Will 2019 Be The Year Of IP?

As the clock ticks forward, broadcast and production professionals eagerly await news from the 2019 consumer Electronics Show (CES). Why should content producers and TV stations care what the CES industry announces in January, 2019?

Because that event sets the tone for the entire year in terms of what consumers will be shown and sold. If HDR televisions are a show hit, expect the stores to be full of the new HDR TV sets. Smart TV sets are certain to be a top-of-mind choice for viewers. Once such new technology television sets are purchased, consumers will demand access to movies, videos and live content to showcase the new features to their friends and family. Younger viewers will eagerly stream content from dozens of networks. Are you ready to fulfill these demands?

The way forward is through the building of fully-integrated IP facilities. While still rare, engineers can plan now and begin the migration. Here are two articles that will help you succeed in both challenges.

Advancing IP technology and new IP standards are opening fantastic new opportunities for media networks. IP-centric solutions are here to stay and they bring exciting benefits to those engineers who understand the technology and then leverage it for their facilities.

But why are so many broadcast and IP professionals still scratching their heads about the opportunities? Why are technical teams yet hesitant to fully embrace IP? Perhaps it can be summarized by the phrase, “Fear of the unknown.”

To help overcome this information gap, The Broadcast Bridge has developed this Essential Guide, “IP – The Final Frontier.” Written by our Technology editor, Tony Orme, this guide focuses on helping the reader appreciate key differences and benefits of IP solutions. Free registration required for download.

There are many ways to measure time, but when it comes to new digital media systems, understanding PTP is key.

There are many ways to measure time, but when it comes to new digital media systems, understanding PTP is key.

There is an ongoing discussion in the industry of how to maintain consistent timecode and sync/genlock between systems and devices in facilities and in the field. As the transition to IP moves forward there is a need to maintain existing systems managed by genlock and tri-level sync. However IP doesn’t support either of those older technologies. Introducing PTP.

Learn more about this important piece of the IP puzzle in the article, Implementing PTP aka SMPTE ST 2110-10.

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