The papers in the 2023 NAB Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology (BEIT) Conference Proceedings offered here were presented at the 2023 BEIT Conference at NAB Show. The program was developed by the NAB Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference Committee, a rotating group of senior technologists from NAB members and partner organizations.

The content available in the 2023 BEIT Conference Proceedings is covered under copyright provisions.


The 2024 NAB BEIT Conference Proceedings will be available starting April 13, 2024


  • Sinclair Cloud Media Pipeline - $15

    Date: April 14, 2023
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    Sinclair Broadcasting’s Cloud Media Pipeline (CMP) brings centralized reception and processing of commercials, syndicated programming and promos to the group’s 210 channels by applying cloud-native applications and services to achieve savings, efficiency and speed.

    Mike Palmer | Sinclair Broadcasting | Hunt Valley, Maryland, United States



  • Software-Only Facilities Running on an Asynchronous Framework: A Better Approach to Live Cloud Productions - $15

    Date: April 14, 2023
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    A software-only, asynchronous framework can achieve highly scalable, responsive, easy-to-control, and frame-accurate broadcast media facilities. Both for on-premises and cloud deployments. Contrasting clock-driven and event-driven processing, this paper characterizes virtualization in a live production context. Exploiting learning from other high-performance networking technologies, a new media processing framework is introduced consisting of software-based, composable, and multi-vendor media services. Discussed are details of how this framework governs processing, timing and control, and the consequences for facility designs.

    Dr. Richard Cartwright, Ph.D. | Matrox Video | Montreal, Quebec, Canada



  • Stretching Elasticity: Traffic Peak Management in an Efficiently Designed Telco-CDN  - $15

    Date: April 14, 2023
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    When building a Telco-CDN infrastructure, Internet Service Providers (ISP) first consider the peak throughput and then provision the infrastructure as a function of peak capacity. New network design practices indicate that instead, operators would benefit from dimensioning the infrastructure to cover the traffic demand for a fraction of time, and develop strategies to manage the peaks, which happen when the demand exceeds the capacity of the infrastructure. A peak offloading strategy is particularly effective in online video delivery where demand peaks, often driven by sports events, are transient and significantly higher than average traffic. This paper provides a tour of CDN management, described by a new approach to design Telco-CDN with greater fluidity, mixing appropriate technologies to provide the right elasticity at the right time.

    Gwendal Simon | Synamedia | Rennes, France



  • Ultra-Low Latency OTT Delivery: The Killer Technology for Betting, Social Networking and Metaverse - $15

    Date: April 14, 2023
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    Ultra-low latency over-the-top (OTT) video streaming is becoming increasingly important in gaming, metaverse, and gambling applications, enabling social interaction and monetization in live events such as sports and concerts. Moreover, all those applications are conceptually converging. These applications require real-time, interactive experiences that are highly responsive and immersive, and ultra-low latency OTT streaming is essential for delivering this type of experience. Tremendous innovation resources have been invested to build robust OTT delivery systems with ultra-low latency capabilities. Necessary optimizations affect most steps from encoding to packaging and even last mile delivery. In this paper, we explain a setup that leverages the ultra-low latency technology using the Live Media Ingest Protocol and Just-In-Time packaging. We also explore how such setup can be used to enable amazing technologies that have direct impact on the performance of the Content Delivery Network (CDN) and the users’ quality of experience (QOE) to achieve the seamless and immersive experience they require.

    Mickaël Raulet | ATEME | France
    Khaled Jerbi | ATEME | Canada



  • Unified System Design - $15

    Date: April 14, 2023
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    Over the past two decades, the media industry has needed to adapt to new IP delivery methods that enable high-quality content to be delivered over private networks and the internet. More recently the transition to IP has progressed further upstream in the media supply chain with the wide availability of network hardware that can support uncompressed video over IP in the form of SMPTE ST 2110. However, in this transition to a future where all media flows are carried over IP networks, the methods used for design and documentation have not been able to keep up. New approaches and tools are required.

    Lukas Odhner | NTC, A Deloitte Business | Los Angeles, California, United States



  • Zero Trust Network Access Considerations for Remote Live and Postproduction - $15

    Date: April 14, 2023
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    As virtualization and GPU technologies evolve, the Media & Entertainment industry is discovering that adopting a remote access strategy with a hybrid cloud approach is a strategic imperative. The challenge of securing a hybrid environment for live and post production workflows requires organizations to understand and implement Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) concept. By understanding the importance and pitfalls associated with authenticating, authorizing, connecting, and tracking access to a hybrid environment for a remote workforce, organizations can ensure the security and productivity of its data and staff.

    Karen D. Gondoly | Leostream Corporation | Boston, Massachusetts, United States