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ISSUE: 84 DECEMBER 2013
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elcome to issue 84.
Quite where the industry will be when the earth freezes over and we stop
spinning we will never know but until then with such things as OTT services and
4K emerging over 2013 it is time to look at their progress over the last year and
how they may make game changing differences in 2014 to both manufacturer and the people
funding them, the consumer.
If you’ve been looking at 4K in depth and are starting to think that the more you read about it
the less you know then don’t worry! The transition of taking legacy content into the 4K world
needs to be a gentle, smooth journey and not a knee jerk reaction. Inside you’ll discover a
mix of relevant comment and opinion irrespective of where you are on your road trip to the
land of greater resolution.
The world over we are becoming addicted to viewing over-the-top (OTT) video on all manner
of devices wherever and at the time we want. The ability to deliver broadcast-quality media
over the open Internet presents a tremendous opportunity to retain current viewers, reach
new ones, and generate new revenue streams. Turning a profi t from OTT services is however
still somewhat of a holy grail and we take a deeper look in to the complexities on page 56.
The image watermarked behind this text is looking down on the BBC Sport studio at Dock
10 in MediaCity, Manchester. We got to look inside this, more or less, future proof complex of
both studios and post facilities last month and along with Dick Hobbs had an insightful day
out to say the least. Dick, and not for the fi rst time, has taken the words out of our mouths
with his report on page 98, plus more MediaCity UK news on page 24.
You may have heard that the fi rst UK local tv station launched recently. We caught up with
Estuary TV for an exclusive interview to get the inside story on their set up which you can
read all about on page 34.
To fi nish this issue we are delighted to announce our charity of the year for 2014. Dreamfl ight
make a real difference to the lives of children who struggle to live a life that the rest of us take
for granted by providing a once in a life time holiday (cover picture).
We’ll be supporting them in a number of ways during the year and
I urge you to take an inspiring few minutes to catch up with how
they link in with our own industry on page 72.
Until next time we wish you the very best season’s greetings
and a happy and prosperous New Year.
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