Where Next for Broadcasting?

From Linear £’s come Digital Pennies, audiences and subscribers are on the move. New opportunities in internet delivery, OTT and Programmatic Advertising now enable the disruption of established linear business models in broadcast and PayTV. Where and how can broadcasters and media players innovate when audiences are behaving so unpredictably? Strategically and practically where should they focus?

Based on our day-to-day work with media companies around the world Broadcast Innovation is regularly invited to participate in industry thought leadership and events. A few highlights in Where Next for Broadcasting?

#Not at NAB….2017

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#Not at NAB….2017

Last year when I returned from ‘Lost Wages’, following a 15-year unbroken run of sore feet and scarce fresh vegetables, I resolved that next year I deserved time off for good behaviour. Last year NAB felt more like another planet than ever. What might I see from a safe distance that I couldn’t see on the front line?

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ROI Part III – IBC 2016: Who plays and who pays?

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in news | Comments Off on ROI Part III – IBC 2016: Who plays and who pays?

Can we identify significant themes from this year’s IBC and link them to ROI? This year 1,800 innovators including 249 first timers took their chances and exhibited at IBC 2016. Some 430 speakers (including yours truly) contributed to the 100+ sessions at the IBC Conference. There were over 50,000 visitors. So many smart-people looking for smart answers and a better ROI....

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ROI Part II. No Pain. No gain. In the green…

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in news | Comments Off on ROI Part II. No Pain. No gain. In the green…

Last month I suggested that the return on investment (ROI) from media technology investment falls short if the benefit side of the equation is not fully explored and captured.  And how broadcasters are increasingly asking Broadcast Innovation to help them focus on the potential upsides whilst astutely balancing their legacy with potential new technology and services, improved workflow possibilities and on-screen improvements. To access new audiences and revenue requires an integrated approach that is lead by business requirements. In part 2...

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ROI Part I. No Pain. No Gain. Securing ROI from broadcast and media technology investment

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in news | Comments Off on ROI Part I. No Pain. No Gain. Securing ROI from broadcast and media technology investment

ROI Part I. No Pain. No Gain. Securing ROI from broadcast and media technology investment

As linear pounds turn to digital pennies, business driven technology investment is crucial to ensure broadcasters future success or even their survival...Projects big and small must deliver. TVB Europe’s expert contributors regularly recommend better value solutions, lower cost and reduced TCO. However, for many next generation projects the most challenging issue by far, is establishing the total return on investment (ROI). And agreeing how to monitor and deliver it.

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People Soft. Mergers and Acquisitions at NAB 2015 and beyond

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in news | Comments Off on People Soft. Mergers and Acquisitions at NAB 2015 and beyond

People Soft. Mergers and Acquisitions at NAB 2015 and beyond

Regardless of company size or how it is funded, it’s the people that innovate and deliver. Working together they market, sell and support a company’s value proposition. It’s the subject that comes up time and again in discussions about M & A. With individual behaviour often triggered by perceived threat or opportunity, assessing the role and the on going value of key individuals and teams causes many misunderstandings.

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Ghosts in the machine. Mergers and Acquisitions at NAB 2015

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in news | Comments Off on Ghosts in the machine. Mergers and Acquisitions at NAB 2015

Ghosts in the machine. Mergers and Acquisitions at NAB 2015

In my first 20 years in the industry I believed that plus or minus a bit of smoke and mirrors, smart broadcast and media customers could successfully evaluate the leading innovators to make well informed buying decisions. Sellers sold and buyers bought. Wouldn’t it be great if it were as simple as that? But there are others amongst us. Investors.

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Cloudbusting at NAB 2014

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in news | Comments Off on Cloudbusting at NAB 2014

Cloudbusting at NAB 2014

At NAB this year our converged industry is now passing through the eye of the storm and the clouds are finally beginning to align on the horizon. Finance, converged technology and changing business models now present an accelerating range of scenarios. Are paying audiences growing as rapidly as the number of multiscreen viewing options and what does 4G mean for video, 4k and beyond? .

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What does the fox say? IBC 2013

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What does the fox say? IBC 2013

“What’s new for you at IBC this year?” That perennial question is posed to trusted colleagues, associates and even competitors, who try to sum it all up with a single snappy sentence. Replies are of course many and varied, and it took me a little longer than usual to see what was really new this year, perhaps because “it” wasn’t “at” the show. Nevertheless a burning issue for IBC 2013 and a question that, by the time of writing, over 116 million viewers have asked themselves is: “What does the fox say?”

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Bigger than Broadcast? NAB May 2013

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in news | Comments Off on Bigger than Broadcast? NAB May 2013

Bigger than Broadcast? NAB May 2013

This year’s highly tempting blend of converged technologies promised almost everything. Software ingenuity, mobile consumer electronics, telecoms’ IP networks, higher IT horsepower and specialist broadcast technology might all mean that anything is possible. Three things caught my eye this year...

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Beam me down Scotty… I’ve had enough of “the enterprise” IBC 2012

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Beam me down Scotty… I’ve had enough of “the enterprise” IBC 2012

Was “enterprise” the most overused and misused word at IBC this year? Find out more in TVB Europe's IBC wrap up feature.

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