Broadcasters have been shifting from a hybrid file-server/videotape environment to an all file-based dependency for over a decade. Fundamental to this transition is embedding the appropriate media content storage and management capabilities to meet the needs of the entire organization. Historically, audio and video recording based its operations on technologies designed to provide the bandwidth and quality of service necessary to support the demands of production. Standards-based magnetic recordings provided for media interchange, uniformity between physical hardware, and the ability to duplicate content without concern for rights, security and the like. That is all changing!
Source: TV Technology