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BrightSign, Market Leaders Demo OOT 4K Broadcasting at NAB

BrightSign partners with Elemental Technologies, RED Digital Cinema and Zixi at 2015 NAB Show to showcase Over-the-Top (OOT) 4K distribution for broadcast applications.

CI Staff

At the upcoming NAB Show, April 11-16 at the Last Vegas Convention Center, BrightSign will collaborate with broadcast market leaders to demonstrate the power of Over-the-Top (OTT) distribution of live events in 4K.

A on-demand viewing continues to grow in popularity as opposed to traditional broadcast distribution, OOT is being used by more low-cost service providers to deliver video content from any live venue directly to viewers at any destination.

Demonstrated at NAB will be a proof-of-concept for delivering OOT video distribution in 4K resolution.

Elemental Technologies (booth SU2724), RED Digital Cinema (booth SL1517) and Zixi (booth SU10802) will be showcasing the end-to-end 4K distribution over IP using BrightSign’s 4K media players to accept the content, decode and send the content to 4K displays via HDMI 2.0.

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The solution demonstrated at the NAB Show highlights the power of OTT,  including acquisition, transcode, distribution over IP, decode and display of a 4K live stream. Source input is captured in 4K using an EPIC RED DRAGON and the RED 4K Broadcast Module, which then feeds an Elemental 1RU encoder capable of real-time 4Kp60 HEVC video processing.

The resulting content is wrapped in the Zixi Transport Protocol by the Zixi Feeder running on the same Elemental system. Zixi then transports the content over a standard Internet connection, protecting the stream and managing packet loss and jitter, delivering the file to the Zixi Broadcaster. The stream is then distributed to multiple destinations, each equipped with a BrightSign 4K media player built on top of Broadcom’s BCM7444 media gateway SoC. The BrightSign 4K players with embedded Zixi Receiver software accept the 4K content and then decode and send the content to 4K displays via HDMI 2.0 preserving native 4K resolution and 60 frames-per-second playback.

The workflow described above will be demonstrated in the RED Digital Cinema booth in the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It constitutes an end-to-end 4K distribution solution over IP capable of delivering live 4K content captured at any type of live event – concerts, keynote speeches, sporting events, lectures, exhibitions — to multiple endpoints simultaneously. The security and reliability of such a solution offers a proven OTT distribution model to broadcasters and program providers, as well as commercial establishments such as bars, hotels, restaurants and other venues.

BrightSign’s 4K media players will be featured prominently and behind the scenes at many exhibitor booths at NAB Show. In particular, RED Digital Cinema will feature striking 4K footage from capture to endpoint, starting with the EPIC DRAGON camera and delivered via Zixi to BrightSign’s 4K players displaying the content on the booth’s 4K screens. Elemental will also feature BrightSign’s 4K players in its booth. Zixi will feature BrightSign’s 4K and HD players at the Zixi booth.

For more information about the BrightSign 4K media players used in OTT broadcasting, click here.

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