Articles You May Have Missed – October 25, 2017 October 25th 2017 - 08:00 AM

Any new media or production and playout center must be built leveraging the latest in IP-centric technology. Here are two articles that examine the latest technology being installed in live broadcast and playout applications and OB trucks. Combined, the articles will provide the reader a better understanding of why certain

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MicroServices Bring New Agility And Cost Savings To IP-Based Content Delivery October 18th 2017 - 09:00 AM

Broadcast equipment suppliers continue to add new types of IT-centric functionality to their signal distribution and playout platforms, leveraging the cost and operational benefits of COTS hardware and Software Defined Networks (SDN) as a way to attract new types of customers that increasingly require the handing of hundreds or thousands

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RTL’s New Luxembourg Headquarters is an IP Broadcast Game Changer October 9th 2017 - 09:30 AM

In a time of uncertainty among many parts of the broadcast industry, Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE), part of the RTL Group, a Luxembourg-based media conglomerate that operates TV and radio channels as well as production companies located throughout Europe and Asia, has built one of the most impressive broadcast centers

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Understanding IP Networks - Plug And Play October 5th 2017 - 04:00 PM

Differing approaches to providing audio solutions are emerging in the broadcast world. Audio over IP is a given, but where to start and which vendors to choose are proving tough decisions to make, especially as the hardware investment can have a ten-year life expectancy. And moving from an analogue, MADI

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Understanding IP Networks - Audio Integration June 6th 2017 - 12:05 PM

In the previous articles, we investigated IP from a broadcast engineers point of view as it helps us understand IP. In this article, we start to look at audio integration, and how we make IP work with audio signals, and the challenges we need to overcome.

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Crown Media Depends on Globecast for Disaster Recovery April 14th 2017 - 10:30 AM

Globecast’s DR service includes the encoding and transmission for both channels in the event of a failure. This entails encoding for MPEG-4 HD and DVB-S2 satellite transmission to Crown’s transponder on the AMC-11 satellite.

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Thailand’s RS PCL Streamlines MCR and News Playout with Imagine Communications’ Technology January 30th 2017 - 04:00 PM

When RS Public Company Limited (PCL), one of Thailand’s premiere media and entertainment companies, needed a way to streamline its news and playout operations, it turned to Imagine Communications to deploy a fully integrated and centralized master control room (MCR) and news playout system, including full workflow automation.

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News12 Selects Ross Video For Lower-Third Traffic & Weather Ticker Upgrade January 11th 2017 - 11:00 AM

With five hyper-local channels serving the New York Tri-state area, News12 Traffic & Weather is using a Ross Video XPression Tick-It platform (including a specialized server, software and real-time motion graphics system) across all of its bureaus to create revenue-generating text and information that is displayed on the lower third

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Broadcast for IT - Part 1 - Introduction December 11th 2017 - 11:00 AM

In this series of articles, we will explain broadcasting for IT engineers. Television is an illusion, there are no moving pictures and todays broadcast formats are heavily dependent on the decisions engineers made in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Understanding broadcast video and audio is a lesson in history and backwards com

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Your Guide to Understanding IP November 30th 2017 - 11:55 AM

See that hill up ahead? It’s not a hill, it’s Mt Everest and your job is to conquer that mountain. Rendered into familiar industry vernacular, you, video engineer, are charged with building an IT-centric facility. A SMPTE standard was just approved, so what’s taking you so long?

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Articles You May Have Missed – November 22, 2017 November 22nd 2017 - 08:00 AM

At the start of 2013, BCE at RTL City was a hole in Luxembourg’s ground. In less than four years the facility was on air broadcasting 35 different channels across Europe and Singapore. Costas Colombus is BCE’s Special Projects Manager and gave The Broadcast Bridge a unique insight into how the

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