Archives: Television

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

NAB 2015: So, you really wanted IP?

2015/04/13 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: NAB, TV.

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 • Read More »

TV5 Monde hacking: First but not last

2015/04/11 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Technology, Television, TV.

By now I am sure you heard about “TV5 Monde” TV networks being hacked and put off the air. While there has been quite a few media web site being hacked, this was the first time that the traditional satellite based linear TV was putted down. Having built and operated TV networks and having developed • Read More »

2020 The End Of Television

2015/01/02 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | 2 Comments | Filed in: Television.

I have written a book! Well, almost. In the fall of 2013, I set out to write a book about the future of television and how it would evolve in the next few years. I wrote and formatted most of it. However, english is not my native language and before publishing it, I wanted a • Read More »

NAB 2014: The year everything changed

2014/04/18 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: NAB, TV.

I have been back from NAB 2014 in Las Vegas for a week now and I am still a bit overwhelm. This is strange for me as I had became a bit blasé by those trade shows through the years. Usually, progress is incremental and doesn’t change things fundamentally. There have been time when you • Read More »

The “New” Grass Valley: Localized Content

2014/04/07 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: NAB.

At the press event of the “new: Grass Valley yesterday, they did formally announced that the new merged unit of Belden combining Miranda and Grass Valley will be called Grass Valley. They will however keep the Miranda purple and elliptical logo. The new Grass Valley president Marco Lopez (coming from the Miranda unit) did clarify • Read More »