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
Guest blog written by Ken Dumont, Business Development Manager, Cisco Service Provider Video Software & Solutions
Maybe you saw this, maybe not: Just before Christmas, LA Lakers fans were met with the unsettling news that their high-scoring hero, Kobe Bryant, would be benched, for tired legs. However, that same night something else earth shattering was going on. (It’s LA I had to throw in an earth quake reference) In the background, cable broadcast history was being made: The proof-of-concept transmission of the game, played against the Golden State Warriors, in UltraHD.
And not “just” UltraHD: the game was broadcast in 4K .60p.10-bit which translates to 4 times the resolution of normal HD, 60 frames per second with 10-bit color sampling. Here’s what happened: The scene was downtown LA, it was the night before Christmas Eve, 2014, Read More »
Tags: 4K AnyRes Live software encoder, Cisco, demo, Lakers, NAB 2015, nba, Service Provider, ultrahd