In Broadcast - August 2018 - 8
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Communications will demonstrate
practical innovation and migration
strategies at IBC2018, spanning
three major solution pillars - Ad
Tech, Live, and Playout.
Imagine will share its insights
on key industry issues such as
how SMPTE ST 2110 works in
the real world; how value can
be extracted from remnant
advertising inventory; and when it
makes sense to virtualise playout
operations or transition content
origination and distribution to a
To 12G And IP
JPN / NED: At IBC2018, visitors
can see the combined benefits of
12G-SDI and IP-based technology at
the FOR-A booth.
FOR-A's current 12G 4K-compatible
product offering is extensive.
The company is also developing
a range of IP-based products for
encoding and distribution.
With an emphasis on the improved
resolution and colour reproduction
inherent in 12G, and on maximising
the efficiency and reliability
of IP transmission, FOR-A will
demonstrate its vision, described
as "The Gateway to IP".
FRA: At IBC, Viaccess-Orca (VO)
will showcase its end-to-end cloudbased TV Platform as a Service
Based on user interface from VO
partners, it provides OTT and
pay-TV operators with a one-stop
solution to deliver multiscreen
services across any network.
The fully managed solution
delivers outstanding TV services,
enables operators to respond
quickly to technical, competitive,
and business challenges, and
allows operators to manage,
publish, personalise, and monetise
content on multiple devices.
IBC Content Everywhere
t IBC2018, technology
companies and service
together to discuss the
latest trends, strategies
and developments in online
television and video in the
Content Everywhere Hub.
The programme outlined
includes 10 expert panel
discussions and 34 product
Situated in Hall 14, the
Content Everywhere Hub
will combine a high-quality exhibition
with the programme designed to
help visitors learn and experience
how innovative new technologies are
expanding the opportunities arising
from the exponential growth of
content consumption online.
technologies such as 5G, edge
computing and blockchain.
Other topics will include
how to successfully grow
an OTT service; how AI
and machine learning are
impacting content creation,
monetisation, new business
models and innovations in
as well as the convergence of
broadcast and telecoms.
There will also be 34
Trending: IBC Content Everywhere Hub product
The agenda for the Hub is centred covering the entire OTT distribution
on 10 panel discussions drawing chain.
together a range of perspectives and
Speakers will include experts from
expertise on key issues including the small start-ups to some of the biggest
implications for the digital media names in technology including Google,
sector of high-profile emerging Alibaba, CSGi, Telia, Ooyala and Roku.
BBC R&D Wins IBC Best
Conference Paper Award
he IBC Best Conference Paper
Award has gone to a team from BBC
R&D which has investigated practical
applications of AI and machine
The paper, AI in production: video
analysis and machine learning for
expanded live events coverage, will be
presented on Sunday 16 September at
midday as part of a new initiative at
IBC2018 called 'Tech Talks'.
In the winning paper, a team of BBC
researchers covering a wide range of
skills, under Project Lead Mike Evans,
discuss a project known as 'Ed'. This
prototype system is used to create
near-live content with minimal crew.
"The point of the work is
to allow coverage of more
events, to reach places
we otherwise could not
reach," said Evans.
The authors winning this
year's IBC Best Conference
Paper are Craig Wright
(who will be presenting it
at IBC), Jack Allnut, Rosie
Campbell, Michael Evans,
Ronan Forman, James
Gibson, Stephen Jolly,
Lianne Kerlin, Zuzanna
Lechelt, Graeme Phillipson
and Matthew Shotton, all
from BBC R&D.
The award is made to the technical
paper which, according to the team of
peer reviewers, delivers not just the
most significant new research, but
does so in an accessible way.
Award-winners: some of the paper's authors