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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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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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HBO focuses on latest cinema drones

2018-09-16T10:04:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: High end cinema drones were put through their paces by programme makers in an HBO documentary which premiered at IBC.

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IBC: “The centre of our changing community”

2018-09-16T08:06:00+01:00By

IBC is benefiting from the convergence of technology, says Chief Executive Michael Crimp.

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Fun run at IBC raises over $65k for charity

2018-09-15T15:27:00+01:00By Tim Dams

IBC2018: Money raised by the 4K 4Charity Fun Run will go to organisations focused on increasing diversity and inclusion in media and entertainment industry

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Impossible seeks start ups with ‘planet centric’ design ideas

2018-09-17T12:35:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira’s business incubator looks to support technology companies focused on sustainability.

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Boosting diversity is ‘a commercial benefit’

2018-09-15T10:18:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Companies in the broadcasting industry will be more successful if they improve on- and off-screen diversity, delegates at IBC sessions on diversity and gender equality are told.

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Tapping into the power of blockchain

2018-09-14T12:26:00+01:00By

Blockchain’s ability to track IP and revenue will change the way content is funded and creators are rewarded, says Singular DTV co-founder Kim Jackson.

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AI to ‘revolutionise’ storytelling

2018-09-14T09:40:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2018: AI-based analytical platforms can reveal which narrative attributes of film or TV content do better with audiences, says Corto CEO Yves Bergquist.

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Weighing up the impact of Brexit

2018-09-14T12:11:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Growth of the British creative industries will be hit by Brexit, agree executives at an IBC session.

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IABM BaM awards shortlist revealed

2018-09-05T08:55:00+01:00By

Camera technology, artificial intelligence (AI) for captioning and multi-platform distribution of content are amongst the solutions from technology vendors shortlisted for the IABM BaM awards.

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Putting blockchain to work in media

2018-08-31T09:46:00+01:00By

Its association with cryptocurrency may be a turn off for some broadcasters, but blockchain’s ability to track rights and maximise the monetisation of content is at least worthy of experimentation.

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Comment: What does the future hold for Facebook?

2018-08-28T14:27:00+01:00By

Facebook isn’t here to make friends. It’s here to make money, comments Amelia Kallman.

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AI: Building the future of broadcast

2018-08-22T16:23:00+01:00By

Artificial intelligence technology is swiftly moving from experiment to practical use across production workflows and into the heart of content creation.

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The beautiful game of apps

2018-08-13T06:00:00+01:00By

Sports apps are on the rise, able to deliver subscription income and other rewards to rights holders and sponsors, but we’re likely to see even greater development of the genre to benefit both the sports brands and their fans.

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Welcome to Insight: Your guide to IBC2018

2018-08-10T10:50:00+01:00By

Welcome to this first edition of Insight, your new guide to this year’s show and conference. The aim of this magazine is to introduce you to the technology trends, industry themes and keynote speakers that will shape IBC2018.

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How AI is being used to boost the creative process

2018-07-13T10:02:00+01:00By

From newsrooms to sports and TV production, AI is already being used to speed up and boost the creative process. But could it replace humans altogether?

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Is AI the future of sports production?

2018-07-05T10:41:00+01:00By

Programmers have taught AI platform IBM Watson to learn the meaning behind expressions, fan reaction and body language, allowing Wimbledon to get highlights from Centre Court online faster than ever before.

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Cross-pollinating the cluster: Inside Media City Bergen

2018-06-28T08:00:00+01:00By

Norway’s new technology and broadcasting hub Media City Bergen is a shining example of collaboration and innovation.

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Blog: Cyber security & the Metaverse

2018-06-22T10:15:00+01:00

While ‘The New Realities’ - augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) - are posed to play a significant role in our future, they also open up new concerns about cyber security, says futurist Amelia Kallman.

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US Homeland Security, C4 & Fox experts on cyber security

2018-06-21T08:00:00+01:00By

CISOs of Channel 4 and 21st Century Fox will be joined by Former Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy at the US Department of Homeland Security for the IBC2018 Cyber Security Forum.

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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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Apple backs "transformational" AR

2018-06-08T09:23:00+01:00By

Augmented reality (AR), Dolby Atmos on Apple TV in 4K and new software features were unveiled at the World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) in San Jose on Monday.

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Blog: Teaching old dogs new tricks

2018-05-30T16:46:00+01:00By

In the fresh connected world of IP, do years of experience in broadcast engineering still count, or should veteran technicians just hang up their SDI cables and retire?

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IBC and TM Forum to collaborate on innovation

2018-05-15T08:30:00+01:00By

IBC has formed a collaboration with the TM Forum to drive innovation between the media and telecoms industries.

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Spotlight on: Immersive film makers

2018-05-04T11:24:00+01:00By

IBC365 speaks to three VR and 360-degree video directors and cinematographers about how they capture immersive content and what the future holds.

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Towards the Holodeck: An in-depth look at light field

2018-05-03T06:57:00+01:00By

Is VR just a stepping stone on the path to holographic video content creation and display?

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Blog: The future of immersive content

2018-05-01T08:51:00+01:00By

In the future, the line between reality and virtual reality will become increasingly blurred, and new media and entertainment options will emerge that we have not yet imagined, writes Amelia Kallman.

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RTS opens Young Technologist of the Year Award

2018-04-25T10:55:00+01:00By

The Royal Television Society has opened entries for the Young Technologist of the Year Award, seeking those working in the technical side of broadcasting or its related industries.

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AI and the cloud: The evolution of post production software

2018-04-18T07:21:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: Vendors showcase the tools forging the post-production evolution with artificial intelligence (AI) powering the future of editing, grading and visual effects (VFX).

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Cyber security: The view from NAB

2018-04-17T17:27:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: IP connectivity and the cloud means that both the intellectual property and the infrastructure of broadcast and media companies is now at risk of cyber attack, with the subject up for discussion in Las Vegas.

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Tech vendors honoured at IABM BaM Awards

2018-04-17T11:58:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: Innovation and disruptive technology applications have been recognised at the IABM BaM Awards during the NAB Show.

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SMPTE appoints standards chief and Fellows honoured

2018-04-13T06:40:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: SMPTE appoints new Director of Standards Development and SMPTE executives honoured with NATAS lifetime achievement awards during the NAB Show.

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Securing assets in the era of disinformation

2018-04-13T06:36:00+01:00By

NAB 2018: Cyber security, audio technology and content creation solutions were showcased by Cisco, Fortium, Deluxe and Dolby during NAB.

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Leading telcos launch cyber security alliance

2018-04-13T06:02:00+01:00By

Telefonica, SoftBank, Etisalat and Singtel have signed an agreement to create the first global telco cyber security partnership.

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Inside the IP Showcase at NAB 2018

2018-04-12T14:02:00+01:00By

IP is finally on a home run according to 56 vendors and eight prestigious industry bodies behind the NAB 2018 IP Showcase.

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The rise of AI and the decline of VR

2018-04-11T06:52:00+01:00By

Multi-platform delivery, 4K/UHD, IP infrastructure and artificial intelligence (AI) are the growth areas of investment in media technology according to the latest analysis from the IABM released at NAB.

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Blog: Holes in the net are weaponising IoT

2018-04-04T15:42:00+01:00By

Tomorrow’s technology is already here but we aren’t prepared for the consequences, writes Amelia Kallman.

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Lessons from the frontline: How broadcast adopts battlefield tech

2018-04-04T07:00:00+01:00By Kevin Hilton

From radio links to player-tracking technology, the broadcast industry has made use of decades of military research and development.

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Blog: The importance of fun

2018-03-22T12:27:00+00:00By

A focus on functionality, utility, and efficiency may have produced a long list of recent innovations, but are we exploring the creative potential in new technology?

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Entries open for IBC2018 Innovation Awards

2018-03-06T08:00:00+00:00By

Industry innovators have been invited to follow in the footsteps of Group Média TFO, BT Sport and VOOT who were all recognised at IBC2017.

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See the future: VR headsets and hardware trends

2018-02-28T12:53:00+00:00By Mark Mayne

The past few years have produced more virtual reality hardware at a wider range of price points than ever before, bringing VR into the tech mainstream.

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Blog: Altered Carbon in the flesh

2018-02-14T17:07:00+00:00By

Netflix’s Altered Carbon explores the subject of biohacking, but is the series science fact or science fiction?

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8K: Ignore it at your peril

2018-02-07T14:57:00+00:00By

Manufacturers have been showcasing their latest 8K displays and the upcoming Winter Games looks set to be a watershed for 8K production, but what does the long term future hold for high resolution content?

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AI: Transforming media production

2018-01-23T13:19:00+00:00By

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have enabled manufacturers and broadcasters to develop and implement smarter tools and applications to boost the entire content lifecycle.

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Tech in 2018: The impact of disruptive IT on media

2018-01-12T12:59:00+00:00By

From data gathering to regulation to new cloud service models, the industry’s adoption of new technologies will only accelerate in 2018.

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CES highlights: 5G, audience engagement and AI-led personalisation

2018-01-12T11:48:00+00:00By

IBC365 contributor Amelia Kallman is at CES in Las Vegas to look at the latest consumer tech and the effect that it will have on the media and entertainment industry.

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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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CES day 2 round-up: Audience engagement and voice activation

2018-01-11T12:51:00+00:00By

Despite a power outage temporarily halting proceedings at CES, discussions about audience engagement and voice activation continued at the Las Vegas tech fest.

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I, for one, welcome our robot overlords

2018-01-10T16:06:00+00:00By

Artificial intelligence and machine learning has been hailed as the saviour of broadcasting, but is the technology being applied in the right way, asks John Maxwell Hobbs.

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CES day 1 round-up: Wearable tech and AI personalisation

2018-01-10T12:05:00+00:00By

IBC365 contributor Amelia Kallman is at CES in Las Vegas to look at the latest consumer tech and the effect it will have on the media and entertainment industry.

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Deadline for IBC2018 technical papers extended

2018-01-08T11:00:00+00:00By

The deadline for submitting IBC2018 technical papers has been extended to Monday 12 February.

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Weekly news round-up: AT&T preps 5G launch & FCC Chair dodges CES

2018-01-05T10:52:00+00:00By

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

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8 tech trends of 2017

2018-01-04T15:21:00+00:00By

The relentless pace of technological change continued to accelerate in 2017. Here is a recap of some of biggest trends of the past twelve months.

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IBC Partners' predictions and expectations for 2018

2018-01-03T17:23:00+00:00By

IBC Partners share their expectations and priorities for 2018.

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Weekly news round-up: AT&T talks fail & RT launches in France

2017-12-20T10:43:00+00:00

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

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2017 review: IP adoption, AI interest and a wave of M&A

2017-12-20T10:16:00+00:00By

From the ongoing adoption of IP to a surge in interest in AI and a wave of M&A activity, 2017 was another busy year for vendors.

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Hearing the future: The immersive sound revolution

2017-12-19T16:30:00+00:00By

New techniques for capturing and delivering audio will be part of even more immersive experiences, writes Amelia Kallman.

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Top 10 most-read Tech Advances articles

2017-12-19T12:49:00+00:00By

AI in broadcasting, blockchain and 5G were some of the topics explored during 2017 Tech Advances articles with cyber security and chat bots among the most popular.

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Weekly news round-up: Disney to buy Fox & Amazon and Netflix support HDR10+

2017-12-15T11:00:00+00:00By

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

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Rising to the challenge: Using data to connect with audiences

2017-12-15T08:00:00+00:00By

In the second of a two-part series on data in broadcasting, Ambrose McNevin speaks with Accenture’s Gavin Mann.

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How Endemol Shine gave Big Brother an AI overhaul

2017-12-15T07:00:00+00:00

Endemol Shine Group CEO of Creative Networks Lisa Perrin discussed how AI is transforming TV with Microsoft’s Tony Emerson at the IABM Annual Conference, writes Roger Thornton.

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Data in broadcasting: Salesforce and Fox

2017-12-08T11:35:00+00:00By

In the first of a two-part series, Ambrose McNevin explores broadcasters changing relationship with consumers and the advantage of data implementing the business transition.

Digital digest index

Weekly news round-up: YouTube wiped from Amazon & Sky takeover delayed

2017-12-08T07:00:00+00:00By

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

Digital digest index

Weekly news round-up: BBC mega-merger & Turner opts for AWS

2017-12-01T09:21:00+00:00By

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

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Artificial intelligence in the real world

2017-11-24T11:06:00+00:00By Andy Stout

While there are an increasing number of real world applications from vendors using artificial intelligence to automate and speed up processes, legislation - including the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) - is catching up .

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Weekly news round-up: UK invests in AI & Broadcom bid

2017-11-24T09:31:00+00:00By

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

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The future is artificial: AI adoption in broadcast and media

2017-11-22T14:24:00+00:00By Lorenzo Zanni Research Analyst IABM

Artificial intelligence is just at the start of its adoption curve, according to research conducted by the IABM.

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IBC2017 technical papers: Virtual reality and 360-degree video

2017-11-17T11:16:00+00:00

Virtual reality (VR) for immersive live-action and 360-degree video, optimising audience experiences and deploying VR were among the topics covered in this year’s technical papers.

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Weekly news round-up: BBC bids for UKTV & IBM urged to reject Trump

2017-11-17T07:55:00+00:00By

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

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Getting to grips with AI in broadcasting

2017-11-14T09:00:00+00:00By

Artifical Intelligence (AI) promises much, but what is the underlying technology and how can it benefit the media industry?

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From AI to mixed reality: Inside Microsoft’s Future Decoded event

2017-11-10T11:48:00+00:00By

The themes of mixed reality, artificial intelligence and quantum computing took centre stage at a Microsoft-hosted tech event in London.

Digital digest index

Weekly news round-up: Ericsson reverts to Red Bee & 5G car trials

2017-11-09T17:47:00+00:00By

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

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IBC2017 technical papers: Cyber security and piracy

2017-11-03T10:27:00+00:00

Cyber security is an issue that has dominated headlines in recent months and so was a timely subject to be addressed in the technical papers.

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News round-up: BBC warns of SVOD threat & digital Winter Olympics

2017-11-03T09:38:00+00:00By

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

Digital digest index

Weekly news round-up: Apple appoints ex-C4 chief & Arqiva's £1.5bn IPO

2017-10-27T09:07:00+01:00By

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

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Video: Transitioning to IP within the studio

2017-10-26T14:08:00+01:00

IBC2017: Real-world IP connectivity showcased interoperability with IABM experts discussing the transition to IP as a professional media soltuion.

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Blog: Exploring the metaverse

2017-10-25T14:13:00+01:00By

The online, virtual world holds great promise for the expansion of enterprise and the human experience, says Amelia Kallman.

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EBU technology chief to step down

2017-10-20T10:27:00+01:00By

Director of Technology and Innovation Simon Fell has announced he will leave the EBU at the conclusion of his tenure in February 2018.

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IABM DC report highlights service revenue growth

2017-10-20T09:40:00+01:00By Lorenzo Zanni Research Analyst IABM

The latest IABM DC valuation of the technology supply market points to growth in both services and product revenues.

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Weekly news round-up: Netflix growth & 5G trial flies

2017-10-20T09:03:00+01:00By

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

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DPP's commitment to cyber security

2017-10-18T15:57:00+01:00By

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has opened its Committed to Security Programme to the entire media industry to help reduce the loss or theft of content.

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Dealing with the threat from online

2017-10-13T10:15:00+01:00By

The behind-closed-doors IBC Leaders’ Summit heard remarkable stories of media companies reinventing themselves in the face of ever-increasing competition from new online players and changing consumer behaviour - in particular rapidly rising levels of mobile video consumption.

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Artificial intelligence transforming broadcasting

2017-10-12T14:48:00+01:00By

Artificial intelligence was arguably the hottest topic at IBC2017, but what can broadcasters hope to achieve by investing in the technology?

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Weekly news round-up: Nokia drops Ozo & Dell backs IoT

2017-10-12T12:14:00+01:00By

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

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Blog: Bowie, blockchain and the future of media distribution

2017-10-11T11:28:00+01:00By

Blockchain poses a threat to the middlemen who sit between creators and consumers, writes regular IBC365 contributor Amelia Kallman.

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

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

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

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In case you missed it…the journey to the cloud

2017-10-03T12:05:00+01:00By

Broadcasters were encouraged to embrace cloud-based technology at IBC, where the subject was one of the main talking points of this year’s show.

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Weekly news round-up: Amazon Vs Facebook, Fox & 5G

2017-09-28T15:42:00+01:00By

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

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IBC2017 round-up: Hall 12

2017-09-28T14:43:00+01:00By

Hall 12 proved to be a fertile hunting ground for those in search of gadgets and gizmos for acquisition and camera support, writes David Fox.

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IBC2017 round-up: Halls 9, 13 and 15

2017-09-28T14:40:00+01:00By

The next phase of the industry’s development: from major UHD and cloud-based product launches as well as some impressive IP deployments on show.

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IBC2017 round-up: Halls 2 and 3

2017-09-27T10:59:00+01:00

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and the cloud was unavoidable among the many updates, integrations and efficiency improvements on show in Halls 2 and 3.

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Q&A: IBC Award winner BT Sport

2017-09-27T08:36:00+01:00By

IBC Innovation Awards winner BT Sport delivered the UEFA Champions League Final 2017 in HD with 4K, Dolby Atmos sound and a 12 camera 360-degree operation.

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Cyber security: threats and responses

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

IBC2017: Content piracy, data breaches and cyber hacks on corporate infrastructures – cyber attacks are significantly impacting the broadcasting industry across the supply chain.

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Interview: Rikard Steiber, Viveport

2017-09-22T12:06:00+01:00By

The President of VR app store Viveport urged broadcasters to make an investment in VR or risk missing out on an ecosystem that had the potential to offer audiences a huge array of experiences.

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AI at IBC: For today, not just the future

2017-09-20T13:00:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

IBC2017: Although AI might be the future, exhibitors at IBC2017 are demonstrating more immediate uses for the fabled technology

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VR, AR and MR: Gaining momentum but room for improvement

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

IBC2017: Despite the huge amount of investment going into VR, AR and MR content and hardware, panellists at IBC’s ‘Leaving the Hype behind’ session agreed that there was still some way to go for the immersive technologies.

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Decoding the future

2017-09-19T14:17:00+01:00By

IBC2017: The next 20 years are likely to see more technological innovation than the world has seen in the past 300, according to experts at IBC.

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Dr Hanson: "Super-intelligent machines will make the world a better place"

2017-09-19T13:05:00+01:00By David Wood

IBC2017: David Hanson is a real life Dr. Eldon Tyrell – the robotics genius from the movie Bladerunner, based on the sci-fi novel by Philip K. Dick.

Bots messaging and voice platforms as the next battleground for consumers

Want engagement and content discovery? Try bots

2017-09-18T12:51:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

Message bots not only deliver huge engagement and discovery potential today, but once allied with voice will become even more potent.

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5G set to drive higher engagement

2017-09-18T12:13:00+01:00By David Wood

NBC has said that it is excited about the potential of 5G to offer its sports fans a better user experience over mobile.

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In pictures: IBC Innovation Awards

2017-09-18T11:26:00+01:00

Industry excellence and thoughtful design were recognised at the IBC Innovation Awards at the RAI Auditorium on Sunday evening.

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IBC2017 Awards: Winners revealed

2017-09-17T14:41:00+01:00By

IBC2017: Industry excellence was recognised at the IBC Awards, The International Honour For Excellence, awarded to Dolby Laboratories for 50 years of audio innovation.

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Broadcast transformation: “Put the viewer first”

2017-09-17T12:32:00+01:00By

An IBC panel was unanimous about the impact IP was making – and would continue to make – to broadcasting. But as Richard Lindsay-Davies (CEO, DTG) warned: “Whatever we do, we must put the viewer first.”

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C-Tech Forum: 5G set to seriously disrupt TV

2017-09-17T10:33:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

IBC2017: The potential for 5G to provide a catalyst for market disruption is strong, according to experts speaking at IBC.

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Leaders’ Summit: Analyse and adapt

2017-09-17T10:27:00+01:00By

IBC2017: The Leaders’ Summit, IBC’s behind-closed-doors conference for CEOs, had its sights set firmly on the future.

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Is crypto-currency for home media consumption viable?

2017-09-17T10:25:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

The future of home media consumption could be based around a dedicated crypto-currency, delegates at IBC2017 heard.

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A taste of the what’s to come: Inside the Future Zone

2017-09-17T10:13:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

Selected highlights from the Future Zone, one of the most vibrant sections of IBC2017

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Invest in voice and AI, TV tech chiefs tell IBC delegates

2017-09-16T17:20:00+01:00By

Forget VR – what broadcasters and media companies should be investing in is voice UI and AI technologies. That was the unanimous verdict of technology heads from Channel 4, IBM, Liberty Global and Ericsson.

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IBC2017: Record attendance and the rise of the robots

2017-09-16T14:25:00+01:00By

IBC2017: IBC executives have discussed the changing media landscape and technology evolution, from Ultra HD to human-like robots.

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CTOs predict big future for AI and 5G services by 2020

2017-09-16T11:33:00+01:00By David Wood

Heavy-hitting industry CTOs have agreed that AI will become an important new technology for media businesses.

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Leaders look to the future

2017-09-15T12:53:00+01:00By

The Leaders’ Summit, IBC’s behind-closed-doors conference for CEOs, has its sights set firmly on the future.

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Monitoring the quality of UHD delivery

2017-09-14T11:32:00+01:00Brought to you by

Broadcasting UHD content is about more than just picture quality says Steam Labs CMO Anna Danilova.

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Timeline: 50 years of IBC

2017-09-07T15:27:00+01:00By

From the first colour broadcast to video transmission from outer space, IBC celebrates 50 years of leading industry trends and technological developments.

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Weekly news round-up: Ericsson inks IMDb deal & BBC salaries audited

2017-09-07T14:44:00+01:00By

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

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Dolby honoured for 50 years of innovation

2017-09-06T10:14:00+01:00By

IBC2017: Dolby Laboratories recognised for its 50 years of audio innovation receiving the International Honour for Excellence at the IBC Awards Ceremony.

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Weekly news round-up: Fox News pulled from UK and US expands 5G trials

2017-09-01T08:20:00+01:00By

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

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What's next? The future priorities of broadcast CTOs

2017-09-01T08:00:00+01:00By

Intense competition and seismic technology shifts means that keeping up with the twists and turns of the tech and telco sectors has never been more important.

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Sophia and Professor Einstein robots to appear at IBC

2017-08-31T14:26:00+01:00

A pair of expressive, intelligent and uncannily human-like robots will appear with their creator at this year’s IBC.

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Weekly news round-up: Facebook 'fakery' & Snapchat's scripted push

2017-08-24T19:57:00+01:00By

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

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Voice recognition: All talk or the future calling?

2017-08-24T19:46:00+01:00By

Broadcasters are examining voiceprint technology as a way of accessing and exploring their digital services, but habit may be the biggest barrier to adoption, writes Amelia Kallman.

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Q&A: Mediacorp IBC award finalist

2017-08-22T16:31:00+01:00By

IBC Innovation Awards finalist Mediacorp developed the state-of-the-art broadcasting centre simplifying operational workflows using interoperability and technology standards.

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Video: Audience power and fan engagement are pushing broadcasters

2017-08-22T11:52:00+01:00

IBC2017: Audience power and fan engagement are pushing broadcasters to produce content that challenges tradition and creates new opportunities.

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Weekly news round-up: Apple's $1bn investment and Telefonica streaming plans

2017-08-17T16:24:00+01:00By

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

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What 5G could mean for broadcast

2017-08-16T20:35:00+01:00By

With many broadcast vendors supporting 5G tests and trials, the nascent technology could lead to much more than faster mobile internet browsing.

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Weekly news round-up: Facebook launches Watch & HBO hacked round 2

2017-08-11T16:31:00+01:00By

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

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UX transformed by technology

2017-08-10T14:28:00+01:00By

IBC2017 is set to immerse visitors in a world of cutting-edge technologies that are accelerating global media trends and changing the user experience.

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Launching a successful future for startups

2017-08-09T11:32:00+01:00By

Innovative startup companies leading the future for the digital media landscape will be showcased at the IBC2017 Startup Forum.

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Q&A: Google Earth VR IBC Award finalist

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

IBC Innovation Awards finalist Google Earth uses the depth and immersion of VR to captivate audiences.

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Bots and their role in media and entertainment

2017-08-07T14:59:00+01:00By

Bots hit the headlines this week when it was revealed that chatbots developed by Facebook had apparently started communicating in their own language.

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Forging a future for startups

2017-08-04T11:12:00+01:00By

The Startup Forum at IBC2017 will showcase 75 startups from around the world, providing them with the opportunity to pitch to leading investors and executives.

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Weekly news round-up: HBO hack, Amazon's tennis deal and fake Cisco kit

2017-08-04T10:41:00+01:00By

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

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Augmented, virtual and mixed: the new realities

2017-08-03T17:08:00+01:00By Andy Stout

Augmented reality has sheltered behind the noise, bluster and smokescreen thrown up by the second coming of virtual reality.

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AR and MR market to soar

2017-08-02T10:48:00+01:00By

Social media is predicted to aid the rapid growth of the future realities market, rising to $14.1 billion by the end of 2021, according to industry experts.

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TV Globo team wins IBC Conference Prize

2017-08-01T15:04:00+01:00By

A technical paper detailing TV Globo’s use of big data has scooped this year’s coveted IBC Conference Prize.

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Q&A: IBC Awards finalist Deluxe

2017-07-31T09:00:00+01:00By

IBC Innovation Awards finalist Deluxe, delivered 13 channels of live eSport competitions using public internet across multiple regions with low latency.

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Stories you can feel: VR meets haptics

2017-07-28T11:49:00+01:00By

A truly immersive VR journey for the senses uses haptic technology to replicate the likeness of touch and feel for the ultimate VR experience, writes Amelia Kallman.

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Weekly news round-up: Cyber warfare & 5G live in London

2017-07-27T10:02:00+01:00By

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

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Q&A: IBC Award finalist ITV

2017-07-24T11:13:00+01:00By

IBC Innovation Awards finalist ITV created Phoenix, a purpose-built asset management system.

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Q&A: DMC IBC Awards finalist

2017-07-20T14:09:00+01:00By

IBC Innovation Awards finalist DMC leads the way with cloud based playout services.

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Weekly news round-up: BBC pay, ITV CEO, F1 & Snapchat

2017-07-20T13:56:00+01:00By

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

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5G: the roadmap to launch

2017-07-20T09:06:00+01:00By Kate O'Flaherty

5G offers speed, capacity and low latency for applications including autonomous cars, robotics and virtual reality.

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Ransomware, hacking and espionage: five global cyber attacks

2017-07-19T11:08:00+01:00By

With valuable content and well-known brands, the media, entertainment and technology industry has been the target of some high-profile cyber breaches from a range of attackers.

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NEP engineer scoops RTS Young Technologist award

2017-07-17T11:37:00+01:00By

NEP UK Guarantee Broadcast Engineer Kathleen Gray has been awarded the 2017 RTS Young Technologist of the year award.

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Weekly news round-up: copyright, internet freedom and Brexit

2017-07-17T09:09:00+01:00By

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

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What blockchain could mean for media and entertainment

2017-07-14T10:37:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

In the third installment of a three-part series, Mark Mayne examines blockchain’s relationship with the media and entertainment industry.

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IP on show at IBC

2017-07-14T09:32:00+01:00By

The IP Showcase returns to IBC2017, demonstrating to the broadcast and media industry real-time IP solutions for production in a practical, flexible and efficient operation.

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"If content is King, then data is King Kong"

2017-07-13T10:47:00+01:00By

Traditional broadcasters are faced with a multitude of changes and transitions, at the forefront is how big data is driving transformational change.

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Tech giants lead protests for net neutrality

2017-07-13T10:26:00+01:00By

Google, Vimeo, Twitter, Netflix and Facebook were among many technology companies who yesterday rallied together in support of net neutrality.

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Q&A: TeamCast IBC Awards finalist

2017-07-12T14:07:00+01:00By

IBC Innovation Awards finalist Sinclair Broadcast Group worked with TeamCast to develop a revolutionary approach to terrestrial transmission.

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The beginner’s guide to blockchain

2017-07-06T14:12:00+01:00By Mark Mayne

What is blockchain? In the second of a three-part series, Mark Mayne explains the technology and how it is being used by a host of industries, from established finance firms to food delivery start-ups.

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Latest WPE and Chromium web engine work at IBC

2017-07-05T08:18:00+01:00Brought to you by Igalia

The electronic media industry has undergone many important changes both in technology and business in recent years, writes Xavier Castaño García, Partner, Igalia.

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YouView execs hail benefits of the cloud

2017-06-19T08:59:00+01:00By

The adoption of a cloud-based platform has enabled UK TV service YouView to make large-scale changes in “days rather than months”, according to Chief Executive Richard Halton.

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Apple unveils "largest AR platform in the world"

2017-06-06T11:11:00+01:00By

Apple introduced a new augmented reality (AR) development platform at the company’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, yesterday.

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IBC launches Startup Forum to aid fledgling digital firms

2017-05-31T12:00:00+01:00By

Innovative startups will be given the opportunity to meet with venture capitalists and investors at IBC2017 as part of a new initiative at this year’s show.

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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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IoT: an extension of the multi-screen experience?

2017-05-23T16:54:00+01:00By

Video analytics are transforming IoT beyond just another evolution in the transition to digital experience management.

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Going green: encouraging sustainability in TV and film

2017-05-17T09:44:00+01:00By

Bafta-led sustainability initiative Albert has made great strides in encouraging TV productions to reduce their carbon emissions and the amount of waste they produce.

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Broadcasters warned they could be "hit ridiculously hard” by cyber attacks

2017-05-15T13:28:00+01:00By

As government departments and companies around the world assess the damage caused by the WannaCry ransomware attack, security experts have warned of the increasing cyber threat to broadcasters and media organisations.

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NAB reflections: Media, entertainment and technology

2017-05-02T13:53:00+01:00By

The theme of this year’s NAB was ‘The MET Effect: Media, Entertainment, Technology’, an attempt by the show organisers to throw an overarching net around the rapid convergence of media, entertainment and technology through integrated systems, internet connectivity and interlinking content creation, distribution and consumption experiences.

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New DVB group to set VR delivery standards

2017-05-02T12:52:00+01:00By

The DVB has stepped up its efforts to help shape the way that virtual reality (VR) content is delivered to audiences.

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SMPTE announces dates for ETCA conference

2017-04-26T11:28:00+01:00

Next month’s Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, titled ’Redefining the Entertainment Experience’ will be held in Silicon Valley

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TICO Alliance welcomes new members

2017-04-25T15:48:00+01:00

The growth of TICO continues in 2017, as new vendors join the organisation and deliver interoperable products and more broadcasters adopt the kit in their workflows.

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NHK and Village Island simplify 8K video transport

2017-04-25T15:45:00+01:00

NHK and Village-Island have developed a new system that makes it possible to transport 8K 4:2:2 60p 10-bits on a single 12G-SDI cable.

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IBM announces new Watson-enabled cloud service

2017-04-25T15:19:00+01:00

IBM has used NAB 2017 to launch a cloud service that aims to help companies extract new insights from video.

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VR Industry Forum shows work at NAB 2017

2017-04-23T20:37:00+01:00

Following its launch at CES in January this year, the Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF) held an open meeting at NAB 2017 to share its work on attempts to speed up the adoption of VR.

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Cloud computing and broadcasting

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

Broadcast specialists are increasingly offering cloud-based solutions for production and management while in delivery broadcasters are turning to the large web-scale cloud players.

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Artificial intelligence in broadcasting

2017-04-18T11:30:00+01:00By

Just how much adoption of AI is happening across the broadcast ecosystem?

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IBC2017 Innovation Awards open

2017-04-18T11:25:00+01:00By

IBC introduces new categories in response to changing industry trends and dynamics.

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Data centres: all you need to know

2017-04-18T10:50:00+01:00By

Competition is hotting up as the data centre sector sets its sights on the broadcast market.

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Cybersecurity in broadcasting

2017-04-18T10:45:00+01:00By

The threats are real and growing but cybersecurity is a reality to be managed not a battle to be won

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IoT and broadcasting: from standards to storytelling

2017-04-18T10:00:00+01:00By

The Internet of Things (IoT) holds enormous potential for many aspects of broadcasting, but only if standards can be agreed.

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Welcome to IBC365

2017-04-18T09:00:00+01:00By

Welcome to IBC365, a new online editorial platform and weekly e-bulletin from IBC that will provide insight and opinion into hot topics and key trends.

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Edge computing in broadcasting

2017-04-18T07:00:00+01:00By

Mobile edge computing is a fast moving technology wave that is vital to delivering content via forthcoming 5G networks.

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Introducing the new look IBC Council

2017-04-18T04:00:00+01:00By

IBC Council Chair Naomi Climer recently announced the new membership of the IBC Council, with most members set to serve for up to three years.

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Will VR headset sales skyrocket in 2017?

2017-04-03T10:00:00+01:00By

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) smartphone headsets will grow globally in popularity and success over the next five years and beyond.

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​Standards need interoperability

2017-04-03T10:00:00+01:00By Stan Moote CTO IABM

Constant complaints about the slowness of standards being developed hurting the industry seems to be the norm. This doesn’t mean standards don’t happen, nevertheless it is important to understand the standards process, benefits and risks.

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Broadcast cybersecurity challenges

2017-04-03T10:00:00+01:00By Andreas Schneider SRG SSR and Adi Kouadio EBU

In this hyper-connected world, security issues remain a major concern.

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Big data and analytics: C4 and Genius Digital

2017-04-03T10:00:00+01:00By

Approaches to the phenomenon of addressable audiences, through the eyes of a top specialist vendor and a broadcaster who did all the heavy lifting.

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