Articles You May Have Missed – December 13, 2017

In case you missed a day with The Broadcast Bridge, here are two popular articles that may be of special interest. These articles focus on specific solutions to help you and your facility operate more efficiently and economically—including some keys to staying ahead of the competition.

OTT and video streaming consumption have increased significantly in recent years. In the U.S., 86 percent of smartphone users watch video content on their phones, according to a recent report from Ericsson. Given the changing viewing demands, broadcasters need to embrace OTT workflows. Yet, ensuring accurate delivery of technically sound content is challenging. Broadcasters require a reliable set of quality control (QC) and monitoring tools to stay competitive in the OTT environment. Ensuring accurate delivery of technically sound content is challenging and requires the proper set of reliable QC and monitoring tools. The article, “QC and Monitoring Requirements for Live and VOD OTT Workflows,” offers some suggested practices.

Though fewer than half of media facilities had any 4K running through them at the close of last year, many are now moving toward full 4K adoption. The enhancements offered by UHD/4K enable creation of richer, more captivating content, but also require production facilities to employ faster, more expansive storage environments.

By examining the specific requirements of 4K format (data rate), capacity, and stream count (number of simultaneous users), a facility can choose storage with the optimal drive type and configuration, network and file system to create and deliver 4K content with confidence.

With a solid storage infrastructure in place, the transition to 4K/UHD content production can go smoothly, allowing content creators to focus on the beauty these richer higher-resolution formats bring. Read the article, “Optimized Storage Infrastructure Enables Ongoing Rise of 4K Production,” to learn more.

Need help in getting from SDI to IP?

See that hill up ahead? It’s not a hill, it’s Mt Everest and your job is to conquer that mountain. Rendered into familiar industry vernacular, you, video engineer, are charged with building an IT-centric facility. A SMPTE standard was just approved, so what’s taking you so long?

The book, “Building IP Media Facilities – Keys to Migrating from SDI,” is a video engineer’s guide to transitioning from digital SDI infrastructures to IT-centric facilities. The book is comprised of 15 chapters focused on key operational aspects of IT and IP terminology, networks and ‘how-to’ practical discussion.

Learn from this important guide. Click here for more information

If you are not already registered, sign up for a free subscription to receive a daily, weekly or monthly custom email filled with content and technology that you select. Don’t wait for an out-of-date, month’s-old print version of “breaking events,” get your free membership to The Broadcast Bridge today.

With such a wealth of information generated daily, it is important to not get left behind.

Let us know what you think…

Log-in or Register for free to post comments…

You might also like...

Europe Imposes 30% Local Quota on OTT Providers

Europe’s plan to require OTT providers to include 30% local content in their programming will have little impact on the major international SVoD providers Netflix and Amazon. Their European strategy is already built around an expanding portfolio of local content p…

Satellite Shares Slip as Sky Confirms Launch of More Online Access

These are nervous times for the big satellite platform operators and their shareholders as major DTH video service providers such as Sky and AT&T’s DirecTV increase their commitment to the Internet as an alternative delivery medium.

Maturing OTT Challenges Vendors As Well As Broadcasters

It is not just broadcasters and pay TV operators that have struggled to cope with the accelerating momentum behind OTT, because it has been just as challenging for their technology providers.

Articles You May Have Missed – December 20, 2017

In case you missed a day with The Broadcast Bridge, here are two popular articles that may be lost in your inbox. The first of two articles looks first at what seven manufacturers think about cloud solutions and second examines…

Hot Emerging Broadcast Technologies for 2018

Today’s TV market is inundated with claims of the ‘next big thing.’ We can expect even more of these claims as we approach this year’s end. From virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), to artificial intelligence (AI), to voic…