Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) relies on AJA BRIDGE LIVE to monitor and configure signals in its remote workflows
AJA has recently announced that Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) has bolster monitoring and return signal configuration for the transmission with AJA BRIDGE LIVE multi-channel live video solution for remote production, contribution, collaboration, streaming, and delivery.
Since 2022, KBS rethinked its traditional production approach. Rather than rely on dispatching local crews and broadcast facilities as it had in the past, KBS leveraged a cloud-based broadcasting system to enable remote production.
Previously, KBS leveraged an SRT-equipped workstation or IP equipment to support monitoring and return signal configuration for remote broadcasts. This approach, however, resulted in less than desirable picture and sound quality. In exploring alternatives, bandwidth proved a key consideration for the KBS team, as moving to the cloud would require a stable receivable bandwidth of at least 100Mbps.
To manage that bandwith, the team relied in AJA BRIDGE LIVE and its capacities of offering encoding and decoding of H.264, H.265, MPEG-2, JPEG-2000, and NDI codecs up to UltraHD 60p. Park Kwon-Soon, technical director, broadcast systems department, KBS, shared, “BRIDGE LIVE provides incredibly stable network bandwidth for our workflow, which is essential in live broadcasting environments. The solution gives us more flexibility across the production chain with support for multiple channels of input/output, as well as a wide range of streaming protocols, such as RTMP, HLS, and SRT. We’ve just begun to uncover its potential and can’t wait to continue exploring its broad feature set.”
Since introducing BRIDGE LIVE into its workflow, KBS has leveraged the device regularly for its Integrated Broadcast Broadband (IBB) service, as well as domestic and international broadcasts. In addition to operating cable/satellite/IPTV channels through its subsidiaries, KBS plans to use its cloud-based remote solution in broadcasting future landmark sports events.