In May 2019, the French Pay-TV giant, Canal+ announced that it had acquired the Luxembourg-based Pay-TV operator, M7 Group, from a private equity firm Astorg Partners for €1bn. The transaction is expected to close in September 2019. As noted by the CEO of M7 Group, Hans Troelstra, the acquisition is mutually beneficial; it will provide M7 with access to the content creation and channel publishing capabilities of Canal+. M7 Group will continue to manage all of its operations from its Luxembourg headquarters.
Post producers don’t have it easy. With an ever-increasing number of platforms for distribution and target languages to cater to, getting one’s content to the global market can be challenging to say the least. To top it all, given the current competitive landscape, producers are always under pressure to reduce costs and meet tight deadlines!
Ian Sharpe, CEO, Promethean.tv
Broadcast Asia has always been about getting “up close and personal” – meeting old colleagues, getting quality face time with new prospective partners, signing up new customers. Increasingly, the broadcast world is all about the same thing. The audience wants to get up close and personal with our content through personalised transmissions and tailored advertising without disruption of viewing. This session shows you how to change within this exciting new world of cord cutters, binge watchers, content connoisseurs, and esports streamers.
Stephane Cloirec, Senior Director, Video Appliances & Software Product Management, Harmonic Inc
Video compression has evolved immensely over the last 20 years. Technology advances such as dual-pass, statistical multiplexing, and software migration, have increased the performance of compression, enabling better video quality and bandwidth efficiency to be achieved.
Herve Creff, Business Development Director, Broadpeak
This presentation explains why OTT video delivery has not entirely replaced IPTV, discussing the latency and scalability issues. In an ideal situation, the benefits of OTT and TS video delivery should be brought together. Attendees will learn what technologies and solutions are available to merge the worlds of traditional TV and connected devices in order to capitalize on their respective benefits while removing their drawbacks.
Phillip Adams (Managing Director, PHABRIX) discusses PHABRIX’s new product launches and their move to SMPTE 2110.
Canis Television & Media is a UK-based specialist broadcast services company providing its clients with a one-stop-shop for everything from production facilities to asset valuations to traffic control. In response to growing demand from its clients, Canis identified a need for channel playout facilities.
This business-focused eBook is the first of a two-part series. Part 2 will address the technology aspects of stream delay reduction.
Over the past eight years, more and more people have watched FIFA world cup football matches over the Internet, reaching new highs every year. But this year, it’s not just the growth that was spectacular, but absolute numbers: online streaming of FIFA 2018 smashed all records with 70 million viewers in a country like India, where football isn’t a national sport.
X-TREME Player by Hexaglobe: putting viewers in the director’s seat