"Channel Four moved to tapeless programme delivery on October 1st 2014"
Was anyone still delivering programmes on videotape at that point?
Yes, most broadcasters still used tape delivery, it was around that point that they started migrating to tapeless. Playout has been from server for many years, but delivering programmes (which are often very large MXF files) was quite challenging until high speed internet connectivity (specificially upload) became more common. Plus playout servers usually only have enough space for a couple days worth of programming, and they have terrabytes of storage, so until more recently is was cheaper to store programming not being played out on tape.
Last edited by Orry Verducci on 1 March 2019 3:20pm