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.
At IBC 2018, Pebble Beach Systems will showcase its Orca virtualised playout solution in a full cloud-based business continuity application. One channel will run locally on the Pebble Beach stand, and the backup channel will run in the AWS public cloud.
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.
Pebble Beach Systems A leading developer and supplier of automation, channel in a box and content management solution
Aveco Based in the Czech Republic, with offices in Miami, Los Angeles, Denver, Mexico City, Bogota, Moscow
ENCO Systems, Inc. First and foremost, ENCO Systems is the manufacturer of DAD, a radio automation and live TV audio pr