Today’s broadcast engineers face a unique challenge, one that is likely unfamiliar to these professionals. The challenge is to design, build and operate IP-centric solutions for video and audio content.
Since the company’s founding in 1993, Media Links, based in Kanagawa, Japan, has delivered carrier-class contribution media transport solutions that adhere to recognized broadcast television standards and expectations. These solutions utilize Ethernet/IP packet transport and switching and have been deployed in many of the world’s most high profile sporting and live television events.
Now that Telesat’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite is successfully in orbit, it has begun testing third-party vendor products that could benefit form the satellite technology. The initiative is part of Canada-based Telesat’s plans to deploy a global LEO constellation of 117 satellites for broadband connectivity that it said would revolutionize broadband communications around the world.
With a sharp focus on IP-based operations and the impact they have on a variety of broadcast operations and workflows, broadcasters are operating in one of the most dramatic periods of technological change that the international broadcast industry has ever experienced.
Broadcasters must ally over platform development and in some cases over content creation if they are to survive the ever-strengthening assault from the OTT giants under the acronym of FAANG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google).
Ooyala’s Flex Media Platform has been chosen by Australia’s EnhanceTV service to simplify workflow tasks and automate them where possible across the whole video supply chain from curation, production, ingestion, though to distribution and Video-on-Demand (VoD) playback.