Brainstorm is a specialist company dedicated to providing industry-leading real-time 3D graphics, augmented reality and virtual set solutions for all broadcast graphics types and workflows, as well as for feature film production and corporate presentations. With more than 2,500 installations worldwide since its foundation in 1993, Brainstorm’s customer list includes many of the world’s leading broadcasters plus smaller and regional stations. Brainstorm’s flagship product eStudio is considered the industry’s fastest on-air graphics and virtual studio engine. With headquarters in Spain and subsidiaries in the US and Asia, Brainstorm is a company with a global reach and committed to innovation.
IABM Business Intelligence (BI) Regional Reports provide IABM members with insight into the latest broadcast and media industry developments for a specific region. Over the course of each year, these reports build into a full overview of all the major regional markets around the world.
This edition of the BI Regional Reports focuses on Europe and the latest news and research findings in the region, including trends in the Broadcast and Media Technology Industry and Media Technology Demand Drivers.
We catch up with Gabby Redfern of BBC Studios to discuss how the company have adapted during the Covid19 Pandemic and the opportunities they see going forward.
Many broadcasters are used to producing regional versions of their main channels, where news and weather (for example) vary by broadcast locality. The basic model is well established. Typically, national channels destined for localization have segments defined where the regional content is “spliced in”, depending on the local area. Within Sweden for example, viewers who are based in Stockholm can watch a tailored version of a national channel that shows more content related to their city compared to viewers watching elsewhere. And as TV evolves, viewers who have grown used to this level of regionalization on certain channels will expect this to be replicated across all platforms and on all screens.
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions, announced that Televisió de Catalunya’s (TV3) ‘Minut a Minut’ sports television program successfully relied on TVU’s mobile transmitter app TVU Anywhere to simultaneously host more than 25 football fans globally in a virtual talk show during a two hour live broadcast on their channel Esport3. The program’s panelists were able to engage in live video exchanges with fans in full HD picture quality and with minimal delay.
In an effort to support all local communities nationally during the COVID-19 pandemic, TVU Networks has been working with news stations and municipal government offices across the country to set up free local live video pool feeds through its Project Pool Feed. Using the free TVU Anywhere app on a mobile phone, municipal officials and spokespersons can share live video to the pool feed by simply pressing the “live” button. No training is required to use TVU Anywhere because of its intuitive interface.
In this IABM TV interview, Matthew Goldman (Senior Vice President Technology, Mediakind) discusses UHD television, including the impact on the 4K and 8K ecosystems with the delay of the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games to 2021.
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