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High throughput satellite meets the challenge of IP media
Simen Frostad For some time, many people in the media industry have been wondering how much longer satellite could remain a major player now that the era of 4K is upon us and there is such a rapid proliferation of channels. There just isn't the throughput for these new services on the current generation of satellites, so the argument goes, and the costs per gigabit for a 4K channel would have been prohibitive.
Tags: iss115 | ip | satellite | bridge technoloiges | hts | ka-sat | Simen Frostad
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Virtually there - media monitoring goes beyond hardware
Simen Frostad Being a hardware manufacturer is a great thing. It allows you to design the totality of the product and the users experience of it, to create a plug-and-play appliance that is uniquely fitted to its task. And there are plenty of tasks that are best done with the help of a piece of dedicated hardware, for many reasons.
Tags: iss108 | bridge technologies | virtualisation | vb330 | Simen Frostad
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In media monitoring, as in medicine, a quick fix is not a cure
Simen Frostad A man is rushed to hospital with a suspected heart attack. The priorities of the medical team that treats him are clear: keep the patient alive, contain the damage to the heart as far as possible, stabilise the situation until the patient is out of danger. They work under the pressure of these immediate priorities, and with little or no information about the patients medical history to date.
Tags: iss107 | playback and analysis | digital media monitoring | data recording | archive server | engineers | medicine | technology | Simen Frostad
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The IP revolution in television is only the beginning
Simen Frostad The fundamental change brought about by the delivery of video content via IP is perhaps the most significant development in the history of televised entertainment because it allows the viewer for the first time to shape the viewing experience. Time, in the sense of the linear delivery of channels, is dissolved, and possibly the concept of channels themselves will also dissolve. Viewers can store, cache and play back video when they want, and experience it at various grades of quality. In a sense the viewer can also be the curator of the service at the point of delivery.
Tags: iss103 | bridge technlogies | ip televsion | broadcast | 4k | production | Simen Frostad
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Digital media services need more than just standard protection
Simen Frostad Standards are conceived in abstract. They are set up and negotiated between interested parties in a process that can last several years, with each party to the negotiations pressing its own case, and the standard that emerges at the conclusion is usually compromised in some way. At worst it can simply be a lowest-common-denominator that reflects the political wrangling of the committee that spawned it. Wriggle room is usually left for different flavours of the standard, to allow for the features that one party favoured, but which conflicted with another party's interest.
Tags: iss101 | standards | ETR290 | gold ts reference | inter related systems | Simen Frostad
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Visualising the future of digital media business
Simen Frostad More and more, successful delivery of digital media services is all about data management. Data about how well the services are performing can come from many sources - from market research and customer satisfaction responses, from analysis of customer support and maintenance activity, and from monitoring systems.
Tags: iss099 | bridge technologies | digital media | business | market research | video wall | Simen Frostad
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Data visualisation: discovering and inventing new oppurtunities
Simen Frostad People who like to find names for these things have dubbed this 'the information age' - the age in which the most significant and transformative feature of human existence is the widespread and instant access to information.
Tags: iss095 | simen frostad | bridge technologies | data visualisation | information age | technology | Simen Frostad
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Satellite adapts again to find new roles
Simen Frostad

After a period in which it appeared to be falling behind the innovation curve, Satellite is fighting back.

Tags: iss093 | Bridge Techologies | Satellite | Simen Frostad
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Decentralising infrastructure for efficiency
Simen Frostad Satellite operators decentralise infrastructure
Tags: iss091 | Bridge Technologies | Decentralising infrastructure | Simen Frostad
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Audio monitoring: critical to visual media services
Simen Frostad Its a fact of TV broadcasting that audiences will tolerate reduced visual quality much more readily than any impairment to the audio.
Tags: iss089 | bridge technologies | audio monitoring | Simen Frostad
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Three big questions on OTT
Simen Frostad Every media operator wants to deliver OTT services, or is already doing so. Growth over the past 18 months has been phenomenal, and a media operation without OTT is almost inconceivable now.
Tags: iss084 | ott | services | growth | guide | ask the experts | media | Simen Frostad
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QOS - Its time to take a more objective approach
Simen Frostad Digital media businesses are very definitely competing in a market where the customer can switch quickly if not satisfied, so it is vital for providers to know when their customers are getting a satisfactory service, and when they are not.
Tags: iss083 | bridge technologies | quality of service | connected tv | ibc 2013 | digital media | service | quality | Simen Frostad
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Cut the risk out of developing and operating connected services
N/A When is an opportunity also a threat? In fact, most opportunities also pose some element of inherent risk. And for todays media operators, the opportunities have never seemed riskier, and the risks have never offered so much potential gain.
Tags: iss059 | bridge technologies | stb | videobridge | iptv | N/A
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Digital media monitoring
N/A What is digital media monitoring and just who needs it ? Get back to basics in digital media monitoring with Simen Frostad of Bridge Technologies
Tags: Bridge Technologies | Back to basics | digital media monitoring | ip monitoring | stb | iss054 | N/A
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