A recent forecast from Unisphere Research suggests that over-the-top distribution via the internet is growing so fast that it will overtake linear TV viewership by 2022. It’s no wonder TV is moving to the cloud in a big way, from the production studio and broadcast center to delivery to the viewer. In this preview issue for the NAB New York Show, we share some of the ways Globecomm is contributing to this revolutionary change.
At the NAB New York show, Globecomm will unveil Vector, a virtualized video headend system able to support hundreds of channels across multiple platforms. Vector replaces the need for the traditional data center with a compact solution that significantly reduces rack space, cabling and power, whether hosted on Globecomm’s network or implemented at a customer site. Scalable to hundreds of channels, Vector’s IP-centric platform simplifies the processing, packaging and customization of video content – and every process from acquisition and contribution to playout and distribution – across DTH, OTT, IPTV, cable and terrestrial TV. It leverages Globecomm’s robust satellite, IP and fiber content delivery networks and the company’s extensive experience with design and integration of media infrastructure.
Providing TV coverage of baseball, basketball or soccer games takes tremendous effort, but broadcasters have one big thing in their favor. The games stay put. They take place in stadiums. Sports that move, however, find it hard to get coverage. Whether it’s cross-country motor races or sailing regattas, the logistics of television just can’t keep up – or couldn’t, that is, before the explosive growth of social media and online video. Globecomm has made it possible for sports-on-the-move to reach the audiences they need.
The US and Caribbean were struck by a horrific series of disasters as Hurricane’s Harvey, Irma and Maria pummeled cities, suburbs and villages from Texas to Florida to Puerto Rico. With communications limited or completely wiped out, Globecomm joined the companies and charities rushing to assist in the Caribbean and Puerto Rico.
NAB New York
October 18-19, New York, NY
CCA Annual Convention
October 25-27, Fort Worth, Tx
Inmarsat World Conference
November 6-8, Lisbon, Portugal
November 7-8, Houston, Tx
Globecomm – Recipient of the world’s first Better Satellite World Award.