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.
IABM's State of the Industry conference has become the traditional curtain-raiser at IBC, with a panel of industry experts discussing the big industry issues of the moment and providing pointers for where broadcast and media is heading next.
George Bevir, IBC365 editor, provides an overview of the IABM International Business Conference in his closing keynote.
This executive summary of the industry covers consumer spending and business investments, supply trends, and updates on artificial intelligence.
AI is a branch of computer science that aims at creating intelligent technology capable of replicating human learning and problem solving skills. Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning can both be considered as sub-sets of the wider AI field. ML, an early application of AI, provides computer systems with the capability to learn from data without being programmed.
Tony Emerson, Managing Director, Worldwide Media and Cable at Microsoft, interviewed Lisa Perrin, Endemol Shine Group’s CEO of Creative Networks to give the audience at the IABM Annual International Business Conference a fascinating insight into how Endemol Shine Group are beginning to deploy AI as part of the creative production process.
Disney announced in August 2017 that it will remove its content from Netflix in 2019. It will instead be included in a new Disney OTT offering to be launched in the same year. An ESPN-branded multi-sport video streaming service will be launched in 2018.
The MEA region is made up of diverse countries with strong cultural and religious values present in everyday business and economic activities.
Peter White, CEO, IABM: I am not at all surprised by Belden’s acquisition of SAM and its plan to merge it with Grass Valley; I also predict that this will be merely the first of a number of M&As on the supply side of the industry throughout 2018 and beyond. There are several reasons for this which have been clearly flagged by IABM’s research across both the supply and demand sides of the industry over the last couple of years.
While each has their own take, some common themes quickly became apparent – IP, OTT, Cloud and streaming quality in particular. All share one thing in common – an upbeat, optimistic outlook. Here’s what they had to say...