Pirates today can easily capture linear TV channels and sports events in one market and retransmit the content in near-real-time in several other regions. And in some cases, they can even record and retransmit video directly from a large TV screen. Thanks to the quality of the current generation of HD and UHD displays and cameras, this results in a surprisingly good viewing experience for pirate site users.
LiveU, which is driving the live video revolution and providing live video streaming for TV, mobile, online and social media, has recently launched LiveU’s LU600 HEVC to boost platform for live newsgathering.
Broadcasters should be architecting the network using a true spine-leaf model, and controlling the elements within it using SDN routing. It is the most effective way of squeezing as much potential out of IP technology as possible, in turn helping deliver optimal return on investment and higher chances of operational success.
The United Nations General Assembly had declared May 3 as World Press Freedom Day to raise awareness about freedom of press. Press, often regarded as the fourth pillar of democracy, is the voice of the people against all forms of atrocities committed by authorities or any group of people. Time and again, governments try to rein in the freedom of the press, but every time it fails unless the press itself sells its ethics.
On 25 May 2018, a new day dawned in Europe; the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Union’s digital privacy law became effective from this day. The action and reaction were quick as several websites in the U.S. blocked their services entirely rather than following the new diktat of the new regulations, while many US dailies got blocked in Europe; this also included web services like Instapaper.
LI've streaming over IP networks is widely deployed. In fact, IPTV and cable TV operators have been using the feature for some time on main screens connected to set-top boxes (STB). Over the years, it has been extended to other screens thanks to the use of adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming technology. Today, a growing number of end-users have the capability to view live television content on tablets, smartphones, and connected TVs.
On 10 May 2018, the then Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister, Ms. Smriti Irani, inaugurated the 15th Asia Media Summit in New Delhi. The two-day Asia Media Summit discussed a number of issues including the various media business models in the new age as well as focusing on the new technologies in broadcasting sector. This year the theme was ‘Telling our stories – Asia and More’. Having participation from of other 70 countries, the Summit was organized by the Asia-Pacific Institute of Broadcasting Development (AIBD) Kuala Lumpur.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) used to be the subject of movies. Steven Spielberg even used it as the title of his 2001 futuristic classic. However, now AI is being used in real life to analyse thousands of assets as part of the streaming process. In doing this, AI has been shown to save operators around 30% of content delivery costs, while also improving the quality of this delivery.
MIB gets a changeover with the MoS Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore taking over as full time I&B Minister after a Cabinet reshuffle last month. Smriti Irani has been left only with Textile Ministry now. MIB also gets a new secretary in a Senior IAS officer Amit Khare as N K Sinha superannuates on May 31.
Now owned by Facebook, WhatsApp claims a monthly user base of 200 million in India, which means a guaranteed success for any online initiative it launches. It has the ready customers on the register.
The month of March will go in history as the month of Government’s great U-turn. The proposal to punish journalists engaged in fake news had witnessed massive national uproar, and being mindful of the public opinion going against the government, the PMO had to ask the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) to withdraw the order.
WEST BENGAL CHIEF MINISTER MAMATA BANERJEE ADDRESSED OVER 10,000 CABLE TV OPERATORS, MSOs AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY OF WEST BENGAL
An interview with Stephane Le Dreau, SVP, and GM Asia Pacific at NAGRA on how he wishes to develop the Regional market for NAGRA
ShahiTharoor once said it rightly that India may not take over the world with its army or politics, but will take over the world with its ‘soft power’ - the attraction to our culture, music, dance, yoga, cuisine and most of all, our entertainment.”
Space is likely to put over half a trillion USD at stake, as per industry estimates. The digital paradigm in the broadcast media industry is expected to restructure the entire business model. In the digital age, user experience has moved away from being content driven to ‘on-demand’ delivery, offered in a device of consumer choice. Hence, industry’s focus has shifted to:
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