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NAB 2013 – Its High Creativity Time Again

NAB 2013 – Its High Creativity Time Again

As tradeshows go, the NABSHOW is not only one of the largest (90,000+ attendees, 1500+ exhibitors), it is extremely comprehensive and its almost impossible to get to see everything. The array of products and technologies on display is staggering, the number of new product announcements is huge and the creativity being demonstrated is awesome. The annual National Association of Broadcasters event covers every angle of the industry: Content...

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The DSP – The Forgotten Hero of Modern Mobile Communications

The DSP – The Forgotten Hero of Modern Mobile Communications

You pick up a lot of interesting factoids while perusing the myriad of industry newsletters and reports that flow through your inbox. One particular headline in the Fierce Mobile Content newsletter caught my eye this week:  “YouTube is world’s largest source of mobile data traffic.” According to the Global Internet Phenomena Report 1H12 from broadband equipment manager Sandvine, YouTube delivers more than 25% of total network data in...

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The Great Content Shift – Ideas from NAB

The Great Content Shift – Ideas from NAB

Like all large industry gatherings, NAB Show 2012 was busy with just under 1600 exhibitors showing their wares and announcing plenty of new products for the 90,000+ attendees to see. The annual National Association of Broadcasters event earns it boast as the world’s largest electronic media trade show and conference for broadcasters, digital media and entertainment professionals. This year’s show was actually bigger than last years with...

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Get Ready for NAB 2012

Get Ready for NAB 2012

NAB Show 2012 is just a couple of weeks away and I am working on my personal ‘must see’ list. With the focus on the Content Lifecycle (creation, management, commerce, distribution and delivery, consumption), there is always a great deal to see at NAB. The theme for this year’s event is The Great Content Shift. The explosive growth of the mobile market is causing and shift in demand for content ‘anytime, anywhere’ and users...

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Mobile Video Demands High Performance Transcoding

Mobile Video Demands High Performance Transcoding

The moving image has become a foundational element in today’s culture. No longer restricted to our family room TVs, video is now ever-present and far from its original analogue roots. With broadcast digital TV, HD, Internet video & TV and of course video enabled Smartphones and tablets, things have come a long way in a very short time. What may have been thought of as a “fad” only a few short years ago, (who wanted to watch video...

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Enabling IP ‘Channel Hopping’

Enabling IP ‘Channel Hopping’

Utilizing the Internet as a television broadcast medium always seemed like a great idea, although early VoD (Video on Demand) trials might have begged to differ. By design, the Internet works hard to ensure all packets are delivered but it doesn’t necessarily care when. Not a particular issue if your file transfer takes a bit longer or the website you are browsing is a bit sluggish but in the world of TV one needs a continuous...

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