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EBU BroadThinking 2016 – The Year When Broadcasters Became Multidisciplinary Scientists // DAY 1 Report

EBU’s BroadThinking conference is always a good spot to prepare a downstream NAB, IBC or HbbTV Symposium later in the year, as this conference allows spotting the challenges, the limitations and the false promises of the never ending video technology shift. When you arrive in Vegas straight after a BroadThinking like the 2016 one, you're obviously excited as there's a lot of interesting new stuff emerging - but you're also warned that only a few of these shiny new technologies will be deployed on the short term because of complexity, maturity or even relevance reasons. Passing through BroadThinking's X-Ray, innovation gets slimmer, but also safer for early implementers, as the complexity is tamed a bit via knowledge sharing and guild discussions. But this year though, we conscientized t

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Open Media day @ FOSDEM’16

You might have wondered if I disappeared from Earth for the last 16 months. Well, not exactly. I was quite busy writing articles for Streaming Media, which you probably read, and I hope you found useful insights in it. Today I'm officially reopening the Eltrovemo blog space after this long editorial break - and it's starting straight with a teaser: my next Streaming Media article after the "State of DASH 2016" will be about the role of Open Source in the video ecosystem. A major role, powered by dedicated people deserving our respect and gratitude. Here is an appetitizer :-) For those who don't know it, FOSDEM is one of the legendary European events of the open source community, where free beer meets lightning talks, tech lectures and hacking sessions. It's a crowdy 2-days event in ...

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