Harmonic’s IBC exhibit includes tech for migrating to cloud, IP workflows, HEVC and UHD-HDR.
Since the start of the millennium, TV and video services have changed enormously. Along with the changes to the content itself, the infrastructure used to create, process and deliver that content has also changed. However, the rate of transformation is about to increase significantly, with radical changes to multiple facets happening concurrently. The first digital TV services were Standard Definition (SD) and encoded as MPEG-2. Since then, there has been a major shift towards HD, mostly in MPEG-4 AVC and now the early stages of Ultra-High Definition (UHD) using the latest compression standard: High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). Already some SD services are starting to be discontinued and, where SD is still needed, down-conversion from HD is becoming the norm. As each major technology shift is expensive – in terms of content creation, production and consumer devices – it therefore makes sense to have steps where there is a meaningful value resulting from a combination of changes that can occur together.
French vendor of CDN (Content Distribution Network) and video delivery technology Broadpeak will show off enhancements for low latency streaming and bandwidth saving at IBC 2017. The focus will be on combining quality of experience with cost effective delivery to online devices for both traditional operators and pure play OTT services.
Proving their systems are ready for UHD, Cinegy demonstrates complete production capabilities mixing IP, SDI and file-based video.
French video transport and CDN vendor Broadpeak is showing low latency streaming at AngaCom 2017 in Cologne, Germany. This will feature alongside the firm’s products for end-to-end CDN (Content Delivery Network) transport, video streaming and analytics, as well as cloud PVR.
The rise of over-the-top (OTT) content has made an already tricky job even more complex for broadcasters. It’s challenging enough to deliver perfect live video to traditional platforms 24/7 – now try doing it over broadband connections, to millions of consumers all over the globe.