From small time studios to international broadcasters, everyone is rethinking their technology choices and weighing their options. Here are the top 5 tech trends Prime Focus Technologies predict will have a major impact in 2020:
The IABM Buying Trends Report biannually tracks financial performance and trends in the media sector. The purpose of this report is to enable IABM member companies to track their customers’ performance and keep up with emerging trends in media technology demand.
Well, there goes the World Cup. The usual thrills, spills, dives and goals and, for us in the broadcast TV industry, there was also the wonderful arrival of VAR. Now, despite all of the controversies connected with the decisions, did anyone notice how the quality of the playback suites – if not the quality of the referees’ decisions (especially the Final) — was never questioned?
But off the pitch, this was a really interesting tournament for the TV industry. This was probably the first ‘real’ IP-based broadcasting World Cup with broadcasters having to gear up for huge demand to show games via streaming networks. But this massive demand also exposed some real flaws in large-scale live streaming after record audiences swamped networks.
Increasingly based on IP, virtualization and Cloud technology, Nevion’s solutions enable the management, transport and processing of professional-quality video, audio and data – in real time, reliably and securely. From content production to distribution, Nevion solutions are used to power major sporting and live events across the globe. Some of the world’s largest media groups and telecom service providers use Nevion technology, including AT&T, NBC Universal, NASA, BBC, CCTV, EBU, BT and Telefonica.
With Sky Sport HQ as the new broadcasting and production centre in Unterföhring near Munich, Sky Germany rightly adorns itself with one of the most modern sports broadcasting centres in Europe. Sky invested in the new building to keep up with its steady growth in Germany and to gain more flexibility through in-house productions. The new broadcasting centre Sky Sport HQ produces numerous live broadcasts of the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga, DFB Cup, Europe League and Champions League and also manages the company’s social media channels. Thanks to its extraordinary concept and the use of state-of-the-art technology, Sky Sport HQ has quickly become a crème de la crème TV broadcasting centre and the flagship of Sky Germany. Sky Sport HQ covers a total area of 4,600 square meters, of which 1,700 square meters are used by four high-tech live studios. The broadcasting centre has 41 rooms. Here, around 50 kilometres of cable were laid to get the technology up and running. According to Sky, the company is able to produce and broadcast up to 12 programmes in parallel on one weekend. Sky Germany operates five sports channels that broadcast around the clock. According to the company, ten additional channels can...
Fresh back from the KOBA show in Seoul, you could be forgiven if you thought that the only issue facing the broadcast and media industry is the move to UHD; North Asia (S. Korea, PR China and Japan) is all focused on the production, transmission and distribution of 4K content. It seems that the move to IP is just a side issue – particularly when the main four TV stations in South Korea went on air with Quad 3G or 12G SDI UHD systems.
IABM has organized and/or attended a number of events in the MEA region over the last few months. While broadcast and media development in the region is still hindered by low broadband quality and poor payment infrastructure, multi-platform delivery and OTT are nonetheless on the rise, following the worldwide trend towards a direct-to-consumer model. IABM participated in the 19th edition of the ASBU TV & Radio Festival and convention which took place in Tunis between 26 and 29 April 2018
This edition of the report focuses on cloud and covers the following topics:
- Cloud Essentials
- Cloud Adoption Tracker
- Cloud Use Cases in Media
As Les Anderson, global CSO & vice president cyber-security at BT, succinctly put it in his keynote: “It’s too easy to do badness.” His opening line at the entertaining and informative IABM cyber-security event, held at the imposing BT Tower, set the scene nicely for the myriad cyber-threats every business is now facing. And Anderson knows better than most, having spent 16 years as deputy director at the UK’s intelligence and security operation, GCHQ, prior to taking up the security reins at BT.
This report provides key findings from a survey of broadcast technology end-users that was conducted immediately prior to the 2017 IBC trade show.