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Digital Production Buzz – March 22, 2018

Tonight, we look at the state of the media industry two weeks before NAB redefines it for the coming year. From issues like hardware trends that fail to succeed, net neutrality, too many free-lancers chasing too few jobs and the changing role of women in media, we look at the current state of the industry and see where we are heading. Not all the new is good, but all of it is important.

Join host Larry Jordan as he talks with Mark Harrison, Douglas Sheer, Stefan Lederer, Randi Altman and James DeRuvo.

  • The Future Isn’t What We Think It Is
  • Media is in for some Rough Times
  • The Unintended Consequences of Net Neutrality
  • Women’s Roles in Media are Changing
  • The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

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Guests this Week

The Future Isn’t What We Think It Is

Mark Harrison
Mark Harrison, Managing Director, DPP (Digital Production Partnership)
The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is a Membership-based, not-for-profit company, founded to make the move to fully digital, global, internet-enabled content creation and distribution work more productively for everyone in media. Tonight, Mark Harrison, Managing Director of the DPP, talks about trends in our industry and where we have been getting it wrong.

Media is in for some Rough Times

Douglas Sheer
Douglas Sheer, CEO / Chief Analyst, D.I.S. Consulting
Douglas Sheer is an optimist who is very worried about the future. Doug founded D.I.S. Consulting and for the last 40 years has been researching professional media users and manufacturers. What he sees now is troubling and you need to know what’s coming.

The Unintended Consequences of Net Neutrality

Stefan Lederer
Stefan Lederer, CEO, Bitmovin
Our next guest is an expert in data management for online video. Stefan Lederer, CEO of Bitmovin, talks about how net neutrality, and the changes that are currently planned, affects innovation and new companies.

Women’s Roles in Media are Changing

Randi Altman
Randi Altman, Editor-in-Chief, postPerspective
Fresh from her recent trip to the HPA Tech Retreat, Randi Altman, editor-in-chief of, joins us tonight to share her thoughts on the state of the media industry and reflect on the changing role of and respect for women in our industry.

The Weekly DoddleNEWS Update

James DeRuvo
James DeRuvo, Editor-in-Chief, DoddleNEWS.
James DeRuvo Editor-in-Chief at, has a multi-faceted career spanning radio, film and publishing. With experience covering technology in the video industry for nearly 20 years, James joins us every week to present the latest industry news.
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