16 episodes

Join IBC365 editor George Bevir for discussions with technologists, conversations with creatives and in-depth interviews with industry leaders. The IBC Podcast provides broadcast and media professionals with the inside track on the big issues facing the content and technology industry.

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Join IBC365 editor George Bevir for discussions with technologists, conversations with creatives and in-depth interviews with industry leaders. The IBC Podcast provides broadcast and media professionals with the inside track on the big issues facing the content and technology industry.

    The converged future of broadcast: A conversation with Imagine Communications President Steve Reynolds

    The converged future of broadcast: A conversation with Imagine Communications President Steve Reynolds

    On Episode 15 of the IBC Podcast, Steve Reynolds, President of Imagine Communications, speaks about where the broadcast industry is headed in 2022 and beyond.

    Reynolds discusses how the challenges of the past two years led to a rapid acceleration of direct-to-consumer (DTC) and free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) services and have driven demand for video distributed by the cloud.

    Is Reynolds sounding the death knell for linear TV? Tune in to find out and get his perspective on:  
    How remote production shifted from conference PowerPoint to mainstream Predicted linear vs. digital TV ad spend over the next decadeThe steps broadcasters must take to maintain margins in an increasingly fragmented TV landscapeHow there’s a lot more to cloud playout than “playout” ― and why it matters
    This episode is supported by Imagine Communications and presented by IBC365 editor George Bevir. 
    Links:
    Cloud Playout
    The Future of Broadcast Advertising: A Conversation on Convergence
    IP Infrastructure

    • 22 min
    Imagine Communications & NEP: Unified UHD production for mixed SDR and HDR delivery

    Imagine Communications & NEP: Unified UHD production for mixed SDR and HDR delivery

    Episode 14 of the IBC Podcast, supported by Imagine Communications, features a conversation between Malcolm Cowan, Head of Engineering and Technology, Broadcast and Media Services at NEP UK and John Mailhot, CTO, Networking & Infrastructure for Imagine Communications on UHD and HDR production. 
    NEP has been using Imagine Communications’ SNP pure-IP media processing platform to support its UHD and HDR productions.
    Together, Cowan and Mailhot speak about the unique challenges of introducing HDR (high dynamic range) and UHD (ultra-high definition) into productions which are delivered to a mix of SDR (standard dynamic range) and HDR distribution channels.
    During their conversation they discuss:
    Industry adoption of HDRHow NEP works with Imagine CommunicationsThe impact of HDR on outside broadcast companies and the content they supply to broadcastersHow HDR is changing the landscape of sporting eventsWhether different LUTS (look-up tables) work better for different contentLinks: 
    Imagine Communications
    Imagine Communications’ Selenio Network Processor (SNP) 
    NEP Group

    • 23 min
    IBC Awards 2021: BBC Sport’s Barbara Slater and BBC R&D’s Hannes Ricklefs

    IBC Awards 2021: BBC Sport’s Barbara Slater and BBC R&D’s Hannes Ricklefs

    Episode 13 of the IBC Podcast features interviews with Barbara Slater, BBC director of sport and the winner of the International Honour for Excellence and Hannes Ricklefs of BBC Research & Development, one of the authors of the Best Technical Paper. 
    The IBC2021 International Honour for Excellence, IBC’s highest accolade, was presented to Barbara Slater, in recognition of her role as a pioneer for women in sports broadcasting worldwide.
    Barbara was appointed BBC Director of Sport in 2009, and one of her first challenges was to develop the remarkable multi-platform coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. Today, she works closely with other broadcasters and sports bodies, including advising the International Olympics Commission. In 2014 she was made an OBE for her services to sports broadcasting.
    The IBC2021 Award for Best Technical Paper was presented to a large team from BBC Research & Development, for their contribution Stronger together: cross-service media recommendations.
    As Hannes Ricklefs describes, the aim of the paper is to present consumers with a single portal to multiple media sites, with intelligent references between services. If a consumer frequently listens to a particular singer on Spotify, for example, the service would also send notifications when that performer is available on BBC radio and television content, available online.
    Links
    IBC Awards Ceremony in full

    IBC Digital video interview with Barbara Slater
    IBC Digital video interview BBC R&D team
    BBC R&D: Personal Data Stores
    More on the IBC Awards via IBC365

    IBC Digital

    • 23 min
    Reliance Entertainment CEO Shibasish Sarkar and IBC Accelerators 2021

    Reliance Entertainment CEO Shibasish Sarkar and IBC Accelerators 2021

    Episode 12 of the IBC Podcast features an introduction to the 2021 IBC Accelerator Media Innovation programme with Mark Smith and Muki Kulhan plus an interview with Shibasish Sarkar, group CEO, Reliance Entertainment
    The IBC Accelerator programme was set up to support the media and entertainment industry with a framework for a collaborative and project-based approach to solving challenges faced by the media and entertainment industry.

    Project leaders Mark Smith and Muki Kulhan speak about:
    Last year’s projects and the 2020 successesThe 2021 Accelerator projects and why 5G is such a popular topic this year The challenges of live demonstrationsCreating a safe environment in which to encourage innovation Reliance Entertainment chief executive Shibasish Sarkar explains all about the production company which creates content for mobiles, TV, cinema and gaming platforms, including:
    Developing a feature film strategy for creatives and investorsRestarting production amid Covid-19 restrictionsReliance Entertainment’s approach to remote workingThe opportunity presented by the boom in streamingLinks:
    IBC Accelerators
    Reliance Entertainment
    Information about IBC2021

    • 57 min
    Crafting Content: Creating a more inclusive production industry with Mama Youth Project founder Bob Clarke

    Crafting Content: Creating a more inclusive production industry with Mama Youth Project founder Bob Clarke

    As part of IBC365's Crafting Content themed week, Mama Youth Project founder and chief executive Bob Clarke speaks about his efforts to make media a more inclusive  industry.

    As well as speaking about his route into the industry, Bob talks about the origins of Mama Youth Project, including:
    Mama Youth's approach to equipping young people with the skills they need for a successful career in mediaThe benefit of employing people from a wide-range of backgroundsWhy terms like 'diversity' and 'BAME' are problematicThe importance of long-term commitment to changeLinks:
    Mama Youth ProjectIBC visitor surveyIBC Themed Week: Crafting Content

    • 40 min
    Content Everywhere with ScreenHits TV CEO Rose Adkins Hulse

    Content Everywhere with ScreenHits TV CEO Rose Adkins Hulse

    As part of IBC365's Content Everywhere themed week, ScreenHits TV CEO Rose Adkins Hulse speaks about her ambitious plans for the streaming service and the importance of aggregation.

    Links:
    IBC365 Themed Week: Content Everywhere
     
    IBC365 webinars

    ScreenHits TV

    IBC2021

    IBC Content Everywhere 2021

    • 30 min

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