Webinar: Crafting quality: Skills for successful UHD and HDR production

Webinar date: Thursday May 30th 2019
Time: 16:00 BST / 11 am EST / 8 am PDT

Experienced advice is on hand in this webinar for those producing in HDR and UHD. Productions are always trying to raise the quality of acquisition in order to deliver better quality to the viewers, to enhance creative possibilities and to maximise financial gain by future proofing their archives. But this push always brings challenges in production and the move to UHD and HDR is no different.

HDR and UHD are not synonymous, but often do go hand-in-hand. This is partly because the move to UHD is a move to improve quality, but time and again we hear the reasons that increasing resolution in and of itself is not always an improvement. Rather the ‘better pixels’ mantra seeks to improve quality through improving the video using a combination of resolution, frame-rate, HDR and Wide Colour Gamut (WCG). So when it’s possible, HDR and WCG are often combined with UHD.

In this webinar, we hear the challenges on the way to success met by director and producer Pamela Ann Berry and The Farm Group. Register to hear them share their tips and tricks for better UHD and HDR production.

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Speakers

Pamela Ann Berry Pamela Ann Berry
Director/producer
Aidan Farrell Aidan Farrell
Senior Colourist,
The Farm Group, UK
Pete Collins Pete Collins
Head of Scripted Pipeline,
The Farm Group, UK

Webinar: Blockchain – A framework for the secure exchange of digital assets

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.

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Speakers

James Wilson James Wilson
Directory of Engineering,
IBM Aspera
Jonathan Solomon Jonathan Solomon
Strategic Initiatives Engineer, Streaming
IBM Aspera

Webinar: Remote Production – Lead the Next in Live Production

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.

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Speakers

Jeremy Dujardin Jeremy Dujardin
CTO Media Services,
Tata Communications
Dhaval Ponda Dhaval Ponda
Global Sales Head, Media Services,
Tata Communications
Manel Arroyo Manel Arroyo
Managing Director,
Dorna Sports & MotoGPTM
Sergi Sendra Sergi Sendra
Chief TV Director,
MotoGP International Programme Feed

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

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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Speakers

Wouter Sleijffers Wouter Sleijffers
CEO,
Fnatic
Dhaval Ponda Dhaval Ponda
Global Sales Head Media Services,
Tata Communications
Ivan Danishevsky Ivan Danishevsky
Founder,
ESCharts.com & ESM.one
Martin Wyatt Martin Wyatt
Head of Partner Relationships,
Gfinity
Robert Ambrose Robert Ambrose
Moderator,
Managing Consultant,
High Green Media

Webinar: Unlocking global success for channel operators and broadcasters

Date: Tuesday 4th December, 2018. 16:00 GMT

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.

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Speakers

Jeremy Dujardin Jeremy Dujardin
CTO Media Services,
Tata Communications
Dhaval Ponda Dhaval Ponda
Global Sales Head Media Services,
Tata Communications

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

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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: 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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Speakers

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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Video: IBC Roundtable – Diversity and Inclusion

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.

Topics include:

  • 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

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Webinar: The future of broadcast and media – IBC2018 preview

Date: 23rd August 2018, 16:00 BST

A panel of broadcasters and exhibitors guide us through their predictions of the hot topics from IP to AI, the rise-and-rise of OTT, and the impact of 5G, blockchain and ATSC 3.0.

Plus the new focus on building an efficient supply chain to create, manage, store and distribute content.

Don’t miss the highlights of IBC2018 with this inside preview of the big themes and must-see tech on this year’s show floor.

Speakers:

Jeremy Dujardin

Jeremy Dujardin, Chief Technology Officer,

Global Media & Entertainment Services, Tata Communications

Tim Felstead Tim Felstead, Director of Strategic and Operation Marketing,

Broadcast and Media, Rohde & Schwarz

Kathy Bienz Kathy Bienz, Director North America, IABM
Jurgita Rhodes Jurgita Rhodes, Partner, Marquis Media Partners
Moderator:
Robert Ambrose Robert Ambrose, Managing Consultant, High Green Media