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.
At the 2018 IBC Show, Globecast is launching its new Digital Media Hub suite of services for sports and live events. By aggregating multiple virtualized technologies into a single ecosystem, the Digital Media Hub allows a live feed to be treated in multiple ways to create content suitable for cross-platform use, in both real-time or for use at a later date.
System integrator ATG Danmon has completed a control room upgrade project for BBC Scotland that will help streamline the production of bulletin-style news programs.
The Switch, a provider of turnkey technology and services for the production and transmission of video and data, recently supplied its live HD signal transmission services for coverage of The Governors Ball Music Festival. The company used its extensive video transport network and new The Switch Access service, to deliver the event’s live content to customers across North America.
At the 2018 NAB Show, The Switch, a global video solutions service provider, announced the launch of The Switch Access, an extension of its global fiber and satellite network. The feature allows customers easy access to The Switch’s extensive network of customers, connected venues, studios and production facilities, utilizing a broadband internet connection, from anywhere in the world.