IP has almost been positioned as a digital nirvana for both content generation and transport. We’ve been told IP is cheaper, faster, better and… add your own descriptor. While that eventually may be the case, getting there remains a challenge.
Several years ago, the broadcast industry came to satellite operators with one request – to solve the problem of satellite interference, particularly to satellite news gathering (SNG). To that end, Carrier ID was born, and many of us believed that would be the best fix for SNG transmissions.
Marquis Broadcast is bringing an Enterprise version of their EDIT BRIDGE to the 2017 NAB Show giving more Interplay access over a single server connection.
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.
More content providers and video distributors should build their own CDNs as rising bit rates make this cost effective for smaller players.
Haivision’s KB Series HEVC/H.264 live video encoders are qualified for use with Akamai Media Services Live.
Alticast has announced that it has significantly extended the security capabilities of the Alticast AltiProtect product to 4K UHD content running on Windows platforms.
At 2017 NAB Show, FOR-A introduced the latest product in Fujitsu’s line of video transmission solutions, the IP-HE950 real-time H.265/HEVC encoder/decoders. Employing the latest compression tools and image processing algorithms, the IP-HE950 supports real-time 4K contribution, as well as SD and HD.
Amagi’s Skylight, is a cloud-managed broadcast services platform positioned for playout services. It offers TV networks cloud-led services encompassing content preparation, channel playout, content delivery, and monetization for both linear TV and OTT.