LTN Global is a worldwide leader in integrated media technology solutions. We connect the world with transformative video experiences and empower content producers and distributors to create, acquire, transform, deliver, and monetize content at scale. Backed by the world’s fastest and most reliable IP multicast video network, our solutions bring customers greater efficiency, agility, and creativity in targeting and delivering more content to more viewers at all times. The LTN Ecosystem enables media businesses to unify the video chain and accelerate media workflow innovation, driving scalable revenues and enabling the ultimate audience experience. Contact us today to learn how you can harness the power of our global broadcast video solutions and win the future of video.
Skyline Communications is the global leading supplier of end-to-end multi-vendor NMS, OSS and orchestration software solutions for the broadband and media industry. Its flagship DataMiner network management platform enables end-to-end integration of the most complex technical ecosystems and has been deployed by leading operators around the world. The platform heralds a new generation of sophisticated artificial-intelligence-powered solutions and comprises highly innovative features, such as the brand-new DataMiner Augmented Operation concept. The company has offices in Belgium, Portugal, Singapore and the US, a permanent presence in Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, and the UK, and a vast network of local partners around the world. Founded in 1985, Skyline has decades of industry-specific NMS and OSS expertise. The company remains a 100% independent NMS/OSS software publisher even today, with over 300 employees and over 6000 systems deployed in more than 125 countries. Not only Skyline's DataMiner platform has received various prestigious awards, but the company itself has also been awarded multiple times for innovation, growth and excellence.
Lockwood Broadcast Group has been on the cutting edge of video delivery over IP since its inception. It has been involved in IP multicasting since 2007 and was among the first broadcasting companies to distribute HD content over IP.
Before using VideoFlow, Lockwood had worked with several vendors for video transport with various levels of success. “We looked at everything out there, tried numerous products but couldn’t find anything that gave us both the reliability and the operational efficiency that we need,” said Bob Pectelidis, Lockwood’s Corporate Director of Engineering.
David Phillips (CEO, MultiCast Consultancy) discusses Technology Changes in the Broadcast & Media Industry.
This annual event covering three days at the EBU headquarters in Geneva brings together 150 professionals from the public broadcast sector and increasingly the private sector as well. In addition to those attending in person, the EBU streams the event live with high production values, interactivity and excellent video and sound quality.
In past years there was more of a deep dive in to the various video formats and specifications in development, SMPTE 2110 and compression algorithm for example. This year similar technology was included but an increased emphasis was placed on operational aspects and developments beyond signal formats. Separate tutorials were provided for more in-depth explanations.
Overall there is a sense that traditional broadcasters are waking up to the realities of modern television which is increasingly on-line and social media driven.
This report provides a brief summary of each session. On request more information can be provided on specific presentations, most have been made available directly after the event.
This 2 day hands on workshop covers transport of RTP streams using IP Multicast Protocols.
It’s becoming commonplace to carry audio and video streams across large IP networks within a broadcast or media facility. Where these AV streams are intended for many destinations simultaneously use of multicast signaling protocols is essential if network resources are to be used efficiently. This practical two day workshop covers the theory and practice of implementing these protocols within IP and Ethernet networks.
IP Overview for Technical and Sales
Thomas Gunkel (Broadcast Market Director, Skyline Communications) reviews a practical example of a SMPTE ST 2110 UHD OB-truck and the challenges in monitoring its infrastructure and the media-over-IP flows. The presentation explores the most relevant KPIs in an ALL-IP environment, looks at SMPTE ST 2022-7 and PTP monitoring explains how to resolve multicast flow topology in combination with label management and how to present such aggregated data to an operator. [bc_video video_id="5770521129001" account_id="4229317768001" player_id="BkgkXSCcOM" embed="in-page" padding_top="56%" autoplay="autoplay" min_width="0px" max_width="640px" width="100%" height="100%"]
An introduction to how IP Multicast flows, the foundation for the delivery of SMPTE ST 2110 and ST 2022-6/7, are delivered from source to destination in an IP network. Both IGMP and SDN approaches are discussed by Gerard Phillips (Systems Engineer, Arista Networks), with the aim to help end users identify when and where these two approaches may be useful in their media networks. [bc_video video_id="5768686271001" account_id="4229317768001" player_id="BkgkXSCcOM" embed="in-page" padding_top="56%" autoplay="autoplay" min_width="0px" max_width="640px" width="100%" height="100%"]
IABM TV interview with Jacques Le Mancq (President & CEO, Broadpeak) on latency for live video streaming, multicast ABR and relationships between content providers and payTV operators