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No Need To Box Yourself In  Channel-in-a-Box has, in effect, been a fairly nebulous concept since shortly after the term was coined, by whom, I do not know, says Jan Weigner, CTO, Cinegy.

Originally, it was pretty evident that it involved, well, a box, but broadly speaking that's no longer the case. At least it needn't be. I think many would agree that the fewer the boxes, the better.Read More >>

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PlayBox Technology To Demonstrate Broadcasting In The Cloud
At NAB 2017, PlayBox Technology will demonstrate the capabilities of CloudAir rapid-implementation broadcasting in the cloud. Van Duke, US Director of Operations, PlayBox Technology, explained: "The demand for fast-startup channel playout is growing rapidly as broadcasters explore increasingly creative use of 'red button' opt-overs to supplement their main programmed channels.
Veset To Feature At NAB Show 2017
Veset will feature its cloud playout solution – Veset Nimbus – at NAB Show 2017, Booth N5931. Nimbus utilises Amazon Web Service's S3 and EC2 as its primary cloud storage and computing resource, offering content owners unlimited possibilities to create and manage linear channels without the need for investment in client-side hardware.
The Evolution Of Channel In A Box Technology
The transition to IP is three years out: George Jarrett looks at the future for play out as software defined networks point us towards an OPEX world, more pop up channels, and a broadcast version of IMF for localisation.
Building Real-Time Workflows For 3D Graphics
In preparing an article about best practices for 3D broadcast graphics, we've come to realize that the term "3D" is a bit of a redundancy – since today's most visually compelling and highest-quality graphics are, by their very nature, rendered in the three-dimensional space, writes Jesper Gawell, chief marketing officer, ChyronHego.
Revolutionising Virtual Set Production
Brainstorm Multimedia has spoken exclusively to Broadcast Film & Video this issue, to discuss how they are transforming Virtual Set production within the broadcast industry. You are known to say that your company, Brainstorm Multimedia, is revolutionising Virtual Set production in the Broadcast sector.
M6 Graphically Illustrates Orad's Versatility
Combining various solutions allows the broadcaster to cut costs and achieve important flexibility. Major French broadcaster, M6, a subsidiary of the RTL group, has introduced an upgrade to its graphics output using the latest Orad workflow solutions, not part of the Avid Studio Suite. Based in Paris, M6 operates several television channels as well as other media-related operations.
The Archive Revolution
SGL, a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for multiple business sectors including post production, news, sports and government has clients on every continent, serviced globally by offices in the US, UK, Germany, Singapore and Australia. SGL's FlashNet content storage management system delivers unrivalled levels of resilience, flexibility and adaptability.
'The Cloud' Gets Less Fluffy, Part 2
Continued from Part One here. Serious data transfer Much of the processing that is done on files will involve taking the high bit rate source file, doing a transcode to multiple lower bit rate delivery formats, with QC before and after transcode.
'The Cloud' Gets Less Fluffy, Part 1
I was at the NAB exhibition, April 2014, when a senior person from a large US broadcaster came onto the Vidcheck booth and enquired if we had "a cloud solution".
More Cloud, Less Fog
By Richard Welsh, SMPTE Governor for EMEA and Central & South America Region and CEO at Sundog Media Toolkit. To cloud or not to cloud? The term "cloud" is somewhat maligned in the professional media environment; it has become a buzzword – maybe even a dirty word to some.
Blitz Film & Video Takes Up Arms With PROVYS
Running movie channels has always been an extremely thrilling and often risky job. Not because of the content itself, but due to more and more complicated rights, critical scheduling, and difficult revenue streams, writes Adam Zeman, Key Account Manager, Provys. In 2009, CineStar Cinemas (the largest Croatian chain) and Blitz Film and Video Ltd.
Cloud Rendering With Deadline
In CG content creation, image rendering is vital yet resource-intensive, requiring significant hardware and time to accurately calculate, writes Ryan Russell, Lead Developer of Thinkbox Software's Deadline. On-premise farms comprise components such as the operating system, CPUs, memory and other specs, and each piece demands ongoing maintenance for optimized performance.
Enterprise-Grade Connectivity From Consumer-Grade Internet
Nearly all aspects of Media Production can be done over the Cloud, from Creation to Production, Playout, Post Production, Remote Storage and Archiving, writes Johnnie Dymock, Director of Outside Broadcast & IP Connectivity specialist Wired Broadcast Ltd.
Widening Choices In Broadcast Playout
2015 has proved a landmark year for PlayBox Technology with more than 16,000 playout and branding channels round the world now powered by our range of products, writes Don Ash President, PlayBox Technology Limited. We now have an over 30 per cent share of the total worldwide playout channel market and a far higher proportion of the channel-in-a-box sector.