BE A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY. contents www.apb-news.com August 2016 (volume 33 issue 7) JOIN US! 14 18 22 26 Find us in Facebook www.facebook.com/APBnews Get Twitter updates www.twitter.com/APB_News Network with us at LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/ asia-pacific-broadcasting News & Views 6 VIEW FROM THE TOP: Discomfort – a stimulus for change Karl Rossiter, APB’s contributing editor (technology), examines the technological changes that have impacted the broadcast industry, and explains how broadcasters can adapt to change. 11 PROMPTINGS: Social media becoming part of newsroom landscape Ederic Eder, head of GMA Network’s News Social Media, shares his insights on how broadcasters can take advantage of social media to reach out to more eyeballs. 12 EVENTS: Calendar of Events 2016/17. Creation 14 FEATURE: Colour correction: Broadcast graphics continues to evolve and add more features Broadcast graphics now comes in all forms and technologies — promising more efficiency and time-saving features. 17 BTV Chittagong programmes shot with Blackmagic cameras Bangladeshi production house NahidRains Pictures chooses Blackmagic Design cameras to shoot content for BTV Chittagong. Management 18 FEATURE: Transitioning to the IP routing domain With routing remaining a key component in any broadcast infrastructure, how can broadcasters transition successfully from baseband routing to IP routing? 20 Taking the next step in the IP transition Heinz Herrmann, CEO of Magna Systems and Engineering, shares his thoughts on the transition to broadcast IP. Distribution 33 years 22 FEATURE: Emerging technologies allow SNG to offer more options For reporters in the field, being able to transmit breaking live events quickly, and without delay, is a key priority. SNG, as one of the most effective delivery platforms, is poised to offer even more solutions with the emergence of drone and IP technologies. 25 Live sports: Rooting for goal with linear TV With a number of high-profile sporting events taking place this year, Deepak Mathur, SVP, commercial, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, SES, explains why linear TV is still one of the most popular platforms for sports consumption. X-Platform 26 FEATURE: Alternative platforms, same broadcast quality Over-the-top delivery is today an indispensable part of any broadcaster’s portfolio. How then, can broadcasters replicate the same broadcast quality of their linear TV content to alternative platforms? 29 EBU calls for open and interoperable 5G technology platform As the European Union prepares to adopt a 5G action plan next month, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has called for the development of an open and interoperable 5G technology platform.