As broadcasters migrate to IP, the spotlight is focusing more and more on IT infrastructure. Quietly in the background, IT has been making unprecedented progress in infrastructure design to deliver low latency high-speed networks, and new highly adaptable business models, to make real-time video and audio work in IT infrastructures.
Live broadcast television was once considered to be unique as every bit of data had to be delivered to the viewers television set in real-time. However, as IT continues to leverage its influence on television, we discover the uniqueness of broadcasting isn’t as exclusive as we may have once t
The HbbTV Association has cleared a path for premium hybrid video services combining broadcast and broadband delivery by releasing its free-to-use DASH DRM Reference Application. This is a model that simplifies deployment of hybrid broadband/broadcast services, based on the HbbTV model. Broadcasters and other content delivery services now can
Protecting media systems from hacking, malware and viruses are genuine concerns to every broadcast and production facility engineer. Unfortunately, antimalware protection software is seldom used on audio and video media systems because the two technologies often prove incompatible.
Content security vendor Irdeto has launched its offering for Android TV as that platform gathers steam in the set top box software market. Called Irdeto Armor, the package is designed to protect devices, data and services built on Android TV, preventing the loading of unauthorized apps as well as combating
The company formed from the remnants of Cisco’s old Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) business is taking shape with the appointment of its first CEO, although it has yet to be named. European private equity firm Permira bought back the business in May 2018 for $1 billion from Cisco and h
There is an unprecedented transformation occurring in the TV platform, from a rigid, linear TV experience to one of flexible fluidity in the OTT and multiscreen worlds. More than half of today’s TV viewers say they now watch their favourite show via an online TV platform. For providers such c
The traditional bundle that has been the common currency of pay TV almost since its inception will change beyond recognition over the next five years. That is one conclusion of a panel of European pay TV executives polled by Kudelski Group’s revenue security and multiscreen software subsidiary Nagra, as p
Android TV is finally being adopted on a large scale by pay TV operators three years after its launch and seven years on from the original unveiling of its predecessor Google TV. One casualty could be the RDK (Reference Design Kit) platform introduced by Comcast around 2012 with a similar goal