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Courtesy European Supporters Association.

European Super League Debacle Heralds Change For Sports BroadcastingMay 3rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

The dramatic volcanic eruption of the European Super League (ESL) may have been short lived but the ash spewed out will disrupt the field of sports broadcasting for much longer and likely accelerate change towards a new order.

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The World Of OTT (Business Pt2) - Telco Access Networks (& The Growth Of OTT)April 27th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Telco fixed access networks are “the last mile” to homes and commercial buildings. They play a key role in the delivery of OTT Video, and are undergoing big changes to support its growth. Telco fixed access networks were originally built in the 19th century to deliver telegraph services, evolving during the 20th century into telephone services. Today they provide vital telecommunications services supporting all aspects of a nation’s life including government, business, education and entertainment. Companies in this sector include the likes of British Telecom, Telecom Italia and AT&T. Over the last 30 years, the voice-first PSTN network has evolved to support data services over broadband, and today telco’s are deploying new data-first access networks.

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Essential Guide: Flexible IP MonitoringApril 16th 2021 - 09:30 AM

Video, audio and metadata monitoring in the IP domain requires different parameter checking than is typically available from the mainstream monitoring tools found in IT. The contents of the data payload are less predictable and packet distribution more tightly defined leading to the need to use specialist media stream centric monitoring tools.

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Controlling a matrix of I/Os and functions with a GUI over IP provides a powerful remote operation advantage. Courtesy Riedel.

Is Remote Operation Underrated?April 15th 2021 - 09:00 AM

A recent Lawo remote activities case study notes, “It should be obvious by now that remote operation has been seriously underrated. For some, it allows to save substantial amounts of money, while others will appreciate the time gained from not having to travel.”

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Improving Negative ARQ Protocols For Internet DeliveryApril 14th 2021 - 09:00 AM

In this article, George Kroon, research broadcast engineer, takes a look at how Negative ARQ protocols similar to those used for internet streaming and contribution can be improved specifically for broadcast television.

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Lossless compression algorithms allow the original data to be perfectly reconstructed from the compressed data.

Lossless Compression: Rewriting Data More EfficientlyApril 8th 2021 - 09:00 AM

There are many types of codecs, all used for specific purposes to reduce file sizes and make them easier to distribute down a limited bandwidth pipe. Lossy compression and Lossless compression are the two most common categories of data compression used to reduce the size of data without significant loss of information.

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The World Of OTT (Content Pt3) - Optimizing Encoding & Contribution For Live OTTApril 6th 2021 - 09:00 AM

OTT has dramatically expanded the range of delivery outlets for content and continues to do so. This has had a direct effect on content production, enabling almost any organization or person to create and distribute live content, which has increased the volume of content being created. Whether this content is for entertainment, news, education or communications, video is our preferred communication medium and people generally turn to this whenever possible.

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Association football is the most heavily pirated sport broadcast online (photo Viaccess-Orca).

TV Industry Can Claw Back $28 Billion Per Year From Sports PiratesApril 2nd 2021 - 09:00 AM

The TV industry, including pay TV operators, rights holders and new streaming providers, could recoup $28.3 billion a year from pirates by luring consumers back to legitimate video services.

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