Playout has taken a leading role in early IP deployments around the world. As master control technology providers work to transition customers, they are focused on providing platforms that can operate on premises, fully in the cloud or in hybrid set-ups.
Broadcasters around the world aspire to an end-to-end IP workflow and sooner or later, deployment of at least some operations in the cloud. For many, the journey to that destination makes its first stop in master control and playout, where, for the right operations, IP can offer big-time efficiencies, cost savings and flexibility.
Pioneering IP playout deployments at Disney ABC, Discovery Networks and Sinclair Broadcast Group are being joined by newer ones at TV Azteca, where next-gen playout and master control systems now drive 120 channels from the company’s Mexico City headquarters.
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