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11 - 15 September 2020
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    Imad El Kadi
    Director of Operations, Paris Television Centre
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    Product Marketing Manager, Cisco Systems
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  • The DPP has identified important trends impacting the media and entertainment industry, with simplicity the key to success, according to a new report.

    DPP

    DPP: ’Simplicity is key to success’ in media

    The DPP has identified important trends impacting the media and entertainment industry, with simplicity the key to success, according to a new report.

    The evolution in content interfaces was one of the important developments for the media industry showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week.

    The DPP’s annual report from the event highlights the key trends predicted to set the agenda for 2020.

    DPP managing director and author of the report Mark Harrison said: “CES 2020 had less hype and more substance.

    “We saw some of the leading players focused on providing high-quality hardware and software designed to simplify the consumer experience.

    “When simplicity gets applied to how consumers find content, the implications for media are game-changing.”

    A prominent issue for the media industry is addressing the consumer challenge of how to find content in a crowded media universe. Harrison pointed to display interfaces combined with voice search as a key catalyst.

    He added that “the drive for simplicity” has meant content owners have put the individual video brand ahead of the platform it appears on.

    “Content is being commoditised at the asset level.”

    Key trends set to change the industry

    The evolution in content interfaces was just one of a number of important developments for the media industry identified by the DPP. Others include:

    • Established players are starting to stand out from the crowd, and to partner with each other, as they get focused on providing better, high-quality consumer experiences
    • There was significant progress in out of home technologies, especially around displays
    • Once again the smartphone was the unheralded star of the show – driving almost every tech application and continuing to evolve in its own right, with folding and dual screens

    Harrison added: “CES should never be taken at face value.

    “It’s significance always lies in the evolution of long term trends, in the business opportunity around particular markets, and in how different developments connect.

    “The DPP has data on CES trends going back to 2010, and it enables us to share a deeper perspective with our member companies.”

    The DPP will be discussing its findings from CES 2020 at a breakfast briefing on 4 February.

    Harrison will also discuss the findings more widely at the HPA Tech Retreat in Palm Springs on 19 February.

    Last year The DPP released a new report challenging the media and entertainment industry to collaborate more on localisation.

    The Home Truths: The Localisation Challenge report looks at the relationships between media companies as they prepare content for global markets - and how those relationships expose the need for greater industry collaboration.

  • My5, the VoD service from Viacom-owned Channel 5, will launch two new channels from Dutch production company Endemol Shine.

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    The Island with Bear Grylls: Endemol Shine show

    My5, the VoD service from Viacom-owned Channel 5, will launch two new channels from Dutch production company Endemol Shine.

    The genre-based channels will cover the food and true crime genres, adding an initial 60 hours of content to the My5 platform.

    The new channels will also be updated with an additional 20 hours of content on a monthly basis throughout the year.

    The Masters of Food channel will feature a number of food focussed series, such as cooking gameshow My Kitchen Rules Australia and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, which sees the world renowned chef explore cuisines from across the globe.

    Reel Truth Crime will be home to several true crime documentaries, such as Death Row Stories, which originally aired on CNN.

    Kasia Jablonska, head of digital distribution and monetisation at Endemol Shine Group, added: “We are very pleased to have My5 as a content partner and deliver their viewers a great selection of Endemol Shine Group’s diverse catalogue. This partnership demonstrates our continued commitment to developing cross-industry partnerships and actively contributing to the digital revolution.”

    It comes as Channel 5 is looking to expand its range of third-party content offering on the My5 platform amidst increased competition for OTT services. Last week, it added more historical content through the Smithsonian Channel – from parent ViacomCBS – to its offering.

    Other recent additions include PBS America, Blaze, and six channels from Pluto TV.

    Oli Thomas, VP, digital lead at Channel 5, said: “Third party channels are an important part of the content mix on My5, as they increase the breadth of programming on the platform and provide an additional monetization window for partners. The Endemol Shine Group channels will add an exciting new dimension to the content on My5.”

    Viacom has already expanded its UK OTT plans by signing Channel 5 up to UK content-led OTT service BritBox, which launched in the UK last year.

  • The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the recipients of the 71st Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards.

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    Emmy Awards 2020: Technology & Engineering awards

    The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the recipients of the 71st Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards.

    The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards are awarded to a person, a company, or a scientific or technical organisation for developments or standardisation involved in engineering technologies that either represents so extensive an improvement on existing methods or are so innovative in nature that they materially have affected television.

    “The Technology & Engineering Emmy Award was the first Emmy Award issued in 1949 and it laid the groundwork for all the other Emmys to come,” said Adam Sharp, chief executive and president, NATAS.

    “We are especially excited to be honouring Yvette Kanouff with our Lifetime Achievement Award in Technology & Engineering.

    The awards ceremony will take place at NAB on Sunday 19 April.

    The full list of recipients

    Pioneering System for Live Performance-Based Animation Using Facial Recognition

    • Adobe

    HTML5 Development and Deployment of a Full TV Experience on Any Device

    • Apple
    • Google
    • LG
    • Microsoft
    • Mozilla
    • Opera
    • Samsung

    Pioneering Public Cloud Based linear Media Supply Chains

    • AWS
    • Discovery
    • Evertz
    • FOX Neo (Walt Disney Television)
    • SDVI

    Pioneering Development of Large Scale, Cloud Served, Broadcast Quality, Linear Channel Transmission to Consumers

    • Sling TV
    • Sony PlayStation Vue
    • Zattoo

    Early Development of HSM Systems that Created a Pivotal Improvement in Broadcast Workflows

    • Dell (Isilon)
    • IBM
    • Masstech
    • Quantum

    Pioneering Development and Deployment of Hybrid Fiber Coax Network Architecture

    • Cable Labs

    Pioneering Development of the CCD Image Sensor

    • Bell Labs
    • Michael Tompsett

    VoCIP (Video over Bonded Cellular Internet)

    • AVI WEST
    • Dejero
    • LiveU
    • TVU Networks

    Ultra-High Sensitivity HDTV Camera

    • Canon
    • Flovel

    Development of Synchronized multi-channel uncompressed audio transport over IP Networks

    • ALC NetworX
    • Audinate
    • Audio Engineering Society
    • Kevin Gross
    • QSC
    • Telos Alliance
    • Wheatstone

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    • Yvette Kanouff

    The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences described Yvette Kanouff as a pioneer in the development and delivery of on demand video and digital services for the past 30 years.

    She is currently a partner and chief technology officer of JC2 Ventures, a venture firm focused on helping global startups to scale and grow. Prior to entering the venture capital space, Yvette lead the service provider business at Cisco Systems.

    She previously worked at Time Warner Cable, helping to establish the early standards for MPEG-2 and two-way networking in cable which helped launch the world’s first video on demand (VOD) network.

    Kanouff was named the regional IEEE Engineer of the Year for her work in signal processing.

  • Japanese public service broadcaster NHK has unveiled plans to conduct simultaneous broadcasting of its television programmes on the internet for 18 hours a day starting in April.

    Japanese public service broadcaster NHK has unveiled plans to conduct simultaneous broadcasting of its television programmes on the internet for 18 hours a day starting in April.

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    NHK president Ryoichi Ueda

    NHK will trial the simulcast for 17 hours a day in March ahead of the official launch the following month.

    The initial launch will be on a “limited scale” according to president Ryoichi Ueda, in a report from The Japan Times. However, he added, “we’ll fully play our role as a public media organisation”.

    The broadcaster has reduced the length of the simulcast from a full day of broadcasting to 18 hours, after Japan’s communications ministry ordered NHK to reduce its budget for online operations. However, the company said it would look at 24-hour services in the future.

    People will be able to view programmes aired on the broadcaster’s general and educational terrestrial channels on smartphones and other devices. They will also be able to watch programmes broadcast within the past seven days.

    NHK’s Board of Governors, the broadcaster’s top decision-making body for its management policy and operations, approved the plan on 15 January ahead of the press conference with Ueda.

    The broadcaster will simultaneously stream programmes aired on its general and educational channels through NHK Plus, a new app that is being developed for the service. This will mean NHK subscribers can access the broadcasters services from their smartphones for free.


 

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