In Broadcast - November 2017 - 63
www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 7 - Issue 11 | November 2017
Shifts U.S. Network Playout To Cloud
vertz Microsystems and Discovery air in October where Discovery aired
Communications have completed over 40 hours of LIVE programme
the transition of Discovery's U.S. content on Velocity.
Networks to public Cloud-based
Evertz' Cloud playout solution is
origination utilising an Evertz solution deployed natively on Amazon Web
running within the Amazon Web Services (AWS), a public-Cloud based
Services' Public Cloud.
computing platform specialising in
In partnership with Evertz, Discovery on-demand compute and storage.
Communications has built a highly Mediator-X, Overture-RT LIVE and
resilient, reliable, fully virtualised and Render-X are hosted across six Data
scalable linear transmission and MAM Centres diversely distributed between
two geographic regions including
This system leverages Evertz' northern Virginia and Ireland.
Mediator-X, Overture-RT LIVE
and Render-X. Also included
are Software Defined Video
Networking (SDVN) solutions
using IPX Switch Fabrics, Network
Address Translators (NAT) and
from Evertz. The solution
includes full support for LIVE Cloud-native
scalable MCR solution
events, the first of which went to
solution has transformed Discovery
Communications' playout operations
and has given us the scalability,
flexibility and agility to address
continuously evolving business and
technical challenges," said Brinton
Miller, SVP of Technology Strategy
& Architecture at Discovery. "We
have seen success this month with
Live events utilising the public Cloud.
The possibilities of this solution are
"Evertz and Discovery's committed
partnership was the driving force of
this venture. This partnership
allowed us to collaboratively
control and playout applications
and produce a new Cloud native
and highly scalable solution,"
said Dan Turow, Vice President
of File Based Solutions at Evertz.
"The extensive airing of LIVE
events is a key milestone in the
project and clearly demonstrates
that both file based playout and LIVE
events are practical and feasible within
these advanced architectures."
Communications with a powerful
MAM and workflow engine to drive
advanced file flows as well as
comprehensive playout automation.
Mediator-X prioritises and automates
all file transfer operations to and from
Amazon's S3 storage platform.
Overture-RT LIVE, Evertz' Software
Modular Playout Engine, delivers an
extensive list of complex secondary
messaging, audio loudness correction,
Nielsen watermarking, Dolby D
encoding and more. The system
also provides the ability to scale
up and recover playout instances
methodologies, giving Discovery the
agility and flexibility to dynamically
scale their operations.