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  • CBT815 Content is driving platform growth

    Consumer expenditure on entertainment content is poised to reach US$439 billion globally by 2021 according to research from Futuresource Consulting. The latest Global Entertainment Content Outlook report calculates that this would represent a 17% increase from 2017. TV and video accounts for the lion's share of this consumer spend, and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu are rapidly dominating the overall home video entertainment sector including DVD, Blu-ray, EST, VOD and SVOD.

  • NAB Goes Futurist: creating quality content

    The NAB ritual in Las Vegas is certainly moving with the futurist trends and this year the theme of technology being used to create better storytellers and productions is key.

  • CBT813 IPTV drives multiple devices in homes

    American streaming device consumption is at all time high with US broadband households having on average more than seven video access devices.

  • CBT811 VOD alters Australian media appetite and starves pirates

    Australian content piracy has radically contracted as IPTV services have shifted the media consumption patterns of Australian viewers, according to the latest research from Nielsen and Screen Australia.

  • CBT810 Mobile World Congress mobile video the future of connectivity

    Connected homes, streaming devices and workplaces are poised to be radically transformed by the faster wireless networks and internet of things (IoT) connections which are set to triple between 2017 and 2025.

  • CBT807 Digital radio drives audience growth

    Radio remains a growing media outlet of choice for Australian listeners with a cumulative audience of nearly 10.5 million people listening each week in metropolitan areas, according to research from Commercial Radio Australia.

  • CBT739 Net Neutrality Deal Breaker

    The US Government’s plans to repeal net neutrality laws on December 14, has shaken up the communications sector.

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    The quality of service provided by aged care facilities has a direct correlation to the level of investment made in technology, according to research from Professor Greg Alexander delivered at the Information Technology in Aged Care Conference (ITAC).

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    Video piracy is continuing to burn through service provider revenue with operators losing US $6 to $8 billion annually, according to ABI Research.

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    IBC 2017 pushed the boundaries of AI and robotic technologies with the showcase of Hanson Robotics’ Sophia, which emerged as the star of the technology conference. Sophia is a robot equipped with AI software that facilitates eye contact, facial recognition, understands speech and is capable of holding natural conversations and simulating human personality.

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    Google’s Artificial Intelligence home entertainment hub – Google Home- has launched in the Australian market and its poised to try and shake up the competitive streaming space.

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    The Australian maritime defence industry will showcase a diverse cross-section of innovation in the sector during bi-annual exhibition PACIFIC 2017. The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull will officially open Pacific 2017 tomorrow (October 3, 2017).

  • CBT734 Pirates blocked in Aus

    Australia's largest telecommunications providers will be blocking access to 57 international websites which allow users to download pirated TV shows and movies.

  • cbt732 1 new bendigo hospital gets healthy iptv services

    An innovative movie-on-demand service is part of the $630 million New Bendigo Hospital development project. New Bendigo Hospital is the single largest regional development hospital project Victoria has ever undertaken and is a fusion of technology, progressive healthcare and new approaches to patient-centered wellness.

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    Australia’s leading AV and integrated technology trade show, Integrate, is returning to Melbourne, Victoria for its ninth year.

  • cbt726 smpte set to push the screen industry future agenda
    Australia’s central technology showcase for the media and entertainment industries SMPTE17 is focussing on connected media and the transformative ways it is reshaping the media landscape.

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    The rise of applications and technology platforms enabling digital health have been nominated as one of the biggest trends transforming the technology and financial markets according to Internet analyst guru, Mary Meeker.

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    Netflix has joined the fight for net neutrality and has put its weight behind the US based ‘Battle for the Net’ campaign.

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    Verimatrix, the globalIPTV and multi- screen security specialist has made an acquisition in the audience analytics market.

  • CBT722 AR and VR immerse InfoComm 2017

    Virtual and augmented reality will be core focuses of InfoComm 2017, held in mid-June, which is poised to be the largest show to date with forecasts of 40,000 attendees from 100 different countries and 1,000-plus exhibitors.

  • CBT720 CommunicAsia2017

    Singapore’s reputation for being at the forefront of technology implementation was solidified at this year’s at CommunicAsia 2017.

  • CBT717 Video services continue to skip ahead of revenue

    The global video media services market continues to accelerate with Gartner research forecasting spending will reachUS$314 billion in 2017.

  • CBT719 Australian tech industry embraces ehealth

    Australian technology centrepiece CeBITis showcasing the emerging power of digital health innovation to transform medical services and health outcomes.

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    In what may seem like a prophecy from Bladerunner 2, display manufacturers are seeing new growth opportunities due to advancements in screenless display across a wide range of solutions for multiple applications. Screenless display which includes holograms and projections straight onto the human retina are no longer a sci-fi fantasy.

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    In late April in Las Vegas, the entire digital ecosystem attends the NAB Show. This includes executives from broadcasting, digital media, film, entertainment, sports, telecom, post-production, educational facilities, advertising, military, government, retail, VR and AR and many other expanding sectors.

  • CBT713 Virtual reality Back to the Future this time the broadcasters are on board

    The concept of Virtual Reality has captured the imagination of the Baby Boomers, through to Gen X and the Millennials but finally in 2017 it has moved from a sci-fi pop culture promise to broadcasting reality.

  • cbt711 when netflix is not netflix

    The humble or glamorous hotel room has been recast as a modern day media hub. While many business travellers are armed with horror stories of trying to get the internet to work before an important meeting and failing, the competitive hotel knows that connectivity and content choices are mandatory today in keeping visitors happy.

  • CBT709a Security in the modern smart home

    Recent revelations from WikiLeaks which featured allegations that the CIA had developed methods to listen in on smartphone and smart TV microphones sent shock waves, not only toconsumers, but the entire technology industry.

  • CBT709 Smart Home devices

    Recent revelations from WikiLeaks which featured allegations that the CIA had developed methods to listen in on smartphone and smart TV microphones sent shock waves, not only to consumers, but the entire technology industry.

  • CBT710 China drives global 4K screens while Netflix and Amazon invest in content

    China is set to dominate the 4K market this year with forecasts that it will ship 42% of all TVs during 2017. According to IHS research during 2016, over 25 million 4KTVs shipped in China and the analysts expect that by 2020 that number will almost double to 44 million. This represents the same as Western Europe and North America combined. “China is on a different trajectory to the rest of the world when it comes to 4KTVs. It is getting hard to buy a large screen TV in China without 4K,” said IHS Markit principal analyst Paul Gray.