A matter of trust

2011/09/09 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Television, TV.

Well, it seems that trust is a popular theme at IBC 2011 today! In a panel called “Personalized Media: Tailoring content, Respecting privacy” the panel seemed to believe that they were different from other organisations where data breaches had happen. This was particularly the case with Gil Whitehead from Channel 4 in the UK who • Read More »

Trust us!

2011/09/09 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Television.

One thing that annoys me constantly is “moral high ground” and it seemed to be the constant theme at the IBC session titled “How Wikileaks, Facebook and Twitter changed news production forever”. First from Kevin Bakhurst from the BBC and this is actually no surprise. The BBC always represent itself as that great organization that • Read More »

IBC 2011 begins with Social Media in mind

2011/09/09 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Television, TV.

A grey beginning to my IBC 2011 today. When I walked out of the Keynote session (featuring Joanna Shields from Facebook) I had a glimpse at rare sunshine rays in an otherwise grey sky. Unfortunately, there was no such occasional sun rays in the grey keynote session. The discussion about Facebook and television didn’t bring anything new • Read More »

NAB 2011: OLED finally!

2011/04/19 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: NAB, TV.

In professional television one of the most important thing is to be able to know how your product really look. The closest we had to be able to see the picture with a minimum of artifacts was CRTs Monitor. However, for half a decades, professional grade CRTs have basically disappeared and there was nothing to • Read More »

Fear as a marketing tool?

2011/01/11 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: NAB, TV.

If you are a regular of the social media scene, you have surely cam across those campaign that ask you to repost a quote on you Facebook profile. One of my Facebook friend recently posted this: “There’s a site called spokeo.com that’s a new online USA phone book with your personal info:everything from pics you’ve • Read More »

3DTV more significant than HDTV?

2010/12/21 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | 1 Comment | Filed in: Television.

I must admit I was never a big believer in 3DTV. I though it was mainly a gimmick to enhanced poorly written movies and draw people in amusement park’s rides. Then, last NAB in Las Vegas, a good friend of mine shared with me her experience of the day. She just saw some news footage • Read More »

Look! No cable!

2010/12/19 | By Stéphanie Maude Savard | No Comments | Filed in: Television.

I have been living without cable/satellite TV since March. At first, it was an experiment; With the video available on the internet and digital broadcast, could I live without paid TV services? 9 months later, the answer is yes, absolutely! I think one of the biggest revelation for people that do visit is not so • Read More »