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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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IBC2018 Tech Talks: 5G are we nearly there yet

2018-09-27T09:10:00+01:00

Read technical papers discussing the impact and promise of 5G from Ericsson, Qualcomm, Samsung, Orange and Arris, watch experts in the IBC2018 Tech Talks presentation who discuss the reality of 5G and the pipeline for delivery.

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Interview: Jürgen Nies, Rohde & Schwarz

2018-09-05T14:10:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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Whitepaper: Dealing with external interference in a gap filler network

2018-09-03T16:18:00+01:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper explores how to overcome the challenges of extreme weather conditions and infrastructure changes that threaten to disrupt the transmission of gap filler networks.

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The missing piece in the cloud

2018-08-20T09:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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IP adoption gathers momentum

2018-08-15T07:00:00+01:00By

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.

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Whitepaper: No IP no future?

2018-08-01T12:11:00+01:00Sponsored by

This whitepaper explores the idea that, as new technologies emerge, everything from virtual and mixed reality to artificial intelligence, will need IP.

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Grass Valley and SAM: The challenges and benefits of consolidation

2018-02-19T16:44:00+00:00By

Belden’s decision to buy SAM and combine it with Grass Valley continues a long history of acquisitions for both companies, but what are the challenges in merging the firms and what does the deal mean for the wider industry?

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From Las Vegas to Tokyo: The journey to 8K

2018-01-04T14:39:00+00:00By

The giant CES 2018 show opens on January 7 and it is widely expected that more than a few stands will be showcasing 8K video content on giant displays.

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Cloud-based IP video production tools

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By C. Northwood and R. Wadge

IP networks in video production environments opens up the application of achitectural patterns from enterprise IT to the domain of broadcast and media production.

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The potential of T2 in a WiB planned DTT scenario

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By A. De Vita V. Mignone A. Morello and R. Gaffoglio

WiB is a new system concept proposed for DTT, where potentially all UHF channels allocated to broadcasting services are used from all transmitter sites.

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The benefits of supply chain thinking

2017-06-09T11:00:00+01:00

Treating media workflows as supply chains is a commercial revolution, not a technological one, says SDVI Corporation Chief Product Officer Simon Eldridge.

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IABM partners with SAM to create industry glossary

2017-04-23T20:10:00+01:00

Snell Advanced Media’s (SAM) Digital Fact Book has been used to create a new industry-wide glossary by the IABM.

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Bandwidth availability is making remote production over IP a reality

2017-04-03T14:00:00+01:00

Existing production workflows need to be re-engineered to deliver multiple live feeds to a central location, explains John Smith, managing director, Media Links EMEA.

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DVB approves UHD and HDR spec

2017-04-02T10:30:00+01:00By

Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) has published phase one of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) new video and audio coding specification enhancing future interoperability for UHD TV broadcasters with HDR.

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Enhancing MPEG DASH performance via server and network assistance

2017-03-24T16:56:00+00:00By Emmanuel Thomas M.O. van Deventer TNO the Netherlands; Thomas Stockhammer Qualcomm Germany; Ali

Over the last few years, HTTP-based adaptive streaming has become the technology of choice for streaming media content over the Internet.

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Using IMF for international distribution: What does that mean?

2017-03-24T16:51:00+00:00By B.F. Devlin Dalet UK

Speed reading can often lead to misinterpretation. The title of this paper, “USING IMF FOR INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION”, is intentionally ambiguous, hence the subtitle WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? Assuming that you interpret IMF as SMPTE’s Interoperable Mastering Format (1), the ambiguity comes from the word using.

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