Live-TV HeadEnd Virtualization in Real Life

Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference

Sun. April 8

3:20 PM - 4:40 PM

Location:

N260-B

Open to these pass holders:

Conference Flex Pass  

Swisscom TV migrated their first Live-TV channel processing to an IP-based virtualized infrastructure based on OpenStack. Linear TV processing is one of the most challenging workloads to be run on a cloud due to carrier-grade network and service availability requirements combined with multicast traffic and complex brown field environments. In this session we will explain why and how Swisscom, the market leading TV provider in Switzerland, is utilizing OpenStack to increase business agility and drastically reduce cost by virtualizing and orchestrating the management and production of linear TV channels, going into details of what technical challenges were faced during the project phase and how they were solved: - How are NFV principles and reference architectures applicable to media workloads? - Why did multicast traffic not work on OVS when the project started, and how did we make it work? - What are the differences to containerized implementations and what is needed to make it work there?

Presenter:

Ian Hood

Ian Hood

Chief Technologist - Global Telco

Red Hat Inc.

Presenter:

Bruno Haug

Bruno Haug

Head of TV Development

Swisscom

Co-Presenter:

Marco Loetscher

Marco Loetscher

Cloud Architect

Hewlett Packard Enterprise


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