IBC 2016

IBC Q&A: Pliant Technologies’ Rosen on how CrewCom changes the game for comms

At NAB 2016 in April, CoachComm launched professional-products division Pliant Technologies as part of its effort to differentiate its production-intercom portfolio with its well-known coaching-comms products. Pliant’s first product, CrewCom, is a highly scalable, distributed-architecture platform that aims to reimagine the way live-production teams think about intercom operations. According to Pliant, CrewCom’s distributed architecture, which […]  More

IBC 2016: Avid intros sports-production packages, NEXIS E5 server

Avid has introduced an integrated, end-to-end sports-production system designed to cover every type of production, from small and midsize studio organizations  to large broadcasters and remote productions. The core of the system is the Avid MediaCentral Platform, the new sports workflow that integrates a range of Avid tools into a single system.  More

IBC Q&A: Aspera’s Michelle Munson discusses FASPStream’s sports potential, ‘disruptive’ delivery innovation

With the launch of Aspera’s FASPStream at IBC 2016, the file-transfer specialist highlights the scope for international video delivery over IP with delays as low as a couple of hundred milliseconds. Michelle Munson, Aspera’s president and CEO, elaborated on the potential of FASPStream in discussion with SVG Europe… How do you identify the outlook for FASPStream […]  More

FOX SPORTS Australia selects IBM Aspera for content delivery

IBM today confirmed that FOX SPORTS Australia Pty Limited has selected high-speed file-transfer solutions from IBM Aspera to streamline and accelerate the content-sharing capabilities of global providers. FOX SPORTS broadcasts more than 13,000 hours of live sports programming every year across the network’s seven channels, in addition to quality programming it sources from outlets all […]  More

‘The chessboard has been jolted badly since Brexit,’ says co-founder of new consultancy Optima

Optima is a new consultancy partnership set up by Nick Doff, Alan Mercer, and Helena Brewer, who chose IBC 2016 to showcase their venture. “IBC is the only place where commercial realists gather to devise ambitious but realistic propositions,” said founding partner Nick Doff. “It’s similar to MIPTV and MIPCOM: real decision-makers come here to […]  More

IBC Q&A: RT Software’s Mike Fredriksen discusses the world of virtualisation and IP

At RT Sofware’s stand at IBC 2016, Commercial Director Mike Fredriksen discussed the latest graphics developments and the ongoing shift in the direction of system virtualisation, web-based control, and IP… Can you tell us about one of the main aspects of your presence at IBC 2016? With graphics overlay, we partner with some big players […]  More

NewsMaker Systems adopts software-driven IP workflows with NewTek NDI

NewsMaker Systems has announced support for software-driven IP workflows using NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI). NewsMaker Systems will integrate NDI into its products and take advantage of sources made available within the pool of sources and media connected by other NDI-enabled applications and devices connected to a standard Ethernet local area network. At IBC 2016, […]  More

IBC Spotlight: FileCatalyst President John Tkaczewski on NBC’s Rio Efforts and Central v3.7

FileCatalyst arrives at IBC 2016 in Amsterdam on a hot streak, having played a key role in NBC Olympics’ production of Rio 2016 as a high-speed file-transfer tool between Rio and the U.S. At IBC, FileCatalyst is demoing FileCatalyst Central v3.7, which was used by NBC Olympics in its coverage of the Games in Rio and two years prior in […]  More

IBC 2016: Harmonic aims to improve compression for OTT with EyeQ

Harmonic announced EyeQ, a real-time video compression optimization solution that delivers a superior viewing experience on internet-connected devices while reducing OTT bitrates by approximately 50 percent. An enhancement for the software-based Harmonic PURE Compression Engine, EyeQ directly improves the bottom line for video content and service providers through reduced network delivery and storage costs, an […]  More

IBC 2016: Vislink intros new reverse video receiver for camera operators

With live performances requiring graphics — from phone numbers to live scores — getting these to appear on screen in the right position is vital to making sure the audience never misses a goal, or a caption never obscures someone’s performance. To eradicate errors from this process, Vislink has added Vislink ViewBack to its range […]  More

IBC 2016: Irdeto secures MEDIA BROADCAST’s new portable USB device for pay TV content, partners with MStar

Irdeto has been selected by MEDIA BROADCAST as the end-to-end security provider for its new USB device, which will enable live HD content to be viewed on PCs by German customers. MEDIA BROADCAST already offers its new freenet TV digital terrestrial television (DTT) and hybrid services through STB and CI Plus modules, but this USB […]  More

IBC 2016: Ericsson, UKTV partner to deliver UK’s first virtualized live event broadcast

Ericsson is working with UKTV, the country’s biggest multichannel broadcaster, to deliver the UK’s first virtualized live event broadcast. Ericsson’s Virtualized Live Playout service will help UKTV launch and broadcast live events on its award-winning network of channels, which includes the UK’s most watched non-public service broadcasting channel, Dave.  More

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