Radio & Television

TECHNOLOGY: Delivering broadcast video on Ethernet VLAN could cut costs by 75%

SEATTLE – A successful three-company trial conducted last week may pave the way for new class of broadcast video transport services based on low-cost equipment and affordable, dedicated Ethernet connections. Pacific Northwest (PNW) Net, PacketExchange, and Ottawa-based Pleora Technologies today announced the successful conclusion of a two-way transcontinental trial which tested the ability of Pleora’s low-cost "PL1453A EtherCast Video IP Engine" to transport broadcast-quality video over long-haul Ethernet VLANs (virtual local-area networks). Dedicated Ethernet VLANs cost significantly less to implement, own, and manage than facilities traditionally used to transport broadcast-quality video (think satellite links, ATM networks, or fiber-based SONET/SDH nets)....

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.