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‘French Apéro’ drinks event

Anyone who wants to meet the more than 25 companies in the French Pavilion is invited to attend a ‘French Apéro’ on Saturday 10 September at 16:00 on the booth. The compani...

Pay-TV has “goofed up”
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Pay-TV has “goofed up”

“TV should be an easy, pleasurable and instantly immersive experience but in pay-TV we almost goofed up – we’ve given people a coffee table full of remotes and fragmented ...

No networks, no IP production
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No networks, no IP production

The HbbTV Association has swelled its powers with the launch of HbbTV 2.0 and its merger with the Smart TV Alliance. Organisation chair and MD of IRT Klaus Illgner-Fehns also ra...

Fun Run raises $35,000
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Fun Run raises $35,000

This year’s 4K 4Charity Fun Run raised more than $35,000 in donations for global and local charitable organisations. The event drew approximately 450 registrants, an increase ...

HbbTV 2.0 and its importance for broadcasters
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HbbTV 2.0 and its importance for broadcasters

Peter McAvock, EBU We all know what ‘OTT’ is. Well, ‘over the top’ of what exactly? It’s over the top of linear broadcasting. Let’s consider that for ...

SAT>IP live broadcast over in-home IP networks
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SAT>IP live broadcast over in-home IP networks

Thomas Wrede, VP Reception Systems, SES Astra TV is still the predominant device to consume broadcast content in the home, however new devices such as tablets and smartphones...

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The IBC Wrap-Up

IBC is a busy place: meetings, presentations, conference sessions, trends, opinions and a huge amount of new kit. Walking the RAI halls can be a challenge in itself, but IBC has...

HDR – You take the High road!
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HDR – You take the High road!

David Wood, DVB chair, Commercial Module, UHDTV To confuse a Scottish folk song; “You take the ‘High’ road, and you’ll be a commercial success before me!” ...

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DiCaprio lights up IBC in brilliant Dolby Vision HDR

This year’s Monday night movie is The Revenant, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. IBC offers screenings of recent movies that repre...

EBU loudness changes
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EBU loudness changes

In 2016, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) updated all of its loudness specifications, except for the core, EBU R128 itself. The updates take into account the experience ...

The shadow of the dark web hangs over cyber security
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The shadow of the dark web hangs over cyber security

One of the subplots of IBC has been the increasing interest in cyber security and an initiative was discussed yesterday by the Association of International Broadcasters (AIB), w...

Huggers: Re-bundling will be the next big disrupter
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Huggers: Re-bundling will be the next big disrupter

As millennial cord cutters go a la carte, ditching their cable subs in favour of hand-picked OTT services, Erik Huggers, the former Microsoft and BBC exec who is now shaking thi...