Articles You May Have Missed – August 8, 2018

With IBC 2018 just a month away, it is time to consider the type of technology on which to focus. One technology battle brewing amongst giants concerns on three major cloud providers, Amazon Web Services, (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure.

The fierce competition results in low-cost cloud computing and excellent competing feature-sets. Does that mean these cloud companies are equivalent? To select one, just throw a dart right? No. See the article, “The Benefits of Cloud-Based Video Service Operations,” for suggestions on cloud features and benefits.

While much of the media industry focuses on UHDTV and HDR, some content producers are experimenting with AR and VR technologies. One early application is live sports. Learn more in this behind-the-scene look in the article, “VR and AR Come to Sports.”

With the advent of cloud-based video processing and delivery, video providers can now deliver reliable, broadcast-grade video services with the flexibility and ease of use of a cloud service, while only paying for what they use.

For those considering migration to cloud-based services, The Broadcast Bridge has published an essential E-Book entitled “Video Processing and Delivery Moves to the Cloud” created by AWS Elemental. The E-Book provides real-world guidance to video services that desire to transition from costly infrastructure investments and toward simple, pay-as-you-go services. 

Intel Sports is making a major investment in bringing Virtual Reality into your living room over the Internet.

Intel Sports is making a major investment in bringing Virtual Reality into your living room over the Internet.

Virtual Reality took to sea to help sailing fans gain a new perspective on the 2018 Congressional Cup regatta held off Long Beach Veterans Memorial Pier in April. The VR production relied on a partnership between the Long Beach Yacht Club’s media team and several technology firms, including TVU NetworksSamsungTelstra and BOXX.TV.

New AR technology was showcased in videos featuring historic moments and key memorable goals from World Cup history. The campaign, Telemundo Deportes’ Panini AR experience was created in collaboration with VR Americas and a finalist for “Best Campaign” at the 9th Annual Augmented World Expo 2018 Auggie Awards. Learn more in the article, “VR and AR Come to Sports.”

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