IBC 2019: A photo survey of “AI”

At IBC 2019 in Amsterdam, there was a lot of booths that had an “Artificial Intelligence” (AI) component. So much that I dubbed it the “unofficial IBC 2019 buzzword”. That was off course a personal impression and not a scientific study. But it picked my curiosity enough to walk around the show and to take…

IBC 2019: For job security, be a systems administrator!

I was siting in a session at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam yesterday. It was dubbed “Hollywood’s vision for the future of production in 2030” and it made me thinking about how much IT systems administration will be required by the content production industry in the coming years. When you are working around the show here,…

IBC 2019: Broadcasting? Not so much.

The International Broadcasting Convention is currently being held in Amsterdam but the name of the event is increasingly inaccurate. There’s not so much talk about broadcasting anymore. There is lots of talk about content, content production and content monetization. Monetization or should I say, search for money… There’s a whole exhibition hall (Hall 14) dubbed…

No more TV services… once again!

In my area, there is two main providers of high speed internet services: Bell the historic telco monopoly and Videotron, the historic cable-TV monopoly. Both are still carrying traditional TV services and both are owners of content producers and distributors. In such, they have a vested interest in keeping you subscribed to TV package. In…

It’s 2019, are you still watching TV?

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…

NAB 2017: The year of Wide Color Gamut?

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…

What is television?

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…

NAB 2016: IP for production is finally a reality

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…

NAB 2015: So, you really wanted IP?

I arrived in Las Vegas for this year edition of the NAB Show and it’s been so busy that I haven’t had time to write a blog post until now, midway to Monday… and even so, I am doing it because I need to recharge my phone. iPhone are useful but when you make full…