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theibcdaily Tuesday 17.09.13 59 Q&A

Jordi Paredes International sales, Percon

Has IBC come at a good time for the electronic media industry? Why?

IBC always comes at a good time. Amsterdam is the place to start new business and continue and develop new relationships. The media industry and its contents are increasingly becoming more and more international, so exhibiting in the most important international broadcast in Europe is always an opportunity that cannot be missed.

What do you think are the key developments in, or threats to, your market sector at the current time? Despite the undeniable economic crisis, the entertainment and broadcast markets are livelier than ever, with huge projects all over the

world. High quality products, short delivery times, innovating solutions and service are the main assets that enable companies to face up to the challenges of the industry.

Why should delegates visit your stand at IBC?

On our stand at IBC you can get detailed information on our wide range of products for the professional broadcast. Not only about the quality cables Percon is mostly known for, but also about new related accessories we are constantly developing. This year’s IBC will be especially interesting, since we are launching a brand new revolutionary F.O. tester Cygnus Pro, that we believe will delight broadcast installation professionals. 10.E51

Data mining Joanneum Research

By Adrian Pennington If we learn anything from IBC2013 it’s that big data is useless without context and less than useless if it’s not searchable.

Making the links between

different types of content even richer is project TOSCA-MP (Task-Oriented Search and Content Annotation for Media Production) which aims to develop user-centric content annotation and search tools for production and archive. Austrian research institute Joanneum Research is showing its work in progress at IBC including novel algorithms and tools for automatic information extraction from multimedia content. This includes semantic enrichment from speech and visual information, quality analysis, and genre-adaptive analysis, as well as tools and user interfaces for search and result presentation. It’s a service-oriented

architecture compatible with EBU/AMWA FIMS and is funded under the 7th Framework Programme of the EU until March 2014. 8.F48

Got a Light Mac Cost-effective live OTT offered Editshare

By Carolyn Giardina At IBC this year, EditShare has been previewing the new Mac OS X version of its Lightworks editing system. Adding to the existing

Windows and Linux support, version 11.1 makes Lightworks truly cross platform. Lightworks currently has an estimated 450,000 registered Windows users.

The Lightworks software is available to users for free, and a training certification programme will also be introduced later this year. New features in Lightworks 11.2 include support for AJA I/O hardware, support for screen capture using the record panel, an improved import panel that now behaves similarly to bins, native H.264 MOV playback, and an added Curve effect to FX Colour Correction effects. 7.B26

AirTies By Adrian Pennington

A collaboration with CDN technology provider Broadpeak is a feature of the AirTies Wireless Networks stand, where the former’s nanoCDN has been pre-integrated on AirTies’ Air5650 wireless routers and Air4742 media streamers to improve live OTT video delivery.

Using this combination, cable and telecom operators can deliver live OTT content to subscribers using only a few megabits per second on the operator’s network, says the exhibitor. “We’re thrilled to implement

Broadpeak’s nanoCDN on our industry-leading media streamer and router solutions,” commented Bulent Celebi, AirTies’ executive chairman and founder.

The Air4742 dual-band

media streamer features four Wi-Fi antennas, and can be connected to any device with an Ethernet port, such as connected TVs, STBs, and smartphones deliver SD and HD video simultaneously over a 5GHz connection. AirTies is also part of the

Broadpeak Open Alliance (BOA) intended to accelerate OTT rollouts by encouraging interoperability with third-party technology providers. 5.B33/13.MS2

MyGlobeTV gets Portuguese channels GlobeCast By Ian McMurray

A new bouquet of Portuguese- language channels on MyGlobeTV, the company's broadband-delivered

consumer platform for international broadcasters, has been announced by GlobeCast. MyGlobeTV is a consumer television service available in the United States that brings international and genre-based audiovisual content directly to subscribers

via broadband. Subscribers to MyGlobeTV's

Portuguese Bouquet can access Brazilian channel TV Record as well as RTPi from Portugal. These new channels join TV Globo — the largest broadcaster in Latin America — which came to MyGlobeTV

in September 2012. For broadcasters wishing to

join the platform, MyGlobeTV is said to offer a total end-to- end solution that includes a robust content ingestion, delivery, and management system; signal transportation and encoding; multiplatform

distribution; marketing; retail distribution; and customer care. With MyGlobeTV, GlobeCast says that broadcasters can develop new revenue streams and expand their viewer base by reaching markets not easily accessed via DTH satellite. 1.A29

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