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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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EBU BroadThinking 2014: Forget Multiscreen, We Are Heading Towards ONE Screen

This year the EBU BroadThinking Conference was sounding like a holistic swirl, a milestone in the trend of technology to define sets that are greater than the sum of their parts, through creative evolution. « Where Broadcast Meets BroadBand », you get some interesting fusion effect occurring and diluting the traditional boundaries of the screens, with the handheld devices being part of the big screen experience or extending it rather than trying to scalp it, in an environment where all the devices converge towards a restricted set of standards rather than tracing their own line.   While we by default think that standardization kills creativity, events like BroadThinking show that it's the opposite: if we gather energies to solve common problems together, we can both come up with

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DIY BROADCAST : How to build your own Internet TV Channel with Open-Source & other goodies

Here is our scenario : you are the technical director of a web startup, already having proven your talents with your thematic VOD streaming channel - and your boss suddenly thinks you're a grown enough company to jump on the broadcast wagon and manage your own 24/7 live TV channel, targeting IPTV and multiplatform OTT, with a mix of some live studio shows and mainly pre-recorded programs. And of course readify it for later iTV DTT distribution. Quite an exciting challenge ! But once you passed the wow effect, you just realize that despite his high expectations for the TV channel, your boss has got just a web budget - which is close to 0$ - and of course a tight launch schedule. Therefore, your first duty is to be creative on how to build the platform for the lowest possible cost : that's

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