A common theme of many TV stations is that the majority of automation systems on the market are expensive, spreadsheet-based systems, limited in scope and often difficult to learn and manage. That need not be the case.
In the previous article we looked at how a network can be resilient and heal itself if a link fails. In this article we continue the theme of looking at a network from a broadcast engineers’ point of view so they can better communicate with the IT department, and look a…
Starfish Technologies will feature its next-generation TS Splicer product at IBC 2016. TS Splicer combines multiple-channel, frame-accurate transport stream media splicing with media storage and SCTE 35 opt-out signal decoding.
In the last article we looked at the problems routers and switchers solve, and built a simple office network to show the benefits of IP networks. In this article we continue the theme of looking at a network from a broadcast engineers’ point of view so they can better communicate w…
ARTE, the European culture channel, has upgraded its playout automation and the handling of file-based playlists across multiple locations as part of a new disaster recovery infrastructure. To help synchronize all its broadcast operations, ARTE recently purchased a Marina automation system from Pebble Beach Systems.
In an effort to demystify Africa for American viewers, The Africa Channel is expanding its reach across the U.S by hiring Globecast to provide media management, playout and distribution services for its channel. The channel will now originate from Globecast’s Culver City, Calif., Media Centre.
VSN is hosting a 45-minute webcast on15th June at 10:00 UTC+2. (9:00am London, 3:00am CDT). The web tutorial will examine how MCR workflow can be improved, creating a faster and more efficient operation.
Dubai’s MBC will evaluate Pebble’s Orca system, a virtual channel-in-a-box, without the box. Setting one up for Disaster Recovery or backup is a perfect way to prove out the solution, and Pebble Beach sees more broadcasters doing exactly the same in the near future.
Most manufacturers of integrated playout TV master control systems, also known as Channel-in-a-Box (CiaB), suggest CaiB is a smart solution for stations going on the air for the first time and for stations needing to replace a host of aging legacy master control system components.
The ubiquitous focus of presentations and exhibits at the 2016 NAB Show will be IP media. Several groups of major manufacturers have formed alliances to standardize and promote several new production-oriented video-over-IP formats.
The first part of this article explained the set of requirements that appear in the most modern OTT Services from broadcasters launching their own App-based services in the 2020s. Here we inspect those requirements in the two broad areas of Content Monetization and Content Delivery.
Most national broadcasters in developed countries have app-based OTT services, many of which have been in place for over a decade. Less-developed national broadcasters still rely on YouTube, Social Media platforms, or their own websites to deliver OTT content to their audience.