5G Will Open the Complete Content Pipeline

“My dad believed in you.  I’m not going to make the same mistake.” – Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, Top Gun: Maverick, Paramount, 2021

Back in 1986 when Top Gun first hit the screen, we heard those oft quoted words spoken, “I feel the need, the need for speed.” 

And when our daughter walks out of the theater after seeing Maverick and pulls out her iPhone to connect with the world, she might say the same thing.

 Getting blistering 5G performance will be a crapshoot at best.

Sure, the 5G icon may light up but big deal, our phone will light up its 5GE icon (eventually) and we’ll both be on a 4G LTE network.

That’s sorta okay because good marketing is good marketing.

Despite the sluggish year, CCS Insight projects 5G networks worldwide will triple this year to 670 million and are on track to reach 3.6 billion in 2025

Our issue is we’d rather be like people in other parts of the world and pay for performance, not their brilliant, persistent marketing.  


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Industry Hungry for News, Information, Goodies, Options

Plenty – There promises to be a lot of great information and news for the industry to come out of hibernation and enjoy the fare at IBC in December. 

2020 was a great year…to get well behind us. 

2021 has been a buffer, adjustment period to ease into the new normal.

2022 will be the new normal!

How do we know it’s going to be good?  Just look at the last few months!

Maybe a little late – O.K., 18 months after its original scheduled release – James Bond (Daniel Craig) packed the Royal Albert Hall to show off his Ian Fleming swan song, No Time To Die.

Recent Editorial

Content Providers Prosper One Project at a Time

Recent Appointments

CGI continues to grow its OpenMedia senior team with appointment of Johann Ruckel

Cooke Optics announces the appointment of Roger Flynn as new Non-Executive Director

Shlomi Harari joins OOONA as Global Account Manager


Pixotope bolsters its global workforce with three major hires


Latest News

HHB RX 9 is here, see what is new!

X 9 and Post-Production Suite 6 Now Available

HotFix 4 Release: Pyramix 25th anniversary, Ovation 9, VCube 9 & new Anubis Firmware, VAD, MAD and ANEMAN

Merging announce new hotfix versions for Pyramix, Ovation & VCube along with a new firmware for Anubis, new VAD, new MAD and new ANEMAN.

Merging Insider Newsletter for October

 Monthly news from Merging Technologies

Bridge Technologies Equips VB440 with JPEG XS Compression Analysis

Ensures the probe remains at the forefront of developing production and contribution standards

OTT delivery and the launch of Fast services

 Viewer demand for OTT services shows no sign of slowing down, and while the SVODs like Netflix, Disney + and Apple may steal the limelight there has also been a rise in the number of linear OTT services.

IBC are committed to delivering a safe and valuable experience following the Dutch government's announcement

IBC applauds the announcement from the Dutch Government relaxing COVID-19 social distancing measures and removing quarantine rules for fully vaccinated travellers.

Bluebell Strengthens Organizational Structure and Enhances Agility With Four Key Leadership Appointments

Bluebell Opticom Ltd., the Emmy® Award-winning provider of innovative fibre-optic solutions for fixed and remote applications, is undertaking a series of new appointments that will enable even greater agility and responsiveness to both customer and market demands.

Rohde & Schwarz work to promote technology and solutions in the Americas following NAB withdrawal

Rohde & Schwarz, a global leader in broadcast media technologies, today announces with great regret that it has withdrawn its booth participation from NAB Show 2021. This difficult decision has been taken in light of the ongoing travel embargo to the US for many of its global customers and technology staff, along with the risks presented by the continued rise in Covid cases.  

New Speaker Announced - Subscription Management Webinar

 The best strategies for pricing products and services, and ways to boost customer engagement and build viewership. Join IBC365 on 15th September 2021 for a discussion on the different models and strategies for pricing products and services, as well as how to go about billing and collecting payments effectively in order to maintain customer engagement and loyalty and build viewership. 

In Other News

PlayBox Neo to Exhibit Latest Advances in Broadcast Playout at CABSAT 2021

Sound Devices Joins Audiotonix Group

AJA Announces T-TAP Pro Compatibility with Autodesk Flame

T-TAP Pro Support Extends ThunderboltT 3 Enabled 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 Monitoring and Output to Flame VFX and Creative Finishing Workflows  

LiveU Transforms National Live Basketball Coverage in Australia

LiveU Solo and a fully cloud-based online workflow used to cover over 900 NBL1 live games across Australia increasing nationwide exposure to the games and simplifying the production workflow

AVT Masterclass and OOONA join forces to help media localization industry overcome the talent crunch

OOONA is the cloud platform of choice for AVT Masterclass to offer online training in audiovisual localizatio

AJA Announces KONA 5, Io 4K Plus, and T-TAP Pro Support for Hardware Out in Microsoft Teams

Integration makes it easy to incorporate remote, broadcast-quality audio and video streams into live production workflows

AJA Announces Equity Stake in Diskover Data; Introduces AJA Diskover Media Edition

Powerful new data search and analysis toolset addresses M&E market demand for simpler way to manage stored assets on any platform from anywhere as content boom grows

Zero Density Releases Plug-and-Play Virtual Graphics Box

RE AMPERE Brings Real-time Ultra HD Graphics to Broadcasters Everywhere


ATEME Joins Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program to Promote Cloud Solutions to its Joint Customer Base

ATEME and Google Cloud help customers migrate video solutions to the cloud

"Experience the Next." - Qvest lays firm foundation for ongoing development

Qvest announces new global positioning and naming to reflect a significant expansion in its range of services, entrance into new markets and clear focus on customer needs. 

TAG Announces Support for Latest Series of Intel Xeon Processors and PCIe4 Architectures

Enhancement effectively doubles number of uncompressed signals to be processed

Pixotope brings Broadcast AR technology to the 2021 Singapore National Day Parade

Pixotope partnered with Anomalyst Studio to develop the first use of 3D real-time graphics in this year's monumental show

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