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This year’s IBC Leaders’ Summit looks at the new media ecology, from the emerging behaviour of ‘Generation C’ to the rise of companion screens and the growing power of data analytics, all underpinned by some exclusive research specially commissioned for t ...
Dick Hobbs
So IBC is done. I have tramped the halls and I have listened to conference presentations. And now I am processing all that information. One of the big themes for me is that we are an industry in transition. Opinions vary about how long the transition will ...
Dick Hobbs
If you only take one word away from IBC2014, then that word is almost certainly going to be “cloud”. Which would be fine, if anyone really knew what cloud means in the context of electronic media. It is very different in the world of IT. If you are a bank ...
Dick Hobbs
Charlie Vogt, CEO of Imagine Communications, was one of the participants in the opening keynote session at the IBC conference. He put up a slide which made me stop and think. It was headlined “video has become the ‘killer app’”. Vogt’s figures – drawn fro ...
Dick Hobbs
File-based infrastructures – old hat. Software-defined networks – this year’s must-have. IP connectivity – everyone is doing it. Underpinning it all is a 40-year-old connectivity standard: Ethernet. In the broadcast business we are accustomed to high perf ...
Dick Hobbs
I think it might have been me, a decade ago, who first used the expression “consumers are looking for the video they want, when they want it, on the device they want it”. It was in quite common usage for a while. Nowadays, no-one has time for such verbosi ...
Dick Hobbs
I was talking to the CTO of an IBC exhibitor today, and he came up with the expression “file-based 2.0”. The point he was making was that we have been through the first phase of moving content to files, where we did little more than replace a video format ...
Peter Riordan, Vice President, IC Labs
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 the challenges of the not-too-distant future. Nearly all media ...
Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
The media can’t seem to let go of the big story coming out of Las Vegas this spring. Even though  a couple of weeks have passed since the attention-grabbing event concluded, reporters and analysts are still churning out detailed accounts of the historic p ...
Joe McGarvey, Director of Marketing
Dylan goes electric. Warhol goes pop. Disney/ABC goes cloud. Sometimes it takes an icon to break the grip of the familiar, to pull free from the creativity crippling inertia of the way things have always been done. Time after time, progress in the arts an ...