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Media Transformation in the Digital Era

By Gary Learner, CTO at Volicon, part of Verizon Digital Media Services   Over-the-top (OTT) and multiscreen services today give broadcasters valuable opportunities to boost brand awareness, build revenues, and lead viewers to their linear channel offerings. To capitalize on such opportunities, however, broadcasters must implement a fast, cost-effective repurposing workflow that allows them to…

Home For The Holidays Webinar Series

Please Join Us For Our 5th Annual ”Home For The Holidays” webinar series. In the spirit of the holidays, Volicon, a Verizon Digital Media Services company, is hosting a five day webinar series covering a variety of topics in the broadcast industry. Come listen, learn, and win some of our great daily prizes between December…

Volicon Media Intelligence Service Is Ready for ATSC 3.0

Enabling Robust Media Monitoring, Logging, and Content-Generation Through Shift to New Broadcast Standard   With the ability to support 4K UHD, high dynamic range, high frame rate, and wide color gamut and the potential to enable a much richer and more interactive array of broadcast and internet-delivered services, the ATSC 3.0 standard represents a significant…

Simplifying End-to-End System Management and Monitoring

Operations personnel who run broadcast systems at television stations and networks have an increasingly complex set of responsibilities to juggle, due to the effects of several trends. First, the number of outbound streams has grown substantially over the years in order to accommodate the proliferation of signal formats required by large and small-screen consumer devices….

4K/UHD – The Time is Now

Of all the challenges facing television broadcasters today, the transition to 4K/UHD (Ultra High Definition) often seems to be the most daunting. The quadrupling of SDI bandwidths to 12 Gbps, coupled with a change to HEVC/H.265 compression for distribution could create the need to rip out and replace many parts of the existing production infrastructure….

Flip the OTT Switch with the Integration of Verizon’s Uplynk Video Streaming with Volicon Media Intelligence

The opportunity (and challenge) facing broadcasters is reaching evolving millennials who are cutting the cord and choosing to watch more online video. Today, our broadcast customers entrust Verizon Digital Media Services’ Volicon Media Intelligence service to provide broadcast compliance and monitoring solutions in over 1,000 broadcast locations worldwide. Just in time for IBC 2016, our…

What’s New for IBC 2016:

Launching and monitoring new OTT and streaming services quickly and easily: Volicon has enhanced its Media Intelligence Platform™ (MIP) with a new Deliver Application which features integration with Verizon Digital Media’s Uplynk Slicer. This option enables Media organizations to launch OTT offerings quickly while leveraging on their existing Volicon infrastructure. The MIP records broadcast content…

OTT Content Generation for Live Programming

Today’s broadcasters are being pushed to deliver content to viewers across an ever-increasing range of devices and services. As service providers continue to expand their reach (such as Netflix announcing service in 190 countries [1]), and as more viewers watch OTT video (1.6 billion viewers worldwide in 2015 [2]), the demand for on-line content will…

Volicon and SCTE 35 and SCTE 104

Over the past decade, broadcasters and other content owners and distributors have greatly increased the variety of methods used to deliver programming to viewers. Gone are the days when a simple, linear distribution platform that supported one or two local advertising breaks every hour was the only way to supply customized advertising to viewing audiences….