Internet delivery is playing an influential role in delivering programs. For viewers to have the best quality of experience, engineers and technologists must expand their understanding to appreciate the intricacies of computer networks & internet delivery.
The ViacomCBS Pluto TV AvoD (Advertising VoD) service has launched in Spain, increasing its European orbit to five countries.
Synamedia has stood out as the vendor making the biggest splash over content protection and video piracy around IBC 2020, even though the event was confined to virtual channels.
Like the broadcasters they serve, the Las Vegas 2020 NAB Show and annual Amsterdam IBC events were forced to go virtual. Show or no shows, TV shows go on, and 2020 OTA TV transmission technology is moving faster than ever. Here’s some of what leading TV RF experts hoped to share with exhibit visitors in person.
Low Complexity Enhancement Video Coding (LCEVC) is gaining traction faster than any other video compression standard as it approaches final approval by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG).
Illegal piracy subscription services are now worth over $1 billion a year in the US alone, according to a study conducted by the Digital Citizens Alliance in conjunction with NAGRA, the content security arm of the Swiss Kudelski group.
Pay TV is now in chronic decline across almost the whole of the Americas as ongoing recession among the Latin countries continues to bite.
Video encoding is running up against a complexity barrier that is raising costs and reducing scope for further improvements in quality.
Playout automation has been enabling fewer people to control more channels for decades but we’re not quite at the point where human interaction can be eliminated altogether. Since most linear broadcasters will either move to a software-based deployment for their channels themselves or give them to a service provider that carries out that transformation for them, The Broadcast Bridge assesses the benefits and the challenges in so doing. Part II examines the crucial role of IP and the workflows and skillsets needed to operate such infrastructure.