Although latency and resource coordination continue to challenge those considering cloud-based remote live production, the distributed architecture model is steadily gaining traction as a cost-effective alternate to hardware-based on-premise projects. To date this IT-centric architecture has not been deployed for high-profile productions like the Super Bowl or World Cup, but remote IP-video contribution, production and distribution has allowed second-tier sporting events to be televised globally whereas they might not be - due to cost and fully remote access - using traditional production methods.
New, in-cloud, pay-per-use business models offer new advantages to occasional REMI, field reporting, remote event production and similar content producers and distributors with a better business model to remain competitive and profitable without huge ongoing capital investments.
The pressure to extract more revenue from ever shrinking budgets, due to expensive content rights contracts, is causing Broadcasters to re-evaluate—and in many cases reduce—how they spend their money on production tools and infrastructure. Recognizing this, live production technology providers like Grass Valley are getting “creative” in how they sell their products and cloud-native systems.
While many professionals have come to understand how to configure IP-based infrastructures to handle the distribution of audio and video files, managing specific devices on the network has been extremely complex, at best. Recognizing this, Lawo has developed a new software management platform called Home that makes it easy to set up, manage and benefit from the flexibility, scalable nature and signal-agnostic design that comes with IP infrastructures.
Sweden’s Net Insight has agreed to sell its resource optimization business, ScheduALL, to Xytech Systems for $6 million, with the transaction expected to be completed within weeks.
In the wake of the pandemic, Telestream has used the restrictions imposed on virtually every equipment supplier over the past few months to innovate and focus on providing new features for its products that facilitate remote operation and automated quality control for enterprise-scale broadcast and media operations.
At the upcoming CABSAT conference, March 12-14, in Dubai, Globecast will spotlight its latest offerings for content delivery around the world using multiple distribution platforms. The company will highlight how it helps multi-channel video providers to enhance the value of their line-up by increasing audience and revenue through a wide range of services.
With a stated goal of helping media organizations address rising costs and quality issues for multi-platform, multi-versioned content distribution, at the 2019 NAB Show Telestream will demonstrate new products and workflows that address content creators, owners and distributors from creation to distribution under the umbrella of the Telestream Cloud.