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Newsletter Issue 05 - March 2018

And we're back!

We bring you our first issue in 2018! What topics do we have in this issue? Lots of OTT - the evolving TV landscape, as well as shifts in TV advertising. We've also got AI and AR - their impact to Broadcasting, Sports, and also jobs and employment.

To give you a little break from OTT and AI, we also threw in a couple of informative articles on New Rules for TV White Spaces, Flash Adoption in post-production media workflows, as well as a "management-oriented" article from Dalet on Change Management.

And because it's our first issue in 2018, we included an article on trends that could possibly shape TV in 2018.

Before we forget, if you're heading to NAB 2018 in Vegas this April 9 to 12, we'll be at the ProMAX Stand SL8730. We invite you to drop by - a great chance to share each other's insights on what's happening to the TV and Media industry.

With that out of the way, let's jump right ahead to the articles, shall we?

More Flashy Than We Thought?

New Industry Survey Reveals Four Key Flash Adoption Insights

Original Publish Date: February 28, 2018
Author: Kelly Mayeda, Quantum

More Flashy Than We Thought?

Video production teams are incorporating flash-based solid-state drives into their storage environments to boost performance for key post-production tasks. In line with this, Quantum recently surveyed a broad array of video professionals to assess flash adoption trends and to better understand factors that might affect storage decisions. In this article, Quantum shares four key insights from their survey.

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Cisco launches 5G Now portfolio to go 'full throttle' on wireless

Original Publish Date: February 26, 2018
Author: Conner Forrest, TechRepublic

Cisco launches 5G Now portfolio to go 'full throttle' on wireless

5G connections will grow more than 1000% from 2020 to 2021, according to Cisco's 2017 Visual Networking Index for mobile. This means that the number of 5G devices will expand from 2.3 million in 2020 to more than 25 million in 2021. To further help service providers go "full throttle on their 5G roadmap," Cisco announced its 5G Now portfolio at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.

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Artificial Intelligence And Its Impact On Broadcasting

Original Publish Date: February 24, 2018
Author: TV Technology

Artificial Intelligence And Its Impact On Broadcasting

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making its way into media production workflows, taking on laborious, expensive tasks like closed captioning, metadata tagging and social media clip generation. TV Technology recently conducted a survey to investigate how the media and entertainment industry is deploying A.I. today. The survey revealed that two-thirds of the organizations that have tested AI, have deployed the technology for at least one critical role in their workflow.

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TV isn't dead, it's evolving

Original Publish Date: February 23, 2018
Author: John Maxwell Hobbs for TV Technology

TV isn't dead, it's evolving

The way we shoot and deliver TV and film may have changed, but despite the constant cycle of change, cinema and TV is still in good health, says John Maxwell Hobbs, CEO of music technology startup Delic, media consultant and the former Head of Technology at BBC Scotland. We couldn't agree more.

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Tech companies should stop pretending AI won't destroy jobs

Original Publish Date: February 21, 2018
Author: Kai-Fu Lee, MIT Technology Review

Tech companies should stop pretending AI won't destroy jobs

We've read a lot about how AI will affect employment by shifting jobs and roles instead of destroying them. Here's a different take (for MIT Technology Review) on how AI impacts jobs and employment from Kai-Fu Lee, founder and CEO of Sinovation Ventures and president of the Sinovation Ventures Artificial Intelligence Institute.

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TV Everywhere use encouraging SVOD adoption?

Original Publish Date: February 19, 2018
Author: Colin Dixon, nScreenMedia

TV Everywhere use encouraging SVOD adoption?

Pay television’s rollout of TV Everywhere services was a strong defensive move by the industry against the advance of online video services. Unfortunately for pay TV, new data from the UK suggests that it may have done the reverse - TVE may have actually helped the adoption of SVOD services, not hindered them.

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Advertisers Tuning Out TV in Sign of Trouble for Media Companies

Original Publish Date: February 14, 2018
Author: Lucas Shaw, Bloomberg

Advertisers Tuning Out TV in Sign of Trouble for Media Companies

Advertisers may be leaving TV for good - Television-advertising sales in the U.S. fell 7.8 percent to $61.8 billion last year, the steepest drop outside of a recession in at least 20 years, while sales at cable networks slumped for the first time in almost a decade. And there’s no sign of a pickup in 2018 according to data from Magna Global. Is this a sign of things to come globally?

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Captioning Goes Cognitive: A New Approach to an Old Challenge

Original Publish Date: February 07, 2018
Author: IBM

Captioning Goes Cognitive: A New Approach to an Old Challenge

AI is being used to improve many aspects of the video industry, and Captioning is no exception. Using the industry-leading AI capabilities of Watson, IBM can help unlock new Captioning capabilities and enhancements. Download IBM's whitepaper "Captioning Goes Cognitive" to learn how AI is shaking up the captioning space, and how IBM Watson Media is leading the charge.

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Dawn Of A New Entertainment Era: The Future Is OTT

Original Publish Date: February 05, 2018
Author: Adam Rubins, LinkedIn Pulse

Dawn Of A New Entertainment Era: The Future Is OTT

Over-the-top is the new normal, but where are the gaps in current distribution models? In this LinkedIn Pulse article by Adam Rubins, he looks at Sports and More Competition as major gaps in the changing distribution model and advertising paradigm of OTT.

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Improving the Spectacle of Sport

Original Publish Date: January 27, 2018
Author: ChyronHego

Improving the Spectacle of Sport

AR, or Augmented Reality, is all the buzz. Video technology circles in many different industries are out to embrace it, and this is no different for Sports. Within live television production, sport has been and continues to be a major driver of innovative augmented reality solutions.

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Change Management 101

Original Publish Date: January 18, 2018
Author: James Ohana, Dalet

Change Management 101

We diverge from our usual slew of trends and news in the TV industry as we go more "management-centric" in this blog article from Dalet that tackles Change Management. We all stand to benefit from some insights and tips that we can apply to our own organizations.

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5 Trends to Shape TV in 2018

Original Publish Date: January 15, 2018
Author: Brant David McLaughlin, MIPTV

5 Trends to Shape TV in 2018

2018 is set to be a landmark year for platforms like Hulu, Amazon and Netflix; but one where they'll be increasingly challenged by the likes of Disney. MIPTV has shared its take on which 5 trends will shape TV in 2018 earlier in the year and we found their article certainly insightful, intriguing, and exciting. So, we're sharing it to you as well in case you missed it.

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New Rules for TV White Spaces

Original Publish Date: January 09, 2018
Author: Julian Clover, Broadband TV News

New Rules for TV White Spaces

New rules designed to assist regulators with the implementation of TV White Space networks have been put forward by the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA). The DSA says the model rules will provide governments, policy makers and regulators with the tools necessary to enable the quick and efficient deployment of TVWS networks to help bridge the digital divide and support the Internet of Things.

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Big Media Companies And Their Many Brands — In One Chart

Original Publish Date: December 22, 2017
Author: Alina Selyukh, NPR

Big Media Companies And Their Many Brands — In One Chart

NPR first released its chart on Big Media Companies and their different brands in October of 2016. It has recently updated its chart last December and provides an interesting look into who's who - competitors, their market caps, and their brands.

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