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  1. Broadcasting the World Cup and Wimbledon in UHD - the full story

    Jim Simmons

    Senior Product Manager

    Broadcasting the World Cup and Wimbledon in UHD - the full story

    Jim Simmons from D+E Platform Media Services, discusses our experience of delivering live Ultra High Definition at scale for the World Cup and Wimbledon on a round-by-round basis.

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  2. Inside our UHD workflow

    Lloyd Wallis

    Software Engineer, Media Playout

    Inside our UHD workflow

    Lloyd Wallis from Media Services explains some of the challenges behind creating UHD workflows for the World Cup.

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  3. The road to an IP future

    Matthew Postgate

    Chief Technology and Product Officer, BBC D&E

    BBC D&E Chief Technology and Product Officer Matthew Postgate summarises his speech to the DTG on an IP future.

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  4. Testing disks: Lessons from our odyssey selecting replacement SSDs

    Elliot Thomas

    Software Engineer

    Testing disks: Lessons from our odyssey selecting replacement SSDs

    We operate a HTTP cache known as Radix. Its purpose is to act as a uniform origin for client-facing HTTP distribution systems. With new streaming formats and ever increasing bitrates putting strain on the existing storage capacity, these systems do require upgrades from time to time.

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  5. Balancing, spikes & speed: Architecting media distribution cloud services

    Henry Rodrick

    Senior Software Engineer

    Balancing, spikes & speed: Architecting media distribution cloud services

    Cloud technologies have radically changed how most organizations develop and deploy software, and the BBC is no exception. Within the BBC, we’re using the AWS platform a great deal, for instance the CloudFormation infrastructure management tool and our own AWS based deployment system Cosmos.

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  6. BIDI: The BBC Internet Distribution Infrastructure explained

    Federico Benedetto

    Product Manager

    BIDI: The BBC Internet Distribution Infrastructure explained

    BIDI is the BBC’s own content distribution platform and is responsible for delivering media directly to the BBC end users in the UK. The clients are always presented with a ‘CDN mix’ from which they can fetch the media they are interested in. BIDI is part of this mix, alongside the commercial CDNs.

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  7. CRL extensions and Apache 2.4

    Nikos Tsouknidas

    Senior Software Engineer

    CRL extensions and Apache 2.4

    In the Online Technology Group (OTG) Media Distribution team, we use digital certificates for service-to-service and user-to-service secured communication. We rely on centralised policies and procedures for issuing and updating all our certificates.

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  8. Making a Standard Media Player for Android

    Matt Mould

    Software Engineer

    Making a Standard Media Player for Android

    Users of the BBC’s Android mobile applications are familiar with the need to install the separate BBC Media Player application to access multimedia content. This application is a solution for playing video using the proprietary Adobe Air media format.

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  9. Building alerts on BBC iPlayer A/V consumption

    Daniel Harper

    Software Engineer

    Building alerts on BBC iPlayer A/V consumption

    This blog post discusses how we set out to answer the following questions: are all of our BBC viewers using the iPlayer able to view content right now and how can we alert operations teams quickly when problems happen?

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  10. BBC Digital Media Distribution: How we improved throughput by 4x

    Alistair Wooldrige

    Senior Software Engineer

    BBC Digital Media Distribution: How we improved throughput by 4x

    This post investigates why internal Varnish architecture limited a caching server to 4 Gbps, and why replacing Varnish with nginx increased output to 20 Gbps.

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