In this week’s episode, we speak to Melissa Cogavin – Managing Editor at SCTE, the Society for Broadband Professionals. We hear about Melissa’s impact within the Film and Cinema industries, where the SCTE is headed in 2021 and what Melissa envisions for the future of the broadcasting industry.
Tata Communications look at the broadcasting success of their work with the European Tour and the technology behind it with the help of Michael Cole, the European Tour’s Chief Technology Officer.
Michael Cole, Chief Technology Officer Of The PGA European Tour: “Golf is undergoing something of a transformation in terms of broadcasting. The wider perception is that it’s old-fashioned, and fixed in traditional media. But, unlike many other global sports organisations, we are actually in the unique position of having seen our audience increase in recent times.
Now this could be down to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games – it helped golf connect with new audiences who had never watched before. We’re talking more than three billion people worldwide. The knock-on effect is huge. But, also a large part of this can also be attributed to the European Tour’s desire to lead the transformation of the sport by putting content at the centre of our operations.”
IABM Sector Trends Reports track developments in technology adoption, usecases, and workflow models in different sectors of the media industry.
In this week’s episode, Neil speaks to Gareth Jones – Head of Production Management at Host Broadcast Services, or HBS. Gareth recalls his start in the broadcasting industry, highlights from major sporting events like the World Cup and predicts what might hold the key to the future of the broadcasting and media industry.
A new global OTT managed service launched on time under remote working restrictions validates the strength of Red Bee Media’s relationship with client TV5MONDE, the resilience of its team and the flexibility of the platform’s architecture.
The foreign news channel Deutsche Welle, headquartered in Germany, is relying more than ever on LiveU’s mobile IP broadcasting technology to maintain and expand its global live coverage during the current coronavirus crisis. While the delivery of trustworthy news in real-time remains the first priority, Deutsche Welle’s worldwide reporters and correspondents are working under difficult conditions with many of them being locked down at home and unable to access a studio. This is why Deutsche Welle draws on LiveU equipment even more frequently than usual these days for flexible, location-independent production solutions. As an early adopter of innovative broadcast technology, the station has been building a comprehensive LiveU infrastructure with the help of Netorium, LiveU’s local partner in Germany.
IABM Head of Digital Ben Dales interviews Morwen Williams, Head of UK Operations at BBC News about the challenges they faced with moving to remote working, new technologies they have used and what their purchasing priorities are for 2021.
In the seventh episode of the In the Hub podcast, Neil speaks to John Reid – a broadcast engineering and high level systems architecture expert with nearly 50 years of experience working with companies like the BBC and Panasonic. Neil and John discuss how John got his start in the industry, why he chose to go down the independent consultancy route and the benefits of seeing the ‘bigger picture’ when it comes to broadcast technology systems and workflows.
In the first episode of the In The Hub podcast, Neil speaks to news broadcasting royalty – Mr. John O’Loan. John was part of the pioneering team responsible for the launch of Sky News in the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia. He is also a founding partner in the iO Media Group. Neil and John discuss the history of news broadcasting, how social media has impacted the news, the phenomenon of ‘news avoiders’ and much more.
The world of sports suddenly froze in Spring 2020, but the thaw has begun.
First came the titans of European football, then the heroes of American soccer. By August, most franchises were resuming play or planning their upcoming season with coronavirus-related restrictions. And as professional sports leagues gradually return to the ballparks, pitches, and rinks of the world, so too do the sports media professionals tasked with capturing each game.
Everything is different about live sports this year, save the rulebook. Sports broadcasters and production teams are finding new ways to adapt to an ever-changing environment. Most prominent and profitable among these changes is the new fan experience.