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The World Of OTT: Part 7 - Live Production & DistributionFebruary 23rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

The effect of OTT-based delivery is wide-reaching, stretching all the way back to the original content production domain and creating new technical requirements and opportunities.

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The World Of OTT: Part 6 - Content OriginationJanuary 20th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Content Origination is in the midst of significant transformation, like all parts of the OTT video ecosystem. As OTT grows and new efficiencies are pursued, Origination must play its part as a fundamental element of the delivery chain. But Origination is not just about smooth and efficient content delivery. It’s also about providing key features to the OTT service.

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The World Of OTT: Part 5 - CDN For Live And VODDecember 31st 2020 - 09:00 AM

CDNs are much more than just high-speed links between ISPs. Instead, they form a complete ecosystem of storage and processing. In this article we look at the different workloads for Live and VOD to understand better how they operate.

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The World Of OTT: Part 4 - Evolving CDNs To Improve OTTDecember 30th 2020 - 09:00 AM

To attract and retain an audience, OTT services must provide excellent customer experience by delivering content at the highest possible quality. Service must be smooth, uninterrupted and in the resolution required by the customer. This is one of the key ways OTT will continue to attract more viewers and fulfil its potential of being the main-stream method of media consumption.

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The World Of OTT: Part 3 - OTT’s Unique Storage RequirementsDecember 18th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Central storage systems for OTT are unique in the world of media storage. They combine a set of requirements which no other media use case has to handle.

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The World Of OTT: Part 2 - The Main Components Of The OTT Ecosystem November 6th 2020 - 09:00 AM

All video services begin with some form of content production and acquisition, so we will assume this is constant regardless of the content distribution method.

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The World Of OTT: Part 1 - The Principles & Terminology Of The OTT Ecosystem October 21st 2020 - 09:00 AM

OTT is becoming more and more prevalent in the world of video consumption. Some people would say that it will become the dominant form of video delivery in years to come as the underlying technologies expand, develop or mature, and consumer behaviour continues to revolve around convenience, flexibility and personalization. Recent OTT launches and refreshes from major media businesses like NBC, Disney, Warner Media, CBS, RAI, BBC, ITV, SRG and RTL show how important OTT is to their future. Please enjoy this series of articles.

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At the BBC’s master control facility in Glasgow, there is no staff. An IP feed management system from Zixi is used instead.

BBC Scotland’s IP Migration Strategy Starts With ContributionFebruary 3rd 2020 - 01:00 PM

The BBC Scotland opened its broadcast center at Pacific Quay in Glasgow in 2007 as an SDI HD facility with traditional satellite-based contribution downlink capability. Over the last 10 years, however, they have gradually moved to IP contribution and the benefits have been significant.

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