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Welcome ISSUE 115: JULY 2016 58 Welcome. Welcome to our attempt at jargon busting the world of ‘Distribution & Delivery’, probably the most densely packed issue of the year with acronyms and buzz words we are just supposed to understand from the off! Magazine Office: PO Box 6090, Newbury, RG14 9BB, UK A recent conversation with an industry friend showed that to some ‘OTT’ was still a phrase from the 1982 Tiswas spin off show with Lenny Henry. The acronym still holds true though as ‘Over The Top’ and this issue seems a good opportunity to stand by our rule that there is never a stupid question and everything is defined on page 34. Editor: Simon Tillyer, Switchboard: +44 (0)1635 237 237 If you’ve visited a trade show recently or read the industry press then you’ll know that IP has been gaining momentum over recent times but where are we now and what is ‘True IP’? With UHDTV here then it’s only a matter of time before IP replaces SDI and True IP will need to be fully implemented for this to happen; right now simply connecting SDI from your camera to a switcher during a critical broadcast gives a warm feeling that you will still be connected at the end of the transmission. What is it that IP offers, is it even ready and as reliable as required right now? Whatever angle you want to explore in the world of IP then we’ve got it covered inside. If you are a Facebook user then you may have noticed the ability to deliver live content to the world from your phone. As you are scrolling your feed live streams can pop up covering the final moments of the Wimbledon final, a friend’s wedding, breaking news such as the EU referendum and most notably the recent disturbing incidents from the USA – a wide mix of traditional broadcast quality and amateur breaking news style footage. In the same way that smart phones turned everyone into a budding videographer platforms such as this are bringing streaming to the masses. It is predicted that by 2020 a massive 82% of internet traffic will be video and Facebook (there are others) are driving this change. Take a look at page 38 on the changing face of streaming. Production Editor: Matt Robbins, Advertising: Jonathan Highett, Louis Rushton, Accounts: Lucy Pittock, Events: Layout and artwork: John Fryer, Back copies: Online at: Hard copies available from the office on request. Website: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all advertisements and other items in this publication, TV-BAY can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions or incorrect insertions. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of TV-BAY. E&OE Terms & conditions available at: Copyright tv-bay Limited 2004-2016. All trademarks acknowledged. Don’t be put off by the buzz words inside, the future is here and we’ve tried our very best to open up the delivery world to all. Enjoy the issue + 44 ( 0 )1635 237 237 Simon Tillyer +44 (0)1635 237237 KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 115 JULY 2016 | 03