We are joined by Ronen Artman, Vice President, Marketing at LiveU to hear more about their recent acquisition by private enquiry firm Carlyle and what it means for the company.
As video continues to dominate our use of the internet, the technologies supporting it must continue to innovate and expand to help media companies get an Edge in the global content delivery space.
In the media and entertainment world, content is king and central to your business model – critical investments and revenue that must be secured. Content piracy is nothing new and the pervasive idea that “piracy is not a serious crime” still writes it off as nothing more than user misbehaviour. Commercial piracy today is a full-time job, stealing and reselling for profit, driving significant illegal business activities. The numbers speak for themselves: the value of pirate video services will exceed US$67 billion by 2023, according to Parks Associates.
In Q1 2021, factors such as increasing demand for consumer electronics contributed to causing a global shortage in the supply of components. This is part of a megatrend seeing COVID-19 producing distortions in the dynamics of supply and demand in different markets, which, according to analysts, may ultimately lead to inflationary pressures. In the case of consumer electronics, the move to remote working and the concurrent disruptions in global supply chains caused by COVID-19 may have produced an imbalance between demand and supply. Other areas such as labor markets are experiencing a similar trend – i.e., demand outstripping supply – due to factors such as unprecedented fiscal spending by governments. IABM conducted a poll on component shortages in April 2021 to measure the impact of this megatrend on the media technology industry. The poll’s findings show that this is a serious issue for most media technology suppliers, and it is a global problem. Anecdotal research carried out by IABM highlighted that this is not a temporary situation but rather a structural shock that may have prolonged effects. PC manufacturers such as Dell, HP, and Lenovo highlighted this situation in their recent investor calls, pointing to record demand for consumer electronics as the main driver for this and warning about price increases as well as shipping delays due to component shortages.
Creativity doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It’s often a careful cooperation between close teammates working toward the same goal. ShareBrowser, the media asset manager included with EVO video editing servers, has become the heart of this collaborative production workflow for the world’s leading media studios, corporations, sports teams, government institutions, marketing teams, churches, universities, and more.
This Wednesday, Neil speaks to Shengli Han – Vice Chairman of the Board at Beijing Jetsen Technology Co. and Advisor at Black Dragon Capital. Shengli has extensive experience in managing international companies within the broadcasting industry, building up teams and advising in landmark mergers and acquisitions. Shengli speaks on how he got started in broadcasting, how the Chinese broadcasting industry has recovered from COVID-19 and what he envisions for the future of our industry.
In this week’s episode, we speak to our very own Ben Gunkel from PlayBox Technology. Ben is our Territory Manager who focuses on forming long-term partnerships across the globe. Ben talks to us about the importance of partnerships, whether a company can ‘go it alone’ in the broadcasting industry and how PlayBox Technology benefits from partnerships.
This whitepaper details the collaboration between CGI and Germany’s ARD broadcasting and radio stations.
The weConnect system was developed by the ARD working group “weConnect” with the participation of IRT (Institut für Rundfunktechnik), CGI, and other manufacturers. Its goal is to replace ARD’s ageing line scheduling and file transfer network and enable it to exchange audio contributions and switch audio lines between the ARD broadcasting stations.
We are joined by Damien Lucas (Chief Product Officer at Ateme) and Ruben Senor-Megias (Chief Sales Officer at NPAW) to talk through their recent partnerships and how this will benefit their current and potential customers.
iNDEMAND distributes premium Video-on-Demand (VOD) and Pay Per View (PPV) entertainment to more than 200 North American TV operators, with a reach of more than 60 million homes. This includes movies, TV shows, events, boxing, wrestling, MMA, and digital out-of-market subscription professional sports packages for MLB, NBA, NHL, and MLS.