Public service media are increasingly using generic IT hardware, networks and storage systems to produce their content and preserve their valuable assets.
One exception to this trend is live production, which still largely relies on SDI. But even here IP solutions are beginning to make inroads. Fully IP-based production is now a widely adopted industry goal; even though many pieces of the puzzle are still missing, several European broadcasters have built, or are planning to build, IP-based production facilities. There is an immediate and strong need for fully interoperable, plug-and-play-like systems using open standards.