Archives: TV

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 »

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 »

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 »

Air travel: A better experience through technology

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

I have travelled a lot on airplanes and in the last decade, it became an horrible experience, one that I was dreading everytime. Lines at check-in, security, custom and immigration, packed airplanes, no legroom, runway delays, no food… you get the idea. So much that I would prefer to drive whenever I can reach a • 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 »

HR: Seeing employees as building blocks

2015/03/23 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Technology, TV.

This reflection came to me recently as I have been considering contract work and regular jobs and doing some interviews in the process. There has been clearly changes in the last decade or two in terms of how you look for talent, how you recruit them and how they fit in the organization. In many • 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 »