IBC Daily IBC2018 - Day 1 - Friday 14 September - Page 108

108 STAYCONNECTED New media network showcased InAria! Networks/ Speedcast International By Ian McMurray IBC provides the first major European opportunity for Speedcast International to showcase its content distribution platform, the Speedcast Media Network. Through a hybrid network, the Speedcast Media Network allows broadcasters to distribute content anywhere, at any time and at a fraction of the price of traditional satellite. The Speedcast Media Network operates through a hybrid solution of IP (managed and unmanaged), satellite, fibre, MPLS and cellular services to guarantee, according to the company, the distribution of broadcast-quality video. It offers linear and digital services, as well as point-to- point and point-to-multipoint connections. The Speedcast Media Network is powered by Speedcast exclusively-licensed InAria! Ottvideo technology. The Speedcast Media Network is expected to benefit customers in a number of markets, such as maritime, news and sports. It will allow sports broadcasters to distribute high-quality content and to live stream sports matches over the air to viewers’ smart devices. Erwan Emilian, executive vice president, enterprise and emerging markets, Speedcast, said: “The media world is undergoing a massive shift. Not only are people demanding a greater variety of content, the amount of high-quality content Tackling the cloud challenge Watchity By Anne Morris A new cloud-based live video production platform is being presented by Watchity. The aim of the platform is to simplify the creation, production and distribution of live video, reducing costs and helping to increase the productivity for broadcasters and other media companies. Key features include the ability to produce a multi- camera live video using connected cameras (spanning from smartphones to pro cameras), as well as the cloud mixer and the multichannel show.ibc.org I #IBC2018 Emilian: “The media world is undergoing a massive shift” being created is also rising. We’re very excited to introduce the Speedcast Media Network, which will make it easy and affordable to distribute and consume high-quality content from anywhere in the world.” distribution system. Watchity can also be used to simplify remote, wireless contribution for traditional production systems. Watchity says it wants to show how it solves many of the technical needs related to cloud production, such as the contribution of live video through 4G, satellite or public WiFi (with a latency of less than 1.5 seconds), multi- camera synchronisation, team communication through intercom, and the production of a mixed output with switching, graphics and overlays. 5.B48 14.A26, 14.A28