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.
It is clear that the risks associated with IP’s resilience compared to SDI are exaggerated and that the real concern with using IP infrastructure to deliver time-critical broadcast signals lies in the lack of a common approach and operability between vendors. The broadcast and post production industry has lived with this issue for decades but perhaps the time has come to thrust that paradigm aside to offer true cross-vendor software-based compatibility? Ed Calverley, VP Products at Suitcase TV certainly thinks so in his views on this vital topic heading into IBC 2015.
ADB Connected Solutions is a new range of application specific software solutions for personal and business TV and IoT including a ConnectedOS platform for managing connected devices and IoT applications.
The IRT MXF Analyser Professional 4.0 now also supports the additional essences types AVC Long GOP and AAC Audio and features multi-instancing and floating licensing. For the first time ever, you can experience the MXF Analyzer as a web service (SaaS) provided via the leading cloud computing platform Microsoft Azure.
Many industry commentators seem to consider a pure cloud delivery model to be broadcasting nirvana and that hybrid/cloud solutions are simply a rung on the ladder leading to the cloud. But, what if one size doesn’t fit all?
Imagine Communications has unveiled the program line-up for ImagineLIVE, a week-long series of presentations and interactive discussions featuring at IBC. Sessions include experts from Imagine Communications, its partners and guest speakers. Attendees will gain first-hand access to information and insight on the trends and events that are influencing the decisions of media industry professionals today and into the future.
PlayBox Technology, known for its channel-in-a-box products, has developed CloudAir a software as a service that streamlines workflows to deliver TV from the cloud. It is claimed to dramatically lower the capex cost of running established and start-up television channels. Tata Communications’ has ordered the solution for its cloud-based playout service. PlayBox has a technology demonstration featuring it at IBC.
Video over IP for live production is set to be the most pressing issue at IBC and beyond. At stake, a new methodology for transporting data from site to plant, around a studio and live to air. It promises cost savings in a move to COTS, a scalable path to 4K, HFR, HDR, object-oriented audio, 8K and practically anything else.
IBC 2015 is occurring at a time of great uncertainly and new opportunities facing the world of media. New technology is being driven by the viewer mantra that content must be available everywhere, at all times on any device.