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The Dressing Room - shooting steamy scenes
Josh Portwine W's latest factual entertainment series relies completely on the ability of fixed rig filming setups to make cast members forget their inhibitions. Described as a fly-on-the-wall documentary, "The Dressing Room" gives TV audiences unprecedented access to team-sport dynamics off the field of play by inviting them into the hidden world of dressing rooms at venues across the country.
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The beat goes on... 4k, 8k and the continual need for T&M
Adam Schadle Just a few short years ago, 4k was the future, but now that 4k televisions and other screens are becoming more widely available, the format is careening toward the present. 4k is still an emerging delivery format, to be sure. After all, there are still places in the world that have yet to transition from SD to HD. But progress marches on. Even as were in the process of adopting and perfecting 4k production equipment, methods, and content delivery, were looking toward doing the same with 8k video, with certain large-audience events and special venue applications as a starting point.
Tags: iss107 | 4k | 8k | test and measurement | sd | hd | video | delivery networks | vod content | tv | voice | data | Adam Schadle
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Still looking good
Dick Hobbs. The television industry is in crisis, as we all know. Experts everywhere are telling us that consumers want content on demand, wherever they are. Online and mobile platforms will mean the end of the broadcaster and the channel as a brand.
Tags: iss107 | television industry | content | on demand | stats | figures | audience | advertiser | dick hobbs | Dick Hobbs.
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CLASS - Why ingest to the Cloud?
Matthieu Fasani With Cloud storage becoming cheaper and the data transfer to services such as Amazon S3 storage being free of charge, there are numerous reasons why ingesting to the Cloud should be part of any media organizations workflow. So, stop trying to calculate how much storage your organization consumes by day, month or year, or whether you need a NAS, a SAN or a Grid, and find out why Cloud could be just what your organization needs.
Tags: iss105 | cloud | bruce devlin | bruce shorts | disaster recovery | sharing | content | dalet academy | Matthieu Fasani
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Selling yourself online
Beth Zarkhosh YouTube ; the video sharing website that was founded in San Bruno California in 2005 has quickly become one of if not the biggest, and most prominent websites of the decade.
Tags: iss103 | youtube | online | social media | selling yourself | tips | upload | content | video | Beth Zarkhosh
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Automate your marketing system
Den Lennie As I discussed in the previous issue building a relationship with your potential customer is vitally important, as this gains trust and allows you to then present a buying option. Ive also spoken about our free report that we offer to visitors, and this next chapter is all about how to create that report and how to set up your emails so that they are automated. When you know how, its super easy!
Tags: iss102 | marketing | leads | cameraman | content | advice | industry | expert | Den Lennie
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The holistic approach to fighting piracy
Rory O Connor Now more than ever, consumers are driving the way that their content is delivered and consumed across platforms. Content owners increasingly need to be able to respond and adapt in an agile manner to deliver quality content across every consumer device from the day they hit the market.
Tags: iss102 | piracy | security | content | VOD | Rory O Connor
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Overcoming complexity in remote production leads to more and better live broadcasts
Henry Goodman Despite the instant accessibility of recorded media content, there are many events that are still best enjoyed as a live broadcast. At the same time, such broadcasts are becoming increasingly complex, and with increased complexity comes increased cost.
Tags: iss101 | remote production | live broadcast | recorded media content | broadcast | Henry Goodman
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Finding the Oracle of audio capture
Simon Tillyer With over 300 hours of YouTube video uploaded every 60 seconds it's not hard to understand why any manufacturer would be looking closely at the new generation of emerging filmmakers whether they be in the consumer (creating content for "fun") or prosumer (creating content for a fee) markets. You might however question what interest a specialist audio manufacturer would have.
Tags: iss101 | sennheiser | consumer | prosumer | video content | avx system | Simon Tillyer
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From newspaper to broadcaster: VG (Norway) and LiveU
Ronen Artman VG is a tabloid-format newspaper established in Oslo in 1945. Faced with the challenges that all newspapers face in the age of the video and the internet - fresh competition for readership and rapidly changing viewer expectations of what news is and how it's delivered - VG began using video online as early as 2001. Through the next decade it grew its use of video clips but there was always the desire to expand the use of live content to provide real value to readers and viewers.
Tags: iss100 | liveu | vg norway | news | video online | content | lu500 backpack | lu60 | Ronen Artman
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Ask the experts: Streaming
Motty Lentzitzky In today's multiscreen world, pay-TV operators are managing their customers' video streaming experience on an ever-increasing number of devices, including TVs, PCs, smartphones, and tablets. To compound this issue, viewer expectations have changed dramatically in recent years. During this Q&A session, Motty Lentzitzky, CEO of Comigo, explores the current streaming landscape, taking a close look at viewer demands, the challenges facing operators, and how operators can successfully navigate this rapidly changing and very competitive environment.
Tags: iss099 | streaming | pay-TV | content | comigo | ask the experts | Motty Lentzitzky
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A stitch in time
Thomas Dove "A stitch in time saves nine" is an old saying: essentially it is saying fix a small problem now and it will save fixing a much bigger problem later. This applies in many areas - including broadcast. Kicking the error can down the road costs a lot more to fix the problem, particularly for audio and video files - but it doesn't have to.
Tags: iss098 | vidchecker | electronic engineering | problem | solution | content | video server | Thomas Dove
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Dialog-based search accelerates content discovery for anyone with a media library
Drew Lanham If you can't find it, then you can't reuse it. Those are a broadcaster's words to live by as media libraries grow at exponential rates. But the need to find and reuse media assets is not confined to large, traditional broadcasters. Organizations of all types and sizes are finding that the ability to uncover media assets quickly and use them immediately is the key to creating new and compelling programming, fulfilling programming requirements, serving their constituents, and realizing revenue streams. The question is, "How?" The answer is, "phonetic-based dialog search."
Tags: iss097 | nexidia | dialog searching | media library | content discovery | broadcast | sport | advertising | editing | house of worship | Drew Lanham
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What is the future of media creation, salaries and content distribution across all sectors?
Thomas Urbye Often this very question is debated by experts in our industry, but many have their own agenda, whether that be advertising creation, media buying, low budget film-making, publicly funded television, subscription based services and beyond. But what is the real future for our viewing habits, those of us working in this industry and who will succeed and who will fail in the next five years as technology and human behaviour changes faster than in the last 75 years?
Tags: iss097 | The look | thomas urbye | media | creation | content distribution | salaries | Thomas Urbye
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EPG: Guiding content discovery
Keith Bedford Digital TV is something that we've become accustomed to, we don't think about how we search and select the vast volume of content that's now available to us, we just know that with the press of a button we can see what's on, record our favourite shows, series link them, select recommendations based on our previous viewing habits and pay for downloaded content that we then own.
Tags: iss095 | keith bedford | EBS | content | connecting | tv data | worldwide | Keith Bedford
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Giving Content Distributors an Edge in Quality and Compliance
Adam Schadle Todays media and entertainment ecosystem relies on interconnections between content originators, who produce programming and deliver it over broadcast networks (including terrestrial, satellite, cable, and IPTV), and secondary content distributors who take that programming and deliver it to the end viewer.
Tags: iss090 | Video Clarity | content distribution | RTM | Adam Schadle
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Information Control and Automation but not as you know it
Sandra Squire

Accurate clocks, timing and cue information are essential components of any broadcasting environment – directors, production teams and presenters have always depended on them for the delivery of broadcast critical operations.

Tags: iss090 | IPE | Information | Control | Automation | Content Management | Sandra Squire
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Transforming Content and Caputure Distribution
Russell Wise Within the broadcast industry, ongoing financial pressures have driven continued consolidation of operations, centralization of staff, and efforts to increase efficiency through smarter use of current and forward-looking media-focused technologies.
Tags: iss090 | Volicon | Content | Capture Distribution | Russell Wise
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Service providers should see OTT as a revenue opportunity
Haggai Barel Todays content service providers can use over-the-top (OTT) content to enhance the viewing experience for their subscribers and generate revenue for their service offerings.
Tags: iss084 | ott | over the top | content | revenue | opportunity | guide | Viaccess | Orca | Haggai Barel
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Will Strauss looks at automatic QC for the people
Will Strauss# The imminent move to file-based programme delivery offers up several advantages over tape - not least the ability to automate some broadcast quality control processes. Will Strauss outlines some auto QC options.
Tags: iss083 | automatic qc | programme delivery | options | qc | automatic | tape | broadcast control | broadcast | guide | delivery | content | Will Strauss#
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Sportsnet stays ahead of the game with Quantel
Roger Thornton Over the last 15 years, Sportsnet has risen to become one of Canadas leading sports media operations. The Sportsnet and Sportsnet One TV channels are complemented by Sportsnet Radio, Sportsnet Magazine and its premium international sports channel, Sportsnet World.
Tags: iss081 | quantel | sq | editing | live sports | sportsnet | radio | magazine | editing | content | management | case study | Roger Thornton
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Ask the experts: Content readiness in time-deferred workflows
Sudeep Bose When focusing on the actual content itself, rather than the service, network or other components, the key is the readiness of content to be used. For instance, a piece of media must be syntactically correct in order to ensure that it causes no downstream issues in the workflow and that it will play and decode properly.
Tags: iss079 | content readiness | file based | workflow | time deferred | digital content | tektronix | quality | Sudeep Bose
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Making the second screen work
Mark Christie The majority of consumers watch television with a smartphone or a tablet in their hands. This is a genuine demand: consumers love the second screen. The key is for broadcasters to embrace it as an opportunity, and to ensure that the content and the portal for it, are under their control.
Tags: iss078 | smartphone | television viewing | tablet | content | live | buzz | feed | phone | second screen | hashtag tv | Mark Christie
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Ask the Experts: Content Storage, Security, Archive and Management
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The media and entertainment industry is currently experiencing an unprecedented level of financial pressure. This comes from not only the turbulent economic era in which we are living, but also from increased competition and the need to repurpose content for consumption on different platforms and devices.
 
In order to succeed, businesses need to do more with less, making use of archived material, monetisation and also ensure the most valuable asset – produced content and footage – is kept safe and not misused. However, many companies will struggle to do this by themselves due to restrictive cost or lack of expertise. A good option is to outsource these functions to a specialist firm.
Tags: iss069 | technicolor | storage | archive | content storage | digitizing | digitising | outsourcing | N/A
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Ask the experts - Fibre optic distribution and content delivery
N/A With the increase in bandwidth requirements for signal distribution systems, which infrastructure provides greater benefits copper or fibre? Can you explain why?
Tags: iss064 | fibre | content | delivery | csi | signal distribution | N/A
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Eye to eye: How secure is your content?
N/A Unless you are in politics, the safest archiving policy can be summed up by just two words: Delete nothing.
Tags: security | content | filiform | lto | iss058 | N/A
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Transforming Post Production With Content Supply Chain Management
N/A These are challenging times for post-production companies and operations. Even the most sophisticated post houses are scrambling to evolve their content chains in the face of game-changing trends: the move from tape- to file-based workflows, the growth of new distribution outlets and windows, and the drive towards same-day-and-date release of major motion pictures a critical strategy for capturing maximum revenue and increasing ROI.
Tags: iss052 | signiant | post production | cscm | content supply chain management | N/A
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Control and Monitoring with Snell
N/A For broadcasters and content origination facilities, a single issue with content or within the transmission chain can have an impact on millions of viewers. In some cases this can even lead to large financial penalties and affect commercial contracts. To guarantee uptime, minimize disruption of broadcast services, and keep revenue streams flowing, operators need to maximize the speed with which they can identify and resolve programming errors.
Tags: iss050 | snell | monitoring | creation | management | distribution of content | N/A
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Archiving in a Multiplatform Environment
N/A There was a time when broadcasters and media companies worried only about one version of content, destined for one distribution platform. Now, however, the increasing volume, number of versions, and growing complexity of digital media assets has made the management and storage of content a much more challenging undertaking.
Tags: Archiving | netia | iss045 | digital media assets | storage | content | mam | media asset management | N/A
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Making the content factory a reality
N/A The expression content factory has been around for a while and in a number of contexts. Is this a realistic concept? Can we producers, facilities, broadcasters embrace the idea of process in the manufacturing sense, or is making content for television and the new digital platforms too different to making biscuits or cars?
Tags: three media assosiates | iss044 | content | producers | facilities | broadcasters | TMA | fore tv | msa focus | N/A
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2020 television
N/A Guy Elliott, Managing Director, ATG Broadcast, considers likely developments in the television industry over the next 10 years
Tags: 2020 | iss039 | television developments | resolution. delivery platforms | content storage | archiving | N/A
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A Guide to Testing IPTV: Technologies and Challenges Part 5
N/A Throughout this article series we have seen that IPTV network operators face many challenges and explained that effective test and measurement is key to overcoming these challenges. The majority of IPTV networks are still in the early stages of development and operators are therefore primarily concerned with optimising QoS parameters in order to get their IPTV systems working.
Tags: iss035 | iptv | probes | test and measurement | jitte | packet loss | ip-mpeg | file based content | N/A
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Eye to eye on Broadcast content management 2009
N/A Content asset management is one of the fastest developing areas of the entire broadcast business. Its advantages over old-style film and videotape libraries are so widely recognised that they hardly need repeating. NAB provided an opportunity to look at new advances from some of the key players.
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Compliance and Punishment
N/A Glyn Powell-Evans of Ideas Unlimited.tv explains the benefits of compliance recording and how failing to adhere can land you in hot water
Tags: iss029 | compliance recording | content probe | regulations | ofcom | N/A
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