IABM IP Theatre – CABSAT 2018

IABM IP Theatre – CABSAT 2018


IABM IP Theatre – CABSAT 2018

This year has already been heralded as a big year for IP as the industry closes in on a unifying standard for uncompressed video and audio over IP, and with a number of major North American and European broadcast companies indicating that they will commence real-time IP production infrastructure projects this year.

At CABSAT this year on Sunday 14 January, our IP Theatre located on the show floor will be hosting a number of industry experts presenting case studies and real life scenarios relating to IP.

The Programme

11am – Customer Panel
IP and Virtualisation – efficiencies and revenue opportunities

  • Peter Van Dam, Technical Advisor, Abu Dhabi Media
  • Mark Billinge, CTO, OSN

Broadcaster panel session entitled 'IP and Virtualisation - efficiencies and revenue opportunities'.  This session will give us the views of four key Broadcasters and how they are using IP to every advantage.  The session will include a facilitated panel debate and Q&A from the audience

12pm – 1.30pm – IP Theatre Informative Track: General sessions outlining the basis for IP in Broadcast

What real-time IP is all about
Hassan Ghoul, MEA Director, IABM
A brief introduction regarding IP

A basic guide for real-time IP video
Hassan Ghoul, MEA Director, IABM
IP isn’t about replacing SDI, it is about growth, scalability, business and new workflows. End users and system integrators reveal the details of their IP facilities. A financial analyst will provide research on the transition to IP.

Explaining AIMS (reference system architecture guidelines)
Andreas Hilmer, Director of Marketing & Communications, LAWO, Board Member, AIMS
The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), is a non-profit trade alliance that promotes the open standards that broadcast and media companies use to move from legacy SDI systems to a virtualized, IP-based future – quickly and profitably. The presentation explains the goal of AIMS bringing broadcasters, technology vendors and industry standards organizations together to eliminate fragmentation and maximize hardware and software interoperability through a comprehensive, ubiquitous set of IP broadcast standards. Validated and tested by broadcast and equipment suppliers, AIMS’ guidance delivers a practical upgrade path from SDI to IP, as well as to future technologies such as cloud-based production and distribution.

IP and SDI work seamlessly together
David Smith, Technology Manager, Rohde & Schwarz
A holistic look at the marriage of convenience between SDI and IP and finding it works surprisingly well.

1.30pm – 4.00pm IP Theatre Technical Track Technical sessions covering IP in depth with two detailed technical case studies

Broadcast 4.0 - Challenges with IPTV and IP standards
Hicham Ismail, Avid
Avid will examine the challenges that broadcasters are facing today in relation to IP TV and the IP standards to be used.  Avid will also explore the use of IP technology in the Avid Production Workflows, Ingest & Playout as well as how we can effectively utilize IP TV for cloud services.

Software Defined Production – The Future of IP
Todd Riggs, Marketing Product Manager, Ross Video
IP is critically important to the future of the broadcast industry – that fact is not up for debate – but it also brings with it a unique set of challenges. Content producers are naturally attracted by the opportunity that IP opens up for efficiency, but is IP always an ideal or singular path to achieve agility? In this presentation, Todd Riggs examines some typical production workflow challenges and offers up an alternative philosophy called Software Defined Production that combines and orchestrates software defined, modular products to create agile production workflows with demonstrable cost benefits. He also discusses the merits of a transport-agnostic approach and examines why, with hybrid production models likely to remain a landscape feature for some time to come, the time might be right to propose alternative migration models that safeguard historical investment and offer a more phased approach to IP introduction.

Two installs using audio over IP for TV Production
Phillipe Guerinet, Director of International Sales, Solid State Logic
Audio over IP solutions have been developed to meet TV Production requirements and have been integrated into digital infrastructures that include early video over IP deployments. This presentation will describe two such installations; at Canal Factory (a Canal+ production facility) in Paris and at YouTube’s studios in London, and discuss the evolution of IP technologies as they converge on the SMPTE 2110 standards.

Creating the Broadcast Operations Centre of the Future
Carl Petch, Technical Management Specialist, Telstra
The Telstra Broadcast Operations Centre (BOC) went live in June 2016. As a pioneering broadcast data centre, it continues to evolve on the journey towards a fully IP facility. This presentation covers the journey so far, lessons learned, and the next steps on our transition to a fully IP facility.

IP broadcast workflows in Clouds 
Andreas Helland, Glocom
Viewing habits are changing dramatically. The shift from linear to OTT is inevitable and media companies are changing accordingly. 
Reaching the viewers on their preferred platforms is essential. With the right type of cloud native workflow solutions this can be done efficiently, and keep traditional media companies relevant in the ongoing revolution of TV technology.

4.00pm-5.30pm IP Theatre Case Studies A session of case studies highlighting successful IP applications

IP based infrastructure for the 2016 Euro soccer championship
Martin Koerner, Lawo
In 2016 Lawo was challenged to provide a complete IP-based infrastructure to provide audio and video infrastructure for the Euro 2016 European soccer championship in France. Contribution video, audio, commentary and auxiliary data traffic from 10 venues all over France had to be seamlessly interconnected on scale never before seen in a sports production of this size which included many matches produced in 4K UHD. With 360 Million live viewers during the final and a total of 3100 hours of live content this session describes the problems that were faced, how it was overcome and lessons learnt for one of the largest sporting events in 2016.

OB Van 3.0
Bart Meeus, Business Development Manager, sonoVTS
sonoVTS, a German-based system integrator, will unveil their IP vision for the next generation of OB vehicles. Referring back to late 2017 and the first complete uncompressed all-IP OB Truck with TPC in Switzerland, the session will also explore how the technical, broadcast infrastructure will need to evolve and how new technologies will determine the future of OB trucks.

Orchestration, control and monitoring of IP-based contribution at the 2017 World Games
Martin Koerner, Broadcast Project & Technical Manager, Lawo
IP is not only for big scale sporting events. Taking the 2017 World Games in Poland as an example, this presentation focuses on the benefits that can be generated with the use of IP technology in normal operation. Focusing on the aspects of orchestration, control and monitoring of both legacy SDI and IP infrastructure in a mixed environment, this real-world example shows how a broadcaster can benefit today from a mixed infrastructure scenario and how he could seamlessly migrate towards IP infrastructure.

Attendance to the IP Theatre is Free of Charge

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