At its most recent meeting, The DVB Steering Board approved initial specifications for the Commercial Requirements for ABR (Adaptive Bit Rate) Multicast. It also approved the latest specification for Ultra High Definition Television, called UHD-1 Phase 2.
For the past two and a half years Belgian broadcaster VRT—in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), and iMinds (a digital research and incubation center)— has hosted an in-house R&D testing lab called VRT Sandbox. The project allows broadcast engineers and product vendors to test new
France Télévisions, the country’s state-owned broadcaster, has deployed Net Insight’s Nimbra VA 220 system for media contribution and distribution. This will operate in the broadcaster’s network called Réseau Outre-Mer connecting its production facility near Paris with its overseas territories.
From headend to backend, passing through contribution and distribution networks, IP is now almost everywhere in broadcast infrastructure, with its use only increasing. On the production and playout side of the business that’s also now set to dramatically increase. This is due to the flexibility of IP-based systems, their
The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has announced that from October 2017, BBC, BT Sport, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV, Sky and UKTV, will no longer accept delivery on videotape of any programmes commissioned after this date. The announcement represents the end of the use of videotape in UK programme making, and the universal
In the world of B2B media transport, there’s little question that packet-based IP delivery is the preferred method for moving audio and video files. This has enabled broadcasters and program distributors to pay less for bandwidth while giving them the ability to produce live events by remote.
While the debate surrounding the need for a complete migration from handling video (and audio) as a baseband SDI signal to IP continues, manufacturers of bonded cellular video transmitters say they got the transition started with their camera-mounted systems and are committed to helping their customers move past acquisition and