IBC2018 IP Showcase Theatre

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Friday 14 Sept.

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Everything You Need to Know About IP but Were Too Afraid to Ask

Ed Calverley, Q3 Media

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This session will demystify the ever growing list of buzzwords, standards and protocols around IP, while also recapping the basics of networking that everyone in broadcast needs to know but which regularly get overlooked or are misunderstood.

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The Audio Parts of SMPTE ST 2110 Explained

Andreas Hildebrand, ALC NetworX

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This session explains the fundamentals and possible variations of audio transport within ST 2110 and its compatibility with AES67.

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IP Fabric Architectures for Carrying Live Uncompressed Video

Ammar Latif, Cisco

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Best practices for building network fabric for next gen media DC to accommodate live and file-based workflows.

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Simplifying Super-Slo Workflow

Mike Cronk, Grass Valley
James Stellpflug, EVS

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This presentation outlines how a new work-in-progress SMPTE Recommended Practice, SMPTE RP 2110-23 will greatly streamline and simplify super-slo mo workflows as compared to SDI-based approaches, enabling greater flexibility and quicker setup times for OB providers.

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The Evolution of IP Systems in OB Truck Design

Daf Rees, Arena TV

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Session Summary:
The options available to IP system designers have evolved since Arena TV’s first IP system design – pre AIMS and pre SMPTE ST2110. This presentation will demonstrate how, in a short period, IP system design horizons have widened to enable highly flexible, user friendly, commercially attractive systems.

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Telemundo – On-Air with ST 2110 – Lessons Learned

Fernando Solanes, Evertz

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With the advent of SMPTE ST 2110, Telemundo has taken a bold move and created the industry’s first and largest ST 2110 broadcast facility. This presentation will discuss Telemundo’s challenges in the deployment of this revolutionary facility.

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Panel Discussion: All-IP is Real! The State of SMPTE ST 2110 Based Deployments

Moderated by Matthew Goldman
SVP Technology, MediaKind (Formerly Ericsson Media Solutions)

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Discussion Summary:
Now that the standards have been published, all-IP deployments based on SMPTE ST 2110 are beginning in earnest. Experts from a variety of backgrounds have been assembled to share their insights on this crucial next stage in the evolution of media production.

Panelists include:
Thomas Edwards – Fox
Robert Erickson – Grass Valley

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PTP: Backbone of SMPTE ST 2110 Deployment

Sarkis Abrahamian, Embrionix

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Session Summary:
The advent of all-IP broadcast infrastructures creates many challenges. This presentation will cover the key challenges of PTP in the broadcast IP environment, and share not only a high-level understanding of PTP, but also key takeaways experienced by the Embrionix team from various IP deployments around the globe.

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SMPTE ST 2110 Timing Update

Andy Rayner, Nevion

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Session Summary:
Timing is everything in the world of SMPTE ST 2110: Timing of PTP node synchronisation, timing of IP packet delivery and last, but certainly not least, timing related to tracking the source time of each media essence through the production chain. This presentation will provide an update on these areas, looking at what is now achievable and what it still to come in realising these capabilities, focusing specifically on the end-to-end production timing.

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Troubleshooting PTP Synchronised Media Fabrics

Thomas Kernen, Mellanox Technologies

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Session Summary:
As a whole, the media industry is still new to IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol. SMPTE ST 2110 relies on it via the ST 2059 PTP profile to synchronise all sources and receivers within the network. Troubleshooting PTP can seem complicated at first, which is why a good understanding of what to look out for is required.

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SMPTE ST 2059/PTP Systems Over an ST 2022-7 Network, How to Design and Troubleshoot

Leigh Whitcomb, Imagine Communications

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Session Summary:
This presentation examines the challenges of designing and configuring a robust SMPTE ST 2059/PTP system over an ST 2022-7 network. Practical solutions to address these challenges are presented, as well as techniques for troubleshooting and monitoring the SMPTE ST 2059/PTP network.

Saturday 15 Sept.

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Broadcast Displays in IP Workflows

Bart Meeus, sonoVTS

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Session Summary:
Taking the step from traditional SDI broadcast workflows to IP-based broadcast workflows impacts the way we display video signals. Are native IP broadcast displays the next step?

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RTL City Luxembourg: Our Journey, 74 Weeks Later

Costas Columbus, BCE

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Session Summary:
BCE designed and built a full IP routing infrastructure during the relocation of company premises to RTL City. Well before the finalization of the new SMPTE ST 2110 standards, BCE installed and currently operates this massive all-IP video and audio routing system based solely on the technologies available at that time. This presentation provides a look at this groundbreaking project from start to finish.

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Deep Dive into SMPTE ST 2110-40 Ancillary Data

Leigh Whitcomb, Imagine Communications

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This presentation is a deep dive into the ST 2110-40 Ancillary Data standard. The ANC standard for ST 2110 is made up of two parts: one from IETF and one from SMPTE. This presentation covers how ANC services are transported by ST 2110. New flexibility enabled by the standard will also be covered.

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Live Subtitling and Closed Captioning in SMPTE ST 2110

Bill McLaughlin, EEG

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Session Summary:
Along with video and audio, subtitling is the third synchronized content type that is generated in real time by all large scale broadcasters. The presentation covers the basics of the ST 2110-40 standard, how it relates to live generated subtitle workflows specifically, and explores key differences between SDI VANC and ST 2110-40 data processing chains.

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Panel Discussion: IP and Sports Production: Winning Ways

Moderated by Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director at Sports Video Group

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Discussion Summary:
The role of IP within sports production facilities continues to evolve and the move to 2110 is only accelerating the pace of change. Experts discuss some of the most recent facilities and events that have turned to IP transport, how that change impacted the production of the event, and how IP will ultimately transform the sports fan experience.

Panelists include:
Tom Giles – ALTEC
Ronald Meyvisch – Euro Media Group

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Planning a SMPTE ST 2110 Infrastructure for tpc Sports, News and Technology Center in Zurich

Ulrich Voigt, Qvest Media GmbH
Andreas Lattmann, technology and production center Switzerland ag

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Session Summary:
tpc switzerland ag is building a new sports, news and technology center in Zurich completely on an ST 2110 infrastructure. tpc and its master consultant Qvest Media will jointly describe the state of the project and the journey taken during the last year and a half of PoCs, tests, specification and planning work.

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Full-Stack Systems Using SMPTE ST 2110 and AMWA IS-04/05

John Mailhot, Imagine Communications

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Session Summary:
The SMPTE standards and AMWA specifications provide important building blocks, but how does a customer specify equipment in order to meet the potential of these standards? Which additional constraints or features are really required to build a working system? This talk covers the systemization of IP technologies based on ST 2110 and IS-04/05.

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Standardized Connection Management for Essences and Network Flows in SMPTE ST 2110 and AES67

Arne Bönninghoff, Riedel Communications GmbH & Co. KG

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Session Summary:
Advances in NMOS, IS-04 and IS-05 can lead to truly converged IP media facilities and plug-and-play-like installations. We will show how to leverage the IP devices and signals along with standardised automatic address assignment and intelligent signal grouping, to overcome incompatibilities between AES67, Ravenna, and Dante.

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Securing the NMOS APIs

Simon Rankine, BBC Research and Development

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An update from AMWA’s NMOS API Interoperable Security Group, who are applying tried and tested web security approaches to the NMOS APIs, to ensure that we can leverage industry best practice security measures without compromising cross-vendor interoperability.

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Securing IS-04/05 - How to Lock My Media Streams

Arne Bönninghoff, Riedel Communications GmbH & Co. KG

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Session Summary:
A demonstration of how IS-04 and IS-05 can be secured against rogue access, so that a production environment can only be altered by authorized controllers.

 



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JT-NM Security Vulnerability Scanning - Methods and Results

Brad Gilmer, Joint Taskforce on Networked Media (JT-NM)

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Session Summary:
The Joint Taskforce on Networked Media (JT-NM) has identified security as a key area for the industry. Because of this, we have taken advantage of an opportunity to conduct vulnerability scanning on a large number of devices during the recent IP Showcase pre-qualification event. Attendees to this session will learn about the vulnerability scanning tool that was used. Strengths and weaknesses of scanning will be discussed. Summary results of these vulnerability scans will be presented with the objective of setting a baseline for future scans.

 



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AMWA / EBU Joint Security Efforts

Willem Vermost, EBU

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Session Summary:
The why, what and how towards achieving a secure live IP media facility.

 



Sunday 16 Sept.

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Test and Measurement Super Session

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Session Summary:
This session brings together a range of experts on a critical, but often overlooked aspect of the transition to IP media production: system testing and quality assurance. Willem Vermost of the EBU will introduce this session by describing the key aspects that should be tested for every IP media production system. Following that, representatives from companies including Bridge Technologies, Leader Instruments, PacketStorm, Phabrix, Tektronix and Video Clarity will each make a presentation on one critical type of testing, describing how these tests should be performed and how to assess the results. The final portion of this session will give audience members a chance to probe more deeply and ask questions of the assembled panel of experts. Truly, a session not to be missed for anyone interested in system test and measurement.



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BBC Cardiff Central Square – Countdown to IP

Mark Patrick, BBC

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Session Summary:
The BBC is building a new broadcast centre in Cardiff, Wales, which will be its first to adopt SMPTE ST 2110 for core routing. With a little over a year to go before the building goes live, this is an update on the implementation of this system, including many lessons learnt so far and new design approaches that are being taken.


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Next Generation SDN Controlled Media Network in Action

Steven Soenens, Skyline Communications
Nathan Dixon, Arqiva

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Session Summary:
Skyline and Arqiva will discuss the business objectives and benefits of building an all-IP and fully SDN controlled media network. Having an orchestrated common infrastructure in place unlocks the delivery of new services faster and with a higher degree of flexibly than ever before. A deep dive into new use cases, and the technology behind them are part of the discussion.

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Timed Switch Implementation Over Programmable Hybrid Pipeline

Aviad Raveh, Mellanox

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Session Summary:
Implementing video stream switching in the boundaries of a frame has been a long-time challenge in moving to IP-based networks. This presentation focuses on solving this unique media use case using a commercial off-the-shelf Ethernet switch with P4 programmable blocks, over a standard pipeline switch.

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Scalable IP Architectures for Live Production and Playout

Gerard Philips, Arista Networks

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Session Summary:
Learn how to apply cloud scale, data center architectural principles to live production and playout networks, allowing you to maximise scale, resilience and flexibility.

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Implementing SMPTE ST 2022-7 Over a Single Network

Hartmut Opfermann, BFE Studio und Medien Systeme GmbH

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Session Summary:
Implementing ST 2022-7 is usually associated with two separate, disjoint networks, but this is not a requirement. In this presentation we explore the benefits one can get by using a single network.

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AoIP/AES67: Anatomy of a Full-Stack Implementation

Ievgen Kostiukevych, EBU

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Session Summary:
The presentation will explain that there is much more to consider when building an AoIP infrastructure than just the AES67 standard. The challenges of synchronization and clocking, discovery and registration, device and network control will be explained and some solutions will be offered. The full-stack NMOS solution concept is presented.

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Distributed Live Production with SMPTE ST 2110

Thomas Wahlund, Net Insight

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Session Summary:
An outline of the benefits of using ST 2110 essence streams over WAN for remote & distributed live production, the challenges involved, and real-life implementations of distributed IP live productions.

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Technical Overview of the VSF’s Work on SMPTE ST 2110 over WANs

Andy Rayner, Nevion

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Session Summary:
In July, VSF initiated a new project, drafting recommendations for the transport of SMPTE ST 2110 over wide area networks. This is especially applicable to the area of remote production – either between facilities or between an outside broadcast event location and the home studio facility. This presentation will describe the aims of the work, the technical areas being addressed, and the initial technical results of the work to-date.

Monday 17 Sept.

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Understanding IP for Production Teams

Tony Orme, Broadcast Bridge

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Session Summary:
A look at the benefits of IP from the point of view of production teams. Explaining the fundamental differences between SDI and IP, this talk will focus on operational context by example, to appeal to a wider audience of program makers and production teams.

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Broadcast Bridge Panel Session: Making SMPTE ST 2110 Systems Work

Moderated by Tony Orme, Broadcast Bridge

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Discussion Summary:
A highly technical discussion focusing on the practical implementation of ST 2110 and the insights gained by the panelists in their specialist fields of providing solutions and products. Aimed at engineers who need practical advice based on experience, the panelists will provide insight into their understanding of IP and how to make it work. Panelists include:

David Atkins, Managing Director, Suitcase TV
Simen K. Frostad, Chairman, Bridge Technologies
Gerard Philips, Arista Networks

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ST 2110 Software Based Solutions – Making the Transition

Nir Nitzani, Mellanox Technologies

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Session Summary:
The move to software-based SMPTE ST 2110 solutions is happening – but what does it take to make it a reality? How do you bridge over the old and new industry challenges? The presentation will show how a software solution can cope with long lists of industry requirements and address additional challenges that may not seem immediately obvious.

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Using Microservices for the Most Agile, Cost-Effective Live Productions

Joop Janssen, Aperi Corp.

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Session Summary:
The adoption of firmware-based technology for live content production and delivery represents a game-changing opportunity. Approaching it in a hardware-agnostic way, this presentation will show how live programming can be produced, transported and delivered using a pay-for-what-you-use model for more effective operations.

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How IP and Software-Based Workflow Design Will Herald the Next Generation of Live Productions

James Stellpflug, EVS

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The technologies enabled by IP are increasingly highlighting that SDI-only media workflows won’t be able to keep up with tomorrow’s business models. Learn how content creators and facilities providers can prepare for the next-generation of live production workflows with the deployment of software functionality.

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Successful OB Truck ST 2110 Deployment

Robert Erickson, Grass Valley

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A case study on a recent COTS-based SMPTE ST 2110 deployment in a EMEA-based OB truck. Discusses lessons learned throughout the deployment, new technologies that were leveraged, and what can be done to further refine the design.

 

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Reach for the Clouds – A Lesson From esports

Andreas Jacobi, Make.TV
Steven Jalicy, ESL

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Session Summary:
ESL Gaming hosted ESL One Cologne in 2017, which supported 62 million sessions totaling 13 million hours of live video viewing. ESL ingests all broadcast signals once into a cloud infrastructure, which are then routed and distributed live via Twitch, YouTube Live and more, or to sub-production houses, broadcast stations and CDNs. Broadcasters can learn many lessons from the esports industry’s use of the cloud, and how these technologies can be used in news, sports and entertainment.

 

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AMWA NMOS: State of Play and What's Next

Peter Brightwell, BBC (also representing AMWA)
Thomas Edwards, Fox

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An introduction to why we have developed the AMWA IS-04/05/06 specifications, what this means in practice and what is happening next.

 

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AMWA NMOS Identity & Timing

Andrew Bonney, BBC

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An introduction to the work of the AMWA’s NMOS Identity and Timing activity. This group is developing models and recommendations for tracking identity and timing of content through successive production operations in a multi-vendor IP production system, enabling the true potential of IP to be realised.

 

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Simplifying the Use of AMWA IS-04 through Dematerialised Microservices

Richard Hastie, Mellanox Technologies

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Session Summary:
This presentation shows how AMWA IS-04 Discovery and Registration can be fully automated and abstracted through the use of dematerialised microservices. The result will be that broadcast engineers of tomorrow no longer need to worry about these services as they will become as ubiquitous as any other data centre technology such as DHCP, DNS, etc.

 

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Event and Tally in an IP World

David Atkins, Suitcase TV

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Session Summary:
The AMWA Event and Tally Project aims to offer a simple protocol with wide industry adoption for signaling and/or becoming aware of time-critical events/states to simplify the adoption of IP solutions without the need for complex proprietary protocols. This presentation provides a review of the work of the AMWA Event and Tally Project, the draft specification, how it works, what it’s for and how to get involved.

 

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AMWA NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 Scalability and Performance

Rob Porter, Sony Europe Limited

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Session Summary:
The AMWA scalability study aims to confirm that the IS-04 and IS-05 APIs can be used reliably for networks comprising thousands of devices, as might be found in a typical broadcast installation. This talk will describe the methodology and results of the study and make recommendations for best practice.

 

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Programmability, Integration and Visibility for Media Networks

Gerard Philips, Arista Networks

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This presentation will discuss the architectural components and the monitoring and measurement techniques that can be combined to give full-spectrum network visibility of an all-IP broadcast network, maximising uptime and minimising costs.

 

Tuesday 18 Sept.

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Sample-Accurate Synchronization of SMPTE ST 2110 Audio Streams

Andreas Hildebrand, ALC NetworX

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Detailed explanation of the synchronization fundamentals of ST 2110 and how these can be applied to achieve sample-accurate synchronization among audio streams.

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Routing AES67 Audio

Anthony Kuzub, Ward-Beck Systems

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What was once a piece of masking tape and a sharpie marker is now a dynamic database running on a network; there may be a simpler way. Using a common language leveraging the work done in the RFC standards, a hugely complex audio system can be augmented with metadata.

 

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Realizing the Potential of IP Video: How to Empower and Educate Staff

Wes Simpson, Telecom Product Consulting

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Session Summary:
Where is the broadcast industry going to find people with the skills needed to manage mission-critical IP media production systems and fully exploit the power of IP video technologies? Replacing an entire staff with IT experts won’t work because of the tremendous loss of media-specific knowledge. Instead, media companies must train existing staff in IP technology. This presentation describes a range of options for technology education available today.

 

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SDN Controller in WAN for Media Transport – A Case Study

Massimo Magnani, Juniper Networks

Gabriele Ubertini – SKY TV Italy

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Session Summary:
We discuss the use of an SDN Controller to perform path computation and instantiation of diversely routed paths (using SMPTE ST 2022-7) across the wide-area network (WAN) for media transport, using standards based protocols. This includes a case study in the context of SKY’s network.

 

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Professional Video Contribution Over Optical Transport Networks

Steven Dargham, Telstra

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Session Summary:
Optical transport networks are now being used for high-value live sports contribution, saving costs from satellite delivery and offering new flexible business models as well as providing secure and reliable video transport. Using real world case studies from the deployment of optical transport networks for global sports contribution, this presentation will be a technical deep dive on how to architect an IP network for high value media and sports contribution.

 

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A Specification for Reliable Internet Stream Transport

Merrick Ackermans, MVA Broadcast Consulting

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Session Summary:
VSF’s Reliable Internet Stream Transport Activity Group has been developing an inter-operable specification for the live real-time transport of broadcast-quality low-latency video over the public Internet. This is a report on the progress that has been made and an update on the work currently underway.

 

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Demystifying the SRT Open Source Video Streaming Protocol

Ghislain Collette, Haivision

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Session Summary:
The SRT (Secure, Reliable Transport) open source video transport protocol enables the delivery of high-quality, low-latency video securely across the public Internet. This technical presentation will explore the SRT protocol, its open source software stack and how it accounts for latency, packet loss recovery, jitter, security, firewall traversal and bandwidth optimization.