BBC Studios televised Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral across the UK through its BBC broadcast television network. International broadcast channels with preexisting satellite infrastructures used them to bring the event to their audiences. There were, however, a number of media groups with no existing satellite links to the BBC looking to acquire the rights for rebroadcast to their audiences. This paper will demonstrate why a cloud-based media distribution workflow proved to be the ideal solution for BBC Studios to rapidly augment their distribution footprint for the broadcast of a unique event that captured the attention of the entire world.
Paul Calleja | GlobalM | Geneva, Switzerland Daniel Maloney | Matrox Video | Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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