This session will examine the progress of 4K and the challenges we need to overcome for 8K to become a mainstream format, based on market data.
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.
Report Contents and Structure
The analysis is undertaken by our Head of Insight and Analysis, Lorenzo Zanni, Principal Analyst, Riikka Koponen and Research Analyst, Chiara Raucci. The report includes the latest news and research findings across a variety of topics, including:
- Business Environment
- Broadcast and Media Technology Industry
- Media Technology Demand Drivers
Shweta Jain, APAC Head of Business Development, Media & Entertainment, Amazon Web Services
In this session you will learn about enhancing media workflows built around ingest, media asset management, live and on-demand video streaming and also the customer engagement with Machine Learning. The session covers a broad set of use cases ranging from metadata enrichment and content moderation to personalisation and how to address them using AWS’s powerful portfolio of Machine Learning services.
In this session hear how Ravensbourne University in the UK created a live-streaming workflow, using services from AWS to reach hundreds of schools with educational events featuring the Royal Shakespeare Company.
IABM Regional Report - Latin America Published January 2019 Contents Introduction Report Contents and Structure Market Overview Business Environment The Broadcast & Media Industry Overview Key Stakeholders Media Technology Demand Drivers Transition to Digital Broadcasting Transition to HD and UHD OTT and Multi-Platform Delivery Introduction 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. Report Contents and Structure The analysis is undertaken by our Head of Insight & Analysis, Lorenzo Zanni, Principal Analyst, Riikka Koponen and Research Analyst, Chiara Raucci. The report includes the latest news and research findings across a variety of topics, including: Business Environment Broadcast and Media Technology Industry Media Technology Demand Drivers Market Overview Business Environment According to the IMF in October 2018, annual GDP growth in Latin America and the Caribbean was 1.2% In the current scenario, there is a series of internal and external factors that conditioned the evolution of the level of indebtedness of the region in 2018 In 2018, the inflation rate in Latin America (LATAM)...
This article is from The IABM Business Intelligence Digest from September 2018. The full report can be viewed here What if swiping a smartphone screen joined the long list of gestures that belong to the past – dipping a pen nib in ink, rotating one finger on a phone’s rotary dial, or even gently moving the mouse on the side of the keyboard? Voice control looks set to become the future of interactions with connected devices. Progress on natural language processing coupled with big data and machine learning have opened the way for the virtual assistant to become more effective. Interactions can now be made via a variety of devices such as mobile devices, websites, applications and home assistants. According to recent evidence, the size of the virtual assistant market is expected to skyrocket in the next years. Since the beginning of 2018, multiple initiatives from various players including the tech giants have taken place to seize the biggest share of the “virtual assistant” market. [caption id="attachment_62217" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Source: Statista[/caption] For example, in June 2018 Mozilla announced project Scout, a new web browser fully controlled by voice. The battle of the operating systems is fierce – Alexa by Amazon,...
Disney announced strong second quarter results for fiscal year 2018, topping Wall Street expectations. The entertainment giant reported a 9% year-on-year quarterly revenue increase, while earnings per share jumped 23%. This growth was fueled by its Parks division and Studio Entertainment segment, in particular the success of blockbuster movies such as Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. Disney’s Studio Entertainment is set to keep the blockbuster titles coming over the next few years, which will be of vital importance when Disney launches its direct-to-consumer offering in 2019. The company’s cable segment, which includes ESPN, saw operating income drop 6%, partly due to costs associated with the new streaming service ESPN Plus.
As regularly reported by IABM’s Business Intelligence Unit over the last couple of years, Big Tech’s investment in media continues to grow, with Netflix projected to invest $8bn in original content in 2018, Amazon $5bn and Facebook and Apple $1bn each. Until recently, however, live sports has been regarded as the last bastion for traditional broadcasters – their crown jewels and birthright. But Amazon signalled some intentions in this area when it snapped up the US Open and World Tour tennis rights, and just this April, renewed its deal with the NFL to stream Thursday night games. So the news that it has now bought 3-year a rights package from the Premier League to show 20 live soccer games per season should perhaps come as no surprise.
Richard Friedel, executive vice president of Fox Networks Engineering & Operations, Richard Friedel discusses how he keeps up with emerging technologies and shares his tips for getting through his door and making a successful sales pitch. Many of the innovations to come from the IT side today – as increasingly do competitors such as Amazon, Google and Netflix. Richard Friedel, executive vice president and general manager of Fox Networks Engineering & Operations, joined Fox more than 20 years ago following a stint at ABC and prior to that, at Washington NBC affiliate, WRC-TV - his first professional television job. Over those years, he has seen remarkable advances in technology – and been on the receiving end of countless sales pitches from hopeful vendors. We caught up with Richard in mid-March to discover how he keeps abreast of emerging technologies and get his tips for getting through his door and making a successful sales pitch. How do sales people get through to you? If they’re clever, they’ll find a way! Just as when, say, you’re looking for a new job, you send out a slew of resumes in the hope that at least one person will open it and read it, if...