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NAB Guest Comment: Test & Measure for a hybrid SDI/IP world

15 years ago, writes Leader Electronics Corporation president Kozo Nagao, Leader celebrated its 50th anniversary with a major addition to its range of broadcast test equipment: the LV5700A HD-SDI/SD-SDI waveform monitor. Designed for the hybrid world of analogue and HD-SDI/SDI-SDI broadcasting, the instrument set the style for a range of compact products right up to out […]  More

Fan-driven content production case study: The Kick Off with Coral

Nik Selman, MD of Formidable, took part in SVG Europe’s Sports Venue and Fan Engagement Summit in Amsterdam last month, discussing the current landscape for clubs and venues’ connectivity with fans. He was able to bring a different perspective to the table: the role of YouTubers within fan engagement. Here, Selman discusses Formidable’s work with fan football […]  More

Guest Comment: Ostmodern’s predictions for sports broadcasting in 2018

2018 is set to be another disruptive year for the broadcast industry, with the sports broadcasting field in particular expected to see significant changes. How will the increasingly crowded content rights bidding war in this space play out? What impact will the growth of eSports have on broadcasters? And will we see VR truly take […]  More

Behind the scenes with United at the MTV Europe Music Awards

The show at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) may well be the biggest music and video extravaganza in Europe. This year’s show, hosted by Rita Ora, was staged at the SSE Arena in London on November 12, writes Ger de Gram. United is in charge of recording this unique event, which this year was […]  More

Guest Comment: Why OTT providers should consider next-generation compression technologies

Everyone acknowledges the paradigm shift currently happening in user’s viewing habits, writes Rémi Beaudouin, VP Marketing, ATEME. The concept of ‘anytime, anywhere, any device (ATAWAD)’ now fully applies to this industry, as a recent piece of research from Qualtrics has pointed out. On-demand OTT content has overtaken live TV, with Netflix becoming the most popular viewing method […]  More

Guest Comment: Digital workflows – faster than live?

Forbidden pioneered professional cloud video workflows with the launch of its Forscene video platform at IBC2004. After over a decade of technical innovation and professional sales, the cloud is more relevant than ever writes Stephen B. Streater, Director of R&D, Forbidden Technologies. In 2016, traditional broadcast TV was eclipsed by mobile internet in hours of […]  More

INSIGHT TV harnesses the power of cricket in new 4K UHD show

Somerset County cricketer and sports personality Peter Trego has enjoyed a highly successful career that has spanned more than twenty years, writes Arun Maljaars, INSIGHT TV’s Global Content Strategy Manager. He’s told tales of his cricketing life at high-profile events and has provided voiceovers for TV series. This year he makes his debut as a […]  More

BBC and Microsoft experiment with voice signatures

The BBC has worked with Microsoft to build an experimental version of BBC iPlayer that uses artificial intelligence to allow individuals to sign in to BBC services using their unique voiceprint and to talk to their TV to select what they want to watch, writes Cyrus Saihan, Head of Digital Partnerships, Distribution & Business Development, BBC. […]  More

Case Study: Camera automation for Sky Sports’ PDC Darts Championships coverage

MRMC has been providing robotic systems for Sky Sports’ coverage of the PDC Darts Championships for four years, writes Steve Boland, MRMC Broadcast Director. During the 2013-2016 seasons the robotic systems were used in elevated positions which operators could not access directly. Control of camera moves was extended to a backstage position where the operators […]  More