Recent Posts by Jason Dachman, Managing Editor

Live from SMPTE 2016: SMPTE president-elect Matthew Goldman offers look at his plans for the organisation

Matthew Goldman, senior vice president of technology, TV and media at Ericsson, will take office as the new SMPTE president on January 1, 2017. Goldman, a SMPTE Fellow who has previously held SMPTE board roles including executive vice president, finance vice president, and Eastern Region Governor, will serve a two-year term as SMPTE president, succeeding […]  More

IBC Q&A: Net Insight’s Karlsson on the power of live synchronized OTT sports

Net Insight had a busy IBC 2016, exhibiting on two stands to highlight both its offerings and those of the recently acquired ScheduALL to introduce several products. However, the main highlight for the company was a sports-content–fueled demo of Sye, its synchronized live OTT solution. With Sye, Net Insight aims to resolve the lack of […]  More

IBC Q&A: Akamai’s Bishop on Rio 2016 streaming, future of live 4K, VR streaming

Akamai Technologies arrived at IBC 2016 fresh off a historic effort at Rio 2016, where NBC Olympics leveraged the company’s content-delivery network (CDN) and technology to support its monumental streaming operation, which comprises 3.3 billion total streaming minutes, 2.71 billion of them live. Also, 100 million unique users tuned in to NBC Olympics’ digital coverage […]  More

IBC Q&A: SES’s Wrede Throws Support Behind HLG for HDR UHD, Looks to the Power of VR

Looking toward the future, SES is providing demos of Ultra HD (UHD) with high dynamic range (HDR) on the exhibit floor and a demonstration of brand-new virtual-reality R&D via satellite in conjunction with Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) Berlin. The first UHD demo offered a test channel with content produced by LG Electronics (launched in […]  More

IBC Q&A: Akamai’s Bishop on Rio 2016 streaming, future of live 4K, VR streaming

Akamai Technologies arrived at IBC 2016 fresh off a historic effort at Rio 2016, where NBC Olympics leveraged the company’s content-delivery network (CDN) and technology to support a monumental streaming operation, which comprises 3.3 billion total streaming minutes, 2.71 billion of them live. Also, 100 million unique users tuned in to NBC Olympics’ digital coverage over […]  More

IBC Q&A: SES’s Wrede Throws Support Behind HLG for HDR UHD, Looks to the Power of VR

Looking toward the future, SES is providing demos of Ultra HD (UHD) with high dynamic range (HDR) on the exhibit floor and a demonstration of brand-new virtual-reality R&D via satellite in conjunction with Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) Berlin. The first UHD demo offered a test channel with content produced by LG Electronics (launched in […]  More

IBC Q&A: IBM Cloud Video’s David Clevinger Explains How Watson Is Auto Closed Captioning the U.S. Open

Over the past year, IBM has made building out its cloud-video technology platform a top priority, acquiring live-streaming outlet UStream in January, video-management startup ClearLeap in December 2015, and object-storage service Cleversafe in October. Earlier this year IBM combined those three entities with high-speed file-transfer provider Aspera, which IBM bought in late 2013, to form IBM Cloud […]  More

IBC Q&A: IBM Cloud Video’s David Clevinger Explains How Watson Is Auto Closed Captioning the U.S. Open

Over the past year, IBM has made building out its cloud-video technology platform a top priority, acquiring live-streaming outlet UStream in January, video-management startup ClearLeap in December 2015, and object-storage service Cleversafe in October. Earlier this year IBM combined those three entities with high-speed file-transfer provider Aspera, which IBM bought in late 2013, to form IBM Cloud […]  More

IBC Q&A: IBM Cloud Video’s Clevinger explains how Watson automates closed captioning at US Open

Over the past year, IBM has made building out its cloud-video technology platform a top priority, acquiring object-storage service Cleversafe in October 2015 (now known as IBM Cloud Object Storage), video-management startup ClearLeap in December 2015, and live-streaming outlet UStream in January of this year. In conjunction with the Ustream acquisition, IBM combined Ustream and Clearleap to create the IBC Cloud Video […]  More

IBC Q&A: IBM Cloud Video’s Clevinger explains how Watson automates closed captioning at US Open

Over the past year, IBM has made building out its cloud-video technology platform a top priority, acquiring object-storage service Cleversafe in October 2015 (now known as IBM Cloud Object Storage), video-management startup ClearLeap in December 2015, and live-streaming outlet UStream in January of this year. In conjunction with the Ustream acquisition, IBM combined Ustream and Clearleap to create the IBC Cloud Video […]  More