IABM's State of the Industry conference has become the traditional curtain-raiser at IBC, with a panel of industry experts discussing the big industry issues of the moment and providing pointers for where broadcast and media is heading next.
The impact of a cyber breach or attack can be huge: there’s the time you could lose through having to fix your website or systems, the potential loss of customers, damage to your reputation and all the other potential consequences of a hacker getting their hands on your data.
Disney announced in August 2017 that it will remove its content from Netflix in 2019. It will instead be included in a new Disney OTT offering to be launched in the same year. An ESPN-branded multi-sport video streaming service will be launched in 2018.
Peter White, CEO, IABM: I am not at all surprised by Belden’s acquisition of SAM and its plan to merge it with Grass Valley; I also predict that this will be merely the first of a number of M&As on the supply side of the industry throughout 2018 and beyond. There are several reasons for this which have been clearly flagged by IABM’s research across both the supply and demand sides of the industry over the last couple of years.
The transition to new enterprise media infrastructures is well underway with some applications more advanced than others. The common trend is clear across the board as IT- and IP-based applications replace point products interfaced through industry specific connections.
Offloading is the movement of the camera files off the camera card to another medium such as a hard disk
James Gilbert Founder and CEO, Pixel Power, on carpets, cats and continued success in broadcast and media technology
The broadcast landscape in Europe is extremely varied, from both a cultural and a technological perspective. From a cultural perspective, European viewers show different programming tastes and language preferences. From a technological perspective, different countries have different broadcast infrastructures.
How engineering decision-makers balance the priorities of reducing capex and speeding up time to market while maintaining control of quality. These days, the broadcast business has a big, fat target on its back. For viewers, it is the Golden Age of television, with greater choice and higher quality than ever before. For the companies that create and distribute content, the market is changing at a speed and intensity that makes it hard to keep pace. Viewing content on demand — anytime, anywhere, on any device — is the choice for most viewers, and audience fragmentation is accelerating.
Never before has media content been quite so valuable. With increasing competition and consumer appetite for content anytime anywhere, broadcasters and content producers are under increasing pressure to deliver the right content at the right time. It is surprising therefore that so many media companies have not even considered a disaster recovery plan, let alone implemented one. Just how important is disaster recovery and how do you implement a plan that’s automated and integrated into the way you work today?