Virtualization, on-prem, and off-prem are just a few of the new terms to find their way into the broadcaster’s dictionary. Discover how IT and HPC technologies are impacting broadcast television to revolutionize your operation.
Any experienced master control operator or quality control manager will tell you that monitoring hundreds of feeds requires that each individual channel is delivered reliably, on time and to the exact location it was meant to go. When these signals are distributed over the public internet, strict protocols must be followed in order to ensure reliability and quality for every video service it supports.
All video services begin with some form of content production and acquisition, so we will assume this is constant regardless of the content distribution method.
To maintain high quality of experience for their customers, content providers need a way to monitor hundreds—sometimes thousands—of channels without compromising real-time error detection. In most cases, the immense scale of their service offerings makes continual visual monitoring of all streams physically impossible and error prone. To meet this need, the flexibility, scalability and agility of software-defined monitoring systems is applied to achieve unlimited multiviewer scaling and fully automated monitoring and alarming to meet this rapidly increasing need.
The impact of AI on videoconferencing bandwidth reduction couldn’t be accelerating at a more opportune time.
Online video captioning is critical for the deaf community at any time, but during a public health emergency like COVID-19, it has taken on a new significance, particularly as people stay at home.
OTT is becoming more and more prevalent in the world of video consumption. Some people would say that it will become the dominant form of video delivery in years to come as the underlying technologies expand, develop or mature, and consumer behaviour continues to revolve around convenience, flexibility and personalization. Recent OTT launches and refreshes from major media businesses like NBC, Disney, Warner Media, CBS, RAI, BBC, ITV, SRG and RTL show how important OTT is to their future.
With its core business in live sports production, Grass Valley has seen its revenue contract significantly over the past eight months but with a new integrated software-defined product roadmap, it looks to bounce back while “reducing the pain” of migrating to IP. This insight, and more, was revealed during a virtual press conference presented by company management in early October.
TV test and measurement gear and instrument solutions also facilitate remote production and monitoring.