The video experience pioneer, Accedo, has announced the launch of new solutions to support mobile viewers and platforms for media companies and pay TV operators at IBC 2018.
As broadcasters migrate to IP, the spotlight is focusing more and more on IT infrastructure. Quietly in the background, IT has been making unprecedented progress in infrastructure design to deliver low latency high-speed networks, and new highly adaptable business models, to make real-time video and audio work in IT infrastructures.
Live broadcast television was once considered to be unique as every bit of data had to be delivered to the viewers television set in real-time. However, as IT continues to leverage its influence on television, we discover the uniqueness of broadcasting isn’t as exclusive as we may have once thought.
The HbbTV Association has cleared a path for premium hybrid video services combining broadcast and broadband delivery by releasing its free-to-use DASH DRM Reference Application. This is a model that simplifies deployment of hybrid broadband/broadcast services, based on the HbbTV model. Broadcasters and other content delivery services now can combine DRM content protection with DASH streaming. The application is open to both HbbTV Association members and non-members.
Protecting media systems from hacking, malware and viruses are genuine concerns to every broadcast and production facility engineer. Unfortunately, antimalware protection software is seldom used on audio and video media systems because the two technologies often prove incompatible.