IBC2019 IP Showcase to Highlight AV-Over-IP and JT-NM TR-1001-1

The stage is set for the IP Showcase at IBC2019, an education and demonstration pavilion that highlights the benefits of a common set of IP standards and specifications for real-time professional media applications and the growing industry momentum for standards-based IP installations. For its fourth IBC appearance, the IP Showcase will emphasize two new areas: the emergence of open standards for AV-over-IP interoperability and the adoption of the JT-NM TR-1001-1, a set of specifications and guidance designed to make it possible for broadcasters to automate installation and eliminate complexity when deploying IP-based systems.

Pro AV Demonstrations

The IP Showcase will dedicate a demonstration area to highlighting real-world technology solutions for AV-over-IP interoperability based on the SMPTE ST 2110 suite. The display will reflect AIMS’ ongoing efforts and the latest progress in defining an open-standards approach for the pro AV industry’s migration to IP media.

“Now that standards-based IP technologies are seeing mass adoption and use in the broadcast and production communities, they’re beginning to transform the pro AV world — with the same promised benefits of greater interoperability and flexibility, reduced opex, and more streamlined operations,” said David Chiappini, chair of the AIMS Pro AV Working Group. “At IBC2019, we’ll be delivering a key message to pro AV attendees: that SMPTE ST 2110 and related technologies are real, proven open standards that drive maximum innovation, and they cover a wide gamut of features that pro AV professionals want and need. We’ll show that true interoperability is possible in a multivendor AV-over-IP environment using equipment that end users can buy today.”

JT-NM Tested

Also in the spotlight, JT-NM Tested will give visitors a firsthand look at vendors that have implemented the new JT-NM TR-1001-1 specification. Sponsored by the JT-NM and administered by the EBU and IRT — two top European technical bodies — the JT-NM Tested program conducts third-party testing of IP-capable equipment from a range of vendors, the results of which are published in a catalogue available online and at the IP Showcase.

The number of organizations participating in the JT-NM Tested program for TR-1001-1 demonstrates a rapid adoption of TR-1001-1 by vendors. While JT-NM Tested is not a certification program, it provides a snapshot in time of how vendor equipment aligns to key parts of SMPTE standards and JT-NM specifications, providing prospective purchasers and users with a reference as they begin the equipment evaluation and qualification process.

IP Showcase Future Zone

The Future Zone is a demonstration area focused on the latest advances in standards for IP-based broadcast operations. Leveraging the core standards as promoted by the AIMS roadmap — SMTPE ST 2110, AES67, and the newly added JT-NM TR-1001-1 — the Future Zone demonstrations will showcase three technologies that add higher-level functionality to the underlying standards dealing with the transport, connection, and routing of IP signals: AMWA NMOS IS-07 Event and Tally, NMOS IS-08 Audio Channel Mapping, and AMWA BCP-002 Grouping and BCP-003 NMOS API Security: Communications.

IP Showcase Theatre

In the IP Showcase Theatre, industry-leading vendors and broadcasters will offer an extensive schedule of educational presentations, panel discussions, and real-world case studies of IP video and audio for production and playout. An array of IP-based products that leverage the standards will also be on display, as well as many examples of real-world deployments from facilities around the world.

“With SMPTE ST 2110 as the foundational essence transport layer for IP systems, the broadcast industry was the first to unite around standards-based IP operations — and now the professional AV community is following suit. As a result, we’re seeing broader and more mainstream IP deployments that go beyond the groundbreaking work of the early adopters,” said Brad Gilmer, executive director of the IP Showcase. “For those reasons, the IP Showcase displays and theater provide a fantastic opportunity for both vendors and users to learn about standards, strategies, and solutions for making IP installation, maintenance, and security easier and more straightforward.”

The IP Showcase is sponsored by a consortium of industry partners including the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), and the Video Services Forum (VSF). Since making its debut at IBC2016, the IP Showcase has become an important event at major industry trade shows around the world and has helped the industry to galvanize behind the standards-based approach to IP.

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ATEME Debuts New and Upgraded Solutions at IBC2019 to Support Changing Media Landscape

Visitors to ATEME’s booth (Hall 1. D71) will be able to find out more about TITAN Playout, which is the ideal answer to the growing demand for tailored video content: enabling both the origination of 24/7 linear TV channels and the easy creation of popup channels for short-term events or personalized programming on D2C/OTT services.

Additionally, ATEME will demonstrate its latest video quality improvements across all codecs and major latency reductions, as well as:

  • the latest additions to its feature-rich TITAN modular family and how it helps customers to migrate to full-IP workflows thanks to high-density SMPTE 2022-5/6 and SMPTE 2110;
  • its Content Adaptive Encoding set of tools built on Machine Learning algorithms which allow service providers and pure OTT players to reduce bitrate, and so CDN costs, by up to 50% with the same video quality;
  • ATEME’s linear/file full microservices converged headend running live on the booth from hybrid cloud and covering all use cases for delivery to any screen, up to and including UHD, HEVC, Dolby AC-4 and DASH for 5G;
  • its AMS application, which offers new views like service management and a scheduler for ad insertion/blackout used by content and service providers to monetize their channels’ line-up;
  • an end-to-end AV1 processing chain based on TITAN for encoding and decoding using Broadcom’s BCM72180 AV1 set-top box prepping a new era for OTT services;
  • its ‘Future Zone’ which will display 8K streams encoded in various use cases by TITAN and how it has a key role in upcoming standards like VVC and AV2 to make this new end-user experience a success.

After months of live trials using the award-winning Kyrion and TITAN solutions, ATEME will also showcase how BISS-CA, the EBU’s open, interoperable and secured standard, allows broadcasters to secure high-value content in contribution and distribution to combat streaming privacy.

Remi Beaudouin, Chief Strategy Officer, ATEME said: “We’ll be exhibiting a number of exciting developments at this year’s IBC, including our new product, TITAN Playout. Ahead of the event, we will also be making our latest white paper “The Single Critical Factor for High-Quality Streaming, Now and Forever’’ available to download which will explain how our technology allows those in the broadcast industry to go beyond the classic cost vs quality debate to enable a simpler and more fundamental concept: value.”

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ATEME Trails Watermarking Solution at International Football Event

The proof of concept used BISS-CA, an enhanced, secured standard of the BISS protocol with dynamic rolling keys support for encryption, to help broadcasters in the fight against piracy during a three-day trial at the event. BISS-CA managed the In-Band assets and added forensic watermarking to mark each decoder output so that after transcoding broadcasters could determine the origin of a leak, if it occurred.

“Together with ATEME, we have successfully shown that it is possible to enhance the security of live content during major events using an open, interoperable standard developed by the EBU. This, of course, is an asset for us as it will enable us to protect our client’s live content and ensure that it is only delivered to those who should have access to the content,” said Oscar Teran, Head of Technology & Development.

 

Julien Mandel, Contribution Segment Manager, ATEME added: “We are proud to assist Eurovision Services in demonstrating the protection of video streams delivered as part of international events. As a co-founder and early adopter of BISS-CA, we are expertly placed to propose different watermarking solutions to suit the needs of broadcasters and ensure their content is delivered securely.”

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Call for Presentations Now Open for IP Showcase at IBC2019

The call for presentations is now open for the IP Showcase, an education and demonstration pavilion at IBC2019 that will highlight the benefits of, and momentum behind, a common set of IP standards for real-time professional media applications. The IP Showcase is sponsored by a consortium of industry partners including the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Society of Motion Picture and Technology Engineers® (SMPTE®), and the Video Services Forum (VSF).

The submission deadline for speaking proposals is July 12. More details and the submission form are available at http://www.ipshowcase.org/call-for-presentations-ibc2019/.

“The IP Showcase Theatre provides an exceptional opportunity for presenters to offer unique viewpoints on IP video and audio for production and playout. This year’s edition will have a particular emphasis on JT-NM TR-1001-1 automation and covers the full range of standards including SMPTE ST 2110, AES67, and AMWA NMOS,” said Brad Gilmer, IP Showcase executive director. “As in past years, we are expecting hundreds of IBC show attendees to benefit from the wide range of expertise on offer.

 

“As broadcasters increasingly adopt and expand their commitment to IP implementations, the industry has come to rely on IP Showcase presentations as a valuable ongoing industry reference for media professionals worldwide,” Gilmer added.

The call for presentations is open to end users, industry associations, solution providers, and technology developers that can share their knowledge and perspectives on how developments in IP workflows are impacting the broadcast industry today and in the future. Presentations may take the form of tutorials (basic and advanced), case studies, panel discussions, market and business case analyses, point-of-view or advocacy, and standards progress updates. This year, the IP Showcase Theatre will also feature an expanded stage area, which provides the opportunity for presenting select hands-on technology demos.

Speaking times are limited during the five-day exhibition, and organizations are encouraged to act quickly and submit proposals early. Product marketing presentations are discouraged, as the theatre is an opportunity to discuss advances in working with media using open, IP-based technologies.

The IP Showcase returns again this year to Room E106/E107 at the RAI Amsterdam during IBC2019, Sept. 13-17.

 

IP Showcase to Make Australia Debut at Media + Entertainment Tech Expo 2019 in Sydney

The Australia Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), and the IABM have announced that they will stage an IP Showcase for the first time in Australia in conjunction with Media + Entertainment Tech Expo (METExpo 2019) in Sydney, 17-19 July.

The IP Showcase at METExpo 2019 will be an education and demonstration pavilion highlighting the benefits of and momentum behind the move to standards-based IP for real-time professional media across an extensive range of applications and users, from television and film to pro AV, small facilities, and independent operations.

Visitors will be able to see firsthand a collection of hardware and software, integrated and operating, with presentations on technical topics, case studies, and architectures enabled by the SMPTE ST 2110 family of open standards.

The IP Showcase will feature the leading-edge collaborative industry work being facilitated by the following industry partners: the Audio Engineering Society (AES), AIMS, the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the IABM, SMPTE, and the Video Services Forum (VSF).

Also today, the sponsors announced a call for presentations for the IP Showcase Theatre. The submission deadline for speaking proposals is 7 June 2019.

The presentation stages at previous IP Showcase Theatres have been visited by hundreds of attendees each day at shows since 2016, often with standing-room-only crowds. With the growing interest in IP implementation by broadcasters worldwide, attendance at METExpo2019 is expected to be strong. The significant early adoption of SMPTE ST 2110 products and architectures by broadcasters and outside broadcast providers in Australia is paving the way for uptake by the audiovisual industry segment and other adjacent industries. Presenting at the METExpo2019 IP Showcase Theatre, companies gain a matchless opportunity to offer their unique viewpoint on IP video and audio for production using SMPTE ST 2110 and AES67, as well as on the latest developments in the AMWA NMOS technology stack.

End users, industry associations, solutions providers, and technology developers are all invited to share their knowledge and perspectives on how the developments in IP signal transport will impact the broadcast industry, pro AV, small independent operations, and freelancers today and in the future.

Speaking times are limited during the three-day exhibition, and companies are encouraged to act quickly and submit proposals early. The selection committee is looking for the following types of presentations:

  • Tutorial (basic, intermediate, advanced)
  • Case study
  • Panel discussion
  • Market/business case analysis
  • Point-of-view/advocacy
  • Standards progress/update

Preference will be given to presentations related to the following technology areas on the Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) Roadmap:

  • AES67
  • SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards for Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks
  • AMWA NMOS specifications such as IS-04, IS-05, IS-07, and IS-08
  • SMPTE ST 2059 suite of standards for timing and synchronization
  • JT-NM TR-1001-1 framework for installing, configuring, and interconnecting equipment

End users and facility operators in broadcast and pro AV are particularly encouraged to present their insight and experience related to deployments of the technology areas above. Systems integrators, service providers, and manufacturers are also encouraged to apply. Product marketing presentations are discouraged, as the theatre is an opportunity to discuss advances in working with media using open IP-based technologies.

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SMPTE Engages the Next Generation of Storytellers

SMPTE®, the organization that is defining the future of storytelling, has completed a two-day meeting concentrated on bringing the next generation of technology talent into leadership roles within the Society. During the SMPTE annual strategic planning meeting, held on Feb. 10 in Palm Desert, California, SMPTE hosted seven rising industry members that served as advisors to the SMPTE Board of Governors.

“With the approval of SMPTE’s three-year strategic plan at our October 2018 Board meeting, SMPTE committed to a strategy that would attract, engage, and delight the next generation of motion picture, television, and professional media storytellers,” said SMPTE President Patrick Griffis, vice president of technology at Dolby Laboratories, who began his two-year term as president on Jan. 1.

Sharing insights and suggestions with the SMPTE Board were independent producer and animator Alyce Tzou, Jack Gravina of Gravina Films (commercial and narrative content production) and Nimble Music (music library for TV and film), Brian Cabral of Facebook, Monica Escalante of EFILM, Josh Berkowitz of Technicolor, Kyle Tedeschi of Cisco, and Jackson Miller of Epic Games.

“SMPTE has provided so much to so many over the past five generations,” said SMPTE Executive Vice President Hans Hoffmann, senior manager and head of media production technology at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). “SMPTE has always been an innovator and leader for large-scale technology transitions in the media industry. These transitions naturally included attracting new technical and creative talent to the Society. We recognize that the media industry at large is undergoing another significant transformation. Our strategic approach ensures that the Society is a welcoming home for new talent and continues supporting a technical community dedicated to solving challenges, and creating new opportunities, for our wonderful and expanding medium.”

SMPTE video excerpts from this unique strategic planning session will be posted over the next few weeks so that the whole industry can leverage critical insights to attract, engage, and delight new and future industry professionals — the next generation of storytellers. The videos will be available on SMPTE’s YouTube channel.

“SMPTE has some 7,000 members worldwide and 250 corporate sustaining members,” said SMPTE Executive Director Barbara Lange. “In fact, 2018 was SMPTE’s strongest year in terms of event participation, educational courses offered, and standards downloaded, but we know we can do so much more. We need to be rigorous in demonstrating to the next generation of industry professionals the value SMPTE offers individuals throughout their careers and the benefits of gaining access to the Society’s rich network of mentors and colleagues.”

The seven industry representatives invited to the SMPTE strategy session discussed topics including their reasons for entering the media and entertainment industry, the tools and resources they use to learn, the face-to-face and connected social interactions they prefer, and the organizations they belong to and why. The SMPTE Board and guest representatives also collaborated to create specific plans for broadening SMPTE’s next-generation membership and, in turn, strengthening the overall community of the Society.

“The perspectives we gained during this strategic planning session will be of enormous value in shaping further membership initiatives, networking events, and educational opportunities — and even the way we approach standards development,” said SMPTE Membership Vice President Peter Wharton. “If these new SMPTE members are representative of our industry’s next generation of professionals, the Society has a bright and exciting future ahead of it.”

In recognition of their contribution to SMPTE’s strategic planning work, each participant received a SMPTE membership and a copy of SMPTE’s “Magic and Miracles: 100 Years of Moving Image Science and Technology.”

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Call for Presentations Now Open for IP Showcase, 2019 NAB Show

Industry partners, the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Society of Motion Picture and Technology Engineers® (SMPTE®), and the Video Services Forum (VSF) — all co-sponsors of the IP Showcase at the 2019 NAB Show — today announced a call for presentations for the event. The IP Showcase is an education and demonstration pavilion at the NAB Show in Las Vegas that will highlight the benefits of and momentum behind the move to standards-based IP for real-time professional media applications. The submission deadline for speaking proposals is Feb. 25.

The presentation stage at the IP Showcase Theater has been visited by hundreds of attendees each day at past shows since 2016, often with standing-room-only crowds. With the growing interest in IP implementation by broadcasters worldwide, attendance is expected to be even greater this year. Presenting at the IP Showcase Theater provides an unmatched opportunity for companies to offer their unique viewpoint on IP video and audio for production, using SMPTE ST 2110 and AES67, and the latest developments in the AMWA NMOS technology stack.

End users, industry associations, solutions providers, and technology developers are all invited to share their knowledge and perspectives on how the developments in IP signal transport will impact the broadcast industry today and in the future — especially related to SMPTE ST 2110-10/20/21/30/31/40, AMWA IS-04/IS-05, and JT-NM TR-1001-1.

Speaking times are limited during the four-day exhibition, and companies are encouraged to act quickly and submit proposals early. The selection committee is looking for the following types of presentations:

  • Tutorial (basic, intermediate, advanced)
  • Case study
  • Panel discussion
  • Market/business case analysis
  • Point-of-view/advocacy
  • Standards progress/update

Preference will be given to presentations related to the following technology areas on the Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) Roadmap:

  • AES67
  • SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards for Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks
  • AMWA NMOS specifications such as IS-04, IS-05, IS-07, and IS-08
  • Timing and synchronization using SMPTE ST 2059-1/2
  • JT-NM TR-1001-1 framework for installing, configuring, and interconnecting equipment

Broadcasters and end users are particularly encouraged to present their insight and experience related to deployments of the technology areas above. Systems integrators, service providers, and manufacturers are also encouraged to apply. Product marketing presentations are discouraged, as the theater is an opportunity to discuss advances in working with media using open IP-based technologies.

Other topics and technology areas will be considered. More details and the submission form are available at http://www.ipshowcase.org/call-for-presentations/.

The IP Showcase will take place at Booth C12534 in the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2019 NAB Show, April 8-11.