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October 16, 2019

Throwing Shade at On-prem Color Matching: Bridge Technologies

It’s not often that marketing eye candy is deeply technical, but when it comes to multi-camera color shading for live sports, waveform vectorscope via browser with a mere frame of latency takes the cake! And that’s exactly what 14,000 attendees at IBC Show saw last month in Hall 1’s corner booth, where Bridge Technologies showed off their exceptionally low latency audio and video monitoring and analytics toolsets. Before the show, I had the pleasure of getting a demo of some of [...]

October 08, 2019

Tacking the Tough With SRT: Thierry Scozzesi of Cloud Production Platform, Dazzl

Livestreaming on social media is on fire. Whether it’s breaking news, celebrity events or sporting competitions, it’s a robust, game-changing video genre driving tremendous growth. When I spoke with Thierry Scozzesi, CEO and co-founder of cloud production platform, Dazzl, he sized up the market this way: “Only 2% of all sporting events are broadcast on linear TV. Even with all the sports on TV, that’s only 2%. There is so much additional sports streaming coming!” However, live video production is really [...]

September 10, 2019

LTN Keeps the Hits Coming and Adds SRT to its Hitless Video Network

In music, hitless is bad. In live video transport, so-called “hitless protection” for live event contribution and primary distribution is mission-critical. And it requires a network to deliver video signals across multiple paths while guaranteeing perfect synchronization on the other end without packet loss or delay. Doing that over the public internet in less than 200 milliseconds globally? It’s multi-platinum, to finish the record business analogy. And it’s precisely what LTN’s global network does. Why? How? And what’s next? I had [...]

September 03, 2019

Make.TV’s Master Control in the Cloud is All-in on SRT

Make.TV has been a live video cloud production pioneer for years. It works with companies across sports, esports, news, and entertainment to ingest, filter and curate thousands of fan feeds from mobile devices in addition to professional production gear; to switch and route these signals anywhere in the world; and to inject them into the live production with a simple, easy-to-use interface. The company’s DNA is steeped in social media & esports, where being able to ingest feeds from fans [...]

August 27, 2019

Wowza Media Systems, the SRT Alliance and Ultra Low Latency

The impact of Wowza Media Systems joining Haivision to create the SRT Alliance two years ago can’t be understated. Their embrace of SRT as a critical enabler for a range of use cases and workflows exposed the protocol – and the birth of the open source project – to a massive footprint of pioneering video developers and streaming media professionals globally. I spoke by phone with Elliot Miller, Wowza SVP, Corporate Development & Legal. Elliot previously led Wowza’s cloud service [...]

August 21, 2019

MediaKind’s Tony Jones on SRT

When you talk to Tony Jones about cloud-native, microservices and Kubernetes, it’s easy to forget that he’s been at the leading-edge of video tech transformation since 1996, when he first joined Tandberg Television. I should know, since I joined Tandberg TV just after Ericsson acquired it and spent the next five years privileged to learn deep video tech from Tony and others. Today, that company, with a few sharp acquisitions along the way, is MediaKind. And Tony Jones is a [...]

August 15, 2019

Red Bee Media and the Network Effect: Steve Russell on SRT

Red Bee Media is one of the largest providers of managed media services in the world. They provide live and file-based services including playout, media management, managed OTT, Master Control Room (MCR) and distribution services to the largest global media brands, including the likes of the BBC, CANAL+ and FOX. Today, the company operates completely independently as a fully-owned subsidiary of Ericsson. According to Steve Russell, who heads up media management and OTT services, this arrangement provides the company with [...]

August 13, 2019

Telestream’s Channel-in-the-Multi-Cloud has QoE at Heart

Streaming is the new TV and everyone loves it. But the secret truth is that very few media companies are prepared to deliver cloud streaming with a technical quality that’s on par with broadcast, at least for live and live linear channels. The one company that sees this opportunity best is seizing on it with vigor and putting it at the heart of a bold, new TV channel streaming strategy: Telestream. I spoke with Stuart Newton, VP Strategy / Corporate [...]

August 07, 2019

Cloud Playout and so much more: How SRT is opening markets for broadcast software pioneer, Cinegy

This morning I had the pleasure of speaking with Lewis Kirkaldie at length about Cinegy. Cinegy is opening new markets with SRT Open Source. Here’s their story.  The company was founded in 2003 to create a new suite of next-gen broadcast playout, media asset management, multiviewer and other tools, on a tech stack that was next-gen at that time: common- off- the- shelf hardware and Windows software. The BBC was a foundational client of their new approach and remains one [...]

July 31, 2019

Kicking Off The SRT Blog Series

Dear Readers, I’m Brian Ring, I’m a video & TV tech expert, and here’s how thrilled I am to be writing this post: 😁 Why? Because it kicks-off a special SRT blog series that will be a great warm-up to IBC 2019. We’ll cover a ton of ground, and quickly. So, put on your thinking caps and get ready for a storm of stories about a (truly!) transformative open source software project — and community — that is enabling countless video [...]

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