France Télévisions once again chooses the French Open to test the innovations of the television of the future. During this fall edition, France Televisions, in partnership with the French Tennis Federation, shares its vision of tomorrow’s uses materialized by spectacular and unprecedented experiments around “Augmented Tennis” within the RGLAB on the site of the international tournament from September 27 to October 11, 2020.
Research reveals that there were around 2.4 billion Internet users in 2014. By June 2019, that number doubled to 4.4 billion. That’s an 83% increase in the Internet user base in a span of just five years. For the media and telecommunications sector, this raises an all-important question: How far can current underlying networks scale to accommodate the growing traffic on the Internet?
While the good news is that no one single network will need to support this burgeoning traffic, there remains some scepticism around existing networks and their ability to keep pace with the bandwidth demands of next-generation connected devices.
The ESB Group of Alabama’s comprehensive infrastructure upgrade strengthens technical capacities for in-house AV and live broadcast, including streaming services for the social distancing era and beyond
Video compression is widely regarded as an incredibly fast-moving topic. Rapid technological developments and unforeseen innovations can vastly alter the future of compression for OTT and streaming service providers, as well as hardware manufacturers. It’s a never-ending race to the top, where the prize is efficiency, quality and accessibility.
IABM Business Intelligence (BI) Regional Reports provide IABM members with insight into the latest broadcast and media industry developments for a specific region. Over the course of each year, these reports build into a full overview of all the major regional markets around the world.
This edition of the BI Regional Reports focuses on Europe and the latest news and research findings in the region, including trends in the Broadcast and Media Technology Industry and Media Technology Demand Drivers.
The Connect segment of the BaM Content Chain® encompasses the moving of content, whether real-time (live) or file-based, within and between facilities. This covers a wide range of products and services including IP (and SDI) infrastructure, routing, interfacing and conversion, file-based delivery as well as bandwidth and connectivity services including internet, fiber, satellite, microwave, and cellular.
Connect was already one of the fastest growing segments of the BaM Content Chain®, and the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown has dramatically increased demands on connectivity; according to the most recent IABM survey, Connect is the only BaM Content Chain® segment that is still growing during the pandemic. We spoke to IABM members about the drivers of change and trends in this BaM Content Chain® block, what effects they have felt to their business as a result of the pandemic, how they are responding, and what we can expect next in this dynamic sector.
As the quality of home theater systems continues to improve, offering the immersive experience from the comfort and convenience of your own sofa, sports stadiums and arenas are feeling the pressure of having to deliver a new kind of experience. Stuart Reynolds, Director of Diversified’s Sports and Live Events specialty, sat down with Daniel Litwin of ProAV Podcast to find out how today’s venues are tackling these challenges and winning back their in-person game day fans with AV dynamics in live events and sports stadiums.
The emergence of new media players such as Netflix and Amazon dominating the global OTT space has catalysed a fundamental shift toward direct-to- consumer (DTC) offerings among broadcasters and more traditional media companies directly competing with the big players. Simultaneously, the shift in viewing habits across the world has benefitted a wide range of smaller OTT players, who focus on a very narrow range of thematic content for an under-served – but well-defined – audience globally. Hence, it is interesting how these new services catering for specialized audiences can survive in the increasingly crowded streaming landscape.
Matrox Monarch EDGE encoder enables B Live to offer a state-of-the-art, multi-camera viewing experience to Vans Showdown fans tuning in to watch live streams
Students from Solent University were offered a unique experience this year. They were invited to apply for work experience with UK systems integrator, Megahertz, as the company raced to complete a UHD/4K re-build of the media suites at the world-famous Royal Opera House (ROH) in London during the Summer season break.