The BBC Scotland opened its broadcast center at Pacific Quay in Glasgow in 2007 as an SDI HD facility with traditional satellite-based contribution downlink capability. Over the last 10 years, however, they have gradually moved to IP contribution and the benefits have been significant.
When the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest found that their Tel Aviv venue did not have ISDN lines to stream the reporters’ commentaries, an ingenious software called LUCI let their voices be heard.
Flemish media company DPG Media is going all in on ST2110-based IP production with Lawo, upgrading facilities in Vilvoorde, Belgium and constructing a new building in Antwerp to support its wide array of programming. Antwerp is the site of its nationwide news operations.
Bitmovin said it has officially been qualified as a video transcoding partner by Akamai Technologies, a CDN and edge-processing platform, to enable secure digital content delivery to all consumer platforms. Akamai has worked closely with Bitmovin since Bitmovin ended its Media Services on Demand (MSOD) transcoding service two years ago.
Looking for maximum flexibility as well as ease of use for operators (including non-technical staff), French broadcaster TF1 has deployed a facility control system from Axon Digital Design to manage its new Riedel Communications distributed audio/video router.