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In the Hub

Welcome! You’re listening to the 'In the Hub' Podcast. Every Wednesday we bring you some of the greatest minds and voices in the media, entertainment and broadcasting industries to discuss the world’s newest trends, technological advancements and powerful ideas.

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Ep 60 - Orchestration & Automation - w/ James Gibson
We're back for episode 60! Today, Neil speaks to James Gibson - Founder and CEO at Ortana Media Group. Ortana are the experts in all things Media Asset Management (MAM) and orchestration within broadcasting. With this in mind, Neil finds out more about the benefits of effective orchestration and workflow management. Enjoy!
20:12 11/10/21
Ep 59 - Why I Love Broadcasting Pt.2 - w/ Paul Tyson
We're back! This week, we're joined once again by Paul Tyson of Studio Tyson: a full-service multimedia provider based in Michigan. In the final part of the 2-part series, we discuss the evolving concept of multimedia, Paul's pick for the most exciting developing technology for broadcasting and what he envisions for the future of our industry. Hope you enjoy.
41:28 11/3/21
Ep 58 - Why I Love Broadcasting Pt.1 - w/ Paul Tyson
Welcome back! This week, we're joined by Paul Tyson of Studio Tyson: a full-service multimedia provider based in Michigan. It's hard to not be utterly obsessed with our industry. It's fast-paced, exciting and there's always something new around the corner. Paul shares this sentiment with us. We discuss Paul's first trade show, emerging technologies and the evolution of modern broadcasting in part 1 of a 2-part series. Enjoy!
23:08 10/27/21
Ep 57 - Broadcast Consultancy in Africa - w/ Phil Haggar
This week, we speak to Phil Haggar - founder and consultant at Jukwa and Chair of the Board of Trustees at M-Sail.  Phil has been involved in all things broadcast for over 30 years - primarily specialising in broadcast and video consultancy within Africa. We discuss his favourite projects, his most common consultancy projects and what he envisions for the future of our industry.
22:40 10/20/21
Ep 56 - IT & Hardware in Broadcasting - w/ Rafid Al Nadaf
This week, Neil chats to Rafid Al Nadaf - Broadcast and IT Sales Manager at AGT. Raf is well versed in evolving technologies within broadcasting, starting out as a technical support engineer and working up to international marketing and sales manager roles across the globe. In this episode, we chat to Raf about all things infrastructure, how he thinks technology for broadcasting is evolving, and what he envisions for the future of our industry.
16:12 10/13/21
Ep 55 - Growth in Broadcasting - w/ Eric DuFosse
This week on the In the Hub podcast, we speak to Eric DuFosse - Consulting Manager at OnPrem Solution Partners.  Eric's knowledge of the broadcasting industry is second to none, having been involved with all things media and technology for over 30 years now. We discuss growth in start-ups and established broadcasters alike, changes in the industry and what Eric envisions for the future of broadcasting.
14:11 10/6/21
Ep 54 - Public Relations in Broadcasting - w/ Denise Williams
This week we're joined by PR legend Denise Williams. Denise has over 25 years of experience in communications and PR in the broadcasting industry, guiding hundreds of clients through both the good times and the bad. Denise offers her unique insight on publicity in our industry, how PR has changed and what she envisions for the future of broadcasting.
14:02 9/29/21
Ep 53 - Live Production in The Cloud - w/ Gareth Capon
This week, we're joined by Gareth Capon from Grabyo.  Gareth takes us through the nuances of live video production in the cloud - a forward-thinking method of bringing social media clips and live events to audiences across the globe. Are audience attention spans waning? Has advertising become too targeted? We'll ponder these questions and much more.
31:39 9/22/21
Ep 52 - News & Media in Broadcasting - w/ Sanjeev Bhavnani
This week, Neil speaks to Sanjeev Bhavnani - Executive Director at Advanced Television. Advanced Television is a media hub for all things broadcast - bringing together press coverage, news, webinars and more. Sanjeev talks to us about his start in broadcasting, how he has seen news delivery change in broadcasting and what he envisions for the future of our industry.
16:40 9/15/21
Ep 51 - PlayBox Technology Launches MEGA ICX - w/ Phillip Neighbour
In this week's episode, the team at PlayBox Technology has a very special announcement. The latest version of our industry-leading playout software, AirBox MEGA ICX, has launched and is available for free trial download. We're joined once again by Phillip Neighbour as he takes us through the benefits of the new solution, how hybrid is the future for broadcasters and what he envisions for the future of playout.
23:47 9/8/21
Ep 50 - The Future of Sports Broadcasting Pt.2 - w/ Bruce Devlin
This week, join us in welcoming back Mr MXF himself - Bruce Devlin. This episode closes our 2-part series on The Future of Sports Broadcasting. Bruce talks us through exciting new technology trends in sports, whether a stadium atmosphere can ever be matched and reveals his vision for the future of sports broadcasting.
18:25 9/1/21
Ep 49 - The Future of Sports Broadcasting Pt.1 - w/ Harm Van Houten & Wilfried Wuest
Wow. 1 whole year ago, we released the very first episode of the In the Hub podcast. 49 episodes later,  we're joined by returning guests - Harm Van Houten (YourSide) and Wilfried Wuest (Sport.Media.Net) - to discuss the exciting and uncertain future of live sports broadcasting. This is the first of a 2-part series, so look out for next weeks episode for the full package!
31:44 8/25/21
Ep 48 - The Resurgence of Film - w/ Adrian Bull
This week, we're joined by Adrian Bull from Cinelab London -  the only full-service film laboratory in the UK. Adrian talks us through the re-emergence of film in popular media, the importance of independent cinemas and his predictions for the future of the broadcasting industry. 
37:04 8/18/21
Ep 47 - From Print to Broadcast Journalism - w/ Linda Duberley
This week, Neil is joined by Linda Duberley - publisher and editor at RiverTribe Magazine and founder and director of Duberley Media. Linda is a hugely accomplished print and broadcast journalist, anchoring the likes of Sky News and ITV. Linda discusses her transition from print to broadcast journalism, recalls highlight projects throughout her career and reveals what she envisions for the future of broadcasting.
32:43 8/11/21
Ep 46 - The Technology Behind Broadcasting - w/ Medialooks
This week we're joined by Alexander Bashlykov and Andrey Okunev from Medialooks. We discuss the behind the scenes technologies involved in the broadcasting industry, how broadcast software developers can save valuable time, the importance of open-source and their visions for the future of our industry. Enjoy!
24:47 8/4/21
Ep 45 - Systems Integration & Workflows - w/ Matt Ashe
This week, Neil speaks to Matt Ashe - Regional Manager at Benchmark Broadcast Systems. Matt's love for all things broadcasting and telecommunications started in the United States Air Force in 1986, and he has since gone on to accrue over 30 years of experience in helping media companies succeed on the global stage with the technology to back it up. Enjoy!
16:02 7/28/21
Ep 44 - On-Demand Platforms & Decision Fatigue - w/ David Griggs
This week, we speak to David Griggs from The Walt Disney Company. Neil and David discuss the lifespan of linear television, how too much choice is baffling on-demand video customers, and what David envisions for the future of our industry. Enjoy!
25:33 7/21/21
Ep 43 - The Future of Streaming - w/ Jason Thibeault
For episode 43, Neil speaks to a legend of the streaming industry - Jason Thibeault, Executive Director at the Streaming Video Alliance. How did streaming perform during worldwide lockdowns? How are advertisers benefitting from OTT content platforms? What is in store for the future of streaming? Find out in this week's episode.
33:19 7/14/21
Ep 42 - The Future of Satellite TV - w/ Nicolas Moulin-Fournier
In this week's episode, we're joined by Nicolas Moulin-Fournier - SVP of New Video Services at Eutelsat. We chat about the importance of free television for communities across the globe, future developments in the satellite field and what he envisions for the future of the broadcasting industry.
17:49 7/7/21
Ep 41 - openGear & The Future of Cobalt Digital - w/ Chris Shaw
This week, we're joined by Chris Shaw - COO at Cobalt Digital. Chris' achievements in the broadcasting industry are second to none, with his most recent appointment at Cobalt helping to future-proof the company's operations as the world recovers from COVID-19. In this episode, we discuss the latest developments in openGear technology, how Chris got his start in our industry and what he envisions for the future of broadcasting technology.
26:34 6/30/21
Ep 40 - Content Factories & Supply Chains - w/ Darren Long
In this week's episode, we speak to Darren Long - Group Operations Transformation Director at Sky. Darren holds over 30 years of experience managing cultural, technical and operational change at one of the most recognised broadcast media brands on the planet. We discuss the evolving concept of the content factory, how broadcast supply chains are evolving and what Darren envisions for the future of the broadcasting industry.
17:33 6/23/21
Ep 39 - Broadcasting Changes in Zimbabwe - w/ Daniel De Beer
In this week's episode, we're joined by Daniel De Beer of Solution Centre, based in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is currently embracing an exciting new chapter in broadcasting, with rapid growth and expansion of new channels. Daniel talks us through how Solution Centre has prospered in the region since 1997, how he personally got involved in our industry and what he envisions for the future of broadcasting.
16:42 6/16/21
Ep 38 - Sports Media & Start-Ups - w/ Joop Janssen
This week, Neil speaks to Joop Janssen of YOAP Holding and Roda JC Kerkrade Football Club. Joop's career has seen him go from professional volleyball player, through Philips & Vitec and into his managing director position at YOAP Holding. Joop discusses the sustainability of current sports rights models for broadcasting, how important trade shows will be in 2021 and what he envisions for the future of the broadcasting industry.
29:20 6/9/21
Ep 37 - Distribution in Broadcasting - w/ Eric Pratt & Steven Ellis
This week, we're joined by Eric Pratt & Steven Ellis from US Broadcast Distribution. We catch up on the fast-paced world of live production and broadcast equipment distribution, debating whether trade shows and exhibitions should be a hot priority for the industry this year and questioning what Steve and Eric believe to be the future of the broadcasting industry.
30:39 6/2/21
Ep 36 - News Broadcasting in 2021 - w/John O'Loan
This week, we welcome John O'Loan from iO Media Group back to the In the Hub podcast. John was our first official guest back in 2020, and it's fair to say that a lot has changed in the broadcasting industry since then. We catch up with John to find out how he got started in broadcasting, how journalists should change the way they work and where news broadcasting is headed post-covid.
23:39 5/26/21
Ep 35 - Shaping the Sports Broadcasting Industry - w/ Wilfried Wuest
In this week's episode, Neil is joined by Wilfried Wuest - Senior Director of Business Development at Sport.Media.Net. Wilfried's career has seen him take on huge projects like the FIFA World Cup of 2006, ultimately cementing his knowledge and expertise in the sports broadcasting industry. Wilfried tells us how he got his start in broadcasting, how the sports broadcasting industry can be taking cues from the music industry, and what he envisions for the future of broadcasting.
20:11 5/19/21
Ep 34 - Mergers, Acquisitions and Broadcast Technology - w/ Shengli Han
This Wednesday, Neil speaks to Shengli Han - Vice Chairman of the Board at Beijing Jetsen Technology Co. and Advisor at Black Dragon Capital. Shengli has extensive experience in managing international companies within the broadcasting industry, building up teams and advising in landmark mergers and acquisitions. Shengli speaks on how he got started in broadcasting, how the Chinese broadcasting industry has recovered from COVID-19 and what he envisions for the future of our industry.
14:40 5/12/21
Ep 33 - Video Delivery & OTT - w/ Chris Lavin
In this week's episode, Neil speaks to Chris Lavin - CTO @ ONE CONNXT. Chris's decades of systems integration expertise has seen him implement playout and video delivery systems for well over 300 broadcasters throughout his career. Chris discusses how he got started in broadcasting, how he manages technological change and what he envisions for the future of our industry.
30:53 5/5/21
Ep 32 - Technical Production Management During COVID-19 - w/ Roy Callow
Welcome back to another episode of the In the Hub Podcast! This week, Neil is joined by Roy Callow of Nut Tree Media. Roy's career has seen him work in a variety of production roles, including taking on technical management for popular reality shows with ITV. Roy discusses how he got his start in broadcasting, recalls a unique incident that saw cameras blackout due to a rogue porcupine, and gives us his prediction for the future of the broadcasting industry.
35:22 4/28/21
Ep 31 - Broadcast Engineering & Live Events - w/ Matt Lewns
In this week's episode, Neil speaks to Matt Lewns - accomplished broadcast engineer and technical supervisor. Matt's career has seen him work with Formula 1, the Olympics and an extraordinary array of live music events for some of the biggest bands and festivals. Neil and Matt discuss technological advancements in broadcasting, his career highlights and where he sees our industry heading in the future.
24:00 4/21/21