System Reliability for Broadcast-over-IP applications November 29th 2016 - 05:00 PM

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

Hardware Infrastructure IP Infrastructure Playout and Transmission Transmission Encoding & MUX Distribution & Delivery Video Transport Headends & IPTV

An Update on the DTV Spectrum Reorganization November 17th 2016 - 01:00 PM

While there is plenty of talk about disruptive technologies — the SDI-to-IP migration, for instance — that transition pales in comparison to the FCC’s repack of the DTV broadcast frequency spectrum. For a TV station, what could be more disruptive than having to relocate the entire operation to a different RF

Playout and Transmission Transmission Encoding & MUX Transmitters and RF Components Distribution & Delivery

A Tutorial on ATSC 3.0 Signaling and Announcement: The Next PSIP November 14th 2016 - 12:05 PM

When the ATSC 3.0 broadcast television system replaces ATSC 1.0, the local TV station landscape is going to change drastically. Based on this first standardization effort, broadcasters will be able to deliver a hybrid mix of broadcast and broadband content, opening up opportunities for new media types and services, and subsequently revenue.

Encoding & Transcoding Playout and Transmission Transmission Encoding & MUX Distribution & Delivery

Software vs. Hardware Compression: Striking the Perfect Balance September 28th 2016 - 12:05 PM

The compression of high-quality video has traditionally been a compute-intensive operation requiring dedicated hardware. But the steady progression in computational power of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment has enabled the gradual transition of some video processing operations to software-based environments. A software-based approach can offer significant flexibility and agility improvements over purpose-built

Encoding & Transcoding Playout and Transmission Transmission Encoding & MUX Distribution & Delivery Video Transport