International trends from Sportel in Monaco to IBC 2015 in Amsterdam

Business Unit Manager Klaus Bang and Senior Technical Manager Brian Scott of GigaContent have returned to the office after participating in two of the largest European business conventions for broadcasting equipment and broadcasting of sports events. In the following, they summarize the themes of the two conventions.


IBC 2015: Focus on details

From yesterday's 4K technology and ultraHD to the consumers' future 8K requirements. In line with even more advanced technologies, the media consumers' requirements for even better quality and level of detail also increase.  4K and ultraHD, which today seem to be technologies not yet utilized, are almost things of the past. At IBC 2015, the possibilities of the future were presented. And with a great focus on details. And the next step is called 8K!


Sportel Monaco: Streaming, streaming and streaming

Again this year, the world's purchasers and sellers of content met at Sportel in Monaco. GigaContent was represented by Business Unit Manager Klaus Bang, who has prepared a brief review of the trends that he saw at the business convention. "Streaming, streaming and streaming" is Klaus Bang's immediate reply to the question about the overall theme of Sportel 2015.


What importance will that have in the future?

In general, we face a future where capacity is the key to success. Easy and scalable access for media consumers will be a business parameter for even more players on the market. Consequently we see that more businesses adopt technologies such as fibre networks which are not limited in relation to the increased need for capacity.


What is Sportel Monaco?

Sportel Monaco is the most influential business convention for the sports media industry. Annually, market leaders of the global sports media, commerce and event sectors meet at SPORTEL to determine the future of sports content, new media and technology.


What is IBC?

IBC is short for International Broadcasting Convention. It is an annual recurring event with its roots in technical broadcast but today it encompasses the whole breadth of media creation management and delivery, from online content to digital cinema, from automated workflows to high-resolution capture and display.