IBC Daily IBC2018 - Day 1 - Friday 14 September - Page 62

    show.ibc.org I #IBC2018 Enabling VoD and OTT Simplestream By Anne Morris Live, live-to-VoD and on- demand OTT service provider Simplestream says it is demonstrating how its cloud- based video-as-a-service platforms enable broadcasters and content owners to launch next-generation services on time and on budget. The products demonstrated at IBC include: VoD-in-a-box, said to include everything required to launch a global, on-demand service in under six weeks; a cloud TV platform, described as an end-to- end, white label solution that enables broadcasters, platform operators, sports rights holders and distributors to deploy next-generation TV everywhere services; Live-2- VoD, an automated solution for the sports, teleshopping and entertainment industries; and hybrid TV, said to help increase a channel’s exposure by making use of the increased interactivity available with the advanced IP- based capabilities of a range of hybrid TV platforms. Dan Finch, CCO of Simplestream, said: “Our experience of launching services globally and at scale for channels of all sizes means that we know what broadcasters need and sometimes even more importantly what they don’t need. IBC sees us show our full portfolio of services and solutions that enable providers of all sizes to deliver a wide range of OTT services from one unifi ed cloud-based platform, generating returns at a fraction of the costs associated with traditional broadcast methods of delivery.” 14.H18 Finch: We know what broadcasters need, and sometimes what they don’t need BullDog II unleashes fi eld fi bre fl exibility MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems By David Fox MultiDyne’s new BullDog II is a versatile, portable camera connection unit BullDog II is a versatile new fi eld fi bre platform that retains the benefi ts of a purpose- engineered system from a durability perspective but can scale up and down for any confi guration and signal count. It is initially available in three diff erent frame sizes for applications from single- camera standup interviews to the largest sporting events. Its ability to interoperate with MultiDyne’s openGear cards, the MultiDyne VF-9000 rackmount fi bre transport frame and other BullDog systems off ers users a great deal of fl exibility. Indeed, users can easily change video signal counts from one event to the next by simply adding or removing cards. New cards can also be inserted to increase audio density or Ethernet capacity, among many additional signals and applications. The BullDog II’s compact design is claimed to be smaller and lighter than rival systems, reducing weight for easier portability on board trucks or while gathering news. The system integrates a monitor and touchscreen to enhance signal control and status monitoring between two points. The platform accommodates multiple video formats (12G, 4K, 3Gbps, HD/SDI, composite) as well as mic/line audio, intercom, tally, Ethernet, genlock and data. 11.D40