This technical presentation from Carl Petch of Telstra Broadcast Services looks at some of the reasons why broadcast providers are moving to virtualization, and what the benefits are of applying virtualization to broadcast workflows. Carl explains the vendors they used, the way they architected their solution and some lessons learnt!
Date: June 13th 2018
First Showing: 8 AM PT/11 AM ET/16:00 BST
Second Showing: 9 PM PT/Midnight ET (14th)/05:00 BST (14th)
Now that uncompressed media has arrived for COTS networking infrastructure in the media and entertainment industry we can complete the picture for all IP transport, covering all aspects of the content delivery chain. Marrying hardware and software-based systems to high-performance network infrastructure is critical to making all IP end–to-end video workflows a reality.
Join industry experts from Harmonic and Arista Networks for an in-depth discussion of practical lessons for supporting networked video and file workflows along with management, monitoring and control.
The impact of uncompressed media over IP on existing IP workflows
The technologies enabling the transport of uncompressed flows
Network topologies and routing for small and large production systems
Use cases, including uncompressed end-to-end studio production and playout, and encoding for broadcast and OTT
The reality of HD over 10Gig
Andy Warman Director, Playout Solutions, Harmonic Board Member and Marketing Working Group Chair, AIMS
Andy Warman is the Director of playout solutions at Harmonic. He provides business development and strategic direction for Harmonic’s line of playout enabled solutions for cloud and appliances including Spectrum media server, the Polaris automation suite, MediaGrid shared storage solutions and VOS cloud-native media processing. Warman also serves on the board of directors of the Alliance for the IP Media Solutions (AIMS).
Robert Welch Technical Solutions Lead Arista Networks
Robert Welch is a Technical Solutions Lead at Arista Networks, working with customers and partners on innovative solutions to business challenges.
NEW Date: Thursday May 17th, 2018 – 17:00 GMT / 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 8 PM CET
Streaming Media’s Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen leads a leading panel in a discussion of the latest codecs, delivery protocols, and cloud workflows for live streaming.
• Why ultra-low latency is crucial for a good user experience
• Achieving 4K/UHD video quality at scale
• Best practices for selecting an enterprise live streaming platform
• How to achieve low latency, reduce bandwidth, and improve QoE using content-aware encoding
• The latest advances in video compression
• Tips for leveraging your videoconferencing infrastructure for enterprise live streaming
• The benefits of working with an events services team for successful town halls and all-hands events
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Webinar: Tue, Mar 27, 2018 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM BST
Sifting through the plethora of online codecs current and upcoming, Jason Thibeault and Thierry Fautier present this webinar from Harmonic and the Streaming Video Alliance
Recently, we have seen renewed attention on HEVC following Apple’s announcement to support the codec on their devices. 6 months later, Apple surprisingly became a founding member of the Alliance for Open Media (AOM) as a supporter of the AV1 codec. Yet, while the AOM group claims AV1 provides better performance than HEVC and will be offered royalty-free, there are some academic benchmarks who find AV1 inferior to HEVC on codec quality and performance.
In the meantime, MPEG / ITU-T is working on a next generation video codec, in a group called JVET (Joint Video Exploration Team) that has a mandate to deliver a video compression standard that can reach 50% over HEVC in 2020. Additionally, on the streaming side, we have seen the MPEG CMAF standard getting some traction not only to unify the HLS and DASH worlds, but also to offer the long awaited low latency delay solution for OTT.
This panel will discuss perspectives on these video compression technologies to help content providers, broadcasters, and service providers figure out the best path forward to distribute content over the internet in the coming years.
An introduction to SRT, a new protocol for reliable low-latency live streaming over the internet. Developed collaboratively, SRT is an open source video transport protocol that enables the delivery of high-quality and secure video delivery.
In this recorded webinar, the speakers discuss:
The SRT Alliance:
Since its launch at NAB, the SRT Alliance has made significant progress towards standardizing SRT as the de facto video streaming standard. Learn about its current status, its latest developments and upcoming events.
Benefits of open source SRT:
Learn more about the SRT protocol and the Github community.
Joining SRT Alliance:
Learn how you can get on board and improve your live video streaming workflows by joining the SRT Alliance and by using open source SRT in your video video workflows with the support of the Github community.
1) Cloud TV and live-streaming featuring The Digital TV Europe Industry Survey 2018
13th March: Harmonic’s Vice President of Video Strategy, Thierry Fautier and Digital TV Europe’s (DTVE) Editor, Stuart Thomson provide an in-depth discussion of cloud technology and OTT live-streaming, featuring results from The Digital TV Europe Industry Survey 2018.
DTVE will look at what industry executives think about some of the most pressing issues facing the digital video distribution business, including:
The impact of cloud technology
The growth of live streaming
OTT TV and multiscreen distribution
Harmonic will highlight the trends, challenges and technology solutions that are transforming the OTT video delivery market, including:
How to overcome low latency to delivery QoE on all devices
The latest in video compression
How to gain operational efficiencies with cloud-based and SaaS media processing
3) How are you going to make money in 2018?
The final webinar of Digital Week is hosted by LeadersIn, and focuses on how the industry will make money and the expected revenue mix for the coming year. MiDiA Research will also be providing a whitepaper on the content bubble. Register
Webinar and On Demand: December 6th 09:00 PST, 17:00 GMT
Now that SMPTE ST 2110 has been approved, attention is focused more than ever on solving the practical challenges of migrating SDI workflows to IP.
Join industry experts from Harmonic and Lawo as they discuss the ins and outs of converting between SDI and IP, the benefits of a hybrid approach for migrating to “all IP” over time, and the implications of merging uncompressed IP with existing compressed IP transport downstream of production and playout workflows.
Opportunities for new and improved workflow efficiency offered by IP
How to deal with the conversion between SDI and IP, including playout and monitoring
What trends are guiding the move to all IP workflows
How to integrate the uncompressed ecosystem with compression and delivery systems