Amitabh Srivastava, the South Asia regional head of the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB), has been announced as one of the judges at the IRF annual awards, bringing his 20 years of broadcasting and related industry experience to judging the best in Indian radio.
The annual India Radio Forum is dedicated to advancing the role and increasing the effectiveness of promotion and marketing within the radio and media industry, related industries and the academic community. It gathers together key radio and media players to discuss radio of today and of the future. IRF presents strategic options, latest development and networking opportunities for all industry players and it attracts senior executives from within the industry and outside.
The aims are furthered through the annual Awards show, bringing together the best of talent, marketing & promotion and creative excellence in the Radio and Media industry in India every year.
The 2014 forum and awards ceremony is being held on the 30 May at The Habitat Centre, New Delhi with the theme: INSPIRE * CONNECT*SHARE
euronews have become a member of the Association for International Broadcasting. euronews is the most-watched news channel in Europe and a full multimedia platform for viewers on the move, It broadcasts world news in 13 different languages (Arabic, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Ukrainian) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
“euronews is a major player in European and world news with its huge audience and multi-lingual coverage of so many of Europe’s major languages” said Simon Spanswick, CEO of the AIB. “We welcome them to the AIB family where they will add to and gain from the unique networking and knowledge-sharing of our truly global association of companies and corporations involved in broadcasting.”
Globecast has today announced details of its multiple OTT service delivery packages, developing three distinct packages to ensure high quality deployment, cost-effectively: OTT Live; OTT VoD; and OTT Live-to-VoD. Globecast provides either end-to-end or modular solutions, both of which can be easily and quickly deployed.
OTT – over-the-top – video delivery is a dominant industry trend and Globecast has structured its packages and modularity to reflect industry requirements. OTT Live is for simulcast delivery of linear channels; OTT VoD ingests individual programme assets into the online video platform for VOD services and delivers the content over the Internet; and OTT Live-to-VoD creates a VOD package from entire linear channels.
Depending on the precise nature of the service and the broadcaster’s commercial aims, content can be viewed on iOS and Android devices, connected TVs and PCs. Live content can be monetised with advertisements with support for any VAST or VPAID server. In-player content payment is also available as an option, supported by an easy-to-use subscriber management console.
Sonia Missul, OTT Product Manager, Globecast, says, “We are able to target all kinds of customers: big broadcasters with complex requirements where we can integrate our technology with existing infrastructure if required; to smaller customers who need end-to-end solutions that can be quickly deployed. Our customers can then satisfy audience demand for content when they want it, where they want it. Our OTT services allow broadcasters to increase their audience and monetise that reach. Our OTT solutions benefit from our powerful heritage across the broadcast market.”
As well as deploying its own expertise and existing infrastructure, Globecast has selected leading technology suppliers to create these premium quality, cost-effective OTT distribution packages. Globecast has partnered with Akamai as its preferred CDN supplier. Akamai is a leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimising and securing online content and business applications. At the core of the company’s solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach across the world.
Kaltura is supplying its OVP and app technologies as well as providing the video management (metadata, catalogue creation) layer of the solution. Anevia is supplying its Viamotion Plus solutions suite that interoperates with all transcoders currently available. Globecast is deploying technology from Thomson Video Networks and Elemental to provide transcoding solutions for linear and non-linear content.
This combination of equipment also meets two further requirements outlined by Globecast as high priority for its OTT infrastructure: massive scalability to support future service delivery and the support of new formats like HEVC and Dash.
Missul says, “Globecast has looked very closely at the rapidly expanding OTT market developing a clear understanding of the deployment challenges. The technical and business solutions that we’ve created allow broadcasters and other content providers to concentrate on what they do best: develop quality content and strong brands.” (Source: Press release)