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2018: A Changing of the Guard
Peter Savage 2 The guys at KitPlus asked me if I could write about what I think is going to happen in 2018 – a feel, or mood, piece of what we might see this year. I’m not sure why they asked me but perhaps it’s because I’ve been around the industry a long time. Anyway, to look forward I think sometimes it’s best to look back as history has a habit of repeating itself.
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Plan to be smart at IBC
Peter Savage 2 While chatting with a good friend last week, he told me he was full of foreboding about the coming IBC. It needs no introduction: this conference/exhibition is the largest gathering of broadcast professionals in Europe, and the second largest in the world, and everyone in our world knows about it. Ill give you some statistics later but, for now, lets look at why my friend was dreading it.
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IBC - how was it you
Duncan Payne IBC 2016 was very much a launching show, with more new products and updates than in many recent IBC's or NAB's. With so many of these announcements directly in the remit of a cameraman, blink and you'd miss the next big thing in camera and lenses news. With this in mind, this review focuses on camera and lenses only.
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Networking with the GTC
Duncan Payne The annual Guild Of Television Cameramen ( GTC ) Open Day and AGM was held recently in the Oxfordshire countryside on a sunny Sunday. It's a while since I've attended one, and the welcome was as warm and friendly as it always has been.
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In out in out shake it all about
Peter Savage 2 It is said that, in polite company, one should never discuss politics, religion, sex or money. Well, dear reader, assuming we are in polite company (and Im sure we are), I am going to break two of those taboos right now. But dont worry I wont be discussing my bedroom antics or evolution versus creation. Not today anyway.
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How to solve a problem like 4k
Peter Savage 2 A lack of standards and content is holding back sales of 4k television sets and, until that situation changes, there is very little the consumer electronics business can do about it, writes Peter Savage
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The Power of the Rebrand
[author] Peter Savage talks about the pros and cons of rebranding
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Be bold be brave but get the basics right
[author] Peter Savage talks finance
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Disaster Recovery with Peter Savage
[author] Peter Savage, of Azule, recounts what happens when the office unexpectedly becomes inaccessible
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Peter Savage writes his Christmas wishlist
[author] This year has been a funny one, with a lot being promised and not a lot happening in the TV world.
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The impact of depreciation with Peter Savage
[author] Maintaining an accurate valuation of your business and its assets will benefit you for the long-term as Peter Savage explains.
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Peter Savage asks: Is the 1980s vision still relevant today?
[author] In the late 1980s, the whole of the broadcast world changed for what, I believe, was the better. The BBC introduced Producer Choice, which meant that commissioners of programmes were for the first time allowed to look outside the BBC to make programmes.
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Peter Savage looks at what IBC may have in store for us
[author] The broadcast industrys shows are so much more than whats on show and, yes, it is worth spending time in the bars as Peter Savage explains.
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Peter Savage looks at corporate entertainment
[author] Peter Savage looks at the rules governing corporate and staff entertainment and challenges female readers to make him eat his hat.
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Summer Time is Festival Time for Peter Savage
[author] Peter Savage reflects on past innovations, and changes to come, through two great British sporting events: Wimbledon and a game of Pooh sticks.
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Finance - the shooting season with Peter Savage
[author] The shooting season has started and, with it, the weather looks (well, this week at least) as if we could at last see some summer. The light is better, the days are longer, and the summer sports programme has kicked off with the French Open, the Derby and the cricket tests.
Tags: iss078 | finance | azule | shooting | filming | loan | season | late night viewers | biking | flexibility | mark mccormack | assets | [author]
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Peter Savage declares what happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas!
[author] The annual trip to the Mecca of American partying is over for another year and tired and emotional UK broadcast workers have wearily made their ways back to base. As I keep explaining to my staff, it is a tough trip that requires enormous amounts of stamina.
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Final furlong of exhibition season with Peter Savage
[author] Well, here we are again, approaching the final furlong of exhibition season having back-to-backed BVE and CABSAT, and now planning NAB and, yes, my liver feels as though it is approaching the final fence at the Grand National.
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4K or not 4K, that is the question
[author] Peter Savage goes all literary to show how our industry draws on Shakespeare and Keyne.
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A LONG VIEW BACK AND FORWARD
N/A Peter Savage looks backwards and forwards to assess our industry, taking a uniquely long view Well, here we are again. Its the end of the year and with the usual party invitations means Christmas must really be upon us. So, in timely annual fashion, I have an opportunity to look back at 2012 and forward to 2013 for all things broadcast.
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HOW AND WHEN TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
N/A In the first of two articles on diversification, Peter Savage offers advice on building your business by diversifying within your existing business and market
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CHASING THE OLYMPIC DREAM
N/A As the Olympics are over, and as it will soon be the end of the Paralympics, it is time to summarise the effects the Games have had on the country. The feel-good factor has been astonishingly high bringing with it a new or, rather, renewed pride in knowing that when it comes to putting on a jolly good show, we know how to get it right. Self-deprecation, humour, wit with even HM The Queen sending herself up muddled with subtle and not-so-subtle commentaries on modern life, all make outsiders think of us as intellectually rigorous and slightly bonkers. Its a fair summary, wouldnt you say?
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SPORT GB AND IBC 2012
N/A Peter Savage has sobering thoughts about the Olympics and Paralympics while looking forward to a beer or two at IBC
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CHASING THE OLYMPIC DREAM
N/A When the reverse happens it proves that old adage ¦ that more of the same is often the best strategy, says Peter Savage.
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SOCIAL FINANCE AND LAS VEGAS : A WORLD APART OR ARE THEY?
N/A Last month we discussed crowdfunding in the context of TV and film production. Its funding again this month because, during our Look, Listen, Experience speaking tour, several people asked me whether social and/or community funding are potential sources of credit for businesses in our industry. It would be wrong, though, to ignore the NAB Show in Vegas so Ive included a summary about that. First, funding¦
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Crowd funding
N/A Peter Savage marvels at the power of the Internet to bring low cost documentary films to market and, inevitably, has an idea for one of his own
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Austerity Cuts What do they mean for you and me
N/A Whichever newspaper you read (or several, if you are a news-junkie like me), last week the big story was all about austerity cuts. So I thought I would cut through the jargon to look into what it really means to the man in the broadcast street. Will the problems in Greece, Ireland, Spain and wherever else help or hinder our television economy over here, in dear Old Blighty?
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SETTING UP A COMPANY ABROAD
N/A Ive been busy setting up a business in Germany (replicating our UK operation) and thought it might make an interesting read for those of you who are thinking of establishing an office abroad or even setting up a business in the UK.
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How do you prepare for a curved ball
N/A Peter Savage looks at the effect of the Japanese tsunami and considers whether it has changed our perception of acquisition formats and how we could have planned for it
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THE RISE AND FALL AND RISE AND FALL OF POST PRODUCTION
N/A TVBAY ARTICLE: JULY 2011: The rise and fall and rise and fall of post-production Peter Savage looks back as well as forward as he contemplates the significant changes that have taken place and those that are emerging for our industry.
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3D or not 3D, that is the question
N/A Peter Savage wonders if the buzz around 3D is really justified despite his willingness to don some 3D specs and head to the big screen in his local pub
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Always expect the unexpected
N/A Peter Savage cautions against complacency particularly as none of us knows what will happen now the Royal Wedding is over and before the Olympic Games provide new business opportunities
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NAB and the format wars
N/A Peter Savage takes a stroll around NAB, scratching his head at the way format wars have altered our industry
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Neither a borrower nor a lender be....
N/A Peter Savage unravels the reasons why it is so hard for small businesses to borrow money
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Ring out the old, ring in the new
N/A Peter Savage reflects on the state of the media and broadcast industry over the last few years and predicts whats in store for the year ahead.
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What does the Royal Wedding mean for us
N/A Peter Savage takes a wry look at the potential impact on the broadcast industry of the wedding of HRH Prince William in 2011
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The 2010 spending review cutting into the future of our industry
N/A Our industry can survive the governments cuts provided we stand-up and speak for ourselves, says Peter Savage.
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Am I a Martian at IBC2010
N/A Peter Savage gives his view of the recent IBC conference and challenges the industry to slip out of its cosy world to face reality.
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To buy or not to buy that is the question
N/A When it comes to buying or leasing your equipment, should your head be in the clouds or your hands in your pockets? Azules Peter Savage investigates...
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Fourteen different formats and thats without 3D
N/A Whats this all about?! As manufacturers, dealers and customers gear up for IBC - the largest broadcast show in Europe - Peter Savage looks ahead
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Business advcie from the football pitch
N/A Peter Savage takes a wry look at Englands performance in the World Cup, drawing business conclusions from the teams experience and behaviour.
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A dream budget
N/A As the coalition government prepares its emergency budget, Peter Savage looks at what is planned and tells us what he thinks the government should do.
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How to be smart at NAB
N/A Peter Savage continues his discussion on making the most of trade events, combining achievement with enjoyment.
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Exhibitions: worthwhile or worthless
N/A Just back from BVE, Peter Savage gives sage advice on getting the most from exhibitions and how to make the hard work pay.
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Business lessons from tennis
N/A Peter Savage, finance expert and tennis coach, sees important parallels with sport when creating winning businesses
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Business conditions of Nigeria v UK
N/A Peter Savage continues his series of articles on maximising business opportunities with a sideways look at opportunities in with emerging markets
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Double dip 2009
N/A Peter Savage looks back at the hopes he had for our industry in 2009.
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Selling your business in a downturn
N/A TAKE THE NEXT EXIT Peter Savage offers pointers on the trials and tribulations of exiting a business in a down turn.
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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer
N/A Peter Savage suggests how you can win battles in the business war by keeping close to your opponents
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Diversify - the key to success
N/A Most business could survive the recession if they adapt what they do, or how they do it, explains Peter Savage
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