IBC 2018

IBC 2018 in review: In a fragmented universe, knowledge is power

Last week, Amsterdam once again hosted the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), giving sports-content creators from around the world a chance to come together and learn about the future of not only the sports industry but the entire broadcasting marketplace. The show certainly lived up to its name, offering a more international flavour than ever (thanks […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: From Imagine to reality as IP 2110 deployments alter workflows and business plans

Earlier this year at the NAB Show, Imagine Communications CEO Tom Cotney, who came on board in December 2017, announced that he was splitting the company into two organisations. One would be focused on playout and networking and the other on advertising technology. Cotney’s vision, which is heavily reliant on the broadcast industry’s migration to […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Aperi’s Joop Janssen on the Present and Future of Virtualised Production

Aperi hit IBC with a demonstration of a live 4K production chain that relies on Aperi’s V-Stack, a FPGA-powered software platform that obviates the need for a number of dedicated hardware components. SVG had a chance to catch up with Joop Janssen, Aperi, CEO, about recent developments at the company, new partnerships, and the current […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Akamai’s Joachim Hengge Dissects the Company’s New Solutions That Bolster Cloud Connectivity and Delivery

For some time now, Akamai Technologies has reigned as one of the top video-delivery–solutions providers in the global media industry. At the recent IBC Show in Amsterdam, the company made a couple of big product announcements (not something it does every day!) that are expected to help take its delivery services into a new stratosphere […]  More

Robycam Compact cable cam caters for smaller sports venues

The recently founded Robycam Germany launched Robycam Compact, a smaller, lighter version of the Robycam 3D cable-suspended camera system, at IBC. It is aimed at covering small or medium-sized sports venues that fall within its maximum flying area of 80x80m. It has a permanent 3-axis stabilised camera system, allowing the camera to move freely through […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: France highlights growing market momentum for Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision

At IBC SVG Europe sat down with Dolby senior product marketing manager Rob France to discuss the growing impact of Atmos and Vision in both content creation and consumer delivery spaces. At the show Dolby announced that the 2018 Super Penguin Ultimate Game, which took place during the show on 15 September, was streamed live […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: FreeWheel’s Thomas Bremond Says Digital Video Advertising Is Reaching Another Level of Maturation

The race to shift sports-video content to new platforms via modern distribution methods has, in many ways, helped serve the need of the consumer, but it has also, for some time, left the monetization of that content and the business models wrapped around them behind to figure out on a rainy day.  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Verizon Digital Media Services’ Darren Lepke on How SmartPlay Session Management Has Become a Differentiator for the Company

It may feel like Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) has been a stalwart in the sports-video-distribution market for a long time, but it’s easy to forget they are still relatively new (only seven years or so). That’s largely due to the fact that VDMS has become such a big player so quickly, striking partnerships in […]  More