Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS) is gearing up for the launch of its next-generation Internet Delivery Network (IDN) at IBC in September.
TBS said the next-gen IDN expands on the capabilities of the network as it is based on internet standards and takes a web-first approach to delivery for broadcasters. The upgraded IDN features more automation for efficiency, greater network flexibility, higher bandwidth, and lower latency.
Andreas Eriksson, head of Telstra Broadcast Services, noted that contemporary broadcasters are being charged with delivering more content, in order to increase the reach of existing and new audiences.
“However, the increased demand for content distribution is often challenged by budgetary constraints. Our next-generation IDN supports broadcasters and rights holders to achieve these goals reliably, flexibly and cost effectively with cutting edge features and workflows. IP is the only way forward for broadcasters to deliver more content and capture a great amount of the audience,” Eriksson said.
Telstra’s IDN is a software-defined, cloud-based platform enabling the transport of high-quality video content and live broadcast streams to any registered endpoint across shared networks like the public internet. The IDN features over 40 sites spread over EMEA, APAC and North America.