Memorials Viodi View

Viodi View – 10/01/16

Jeanne Wilber discussing the importance of community in creating compelling local content.
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As mentioned many times in this online newsletter, the people who work for rural telecom companies continually inspire me with their dedication to community, continual improvement and resourcefulness that America needs so badly these days. Arvig’s Jeanne Wilber embodied the best of rural America and her sudden and unexpected passing has evoked memories of someone with a generous and enormous heart who gave some memorable presentations regarding local content.

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When the Skinny Bundle Goes Off a Diet

Mark Kang of INSP talking about independent programming and independent operators.
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Mark Kang, Sr. Vice President of Worldwide Distribution of INSP, is someone who appreciates rural operators and their efforts to improve their respective communities. At TIS 16, he spoke on the common challenges independent programmers and independent distributors face. At yesterday’s FCC Open Commission meeting, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn referenced INSP in the discussion of independent video programming and ensuring viewers have choice. In our interview at TIS 16, Kang talked about the challenges of skinny bundles, retransmission consent and the importance of independent programmers and operators working together in this changing world of content distribution.

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Fusing Sensors to Make a Smarter Driving Experience

Danny Shapiro of Nvidia talks about fusing different sensors to create a truly smart car.
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Last April, a RAND report suggested that it would be nearly impossible to drive enough miles to prove the safety benefits of autonomous vehicles. The answer to part of this challenge may lie with video games.In a recent interview with Nvidia’s Danny Shapiro, talks about techniques for testing autonomous vehicles, as well as the brains that will power autonomous vehicles. Shapiro points out that the full 360 degree situational awareness of the autonomous vehicle provides “super-human levels of perception and tracking.”

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Some Tweets and Short Thoughts:

The Korner – Importing Transparent Videos into Vegas 13

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One of the things that Jeanne Wilbur taught me was the importance of sharing what you learn with others. This sharing mindset is really important in an industry that is constantly evolving and she set a great example of how to evolve as well. Although this article will appeal to only a small portion of Viodi View readers, if it can help trigger an “aha, that’s how it is done” moment for even one or two readers, then it will be a success.

With that said, the following article is dedicated to the memory of Jeanne Wilber.

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Author Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

By Ken Pyle, Managing Editor

Ken Pyle is Marketing Director for the Broadband Forum. The mission of this 25+-year-old non-profit “is to unlock the potential for new markets and profitable revenue growth by leveraging new technologies and standards in the home, intelligent small business, and multi-user infrastructure of the broadband network.”

He is also co-founder of Viodi, LLC and Managing Editor of the Viodi View, a publication focused on the rural broadband ecosystem, autonomous vehicles, and electric aviation. He has edited and produced numerous multimedia projects for NTCA, US Telecom and Viodi. Pyle is the producer of Viodi’s Local Content Workshop, the Video Production Crash Course at NAB, as well as ViodiTV. He has been intimately involved in Viodi’s consulting projects and has created processes for clients to use for their PPV and VOD operations, as well authored reports on the independent telco market.

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