Making IP work in a broadcast facility is an engineering problem to be solved. Understanding why we need IP in the first place requires deep understanding of the business benefits.
While there’s been a lot of talk about 4K production, the majority of it has been completed by mobile production trucks producing live sports and entertainment programs. Production studios, with their legacy of HD gear and infrastructure, have cautiously upgraded parts of their facilities to new cameras, switchers and other devices, but a wholesale migration from HD to 4K has been slow and strategically calculated.
Snell Advanced Media (SAM) has announced that Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE) has gone live with its end-to-end IP infrastructure at RTL Group’s new Luxembourg headquarters, RTL City.
Amagi’s Skylight, is a cloud-managed broadcast services platform positioned for playout services. It offers TV networks cloud-led services encompassing content preparation, channel playout, content delivery, and monetization for both linear TV and OTT.
As broadcasting moves from its artisan cottage industry to highly efficient production lines of the future, understanding business needs is key for engineers, and recognizing the commercial motivations of CEO’s and business owners is crucial to building a successful media platform.
Today’s broadcasters face increasing challenges in the preparation and delivery of digital video in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Content now needs to be delivered across a growing number of platforms and screens. And processing such assets in multiple formats requires new workflows and tools, all of which increases operational complexity. Is there a solution? Yes.