Webinar: Transforming creative workflows: Making great content in the cloud

Join IBC365 on Thursday 25 April at 4pm BST to explore why creators are turning to cloud to transform the way they make great content and how virtualised workflows are unlocking the ability to work in new ways: faster, more collaborative, more efficient and more creative.

This webinar goes inside some of the world’s leading content creators, production and post-production operations to hear how they are embracing cloud technology to transform the creative processes used to make, produce and deliver video.

The webinar will cover ways in which cloud is enabling more collaboration, access to more talent, round-the-clock working, more content security, and slicker workflows. There’s also a dose of reality, as the human and technology challenges and the potential pitfalls of virtualising creative workflows are explored.

Case studies focus on using cloud for:
•Streamlining content creation in the field
•Transforming production and post-production processes
•Efficient content delivery and backhaul

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Speakers

Jeremy Smith Jeremy Smith
Chief Technology Officer,
Jellyfish Pictures
Laura Cotteril Laura Cotterill
Founder & Managing Director
LCTV
Spencer Stephens Spencer Stephens
TechXMedia

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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

Webcast: 3-Part Webcast – Resilient Live Streaming Video

Date: 26th March 2019
Time: 8am, 9am & 10am EDT – 15:00, 16:00 & 17:00 GMT

AWS is synonymous with cloud computing and whether you use it or not, knowing how to do things in AWS reaps benefits when trying to understand or implement systems in a cloud infrastructure. Knowing what’s possible and what others are doing is really useful, so whilst I don’t usually cover heavily product-specific resources here on The Broadcast Knowledge I still believe that knowing AWS is knowing part of the industry.

Here, there are 3 consecutive webinars which cover building a live streaming channel from the fundamentals through to making it operational and ongoing monitoring and maintenance.

Session one at 3pm GMT looks at end-to-end workflows and strategies for redundancy. It looks at both contribution of video into the cloud as much as what happens when it arrives and the delivery.

Session two at 4pm GMT looks examines the more complex workflows where you spread processing/failover across multiple regions and other similar situations.

Session three is the last of the day at 5pm GMT looking at setting up end-to-end monitoring to take the guesswork out of delivering the service on an on-going basis.

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Webinar: Build Your Own Video Workflows Using the Latest AWS Solutions


Date: February 27, 2019 at 8am PT / 4pm GMT and a second session at 10am IST / 12:30pm SGT

Whilst The Broadcast Knowledge avoids product walkthroughs in favour of more educational videos and webinars, AWS is so large that, in some ways, just understanding it is helpful even if you don’t use it and the building blocks with which you build your systems is more or less replicated in other vendors’ platforms so it does pay to keep up. So here we have a webinar on the workflows you can build with AWS – and it’s on twice so you can’t use timezones as an excuse not to attend!

This webcast discusses how new video workflow solutions from AWS directly address the changes businesses are going through. Highlights include:

  • Fast and affordable media production and archiving
  • Accessible content lakes and more efficient supply chains
  • Upgrading viewer personalization through machine learning
  • Flexible transport of video content in the cloud
  • Advances in storage tiers and solutions

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Speakers

Aaron Tunnell Aaron Tunnell
Business Development Manager – M&E
AWS
Michael Callahan Michael Callahan
Head of Media Solutions Marketing
AWS

Video: The Business Benefits of IMF to a Global Production System

In this talk from Andy Wilson at Northern Waves 2018, we find that IMF, the Interoperable Master Format is not just about technology, but if anything it’s more about improving workflows today with an eye to being the foundation of future workflows and business models.
Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary release which needed 106 versions for its simultaneous world-wide release forms the example which shows how IMF helps broadcasters reduce duplicate copies, support versioning workflows, maintain quality and much more.

Mastering as a new route to save storage, costs and time – as well as look at automation as part of the process. This introductory session outlines the business benefits and use cases that the DPP have developed with global broadcasters and online players.

Andy covers:

  • What IMF is?
  • The role of SMPTE and the DPP
  • How IMF helps the versioning workflow
  • Duplication & Storage Reduction
  • Maintaining Quality
  • It’s use with NHK’s 8K Rushes
  • Supporting Long-term Monetisation
  • Applicability to Cloud-based MAM
  • Future potential Workflows

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Speaker

Andy Wilson Andy Wilson
Industry Principal – Media, Dropbox
Former Head of Business Development, DPP

Webinar: Live Orchestration on Cloud

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 11 AM EST / 8 AM PDT / 16:00 BST / 8.30 PM IST

This webinar from Amagi will explain how live orchestration on cloud can simplify live events management by making the process centralised, while spinning up cloud infrastructure only for the duration of the event.

About the speakers

Baskar Subramanian Baskar Subramanian
Co-founder, Amagi
A technology enthusiast, Baskar leads technology and innovation at Amagi. Dividing his time between technology design and product delivery, Baskar ensures Amagi’s growth is in line with its vision of revolutionizing TV & OTT broadcast. Baskar has a number of patents to his name and regularly mentors various start-ups and businesses.
Mark Stephens Mark Stephens
Global Segment Leader – M&E, AWS
Mark Stephens is a global segment leader for partners focused on media and entertainment. His focus is to build a diverse ecosystem of partners in media and entertainment on AWS.

Webinar: Integrating AI in media content workflows


Date: Thursday 19th July, 16:00 BST
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are starting to transform the way content is created, managed and delivered.

New cognitive-computing tools are enhancing creativity, eliminating mundane repetitive work and unlocking new value from content.

AI is suddenly everywhere: the ready availability of powerful AI services from all the major cloud providers means hundreds of media technology products are plugging into AI and offering new ways of working.

This webinar cuts through the hype to reveal how media companies are actually using AI tools throughout the content supply chain – from aiding craft and creative work in post-production, automating metadata extraction and compliance, to making smart content recommendations to audiences. The speakers will explain how best to use AI, what we can and can’t do, and how it will continue to change workflows into the future.

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Speakers: 

Michael Gamböck Michael Gamböck, Senior Strategy Relations EMEA, Creative Cloud Video, Adobe
Josh Wiggins Josh Wiggins, Chief Commercial Officer, GrayMeta
Neil Taylor Neil Taylor, Lead Data Strategist for Commercial Innovations, Channel 4
Jean-Pierre Evain Jean-Pierre Evain, Principal Project Manager, EBU Artificial Intelligence Committee
Robert Ambrose Moderator: Robert Ambrose, Managing Consultant, High Green Media

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Webinar: Securing Broadcast Quality Video Workflows in the Cloud


Webinar: March 29th, 2018, 15:00 BST, 08:00 PDT
Cloud-based services offer video service providers flexibility and scale to deliver secure, high-quality live and on-demand video more efficiently so when AWS Elemental migrated their packaging and delivery solutions to the cloud, Verimatrix moved with them.

Tom Pollard, VP Product Management at Verimatrix and Lionel Bringuier, PM Director of Delivery Products at AWS Elemental team up for a detailed live discussion on the future of premium video delivery.

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Webinar: IP Workflows and Device Spotlights

Webinar: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017 – 16:00 GMT / 11:00AM PT / 2:00PM ET
IP is taking over, and it’s revolutionizing every step of the online video workflow and delivery chain, from camera to to encoder and beyond.
If you haven’t already embraced it, you will. But how do you make the change, and what are the benefits?
Join Streaming Media as they dive deep into the IP video revolution and what it can do for your business.

Video: Discovery’s cloud workflows and Channel Origination. AWS re:Invent.


On-Demand Video of a talk at AWS re-Invent 2016
Discovery Communications is well known in broacast circles for their move the the cloud, arguably ahead of the curve. But their partnership with AWS continues and appears to have resulted in a felxibly, reliable infrastructure which has gone hand in hand with a move of Enterprise IT to the cloud.

This talk walks through Discovery’s migration of broadcast playout supporting hundreds of channels worldwide to AWS. It shows how Discovery has not only reduced their Total Cost of Ownership but also has improved their agility by launching new channels on demand. We also walk through how channel origination is being deployed in a secure, automated fashion, and with a level of high availability that exceeds what is possible in a traditional data center.

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