AES San Francisco 2010
Broadcast and Media Streaming Track Event B4
Thursday, November 4, 5:00 pm — 6:00 pm (Room 133)
Broadcast and Media Streaming: B4 - Case Study of PungaNet: Uniting Radio Stations Across a Country
Kirk Harnack, Telos
Igor Zukina, AVC-Group
The traditional, one-to-many audio distribution model is ineffective. Indeed, it's only half a solution when affiliates each have contributions for all or parts of the organization. Consider that a network of related radio stations has resources that are likely geographically widespread. A Central Router Management System provides a management cloud from which individual affiliates may choose published resources, and may publish their own talent and programming assets.
PungaNet is an ingenious suite of mostly off-the-shelf, IP-connected technologies that enables many simultaneous network topologies, each on a scheduled or ad hoc basis, for distributing and sharing audio, control, metadata, and broadcast business processes over standard IP infrastructure.