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.
Increasingly based on IP, virtualization and Cloud technology, Nevion’s solutions enable the management, transport and processing of professional-quality video, audio and data – in real time, reliably and securely. From content production to distribution, Nevion solutions are used to power major sporting and live events across the globe. Some of the world’s largest media groups and telecom service providers use Nevion technology, including AT&T, NBC Universal, NASA, BBC, CCTV, EBU, BT and Telefonica.
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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.
This edition of the report focuses on cloud and covers the following topics:
- Cloud Essentials
- Cloud Adoption Tracker
- Cloud Use Cases in Media
Cloud is undoubtedly one of the hottest topics in the broadcast and media industry at present, and if you were to judge the state of cloud adoption by the huge volume of noise around the subject, you could be forgiven for feeling like a dinosaur if you haven’t already fully embraced it.
But what’s the real state of play? We spoke to eight IABM members to find out what their end-user customers are actually doing now in the cloud, what they’re not, whether it’s public, private or hybrid, and where the future will take us. Are we truly heading towards a dematerialized industry, and if so, what’s holding us back today?
This report provides key findings from a survey of broadcast technology end-users that was conducted immediately prior to the 2017 NAB trade show. This survey asked broadcast professionals who attended the NAB show within the past two years about confidence in their businesses and other important issues facing IABM members.
This report provides key findings from a survey of broadcast technology end-users that was conducted immediately prior to the 2017 IBC trade show.
The analysis is undertaken by our Lead Analyst, Lorenzo Zanni, and Research Analyst, Abirah Aziz. The report includes the latest news and research findings across a variety of topics, including:
- Business Environment
- Broadcast and Media Technology Industry
- Media Technology Demand Drivers
This edition of the BI Regional Report will include a focus on North America.
THIS REPORT IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO IABM MEMBERS
What is the resistance to calling any form of program delivery broadcasting? It appears to come down to the concept of ‘on-demand’. Broadcasting is considered as linear programming and on-demand is, by definition, non-linear programming.