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IBC

Only answer is to innovate

Broadcast vendors NewTek and Vitec say they are radically rethinking a market that has seen the price of kit fall and the number of...

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OBA offers extra personalisation

IBC’s annual ‘Loudness Breakfast’, chaired by the always-excellent Florian Camerer (ORF), heard a fascinating preview of how 21st Century Fox sees the future for...

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HDR is the new black

The ‘Outlook for Broadcast and Media – IBC2015 Wrap Up’ session underlined several big trends at IBC, the consensus being that HDR is winning...

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Breaking the codec log-jam

An in-depth examination of codec development, and what could replace HEVC on the current road map, occupied panellists at the 'Breaking the Codec’...

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We are all Screenagers

“Digital first is not enough –the whole media industry has to move to a mobile-first strategy,” urged Eric Scherer, France Télévisions in the session...

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IP dominates Innovation Awards

The three winners of the IBC Innovation Awards each reflect the rapid changes in the media industry, with an app, an IP installation and...

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IP in pre-natal care stage

The EBU-produced session ‘The Media Factory of the Future’ proved that broadcasters are doing it for themselves when it comes to IP. Chair Simon...

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Rules of engagement

Eurosport and Sky are paying millions of pounds for sports rights while golf broadcasterand journalist Stephanie Wei, has worked with the European Tour to...

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Innovations for acquisition

“We all want acquisition to be quicker, simpler and more efficient, and there are lots of products here at IBC that can do that,...

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MCNs look Beyond YouTube

As Millennials migrate to new platforms and media companies jostle for position it’s the multichannel network (MCN) that is shaping up to seize a...

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CTOs think beyond resolution

Assessing the bigger picture of technology trends, leading CTOs are excited by the possibilities of extreme data while cautioning against a narrow focus on...

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BT Sport will add UHD extras

BT Sport is ramping up its 4K sports coverage and will also start embracing the extra image benefits of HDR, Wider Colour Gamut and...

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MENA: Call for more DTT

Many Middle East nations are still transmitting analogue TV, while those few which have adopted DTT are transmitting channels and programming “which nobody is...

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Huge questions over HDR+

A jam-packed, standing room only gathering of IBC delegates heard the UHD Forum panel of experts discuss and review the likely road-map for the...

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IABM Awards mirror shift to IP

The prestigious IABM design and innovation awards, consisting of nine segment contests and a single special recognition prize, reflected the frontline themes of IBC...

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End of TV as we know it?

Content owners must embrace opportunities offered by OTT and online TV services but also ensure that investment in quality content and creativity is safeguarded:...

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OTT comes of age

OTT services will be in 35 million US households by 2022 representing a quarter of the market, predicted Roger Lynch, CEO of OTT start-up...

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New news: streetwise and streaming

“The new battleground for news is authenticity,” declared Kevin Sutciffe, Head of News Programming Europe at Vice. “We’re not shying away from the difficulties...

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Mobile game-changer for OTT

OTT is a means of survival, a huge business opportunity or a weapon to stall churn, depending on where you stand. Either way, not...

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The logical place to be is free

It launched its OTT platform this summer and there may be an Apple app in the pipeline, but for global pay-TV giant Discovery launching...

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Short form means business

With YouTube gaining 6 billion views a month and 8-second clip apps like Vine gaining traction it is clear that digital consumption is changing....

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Taking the IoT opportunity

The Internet of Things (IoT) is likely to be a major disruptor, a source of concern and an opportunity for broadcasters, said Paul Robinson...

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Everything is virtualised

Al Jazeera’s technology chief Mohamed Abuagla sent out a clear message to vendors working on cloud-based applications: keep systems open and look at ways...

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No Grumpy Cat for Dubai’s OSN

IBC’s ‘The Future is Now’ opening session managed to draw a near-capacity audience to the Forum, where the panelists delivered plenty of headline news. ...

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