Building optimized systems that scale to meet peak demand delivers broadcast facilities that are orders of magnitude more efficient than their static predecessors. In part 2 of this series, we investigate how this can be achieved.
Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) the host broadcaster for the Games was founded twenty years ago and has arguably gone through its hardest and most intense period of digital transformation for Tokyo 2020.
As more terrestrial television stations in the U.S. have been making the transition to ATSC 3.0 operations, the testing and compliance lab at Comark’s headquarters in Southwick, Mass., has been a busy place.
Aside from being the first Summer Olympics to be delayed a year due to a pandemic—shifting technical plans and causing strict work-arounds to comply with health restrictions—this year’s live coverage by NBCUniversal (NBCU) is noteworthy for its move to all-IP operations within the International Broadcast Center (IBC) onsit…
For many years broadcasters have been working with static systems that are difficult to change and upgrade. This two part series explores the unfolding of a more elastic future based on COTS hardware and flexible licensing.
The launch of new low orbit satellites for global network coverage will have a significant impact on remote live streaming for broadcasters and webcasters. With the likes of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Amazon’s Kuiper, or one of the other vendors such as Oneweb vying for vertical space, the outlook for…
On the internet, congestion and latency is added at the points at which carriers connect to each other. Understanding this will help you design a better quality video service, says Bernhard Pusch, Head of Global Internet Strategy at Telstra Corporation.
In this second instalment of our extended article on monitoring in OTT and VOD, we take a look at the core infrastructure and discuss how to analyze systems to guarantee that video, audio and metadata is reliably delivered through network and CDN infrastructures to the home viewer.
In Part 1, we looked at how the internet operates and the components that make it so effective. In this article, we consider the broadcast applications available and what it means to “connect to the internet”.