IBC 2017

IBC Reflections: Dell EMC’s Tom Burns on End-to-End Solutions, the Importance of ‘Data Hygiene’

IBC 2017 marked the first for the Dell EMC brand. Although Dell’s $67 billion deal to acquire EMC had closed just days before IBC 2016, this year’s show in Amsterdam was the first where the newly formed Dell EMC was leveraging both entities’ assets to create an end-to-end workflow and infrastructure solution. In addition, Dell […]  More

IBC Perspectives: A Look Back at IBC 2017 From Top Broadcast-Tech Execs

The 2017 IBC Show is firmly in the rearview mirror, but there’s plenty of information and new product releases still to digest and review. With that in mind, SVG Europe and SVG have created a series of “IBC Reflections” articles chronicling the insights of several top broadcast-technology execs based on interviews conducted on the show […]  More

IBC Reflections: Square Box Systems CEO Dave Clack on How CatDV Opens Up MAM for Sports Organizations

Square Box Systems headed to IBC 2017 with the latest version of its flagship CatDV media-asset–management (MAM) system in tow. Among its highlights is a new plug-in architecture for CatDV Worker 7, the platform’s general-purpose automation engine, which enables users to build customized workflows and automate file processing. SVG sat down with Square Box Systems […]  More

IBC Reflections: Arista Networks’ Ed Chapman Sees Broadcast’s Transition to IP in Full Swing

Not surprisingly, Arista Networks was all about IP at IBC 2017. As the broadcast industry continues to transition from baseband to an IP infrastructure, the switch manufacturer has made the M&E industry a major priority. At the show, Arista was part of the IP Showcase, in which several vendors demonstrated live IP interoperable workflows. In […]  More

IBC Reflections: Intelsat’s Rob Cerbone on CellSat, Prism, and How Satellite and IP Can Work Together

In advance of IBC 2017, Intelsat revealed that it was teaming up with Dejero on a new a “blended” cellular and Ku-band IP solution that can deliver 10-Mbps signals for live television coverage from remote locations. Dubbed CellSat, the new solution proved to be a highlight of Intelsat’s booth in Amsterdam, along with Intelsat’s growing […]  More

IBC Reflections: Irdeto’s Lucas Catranis on Protecting Sports Media From Piracy

Security is one of the hottest topics on the mind of every sports-media organization these days. Incidents from ransomware extortion schemes like the leaking of HBO’s Game of Thrones episodes to the pirating of live streams of major sports events like the Mayweather-McGregor PPV fight have pushed security high up on priority lists. With that […]  More

IBC Reflections: Imagine Communications’ Connan-Lostanlen outlines progress on IP-SDI interop, TICO and OTT monetization

At IBC Imagine Communications launched the Selenio Network Processor (SNP), an IP gateway, synchroniser and processor for hybrid/all-IP HD/3G/UHD. The high-density SNP platform – claimed to be the industry’s first pure-IP processor — offers IP-to-IP processing capabilities, handling uncompressed UHD signals based on the SMPTE 2110 specification for transporting media over IP networks.  More

IBC Reflections: Eutelsat Americas CEO Mike Antonovich on U.S. Expansion, New V-Nova partnership

In April, Eutelsat named transmission-industry veteran Mike Antonovich CEO of Eutelsat Americas. Since then, he has leveraged his extensive experience in the satellite sector to build out Eutelsat’s position in the U.S. and develop a more “video-centric” business. Antonovich, who began his career at ESPN as a broadcast engineer, was a long-time member of the […]  More

IBC Reflections: Vislink’s David Robins Details New HEVC 4K Wireless Camera System

Vislink was at IBC for the first time since being acquired by xG Technology and its operations merged with the Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) division. Highlighting Vislink’s booth was the new HCAM HEVC 4K UHD wireless camera transmitter in its European debut, having appeared at NAB 2017 in April. HCAM, which is expected to ship […]  More

IBC Reflections: NTT Electronics’ Fabi and Yoshida discuss HEVC and remote production

NTT Electronics showcased a variety of encoding/decoding technologies at IBC2017, and much of the focus was on 4K, HDR and HEVC. Among the offerings was the HC1100 Series 4:2:2 10-bit H.265/HEVC real-time encoder, which has the capacity to transmit high-quality video images at low bitrate, low latency and low power consumption. Scalable, it handles SD […]  More

IBC Reflections: Croatel Zagreb works in parallel for UHD and HDR OB

Doing parallel production in HD/SDR and UHD/HDR is tricky, but worth it, according to Zagreb-based Croatel, which now offers UHD production, although there are still few customers for it in its region. Croatel covers all the major sports in Croatia and south eastern Europe, and 95% of its production is sports, although it is also […]  More

IBC Reflections: Adobe’s Laura Williams Argilla on the Future of VR/360 Postproduction, Power of Collaborative Workflows

Adobe used IBC 2017 to tease features and upgrades that will debut in Premier Pro CC 2018. New tools previewed for VR/360-video production included Adobe Immersive Environment and the integration of recently acquired Mettle Skybox plug-ins. In addition, Adobe continues to boost collaborative workflows in Creative Cloud, adding the ability for multiple editors to access […]  More

IBC Reflections: Net Insight’s Martin Karlsson Talks At-Home Production, Sye OTT Live Streaming

At IBC 2017 this month, Net Insight focused on the growing at-home production approach and on the continued evolution of its Sye OTT live-streaming solution. Among the highlights were Live Remote Production 2.0 demo in conjunction with Grass Valley and Calrec, the latest version of Sye (adding time-shift capability, HEVC support, and more), new live […]  More