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 »

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 »

NAB 2014: 4K, HEVC and Internet

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

The real NAB Show began this morning in Las Vegas by a beautiful sunny day. The “real” because that was the first morning of the exhibit. The conference program began on Saturday but for me, the main interest of NAB is the exhibit as the conference program seems to always be less interesting than others • Read More »

NAB 2014: The Inflection Point

2014/04/05 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: NAB, TV.

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention has opened with it’s conference program today (the exhibition starts on Monday). I think that this year’s edition is happening at a very significant time; this is the year when the networking technology has reach a point where it can compete favorably with the dedicated infrastructure. This is • Read More »

Avid moves to the Salesforce.com model

2014/04/05 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Technology, Television.

Usually, my annual presence to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention begins on Sunday.  That day, I generally attend the key press conference, that gives me the chance to know what the large players in the broadcast market are focusing on before the show floor opens on Monday. This year, I got to Las • Read More »