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IP networks have been at the heart of many broadcast operations for two decades and more. Editing uses commodity workstations and IP networks, as do playout operations. But live production has, until recently, been the preserve of SDI. The advances in IT, driven by the data centers that power the cloud, and the general move to virtualization, brings benefits that now make live, real-time broadcast operations possible in an all-IP environment. There is gathering momentum to consider IP-connected broadcast equipment instead of the tried and tested SDI, which has served the industry well since the introduction of digital video.
Sometimes technical managers and engineers get caught up in technology as though it exists by itself. It is important to remember all new solutions must be installed and maintained by humans—and that may require new skills.
Every four years, the attention of the entire United States is focused on two singular events of political and national importance, the Republican and Democratic national conventions. Since the first nationally televised GOP convention back in 1952, television remains key to bringing those events to viewers.
The goals of live IP production include the broadcast of live events, managing content for video switchers, viewing the content live, and switching and mixing the content for live program creation. Output may be IP, SDI or both. Can we do all that today?
The broadcast and production industries are filled with acronyms and terms. The author provides guidance into understanding key standards and technology.
The cost-saving benefits of remote sports production via multiple IP live video transport streams are becoming standard at major sports event venues, and more widely available at other field locations.
The Switch is a U.S. based media operator offering local metro and long distance video transport services in major cities across the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Canada, to broadcast networks, production houses and major sports leagues. Among the various video transport services available to customers The Switch offers local on-demand connectivity, which has become a great success due to the company’s on-demand service model and easy, customer-controlled provisioning. The service was previously used by various media companies to connect internally between different geo- graphical sites and also to connect externally with companies offering complementary services, such as post-production houses. The success of The Switch’s metro service gave rise to the next logical step – to interconnect the isolated, local metro services and roll this out to more cities all over the country.
Microsoft-licensed solution opens door to greater volume and variety of live content, enabling more powerful viewer engagement.