Harmonic has found a new way of demonstrating OTT’s potential to deliver niche channels worldwide. It has established two channels about OTT itself aimed primarily at TV engineers seeking guidance on issues relating to OTT video deployment.
The demand for bandwidth is doubling every three years. Video is the biggest contributor to this growth. However, compression scheme efficiency doubles approximately every 10 years. Heading into NAB, US compression specialist Faroudja Enterprises claims to have made progress addressing this problem.
Blonder Tongue Laboratories will launch a new Scalable Transcoder-Encoder Platform (STEP) at NAB 2015. STEP will provide broadcasters a cost-effective approach to video-over-IP distribution.
A new Comark LPTV DTV transmitter replaced a retired analog transmitter at Maine’s Harpswell Community TV.
At NAB The Broadcast Bridge met up with senior executives from satellite service provider STN. Mitja Lovsin, STN’s sales and marketing director, talked about the market, and an exciting new project that will use HEVC encoding and is to air late summer, 2015. STN, the Satellite Telecommunications Network, is based in Slovenia and uplinks 500 channels from their teleport. The company also provides playout facilities for 50 of those channels.
Broadcast transmitter manufacturer COMARK is consolidated into Hitachi Kokusai Comark.