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It’s 2019, are you still watching TV?

2019/01/10 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Television.

My ISP is the legacy telco in Canada, Bell. As I currently live in a fairly rural area, this is my only option for high speed Internet. It is a good option as I have fiber to the home and can have up to a gigabit connection. I was subscribing to Internet only with no • Read More »

NAB 2017: The year of Wide Color Gamut?

2017/04/25 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: NAB, TV.

We have been talking about it for more than a decade but now it’s possible to have a complete ecosystem to produce and display it. Walking around the show floor today it was easy to see solutions from many vendors. The problem with the color gamut used in TV and video production is that the • Read More »

Information: You get what you pay for.

2016/11/17 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Technology.

According to recent reports, fake news are shared significantly more on Facebook than real news. That peace of information have created wide spread discussion, some even accusing Facebook to have contributed to the election of President Trump in the US by not providing tools to separate reality from false news. Personally, I don`t know about • Read More »

What is television?

2016/11/17 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Technology, Television, TV.

With all the debates and discussion about how television is changing in an online world, I think that it is important to define what we mean by “Television”. A typical dictionary definition would read something like this: “The transmission of transient pictures by electronic means through a wire or though space, using electric or electromagnetic • Read More »

How about a Über for legal advises?

2016/08/16 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Technology.

There’s something that I don’t like about the so called “sharing economy”; It hurts mostly workers that have already fairly low wages and precarious jobs. See, for an average customer to use the “sharing”, such services needs to be a commodity. It needs to be interchangeable. You want to go from point “A” to point • Read More »

NAB 2016: IP for production is finally a reality

2016/04/22 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: NAB, Technology, TV.

Each year, people try to characterize the main trend of the National Association of Broadcaster convention with a theme. This year, I hears of lot of people saying “this is the year of the drones”. Truth, there was a lot of drones (too many suppliers actually, we’ll see in a few years how many are • Read More »

Better to Reign in Hell than Serve…in Hell!

2016/04/22 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Technology.

I was responding to a colleague from my time at Current TV last week. He had forwarded me an email from a recruiter and from the description it was pretty clear that it was a job at Direct TV. Now, I have nothing against Direct TV but really, I think I am through working for large • Read More »

As CBS demonstrated with the Grammys: The Internet is not ready to compete with television for live events.

2016/02/21 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Television.

There was a significant number of complaints over the reliability and availability of the Grammys telecast last week. I dug a little and found the following section of a book that I wrote back in 2013 that explain why it is the case. The full book is available for free on this blog following this • Read More »

My Reboot: Ageism, Career and Gender

2016/02/10 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Technology, TV.

This post is about me. I usually talk about media and technology in this blog but at this point, I felt that it was useful for my readers to set to talk a little about me and what I am doing at this stage of my life. I am now 51. Despite my background and • Read More »

A new pipeline makes no sense.

2016/01/27 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Technology, TV.

TransCanada’s “Energy East” pipeline is a project estimated at $15 billion dollars that would convert an existing natural gas pipeline to one that carry oil and adding new sections for a total of 4 600 KM. The pipeline would run between the Canadian provinces of Alberta to New Brunswick. That would link the tar oil rich western • Read More »