Sinclair is deploying and refining a new innovative cloud-based news and content gathering and production workflow by combining technologies from Avid, Sony and Marquis Broadcast. This novel method of news sequence relinking – now in operation at six Sinclair stations – has accelerated 5G news acquisition, reducing the volume of high-resolution video transferred to news production centres by field journalists. By leveraging 5G networks, Sinclair is limiting acquisition cost increases, creating a continuously enriched stream of news metadata and accelerating the speed of its news operations.
Salzburg24’s reporting prioritizes news, sports and event photography. As an online-only publication in a competitive news environment, speed is a priority for the Salzburg team, which claims the title of “Simply the Fastest.” So it is critical that digital tools be integrated into the organization’s workflow.
Broadcasters and media companies are implementing technologies powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) across the value chain. We see countless use cases for AI based automation or support and new opportunities keep emerging. So far, the focus has been on the usefulness of AI systems in terms of accuracy and performance in relation to a specific task. This is now changing with a wider uptake of AI, new capabilities for ML and public debates on this technology.
It’s almost a cliché to talk about how the last few years have changed live broadcasting.
Broadcasters kept going even though events were canceled, and companies like Dejero kept them on air producing great content. The need to shift working practices to distributed models where people could work from home came almost overnight.
We heard from many of our customers that they already had the capacity to handle remote workflows and connectivity with their existing Dejero solutions, but hadn’t had a reason to harness its full power until the pandemic.
From an overall business resilience perspective, we found these new ways of working provided new challenges and created a level of vigilance that we have never seen before. Resilience has always been a primary focus for broadcasters who demanded increasingly robust forms of business continuity to ensure they stay on air—or risk the loss of advertisers, audiences and, ultimately, revenue.
Mo-Sys partnered with on-air graphics specialist Erizos Studios to develop bMR (broadcast mixed reality). This solution uniquely combines Erizos’ expertise in broadcast graphics and MOS based news/sports workflows, with Mo-Sys’ innovation in LED virtual studios and precision camera tracking.
Online subtitle editors first made their appearance approximately a decade ago. Originally elementary in functionality, they were introduced to the wider public through platforms such as Amara’s as a means for anyone to easily add subtitles to online videos.
The way we consume content has evolved tremendously over the years – from the TV set to the laptop all the way to the smartphone, the way people use media has taken tremendous leaps along the way. Since the birth of social media, traditional media is no longer a one-way stream of communication as consumers embrace always-on, interactive means of learning from and engaging with one another. Younger consumers in particular are shifting away from the conventional habit of watching full-length award ceremonies or sports games, instead preferring to catch up on the latest news, big plays and viral moments via short, snappy, on-demand highlights.
Business resilience depends on reliable cybersecurity, but relying only on traditional security tools can leave aspects of your business vulnerable. Resilience for digital business starts with high availability and scalability – guaranteeing performance and uptime for websites and apps, no matter what levels of traffic are thrown at them. This can be achieved with caching technologies.
When designing a storage system for a production or post facility, it is easy to concentrate on capacity and throughput, and think that is all you need. However, a very real issue is data safety and how to guard against it. That is a particular problem in our industry of media production. Once you start considering the issues around data loss, the potential problems start to escalate: a real domino effect.
John O’Loan is CEO at iOMedia Group LNS. After launching Sky News, he assisted in the launch and operations of more than 40 other news, sport and documentary channels around the world. He holds an Executive Masters Degree in Culture Change at HEC Paris and The University of Oxford. In this article, he discusses how companies can best protect themselves from cyber threats.