As IBC 2016 winds down, The Broadcast Bridge asked Telestream president and CEO, Dan Castles, for his thoughts on the growing phenomena of video streaming. While technology can make it easy, he notes that there is more to creating and delivering good content than just ‘point and shoot’.
Megahertz has announced that it has delivered a new hybrid fibre and satellite UHD links truck to BT TVOB, the outside broadcast arm of BT Media & Broadcast. The new truck (known as TES52), will be showcased on BT Media & Broadcast stand in the outside broadcast space at IBC2016. It is the first truck in the UK with the ability to transmit HD and UHD/4K via fibre and satellite simultaneously.
The forthcoming transition to ATSC 3.0 will usher in the need for higher data rates and more channel capacity in the over-the-air architecture. Broadcasters will apply their experience as “Bit Managers” in the studio infrastructure to the RF operation, with the knowledge that more power leads to higher quality of service (QoS).
With offices with in Los Angeles, London and Sheffield in the UK, ZOO Digital, a provider of media production, localization and digital distribution services has joined forces with UK-based Honeycomb TV, a video advertising distributor, to offer a faster and more cost-effective subtitling service to the TV advertising industry.
Media transport technology vendor Artel will show its multipurpose Dual-Port L-Band Demodulator and Satellite Scanner at IBC 2016. Launched at NAB 2016, this adds satellite-scanning capability to the company’s flagship DigiLink Media Transport Platform.
Starfish Technologies will feature its next-generation TS Splicer product at IBC 2016. TS Splicer combines multiple-channel, frame-accurate transport stream media splicing with media storage and SCTE 35 opt-out signal decoding.
ARTE, the European culture channel, has upgraded its playout automation and the handling of file-based playlists across multiple locations as part of a new disaster recovery infrastructure. To help synchronize all its broadcast operations, ARTE recently purchased a Marina automation system from Pebble Beach Systems.
W.B. Walton Enterprises makes “Walton De-Ice” satellite earth station antenna de-icing and weather protection solutions. The company will showcase its latest systems to help satellite earth stations maintain unmatched uptime in winter climates at IBC 2016 in Amsterdam.
Satellite Telecommunications Network (STN), a Slovenian teleport, has deployed video processing technology from AWS (Amazon Web Services) subsidiary Elemental in its unified headend for delivery of broadcast and OTT TV content in High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265). This will distribute content spanning over 650 channels to subscribers worldwide.