As the IP revolution continues to gain momentum and more broadcast facilities take advantage of the fantastic and unprecedented opportunities IT delivers, administrators and system designers must master the complex aspects of data storage.
Live broadcasts are seen as nirvana in terms of attracting an audience. Presenting a live event, especially sports, in real-time and high quality, draws audiences like no other content. Yet, successfully originating these broadcasts is often both expensive and complex. And unfortunately, most broadcasters no longer have the resources, either f…
From production to newsgathering and on to international distribution, the media industry relies more on the ability to quickly and easily transfer large files over long distances. Original methods for doing this, like FTP, are unsuited for today’s large file sizes and complex workflows - what is needed is…
Bitmovin, an established video infrastructure supplier for leading media companies around the world, has released its “Video Developer Report 2018” survey results and it’s full of useful and revealing information about the online digital distribution of audio and video content.
Millions of dollars of savings are being achieved as broadcasters continue to switch from expensive satellite ad-hoc contribution to the public internet. Reliability, low latency, and high-quality connectivity has been difficult to achieve and wrapped in secrecy as vendors locked broadcasters into proprietary software and centralized server systems.
The term, “metadata” may be one of the most misunderstood terms in the video business. It is often defined as, “data about data.” Even that phrase does not encompass the real value of metadata when it is combined with the latest production technology.
With near unfettered access to portable media players of all types and faster networks, consumers are increasingly migrating to video providers that serve them best. Quality and reliability are the key drivers for loyal and recurring engagement.
The industry’s realization of the importance and value of metadata has been growing: The recent Pay-TV Innovation Forum 2017 survey from NAGRA and MTM found that the majority of pay-TV executives believed data and analytics would be crucial to the direction of pay-TV over the next five years.
Virtualization and cloud computing is taking us back to the architecture of the mainframe era. A thin client, maybe just a browser, provides the user interface, and the processing takes place at a central location. The co-location of processing and media storage gives the performance needed in a post-production environment.…
Investment in global TV poses a very interesting challenge – will there be enough content to satisfy the demand for OTT services?