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Changing the Game for Traditional Broadcasters

Changing the Game for Traditional Broadcasters

These are interesting times for traditional media companies, video service providers, and broadcasters. They’re facing tremendous pressure to stay profitable and compete effectively against new multiscreen players, which means launching new services that can provide additional revenue streams and attract new audiences. Meeting these challenges requires the ability to operate in a unified video delivery…

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Top Takeaways from IBC 2014

1) Targeted Advertising is now getting the attention it deserves, no doubt prompted by the success of the Web. Even for those who don’t have the necessary broadcast triggers, a broad range of solutions exist, many with the vital links to back office scheduling and playout. Cloud-based services were a consistent theme throughout the show…

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Key Takeaways from CES 2014

While working off my Christmas pudding wandering around the various halls making up CES it occurred to me that branding was more evident at the show than technology. Sure, curved 4K screens are impressive and I’m sure washer dryers large enough to clean an entire family in a single load are state of the art,…

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What Happened at CES 2014?

Like many, I paid homage to Vegas for my regular post-Christmas tech binge. 4K and Ultra HD took center stage as expected, but unlike last year, the offerings were more tuned to a service, at least from an OTT, VOD and streaming perspective. Broadcasters are still skeptical and rightly so. Having just launched HD channels,…

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Delivering Quality Ultra HD

Broadcasters are keen to follow the lead of cinema and deliver video resolutions beyond 1080p. The introduction of the 2K and 4K digital cinema formats in the last decade enabled movie producers to replace traditional film production and post production with complete high-resolution digital workflows. The 4K Ultra HD format offers similar promise for broadcasters,…

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UHD Demos at the Cable Show

HEVC compression continues to make waves, as broadcasters and service providers anticipate the ability to use the emerging technology to deliver new services to their customers, such as 4K Ultra HD video in the home. While Ultra HD offers four times the resolution of 1080p video, the significantly improved compression performance of HEVC compared to…

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ProStream Ad Splicing Feature

Harmonic announced the availability of linear ad splicing for the ProStream 9100 stream processor at the Broadcast Asia show in Singapore earlier this week. Also known as digital program insertion, splicing allows content such as local and regional TV ads to be inserted frame-accurately into live-to-air MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC SD/HD video transport streams. The…

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