Welcome to Episode 12 of the In the Hub podcast! In this episode, Neil chats with Matthew Baxter, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Stellwagen Ventures. Matthew takes us back to his start in the sports industry, the recent launch of Stellwagen Ventures and how we can expect sports and music to emerge from a whirlwind 2020.
Blockchain is one of the hottest new technologies promising to transform the Content Chain. We meet two of the most exciting cutting-edge start-ups to demystify the world of smart contracts and the distributed ledger, and explain how it will change the way content is created and sold.
This article originally appeared in the IABM Journal, issue 101 which is available to view online here Richard Friedel Executive Vice President and General Manager, Fox Networks Richard Friedel, executive vice president and general manager of Fox Networks Engineering & Operations, joined Fox more than 20 years ago following stint at NBC News, ABC and prior to that, at Washington NBC affiliate, WRC-TV – his first professional television job. Over those years, he has seen remarkable advances in technology – and been on the receiving end of countless sales pitches from hopeful vendors. We caught up with Richard in mid-March to discover how he keeps abreast of emerging technologies and get his tips for getting through his door and making a successful sales pitch. How do sales people get through to you? If they’re clever, they’ll find a way! Just as when, say, you’re looking for a new job, you send out a slew of resumes in the hope that at least one person will open it and read it, if a vendor hits a number of people within Fox then they increase their chance of getting at least one pickup. The thing is that we all talk to each...
Dr Rob Oldfield (Co-Founder and Director of Salsa Sound) 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 spoke to Dr Rob Oldfield, Co-Founder and Director of Salsa Sound – who took advantage of Start-Up membership this year – about his experiences in getting his new venture off the ground, and asked him for his advice to other entrepreneurs on how to get started and get noticed in the broadcast and media industry. Give us a brief overview of what inspired you to set up your own company – where do you see the opportunity in the market, and why? At Salsa Sound we are producing technologies for the automation and enhancement of audio mixes for live sports audio, making the experience more cinematic, engaging and immersive for viewers. Having originally developed this technology as part of...
IABM TV interview with Rob Oldfield (Director & Co-Founder, Salsa Sound) on their solution for football production and new technologies
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.
The analysis is undertaken by our Lead Analyst, Lorenzo Zanni, and Research Analyst, Abirah Aziz. The report includes the latest news and research findings across a variety of topics, including:
- Business Environment
- Broadcast and Media Technology Industry
- Media Technology Demand Drivers
This edition of the BI Regional Report will include a focus on North America.
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