Time base correction is an enabling technology that crops up everywhere; not just in broadcasting.
The finite speed of light, and indeed of all communication has various impacts on broadcasting.
Cisco is leading a $70 million investment in Israeli CDN startup Qwilt, driven by growth in the open caching architecture developed and endorsed by the Streaming Video Alliance.
Practically all communication, including broadcasting, relies totally on electromagnetic waves that may be radiated far and wide from transmitters or guided along wires, waveguides or optical fibers.
For the past year an international group of technology companies, funded by the European Union (EU), has been looking into the use of 5G technology to streamline live and studio production in the hopes of distributing more content to (and from) viewers faster and more efficiently. Due to the restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus, most of the work thus far has been completed remotely.
The need for synchronization rears its head in so many different endeavors that it has to be accepted as one of the great enabling technologies.
A new non-profit group is about to launch for the CDN (Content Delivery Network) industry, aiming to provide more consistent media transport with greater resilience against the outages that have recently afflicted some of the world’s major CDN providers.
The DVB Project plans to support linear TV broadcast over 5G by Q3 2022 after approving commercial requirements for DVB-I service support.