Before the invention of the television, the focal point of any room was the fireplace. In fact, the word ‘focus’ derives from the Latin word for ‘hearth’. However, the invention of the television, coupled with the arrival of central heating, means that, from the mid Twentieth Century onwards, most of us have pointed our sofas at the TV.
Limelight was honoured to receive the 2018 IABM BaM™ Award in the Publish category at the IBC Conference in Amsterdam for its solution to this problem. The new Limelight Realtime Streaming solution allows broadcasters to ensure online viewers enjoy the same realtime viewing experience as broadcast viewers.
Arnaud Elnecave speaks to IABM TV about their main products and how they are addressing the latest industry trends.
Well, there goes the World Cup. The usual thrills, spills, dives and goals and, for us in the broadcast TV industry, there was also the wonderful arrival of VAR. Now, despite all of the controversies connected with the decisions, did anyone notice how the quality of the playback suites – if not the quality of the referees’ decisions (especially the Final) — was never questioned?
But off the pitch, this was a really interesting tournament for the TV industry. This was probably the first ‘real’ IP-based broadcasting World Cup with broadcasters having to gear up for huge demand to show games via streaming networks. But this massive demand also exposed some real flaws in large-scale live streaming after record audiences swamped networks.
[caption id="attachment_53783" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Source- IFEMA (Audiovisual BIT)[/caption] From the 8th to the 10th of May 2018, Audiovisual BIT 2018 show was celebrated in Madrid gathering leading manufacturers, distributors and service companies related to both what has been traditionally considered as the broadcast, the film industry and the new media production and distribution contents. This trade show gathers professionals in broadcast and audiovisual technology industries in an event where innovation plays the main role. Nowadays is the only Broadcast-centric trade show in the Spanish market and is celebrated every other year. [bctt tweet="Audiovisual BIT has boosted this year a more complete cycle of conferences with speakers of greater status than in previous editions covering topics such as Production Trends and New Business Models - Audiovisual BIT Case Study"] [caption id="attachment_53784" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: VSN[/caption] However, this trade show has been experiencing less attendance in the last years. That is why the organization is working in new ways to attract more professionals and relevant people to this event. Therefore, Audiovisual BIT has boosted this year a more complete cycle of conferences with speakers of greater status than in previous editions covering topics such as Production Trends and New Business Models, “The...
Filmed at BroadcastAsia 2015, this presentation delivered by Mette Charis Buchman (Senior Manager of Archive, Danish Broadcasting Corp) looks at how the role of the archive helps with the transition from public service broadcasting to multimedia distribution.
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…
As video consumption evolves from single screen to multi-screen, the burden on the Internet and its infrastructure will grow exponentially. The underlying infrastructure – never truly designed for digital video delivery – requires new thinking to ensure excellence in viewer experience. Furthermore, a viewer’s Quality of Experience (QoE) with video is directly impacted by the interruptions in video delivery.