THE SITUATION ATN International is a US investment firm that operates, owns and invests in telecommunications companies and renewable energy assets, in the US and internationally. Their communications portfolio includes telcos with triple play services, such as One Communications in Bermuda, Viya in the US Virgin Islands, Logic in the Cayman Islands and GTT in Guyana. They also own communications companies in the US that focus on direct-to-consumer and wholesale wireless services. THE PROBLEM: HOW TO TRANSFORM TV AND VIDEO ATN identified that video services were consuming between 70 – 80 percent of all traffic on their network. But, even though these services were bringing in a lot of revenue, they were not generating a lot of margin. And ATN realized that this was part of a larger trend: Internet video traffic continues to increase, but traditional operators are losing subscribers to their video services. ATN saw the need to transform how they deliver, and especially how they monetize video services. The proliferation of full OTT packages such as Netflix and Amazon Prime has brought about a new way of watching TV and videos. Many subscribers are dropping the traditional channel tier model in favor of less restrictive streaming TV...
With over 18 years’ experience,Tedial has earned an impeccable reputation as a MAM visionary and innovator. Tedial provides international broadcasters and global media companies with an intelligently engineered platform that enables users to take full advantage of file-based workflows, cloud computing and other technologies such as IMF and AI with maximum benefits and minimum risk.
In late 2017, NEP Australia, the country’s leading provider of outside broadcast and studio solutions, delivered the world’s first live-to-air, uncompressed HD remote production using SMPTE 2110 through NEP’s new permanent centralised production facility, The Andrews Hub. Under the direction of technology director and 25-year industry veteran Marc Segar, NEP used state-of-the-art, all-IP (internet protocol) facilities to allow NEP’s engineers, cameramen and talent producers to broadcast a Hyundai A-League match from Brisbane while all production staff, including the director, vision switcher, audio director, graphics and replay operators, worked from the Andrews Hub Sydney control room, 932km away.
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 asked Ian Sharpe, CEO of Promethean – one of the new Start-Up members – to let us in on the secrets of getting a new company off the ground successfully. That he replied with his insightful answers within just one hour speaks volumes; as he said, “You don’t start-up by sitting on your hands!”.
The trend towards virtualization of server-based applications, so they can run on a converged compute stack anywhere – cloud or on-prem – is well established. Another is the migration from serial digital to IP networks. Whether in an on-prem data center, a colocation data center, or a private media cloud for high value content creation, the interesting new trend we are seeing is the adoption of enterprise IT workflows and infrastructure by media and entertainment facilities.
The continued rise in the amount of information stored and transferred electronically has resulted in an increase in the potential exposures facing businesses. Regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), must also be considered, because a loss of sensitive personal information may subject you to fines and sanctions from your National Data Protection Authority.
Technology is part of every aspect of life. It has transformed our economies, created new ways of doing business and revolutionised how we live our lives. With so much of our lives connected online, our security on the web is top of the agenda, personally and in business. In my role, I look at everything from ethical hacking to threat intelligence and our digital lines of defence. Here’s how we’re managing risks at BT in an increasingly dangerous cyber world
What is the resistance to calling any form of program delivery broadcasting? It appears to come down to the concept of 'on-demand'. Broadcasting is considered as linear programming and on-demand is, by definition, non-linear programming.
IABM's State of the Industry conference has become the traditional curtain-raiser at IBC, with a panel of industry experts discussing the big industry issues of the moment and providing pointers for where broadcast and media is heading next.
It’s clear to everyone in the media and broadcast industry: the environment is changing and it’s more revolution than evolution. Figuring out the way forward is more difficult than ever because in times of significant change there is disruption, - the future is no longer an extrapolation of the past...