IP Video Broadcast

IP video broadcast is a reality that has come to stay, as is proven by its successful and increasingly widespread implementation in Spain and the rest of the world.

The range of advantages compared to the possible disadvantages makes it the technology of choice for many broadcasters who are on the verge of renewing their equipment. As the development of the technology drives down costs, IP video broadcasting will become the standard.

VBIP standards

The VBIP standards that currently exist are:

  • 2022-6 standard for SDI with all other signals embedded -> SDI over IP (hacer hipervínculo a SMPTE 2022-6)

  • IP 2110 is native IP and with all other components separately

  • 2022-7 standard for redundancy (seamless switching) in SMPTE 2110 environments. (Hyperlink to SMPTE 2022-7)

  • For Control, NMOS, etc. there are the operational IS04 (discovery and registration) and IS05 (connection) [IS06 networks, IS07 Tallys, etc.].

Some key issues to consider when designing an IP infrastructure are: in addition to the network, bandwidth management, the importance of the orchestrator and monitoring systems.

 Also, in other IP environments, the NDI protocol, an open-source protocol developed by Newtek, is widely used and is being implemented as an affordable solution with compressed quality in simple networks. This protocol provides an easy and interesting alternative to SMPTE 2110 in more corporate environments.

IP video broadcast allows a perfect implementation for remote production, both within a national territory and even intercontinental.  

This new technology brings with it the emergence of new professional profiles within the TV sector, as professional with mixed IT administration and broadcast system engineering are required.  

In order to make the technological leap to these IP formats, it is very important to be surrounded by the right partner, due to, although the end-user operation may be similar, the integration of the infrastructure differs significantly from a traditional system. With this in mind, the chosen technology partner should have extensive experience and knowledge of the IP infrastructure, experience in this kind of environment and qualified personnel with extensive expertise in IP video broadcast projects. In this way, the customer is assured of the quality of the project execution and feels secure in the knowledge that he can rely on, in his essential travelling partner this important transition.