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A brave drone owner/operator provided exciting live action close-up shots that ramped up the TV magic. Graphics courtesy KRMS-TV.

Live OB TV: It’s A Magic Show - Part 2December 13th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Planning for any kind of live TV broadcasting starts with a ‘what-if?’ list. What if the power source fails? What if a key production person gets sick or hurt? What if broadband internet access becomes unstable? What are the chances for each ‘what-if?’ and what back-up alternatives fit the budget? The list should be as lengthy as it is easy to edit.

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Zixi’s cloud-based (and on-premise) Software-Defined Video Platform enables video delivery over any IP network, protocol, or cloud provider.

Low Latency Encoding The Key To Variety Of File Streaming Use CasesOctober 15th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Television ratings service Nielsen recently released a report that showed streaming platforms pulled in a bigger share of viewers’ time then broadcast networks did. In fact, Netflix and YouTube alone now make up about 12 percent of the time Americans spend in front of their TVs.

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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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The tweaking tool has been replaced by privileges, passwords and settings.

ATSC 3.0 : Right Place, Right TimeApril 9th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Many people and cultures celebrate special New Year dates. Organizations designate fiscal years. Broadcasters traditionally mark their new technology year mid-April, at annual NAB Shows. Old habits die hard.

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Stations used to broadcast this before sign-on. Viewers needed a mirror to see the picture to adjust the controls on the back of their sets.

Maintaining Digital Integrity With IP Test & MeasurementOctober 1st 2020 - 09:00 AM

TV test and measurement gear and instrument solutions also facilitate remote production and monitoring.

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Sky with its reliance on live sports has suffered during lockdown.

Winners And Losers In Lockdown Video Lottery May 13th 2020 - 09:00 AM

The first set of quarterly financial results during the lockdown has given the clearest indication yet of what impact the crisis is having on sectors and individual companies in the video services and broadcasting sector, with a stark divide between winners and losers, but with all players affected in some way.

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The main control room at The Switch’s London facility can manage REMI productions across the globe.

Bandwidth Pricing Can Be Biggest Hurdle To REMI (At Home) SuccessJuly 26th 2018 - 11:00 AM

There’s been a lot of talk about the resource efficiencies related to remote operations for live production, but the cost of bandwidth to connect all of the disparate locations continues to make this way of working prohibitive for most second-tier producers.

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