A Look at Digital Transformation's Impacts on Media & Entertainment Networks

Recently, CommScope joined the Media and Entertainment Data Center Alliance (M&EDCA). The Alliance promotes and provides guidance and education to professionals in media, entertainment and IT—concentrating on the foundational physical infrastructure of media and entertainment (M&E) data processing and storage operations.

Virtual production and the use of smart and connected stages are now foundational to the way content is created, and the networks supporting them have become increasingly important. In many aspects, M&E workflows are continuing to become more data-centric through pre-visualization, production, and post-production—relying more and more on digital toolsets.

As these workflows become more data-centric, M&E networks need to consider the following:

  • Scalability
  • Reliability
  • Long-term growth and evolution
  • Security, risk and liability
  • Efficiencies (e.g., total cost of ownership and return on investment)

At NAB 2022, CommScope’s Ronna Davis and Jason Bautista sat down with M&EDCA Technical Director and Co-Founder Sean Tajkowski to discuss how digital transformation affects the way M&E networks are designed and deployed. On the NAB Exhibition show floor, CommScope featured its recently released Propel™ fiber platform—showcasing how its leading data center portfolio can help address the needs of M&E networks.