Asia-Pacific Broadcasting (APB) October 2016 • Volume 33, Issue 9 - Page 4

contents The leading source of Broadcasting & Multimedia News in the Asia-Pacific since 1983 October 2016 (volume 33 issue 9) The Voice in the Broadcasting and Multimedia Industry 20 24 28 32 The Official Publisher & Media Partner of Premier Broadcast Shows Worldwide APB is the shortest route to reach the Asia-Pacific Market News & Views Go Green, Go Digital! Visit for the latest news 6 VIEW FROM THE TOP: SMPTE celebrates centennial year Retiring SMPTE director of Standards and Engineering Peter Symes charts SMPTE’s role in standards creation as the organisation celebrates its centennial year. 13 PROMPTINGS: The challenge of making te reo Maori stand out Mike Rehu, head of content at Maori Television, shares some pointers on how to keep content entertaining and engaging. 14 EVENTS: Review of IBC 2016, Calendar of Events 2016/17. Creation 33 years 20 FEATURE: Camera lenses that can zoom in to productions’ exact requirements To capture the most compelling content, camcorders need to be paired with lenses that can help deliver the required cinematography formats. 22 Riedel enhances intercom technology portfolio with key acquisitions Riedel Communications has completed the acquisitions of ASL Intercom and Delec. Management 24 FEATURE: Navigating the multi-format world with all-purpose converters What are the tools available today that will allow broadcasters to thrive in a multi-format world? 26 Axon’s Cerebrum control and monitoring helps CTV deliver Open Golf coverage For the second year running, Axon Digital Design’s Cerebrum control and monitoring system helped CTV Outside Broadcast make light weight of the “extremely complex” technical infrastructure required to deliver the Open Golf Championship. Asia-Pacific Broadcasting (APB) has been the voice of the broadcast and multimedia industry for the past 33 years. It brings news of groundbreaking events and features interviews with decision-makers and professionals in the industry. The publication also tracks and reviews the hottest industry developments Distribution 28 FEATURE: Providing global transmission and connectivity for live productions More than ever before, news crews in the field need to be equipped to go live at a moment’s notice. Fortunately, many of the most advanced wireless transmission systems and solutions are geared up to support exactly that. 31 Hitachi Kokusai adopts OB-Box concept for outside broadcast Cemal Yilmaz, general manager, Hitachi Kokusai Turkey, shares with APB the finer details of the company’s OB-Box concept. and technology trends. Since 1998, APB has been the official publisher for the annual BroadcastAsia Show in Singapore, and a partner in other major trade events worldwide, including NAB, BIRTV, IBC, CCBN, KOBA, Inter-BEE, Broadcast India, and CASBAA Convention. With its vision and mission to become an integral part of the industry, APB has been organising CEO Roundtables, Forums & Seminars since 1999. X-Platform 32 FEATURE: HEVC a key driver for 4K/Ultra HD, and more Said to offer double the coding efficiency of the AVC/H.264 compression standard, HEVC/H.265 has also been closely associated with the advancement of 4K/Ultra HD. 34 Catch a flick with FLIK TV Lavesh Samtani, COO at FLIK TV, describes how the Indonesian HD movie channel is utilising cloud technology to support its entire playout workflow. For more information, please contact +65 6282 8456 or e-mail /