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July 22, 2013

Nevion Shines a Light on DTV, IP Video Contribution

By Tara Seals, TMCnet Contributor

Nevion (News - Alert), a provider of managed media transport solutions, is tackling the issue of digital media management with the presentation of two papers this week: “Media services management: the key to contribution delivery over IP,” and the “Evolution of digital terrestrial television in Australia.”

The presentations will be delivered by senior solution architect Helge Stephansen.

In the former, Stephansen will present a paper on managing the complexity of IP/Ethernet networks for IP contribution delivery using modern distributed IT technologies. He’ll also present a case study on how a television production facility is using IP contribution delivery to enable remote production from 16 locations, and the key role that media services management plays in managing content, scheduling circuits, provisioning, monitoring, and dynamically shifting connections to where they’re needed.

For the second presentation, Stephansen will examine the reasons for why it’s time to consider what will replace the current MPEG-2 DVB-T solution and the latest technologies for digital terrestrial broadcasting. He’ll outline the benefits of DVB-T2, highlight experiences in other parts of the world and explore the potential for tailoring T2 to support local television in combination with national content.

Nevion offers managed media transport solutions spanning IP media services, digital terrestrial television, broadcast infrastructure and in-service monitoring. Stephansen will present the two papers at SMPTE Australia, Australasia’s biennial event for the motion imaging and television engineering industries. It takes place on July 23-26 at the Sydney Exhibition Centre.

Nevion is continuing to rack up case study fodder. In April, U.K.-based local TV infrastructure provider Comux announced that it will use Nevion’s SI Manager to enable local TV stations to integrate with Freeview and to cross-carry service information and EPG data. Comux was set up to provide technical services to support the 19 local TV licensees, with the first to launch in November.

Edited by Alisen Downey

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