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Newsletter Issue 16 - December 2020

And just like that, we're at the end of another year. This year hasn’t been very kind. Many of us had to endure severe restrictions on our personal and professional activities. We had to forego many travel plans to see you at the shows, or even just to visit you for meetings.

Despite all that, we still have much to be thankful for, and we continue to be hopeful. As we come to this holiday season, know that you remain in our thoughts and that we are always grateful for your support, friendship, and partnership.

We hope you enjoy our last newsletter in 2020! But even more than that, we wish you, your families, and your colleagues an abundance of joy, peace, love, and a whole lot of hope and determination to go back to our previous - or better lifestyle - in 2021.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2020 in Review: How Commercial Broadcasters have Coped with Coronavirus

Original Publish Date: December 10, 2020
Author: Chris Forrester, IBC 365

2020 in Review: How Commercial Broadcasters have Coped with Coronavirus

Advertising revenue reductions have hurt Europe’s commercial broadcasters badly during 2020. Indeed, it is a near-miracle that Europe’s broadcasters have managed the ad-downturn so well and still succeeded in delivering solid ratings and even much-delayed Covid-sanitised drama and variety shows.

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2021: A bluffers’ guide to what may happen in technology

Original Publish Date: December 07, 2020
Author: Martin Veitch, IDG Connect

2021: A bluffers’ guide to what may happen in technology

Well, what a great year it’s been for everybody, so long as by ‘everybody’ we mean Zoom shareholders, Jeff Bezos and Joe Biden. Usually, the end of December is “the most wonderful time of the year.” Future-gazing in a time of pandemic, regime change, populism and wave after wave of new technologies. Piece of cake.

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Analysis: The State of the TV Advertising Market in 2020

Original Publish Date: December 03, 2020
Author: Tim Dams, IBC 365

Analysis: The State of the TV Advertising Market in 2020

TV advertising revenue plummeted as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, prompting broadcasters to slash content budgets and review spending. Tim Dams examines the extent of the decline in ad spend and assesses the likely rate of recovery.

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Staying Ahead of the Digital News Revolution

Original Publish Date: December 03, 2020
Author: Raoul Cospen, Dalet

Staying Ahead of the Digital News Revolution

The world has changed, Dalet has evolved, and just last month, Dalet has revealed its new brand identity. Along with this rebranding, Dalet introduced Dalet Pyramid, the pinnacle of mobility, agility and flexibility for content production, offering collaborative, digital-first workflows that reimagine storytelling to deliver content anywhere, anytime, any screen.

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Strategies to Use when Performing Remote Video Production

Original Publish Date: December 01, 2020
Author: Matthew Mister, ProMAX Systems

Strategies to Use when Performing Remote Video Production

Remote video production is growing in popularity because it can simplify certain aspects of the workflow. New technology makes it possible for remote video production to take place, but there are some important strategies that can be used to fully take advantage of this technology.

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Taking Digital Asset Management to the Next Level

Original Publish Date: December 01, 2020
Author: Stefano Celso, MediaPower

Taking Digital Asset Management to the Next Level

MediaPower's Arkki EVO Digital Asset Manager gets new features that let you manage your videos, photos, and documents even more easily! We've launched the new release of Arkki EVO 1.1. It includes support for Quantum Stornext libraries and full integration with LDAP protocol and Active Directory.

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Finding the ‘Middle Path’

Original Publish Date: November 04, 2020
Author: Phil Kurz, TV Technology

Finding the ‘Middle Path’

Not too long ago when broadcasters, movie studios and other media and entertainment organizations were reluctant to store valuable content assets in the public cloud and leverage the workflow benefits of remote production. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all that. How will the broadcast industry balance COVID restrictions and keeping business going?

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Protecting Newsrooms And Viewers From Deepfake Videos

Original Publish Date: October 26, 2020
Author: Ned Soseman, The Broadcast Bridge

Protecting Newsrooms And Viewers From Deepfake Videos

In the age of eager reporters surfing the internet for scandalous scoops, who is helping defend TV station newsrooms by detecting and tagging fake pictures and videos before they air, and how are they doing it? Hint: It’s not ‘golden eyes’ or government regulators.

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The 2020 Data and AI Landscape

Original Publish Date: October 21, 2020
Author: Matt Turck, VentureBeat

The 2020 Data and AI Landscape

Despite COVIDs impact on many economies, a lot of companies in the data ecosystem have not just survived but thrived. In this guest post by Matt Turck for VentureBeat, he explores some some key areas to watch in the world of AI.

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TV at the Tipping Point

Original Publish Date: October 21, 2020
Author: Alan Wolk, Next TV

TV at the Tipping Point

In the course of a year, the shift to streaming has gone from “coming soon” to “happening now.” How is the industry going to handle this new interim period, where traditional pay TV is far from dead, but streaming is rapidly growing an audience?

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How will cinema's Covid crisis impact broadcasters and OTTs?

Original Publish Date: October 20, 2020
Author: James Pearce, IBC 365

How will cinema's Covid crisis impact broadcasters and OTTs?

The rise of OTT video services has often opened discussions of a battle between streaming and cinema. But if it was a war between streaming and cinema as the platform of choice for media companies, then coronavirus may have just made the decisive contribution.

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Virtual Trade Shows: How was it for you?

Original Publish Date: October 09, 2020
Author: CSI Magazine

Virtual Trade Shows: How was it for you?

For an industry that has relied on a relentless, almost weekly, beat of conferences and exhibitions that serve a variety of purposes, it is worth asking what lessons have been learned from this year, what 2021 has in store and what is the long term future of trade shows?

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Gauging the 2020 Performance of the Top 4 SVOD Services

Original Publish Date: October 07, 2020
Author: Colin Dixon, nScreenMedia

Gauging the 2020 Performance of the Top 4 SVOD Services

Netflix still has the most U.S. subscribers, and Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+ round out the top 4 SVOD services. But how have these market leaders been impacted by new entrants HBO Max and Peacock? New data suggests that Netflix and Hulu have been hit the most.

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What Is GPT-3 And Why Is It Revolutionizing Artificial Intelligence?

Original Publish Date: October 05, 2020
Author: Bernard Marr, Forbes

What Is GPT-3 And Why Is It Revolutionizing Artificial Intelligence?

There’s been a great deal of hype and excitement in the artificial intelligence (AI) world around a newly developed technology known as GPT-3. Put simply; it's an AI that is better at creating content that has a language structure – human or machine language – than anything that has come before it.

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