Newsgathering is changing rapidly due to the internet, smartphones, broadband wireless and live-streaming apps. Television news and newspapers continue to compete with online news sites to produce the latest video. The old days of ENG have moved to “mojo,” for mobile journalism.
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.
The next move on in mobile communications and broadband connectivity, 5G, is also being held up as potentially a new contribution and distribution technology for broadcasting. BT Sport and mobile operator EE demonstrated the broadcast possibilities for the fifth generation of telecom technology during November with tests of remote production applications.
Thanks to a close technology partnership, video transmission technology supplied by IMT Vislink is built into the Vicareo RefCam system worn by referees at some recent nationally televised NCAA college football games.
JDS Japan Digital Serve has selected an MD8000 transport solution and ProMD EMS Enhanced Management Software from Media Links for the transport backbone of its 100-Gbps IP-based video distribution platform. JDS provides digital broadcasting services to cable TV stations throughout Japan using a terrestrial fiber optic network.
Broadcasters struggling to meet the challenge of OTT might be reassured by the latest research from Intel suggesting next generation wireless networks including cellular and Wi-Fi will generate $3 trillion revenue over the next decade 2019-2028.