Whitepaper: Worldcast Connect shares eight crucial attributes of the ideal media network management system
As media ecosystems have grown in complexity, the task of monitoring and managing them has become increasingly more complex and more urgent. The barriers around the well-understood broadcast industry walled garden have been dismantled as the industry has embraced IP technologies on one hand and needed to chase audiences onto mobile devices and into the SVOD arena on the other. As a result, previous traditional broadcast SLAs that were once standard, have been replaced by new agreements that operate at different failure tolerances suited to their IT/media infrastructure.
The efforts to bootstrap these systems up to broadcast standards have been huge. They have also been necessary. IP networks are increasingly used in all parts of the broadcast value chain. The introduction of new remote-based workflows is only accelerating this transition, while the mass market deployment of new technologies such as 5G will add further fuel to an already combustible fire.
Effective monitoring of these rapidly evolving networks is crucial for business success.
Media monitoring via network management systems (NMS), is a competitive market, however, and companies looking to deploy a solution need to weigh up the pros and cons of different systems to arrive at the best fit for their own individual use cases. This paper from Worldcast Connect briefly outlines eight crucial attributes to look for in any current NMS solution. By ensuring that all these boxes are ticked, media organisations can be assured that they have the effective solution for the ongoing and future needs: an end to-end platform that provides monitoring, management, and control in a way that is simple, powerful, and scalable.