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Greetings from your broadcast friends out on the Desert…
This is the BDR Newsletter 736 Volume 15, #9 for September 20, 2023


If IBC was not on your list this year, there were 43,065 folks in Amsterdam, from 170 countries. Some 1200 exhibitors were there, and like NAB, the attendance is backing up a bit each year – this year over 3/4 the pre-pandemic attendance. The key topics: cloud, AI, 5G, and VR/AR/XR, also encompassing gaming and esports. We have been noting some of the newer tech and features in the Manufacturers’ News section below over the past month. A lot, yes, was drived from the Spring NAB Show, but some new items were definitely on the menu.


As mentioned, a large part of the exhibition in Amsterdam concerned AI and how it will affect nearly every part of society, including broadcast. One of the most attended sessions – the room was overflowed – was on AI: the opportunities and limitations. In recent months, we have been learning of AI announcers, commercial spokespeople, and it is interesting to note that some of the AI tools now will output voices in audio and video in eight languages. More to come!


Far from the days of trying to find a place to set up a Marti feed, we now have a suite of programs to do live remote broadcasts and interviews from anywhere. The IQOYA suite from Digigram is worth a look for the way it simplifies the process, adds features, and lets you decide how to set it up.

Join us at 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific for the BDR Lunch Gathering. we will have a live demonstration, questions and answers, and more. Your program folks may be interested. The link is available at or on (you can even subscribe and get a reminder when we are live or the video is posted.)


We are only two weeks from the NPT. If there are any questions you still have about the NPT or your receivers, the recent BDR Lunch Gathering should answer them. Ed Czarnecki from DASDEC was among those who joined us to discuss what is required now, and what is coming at the end of the year. The video is available here.