Digital Networks Must Facilitate Operations

These days most studios run their AoIP networks to produce audio content. In theory, keeping the studio’s contribution separate from distribution offers flexibility at all sites; and separating the audio portion from transmitting sources such as satellite, DAB+ or IP provides various benefits. Practically speaking, it’s now necessary to change perspective: IP offers broadcasters significantly more flexibility for the transmission of content, so more and more broadcasters and recording studios are deciding to expand IP-based networks. But broadband and fiber optic are growing at very different rates internationally. So in addition to the use of IP-based structures, flexible alternative  distribution paths must be available. This leads to the question of how best to link contribution and distribution.

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