Today’s smartphone owners carry more powerful video technology in their pockets than the best state-of-the-art TV broadcast or production facilities could provide two decades ago at any price. The second decade of this century is when off-the-shelf computing matures to the point that it can facilitate and manage nearly all technology-based tasks in broadcast TV stations and TV networks in real-time.
In order to stimulate consumer demand for Ultra High Definition (UHD) content, and sell more UHD-compatible TVs, Harmonic and Intelsat S.A., a provider of satellite services, have formed a partnership to launch HVN Intelsat UHD, a linear UHD demonstration channel for the North American TV markets.
The Agama SERIES 5 evolves into a wider support solution for broadcasters and video operators. It has several innovative key characteristics that enable operators to work in a data-driven way across departments and workflows.
GatesAir Launches Maxiva StreamAssure for cloud-based over-the-air QC, powered by Qligent’s Vision platform. The unique service improves quality of service and experience for viewers and broadcasters.
Sweden-based Net Insight, has acquired the assets of Hollywood, Florida-based resource management and software company VizuAll Inc, trading under the name of ScheduALL.
As online video comes of age, it must match legacy broadcast services for traditional features such as consistent access to subtitles. This will be a focus of separate demonstrations at IBC 2015 from the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) and Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH (IRT), the research arm of German broadcasters ARD, ZDF and DLR, along with Austria’s ORF and Swiss public broadcaster SRG / SSR.
Leading into IBC, it’s clear that IP live production dominates discussion. To give the debate some context we’ve assembled a panel of experts who will share their viewpoints on the adoption of IP. Here is Steve Plunkett, CTO at Ericsson Broadcast & Media Services.
It is a sign of how far broadcast engineering has come when the IBC 2015 Innovation Awards are dominated by IP technologies. Two thirds of the shortlisted projects commend achievements in remote production or networking using virtualised systems.
Our partners the ProductionHUB recently published an interview from the 2015 IBC in Amsterdam with Dave Stubenvoll of Wowza Media Systems.
Belden Brand Grass Valley recently debuted the world’s first true, real-time IP processing platform, GV Node, and it builds on lessons learned from the data center industry.
NexGuard and ATEME, launched a joint solution for the forensic watermarking of pre-release High Dynamic Range (HDR) video content at IBC.
Envivio, best known for its advocacy of software transcoding, demonstrated a range of offerings spanning different delivery platforms at IBC 2015. These included a new cloud DVR package combining various techniques such as software-defined storage, along with recent compression standards for packaging and transcoding on the fly.