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Run Leaner, More Agile and Scalable OTT Operations
Olivier Karra The migration to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) for media processing is underway and growing as broadcasters and content service providers explore new ways to increase agility and operational efficiencies. With media processing SaaS, content and service providers can quickly and easily deploy new channels, deliver a better quality of experience (QoE) to their audiences from anywhere in the world with low latency across all screens.
Tags: iss132 | ott | harmonic | saas | cmaf | vod | delivery | Olivier Karra
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The beat goes on... 4k, 8k and the continual need for T&M
Adam Schadle Just a few short years ago, 4k was the future, but now that 4k televisions and other screens are becoming more widely available, the format is careening toward the present. 4k is still an emerging delivery format, to be sure. After all, there are still places in the world that have yet to transition from SD to HD. But progress marches on. Even as were in the process of adopting and perfecting 4k production equipment, methods, and content delivery, were looking toward doing the same with 8k video, with certain large-audience events and special venue applications as a starting point.
Tags: iss107 | 4k | 8k | test and measurement | sd | hd | video | delivery networks | vod content | tv | voice | data | Adam Schadle
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Distribution in the UHD Era
Paul Briscoe Once upon a time, there were few broadcast TV standards. Each used its own regional image formats, color encoding scheme and sound and vision modulation standards. High-power over-the-air (OTA) transmitters broadcast the signal on internationally coordinated and regionally allocated radio frequency (RF) channels, making it easy for viewers to tune in programs. It was a robust model that forever shifted the entertainment paradigm. The upstream technologies quietly evolved from analog to digital, and home TV sets reached the performance limits the standards allowed. This was a simple, stable ecosystem, based on a daily programming schedule of shows and monetized by interstitial soap commercials. Life was simple, and people were happy.
Tags: iss103 | distribution | delivery | uhd era | tv standards | image formats | hdtv | technology | Paul Briscoe
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Advantages of SSD Hybrid Solutions in Post Production Environments
James McKenna There's a plan for everything in life. Think on it, scope it out, ask around and come up with a consensus, you'll be prepared when it happens. Like post production for example - you're bidding on a job that's acquiring in 6K for a UHD DPX deliverable, and you want the whole deal, edit through delivery, so you make a plan. Transcode to Pro Res HD for edit, up-convert to 6K for finishing and grading, render out to UHD DPX for delivery. Well done, it's a good plan. But wait - the colorist wants to work in DPX, and offline/online sounds like old-tech to the young producer, and he wants to run 6K raw throughout. The best laid plans are thwarted thusly. The new plan may be to rebuild the facility from scratch with fatter interconnects, new workstations and bigger, faster storage.
Tags: iss102 | ssd | post production | solutions | hybrid | delivery | storage | James McKenna
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Full reference testing helps ensure quality audio delivery
Adam Schadle With the ever-increasing amount and variety of programming, devices, screen sizes, quality levels, and delivery methods today, broadcasters and delivery networks must be able to measure the quality of audiovisual content - and their processes for delivering it - to ensure it will meet standards that satisfy audiences, subscribers, advertisers, and regulators.
Tags: iss101 | audio delivery | full reference | workflow | PEAQ | bit rates | Adam Schadle
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From VoD to Linear TV
Nikos Kyriopoulos Content owners, broadcasters, and operators worldwide typically provide a sizable library of VoD content and a limited offering of live/linear programming. This unbalanced ratio between VoD and linear TV offerings is historically shaped by two factors...
Tags: iss100 | media excel | delivery network | vod | linear tv | video streams | revenue | Nikos Kyriopoulos
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Move and Deliver
Will Strauss# News Analysis with Will Strauss
Tags: iss094 | Move | Deliver | Cobham | TVUpack | Anevia | Triveni Digital | PlayBox | Thomson Networks | PESA | Irdeto | Broadpeak | Kaltura | Pixel Power | Harmonic | Will Strauss#
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Move and Deliver
Will Strauss# News Analysis from Will Strauss
Tags: iss093 | video transport | Digigram | DNG | dejero | DSNG | Satmission | transmision | Vislink | Thomson Video Networks | delivery | ioGates | Agama | apps | Metrological | playout | Teracue | PlayBox | multi-screen | Irdeto | infastructure | Dejero | Harmonic | power distribution | Canford | Will Strauss#
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Will Strauss looks at automatic QC for the people
Will Strauss# The imminent move to file-based programme delivery offers up several advantages over tape - not least the ability to automate some broadcast quality control processes. Will Strauss outlines some auto QC options.
Tags: iss083 | automatic qc | programme delivery | options | qc | automatic | tape | broadcast control | broadcast | guide | delivery | content | Will Strauss#
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Feeding a world hungry for instant news and entertainment
Lorna Garrett The news never sleeps. With a third of the year still left, 2013 has already seen a host of events that have captured the worlds attention. From the anticipation of a royal baby to the devastation of hurricanes, tornados and bombings, from encounters on the sports fields to clashes on the battlefields, whatever is happening, the world expects to see it as it plays out.
Tags: iss081 | live news | broadcast | feeding | world | ready | delivery | media | anticipation | feeding the beast | Lorna Garrett
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The international worship market: shoot, compress and deliver globally
Kieron Seth# The worship TV market in the U.S. is big business, with an output that rivals many international broadcasters, both in terms of quantity, production values, audience size and commercial success.
Tags: iss081 | worship tv | television | us | broadcast | america | united states | worship | prayer | deliver | global | audience | Kieron Seth#
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Evolving the industry audio monitoring systems
Don Bird With respect to monitoring, particularly for multiplatform content delivery, how can our facility straddle the divide between baseband and file-based signals? The media industry as a whole is moving toward multiplatform content delivery.
Tags: iss077 | audio monitoring | industry | workflow | wohler | wohler technologies | monitoring | loudness | multiplatform media delivery | Don Bird
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Live production for multi-platform delivery
Steve Burgess Live event television, whether it is sport or music and entertainment, has always made serious demands of production technology. At Megahertz Broadcast Systems we have been building outside broadcast trucks for some of the worlds most demanding customers, for more than 25 years, so we can perhaps help the conversation by talking about some of our experiences.
Tags: iss075 | live production | multi platform delivery | megahertz broadcast systems | multiple outputs | racetech | Steve Burgess
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Maximizing the Efficiency of Multiscreen Video Delivery
Shawn Saleem

As consumer demand for video content anywhere, anytime, and on any connected device continues to grow at a rapid pace, today’s pay-TV operators are in need of next-generation technologies that will lower the cost of multiscreen content delivery while enabling them to adapt to new business models.

Tags: iss073 | multi screen video delivery | monitors | multiple | external | maximized efficiencies | Shawn Saleem
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Ask the experts - Fibre optic distribution and content delivery
N/A With the increase in bandwidth requirements for signal distribution systems, which infrastructure provides greater benefits copper or fibre? Can you explain why?
Tags: iss064 | fibre | content | delivery | csi | signal distribution | N/A
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Why IPTV is essential to the effective delivery of local TV services
N/A Distribution & Delivery: How IPTV can help solve regional TV advertising issues
Tags: iss055 | iptv | distribution | delivery | local tv | regional advertising | N/A
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Why do broadcasters need to take an interest in connected TV
N/A With ever-increasing amounts of content available, were heading towards a world where catch-up TV will enable you to access last weeks content as easily as todays.
Tags: iss051 | experts | s and t | strategy and technology | multicast | ip delivery | mheg | youview | iptv | hbbtv | cabletv | connected tv | N/A
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Using Multipoint Monitoring to Ensure Reliable Digital Video Delivery
N/A Because the quality and bandwidth-efficiency advantages of digital over analog methods have made digital transport preferred, the world continues its migration to an all-digital approach to delivering video signals from the studio through distribution networks to the end-viewer. As with any new technology, adopting and integrating digital video delivery brings new and diverse challenges challenges that may affect video quality and delivery reliability in unexpected (and undesired) ways.
Tags: iss050 | bandwidth efficiency | sencore | delivery | multipoint monitoring | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Distribution and Delivery 2010
N/A Distribution and Delivery are two elements of in the broadcast chainthat get taken pretty much for granted but both are highly important. My focus in this summary is on equipment and software introduced since IBC 2009 and in the run-up to NAB 2010.
Tags: nab | ibc | iss040 | distribution and delivery | evs | hiltron | ppm | sislive | telecast fibre | bts | broadcast traffic system | omnibus | pebble beach | pharos | playbox | publitronic | N/A
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2020 television
N/A Guy Elliott, Managing Director, ATG Broadcast, considers likely developments in the television industry over the next 10 years
Tags: 2020 | iss039 | television developments | resolution. delivery platforms | content storage | archiving | N/A
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Ask the Experts on the Topic of Distribution and Delivery
N/A Last time, we started this series with volume one of the most frequently asked questions on digital distribution and delivery. Herewith, we follow that with the cleverly titled: Volume Two.
Tags: distribution and delivery | iss031 | ftp | wan acceleration | networks | switches | routers | file compression | compression | asset management | N/A
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Delivering Superior Quality of Service in IPTV Networks
N/A To maintain differentiation in a competitive triple play market, the key operational challenge for telecommunications operators is how to efficiently deliver superior quality of service (QoS) levels.
Tags: tektronix | iptv | distribution and delivery | network | iss029 | headend | vod | qos | kpi | monitoring | N/A
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Common Questions on the Topic of Distribution and Delivery
N/A As the Broadcast and Post industries continue to adopt file-based workflows, there has been an ever-increasing need for the implementation of technologies for the distribution of digital media
Tags: signiant | distribution and delivery | ftp | latency | wan acceleration | iss029 | N/A
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