Recent Posts by Jason Dachman, Managing Editor

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

Riot Games boosts at-home production at League of Legends mid-season invitational

The concept of at-home production is nothing new for Riot Games, which has been leveraging its West Los Angeles esports-production facility in some fashion for its live productions around the globe for several years. However, over the past 18 months, the videogame publisher has been working on taking the productions to the next level with […]  More

Next Generation Audio Summit: exploring the challenges and benefits of remote production

At SVG Europe’s Next Generation Audio Summit on 9 November, the session entitled ‘Remote Audio Production, Why, What and When?’ examined the practical, technological and economic benefits that could come from consolidating sports event audio production back at broadcast centres. The session also acknowledged the fact that it is still relatively early days for ‘true’ […]  More

​Avid enters into multiyear enterprise agreement with Viacom

Avid, a global media technology provider for the creation, distribution and monetisation of media assets for global media organisations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals, has announced a multiyear enterprise agreement with global entertainment company Viacom to enhance its worldwide production infrastructure on Avid’s MediaCentral platform. An open, tightly integrated and efficient platform designed for […]  More

PlayBox Technology appoints VIDI as DACH region master distributor

PlayBox Technology has announced a key addition to its global partnership team with the appointment of VIDI as master distributor for the DACH region comprising Germany, Austria and Switzerland. “We see this partnership as a perfect marriage,” said PlayBox Technology president, Don Ash. “We have a large number of clients in the DACH Region who […]  More

Cohen is new marketing leader at Grass Valley

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, has announced a change in its marketing organisation with David Cohen assuming the role of vice president of marketing for the company. Cohen’s new role includes responsibility for marketing communications and product marketing, where he will focus on driving demand for Grass Valley’s products and solutions, promoting the Grass Valley […]  More