The future is virtual, the present is dedicated November 11th 2014 - 05:15 PM

Dedicated hardware servers running fully integrated software have long formed the preferred technical solution for broadcasters’ playout. Easy to install, configure and operate, they continue to be the preferred choice for any new broadcast channel. They are highly compact, easy to maintain and extremely cost-efficient. Additional channels can be added…

Maverick new wireless camera-to-cloud workflow November 5th 2014 - 04:02 PM

​Wireless streaming is not just for ENG. Producers of high-shoot ratio and unscripted reality shows and ob-docs are also experimenting. Indie production company Maverick TV, part of All3Media (owned by Discovery and Liberty Global) has done just this for 4x 60 minute ob-doc Born Naughty? commissioned by UK broadcaster Channel 4 a…

Cloud-based Playout – Meeting the Changing needs of the Industry October 30th 2014 - 01:57 PM

The broadcast industry is characterised by a desire to increase efficiencies while remaining as cost-effective as possible. This is especially important considering the prevalence of the multi-platform content delivery environment. Here, the two most crucial drivers for broadcasters and content owners are quality and cost-effectiveness. Broadcasters are striving to balance…

How Satellites Will Fuel the Next Wave of Journalism October 22nd 2014 - 04:56 PM

In recent years, major events such as the Arab Spring and the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake have brought the role of citizen journalists into global prominence. As mainstream news outlets adapt to this emerging trend, professional journalists and average citizens alike can explore the use of satellite technology as a key…