NRWision, a community TV station serving the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, used a filebased system for the first nine years of operations, to upload non-live content created in the studio over an internet connection to a playout server in Unitymedia’s network operation center (NOC). While NRWision had been part of Unitymedia’s channel line-up for quite some time, it was not able to broadcast live over the internet.
This may sound strange given the fact that NRWision has 1 Gb/s connections to the desktop and – as a university – has a high-speed direct access connection to the Internet backbone. However, NRWision realized that high-speed internet connection is not enough to ensure successful live broadcast.
DataMiner helps you to tackle all management and orchestration challenges of the complex all-IP environment, and ensures that you are able to benefit from all the potential advantages a flexible and virtualized broadcast operation has to offer. With its numerous functionalities and configuration possibilities, DataMiner is the perfect fit for the modern production media center, today and in the future.
Herve Creff, Business Development Director, Broadpeak
This presentation explains why OTT video delivery has not entirely replaced IPTV, discussing the latency and scalability issues. In an ideal situation, the benefits of OTT and TS video delivery should be brought together. Attendees will learn what technologies and solutions are available to merge the worlds of traditional TV and connected devices in order to capitalize on their respective benefits while removing their drawbacks.
Andreas Hilmer, Director Marketing & Communications, AIMS Andreas describes the role the alliance plays in the industry with the goal of bringing broadcasters, technology vendors and industry standards organizations together. [maxbutton id="102" ] [maxbutton id="103" ]
So how does all this work in the real world? IP based infrastructures have brought us new types of equipment, new standards, and new capabilities that have been revolutionary to the broadcast TV industry. Robert Erickson (Advanced Technology Manager, Grass Valley) will be sharing vendor agnostic experiences and lessons learned from years of applying these. [bc_video video_id="5768681187001" account_id="4229317768001" player_id="BkgkXSCcOM" embed="in-page" padding_top="56%" autoplay="autoplay" min_width="0px" max_width="640px" width="100%" height="100%"]
THE SITUATION ATN International is a US investment firm that operates, owns and invests in telecommunications companies and renewable energy assets, in the US and internationally. Their communications portfolio includes telcos with triple play services, such as One Communications in Bermuda, Viya in the US Virgin Islands, Logic in the Cayman Islands and GTT in Guyana. They also own communications companies in the US that focus on direct-to-consumer and wholesale wireless services. THE PROBLEM: HOW TO TRANSFORM TV AND VIDEO ATN identified that video services were consuming between 70 – 80 percent of all traffic on their network. But, even though these services were bringing in a lot of revenue, they were not generating a lot of margin. And ATN realized that this was part of a larger trend: Internet video traffic continues to increase, but traditional operators are losing subscribers to their video services. ATN saw the need to transform how they deliver, and especially how they monetize video services. The proliferation of full OTT packages such as Netflix and Amazon Prime has brought about a new way of watching TV and videos. Many subscribers are dropping the traditional channel tier model in favor of less restrictive streaming TV...