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By mandating Audio Description in addition to traditional captioning, the FCC is making video programming more accessible.

FCC Expands Caption Mandate As Automated Processing Takes Center StageFebruary 26th 2021 - 09:00 AM

On October 27, 2020 The Federal Communications Commission issued an order to expand its captioning mandate for broadcasters to include audio description requirements for 40 designated market areas (DMAs) over the next four years. The move came after the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) directed stations in the top 60 DMAs to provide what it calls “described programming.”

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Veset Nimbus is the company’s flagship linear playout SaaS product for professional broadcasters.

The Resurrection Of Live Linear TV And How To Playout From The CloudFebruary 3rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

One of the surprises from the latest research published by Nielsen was the significant rise in audiences watching live linear TV. Lockdown has not only sent SVOD viewing soaring through the roof but linear TV is expanding rapidly. One reason for this, according to Nielsen, has been greater adoption of streaming by older age groups. Moreover, they aren’t expected just to revert back again. Even Netflix launched a scheduled programming feature recently targeting older audiences in France in a move likely to be replicated in other territories. The move is also seen as a response to advertising video on demand services. There’s one playout provider focussed on playout for linear TV channel management with a groundbreaking SaaS cloud playout platform. We spoke with Veset CEO Igor Krol to learn more.

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Automatically generating repurposed content in transport streams can automatically generate new profits.

New Compliance Tools Bring New Revenue OpportunitiesNovember 13th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Compliance solutions have rapidly transformed a once operator-intensive legal necessity into suites of automatic processes for new revenues.

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Low Complexity Enhancement Video Coding Edges Towards Final ApprovalSeptember 4th 2020 - 09:00 AM

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).

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Complexity Barrier Drives Simpler Video Compression June 1st 2020 - 09:00 AM

Video encoding is running up against a complexity barrier that is raising costs and reducing scope for further improvements in quality.

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IP requires new skills, new workflows.

Software-Defined Automation: Are We Nearly There Yet? Part IIMay 22nd 2020 - 09:00 AM

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.

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The RIST spec is now deployed in dozens of global locations for a wide variety of broadcast services.

VSF RIST Spec On Road To Wide Implementation May 19th 2020 - 09:30 AM

In 2017, at that year’s VidTrans conference a regional gathering of members of the Video Services Forum (VSF), a new protocol for delivering audio and video over lossy IP networks (including the public Internet), was born. It was an idea that many had been skeptical of, since the open Internet brought with it all kinds of quality, security, latency and reliability issues.

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Essential Guide: Microservices For BroadcastersJanuary 29th 2020 - 11:00 AM

Computer systems continue to dominate the landscape for broadcast innovation and the introduction of microservices is having a major impact on the way we think about software. This not only delivers improved productivity through more efficient workflow solutions for broadcasters, but also helps vendors to work more effectively to further improve the broadcaster experience.

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