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London, 4th May 2018 – Open Broadcast Systems will be demonstrating its latest encoding and decoding solutions for IP contribution at BroadcastAsia from the 26th to the 28th June 2018.

Open Broadcast Systems will demonstrate the highest density Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) currently on the market. This has the potential to replace half a rack of equipment with a single server, as well as enable 16 channels to be decoded on an 1U chassis at once.

The products deliver cost-effective encoding and decoding of video for broadcast contribution. Its solutions are all software-based, running as apps on standard IT hardware. This can deliver a high level of cost efficiencies to its customers, as well as the abiity to build bespoke solutions in very short timeframes.

Kieran Kunhya, Managing Director, Open Broadcast Systems commented that: “Switching to IP has the potential to deliver cost efficiencies, and reduce the complexity of broadcast workflows. It has the capability of delivering vast amounts of video content, which is something that we are seeing in the industry. IP is for the future, and we are helping to drive it there.” 

Kieran Kunhya will be speaking at Broadcast Asia in the Innovation Hub on Tuesday, 26th June 2018, from 12:00pm-12:20pm, discussing: ‘2018 – The Year of IP Video for Contribution and in the Studio’.

Open Broadcast Systems will be exhibiting on stand 6K3-09 from 26th – 28th June 2018.

About Open Broadcast Systems

Open Broadcast Systems is revolutionising the provision of advanced broadcast technology, moving the industry towards a flexible, cost efficient, software-driven future. Its cutting-edge and end-to-end encoding and decoding software is accelerating the delivery of premium content over IP, improving quality at the same time as reducing costs. High quality solutions developed by Open Broadcast Systems deliver services to millions of people every day, including many major sporting and breaking news events.

Its products adapt to the pressures and challenges of the modern broadcast environment, agile solutions can be developed and installed in extremely short timeframes, without compromising on quality.

For more information, please visit http://www.obe.tv

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SL5264, NAB, Las Vegas, 29th March 2018 – Open Broadcast Systems will be launching new technology for ultra low-latency encoding and decoding at NAB. The technology also marks the company’s foray into the provision of a complete solution, including software and a custom built hardware platform, based around IT hardware.

The technology achieves the latency of legacy hardware video transport platforms using a software-based solution. It can be used in low-latency workflows such as Studio IP video and remote production environments, whilst having the ability to be reconfigured for other purposes, including offline file workflows and other IT business processes.

Kieran Kunhya, Founder and Managing Director, Open Broadcast Systems, commented: “NAB 2018 will demonstrate the most complex investment in hardware and software the company has ever made. We aim to continue drive the industry forward in delivering high-performance, low-latency broadcast solutions based around IT hardware”

The company’s range of C-100 Encoders will also be part of the uncompressed IP demonstration on the Arista Networks stand (#SL12105). Open Broadcast Systems’ uncompressed IP encoders and decoders have been deployed in numerous ground-breaking facilities globally as pure COTS solutions.

The ultra low-latency encoding and decoding technology will be demonstrated on the Open Broadcast Systems’ Stand (#SL5624) at NAB from 9th – 12th April 2018.

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About Open Broadcast Systems

Open Broadcast Systems is revolutionising the provision of advanced broadcast technology, moving the industry towards a flexible, cost efficient, software-driven future. Its cutting-edge and end-to-end encoding and decoding software is accelerating the delivery of premium content over IP, improving quality at the same time as reducing costs. High quality solutions developed by Open Broadcast Systems deliver services to millions of people every day, including many major sporting and breaking news events.

Its products adapt to the pressures and challenges of the modern broadcast environment, agile solutions can be developed and installed in extremely short timeframes, without compromising on quality.
For more information, please visit http://www.obe.tv.

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London, 6th February 2018 – Open Broadcast Systems and Cerberus Tech have announced a partnership to deliver IP video contribution solutions to broadcasters. The companies will be demonstrating joint solutions at BVE from 27th February to 1st March.

Open Broadcast Systems provides high quality, low latency encoding and decoding solutions for IP contribution. Its solutions run as apps in standard off-the-shelf IT hardware, meaning broadcasters can run multiple services within each piece of hardware. It also means apps can be added and removed as required and immediately.

Cerberus is a global services company and integration specialist in IP connectivity and video broadcast. It works with broadcasters wishing to migrate to IP workflows, ensuring they have the right systems and workflows in place to fully maximise the potential of IP video.

Kieran Kunhya, Managing Director, Open Broadcast Systems, said: “IP has obvious and massive benefits for broadcasters in terms of flexibility, scalability, and cost efficiency. However the workflows are very different and companies such as Cerberus Tech will be key in helping broadcasters migrate to these new workflows.”

Chris Clarke, Technical Director, Cerberus Tech, added: “Having worked with Open Broadcast Systems on a number of projects, we have been extremely impressed with its solutions, its dedication, and its extremely fast turnaround. Together, we can enable the broadcast industry to embrace the future of IP video.”

Open Broadcast Systems and Cerberus will be exhibiting on stand K15 at BVE from the 27th February until 1st March 2018.

About Open Broadcast Systems

Open Broadcast Systems is revolutionising the provision of advanced broadcast technology, moving the industry towards a flexible, cost efficient, software-driven future. Its cutting-edge and end-to-end encoding and decoding software is accelerating the delivery of premium content over IP, improving quality at the same time as reducing costs. High quality solutions developed by Open Broadcast Systems deliver services to millions of people every day, including many major sporting and breaking news events.

Its products adapt to the pressures and challenges of the modern broadcast environment, agile solutions can be developed and installed in extremely short timeframes, without compromising on quality.

For more information, please visit http://www.obe.tv.  

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London, 18th December 2017 – Open Broadcast Systems will be demonstrating its latest encoding and decoding solutions for IP contribution at CABSAT from 14th to 16th January 2018, the company’s first time exhibiting in the region.

The company’s products allow for cost-effective encoding and decoding of video for broadcast contribution. All its solutions are software-based, running as apps on standard IT hardware. This means it can deliver a high level of cost efficiencies to its customers, as well as being able to build bespoke solutions in very short timeframes.

At CABSAT, Open Broadcast Systems will demonstrate the highest density Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) currently on the market. It allows for 16 channels to be simultaneously decoded on a 1U chassis - potentially replacing half a rack of equipment with a single server.

Kieran Kunhya, Managing Director, Open Broadcast Systems, said: “IP is not a future wish, it is already delivering vast amounts of video content every day. Not only does switching to IP deliver cost efficiencies, but it also reduces the complexity of broadcast workflows."

Open Broadcast Systems will be exhibiting on stand ZB6-C31 from 14th – 16th January 2018.

About Open Broadcast Systems
Open Broadcast Systems is revolutionising the provision of advanced broadcast technology, moving the industry towards a flexible, cost efficient, software-driven future. Its cutting-edge and end-to-end encoding and decoding software is accelerating the delivery of premium content over IP, improving quality at the same time as reducing costs. High quality solutions developed by Open Broadcast Systems deliver services to millions of people every day, including many major sporting and breaking news events.

Its products adapt to the pressures and challenges of the modern broadcast environment, agile solutions can be developed and installed in extremely short timeframes, without compromising on quality.

For more information, please visit http://www.obe.tv

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IBC, Amsterdam, 21st August 2017Open Broadcast Systems, the leader in software-based broadcast technology, will be demonstrating its latest solutions for IP contribution at IBC 2017, at stand 7.J38u.

This includes its high density Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) which allows for 16 channels to be simultaneously decoded on a 1U chassis - potentially replacing half a rack of equipment with a single server. It is the highest density IRD currently on the market and is completely software based, running as apps on standard IT hardware. In addition to traditional SDI, the decoder now supports decoding to uncompressed IP outputs using a new 25GbE interface. This is the only encoder/decoder pair to support 25GbE, allowing for ultra-high density deployments to handle the content explosion.

Additionally, the company will be demonstrating its new Remote Production solution.  This will allow broadcasters to reduce the complexity of off site production by sending multiple video paths back to base over a variety of networks, managed or unmanaged.

The company is also showing ultra-low latency VC-2 compression, further demonstrating that software solutions can deliver latency comparable with legacy broadcast hardware.

‘We are pioneering the evolution of broadcast. We are developing IP solutions which mean anyone can deploy content quickly and in a cost efficient manner. Open Broadcast Systems is passionate about being the driving force of innovation in the industry, and we look forward to demonstrating this at IBC.’ Commented Kieran Kunhya, Managing Director, Open Broadcast Systems.

Open Broadcast Systems will be exhibiting on booth 7.J38u at IBC, from the 15th to 19th September.

Open Broadcast Systems has also been shortlisted in the CSI Awards in the Best Cable or Satellite IP Solution. The Awards are being presented on the 15th September.

 

About Open Broadcast Systems

Open Broadcast Systems is revolutionising the provision of advanced broadcast technology, moving the industry towards a flexible, cost efficient, software-driven future. Its cutting-edge and end-to-end encoding and decoding software is accelerating the delivery of premium content over IP, improving quality at the same time as reducing costs. High quality solutions developed by Open Broadcast Systems deliver services to millions of people every day, including many major sporting and breaking news events.

Its products adapt to the pressures and challenges of the modern broadcast environment, agile solutions can be developed and installed in extremely short timeframes, without compromising on quality.

For more information, please visit http://www.obe.tv.  

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London, 8th June 2017 – Open Broadcast Systems, an advanced broadcast technology visionary, has won the Rising Star Award at the TVB Awards 2017. The awards were held at the Millennium Mayfair Hotel, London on the 7th June.

The Rising Star accolade is awarded to any organisation or individual making a tangible difference within the industry and displaying standout values worthy of recognition. Recipients of the award must embody at least one of the following descriptions: A game-changer, disruptive force for good, problem solver, a bright young thing or an excellent idea/welcome addition to the broadcast fold. 

Open Broadcast Systems’ encoders and decoders have enabled the successful contribution and production of a number of broadcasters over IP. Recent projects include the delivery of live television broadcasts over the public internet for BBC Scotland and also other broadcasters. All products from Open Broadcast Systems run on standard ‘off-the-shelf’ IT hardware, something which is almost unheard of within the broadcast industry, yet drastically reduces costs and time-to-market, without reducing quality.

“It’s a huge honour to have been presented with the Rising Star award and acknowledged as a disruptive force within the industry, enabling our customers to deliver broadcast quality using IT, commented Kieran Kunhya, Founder and Managing Director, Open Broadcast Systems. “The biggest barrier for our kind of solutions is the industry mindset and we look forward to continuing to change that.”

London, 2017 – Open Broadcast Systems today announced that its solutions have delivered more than fifty horse races over IP.

Globecast works with a major horse racing operator to directly transmit race feeds to Globecast’s MCR in Paris, after which it is then distributed to consumers.

Due to an increase in demand from racecourses situated outside of France, Globecast worked to identify a solution which did not involve the need to manually install dedicated broadcast infrastructure.

Open Broadcast Systems’ French Partner Ekla Ingenierie was chosen by Globecast to provide over the internet solutions to transmit and distribute race feeds from numerous locations, both cost-effectively and swiftly. A real-time web monitoring platform was also by developed Ekla Ingenierie for advanced IP network MPEG TS monitoring.

“Since November of last year, three racecourses in Spain, the Netherlands and Austria have transmitted more than fifty races over IP completely error free, solidifying our belief that IP was the perfect solution to our problem”, commented Patrick Lorent, Ad hoc project manager, Globecast. “

Open Broadcast Systems’ French Partner Ekla Ingenierie’s cost-effective solutions are enabling Globecast to continue to grow and provide good quality feeds to its customers through new contribution broadcast technology

“These races attract over 3.3 million television viewers every month, so we’re thrilled to be proving that IP is a workable solution even for premium broadcasts”, explained Kieran Kunhya, Founder, Open Broadcast Systems.  

 

About Open Broadcast Systems
Open Broadcast Systems is revolutionising the provision of advanced broadcast technology, moving the industry towards a flexible, cost efficient, software-driven future. Its cutting-edge and end-to-end encoding and decoding software is accelerating the delivery of premium content over IP, improving quality at the same time as reducing costs. High quality solutions developed by Open Broadcast Systems deliver services to millions of people every day, including many major sporting and breaking news events.

Its products adapt to the pressures and challenges of the modern broadcast environment, agile solutions can be developed and installed in extremely short timeframes, without compromising on quality.

For more information, please visit http://www.obe.tv 

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About Globecast

Part of the Orange Group, Globecast provides agile and seamless content acquisition, management and distribution services globally. The company constantly innovates in an evolving IP-centric environment to provide reliable and secure customer solutions.  Globecast has created the number one global hybrid fiber and satellite network for video contribution and distribution. This network enables multiplatform delivery including TV Everywhere OTT, Satellite, cable, Video on demand, CDN delivery as well as cloud-enabled media services. The company remains the trusted partner for coverage and international delivery of news, sports, and special events around the globe. Customers enjoy a seamless global experience on the ground from 12 interconnected Globecast owned facilities, including Los Angeles, London, Singapore, Paris, Rome, and Johannesburg. www.globecast.com 

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The advent of low-cost, long-range wireless links such as those from Ubiquiti Networks have revolutionalised internet connectivity for many, especially in remote areas. This case study will look at a 37 kilometre (23 mile) high data rate wireless link using the OBE C-100 Encoder and Decoder platform to deliver broadcast quality bidirectional video over IP.

London and Trezzano, Italy, 28 February 2017 – Open Broadcast Systems today announced it has appointed Video Signal to distribute its software-based encoding and decoding solutions across Italy.

Founded in 1994, Video Signal is a specialist distributor and integrator for production and video post-production technology. It is able to offer customisation to its customers across the region, delivering a bespoke system depending on unique requirements. It has managed large audio and video system deployments and multiple analogue to digital transitions.

Video Signal will manage deployments of Open Broadcast Systems’ advanced broadcast software, which enables reliable and uncompressed contribution over IP. The products, running as apps on standard IT hardware enable broadcasters and services providers to easily transition to IP. It also enables simple monitoring of all types of IP feed in one place,

“Our customers are increasingly looking to make the most of IP technology and the cost and resource efficiencies that brings,” commented Alessandro Trezzi, Founder, Video Signal. “Open Broadcast Systems’ technology enables video content providers to do more and quicker, thanks to those savings.”

“We are pleased to be working with Video Signal. It has unrivalled expertise and knowledge in the Italian market, meaning we can trust our solutions in the team’s capable hands,” added Kieran Kunhya, Founder, Open Broadcast Systems.

 

About Open Broadcast Systems

Open Broadcast Systems is revolutionising the provision of advanced broadcast technology, moving the industry towards a flexible, cost efficient, software-driven future. Its cutting-edge and end-to-end encoding and decoding software is accelerating the delivery of premium content over IP, improving quality at the same time as reducing costs. High quality solutions developed by Open Broadcast Systems deliver services to millions of people every day, including many major sporting and breaking news events.

Its products adapt to the pressures and challenges of the modern broadcast environment, agile solutions can be developed and installed in extremely short timeframes, without compromising on quality.

For more information, please visit http://www.obe.tv

 

Media Contact:

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Radical Moves PR

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Scotland, October 2016- BBC Scotland used Open Broadcast Systems’ software-defined encoders to deliver HD over IP content direct from the BBC Festival Fringe. The content was delivered live from George Herriot’s School during the Edinburgh International Festival.

Two OBE C-100 encoders were used to deliver high bitrate live feeds to both Pacific Quay in Glasgow and New Broadcasting House in London. The OBE C-100 is an IP-based encoder and decoder for the contribution of news, sport, and channels.

The encoders were also used to deliver contributions live to BBC Breakfast in Salford, as well as being used for delivery to the BBC1 HD transmission systems in London of three The One Show programmes.