TVB Europe's virtual roundtable on the points of challenge and opportunity in media delivery and distribution with Rafael Fonseca, VP of product management, Artel; James Abell, distribution manager, ITV; and Bill Admans, senior vice president of operations, Ownzones.
The industry has been talking about remote production for a while, and for good reason. The conventional live production model, in which you send a team and equipment to the venue, can be costly in terms of both time and money. Travel is expensive not only because you need to pay for transportation and lodging, but also because the human and technical resources are tied up all that time and unavailable for any other production. As a result, you’re limited in the frequency and number of events you can produce.
Cablenet operates a next-gen hybrid fiber-coaxial network that supports broadband and HDTV services. In a project designed to augment this network, Cablenet sought to link to stadiums across Cyprus to two remote production sites to bring content to the network hub and on to the headend. They wanted to introduce Media over IP into the network, position themselves to use SMPTE ST2022-7 redundancy as an option in the future, and avoid the cost of Satellite links in spans where Wave Division Multiplexing didn’t meet the loss budget.
As a leading designer and supplier of audio broadcast mixing equipment, Calrec offers solutions that help radio broadcasters to engage audiences in innovative ways. The rising popularity of streaming services has increased competition and made interactive engagement with listeners an increasingly important capability for these broadcasters.
Immersive audio has always had the potential to make broadcast and AV content more engaging, but the industry’s current shift toward media over IP (MoIP) is making this format much more accessible to content creators and distributors. Supported by a flexible, scalable IP infrastructure, broadcasters can use immersive audio to extend the creative possibilities open to them and to transform the way their audiences experience content. They can take their programming to a new level.
Immersive audio is fast gaining traction in broadcast and the shift to IP has made it easier for broadcasters to handle the increased signal flow. Recent times have forced broadcasters to be more creative and innovative, and even though live sports took a hiatus, great steps have been taken to bring viewers engaging content. Learn how infrastructures are being optimized and new technologies are being implemented that are relevant now and in the future.
Thanks to the media and entertainment industry’s shift to IP, immersive audio is truly making the scene. Immersive audio formats have been employed successfully in the cinema, theater, and performing arts center, and now the time has come for immersive audio in live broadcasts.
The transition to IP is complex, but a few simple considerations can help you avoid some rough spots along your journey. We’ve created this shortlist of advice based on our experience guiding customers into the IP realm. Take a look and see if any ideas change your thinking or address a challenge you haven’t yet tackled.