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IP extenders use KVM-over-IP technology to transmit signals, allowing operators to access connected computers on Gigabit Ethernet networks.

KVM-Over-IP Comes Of AgeDecember 24th 2020 - 09:00 AM

With many production personnel working from home these days, gaining access to computers and systems back at the studio can be tricky, both logistically and due to obtaining the right security authorization. In many cases, a network- or software-based solution is not adequate because the available bandwidth might run out, the VPN connection does not always guarantee sufficient transmission quality, or the connection is not reliable or secure enough.

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Remotely controlled operations helped broadcasters resume live sports coverage despite strict safety measures.

2020 In Review: Industry Bruised But Not BeatenDecember 23rd 2020 - 09:00 AM

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: The pandemic has had a highly disruptive effect on video production and distribution in 2020 and many agree it will be felt for several years. The inability for people to gather safely has made it impossible for full-scale video production to go ahead as it did before. Yet, the industry has risen to the challenge in a myriad of ways and learned to be more efficient in the process.

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The World Of OTT: Part 3 - OTT’s Unique Storage RequirementsDecember 18th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Central storage systems for OTT are unique in the world of media storage. They combine a set of requirements which no other media use case has to handle.

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Core Insights - Agile Adaptive Monitoring For OTTDecember 16th 2020 - 09:00 AM

​With viewers demanding to watch what they want, where they want, and how they want, it’s not surprising we’re seeing an unprecedented growth in broadcaster OTT requirements. However, the change in delivery format from traditional broadcasting is providing us with some interesting challenges.

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Sinclair Broadcast Group headquarters is located in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

Sinclair’s Qligent Vision IntegrationDecember 11th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Standardized QoS/QoE monitoring systems ensure that Sinclair operators can seamlessly aggregate, analyze and troubleshoot all broadcast performance data groupwide. It also builds a solid foundation for future automation.

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Adaptive Monitoring Keeps An Eye Out For Quality While Saving Cost December 2nd 2020 - 09:00 AM

As the number of channels for OTT delivery continues to grow, monitoring these channels in a highly automated way has become paramount to ensuring a good Quality of Experience for the viewer. To deliver QoE that’s as good as linear TV broadcasts, the entire system—from ingest to multi-bitrate encoding to delivery to CDN—must be monitored continuously.

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Essential Guide: Protecting Premium Content OTT & VOD DistributionDecember 1st 2020 - 09:00 AM

The complexity of modern OTT and VOD distribution has increased massively in recent years. The adoption of internet streaming gives viewers unparalleled freedom to consume their favorite live and pre-recorded media when they want, where they want, and how they want. But these opportunities have also presented content owners with unfortunate challenges, typically piracy and overcoming illegal content copying.

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Protected Transport Bolsters Signal Monitoring For Live Broadcasts Over IPNovember 25th 2020 - 09:00 AM

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.

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