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IBC2018 Announces
Cyber Security Forum

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BC2018 will feature a Cyber Security
Forum to expand its position as the
preeminent cyber security destination
for broadcasters and media.
With cyber attacks becoming
increasingly common around the
world, organisations are now realising
that they need to develop a proactive
strategy for dealing with cyber-based
crises. At the heart of this transition
are the business leaders that are
expected to design, manage and
implement a robust cyber security
strategy for their organisation.
The Cyber Security Forum is a oneday, invitation-only event that will
convene Chief Technology Officers,
Chief Information Officers, Chief
Information Security Officers and
Chief Digital Officers within media
and broadcasting for a conversation
on the challenges and opportunities
presented by cyber security for
broadcasters.
"IBC2018 is the most important

event in the calendar for those looking
to stay ahead in the industry" said
IBC CEO Michael Crimp. "The cyber
threat is very real, and developing an
awareness, knowledge and strategy
around this is key. The Cyber Security
Forum reflects this, bringing together
those leading the defence in cyber
security from around the world to
discuss, debate and shape future
strategy."
Attendees will discuss how to
anticipate the next cyber threat,
how to manage a breach and how
to prepare for the future of cyber
security. The Cyber Security Forum
sits alongside the Telco & Media
Innovation Forum and Leaders' Forum
as part of IBC's Executive Forums
programme - a new initiative designed
to attract 450 C-level experts to
debate the industry's biggest
challenges and opportunities.
The Cyber Security Forum
will include keynotes from

Channel 4 CISO Brian Brackenborough
on cyber security and collaboration,
as well as Melody Hildebrandt,
Global CISO, 21st Century Fox, who
will be exploring risk, resilience and
reputation in order to become cyber
secure across an entire organisation.
Rob Silvers, Partner, Litigation at Paul
Hastings & Former Assistant Secretary
for Cyber Policy at the U.S. Department
of Homeland Security will be exploring
the relationship between risk and

ROI, focusing on how to effectively
manage cyber risk.
The event will aim to tackle some
of the most pressing cyber security
challenges faced by the industry,
providing a platform for leading
executives to discuss the need to
drive a comprehensive cyber plan
that integrates people, capital and
technology risks across the entire
organisation. The sessions will explore
how various business components including IT security, human resources,
compliance and fraud prevention - can
be brought together to create a single
cyber resilient organisation.
IBC's Cyber Security Forum will also
feature a networking lunch where
delegates will take part in a cyber
security exercise specially designed
for IBC by Scott Borg, who has helped
devise and run national cyber
security exercises.
Michael Crimp, IBC CEO

Cobalt Digital and Technicolor HDR
Technology Deployed by AT&T
S

atellite service provider AT&T is
using high dynamic range (HDR)
technology from Cobalt Digital and
Technicolor to bring more vivid and
realistic images to 4K broadcasts of live
"MLB Network Showcase" games on its
DIRECTV satellite service.
Integrated into the OB truck
used for production, the Cobalt
9904-UDX-4K+HDR-ITM card uses the
Technicolor HDR ITM (Intelligent Tone
Management) process to accept SDR
video signals and create HDR video
signals in real time.
The integrated solution from Cobalt
and Technicolor addresses the needs
of production truck operators working
with a mix of SDR and HDR systems by
allowing them to create HDR signals
easily from existing SDR sources, such
as cameras and graphics systems.
Technicolor's
ITM
SDR-to-HDR
process manages brighter highlights
and darker shadows to deliver
more realistic images for the
most compelling and immersive

entertainment experiences. In addition
to supporting live broadcasts, this
real-time analysis and adjustment
capability offers broadcasters
an immediate opportunity to
unlock the millions of hours
of existing SDR content and
release it into an HDR world.
Another advantage of using
Technicolor's technology is its
ability to tone-map HDR signals
into SDR signals while creating
SL-HDR1 metadata that is then
inserted into the SDR signal for
use downstream. This capability
means a network service provider
only needs to transmit an SDR feed
to the viewer, and if the viewer has
compatible equipment (TV or set-top
box), the system will automatically
"rehydrate" the signal to deliver a full
HDR experience. This process is called
Technicolor HDR, and the technology
will reside in the Cobalt 9904-UDX4K by the end of the third quarter. At
that point, the 9904-UDX-4K will be

Technicolor HDR will
reside in the Cobalt 9904-UDX-4K

the only
baseband
processor
needed
to
create HDR and deliver it over
existing SDR-capable networks.
Cobalt Digital is the first U.S.
manufacturer selected to license
Technicolor's HDR ITM technology for
the broadcast television environment,
and the technology is available as
an option for Cobalt's new series of
12G-SDI 4K cards for the openGear
platform.
"Baseball is the true American
pastime, and Cobalt is proud to play

a key role in bringing this immersive
viewing experience to DIRECTV
customers and baseball fans who can't
make it to the game in person," said
Cobalt Digital CEO Bob McAlpine.


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