Author Archives: John Maxwell Hobbs

December 14

Outside Broadcast CTOs

I’ve just interviewed six CTOs leading major Outside Broadcast companies for the publication SVG Europe. They’ve all had to overcome signification challenges to their industry during the Covid lockdowns, and they’ve all come out the other side with strong insights into the present and future of broadcasting. Read them here.

Mastodon

Based on the impending Twitter implosion, I’ve set up an account on Mastodon. I’m duplicating my posts there for now, and getting to know how it works.

November 27

British Library Sound Archive

I was recently contacted by the British Library Sound Archive and asked if I would donate my recordings to the National Archive. This is a real honour, and I am excited to have been asked to contribute. The collection holds everything from wax cylinders to digital files. Once everything has been cataloged, it will be […]

November 27

Album launch – Sporadic Outbursts

I’m pleased to announce that my new album, “Sporadic Outbursts” will be released on the 9th of December to all streaming services. I’ve put together a collection of ambient guitar studies. Originally released on this site under the Sporadic Outbursts heading, these are explorations that led to the creation of “Music Chamber” and “Live in […]

May 25

Daily Ambience 2005-2006 now available on all digital music services

Daily Ambience 2005-2006 now available on all digital music services At the start of 2005, I embarked on a project to record and release a new music track each day for a year. And I did just that.* Sometimes the tracks were great, sometimes average, but they were always interesting and it was a way […]

April 20

IBC KICKSTARTS 2022 ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME AT THE IET

IBC had it’s first in-person event for it’s Accelerator programme, and I was there to cover it: https://www.ibc.org/features/ibc-kickstarts-2022-accelerator-programme-at-the-iet/8436.article

April 11

How Covid Forced Broadcasters to Go Remote in 2020

I wrote an article for tvtech looking at the impact of Covid lockdowns on remote production workflows: https://www.tvtechnology.com/features/how-covid-forced-broadcasters-to-go-remote-in-2020

April 11

MEDIA TECH START-UPS: NAVIGATING ACQUISITIONS

What happens when a startup is acquired? Using frame.io as a case study for IBC: https://www.ibc.org/features/media-tech-start-ups-navigating-acquisitions/8433.article

April 11

MEDIA TECH START-UPS: INCUBATION AND GROWTH

Taking a look at the media technology startup ecosystem for IBC: https://www.ibc.org/features/media-tech-start-ups-incubation-and-growth/8426.article

April 11

FLEXIBILITY, SCALABILITY AND COMPLEXITY: INSIDE BBC WALES’ ALL-IP CENTRAL SQUARE FACILITY

I interviewed the people behind Central Square, BBC Wales’ new facility, to find out how things are going a year after launch: https://www.ibc.org/features/flexibility-scalability-and-complexity-inside-bbc-wales-all-ip-central-square-facility/8417.article