In the world of pay-TV there is only one constant: the need for robust content protection. Despite standardization efforts across the industry, device fragmentation still poses a challenge for pay-TV service providers that want to offer secure premium content over the internet.
From PCs to tablets to smartphones, different video-enabled
Distribution & Delivery, Content Protection / CA / DRM, OTT
One of the great creative art forms in audio is constructing narrative stories using only natural sounds. A master of the craft is Jim Anderson, who for seven years created soundscapes to tell compelling stories for National Public Radio. Now, Anderson is sharing his skills with a new generation eager
Audio, Audio Production – Recording
Irdeto has joined more than 140 other companies in the Frog by Wyplay community, which provides pay TV software platforms to operators. Irdeto and Wyplay will be contributing an integrated middleware and security solution for broadcast, hybrid and OTT deployments.
Distribution & Delivery, Middleware, Content Protection / CA / DRM
Over the past decade, video cameras have shrunk. As cameras have gotten smaller, so have the camera support systems used in professional production. Now, there are many substitutes for using a traditional tripod and head on location.
Acquisition, Camera Support
The economics of the media and entertainment industry require that broadcasters and CDNs deliver a quality product every time to every screen so that viewers are provided with the best possible experience. This means engineers must be able to easily measure key signal parameters to be sure the signal meets
Test, QC & Monitoring, Automated QC, T&M Audio, T&M Video , Monitoring
In the last article on Cloud Broadcasting we looked at the concept of “Cloud Washed” and “Cloud Born” and the considerations vendors must look at when delivering true cloud systems. In this article, we look more at resilience and cloud system up time.
Hardware Infrastructure, IP Infrastructure, Storage, Archive, Audio, Audio Networking, Distribution & Delivery, Headends & IPTV, Test, QC & Monitoring, Automated QC, Services, System Integration
Video-on-demand (VOD) is here to stay. Almost two thirds of respondents to a Nielsen study of more than 60 countries say that they now watch some form of VOD content. The rise of over-the-top (OTT) video delivery has itself been astonishing. Simply put, traditional ways of watching TV have been changing
Distribution & Delivery, VoD, OTT
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA)’s annual Technology Retreat has been a mainstay of the TV broadcast and production and postproduction communities since 1993, when it was run by the International Teleproduction Society; offering presentations, panel discussions, roundtable conversations, and working demonstrations of technologies currently in use and those that are
Services, Trade Shows / Conferences / Organisations
How is your IP?
Consultant Tony Orme has just completed an 18-part series of tutorials on IP and broadcast technology. He will soon begin a series of cloud technology articles. In order to help readers prepare for those cloud-focused tutorials, it is time to review your knowledge of IP. Here
Hardware Infrastructure, IP Infrastructure