Articles You May Have Missed – January 16, 2019

The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) just ended. The convention sets the stage for television and other consumer technology that will soon fill dealer’s showrooms. The products introduced in the Las Vegas convention halls showcased what manufacturers want consumers to purchase in 2019.

Content makers and broadcasters should pay careful attention as these devices represent the last link in the long path from program creation to content consumption.

From Expando trailers to PTZs with off-site control rooms, 2019 promises to bring new live OB opportunities. Photo: TV Skyline GmbH.

From Expando trailers to PTZs with off-site control rooms, 2019 promises to bring new live OB opportunities. Photo: TV Skyline GmbH.

The adage that "Content is king," may still be true. But today, portability is at least queen. For the first time, in 2018, more scripted-content programming was developed for streaming channels than for broadcast and network channels.

Engineer and The Broadcast Bridge writer, Ned Soseman, provides some thoughts on what changes broadcasters may need to make to satisfy delivery requirements of these new televisions and other displays. See his article, “A Broadcast Engineer's Look into the 2019 Crystal Ball,” at this link.

BT Sport's 5G remote production test with director of mobile strategy Matt Stagg (right),with presenter Matt Smith at Wembley Stadium.

BT Sport's 5G remote production test with director of mobile strategy Matt Stagg (right),with presenter Matt Smith at Wembley Stadium.

5G may be the most-talked about new technology development in recent years and many promises are being made about its features and capabilities. A second article in this week’s review is a case study on the use of 5G technology for broadcast remotes.

In November, BT Sport and mobile operator EE demonstrated the broadcast possibilities for 5G connectivity with tests of its suitability for remote production.

The article’s author says that larger mobile networks, including BT/EE, will begin rolling out 5G solutions this year with fully implemented network slicing as soon as 2020. Learn more in the article, “5G Moves Closer to Broadcast Reality with BT Sport Remote Production Tests.”

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