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Newsletter Issue 15 - September 2020

This is usually that time of the year when a lot of us have all just come back from Amsterdam for IBC. We might have seen each other in meetings, demos, or over some drinks, on our annual pilgrimage. Well, we all know that this year has been very different. There was no physical IBC show in Amsterdam, and we missed you. We do hope we get to see you in Amsterdam next year, if not sooner.

The IBC team did hold the IBC Showcase virtual event, in place of the Amsterdam show, last 8-11 September. The IBC Showcase included a sponsored program of presentations along with an exhibitor showcase. We were there with a showcase page. If you checked us out, thank you very much. If you haven't, the IBC Showcase is still up. You can check out our feature page where we introduced our new ingest, playout, and streaming offerings Arkki INGEST and Arkki PLAYSTREAM.

So with that rant out of the way, let's get on with our curated pool of articles on A.I., Digital Transformation, Content Aggregation, etc. Happy reading!

MediaPower to acquire stake in Aicox Broadcast business

Original Publish Date: September 18, 2020
Author: MediaPower News

MediaPower to acquire stake in Aicox Broadcast business

MediaPower and long-time partner Aicox Soluciones sign Letter of Intent (LOI) to co-own the Aicox Soluciones Broadcast division subject to necessary approvals. Aicox Soluciones agrees to sell 49% of its Broadcast division to MediaPower, maintaining 51% of the shares. Both companies will continue to negotiate conditions set forth in the LOI until a binding agreement is reached.

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Here’s why Comcast, AT&T are indifferent to legacy pay TV business

Original Publish Date: September 16, 2020
Author: Colin Dixon, nScreenMedia

Here’s why Comcast, AT&T are indifferent to legacy pay TV business

AT&T and Comcast say they are indiffernet to their legacy pay TV businesses. They provide no value and can be replaced with Internet TV.

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Capture everything everywhere. Playout and stream seamlessly.

Original Publish Date: September 11, 2020
Author: MediaPower News

Capture everything everywhere. Playout and stream seamlessly.

MediaPower introduced Arkki INGEST and Arkki PLAYSTREAM at the IBC Showcase, IBC’s Virtual Show for 2020. Arkki INGEST is MediaPower’s intelligent multi-channel video capture and recording solution. Arkki PLAYSTREAM is an innovative and cost-effective content delivery platform for seamless multi-channel broadcasting, end-to-end OTT, and social streaming (NDI, SDI, Web RTC, and IP Streams).

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Tradeshow Technology Demo’s

Original Publish Date: September 10, 2020
Author: Tony Orme, The Broadcast Bridge

Tradeshow Technology Demo’s

As more products are moving to software, do we really need to be providing technology demonstrations at tradeshows? Especially as most software products can be demonstrated from the comfort of our desks and hardware can be demonstrated using virtual remote presentations.

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MediaPower partners with Metus

Original Publish Date: September 07, 2020
Author: MediaPower News

MediaPower partners with Metus

METUS is now a MediaPower technology partner. We have added Metus' industry-leading file-based management, transcoding, video capture and play solutions to our offerings.

To book a demo or find out more about Metus INGEST, Metus MAM, Metus WALL, and Metus Player, get in touch with us at info@media-power.it.

Changing Architecture In The New IP World

Original Publish Date: September 03, 2020
Author: Ned Soseman, The Broadcast Bridge

Changing Architecture In The New IP World

A rapid change is underway in live TV production. "Live news and talk shows have moved to remote production, instantly, overnight, in some very haphazard and terrifying ways, and its working out.” In this article, The Broadcast Bridge presents an abridged review of the recent presentation of the rapid change underway in live TV production by Paul Briscoe and Pini Maron at TAG Video Systems.

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The fourth generation of AI is here, and it’s called ‘Artificial Intuition’

Original Publish Date: September 03, 2020
Author: Mark Gazit, The Next Web

The fourth generation of AI is here, and it’s called ‘Artificial Intuition’

A.I. has undergone several evolutions since its inception in the 1950s. The first generation of AI was ‘descriptive analytics,’ which answers the question, “What happened?” The second, ‘diagnostic analytics,’ addresses, “Why did it happen?” The third and current generation is ‘predictive analytics,’ which answers the question, “Based on what has already happened, what could happen in the future?”

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When Did Entertainment Become More Fiber than Fun?

Original Publish Date: August 29, 2020
Author: Tony Musto, TV Technology

When Did Entertainment Become More Fiber than Fun?

Video streaming is becoming the dominant way for people to consume media, but in order to support the demands of higher-quality content and a growing user base, the future of this delivery method comes down to the rate of adoption for 400G technology in data centers and networks that require large amounts of bandwidth to stream data or operate large networks.

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Top 10 Digital Transformation Trends Of 2020: A Post Covid-19 Assessment

Original Publish Date: August 11, 2020
Author: Daniel Newman, CMO Network for Forbes

Top 10 Digital Transformation Trends Of 2020: A Post Covid-19 Assessment

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw technology accelerate a breakneck pace. With the shifts it brought upon so many companies, it's a good time to consider how COVID-19 impacted the biggest digital transformation trends in 2020.

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ProMAX MediaHub: A New Solution for Remote Video Editing

Original Publish Date: July 31, 2020
Author: Gal Media LLC

ProMAX MediaHub: A New Solution for Remote Video Editing

The main issue that faces video teams and digital teams during this shift to remote work is: how can we safely and quickly access video files from home at the same speed as the office? VPNS are slow and cloud storage, like Google Drive or Dropbox, can eat up internal storage with their desktop apps.

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Dawn of the super aggregator

Original Publish Date: July 27, 2020
Author: Adrian Pennington, IBC365

Dawn of the super aggregator

The TV business is on the verge of being taken over by super aggregators with pay-tv in pole positioned to lead and SVODs holding the balance of power. In this two-part article, Adrian Pennington of IBC investigates the rise of super aggregators. He investigates how Pay-TV operators look to aggregation to solve the SVOD threat and other things they need to do to survive.
Part 1 - Dawn of the Super Aggregator
Part 2 - Rise of the Super Aggregator

Why You Should Speed Up Your Digital Transformation During the Crisis

Original Publish Date: July 21, 2020
Author: John Boitnott for Entrepreneur

Why You Should Speed Up Your Digital Transformation During the Crisis

The current health crisis has changed the business community with guidelines and mandates on remote work and social distancing. Even if you’re fortunate enough to continue operating, this radical change may mean it’s time to take a deep dive into a digital transformation, rather than just baby steps.

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MPEG at war: The future of video codecs beyond 2020

Original Publish Date: July 15, 2020
Author: Adrian Pennington, IBC365

MPEG at war: The future of video codecs beyond 2020

MPEG co-founder Leonardo Chiariglione has left the standards body, declaring it dead… but MPEG disagrees. So what is going on at the video standards group, and how will it impact the codec wars? Adrian Pennington of IBC investigates as the codec wars get personal.

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Bringing the Stadium to the Fans – Sports, Sponsorship and Beyond

Original Publish Date: July 02, 2020
Author: ChyronHego

Bringing the Stadium to the Fans – Sports, Sponsorship and Beyond

Not everyone gets to return to stadiums and arenas just yet. That's why sports leagues and teams at the professional, collegiate, and even high school level are pushing out new kinds of content — over broadcast, streaming services, social media, and other digital platforms — to help keep fans engaged.

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