This year’s IBC press conference featured four eloquent and notable speakers: Micheal Crimp (IBC CEO), Roger Thornton (IBC Convention Chairman), Jessica Lapsiwaia (Head of Content for IBC) and Kim Jackson (Co-Founder and President of Entertainment at Singular DTV). However, Jackson stole the spotlight with her talk on the emerging uses for blockchain and its potential applications within the broadcast and media industry.
Announced at IABM’s BaM Awards party at the 2018 IBC Show in Amsterdam, winners spanned nine categories.
Inside Secure at IBC 2018 unveiled a package to meet the growing challenge of ad blocking which is depleting online revenues for many commercial broadcasters and video service providers.
Ooyala announced extended support for the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) in its Flex Media Platform around IBC 2018.
Dejero, Microsoft Azure, Avid, Haivision, Hiscale, Make.TV and Signiant are showcasing how live production workflows in the cloud can deliver greater flexibility, scalability and budget efficiencies to broadcasters.
Avid is one of numerous previously hardware based companies - see also Sony, Harmonic - now going the full hog and offering their expertise as a service from the cloud.
TVU Producer is a cloud-based video production solution with web-browser interface and support for simultaneous output to Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Periscope and more, as well as to virtually any CDN platform.
Editshare’s re-engineered MAM supports third-party storage environments and offers a subscription-based model.
Look for AWS Elemental to display a solution to whatever your media production and distribution needs may be at IBC 2018. AWS is now highlighting its ability to provide media and entertainment companies the ability to create and deliver video faster and more efficiently, build intelligent video applications enhanced by machine learning, and extend the reach of their content.