Making a Success of the New Digital World

In the last few blogs we’ve discussed the changing nature of the video and broadcast landscape. We’ve discussed issues of digitization and automation, particularly how they pertain to workflow and operational effectiveness. We’ve also highlighted...

The Value of Workflow Automation

For as long as there has been a broadcast industry, the human hand has been involved in every step of its development and deployment. As the creeping influence of the digital world has exerted itself more and more in the last decade or so, the...

The Force of Media Change

Everything changes over time, nothing remains static. This is as true in business as for anywhere else in life, and particularly applicable to the state of the media industry in 2017. Customers are expecting more sophisticated, responsive digital...

Metadata Version 1

Our final entry into this series will look at a prediction that DPP made that is becoming an increasingly difficult issue to get a hold of for broadcasters and MVPDs – the proliferation of versions of content. The Predictions 2017 report rightly...

The Cloud On The Horizon

One thing that is evident from across the DPP Predictions 2017 report that we’ve been discussing in this blog series, and one thing that is becoming increasingly clear across the entirety of the tech industry is how transformative the cloud is...

The Re-Re-Invention of Search

In our initial entry into this series last week, we examined how Piksel aims to address the five key “mood music” items cited in DPP’s recent 2017 Predictions report that will prove to be ubiquitous key business influencers as we head into the...

Looking to the Digital Future

 

The DPP Predictions 2017 report has recently been released, looking towards the end of the decade and the developments on the horizon that will shape the technology landscape in the next few years. The eight predictions, compiled by a panel of...

How AI is taking the difficulty out of content discovery

 

As a species, we’ve always been used to having choices. Whether it’s browsing the shelves of a bookshop or scanning the menu of a restaurant, we’re naturally accustomed to making decisions based on a finite number of options in front of us.

The paradox of choice – how can broadcasters keep viewers interested?

The goal for any broadcaster is to keep viewers interested for as long as possible, but this is becoming increasingly difficult. Aside from the fact we’re now accustomed to watching television while simultaneously fiddling with smartphones,...

You're only as good as your metadata

Up until today, the typical focus for helping a user find content has been on collaborative filtering recommendation engines — "You watched X so you must like Y", or "Because others who watched X also watched Y, we’ll show you Y". After nearly a...