss company SingularDTV is one of the world’s leaders in developing blockchain applications for creative industries. IBC365 spoke to its co-founder Kim Jackson to go ‘under the hood’ of what blockchain is all about.

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Driving immersive audio forward at Sky

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

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

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Craft Leaders: Robert Richardson, Cinematographer

2018-10-29T14:47:00+00:00By

Three-time Oscar winning DoP Robert Richardson reflects on a career that has spanned 30 years, working with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Oliver Stone – and working in formats ranging from digital 3D to ultra-wide 70mm.

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Interview: Harry Miller, Editor

2018-10-29T11:37:00+00:00By

How many people does it take to cut a Hollywood feature film? More than one, in the case of The Predator, Editor Harry Miller tells IBC365.

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Weekly news round-up: Google faces gender pay gap action & Netflix borrows $2bn more

2018-10-26T10:36:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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

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

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

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Challenging the status quo

2018-10-25T13:41:00+01:00

Championing women who influence and drive change across the industry was pivotal to this years’ IBC conference strategy writes IBC Head of Event Content Jaisica Lapsiwala.

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Broadcast audio builds trust in fake news era

2018-10-25T09:50:00+01:00By

DAB is coming into its own as media format for advertisers at a time of concerns about fake news and ad fraud in the online space.

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Plazamedia blazes IP trail

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

In consciously opting against a hybrid solution for its new broadcast centre, German sports producer Plazamedia has created a modern, future-proof system as SMPTE 2110 approaches.

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SMPTE announces new mission

2018-10-24T14:48:00+01:00By

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) revealed its new strategic plan at its Annual General Membership meeting yesterday in Los Angeles.

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Immersive drives audio capture at IBC

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

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

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Fine-tuning Bohemian Rhapsody

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

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

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The DPP lays out its key priorities

2018-10-23T16:27:00+01:00By

From the challenge of monetising online video, to the implications of artificial intelligence and the adoption of IMF, DPP managing director Mark Harrison spells out the key focuses for the organisation.

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On-demand webinar: Accelerating innovation across Media & Entertainment

2018-10-23T15:14:00+01:00

This IBC365 webinar outlines and explains the collaborative Media-Telecom Catalyst innovation programme and how you can get involved in designing solutions to current media & entertainment challenges.

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DABbling in in-car audio

2018-10-23T10:24:00+01:00By Paul Bray

In-car listening presents a huge opportunity for the DAB radio industry, believes Arqiva’s Simon Mason.

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Animal Planet: Rebranding for a revolution

2018-10-22T15:26:00+01:00By

As well as overhauling its editorial offer and commissioning framework, Animal Planet is getting a change of identity, Global President Susanna Dinnage told the Wildscreen Festival this month.

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Smart speakers and public service broadcasters

2018-10-22T14:53:00+01:00

If 2017 was the year that smart speaker hype reached its peak, 2018 may well prove to be the year they will have moved into the mainstream, writes EBU Project Manager Ben Poor.

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Interview: Catherine Blizzard, BBC World Service

2018-10-22T06:00:00+01:00By Paul Bray

Growing your audience means understanding not only what they want, but how and why they want it, says BBC World Service’s Catherine Blizzard.

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Weekly news round-up: Facebook's 'war room' & UK urges EU action on cyber security

2018-10-19T10:36:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Applications open for IBC and TM Forum Catalyst projects

2018-10-19T06:15:00+01:00By

Broadcasters, mobile operators, software vendors and technical suppliers are set to unite to capitlise on the expanding opportunities in the media-telecom value chain.

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Interview: Andrew Dunne, BBC Studios

2018-10-18T12:06:00+01:00By

Andrew Dunne brought unique perspectives about high dynamic range and distribution to the IBC Big Screen session ‘HDR focus: Blue Planet II and The Grand Tour’. George Jarrett was able to dive deep and explore his point of view.

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Interview: Reed Kaufman, Fox Sports

2018-10-17T16:09:00+01:00By

Reed Kaufman is responsible for overseeing the entire post production ecosystem for all FBC Network remote events, specifically with jewel events like Super Bowl LI and the 2018 World Cup. The IBC conference was keen to find out the lessons Kaufman has learned from the experience.

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Interview: Jack Watts, Deluxe Technicolor

2018-10-17T14:59:00+01:00By Steve Fairclough

Jack Watts doesn’t shy away from having strong opinions about Digital Cinema Packages, demanding clients and film industry politics. IBC365 got his thoughts on these topics and much more.

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Interview: Maxine Gervais, Colourist

2018-10-17T06:00:00+01:00By

Working on over 50 blockbusters and critically-acclaimed feature films, the award-winning colourist Maxine Gervais has always been passionate about creative expression with technology and colour. Now she brings that enthusiasm to IBC.

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Watch: Peter Jackson brings colour to WW1

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

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

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Behind the scenes: Mike Leigh’s Peterloo

2018-10-16T11:29:00+01:00By Stuart Kemp

Period epic Peterloo required some innovative VFX to recreate the crowd scenes that sit at the heart of Mike Leigh’s latest film.  

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Your guide to what’s in store at SMPTE 2018

2018-10-16T10:09:00+01:00

The SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition provides an opportunity to take a deep dive into the latest techniques and technologies shaping the media and entertainment industry, writes Aimée Ricca

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On-demand webinar: Customer experience vs customer engagement

2018-10-15T16:43:00+01:00Brought to you by

Telco and Media & Entertainment companies need to look for new ways to engage customers to address the challenge of commodity markets and industry convergence. The question is, how?

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Interview: Hauke Richter, Game of Thrones

2018-10-15T07:00:00+01:00By Steve Fairclough

One of the key factors in making Game of Thrones a worldwide television phenomenon is the style and look of the sets. Art director Hauke Richter spoke to IBC365 to reveal the secrets behind the show’s designs.

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Interview: Andy Maltz, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

2018-10-15T06:00:00+01:00By Paul Bray

Digital movie archives can be short-lived, and without concerted effort we risk losing part of our cultural history.

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Satellite piracy: A fully-fledged business

2018-10-12T11:24:00+01:00By

The war between pirates and the media industry continues, particularly in the field of illegal satellite distribution.

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Weekly news round-up: Google's court case dropped & BBC suffers software glitch

2018-10-12T10:51:00+01:00By

Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Satellite's role in delivering UHD content

2018-10-12T10:25:00+01:00By

Satellite has a vital role to play in the distribution of UHD programming, especially the delivery of high-value live content to large audiences.

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Solid-state satellite uplink amplifiers: Where specialist development pays rich dividends for the operator

2018-10-10T16:17:00+01:00Brought to you by

Signal linearisation is critical within satellite uplink amplifiers, writes Rohde & Schwarz Vice President Transmitter and Amplifier Systems Cornelius Heinemann.

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On-demand webinar: The future of satellite uplink amplifiers

2018-10-10T16:13:00+01:00Brought to you by

This webinar, brought to you by Rohde & Schwarz, explores the future of uplink amplifiers, including solid-state designs, linearity and signal quality in order to help you select the right amplifier for uplink scenarios.

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A proof of concept mixed reality application for augmented city tourism

2018-10-10T13:24:00+01:00By Federico Debandi Roberto Iacoviello Alberto Messina Maurizio Montagnuolo & Davide Zappia

This paper focuses Mixed Reality and describes the work carried under the H2020 European project 5GCity.

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From epic poetry to AI: Discovering viable algorithms for creating responsive media

2018-10-10T13:24:00+01:00By Mike Armstrong

This paper describes a search for natural ways to make responsive media, investigating the techniques used in oral performances and contrasts these with ways which start from a fixed, recorded form.

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Using virtual reality in preserving endangered rituals for posterity

2018-10-10T13:23:00+01:00By Anna Sowa

In this paper Chouette Films explores the potential of virtual reality (VR) technology to be used in the preservation of cultural rituals and heritage for posterity.

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Analysis: Why NEP acquired SIS Live

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

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

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Satellite’s multi-billion dollar windfall

2018-10-10T06:00:00+01:00By

Four major satellite operators have created a US-based consortium to manage the transition of their valuable C-band frequencies for 5G use by US telcos. It could result in a windfall of tens of billions of dollars.

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IBC2018 review: SDI is dead, long live SDI!

2018-10-09T13:38:00+01:00By Elliot Herman

From the adoption of IP to the uptake of UHD, advances in technology are leading to fragmentation, writes IBC Daily reporter Elliot Herman.

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Satellite technology: Advances in connectivity

2018-10-09T11:55:00+01:00By

Over the past several months, it has become clear that, in many ways, far from being a distinct sector, the satellite industry is a microcosm of the larger broadcast industry in which it operates.

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New voyage for Discovery

2018-10-09T11:01:00+01:00By

JB Perrette is totally changing the look and feel of Discovery Networks International.