List of all posts by Peter Maag (6)

Unicast, broadcast, and multicast
June 16, 2017

A Quick Primer on Broadcast, Unicast, and Multicast

Transporting video has never been easier thanks to the multitude of networking technologies on the market. It wasn’t that long ago that our televisions only had a handful of channels, or that we would dial into a conference call for a company all-hands meeting. Here’s an overview of the different video distribution technologies that exist, and how they work. [...]

Red Hot Chili Peppers 360 degree live stream
September 9, 2016

Haivision and Sales Cube Power Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 4K 360-degree VR Live Stream

Hot out of IBC 2016, we just announced that we helped power the first live 4K 360-degree live VR stream in Germany for Deutsche Telekom’s Street Gigs Red Hot Chili Peppers’ concert. The event was powered by our KB 4K HEVC/H.264 encoder – an essential part of the live video workflow – streaming the Nokia OZO Professional Virtual Reality camera feed to more than 675,000 viewers on YouTube [...]

Internet broadcast backhaul
August 18, 2016

Harnessing the Internet for Broadcast Backhaul

It is estimated that by 2019 video will represent 80 percent of the world’s internet traffic. While a lot of that traffic is on-demand consumption, a growing percentage is also live video. As viewers, we expect to have access to more and more content online and that means busy times for broadcasters. To meet demand for more content without significantly [...]

Equip your video encoder with storage
July 14, 2016

Why You Should Equip Your Encoder with Storage

Streaming video is the process of taking your valuable content as baseband video, compressing it, and sending it over the network as an IP video stream. Within this process you always have the option to have a hard drive on the encoder to capture the video stream just after it’s compressed, while the encoder is streaming, or even if [...]