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Top Takeaways from IBC 2014

1) Targeted Advertising is now getting the attention it deserves, no doubt prompted by the success of the Web. Even for those who don’t have the necessary broadcast triggers, a broad range of solutions exist, many with the vital links to back office scheduling and playout. Cloud-based services were a consistent theme throughout the show…

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Virtualization in Broadcast

Virtualization is now mainstream in data centers with up to 70% adoption. Broadcast architectures are now dominated by IT infrastructure so further rationalization within this sector will mean embracing a technology that is already dominant in the IT and enterprise sector. Video processing is heavily reliant on CPU and storage. This has traditionally meant bespoke…

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What Happened at CES 2014?

Like many, I paid homage to Vegas for my regular post-Christmas tech binge. 4K and Ultra HD took center stage as expected, but unlike last year, the offerings were more tuned to a service, at least from an OTT, VOD and streaming perspective. Broadcasters are still skeptical and rightly so. Having just launched HD channels,…

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Video Content Protection

The motivation for asking the question arises from increasing broadcaster dissatisfaction with the means available to them to protect valuable content rights. In the past, a complex Conditional Access (CA) system protected against consumer piracy by preventing access to the original transmission. This was perfectly adequate while content viewing was restricted in terms of how…

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