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Broadcast Connected IP
Contributing Editor Andy Stout examines some of the challenges
and solutions for broadcast applications of IP connectivity...

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aving acquired both IneoQuest
and
Vidcheck
recently,
Telestream promises the first
integrated exhibit in Amsterdam that
will highlight how the new technologies
will extend its reach, especially into
automated QC and monitoring and over
networks.
Over the past nine years, its Wirecast
Live streaming software has amassed
a user base of over 40,000 active
license holders, and it is promising to
showcase the latest developments in
its enterprise scale solution, including
Lightstream Live Stream, which adds
powerful new DRM in cahoots with
Unified Streaming.
Security
Security is, unsurprisingly, a
popular subject when it comes to
Broadcast Connected IP. As Friend
MTS points out many content
owners have distribution partners in
multiple territories across the globe;
all of which is undeniably great for
increasing reach and building global
audiences, but also an easy way to
lose control of the security situation.
Its software embeds robust and unique
watermarks into each live or non-live
distributor feed which are invisible
to the end user, but narrow down any
infringements to the source rapidly.
And while it's slightly peripheral for
IP distribution, as recent high-profile
hacks and leaks illustrate, when it
comes to IP production products such
as Fortium's MediaSeal are incredibly
valuable. Now featuring live folders

Fortium MediaSeal: Recent online
leaks have highlighted the importance
of protecting content during the IP
production process

Telestream's product offering
at IBC is boosted by ownership
of IneoQuest and Vidcheck

that encrypt on the fly, it encrypts atrest and has the benefits of being both
secure and quick, and easy to ingrate
into fast-paced workflows.
Monitoring
Monitoring is a huge part of the
broadcast connected IP equation, with
QA considered an increasingly vital
part of the service, especially given
the high rates of consumer churn
for OTT services. Once video content
has been encoded successfully at
the headend, the task switches to
monitoring network incidents and key
handover points. Products such as the
Agama Analyzer OTT can therefore
provide an overarching solution that
covers services spanning multiple
countries, adaptive bitrate formats and
CDNs, especially when combined with
other components of a wide-ranging
monitoring system.
Motama heads to Amsterdam for the
first time as part of Rohde & Schwarz,
having been acquired by the Munichbased technology group in May. The
company has a full range of IP-related
broadcast products, and with R&S
buying it specifically to pursue the live
online content distribution market,
it will be interesting to see how the
tech, especially its RelayCaster server
appliances for the transition of IPTV
over public Internet, is folded into the
R&S mix.
With all things IP designated very
much a zeitgeist-friendly hot topic
at this year's IBC, Accedo turns up
at the show with one of its projects
shortlisted for one of the show's highprofile Innovation Awards. Spain's

PlayRenfe is the first TV Anywhere
service to operate in a high-speed
rail environment in Europe, providing
five channels of live TV with its own
dedicated EPG alongside a large
selection of library content.
Distribution
For distributing content, Appear
TV's new X10/X20 ultra high-speed
video networking solution is part
of the very sensible move to HEVC,
the units densely supporting 12 x
UHD HEVC encoders or 48 x 1080p
HEVC encoders within a single RU. An
uncompressed video gateway module
supports multi-channel SDI to IP
encapsulation to and from the current
SMPTE2022-6 standard, with the
company promising that VSF-TR03,
VSF-TR04 and the developing SMPTE
2110 standard will all be supported in
the near future.
Also on show at IBC will be
Broadpeak's nanoCDN, which was
one of the first of the multicast ABR
solutions when it was launched
back in 2012. Multicast works by
effectively turning a large amount of
devices - from broadband gateways
to WiFi routers and STBs - into active
components of a CDN.
Several new use cases are
going to be one show in
Amsterdam, including zero
latency for live video streaming
as well as live HTTP TV service
delivery via satellite.
Edgeware
recently
launched an enhancement
to its CDN architecture that
allows users to repackage and re-

encrypt TV content at the edge of
their TV CDN at NAB, and it will be
interesting to see how it's progressed
since. The Edge TV Repackager
enables distribution and caching of
TV content in a single common file
format, then repackages it on-the-fly,
into DASH, HLS or MSS formats as
required by the client device. All this
reduces the backhaul bandwidth and
the amount of NAS and cache storage
required for most VOD services by,
says the company, a factor of two to
three.
Anevia has developed a neat way
of ensuring that operators can keep
their IPTV customers serviced while
simultaneously rolling out multiscreen
services via a single CDN platform
that accommodates both IPTV and
ABR. Packaging on the edge requires
a single copy of the video stream to
be carried over the network. This is
then repackaged at the edge of the
network, meaning that the appropriate
video format can then be reproduced
to fit any device. This is complemented
by other edge-related services,
including ad-insertion and recording,
all of which helps reduce backbone
load.
New AvediaStream e375x SDI
encoders from Exterity are single and
dual 3G SDI Encoders that deliver HD
or SD H.264 streams from a SDI video
input over an existing network, and are
also designed to ease interoperability
between
broadcast
and
IPTV
environments.

Cloud-based solutions such as Viaccess-Orca's
TVaaS promise to launch new services
more quickly than ever before


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