Broadcast Engineering

The AIBs and the Rise of International Broadcasting »

Especially in today’s world, we believe it is ever more important for factual stories from around the world to get the broadest possible exposure. That’s why we’re excited to once again sponsor the AIBs.

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A Taste of Stardom: Signiant Wins 66th Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy! »

There is a new air about our corporate headquarters in Burlington, Massachusetts, a modest building nestled between the local shopping mall and a wooded bike path you can follow for 20 miles to Cambridge. Everyone seems more polished, and I swear I’ve seen more collared shirts and heels than usual. Perhaps we’re waiting for the paparazzi to swarm since hearing the news that Signiant won an Emmy for excellence in Technology and Engineering.

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Digital Media World | Envy Post Speeds Large Files with Signiant Media Shuttle »

Broadcast post production facility Envy Post Production has adopted Media Shuttle hybrid SaaS file transfer to move large files securely between business partners and its global customer base. The company serves and produces content for major UK broadcasters and a number of international channels including Discovery Channel and National Geographic in the US.

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Broadcast Engineering | Media file sharing via the cloud catching on »

After a few years of uncertainty and caution, broadcasters and production companies that serve them are beginning to have a better understanding of what “the cloud” is and how it can help produce and distribute content internally and for consumer use. We’re seeing many success stories.

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Hearst Television Makes Signiant the Centerpiece of Innovative New Solution to Speed Delivery of Local and National Ad Spots to U.S. Station Group »

Hearst Television has selected Signiant's Managers+Agents™ technology platform as the file transfer backbone for a new, ultra-efficient TV advertising spot delivery system. Already deployed at three of Hearst’s 29 U.S. stations for testing, the innovative solution paves the way for same-day ad delivery by centralizing, automating and accelerating the digital ingest, processing, management and distribution of local and national TV spots –demonstrating the promise of software-oriented architectures for streamlined ad delivery and faster time to revenue.

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Broadcast Engineering | Testing FIMS 1.0 »

A practical approach to standardization requires more than object models and interface definitions to gain serious traction. Consequently, the FIMS Technical Board recognized the need for a tool to help FIMS implementers validate their implementations. Signiant did as well, given the test-driven development methodology we use to develop software. Using such an approach, developers create and code tests to validate an implementation before coding it. This leads to higher quality products that can be evolved quickly.

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Signiant Webcast on Managing Media File Delivery Specifications to Feature Top Executives from AMWA and Turner Broadcasting »

Moderated by Brad Dick, Editor of Broadcast Engineering magazine, the expert panel features Brad Gilmer, Executive Director, Advanced Media Workflow Association; Michael Koetter, Vice President, Technology Planning, Standards and Development, Turner Broadcasting; and Ian Hamilton, Chief Technology Officer, Signiant.

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Building Media-Centric Video Facilities, Channel Five Implements a File-Based Workflow »

With multiple sites across London and a mix of outsourced and in-house resources, Five's model presented a number of challenges as it looked to evolve its tape-based operation to a file-based workflow. Yet the broadcaster regarded the move to a file-based workflow as much more fundamental than a technology project. It's a business transformation, driven by a change in culture, enabled by technology.

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Broadcast Engineering | Signiant Helps ESPN Deliver Files for World Cup Production »

"It's not signal strength that will be the biggest problem, but speed of light traveling such a large distance," Kidd said. "FTP and other forms of file transfers tend to break down after so many miles, so you have to use a file acceleration technology to overcome any latency issues."

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Broadcasting & Cable | Sport's Streaming Big Play »

Few folks are happier about this than executives at CBS Sports. While the network airs the NCAA men's basketball tournament games, CBS Sports has, in recent years, found increasing success in an adsupported, free streaming of the games live on its March Madness On Demand.

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