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.
TMD has implemented a DPP compliant automated file based delivery and acceptance solution for the BBC.
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.
SGL is announcing a number of new technology and key third-party integration projects at IBC 2015. SGL’s Open System Architecture provides broadcasters, post production facilities, and news/sport organizations with reliable, scalable solutions with substantial cost and workflow benefits.
Not long ago, the archive was perceived as back-end middleware hidden behind the automation system; but not anymore. Now the archive is a key component for managing content and workflows. Global broadcasters large and small require sophisticated archive technology that enables them to manage and store their assets.
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.
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?
Spectrum scarcity is giving TV channels and broadcast operators a real challenge to introduce 4K services for terrestrial television. Combining scalable coding with HEVC and hybrid broadcast/broadband distribution is an answer. In this solution, HDTV transmissions on DTT remains unchanged and an enhancement layer is sent over the internet to allow the TV set or the set top box to decode and display the 4K picture.
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.