From the ground to the cloud

As real-time cloud processing starts to deliver new opportunities for broadcasters, the RTS technology colloquium ‘From ground to cloud’ featured a presentation on uploading live content by AWS Elemental specialist solutions architect David Walker.

Dr Rob Oldfield, co-founder of Salsa Sound, which has developed an AI engine that automates audio mixing for live sport broadcasts, and Ethan Kovacs, senior cloud media engineer at Sky, discussed ways of making the cloud work for sport.

IBC Review, joint Southern/Thames Valley event

Despite the prevalence of artificial intelligence and machine learning at the Amsterdam broadcasting technology show – which some fear could see people replaced by machines in the industry – the panellists were optimistic about what they saw.

Peter Owen, a part-time consultant for IBC, offered a brief history of the trade fair, from humble beginnings at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel in 1967 with just 32 exhibitors and 500 delegates, to today’s behemoth of 1,600 exhibitors with 55,000 delegates from 170 countries.