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Live production in the cloud is allowing rights owners to produce content that would normally be cost prohibitive.

Live Cloud-Based Remote Production Slowly Gaining TractionAugust 26th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Although latency and resource coordination continue to challenge those considering cloud-based remote live production, the distributed architecture model is steadily gaining traction as a cost-effective alternate to hardware-based on-premise projects. To date this IT-centric architecture has not been deployed for high-profile productions like the Super Bowl or World Cup, but remote IP-video contribution, production and distribution has allowed second-tier sporting events to be televised globally whereas they might not be - due to cost and fully remote access - using traditional production methods.

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The Sponsors Perspective: Broadcast Transformation In The CloudAugust 2nd 2021 - 09:00 AM

We live in fascinating times: increasingly, we live in the era of cloud-based broadcast operations.

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Essential Guide: Cloud Microservice Workflow DesignJune 2nd 2021 - 09:30 AM

The power and flexibility of cloud computing is being felt by broadcasters throughout the world. Scaling delivers incredible resource and the levels of resilience available from international public cloud vendors is truly eye watering. It’s difficult to see how any broadcaster would run out of computing power or storage, even with 4K and 8K infrastructures.

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The Sponsors Perspective: How Does Flexible Access Change The Way Vizrt Serves Customers?May 13th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Flexible Access is our way of responding to customer needs we see in the market. At a high level, it is about putting our customer experience first and foremost. In these uncertain times, our customers need to produce more stories, better.

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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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The computer industry has shown the way to a more efficient video production future.

IT-Centric Technologies Will Continue To Alter Traditional Video ProductionJanuary 5th 2021 - 09:00 AM

After a year like 2020, predicting the future is scary business. However there are several leading-edge technologies—many borrowed from the IT and consumer-facing industries—that certainly look to make a significant impact on video production and broadcasting in 2021. Here are some, in no particular order, that will see continued implementation and streamline production and distribution workflows. To date we’ve seen these new tools begin to alter the way video production and distribution is done, helping the industry move forward and media businesses grow, and that’s certain to continue in new and exciting ways.

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WAFF producer Kathryn Rickmeyer prepares a news conference stream to go live on WAFF 48’s Facebook page and OTT platforms.

Remote Reporting Gets Alabama’s WAFF Through Trying TimesApril 20th 2020 - 11:00 AM

Reporters for WAFF-TV, the NBC affiliate in Huntsville, Alabama, have seen their share of weather disasters and learned to adapt to working from home for short periods of time. It goes with covering the territory. The current pandemic situation, however, is another story all together. It’s a story that, with each week, brings mental fatigue but also a can-do spirit to help the local community get through the crisis.

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At the BBC’s master control facility in Glasgow, there is no staff. An IP feed management system from Zixi is used instead.

BBC Scotland’s IP Migration Strategy Starts With ContributionFebruary 3rd 2020 - 01:00 PM

The BBC Scotland opened its broadcast center at Pacific Quay in Glasgow in 2007 as an SDI HD facility with traditional satellite-based contribution downlink capability. Over the last 10 years, however, they have gradually moved to IP contribution and the benefits have been significant.

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