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Decisions on the location of transcoding facilities os a careful balancing act

On-Premises, In-Cloud or Hybrid – Where To Locate Transcoding January 28th 2015 - 01:00 PM

One of the prevailing technology narratives across the industry is the wholesale transition of processes from dedicated machinery housed on site and managed internally to remotely located servers which offer greater scalability and efficiency. Yet the answer is rarely as simple as transitioning an entire process to the cloud, and nowhere is more apparent than in transcoding/ repurposing. Here, select transcoding vendors share advice with operators on where to place their investment. Broadly speaking they come down on the side of hybrid solutions but there are nuances.

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GEE claims the largest install base of curated IPTV content delivered to IP connected devices in the air

Inflight connectivity ready to fly outside the US January 16th 2015 - 07:02 PM

Just as in stadia and in cinemas where audiences expect to be able to enjoy the same connectivity on their second screen as they enjoy at home, so the airline industry is waking up to the potential of in flight broadband. Airlines want to enable their passengers to have access to this connected environment within the aircraft, allowing them to interact with both social media, email and, increasingly, on-demand and even live TV at 35,000 feet. While domestic flights in the US have long had this advantage, given the size of the territory for content licencing deals and air to ground WiFi transmission, the market is now being opened up globally making Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity a market to watch.

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Movie and content makers are increasingly challenged to protect their assets from theft.

Media Security? What Security? January 16th 2015 - 12:48 PM

Media security is top of the list for broadcast executives. And the recent Sony Pictures hack illustrates that everyone is a potential target. John Watkinson looks at why cyber-attacks have become common, and what broadcasters, Hollywood and TV show makers can do to try and protect their investments.

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Nativ MIO is described as a media logistics platform

The Evolving MAM system January 15th 2015 - 04:50 PM

OTT revenues are set to rocket to $42 billion by 2020, creating opportunities and threats in equal measure for media owners. As consumers are awash with great content on exciting new platforms, behind the scenes the logistics elements of the TV supply chain are creaking and starting to show their age: The old MAM architectures no longer appear to meet the new media management challenges.

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Broadcast control room. Courtesy SIS Live TV.

Why color levels go wrong in different color spaces January 14th 2015 - 08:01 AM

Don’t confuse YUV color space with RGB color space. The differences are critical for broadcast signals.

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Adding The “Shake” To Live TV Sports Viewing January 13th 2015 - 05:03 PM

Amidst steadily increasing image resolution and multichannel surround sound audio, consumers now have access to the best viewing experience ever, but a company in Ohio wants to take it one step further and allow viewers to “feel” the broadcast during live events coverage.

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Broadcasters Still Mad for MADI January 12th 2015 - 10:45 AM

For contemporary cutting-edge audio infrastructure, many broadcasters continue to choose AES10 (ANSI S4.43-1991), a.k.a. MADI, to transport up to 64 channels of digital audio over a single coax or fiber optic cable.

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ATSC 3.0 Demo at CES 2015 Shows Promise of Next-Generation TV Broadcast Standard January 6th 2015 - 05:41 PM

Although there continues to be some debate about whether the industry as a whole will embrace a next-generation television broadcast standard, dubbed ATSC 3.0, due to a number of technical and financial hardship hurdles (for both broadcasters and the consumer), several live demonstrations of the proposed standard’s capabilities continue to be staged at various industry gatherings. The latest such demonstration is occurring this week at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) convention in Las Vegas.

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