Articles featuring the adoption of cloud, transition to IP, converting assets to HDR and SMPTE ST 2110 approval were among the most-read Content Management articles of 2017. 

1) The CTO’s roadmap: People and platforms

Broadcast Chief Technology Officers’ are facing an unprecedented rate of technological change, with a slew of new technologies and a reduced refresh cycle having a profound effect on their list of priorities.  

2) SMPTE approves ST 2110 standards suite for IP

During IBC2017 SMPTE announced the approval of the first standards within SMPTE ST 2110, the suite of specs for carrying content over internet protocol (IP).

3) The cloud will kill half of us… and save the rest

Some 85% of media and broadcast industry buyers plan to deploy cloud technology within the next three years, so the pressure is on vendors and technology suppliers to embrace cloud and as-a-service solutions and business models. 

4) Blog: How the industry is aligning on IP

The ongoing journey towards IP has resulted in unprecedented levels of cooperation. But transitioning to an IP-based infrastructure isn’t just about replacing SDI wholesale with a newer technology.

5) Shifting post-production to the cloud

A new generation of innovative post-production providers is embracing cloud, virtualisation and remote working to deliver services with a radically-new business model.

6) IP: Have we made a terrible mistake?

IP has brought innovation to programme-makers and viewers, but do the benefits outweigh concerns about the effort required to make a broadcast-ready network?

7) VR of low strategic importance, according to Avid survey

Fewer than one in five respondents to an Avid Customer Association (ACA) survey consider virtual and augmented reality to be important to their strategic growth plans. 

8) New colours from old: converting assets to HDR

The technology to support end-to-end production of high dynamic range (HDR) and wide colour gamut (WCG) content is now proven and readily available.

9) How to create shareable content for social media

Audience analytics are driving content creators to manipulate content to suit relevant audiences across various social media platforms. 

10) Making the case for investment in an IP world

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.