Moving to the cloud makes sense for VFX firms, says Jellyfish Pictures’ Jeremy Smith.
IBC2019: Speakers from Vice, Pluto TV and Bauer Media dicussed business models in the digital age.
IBC2019: Satellite operator SES has used IBC to update clients about its new partnership with Microsoft’s Azure platform for media-based services for broadcasters.
Over the last couple years, professional Audio-over-IP-(AoIP) distribution has established itself in the broadcast-universe and keeps evolving constantly. Certain requirements when covering daily program distribution or even live events, are increasing - the five essentials: Compatibility, high audio quality, flexibility, transmission robustness and simplicity.
OTT ― an abbreviation that has without a doubt changed the face of the media industry ― has also transformed the way viewers consume content and the way content is produced, packaged and delivered, writes Tech Mahindra Media & Entertainment business consultant Darryl Vaz.
Embracing cloud workflows is something all broadcasters need to do, says Google Cloud managing director Anil Jain.
The increasingly crowded and competitive media and broadcasting industry is consolidating and searching for scale to compete with firms adopting new technology to support its transformation, an IABM report finds.
LTN Global is to acquire Make.TV, the developer of a cloud-based service that enables content creators to access, curate, and publish live video streams to affiliates, social media, and OTT platforms.
As technology and society intersect, consumers and enterprises are advancing, adapting and propelling dramatic market changes in every aspect of people’s professional and personal lives, says IBM vice president telecommunications, media & entertainment Mario Cavestany.
How do you make processes more efficient and responsive, while keeping a tight grip on quality, costs and complexity, asks Mediagenix CTO and head of product Peter Heinckiens.
Executing a direct-to-consumer distribution strategy depends on efficient technology, says Applicaster CEO & co-founder Jonathan Laor.
Integration with SSAI capability, Dynamic Content Insertion, means that live streaming allows better monetisation and localisation, says M2A Media CEO Marina Kalkanis.
Apple’s new Protocol Extension for Low-Latency HLS may impact the end-to-end delivery chain, says THEO Technologies CTO Pieter-Jan Speelmans.
Faster distribution of high-quality video over IP is possible thanks to 5G innovation, writes Zixi SVP marketing and alliances John Wastcoat.
IBC preview magazine Insight contains interviews with keynote speakers, an overview of some of the technology trends that will dominate IBC2019 as well as guides to the show’s exciting and innovative features, from the Future Zone to the Esports Showcase.
Join IBC365 and IBM Aspera on demand to explore how, as a complement to the scale and efficiency of high-volume cloud-based IT operations, process automation can greatly streamline media workflows.
Three advanced proof of concepts Catalyst projects will be unveiled at the IBC Show with artificial intelligence, 5G for virtual reality and mobile news gathering top of the agenda.
Today’s premium content owners need a scalable and profitable live production ecosystem. When it comes to content creation, speed is of the essence to satiate the appetites of audiences around the world, especially in a live environment.
With their business model being rapidly disrupted by the streamers, can traditional free-to-air broadcasters hold on to viewers and advertisers? Tim Dams reports
Mediaset has denied a request from Vivendi to hold an extraordinary shareholder meeting to revoke a recently adopted share loyalty scheme that would allow the Berlusconi family to tighten its grip on the Italian broadcaster.
Media companies’ increasing use of cloud storage and software services threatens to create bandwidth bottlenecks, but a new breed of super-fast internet file transfer can help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PP Foresight media and telco analyst Paolo Pescatore explains how 5G must be optimised to deliver video content efficiently.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NAB 2019: MediaKind and Google Cloud partner to deliver personalised and immersive user experience.
NAB 2019: Automated production, cloud, 5G, at-home production and streaming codecs are among the likely hot topics in Las Vegas.
Join IBC365 on demand to explore why creators are turning to cloud to transform the way they make great content.
4K, IP and immersive audio are among the technologies impacting dramatically on the design and build of new OB units, writes David Davies.
Vendors including Amagi, Evertz and Haivision have joined forces to promote an interoperable standard for low-latency streaming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some 54% of the global media and entertainment sector will host its workloads in the cloud by 2020, according to a new report.
The fight against FAANG, the rise of niche OTT disruptors and the potential of 5G were among the most-read Delivery articles in 2018.
BBC, Discovery and ITV amongst first adopters of cloud solutions choosing Amazon ahead of Google and Microsoft.
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?
From playout to post, the cloud is upending business models – but the most quantum leap is still to come.
For Microsoft’s Jennifer Cooper, delivering more revealing audience intelligence is crucial to satisfying the company’s huge client base.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
From the adoption of IP to the uptake of UHD, advances in technology are leading to fragmentation, writes IBC Daily reporter Elliot Herman.
Advances in 4K and UHD live production, fresh solutions for OTT content, an array of cloud-based ‘big data’ workflow sharing solutions and remote collaboration tools were the main themes in Halls 9, 13 and 15.
Cloud-based platforms haven’t lost their steam, artificial intelligence continues to smarten workflows and manufacturers making mighty machines in smaller sizes were recurring themes in Halls 2 and 3 this year, writes IBC Daily reporter Erica Basnicki.
The epochal industry trend toward the use of IP is of course quite advanced on the audio side, and thus seen across the aisles of Hall 8 in a big way, writes IBC Daily reporter Mark Hallinger.
In the 12 months since IBC2017, SMPTE has published new standards, explored additional ways to support the media and entertainment industry and ensured that it has a sound vision and plan for its continued leadership within the M&E technology industry, writes Barbara Lange.
The serverless cloud model is particularly attractive for TV services, it can reduce operational overheads and lower barriers to entry.
Capitalising on the efficiency and scalability that the cloud offers, Avid undertook a number of cloud test drives with select media organisations in Europe and the US to develop a deeper understanding of cloud workflows.
IP-enabled kit and the implementation of AI were among the trends in halls 1, 4 and 5, writes IBC Daily reporter Ian McMurray.
As a founder of SoftLayer (now IBM Cloud) I had the opportunity to be at the forefront of the cloud era since before anyone really knew what the ‘cloud’ was, writes StackPath CEO & Chairman Lance Crosby.
IBC2018: Senior execs from companies such as Avid, AWS, NEP and ITV debate the state of the industry at IABM Business Breakfast.
A long established – yet not wholly understood – term, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being applied to any industry you can name, writes Alibaba Cloud EMEA General Manager Yeming Wang
The IABM has created a model of the industry that is based on creative, operational, economic and technical activities and maps how a piece of content gets from creator to consumer, writes IABM Chief Executive Peter White.
This whitepaper explores the visual cloud and its potential to more effectively balance cost and deployment efficiency while achieving exceptional performance.
We are missing a critical tool to make right investment and management decisions in networks, writes ASSIA Chief Strategy Officer Tuncay Cil.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), which has led the development of industry standards and progressive work in HD, Ultra HD, 4K and 8K for the advancement of the moving image, will be out in force at IBC.
The launch of Sony’s Virtual Production solution has thrown a spotlight on the possibilities of remote production. But, as David Davies discovers, plenty of other vendors are gearing up to make the most of this particular revolution.
Is OTT going to take over broadcasting? It’s the ever-present question for broadcasters, to which the simple answer is no, they must do both, writes EBU and DVB’s Peter MacAvock.
Digigram’s IQOYA Call IP audio codec and IQOYA Cloud management system are helping Danish radio station DR make a controlled shift toward audio over IP, enabling the public broadcaster to address the gradual extinction of ISDN connections and making it easy for staff to realise the cost and quality benefits ...
The digital economy is transforming the way organisations must now approach their current business and the paths they create to continued growth, explains CSG President Ascendon Digital Services and OTT Kent Steffen.
We are living through a period of profound change in broadcast transmission and distribution, but not restricted to the broadcast industry, explains Rohde & Schwarz EVP and Head of Broadcast and Media Division Jürgen Nies.
Transmitting via IP offers broadcasters the possibility of interconnecting radio, video and internet perfectly, writes 2wcom Chief Executive Werner Drews.
Its association with cryptocurrency may be a turn off for some broadcasters, but blockchain’s ability to track rights and maximise the monetisation of content is at least worthy of experimentation.
An in-depth look at how M2A Media worked with ITV and the BBC to offer a service to live stream the Royal Wedding to the US on Britbox.
People want to access all content on every screen and enjoy the best video and sound quality, explains Netgem CTO Jean-Francois Galtier.
The broadcast industry is adopting cloud solutions at an astounding rate. Thanks to data portability and standardisation of systems, we will soon have access to radio-as-a-service, explains Digigram Head of Marketing Pascal Malgouyard.
Probably, the most disruptive change in our industry is the change in media consumption behaviour. Viewers consume media content everywhere and in a nonlinear way, writes Qvest Media Head of Design Ulrich Voigt.
BT, BBC R&D and NHK are among the exhibitors showcasing exciting concept technologies and cutting edge-solutions in the IBC Future Zone.
Watch on demand as IBC365 previews the anticipated themes and highlights of IBC2018.
IP is steadily gaining traction around the world with IBC2018 a forum to boost education and discussion about interoperability and the ramifications of SMPTE 2110.
This whitepaper explores the idea that, as new technologies emerge, everything from virtual and mixed reality to artificial intelligence, will need IP.
Live events are an opportunity for publishers to engage with their audiences, try out new technologies and innovate, says M2A Media CEO Marina Kalkanis.
With more video being produced than ever before and an increasing array of platforms on which to consume content, the DPP set about examining how today’s production companies work.
In this second part of an IBC365 focus on becoming cloud - and micro services - native, we follow on from what vendors Grass Valley and Avid said in part one, and look to the umbrella under which all broadcasters gather to resolve the great technology issues – the European ...
This whitepaper examines what file-based industries such as M&E require from their storage systems when data grows at an explosive rate and must always be available.
Norway’s new technology and broadcasting hub Media City Bergen is a shining example of collaboration and innovation.
Competing cloud computing platforms are seeking to exploit what each sees as its key differentiator for the broadcast space.
Join IBC365 as leading industry minds discuss the latest thinking on decentralised infrastructure technology and real life business and workload requirements for media at the edge.
A broadcast news organisation needs flexible reactions and infrastructure to deliver current affairs on time, but also forward planning and skills investment to guarantee continued success, according to ITN’s Bevan Gibson
Post-production companies, long considered to be the ‘last stage’ in the broadcast and film chain, are often the most enthusiastic early adopters of cutting edge technology.
In the fresh connected world of IP, do years of experience in broadcast engineering still count, or should veteran technicians just hang up their SDI cables and retire?
As competitive pressures from new media escalate, broadcasters and content owners are experimenting with new business models, writes Lorenzo Zanni.
NAB 2018: Transitioning broadcast operations to the cloud for flexible and cost-effective services that can be scaled up or down.
NAB 2018: NEP’s Keith Lane on the ways the industry is making remote production a reality and the cost and quality benefits of adoption.
BBC Studios Chief Executive Tim Davie, Discovery Networks International President and Chief Executive Jean-Briac ‘JB’ Perrette and YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan are to deliver keynotes at the IBC2018 Conference.
IP connectivity and the cloud means that both the intellectual property and the infrastructure of broadcast and media companies is now at risk of cyber attack.
IP is finally on a home run according to 56 vendors and eight prestigious industry bodies behind the NAB 2018 IP Showcase.
David Kline, EVP and Chief Information & Technology Officer, Viacom on responding to – and inspiring – change.
Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas: IBC365 is joined by a panel of industry experts to review what went on, what was hot, and what happened at the NAB 2018 conference and show floor.
From increased application of artificial intelligence to an acceleration in adoption of the cloud, IABM Lead Research Analyst Lorenzo Zanni selects five trends that will shape the broadcast technology sector.
Last week it emerged that Sky is intending to move more aggressively into online delivery of its content. But is it wise for satellite broadcasters to ditch the dish?
The UK has fallen behind other countries in protecting assets stored in the cloud, according to a study conducted by digital security company Gemalto.
In this exclusive report, we examine how some of this year’s key trends are likely to evolve in 2018.
IP and cloud featured in the IBC2017 technical papers agenda with BBC R&D, Discovery and Suitcase TV exploring the promise of flexible, scalable and cost effective solutions.
The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has entered into a formal agreement with the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) on the technology roadmap for IP.
From the adoption of IP infrastructure, demand for UHD and HDR delivery and the provision of OTT services, CTOs reveal their priorities.
Cloud technology has the ability to transform the media content supply chain, promising more effective and efficient processes.
Last month, NEP UK opened its doors to students, showcasing the world of outside broadcast with experts from across the industry offering career advice.
Broadcasters must be bold and braced for failure if they want to make a success of the shift to IP, writes John Maxell Hobbs.
IBC365’s second webinar on IP offers practical insights on building IP-based broadcast facilities.
The working methodology of attackers and defining a sample strategy that can be used to deter, detect and successfully defend against cyber attacks.
The rapid technical, social, and financial changes in the media industry are forcing all of us to re-examine our content supply chains.
The use of cloud-based services are helping VFX firms deliver higher resolution content and cope with the rising costs of running a post-production facility.
Broadcasters were encouraged to embrace cloud-based technology at IBC, where the subject was one of the main talking points of this year’s show.
IBC2017: The year’s IBC has underlined that the broadcast is poised on the verge of a pivotal transformation.
SMPTE has announced at IBC the approval of the first standards within SMPTE ST 2110, the standards suite for carrying content over internet protocol (IP).
The M&E industry is going through fundamental changes as consumers demand immediate access to content. By utilising the right technology, this demand can be met – and monetised.
The rise of OTT services have led many to question the definition of broadcast, but the focus should be on the needs of end-users, says Stan Moote.
This ”State of the Web” whitepaper from Bitmovin explores Digital Rights Management systems and supported devices in 2017.
This whitepaper explores how media, entertainment and advertising providers are plugged into a digital media ecosystem.
This paper looks at how the use of the Link Level Discovery Protocol (LLDP) represents a significant industry first among video transport equipment manufacturers.
The many and varied requirements of broadcasters have created demand for flexible solutions from the providers of playout systems.
Getting ready for the cloud will be the most important task for broadcast businesses over the next couple of years, according to the Digital Production Partnership (DPP).
Traditional broadcasters are faced with a multitude of changes and transitions, at the forefront is how big data is driving transformational change.
With real world IP infrastructure projects being delivered, find out about the implications for those involved in the design and build of next generation facilities.
This whitepaper will help you understand and plan for migrating your media workflows to the cloud.
Change is inevitable in any industry, but the pace of technological change is accelerating and shows no sign of slowing, say Richard Welsh and Barbara Lange.
UK is reported to have the fastest mobile connectivity worldwide according to the Akamai ’State of the Internet’ report for the first quarter (Q1) of 2017.
IP-based solutions for broadcasters are paving the way for flexibility in business models with new capabilities and transparent workflows, said AIMS Chairman Mike Cronk.
Treating media workflows as supply chains is a commercial revolution, not a technological one, says SDVI Corporation Chief Product Officer Simon Eldridge.
This paper explains a multi-CDN strategy and how Limelight always puts the customer experience first.
Executives at the DTG Summit agreed the future of broadcasting will be led by technology and innovation.
With 85% of media and broadcast industry buyers planning to deploy cloud technology within the next three years - according to the latest IABM End-User Survey - the pressure is on vendors and technology suppliers to embrace cloud and as-a-service solutions and business models.
An abundance of technical advancements has expanded the range of options for media consumers.
Virtualisation can offer many benefits for a playout centre. But consider carefully all of the factors before making a decision to move forward.
The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has released a report outlining how broadcasters, producers and suppliers might gain by committing to IP-based production.
Stefan Lederer, CEO, bitmovin, offers an overview of the video infrastructure for the web and advises on how to set up and deploy cutting-edge OTT services for all platforms and all use cases in the cloud.
Tony Emerson, Worldwide MD, Media & Cable, Microsoft, reminisces about the 2016 Rio Olympics which utilised Microsoft Cloud solutions.
Real applications illustrate the benefits of an accelerated video cloud, which leverages open source technologies & standard servers.
Never before has it been so easy to stand up an OTT service, from the simplest workflow to the most complex, says Matt Smith of Anvato.
If you want the values and benefits that the cloud can actually bring, your approach to thinking about it has to change, argues Greg Hoskin, managing director, EMEA and APAC, Signiant.
For playout, connecting signals with video over IP might represent old-school thinking, says Pebble Beach Systems’ Chief Technology Officer Ian Cockett.
Supporting the next generation of broadcast and media professionals is essential for industry growth and development; manufacturers can do more to welcome newcomers by designing systems that resemble what engineers are used to.
Sports as a content genre can be characterized using certain keywords – live, unscripted drama, conversational, loyal audiences
Many media companies are moving some of their video and visual effects workflows to the cloud, but leaving some components—such as primary data storage and editing workstations—on-premises.