Webinar: ATSC 3.0 Hybrid Services in Action, with Chicago 3.0

Tuesday March 12th, 2019. 8am PT / 11 ET / 16:00 GMT

ATSC 3.0 is a big change from previous ATSC and DVB transmission standards due to its ability to mix IP with traditional broadcast signals. By merging the best of IP with the best of DTH transmission, ATSC 3.0 enables new business models and helps broadcasters bring their current offerings up to date.

But what about the reality? Weigel Broadcast joined forces with top-tier companies to build out the station, including: Rohde Schwarz, Harmonic Inc., Triveni Digital, Enensys, Alive Telecommunications, and Sony. Each partner contributed essential equipment and resources for the sign-on of the ATSC 3.0 roll-out dubbed ‘Chicago 3.0.’

In this webinar, Harmonic’s Jean Macher is joined by Kyle Walker, VP technology at Weigel broadcast to take us through why the native IP transport is such a benefit and how they managed the experience across all viewers.

The webinar covers what was deployed, how it worked and the results. Plus they’ll also cover the principles of ATSC 3.0 services and the use-cases involved in Chicago 3.0.

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Speakers

Jean Macher Jean Macher
Directory of Broadcast Market Development,
Harmonic Inc.
Kyle Walker Kyle Walker
VP technology,
Weigel Broadcast Co.

Video: OTT Moves Toward Microservices


 

Using microservices is a way of architecting your software platform to be nimble, simple and is just as applicable to on-premise platforms as cloud. As scaling is important for OTT providers, it’s not surprising that much work is being done in the OTT sector to utilise microservice architectures.

Even companies that are not yet actively operating on a microservices architecture are looking for vendors who at least have a strategy to cater to it for the future. This session will examine the core benefits (including redundancy, dev ops, scalability, and self-healing), the different approaches (including containerisation and orchestration via Docker, Kubernetes, and Mesos, as well as native microservices models like Erlang), and the complexities of migrating a generic architecture to a microservices architecture.

This panel covers:

    • Why is OTT so suited to microservices?
    • How microservices enable companies to be flexible to changing customer demands
    • How microservices reduce complexity
    • Benefits of continuous deployment

plus much more!

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Moderator: Dom Robinson, Director and Creative Firestarter – id3as, UK & Contributing Editor, StreamingMedia.com, UK
Stefan Lederer, CEO & Co-Founder – Bitmovin, USA
Steve Miller-Jones, Vice President of Product Strategy – Limelight Networks, UK
Xiaomei Lio, Senior Software Engineer, Netflix
Mark Russell, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, MediaKind
Olivier Karra, Directory of OTT & IPTV Solutions, Marketing, Harmonic Inc.

Top Video of 2018: HEVC vs AV1 and the Future of the Codec Battle

 

As the first post of 2019, please allow me to say Happy New Year and to thank you for the time you spend coming to the website, following by email and/or following on social media. Your visits, interest and recommendations are very important and highly appreciated. 2018 ended with being nominated for the Royal Television Society Website of the Year. Whilst the hardworking and knowledgable people at The Broadcast Bridge won, and deservedly so, I hope you’ll be as mighty pleased as I was to see a non-commercial site pitted against the best in the industry. Be assured that The Broadcast Knowledge always aims higher than before so what better motivation than to top that!

As we set our sights on 2019, there’s time for a brief look back at the top video linked to here on The Broadcast Knowledge in 2018. Looking back at the stats, it has the most page visits and the most clicks, so let’s revisit this panel on AV1 and HEVC. It’s not often you get the likes of Facebook and Harmonic sharing their latest research on stage with companies like Harmonic and Bitmovin who are very active in the Codec community, so it’s no surprise this piqued the interest of many.

This panel took place during NAB 2018 when AV1 had just ‘released’ the AV1 codec at the show but the points discussed are as relevant today as they were then including the adoption of HEVC in the marketplace. Having said that, do check out the AV1 and HEVC tags to see what more recent discussions there have been including a discussion of the future of video codecs at Streaming Media East 2018

Sit back and watch HEVC vs AV1 and the Future of the Codec Battle!

Speakers

Jan Ozer Moderator
Jan Ozer
Principal

Doceo Publishing

Thierry Fautier Mr Thierry Fautier

VP, Video Strategy

Harmonic

Michael Coward Mike Coward

Director of Engineering

Facebook

Christopher Mueller Christopher Mueller

CTO

BitMovin

Matt Frost Matt Frost

Head of Strategy and Partnerships

Google Chrome Media

Video: HEVC Vs AV1 and the Future of the Codec Battle

In this debate from NAB 2018, the panel discusses the video codecs which are competing to be the next-generation standard in the OTT environment and, notably, HEVC and AV1 being the front-runners. The debate on which video standard is best suited to our industry is in full swing especially as the Alliance for Open Media released AV1 at the NAB Show and Apple is supporting HEVC in its products and has decided to join the Alliance for Open Media as a founding member. This panel discusses the pros and cons of HEVC and AV1, and also put in perspective content-aware encoding techniques with AVC that might be a strong challenger in the short term for OTT distribution.

Watch now!

Speakers

Jan Ozer Moderator
Jan Ozer
Principal

Doceo Publishing

Thierry Fautier Mr Thierry Fautier

VP, Video Strategy

Harmonic

Michael Coward Mike Coward

Director of Engineering

Facebook

Christopher Mueller Christopher Mueller

CTO

BitMovin

Matt Frost Matt Frost

Head of Strategy and Partnerships

Google Chrome Media

Webinar: DVB-SIS – What is it?


This webinar provides an overview of the DVB-SIS specification which enables the combination of DVB-T/T2 contribution and DVB-S/S2/S2X distribution in a single satellite beam. The specification is available as DVB BlueBook A175 and will in due course be published as an ETSI Technical Specification.

Agenda

What is SIS and why has this specification been created?
Concept behind DVB-SIS
Elements of DVB-SIS
Practical example applications
Q&A

Presenters

Frank Herrmann, Project Leader, Panasonic Labs
Jean-Pierre Mosset, Software Architect, Harmonic Inc.

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