Microservices Poised To Take Self-Serve To Another Level February 6th 2020 - 10:00 AM

Microservices enable broadcasters to find new ways to adopt, engineer, operate and maintain the value of their solutions. For vendors, microservices provides opportunities to offer what could essentially be a self-serve menu for clients rather than building bespoke workflows internally. The impact on the service that will be delivered by…

Systems Integrators Have Their Heads In the Cloud March 8th 2019 - 01:50 PM

Although there are still many cables to connect and physical hardware to implement, the overall scope of many of today’s system integrator projects around the world is changing dramatically, incorporating lots of software and IP connections. Once the exclusive domain of project engineers well versed in SDI infrastructures, IT e…

Practical Broadcast Storage - Part 3 February 14th 2019 - 11:00 AM

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made its mark on IT and is rapidly advancing into mainstream broadcasting. By employing AI methodologies, specifically machine learning, broadcasters can benefit greatly from the advances in IT infrastructure innovation and advanced storage designs.

Practical Broadcast Storage - Part 2 January 31st 2019 - 01:50 PM

Broadcast systems are renowned for their high speed and high capacity data demands. Up to recently, they relied on bespoke hardware solutions to deliver the infrastructure required for live real-time uncompressed video. But new advances in IT data storage have now opened the doors for broadcasters to take advantage of…

Practical Broadcast Storage - Part 1 January 23rd 2019 - 01:00 PM

Broadcast and IT technology collaboration is continuing its journey with the cross-over between them becoming ever clearer. Storage is a major growth area with advanced methods achieving greater efficiencies and resilience. And as broadcast repeatedly demands more and more capacity, IT innovation is taking broadcasting to new levels of productivity.

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Sports Re-Starts Without Fans And The Virtual Crowd Goes Wild July 2nd 2020 - 09:00 AM

In mid-May of this year, as countries such as Germany, England, and Spain considered easing COVID-19 restrictions to allow professional sports to resume, various professional sports leagues began discussions with broadcasters and production companies on the best way to televise games without fans in the seats. They’re called “ghost gam…

Cloud Native Technology Ensures Media Business Success July 1st 2020 - 09:00 AM

As the media landscape continues to streamline the way it delivers content, cloud-native technology, that is, container-based virtualized environments that replicate traditional workflows on premise, is playing a big role. However, some broadcasters moving their assets and processing power to the cloud are performing a simple “forklift,” which is often not…

The New Precision Time Protocol Explained June 26th 2020 - 09:00 AM

The IEEE has just published the latest version of its Precision Time Protocol (PTP) standard that provides precise synchronization of clocks in packet-based networked systems. This article explains the significance of IEEE 1588-2019, otherwise known as PTPv2.1, and how it differs from previous versions including updates to the isolation of…