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Essential Guide: IP – A Practical ApplicationJune 27th 2019 - 10:00 AM

As broadcasters accelerate IP migration, we must move from a position of theory to that of practical application. Hybrid solutions to integrate SDI, AES, MADI, and IP will be needed for many years to come, even with green field sites, as broadcasters seek a steady and methodical transition.

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Broadcasters Now Need To Care About Quality Viewing ExperiencesJune 25th 2019 - 01:00 PM

Thanks to Over-the-Top (OTT) streaming video, content owners and broadcasters have a very different relationship with the end consumer – often a direct one.

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This Protocol Comparison Matrix illustrates the tradeoffs that define compressed IP video transport protocols.

Compressed Video Over IP Transport Report, Part 1June 25th 2019 - 09:00 AM

Many protocol specifications are used today to reliably transport compressed video over IP networks and the internet. New transport specifications such as RIST with ARQ continue development and testing.

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Essential Guide:  OTT Monitoring UncoveredJune 20th 2019 - 12:30 PM

OTT distribution is worlds apart from traditional unidirectional broadcasting in terms of its fundamental operation and viewing preferences.

The internet is a rapidly expanding collection of service providers, many in direct competition, transferring broadcaster video and audio streams alongside many other types of often conflicting data.

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For broadcasters and production companies, a local archive with direct access to big files has become the preferred solution.

Assessing The Benefits Of Disk Versus Tape For Long-Term ArchivesJune 18th 2019 - 11:00 AM

With the advent of higher resolution video (HD, 4K and 8K), immersive audio (stereo, Dolby Atmos and Fraunhofer Institute’s MPEG-H), 3D, virtual reality and metadata, media files are increasing in size, putting an unending stress of storage requirements for broadcasters and production companies.

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OTT - What and Where to Monitor – Part 3June 6th 2019 - 01:00 PM

In the last two articles in this series we looked at why we need to monitor in OTT. Then, through analysing a typical OTT distribution chain, we sought to understand where the technical points of demarcation and challenges arise. In this concluding article, we look at what and where to monitor in a multi-service-provider OTT delivery system.

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Why We Need OTT Monitoring – Part 2May 23rd 2019 - 01:00 PM

In the previous article in this series, “Understanding OTT Systems”, we looked at the fundamental differences between unidirectional broadcast and OTT delivery. We investigated the complexity of OTT delivery and observed an insight into the multi-service provider silo culture. In this article we fully analyze a typical OTT delivery channel to understand why we need monitoring.

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Inside the Video Call Center producers help ensure reliable connectivity for a multitude of TV shows.

The Video Call Center Offers Paradigm Shift In Live Video RemotesMay 23rd 2019 - 10:00 AM

In an era of rising programming costs, media companies are looking for ways to reduce production budgets, through both live remote control operations leveraging the Cloud and the public Internet as well as the use of less expensive consumer-level technology.

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