Tech Feed
Rohde & Schwarz: Think software, think change

What are the advantages of software-based systems and why should broadcasters consider them?

Taking 5G out of the lab

Through a process of collaboration and experimentation, Sony is helping media companies understand the potential of 5G

Run for your life stream

RL streaming is booming – it’s becoming a great way for businesses to boost engagement and for people to share common interests

AJA: Simplifying live streaming

Trouble-free, high-quality live streaming requires the right tools. AJA offers solutions for a range of live streaming workflows

Finding the VR mindset: Sky’s Britannia

Head of Sky’s VR team, Kim-Leigh Pontin, reveals the future of virtual reality content and how an immersive experience was built around Sky’s Roman Empire drama, Britannia

Double down with new 8K course during the 4K 4Charity fun run at the Nab Show

More than 10,000 4K 4Charity runners and walkers have taken over 46 million steps to support increased diversity and inclusion in the media and technology industries. Together with generous sponsors they have raised $1 million to date

TriCaster Mini: Streaming in minutes

NewTek has just released an updated NDI-based hardware solution for new broadcasters

Riding on the sun

As over 50 solar-powered cars whizzed through the Australian Outback, a wide-reaching moveable LAN streamed the epic event live to the other side of the world

Delivering the future of live sports: Free white paper download from Verizon Media

This white paper is ideal for streaming service providers and C-level leaders who want to cost-effectively stream live sports to stay competitive

Equipping the front lines of journalism

Sony’s cloud-based newsroom tools are empowering the fight for factuality

The fast and the harmonious

Using AWS CloudFront, NativeWaves provided a harmonised multiscreen experience of the MotoGP races in Austria

Fighting AI bias

Professor Noel Sharkey, an expert in the field of AI, has urged the UK government to ban the use of all decision algorithms that could lead to bias

Content Focus
Esports: Life cycle of freaks

We look at the history of Freaks 4U Gaming, an esports agency that has become a media & entertainment success story 

Spellcasters & shoutcasters: esports audio

Esports is becoming big business for audio providers, as well as offering the opportunity for innovative, highly integrated productions

Sports focus: tech ready for Tokyo

The broadcast of the Olympics is itself an Olympian feat – and one that gets more complex and impressive with each passing Games

The Lost Lederhosen

AWS and partners showcased a real-time filmmaking workflow at the HPA Tech Retreat’s Supersession

Xtreme, esports & mixed reality: Magic arena

New mixed reality technologies turned the HP Omen Challenge 2019 into the ultimate immersive experience for CS:GO fans

Content everywhere means piracy everywhere

As rights holders work to reach more platforms with more content than ever, a multi-pronged approach to security is essential

Building an esports broadcast plan

Putting together an esports broadcast requires some careful thinking, as well as knowing what you’re getting yourself into

A statement from The Media Production & Technology Show Organisers

MPS 2020 have released the following statement amid COVID-19 concerns

Site visit: Inside InterDigital

FEED visits the labs of a company researching and building the media tech landscape for the next decade

Smart shopping for world-class media content

Dalet’s new StoreFront solution turns internal content libraries into outward-facing opportunities for revenue

castLabs: The play’s the thing

To meet the changing needs of developers and end users, castLabs has upgraded its SDK for browser-based video players

Cyberwar is hell

Cyberthreats are all around us. You had better come up with a plan

Start-Up Alley
Start-up: Lux Machina, US, 2013

This month’s issue looks at a company pioneering flexible LED backdrops as an alternative to VFX

Start-up: Autheos, the Netherlands, 2016

When Christina Caljé joined Autheos as a founder, the company offered a content management platform that helped firms publish video on e-commerce sites

Start-up: Newsadoo, Austria, 2017

As a publisher of business magazine Die Macher (The Makers) David Böhm is keenly aware of the challenges facing the news industry

Start-up: Radio.co/Podcast.co, UK, 2014/2017

As a teen entrepreneur and self-taught web and streaming developer, James Mulvany was drawing a full-time income from his first start-up before he’d even finished secondary school

Start-up: Antourage, Sweden, 2015

Antourage aims to enable football clubs or leagues who own video channels to manage and authorise who can stream, and to where

Start-up: Media Distillery, the Netherlands, 2014

Media Distillery offers a suite of AI-based products to help with search, recommendations, a better UI and easier monetisation

Start-up: Zappar, UK, 2011

Zappar develops interactive packaging and promotional materials to engage consumers in a new way

Start-up: Didja, USA, 2016

Didja started life as a mobile app that allowed users to clip the best stuff on TV, but the VCs who invested in the company were after a stronger idea to realise the potential of the platform they had invested in

Start-up: Cut2It, USA, 2010

One of the rising stars at last year’s NAB trade show: a virtual clipping company which hails from the education sector

Start up: Keho Interactive, Finland, 2016

Motion capture: Technology previously associated with big-budget movies is migrating to esports

Start-up: Nexd, Estonia/UK, 2015

GAME THEORY: NexD has had enviable success for blue-chip companies such as Samsung, Adidas and Nissan

Start-up: HoloMe, UK, 2017

HoloMe is a London Bridge-based start-up that Amstutz founded in 2017, producing AR software for creators and brands that allows people to exist in hologram-like form

Genius Interviews
Bex Smith, There have to be role models

After a long career in football, including captaining the New Zealand national team, Rebecca “Bee” Smith is now working to bring women’s Football to the world at online football destination COPA90

Gaël Seydoux, I believe we’re no longer a physical entity

Gaël Seyoux leads the InterDigital Research and Innovation team responsible for immersive technologies. Here he talks to FEED about how to stay connected to the real world while a vast, confusing world grows around us

Stuart Almond: Technology should always be used to help us be more human

Stuart Almond is Sony’s head of Intelligent Media Services and one of the Sony Professional Solutions’ most public faces. He talks to FEED about the astounding rate of change in the media technology industry and the importance of putting people before tech

Martin Boudot, I investigate environmental issues that are linked to our way of consuming

Martin Boudot is a French investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker. Recently, he teamed up with director of photography Mathias Denizo for Paraguay: Poisoned Fields

Andrea Barrica, Our mission is to create the most trusted sexuality brand in the world

Andrea Barrica is founder of sexual health site O.school – and people just can’t get enough

Erika Lust: I decided to create an alternative porn and an adult cinema that reflected my values

Erika Lust is an icon of feminist porn filmmaking, she makes the films she would like to watch herself – but in a world of mass piracy, her artisanal approach

Camilla Young, Vualto: “No one’s watching proper telly, so I think we are in the right business”

Vualto provides video on-demand services for big broadcasters and big government. FEED talks to company co-founder Camilla Young about the history of streaming, VOD developments and getting more girls into IT 

Dr Taha Yasseri, Oxford Internet Institute: “We can have value judgement only when we are completely isolated from social information”

Dr Taha Yasseri from the Oxford Internet Institute discusses the influencer economy and how ‘group think’ affects us more than we like to admit

Geert Lovink, Institute of Network Cultures: “The more arrogant they are, the more they speed up their own demise”

Geert Lovink is a Dutch activist and writer on digital technologies. His Sad by Design book is a collection of essays on the evolving – or devolving – state of our digital reality

Sabina Hemmi, Elo Entertainment: “When I see data I just see opportunity”

Sabina Hemmi is co-founder and CEO of Elo Entertainment, the company behind gaming data sites Dotabuff, Overbuff, Fortbuff, Artibuff and Trackdota. She talks to FEED about being a tech entrepreneur, the beauty of data and negotiating sexism in the games industry 

Greg Gilderman & Kevin Hayes, The Weather Company: “One thing I’ve learned covering climate change is that it’s not a far-off problem”

The Weather Company’s editor in chief and global head of video, Greg Gilderman, and executive editor of Weather.com, Kevin Hayes, on providing climate information through video, podcasting and raw data

Nicola Mazzanti, Cinematek: “The sales of 1% must pay for 100% of the collection. The problem is, you never know which 1%”

We continue the exploration of our round table content management scenario with an in-depth analysis from one of the world’s top film archivists.