SMPTE Speaking Session on the Importance of Live Stream Monitoring

By Hiren Hindocha, CEO at Digital Nirvana

At the upcoming Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers’ (SMPTE) annual technical conference and exhibition in Hollywood, I look forward to giving a presentation on the importance of live stream monitoring. My presentation will take place during the session titled, “Evolving Technologies for Broadcast Facilities – Part 2” on October 23rd from 12-12:30.

Live stream monitoring is becoming more and more crucial to broadcasters. In the phases of the live stream workflow, many things can go wrong and compromise the user experience, yet networks may not even be aware of workflow fails unless they’re monitoring their live stream programming.

The benefits of live stream media monitoring go far beyond quality control and analysis. Live stream media monitoring, logging and recording also helps with compliance and ad run verification.  New FCC web captioning mandates make it necessary for broadcasters to monitor and record their live streams to prove compliance.  Additionally, online advertisers now demand proof that their ad campaigns ran as scheduled. The easiest way to prove ad runs is to monitor and record the live stream.

While networks are equipped with the necessary tools to monitor traditional broadcasts, they’re lacking the same for streamed media. Currently, when broadcasters do monitor streamed content, they do so with a labor-intensive, manual approach. The solution lies in a cloud-based, automated, scalable system that can reliably monitor and record the live streamed programming of broadcasters. This industry demand is why we developed AnyStreamIQ, the first cloud-based solution for live stream monitoring.

My SMPTE presentation will delve deeper into these points and highlight the key advantages and methods of performing live stream monitoring today. To find out more about the conference, check out the SMPTE website.  To see the agenda, please visit the program schedule.

 

 

These days, there are so many new technologies and products promising to streamline operations and generate revenue for TV stations. So, why should a broadcast monitoring system (BMS) be on your list of crucial items to include in next year’s budget?

Here are our top five reasons why broadcasters should budget for a BMS:

1) Monitor and troubleshoot the broadcast signal to isolate and resolve problems quickly
2) Automatically ensure regulatory compliance
3) Provide immediate proof of advertising
4) Monitor remotely using an iPhone, iPad or Android interface
5) Access an ever-expanding feature set with even greater capabilities

Today’s monitoring systems offers a variety of smart features. Our latest MonitorIQ version includes Web Captioning, Program Guide Extraction, Hybrid Appliance and MonitorIQ Infrastructure Self-Check to name a few.

Web Captioning ensures that a broadcaster’s Web programming complies with new FCC Web captioning mandates and provides a valuable service to hearing impaired viewers. Program Guide Extraction enables recording by program as well as by time segments. It simplifies program searching and recording without requiring a paid subscription to a third-party source. Hybrid Appliance allows users to mix and match different signal inputs, such as ASI, HD/SDI, and ATSC/QAM, in one server.  By using one server for multiple signal inputs, customers can reduce equipment costs, lower power and maintenance costs, and save valuable rack space. MonitorIQ Infrastructure Self-Check proactively monitors the total health of the MonitorIQ infrastructure.

For broadcasters live streaming media, there’s AnyStreamIQ – the first cloud-based solution to record and monitor streamed media for web captioning compliance and proof of advertising.

 

Digital Nirvana is proud to announce its sponsorship of Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments’ (SAVE) 11th Annual Breakfast Eye Opener. SAVE is a non-profit organization based in Fremont, CA, whose mission is to provide alternatives to domestic violence through support services, advocacy, and education, and to assist domestic violence victims and their families. The event is taking place tomorrow morning, September 27th, at the Hilton Newark/Fremont Hotel.

“We are pleased to be involved with an organization that is so important to the community,” said Hiren Hindocha, our CEO and President. “SAVE is dedicated to educating people about domestic violence while providing support and guidance to victims and their families, and Digital Nirvana is glad to be a small part of their cause in ending the cycle of violence.”

SAVE’s annual breakfast aims to educate, enlighten, and empower attendees about the issue of domestic violence and its devastating effects on individuals, families, and our communities. We have been involved with SAVE for the past several years. Digital Nirvana’s Unnati Amin is deeply involved in the organization, serving as a member on its Board of Directors and a volunteer of their phone support hotline. We’ve sponsored the breakfast in the past, and are delighted to help support such an important cause and serve as a Sapphire sponsor for their 2013 breakfast event.

To learn more about SAVE, visit their website.

Next week, Digital Nirvana will be exhibiting at the Media Tech Expo (MTE), which takes place in Seattle on Oct. 1 at Fremont Studios and at Left Bank Annex in Portland on Oct. 3. Presented by one of our partners,
systems integrator Advanced Broadcast Solutions, the expo is designed for broadcast and cable, post,
government, house of worship, corporate, live event, and independent video production professionals. MTE is a free event that will feature a full schedule of technology seminars, networking opportunities, and exhibitors showcasing the latest production gear and technologies.

At the conference, we’ll be showcasing AnyStreamIQ™, our new cloud-based solution for streamed media monitoring. Launched earlier this year at NAB, AnyStreamIQ provides reliable recording, logging, and monitoring of live and recorded streamed broadcasts for Web captioning compliance and proof of advertising.

We will also be demoing the latest version of software for our flagship broadcast monitoring product, MonitorIQ™. Features of the newest version of MonitorIQ include Web captioning, Program Guide Extraction, Hybrid Appliance and Infrastructure Self-Check.

MTE attendees will also get a chance to see MediaPro IQ™, our content repurposing system for multi-platform distribution that offers a low-cost way to repurpose HD clips from cable and broadcast.

 

For more information on Media Tech Expo, visit www.mediatechexpo.com. We hope to see you there.

Digital Nirvana is proud to announce its sponsorship of Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments’ (SAVE) 11th Annual Breakfast Eye Opener. SAVE is a non-profit organization based in Fremont, CA, whose mission is to provide alternatives to domestic violence through support services, advocacy, and education, and to assist domestic violence victims and their families. The event is taking place tomorrow morning, September 27th, at the Hilton Newark/Fremont Hotel.

“We are pleased to be involved with an organization that is so important to the community,” said Hiren Hindocha, our CEO and President. “SAVE is dedicated to educating people about domestic violence while providing support and guidance to victims and their families, and Digital Nirvana is glad to be a small part of their cause in ending the cycle of violence.”

SAVE’s annual breakfast aims to educate, enlighten, and empower attendees about the issue of domestic violence and its devastating effects on individuals, families, and our communities. We have been involved with SAVE for the past several years. Digital Nirvana’s Unnati Amin is deeply involved in the organization, serving as a member on its Board of Directors and a volunteer of their phone support hotline. We’ve sponsored the breakfast in the past, and are delighted to help support such an important cause and serve as a Sapphire sponsor for their 2013 breakfast event.

To learn more about SAVE, visit their website.

 

Next week, Digital Nirvana will be exhibiting at the Media Tech Expo (MTE), which takes place in Seattle on Oct. 1 at Fremont Studios and at Left Bank Annex in Portland on Oct. 3. Presented by one of our partners, systems integrator Advanced Broadcast Solutions, the expo is designed for broadcast and cable, post, government, house of worship, corporate, live event, and independent video production professionals. MTE is a free event that will feature a full schedule of technology seminars, networking opportunities, and exhibitors showcasing the latest production gear and technologies.

At the conference, we’ll be showcasing AnyStreamIQ™, our new cloud-based solution for streamed media monitoring. Launched earlier this year at NAB, AnyStreamIQ provides reliable recording, logging, and monitoring of live and recorded streamed broadcasts for Web captioning compliance and proof of advertising.

We will also be demoing the latest version of software for our flagship broadcast monitoring product, MonitorIQ™. Features of the newest version of MonitorIQ include Web captioning, Program Guide Extraction, Hybrid Appliance and Infrastructure Self-Check.

MTE attendees will also get a chance to see MediaPro IQ™, our content repurposing system for multi-platform distribution that offers a low-cost way to repurpose HD clips from cable and broadcast.

 

For more information on Media Tech Expo, visit www.mediatechexpo.com. We hope to see you there.