The seismic shift in paid video away from legacy broadcast towards online services has occurred first in developed nations spearheaded by the US, but recently similar trends have been gathering force in some developing markets as well.
Late last year, the Federal Communications Commission announced plans to establish a 5G Fund, making $9 billion available to help mobile network operators (MNOs) deploy 4G and 5G mobile wireless services in hard-to-reach rural America. Some call these areas with sparse populations and/or rugged terrain the last 5 percent of the…
As broadcasters launch NEXTGEN TV and telecoms launch 5G, a couple of high-profile, rich-guys with rocket companies are racing to build new wireless data communications infrastructures to benefit everyone, everywhere.
The broadcast industry is mired in a state of resolution confusion. HD is the format du jour, 4K UHD is emerging quickly and proponents of 8K refuse to stay quiet. For a broadcast engineer, it’s enough to make your head spin.
NovelSat, a satellite transmission technology based in Ra’anana, Israel, has unveiled an end-to-end satellite broadcast/multicast solution for the delivery of live TV and OTT video services. The satellite-to-mobile video solution allows mobile service providers to roll out TV and video services on a large scale while optimizing network i…
At the 2019 NAB Show, a consortium of world leading satellite operators, device manufacturers, broadcasters and service providers called The SAT>IP Alliance updated attendees on the capabilities of the SAT>IP protocol in many of its members’ exhibit booths at the NAB convention.
In a world of 10-fold increases in complexity automation is the key to survival. Not just automation, “service orchestration” is the new approach needed to manage internal and external hardware and software in order to make the best use of in-house resources and leverage third-party providers.
Many people and cultures celebrate special New Year dates. Organizations designate fiscal years. Broadcasters traditionally mark their new technology year mid-April, at annual NAB Shows. Old habits die hard.
OTT has dramatically expanded the range of delivery outlets for content and continues to do so. This has had a direct effect on content production, enabling almost any organization or person to create and distribute live content, which has increased the volume of content being created. Whether this content is…
The subjects of timing, synchronizing and broadcasting are inseparable and in this new series John Watkinson will look at the fundamentals of timing, areas in which fundamental progress was made, how we got where we are and where we might be going.