Manufacturer Musings: Peter Blatchford, Starfish Technologies

Starfish, Pete Blatchford
Neal Romanek
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August 24th 2016 at 12:34PM : By Neal Romanek

Starfish

Peter Blatchford of Starfish Technologies agrees that IP infrastructure and automated workflows will be big talking points at this year's IBC.

 

Name: Peter Blatchford

Job title: Sales & marketing director

Company: Starfish Technologies

Number of IBCs you’ve attended? I’ve attended around thirty IBC’s now, so I’m a seasoned pro!

What do think will be the big technology trends at this year’s IBC?

Broadcasters are looking at faster and more cost effective ways to get channels on air, so IP infrastructure and automated workflows will be a big talking point at the show this year.

What will your company be highlighting at IBC?

Starfish will feature its next-generation TS Splicer, which combines multiple-channel, frame-accurate transport stream splicing with media storage and SCTE 35 opt-out signal decoding. TS Splicer runs on generic, enterprise-grade hardware and provides simultaneous splicing of more than 20 HD video services on a single sever. Also the TS Switch, which is designed for a range of transport stream switching applications.

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the TV industry right now?

Simple. It’s about making technology decisions to enable the essential continued investment in the future of broadcasting.

What are your top tips for trade show survival?

Pace yourself!

Your favourite place(s) in Amsterdam to unwind and why?

Leidseplein – there is an abundance of bars and restaurants and, as long as it isn’t raining, a great place to relax at the end of a busy day.