The amount of video content being distributed is only going in one direction – and that is up. Over half the global IP video traffic (56.8%) will be HD and around a quarter (22.3%) will be Ultra HD by 2022 according to Cisco.
Presentation from The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
This presentation has been made available by The SME Climate Commitment.
Digital technology and entertainment is a significant driver of electricity use globally, resulting in increased GHG emissions. Research has been conducted on electricity use associated with adigital services, but to date no complete study of television distribution has been conducted. Here we present the first assessment of electricity used for distribution and viewing of television over different distribution platforms terrestrial, satellite, cable and online streaming.
Like a Photon Creative was formed in 2012 by Kristen Souvlis and Nadine Bates based in Queensland, Australia. They are a multi-award-winning and internationally acclaimed production company specialising in developing and executing content for children.
This week, Neil speaks to Joop Janssen of YOAP Holding and Roda JC Kerkrade Football Club. Joop’s career has seen him go from professional volleyball player, through Philips & Vitec and into his managing director position at YOAP Holding. Joop discusses the sustainability of current sports rights models for broadcasting, how important trade shows will be in 2021 and what he envisions for the future of the broadcasting industry.
Fifty years ago, back when my father built our cabin off-grid by hand, sustainability was called environmentalism and considered hippy, not hip. In that time global energy consumption has increased 173%, in an ever-upward trend – until COVID-19. As of the 28th of April, 54% of the global population was in some form of lockdown. Global energy demand declined 3.8% in Q1 2020, with full-lockdown countries experiencing an average 25% decline in energy demand per week, and those in partial lockdown 18%.
Paul Massara, former CEO of npower and fellow Board Advisor to iSIZE, who deliver machine learning bitrate and energy reduction and perceptual quality enhancement for video, notes that, “At the same time, global carbon use has reduced around 5% as economies have slowed and airplanes have remained grounded. And yet if we are to hit our net zero targets and keep global temperature rises to less than 2%, we require a 7% year on year reduction in carbon, year in year out. The challenge is to achieve such carbon reductions without a crashing of the world economy.”
CEDAR Audio is a UK based company committed to noise suppression, speech enhancement and audio restoration. It has focussed exclusively in these areas for more than three decades and is the recipient of numerous accolades including an IABM Design & Innovation Award, two Cinema Audio Society Awards and an Academy Award for services to the movie industry.