As expected, this week the ITU ratified the high efficiency video coding standard (or ITU-T H.265 / ISO/IEC 23008-2 HEVC to give it its proper name). HEVC offers significant improvements in compression for all resolutions, including Ultra High Definition. IBC 2012 was a-buzz with talk of Ultra-HD, 4k (with and without a capital K), and HEVC. [...]
I’ve a read a lot of articles about implementing change, but nothing resonated with me quite so much as, Accelerate! by John P. Kotter in the Harvard Business Review (http://hbr.org/2012/11/accelerate/ar/1).
Throughout 2012 The Bodhi Tree Group has worked on projects defining strategic direction for major broadcasters and helped set out paths for implementation. So many aspects [...]
Continuing our posts describing some of our recent projects, we look at an engagement where we helped a major broadcaster by recommending a plan for future content operations. To do this, we reviewed our client’s current business architecture, worked with them to articulate a future vision, and recommended a plan to achieve their target content [...]
The Bodhi Tree Group recently completed a major project to design an enterprise Media Asset Management (MAM) architecture for a leading Pay TV operator. We’ve written a case study describing how our team worked with our client to deliver a vision of efficient file-based processes, a set of baseline operational metrics, and a future roadmap for [...]
In previous posts, I’ve talked about developing a culture of continuous improvement as part of a Lean approach. Pareto (or 80:20 rule) is one simple and powerful technique that can help achieve this goal.
The 80:20 rule must be one of the most overly used rules of thumb in business today; however, when implemented properly it [...]
I’ve given up trying to fool my IntoNow iPad app into telling me that I’m watching something other than what’s on my TV. After a fruitless weekend of surfing various live, recorded, YouTube, and time-shifted shows and being informed by IntoNow within a few seconds what I was watching, I admit defeat. This Automated Content [...]
In the past few blog posts we’ve been looking at Lean and how the philosophy of avoiding waste and good housekeeping might benefit Broadcast operations, specifically Media Asset Management (MAM) and file-based workflows. In our final post in the series we look at some of the limitations of Lean in a broadcast content supply chain.
In our last post on Broadcast MAM the key concepts of Lean operations were introduced and how Toyota’s 7 areas of waste (or inefficiencies) could be a useful checklist in the broadcast industry. In this post we’ll look at how Lean could further benefit a Media Asset Management (MAM) and file-based workflows implementation by looking [...]
This is the first in a series of articles discussing how the Toyota Motor Company’s Lean philosophy can be applied to broadcast operations – specifically Media Asset Management (MAM) and file-based workflows. In this post we introduce the Lean philosophy and look at how the 7 areas of waste are relevant to eliminating inefficiencies for [...]
WYMIWYG – What You Measure Is What You Get
Source: John Bicheno, Six Sigma and the Quality Toolbox
Measuring performance is a critical task if an organization is serious about operational excellence in terms of improving quality, cost-base, and scalability. The outputs of repeatable processes can be measured and compared not only against internal historical data but [...]