Time for the Media Industry to Go Small — and Why That’s a Good Thing

The original blog was posted 15 February 2018 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing at Imagine Communications, and can be viewed here If you’re looking for a discussion on industry consolidation, you’ve come to the wrong place. True, media and entertainment companies are merging and mating at a quickening pace, ...
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The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Argues for Continued Involvement Post-Brexit In European Regulation Bodies

In a report “The Room Where It Happens” published at the end of December 2017 , the CBI argues that continued UK involvement in various European agencies and forums is vital after the country leaves the European Union. The opinion of the CBI, informed by consultations with its members over ...
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MAM Systems and Auto QC Panel Discussion

MAM Systems and Auto QC Panel Discussion MAM Systems and Auto QC Panel Discussion hosted by Stan Moote (CTO, IABM) with Paul Turner (VP, project management, Telestream) and Thomas Dove (Director of technology, QC products, Telestream), and Matthew Hallin (Video Group Technical Director, Editshare) ...
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IP Questions: “IP – are we ready for it – and it for us?” IABM panel discussion – in this video you can see IP questions and discussion from the audience

IP Questions: "IP - are we ready for it - and it for us?" IABM panel discussion presented by Stan Moote (CTO, IABM) - in this video you can see IP questions and discussion from the audience ...
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Report of Meeting with DEFRA EU Exit Team – January 25th 2018

Report of Meeting with DEFRA EU Exit Team - January 25th 2018 Written by Nigel Burtt (Environmental Regulation Consultant - IABM) I met with colleagues from the Electrotechnical Regulatory Group (ERG), Ian Blackman (CTO IIOM) and Dr Paul Goodman (RINA) at the offices of the IET at Savoy Place in ...
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SMPTE standards: Peter Symes answers questions on standards

SMPTE standards: Peter Symes answers questions on standards SMPTE standards: Peter Symes (Director of Standards and Engineering) answers some direct questions on the speed of the SMPTE standards process ...
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IP Panel Discussion

IP Panel Discussion IP discussion hosted by Stan Moote (CTO, IABM) with guests Richard Friedel (VSF and Fox), Mike Cronk (AIMS and Grass Valley), and Brad Gilmer (AMWA) ...
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Interoperability

Interoperability: IABM, Grass Valley, Fox Networks, & Gilmer & Associates Interoperability discussion with Stan Moote (IABM CTO), Mike Cronk (VP of Core Technology, Grass Valley), Richard Friedel (EVP & General Manager, Engineering and Operations, Fox Networks) and Brad Gilmer (President, Gilmer & Associates) ...
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“Collaboration and standards: Does one solution fit all?”

"Collaboration and standards: Does one solution fit all?" John Ive (Director of strategic insight, IABM) chairs this panel with guests Naomi Climer (Trustee, IET/IBC Council, Chair of DCMS FCGG), Mike Cronk (Chairman of the board/VP of Core Technology, AIMS/Green Valley), Simon Fell (Director of Technology and  Innovation, EBU), Brad Gilmer ...
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Standards: Who needs them? IABM Annual Conference 2017

Standards: Who needs them? We’ve heard about interoperability, microservices and vendors collaborating, so what does this mean for standards? Are industry standards like SMPTE 2110 more important than ever – or an anachronism in an age driven by IT? What about other emerging standards such as NDI? Leading industry systems ...
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A new force for business success

The original article is by Stan Moote and can be viewed here More often than not, we are struggling so much with day-to-day activities we miss the obvious. Many of us create dashboards to carefully watch certain activities within our businesses. These dashboards are typically updated monthly or quarterly for ...
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IABM media technology trends report

IABM Media Tech Trends reports annually track the adoption of specific emerging technologies within the broadcast and media sector. The purpose of these reports is to enable member companies to better understand the drivers of emerging technologies’ adoption within customer organizations. This should provide member companies more tools to better ...
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Why immersive tech need artificial intelligence

The combination of virtual reality and artificial intelligence will be “mind blowing and profitable,” according to Lorenzo Zanni and Stan Moote. The cool thing about immersive technology like virtual reality (VR) is that it transforms us into an interactive virtual world (full 360 degrees). So how does artificial intelligence (AI) ...
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The M&E Industry’s Five Most Important Technology Trends of 2018

By Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing, Imagine Communications The Original blog can be viewed here: http://ow.ly/EdUS30hIwTl New year. New urgency. The writing has been on the wall for several years. But now, entering 2018, it’s a bit bolder — and possibly in all caps. Broadcasters, content distributors and other organizations that ...
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Artificial Intelligence: Changing the Game of Media Asset Management (MAM)

By Animesh Swain, Product Manager, Product Line Management, Prime Focus Technologies Original available here: http://ow.ly/nUat30hIelx Artificial Intelligence (AI) is today driving business transformation across literally every industry vertical. Self-driving cars, virtual personal assistants and warehouses run by AI-powered robots have become popular realities. The Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry has ...
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Understanding and Monetizing OTT Programming With MAM Solutions

Original Blog By T Shobhana, VP and Head, Global Marketing & Communications, Prime Focus Technologies 07 Dec 2017 Original available here: http://ow.ly/4g3c30hIdE8 When it comes to OTT programming, content is king—no matter the source or the delivery. Because of this, OTT has the potential to become a significant part of ...
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SMPTE September 2017 Standards Meeting Round; executive summary

The IABM attended this SMPTE Standards meeting round and has compiled an executive summary highlighting project developments that are most relevant to members. The Executive Summary is available to members on this website page. It is necessarily brief and selective; more information on projects that we believe to be relevant ...
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IABM Detailed Report From the SMPTE September 2017 Standards Meetings

This SMPTE Standards meeting round was hosted by Sky Television in London, England 20-23 September 2017. The IABM’s detailed report from this meeting round can be found on this IABM Technology website page. If you would prefer just an executive summary, there is one on the same page ...
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Electro-technical Regulatory Group (ERG) Meeting Report: 27th Sept 2017

The third meeting of the the ERG in 2017 covered topics of UK regulatory enforcement, CE-marking and, inevitably, Brexit. There was also a presentation on the forthcoming 2017 RINA Electrical & Electronic Equipment and Environment Conference. Notes of the meeting: ERG Meeting Minutes 27 Sept 2017 The BEIS-RD Enforcement presentation ...
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Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy – Regulatory Delivery Business Reference Panel Meeting Report 20th September 2017

The UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has its own Regulatory Delivery (RD) Directorate. It organises quarterly meetings with trade bodies as Business Reference Panel (BRP) to review current issues and provide a conduit for feedback and dialogue. The most recent meeting took place on the ...
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EDIF-ERA Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment Conference 2017

1-2 November 2017 – New speakers just announced Edif ERA's EEE Conference has been attracting leading names in the environmental compliance and legislation sector for over 18 years. This conference covers all the key requirements pertinent to placing hardware products on the market: Taking responsibility for your supply chain ? ...
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IABM Detailed Report From the AES October 2017 Standards Meetings

The IABM’s detailed report from the October AES Audio Standards meetings has been uploaded on this IABM website page: https://www.theiabm.org/standards-activities-aes/. Highlights are a new project on audio metadata streaming using RTP and completion of edits for a revision of AES67 ...
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Broadcast-related Progress at the October 2017 MPEG Meetings; beyond HEVC

This MPEG meeting round was held in Macau, China in October. There was discussion and progress on some topics that impact our industry, including: Beyond HEVC MPEG has gone a step further in developing the next video compression technology. It has issued a joint Call for Proposals (CfP) together with ...
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Can your Workflows Pass the Microservices Detector Test?

7 November 2017 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing at Imagine Communications Original post is available here: http://ow.ly/oNJ030gqXy2 It’s the fall season in my corner of the world and that could only mean one thing: the annual appearance of all things pumpkin. As the weather begins its autumnal change, so ...
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Why the IABM matters to broadcasters and media technology companies

The broadcast and media industry is going through a once-in-a-generation transformation right now. Broadcasters and media companies are facing unprecedented challenges – with enormous opportunities opening up for the winners. To grasp those opportunities though, broadcasters and media companies need a new generation of agile, cost-effective technology to power their ...
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VR Broadcasting: Still a Long Way to Go

The interest in Virtual Reality (VR) skyrocketed in March 2014 as a result of Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus Rift. This drove an increased wave of investment in VR startups - Google invested over $500m in Magic Leap in October 2014 while Jaunt and NextVR together raised a total of $145m ...
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IP Showcase at IBC 2017 – powering into IP signal flows

What started as a germ of an idea in the middle of last year has flowered into an amazing demonstration of what can be made to happen when people from different organizations and competing companies work together towards the common good. The IP Showcase at IBC this year will be ...
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Grass Valley – The Path to IP

Grass Valley explains how to correctly attain and utilise IP Technology and how to correctly approach IP migration, as well as insight into Moore's law. This white paper discusses making the transition to IP and Grass Vally’s own a 4-pillared approach to success ...
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Cyber security – don’t get hacked, act now

If the threat of cyber-attack is not yet keeping you awake at night, it is a major concern for many broadcasters and media companies – and if vendors haven’t yet been asked about their product or service’s resilience to cyber-attacks, they will soon. The ever-increasing connection between back-office and front ...
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4K and IP in Europe – what’s the state of play?

In the changing broadcast industry in Europe, 4K/UHD represents less of a priority compared to efficiency-boosting technologies that guarantee a clearer return on investment: is IP the future for broadcast infrastructures? IP and 4K/UHD are two emerging technologies at early stages of adoption in Europe. While the introduction of IP ...
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Is this the right time to move to IP networks?

19 February 2016 Written by IABM APAC Director Peter Bruce This article originally appeared on the APB Website, click here to view The computer industry has been eyeing the broadcast and media technology sectors for many years and asking why the baseband guys have avoided the IP world for so long. The ...
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Debunking the 5 Biggest Myths about Next-Gen Technology Transitions

June, 2016 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing at Imagine Communications. Click here to view the original The media and entertainment industry is currently navigating multiple technology transitions. Broadcasters, content distributors and other media companies are coming to realize that keeping pace with rapidly evolving video consumption practices will require the ...
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Prime Focus Technologies – A Dive into the Future of Television  

This blog was written by the Prime Focus Technologies Blog team and the original can be viewed here Gone are the days when television was the centrepiece of every living room, with family members fighting for their turn with the remote control. Today’s consumers are growing up with a host of ...
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Why you can now Trust your most Demanding Media Operations to IP

This blog was written and published on 12 October 2016 by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing at Imagine Communications and the original can be viewed here Sometimes the only difference between right and wrong is timing. Going back nearly two decades, broadcast engineers have been hassled and harangued by various ...
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Inside Imagine Communications: The IC Selfie Files

31 October 2016 This blog was written by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing at Imagine Communication and the original can be viewed here The greatest resource of any innovative technology company is the human kind. Behind all of our cutting-edge technologies, patents, Emmy® awards and other industry accolades are some of ...
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AIMS, the First Year: It’s a Wonderful Life

This blog was written on 14 December 2016 by Steve Reynolds, Imagine Communications CTO and AIMS Deputy Chairman and the original is available to view here The media and entertainment industry is dealing with disruption on an unprecedented scale. Accelerating technology evolutions, continuously shifting consumption patterns and a rapidly expanding competitive ...
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2016 all about embracing change

23 January 2017 Article written by IABM CTO Stan Moote and APAC Director Peter Bruce This article originally appeared in the December http://www.apb-news.com/">APB Tech Review  The rate of change in our industry has further accelerated in 2016. We’ve experienced rapidly changing viewing habits, the rise and rise of over-the-top (OTT), ...
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Object Matrix – Introducing Digital Content Governance

This blog was written by Nicholas Pearce, Sales Director / Co-Founder Object Matrix & Co-Founder at Object Matrix. The blog was published on March 13 2017 and the original can be viewed here Organisations creating, curating and distributing content need to know the following: Riding the Deluge of Unstructured Content Given ...
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IABM Member Blog – Imagine Communications – IC Labs Opens to Provide Answers for the “How” Phase of Your SDI-to-IP Transition

This blog was originally posted on 6 March 2017 and is written by Peter Riordan, Vice President, IC Labs. See the original here One of the biggest challenges facing today’s broadcasters and other media companies is seamless and disruption-free adoption of the next-generation architectures that will be required to meet ...
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IABM Member Make.TV hosted panel discussion held at SXSW – Live Video, now everywhere & the future of live streaming 

Two years after Meerkat and Periscope launched at SXSW, we will take a look at what worked and what didn’t. Most big social sites have now brought out their own solutions for UGC live streaming. Twitch IRL and Facebook Live launched, Periscope is now integrated into Twitter, YouTube Live is ...
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Can Content Creators & Facilities Keep Pace with New Large File Media Workflows?

12 April 2017 Will developments such as UHD, HDR and VR create a two tier broadcast industry: Facilis calls for pragmatic approach to technical evolution HUDSON, MA (April 12, 2017) – This year more than any other, NAB is a showcase of the latest technology and business developments in high ...
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Imagine Communications – Cybersecurity Watch: Top Five Takeaways from Netflix Hack

This blog was originally posted on 3 May 2017 and is written by Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing, Imagine Communications.  The original can be viewed here.  Several published reports were issued over the weekend of a ransomware attack involving Netflix that resulted in the unauthorized release of several episodes of one ...
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WannaCry Ransomware : Could it happen to your Media Production Company?

Written by Jonathan Morgan (CEO) of Object Matrix If you have any centralised data storage or computer resource, like network attached storage (NAS), you should be very concerned indeed about CyberCrime. You can’t have failed to miss the WannaCry Ransomware cyber-attack that has hit 150 countries, 1000’s of computers and brought ...
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Telstra – Outside the box: Revolutionising live sports broadcasting

31 May 2017 This blog was written by Trevor Boal (Head of Telstra Broadcast Services) and is available to view here >> In a world first on Australia’s expansive geographical scale, Telstra’s national Distributed Production Network will deploy a new remote production broadcast model by connecting 29 sporting stadiums across the ...
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IP – No excuses to wait anymore

Written by IABM CTO Stan Moote and originally published in the BroadcastAsia 2017 Daily With the IP SMPTE ST 2110 standard now through all the technical hoops and in the final throes of ratification, the industry no longer has any excuses not to embrace IP. With interoperability proven, end-users can take ...
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Cyber-security: lock the door!

Written by IABM CTO Stan Moote and originally published in the BroadcastAsia 2017 Daily With video delivery moving to Internet distribution and infrastructures migrating to IP, broadcast and media organizations are becoming increasingly concerned about the threat from cyber-attacks; protecting their business systems, data and media assets from hacking is now ...
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Prime Focus Technologies – Interoperable Master Format (IMF) Ready Cloud MAM (Media Asset Management)

This blog was written by the Prime Focus Technologies Blog Team and originally appeared here on 18 Apr 2017 IMF is a packaging and distribution standard for the file-based interchange of multi versioned finished audio and visual works. Technology now exists to support the ability to package content, as Primary ...
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Prime Focus Technologies – Lowest Total Cost of Operations, the most powerful weaponry in M&E margin war

This blog was written by the Prime Focus Technologies Blog Team and posted online here on 04 Apr 2017 Content enterprises today often tend to have a myopic view while considering cost of application – evaluating the cost of licensing fee alone and overlooking multiple parameters that are at play, ...
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Prime Focus Technologies – Embracing Automation for Broadcast Compliance: A Smart Approach

This blog was written by the Prime Focus Technologies Blog Team and was published here on 21 Jun 2017 Compliance regulations for broadcast differ across countries. While many regulations are similar worldwide, often culture specific nuances dictate different regulations for certain territories. For instance, a scene involving pork products is ...
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Imagine Communications – Moving the M&E Industry Forward through ‘Practical Innovation’

This blog was written by Joe McGarvey (Imagine Communications Director of Marketing) and originally appeared here on 19 July 2017 Technology companies tend to throw around the word innovation, and all its variations, with great frequency. We also leave no part of speech unturned. Innovation as noun, verb, adjective – ...
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Is migration to the cloud the best way forward?

Janet West, Environmental Scientist and Strategist, Summary: Janet West explains how businesses do not see the pollution caused by the cloud as you see with packaging or diesel exhaust. As the broadcast industry considers migration to the cloud, can we realistically address the conflict between technological innovation and sustainability in ...
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IABM members speak:  Felicia O’Brien, Marketing Manager, Mode-AL

Felicia O'Brien discusses how, after 17 years, Mode-AL is now recognized as the market leader for high end AV and Broadcast solutions and for seamlessly integrating technology into furniture. The organization has built up a reputable client list over the past 17 years with big names such as BBC, ITV,ESPN, ...
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Moving into the cloud – Turner’s drive for efficiencies which enhance consumer experience

Find out how and why Turner is leading the charge into the cloud for its international portfolio of channels. James Crosslands discusses different cloud solutions, Global localization, and the impact on EMEA and APAC. He explains the positive impact the cloud has on content preparation and playout options. We caught ...
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Off the grid: Australian company pilots solar PV solution for broadcast transmission

Broadcast Australia has been honored with the IABM International Award for Excellence in Sustainability. The company was recognized for successfully introducing a renewable energy Solar PV solution at its Muswellbrook site in New South Wales. The new photo-voltaic system uses advanced German battery storage technology, coupled with 96 solar panels ...
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IABM Memberspeak: Playout in the cloud, Igor Kroll, CEO, Veset

Igor Kroll, CEO, Veset, discusses Veset’s current product range and where it is heading. Their main product, Nimbus, delivers ‘self-service SaaS’ for customers. Nimbus enables Veset’s customers to deliver linear TV channels without the need to invest in any hardware or to commit to long-term contracts in any way, shape ...
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Executive Interview: Mike Cronk, Chairman of the Board – AIMS and VP Core Technology, Grass Valley

Mike Cronk, Chairman of the Board, AIMS and VP Core Technology, Grass Valley, discusses how and why AIMS has been so successful in such a short timescale. AIMS is completely independent, is a registered Not-for-Profit, has a separate board of directors, and is funded by all its members – not ...
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