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Newsletter Issue 02 - June 2017

Hello again! 3 months later and we're rolling out our second issue, as promised. This time around, we've put together stories on trends, progress, and of course, some tips.

For some industry insights, we look at how ATSC 3.0 is progressing in 2017, trends in Media Asset Management, the blurring lines between online and broadcast, and the arrival of cord-cutting future, including YouTube rolling out their own TV channel. For some helpful guides, we're sharing tips on building storage infrastructure for machine learning and determining upload bandwidth requirements for live streaming. And just in case you missed some of our own press releases, we have a very short recap too.

On another note, if you've read our first issue, thank you very much! We received a lot of good feedback from you. Your positive comments encourage us to do better at collating some interesting stories and insights. They mean a lot. So keep 'em coming. Good or bad, we'll take them and try to outdo ourseleves.

With introductions out of the way, let's jump right into the stories, shall we?

Approaching IT Innovation in a Changing Business Climate

An insight to MediaPower's methodology in managing IT Innovation Projects

Original Publish Date: June 07, 2017
Author: Nicholas Rossi, MediaPower VP for Business Development

Approaching IT Innovation in a Changing Business Climate

Many organizations are facing a number challenges - from increased competition, to cost-cutting, reorganization, new market trends, to lower entry barriers, and much more. While some of legacy systems have worked in the past, these new challenges impose the adoption or shift to IT-based solutions from relatively stable but older proprietary systems. However, approaching IT innovation projects requires a lot more than find-solution-then-install methodology. In this article, we look at how MediaPower tackles IT innovation and their recommendations to ensure success in the changing business environment.

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Radio. La 4.0 sarà costituita da contenuti originali non replicabili da un software

Original Publish Date: May 17, 2017
Author: Da Redazione

Radio. La 4.0 sarà costituita da contenuti originali non replicabili da un software

Gli schemi editoriali, commerciali e tecnici sono ormai ampiamente superati. Negli USA l’ascolto radiofonico diventa sempre più smart; nonostante il medium sia seguito dal 93% delle persone, la fruizione settimanale è in forte discesa e i più grandi colossi radiofonici americani, come IHeart Media, sono in profonda crisi. Il mercato broadcaster appare estremamente omogenizzato sul piano contenutistico per poter competere con quello variegato di piattaforme come YouTube o Spotify, il segreto è non perdere la propria identità ed innovare l’approccio al mercato.

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Analyst: The Cord-Cutting Future Has Arrived

Craig Moffet: Pay TV subs continue to dwindle at its worst-ever result yet

Original Publish Date: May 03, 2017
Author: Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel

Analyst: The Cord-Cutting Future Has Arrived

With most results now in, the U.S. pay TV industry lost about 762,000 video subs in the first quarter of 2017, a worst-ever result for the period, according to a new report from MoffettNathanson. “For the better part of fifteen years, pundits have predicted that cord-cutting was the future. Well, the future has arrived,” MoffetNathanson’s Craig Moffett declared in his Q1 2017 Cord-Cutting Monitor.

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The Lines Blur Between Online and Broadcast

Online content no longer just a supplement to traditional TV.

Original Publish Date: April 20, 2017
Author: Gary Arlen, Arlen Communications for TV Technology

The Lines Blur Between Online and Broadcast

Cable companies start to integrate streaming videos like YouTube and Netflix into their cable programming, accelerating the momentum towards conflating broadcast/cable and online programming.

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YouTube takes on TV

YouTube TV Goes Live and it might just change how television works

Original Publish Date: April 05, 2017
Author: Davey Alba, Wired

YouTube takes on TV

YouTube TV has arrived, and with it the potential to change how television works. Google-owned YouTube’s first foray into true cable-like television takes to the internet equivalent of the airwaves in select cities in the US, covering 40-plus channels of entertainment, news and sports for $35 per month. It may be new to the game but the possibilities are there to inspire a whole new generation of viewers to actually pay for TV, and advertisers seem eager to give it a shot.

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MediaPower Recent News

Newly minted partnerships, a recognition from Huawei, and the first commercial run of NewsApp

Original Publish Date: April 2017
Author: MediaPower

MediaPower Recent News

The last couple of months was a really exciting time for us as we made new partnerships and had the first commercial run of our news-sharing service NewsApp. We're happy to announce that MediaPower now carries EasyMediaSuite and ChyronHego products. We were also named by Huawei as partner of the year in Europe. And one we're particularly very excited about is the first commercial run of our NewsApp news-sharing service as part of the coverage of the recent papal visit in our home city of Genoa.

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Live streaming upload bandwidth: how much do I need?

Epiphan helps you figure out upload bandwidth requirements for live streaming

Original Publish Date: March 30, 2017
Author: Jordan Sheldrick, Epiphan Technical Writer

Live streaming upload bandwidth: how much do I need?

So how much streaming upload bandwidth do you actually need to ensure a successful live broadcast? The answer is… it depends! Understanding factors such as stream quality, encoding settings, and other conditions are essential to configuring a worry-free and reliable live broadcast.

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This is the year for IP with over-the-air broadcasting

ATSC 3.0 is on the fast track and debuts at NAB Show

Original Publish Date: March 21, 2017
Author: Tom Butts, Editor-in-Chief of TV Technology

This is the year for IP with over-the-air broadcasting

While our industry slowly makes the move to IP (slower than most realize), the transition to ATSC 3.0—which combines IP with over-the-air broadcasting—is on the fast track.

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The Role of Tape in Today’s Data Center

Tape continues to be a smart choice for certain applications

Original Publish Date: March 21, 2017
Author: W. Curtis Preston, Storage Switzerland

The Role of Tape in Today’s Data Center

The use of tape has certainly declined in today’s data center, but it has not disappeared – much to the chagrin of some people who are self-professed “tape haters”. They simply don’t understand why anyone would use tape in a modern data center.

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2017 Trends in Media Asset Management

A Q&A with Kevin Savina, Product Strategy Director at Dalet

Original Publish Date: March 14, 2017
Author: Arianna Rossi, Broadcast Bridge

2017 Trends in Media Asset Management

Kevin Savina, Product Strategy Director for Dalet, discusses with The Broadcast Bridge important 2017 trends in media asset management – multi-platform distribution, collaboration, workflow orchestration and business intelligence reporting – that broadcasters, facilities and content producers should keep at the forefront of their decision-making.

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Bypassing the broadcasters: TV in the social age

Do social media and streaming video pose a threat to linear TV?

Original Publish Date: March 10, 2017
Author: Niall Duffy, Renegade Thinking

Bypassing the broadcasters: TV in the social age

We are witnessing demographic shifts in the age of linear TV viewers, with millennials and younger consuming more content online, and increasingly mobile. The implication is that social media may offer more opportunities for content owners or producers rather than threatening their existence.

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Building Storage Infrastructure for Machine Learning

The adoption of machine learning is taxing underlying data access and management infrastructure

Original Publish Date: March 07, 2017
Author: Laura Shepard, Senior Director of Marketing, DDN

Building Storage Infrastructure for Machine Learning

Prototypes and first generation infrastructures are typically built on whatever Enterprise storage the organization uses—or the team building it decides to roll their own with a white box and a mix of open source, home grown, and commercial tools and applications. A successful machine learning program, however, usually runs into a problem of scale.

In this blog article, DDN shares some insights into building the proper storage infrastucture for machine learning that can scale as needed.

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The Future of TV is Apps

App-like user experiences are transforming the TV experience

Original Publish Date: March 03, 2017
Author: Nick Walters, CEO Hopster

The Future of TV is Apps

Users will expect their content providers to operate seamlessly across mobile and TV through common ‘app-like’ user interfaces. These apps fuse technology and content in ways far more profound than traditional broadcast, and we're at the start of seeing content providers embed technology in their services.

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