It’s About (Precision) Time


With the emergence of IP in sport broadcasts, the need to maintain and improve synchronization among end points, devices, and processes across a broadcasters’ network is critical. This is of most importance in live sports broadcast productions. Precision Timing Protocol (PTP) is the backbone of an IP live sports broadcast as it enables the integration of audio and video in the time and phase domain, allowing for effective media processing. By leveraging the networking flexibilities of IP and combining it with a sound implementation of PTP, sports broadcasters could cost effectively introduce novel workflows, resulting in an improved and unique viewer experience. In addition, it allows for leveraging the efficiencies of media essence integration, remote production, and the ubiquity of IP networks to deliver live content of second and third-tier sports production.

PTP is the foundation upon which sports broadcasters can build automatic processes, creative workflows, and innovation. In this white paper, we will provide an overview of the importance of PTP, using the SMPTE Epoch for synchronization; benefits, system components, and applications for media. Complete the form below to receive a copy.

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