Video: IBC Tech Talks – AI in Production

However it’s applied in our industry, AI is here to stay. In the area of production it is set to revolutionise working practice, by dispensing with many formulaic and repetitive tasks, and making more effective use of human creative skills. Nowhere is this more significant than in live broadcasting where the economic advantages of AI can allow the coverage of events which would not otherwise be cost-effective. In these Tech Talks three industry experts will describe and demonstrate the latest ideas and technologies in AI-assisted production, including one who will address the storytelling benefits for live football. Another international broadcaster will introduce the concept of smart production, where hardly anything is left to the human – even the script is generated automatically by mining information from sources such as social media.

A thought provoking glimpse of how AI researchers see the future of production.

Speakers:

Craig Wright Craig Wright
Project Research Engineer
BBC
Joost de Wit Joost de Wit
Founder & CPO
Media Distillery
Hiroyuki Kaneko Hiroyuki Kaneko
Senior manager
NHK
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Pam Fisher
Pam Fisher
Executive Director
The Media Institute

Video: Next Generation Sports Broadcast Workflows that Expand the Value of Live Production

In this webinar, learn what challenges there are in today’s production and how EVS has teamed up with Aspera at major international sporting events to build Cloud-based production workflows that connect live content with production teams, accredited teams and final viewers. Also discussed is how next generation sports broadcasting workflows are transforming the digital media supply chain.

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Webinar: How to Produce and Broadcast Live TV-Style Coverage


Date: July 26th, 2018. 11AM PDT / 2PM EDT / 19:00 BST.

However you produce your video content, if you are not a commercial broadcaster, get some tips and fresh ideas from this webinar.

Learn the production and technical requirements necessary for broadcasting live structured programming from a physical event including: breaking news, industry panels, interviews, event highlights, and behind-the-scenes footage.

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On-Demand Webinar: Live Contribution Over The Internet


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Internet contribution is now embraced as a true alternative to dedicated fibre and satellite transmission. Benefits such as lower cost, higher quality and extended reach are now understood by most in the industry. This webinar will answer a number of questions that still remain, including:

• When is internet contribution suitable compared to the alternatives?
• What quality can you expect?
• How mature are the available solutions?
• What are the real savings compared to fibre and satellite?
• What other benefits does internet contribution bring to the table?
• Our insights are based on years of experience, having jointly developed a fully managed contribution service over the internet, helping broadcasters both reach further and reduce transmission costs.


Speakers:

Love Thyresson – Head of Internet Media Transport – NetInsight
Andy Munro – Senior Product Manager, Internet Contribution

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Webinar: Moving Beyond SDI In Live Production


Date: Thursday, June 7
Time: 11:00 am ET, 16:00 BST

Using IP networks for real-time video is a powerful enabler. However, it comes with challenges.

How can we guarantee that IP networks provide the same level of reliability, performance and low latency as SDI operations?

Join IP experts James Stellpflug, VP Product Marketing at EVS, and Christophe Messa, Product Manager IP Solutions at EVS, along with our special guest Sunil Gudurvalmiki, Senior Product Manager at Cisco, for a bleeding edge look at how facilities can fully empower an IP infrastructure that goes beyond point-to-point topologies while delivering the required level of speed, reliability and performance for live productions.

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Webinar: Transforming live sports production with Artificial Intelligence


Webinar: Thursday 24 May, 16:00 BST

In this webinar from IBC365, sponsored by Tedial, we hear about how Artificial Intelligence in live broadcast from Daniel McDonnell of Timeline TV, Dr. Rob Oldfield from Salsa sound and Jérôme Wauthoz from Tedial.
They discuss the fact that producing and managing the most valuable live sport broadcasts is being transformed through AI-enabled tools automating critical parts the production process. From AI cameras focusing in on the action, automated multi-channel sound mixes, to powerful media management tools linking live action with real-time metadata to speed production and automate match highlights creation.

You’ll hear about cutting-edge tools for live sports production and hear from leading broadcasters that are using them.

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Speakers

Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell, Managing Director, Timeline Television

Daniel McDonnell began his career as a trainee at the BBC in 1989. He worked for the corporation for 17 years as an engineer and VT operator and in later years as an editor.

He formed Timeline in 2006 to specialise in providing server systems and shared edit systems to the broadcast sector. The company has now grown to have more than 130 full time staff. Covering large sporting events such as Wimbledon, Timeline TV provides outside broadcasts, post-production and studio-based services to major UK and International networks such as the BBC and ITV, as well as to the independent sector.

For the America’s Cup the company developed robotic, waterproof camera systems to capture the action from the competing yachts. It also recently designed and built the world’s most advanced IP 4K HDR outside broadcast truck.

Dr Rob Oldfield

Dr Rob Oldfield, Co-Founder, Salsa Sound

Once an academic, now an entrepreneur; Rob completed his PhD at the University of Salford in Audio technology, and continued working at the university in a research and consultancy for several years until he co-founded Salsa Sound Ltd.

Rob’s interests are primarily in improving broadcast audio quality and developing new audio capture technologies for a better end-user experience.

Patented technology from his research led to the recent formation of spin-out company (Salsa Sound) which received backing from the Royal Academy of Engineering who appointed Rob as one of their Enterprise Fellows. Salsa Sound focuses specifically on sports broadcast and Rob’s goal is to make the sound of sport on the TV more engaging, more cinematic and more interactive.

Jérôme Wauthoz

Jérôme Wauthoz, Vice President Products, Tedial 

Jerome Wauthoz joined Tedial in 2017 following more than 22 years at EVS Broadcast Equipment.

He has a deep understanding of live production workflows and extensive experience analysing customer needs across global markets. He launched his career at EVS as a software engineer and subsequently held management-level positions, including R&D manager; product manager and market solutions manager.

Prior to joining Tedial he served as vice president of products, responsible for overseeing the team tasked with developing the company’s next-generation solutions. Jerome holds a degree in Masters in Engineering in Electro-Mechanics from Liège University, Belgium where he also served as an assistant teacher.

Moderator

Robert Ambrose

Robert Ambrose, Managing Consultant, High Green Media

Rob Ambrose (@rambrose) is a consultant, industry analyst, writer and technologist providing strategic advice and content creation to media companies and their technology vendors.

As Founder and Managing Consultant at High Green Media, Rob has expert knowledge of media business systems and the content supply chain – ranging from scheduling and rights management through to content operations, media asset management and workflow. He’s focused on the transformative impact of cloud and data analytics on the media technology landscape.

He’s an active speaker and presenter on media and entertainment industry trends and has extensive international experience, working directly with media companies and vendors in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America. Rob holds an MBA with Distinction from Imperial College, London.

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Webinar: Remote Production: Game changer for sports broadcasting


Webinar: 25 Jan 2018, 13:00 GMT
This IBC365 webinar explores how broadcasters and production companies are overcoming technical and operational challenges benefit from remote production and how it is changing the way sports broadcasters operate.

Tata Comms CTO Jeremy Dijardin explains how remote production helps broadcasters economically generate a high volume of sports content, improving productivity and efficiency by leveraging telecoms infrastructure.

Dhaval Ponda from Tata Comms and Jos Liemer from VISTA Worldlink discuss how broadcasters can now go about producing feeds remotely at a central location only a handful of camera crew have to travel while the technical director, commentator and other key crew members can finalise production at a central location avoiding 30-40 people traveling to each location with kit to produce the programme.

Speakers:
Jeremy Dujardin, CTO, Media Services, Tata Communications
Dhaval Ponda, Global Sales Head, Media Services, Tata Communications
Josh Liemer, VP Creative Services, VISTA Worldlink

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Meeting: The Live Explosion – DPP


Event: Tuesday, 28 November 2017 from 18:30 to 22:00 (GMT)
Register soon, to avoid disappointment.
Location: No.11 Cavendish Square, W1G 0AN, London

The growth of live online content is the biggest trend in media.
At this special open event the DPP showcases some of the top companies in live online production – YouTube, Jackshoot and Brightcove, as well as a Marketplace of DPP Members committed to supporting the best live content.
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On Demand: Live Production and Sports


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The webinar will see a high-level overview of the insights gleaned from a live production and sports survey of those responsible for live production within leading tier one broadcasters, from multiple markets including Europe and the US.

The research covered a series of questions related to the industry including; major trends for live sports broadcasting; the technology priorities for live production; and where the largest growth will be in live sports.

Formula One has taken a standard quad 3G SDI UHD approach and in just 11 months, it has been able to replace 80 per cent of its on-location broadcasting infrastructure so that it was ready to broadcast the 2017 Formula One Championships in UHD.

In one creative process, the SAM solution at Formula One enables the delivery of outputs for different viewers and also the ability, for example, for every operator to have access to all of the content so that they can now see more than 60 cameras on the circuit, rather than just a handful of them.