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Opinion

Hidden gems at IBC

From exploring the possibilities of 3D holograms to discovering an innovative effort to create more engagement with the TV viewer, a CTO highlights ingenious solutions at IBC

Opinion

Securing a new era of pay-TV delivery

Operators must be free to choose the platform that delivers the best user experience and cost efficiencies to compete, whether that is a hybrid STB, a USB CAM or delivery direct to the TV.

Opinion

Workflow strategies for a CDN World

The pursuit of agile, scalable, IT-informed CDN workflow infrastructures can yield security benefits, say Audinate executives, Brad Price and Joshua Rush

Tech Features

The Age of Microservices

There is growing understanding across the industry that we are on the brink of a massive change, a huge disruption in the way broadcast and media content is created, managed and delivered. IP – the hot topic of the moment – is a critical enabler for this transformation, but it is not the goal. The real transformation will be brought about by evolving media operations from running on purpose-built hardware to IP-based, commercial off-the-shelf networking and computer equipment. To really take...

Opinion

Once upon a time in a possible AI future

AI is the answer to all of humanity’s problems – or the end of civilisation, depending on whom you ask. Sounds like blockchain, but that’s a different column altogether. Many have written about the technical virtues and capabilities of AI, or deep machine learning, or HAL, and I shall not bore you with a rehash of all the acronyms that inevitably accompany the onset of a new technology. Instead, I will focus on the AI helper I would like to see: My Video Friend AI– or Bob, as I like to call him...

Reviews

Making a sound judgement

Dubai-based sound recordist Simon Charles recently tested the new Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6. He gives us his verdict.

Opinion

Connectivity in the Middle East

The fall in oil prices in the Middle East and North Africa in the last few years, although now recovering, has had a knock-on effect on spending on broadcast technology and services in recent months, with budget cuts, deferred projects and overall decreases in investment.