A new consortium has been formed to investigate a sustainable and fully virtualised live streaming workflow over 5G networks.
Delivery over Energy-Efficient Processing and Transcoding in Edge Computing (DEEPTEC) is a two-year collaborative project supported by TDF, IETR (Institut d’Electronique et des Technologies du numéRique) and video contribution company, Aviwest.
The aim of the group is to demonstrate that combining the greater capacity and reliability of 5G technology with evolving media distribution techniques; the latest compression technologies; and high-performance, cloud-based architectures can reduce the expense of deploying broadcast resources, including on-site crews, high-frequency systems, and OB trucks, while improving quality of experience (QoE) for end users.
Aviwest is providing the consortium with the company’s latest transmission technologies: the new PRO460-5G bonded cellular transmitter, its Safe Stream Transport technology, and its SaaS StreamHub receiver deployed in Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC).
According to the company, the convergence between 5G and MEC is a game-changer that will allow reliable live remote production with 4K and UHD multicamera systems.
With the involvement of the French research institute IETR, the consortium relies on artificial intelligence assets to optimise video transcoding in the cloud. This provides viewers with the best video quality and the lowest latency, ensuring a high QoE with a lower carbon footprint.
Nicolas Dhollande, research and innovation manager at Aviwest, said, “We are eager to collaborate with the IETR and TDF to pave the way for a new green standard of live production that will help broadcasters and production companies to dramatically reduce environmental impacts, costs, and logistical burdens for organising events.”