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.”
MediaFirst has acted fast to shore up the legacy Mediaroom IPTV operator base by launching a new client facilitating migration to the more advanced MediaFirst multiscreen cloud platform.
Edgeware has announced its first container-based software packages in time for demonstration at IBC 2018, enabling the firm to offer its technology on a SaaS (Software as a Service) basis.
Cobalt Digital has announced that AT&T is using high dynamic range (HDR) technology from Cobalt and Technicolor to bring more vivid and realistic images to 4K broadcasts of live “MLB Network Showcase” games on its DIRECTV satellite service.
Econet Media has been awarded the IBC 2018 Judges’ Prize for pioneering OTT and especially mobile TV in southern Africa through its Kwesé Play streaming service.
Kaltura, New York based provider of video technology geared towards cloud TV services, has unveiled its Advanced Advertising package in time for demonstration at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam.