• Trend at IBC 2012: Solutions

    by  • 2012/09/06 • 0 Comments

    The sun has shown up in Amsterdam and although it definitively feels like autumn, it is now very nice. I had to go in Amsterdam “centrum” for two press event tonight; Harris and Harmonics. One common theme to both is the emphasis on providing complete solutions. It’s not really new to Harris as it...

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    IBC: The obligatory connected TV theme

    by  • 2012/09/06 • 0 Comments

    Titled “The Evolution of connected TV platform” this session on the first morning of IBC 2012 is the mandatory session around the connected TV theme. First speaker was TIVO’s CEO Tom Rogers with a dreadful presentation based on the Clint Eastwood interview of a chair presenting how wise it is for cable operator to...

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    IBC 2012 conference opens

    by  • 2012/09/06 • 0 Comments

    It’s by a “de rigeur” grey sky that the IBC 2012 conference opens this morning in Amterdam. The keynote session is called “The rise and rise of broadcasting? The Next Chapter…” and I am still unsure what to make of it. Representatives from the BBC, Disney, Discovery and Sky seemed to all try to...

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    Travel Day

    by  • 2012/09/04 • 0 Comments

    The sky was grey over New Jersey this morning but it was not a big issue since the plane quickly left Newark airport (apparently it DOES happen some time) and we met the blue sky soon. This is travel day, IBC 2012 for me begins on Thursday with the conference program so I have...

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    3DTV: The Olympics were no “Avatar”

    by  • 2012/08/14 • 8 Comments

    Almost a year ago Panasonic hosted a large press event to tell the press how great was 3DTV and how the 2012 London’s Olympics would be it’s “Avatar”. Now that the Olympics are done, I see no parallels at all! The event was held one night during the IBC 2011 (International Broadcasting Convention) in...

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    Do broadcasters understand 3D?

    by  • 2012/04/17 • 0 Comments

    Let’s be honest, broadcasters are not the most agile and the fastest to adopt new technology. Generally, they will stick to old workflows, old ways of doing things until they have no choices. At this year’s NAB in Las Vegas, I have the feeling that a large part of the broadcast community still don’t...

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    NAB 2012 Sunday: Press events marathon

    by  • 2012/04/16 • 0 Comments

    “Press events” remains a tradition at the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention. It’s not a place where you actually learn a lot. Today with the Internet, it’s easy enough to get all the PR material (press releases, brochures, video) and know all about the announcements. In the past, when communication was harder, it...

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    Is that a laser in your projector?

    by  • 2012/04/15 • 0 Comments

    For the majority, NAB is a large trade show that will begin this Monday. However, the root of the “National Association of Broadcasters” annual convention are the conferences and that started today (on Saturday). Part of the program is called the “Technology Summit on Cinema” organized in collaboration with SMPTE and as you may...

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