Viewpoint: Automating the Content Supply Chain - The Power of Media ERPs August 14th 2017 - 11:00 AM

Considering the unarguably fast clock speed in Media & Entertainment (M&E) today, content enterprises need to be able to rapidly access, preview, share, process and publish content for on-time delivery to an ever-increasing number of platforms and devices. Yet, automation remains in pockets, and work order administration between

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UK HPA Tech Retreat Report - Day 2 July 20th 2017 - 01:30 PM

Yesterday’s 2017 HPA Tech Retreat in Oxford, UK, was all about VR and 360, and on Wednesday, they moved to the thorny issue of the versioning explosion. As broadcasters seek wider audiences over different platforms, localisation has become a big issue. Making hundreds of versions of a single film is not u

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Dubai Channels Network Builds Two New OB Vans with Lawo VSM Control at the Core July 3rd 2017 - 11:00 AM

Dubai Channels Network (DCN), official media organization of Dubai, has been a long time customer of Lawo, having previously deployed numerous Lawo V__pro8 video processing units for embedding/de-embedding, frame-syncing, color correction and other tasks, while also reducing valuable weight, rack-space and power requirements.

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SAM Announces Orbit - Next Gen Control and Monitoring May 18th 2017 - 09:00 AM

At NAB 2017 Snell Advanced Media (SAM) demonstrated the first applications of its next-generation control, configuration and monitoring solution, Orbit. A single interface that will eventually house all of SAM’s control and monitoring applications, Orbit has been designed to enable users to manage and view all of their control, configuration a

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Thailand’s RS PCL Streamlines MCR and News Playout with Imagine Communications’ Technology January 30th 2017 - 04:00 PM

When RS Public Company Limited (PCL), one of Thailand’s premiere media and entertainment companies, needed a way to streamline its news and playout operations, it turned to Imagine Communications to deploy a fully integrated and centralized master control room (MCR) and news playout system, including full workflow automation.

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DPP - The Live Explosion December 8th 2017 - 09:00 AM

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Your Guide to Understanding IP November 30th 2017 - 11:55 AM

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H.264 Versus HEVC: Understanding the Differences November 28th 2017 - 09:00 AM

4K imagery has become the quality standard for many broadcast applications. A key requirement is that the transmission links be of sufficient bandwidth. Links using H.264 can be overwhelmed by the much higher bandwidth requirements of 4K video. HEVC is often the better solution. How does it work and what

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Viewpoint:  Content Overload: Ensuring Your Programmes Stand Out Amidst the Noise November 27th 2017 - 11:00 AM

Last year, more than 400 original series hit the small screen. With no signs of slowing; predictions suggest 2017 could beat records, with over 500 programmes launched. It’s now possible for companies to make video easily accessible online and with the widespread adoption of Video on Demand (VOD) the content floodgates have o

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The Perils of a Software-Centric Facility November 27th 2017 - 09:00 AM

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