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

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

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

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Comcast inks distribution deal with DAZN

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

Media and communications giant Comcast Corp has struck a distribution deal with digital global sports provider DAZN Group,  blurring the line between traditional television operators and streaming services.

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Video: Dominique Delport, Vice Media

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

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

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

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

IBC2019: Broadcasters speak to IBCTV following their Global Gamechangers panels

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IBC2019 Preview: Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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State of the streaming TV industry

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

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

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IBC2019 Opening Keynote: Cécile Frot-Coutaz, YouTube

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

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

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LTN Global to Acquire Make.TV

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

LTN Global is to acquire Make.TV, the developer of a cloud-based service that enables content creators to access, curate, and publish live video streams to affiliates, social media, and OTT platforms.

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Interview: Bill Gash, CSG Ascendon

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

Businesses need highly flexible, hugely scalable platforms to pursue the right strategy according to the state of each market’s maturity, says CSG Ascendon director of sales Bill Gash.

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Accelerating the evolution of video

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

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

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AI is easier with live streaming in the cloud

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

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

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

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

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

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Video streaming is driving business innovation

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

Competing in today’s content-flooded digital landscape requires reaching users on their terms, says Wowza Media Systems vice president of solutions engineering Barry Owen.

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Live streaming and the need for low latency

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

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

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Disney+ global launch dates & Reddit to trial live streaming

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

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

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Latency in the new world of media

2019-08-21T16:25:00+01:00Brought to you by

Low-latency live streaming requires measures to maintain viewing quality, says StackPath VP platform services Josh Chesarek.

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Vivendi set to vote down Mediaset restructure proposal

2019-08-21T11:06:00+01:00By

French media company Vivendi looks set to vote against a Mediaset proposal to create a Dutch holding company which would bring together its European assets, according to reports.

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Russia block means OneWeb faces extra-tough challenge

2019-08-16T13:36:00+01:00By

OneWeb won’t be able broadcast into Russia. But how much will this hinder the satellite company’s plans to roll out a global network?

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Insight: Your guide to IBC2019

2019-08-16T09:58:00+01:00By

IBC preview magazine Insight contains interviews with keynote speakers, an overview of some of the technology trends that will dominate IBC2019 as well as guides to the show’s exciting and innovative features, from the Future Zone to the Esports Showcase.

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Shedding light on transformative technology

2019-08-13T15:43:00+01:00Brought to you by

Cloud-based video workflows are enabling broadcasters and content developers to simultaneously distribute content to unlimited outlets, says Make.TV CEO and co-founder Andreas Jacobi.

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Optus takes Premier League live with 5G

2019-08-13T07:53:00+01:00By

In a global first, Australian pay-TV operator Optus Sport will exclusively live stream English Premier League matches over a 5G mobile network.

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Twitch Studio switches on beta testing

2019-08-09T11:04:00+01:00By

Twitch Studio is an all-in-one streaming app for new streamers launched this week in beta testing to simplify video gaming delivery and engagement.

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DAZN channel rumoured to join Sky Italia

2019-08-08T15:44:00+01:00By

Sky Italia is reportedly in talks with OTT streaming platform DAZN to launch a new satellite channel distributing the country’s Serie A football games.

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Turkey to introduce new regulations for OTT services

2019-08-06T13:50:00+01:00By

Turkey’s RTÜK has announced new rules around online content services, raising censorship fears, and prompting questions about how to regulate OTTs.

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Samsung and KT trial 8K video via satellite

2019-08-06T10:23:00+01:00By

Samsung and KT Sky Life have used a satellite’s Ka band to send 8K video data successfully compressed and retransmitted terrestrially.

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Tokyo broadcasters to trial simultaneous OTT news

2019-07-30T11:00:00+01:00By

Five major TV networks in Tokyo are set to trial simultaneous online streaming of their primary evening news shows in January.

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Is there still life in linear broadcasting?

2019-07-24T14:42:00+01:00

With their business model being rapidly disrupted by the streamers, can traditional free-to-air broadcasters hold on to viewers and advertisers? Tim Dams reports

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Australia’s Foxtel launches Netflix experience

2019-07-24T12:19:00+01:00By

Foxtel is overhauling its user-experience and has launched Netflix for the first time on its set top boxes.

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ARRI and Mobile TV Group back new concert streaming service

2019-07-24T10:50:00+01:00By

Wide+Close has launched with the backing from ARRI and Mobile TV Group aiming to deliver live music a cinematic feel.

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Russian Tricolor takes cinema OTT

2019-07-22T10:06:00+01:00By

Russian satellite operator Tricolour TV network has announced plans to launch a dedicated online cinema service this October.

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ITV and BBC surge BritBox plans

2019-07-19T11:56:00+01:00By

ITV and the BBC have reached a “milestone moment,” signing an agreement to launch the UK’s BritBox in Q4 with new commissions set to air in 2020.    

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DAZN inks major sports distribution deal with Discovery

2019-07-18T10:51:00+01:00By

Sports streaming service DAZN has struck an agreement that will see it distribute Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD in four new territories as well as an exclusive sublicence for live coverage of Bundesliga.

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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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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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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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Building tomorrow’s OTT platforms

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

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

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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IBC2018 review: OTT delivery and the issue of latency

2018-09-27T09:35:00+01:00By Anne Morris

Hall 14 continues to expand and mature into one of the most exciting and interesting spaces at IBC, writes IBC Daily reporter Anne Morris.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: Advances in sport production

2018-09-27T09:22:00+01:00

Read Dolby Laboratories, Sennheiser, EVS, UEFA and BT Technology technical papers and watch their presentation from IBC2018 on the exciting technology developments in sports production.

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5G: The vision, the reality and the future

2018-09-25T14:13:00+01:00By Simon Pike, Andre Seixas Dias Saverio Blasi Fiona Rivera Ebroul Izquierdo & Marta Mrak

In the past few years, 5G has moved from being a vision, through an intense process of standards development, to extensive trials around the world.

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The state of streaming: It’s the end of an ‘error’

2018-09-17T14:17:00+01:00Brought to you by

As it stands, the US is one of the most expensive places in the world to get internet. One in four homes are unable to get broadband-level speeds necessary for effective streaming, while the Federal Communications Commission continues to do awaywith plans to make high-speed Internet more affordable, writes Phenix ...

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Breaking barriers to monetising audio content

2018-09-13T07:00:00+01:00By Lorcan Archer

The rise of the podcast now with wide scale implementation of server-side adverts and listeners buying up audio-focussed devices, the industry is a far more welcoming place.

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Joining forces to foster innovation

2018-09-12T12:41:00+01:00

The collaboration between IBC and the TM Forum will give media-telco convergence projects prominence at IBC and at the TM Forum’s Digital Transformation World, writes TM Forum Chief Executive Nik Willetts.

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Case study: Streaming the Royal Wedding to the US

2018-08-30T14:43:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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Interview: Jean-Francois Galtier, Netgem

2018-08-29T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

People want to access all content on every screen and enjoy the best video and sound quality, explains Netgem CTO Jean-Francois Galtier.

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Whitepaper: Lowering latency for live online video

2018-08-28T16:24:00+01:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper introduces a choice of latency reduction options— including ongoing support for Flash and small chunk streaming for HLS/DASH. As organisations seek to adopt live video for time-critical use cases, latency has emerged as a significant challenge.

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OTT: The foundations for global growth are falling into place

2018-08-16T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

The OTT market is showing tremendous growth, making it an extremely interesting time for new entrants and those already within the industry, says Magine Head of Commercial Operations Fredrick Engdahl.

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Telco and media shorts: Jean Coffey, Jukin Media

2018-07-25T10:26:00+01:00

Jukin Media Senior Director of Business Development Jean Coffey talks through the key elements of mobile optimised content.

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World Cup streaming: How to avoid scoring an own goal

2018-07-05T13:16:00+01:00By

There was a social media meltdown early in the World Cup as Australian fans damned an OTT service provider for failing to adequately stream matches. So how should OTT providers ensure that streaming of high-demand live events keeps the fans happy?

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Can Disney catch up with Netflix?

2018-07-03T11:33:00+01:00By

Disney launches its own OTT service next year into a market where Netflix has spent its way to the top. Will Disney’s offer be too little too late to catch up? Or is there room for another big OTT player?

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Blog: Crossing the inflection point

2018-06-29T08:00:00+01:00By

The media industry is at an inflection point, one in which we have no clear view as to where we’ll end up, or who the winners will be.

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Can Netflix and Amazon be overtaken?

2018-06-28T09:00:00+01:00By Andy Fry

Competition around the world is ramping up for the OTT leaders from other big tech firms, local specialists, traditional channels and pay-TV operators.

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Piracy didn’t fade, it just got cleverer

2018-06-21T09:13:00+01:00By

Galvanised into action the media industry can claim some success in reducing incidents of illegal streaming. But the threat remains high as pirates turn to more sophisticated methods of attack.

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Catching the pirates offside

2018-06-19T09:26:00+01:00By

With the Fifa World Cup underway and constant announcements about vast amounts of money being spent on live rights fees, piracy is still too often making a mockery of the industry, writes Ross Biddiscombe.

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From Russia with live: Your guide to the World Cup

2018-06-14T06:58:00+01:00By

UHD, HDR, AI, VR and social media expansion make debut for FIFA’s World Cup.

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Analysis: What Discovery’s $2bn golf deal means for the broadcaster

2018-06-13T08:18:00+01:00By

Discovery’s $2 billion purchase for all non-US television and digital rights of golf’s PGA Tour tournaments could create the largest single sport OTT offering, but why has the broadcaster decided to invest so much in the sport?

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Analysis: Has Amazon scored with its Premier League package?

2018-06-12T07:42:00+01:00By

Amazon’s estimated £100 million purchase of an English Premier League football package puts beyond doubt any question that the future of live sports viewing is now in the hands of the tech giants.

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Q&A: Five startups that want to change media

2018-06-08T10:21:00+01:00By

In the first in a two-part series we showcase five startup companies from around the world that offer innovative solutions to disrupt the traditional technology ecosystem.

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Whitepaper: Digital video's offline adventure

2018-06-06T08:42:00+01:00Brought to you by

More video providers are embracing download-to-go applications.  Here’s why.

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On-demand webinar: Winning the Battle for OTT Audiences

2018-05-24T14:22:00+01:00Sponsored by

Watch the on-demand webinar to hear leading OTT operators and their technology providers discuss how they have designed-in quality and user experience all the way through to consumers’ devices.

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Football bodies & broadcasters to tackle live UHD HDR

2018-05-23T15:32:00+01:00By

Coverage of the UEFA Champions League Final is set to be another UHD and VR 360 spectacular, while chances seem high that the BBC will commit to UHD HDR live streaming of FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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BBC, Discovery and YouTube execs to deliver keynote speeches at IBC2018

2018-04-25T15:29:00+01:00

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.

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On-demand webinar: NAB Show 2018 Deconstructed

2018-03-28T14:30:00+01:00

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.

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What we know about Red’s Hydrogen phone

2018-03-08T22:12:00+00:00By Phil Rhodes

Red looks likely to make a full-scale launch of its Hydrogen phone in the summer, but a picture of what the handset will be capable of is starting to emerge.

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Codec wars: The battle between HEVC and AV1

2018-03-07T10:34:00+00:00By

A new codec designed for delivering OTT content that is backed by the likes of Amazon, Netflix and Google, threatens to challenge the dominance of HEVC.

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IoT drives fourth industrial revolution

2018-03-01T15:56:00+00:00By

Fuelled by 5G, massive IoT adoption is expected to interconnect media across devices, connected cars and into smart cities, with a host of vendors and telecom operators showcasing their IoT offerings at Mobile World Congress.

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5G: “Open for business”

2018-02-27T16:11:00+00:00By

Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei and Cisco are among the many manufacturers to announce major deployments and advances for 5G at Mobile World Congress.

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Blog: TV isn't dead, it's evolving

2018-02-23T07:00:00+00:00By

The way we shoot and deliver TV and film may have changed, but despite the constant cycle of change, cinema and TV is still in good health, says John Maxwell Hobbs.

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Seven trends to expect at Mobile World Congress 2018

2018-02-20T13:22:00+00:00By Kate O'Flaherty

5G and its associated use cases are expected to take centre stage in Barcelona, while discussions will also turn to the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to overhaul network management and customer service.

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The investment landscape for media tech firms

2018-02-16T10:57:00+00:00By

In 2018 in western economies there is an estimated $1 trillion of private funds looking for a home, and much of that money is looking for a berth in media technology companies.

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Analysis: Sky and BT secure Premier League rights

2018-02-15T21:19:00+00:00By

The first-stage announcement about the 2018 English Premier League auction for TV rights this week underlined the end of an era: the days of hyperinflation for EPL rights are over, at least for now.

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Whitepaper: State of the Broadcast Industry 2018

2018-02-15T11:26:00+00:00Brought to you by

This annual report explores inside notes on digital viewing, consumer shifts and more.

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On-demand webinar: Mobile World Congress 2018 review

2018-02-13T10:22:00+00:00

IBC365 and a panel of Mobile World Congress attendees comment on the trends and talking points from this year’s Mobile World Congress, examining what the latest trends in mobile handsets, 5G, IoT and the role of telcos use of content mean for the media and entertainment industry.

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The battle for net neutrality

2018-01-17T12:53:00+00:00By

The concept of “net neutrality” has captivated the attention of the general public thanks in part to a decision in the US to scrap rules that prevent broadband providers charging to deliver certain content.

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Building scalable and resilient OTT services at Sky

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By T. C. Maule

Sky have tackled some of the most challenging scalability problems in the OTT space head-on.

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Weekly news round-up: Streaming piracy threat & Microsoft's VR deal

2017-10-05T11:01:00+01:00By

Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news.

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IBC Award winner Q&A: VOOT

2017-09-28T13:41:00+01:00By

IBC Innovation Awards winner VOOT on the successful delivery of multi-channeled OTT content to 300 million smartphones across India.

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Entertainment broadcasters embrace social media

2017-09-16T14:35:00+01:00By

In entertainment at least, broadcasters and social media networks are more friends than foes as they harness social media to innovate new content and increase ratings.

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Game of Thrones and the fight against illegal streaming

2017-07-13T15:55:00+01:00By

The world’s most pirated TV series, Game of Thrones, is back. As viewers prepare to watch season 7 of the fantasy series, we ask what can be done to stop the wider illegal distribution of content?

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Can commercial TV counter the threat from digital media?

2017-05-26T15:54:00+01:00By

Commercial TV across Europe is having a hard time holding onto its key clients, who are not viewers but advertisers.

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Analysis: Facebook’s move into content

2017-05-12T15:19:00+01:00By

Facebook looks set for a move into original content, with reports suggesting that the social media giant has already begun commissioning longform and shortform content.

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NAB vendors state the case for HDR

2017-05-12T15:16:00+01:00By

In the search for the next big thing after HD, first came 4K. It was a simple concept to grasp: four times as many pixels must give a much better picture, surely?

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US TV providers lost 1m subs in 2016

2017-04-02T10:00:00+01:00By

The top 10 television service providers in the United States lost 937,000 television customers in 2016.

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Remote interpreting for live events and broadcast – inclusion in multiple ways

2017-03-27T16:14:00+01:00By Robin Ribback VerbaVoice GmbH Germany

Live content gathers the highest audience share on TV today – since pre-produced content can already be viewed on demand.

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Future models for live event broadcasting

2017-03-27T16:09:00+01:00By P N Tudor P J Brightwell R N J Wadge BBC UK

Profound change to the way media is produced, distributed and consumed is upon us.

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Just-in-time prepared captioning for live transmissions

2017-03-21T11:57:00+00:00By M.N. Simpson J. Barrett Ericsson UK P.J. Bell S. Renals University of Edinburgh UK

Over the last 30 years the volumes of ‘SDH’ captioning (Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing), both live and pre-recorded, have increased considerably across the globe.

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Improving live performance in HTTP adaptive streaming systems

2017-03-21T11:51:00+00:00By Kevin Streeter Adobe Systems USA

While HTTP adaptive streaming (HAS) technology has been very successful in delivering stable over-the-top video experiences at large scale, the technology has a number of important limitations as well.

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Towards new forms of news gathering through crowdsourced live mobile streaming systems

2017-03-15T05:19:00+00:00By Ray van Brandenburg Omar Niamut Arjen Veenhuizen TNO Netherlands Gert-Jaap Hoekman NU.nl

With the growing popularity of social media sites, online video services, and smartphones, content consumers are recording, editing, and broadcasting their own stories.

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Mixed reality technologies for immersive interactive broadcast

2017-03-14T17:23:00+00:00By O Schreer W Waizenegger W Fernando H Kodikara Arachchi A Oehme A Smolic B Yargico A Akman

ACTION-TV [1] proposes an innovative mode of user interaction for broadcasting to relax the rigid and passive nature of present broadcasting ecosystems.

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How true, synchronized live OTT can change the second screen and social TV game

2017-03-10T10:19:00+00:00By Per Lindgren SVP Live OTT Ted Olsson Product Manager Live OTT Net Insight Sweden

CDNs and OTT video distribution platforms today use technologies such as HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and MPEG-DASH, which use segmentation of the video streams and HTTP for delivery.

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