This panel discussion of leading chief technology officers from prominent media companies and broadcasters will provide unique thought-leading insights on technology’s role in ensuring enterprise-wide success in today’s challenging environment, and strategies to meet the business and content supply chain needs into the future.
Revenue growth in the media sector worsened while profits improved compared to the figures reported a year ago – profits are still declining, albeit slightly. With regards to revenues, the impact of declining advertising sales was a significant driver of performance. Although profits generally improved, our profit margins analysis revealed that there’s much more behind the overall market figures. More companies went from profit to loss while a significant number of companies moved to lower margin groups – margins declined only slightly on average.
Blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies, can be defined as a digital, immutable and decentralized ledger that chronologically records transactions in near real-time. In the process underpinning this technology, a digital transaction is verified and validated by a public or private network of computers (or nodes) and then added to an immutable ledger – the blockchain – as a new block of data. All blocks of data in the blockchain are chronologically linked to each other through timestamps.
Montgomery Scott (Star Trek) famously said, “You’ve got to use the right tool for the job, lad.” This session takes this lesson to heart. Patrick Killianey (Network Applications Engineer, Yamaha Commercial Audio Division) examines the needs of audio and video separately, discussing how open standards represent different opportunities to each trade and how they cooperate with private solutions – each being the “right tool” in different situations. Simple network infrastructure structural models are also be shown that lend themselves to quick maintenance by the teams that operate the A/V systems.
With over 18 years’ experience,Tedial has earned an impeccable reputation as a MAM visionary and innovator. Tedial provides international broadcasters and global media companies with an intelligently engineered platform that enables users to take full advantage of file-based workflows, cloud computing and other technologies such as IMF and AI with maximum benefits and minimum risk.
THE SITUATION ATN International is a US investment firm that operates, owns and invests in telecommunications companies and renewable energy assets, in the US and internationally. Their communications portfolio includes telcos with triple play services, such as One Communications in Bermuda, Viya in the US Virgin Islands, Logic in the Cayman Islands and GTT in Guyana. They also own communications companies in the US that focus on direct-to-consumer and wholesale wireless services. THE PROBLEM: HOW TO TRANSFORM TV AND VIDEO ATN identified that video services were consuming between 70 – 80 percent of all traffic on their network. But, even though these services were bringing in a lot of revenue, they were not generating a lot of margin. And ATN realized that this was part of a larger trend: Internet video traffic continues to increase, but traditional operators are losing subscribers to their video services. ATN saw the need to transform how they deliver, and especially how they monetize video services. The proliferation of full OTT packages such as Netflix and Amazon Prime has brought about a new way of watching TV and videos. Many subscribers are dropping the traditional channel tier model in favor of less restrictive streaming TV...
By now it is well-known that moving media and entertainment operations to the cloud – all or in part – can yield big benefits in terms of cost, accessibility, and scalability, but there’s another big reason the cloud is so great: It’s the perfect environment for collaboration.
IABM introduced a new ‘Start-Up’ membership category in January this year. As its name suggests, the new membership category is designed to cater for new companies that have been incorporated for less than two years, enabling them to benefit from the full range of IABM membership services to support them at a critical time in their growth and development, all at a manageable price for what are typically cash-poor, ideas-rich businesses.
We asked Ian Sharpe, CEO of Promethean – one of the new Start-Up members – to let us in on the secrets of getting a new company off the ground successfully. That he replied with his insightful answers within just one hour speaks volumes; as he said, “You don’t start-up by sitting on your hands!”.
On my recent (24th!) trip to NAB Show, it struck me that the industry hasn’t moved on from a traditional model of marketing through trade shows and press releases to get news out to the world.
Of course, the media is still a hugely important channel for the M&E sector. And it continues to play a vital role in building brand awareness. But it’s just one channel in a sea of opportunity – and if you don’t adopt a more integrated approach to marketing, you will miss out.
The continued rise in the amount of information stored and transferred electronically has resulted in an increase in the potential exposures facing businesses. Regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), must also be considered, because a loss of sensitive personal information may subject you to fines and sanctions from your National Data Protection Authority.