Essential Guide: Live IP Delivery

Broadcasting used to be simple. It required one TV station sending one signal to multiple viewers. Everyone received the same imagery at the same time. That was easy.

Today, the content delivery landscape now is far more competitive and complex and viewers are demanding. They expect to receive their selected content in the highest possible quality, play it on their particular device and do so with full control over the experience. The OTT delivery provider that fails to meet these requirements does so at great peril.

Satisfying such viewer demands requires that video providers reexamine their facility workflows. Simultaneously delivering multiple image resolutions, delivery rates and while meeting multiple industry standards requires an entirely new way of thinking about delivery.

To help technical managers address these unique challenges, The Broadcast Bridge has produced a series of tutorials that address the particular issues facing OTT delivery. Armed with the guidance information in these articles, engineers and managers can identify the proper technology, suppliers and technology partners required to develop a best-fit solution. Read on, the answers you need are just ahead. 

Let us know what you think…

Log-in or Register for free to post comments…

You might also like...

Data Recording and Transmission - Part 10: The Hard Disk Drive – Increasing Density

The hard disk drive rapidly converged on the concept of one head per surface with all of the heads moving together on a common positioner.

Data Recording and Transmission: The Hard Disk Drive - Part 9

We call them hard disks to distinguish them from floppy disks. As the latter have practically died out as a result of progress in solid-state storage such as flash memory, it is probably not necessary to specify that disks are…

A Look at 2019 Channel-In-A-Box Solutions

New TV Channel-in-a-Box (CiaB) solutions provide TV stations and web-streamers a high-quality output with the flexibility to add new channels using the same hardware.

Rohde & Schwarz Embraces IP Standards at IBC 2017

Rohde & Schwarz, like many companies in this sector, were once known as hardware manufacturers but are now evolving to offer new solutions. In a future where IP connectivity reigns and resolution increases to 4K and beyond it is vital…

Live IP Delivery - Part 2 - OTT Technology

In part-1 of this series, Challenges, we introduced the basic concepts of the technology behind live OTT delivery. In this article, we dig deeper to help broadcast engineers and technical managers understand the intricacies of HTTP and IP technology, so…