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Consolidation is a sure sign of a maturing market and this was in evidence for OTT delivery at IBC 2016. Many of the companies that first emerged as OTT specialists have been acquired, as well as those associated with cloud based delivery, software encoding and virtualization. Envivio is now part of Ericsson for example while Elemental has been acquired by Amazon Web Services, both primarily involved in software transcoding.
IBC is such a large event, it is impossible to see all the stands, exhibits and sessions. And, with more than 55,000 attendees, it is sometimes hard to get close enough to get your questions answered. These inside reports may help you see some of the highlights you might have missed.
Germany-based System integrators Broadcast Solutions GmbH has signed an order to design and build five new UHD OB Vans for NEP Europe, one of which, the company said, will be likely Europe’s largest ever.
Building on their NAB introductions, Avid brought new storage systems to IBC 2016, previewed IP components of their MediaCentral Platform, and re-defined the next generation newsroom
The IBC IP Interoperability Zone was presented for the first time this year through the cooperation of AIMS and the IABM.
LeaseWeb has launched a cloud-based video transcoding service for customers of its CDN.
The Association for International Broadcasting today announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with IABM. The partnership brings together both ends of the industry to create opportunities for conversations that will dramatically increase understanding and cooperation across the entire media ecosystem.
IBC2016 was a great success by any measure, says CEO Michael Crimp.
Minnetonka Audio released its AudioTools CLOUD On-Demand version 1.0, which is available on Amazon Web Services (AWS).