contents www.apb-news.com September 2017 (volume 34 issue 7) 20 30 26 34 News & Views 6 VIEW FROM THE TOP: Moving to IP production: The JT-NM roadmap Willem Vermost, Network IP Media Technology architect, European Broadcasting Union (EBU), provides an update on the JT-NM roadmap. 10 PROMPTINGS: Fox rolls out plus-sized service over the top Prakash Ramchandani, senior VP, SVoD digital, Fox Networks Group Asia, explains how the new Fox+ service is complementing Fox Networks Group Asia’s OTT strategy. 12 EVENTS: Preview of IBC2017 and Calendar of Events 2017. Creation 20 FEATURE: Virtual broadcast sets bring new possibilities In the increasingly challenging quest to win viewer ratings, creativity and cost- efficiency are arguably two key attributes that will provide broadcasters with a competitive advantage. Virtual broadcast sets, while a relatively new concept, may well allow broadcasters to unleash their creativity and find more cost-effective ways of creating content 22 Catering VR to audiences key to long-term success The BBC examines consumer reaction to virtual reality (VR), and details how broadcasters can make the technology work for them. Management 26 FEATURE: Digital age calls for multi-pronged approach to content security Digital media assets are the lifeblood of broadcasters and pay-TV operators, particularly as multi-screen, multi-device viewing becomes more pervasive. How can operators prevent these key assets from being compromised by cyberattacks and digital piracy? 29 Charting TV’s evolution: From television (TV) to total video (TV) Nick Burfitt, managing director, APAC, Kantar Media, explains why the demands placed upon TV audience measurement are changing in accordance to the change in TV viewing. Distribution 30 FEATURE: IP-equipped OB vans ready to hit the road live With IP technology being increasingly adopted in outside broadcast (OB) vans, the live broadcast set-ups demand new approaches in terms of workflows and design. 33 IHSE’s Draco tera KVM switch connects broadcast facilities in Asia IHSE’s KVM solutions are supporting broadcast operations in both China and Japan. X-Platform 34 FEATURE: TV Everywhere addresses demand for more personalised viewing experience In some of the most developed and connected countries in the world, there are probably more mobile devices than TV sets in a household. And as viewers continue to embrace multiple devices for content consumption, how does the concept of TV Everywhere enable broadcasters to deliver their content from screen to screen? PostScript 38 PostScript: Surfing the OTT wave DVB chairman Peter MacAvock examines how -broadcasters can better surf the OTT wave.