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The Liberation Of Broadcast Technology - Part 2July 27th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Building optimized systems that scale to meet peak demand delivers broadcast facilities that are orders of magnitude more efficient than their static predecessors. In part 2 of this series, we investigate how this can be achieved.

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The Liberation Of Broadcast Technology - Part 1July 20th 2021 - 09:30 AM

For many years broadcasters have been working with static systems that are difficult to change and upgrade. This two part series explores the unfolding of a more elastic future based on COTS hardware and flexible licensing.

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“Anything with a printed circuit board in it is likely looking at similar market dynamics.” Tim Shoulders, Grass Valley CEO and President.

Parts And Chip ShortagesJuly 15th 2021 - 09:00 AM

TV equipment manufacturers are doing what broadcasters do best: Creatively helping each other work through a difficult technical challenge.

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Timing: Part 4 - Analog TelevisionJuly 8th 2021 - 09:00 AM

One of the earliest and most widespread applications of synchronizing was in television.

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The World Of OTT (Quality Assurance Pt2) - Monitoring From The Network SideJune 23rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

Part 1 of this series described how network-side QoE (Quality of Experience) measurement is fundamental to proactively assuring the quality of OTT services. At its core, the network-side can be an early warning system for QoS, which in turn correlates to actual QoE performance. This article considers the two types of network monitoring available to us, relative priorities for the points of measurement, and how the video platforms contributing to OTT services are evolving to support OTT quality at scale.

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Hybrid CDN - Part 2June 15th 2021 - 09:00 AM

This is the second instalment of our deep dive into the rapid growth of OTT, high user expectations and the developments in hybrid systems which combine CDN with storage and distributed processing to meet demand.

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Hybrid CDN - Part 1June 8th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Broadcasting video and audio has rapidly developed from the send-and-forget type transmission to the full duplex OTT and VOD models in recent years. The inherent bi-directional capabilities of IP networks have provided viewers with a whole load of new interactive viewing possibilities.

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Timing: Part 3 - Early SynchronizationJune 4th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Synchronizing became extremely important with the growth of AC power systems, which ended up being used to synchronize all sorts of equipment, from Radar to television.

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