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SES and Harmonic Partner for Transition of C-Band Spectrum to Enable 5G Posted: 27/07/2020
SES and Harmonic Partner for Transition of C-Band Spectrum to Enable 5G

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that it will partner with SES for technology upgrades associated with the SES transition plan filed with the Federal Communications Commission on June 19, 2020. SES and Harmonic will work together to fast-track this deployment, freeing up spectrum for 5G while simultaneously enabling SES's C-band customers to maintain the quality and resilience of their critical video services. This network transformation is based on Harmonic's powerful software solutions for satellite video delivery.

 

 

 

 

Tags: SES | Harmonic | 5G | C-Band | Video
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Viaccess-Orca Rolls Out 5G-Compatible VR Player With Successful Deployment by PCCW Media Posted: 23/07/2020
Viaccess-Orca Rolls Out 5G-Compatible VR Player With Successful Deployment by PCCW Media

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today that its secure video player, validated by studios for multi-device content protection, supports the delivery of virtual reality (VR) and 8K video over 5G networks. The player offers seamless integration with third-party systems to enable flawless 360-degree video experiences, from the point of capture to distribution. It has been successfully deployed by PCCW Media, a leading, fully integrated multimedia and entertainment company headquartered in Hong Kong, for its new VR content.

 

 

 

Tags: Viaccess-Orca | 5G | VR Player | PCCW Media | Video
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82% of broadcasters expect TV content access via 5G to forge ahead of traditional methods Posted: 16/07/2020
82% of broadcasters expect TV content access via 5G to forge ahead of traditional methods

According to a recent global survey of broadcasters, 82% believe that cellular networks like 5G will eventually replace traditional broadcast distribution like DTT/DTV and satellite as the preferred way to access TV content, with over a third (37%) of these respondents expecting this to begin happening within 1 to 2 years.

The survey, conducted on behalf of Nevion, the architects of virtualized media production, discovered that 10% still anticipate that it will take more than three years for 5G to overtake traditional services but the vast majority (94%) of broadcasters agree that 5G will likely increase the consumption of content.

Tags: Nevion | Broadcast | Broadcasters | 5G | Survey
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5G-Virtuosa project completes initial technical IP-based studio set-up Posted: 16/06/2020
5G-Virtuosa project completes initial technical IP-based studio set-up

The participants of 5G-Virtuosa, the EU-funded project exploring 5G and virtualization in broadcast production, announced today that the first technical step of the initiative has been completed at Nevion’s Service Operations Center (SOC) in Gdansk, Poland. The step involves the integration of multiple products from various vendors, with most of the work done remotely because of the COVID-19 situation.

The purpose of the EU project VIRTUOSA is to explore “Scalable Software Defined Network Architectures for Cooperative Live Media Production exploiting Virtualized Production Resources and 5G Wireless Acquisition”. In practical terms, this means demonstrating through real-life examples how 5G can be combined with virtualization concepts to enable broadcasters to produce live content (such as sports or music coverage) more efficiently and cost-effectively across locations, to meet growing consumer demand.

Tags: 5G | Nevion | EU | IP | Broadcast | Virtualization
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Majority of broadcasters optimistic about 5G Posted: 09/06/2020
Majority of broadcasters optimistic about 5G

A global poll of broadcasters conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Nevion, the architects of virtualized media production, has found that over a third (39%) of respondents expect their organization will be ready to adopt 5G within a year, while a further 53% believe they will be able to do so within the following year.

Tags: Nevion | 5G | Research | Broadcasters
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Broadpeak Makes High-Quality 5G Video Experiences a Reality With MobiledgeX Edge Compute Infrastructure Posted: 02/06/2020
Broadpeak Makes High-Quality 5G Video Experiences a Reality With MobiledgeX Edge Compute Infrastructure

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced its 5G video work with MobiledgeX, Inc., a Deutsche Telekom-founded company making the edge widely available and easier to access. Broadpeak has deployed its virtual BroadCache Box local caching technology for mobile networks via the MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud platform that aggregates more than a dozen global mobile networks to expose one common interface to developers. As part of MobiledgeX's early access program, Broadpeak has successfully tested its virtual BroadCache Box applications on MobiledgeX's federation of edge networks, demonstrating the ability to reduce video delivery costs and improve QoE for mobile video delivered over 5G networks.

When video content is streamed from a location closer to end users, latency and network congestion are reduced, resulting in higher video bit rates, faster start times, and uninterrupted viewing sessions. By using Broadpeak's virtual BroadCache Box, content providers can significantly boost subscriber QoE for video delivered over next-gen mobile networks. This supports engagements with an expanding crop of OTT players eager to reach subscribers anywhere.

 

Tags: Broadpeak | 5G | MobiledgeX | Streaming | Solutions
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LiveU Launches the LU800 First Production-Level Field Unit Posted: 02/06/2020
LiveU Launches the LU800 and ndash; First Production-Level Field Unit

LiveU today unveiled its all-in-one production-level field unit for live news and sports coverage. The LU800 combines multi-camera production and superior video and audio capabilities with mission-critical transmission in a native 5G unit. Designed from the ground up to unlock 5G potential, the unit offers unparalleled quality of service and resiliency.

The LU800 supports up to four fully frame-synced feeds in high resolution from a single unit, using powerful IP bonding of up to 14 connections. The unit also offers the highest-quality video performance, with up to 4Kp60 10-bit HDR transmission for optimal color depth and richness, as well as up to 16 audio channels for high-end productions.

Tags: 5G | cellular bonding | multi-camera | sports | LiveU Central
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TVU Networks Announces Immediate Availability of a Portable Cellular Transmitter with Integrated 5G Modem Posted: 07/05/2020
TVU Networks Announces  Immediate Availability of a Portable Cellular Transmitter with Integrated 5G Modem

 

TVU Networks, a technology and market leader in IP and cloud based live video solutions, today announced that its flagship TVU One cellular mobile transmitter is now shipping with an integrated 5G modem. TVU has partnered with major commercial network carriers including South Korea based KT Corp and modem module manufacturers such as Canada based Sierra Wireless in identifying 5G modems for its TVU One HEVC/H.265 1080p HDR and 4K HDR models. In addition, the TVU One operating with 5G modems was fully stress tested under various use conditions in locations such as China and Korea during development.

"We are fortunate to be working with the very est partners in developing embedded 5G modems for our TVU One to bring to the industry. From the very beginning, our transmitters were engineered to support 5G, and we’re excited to be able to offer full cellular broadcast transmission capabilities on 5G networks with our flagship TVU One today,” said Matt McEwen, VP of Product Management, TVU Networks. “Despite the challenging circumstances we are all facing, our focus continues to be on supporting our customers and the larger community with business continuity initiatives and our announcement today is an example of that commitment.”

Tags: 5G | video over IP | TVU Networks | IP Networks
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LiveU Selected by Leading Mobile Operator, NTT DOCOMO, for Superior Live Video Streaming Service over 5G Posted: 27/04/2020
LiveU Selected by Japan and rsquo;s Leading Mobile Operator, NTT DOCOMO, for Superior Live Video Streaming Service over 5G

LiveU technology has been selected by NTT DOCOMO, INC. for live video streaming as part of its value-added customer services offered over its newly-launched 5G network. Japan’s number one mobile operator will be promoting a variety of LiveU’s HEVC bonding transmission products in a combined bundle using DOCOMO’s 5G and 4G connectivity. The solution offers high-quality and reliable low delay video streaming for broadcasters, sports productions, enterprise, government and other organizations.

LiveU was chosen as its streaming provider after DOCOMO conducted extensive 5G tests to verify the real-world impact of the next-gen network on live 4K broadcasts. Leveraging DOCOMO’s 5G network, LiveU HEVC bonded technology was proven to deliver super high data rate communications, lower latency and higher capacity.

 

 

 

Tags: LiveU | DOCOMO | 5G | live video streaming | mobile | Japan | HEVC | bonding
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SBS Korea Delivers Highest-Quality 5G Live Streaming of South Korea Historic Election Using LiveU Solutions Posted: 24/04/2020
SBS Korea Delivers Highest-Quality 5G Live Streaming of South Korea and rsquo;s Historic Election Using LiveU Solutions

SBS (Seoul Broadcasting System), a leading national South Korean television and radio network, turned to LiveU’s integrated 5G technology for its live election day coverage in South Korea last week, utilizing the advantages of KT’s (Korea Telecom’s) premium live broadcasting solution with its 5G network. SBS chose LiveU for its field-proven video transmission quality and reliability, provided by its core HEVC hardware encoding.

SBS deployed LiveU’s 5G-integrated high-end LU600 HEVC units in the most congested areas, representing the first broadcaster to leverage KT’s 5G-Premium QoS solution. Live streaming provided by the MNG (mobile newsgathering) units reached the highest performance levels. SBS was able to secure the new network path, guaranteeing fast and reliable connection without any interruptions. In other congested areas, SBS used LiveU’s compact LU300 HEVC units together with the LiveU Xtender integrated antenna solution to maximize the network capture, ensuring high-quality streams.

Tags: 5G | cellular bonding | HEVC | news
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LiveU Remote At-Home Production Helps Tencent Bring Speed Skating Race Live to Viewers in China Posted: 31/03/2020
LiveU Remote At-Home Production Helps Tencent Bring Speed Skating Race Live to Viewers in China

Following the International Skating Union (ISU)’s postponement of the 2020 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in South Korea, the China Short Track Speed Skating team decided to go ahead and organize a ‘Simulation Game of the ISU Championships’ in Beijing. Tencent Sports, the main broadcaster responsible for the live production and public broadcast, turned to LiveU to implement a remote production solution, deploying only the necessary equipment on site, including the cameras and wireless transmission units. All the rest, including production, contribution and distribution, was handled by Tencent personnel back in the studio in Tencent’s technical center.

This was challenging work within the strict limitations of the COVID-19 outbreak. The event organizer closed the stadium, didn’t allow an audience to minimize the risk of people gathering in one place, and limited the number of essential staff onsite. Tencent Sports used four LiveU LU600 HEVC bonding units, which provided solid high-quality live video streams with low delay. All the streaming came to a single high-density LiveU server, with the same delay, optimizing LiveU’s Precision Timing™ in its at-home production solution. With support from China Unicom, 5G signal was also available in the field – all the LiveU units combined both 4G and 5G connectivity to ensure optimal streaming conditions.

Tags: Sport | remote production | 5G | cellular bonding
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Broadpeak at SATELLITE 2020 Posted: 27/02/2020
Broadpeak at SATELLITE 2020

As the video streaming market continues to grow, satellite operators have begun deploying new cost-effective content delivery solutions, leveraging the intrinsic nature of satellite transmissions that ensure a flawless quality of experience across all screens in any place. At SATELLITE 2020, Broadpeak® will demonstrate its nanoCDN™ multicast ABR technology for satellite, addressing hospitality and communities, 5G backhaul, mobility, and VSAT use cases.

Multicast ABR for Satellite

Broadpeak's nanoCDN™ multicast ABR technology is a ready-to-deploy, cost-effective solution for OTT delivery. nanoCDN allows operators to address scalable multiscreen streaming with transmission over satellite for live TV, VOD, and catch-up TV content. By leveraging storage available on the receiver, operators can expand their offering to include advanced, nonlinear services such as time-shifting or start-over TV for increased monetization. The solution can be combined with a hybrid broadband network or used without internet access.

 

 

 

Tags: Broadpeak | SATELLITE 2020 | 5G Backhaul | Multicast ABR | nanoCDN | VSAT
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Sonnet Announces Cost-Effective USB to 5 Gigabit Ethernet (5GbE) Adapter, Supports Faster Networking Speeds Over Existing Cabling Posted: 26/02/2020
Sonnet Announces Cost-Effective USB to 5 Gigabit Ethernet (5GbE) Adapter, Supports Faster Networking Speeds Over Existing Cabling

What's New:
Sonnet Technologies today announced the Solo5G™ USB 3 to 5 Gigabit Ethernet (5GbE) adapter, a new addition to Sonnet's comprehensive array of wired Ethernet network adapters. Featuring NBASE-T™ (multigigabit) Ethernet technology, the Solo5G adapter adds 5GbE and 2.5GbE network connectivity to a broad array of computers, enabling superfast data transfers over the existing Ethernet network cabling infrastructure found in most buildings today.

 

 

 

Tags: Sonnet | 5GBe | Solo5G | NBASE-T | Ethernet Technology
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LiveU Collaborates on Two Additional Pan-European EU 5G projects Posted: 04/02/2020
LiveU Collaborates on Two Additional Pan-European EU 5G projects

LiveU has increased its collaboration with leading European partners on 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects, testing and validating content contribution and media production use cases over advanced 5G Release 16 testbeds. The projects’ goals are to provide the broadcast community and other verticals with insights into 5G performance in real-world scenarios. The projects are funded by Horizon 2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation program.

Tags: 5G | cellular bonding | EU | 5G networks | network slicing
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LiveU 2019 State of Live Report Confirms Continuous Strong Growth in Live IP Broadcasting Posted: 12/12/2019
LiveU 2019 State of Live Report Confirms Continuous Strong Growth in Live IP Broadcasting

LiveU today presents its annual ‘State of Live’ report based on data gathered from its global customer base of thousands of users. The findings reflect the substantial growth in IP news and sports broadcasting with a 50% increase in the number of LiveU units used to stream live events and 250% increase to around 20 million in live sessions overall.

HEVC continues to play a key role in live transmission, which is pivotal for live sports productions. This is due to the higher quality video performance and bandwidth efficiency enabled by HEVC technology. LiveU reports a 65% growth in HEVC units deployed worldwide and over 400% growth in HEVC-based sessions. Nearly 50% of the field units used to stream sports are HEVC-based with almost 80% of sports sessions transmitted in HD.

The increasing deployment of cellular bonding technology for live sport coverage has been evident worldwide. Following the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™, Kevin Callahan, VP, Field Operations & Engineering, Fox Sports said, “We always get energized if there is a huge buzz at home and this World Cup surpassed all our expectations with the success of the US Women’s soccer team. LiveU’s LU600 HEVC portable transmission unit provided the backbone for our ENG shoots that were not at the stadium, enabling us to increase the number of live feeds. We also sent content to multiple locations simultaneously using LiveU’s Matrix IP cloud video management platform, making the content available to Fox TV stations that wanted to integrate live shots into their newscasts.”

Tags: Cellular bonding. acquisition | contribution | news | sport | HEVC | 4K | 5G | IP
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