A million minutes of video watched online every second by 2015

That’s what Cisco predicts…along with the fact that by 2015 there will be 15 billion net-connected devices in circulation…twice the world’s population!

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NAB: are vendors’ heads in the cloud(s)?

What happened at NAB? Is the industry moving forward again?

Although it’s early days…the show is still winding down, after all…it is perhaps not too soon to start trying to analyse what it all meant.  Despite the fact that there seem to be some epic hangovers being nursed by many delegates, the MAC team in Las Vegas are still clearheaded enough to give their initial impressions.

It certainly seems to have been extremely busy show, with the mood being positive and upbeat although with a note of caution born of experience. We saw big crowds on the big stands…but SME suppliers seemed to be finding it harder to attract a lot of footfall.

In terms of hot topics, our impression is that 3-D has not been as dominant as expected in view of the hype at previous shows; content monetisation, interoperability, the Cloud and the  ”W Word”…workflow… were all getting a lot of attention.

And talking of Heads in Clouds, while vendors have been pretty upbeat about prospects, are they getting excited about things which interest only some of their core customers…the broadcasters?

Here’s a characteristically insightful Vegas viewpoint from Broadcast Engineering’s Mike Grotticelli

BBC revamps technology strategy

Followiong the departure of Erik Huggers, the BBC has lost no time in announcing some changes to the way it approaches technology.

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The 10 top TV Technology trends of 2010

It’s that time of year again…after all of the Christmas cheer, and before we buckle on the armour again for the start of the New Y ear, it’s time to reflect back on the year that has passed and figure out… what actually happened?

The TVNewsCheck website has just published its choice of the top ten technology trends of the year…and while it is is quite US-oriented, there’s a lot in there that is relevant worldwide…

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The 5 most important television technology trends

“My life, and my career in modern broadcast engineering, is a mere blip on the radar screen of eternity.”

That philosophical statement comes from Craig Norris in a rather reflective article  in TV Technology in which he identifies what he sees as the five most important broadcast technological trends as we enter 2011.

It’s certainly worth a look...

Introduction to SNG and ENG microwave, Jonathan Higgins

The definitive work on SNG and ENG Broadcasting – a must read for those of you in this field.