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I enjoyed the chance today to moderate a panel discussion on Protecting Media Assets and Countering Cyber Threats in the OTT World on the IBC Content Everywhere Hub stage.  We had three really interesting panelists: Anna Sainsbury the CEO of GeoGuard a geofencing company, Steve Miller-Jones who is Senior DIrector of Product Marketing at Limelight ... read more...
Posted by Graham Turner on IET Multimedia Communications Network Sep 18, 2017 8:14 pm BST
As part of the IET's activities at IBC we took over a room today for a number of IET, SMPTE and industry sessions, and a particularly interesting presentation came from Mark Mulready of Irdeto entitled "Taking the fight to the pirates" which discussed current day piracy problems and how and to what extent these can be controlled and cybercrime ... read more...
Posted by Graham Turner on IET Multimedia Communications Network Sep 17, 2017 7:48 pm BST
There was an interesting panel session in the main conference this morning - "Safety in Numbers" - about cybersecurity risks to the broadcast chain, but in this case primarily at the production end.  Interestingly there didn't seem to be any recognition of the industry bodies set up to tackle piracy (another form of cyber attack of course) at the ... read more...
Posted by Graham Turner on IET Multimedia Communications Network Sep 15, 2017 8:24 pm BST
This year marks the 50th anniversary of IBC.  The first day's keynote was on the Future of Broadcasting, and this was followed by a fascinating set of presentations in the area of Direct to Consumer.  However the topic that really grabbed my attention was eSports, something that I for one really didn't know anything much about until yesterday.  It has a ... read more...
Posted by Graham Turner on IET Multimedia Communications Network Sep 15, 2017 9:05 am BST
Are you going to IBC 2017? The Conference lasts from 14-18 September and the Exhibition from 15-19 September and there is still time to register ! If you have not made up your mind yet then here are four reasons why you may want to go... 1. A new IET Journal will be launched On Friday 15 September please join us in the IBC Future Zone at 15:00 for a panel debate and ... read more...
Posted by Steve Benveniste on IET Multimedia Communications Network Sep 4, 2017 9:36 am BST
For several years, the MMC has augmented the academic papers in the IBC Conference ‘Best of’ publication, with a selection of accompanying material from Electronics Letters. This year, the ‘Best of’ publication has become a full Journal, and so the MMC is making the selection available here.    IBC covers all aspects of multimedia, video, audio, ... read more...
Posted by Martin Russ on IET Multimedia Communications Network Sep 3, 2017 6:31 pm BST
The MMC TPN held our annual John Logie Baird lecture at Savoy Place yesterday in the extremely nice surroundings of the Turing Lecture Theatre.  The event was a great success and earlier in the day we thought all the press outside Savoy Place must have been there because of the excitement generated by the lecture!  However, it turned out to be because the ... read more...
Posted by Graham Turner on IET Multimedia Communications Network May 12, 2017 11:56 pm BST
Very topically the MMC TPN ran its first half-day courses on Content Protection at Savoy Place yesterday, and the very same day there was a full-length article in the Guardian on the problems being posed to the Premier League by content streaming, mainly onto boxes running Kodi media software plus the extensions to provide access to illegal streaming ... read more...
Posted by Graham Turner on IET Multimedia Communications Network Mar 30, 2017 5:20 pm BST
Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday. —Steve Jobs, D5 Conference: All Things Digital, May 30, 2007 I can’t remember the last time I bought a music CD. Or a DVD. Definitely not a cassette tape. Can you?   Instead I stream whatever music I fancy whilst on the move, or spend a lazy weekend searching Netflix for a film. ... read more...
Posted by Phoebe Houssein on IET Multimedia Communications Network Mar 27, 2017 10:04 am BST
This is a fascinating conference and exhibition running in Liverpool over three days this week.  At lunchtime today I made a short presentation on Security Lessons from the Pay Television Industry.  A copy of the presentation will shortly be posted on the IET CyberSecurity community page. read more...
Posted by Graham Turner on IET Multimedia Communications Network Mar 15, 2017 11:51 pm GMT

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