Technology

D-Cinema Summit discusses investment, content and technology

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/05/23/Itv_1.jpg?itok=imv4XO8j

SINGAPORE: The second session at the Asian D-Cinema Summit, at the Broadcast Asia summit 2006, was all about taking stock of the Asian scenario in the digital age. In some ways, the conference did touch upon interactive possibilities, along with new ways of storytelling in the digital age.

However, the main focus was to critically take stock of Digital Cinema, in terms of investment, content and technology; apart from offering a brief update on the regional scenario.

Starting of the discussion on the Asian scenario, Mediacorp Technologies CEO Mock Pak said, "It looks like a rather positive scenario in the Asian region, with most of the countries racing ahead in the digital race. Korea, China and India, with its vibrant Bollywood industry, will definitely lead the way further. In percentage terms, more than 44 per cent of the digital films are from Asia."

Quoting from her presentation on the Thailand Update, Golden Duck International Thailand's Yupayong Liewluck said, "Thailand has moved from 29 digital screens to more than 500 screens. In the future, the audience will have to pay more to enjoy the hi-end movie watching experience and from the exhibitors point of view it's going to be a more high investment proposition."

Liewluck was of the opinion that though going digital is a high investment proposition, it's still not known what the business model will be like in the days to come. Also, what's the reliability of the final product and what will justify the cost of the digital cinema.

So, the moot question is how digital cinema will justify the high investment though in terms of distribution it provides an excellent platform to keep the films running.

Moving on to the Japan update, the presentation took off from the example of Narnia which featured 2k digital cinema projectors. Media Networking Laboratory executive manager Tetsuro Fujii said, "In Japan, more than 50 screens have gone digital and more than 30 screens are DCI complaint with 2K digital cinema.

The country is going at a very high speed to comply with Digital Cinema Initiative, while maintaining the highest standards of 4k digital cinema which has been a rule in the country. Now, the second phase has seen the likes of 4k cinema as the country is almost ready with its broadband network technologies."

The Chinese film industry, on its part, continues to grow by leaps and bounds but steps are yet to be taken for a speedier development of digital cinema. Offering a slightly different perspective to the entire scenario, China Film Group chief engineer Chen Fei said the effort is really to maintain a cultural identity in the race to go digital. "After all, technology can sometimes destroy what culture has brought in."

Shaw Organisation Singapore senior manager Mark Shaw said, "More than 26 screens here have digital screens." What came across from the discussion was that Singapore is soon emerging as a hub in providing the support system for many Asian countries in going digital." Said Shaw, "The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) are collaborating to develop the digital cinema industry in Singapore, riding on the combined strengths of both agencies. The IDA's efforts are also in the direction of helping out other countries to comply with the digital norms."


Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/18/Bengt%20Jonsson%20and%20Pallavi%20Puri.jpg?itok=pTULRoal
Tata Sky and Irdeto tie up, OTT service launched on Android devices

MUMBAI: India’s pay TV market is highly competitive, yet there is tremendous growth potential for OTT services as disposable incomes rise. According to Tetra Pax Index 2017, 82 per cent of the Indian population spends its time on mobile phones, and 2017 saw a 23 per cent rise in internet users who...

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/17/baskarsub800x800_0.jpg?itok=qGxttIec
“Competition in OTT solutions is what makes it exciting:" Amagi's Baskar Subramanian

Like previous years, Amagi is exhibiting at the global broadcast and OTT ecosystem confab, IBC, in Amsterdam. Among the tech solutions it is showcasing at the exhibition include: Cloudport channel Playout, Thunderstorm OTT Ad insertion, and Storm TV localization.

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/16/Vijay_Sajja-Ajay_Kumar_Meher.jpg?itok=KEK4TWOg
SonyLiv can monetise content bundles better using Evergent solution

MUMBAI: Evergent will now empower SPNI to onboard new customers for SonyLiv and monetise live sports. ts comprehensive revenue and user lifecycle management platform supports identity, entitlements, product catalogue and payments across two major media platforms and multiple devices.

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/16/Sonia_Prashar-Richard_Lim-Amit_Mittal-Eddie_Udagawa_2.jpg?itok=dlzNb0IH
Infotainment tech DaVinci Resolve 14, Cinema EOS C200 etc. to be showcased at BIS next month

MUMBAI: The paradigm shifts in infotainment technology across the globe has lead technology seekers to connect with the innovators and experience the marvels first-hand.

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/12/Aron_Jaszberenyi-Harrie_Tholen_0.jpg?itok=FQ0UNOha
Zee, Sony and Disney tech providers NexGuard, Colorfront collaborate to ensure distributors stay ahead of pirates

MUMBAI: NexGuard and Colorfront have released key updates to their joint solution, adding support for multi-layer watermarking workflows and enhanced scalability and automation of forensic watermarking.

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/09/set-top-box.jpg?itok=QZdZKiHJ
Govt steps helping APEJ STB market, global sales may expand at 7.5pc CAGR

MUMBAI: Owing to increase in penetration of television and TV services within rural areas as well as urban areas, the set-top box market will receive a boost all across the APEJ region. Disposable incomes are on a rise in India and China, and this is helping the set-top box (STB) market turnover to...

Technology Hardware Set-top Boxes
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/07/Ramki_Sankaranarayanan.jpg?itok=SHux3qER
How broadcasters and studios can harness ERP, innovative tech to run content biz

MUMBAI: India's Prime Focus, which was in news in connection with the leak of an upcoming episode of 'Game of Thrones' to be broadcast by its partner Star India's Hotstar, recently signed technology deals with prominent traditional and digital broadcasters. Now, its technology arm Prime Focus...

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/31/KP_Sreekumar-Guido_Meardi.jpg?itok=3ssk-I4E
STBs, VoDs & IPTV will soon have high-end TV content via Tata-V-Nova tech

MUMBAI: V-Nova Ltd., a leading provider of video compression solutions, and Tata Elxsi, a leading provider of specialised broadcast and communications engineering services, have announced a partnership that enables operators to deploy V-Nova Perseus technology at an accelerated pace.

Technology Software Applications
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/29/Untitled-1.jpg?itok=1DQUPGYK
Fox-Samsung to licence metadata for HDR to content cos & STB makers

MUMBAI: 20th Century Fox, the parent company of Star India, Panasonic Corporation and Samsung Electronics have announced a new partnership to create an open, royalty-free dynamic metadata platform for High Dynamic Range (HDR) through an associated certification and logo program, tentatively called...

Technology Hardware Set-top Boxes

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories