Category Archives: IPTV

January 24

IP for Broadcast

I recently produced a series of explainer videos for IBC. And, I presented one of them myself. Check it out here: Tech Expert: Inside IP

July 10

Crossing the inflection point

My latest column on the state of the media industry is up at IBC 365. I discuss how we’re the media industry is at an inflection point, one in which we have no clear view as to where we’ll end up, or who the winners will be. https://www.ibc.org/delivery/blog-crossing-the-inflection-point/2915.article

June 01

Old dogs and new tricks

My latest column is up at IBC365.  In the fresh connected world of IP, do years of experience in broadcast engineering still count, or should veteran technicians just hang up their SDI cables and retire? https://www.ibc.org/tech-advances/blog-teaching-old-dogs-new-tricks/2853.article

March 12

TV isn’t dead, it’s evolving

My latest column over at IBC356 about the current state of TV in an historical context.  https://www.ibc.org/delivery/blog-tv-isnt-dead-its-evolving/2689.article

February 06

Building a worse mousetrap

Here’s my latest opinion piece at IBC365 on the way “good enough” is changing in the broadcast industry: https://www.ibc.org/production/blog-building-a-worse-mousetrap/2652.article

January 22

AI and the media industry

My latest column is up at IBC365.  I give my views on the increasing hype around the potential for AI in media. https://www.ibc.org/tech-advances/i-for-one-welcome-our-robot-overlords/2625.article  

January 22

Net Neutrality

I’ve written an article attempting to make sense of the net neutrality debate. You can read it at IBC365 https://www.ibc.org/delivery/the-battle-for-net-neutrality/2633.article

July 06

BBC Wales and Live IP

I’ve written an article for IBC365 about BBC Wales’ bold move into using IP transmission for video.  https://www.ibc.org/consumption/building-the-future-bbc-wales-all-ip-facility-/2044.article

October 03

Why the industry needs more broadcast engineers 

An interview I did for the National Film and Television School https://www.nfts.co.uk/news/why-industry-needs-more-broadcast-engineers Top technologist and former BBC Scotland Head of Technology John Maxwell Hobbs has been appointed to lead the National Film and Television School Production Technology MA. The Masters has been introduced to tackle a shortage of broadcast engineers and fill a looming skills […]

November 04

Talking about the future of traditional broadcasting

I’m really excited to be giving one of the keynotes for this year’s conference of the International Associates of Broadcast Manufacturers on the 4th of December in London. I’m talking about how traditional broadcasters can adapt to a radically changing world. http://www.theiabm.org/events/iabm-2015-annual-conference/schedule.html