Who: Niall McDonnell
From: Harmonic
What: Master Control and Channel Playout Advancements
When: February 12, 2019 6:30 PM
Sponsor: Harmonic

Our February meeting featured guest speaker Niall McDonnell from Harmonic.  Niall spoke about the trends shifting from hardware toward both cloud-based file delivery to real-time precision full resolution playout solutions.  This is true for single and multichannel local stations as well as network content providers.  The trend from VM based server towards cloud native deployments is accelerating and this enables new playout and delivery solutions.

We discussed some of the underlying technical drivers behind the path to cloud native adoption, as well as the benefits and possible impacts to business models.

A bite to eat, provided by Harmonic, was served at 6:30 PM and we discussed a tiny bit of Chapter 37 business and began our presentation shortly afterward.  Thanks to our friends at WJLA-TV for kindly allowing us to utilize their facility.

Meeting Attendees

Mr. Kelly Alford
Mr. Rexford Annor
Mr. Jim Beahn
Mr. Michael Burroughs
Mr. Bob Bush
Ms. Helen Carr
Mr. Ernie Ensign
Mr. Richard Fleeson
Mr. Steve Floyd
Mr. Mario Frazier
Mr. Brian Haywood
Mr. J. Eric Hoehn
Mr. Thomas Hormuth
Mr. Brian Jones
Mr. Kent Kramer
Mr. Chuck Lindner
Mr. Luis Mattos
Mr. Niall McDonnell
Mr. Horace Murray
Mr. William Mutter
Macie Ochman
Mr. Geoff Parker
Mr. Thomas Perrell
Mr. Tim Popham
Mr. Daniel Ryson
Mr. Sidney Shumate
Mr. Gregory Smalfelt
Mr. William Steinhour
Mr. Scott Storkel
Mr. Chris Torkelson
Mr. Fred Willard
Mr. John Yu