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ITV head of technology Nick Haworth has spent three years developing a campaign management system capable of delivering promotional content to a vast array of platforms.
Cyber criminals and rogue governments are increasingly setting their sights on the broadcast community, but there are ways of mitigating the risks.
Using powerful pattern-recognition algorithms, artificial intelligence software is increasingly able to take on the heavy lifting of post-production, freeing up editors to concentrate on creative decisions.
The boom in large-scale, big-budget scripted commissions is giving a boost to UK post houses, with increasing demand for UHD, HDR and VFX work.
Capturing footage of contestants for C4’s Hunted required some special kit, says Shaun Wilton
A new 90-suite, 33,000 sq ft facility on Newman Street will be the hub for all of post group The Farm’s UHD and HDR work.
With Sky following BT’s lead in launching a 4K service, OB firms are investing in the technology they need to keep up with growing demand.
Bafta sustainability manager Aaron Matthews hears from three Albert ‘ambassadors’ about the efforts being made to raise awareness of environmental issues and make TV carbon neutral
The cloud is now capable of handling many of the processes involved in TV production, but can it be extended to include content management as well?
Leading industry figures discuss how the commercial placement of songs is striking a chord with artists, the music world and broadcasters.
Netflix and Amazon are leading the charge into 4K/UHD, and producers are preparing for the transition, but the added cost of post-production is a concern.
Interactivity in live sport and music broadcasting could be the next game-changing technology upgrade, says Adrian Pennington
The much improved range offered by production music libraries is a bonus for programmemakers, but commissioned music can take a show to another level, says Adrian Pennington
Lytro’s light-field cinema camera could revolutionise film-making, while developments in holographic display are bringing Star Wars-style technology closer to reality
Tackling the lack of diversity in writing and directing TV needs more than lip service. Robin Parker reports on efforts to get new voices in front of producers and commissioners
Outside broadcast suppliers are in a race to upgrade to Ultra High Definition and IP as the technology teeters on the cusp of becoming mainstream.
For its latest C4 fixed-rig series, production company Blast Films! called on the expertise of rig specialist Minicams to help it get up close and personal to the animals at Chester Zoo.
With the likely closure of Fountain Studios, shiny-floor shows could struggle to find space within the M25, but expansion elsewhere should ease the problem.
China is hardly renowned for its high-quality television drama, so how did a British team end up penning a 40-part detective series for Chinese TV?
From demanding clients to tech innovation, the bosses of the firms shortlisted for this year’s Broadcast Awards discuss the challenges and opportunities in the sector.
Creative Skillset’s Stepping Up scheme allows those working in TV to advance their career by learning from experienced colleagues. Broadcast speaks to three people helped by the project
With the market for VR headsets expected to take off over the next five years, the pressure is on producers to understand how to tell stories in 360 degrees.
The heads of technology at five leading playout organisations explain where they are investing to develop their business
The NHU’s latest series was Oscar-winning composer Steven Price’s first factual commission. But the natural world proved as inspiring as the space scenes for Gravity
Music licensing is an important area - but is not always covered well on TV production courses. Now music publishers are taking matters into their own hands, writes Kevin Hilton
Deciding which drone supplier is right for you can be a daunting process. We’ve compiled a checklist of some things you need to bear in mind before you take to the skies.
Laurence Hamilton-Baillie describes what he learned over two years shooting with drones in some of the planet’s most remote and inhospitable locations
From naked dating to mountaineering and feel-good prank shows, Peter White provides a rundown of the hottest international properties and the biggest emerging trends.
Sky 1’s new comedy and music spectacular Bring The Noise breaks with panel show tradition by taking inspiration for its set from concert arenas
As ITN celebrates its 60th birthday, ITV News editor Geoff Hill introduces a look back at the key moments and innovations that have helped it change the way we see the world
Northern Ireland Screen’s Aim High scheme has been helping to develop the next generation of TV producers. Now it’s turning its attention to animation and gaming.
Global demand for production space is fuelling a boom in the sector both in the UK and abroad. Adrian Pennington looks at what the most in-demand overseas operations have to offer
The city’s animation industry is thriving as companies take advantage of new funding models and tax credits from both the UK and Ireland.
From high-end drama and primetime formats to award-winning docs, Northern Ireland is a region that’s starting to shine
For the Rugby World Cup kicking off in September, host broadcaster ITV will be rolling out a series ofinnovations in replay technology, camera positioning and fibre connectivity. Adrian Pennington reports
More productions are embracing Bafta’s Albert+ sustainability scheme, but progress is slow and a health & safety-style mandate for broadcasters is needed, says Jane Marlow
Avid is to overhaul the way that it certifies third party software in a bid to speed up the process of creating apps for use with the company’s MediaCentral Platform.
Despite the best efforts of location sound recordists and mixers, extraneous noise can sometimes make it to post. Four experts reveal their tools and techniques for getting rid of the unwanted hums, clicks and pops.
Growing demand for Ultra HD in live sport is driving change in OB technology, from IP delivery to remote production, writes Adrian Pennington
From Surrey to Scotland, the growth of high-end TV production is driving demand for UK studio space. Adrian Pennington looks at the new space coming on stream
The technology to work with IP-based video in live production has been promised for years. We’re now at a tipping point, says Adrian Pennington
BT is taking a huge step forward with the launch of Europe’s first dedicated UHD sport channel, but its aim of delivering it live over IP remains some way off.
Following the lifting of the BBC’s ban on music by the Doors and Neil Young, Kevin Hilton explores how new technologies and disruptive distribution models are reshaping UK licensing
Minicams and special rigs are increasingly shaping broadcasters’ coverage of sporting events and offering factual and drama producers a new set of tools to hook jaded audiences. Michael Burns looks at five examples
Trainees and mentors who took part in a recent career shadowing initiative run by the BBC, RTS and Creative Skillset tell BBCAcademy project manager Suzy Lambert about their experiences