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First student on broadcasting degree course puts learning into practice

For three years, the OB firm Cloudbass has partnered with the University of Derby in delivering a Broadcast Engineering and Live Event Technology Degree, writes Justin Davey, head of resources and education at Cloudbass. Bryan Buobu-Nwosu, an outstanding student, started with the course in year one. He has brought a great skill set to the […]  More

The eSports opportunity for the broadcast, Pro AV and IT industries

The esports phenomenon continues to gain momentum with a business expected to reach over a billion dollars in revenue this year, writes Futuresource associate director Chris McIntyre-Brown. This comprises games publishers revenues, media rights, event ticket sales and merchandise, advertising and sponsorship – and the figure is expected to triple over the next five years. […]  More

Predictions for 2019: eSports explodes while ‘the Netflix of…’ mindset declines

Until recently, eSports was gathering momentum with substantial growth in viewership, writes Ostmodern chief executive officer Tom Williams. Today, eSports has undoubtedly burst into mainstream consciousness. The recent $25m prize pool at The International Dota 2 tournament (pictured, above) is indicative of the rapid rise of this form of entertainment. For 2019, we will see […]  More

Review of 2018: Live streaming to social – it’s getting serious

In the last 12 months, Grabyo has delivered more than 500,000 videos across social, digital and OTT platforms generating more than 8.5bn video views. Our partners have created over 516,000 clips and 18,000 live streams using Grabyo’s browser-based video production tools, registering over 33 billion social media impressions along the way, writes CEO Gareth Capon. […]  More

Aspera’s Jonathan Solomon discusses innovations in transfer tech for quality IP video

By Jonathan Solomon, strategic initiative engineer, streaming, at Aspera, an IBM company Issues around live streaming over IP go beyond load times. It takes an enormous amount of bandwidth to transport high resolution, ‘heavy’ media content in near real time with exceptional quality. Latency can result in jitter and buffering, seriously degrading content quality. Faster […]  More

Guest Comment: What is involved when NEP supports a host broadcaster?

Supporting a host broadcaster requires services, equipment and teams as unique as the events that are being produced, writes Brian Clark, sales director at NEP’s major projects group. When NEP is trusted with the task, we draw on our experience earned from supporting hundreds of news, sporting, government and non-sporting events all over the world. The […]  More

From the chairman: A year of consolidation, alliances and advances

We can all agree that SVG Europe has gone from strength to strength over the last year. Attendances at our events are up and the quality of attendees is consistently very high, writes SVG Europe chairman David Shield. Our sponsorship base also continues to grow, which allows us to provide better quality events in bigger […]  More

Guest Comment: The impact of IP on sports production

In less than two weeks, at IBC2018, the IP Showcase will feature 36 IP installations from all over the world: Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Australia, writes Michael Cronk, Chairman of AIMS and VP of Core Technologies at Grass Valley. Of these installations, 25 percent will be OB trucks or centralised facilities for remote production. […]  More

Television technology innovation pioneer Dr Joe Flaherty dies at 87

On 7 August 2018, the television industry saw the passing of a true technology icon, Dr Joseph A Flaherty. Television viewers around the globe are still benefiting from the technology innovations of Joe Flaherty. Dr Flaherty received his degree in Physics from Rockhurst College, Kansas, City, Missouri, in 1952, writes Robert P Seidel, VP Engineering […]  More