Guido Meardi (CEO & Co-founder, V-Nova) explores the various factors currently holding back broadcasters and operators from distributing more UHD channels and content
The transition to digital broadcasting is alarmingly low with only five countries – Australia, Japan, Korea Rep., Mongolia and New Zealand – having completed the transition. Chart 15 above shows the status of the transition to DTT in the region. It is anticipated that by the year 2020, a number of other countries in the region will have completed the transition to digital broadcasting, including Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Daniel McDonnell (Managing Director, Timeline Television) discusses Timeline Television’s triple expanding, 32-camera IP 4K HDR outside broadcast truck, UHD2. With an Arista 100G switch at its heart and SAM IP infrastructure, UHD2 delivers large-scale complex OBs simultaneously in uncompressed 4K UHD HDR and 4K UHD SDR. UHD2 is based around the SMPTE ST 2110 standard, enabling both audio and video to be processed in the IP stream.
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Reflecting on the last year, it has been one of amazing change and contrast for broadcast and media end-users across the APAC region. South Korea became the first country in the world to transmit UHD over the air using ATSC 3.0 – ahead of even the USA. The march towards UHD in Japan, South Korea and, to a certain extent, China is real and now.
IABM conducts an End-user survey twice a year – at NAB Show and IBC. In our 2017 editions of these surveys, we asked respondents what their likely timeline was for the launch of UHD offerings.
MEA market overview – The opening up of the entertainment market in Saudi Arabia will usher a new era for the Kingdom and its more than 32 million population.
Demystifying the concept of Media ERP and explains how it can help content enterprises re-invent the way they work!
The broadcast media enterprise is facing extraordinary change from several disruptive forces: Over-the-Top (OTT) methods and providers; anyplace/anytime viewing; transitioning the media infrastructure to commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment; moving to all-IP media transport; operating in new geographic markets; and possibly Ultra-HD (UHD) video and/or high dynamic range (HDR) support. Top off this list with the ever-increasing pressure to do more with less, and it is no wonder that today’s enterprises must rethink how workflows are implemented. This whitepaper is your playbook to adapting to meet these challenges with new strategies and examples for managing, acquiring, processing, and delivering media assets.
London, United Kingdom, June 1, 2016: NEP Visions, one of the world’s most distinguished outside broadcast service providers, chose a Leader LV5940 4K multi-format waveform monitor as the master reference instrument during the recent UHD capture of Martin McDonagh’s play, Hangman. Performed at the Wyndham Theatre in London’s West End, the production has received very positive reviews including an accolade from The Telegraph as ‘the best new play of the year’. “The LV5940 proved very useful both for initial lineup and during the stage production,” says Chris Cannon, Head of Vision & VT at NEP Visions. “It enabled us to ensure precise phase alignment between the four HD-SDI channels that carry the UHD signal stream. We also used the LV5490 to check the colorimetry of the six Sony PMW-F55 cameras we used for for the project. It performed very well and has the further advantage of being extremely compact.” The resultant 173 minute production, starring David Morrissey, Andy Nyman and Johnny Flynn, has been delivered to Vue Cinema audiences around the UK as a 4K Digital Cinema Package. It was created by National Theatre Live in partnership with the Royal Court and Playful Productions. “Leader was the first manufacturer to...
Making sense of IBC 26 September 2016 Written by IABM Director of Strategic Insight John Ive With IBC behind us it’s time to reflect on the trends the event has exposed. IABM data, presented early on in the conference, indicated a slow-down in broadcast and media business. One interpretation is that the transitions we are going through in all areas have created a period of uncertainty, with new generation solutions on the horizon not yet mature enough for end-users to invest in. Naturally with so much change afoot there is a reluctance to spend money on systems that may soon be superseded by more agile and efficient alternatives. The good news is that real progress was shown at IBC from the technology suppliers which over the next twelve months should help release projects that are currently on hold. IABM announced the winners of the “Design & Innovation Awards” at IBC and this year there was a clear and increasing trend towards IT and Cloud-based solutions in addition to solutions which are classified as a service rather than a product. But more of that later. Business transformation was a theme that resonated at IBC and there was no escaping the reduced cost of content creation...