(IBC, Amsterdam - 4.A61g) Sky News has selected the OBE-C100 encoder platform for a number of encoder upgrades. This includes encoders in street-furniture and bureaus as well as expansion of their internal IPTV network for the election.
Sky News were able to achieve a low latency, crucial for interviews with guests and quickly reporting election results. The OBE C-100 platform allows customers to choose from pre-defined hardware or use their own hardware allowing Sky News to customise the chassis of the C-100, choosing suitable off-the-shelf components (e.g low power, high density) for their needs, reducing space and energy consumption. The encoders for the expansion of their internal IPTV network had an exceptional density of 40 channels in 5U.
“Using an Open Broadcast Encoder on commodity hardware has enabled Sky News to design and implement cost effective, flexible solutions, ranging from low latency contribution video to internal IPTV channels.” said Chris Smith, Technology Development Executive at Sky News.
“The C-100 has let Sky News push the boundaries with encoding - they have adapted it for many new use-cases.” said Kieran Kunhya, Managing Director of Open Broadcast Systems. “