Asia-Pacific Broadcasting (APB) December 2016 Volume 33, Issue 11

5 NEWS & VIEWS December 2016 INTEGRITY AND TRUST AT THE CORE OF BIG DATA Find Out More on Page 18 NEWS & VIEWS WORLD IN BRIEF 80 years of public broadcast LONDON – To commemorate 80 years of public broadcast, BBC History has launched an archive that chronicles the early days of television, including how TV was invented and its milestone moments. BBC launched the first British TV service on 2 November 1936 with a telecast of the opening night at London’s Alexandra Palace. ITU affirms support for 5G and IoT HAMMAMET – ITU has called on its standardisation arm to expand the study of the wireline networking innovations required to achieve the performance targets of 5G systems. At the WTSA16 conference, ITU members agreed to drive the coordinated development of ultra-highspeed transport networks, the Internet of Things (IoT), future video technologies, as well as smart cities and communities. World TV Day celebrates the power of TV GENEVA – World TV Day celebrated its 20th anniversary last month with a video and infographics emphasising the impact TV has on European society. Despite the choices consumers now have, Ingrid Deltenre, EBU’s director general, highlighted that broadcasters still play an “indispensable role” in the functioning of democracies and contribution to the cohesion of society. 6 CREATION 12 MANAGEMENT 16 DISTRIBUTION | DECEMBER 2016 20 Interoperability the true enabler of IP Embracing IP for Media Production: A panel session at the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union General Assembly 2016 kept broadcasters in Asia-Pacific updated on the development around IP for media production IP for Media Production, which was designed to educate Asia-Pacific broadcasters on the developments pertaining to IP for media production, and how they can take advantage of this new technology wave. As a rule of thumb, the panel of speakers recommended that broadcasters look for the key ben- X-PLATFORM 24 VTV7 to air NHK’s children’s show BY SHAWN LIEW BALI – IP represents the future … and the present. IP switches are already beginning to replace baseband video routers and multiviewers, while remote productions are increasingly utilising IP connectivity. In the long term, because IP is a “superior technology”, the move from SDI to IP will represent more than just a change in cable equipment, said Fintan Mc Kiernan, CEO of Ideal Systems, South-east Asia. He told APB: “IP is an enabler for much more functionality, auto discover y, plug-and-play and software-defined networks that are ultra-flexible, allowing production techniques that are just not possible with today’s technologies.” At the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) General Assembly 2016 held in October in Bali, Indonesia, Mc Kiernan moderated a panel session entitled Embracing | VOLUME 33 | ISSUE 11 efits when migrating to IP: flexibility, longevity and interoperability. Particularly for the latter, the onus is on broadcasters, as endusers of broadcast equipment, to mandate interoperability and open standards in their procurement policies, Mc Kiernan advised. 88 HANOI – Beginning next month, VTV7, the educational TV channel of Vietnamese national broadcaster, Vietnam Television, will be broadcasting Peek-a-boo! (pictured), a children’s programme from Japanese public broadcaster NHK. Called Inai Inai Baa!, in Vietnam, the programme represents the first on-set joint production between NHK and VTV7 in a Vietnamese studio. The Vietnamese edition will feature the popular Peek-a-boo! character, Wan Wan, and VTV7’s cat character, Meow Meow, together with Vietnamese children. VTV7 was launched as an educational channel in January this year. Its broadcasts serve people of all ages, from infants to the elderly, and range from programmes linked to school education to cartoons and others featuring hobbies and practical skills. Content still key asset in Asia, say ATF 2016 summit speakers BY JOSEPHINE TAN SINGAPORE – As broadcasters continue to evaluate which delivery platform would appeal most to their targeted audiences, content will remain a key asset even as viewing habits continue to evolve. While multi-screen viewing is i t ’s anewdawn a reality that broadcasters increasingly have to contemplate, content will be the most significant factor in attracting and retaining eyeballs. To tap into the growth potential of Asia’s entertainment content industry, international content sellers and Asian buyers are convening at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Ex- hibition Centre in Singapore from December 6-9 for Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) 2016. The four-day event kicks off with a C-Level Summit, discussing issues arising from the digital disruption of traditional content consumption and monetisation. Keynote speakers delivering the C-Level Summit include Krishnan Rajagopalan, co-founder of the HOOQ Group; Kazufumi Nagasawa of Hulu Japan; Chris Edwin, COO of Big Frame; and Joanne Waage, senior VP of partnerships and programming at Viki. 88 ex pandy ourhor i z on 360°VR av ai l abef orr entnow oz o@i deal s y s . c om