Unlike a car crash, a ransomware attack is most likely uninsurable. So, the effects on a major media enterprise, production company or post facility can be totally devastating. Here’s why we should all be concerned, however big or small an organisation.
The sudden shift to remote working within the media industry saw an incredible turnaround, with workflows being instated quickly to ensure that quality content creation could continue. Existing media tools were adapted to enable workers from around the globe to access content and contribute to production, all whilst the industry came to terms with wider logistical challenges. A quick rollout of infrastructure saw big changes in how the industry managed their assets; suddenly, data that would have been very difficult to access needed to be available to workers from their homes.
The recent IABM report on content security trends in conjunction with our good friends at Axinom made for some interesting reading. As Roger Thornton mentions in his summary article, perhaps the most surprising takeaway is the discrepancy between a stated intention to invest in content, and a far lower priority in investment in content security technology to safeguard against the theft of that content, especially given the financial, operational and potentially creative resources that will be required to produce or acquire it. As Roger summarises, this seems counterintuitive, but budgets are finite and it could be argued that prioritizing content over business processes is where dutiful media providers should concentrate their majority resource.
BT Sport won the IABM Award for the Most Inclusive Company in December 2021. The sports broadcaster collected the award in recognition of a wide range of action across its operation to promote Diversity and Inclusion. We followed up with BT Sport COO*, Jamie Hindhaugh, to uncover he story behind his inspiring BT Sport United initiative, dive deeper into the programme, discover what’s coming next – and also talk about BT Sport’s sustainability push, which is delivering astonishing results.
Women’s sport has enjoyed a great start to 2022, with the Women’s Super League (WSL), Six Nations, and Women’s Cricket World Cup, proving key to record UK television audiences. The Women’s Sport Trust found that “UK women’s sport viewership increased 140% from 1st January to 15th May” and Sports Pro Media recently highlighted that WSL broadcast consumption was up 285% in the first year of the Sky-BBC rights deal, based on data from the same study.
This report provides IABM members with insight into the latest broadcast and media industry developments for the APAC region. Over the course of each year, these reports build into a full overview of all the major regional markets around the world.
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.
Excitement, anticipation and pressure mount in the lead up to the prestigious World Cup, kicking off in November in Qatar. As football fans eagerly await their favourite players to lead their teams to victory, broadcasters and service providers will be preparing to deliver the highly sought-after coverage. The competition providers face in delivering the best football coverage may be as fierce as the action on the pitch.
Peter White, CEO of IABM’s presentation from the State of the Industry Conference at NAB Show 2022.
In this IABM TV interview, Roland Vlaicu (Sr. Advisor for Product at NativeWaves) discusses the benefits of NativeWaves EXP, where NativeWaves EXP is live today and which events they have done recently.