Away from traditional broadcasting a revolution is happening. Live internet streaming is taking the world by storm with unprecedented viewing figures and improved accessibility for brands looking to reach better targeted audiences. The Live Explosion, hosted by the DPP in London and enabled by Dropbox, presented three live streaming experts to share their experience of this new phenomenon.
The industry’s realization of the importance and value of metadata has been growing: The recent Pay-TV Innovation Forum 2017 survey from NAGRA and MTM found that the majority of pay-TV executives believed data and analytics would be crucial to the direction of pay-TV over the next five years.
Investment in global TV poses a very interesting challenge – will there be enough content to satisfy the demand for OTT services?
Qvest Media, a veteran systems integrator of broadcast and media technology, is expanding further into Europe. After recently adding locations in France and Switzerland, the company is establishing a new central hub for Northern Europe in Copenhagen. From there, a team managed by industry veteran Peter Thomsen will support the company’s future activities in the Nordic and the Baltic countries.
Comtech EF Data Corp. has installed a Heights Network Platform for SES Networks’ to serve as a hybrid resilience solution.
The annual Fourth of July celebrations in Washington DC, which included the Facebook Live and YouTube broadcasts of “A Capitol Fourth,” America’s national Independence Day celebration, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol, were delivered to viewers with the help of The Switch, which served as the primary provider of transport services for the broadcast.