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Broadpeak
Powers New
StarHub TV+
Service

B

roadpeak, a leading provider
of content delivery network
(CDN) and video streaming solutions
for content providers and pay-TV
operators worldwide, has announced
that it is powering StarHub TV+, a
new converged IPTV and OTT TV
service offered by StarHub, one of
Singapore's leading telcos. Using a
complete CDN, content packaging,
storage, and origination solution from
Broadpeak, StarHub is able to deliver
OTT live TV and VOD content on all
screens, ensuring a superior quality
of experience (QoE) for subscribers,
with reduced OTT playback latency and
buffering.

" The primary goals of revamping our
OTT platform were to deliver better
quality, and to offer more services and
advanced features such as start-over
and instant availability of 24-hour
time-shift TV for our customers, "
said Ong Bee Lian, Vice President,
Interactive TV and Media Engineering
at StarHub. " Broadpeak also provides
us with a flexible and future-proof
solution with real-time packaging that
delivers substantial storage savings,
allowing for a smoother viewing
experience. "
Broadpeak's
CDN
solution
optimizes bandwidth use, reducing
StarHub's overall content delivery
costs. The StarHub TV+ service also
uses Broadpeak's BkS350 Origin
Packager to securely deliver live,
time-shifted, and VOD services to any
device. Combining an on-demand
packaging feature with a builtin cache mechanism, the BkS350
Origin Packager reduces the need
for encoding and storage resources
while also providing StarHub with a
high-throughput capacity to generate
additional cost savings.
" We are thrilled to partner with
StarHub and give its converged
StarHub TV+ service a brand-new look,
including the capability to turn back
the clock up to 24 hours and watch
live TV shows with time-shift TV, " said
Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak.

Remote Workflows Are Here
To Stay - Adapt Or Perish

T

elestream
underscores
importance of development
agility with IABM BaM Award
success for GLIM Media Player.
" While we are tremendously
proud that IABM has honored
Telestream with its BaM Award
for our new GLIM Media Player,
it highlights a big issue facing
the media industry today. Covid
will have a very long term - perhaps
even permanent - impact on the way
our industry works. Both customers
and tech vendors must recognize and
respect these fundamental changes in
working practices and be agile in their
response. This will largely influence
whether they thrive or survive in the
new media landscape, " so said Scott
Murray, SVP Marketing at Telestream.
Murray was commenting after IABM
selected Telestream's new GLIM Media
Player as recipient of its prestigious
BaM Award at last week's BaM Live!™
event. During the pandemic this
year, GLIM's development was fasttracked based on the remote working
experiences of Telestream's customers
and staff.
" In 2021, I believe we'll see plenty
of teams continuing to work remotely

as an ongoing, managed offering
to employees. In this context, the
cloud will be examined for how to
accomplish this while at the same
time, naturally, there will be continued
focus on the economics of cloud-based
computing for heavy lifting media
workflows, " comments Dan Castles,
CEO at Telestream.
" A key component of sustainable
remote workflows is not to move
the media. If someone needs to QC a
program master remotely, waiting two
hours for it to download is costly and
inefficient. This is one of the reasons
that we developed our new GLIM Media
Player that allows stakeholders to play
full resolution media files remotely
from anywhere they have an internet
connection. Even as vaccines are made
available and the pandemic subsides,

if companies can save money
on travel expenses by not flying
every single operator, engineer
and supporting equipment to
events, they are going to want to
do it. "
Designed for ingest QC,
engineering, master control,
news,
postproduction,
and
more, GLIM
enables
media
professionals to play full resolution,
mezzanine grade media files from their
centralized storage over the internet
from a web browser.
GLIM was built to solve well known
remote work challenges where
remote employees waste hours
every day downloading mezzanine
grade media files just so they can
be played back. Many collaborative
video production applications require
transcoding prior to uploading to
the site. GLIM allows users to play
files immediately, from a browser
interface, without any delays caused
by transcoding and uploading. It
supports playback, frame scrubbing &
stepping and display of file properties
and metadata. The GLIM playback
experience is vastly superior to remote
and virtual desktop techniques.

'Around the World in 80 Milliseconds'
R

emote Recording Network
(RRN), Riedel Communications,
TV Skyline, The Black Project, and
13 other partners collaborated
in the production of a landmark
virtual live event on Nov. 22-23 that
brought together teams working
remotely across four countries
and three continents. Headed by
Peter Brandt, CEO of RRN, the
show represented the first-ever
fully decentralized production of a live,
global music event.
On Nov. 22 the live-streamed
program opened with Purple Schulz
playing an intimate, center-stage
concert in the One2One Studio in
Bottrop, Germany, with Stephan Ullrich
and Daniel Klein thrilling audiences
with a performative reading on Nov.
23. iPads placed in seating positions
around the stage enabled interaction
between the streaming audience
and the artists, adding a powerful
immersive element and making the
event more tangible for all.
The on-site production team worked
with a minimal cast, with the director

working remotely and in real time from
Vienna, the lighting designer from
Munich, and the lighting operator from
Frankfurt. FOH and broadcast sound
was mixed in Cologne, and the parallel
sound recording was controlled in 5.1.4
from Valhalla Studios in New York.
The TV Skyline Skycenter in Mainz
acted as a hub for camera control,
image mixing, and stream delivery,
while teams in Berlin managed quality
control and remote audience aspects.
The technological heart of the
production was the Riedel ROC, the
communications and signal control
center through which all remote
production connections converged.

The
ROC
team
managed,
programmed, and monitored all
intercom signals, data streams,
audio feeds, and CCTV feeds.
" Created five years ago, RRN's
RemoteShowProductions concept
was
designed
for
different
times - but it has taken on
special momentum given the
global situation over the past
few months, " Brandt said. " This
production not only demonstrates
the ability of the technical disciplines
involved to remotely control an entire
show, but also provides a blueprint
for future applications in a wide
variety of genres. This revolutionary
form of remote production enables
a completely new concert, event, or
theater experience, is much more
sustainable, saves budgets, and thus
creates jobs as well as financial and
creative flexibility. "
Other project partners were Just
24/7, DirectOut, Neumann.Berlin,
Sennheiser, Solotech, SPL, Studio
Boecker, TDA-Rental, Imagion, Lumen
Solution, MA, and Lightpower.


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