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A sea-change for the broadcast world

The arrival of 5G marks a sea-change for the broadcast world, especially for companies like NEP that serve the live and remote production industries. “It’s already here, and NEP is already using it,” says Donald Begg, director of technology, Major Events, NEP UK. “5G offers the ability to have download […]

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What impact will coronavirus have on the media tech industry?

At the top of the food chain in the media and entertainment ecosystem are the broadcasters and streaming companies. These relatively few companies are not supported in their creative endeavours by three or four big generalist IT companies, they are supported, by and large, by thousands of smaller companies. SMEs, […]

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Samsung achieves record 5G speeds across multiple devices

Samsung has achieved what it says is the fastest 5G speed in a lab demonstration that combined 800MHz of mmWave spectrum with MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology. It used two test mobile devices, to achieve approximately 4.3Gbps speeds on each, reaching an industry peak speed of 8.5Gbps across both devices. […]

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Ofcom to investigate 5G conspiracy comments as telco abuse continues

Telecoms infrastructure and staff are becoming the victims of the 5G conspiracy theories as Ofcom launches a full investigation into the short-sighted comments of TV Presenter Eamonn Holmes. A swarm of celebrities have been fanning the flames of controversy by effectively endorsing conspiracy theories linking the coronavirus outbreak to the deployment of […]

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Gee whizz: can 5G unlock VR’s true potential?

For a technology that promises to revolutionize business and communications, 5G is pretty prosaic. Despite the snappy name, the fifth generation of cellular phone technology is really a landgrab for an untapped region of the electromagnetic spectrum. So, no bells or whistles – unless they’re being downloaded at high speed.  […]

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HDR: Go with the flow

It is just under a year since the first series commissioned to go though an HDR workflow in the UK, The Innocents, first aired on Netflix.  Since then an impressive amount of expertise in the format has been banked across the industry, with estimates that around 100 projects have passed […]

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Changing consumption patterns during COVID19 studied by McKinsey and Co

McKinsey and Company has been tracking consumer sentiment around the world since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic, exploring the economic effects of the virus, as well as consumption patterns and media consumption. As you would expect, the research has found that consumers in most countries are delaying purchases, except for basics, […]

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