University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism with The Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center “The Master of Science program here at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism used to be a two-year program. 2014 marks the first year of a new nine-month program in a new building,” says Vince Gonzales, Coordinator, Master’s Programs, School of Journalism, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, who oversees the new Masters of Science and Arts program.
As we’ve seen with the global events of the last eight months, a world without video would be dreadful. Imagine this situation without global connectivity, or the sharing of information. 100 years ago, Spanish Flu devastated the world, and one explanation for that outcome was a lack of information. We have come a long way since then, and the media and entertainment world has played a vital role in dealing with the current pandemic.
Never.no was founded in 1999, by Lar Laurizson, a Norwegian creative genius. The company was originally a technology solutions business, with a crack-team of coders providing software for flows and managing data. Some of this would go into traditional development, such as website build, but in essence the approach was about how to improve digital delivery in general. The company slowly evolved into the broadcast sector, where the initial ideas of what our content management platform, Bee-On, is now - focusing on audience engaged formats. Never.no were the creators of the very first automated music jukeboxes, people could pick up the phone and send an SMS to vote for a music track, which would influence the end result, in real-time. It’s a precursor to where we are now in terms of developing an easy-to-use platform for data management, particularly social, and publishing into or changing broadcast graphics in real-time.
The newsroom of 2020 is a very different beast from that of 2010s. Especially in the current climate. Rapid and disruptive changes are happening, so how do we understand the future of newsrooms in such a dynamic time? Most importantly, let's consider how newsrooms have evolved from those of the past. Broadcasters need to listen up when it comes to their technological need in order to future proof workflows. Non-linear working, file based systems, social media, citizen journalism, AI, the cloud, the ability to work remotely, have all been disruptors to the old standard. As a systems vendor, we have had to adapt our approach to ensure we’re helping our customers stay ahead of the curve, and optimise our offering to ensure newsrooms are working in 2020, and beyond. As journalists are required to do more and more, with less budget, amongst other things, this means establishing proper professional tools to navigate the disruptive elements. This means ensuring broadcasters and journalists workflows are time and cost efficient, along with brand agnostic.
In the first episode of the In The Hub podcast, Neil speaks to news broadcasting royalty - Mr. John O'Loan. John was part of the pioneering team responsible for the launch of Sky News in the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia. He is also a founding partner in the iO Media Group. Neil and John discuss the history of news broadcasting, how social media has impacted the news, the phenomenon of 'news avoiders' and much more.
Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS) celebrates five years of managed media and broadcast services, innovation and industry firsts. Since its acquisition by Telstra in 2015, TBS has gone from strength to strength and seen great success in the broadcast industry. It has experienced exponential growth over the last five years supported by a large global company while still successfully maintaining a small business culture. Operating as a subsidiary, TBS has been equipped with a unique and agile business model more akin to a start-up than a major global player on the broadcast stage which sees the company promoting knowledge sharing and autonomous operation for its employees and value creation for its customers while excelling in the fast-paced broadcast industry.
In the last decade alone, live video experience has made huge strides with the introduction of ultra-high definition (UHD) TV in 2012 and its subsequent progress to 8K. Apart from the proliferation of camera technology, advancements in digital video imaging have had a major role to play in the evolution of video capture resolutions. With UHD content fast becoming a mainstay among consumers, broadcasters and production houses are looking to enhance other critical aspects of the live video streaming experience such as greater dynamic ranges, broader color gamut, and faster picture capture rates.
In this clip HPA NET Critical Conversations co-host, Kari Grubin, sat down with IABM CEO, Peter White, to discuss how IABM is helping position their member companies to succeed during these challenging times.
The ESB Group of Alabama’s comprehensive infrastructure upgrade strengthens technical capacities for in-house AV and live broadcast, including streaming services for the social distancing era and beyond
It has been hard to imagine a life without streaming service subscriptions and binge watching in recent months. In April, it was reported that Disney Plus had already racked up a whopping 50 million subscribers in the space of 5 months. It’s not surprising - as a result of the ongoing pandemic, providers like Disney Plus, Amazon Prime and Netflix have experienced increased viewing figures, and even all-time record subscriber increases. But why? You might have already guessed - such platforms have provided a valuable escape to millions of people confined to their homes during worldwide lockdowns, acting as an entertainment lifeline to the isolated.