TV Azteca continues to grow in terms of the number of programming hours they produce, as well as by expanding to create content for OTT and other digital platforms. With plans to make a gradual transition to IP distribution, cloud-based operations and 4K UHD, the company was looking to replace aging playout and master control infrastructure with flexible technology that would enable them to efficiently run their current business and easily evolve to meet future requirements.
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.”
New software provides an automation control interface and a video pipeline delivering video and audio in a variety of output formats.
Embracing the ‘lean engineering’ philosophy of high performing companies, such as Amazon, Google, Netflix and Tesla, will enable Grass Valley to innovate faster, and at scale.
Heading into the 2018 IBC Show, vendors are jockeying to help support a broadcast industry that has seen—at least in the U.S.—widespread consolidation and an ever-increasing content race that have reduced equipment budgets and merged disparate technology infrastructures. The show will be full of software-based technologies that leverage the cloud and various services (SaaS) for the ultimate in flexibility and scalability to help navigate this challenging time.
ChyronHego is leading the way into IP production far beyond the newsroom, adopting SMPTE ST 2110 in all its major graphics and production equipment