WRLD in brief

CCTV launches global media network

SHANGHAI – Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has launched a new global media platform. The multimedia media cluster consists of six TV channels, a video newsletter agency and a new media agency. The CCTV News channel has also been renamed China Global Television Network (CGTN), which currently has production centres in Washington and Nairobi.

SVoD to reach 428 million homes by 2021

MIDDLESEX – The number of subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) homes is expected to reach 428 million across 200 countries by 2021, according to the Global SVoD Forecasts report by Digital TV Research. While the majority of current SVoD subscribers are currently from North America, Asia-Pacific will take over this mantle by 2019.

HDMI Spec 2.1 to release in Q2 this year

LAS VEGAS – The HDMI Forum will be releasing the HDMI Specification 2.1 in Q2 2017. The new specification will support a range of higher video resolutions and faster refresh rates, including 8K60Hz and 4K120Hz, and will also feature support for HDR.

SPOTLIGHT

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union’s (ABU) Dr Amal Punchihewa and North America Broadcasters Association’s (NABA) John Lee join Simon Fell as vice-chairs

2017 is set to be another challenging and rewarding year for IABM itself and our 500 member companies; there will be no let-up in the pace of change — and so the ever-increasing opportunities for those who grasp the nettle.

VIEWPOINT

For years now, in many a survey, IP (Internet Protocol) broadcasters have identified IP as a key technology transition for our industry.

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Broadcast Technology Trends & Insights 2016

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