The September 2020 issue of tech-i magazine revisits a topic that has taken on a new urgency in light of the COVID-19 pandemic: the cloud.
As EBU Technology & Innovation Director Antonio Arcidiacono writes in his editorial, the pandemic has brought the opportunity to accelerate towards "remote and distributed production that relies on IP infrastructure and the cloud; and mature new distribution infrastructures that integrate a new generation of IP-based broadcast, multicast and edge-casting modes".
The magazine includes a look at the readiness of the cloud for such distributed production, along with a report on a solution developed by Belgium's EBU Members. There's also an overview of how an open source framework called MCMA can help broadcasters get more from the cloud through the use of microservices on serverless architecture.
Inside issue 45
- 5G: first deployments and first impressions – is the new technology living up to PSM expectations?
- Pivoting to the cloud for production – are media organizations ready for the cloud, and is it ready for them?
- How COVID-19 accelerated cloud-based production in Belgium – RTBF and VRT were up and running with a solution within days of the lockdown
- Partnership is central to radio’s in-car future – BBC’s plans for maintaining radio’s prominence in connected cars
- At the cutting edge of metadata for media – a smorgasbord of new media metadata projects from around the world
- How does digital transformation happen in the real world? – a new Casebook from the EBU highlights best practice in digital transformation
- Shifting to OPEX through serverless and microservices – the open source MCMA framework helps broadcasters benefit from microservices adoption
- Many languages, one interface – EuroVOX helps reduce cost and complexity for transcription and translation
- All together now – 100 sustainable productions in Germany – reducing the environmental impact of film and television production
- Stepping up media quality – the challenge of the transition – David Wood discusses barriers to introducing new technology
- Partner profiles: World Wide Web Consortium – how the W3C is weaving a better web for media
- How did radio fare during the lockdown? – a look at how audiences consumed audio in the early days of the crisis
- In the spotlight: Emily Dubs – Head of Technology, DVB Project