Montgomery Scott (Star Trek) famously said, “You’ve got to use the right tool for the job, lad.” This session takes this lesson to heart. Patrick Killianey (Network Applications Engineer, Yamaha Commercial Audio Division) will examine the needs of audio and video separately, discussing how open standards represent different opportunities to each trade and how they cooperate with private solutions – each being the “right tool” in different situations. Simple network infrastructure structural models will also be shown that lend themselves to quick maintenance by the teams that operate the A/V systems. [bc_video video_id="5771674132001" account_id="4229317768001" player_id="BkgkXSCcOM" embed="in-page" padding_top="56%" autoplay="autoplay" min_width="0px" max_width="640px" width="100%" height="100%"]
Broadcasters around the world are adopting new transmission standards, while in the U.S., stations are preparing to move to new channel assignments, even as they eye single frequency networks as their ticket to reaching consumers moving around outside the home. All of these transmission changes open up new possibilities for in-band and co-channel interference, and as engineers prepare to cope with those, they will also need solutions for dealing with the special monitoring needs of SFNs. It all adds up to the need for a new level of sophistication in signal monitoring and analysis.
TAG V.S., is an international specialist in advanced IP monitoring and high-quality UHD Multiviewers. Established in 2008 by technology pioneers, Tomer Schechter and Gal Waldman, TAG has earned a reputation as an industry visionary and has remained ahead of the competition by anticipating and addressing the changing needs and requirements of the IP Monitoring Multiviewer market.
Increasingly based on IP, virtualization and Cloud technology, Nevion’s solutions enable the management, transport and processing of professional-quality video, audio and data – in real time, reliably and securely. From content production to distribution, Nevion solutions are used to power major sporting and live events across the globe. Some of the world’s largest media groups and telecom service providers use Nevion technology, including AT&T, NBC Universal, NASA, BBC, CCTV, EBU, BT and Telefonica.
DAVID Systems is a leading enterprise software company, known for open, customizable and scalable rich media workflows, which are deployed in some of the largest and most innovative radio stations and media companies worldwide.
The privately owned company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany, with offices in Berlin and Washington, D.C. DAVID’s umbrella product suite, ‘DigaSystem’ or ‘DigAS,’ offers an easy way for journalists, producers and operations teams to produce cross-media content and cost-effectively manage the opportunities and challenges of multi-channel distribution.
The 2018 Winter Olympics marked Discovery’s first of four Olympic Games with broadcasting rights for most of Europe, and they needed to build a complete solution, from the ground up, to deliver Olympic content to 50 territories across Europe in 21 languages.
They knew that one of their main challenges was going to be managing the tremendous volume of content coming in from Korea and out to all of their distribution channels. With 900 people from Discovery on the ground in PyeongChang and 1400 more across 10 sites in Europe, immediate access to content from anywhere in the world, with easy collaboration and content sharing was going to be critical. NEP worked with Discovery to build out their Mediabank cloud-based media asset management tool to create a custom solution for Discovery’s ingest, storage, logging, distribution, and collaboration needs.
The broadcast industry has found itself in a new landscape, where all content is desirable on all platforms, and at all times. This means that not only are broadcasters finding themselves with thousands of hours of content but thousands of hours of content that needs to be available at any given time. Storage for content needs to be functional so that it is capable of storing content that can be easily ingested, logged, distributed and archived.
NeuLion specializes in the broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to internet-connected devices. As the de facto leader in streaming, NeuLion delivers over 63,000 live events annually. NeuLion works with top sports and entertainment brands such as the NBA, English Football League, Sky Sports, NFL, UFC, National Geographic and many more to deliver their content directly to viewers over the internet and create engaging, interactive viewing experiences for their audience in global markets.
PUBLISH & MONETISE BaM™Award Nominee - Simplestream - The answer to creating a ‘Netflix-style’ video service The Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) market has traditionally been skewed in favour of large, global players –such as Netflix and Amazon – that have the capital investment, infrastructure and personnel to deploy and manage such services. However, there is now the opportunity for smaller, niche content owners to break into the market, scale–up, and reach their intended audiences with meaningful and relevant content. Simplestream has helped make this possible with their VOD-in-a-Box solution: an end-to-end, white label service that enables the rapid launch of next-generation TV Everywhere services across multiple screens and territories. This fast to market, cross-platform solution can be deployed in under six weeks and is designed to be a low maintenance, cost effective option for content owners and distributors. Centralised control of all content and metadata through one portal, flexible monetisation options, powerful user interface (UI) frameworks, and flexible commercial models are the backbone differentiators that VOD-in-a-Box offers. [bctt tweet="Simplestream has helped make this possible with their VOD-in-a-Box solution: an end-to-end, white label service that enables the rapid launch of next-generation TV Everywhere services across multiple screens - BaM™ Product...
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Edgeware, the pioneer of TV CDN technology, has introduced Ad Enabler – a brand new product that segments the content stream in an extremely accurate manner to make sure the ad comes on exactly when it is supposed to.
Ad Enabler provides frame-accurate segmentation that prevents fractions of old ads being shown or parts of content to be lost, both causing glitches to the end-viewer. Edgeware’s Ad Enabler is one of the first to support live OTT ad insertion on the MPEG-DASH standard, which is the native format for Android devices.