A hybrid approach may work best as broadcasters can deploy cloud technologies on site at a pace that suits them and take their first step in the migration journey to an eventual cloud deployment, minimising the risk.
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We know broadcasters have multiple types of channels under their umbrella, such as non-time-critical content made up of pre-prepared and pre-rendered graphics, with simple automation, where content is uploaded once into the cloud and stays there. On the other end are channels delivering quality live content, that are time-critical with HD or UHD resolutions, complex real-time graphics and even HDR content. So here, committing fully to the cloud may make less sense financially.
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