Broadcast Trends to Watch This Year
By Justin Gelske on Feb 28, 2019 11:36:51 AM
2019 is moving fast. As broadcasters, it's important to be aware of the way the industry is trending and how these trends translate into your own facility operations and, ultimately, the overall performance of your broadcast content. We captured takes from some of the top minds here at Telos Alliance on what they expect (and hope) to see trending throughout the rest of the year.
Smart-Based IP Broadcast Infrastructure
We also will be keeping our eye on the continued growth of streaming.—Frank Foti, Executive Chairman
AoIP Across All Audio WorkflowsThe industry continues to adopt AoIP across many types of audio workflows—Radio, TV, Streaming, File-Based—all kinds of media creation utilizing many different architectures. We think the future is bright, exciting, and incredibly enabling to the industry. We’re loving the discussions we’re having on this topic.—Marty Sacks, VP of Sales, Support and Marketing
Emphasis on Streaming Audio Quality
Podcasting, the New Broadcast Platform
Smart Speakers and Experimentation
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More broadcasters will experiment with and implement these technologies:
- MPX over IP, especially µMPX to transmitter sites at under 400kbps.
- On-Air talent working from home—not just voice tracking but using remote live mixing Engineers and IT professionals who understand Virtual Machine technology will start getting very busy.
- Smaller market broadcasters may beat the large broadcasters in implementing Virtual Machine infrastructure.
- Networking. Networking. Networking. —Kirk Harnack, Senior Solutions Consultant
Processing Is King
ATSC 3.0 Everywhere
The new television standard, ATSC3.0, will be gaining momentum in 2019, with many channels coming online that support this spec. Telos will be there with products that support Next Generation Audio, including immersive and interactive audio features delivered through Dolby AC-4 and Fraunhofer MPEG-H codecs.—John Schur, President, Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group
2019 should see more broadcasters moving to virtualized software-based processing, where audio, video and metadata are routed through a plant over IP networks, and flexible network attached processors perform the tasks that used to be done by dedicated hardware units.—John Schur, President, Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group
The future for audio, while never entirely clear, is bright and full of cool things to make your broadcasting jobs easier. Whichever way its path twists and turns, the Telos Alliance will be there with it, helping to guide it in the right direction and inspire those that follow.
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