Blockchain, often cast aside as a mere hype word, won’t be gone from our lives just like ‘cloud’ and ‘AI’. However it can’t be said that sometimes it’s applied without thought to its true value. Here, IBM Aspera look at where blockchain can actually fit within broadcast.
Blockchain, simplistically, allows you to verify the authenticity of something in a very secure and reliable way, so its applicability to retail and logistics is clear. However, in broadcast we deliver millions of programmes, adverts, trailers, rushes each and every day both to screens and behind the scenes. So if it can disrupt and improve other industries, why not outs?
Blockchain is interesting in not just in its features but also how it does it. In this webinar we’ll see some of that, understanding what how it works and what a ‘trusted business network’ looks like.
James Wilson and Jonathan Solomon will explain the encryption and key exchange that underpins the technology and how this offers improved asset tracking and even execution of commercial and legal terms.
Like all good ideas, this one is not new. Known in the US as REMIs (REmote INtegrations) and in Europe as Remote Productions, producing live events without sending people there has long been seen as something to which most broadcasters have aspired. Whilst every broadcaster regards themselves as unique, Remote Productions is one are where they are most different meaning that a remote production solution for one can be almost the opposite of what another needs. This is why it’s taken so long for winners to be seen in this space.
Here, MotoGP rights holder Dorna Sports will talk about what they’ve done and why that works for them allowing us to understand their experience in deploying remote production and the experience and benefits derived.
With the world’s largest and most advanced fibre network that is strong and reliable, Tata Communications is best placed to deliver feeds with extremely low latency, super large capacity, stable and consistent to match broadcaster’s requirements of delivering better quality feeds, with faster turnaround at lower cost, offering the potential for higher productivity for live production, in terms of both OPEX and CAPEX.
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
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
Join IBC365 and Tata Communications to explore how organisations are using cloud playout to deploy a unified solution for both playout and distribution on a global basis, and why cloud is fast becoming the preferred option for many linear channel operators and broadcasters.
Cloud playout offers the potential for rapid channel launches, more efficient and resilient operations and a clear commercial model enabling linear channels to be more successful and profitable.
In this Webinar:
Explore cloud success stories, like Woohoo TV, Latin America’s first dedicated channel for sports, music and youth culture. It expanded rapidly into new markets in the U.S. without needing capital investment by deploying Tata Communications’ Cloud Master Control and Video Connect solutions.
Learn how Cloud Master Control delivers a future-ready virtualised IP environment powered by industry-leading technology vendors, enabling channel operators to scale rapidly from a single channel to a large-scale multi-channel operation, with complete flexibility and reliability.
Understand the business, technology and operational benefits and the crucial questions to ask before moving your channel playout operation to a cloud playout provider.
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
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.
The IBC Roundtable discussion is back and this time tackles Diversity and Inclusion with views from Sundog Media Toolkit, ITV and Grass Valley, a Belden Company.
Bringing diversity and inclusion into the company at large
Benefits of diversity to the company
Recruiting for diversity as a startup
Supporting parents at work
Altering the age balance in an organisation
Working at the industry level to support company’s ability to hire
Recruiting from outside the industry
Role models & Mentoring
How the industry is perceived through trade shows
Moderated by: Naomi Climer Chair, IBC Council Speakers:
Neil Maycock VP Global Marketing, Grass Valley, a Belden Company
Faz Aftab Online Commerical Editor, ITV
Richard Welsh Co-founder and CEO, Sundog Media Toolkit