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PTP V2.1 – New Security & Monitoring For IP Broadcast Infrastructures - Part 2September 21st 2021 - 09:00 AM

In the last article in this series, we looked at how PTP V2.1 has improved security. In this part, we investigate how robustness and monitoring is further improved to provide resilient and accurate network timing.

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Electric blowers (at right) were brought in to dry out the news studio at WGNO. The staff was forced to evacuate while live on the air.

TV Stations Coping With Severe Weather But Keep The Reports ComingSeptember 15th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Violent weather storms are wreaking havoc on the East Coast of the U.S. and radio and TV stations there are struggling to get the life-saving news out. In the past two months alone storms have knocked out TV antenna and broadcast towers at an alarming rate.

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PTP V2.1 – New Security & Monitoring For IP Broadcast Infrastructures - Part 1September 14th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Timing accuracy has been a fundamental component of broadcast infrastructures for as long as we’ve transmitted television pictures and sound. The time invariant nature of frame sampling still requires us to provide timing references with sub microsecond accuracy.

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Creative Audio - Noise Reduction With Bob BronowSeptember 13th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Dialogue is king in television. Let’s face it, you don’t watch an episode of your favorite police procedural or reality show just to listen to the sound design or the incidental music. But whether the content is scripted or unscripted, delivering intelligible dialogue can be a real challenge for the show’s mixer.

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The World Of OTT (Infrastructure Pt7) - ISPs And The Growth Of OTT VideoSeptember 8th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are experiencing significant growth in bandwidth consumption largely due to the uptake of OTT video services and the growth in numbers of connected devices per household. ISPs are therefore navigating the path of making successful investments in their networks that support OTT operators’ goals and consumers’ expectations.

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Creative Audio - Broadcast Crowd SoundSeptember 3rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

When televised sports events began to return after the initial coronavirus lockdown in 2020, U.S. broadcasters faced a dilemma. With no spectators in attendance, what do you do about the lack of crowd noise? This is the fascinating story of how a team of award-winning creative audio engineers set about manually re-creating the right atmosphere.

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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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Esports - A New Prescription For Broadcasting: Part 3 - Considering The CloudAugust 25th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Esports is demonstrating how agile mindsets can provide flexible and scalable solutions within relatively short timescales. But as more software solutions become viable, esports is taking advantage of the cloud and its offerings.

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