Video: Secrets of implementing successful technology projects

We all know projects can spiral out of control and technology projects where small technical issues can become critical path blockers as much as the many stakeholders who have to be brought along for the ride are prime candidates for delays, overruns and even failure.

In this IBC session, project leaders are brought together to share what they’ve learnt from their disasters and successes. Moderator, Robert Ambrose, kicks things off asking Jim Dobel what he got out of his involvement in ‘the highest profile project disaster in the industry’, referring, of course, to the BBC DMI Project

DAZN’s Caroline Ewerton explains the rationale for her successfully delivered recent project deploying a virtual production facility for the streaming giant. TF1 follows on outlining their current raft of transformational projects which touch nearly all parts of the broadcast chain, concluding that people and expertise are the main bottlenecks whereby one person holds up a project because they are the only people who know the needed information.

Jim reveals that a lot of his work now is being done in the boardroom helping companies understand their desires to work in an agile way, both in terms of Agile principles and being able to adapt and change quickly. This speed of working, Caroline asserts, focusses the mind on KPI’s first and foremost rather than them being an secondary part of a project.

Involving the users as part of the project is key to efficiency, according to Thomas Jacques. TF1 includes a strong training programme as part of the change process to ensure that all staff have full information about how their work will change at the same time as having the opportunity to upskill themselves too. Jim agrees with this approach and endorses sharing facts not optimism with staff as part of a project.

The panel then picks up on the difference between projects which solve day-to-day projects which often come from visits to shows like IBC where someone can find a solution to a problem. But for wide-scale transformational projects in broadcasters, this needs to be led from the top with Thomas underlining that in any project, this is very helpful.

The session comes to a close discussing the need to have technology at the heart of projects, leading projects with managed service providers, convincing people to believe in the project and be part of the change.

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Caroline Ewerton Caroline Ewerton
Head of Operational Delivery,
Jim Dobel Jim Dobel
Thomas Jacques Thomas Jacques
Chief Technology Officer,
TF1 le Groupe
Robert Ambrose Robert Ambrose
Managing Consultant,
High Green Media

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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Dr Jordi Gimenez Dr Jordi Gimenez
Research Engineer,
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

Webinar: Esports Goes Mainstream

Date: Thursday 24th January, 16:00 GMT

Esports continues to be on the rise and is being picked up by ‘traditional’ broadcasters like ESPN. These broadcasters may well play a role in diversifying the sport beyond the predominantly young male audience which would benefit the sport and the viewer alike. Esports has also gained a place in the 2022 Asian Games alongside more usual sports like badminton, cycling and Judo.

Here on the site we featured, last year, this look behind the scenes in the transmission gallery at an esports event clearly showing that they are making TV just like anyone else. As we wrote at the time
Esports is gaining more and more mindshare of broadcast-focused companies – and for good reason. As you watch event the setup, you’ll see why Presteigne sponsor the UK eSports awards. As you watch their gallery and spot familiarly-shaped equipment, you’ll see why the industry is increasingly taking note.” Check it out.

Here, some of the industry’s leading participants explain how esports is transforming live content and reaching new audiences as it crosses into the mainstream and catches the attention of the biggest media businesses.

In this webinar you’ll learn about:
• How esports is outgrowing traditional sports, reaching a global audience of 590 million by 2020, more than half of millennials
• The growing value of esports media rights and the opportunities for broadcasts and content platforms
• The esports ecosystem of teams, events, leagues, games publishers and platforms
• The role of live production technology to produce esports events for a huge international audience

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Wouter Sleijffers Wouter Sleijffers
Dhaval Ponda Dhaval Ponda
Global Sales Head Media Services,
Tata Communications
Ivan Danishevsky Ivan Danishevsky
Founder, &
Martin Wyatt Martin Wyatt
Head of Partner Relationships,
Robert Ambrose Robert Ambrose
Managing Consultant,
High Green Media

Webinar: Why Telcos Need Content and Content Providers Need Telcos

Date: Thursday 15th November 2018, 16:00 GMT / 11am ET

It’s a busy time in the content and connectivity business and in this webinar, IBC265 is bringing together Huawei, Rights Stuff and Ampere Analysis to map out the future of convergence. Hear:

  • Why high-quality video services are vital for telecom operators wanting to engage consumers and grow their revenues through “experience monetisation”
  • When is the right time for operators to license their own content or offer their own VOD platform
  • How becoming a super-aggregator of OTT services and TV channels can create a compelling offer without costing a cent in content rights
  • Why content providers, broadcasters and SVOD platform owners should partner with telcos to reach new audiences in new markets

The boundaries between broadcasters, pay TV platforms, OTT operators and telecoms providers are blurring.

Competitors are becoming partners as content owners recognise the role of telcos to deliver their services to a bigger audience and drive new revenues, while telecom operators are creating compelling consumer experiences built around video.

Convergence is now all about putting the consumer at the centre of a connected media and entertainment experience where the distinction between live broadcast and on-demand services disappears.

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Richard Griffiths Richard Griffiths
Vice President Consultant Office,
Huawei Technologies
Wendy Bernfeld Wendy Bernfeld
Managing Director,
Rights Stuff
Tony Maroulis Tony Maroulis
Research Manager,
Ampere Analysis
Robert Ambrose Chair: Robert Ambrose
Managing Consultant,
High Green Media

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