- Sept. 12, 2016
Video software platform company, Zixi, has been delivering video traffic for broadcasters over the Internet for almost ten years and is now meeting the increased demands of HDR video. Its Vice President of Business Development, Eric Bolten, says Internet technologies will be essential because traditional technologies will not be sufficiently flexible and cost effective. Zixi has been working with Technicolor to demonstrate how High Dynamic Range content can be delivered as part of comprehensive commercial broadcast offerings.
"Delivering true broadcast level contribution with the flexibility and cost structure of the Internet without giving up anything in terms of stability, reliability, security and latency will be critical across live events, live linear and cloud delivery," Bolten says.
Technicolor recent worked with Zixi to deliver a 20Mbps HDR signal from Denver to Los Angeles for Time Warner Communications to show a live Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game.
Zixi uses a series of advanced transmission protocols with error correction, error protection and congestion avoidance routines to enable transmission of broadcast quality video, but, Bolten explains, HDR presents a new set of challenges.
"By using a series of error correction routines – while being content and network aware – Zixi is able to effectively turn the unmanaged open Internet into a video network that can deliver the highest quality of services that allows for perfect video signal with the super stability that is required by broadcasters. This is very important with HDR because any disruption of the compressed stream is going to have a greater impact on the quality of the signal than with other technologies,"
He says IP technologies will be essential to meet future demands of broadcasters as consumers' appetite for video grows.
Technicolor will be demonstrating a wide array of technologies addressed by Bolten during the IBC 2016 conference in Amsterdam September 9 – September 14, 2016.
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