Webinar: The Role of Sports in the Future of Communications

Date: Tuesday March 19th
Time: 10am EDT / 14:00 GMT

We’re hearing a lot about 5G in the broadcast industry because the technology itself offers benefits to broadcasters such as isolation from an otherwise congested network. Clearly this type of feature is attractive to sports broadcasters where they are faced with 40,000 people using the local network and, indeed, BT Sports and operator EE produced a whole match using remote production (REMI) over 5G.

From the operator perspective, there is a lot to do and many other benefits of 5G to extol. But both broadcasters and telcos are agreed in seeing sports as an important part of the adoption of 5G.

Broadcasters will adopt 5G when and where it brings real benefits to their business. It will be a complement rather than a substitute for existing technologies.’ – Darko Ratkaj, EBU

Get the edge and cut through the hype by watching this webinar.

Join this LightReading.com webinar to find out more from Ovum and Amdocs who explain why sport and esports are so important while they cover:

  • When and where operators are focusing their 5G trials, and;
  • How operators are evolving their networks in terms of 5G rollout timelines and network design;
  • What they see as their top commercial opportunities and challenges.

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For more information, check out this recent webinar which is now available on demand:
Transforming Product and Broadcast with 5G

Speakers

Ed Barton Ed Barton
Chief Analyst, Entertainment,
Ovum
Tomer Gingold Tomer Gingold
VP, Head of BSS & B2B
Amdocs Technologu
Yogen Patel Yogen Patel
VP, Head of Product & Solutions Marketing
Amdocs Open Network

Video: Transforming production and broadcast with 5G


Date: 21st February 2019, 16:00 GMT plus

5G is the latest in a long line of mobile data protocols but comes with a key difference – that it can be used differently by businesses than consumers. In our case, this could mean a broadcaster can reserve bandwidth for remote productions (REMIs) as just one example.

This webinar looks at the real-world trials to make sense of the hype Vs reality bringing together experts on implementation and use of 5G from boundary-pushing BT Sport, the IRT research institute and ex-Nokia 4G & 5G strategist, Mario Nicolaou.

This webinar will explore a series of use cases for 5G with hands-on case studies, including:
– Enriching production and storytelling
– Revitalising newsgathering and live event coverage
– Blending broadcast and live data for mobile audiences in the European 5G-Xcast project

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Speakers

Dr Jordi Gimenez Dr Jordi Gimenez
Research Engineer,
IRT
Matt Stagg Matt Stagg
Director of Mobile Strategy,
BT Sport
Marios Nicolaou Marios Nicolaou
5G and digital transformation senior strategy advisor
Robert Ambrose Robert Ambrose
Managing Consultant,
High Green Media

Video: Post-CES 2019 Round-up: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This on-demand webinar brings together Nighel Walley from Decipher, Paul Gagnon from IHS Markt, to talk all things CES with David Mercer from Strategy Analytics and Justin Lebbon from Mediatel events.

CES is used as a barometer of things to come and things that are on the way out and has a strong link into parts of the broadcast industry. At the end of the day, people change and technology changes; whatever your company, if you don’t change to suit, then you’ll be out of business.

So what’s hot and what’s off the boil this year? Find out as they cover 5G, 4K, AI, Screen tech and much more.

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Speakers

Nigel Walley Nigel Walley
Managing Director,
Decipher
Paul Gagnon Paul Gagnon
Executive Director of Analysis & Research
IHS Markit
David Mercer David Mercer
VP and Principal Analyst
Strategy Analytics
Justin Lebbon Justin Lebbon
Director
Mediatel Events

Video: DVB – Turning the Ship Around


In this video of the SCTE Autumn Lecture 2018, Chairman of DVB and the EBU’s Head of Distribution, Platforms & Services, Peter MacAvock explains the ways in which DVB, such a successful influence in our move to digital television, is relevant today and is still working to improve television delivery.

Peter starts with some positive news on the the level of TV watching still sustained throughout Europe despite the indisputable rise of Netflix, partly because much of that viewing has migrated to the television set.

There is a discussion of the promise of DVB-C2 which is introduced with a league table pitching the DVB standards as teams against the mighty ‘Shannon United’ football team that can’t be beaten. Find out what score DVB-C2 would have got if it had seen adoption.

In the rest of this talk, discusses the following:

  • The new TV value chain, compared to the old
  • The relevance of the physical layer now that everything is IP
  • 5G TV Deployments
  • What is DVB-I and why is it useful for IP-deployed services?
  • DVB’s USPs

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Speaker

Peter MacAvock Peter MacAvock
Chairman, DVB
Head of Distribution, Platforms & Services, EBU

Video: The Promise of 5G


The UK’s largest mobile network EE just announced its plan to launch 5G across 16 cities during 2019 and switching on the next-generation network in the busiest locations so it’s clear that 5G is arriving. That’s why it’s all the more important to put the promise of 5G into perspective with regards to broadcasting.

IBC 365 brings together Richard Mills from the Sky VR studios and Claire Harvey from Red Bee to discuss this with Mark Smith.

The discussion touches on the following:
• What are the real benefits
• What applications will drive the take-up of 5G?
• Will it help connectivity at a live event where bandwidth is currently constrained?
• How can broadcasters develop trust in 5G?
• Applying 5G to wildlife filming
• Network Revenue Sharing

Watch now!

Speakers

Claire Harvey Claire Harvey
Key Account Manager, Red Bee Media &
Advisory Board Member, UK5G
Richard Mills Richard Mills
Technical Director, Sky VR Studios &
Chairman, Imaginary Pictures
Mark Smith Mark Smith
Moderator
Independent Marketing Consulting
MSA Ltd (Chair)

Webinar: 5G Broadcast: Engine of Next Generation Networks


Date:Thursday, November 08, 2018 15:00 GMT
For decades, organizations have strived to create high quality, affordable mobile television. Now, after the introduction of the new FeMBMS 5G broadcast network standard, this dream is becoming reality. With 5G broadcasts, billions of consumers worldwide can transform their existing smartphones and tablets into mobile receivers capable of accessing TV services, media content, social networks and many other forms of media.

In Europe, Rohde & Schwarz is at the cutting edge of this technology revolution. In one German field trial, 5G Today, R&S is partnering other forward-thinking organizations such as broadcaster, Bayerischer Rundfunk and mobile network operator, Telefónica 02. Together, they have enabled large-scale transmission of media content in broadcast mode based on mobile technology and terrestrial transmitter networks.

Join a special webinar hosted by TVB Europe where you can learn how this new business development can generate fresh audiences and major revenue streams for organizations like yours. The webinar will be hosted by Rohde & Schwarz who will guide you through this fascinating new mobile media landscape, illustrating how this technology can revolutionize your business profitability.

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Video: SCTE Summer Lecture 2018 – 5G Fixed Wireless Access Study

Ericsson’s Netherlands CTO, Jeroen Buijis talks us about the past, present and future of 5G. With an increasing number of operators wanting to deploy OTT/IPTV solutions to homes using wireless technologies and with cities increasingly densely populated, 5G is seen as a key way to enhance services and internet access in both urban and rural areas.

Covering the pros and cons of different network delivery technologies, this talk goes on to cover
This talk covers:

  • Spectrum use,
  • How available bandwidth relates to video streaming use
  • Indoor reception of 5G
  • Ways in which coverage is maximised
  • A real-world study of wireless access study

Plus much more!

 

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Webinar: Media at the Edge – A new content technology perspective


Date: 26th July 2018, 16:00 BST

IBC365 continues it’s excellent webinars with this one looking at how pushing computing out to the ‘edge’, meaning closer to the user, will help Broadcasters.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What Edge computing is and why it will be key to broadcasting, media and entertainment
  • How edge computing is rapidly evolving to provide content anywhere and everywhere through the IoT and soon across 5G networks
  • What mobile edge computing means for production, processing and video distribution
  • How new consumer experiences, VR, AR, UHD streaming will be driven by the availability of edge infrastructure
  • How to secure the critical IT infrastructure which will house valuable content at the edge of the network

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Speakers:

Damon Neale

Damon Neale, Chief Technology Officer, BASE Media Cloud

Steven Carlini

Steven Carlini, Senior Director, Data Centre Global Solutions, Schenider Electric
Moderator:

Ambrose McNevin

Ambrose McNevin, Managing Director, Tech Marketing Content Ltd

Webinar: Mobile World Congress 2018 Review

We didn’t all have the opportunity to go to Mobile World Congress and with BVE on at the same time, few can go to both and get the full picture.

Fortunately, the IBC365 editorial team will pick through the product launches, announcements and themes of Mobile World Congress to make sense of the show for us.

IBC365 Editor George Bevir will be joined by journalists and analysts from across the broadcast and telco markets who will dissect the main talking points of the exhibition and conference.

Among the topics for discussion are:

  • The role of content in telco operators’ strategies: Acquiring, packaging and distributing content
  • Competing with tech giants and SVOD players
  • Broadcasters’ increasing need for greater network access
  • 5G: Roll out, lessons from PyeongChang and the implications for broadcasters and content owners
  • Delivering content to mobile devices
  • UHD, HDR and HFR content
  • Immersive content: 360-video, VR, AR and MR
  • E-sports: the opportunity to connect with fans
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning

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Meeting: 5G, what does it mean for media and broadcast?

RTS Thames Valley
Meeting: Wed 15 November 2017, 18:30 – 21:30 GMT
Location: Pincents Manor, Theale, RG31 4UQ View Map

Chaired by John Ive of the IABM, this meeting looks at 5G which officially launches in 2020. How will it change the media landscape?
More bandwidth and network performance is welcome and could change once again how we view and use mobile devices and even outperform fixed installations. There are challenges with the requirement of a new network infrastructure which raises the question of the speed of penetration.

    Discussing this are

  • Steve Plunkett, Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson
  • Matt Stagg, Head of Mobile & Video Content at EE

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