Recent Posts by Jason Dachman, Managing Editor

IBC 2019 Reflections: EcoDigital’s David Gonce and Geoff Tognetti on how they’re re-energising the DIVA Product Suite

Back in June, EcoDigital was formed in order to acquire the DIVA content-storage-management product suite from Oracle (which it had acquired in 2014 as part of its acquisition of Front Porch Digital). IBC 2019 served as the coming-out show for EcoDigital, which is now ramping up development, sales, and support of DIVA solutions.  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Encompass Digital Media CEO Chris Walters on Babcock acquisition and OTT-market explosion

Encompass Digital Media hit IBC 2018 fresh off announcing its plans to acquire Babcock International Group’s Media Services business. With the deal, Encompass will look to expand its footprint in the EMEA and extend its combined channel-layout, transmission, and digital-products portfolio, as well as adding international radio distribution to its suite of services. SVG sat […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Forbidden Technologies CEO Ian McDonough Talks Blackbird Edge, Power of the Cloud

Forbidden Technologies – developer and seller of Blackbird – was on hand at Microsoft Azure’s IBC booth, demonstrating its work station experience in the cloud. At the show, the company made two big announcements: the release of a Mac version of its Blackbird Edge cloud-based remote-video-editing/management platform (previously only on Linux) and the launch of […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: AWS’s Ben Masek on Why Machine Learning Will Revolutionize Sports-Video Production

Amazon Web Services (AWS) rolled out an army of demos at IBC this year focused media ingest, video processing and delivery, storage, content monetization, and – most notably – machine learning. ML coursed through the veins of AWS’s entire stand this year, especially when it came to sports. ML-fueled demos ranged from live clipping for […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Cisco’s Bryan Bedford, Yoav Schreiber, and Roger Sherwood on Broadcasting’s IP Revolution

It’s been more than two years since Cisco introduced its Media Blueprint, which charts a course for broadcasters to transition their operations to IP and the cloud. And with the popular sentiment at IBC that IP has officially arrived in the broadcast sector, Cisco appears to have some gained some genuine momentum in its push […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Pliant Technologies’ Gary Rosen on CrewCom and the Evolving Needs of Sports Broadcasters

At the IBC Show in Amsterdam, Pliant Technologies rolled out the latest version of its CrewCom intercom system, featuring enhanced firmware and the system’s new Fiber Hub. The new Fiber Hub (CHB-8F) expands system capabilities by allowing up to eight connections using standard SFP-based ports along with a single copper port for interface to existing […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Microsoft Azure’s Scott Bounds Talks Video Indexer, Power of AI

IBC 2018 marked the general availability of Video Indexer, Microsoft Azure’s (1.C27) AI-based advanced metadata extraction service. Video Indexer – which has been in a public preview since May – provides audio, speech, and visual-based learning models to enable emotion detection, topic inferencing, and facial recognition. In addition, Microsoft demoed how Azure Media Services can help […]  More

IBC 2018 opening press conferences: Evertz, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Imagine Comms, and MediaKind kick off festivities in Amsterdam  

The IBC Show floor opens today, but Evertz, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Imagine Comms, and MediaKind opened up the show on Thursday with their annual press conferences in Amsterdam. Here’s a recap of the big announcements from each company. Evertz charts IP roadmap, launches new low-cost DreamCatcher replay system At its IBC 2018 press conference, Evertz […]  More

IBC 2018: Harmonic puts focus on VOS 360 Video SaaS with new features, customer wins

This year at IBC, Harmonic (stand 1.B20) is putting its VOS 360 Video SaaS platform front and center with the announcement of new dynamic ad insertion (DAI) and disaster recovery features, as well as an integration with Verimatrix’s new Viewthority content distribution platform. In addition,VOS 360 Video SaaS played a key role in the launch of a […]  More