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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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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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Just how secure is your operation?

Don’t Let Your OTT Success Turn You Into A Data Exfiltration VictimMarch 6th 2019 - 10:00 AM

Imagine you are a creative person with technical skills and limited moral constraints. Now imagine you get the opportunity to steal the series finale for Game of Thrones weeks before the episode is broadcast or streamed. That would be worth a lot, wouldn’t it?

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Cost-effective IP Contribution and DistributionOctober 1st 2018 - 03:00 PM

Saving dollars is one of the reasons broadcasters are moving to IP. Network speeds have now reached a level where real-time video and audio distribution is a realistic option.

Taking this technology to another level, Rohde and Schwarz demonstrate in this eBook how to reduce costs even further and provide contribution and distribution over the internet.

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