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  • Having lived with COVID-19 for a few months now, what have we in the broadcast industry learned? I can offer two take-home lessons.

     

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  • Disaster Recovery

    Mike O'Connell discusses disaster recovery and how virtualizable software defined playout can provide near-perfect protection.

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    It is almost compulsory to start any blog at the moment by saying these are difficult times. What I mean is that we are having to review so many things to work with isolation and social distancing, while ensuring a minimal impact on what we have always been proud to call broadcast quality and production values. But ‘luck’ is when preparation meets opportunity and in the last few years we have been in the fortunate position to help our customers prepare well.

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  • Artificial intelligence, AI, the buzz in our industry right now, can do better than humans in many situations, but can it truly replace the Master Control operation in broadcasting, that last bastion of technical and regulatory quality?
    How much is traditional master control still relevant in our highly automated, machine learning, IP connected age?

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  • Consolidation is a big thing in the broadcast industry at the moment

    It has both good and not so good implications for both vendors and broadcasters.

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  • “Robots are not here to take away our jobs. They are here to give us a promotion."

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  • Maybe a better question would be “was channel in a box ever a real thing?”

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  • Today the big challenge of playout automation has gone away - we now need a different, smarter, automation for completely workflows across the whole broadcast portfolio.

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  • Are we witnessing the Uberfication, or Skypefication, of broadcast amid the buzz of an industry on the point of serious change?

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  • Yesterday evening I attended an IABM UK Council event held in central London hosted by Turner Broadcasting. Sometimes I think these events can be contrived but this one was different, very different...

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