IBC News Recap: HEVC, Cloud Workflows, Media Management, Video Encoding & Optimization

I wasn’t at the IBC show this year, but here’s a run down of the news announcements that I saw. Lots of focus on HEVC as expected, but less talk about 4K compared to last year. If I had to pick one theme from this show it would be cloud based media management platforms. I found two announcements to be particularly interesting; Brightcove’s new stand-alone video player platform, de-coupled from their OVP services and Microsoft Azure Media Services new live streaming platform. I’ll have more details and thoughts on both of these new offerings later in the week.