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 IABM theaters – go beyond IP This article originally appeared in the IABM Journal, issue 105 which is available to view online here Written by IABM CTO Stan Moote [caption id="attachment_50419" align="alignleft" width="201"] IABM CTO Stan Moote[/caption]This whole transition to IP had the industry on pause. Many expansion plans, technology refreshes and budgets were postponed, suspended or put in a ‘wait and see’ holding pattern. Not only was this dreadful for IABM members’ top line, it also hurt the industry as a whole by permitting competitors to come in and steal eye-balls from long-established facilities. IABM decided to take on a mandate to help get things back on track through educating the industry on the realities of real-time video and audio over IP at major trade events and online. “The fear of the unknown about real-time video over IP, cyber- security and the survival of SDI put the industry on- hold. To dispel this apprehension, we started up IABM Theaters – they are all about education for all levels of individuals across vendors, installation experts and strategy professionals,” says Peter White, IABM CEO. Starting out at the NAB Show 2017, in conjunction with the IP Showcase, the IABM theater...