Cyber-Security: it has always been important for video entertainment companies. But times have changed- now it’s mission critical. Top of mind again this last few days, the events of the last 6 months have proven this point. If cyber-protection is not bullet-proof, any video entertainment company is living on borrowed time… and that bill is going to come due with potentially disastrous consequences.
There is a second change going on: security at video entertainment companies used to focus on protecting content in the distribution chain – DRM, CAS and the like. But there are many more ways to lose content – many more places in the “connected” production chain where content can be stolen. For instance, as has happened in the last few months, if an attacker can gain access to Read More »
Tags: #NABshow, attacker, Cisco, cyber security, cyber-protection, malware, national association broadcasters, security, security breach, Service Provider, threat-centric security solutions, video business, videoscape
Guest Blog by – Peter Chave, Technical Engineering Leader, Cisco Video Software and Solutions
For as long as there’s been cause for broadcast video engineers to get together to talk shop, there’s been that big blob in the middle of the topological diagram — the frame-accurate crosspoint router, based on the coaxial workhorse that is the SDI (Serial Digital Interface.)
And at this week’s National Association of Broadcasters, in Las Vegas, broadcast video technologists will again assess the fate of SDI-based technologies, along the prism that is the inevitable and worldwide shift to their Internet Protocol (IP)-based successors.
The quest for an IP-based video switch — built from the off-the-shelf hardware that rides the cost curves happening in data centers Read More »
Tags: Cisco, ip, live video, NAB 15, national association of broadcasters, proof of concept, SDI, Serial digital interface, Service Provider, switching, VBI, video, video software
Guest Blog by, Paul Bosco, vice president, market development, Cisco Service Provider business
At NAB this week, Cisco is showcasing to media and entertainment companies its certification of independent software vendors (ISV) focused on media-centric applications.
The solutions available to customers involve a host of software applications paired with the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (UCS), and/or multiple Cisco Nexus 7000 and 3000 Series switches. Select demos of these solutions in action will be showcased at Read More »
Tags: #NABshow, Cisco, Cisco Nexus 7000, Cisco UCS, isv, national association of broadcasters, Service Provider, software applications, Solutions, switching
A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about the increased volume of encoder solution bakeoffs, inside the global service provider community. Today, I am happy to share another success story: MLBAM – Major League Baseball’s technology company. MLBAM is using our AnyRes Live encoders for adaptive bit rate (ABR) streaming to help support more than 350 individual, live channels of H.264-compressed video, to multiple content delivery networks (CDNs)– and not just from the 30 MLB ballparks.
Just last week, in fact, on the opening day of the 2015 baseball season, some 60 million viewers watched video via MLB.com and MLB.tv — up Read More »
Tags: Any Res Live encoders, CDNs, Cisco, Major League Baseball, MLB, MLBAM, Service Provider
No one will question that a significant contributor to a company’s long term success is customer loyalty. Loyalty is gained by providing your customers with an experience that make them keep coming back to you for more, and even bringing along others with them – ultimately helping you drive more revenue and profitability.
Technologies like NFV (network functions virtualization) and SDN (software defined networks) make the infrastructure on which services are Read More »
Tags: Cisco, cloud service management, NFV, SDN, Service Provider