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Tip #1625: IP is the Future of Broadcast

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“Television becomes just one service inside of an IP broadcast.”

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This article, written by Michael Balderson, first appeared in TVTechnology.com. This is a summary.

Broadcast television is no longer unique, and that will open up new and exciting doors over the next few years. More specifically, the broadcast industry’s transition to IP technology allows them to operate and compete in streaming markets, which will be a boost as the industry looks to transition to ATSC 3.0, embrace remote production and explore new opportunities to engage with viewers.

This was the focus of last week’s two-part Broadcasters Panel during HPA Tech Retreat 2021. The panel was moderated by industry pundit Matthew Goldman and featured Del Parks of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Dave Folsom of Pearl TV, Ken Fuller of CBS and Richard Friedel of Fox as panelists.

With IP a critical feature of the ATSC 3.0 standard, traditional video media systems can now move into new areas, according to Parks.

“Having an IP backbone does a couple of things: It gets us into a different operating environment globally, but it also gives us to a large degree some interoperability with 5G, with LT, with existing telecommunications,” Parks said. “We have in our labs at CES and NAB demonstrated switching back and forth between 5G and ATSC 3.0 seamlessly.”

The full Broadcaster Panels are available to view on-demand via the
HPA Tech Retreat Website.
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