Today’s rapidly changing broadcast marketplace necessitates faster channel launch and much more flexible content management, all while dealing with a massive increase in 8K, HD, and UHD data requirements and the ongoing need to reduce infrastructure and production costs. The white paper reflects specifically on these requirements by investigating the possibilities provided by an open broadcast content management and playout scheme, which, unlike all other broadcast technology, is completely deployed in the Cloud.
As the AoIP debate continues to confuse and delight in equal measure, what is clear is different scenarios require specific solutions. So is there a solution that encompasses open standards and existing proven AoIP technologies to the benefit of all?
By definition, network infrastructure (switches, routers and cables) is protocol and technology agnostic, it carries data. This is one of the primary reasons to use IP technology in a broadcast facility, the same infrastructure can carry different formats of video and audio data. Key to developments are open standards, ensuring the widest potential future interoperability. Key to real-world installations are system requirements and technology choices driven by the application, or specific usage case. The market share of AoIP technology stacks is also an important factor to consider for interoperability. At this point on the standards adoption curve for audio, the use of licenced AoIP technology stacks provides the widest guaranteed interoperability and greatest functionality when considering audio specific routing requirements.
As described in Part 1 of this two-part series, DVB operators are pursuing hybrid broadcast-OTT strategies by exploiting the smart TV as the increasingly dominant viewing platform. This paper focuses on broadcasters’ need for content protection that will secure both DVB and OTT services, but free of outmoded approaches with conditional access systems (CAS) and set-top-boxes (STBs). The advanced processing capabilities of modern smart TV chips make it possible to eliminate the costs and inconveniences of CAS and STBs.
Discover how Intertrust technology converges broadcast-OTT content protection and delivers the lowest TCO of any competing option. Our studio-trusted UHD and premium content security solution protects both broadcast and OTT services.
As we’ve seen with the global events of the last eight months, a world without video would be dreadful. Imagine this situation without global connectivity, or the sharing of information. 100 years ago, Spanish Flu devastated the world, and one explanation for that outcome was a lack of information. We have come a long way since then, and the media and entertainment world has played a vital role in dealing with the current pandemic.
In the last decade alone, live video experience has made huge strides with the introduction of ultra-high definition (UHD) TV in 2012 and its subsequent progress to 8K. Apart from the proliferation of camera technology, advancements in digital video imaging have had a major role to play in the evolution of video capture resolutions.
To answer this question, we need first to look at where we come from. What Dalet has done in the last ten years is to provide a very distinct approach to news production by combining the Newsroom Computer System and Media Production into a single platform. The result is one system – essentially an NRCS with a Media Asset Management core – that provides end to end workflows from Ingest to Production and Playout. It is built on a story-centric approach that allows for easy content sharing and re-purposing. A unified interface gives the reporter and the producer a comprehensive set of tools to access and transform the objects managed by the system: scripts, media pieces, wires, feeds, rundowns…
A+E Networks® UK, a joint venture between Hearst and Sky, is a leading media network reaching 58 million homes across 100 countries. With its global portfolio of popular, high-performing and creative brands – HISTORY®, Crime+Investigation®, Lifetime®, HISTORY2® and UK free to air BLAZE® – A+E Networks® UK has entertained and inspired audiences for over 20 years; telling the stories that need to be told. They currently partner with over 360 operators broadcasting throughout the Nordics, Benelux, Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Find out how Matrox’s groundbreaking new SMPTE ST 2110 signal generator and diagnostic appliance, Matrox VERO, is helping to alleviate some of the common challenges faced in ST 2110-networked environments. Matrox’s VP of Sales and Business Development, Francesco Scartozzi, and VRT’s Design and Engineering Manager, Willem Vermost will discuss the importance of the JT-NM Tested Program, the move toward self-testing, and the top concerns for broadcasters integrating new ST 2110 equipment. A live demonstration of the Matrox VERO device and a Q&A will follow this not-to-be-missed session.
In the tenth episode of the In the Hub podcast, Neil speaks to Bruce Devlin. Bruce is a key figure within the broadcast space, known universally for his work as co-author of the MXF specification and his Standards Vice President role within SMPTE. Neil and Bruce explore how Bruce got started in our industry, whether a one-size-fits-all format for media files is on the horizon and how Bruce envisions the future of broadcasting.