As well as providing functionality, tangible products present the opportunity of adding worth through their aesthetic appearance, cost of manufacture and development expenditure adds to the perceived barrier to entry for other vendors, and combined with low volumes, the cost to broadcasters has been traditionally very high.
Broadcast equipment suppliers continue to add new types of IT-centric functionality to their signal distribution and playout platforms, leveraging the cost and operational benefits of COTS hardware and Software Defined Networks (SDN) as a way to attract new types of customers that increasingly require the handing of hundreds or thousands of media streams simultaneously and are looking to for a cost-effective way to do it.
3 Screen Solutions (3SS) showcased its 3READY Android TV Client as a custom launcher for Google’s Android TV Operator Tier Program at IBC 2017.
Globecast has expanded an existing relationship with Euronews to deliver broadcast-grade video content over the public internet for Euronews’ eight new tailor-made channels. Globecast is using its exclusive GCXN transport service, which manages the transport of broadcast and media services over the public Internet, which lowers costs while expanding flexibility.
Canal+, France’s national cable and satellite broadcaster, has committed its streaming activities to eight new Telestream Wirecast Gear production systems. The equipment will be used to distribute online broadcast productions of multiple high-profile events. The content will be streamed live to Dailymotion, Facebook and other social networks.
Avid is helping NCAA athletic departments build their sports programs with sophisticated media production capabilities.