Fox Networks Group and Evertz have joined the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) to help foster the adoption of common standards for delivery and distribution of video, audio, and metadata over IP. Fox and Evertz have pledged to support the initiative undertaken by the Video Services Forum (VSF) on TR-03 aimed at standardising the transport of media through identifying a common interface and protocol to be adopted by all equipment vendors.
“Fox is pleased to support this effort to achieve industry-wide open standards based on VSF TR-03. Fox continues to recognise the value of IP transport through our successful applications of the widely deployed ASPEN format, SMPTE RDD37, within our facility and for our high profile Fox Sports remote broadcasts.” said Richard Friedel, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Fox Networks Engineering and Operations and President of the Video Services Forum.
“Evertz has always maintained that we will support any important standard or format that allows our customers to expand, execute and compete, We believe that TR-03 will be a framework that once standardised will be one of these important standards. Hence, together with Fox, we are happy to join AIMS to provide a united message of standards harmonisation to the industry,” said Romolo Magarelli, CEO of Evertz.