Playout automation has been enabling fewer people to control more channels for decades but we’re not quite at the point where human interaction can be eliminated altogether. Since most linear broadcasters will either move to a software-based deployment for their channels themselves or give them to a service provider that carries out that transformation for them. The first of a two part article assesses the layout and establishes the benefits of software playout and MCR operations.
Looking to keep co-workers safe, wTVision has developed a web-based playout automation solution, that makes it possible to monitor and broadcast all channels remotely.
IaC is described as the process of creating and managing cloud-based technologies using scripts and consequently entirely cloud-based complex playout infrastructure can be generated far more quickly and cost-effectively. Globecast says its already deployed proof of concept.
Globecast is talking up its expertise in global cloud playout technology and services and its new live sports content acquisition platform for online video distribution.
As a long-standing systems architect and ICT integrator with 13 international offices that has designed and worked on some of the most high-profile broadcast facilities and live productions, Qvest Media is used to reshaping its business strategy to fit the current trends. Today, as the industry continues to migrate to cloud-based architectures and workflows that take advantage of IT-centric infrastructures, so too has the company’s service offerings.
Microservices enable broadcasters to find new ways to adopt, engineer, operate and maintain the value of their solutions. For vendors, microservices provides opportunities to offer what could essentially be a self-serve menu for clients rather than building bespoke workflows internally. The impact on the service that will be delivered by broadcasters five to 10 years from now could be dramatic. BroadcastBridge reports.