Here’s a quick IP and UHD quiz.
Question No. 1: What percentage of broadcast professionals say they have transitioned between 25% and 100% of their operations to IP?
d) I don’t know, but IP and when I find out, I’ll let you know.
Question No. 2: What is most frequently cited as the top objective of an SDI-to-IP transition?
a) The ability to introduce new sources of revenue.
b) The ability to streamline operations.
c) The ability to replace purpose-built broadcast equipment with COTS IT equipment.
d) The desire to reap a windfall profit by recycling all of that old broadcast “heavy iron.”
Question No. 3: About half of the respondents to a new study say it will be how many years before market demand is strong enough to warrant significant investments in UHD tech?
a) One year
b) More than two years
c) More than five years
d) According to Einstein, time is relative, so what’s the difference?
If you selected “b” for No. 1; “a” for No. 2; and “b” for No. 3, congratulations. You answered all the questions correctly.
If you are rolling on the floor laughing at my weak attempts at humor, you need to get out of the station more often.
And if you would like to read all about these findings and many others related to UHD and IP in television, check out Imagine Communications’ 2016 Focus Forward Technology Trends Report.