Working at the limits of broadcast technology, news providers are constantly stretching systems to deliver their story first. Discover how the winners operate and quickly master the technology they value.
OTT is becoming more and more prevalent in the world of video consumption. Some people would say that it will become the dominant form of video delivery in years to come as the underlying technologies expand, develop or mature, and consumer behaviour continues to revolve around convenience, flexibility and personalization. Recent OTT launches and refreshes from major media businesses like NBC, Disney, Warner Media, CBS, RAI, BBC, ITV, SRG and RTL show how important OTT is to their future.
Digital audio relies completely on the accuracy of quantization and it is important to see how it works.
Changing TV station dynamics, new markets, and new technologies are driving wireless remote broadcasting link solution innovations.
As TV and movie production studios begin to slowly resume operations, they are doing so very carefully and with a number of government-mandated protocols for safe working in place. Some say these operational restrictions—limited crew, remote control when possible, non-essential personnel are not allowed—are significantly adding to the time it typically would take to complete a project. For starters, all shared equipment, microphones, and other TV production tools must be disinfected after each use.
When the pandemic began shutting down TV stations in the spring of this year, journalists and producers were left to figure out how to work from home and set up technical systems they were very unfamiliar with. In many cases panic set in.
TV test and measurement gear and instrument solutions also facilitate remote production and monitoring.
Among a number of things, the pandemic has accelerated product development timelines for remote production and the migration to virtualized IP infrastructures, supporting the ability to produce content remotely and stay socially distanced. Many of these new tools were already in place but were often still in early stages, and some were cobbled together nearly on the fly as broadcasters coped with the careful return of live sports.
In 2018, Rohde & Schwarz announced a new multi-user shared access storage system called SpycerNode. It offers a radically different approach to coping with broadcast & media storage requirements. In this article, we take a closer look to see how its approach differs and where this might add value to broadcasters, content owners and facilities.