Software Integration

Understanding how to make different vendors software operate coherently is critical to achieving the smooth operation of real-time broadcast facilities, especially with the new emergence of IP infrastructures. Discover who is achieving this and how.

Recent Software Integration Content

OTT (Or Is It ABR?) - Part 3 - DASH-CMAF With HTTP/1.1 Chunked Transfer For Low LatencyJuly 6th 2020 - 09:00 AM

ABR segments are transferred conventionally using HTTP/1.0 transfers, where the client requests the whole segment and it is transferred using store-and-forward transfers, where all the data belonging to the transfer is buffered before sending. In order to start the transfer, the size of the segment needs to be known.

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The Sponsors Perspective: TAG Video Systems Introduces New Business Model For Broadcast TechnologyJuly 1st 2020 - 09:00 AM

With the emergence of the cloud into the media production and delivery space, the broadcast and media industry must embrace an entirely new approach to acquiring and deploying technology. Large capital expenditures (CapEx) are increasingly being replaced by operating expense (OpEx) budgets that are more flexible and aligned with the operational requirements of broadcast facilities.

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OTT (Or Is It ABR?) - Part 2 - The Mechanics Of ABR DeliveryJune 29th 2020 - 09:00 AM

ABR delivery offers the prospect of automatic adaptation of bit rates to the prevailing network conditions. Since the client is aware of the set of available bit rates, it can determine, segment-by-segment, which is the optimal bit rate to use.

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OTT (Or Is It ABR?) - Part 1 - The Challenges To Be SolvedJune 22nd 2020 - 09:00 AM

Over-The-Top (OTT) started life as a means to deliver file-based assets for on-demand viewing, and most of its key characteristics echo that origin.

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Essential Guide: Advertising, Regionalization & PersonalizationJune 9th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Technical advances in regionalization and personalization for Ad insertion are helping broadcasters leverage revenues from OTT and VOD. Improved granularity in distribution facilitates refined targeting of advertising giving broadcasters and advertisers unprecedented access to discerning viewers.

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Data Recording: Burst Errors - Part 20June 2nd 2020 - 09:00 AM

The first burst error correcting code was the Fire Code, which was once widely used on hard disk drives. Here we look at how it works and how it was used.

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Essential Guide: OTT (or is it ABR?)May 26th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Program delivery to mobile devices and smart televisions has fueled the growth for internet delivery. But one of the challenges broadcasters and media content providers face is that the internet was never originally designed to stream large amounts of video and audio with virtually no dropout or latency.

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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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