We are joined by Chris Wood, CTO and Founder at Spicy Mango to find out more about the company and how they have built a business model around professional services. We discuss Bespoke vs off the shelf solutions and why bespoke will nearly always be more cost effective in the long term. Chris talks us through the alternative approaches available and what differentiates Spicy Mango in the marketplace.
With a track record of innovation at CTO level in leading broadcast and media companies including Liberty, Fox, Discovery and most recently Google that stretches back over 30 years, John Honeycutt recently made a major change of direction, becoming a non-executive director of Blackbird. The company is currently making waves with its cloud video editing and publishing platform. We spoke to John to find out why and how Blackbird got his attention, and what he sees coming next for this innovative ’20 year-old start-up’.
Running since 2012, The Voice UK is an enormously popular British television talent show that searches for the next big singing star. The show features artists drawn from public auditions who battle it out each series to win a £100,000 cash prize and recording deal. Over the years, the show’s judges have included music royalty such as Sir Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Boy George and Rita Ora. The show producers, Wall to Wall, needed to work with a 17 camera multi-cam setup with 8 audio tracks from each HD camera source. The standard Avid workflow only supported up to 9 cameras and using low-budget computers with core i3 processors, the logging team needed to remotely log all camera feeds simultaneously with the option for rough cutting.
The way news is consumed is changing fast. In the US alone 43% of adults now choose websites and social media as their primary news sources over traditional TV and print media. The dramatic shift to digital news consumption has led news networks to seek solutions that will enable them to deliver engaging content fast to consumers across the full digital spectrum.
The rise of esports has been rapid. By 2022 the industry is expected to be worth $1.8 billion, fuelled by a reported 2.5 billion gamers worldwide. With gamers fiercely loyal to their favourite titles and star players and teams, the global appetite for gaming action online is enormous with a growing number of companies forming to meet this demand. Leading the way is esports specialist, Gfinity – born out of a desire to design, develop and deliver a world-class platform for gamers, game publishers, sports rights holders and commercial partners. The company now hosts the ‘Gfinity Elite Series’ enabling esports teams and professionals to compete across a number of the world’s most popular games including Call of Duty, FIFA, Halo and Fortnite.
Gold Rush is one of the highest rated TV shows of all time. Produced by Raw TV, this gritty reality show focuses on a group of ambitious gold miners living off grid in the brutal wilderness of Yukon, Canada.
The European Tour approached Deltatre looking for a solution that would make their golf content easily accessible to its media partners in a much shorter time period. The requirement was for a fast, reliable cloud video editing platform that could support the time critical delivery of video content.
The New-York based Buffalo Bills is an institution in the National Football League (NFL). Founded in 1959, the 4-time Super Bowl finalists boast one of the largest and most loyal fan bases in the league. Each week the Bills’ production team manages a 5-hour block of TV programming that covers game action, expert opinion and behind-the-scenes content. Accessing, editing and publishing this content for fans to enjoy had been laborious and slow using traditional editing systems. The team wanted an ultra-efficient cloud-based solution that would dramatically speed up their workflows and deliver content to fans much faster online. The Bills turned to Blackbird.
Ahead of the upcoming IABM webinar on cloud collaboration and deployment on 15th January 2020, we sat down with Imagen CTO, Tim Jobling and Partnerships Director, Owen Shackman, to talk everything cloud.
We spoke to Lexie Knauer, Product Marketing Manager at Brightcove about the company’s rapid rise to prominence, its current solutions and how it is helping to drive the video explosion across all platforms.