During the Sochi Games fibre-based media transport systems were needed for coverage of competitions and ceremonies coverage, and also for sports presentations, timekeeping and more.
It is "next generation” because it’s a two-way video/audio IP codec eliminating the need to carry extra equipment, or a backpack, for remote interviews and ENG.
Netflix will launch in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg later this year.
Broadcast service supplier TV Skyline is using L-S-B’s VSM Broadcast Control and Monitoring System in its new OB 7 HD, a truck with new workflow and design concepts.
GB Labs has introduced Space SSD Ultimate, which the company says is the first networked storage system for 8K grading, editing, compositing and motion graphics.
picoPrompt offers a solution suitable for live breaking news in challenging situations where it may not be practicable to take and rig a full prompting system.
4K may be a long way off, or a medium term affair depending on who you talk to, but there was a bit of it in trial form found in the Sochi IBC.
Imagine Communications has unveiled SelenioFlex, a software-based transcoding and encoding solution for live and file-based media processing.
The XXII Winter Olympics were at once one of the hardest Olympics NBC’s team has done, and one of the smoothest.
Mark Hallinger, editor of TV Technology Europe and Asia/Pacific editions, was in Sochi covering NBC for two weeks.
Although TV 2 has shared rights and broadcasts in a limited way with Norwegian public broadcaster NRK in the past, Sochi was the first Games the Norwegian commercial broadcaster flew solo
Panorama’s production infrastructure is in many ways a case study on how to go about producing a lot of content from a big event in an efficient, thoroughly modern manner
Viasat’s first appearance as Sweden’s rightsholding broadcaster saw the pay TV operator rely on massive connectivity, file-based workflows and a split production approach between Stockholm and Sochi
NBC Olympics wasn’t the only part of the Peacock Network that relied on big workflow advances in Sochi
German public-service broadcasters ARD and ZDF have a large Winter Games presence, which makes sense given that in Sochi, Germany was once again likely to be at or near the top of the medal count
The speed, workflow and networking aspects of server-based ingest and production at big sport events have allowed broadcasters to keep up with rapidly expanding, complex content needs
The Sochi Games saw NBC Olympics reach a major milestone in its 10+ year march toward true file-based production, shared across sites
TV Technology Europe Editor Mark Hallinger on how over-the-top TV and other technologies at the Broadcast Asia 2013 show mean both change and opportunity for the industry.
ne axiom of big-event broadcasting is to use established technology. The reason is obvious: There are millions or billions in advertising on the line.
Televisa’s facility at the London International Broadcast Center (IBC) was interesting for a variety of reasons.
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