Meet the Piksel team at NAB 2018

Hard to believe though it may be, we’re already a quarter of the way through 2018 – which means that one of the media and entertainment industry’s biggest events is just around the corner.

The future of OTT services, as told at Streaming Forum 2018

It’s been just over a month since Streaming Media magazine’s 2018 Streaming Forum event took place at London’s ExCeL. In our first post about the show, we took a whistle-stop tour through five of the most interesting insights we gleaned from the...

Five things we learned at Connected TV World Summit

This past week the great and the good of the media and broadcast industries assembled at The Royal College of Physicians in London for Mediatel’s annual Conntect TV World Summit. Across the numerous panels, keynotes and networking sessions a host...

The Worst Year Ever for Pay-TV

 

An interesting piece caught my eye the other day that I felt worth exploring here. Research by nScreenMedia revealed a significant fall in in pay-TV subscribers in 2017, with the top seven public operators losing a combined 2m subscribers over...

Five great things we heard at Streaming Forum

While the ‘Beast from the East’ was in full effect on Tuesday, rendering London’s already chilly Docklands that little bit more frigid, it didn’t manage to stop us from heading to the ExCeL for Streaming Media's Streaming Forum event, at which...

Piksel People: Dee Vincent-Day

As the technical author for Piksel’s software products, Dee Vincent-Day has written and edited hundreds of pages of user guidance since she joined the company in 2016. I spent a little time finding out more about what motivates her, how she got...

Metadata and The User Experience - Part 2: How Backend Improvements Enhance UX

In the previous entry to this series, we explored the problems that messy, inconsistent metadata can create for the end user, where metadata varies from asset to asset, sometimes even for duplicate versions of the same asset. Not only does this...

Metadata and The User Experience - Part 1: DNA

Piksel recently announced that we had secured the DPP’s Committed to Security mark, demonstrating that the microservices architecture that underpins our products - the Piksel Palette - provides our customers with the highest standard of security...

Committed to Security, and Why it Matters

The human mind struggles with large numbers. We can easily picture 10 of something, 100 or even a thousand. But a million? One billion? Go beyond a certain point and we start to have issues with processing the data that's being presented to us....

AI, Automation and the Future of Work

Microsoft's annual technology summit took place at the end of January, and members of the Piksel team went along to find out more about what the Redmond-based giant has in store for 2018. Senior Technical Architect Sam Webster looks at some of...