By Oliver Jorda (Global Media Industry Lead, Oracle)
Pay TV providers were once the 800-pound gorillas of the media industry. Not only did they deliver television content via cable, satellite, and telephone lines, but they were also the primary aggregators of content, including basic and premium channels and pay-per-view…
Written by Oliver Jorda (Global Media Industry Lead, Oracle).
This article has been taken from The Wall Street Journal.
This annual event covering three days at the EBU headquarters in Geneva brings together 150 professionals from the public broadcast sector and increasingly the private sector as well. In addition to those attending in person, the EBU streams the event live with high production values, interactivity and excellent video and sound quality.
In past years there was more of a deep dive in to the various video formats and specifications in development, SMPTE 2110 and compression algorithm for example. This year similar technology was included but an increased emphasis was placed on operational aspects and developments beyond signal formats. Separate tutorials were provided for more in-depth explanations.
Overall there is a sense that traditional broadcasters are waking up to the realities of modern television which is increasingly on-line and social media driven.
This report provides a brief summary of each session. On request more information can be provided on specific presentations, most have been made available directly after the event.
Smart business leaders regularly take time away from day-to-day business imperatives to look ahead and see what’s coming down the track. That way, they are part of the next wave rather than victims of it. I’ve engaged with many smart leaders and IABM members over the last few months and also taken some time myself to gaze into the future, taking into account solid, hard data from IABM’s Strategic Industry Analysis report released at IBC2018.
Richard Cartwright – CTO & Founder, Streampunk Media Ltd The JT-NM roadmap includes virtualization and dynamic scale-up, scale-down of facilities being trialed in BBC Northern Ireland’s ongoing IP Proof of Concept activity. This talk presents an approach that enables these features through an open-source, software-only implementation of the JT-NM Reference Architecture from the ground up, including: NMOS registration and discovery; TR-03 streams; and MPEG-TS/SDI/file/MXF/cloud gateways. [maxbutton id="136" ] [maxbutton id="137" ]
As Les Anderson, global CSO & vice president cyber-security at BT, succinctly put it in his keynote: “It’s too easy to do badness.” His opening line at the entertaining and informative IABM cyber-security event, held at the imposing BT Tower, set the scene nicely for the myriad cyber-threats every business is now facing. And Anderson knows better than most, having spent 16 years as deputy director at the UK’s intelligence and security operation, GCHQ, prior to taking up the security reins at BT.