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Switching to Internet Based Distribution
Chris Clark

"An IP status check for the broadcast industry", "Resistance is futile", "IP points the way forward for the broadcast industry"...

Yes, we've read the headlines too. But rather than force you into submission, scare you, or leave you feeling like you have no other choice, we want to give you the information that helps you to make a sensible decision about Internet-based distribution.

So what’s stopping you from making the switch right now?

Tags: iss135 | ip | internet | distribution | cerberus | Chris Clark
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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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A wide spectrum of choice
Andy Clements Without microphones, in-ear monitors (IEMs), intercom and distribution systems based on wireless technology, many of today's large-scale television studios, outside broadcast and film productions would be very difficult, if not impossible, to stage. Wireless solutions provide convenience and, in the main, great performance, however as with many technologies careful investment will provide the best results.
Tags: iss101 | microphones | in ear monitors | intercom | distribution systems | broadcast | audio | Andy Clements
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What is the future of media creation, salaries and content distribution across all sectors?
Thomas Urbye Often this very question is debated by experts in our industry, but many have their own agenda, whether that be advertising creation, media buying, low budget film-making, publicly funded television, subscription based services and beyond. But what is the real future for our viewing habits, those of us working in this industry and who will succeed and who will fail in the next five years as technology and human behaviour changes faster than in the last 75 years?
Tags: iss097 | The look | thomas urbye | media | creation | content distribution | salaries | Thomas Urbye
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Essentials for Viable Audio over IP Distribution
Werner Drews Using IP for audio distribution is an enticing prospect for most broadcasters. It offers the prospect of OPEX economies and opens up a lot of new flexibility for infrastructure design: backup and regionalisation solutions are among the many possibilities.
Tags: iss095 | werner drews | 2wcom | viable audio | IP | distribution | Werner Drews
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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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Transforming Content and Caputure Distribution
Russell Wise Within the broadcast industry, ongoing financial pressures have driven continued consolidation of operations, centralization of staff, and efforts to increase efficiency through smarter use of current and forward-looking media-focused technologies.
Tags: iss090 | Volicon | Content | Capture Distribution | Russell Wise
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Giving Content Distributors an Edge in Quality and Compliance
Adam Schadle Todays media and entertainment ecosystem relies on interconnections between content originators, who produce programming and deliver it over broadcast networks (including terrestrial, satellite, cable, and IPTV), and secondary content distributors who take that programming and deliver it to the end viewer.
Tags: iss090 | Video Clarity | content distribution | RTM | Adam Schadle
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Audio over IP: A more flexible distribution landscape
Werner Drews
Broadcasters see IP as a way of achieving a number of goals, and of developing a far more flexible way of operating.
Tags: iss089 | 2wcom | IP | Audio production | Aundio distribution | Werner Drews
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Assuring loudness compliance for international content distribution
Samuele Tezza At SAMPLE Sound is our business.
Tags: iss089 | SAMPLE | Nugen Audio | loudness compliance | international distribution | Samuele Tezza
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Demystifying the black art of digital audio
Alan Wheable At the pure analogue end of the audio world (which these days is very narrow with much of the audio content being captured digitally) it is quite straight forward to check that an audio channel is present, that it sounds right and has the right levels. Likewise if the audio channel has hum or a buzz on it is relatively easy to identify the problem and fix it.
Tags: iss079 | phabrix | dolby | formats | common media distribution | guide | sound | 5.1 | digital plus | Alan Wheable
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Changing the art of Chroma Key
Rod Aaron Gammons ReflecMedia a revolutionary ChromaKey technology, pioneered with the BBC, which provides a cost-effective, portable ChromaKey kit for broadcasters, videographers and photographers in the studio and on location.
Tags: iss077 | chroma key | rotolight | art | phillip bloom | reflecmedia | bbc | broadcasters | green screen | blue screen | appleworld distribution | Rod Aaron Gammons
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IPTV at Frankfurt airport
Raymond Burns At Frankfurt Airport, dreams of the future already come as standard: television and radio programmes are distributed all over the airport grounds site using IPTV. The existing network infrastructure is used as a basis here. The operating company, Fraport AG uses the IPTV hardware and software of manufacturer Teracue for its distribution.
Tags: iss076 | teracue | frankfurt airport | IPTV | fraport ag | hardware | software | tv | radio | distribution | Raymond Burns
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Ask the Experts Monitoring sound in the stdio
N/A Why do I need monitors? And why can't I just use my Hifi speakers? What does a good studio monitor do? So I just spend a load of money on speakers, stick them in my room and I'm Abbey Road, right? So how do I set my monitors up correctly?! So how does a speaker counteract these acoustic problems you've been talking about, in terms of design?
Tags: iss071 | genelec | genelec 8000 | source distribution | studio monitors | N/A
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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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Protecting your assets, safe storage and long life archives
N/A A vast amount of information exists out on the Internet that can be very helpful but also misleading and confusing on how best to protect digital content over time both from degradation of content and from piracy.
Tags: global distribution | archive | storage | assets | axus | lto | digital data tape | iss058 | N/A
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COUNTING DOWN TO BVE NORTH
N/A The engines are revving in the countdown to BVE North, the new event that is designed to serve the needs of the rapidly growing broadcast and production industry in the North.
Tags: bve | bve north | mancgester | gmex | manchester central | seminar | holdan | autoscript | argosy | global distribution | iss058 | N/A
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Ask the Experts on Storage and Archive
N/A What is the most important thing to consider when choosing storage for content creation applications?
Tags: storage | archive | redcode | global distribution | esata | raid | iss057 | 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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SOLID STORAGE FOR SPECIAL EFFECTS
N/A While its easy to be dazzled by the brilliance of visual effects on the big screen, the less showy side of film post-production often goes unrecognised. Here, Double Negative (known affectionately as DNeg) reveals how an array of Infinity|8 RAID systems and ATTO RAID adapters keeps all that amazing work safe and secure.
Tags: iss055 | solida storage | double negative | dneg | atto raid | infinity 8 raid | global distribution | N/A
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Question and Answer with Trilogy
N/A What bandwidth would I need to allow on my network to reliably support IP communications and what other issues would I need to take into consideration? All this and more answered in this Q & A session
Tags: iss055 | trilogy | distribution | g.722 | g.729 | qos | gemini | wan | vpn | ip technology | N/A
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Its a MADI World
N/A At this years NAB Show in Las Vegas, 3D solutions were still a hot topic but one emerging technology threatened to steal the show. In fact, the rapid growth of devices that support the Multichannel Audio Digital Interface (MADI) has more potential for simplifying broadcasting operations than perhaps anything else. But what exactly is MADI and why should we care?
Tags: iss053 | nab2011 | 3d | wohler | audio distribution | madi-8 | audio monitor | madi | aes | ebu | audio | N/A
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Control and Monitoring with Snell
N/A For broadcasters and content origination facilities, a single issue with content or within the transmission chain can have an impact on millions of viewers. In some cases this can even lead to large financial penalties and affect commercial contracts. To guarantee uptime, minimize disruption of broadcast services, and keep revenue streams flowing, operators need to maximize the speed with which they can identify and resolve programming errors.
Tags: iss050 | snell | monitoring | creation | management | distribution of content | 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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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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Eye to Eye File-based content distribution 2009
N/A The rapidly divergent pattern of broadcast market development resembles the branches of a fast-growing tree. But there is one crucial aspect in which the industry is quite obviously converging: the transition from video and audio to file-based content distribution and delivery.
Tags: file based | distribution and delviery | iss029 | eye to eye | convergent design | fast forward video | ikegami | jvc | panasonic | sony | stack | Canford | HHB | M-Audio | Olympus | Roland | Marantz | Solid State Sound | Tascam | 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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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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