One phrase you’ll hear a lot wherever the broadcast industry gathers is ‘disruptive technologies’, by which people typically mean that the internet is challenging all the business models and assumptions that have powered the industry for decades. With recent news that BitTorrent is now muscling in on their space, it might have to reach for a new, more apocalyptic description

The rise of Periscope and Meerkat has been one of the most significant stories for the tech industry this year, but alongside their already fearsome reputation in online piracy we reckon they have an important role to play for film makers too.

What does "broadcast quality" mean, these days?

Published in Business

Anyone remember Betacam SP? There wasn't anything particularly clever about it, just a good standard workhorse of a tape format that, for more than a decade, more or less technically defined what you could and couldn't put on TV.

Is it harder for women to succeed - or even exist at all - in the broadcasting industry? Neil Roberts from Forscene leads the debate.

4G: Extremely Expensive?

Published in Studio & Broadcast

The UK’s first 4G network, EE (formerly Everything Everywhere), goes live in a selection of UK cities on October 30, but for a broadcast industry looking to push content to mobile there has been some dismay about the data caps the network is imposing. Everything Everywhere? Not quite.

Sony is using IBC2016 to showcase new technology and upgraded broadcast and video over IP products and services.

Why do we even bother shooting high quality footage when satellite and terrestrial broadcast compression throws it all away?

YouTube launching paid channels

Published in Business

Is this another nail in the coffin for Broadcast TV? YouTube has announced a pilot program which will allow channels to work on a paid subscription basis 

AJA ramps up its Rovocam ecosystem

Published in Studio & Broadcast

The RovoRX-SDI HDBaseT receiver, specially designed for use with the AJA Rovocam, is now shipping. Plus, two utility apps are updated to support Rovocam workflows.

To mark the occasion of the new year, our editor has asked me to come up with some predictions for the coming twelve months

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