IP and File Based Technology

The broadcasters have been moving to file-based workflows for more than 10 years. It is an end-to-end workflow, from ingest to playout, where digital media is contained in files. 

Broadcast facilities are now under the enormous transition from current digital (SDI) infrastructures to an all “IP-based /  MPEG compliant transport streams & File Based Technology (network)” facility. 

Understanding IP and File Based Technology

Professional media environments provide multiple means for moving video (compressed-files or streaming media) across the campus, between cities, etc.

Understanding IP networks

One of the IP technology main attractions is its ability to handle any video and audio technology. 

IP brings with it the so-called “IP LAN/WAN convergence,” which makes it easier to achieve savings and increased flexibility by sharing equipment, studios, control rooms and production staff across locations.


Understanding formats: codecs, bitrates, files and streams

Terrestrial television systems are encoding or formatting standards for the transmission and reception of terrestrial television signals. 

Command and control, automation & orchestration

Command and control is the all-encompassing automated set of processes that control the acquisition, file movement, handling and delivery of media.  

Over the Top Business Services

Over the top (OTT) is a term used to refer to content providers that distribute streaming media as a standalone product directly to consumers over the Internet, bypassing telecommunications, multichannel television, and broadcast television platforms that traditionally act as a controller or distributor of such content.  

OTT Terminology – understand & communicate with others about

OTT stands for “over-the-top,” the term used for the delivery of the film and TV content via the Internet, without requiring users to subscribe to traditional mediums: a traditional cable or satellite pay-TV service.  

OTT Marketplace & Trends

Technical OTT industry advancements in video encoding, encryption and delivery methods center on convergence, globalization, new technologies and business development.

OTT Key Services

Over-the-top apps (OTT) are bringing in a “new age” of video as it eliminates the need of a cable subscription or expensive satellite package.

New OTT Revenue Sources – on screen and off screen

Every media company, content creator and distributor fights for viewers following the success of Netflix. 

Yet even though Pay-Per-View and advertising based models are prevalent, they will evolve and hybrid advertising-subscription models will likely become the standard.

OTT Directory – lists of key vendors and capabilities

The digital transformation of the media and enter has given a rise to a gamut of OTT streaming services to rival the traditional pay-TV powerhouses.


The number of players in the worldwide OTT streaming market includes global biggies such as Amazon or Netflix, independent platforms like TVF Play and Spuul.