At the recent IBC Show in Amsterdam, it was clear that when discussing the design and deployment of next generation video production and distribution infrastructures, manufacturers of the technology and processes required are now using significantly different technical terms. Now, familiar words like “encoding”, “playout” and “software defined networks’ are being replaced by computer-geek terms “Blockchain”, “Kubernetes clusters”, “Docker containers”, “software stacks” and “cyber security.”
Its connected content distribution platform, which relies on AWS, is intended to enhance revenue by reducing encoding, streamlining workflows and automating analytics.
Solving a problem that has plagued many large media events online, Broadpeak has developed nanoCDN, an advanced bit rate (ABR) multicast technology platform that enables cable and Telecom operators to deal with millions of TV viewers and unpredictable peaks of online traffic.
At IBC2018, Xytech will introduce a new, completely configurable interface for MediaPulse Sky increasing the flexibility and scalability of the platform by extending the UI to mobile and light touch users.
In part-1 of this series, Challenges, we introduced the basic concepts of the technology behind live OTT delivery. In this article, we dig deeper to help broadcast engineers and technical managers understand the intricacies of HTTP and IP technology, so they will be able to design and support OTT systems more effectively.
Many broadcasters are seeing the benefits of IP and progressing ever closer to migration. But making IP systems work and achieving the COTS benefits CEO’s demand involves more than just understanding the technology. In this article, we look at the migration from the perspective of the engineers who are making IP work, where they can find the best and most reliable information, and how to make IP workflows operate with optimal performance.