When remote news crews go live from a breaking news scene or a major event, they want to be ahead of the competition at every step.
Reliability, flexibility and convenience are key transmission requirements when covering a story. When the location is on challenging terrain, or if the crowds are overloading the cellular networks, or in adverse weather conditions – or sometimes all three at once – reliable transmission paths are critical to ensuring that high quality video gets back to the station or direct to the viewer.
This paper looks at the evolving needs of pay-TV service providers as their growing multi-screen distribution strategies create increasing complexity in their content protection systems. It highlights the four key drivers that are causing pay-TV companies to reconsider their existing CAS/DRM architectures, and explains the reasons for moving toward a more unified approach that streamlines the implementation and operation of content security across multiple networks and devices.
Whenever we visit new prospects we see the same problems time and time again. Whether they be banks, broadcasters, post-production facilities or telecoms companies, they face similar technical challenges when ingesting, curating, protecting and sharing video assets.