The way our industry works is going through a fundamental transformation; change is now not an option – it’s an absolute necessity for survival. IABM’s Opening Executive Keynote Session at IBC armed delegates with the knowledge needed to weather these changes, and lifted the lid on why media technology users are moving to a creator-to-consumer Content Supply Chain operating model – and how we can all work together to realize its benefits.
The 2018 Winter Olympics marked Discovery’s first of four Olympic Games with broadcasting rights for most of Europe, and they needed to build a complete solution, from the ground up, to deliver Olympic content to 50 territories across Europe in 21 languages.
They knew that one of their main challenges was going to be managing the tremendous volume of content coming in from Korea and out to all of their distribution channels. With 900 people from Discovery on the ground in PyeongChang and 1400 more across 10 sites in Europe, immediate access to content from anywhere in the world, with easy collaboration and content sharing was going to be critical. NEP worked with Discovery to build out their Mediabank cloud-based media asset management tool to create a custom solution for Discovery’s ingest, storage, logging, distribution, and collaboration needs.
In today’s fast-moving media landscape, broadcasters require scalable and reliable storage solutions to grow collaboration between teams and facilities, optimise the value of their media assets and create high-quality media quicker and easier than thought possible.
Avid NEXIS is the world’s first software-defined storage platform that enables true storage virtualisation for any media application. Powered by MediaCentral, the most open, tightly integrated and efficient platform designed for media, Avid NEXIS delivers unrivalled media storage flexibility, scalability and control for both Avid-based and third-party workflows. The latest addition to Avid NEXIS is Avid NEXIS | E5 NL – a high-density on-premises nearline storage solution. Avid NEXIS | E5 NL enables media organisations to seamlessly and efficiently manage media across online, nearline and archive storage.
At the 2018 NAB Show in April, GatesAir introduced Intraplex IPConnect, a standalone hardware device with integrated award-winning IPConnect software for reliable, secure data transport. Previously available only as an option for IP Link audio codecs, the new device provides reliability and security for virtually types of IP data, including those from IP audio codecs, HD Radio streams and Web or SNMP-based remote-control applications. The device can be used as an IP Gateway or a LAN bridge to provide point-to-point and point-to-multipoint connections.
When remote news crews go live from a breaking news scene or a major event, they want to be ahead of the competition at every step.
Reliability, flexibility and convenience are key transmission requirements when covering a story. When the location is on challenging terrain, or if the crowds are overloading the cellular networks, or in adverse weather conditions – or sometimes all three at once – reliable transmission paths are critical to ensuring that high quality video gets back to the station or direct to the viewer.
NeuLion specializes in the broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to internet-connected devices. As the de facto leader in streaming, NeuLion delivers over 63,000 live events annually. NeuLion works with top sports and entertainment brands such as the NBA, English Football League, Sky Sports, NFL, UFC, National Geographic and many more to deliver their content directly to viewers over the internet and create engaging, interactive viewing experiences for their audience in global markets.
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Edgeware, the pioneer of TV CDN technology, has introduced Ad Enabler – a brand new product that segments the content stream in an extremely accurate manner to make sure the ad comes on exactly when it is supposed to.
Ad Enabler provides frame-accurate segmentation that prevents fractions of old ads being shown or parts of content to be lost, both causing glitches to the end-viewer. Edgeware’s Ad Enabler is one of the first to support live OTT ad insertion on the MPEG-DASH standard, which is the native format for Android devices.
How Technology and Global Distribution Has Ushered in The New Age of Storytelling [caption id="attachment_54030" align="alignleft" width="150"] By Brad Soroca, Chief Marketing Officer, Deluxe[/caption] It is no secret the media and entertainment marketplace finds itself in the midst of the most tumultuous time in its history. Headlines blare of mergers we thought we would never see, growth rates of young companies continue to defy expectations, and business models remain in a constant state of flux. Technology has democratized content distribution, creating a whole new set of challenges, along with a multitude of opportunity. Those who succeed in this marketplace will be those that can not only create great content but create agile business models founded on data with the ability to quickly scale. What has become clear is that there is no longer a clear delineation between content creator and distributor. The industry leaders, or those who seem to be in the position to lead, can be grouped into three types: 1. Distributors with large install bases of users; 2. Creators with unique and valuable content and IP that attracts large, loyal audiences; and 3. OTTs, or “the new creators”, that have transferred their customer reach from a different business...
Across the United States and around the world, the number of viewing options for both conventional television and cinema programming continues to expand and diversify. Along with new viewing options, consumers have come to expect programming to include enhanced features such as subtitles to accommodate the hard of hearing, or people looking to view programs without audio in a noise-sensitive or noisy environment, as well as viewers watching content in a foreign language