IBC 2017: A Media Blueprint for the Intersection of Sports and the Transition to IP
Sports is sprinting ahead in the all-IP transition that we see so many media and entertainment companies considering.
Lights, Camera, Action: Sparking Conversations with a Live Demo at NAB
NAB 2017 triple threat: enhanced the demo experience, excited customers and pushed the envelope with live demos, showcasing Cisco’s engagement with the media industry transformation to IP.
PCs are finally catching up with cheap streamers
At this week’s NAB Show, in Las Vegas, Cisco will demonstrate its collaborative work with Intel to secure UHD content for playback on PC platforms.
Full Duplex DOCSIS®: Near Fiber Optic Capacity with Coax Cable
Some people think coax cable is past its prime and can’t keep up with fiber, but that’s not true. This past August at the CableLabs Summer Conference, Cisco unveiled a new silicon reference design for Full Duplex DOCSIS® technology which can deliver near fiber optic capacity over an existing cable plant infrastructure. And we’re not […]
Weary of New Product Announcements? Want to Read About Real Momentum, Instead?
Instead of increasing the volume of new product announcements coming out of IBC 2016, this blog will focus on what’s really happening in the IP video marketplace. With some obligatory background: A few years ago, our broadcast and service provider video partners asked for a way to transition from hardware-based to software-based, from fixed to […]
Cisco @ IBC 2016: That’s A Mighty Tight Video Cloud!
It’s nearly IBC time, which means that some 55,000-ish of us are about to pack up for the massive RAI Amsterdam exhibit hall(s!) for five days of media and entertainment convention bliss. This also means it’s that time when people start asking about what we’ll be focused on, demonstrating, and announcing at IBC 2016. Let’s […]
The race to gigabit internet is on, and cable operators can take a shortcut
Nobody loves door-to-door salesmen. Unless, that is, they’re offering fiber. Then, they’re more popular than the ice cream truck. If you’re a cable operator, that’s a big problem. Your competitors—both telcos and new entrants like Google—make fiber sound better than chocolate. They’re rolling it out to the node, sometimes all the way to the home. […]
At ANGA COM: Advancing Content Protection with DVB-CSA3 Encryption
If you’ve been waiting for marketplace evidence of the implementation of DVB-CSA3 — also known as version 3 of the Common Scrambling Algorithm, and the most advanced encryption algorithm for broadcast in the DVB standard — it’s to be found in Cologne, Germany, at this week’s ANGA COM. European service providers need DVB-CSA3 to curb […]
Pushing the Virtualization Envelope on Primary Distribution
I’ll make a bet. If you ask any of the leaders in broadcast television to sum up this year’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in three words, they would...