Unity was in the air at the 2017 NAB Show for real time production over IP networks, with broadcasters, vendors and standards bodies coming together for the IP Showcase.
A production team from Malaysian broadcaster Media Prima Berhad (MPB) used a Calrec Summa console for 5.1 surround sound mixing of its live broadcast of the Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL) concert, the country’s largest singing competition. This year marked the concert’s 31st year, and was held at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur on Jan.22nd.
After more than two years of technology development, subcommittee discussions and field tests, on February 23rd the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) recommended that North American broadcasters choosing to migrate to the next-generation ATSC 3.0 specification use the Dolby AC-4 codec for OTA transmission. The Dolby system was up against a group of companies that have developed a competing system known as MPEG-H Audio
Audinate will be at the 2017 NAB Show this year to provide an informative and hands-on audio networking training event on April 26th, including Level 2 Certification training for intermediate to advanced Dante users, plus a special Dante in Broadcast session.
A key reason the industry is eagerly moving towards an all-IP future is that it affords new cost and operational efficiencies. The result can mean less equipment and fewer staff needed on remotes. And, there is added ability to leverage visualized services to move content quickly and efficiently to multiple viewing platforms.