The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has defined multiple specifications for 5G Media Streaming, allowing operators or third-party service providers to build media services and applications on top of 5G systems. With 3GPP Release 17, these specifications are expanded into the domains of dynamic QoS policies, event exposure, Multicast Broadcast Services, Edge applications, or XR. 3GPP is lacking a reference and conformance program to validate and prototype these specifications. The 5G Media Action Group (5G-MAG) has undertaken the task to accelerate the creation of 5G Media applications by providing the open-source 5G-MAG Reference Tools development program. In this paper we focus on the implementation of 5G Media Streaming (5GMS) components in the 5G-MAG Reference Tools. Based on a set of industry relevant use-cases, we identify four minimum viable products (MVPs). Starting with a simple implementation of the 5GMS Application Server (AS) and 5GMS-Aware Application for media playback, we move to more advanced features such as media session handling and dynamic configuration of the AS by the 5GMS Application Function (AF). The presented features serve as a foundation for contributors to add more advanced functionalities. An example is a DVB-I Hybrid Service delivered over 5G Broadcast and 5G Media Streaming, enabling the insertion of Premium and Targeted Content on top of it.
Daniel Silhavy | Fraunhofer FOKUS | Berlin, Germany Richard Bradbury | British Broadcasting Corporation | London, United Kingdom David Waring | British Broadcasting Corporation | London, United Kingdom Dev Audsin | British Broadcasting Corporation | London, United Kingdom Thomas Stockhammer | Qualcomm CDMA Technologies | Munich, Germany Aytac Biber | Qualcomm CDMA Technologies | Carlsbad, California, United States Kurt Krauss | Dolby Germany GmbH | Nuremberg, Germany JordiJoan Gimenez | 5G-MAG Association | Geneva, Switzerland Johann Mika | ORS | Vienna, Austria
Media and Entertainment (M&E) companies are committing to become more sustainable for their employees, customers, and communities. At the same time, M&E companies are seeking to enhance and re-invent their business using cloud computing (the on-demand delivery of compute power, database, storage, applications, and other IT resources via the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing). Fortunately, the goals of improving sustainability and cloud adoption can be synergistic, as enhanced business efficiency via cloud can also drive sustainability. Cloud providers, through scale and focus on innovation, can achieve higher resource utilization and greater energy efficiency than is possible for typical on-premises or collocated data centers. This paper will examine why M&E companies are seeking sustainability, basic sustainability terminology, M&E sustainability organizations, published sustainability goals of M&E companies, and how M&E companies have actually enhanced their sustainability on the cloud.
Thomas Edwards | Amazon Web Services | Seattle, Washington, United States Jason O’Malley | Amazon Web Services | Seattle, Washington, United States
A portable, pop-up private standalone 5G network has been developed and deployed around the world in a series of successful proof-of-concepts for outside broadcast production in remote locations. The flexible software-defined radio (SDR) allows us to rapidly customise the network to the environment and requirements, with low-latency configurations and heavy uplink biasing in the bi-directional RF channel to support multiple wireless camera feeds. We used shared spectrum available in the n78 and upper n77 bands (3.3 – 4.2 GHz) in UK, Ireland, Kenya and New Zealand to deliver live-to-air footage. We explored the use of bonding multiple low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites and cellular backhaul, which allowed us to broadcast the Pitlochry Highland Games live from rural Scotland into the IBC 2022 show in Amsterdam. This paper will discuss the critical technical capabilities of the pop-up private 5G network and how broadcasters have rapidly deployed the technology to support historic and sporting events, including the final journey from Scotland of Queen Elizabeth II and the Danish parliamentary elections. We will also explore how to configure connectivity for optimum performance.
Samuel R. Yoffe | Neutral Wireless Ltd. and StrathSDR, University of Strathclyde | Glasgow, Scotland Malcolm Brew | Neutral Wireless Ltd. and StrathSDR, University of Strathclyde | Glasgow, Scotland Douglas Allan | Neutral Wireless Ltd. and StrathSDR, University of Strathclyde | Glasgow, Scotland Kenneth Barlee | Neutral Wireless Ltd. and StrathSDR, University of Strathclyde | Glasgow, Scotland Dani Anderson | Neutral Wireless Ltd. and StrathSDR, University of Strathclyde | Glasgow, Scotland Odianosen Ighagbon | Neutral Wireless Ltd. and StrathSDR, University of Strathclyde | Glasgow, Scotland Cameron Speirs | Neutral Wireless Ltd. and StrathSDR, University of Strathclyde | Glasgow, Scotland Robert Stewart | Neutral Wireless Ltd. and StrathSDR, University of Strathclyde | Glasgow, Scotland Ian Wagdin | British Broadcasting Company, Research & Development | London, United Kingdom Morten Brandstrup | TV 2 Danmark | Copenhagen, Denmark Jack McGill | QTV | Glasgow, Scotland Gareth Gordon | QTV | Glasgow, Scotland Don Mullane | RTÉ | Dublin, Ireland Liam Murray | RTÉ | Dublin, Ireland Mark Smith | IBC | London, United Kingdom Muki Kulhan | IBC | London, United Kingdom John Canning | AMD | Santa Clara, California, United States Aaron Behman | AMD | Santa Clara, California, United States Matt Stagg | BT Sport | London, United Kingdom Jonathan Hale | Warner Bros. Discovery | London, United Kingdom