The economics of the media and entertainment industry require that broadcasters and CDNs deliver a quality product every time to every screen so that viewers are provided with the best possible experience. This means engineers must be able to easily measure key signal parameters to be sure the signal meets delivery requirements.
In the last article on Cloud Broadcasting we looked at the concept of “Cloud Washed” and “Cloud Born” and the considerations vendors must look at when delivering true cloud systems. In this article, we look more at resilience and cloud system up time.
Implementation of software in public clouds might not be as straightforward as it seems. Outdated software licensing models restrict one of the fundamental advantages of cloud systems, that is their ability to grow and shrink as the dynamics of the business demands, sometimes by the hour.
The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes, has released its test suite version 9.0 to support the latest Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV) 2 specification. The group said the new release is an important step towards enhancing interoperability between HbbTV services and HbbTV devices.
Munich-based IRT has introduced professional broadcast TV QC analyser software for the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) that includes full MXF validation.
How does one prevent network problems? The first thing is to understand what’s going on in the network. That may sound obvious – but, in fact, for anyone coming from the world of SDI, it presents more of a challenge than might be expected. The fact is that IP is a very different kind of animal.