Faced with ageing infrastructure that was impacting the creative team’s ability to deliver, A+E UK turned to Blue Lucy to provide a solution that put production needs first.
Progressive American Flat Track saves money and time by streamlining live event Comms using Telos Infinity IP Intercom Platform.
Sport as an entertainment genre like film or TV has been emerging for a couple of decades especially here in Europe. Once Sky started to pay big money for exclusive TV rights for Premier League football, the landscape changed. Sports like rugby turned professional for the first time and tried to compete, initially unsuccessfully, with football for a share of the cash and audience.
Discovery Sports’ activity revolves around its live and on-demand coverage of major international sports events, including Eurosport’s multi-platform coverage of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. In order to best deliver this highly qualitative content to its viewers and subscribers, Discovery wanted to build greater usability and flexibility through a significant upgrade and centralization of their technical infrastructure.
XR is one of the trendiest and most recent flavours of Virtual Reality, and many understand it as the usage of virtual backgrounds, displayed on large LED video walls, for movies, drama, or live events. However, the concept of XR (Extended Reality) goes far beyond these applications, which are often spectacular, but also do not take advantage of the many possibilities this technology can provide.
Although still in its relative infancy, esports has gone from a niche sector to a global billion-dollar industry that is drawing huge investment and has a rapidly surging fan base around the world.
The way we consume content has evolved tremendously over the years – from the TV set to the laptop all the way to the smartphone, the way people use media has taken tremendous leaps along the way. Since the birth of social media, traditional media is no longer a one-way stream of communication as consumers embrace always-on, interactive means of learning from and engaging with one another. Younger consumers in particular are shifting away from the conventional habit of watching full-length award ceremonies or sports games, instead preferring to catch up on the latest news, big plays and viral moments via short, snappy, on-demand highlights.
Business resilience depends on reliable cybersecurity, but relying only on traditional security tools can leave aspects of your business vulnerable. Resilience for digital business starts with high availability and scalability – guaranteeing performance and uptime for websites and apps, no matter what levels of traffic are thrown at them. This can be achieved with caching technologies.
When designing a storage system for a production or post facility, it is easy to concentrate on capacity and throughput, and think that is all you need. However, a very real issue is data safety and how to guard against it. That is a particular problem in our industry of media production. Once you start considering the issues around data loss, the potential problems start to escalate: a real domino effect.
John O’Loan is CEO at iOMedia Group LNS. After launching Sky News, he assisted in the launch and operations of more than 40 other news, sport and documentary channels around the world. He holds an Executive Masters Degree in Culture Change at HEC Paris and The University of Oxford. In this article, he discusses how companies can best protect themselves from cyber threats.