We “transcode” all the emerging news relevant to the industry and provide a snapshot of the most important & exciting news.

Cloud Computing Giant AWS Plan Cost Savings of up to 45%

AWS CLOUD cost savings

Cloud computing giant AWS is not content to settle in 2019. Amazon has announced it will improve its cloud efficiency by deploying an ARM-based Graviton processor. This change in technology will deliver faster performance and provide Amazon with a performance-per-dollar advantage over other cloud competitors. The result will be a cost savings of up to 45% for scale-out services. Read more







OTT Industry Abuzz With Apple’s Service Leveraging Samsung SmartTVs

Apple & Samsung partner for OTT

The OTT space has been abuzz with news of Apple’s upcoming streaming video service. Apple just dropped some hints about its distribution–and it seems much of it will live outside of the Apple device ecosystem. Apple has partnered with Samsung to be able to put iTunes on Samsung Smart TVs, thereby expanding its potential audience for its streaming service. Moreover, Samsung isn’t the only TV partnership Apple has made recently–LG, Vizio, and Sony will support AirPlay 2 in their upcoming smart TVs. Read more




A+E Networks Localizes 16,000 Hours of Content with IMF

A&E Networks leveraging IMF

Jan-Hendrik Hein, Director of Media Operations at A+E Networks UK, shares his insights on the company’s media localization efforts. Annual localization volume works out to about 12,000 hours of subtitles and 4,000 hours of audio tracks for video content–with that kind of volume, automation is key, and Hein is dedicated to optimizing that workflow with the utilization of new tools. IMF is one of them. Read more





Enabling Worldwide Content Distribution with IMF – New Tech Milestone Reached

IMF Milestone Reached

The IMF family of international standards celebrated another milestone at the SMPTE IMF Plugfest, which provides implementers with opportunities to exchange test content to both optimize interoperability and target areas needing improvement. Implementers included Colorfront, Dalet, Fraunhofer, GIC, Marquise, MTI, Ownzones, Rohde & Schwarz, and Visible Light. Dave Kneeland and Mitch Jacobs of 20th Century Fox, among others, emphasized the importance of IMF in enabling worldwide content distribution. Read more



Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Combined With IMF Has No Rival.

Disaster Recovery - IMF in the Cloud

If you want to reduce the costs of your DR plan, have the highest durability, and rely on the tightest security in the game, the cloud is your friend. If you want to get ahead of the competition with a solution that will save you the most time and money possible, IMF in the cloud is your best friend. Read more