We propose to build a portal-based, pay-as-you-use media ‘engine’ into our video switches at BT Tower. Live content feeds coming through the switches could be captured in 24-hour segments, stored for 10 days and have metadata automatically generated. Content could be easily found using keywords, no action would be missed if events run on longer, and rights holders have sufficient time to fetch clips retrospectively.
We’re exploring how to give broadcasters what they need to be able to use 5G effectively. This includes developing a roadmap of how we get to full network slicing, what sort of integrated services and wrap-around service-level agreements and support is required.
Chris Osika (Chief Marketing Officer, Telestream), Kevin Callahan (VP, Field Operations & Engineering, Fox Sports), Mark Barnes (Project Manager, dB Broadcast Ltd) & James Unitt (Principal Consultant, BT)
IABM TV interview with Gavin Jones (MD Mobile, Media & Broadcast – BT Wholesale) on the restructure of BT and the introduction of 5G
The business landscape across Europe and the UK remains challenging for many IABM members. It was particularly gratifying then that all of the members I spoke to at NAB Show in Las Vegas said that the show was very good for them, both in terms of quantity and quality of attendees
As Les Anderson, global CSO & vice president cyber-security at BT, succinctly put it in his keynote: “It’s too easy to do badness.” His opening line at the entertaining and informative IABM cyber-security event, held at the imposing BT Tower, set the scene nicely for the myriad cyber-threats every business is now facing. And Anderson knows better than most, having spent 16 years as deputy director at the UK’s intelligence and security operation, GCHQ, prior to taking up the security reins at BT.
Over the past 18 months, BT and the BBC have built a national broadcast network using IP transport and SMPTE ST 2022 for carriage of uncompressed video, audio and data. In this presentation, John Ellerton (Head of Media Futures, BT Media and Broadcast) and Ross Kemp (Head of Connectivity Architecture, BBC) provides some insight into this enormous project, its challenges and successes, and the ambitions for the network as the BBC progresses towards an end-to-end IP future.