This article is from The IABM Business Intelligence Digest from April 2018. The full report can be viewed here Latin America is an emerging broadcast and media technology market, with the bigger economies such as Brazil, Mexico and Argentina leading development. Many countries in this region lack the infrastructure and resources required to develop the broadcast and media indus-try, and further challenges are presented by the unattractive business and political environment in certain countries, which deters investment, as discussed in the business environment section earlier. Latin America is still undergoing the transition to digital broadcasting and HD, which is an attractive opportunity for suppliers of broadcast and media technology. The transition to digital broadcasting is ongoing with only Mexico having fully transitioned. The region is comparable to Africa, where the transition is also ongoing and at similar stages to that of Latin America. This is a major a driver for the growth of HDTV in the region with the number of HD channels set to grow further. There is a growing awareness of UHD as some initiatives have been deployed in the region, however, the transition to UHD is not yet a significant driver of broadcast and media technology spending....
This article is from The IABM Business Intelligence Digest from September 2018. The full report can be viewed here The transition to new media offerings is a trend influencing the whole media ecosystem, forcing broadcasters to drastically transform their technology infrastructures. More specifically, broadcasters are trying to make their legacy technology coexist with new media technology in a next-generation infrastructure capable of delivering both linear and non-linear offerings. In the US, the skyrocketing growth of new media offerings has been particularly disruptive and put a lot of pressure on traditional broadcasters to rapidly deliver alternatives. In Europe the incentives to react have been lower because the adoption of OTT services has had less impact on subscription growth with traditional Pay-TV operators. This is due to the coexistence on the market of cheap cable and Pay-TV subscriptions and well-established broadcasting operators. However, the trend is real and the shift to new media offerings has to be achieved by European broadcasters. The challenge is to build content catalog and customer experiences at the level of at least the standard set by Netflix or Amazon. Data from Digital TV Research show that Pay-TV subscribers are set to increase in Western Europe by nearly...
Marcel Setiawan, Sr. Director Sales Engineering APAC, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand Marcel presents advantageous and challenges for going with all IP/4K/HD workflow, involving Camera, Switcher, Vision Mixer, Replay, Editing systems and IP processing platform. [maxbutton id="96" ] [maxbutton id="97" ]
Andreas Hilmer, Director Marketing & Communications, AIMS Andreas describes the role the alliance plays in the industry with the goal of bringing broadcasters, technology vendors and industry standards organizations together. [maxbutton id="102" ] [maxbutton id="103" ]
Bart Meeus (Business Development Manager, sonoVTS) discuss how sonoVTS are nearing completion of what will be the industry’s first pure all-IP OB truck, supporting uncompressed HD and UHD signals over IP based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standard. “UHD1”, commissioned by technology and production center Switzerland ag (tpc) a subsidiary of SRG SSR and Switzerland’s leading broadcast service provider, will soon emerge from sonoVTS’s facility in Munich as the world’s first totally IP truck, running uncompressed video and audio data throughout its production workflow. [bc_video video_id="5728113848001" account_id="4229317768001" player_id="BkgkXSCcOM" embed="in-page" padding_top="56%" autoplay="autoplay" min_width="0px" max_width="640px" width="100%" height="100%"]
Hicham Ismail (Senior Solutions Architect, Avid) examines the challenges that broadcasters are facing today in relation to IP TV and the IP standards to be used. He also explores the use of IP technology in the Avid Production Workflows, Ingest & Playout and how they can effectively utilize IP TV for cloud services. [bc_video video_id="5733614518001" account_id="4229317768001" player_id="BkgkXSCcOM" embed="in-page" padding_top="56%" autoplay="autoplay" min_width="0px" max_width="640px" width="100%" height="100%"]
Thomas Edwards – VP Engineering & Development, FOX Thomas will explain the benefits of SMPTE ST 2110 with respect to virtualization. [maxbutton id="106" ] [maxbutton id="107" ]
Ed Calverley – Product Manager, Suitcase TV This session looks at how the current standards work is enabling true end-to-end IP-based production and how standards such as SMPTE ST 2110 enable systems to interoperate in a much more flexible way than was possible with SDI. As an example, during the Euro 2016 soccer tournament a time compensated 2-stage switching solution was frame accurately controlled over a limited-bandwidth link. [maxbutton id="109" ] [maxbutton id="110" ]
James Stellpflug – VP Product Marketing, EVS Remote production is one of the most significant benefits of IP infrastructure but along with it comes one of the biggest challenges of an IP-based live media workflow. James speaks about the importance of implementing sophisticated routing and control systems for IP flows to ensure that IP feeds aren’t affected by any latency and can be controlled and delivered for playout – as securely and with the highest quality as point-to-point/SDI networks. [maxbutton id="119" ] [maxbutton id="118" ]
Andy Rayner – SVP Engineering, Nevion This presentation reveals some of the challenges as the real time campus infrastructure migrates towards SMPTE ST 2110 and the need for full remote production becomes ever more prevalent. [maxbutton id="120" ] [maxbutton id="121" ]