Looking to become a major player in mid-level live sports and entertainment production, production services company Live Media Group Holdings has acquired the assets of established production companies TNDV: Television, Harb Production Services and Coastal Media Group.
Veteran systems integrator ATG Danmon, based in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, has designed and installed an integrated system providing video recording, storage and archiving together with a media asset management system for the Royal Opera House (ROH) in London’s Covent Garden.
In an era of rising programming costs, media companies are looking for ways to reduce production budgets, through both live remote control operations leveraging the Cloud and the public Internet as well as the use of less expensive consumer-level technology.
ATSC 3.0 has much more flexibility than ATSC 1.0 to select signal configurations to suit multiple end-use cases with different reception robustness. To properly take advantage of the capabilities requires sophisticated software emulations.
Remote “At Home” operations and de-centralized connectivity strategies for live multi-venue productions are increasingly being deployed, thanks to the emergence of all-IP infrastructures that bring cost and operational efficiencies.
Although there are still many cables to connect and physical hardware to implement, the overall scope of many of today’s system integrator projects around the world is changing dramatically, incorporating lots of software and IP connections. Once the exclusive domain of project engineers well versed in SDI infrastructures, IT experts are now the driving force in the design and building of a broadcast facility that makes heavy use of cloud-based operations.