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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.

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The World Of OTT: Part 10 - Optimizing Encoding & Contribution For Live OTTApril 6th 2021 - 09:00 AM

OTT has dramatically expanded the range of delivery outlets for content and continues to do so. This has had a direct effect on content production, enabling almost any organization or person to create and distribute live content, which has increased the volume of content being created. Whether this content is for entertainment, news, education or communications, video is our preferred communication medium and people generally turn to this whenever possible.

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Timing: Part 1 - Sidereal Or Solar?March 31st 2021 - 09:00 AM

The subjects of timing, synchronizing and broadcasting are inseparable and in this new series John Watkinson will look at the fundamentals of timing, areas in which fundamental progress was made, how we got where we are and where we might be going.

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The World Of OTT: Part 9 - Internet Exchanges & The Growth Of OTTMarch 23rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

Demand for bandwidth is growing at a remarkable rate. The demand is so high that Equinix’s Global Interconnection Index (GXI) Volume 4 forecasts a 45% CAGR specifically for interconnection bandwidth from 2019-2023. This will bring global interconnection bandwidth, used specifically by businesses that need to guarantee throughput capacity, from 5,000 Tbps in 2020 to 16,000 Tbps in 2023.

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Encoding, decoding, compression, distance and switch hops all add latency along the distributed signal path.

Latency Remains Thorn In Side Of Live Sports Remote ProductionMarch 11th 2021 - 09:00 AM

After years of trial and error designed to reduce operating cost and (more recently) keep crews safely distanced, remote production has found its niche in live production and will remain the de facto method for producing events over a distributed network infrastructure. However, a big hurdle left to overcome for successful deployment of such networked workflows is latency. In live production, video latency refers to the amount of time it takes for a single frame of video to transfer from the camera to a processing location (on premise or in the cloud) and back to the display—wherever that display might be.

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Crister Fritzson, CEO of Net Insight.

Net Insight Continues Asset Disposal To Focus On Media TransportMarch 10th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Sweden’s Net Insight has agreed to sell its resource optimization business, ScheduALL, to Xytech Systems for $6 million, with the transaction expected to be completed within weeks.

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The World Of OTT: Part 8 - Improving Monetization Through Addressable AdvertisingMarch 9th 2021 - 09:00 AM

OTT offers an amazing promise – to significantly increase the return on advertising spend by targeting consumers more effectively.

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The DVB Project Office is located at the headquarters of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) in Geneva, Switzerland.

DVB Adds Watermarking Option For Inserting Targeted Ads In Linear Broadcasts March 8th 2021 - 09:00 AM

DVB has added watermarking as an option for signalling where targeted ads or other content should be inserted within linear broadcast streams. This is an update to its DVB Targeted Advertising specification originally unveiled in November 2019. The addition is aimed particularly at linear broadcasts delivered to internet connected TVs via operator-controlled set top boxes (STBs).

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Stephen Whiting, director for Newsy, running the show from his home using Viz Mosart newsroom automation software.

News Production Technologies Support Seamless Working From HomeMarch 5th 2021 - 09:00 AM

With the pandemic’s alarming numbers now decreasing, news anchors have carefully begun reporting from the studio again, albeit in separate parts of the building and socially distanced. However, the IP-enabled technology and remote workflows developed by equipment vendors across the industry during the worst of it have endured and will for some time. These new tools allow reporters, producers and technicians to work from home by streamlining the process of producing a newscast.

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