Monthly Archives: October 2016

James Cameron Wants Glasses-Free 3D For The ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Written on October 31, 2016 at 6:26 pm, by

Slashfilm.com (as well as pretty much everyone else on the internet) reports that they’ve heard about James Cameron wanting to shoot in high frame rates before, and there was even discussion about James Cameron shooting in 120 frames per second. However, at the time he was only considering the option and hadn’t yet made a […]  More

3 Reasons Cable TV Companies Will Go Out Of Business

Written on October 31, 2016 at 6:23 pm, by

That’s what huffingtonpost.com says. Here’s their justification: The rapid of acceleration of technology has left dated services in the dust. Often times, innovation can make once common things go extinct. We see this phenomenon all of the time. A great example of this is with radio stations, that saw a rapid decline as listeners pivoted […]  More

Atlantic 10 to Broadcast Package of Men’s Hoops Game to Facebook Live

Written on October 31, 2016 at 2:56 pm, by

In a groundbreaking move, the Atlantic 10 Conference will become the first league to deliver a package of regular season men’s college basketball games via Facebook Live. The league will distribute between 10 and 15 live contests on the platform during the 2016-17 season. The schedule of games will be announced a later date.  More

Imagine Communications to Host Webinar on OTT Services and Monetization

Written on October 31, 2016 at 11:59 am, by

Imagine Communications is teaming up with Siemens Convergence Creators to host a webinar address the rapidly developing trends in the technology behind the digital streaming space. The webinar entitled, Exploring Opportunities for OTT Services Monetization, will take place on November 17 at 11 a.m. ET.  More

Twitter and the NFL: The Halftime Report

Written on October 31, 2016 at 11:35 am, by

Twitter and the NFL are in the middle of their 10-game Thursday Night Football live-streaming schedule, so it’s time for a halftime report.  More

King Faisal University Outfits New OB Van with Solutions from Grass Valley

Written on October 31, 2016 at 10:52 am, by

With more than 90,000 students and four main colleges in Saudi Arabia, King Faisal University (KFU) has been serving the educational needs of the region for more than 40 years. The university maintains modern broadcasting capabilities and recently added a second, fully equipped OB van to its collection of resources. Working with First Gulf Company […]  More

Can Social Media Make the Move to Becoming a Primary Distribution Platform?

Written on October 30, 2016 at 9:38 am, by

Social media’s role as a primary distribution platform was the topic of discussion at a panel session at Sportel earlier this week. And while it seems that platforms like YouTube have been around forever Christoph Heimes, Google/YouTube, head of news and sports partnerships, reminded everyone that the video platform is only 11 years old. Oh…and […]  More

Avid Acquires Licensing Rights to Nexidia’s Technologies and Solutions

Written on October 28, 2016 at 2:38 pm, by

Avid has acquired the exclusive rights to develop and commercialize Nexidia’s media and entertainment technologies and solutions.  More

SMPTE Marks Centennial With Look at Next-Gen Tech, Growing Millennial Workforce

Written on October 28, 2016 at 2:35 pm, by

SMPTE celebrated its 100th anniversary during its annual conference in Hollywood this week, bringing together the film and television industry’s engineering community to address the latest developments. Among the issues discussed were the transition from SDI to IP; the cloud and virtualization; UHD 4K and 8K; high dynamic range (HDR), wide color gamut (WCG), and […]  More

SMPTE 2016 Q&A: Pierre Routhier’s ‘13 Rules for Quality VR’

Written on October 28, 2016 at 1:18 pm, by

Day 2 of SMPTE 2016 kicked off with a look at the latest developments in virtual-reality technology and workflows. Advanced-imaging specialist Pierre Routhier of  Digital Troublemaker has lived on the bleeding edge of developments from 3D to 4K and now VR. In an effort to push for clearer VR production standards, he presented a paper titled […]  More

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