The landscape of sports streaming is evolving rapidly. Recent studies show that a staggering 71% of US sports enthusiasts now opt for live viewing, underscoring a significant opportunity for the media industry and rights holders alike. As viewers expand their preferences across platforms like OTT, digital channels, and FAST, the media industry must move forward to cloud-driven production and distribution processes to serve the burgeoning demand for real-time sports content.
In an era of unprecedented technological advancement, the media and broadcast industry plays a significant role in shaping how we perceive the world. However, this sector, like many others, faces a pressing challenge: the threat to our planet’s delicate ecological balance. As concerns about environmental sustainability escalate, our industry needs to take bold steps to minimize its own impact on the environment and pave the way for a greener future.
Remote production has revolutionized the way video content is created and delivered in the modern era of digital streaming. With advancements in technology and connectivity, the concept of remote production has gained immense importance and popularity. By enabling teams to collaborate and produce high-quality video content from various locations, remote production offers unparalleled flexibility, cost efficiency, and scalability. From live events and sports broadcasts to film and television productions, remote production has emerged as a game-changing solution that maximizes efficiency, reduces expenses, and ensures seamless content delivery to audiences worldwide.
Since the very first moving picture and black and white films, to high-resolution digital video, and now with the seismic shift to the cloud, media production technology has undergone quite an evolution, yet film sets remain a bit of a dark place when it comes to connectivity.
2022 was a ground-breaking year for BT Media and Broadcast, characterised by many firsts. Namely, using the power of 5G technology to deliver truly engaging broadcast experiences, placing sports fans at the very heart of the action.
From famine to feast: How accelerated training is helping to alleviate the shortage of post-production talent.
Fernanda graduated in 2020 with a degree in Film Production. She spent the next year producing social media content for her mum’s small business. James studied film and media at college but ended up working in kitchens while trying to break into audio editing. Stories like these are common as during the pandemic the development of junior entrants in the post-production industry practically ceased altogether. So, when the sector bounced back and the volume of post-production work increased, the absence of junior talent moving up through the ranks over the last two years contributed to an industry skills shortage, with post houses left scrambling for staff.
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.
LiveTouch X provides the professional replay performance required for live events with ultra-low latency from anywhere on the planet. Clips can be marked from live feeds and sent to production or playout in under a second! Industry standard highlights organization by Page, Bank, and Slot with clip numbering makes UI simple to navigate, with highlights and playlists available at a single button press.
Cloud adoption in broadcast and media continues to grow with most media businesses have had adopted cloud technology, and this was largely driven by COVID. The move to remote production and the increasing volumes of data due to M&E convergence have all contributed to the accelerated cloud adoption.
This is the age of multi-tasking and multi-production. Behind the scenes of every news, sport and live broadcast channel is a team of people who make the content come to life, and here in 2022, almost every aspect is driven by computer technology. These live production environments rely on multi-server, multi-PC and multimonitor infrastructure, where people take control through our default peripherals; the keyboard and mouse.