Any experienced master control operator or quality control manager will tell you that monitoring hundreds of feeds requires that each individual channel is delivered reliably, on time and to the exact location it was meant to go. When these signals are distributed over the public internet, strict protocols must be followed in order to ensure reliability and quality for every video service it supports.
To maintain high quality of experience for their customers, content providers need a way to monitor hundreds—sometimes thousands—of channels without compromising real-time error detection. In most cases, the immense scale of their service offerings makes continual visual monitoring of all streams physically impossible and error prone. To meet this need, the flexibility, scalability and agility of software-defined monitoring systems is applied to achieve unlimited multiviewer scaling and fully automated monitoring and alarming to meet this rapidly increasing need.
The Indian free-to-air news channel opts for greater flexibility and scalability as it upgrades its playout and production with Grass Valley’s iTX integrated playout platform.
Discovery’s leading multi-sports brand, Eurosport, has selected Grass Valley solutions as part of a major technology transformation to provide ‘true cloud’ architecture supporting playout across the network’s sports broadcasts.
Global broadcast solutions specialist, ES Broadcast, has made a significant purchase of Grass Valley’s revolutionary LDX 100 IP camera platform. The UK-based company has invested in 50 cameras, with an option on 50 more before the end of the year, to meet increasing client demand for the LDX 100 and to prepare for major sporting events in 2021.
BBC Cymru Wales is broadcasting live from its state-of-the-art Central Square facility in Cardiff, leveraging Grass Valley’s end-to-end, open standards-based IP infrastructure and workflows.