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IBC 2014: And The Winner Is …

TECH SPOTLIGHT

How To Move More Bits Through TV Channels

Two spectral efficiency experts, Pablo Angueira in Spain and Frank Herrmann in Germany, told an IBC audience how their work in layer division multiplexing and MIMO antenna technology should make it possible to move more TV and other data through a TV signal — a priority for ATSC 3.0.

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More, Better, Faster Pixels At IBC

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Tedial Launches Media Exchange Platform

At IBC in Amsterdam, Tedial unveiled its new Media Exchange Platform (MEP. The multi-screen explosion means that broadcasters and telcos are faced with an unprecedented — and often unpredictable — increase in the amount of media they have to exchange with each other.  These exchanges take place during the production and post-production processes and when […]

Live Production Gets Boost With R&S VENICE

Rohde & Schwarz used IBC in Amsterdam to demonstrate how TV studios can optimize their production workflows from ingest and studio playout to content distribution by employing the ingest and production server R&S Venice. With its cutting-edge and open system architecture, variety of supported file formats, codecs, and interfaces as well as its extensive, integrated feature set, R&S Venice […]

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Blackmagic Design Rolls Out SmartView 4K Monitor

At IBC in Amsterdam, Blackmagic Design debuted SmartView 4K, what it calls the world’s first full resolution Ultra HD broadcast monitor with 12G-SDI inputs for compatibility with virtually all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60 for $1,995. SmartView 4K is a professional Ultra HD broadcast monitor with a native resolution of 3840 […]

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The Inevitability Of IP Becomes Clear At IBC

This year’s tech gathering in Amsterdam was one of those rare shows where the sense of a major changeover was palpable.  It will likely be remembered as the breakout event for IP as the enabling technology for a new way of looking at how the human and technology resources needed to acquire, prepare and distribute programming should be organized.

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Accedo Touts Next-Gen Multiscreen Solution

Accedo, global TV application solutions provider, has introduced its next-generation multiscreen solution, Accedo VIA, at IBC. Accedo VIA enables operators, media companies and broadcasters to launch full-featured multiscreen services quickly and efficiently across multiple connected platforms, including PCs, mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs and game consoles.   With the emergence of all these new application […]

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Nevion Debuts Sublime X² Compact Hybrid Router

At the IBC in Amsterdam, Nevion launched the Sublime X², a compact, 32×32 hybrid video/audio router. Designed for broadcasters, production companies and government agencies, the hybrid router offers the functionality in one box that normally requires multiple pieces of equipment, or a much larger router. Combining routing with signal processing and a high level of […]

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Rude Awakening Produces ‘Stuporman’ At IBC

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4K Streaming Comes To The Media Tablet

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FOBTV Session Reveals Absurdity Of Repack

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Kaplan: World Is Watching Incentive Auction

If the incentive auction of TV spectrum is successful in the United States, governments and regulators from around the world will take notice and may implement similar measures, according to NAB’s Rick Kaplan.  

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TVU Networks Unveils TVU Grid Enhancement

TVU Networks has introduced the next generation of its TVU Grid IP video switching, routing and distribution solution at IBC 2014. The new version of TVU Grid delivers greater flexibility, enhanced scalability and built-in scheduling and automation tools. TVU Grid is an IP video solution that enables TV stations to manage, route, switch and distribute […]

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Dalet Unveils New Platform Lineup

Dalet Digital Media Systems introduced at IBC 2014 its new platform lineup: Dalet Brio, its high-density ingest and playout system; Dalet AmberFin, which provides high-quality transcoding; and Dalet Galaxy, an enterprise MAM.  These three distinct, yet tightly integrated platforms enable Dalet to answer both the current and future requirements of the media industry, the company […]

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Ross Video Integrates OverDrive With Carbonite

Ross Video unveiled the integration of its OverDrive automated production control system and Carbonite production switcher series at IBC 20014. The integration makes automated production available to price-sensitive customers given the lower cost of a Carbonite system versus larger production switchers, the company said. Recent developments in both products make the integration possible. Carbonite’s new, […]

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Snell Unveils Web Browser Interfaces, New Apps

Snell introduced at IBC 2014 new Web-based interfaces and apps for its Morpheus automation, ICE channel in a box and Momentum media asset management systems. Providing browser-based and mobile access to Snell products via a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone, the new solutions enable control and monitoring from anywhere while reducing broadcasters’ cost of ownership […]

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Visware Adds Monetization Tools To Sync2TV

Visiware has released the latest version of its turnkey software platform, Sync2TV at IBC 2014. The new release includes tools to monetize TV content through advertising and sponsorship and now features Visiware’s Sync2Ad platform, a fully synchronized TV-to-mobile rich engagement engine. Sync2TV provides a complete solution to enrich TV programs and to create engaging companion […]

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iStreamPlanet Adds Nielsen Tracking To Aventus

iStreamPlanet is demonstrating new features for the Aventus live video encoding and packaging service at IBC 2014. The upgrades are focused on supporting top line revenue opportunities and the bottom line value of the service for content owners and providers looking for live, multiscreen video solutions. New Aventus multiscreen advertising features include support for Nielsen […]

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Chernock Predicts ATSC 3.0 Will Hit The Mark

Triveni Digital’s Rich Chernock, who’s leading the technical group responsible for developing the ATSC 3.0 standard, says progress has been impressive. On a technical level, perhaps the most significant is that the standard is being developed in such a way that it will be able to flex and absorb new technologies that inevitably will come along. And on political and economic levels, ATSC 3.0, he says, has the possibility of providing a framework for a global television standard that could work for the next 30-40 years.

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Reports Of SDI’s Death May Be Premature

So big is that investment in SDI-based production equipment  that for the time being, IP-based solutions will nibble at the edges of the overall production pie. An overnight switch to IP is not going to happen. Rather a hybrid environment in which IP-based solutions supplement existing SDI infrastructure will be the reality for many broadcasters. Going forward, however, there is little reason to continue adding new SDI components.

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GatesAir To Test Fixed/Mobile TV System

The company’s trial in Europe is intended to show the feasibility of transmitting both OFDM-based digital television — in this case DVB-T2 — for home reception and LTE-based video to smartphones and media tablets on the same television channel. It’s slotted to begin in the next six months.

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Sony Debuts 4K Camcorder For Handheld Use

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Viz Opus Offers Alternative Control Room Setup

Simplifying control room operations by offering an all-in-one alternative to the traditional combination of production switcher, graphics and other related functions is the goal behind the newly announced Viz Opus from Vizrt. At a press conference today at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam, the company unveiled the system, which it says offers a cost-effective alternative to […]

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US Broadcasters Can Learn From UK’s Ch. 4

At IBC’s opening panel this morning, David Abraham, CEO of Britian’s Channel 4, describes how his company over the past eight years has successfully built a hybrid TV viewing experience around the convenience of mobile and over-the-top that augments its linear broadcast channels. And he outlines how it will reframe its digital platform with the rollout next year of All 4, a single destination that will hold all program content at one digital location.

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IBC Innovation Awards Shortlist

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Current Tech, Future Promises Coexist At IBC

This year’s annual gathering in Amsterdam promises to tackle important issues with a robust conference program, cutting-edge technology displays and a series of keynote speakers offering their perspective on topics ranging from Google’s vision for the future of video to the health of the TV industry.

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DVB To Demo Coding Efficiency Of HEVC At IBC

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Rascular To Debut Helm Control Panel At IBC

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Miller To Highlight Cineline 70 Fluid Head At IBC

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New Matrox Streaming Products Set For IBC

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John Wilson, Architect Of The Modern IBC, Dies