No stranger to addressing the challenges associated with managing video traffic, most of the major news brands serving tier-1 media markets in the broadcast sector have made the switch away from RF technologies to adopt IPTV. There is, however, a significant opportunity for broadcasters in smaller media markets to follow suit to take advantage of the technical benefits and cost reduction associated with making the shift.
Read the full interview with Mark D’Addio, senior vice president of sales at VITEC, to learn more about the current state of IPTV in the broadcast sector and what we can expect moving into the future: https://www.biztechreports.com/… efficiencies-across-the-broadcast-sector
Digital Journal recently published an article about how IPTV technology radically improved the broadcast sector’s ability to harness the power of video technologies to access more content in a dynamic manner and enable more interactive applications. IPTV provides access to a vast array of content over the internet—and easily delivers external feeds coming to the news center via satellite by converting traffic to an internet protocol (IP) stream. Excerpts from the Digital Journal article based on the interview with Mark D’Addio, Senior Vice President of Sales at VITEC, below:
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IPTV Evolution in the Broadcast Market
VITEC’s first customer for IPTV was a broadcaster located in Rockefeller Center in 2008. Since then, IPTV has been deployed in every major news organization—from CNN and Reuters to Fox News, NBC, and NBC Sports. Many of the larger broadcasters utilize IPTV in multiple facilities and link them together.
The story is different for stations serving smaller markets. Many, if not most, in this category have not yet made the transition. For these news organizations, the largest hurdle is their internal enterprise network. It is difficult to deploy IPTV effectively when organizations lack a strong IT infrastructure.
The situation, however, is beginning to change. Organizations across industries—including broadcasting—are making investments in technology to address the challenges–and opportunities–of our increasingly digital economy. As they modernize their systems by adopting cloud services and embracing new collaborative platforms, they are making infrastructure upgrades. In so doing, video traffic is a workload for which they are planning.
In fact, VITEC research has shown that video traffic is the fastest growing category of content flowing through enterprise networks today. Broadcasters have consequently concluded that RF networks are no longer feasible–or necessary–abandoning RF in favor of IPTV over enterprise networks.
Indeed, once broadcasters invest in enterprise network upgrades to support other corporate priorities, adding IPTV is a simple and relatively inexpensive add-on. Moreover, IPTV scales incredibly well. It can manage small stations with five video streams delivered to 20 viewers as efficiently as it can manage thousands of streams to thousands of viewers.
When IPTV technology is paired with the latest compression algorithms, broadcasters can experience very high-quality video streams without overwhelming network resources. This is especially true when Multicast-to-the-Edge™ technology–a solution developed by VITEC–is applied. It removes the need for a dedicated network to support video applications.
It is a technology that has received critical acclaim. This year at NAB, VITEC received an Engineering Emmy Award because of the solution’s ability to manage IPTV streams in a technically effective, cost-efficient manner.
NBC Universal Studios in New York’s Rockefeller Center deploys VITEC IPTV solution for in-house video delivery monitoring video services with far greater reach and flexibility than previous conventional cable TV system. Read more: https://www.vitec.com/success-stories/nbc-universal-new-york-city
VITEC Wins Engineering & Technical Emmy Award — The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognized VITEC as 2022 Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award recipient for the EZ TV IPTV Platform.
Read more: https://www.vitec.com/blog/editorials/vitec-wins-engineering-technical-emmy-award/