Internet delivery is playing an influential role in delivering programs. For viewers to have the best quality of experience, engineers and technologists must expand their understanding to appreciate the intricacies of computer networks & internet delivery.
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.
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.
The ViacomCBS Pluto TV AvoD (Advertising VoD) service has launched in Spain, increasing its European orbit to five countries.
Synamedia has stood out as the vendor making the biggest splash over content protection and video piracy around IBC 2020, even though the event was confined to virtual channels.
Like the broadcasters they serve, the Las Vegas 2020 NAB Show and annual Amsterdam IBC events were forced to go virtual. Show or no shows, TV shows go on, and 2020 OTA TV transmission technology is moving faster than ever. Here’s some of what leading TV RF experts hoped to share with exhibit visitors in person.
Low Complexity Enhancement Video Coding (LCEVC) is gaining traction faster than any other video compression standard as it approaches final approval by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG).
Illegal piracy subscription services are now worth over $1 billion a year in the US alone, according to a study conducted by the Digital Citizens Alliance in conjunction with NAGRA, the content security arm of the Swiss Kudelski group.
Pay TV is now in chronic decline across almost the whole of the Americas as ongoing recession among the Latin countries continues to bite.