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Technology and its discontents

Technology and its discontents The role of technology is under attack Today a “techlash” is under way. It comes in many forms, but two stand out. First, a belief that web titans such as Facebook, Amazon and Google have grown too dominant; and, second, a view that AI and algorithms are not transparent or accountable. Both…

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RTV Slovenia Boosts Digitization Process With NOA

RTV Slovenia Boosts Digitization Process With NOA Increases efficiency, reduces OPEX with upgraded NOA FrameLector technology     Vienna, AUSTRIA — 7th May 2018   Ljubljana-based national broadcaster Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV Slovenia) has streamlined its in-house digitization process by upgrading its video ingest installation to an industrial scale with additional FrameLector systems from NOA. The…

Is OTT TV’s Death Knell?

 Is OTT TV’s Death Knell?

 

Television pundits have been claiming the death knell for television has been ringing for years. Yet, new research from Vimeo indicates that the future of video is already here and that OTT (over-the-top) streaming video is how video content is now shared, viewed by ever larger audiences.

The Vimeo survey is based on 3.6 million OTT subscribers spanning 230 countries but is still somewhat US centric as well as being geared towards the kind of relatively niche content hosted by Vimeo.

Nevertheless, the principle insights are common to most OTT markets and service categories, even if to varying degrees. For example, the underlying premise of the survey is that consumers are ditching cable TV en masse. While that may be true in many countries, the extent of the churn is much greater in the US. Research firm eMarketer estimates that by the end of last year some 22.2 million Americans cut the cord on their cable, satellite, or telco TV service. That represents a 33% increase from 16.7 million the previous year, which is higher than almost any other major developed country.

Broadcast Bridge

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Bridge Technologies to Launch Innovative Solution for Uncompressed Media at NAB

  Bridge Technologies to Launch Innovative Solution for Uncompressed Media at NAB Instrument View will give broadcast production industry users confidence to wholeheartedly embrace IP  OSLO, Norway – April 4th 2018   At NAB (booth SU4402), Bridge Technologies will take the opportunity to bring its extensive uncompressed real time media over IP experience and expertise…

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Itelco Develops New Advanced RF Transmitter Cooling Technology

Itelco Develops New Advanced RF Transmitter Cooling Technology Cutting-edge technology improves transmitter efficiency, cooling performance, thermal stability and more     Itelco, part of the Elenos Group, has announced a revolutionary new patented cooling technology that it is now commercializing.   Dubbed Geysertek, this groundbreaking technology, developed for implementation in radio and television transmitters, provides…

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Elias the language robot

Techno teachers: Finnish school trials robot educators   Students using language trainer robot Ellias during their lesson at the school in Tampere, Finland. — Reuters TAMPERE, Finland: Elias, the new language teacher at a Finnish primary school, has endless patience for repetition, never makes a pupil feel embarrassed for asking a question and can even…