In a fight to battle the misinformation on coronavirus, organisations including Facebook, the European Broadcasting Union and the BBC have launched initiatives to tackle harmful content sharing.
ProSiebenSat.1 CEO Max Conze has stepped down from his role as part of a management reshuffle at the German broadcaster.
The Covid-19 pandemic means almost a quarter of the world’s population is on lockdown. Here, IABM head of insight and analysis Lorenzo Zanni looks at some of the effects on the media and broadcast industry.
23-29 Mar: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
International Olympics Committee and the Tokyo 2020 organising committee have confirmed the postponement of this year’s Olympics until 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Satellite firm OneWeb launched 34 new satellites over the weekend while reports point to the firm potentially filing for bankruptcy protection.
Disney has delayed the launch of its new streaming service in France and will cut bandwidth utilisation in other European countries when it launches tomorrow.
As the broadcast industry moves towards IP for both production and broadcast, Anne Morris investigates some of the security challenges involved in making the shift.
Ethical hacking evangelist and public service broadcaster advocate Inti De Ceukelaire speaks to IBC365 on the importance of privacy, credible broadcasting and probing infrastructures for vulnerabilities.
IBC365 recounts the standout company results in the media and broadcast industry.
Fox has agreed a $440 million deal to acquire AVOD service Tubi, partly funded by the sale of its stake in Roku.
16 - 22 Mar: Your guide on what to look forward to this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
9-13 Mar: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
ViacomCBS has introduced a new management structure across its businesses in Australia and New Zealand, after boss Paul Anderson’s resignation from Network Ten.
US TV group Gray Television has reportedly made an $8.5 billion bid for rival Tegna, setting off a potential bidding war for the company.
Japanese broadcaster NHK has outlined its plans to broadcast the upcoming Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in 8K across seven disciplines.
9 – 13 Mar: Your guide on what to look forward to this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Sky Sports has announced plans to increase its commitment to women’s sport in 2020 by expanding its existing coverage and strengthening its digital output.
Net Insight has acquired Aperi’s Live IP media virtualisation platform and software product portfolio.
BBC Studios, the principal commercial arm of the BBC, and ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster today announced its plans today to launch the BritBox streaming service in Australia.
Premium and niche sports fans have called on OTT services to provide streaming experiences with customised experiences, advertising and social media content but who will prevail and be crowned the Netflix of sports?
OTT sports streaming platform DAZN will expand into more than 200 countries and territories with significant investment and international rights confirmed.
Promoter Matchroom Sport is to launch a multi-sport OTT service that will allow viewers to watch 12 different sports including darts and snooker live and on-demand.
German telco Deutsche Telekom is reportedly in talks with Walt Disney to gain the content rights for Disney+ on its MagentaTV platform to fight against the competition from Vodafone.
Stefán Eiríksson has this week taken over as director general of Icelandic public service broadcaster RÚV.
2 - 8 Mar: Your guide on what to look forward to this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
YouTube TV is to drop the Fox Regional Sports Networks from tomorrow having failed to reach a carriage agreement with the Sinclair Broadcasting-owned channels.
Fox Corporation has expressed interest in acquiring Tubi, the ad-supported streaming service that carries reruns of TV show and movies, in a move to complement its subscription offerings.
ProSiebenSat.1 CTO Nick Thexton is set to leave the German media company after less than a year in the role, becoming the latest executive to depart.
YouTube TV has struck a deal to deliver HBO and Cinemax content to its members, as well as HBO Max when it launches later this year.
Computer scientists from the University of California, Irvine and Disney Research have demonstrated how deep learning can compete with classical codecs using AI-enhanced video compression.
17-21 Feb: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Automation is certain to play an ever-greater role as broadcasters work to service more platforms with more content than ever before, writes David Davies.
BBC Studios has announced the appointment of Yasir Mirza to the newly created post of head of diversity and inclusion to lead on devising and implementing new inclusive strategy.
10-14 Feb: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Broadcasters are turning to VOD platforms to compete with the growing number of OTTs. During IBC365’s latest webinar a panel of experts examined how broadcasters can build platforms with limited budgets.
ViacomCBS is building on its current CBS All Access service by bundling cable channels, live news and sports into a new platform expected to launch later this year.
Premium international streaming service Starzplay has entered a theatrical output deal with Lionsgate for a split first pay streaming rights in the UK.
IBC has extended the deadline for submissions for Technical Papers for IBC2020 to 10 February 2020.
SPI/ Film Box has launched a new content streaming service called FilmBox Plus.
Spark has completed the sale of its Lightbox streaming service to Sky New Zealand for an undisclosed fee.
The Hulu business will be integrated into Disney’s direct-to-consumer business and its CEO Randy Freer is set to exit the company.
In the wake of the Super Bowl 2020, Roku and Fox reached an agreement to distribute Fox channels on the Roku platform after viewers took to Twitter to share outrage over a potential loss of service.
Fox channels have been removed by Roku blocking customers from streaming the Super Bowl after a carriage dispute remained unresolved.
The British Olympic and Paralympic governing bodies will unite to launch a new OTT broadcast platform after the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Video: In the second of a new series of explainer videos, Maria Ingold details the similarities of and differences between OTT and VOD services.
In a leadership restructure, Channel 4 has promoted Jonathan Allan to the role of chief operating officer, replacing Keith Underwood who is stepping down.
An exclusive streaming deal between Sky and Disney is reportedly close to a conclusion, shaking up the UK direct-to-consumer OTT landscape. Alana Foster examines the potential impact.
Google Cloud and YouTube have signed an exclusive multi-year streaming deal with games publisher Activision Blizzard to enter a “new era of gaming experiences.”
2020 looks set to be the year of the OTT, with a number of new services coming to the US and Europe from some of the biggest content providers in the world. IBC365 looks at the platforms that will bring the second streaming revolution.
Broadcasters have played a key role in driving up sports revenues, but could the entrance of OTT providers prevent the sports bubble from bursting? James Pearce investigates.
OneWeb has signed a collaborative partnership with Astana International Financial Centre to accelerate broadband connectivity in Kazakhstan.
NTT Docomo has revealed plans to launch a new 5G streaming service in March, delivering high-definition video of concerts, theatre and sporting events to smartphone users in Japan.
Comcast has unveiled plans to launch a new international news channel combining its Sky and NBC brands.
This week’s Farmers Insurance Open will be the first package distributed exclusively on Facebook Watch after the PGA Tour announced an expansive agreement with the social media giant.
20-24 Jan: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Will 2020 be the year of the OTT? IBC365 looks at the growing OTT market as part of next week’s OTT Week.
Tony Hall will step down from his role of director general of the BBC in the summer, after seven years heading up the British broadcaster.
NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock will go head to head with Disney, HBO, Netflix and Amazon on 15 July launching with three pricing tiers.
13-17 Jan: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Transforming linear and enhancing its digital operations, Euronews boss Michael Peters is looking to reach audiences beyond Europe.
Global 5G leaders including Verizon, Telstra, Vodafone and KT have collaborated on 5G specifications and interoperability to accelerate adoption.
ViacomCBS has restructured its international networks division, with several senior members of its management team taking on new roles.
Restreaming and credential sharing are among the challenges faced by broadcasters and platform owners, ensuring that content and revenue protection remain areas of innovation.
As the year draws to a close, IBC365 takes a look at some of the most popular news and industry trend articles in our Publish category.
A decision over the future of public service broadcasting in New Zealand has been delayed as a number of Cabinet ministers requested more detail on proposals to merge RNZ and TVNZ.
Premier League football club Manchester United have announced a new partnership with Alibaba Group to bring the exclusive rights to the club’s content to China.
Verizon and Sony joined forces with NBC Sports to show the impact of 5G-connected cameras on the way sports broadcasts are captured and produced.
25 -29 Nov: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
Globo has announced a reorganisation of the Brazilian media company’s various content creation and distribution arms.
Disney+ is set to launch in a number of European markets on 31 March, the studio giant confirmed during a results call.
Join IBC365 and Microsoft on demand to learn how an intelligent cloud can empower and enable media and entertainment organisations to achieve more.
In the first of series of reports on the new players launching into the streaming market, Tim Dams looks at the Apple TV+ offer – and weighs up its chances of success.
Comcast-owned European pay-TV giant Sky and WarnerMedia’s HBO have renewed their long-running output deal.
SMPTE 2019: NASA and AWS carried out a live video call from the International Space Station to the SMPTE 2019 conference using cloud data storage and video origination from space.
Wnited, the world’s first global OTT service dedicated to women’s football, has been unveiled by Spring Media at Sportel Monaco.
In this paper, ARRIS shows how Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC) networks are complementary in nature and explains how the XSD technology can use the same node technology.
The European Broadcast Union (EBU) has called for the creation of “5G broadcast” with public services broadcaster offering free-to-air services to mobiles across 5G networks.
Rethinking the production workflow of esports tournaments, industry leaders explained the benefits of moving towards remote and cloud production and the importance of harnessing data during an IBC2019 panel.
The UK government has pledged to invest a further £5 billion in 5G and full-fibre deployments in order to boost connectivity in the country.
The live broadcast of the UK’s Parliament is proving increasingly popular with British viewers as debates over Brexit and legal challenges intensify. Adrian Pennington looks at how Parliament is broadcast.
International content aggregation firm Alchimie is set to take over the UK-based OTT provider TV Player in a move to accelerate its entry into the UK market.
IBC2019: The SCTE used part of its IBC2019 sessions to discuss the future of training and the benefits of online training platforms in a changing industry.
The impact of OTT services dominated discussions at IBC2019 with panels focussed on SVoD vs AVoD, niche content and how streaming is driving a golden era of creation.
Enabling real-time conversation during broadcasting of content is an essential element in connecting with digital audiences, says head of Kiswe Mobile Europe Jorre Belpaire.
The case for public intervention in media is stronger than ever, according to New York Times CEO and former BBC director general Mark Thompson.
Vivendi has opted to hold on to its stake in Mediaset after a deadline to liquidate its 29% shareholding in the Italian broadcaster expired over the weekend.
IBC2019: Highlights from across the conference and exhibition including the closing keynote and the Esports showcase.
IBC2019: Linear broadcasters must think globally and collaborate or face extinction: that’s the warning from Niels Baas managing director NLZIET to linear broadcasters.
IBC2019: Where would IBC be without a panel looking at ‘Next Generation TV’ and the threat to conventional broadcasting? IBC 2019 is no different, and this year’s session compared and contrasted HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) and the USA’s ATSC 3.0.
The traditional TV box will serve as a gateway for smart homes in the future, says SDMC president David Lee.
Thomas Jacques, chief technology officer at TF1, shares his insights on the merits of make-or-buy and the advantages of hard deadlines and reveals what keeps him awake at night.
Having been around broadcasting his whole adult life, NABA’s Michael McEwen has a strong view on how the second generations of digital radio and television broadcasting might find a home in the ‘all things possible’ digital environment.
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.
Dish TV India has partnered with Broadpeak to launch its new OTT service Watcho, which will deliver 100+ channels to its customers.
Swedish telecoms operator Telia will provide rivals with “fair access” to its TV channels in order to push through its takeover of Bonnier Broadcasting, according to reports.
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.
For perhaps the first time ever, Wi-Fi technology has the chance to realise its full potential, but it will take new and complementary technologies to help make it happen.
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.
5G mobile technology is set to disrupt the Indian linear TV market as users adopt more OTT services and platforms due to better connectivity access, according to a report from KPMG.
A next-generation OTT ecosystem involves working together to support media companies along the disruption curve, says 24i CEO Martijn van Horssen.
19- 23 Aug: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
IBC and the TM Forum have brought technology and media companies together to develop innovative answers to some pressing problems, benefiting consumers as well as businesses.
Business models are evolving and consolidation remains at the top of the market, says Magine Pro CEO Matthew Wilkinson.
SMPTE along with 30 participants have successfully marked another milestone in the development of the SMPTE ST 2067 IMF standard.
The move to software and IP-based technologies is creating possibilities for new commercial models, says Red Bee Media CEO Steve Nylund.
Broadcasters and platform operators are employing artificial intelligence to engage audiences, grow revenues and deliver personalised content guides.
Want to get to grips with the Interoperable Master File (IMF) standard? Mark your diary for IMF 101, taking place at IBC this year. George Jarrett talks to Bruce Devlin, AKA Mr MXF, in advance of this sure to be a popular event at IBC.
Flawless and real-time media services can only be achieved with a strong multi-CDN strategy, says Leaseweb managing director Wilfired Dudink.
A fundamental step is to think of how content workflows are sourced, managed, localised, secured and delivered, writes Axinom CCO Stefanie Schuster.
Faster distribution of high-quality video over IP is possible thanks to 5G innovation, writes Zixi SVP marketing and alliances John Wastcoat.
US media company Viacom has partnered with Japanese software provider Access to bring TV entertainment including MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon to the car for its German audiences.
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?
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.
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.
Tapping into many elements of the broadcast sector is key to quality content experience, says Comcast Technology Solutions VP of international sales Kevin Bolah.
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.
With 5G promising very high capacity broadband and low costs to the consumer, Europe needs to devise, assess and demonstrate a 5G network architecture for large scale immersive media delivery, says EBU’s Antonio Arcidiacono
All3Media is weighing up expansion opportunities overseas, according to chief executive Jane Turton.
Samsung and KT Sky Life have used a satellite’s Ka band to send 8K video data successfully compressed and retransmitted terrestrially.
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.
CBS and Viacom have reportedly reached an agreement on the management structure should the two companies agree to a merger.
Viacom-owned Pluto TV is set to launch three new UK channels based on content from stablemate Channel 5.
YouTube’s “number one priority” is making sure it protects its users from harmful content, according to Cecile Frot-Coutaz, head of EMEA at the platform.
CBS has struck a carriage deal with cable provider Altice, but its blackout on AT&T looks set to continue.
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.
IBC365 looks at how the OTT landscape impacting the strategy of broadcasters worldwide.
Modern SaaS solutions are essential for an interconnected content supply chain, writes Signiant CMO Jon Finegold.
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.
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.
Vivendi’s Canal+ it set to strengthen its position in the African movie market after acquiring Nigerian production film studio ROK.
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.
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.
Mediaset has unveiled a new subscription streaming video on-demand service in a move to rival Netflix and Amazon.
France Télévisions has won a victory in its ongoing legal battle with online TV provider PlayMédia to stop the retransmission of its programmes.
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.
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.
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.
The BBC will broadcast the 2019 Wimbledon Championships in high-definition live for the first time across its TV, radio and digital channels.
Amazon has launched its first Fire TV Edition TV with support for Dolby Vision.
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.
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.
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.
Telefónica Business Solutions has announced its strategic partnership with Google Cloud to accelerate global organisations to adopt the cloud and offer flexible working.
Netflix has confirmed it will expand its operations on the ground in Australia to compete with local streaming services.
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.
Fake news and privacy breaches are among the reasons public service media is being challenged, according to EBU’s Claudia Vaccarone.
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.
BBC News, Deutsche Welle, France 24 and Voice of America have collaborated to launch +90, a Turkish news channel on YouTube.
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: Telco Telstra has announced new partnerships in Latin America, the US and Europe to enable the delivery of sport and entertainment content globally.
Vendors including Amagi, Evertz and Haivision have joined forces to promote an interoperable standard for low-latency streaming.
Passionate about sports and storytelling, Vera Bichler speaks to IBC365 about being the first female football director at Austrian broadcaster ORF
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.
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.
From the adoption of IP to the uptake of UHD, advances in technology are leading to fragmentation, writes IBC Daily reporter Elliot Herman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
IP networks in video production environments opens up the application of achitectural patterns from enterprise IT to the domain of broadcast and media production.
WiB is a new system concept proposed for DTT, where potentially all UHF channels allocated to broadcasting services are used from all transmitter sites.
Treating media workflows as supply chains is a commercial revolution, not a technological one, says SDVI Corporation Chief Product Officer Simon Eldridge.
Snell Advanced Media’s (SAM) Digital Fact Book has been used to create a new industry-wide glossary by the IABM.
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.
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.
Over the last few years, HTTP-based adaptive streaming has become the technology of choice for streaming media content over the Internet.
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.