Miles Weaver (Marketing Director, Airbeem) explains how, with the explosion of OTT services, viewers are supplementing their Netflix experiences with genre-specific services. He also explains the key things to consider when deploying a service to develop these personalized audiences.
Disney announced strong second quarter results for fiscal year 2018, topping Wall Street expectations. The entertainment giant reported a 9% year-on-year quarterly revenue increase, while earnings per share jumped 23%. This growth was fueled by its Parks division and Studio Entertainment segment, in particular the success of blockbuster movies such as Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. Disney’s Studio Entertainment is set to keep the blockbuster titles coming over the next few years, which will be of vital importance when Disney launches its direct-to-consumer offering in 2019. The company’s cable segment, which includes ESPN, saw operating income drop 6%, partly due to costs associated with the new streaming service ESPN Plus.
Video from Texas Association of Broadcasters 2015 Convention & Trade Show in Austin, Texas. The event is the largest state broadcast association convention in the nation, with 1,100+ annual registrants and 125 exhibitors.
Baskar Subramanian (Co-founder, Amagi Media Labs Pvt Ltd) enlightens attendees on: why have machine-learning, what is the impact in broadcast, content planning/production/processing/scheduling/Ad Monetization, data analytics, personalizing content discovery and the next steps for machine learning. Baskar will also give us his views on the future jobs in broadcast.
is a leading enterprise software company, known for open, customizable and scalable rich media workflows, which are deployed in some of the largest and most innovative radio stations and media companies worldwide.
The privately owned company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany, with offices in Berlin and Washington, D.C. DAVID’s umbrella product suite, ‘DigaSystem’ or ‘DigAS,’ offers an easy way for journalists, producers and operations teams to produce cross-media content and cost-effectively manage the opportunities and challenges of multi-channel distribution.
PUBLISH & MONETISE BaM™Award Nominee - Simplestream - The answer to creating a ‘Netflix-style’ video service The Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) market has traditionally been skewed in favour of large, global players –such as Netflix and Amazon – that have the capital investment, infrastructure and personnel to deploy and manage such services. However, there is now the opportunity for smaller, niche content owners to break into the market, scale–up, and reach their intended audiences with meaningful and relevant content. Simplestream has helped make this possible with their VOD-in-a-Box solution: an end-to-end, white label service that enables the rapid launch of next-generation TV Everywhere services across multiple screens and territories. This fast to market, cross-platform solution can be deployed in under six weeks and is designed to be a low maintenance, cost effective option for content owners and distributors. Centralised control of all content and metadata through one portal, flexible monetisation options, powerful user interface (UI) frameworks, and flexible commercial models are the backbone differentiators that VOD-in-a-Box offers. [bctt tweet="Simplestream has helped make this possible with their VOD-in-a-Box solution: an end-to-end, white label service that enables the rapid launch of next-generation TV Everywhere services across multiple screens - BaM™ Product...
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Edgeware, the pioneer of TV CDN technology, has introduced Ad Enabler – a brand new product that segments the content stream in an extremely accurate manner to make sure the ad comes on exactly when it is supposed to.
Ad Enabler provides frame-accurate segmentation that prevents fractions of old ads being shown or parts of content to be lost, both causing glitches to the end-viewer. Edgeware’s Ad Enabler is one of the first to support live OTT ad insertion on the MPEG-DASH standard, which is the native format for Android devices.
Thanks to the boom in popularity of OTT services, feature films and TV series are being delivered to more platforms and localized into more languages every day.
Localization service provider, ZOO Digital
has developed a cloud dubbing service that overcomes a number of industry challenges – including capacity, voice talent diversity, quality and time-to-market for dubbed entertainment content.
Over the last three years, broadcast industry trends are signaling a few important directives for TV networks.
- The rise of individualism is creating an unprecedented demand for multi-screen content consumption
- The millennial generation’s attitude of ‘here and now’ is pushing the innovation boundaries in content discovery and delivery
- The changing audience loyalty is further impacting subscription and advertising revenues
[caption id="attachment_53783" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Source- IFEMA (Audiovisual BIT)[/caption] From the 8th to the 10th of May 2018, Audiovisual BIT 2018 show was celebrated in Madrid gathering leading manufacturers, distributors and service companies related to both what has been traditionally considered as the broadcast, the film industry and the new media production and distribution contents. This trade show gathers professionals in broadcast and audiovisual technology industries in an event where innovation plays the main role. Nowadays is the only Broadcast-centric trade show in the Spanish market and is celebrated every other year. [bctt tweet="Audiovisual BIT has boosted this year a more complete cycle of conferences with speakers of greater status than in previous editions covering topics such as Production Trends and New Business Models - Audiovisual BIT Case Study"] [caption id="attachment_53784" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: VSN[/caption] However, this trade show has been experiencing less attendance in the last years. That is why the organization is working in new ways to attract more professionals and relevant people to this event. Therefore, Audiovisual BIT has boosted this year a more complete cycle of conferences with speakers of greater status than in previous editions covering topics such as Production Trends and New Business Models, “The...