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First global women’s SVoD football service unveiled

2019-10-21T12:00:00+01:00By

Wnited, the world’s first global OTT service dedicated to women’s football, has been unveiled by Spring Media at Sportel Monaco.

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France OTT player Salto gains triple investment

2019-10-21T11:59:00+01:00By

France Télévisions, M6 and TF1 are set to triple the investment in jointly backed on-demand service Salto, according to reports.

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Nordic TV Summit & Amazon, Comcast and more release earnings

2019-10-21T06:15:00+01:00By

21-25 Oct: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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UK culture sec “open” to idea of scrapping BBC licence fee for subscription model

2019-10-18T11:16:00+01:00By

UK culture secretary Nicky Morgan has said she’d be open to the idea of ditching the BBC’s licence fee and replacing it with a subscription service.

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O2 launches 5G in UK & Quibi adds to content portfolio

2019-10-18T09:22:00+01:00By

14-18 Oct: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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CDNs: Innovation, higher bandwidth and interactivity

2019-10-17T13:03:00+01:00By

The advent of 4K and now 8K, as well as interactive applications that require sub-1 second latency, are obliging CDN service providers to enhance capacity and efficiency, writes David Davies.

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Understanding the effect of content type on the value of OTT audiences

2019-10-17T07:00:00+01:00By F. M. Conner

In this paper, Vimeo discusses the ways in which content variation affects key aspects of OTT, including subscriber monetisation, viewership, and content management.

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MESA tackles OTT sport opportunities

2019-10-16T10:37:00+01:00By

MESA’s post IBC2019 review looked at multi-territory OTT sports platforms. George Jarrett reports.

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BBC Studios agrees Asia distribution deal with Globecast and MEASAT

2019-10-15T09:47:00+01:00By

BBC Studios has struck an agreement to distribute its BBC channels across Asia through Globecast on MEASAT Satellite Systems.

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Enhancing content personalisation and confronting ‘viewer churn’

2019-10-14T12:46:00+01:00Brought to you by

AI-driven content personalisation and interactivity for OTT are among the trends to be occupying the attention of Oleg Gubin, R&D director of software development company Oxagile.

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ITV unveils technical partners for BritBox

2019-10-14T10:39:00+01:00By

Upcoming UK streaming service BritBox has unveiled a number of the specialist partners who will work with it ahead of its UK launch this quarter.

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Blog: Turning talent on demand

2019-10-14T10:02:00+01:00By

The US streaming giants are growing revenues and eyeballs with a slate of multi-million dollar deals snapping up UK talent. Alana Foster examines the increasingly competitive market.

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MPs urge UK government and BBC to rethink over-75’s licence fees

2019-10-11T13:31:00+01:00By

A group of British MPs have challenged the BBC and the government to work together to protect free TV licences for all over-75s.

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MGM Studios deploys groundbreaking media distribution technology

2019-10-10T15:39:00+01:00By

Legendary media group MGM has become one of the first major customers of the Eluvio Content Fabric, which bypasses the need for traditional CDNs.

Digital digest index

EU warns of 5G cybersecurity & tech giants face tax crackdown

2019-10-10T15:20:00+01:00By

7 - 11 Oct: Your guide to what’s happened this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

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Mediaset and Netflix announce partnership

2019-10-09T11:13:00+01:00By

Mediaset has officially unveiled its co-production partnership with Netflix, which is set to see the development of seven new films spanning historical romance, teen dramas and sport.

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Dish TV India partners with Amazon Prime Video

2019-10-08T11:14:00+01:00By

Indian satellite operator Dish TV has collaborated with Amazon Prime Video to bring the Prime Video app to TV and direct-to-home subscribers for its upcoming hybrid set-top box.

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Netflix banned from advertising on Disney channels

2019-10-07T11:12:00+01:00By

Walt Disney has stopped airing ads from the streaming giant Netflix on its entertainment networks after changing its advertising policy ahead of pushing into the streaming world.

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BBC unveils major revamp of iPlayer

2019-10-07T10:24:00+01:00By

The BBC has unveiled its biggest ever overhaul of on-demand platform iPlayer as it looks to compete with OTT providers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

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Sky News broadcasts live on Amazon’s Twitch

2019-10-04T11:39:00+01:00By

Live streaming video platform Twitch, a subsidiary of Amazon, hosted Sky News in the broadcaster’s first live stream of the UK Conservative party conference in a bid to tap into younger audiences.

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Italy launches Netflix tax evasion probe

2019-10-03T11:53:00+01:00By

Italian prosecutors are probing Netflix over alleged undeclared taxes in Italy for media products sold to Italian viewers, according to reports.

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Disney inks Amazon Prime streaming deal for LATAM

2019-10-02T12:15:00+01:00By

Amazon Prime has licensed a selection of Disney titles to exclusively stream in Latin America in line with the first slate of territories where Disney+ will roll out next month.

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BritBox announces distribution deals

2019-09-30T12:00:00+01:00By

UK streaming service BritBox has announced distribution deals with Samsung, Freeview, and YouView.

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Zwift inks deal for UCI esports championships

2019-09-30T11:51:00+01:00By

The International Cycling Union will host the first cycling esports world championships next year which the sport’s world governing body announced as a “milestone” moment.

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Cinema before streaming says Apple

2019-09-30T11:50:00+01:00By

Apple is eying partnerships with cinemas to run its feature-length productions as extended theatrical releases before they become available on its upcoming streaming service.

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Virgin Media wades into RTÉ funding debate

2019-09-30T10:47:00+01:00By

Virgin Media has warned the Irish government against “pandering yet again to RTÉ” amid debate over funding of the public service broadcaster.

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Politics live: Hansard of the airwaves or reality TV car crash?

2019-09-27T12:26:00+01:00By

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.

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Alchimie acquires UK’s TV Player

2019-09-27T11:41:00+01:00By

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.

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OTT tops the IBC2019 agenda

2019-09-26T11:29:00+01:00

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.

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Extreme content watchdog to be independent body funded by tech giants

2019-09-24T12:17:00+01:00By

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism will become an independent organisation funded by Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft.

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IP delivery and its role in the rise of multiscreen and hybrid services

2019-09-24T12:15:00+01:00By

Adopting a hybrid approach – whereby satellite and terrestrial IP networks are combined – is allowing an increasing number of broadcasters to respond flexibly to evolving market conditions, writes David Davies.

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SVoD service iwonder launches in South East Asia

2019-09-24T11:57:00+01:00By

Singapore-based documentary streamer iwonder has expanded its service across Southeast Asia after its successfully launched in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand earlier this year.

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BBC director general Tony Hall sets out “total TV” vision for iPlayer

2019-09-20T13:23:00+01:00By Tim Dams

BBC “iPlayer is going to be total TV”, said BBC director general Tony Hall today, spelling out his plans for how the corporation can meet the challenge from the streaming platforms.

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Interview: Soumya Sriraman, BritBox

2019-09-20T13:12:00+01:00By

Soumya Sriraman has pushed the SVoD service BritBox to early success across North America. Now as the service owned by the BBC and ITV prepares to launch in its home market, she gives Chris Forrester some insight into how she meets the needs of subscribers.

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Channel 4 boss Alex Mahon hits out at streamers

2019-09-20T10:53:00+01:00By Tim Dams

Channel 4 chief executive Alex Mahon took a swipe at global streaming services at this week’s RTS Cambridge Convention, accusing them of profiting from “trans-territory filler work”

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Channel 5 and Comedy Central join BritBox

2019-09-20T09:58:00+01:00By

Channel 5 and Comedy Central join upcoming SVoD service BritBox C5 box-sets to appear on BritBox following 30 days on My5  BritBox co-founder ITV says discussions taking place with other partners

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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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5G to unleash new era of in-stadium sports coverage to under-served fans

2019-09-17T07:26:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2019: 5G will be a gamechanger opening up a new era of in stadium sports coverage.

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Why it’s nice to be Niche

2019-09-15T15:46:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Content owners looking to exploit IP, reach new audiences and expand globally are going niche, according to the IBC Conference session ‘Competing in OTT - Beyond the big brands’ at the Forum.

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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 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: HbbTV and ATSC 3.0 sees broadcasters striking back

2019-09-14T13:03:00+01:00By

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.

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Global Gamechanger: Gary Shapiro

2019-09-14T10:45:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Gary Shapiro, President/CEO at the Consumer Technology Association and a IBC keynote speaker on Friday, told delegates that technology is a global gamechanger.

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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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EBU says “time to regulate the FAANGs”

2019-09-14T08:42:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Regulators need to respond faster to changing viewer habits and the rise of the FAANGs, according to European broadcasting chiefs.

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Video: Interview with Soumya Sriraman, Britbox

2019-09-13T16:18:00+01:00By

IBC2019: Britbox president Soumya talks to IBCTV about the future of the ITV/BBC JV which is set to launch in the UK.

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Tracking the rise of data collection and ‘analysis at scale’

2019-09-13T10:09:00+01:00Brought to you by

The traditional TV box will serve as a gateway for smart homes in the future, says SDMC president David Lee.

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Interview: Aneesh Rajaram, Vewd

2019-09-12T11:31:00+01:00Brought to you by

We should expect some of the current crop of OTT technology companies to merge and consolidate to serve larger markets, while some will go out of business, says Vewd chief executive Aneesh Rajaram.

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2019-09-11T13:36:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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Blog: Overcrowding in the OTT landscape

2019-09-10T15:55:00+01:00By

As streaming video on-demand services gain traction with global audiences and media giants segueing into the market, Alana Foster looks at the state of the OTT landscape.

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Now is the time to adopt cloud workflows

2019-09-10T14:40:00+01:00Brought to you by

Embracing cloud workflows is something all broadcasters need to do, says Google Cloud managing director Anil Jain.

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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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Brussels approves Canal+ Group’s acquisition of M7

2019-09-06T15:56:00+01:00By

The European Commission has rubber-stamped Canal+ Group’s $1.1 billion takeover of pay-TV operator M7.

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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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OTTs offer opportunities for indies, says Serkis

2019-09-05T12:16:00+01:00By

The rise of OTT platforms is providing new opportunities for independent filmmaking, but cinema still has a vital role as the home of smaller indies, according to Lord of the Rings star Andy Serkis.

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Interview: Peter Heinckiens, Mediagenix

2019-09-05T09:18:00+01:00Brought to you by

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.

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Interview: Shalini Govil-Pai, Android TV

2019-09-04T15:52:00+01:00Brought to you by

The world is moving to more natural ways to access the power of computing, says Android TV senior director of product management and IBC2019 keynote speaker Shalini Govil-Pai.

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Dish India partners Broadpeak for OTT service

2019-09-04T11:57:00+01:00By

Dish TV India has partnered with Broadpeak to launch its new OTT service Watcho, which will deliver 100+ channels to its customers.

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2019-09-03T15:43:00+01:00Brought to you by

In today’s ever-changing digital landscape, video quality drives viewer engagement and user experience. People want to enjoy video anywhere, anytime and this drives demand for higher quality content, improved bandwidth and faster processing. And with that, video codec quality, performance and reliability have never been more important.

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Pay TV subs topped 1bn in 2018 as OTTs see significant revenue growth

2019-09-02T10:34:00+01:00By

Pay TV subscribers topped one billion worldwide by the end up 2018, up 26 million during the year, according to Digital TV Research.

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Plex strikes content partnership with Warner Bros.

2019-08-30T13:45:00+01:00By

SVOD service Plex has struck an agreement with Warner Bros. to add to its portfolio an on-demand library of ad-supported movies and TV series from the AT&T-owned studio.

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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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Embracing the OTT Technology of Tomorrow

2019-08-29T08:45:00+01:00Brought to you by

A personalised OTT experience helps engagement and opens new monetisation opportunities in advertising, says Massive CEO Rob Downey.

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5G to drive India’s shift to OTT services, KPMG report claims

2019-08-27T12:33:00+01:00By

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.

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The emergent reality of the connected home

2019-08-26T14:22:00+01:00Brought to you by

Incorporating video and collaboration could bring TV to the centre of the connected home, says Quobis CEO Elias Pérez-Carrera.

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Cloud TV moves to maturity

2019-08-23T14:35:00+01:00Brought to you by

Cloud-delivered solutions are attracting all types of operators, says Simplestream CCO Dan Finch.

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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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Reflections on a decade of disruption

2019-08-23T14:02:00+01:00Brought to you by

A next-generation OTT ecosystem involves working together to support media companies along the disruption curve, says 24i CEO Martijn van Horssen.

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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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IBC2019: The Catalyst of media/telco innovation

2019-08-22T11:25:00+01:00By

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.

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Korea set to ride in on OTT Wavve

2019-08-22T11:25:00+01:00By

Korean broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS with SK Telecom have been given the go ahead from its antitrust watchdog to launch a new OTT streaming service.

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Acceleration in electronic media

2019-08-22T10:30:00+01:00Brought to you by

Business models are evolving and consolidation remains at the top of the market, says Magine Pro CEO Matthew Wilkinson.

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TV is OTT

2019-08-21T11:45:00+01:00By

With the VoD market about to go into overdrive, the fundamental building blocks of OTT service provision have to match or exceed that of pay-TV.

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Creating a rich experience with end-to-end services

2019-08-21T09:27:00+01:00Brought to you by

The move to software and IP-based technologies is creating possibilities for new commercial models, says Red Bee Media CEO Steve Nylund.

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Winning audience engagement with artificial intelligence

2019-08-20T16:25:00+01:00By

Broadcasters and platform operators are employing artificial intelligence to engage audiences, grow revenues and deliver personalised content guides.

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Reasons why retention rate is such a hot topic

2019-08-20T15:47:00+01:00Brought to you by

Focusing on long-term subscriber loyalty will help businesses to grow by building audiences incrementally, says Cleeng senior product director Luc Bleylevens.

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The importance of new markets to the future of OTT

2019-08-19T14:59:00+01:00Brought to you by

A fundamental step is to think of how content workflows are sourced, managed, localised, secured and delivered, writes Axinom CCO Stefanie Schuster.

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5G enabled low latency video transport

2019-08-19T12:32:00+01:00Brought to you by

Faster distribution of high-quality video over IP is possible thanks to 5G innovation, writes Zixi SVP marketing and alliances John Wastcoat.

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BBC plans £100m ad splurge to attract young viewers

2019-08-19T11:02:00+01:00By

The BBC is set to spend around £100 million on advertisements aimed at attracting younger audiences to its platforms, according to several reports in the UK.

Week ahead

Edinburgh TV Festival & 13 Reasons Why returns to Netflix

2019-08-19T09:35:00+01:00By

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

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Interview: Dee Forbes, RTE

2019-08-19T08:26:00+01:00By

The rise of OTTs and the era of ‘fake news’ have piled political and commercial pressures on public service broadcasters but both provide great opportunities, according to RTÉ director general Dee Forbes.

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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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Disney names former Sky CMO to lead OTT service in Europe and Africa

2019-08-15T10:11:00+01:00By

Disney has named former Sky CMO Luke Bradley-Jones as the new head of its upcoming streaming service for Europe and Africa.

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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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Deep connection across the media content chain

2019-08-13T14:26:00+01:00Brought to you by

Tapping into many elements of the broadcast sector is key to quality content experience, says Comcast Technology Solutions VP of international sales Kevin Bolah.

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French SVoD Salto set to battle Netflix after winning approval

2019-08-13T10:55:00+01:00By

The joint streaming service by France Télévisions, M6 and TF1 has been confirmed to launch in 2020 after French regulators green lit the project.

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How to thrive and survive in niche OTT

2019-08-12T16:28:00+01:00By Tim Dams

Despite the dominance of Netflix and Amazon, the OTT market has room for all sorts of niche players, with new services emerging to cater for specialised audiences.

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CBS and AT&T sign new partnership ending carriage dispute

2019-08-09T14:37:00+01:00By

The CBS blackout on AT&T’s media channels has came to an end after the two firms struck a deal over carriage rights.

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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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Netflix has created a “better mousetrap” but 3 traditional players set to enter fray

2019-08-08T09:38:00+01:00By

There is still potential for three of the biggest traditional players to capitalise on the new, on-demand media opportunity.

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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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Content at the edge of a data explosion

2019-08-02T10:23:00+01:00By

As more content moves to OTT, we’re seeing an explosion in data, but the challenge is in how to deliver it effectively. James Pearce reports on Akamai’s Edge World 2019.

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CBS agrees carriage deal with Altice

2019-07-30T13:22:00+01:00By

CBS has struck a carriage deal with cable provider Altice, but its blackout on AT&T looks set to continue.

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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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One Media & India's Saankhya collab on 5G broadcasting

2019-07-25T10:32:00+01:00By

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s One Media 3.0 has announced an agreement with Indian-based Saankhya Labs to develop 5G broadcast and broadband cooperative direct to mobile network development.

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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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Grabyo report: The consumer shift to OTT

2019-07-23T11:14:00+01:00By

What really matters to video audiences today? What are their preferred devices, patforms or approaches to ads? Grabyo’s Global Video Trends report tries to answer some of these key industry questions

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India’s Dish and Airtel finalise merger

2019-07-23T09:54:00+01:00By

The two largest Indian DTH operators, Dish TV and Bharti’s Airtel DTH, have confirmed they are in the final stages of agreeing a long-discussed merger.

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OTT’s temptations are firmly in IBC’s sights

2019-07-22T11:39:00+01:00By

IBC365 looks at how the OTT landscape impacting the strategy of broadcasters worldwide.

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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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The push for new security and performance standards

2019-07-22T08:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

Modern SaaS solutions are essential for an interconnected content supply chain, writes Signiant CMO Jon Finegold.

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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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Netflix set to launch Indian “mobile-only” streaming package

2019-07-19T11:10:00+01:00By

Netflix has unveiled plans to launch a mobile-only streaming plan in India following a test-run earlier this year.

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Historic live streaming records

2019-07-18T14:10:00+01:00Brought to you by

This case study explores Century Link’s global agreement with Streamroot to offer a peer-to-peer networking platform that can be used in combination with the CenturyLink Content Delivery Network.

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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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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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Quibi partners with NBC News to target millennials

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

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

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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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Amino strikes €21m deal for 24i Media

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

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

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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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Eutelsat agrees €10m investment in Broadpeak

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

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

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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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Interview: Roland Sars, Media Distillery

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

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

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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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India’s Pen N Camera unveils OTT platform

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Cinema gets streaming deal with GoGo OTT platform

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

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

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Comcast launches eye control for TV

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

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

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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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UEFA launches free OTT platform

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

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

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Disrupting and delivering beyond the mainstream

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

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

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Video: The power of the supply chain

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

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

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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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Combining satellite and OTT to deliver the next generation of services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Creating and measuring a successful UX

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

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

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Spotlight on: UX designers

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

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

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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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ProSieben and Discovery unveil SVOD service

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

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

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The blueprint for best-in-class video subscriber management

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

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

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New lessons in localisation

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

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

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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: 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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Netflix rolls out ‘studio quality’ audio

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

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

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Viewers will opt for Apple TV+, says CEO

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

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

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

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

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

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Amazon and Liberty Global strike Prime set-top box deal

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

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

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Using the cloud to build data-driven broadcasters

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

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

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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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AT&T to sell Hulu stake

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

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

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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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Britbox: ‘Too little, too late?’

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

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

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US broadcasters to roll out next-gen TV

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

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

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Netflix original: Inside Netflix’s post-production operation

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

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

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Guide to UHD production released by UHD Forum

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

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

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Whitepaper: Grow your video business with complex technology

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

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

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Digital warfare: Audiences and alliances

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

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

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Direct to consumer partnerships drive Viacom strategy

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

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

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

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

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

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RTL doubles down on content and stresses importance of ad tech

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

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

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ITV closes in on programmatic ad tech deal

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

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

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Getting to the core of Apple TV+

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

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

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Disney completes $71.3bn Fox acquisition

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

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

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

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

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

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Netflix eschews Apple alliance

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

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

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Regional focus: Latin America

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

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

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Innovation at home: Cloud PVRs and wireless STBs

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

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

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Interview: Black Mirror series designer Joel Collins

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

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

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PSBs future jeopardised by VOD

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

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

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SMPTE calls for papers to define the future of storytelling

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

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

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The object of audio’s big adventure

2019-03-12T17:07:00+00:00By

As interest in object-based audio (OBA) continues to grow, new production tools are being developed by research institutions, broadcasters and vendors to make it happen

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Regional focus: Middle East and Africa

2019-03-12T07:00:00+00:00By Riikka Koponen

From the transition to digital broadcasting to the adoption of OTT, the IABM’s newly published report on Middle East and Africa outlines the prospects for growth in the region

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Comcast to “unlock many opportunities” for Sky, says CEO

2019-03-11T17:29:00+00:00By

Sky has undergone strategic changes and adapted its business model under the new Comcast ownership with management preparing for an increase in the pace of change.

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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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BBC & ITV to launch UK-based Netflix rival

2019-02-28T21:10:00+00:00By

The BBC and ITV have confirmed rumours that they will launch a new streaming service for UK audiences, more than ten years after a similar project was proposed and then blocked.

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Amazon seeks telcos to distribute video

2019-02-28T14:42:00+00:00By

Amazon is keen to sign up telcos to its partner distribution programme in a bid to overcome the “big problem” of reaching viewers without credit cards.

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DAZN accelerates into Spain

2019-02-27T16:23:00+00:00By

Innovation and partnerships will be the key to DAZN’s success, says the firm’s senior vice president Peter Parmenter, who spoke at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the day before DAZN launched its platform in Spain.

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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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What to expect at Mobile World Congress 2019

2019-02-21T17:30:00+00:00By

From foldable phones to live biohack chip implants and an exhibition and conference awash with 5G, we look at the likely trends and talking points at this year’s Mobile World Congress.

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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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Sports content to boost global content spend

2019-02-06T15:57:00+00:00By

Global consumer spend on digital content is set to increase by $23 billion this year, with sports video identified as the key driver of growth.

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Comcast set to rollout Now TV globally

2019-01-29T14:55:00+00:00By

Comcast to launch its new streaming service in 2020 based on Sky’s OTT operation, Now TV as a “distinct and compelling” offering free for pay-TV customers.

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Netflix celebrates record revenues and subscriber growth

2019-01-21T17:09:00+00:00By

Reporting its Q4 2018 results, Netflix has revealed its revenues grew to $16 billion and concluded the year with 139 million paying memberships.

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Branding channels in a multi-platform age

2019-01-09T15:08:00+00:00By David Wood

Linear channels are having to work harder to entice viewers, with the branding of channels one area of focus.

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Whitepaper: Tuning into OTT 2.0

2019-01-09T11:53:00+00:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper explores the opportunities of OTT video distribution in viewership in revenue, the common challenges and considerations by media companies for OTT delivery and the critical elements of an OTT ecosystem.

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2018’s most-read Delivery articles

2018-12-26T06:00:00+00:00By

The fight against FAANG, the rise of niche OTT disruptors and the potential of 5G were among the most-read Delivery articles in 2018.

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IBC owners' 2019 predictions and priorities

2018-12-20T12:21:00+00:00By

From the development of artificial intelligence (AI) to widespread adoption of the cloud and new SVOD services IBC’s owners share their 2019 predictions and priorities for their organisations.

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The role of satellites in the telco battle

2018-11-14T16:50:00+00:00By

With streaming services absorbing increasing amounts of bandwidth opportunities are bound for both telcos and satellite providers, writes Chris Forrester.

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As OTT matures, the content supply chain needs to grow alongside

2018-11-14T13:46:00+00:00Brought to you by

The streaming video industry is racing through its adolescence and through an age-appropriate growth spurt as new OTT services launch and traditional content owners and distributors plan their entry into a market nowhere near full grown.

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Video: The promise of 5G

2018-11-13T11:33:00+00:00

Demystifying the hype around 5G, experts discuss the promise and expectations of ultra high-speed mobile connectivity and its potential for the media and entertainment sector.

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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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Digital pitch

2018-11-05T17:06:00+00:00By

Ralph Rivera was a star in the IBC2018 Sports Track headliner ‘How Eurosport is driving digital to attract new audiences’, and like many people around the show his driving desire is to see broadcast and digital converge.

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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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On-demand webinar: Accelerating innovation across Media & Entertainment

2018-10-23T15:14:00+01:00

This IBC365 webinar outlines and explains the collaborative Media-Telecom Catalyst innovation programme and how you can get involved in designing solutions to current media & entertainment challenges.

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Satellite technology: Advances in connectivity

2018-10-09T11:55:00+01:00By

Over the past several months, it has become clear that, in many ways, far from being a distinct sector, the satellite industry is a microcosm of the larger broadcast industry in which it operates.

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New voyage for Discovery

2018-10-09T11:01:00+01:00By

JB Perrette is totally changing the look and feel of Discovery Networks International.

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Interview: Seth Shapiro, Alpha Networks

2018-10-09T10:47:00+01:00By Lorcan Archer

Seth Shapiro, Emmy winner and CEO / founder of Alpha Networks, is preparing for the launch of that company’s blockchain – enabled entertainment platform. Exposing viewers to underappreciated content from foreign markets is just one of the things the offering will focus on.

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Interview: Mike Darcey, M247

2018-10-08T16:29:00+01:00By Tim Dams

The TV industry is grappling with a ‘three-way profit squeeze’, which means many companies will not make as much money as they did in the past, warns veteran broadcasting executive Mike Darcey.

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IBC2018 review: 4K, OTT and cloud-based workflows

2018-10-08T16:13:00+01:00By Steve Fairclough

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.

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Satellite: Still at the heart of the industry

2018-10-08T12:16:00+01:00By

It was very apparent at IBC2018 that the broadcast industry continues to be in a state of flux. Ian McMurray finds that satellite operators and suppliers are no less affected by pervasive and disruptive change.

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In-flight entertainment: The next TV battleground?

2018-10-08T06:00:00+01:00By

Competition to deliver content to airline passengers is ramping up, writes Chris Forrester.

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Whitepaper: Live remote production and monitoring matters

2018-10-03T08:39:00+01:00Brought to you by

Two whitepapers in one: Insights into the challenges Online Video Providers (OVPs) face and the solutions for consideration as they seek to keep current customers and attract new viewers.

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Interview: Michelle Munson, Eluvio

2018-10-02T09:39:00+01:00By

The leader of new ‘content-centric’ software start-up Eluvio shares her thoughts on evolving distribution models, and the merits of perceiving AI and blockchain as ‘tools’ to ease system implementation.

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Interview: Yves Padrines, Synamedia

2018-10-01T15:10:00+01:00Brought to you by

With the competition from OTT and media companies who are now distributing content directly to subscribers, pay-TV operators have been in search of ways to enhance their services beyond these offerings with truly personalised, high quality video experiences for their subscribers, explains Synamedia Chief Executive Yves Padrines.

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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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Using machine learning to create personalised 'snackable' content

2018-09-27T09:09:00+01:00By Evangelos Stromatias Karthik Yadati Martin Prins & Joost de Wit

In this paper, we explore a platform which utilises state-of-the-art ML algorithms for the real-time analysis of thousands of hours of multilingual multimedia content, including television and VoD.

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How will 5G really work?

2018-09-26T14:18:00+01:00By Charles Cheevers

5G Wireless Networks are being built to serve new applications. These applications must fund the development of the solutions and the infrastructure.

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Immersive media over 5G - What standards are needed?

2018-09-26T14:18:00+01:00By T. Stockhammer I. Bouazizi F. Gabin and G. Teniou

Mobile video will increase 9-fold between 2016 and 2021, accounting for 78% of total mobile data traffic by the end of the forecast period.

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Interview: Perrine Bichet, Proximus

2018-09-24T15:56:00+01:00By Anne Morris

IBC2018 speaker Perrine Bichet on the importance of creating a content strategy for the culturally and linguistically diverse and her move from content-focussed Canal+ to telco Proximus.

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Getting to grips with TV’s golden age

2018-09-18T08:23:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: The state of scripted, the future of linear TV and the effectiveness of digital advertising were all topics of debate at a session devoted to debunking received wisdom in TV.

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Best of breed: The future of OTT success depends on it

2018-09-17T14:24:00+01:00Brought to you by

As OTT growth gains pace and traditional linear TV declines the importance of flexible architecture increases, writes M2A Media Solutions Architect Valentijn Siebrands.

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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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Android TV and Roku catch IBC’s eye

2018-09-17T13:39:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: In a session devoted to eye-catching innovation at IBC, Accedo’s Fredrik Andersson highlights Android TV and Roku as well as other ground breaking products.

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Arqiva launches blockchain trial

2018-09-17T13:25:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Broadcast infrastructure firm says trial is an opportunity for TV companies to experiment with the technology.

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APAC and MENA: Huge complications, but opportunities

2018-09-17T13:12:00+01:00By

IBC2018: India has eight versions of Big Brother, while young people are abandoning conventional TV in the Middle East… The challenges of operating in the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets were laid bare in two IBC panels.

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Eurosport looks to “service the superfans”

2018-09-17T12:58:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Broadcaster plans to develop a global lifestyle platform around golf, followings its acquisition of rights to the PGA Tour.

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Sky puts facial recognition tech to the test

2018-09-17T09:55:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Machine learning tool trialled during coverage of this year’s Royal Wedding can be used in live sports, awards and political events.

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Implementing the building blocks for DVB-I

2018-09-15T12:55:00+01:00

The DVB is working hard on the next phase of OTT delivery, writes DVB Project Head of Technology Peter Siebert.

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Beyond Netflix: How to survive as a niche streaming service

2018-09-15T12:09:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: Key to success for specialist OTT platforms is to pitch yourself as a ‘delicatessen’ compared to ‘supermarkets’ like Netflix and Amazon, IBC delegates told.

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IABM spells out top priorities for media tech firms

2018-09-15T12:01:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Senior execs from companies such as Avid, AWS, NEP and ITV debate the state of the industry at IABM Business Breakfast.

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“Partnerships” are key to growth, says Netflix

2018-09-15T07:00:00+01:00By

Striking partnership deals with pay-TV and telco operators has helped Netflix take its subscriber numbers “to the next level”, says Maria Ferreras, Vice President of Business Development EMEA.

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Could cord cutters be a lifeline for linear TV?

2018-09-14T15:57:00+01:00By David Wood

The trend for subscribers to dump pay TV services is gathering pace in the face of OTT growth.

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Peled spells out strategy for Synamedia

2018-09-14T15:41:00+01:00By

The newly named company, which is being acquired from Cisco, looks to tap into content boom and mulls a possible IPO in a few years

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"HDR is not a look, it’s a canvas”

2018-09-14T13:06:00+01:00By

Team behind new Netflix sci-fi drama The Innocents reveal how it was produced in HDR.

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Building a model industry

2018-09-14T12:47:00+01:00

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.

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Disruption is only going to get worse

2018-09-13T16:09:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Netflix and YouTube employ thousands of engineers, giving them a huge technical advantage over public service broadcasting rivals

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BBC Studios unveils short form fund

2018-09-13T14:37:00+01:00By

IBC2018: New fund will back drama and comedy shorts, announces BBC Studios boss Tim Davie in keynote IBC address.

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Super serving fans and viewers

2018-09-13T14:10:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Discovery is differentiating itself from the likes of Netflix and Amazon by offering targeted services in sports and local European markets, says DNI President Jean-Briac Perrette

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BBC Studios flexes its global muscles

2018-09-13T12:29:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Creative deal making, speed and solid financial backing are vital for broadcasters like the BBC to secure the best content, says BBC Studios CEO Tim Davie.

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Driving innovation through public service media

2018-09-13T11:12:00+01:00

Public service media are again leading in innovation for media production and distribution in the age of software, internet technologies and OTT, writes EBU Senior Manager Hans Hoffmann.

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Size isn’t everything, says C4’s Underwood

2018-09-13T09:19:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Broadcasters should face up to the onslaught of the digital giants by focusing on distinctiveness and innovation, argued Keith Underwood, Guest Chair of the Conference.

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Virtual production race hots up

2018-09-12T08:14:00+01:00By

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.

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On a silver platter: Roadmap to the next best version of OTT

2018-09-12T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

Whether you are a seasoned OTT player or just starting out, the big question is always the underlying technology stack and how suppliers can help you to refresh or launch your service, writes Axinom Products Director Jürgen Jõgeva.

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Q&A: Connecting the startup creatives

2018-09-11T15:00:00+01:00By

In the second instalment of a two-part feature we hear from three startups that have employed new technologies to optimise video, enhancing media workflows and an app to maximise TV subscriptions.

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The Broadcasters’ OTT conundrum

2018-09-11T12:24:00+01:00

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.

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Econet awarded IBC Judges honour for TV everywhere

2018-09-11T10:52:00+01:00By

Econet has been recognised for its positive social impact and innovation in employing new technology to connect southern African audiences with global content.

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An invitation to stop partying like it’s 2015

2018-09-11T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

The realisation that the industry has clearly identified its pain points, but not made loads of progress after multiple years, is a blow to the stomach, writes Applicaster Chief Product Officer Devra Prywes.

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Improving the video experience is key to tackling OTT churn

2018-09-07T12:13:00+01:00Brought to you by

Churn is an inevitable part of any subscription video service but maximising the user experience is key to its reduction, writes Accedo CEO Michael Lantz.

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Original equipment manufacturers can help broadcasters compete with OTT providers

2018-09-06T11:11:00+01:00Brought to you by

Intelligent edge technologies and solutions can help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) meet media and entertainment industry demands, writes Hewlett Packard Enterprise OEM Solutions Global Market Strategy & Development Manager Matt Quirk.

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Maria Garrido: "Linear TV is not dead"

2018-08-30T14:21:00+01:00

Video: Audiences viewing habits are changing but what is the future for traditional linear TV?

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How to join the SVOD party

2018-08-30T14:21:00+01:00By David Wood

With the barriers to entry to launching an OTT service coming down all the time, David Wood finds out how producers are going direct to market with niche offerings such as True Royalty.

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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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Interview: Maria Garrido, Havas Media Group

2018-08-28T16:09:00+01:00By

How to deal with content overload? With a background of almost 20 years in operational and strategic marketing and now head of the innovation unit at Havas, Maria Garrido thinks the answer lies in bringing the entertainment and advertising businesses together.

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Interview: Nick Wilson, Endeavor

2018-08-28T15:03:00+01:00Brought to you by

Viewers want nothing short of the best and expect their content of choice to be delivered in the highest quality, explains Endeavor Chief Technology Officer Nick Wilson.

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How video service providers can manage last-mile problems

2018-08-22T15:42:00+01:00Brought to you by

As mobile video continues to grow, so too do consumer expectations, writes Penthera President and Chief Operating Officer Daniel Taitz.

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BAT vs FAANG: The battle for digital dominance

2018-08-21T10:45:00+01:00By Andy Fry

Can China’s fast-growing and deep-pocketed BAT – Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent – compete effectively in the international arena with the likes of FAANG – Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google?

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On-demand webinar: IBC2018 themes

2018-08-17T10:02:00+01:00Brought to you by , by

Watch on demand as IBC365 previews the anticipated themes and highlights of IBC2018.

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Going niche: Competing with the OTT giants

2018-08-17T09:56:00+01:00By Andy Fry

What is the key to creating an economically-viable, niche OTT subscription service? Execs behind OTT services such as DAZN and Britbox through to gardening channel Inside Out and guitar service All Guitar explain.

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Next-generation UX: Standing out among the OTT crowd

2018-08-17T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

The industry has undergone massive change in the last couple of years. The consolidation of industry giants has increased pressure on all players to innovate and adapt just to keep pace, says Massive Chief Executive Ron Downey.

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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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Why self-built delivery networks are key to keeping big live OTT audiences happy

2018-08-15T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

From smart TVs to iPads, mobiles and laptops, the range of devices audiences can use to access TV has increased significantly in recent years. Even so, many argue that traditional broadcasts will remain the most popular option to watch programming because ‘appointment TV’ brings people together, says Edgeware Chief Marketing ...

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Encouraging innovation and collaboration

2018-08-14T09:00:00+01:00

IBC is the perfect meeting point for the converging worlds of media and telco, writes IBC Chief Executive Michael Crimp.

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Interview: Tim Davie, BBC Studios

2018-08-13T07:00:00+01:00By

BBC Studios Chief Executive Tim Davie on the need for talent, a ready supply of content and the importance of co-productions as scale becomes vital for broadcasters.

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OTT technology breeds new business models for amateur sports

2018-08-10T14:35:00+01:00Brought to you by

With new technology creating more opportunities for OTT platforms in sports broadcasting, new business models are emerging for amateur sports leagues and smaller venues, says Pixellot Chief Executive Alon Werber.

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Interview: Joshua Pressnell, Penthera

2018-08-02T13:30:00+01:00Brought to you by

Mobile video viewing has increased from a fringe activity to a required feature, says Penthera Chief Technology Officer Joshua Pressnell.

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Video discussion: How telcos use content to stay relevant

2018-07-27T14:51:00+01:00

In part three of this IBC365 discussion our panel of experts define the ways in which telcos can attract customers and stay relevant within the content value chain.

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Video discussion: Digital content is king

2018-07-26T14:50:00+01:00

In part two of this IBC365 discussion our panel of experts discuss the key components of creating digital content.

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Interview: Marina Kalkanis, M2A Media

2018-07-26T14:43:00+01:00Brought to you by

Live events are an opportunity for publishers to engage with their audiences, try out new technologies and innovate, says M2A Media CEO Marina Kalkanis.

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Telco and media shorts: Christian Harris, Three

2018-07-26T11:44:00+01:00

Three Head of Digital Entertainment Christian Harris describes the partnerships telcos need in order to maintain customer engagement.

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Video discussion: The rise of video and the role of telcos

2018-07-26T08:26:00+01:00

In part one of this IBC365 discussion our panel of experts explore the issue of convergence between the telco and media markets.

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Interview: Jeremy Fox, Atrium TV

2018-07-25T12:44:00+01:00By

Jeremy Fox, along with former Sony boss Sir Howard Stringer, has a new scheme to provide ammunition to telcos wanting to rival Netflix and Amazon. And it’s working.

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Telco and media shorts: Matt Stagg, BT Sport

2018-07-24T06:00:00+01:00

BT Sport Director of Mobile Strategy Matt Stagg explains the impact 5G will have on the way content is distributed and consumed.

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Sport leads the 5G charge

2018-07-24T06:00:00+01:00By

The potential for 5G to revolutionise the media and entertainment industries is now being tested by sports producers and broadcasters.

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Telco & media shorts: Paolo Pescatore on the importance of content

2018-07-23T09:00:00+01:00

Telecoms & Media Analyst Paolo Pescatore on the importance of providing premium content.

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How telcos are pushing into content

2018-07-23T06:00:00+01:00By George Malim

With telcos struggling to boost revenues, they’re focusing on video content as one way to drive growth. But their strategies for content differ from market to market and company to company.

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Ofcom: BBC, ITV & C4 should collaborate to compete with Netflix

2018-07-19T14:33:00+01:00By Stuart Kemp

There’s a profound change in viewing habits taking place, with subscriptions to streaming services surging to 15.4m in the UK and young viewers deserting traditional TV, according to new research by media regulator Ofcom.

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UHD & multiplatform delivery are top priorities for media companies

2018-07-13T09:55:00+01:00By

Viewer demand for multiplatform content delivery looks set to continue to grow with 56.9% of respondents in the second annual Avid Customer Association (ACA) vote agreeing that the trend will continue to dominate the industry.

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European broadcasters unite to fight FAANG

2018-07-13T08:59:00+01:00By

After years of false starts, national broadcasters are now racing to create joint streaming platforms. But are they too late to take on Netflix and Amazon?

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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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Q&A: Ethical hacker, Tony Gee

2018-06-22T10:04:00+01:00By

Disconnected, disillusioned or indifferent to cyber warfare? IBC365 speaks to Tony Gee about ethical hacking and how broadcasters can defend against cyber security attacks.

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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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CTO Series: Matthew Postgate, BBC

2018-06-20T08:26:00+01:00By

BBC CTO Matthew Postgate on the broadcaster’s ambition to become an internet broadcaster and the “very real” security threat faced by media organisations.

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Managing content for OTT

2018-06-18T15:47:00+01:00By

With increased competition the distinct advantages enjoyed by OTT providers in the battle for audience attention are wearing a bit thin. Now they must innovate to thrive.

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How far can we push personalisation?

2018-06-15T10:03:00+01:00By

In an increasingly crowded marketplace broadcasters and OTT platforms must work harder than ever before to reach audiences and serve them with content anywhere and at any time.

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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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The shape of kids’ content

2018-06-10T08:00:00+01:00By

The proliferation of devices and platforms has meant that younger audiences are changing their viewing patterns, which in turn is shaping broadcaster and IP owners’ content strategies for a new generation of children.

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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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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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The crown jewels of live broadcast

2018-05-18T17:00:00+01:00By

Large live events, particularly royal ones, have always been at the forefront of driving television technology in the UK and the latest royal wedding is no exception.

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Defining future business models

2018-05-16T10:28:00+01:00By

As competitive pressures from new media escalate, broadcasters and content owners are experimenting with new business models, writes Lorenzo Zanni.

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Analysis: Comcast, Disney and the ongoing battle for Sky

2018-05-15T12:59:00+01:00By

The unfolding drama involving three of the world’s largest media groups has all the ingredients of an Oscar-winning script, writes Ray Snoddy.

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The brakes are off: F1 to launch 'fan-focused' OTT service

2018-05-11T10:51:00+01:00By

The launch of F1 TV this weekend marks the motorsport’s biggest investment in its digital transformation to date. Few see it as a risk.

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Compression enters the high-performance era

2018-05-11T09:58:00+01:00By

Delivering new methods and codecs for working with large-scale data, particularly VR and HDR, is high priority for the media and entertainment industry.

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Agility and innovation: The essential ingredients

2018-04-26T07:00:00+01:00By Keith Underwood

Established content providers should be agile, innovative and willing to adopt new technologies if they want to take on the digital giants, says Channel 4’s Keith Underwood.

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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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Regional focus: Latin America

2018-04-23T08:00:00+01:00By

With Brazil, Mexico & Argentina leading development in Latin America, the IABM has produced a regional report on the area.

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Regional focus: North America

2018-04-20T09:57:00+01:00By

As the media technology industry gathered in Las Vegas for NAB, the IABM produced a regional report on one of the world’s largest broadcast and media markets.

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CTO Series: David Kline, Viacom

2018-04-06T01:38:00+01:00By

David Kline, EVP and Chief Information & Technology Officer, Viacom on responding to – and inspiring – change.

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Video: How will Winter Olympics and World Cup 5G trials shape the future of live broadcast?

2018-03-29T10:21:00+01:00

Trials in PyeongChang and Russia look set to open doors for new business models and innovation across broadcast, media and entertainment.

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CTO Series: Bartek Gudowski, MTG

2018-03-29T10:21:00+01:00By

From building new playout centres to strengthening MTG’s triple play offering, Bartek Gudowski explains the priorities of a modern CTO and why cyber security is a global issue.

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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 will be big at NAB 2018?

2018-03-27T15:02:00+01:00By

From AI to M&A, Dick Hobbs picks his way through the marketing buzz to predict what visitors might be talking about at NAB 2018.

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CTO Series: Paul Cheesbrough, 21st Century Fox

2018-03-23T10:58:00+00:00By

In the second instalment of our CTO Series, 21st Century Fox’s Paul Cheesbrough speaks about the challenges of delivering content to more platforms than ever before and explains why cyber security is his number one priority.

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Europe’s broadcasters in race to launch targeted ads

2018-03-22T13:58:00+00:00By

Facebook’s reputation may have taken a battering over the past few days, but the lure of online persists.

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Video: Kris Hardiman, Ericsson

2018-03-18T08:00:00+00:00

Ericsson Head of Head of Portfolio Marketing for Europe and Latin America Kris Hardiman on Ericsson’s role in the broadcast sector, changing consumer viewing habits and the impact of 5G.

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CTO Series: In conversation with RTÉ’s Richard Waghorn

2018-03-16T11:06:00+00:00By

RTÉ’s Director of Transformation and Technology on adopting the cloud and the challenges faced by public service broadcasters.

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Broadcasters unite to sell pan-European ad packages

2018-03-15T11:14:00+00:00By

TV Fights Back: The European Broadcaster Exchange is the first significant move by leading European commercial broadcasters against Google and Facebook’s dominance in the online advertising market.

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Video: Matt Stagg, EE

2018-03-15T09:45:00+00:00

EE Head of Media and Entertainment Technology Matt Stagg on the use of premium content by telcos and the ways in which 5G will shape production and delivery.

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UK broadcasters combine to battle Facebook and Google

2018-03-13T11:52:00+00:00By

TV Fights Back: The UK’s leading commercial broadcasters have joined forces to extol the virtues of television to media planners in a bid to challenge the digital newcomers, writes Ray Snoddy.

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The week in numbers: Oscars viewing figures and Paralympics coverage

2018-03-08T14:27:00+00:00By

A drop in Oscars viewing figures and broadcasters’ plans for Paralympics coverage.

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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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Sale or scale: The future of production

2018-03-06T11:19:00+00:00By

The Royal Television Society (RTS) took the lilt and inference of the property and design franchise show Love It or List It for an evening panel session on the stark implications of eye-catching buy-outs in the media markets.

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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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When Facebook abuse can be a “wonderful thing”

2018-02-28T15:54:00+00:00By

Senior executives from BT and iFlix hailed the power of content to transform “transactional” brands and create an emotional connection with customers.

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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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Getting set for GDPR

2018-02-21T17:00:00+00:00By

Channel 4 is renewing its Viewer Promise, while broadcasters in Germany are joining forces to create a universal log-in – but is either enough to accommodate the EU’s stringent new data protection laws?

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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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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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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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Voice control to dominate 143m homes by 2022

2018-02-16T10:49:00+00:00By

Pay TV and OTT operators are plugging into voice control to enhance the entertainment ecosystem and cater to audience demand for smart controlled devices.

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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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Engaging audiences: The death of linear television?

2018-02-08T17:38:00+00:00By

Changes in viewing habits have led to some uncomfortable headlines for broadcasters, and now some media bosses are proclaiming 2018 as the year for rebuilding business models.

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OTA, 8K and VR: Tracking trends in Las Vegas

2018-02-01T16:20:00+00:00By

Over-the-air (OTA) TV, higher definition content and immersive experiences were top of the agenda during the conference sessions at CES.

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How to satisfy the demands of sports fans in the internet era

2018-01-30T15:06:00+00:00

Sport has helped to boost subscribers and revenue, but broadcasters must contend with viewers’ demands for a greater range of content on an increasing array of platforms and devices, writes Liz McParland.

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Analysis: Can broadcasters really ditch satellite dishes?

2018-01-29T14:48:00+00:00By

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?

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Assessing broadcast in 2018: Monetisation and market opportunity

2018-01-19T16:27:00+00:00By Nick Moreno

Over the course of 2017 the broadcast industry became an even more complex and varied space, writes Nick Moreno.

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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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Regional focus: Middle East & Africa

2018-01-16T14:17:00+00:00By

With many in the broadcast equipment sector flocking to Dubai for CABSAT, the IABM has produced a regional report on the Middle East and Africa.

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How Japan’s SoftBank plans to bridge the global digital divide

2018-01-12T10:36:00+00:00By

Japanese telco and serial investor SoftBank wants to use its investment in OneWeb to help it deliver a smarter, interconnected, and automated world.

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Top 10 most-read Delivery articles

2017-12-19T12:43:00+00:00By

The changing broadcasting landscape, the rise of OTT, content piracy and the role of satellites were among 2017’s most-read articles.

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One eye on 2018: OTT, IP, HDR & cyber security

2017-12-15T10:04:00+00:00Brought to you by

In this exclusive report, we examine how some of this year’s key trends are likely to evolve in 2018.

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Interview: Accenture's Anders Linblad

2017-11-29T15:21:00+00:00By

A converging distribution network is posing big questions about the relationships between broadcasters and telco operators. Accenture’s Anders Linblad explains.

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Playout priorities: IP, UHD and OTT

2017-11-28T14:14:00+00:00By

From the adoption of IP infrastructure, demand for UHD and HDR delivery and the provision of OTT services, CTOs reveal their priorities.

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Brexit is a “massive risk” to the UK’s creative industries

2017-11-24T17:40:00+00:00By

Brexit poses a “massive risk” to the UK’s film and TV industries which must fight to make sure the government safeguards their interests, according to former Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey MP.

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IBC2017 technical papers: 5G and OTT

2017-11-24T09:22:00+00:00

The use of 5G for live production and some cutting-edge OTT platforms were among the topics covered in this year’s technical papers.

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How Vice Media and Discovery deployed cloud-based solutions

2017-11-23T13:14:00+00:00By

Cloud technology has the ability to transform the media content supply chain, promising more effective and efficient processes.

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Video: Facebook's Daniel Danker

2017-11-01T09:00:00+00:00

IBC2017: Facebook Watch: creating a community for new content, growing audience and making money.

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Cost of online piracy to hit $52bn

2017-10-30T13:20:00+00:00By

The cost of online piracy will hit $52 billion by the year 2022, according to a report by Digital TV Research.

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Keeping on top of streaming assets

2017-10-27T11:09:00+01:00By

The use of the internet to deliver live content and VOD is growing as fast as new platforms arise to view it on, but there are challenges facing broadcasters and content owners wishing to get onboard.

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Analysis: Why Apple hired former C4 exec Jay Hunt

2017-10-27T10:38:00+01:00By

Apple’s recruitment of former Channel 4 creative boss Jay Hunt is a shot across the bows of both traditional broadcasters and digital rivals, writes Kate Bulkley.

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2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Sriram Sethuraman Cherma Rajan A. and Kaustubh Patankar

Improving the quality of service and efficiencies with higher resolution, HDR and WCG in online delivery, there is a need for advanced video compression standards.

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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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Whitepaper: Perfecting the Mobile Video Experience

2017-10-06T13:25:00+01:00Brought to you by

This research paper explores the results of a survey of over 21,000 consumers in 42 countries, asking how video is consumed and the quality of the experience.

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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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In case you missed it…OTT & VOD takes on traditional TV

2017-09-27T09:04:00+01:00By

The rise, relaunch and redemption of traditional broadcast TV alongside digital players in the OTT world was a popular theme discussed during IBC2017.

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IBC2017 round-up: Hall 14

2017-09-22T16:01:00+01:00

In the latest installment in a series of articles that roundup the main themes and talking points from the IBC2017 Exhibition, Anne Morris summarises the key trends from Hall 14.

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Regulation challenges in ATSC 3.0 rollout

2017-09-20T07:00:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

IBC2017: The incoming ATSC standard increases flexibility and accommodates business cases, but may create regulatory hurdles, according to an expert panel.

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Consumer UX needs to be ‘slick, fast and simple’

2017-09-18T14:54:00+01:00By

IBC2017: The TV consumer experience must provide users with more personalisation while allowing the provider editorial control and work seamlessly over a range of devices, according to a panel at IBC.

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New ways to compete with Netflix

2017-09-17T14:22:00+01:00By

It might be thought that Netflix and Amazon Video are the only kids in town as far as OTT is concerned, but there are interesting variations in how some smaller operators are competing.

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VoD: How hard can it be?

2017-09-17T14:15:00+01:00By

IBC2017: A high-calibre panel was asked by moderator Mike Grant (founder/CEO at Caru Ventures) to say who was making money out of VOD, and how hard was it to set up a service?

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Interview: Pranab Kapadia, Eros International Media

2017-09-17T10:51:00+01:00By Monica Heck

Being a regional OTT player can be challenging but with quality, accesible content and market knowledge you can succeed.

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Pay TV rivals compete to develop deeper customer relationships

2017-09-17T10:49:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2017: Greater personalisation and segmentation are among the main priorities for pay TV services.

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TV must "innovate or die"

2017-09-15T09:00:00+01:00

The relaunch of DTT services in Germany based on DVB-T2 and HbbTV could be the shape of things to come, writes the EBU’s Peter MacAvock.

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Moving beyond the broadcast Vs on-demand debate

2017-09-15T07:00:00+01:00

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.

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Interview: Orpheus Warr, Channel 4

2017-09-15T07:00:00+01:00By

When it comes to personalisation and improving the user experience, voice interfaces and artificial intelligence are going to have a big part to play, says Channel 4’s Orpheus Warr.

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ITV and C4 delivering OTT innovation

2017-09-14T14:46:00+01:00By

IBC2017: ITV and C4 executives explained their business strategies driving audience engagement in an OTT dominated world.

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Interview: Aksel van der Wal, Turner

2017-09-13T07:00:00+01:00By

Turner Broadcasting’s recently appointed EVP/Digital Ventures & Innovation, Aksel van der Wal, has an immense suite of responsibilities.

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Helping broadcasters to embrace targetted advertising

2017-09-13T01:00:00+01:00

Targetted advertising is a necessary evolution within the TV broadcast ecosystem, writes Thierry Fautier and Vincent Grivet.

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IBC2017 Platform Futures explained

2017-09-12T15:02:00+01:00

The Platform Futures stream will provide insight into the impact of new methods of distribution of content and the changing face of the pay TV industry, writes Bill Scott.

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IABM Index shows industry in flux

2017-09-11T07:00:00+01:00

Should broadcasters continue to invest in linear, or focus instead on online? By Lorenzo Zanni.

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Making the case for investment in an IP world

2017-09-08T09:26:00+01:00By

Making a solid business case to justify capex spend in broadcasting has always been a difficult undertaking, and the shift to IP has made even trickier, writes John Maxwell Hobbs.

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Is UHD TV on the rise or stalling?

2017-09-07T07:00:00+01:00

Overcoming a fragmented technology eco-system will be key to widescale take up of advanced formats such as UHD, writes Dr. Hans Hoffmann, EBU.

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Four ways AI will change online video as we know it

2017-09-06T16:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

AI has the power to increase video accessibility, improve search safety and efficiency and package content intelligently says Pete Mastin, IBM Watson Media Product Marketing and Strategy, IBM.

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OTT: What are the barriers to adoption?

2017-09-06T07:00:00+01:00

Launching an OTT service used to be a complicated technology project. Now, the challenges relate to understanding and communicating with audiences, writes Bill Scott.

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Analysis: What’s behind the spate of streaming services?

2017-08-25T11:28:00+01:00By

With Disney, Turner, Telefonica and Facebook launching their own streaming services what are the implications for the industry?

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Does 5G have a future?

2017-08-11T10:09:00+01:00By

Could 5G be the answer to the consumer demand for high capacity video delivery in a mobile-centric landscape?

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Guarding against the cyber security threat

2017-07-19T11:25:00+01:00By Lorenzo Zanni Research Analyst IABM

If the threat of a cyber-attack is not yet keeping you awake at night, it is already a major concern for many broadcasters and media companies.

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Making OTT pay

2017-07-18T10:11:00+01:00By

As OTT content grows in popularity, the challenge is to adopt models and tools that provide revenue in keeping – or outpacing – traditional delivery methods.

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One platform for IPTV, Over The Top and Hybrid

2017-07-14T10:41:00+01:00Brought to you by Igalia

IBC365 Q&A with Beenius CEO Filip Remškar: an integrated platform for heterogeneous operator environments that optimises cost of ownership.

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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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Interview: Globecast CEO Philippe Bernard

2017-06-30T11:34:00+01:00By

Globecast CEO Philippe Bernard on the areas of opportunity for the playout, distribution and media services company.

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Managing VoD platforms and the delivery of content

2017-06-30T10:35:00+01:00By

The growing importance – and complexity – of VoD platforms has required vendors and service providers to provide sophisticated solutions.

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Blog: How the industry is aligning on IP

2017-06-28T15:51:00+01:00

The ongoing journey towards IP has resulted in unprecedented levels of cooperation, says Stan Moote.

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Linear TV "robust and alive and well" but SVOD excites

2017-06-02T07:37:00+01:00By

Executives at the DTG Summit agreed the future of broadcasting will be led by technology and innovation.

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5G to be “catalyst for transformative change"

2017-05-24T08:47:00+01:00By

The UK broadcasting TV business model has seen little disruption over the past 25 years but that is “fundamentally changing” according to the Chief Executive of Arqiva.

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Andrew Neil cautions British broadcasters

2017-05-16T10:58:00+01:00By

Broadcaster and journalist Andrew Neil spoke to delegates at the Digital TV Group (DTG) Summit in London where he delivered a stark warning to British broadcasters.

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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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What's the role of satellite in an OTT world?

2017-04-28T13:24:00+01:00By

There’s a high degree of uncertainty amongst most of the world’s satellite operators that their – to date – highly lucrative transponder capacity rental business may not simply be maturing, but be in decline.

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Going over the top: streaming vs satellite

2017-04-26T12:13:00+01:00By

Will the move to OTT streaming by satellite channels gather momentum? Does it always make business sense?

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Consumers reveal why they cut TV services

2017-04-21T09:00:00+01:00By

Each quarter, TiVo seeks real consumer opinions to uncover key trends relevant to pay-TV providers, digital publishers and CE manufacturers.

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Are consumers really deserting linear television?

2017-04-07T15:00:00+01:00

Linear TV can still deliver large audiences, particularly when it comes to sporting and other major events, but new options for delivering content provide better opportunities for collecting and analysing viewer data.

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How to develop a video infrastructure for the Web

2017-04-07T15:00:00+01:00

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.

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Next Generation TV: Trends in the OTT and pay TV markets

2017-04-07T15:00:00+01:00

Kavi Maharajh, VP, Product Marketing at Quickplay, discusses trends in the OTT and Pay-TV market and the challenges facing content and service providers to deliver next-generation TV, with a focus on monetisation and service delivery.

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Innovation and agility are key for media companies to develop

2017-04-07T15:00:00+01:00

Janet Snowdon, Director Media and Entertainment Industry Solutions at IBM, highlights a number of key challenges facing the industry as consumers look for more ways to engage with content.

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The transformative power of video in the cloud

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

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.

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Think HTML5

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

The question the industry needs to address is how should OTT access evolve? says Aneesh Rajaram, CEO, Opera TV.

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Vevo's Erik Huggers on the evolution of online

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00By

Erik Huggers is CEO at music specialist Vevo. He delivered a keynote address at IBC2016.

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Broadcasters and telcos must work together, says Delport

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00By

Are traditional brands acting fast enough to compete with Google, Facebook and other big digital players? Dominique Delport thinks not.

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IBM: Co-existence with OTT and rethinking the traditional media value chain

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00By

Broadcast TV as we know it has gone; for traditional organisations, this means digital reinvention that places the customer experience at its core is necessary.

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Cisco CTO Dave Ward: Building a bigger and better internet

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00By

As well being SVP, Chief Architect and CTO of Engineering at Cisco Systems, Dave Ward also has ownership connections with both a vineyard and a tomato farm.

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Dr Fares Lubbadeh on the buoyant MENA broadcasting scene

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00By

Satellite may dominate in the region but IPTV is growing faster than the global average and viewers are embracing OTT providers.

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Gidon Katz: Sending TV over the top

2017-04-03T08:00:00+01:00By

Positioning itself as a mainstream pay-TV offering means Now TV has some specific demands, but customer retention remains the biggest challenge.

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Improving content interoperability with the DASH content protection exchange format standard

2017-03-24T17:04:00+00:00By L. Piron Nagravision Switzerland; K. Hughes Microsoft USA; T. Inskip Google USA

The MPEG-DASH ecosystem is growing quickly, and a significant portion of the content being prepared and delivered is protected content.

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Passing the tuning test: providing cable-equivalent ad-supported linear programming using MPEG DASH

2017-03-24T16:35:00+00:00By A. Giladi InterDigital Communications; Y. Syed Comcast Cable; M. Iatrou MediaExcel; P. Navali Er

An ever-growing share of US consumers uses OTT for viewing live content, such as sports events, while the vast majority is still served using traditional distribution methods, such as cable, satellite, IPTV and terrestrial broadcast.

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DASH in ATSC 3.0: Bridging the gap between OTT and broadcast

2017-03-21T11:53:00+00:00By Thomas Stockhammer Iraj Sodagar Waqar Zia Sachin Deshpande Sejin Oh and Mary-Luc Champel

ATSC 3.0 revolutionizes TV broadcast distribution. For the first time, a hybrid system is designed from day 1 in order to support broadcast and broadband distribution in an integrated manner and to target different receiver platforms.

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Best practices for OTT dynamic ad insertion

2017-03-16T16:47:00+00:00By Matt Smith Anvato Inc.

With the streaming format wars in the rear view mirror, HAS, specifically Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and the Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (MPEG DASH) specifications now allow for the efficient, scalable delivery of media content globally from conventional HTTP servers.

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3GPP based TV service layer

2017-03-16T16:45:00+00:00By Thomas Stockhammer Qualcomm Incorporated; Gilles Teniou Orange France; Frederic Gabin Ericsson

The Third Generation Partnership (3GPP) project since its creation in December 1998 has a long history in enabling mobile communication and had included enablers for media streaming and distribution in its very early roadmap.

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Efficient multi-bitrate HEVC encoding for adaptive streaming

2017-03-13T09:14:00+00:00By Deepthi Nandakumar Sagar Kotecha Kavitha Sampath Pradeep Ramachandran Tom Vaughan MulticoreWare

Over-The-Top (OTT) content streaming is poised to grow exponentially in the coming years, driven by the consumer’s need for a rich and high quality viewing experience.

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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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