So… I am overqualified!

2013/06/18 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | 3 Comments | Filed in: CBS, Technology, Television, TV.

I have been working on a project for an LA startup for the last three years. On the technical side (my responsibility), I was able to deliver more than what I thought possible to date, so everything looked good. The problem? Well, it was linked with 3D for the home and that market has not • Read More »

3D at home: The mirage

2013/06/17 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: CBS, Technology, Television, TV.

With ESPN announcing it’s plan to shut down it’s 3D channel at the end of the year, it becomes clearer that 3D at home will be a missed opportunity. Without a serious sports channel, it is not possible to built a “3D tier” at the distributors’ level and without that there will be no money • Read More »

NAB 2013: And the magic wand this year is… 4K! (and 3DTV was a fraud)

2013/04/11 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | 1 Comment | Filed in: CBS, NAB.

The National Association of Broadcasters convention has a conference program for sure but first and foremost it is the industry largest trade shows. When you are taking about trade shows you are taking first about sales. In an industry whose budget is shrinking everyone is searching for some magic to restore their organizations to their • Read More »

NAB 2013: The paradox of the larger but cheaper market

2013/04/09 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: CBS, NAB.

Each year at NAB I make sure that I walk the entire show floor to make sure that I see if there an hidden gem somewhere, especially in the new and small organizations. I have been doing that basically since 1987 when the NAB was held in Dallas. I certainly have the impression that there • Read More »

NAB 2013 Begins and the press event of Harris Broadcast shocked me

2013/04/08 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: NAB.

For me the National Association of Broadcasters convention has been an almost yearly tradition since 1987. The Las Vegas based (since 1991) event has up to 120k media professional converging here. It’s a good place to meet people you haven’t seen in a while, sometimes I see people here only once a year, despite the • Read More »

IBC/SMPTE “European tour 2012”: The Return

2012/09/19 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Television, TV.

Every year for the last 10 years or so, September begins with what I call my “European Tour”. Basically, it begins in Amsterdam for IBC and then go on at the SMPTE fall quarterly engineering committee meeting cycle (where TV and Cinema standards are discussed) which as been held in Europe since 1999 (with the • Read More »

IBC: Many still skeptical about 3DTV

2012/09/11 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | 1 Comment | Filed in: CBS, Television, TV.

Now that IBC 2012 is history, I was reflecting on the perception that industry members have of 3DTV. While some people are strong believers (and have strong economic interest like James Cameron) there still a lot that don’t see the benefits. For instance at the London Olympics, the director of BBC sports was clearly not • Read More »

IBC Conference Saturday: Sports Day

2012/09/08 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: CBS, Television, TV.

On Saturday at IBC 2012 the main theme around that conference was sports. In the morning it was all about London 2012 and in late afternoon there was a session on the need to change the live production workflow in sports. Overall, a much better day than the first two days. There was some insightful • Read More »