OTT

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.

Recent OTT Content

IP requires new skills, new workflows.

Software-Defined Automation: Are We Nearly There Yet? Part IIMay 22nd 2020 - 09:00 AM

Playout automation has been enabling fewer people to control more channels for decades but we’re not quite at the point where human interaction can be eliminated altogether. Since most linear broadcasters will either move to a software-based deployment for their channels themselves or give them to a service provider that carries out that transformation for them, The Broadcast Bridge assesses the benefits and the challenges in so doing. Part II examines the crucial role of IP and the workflows and skillsets needed to operate such infrastructure.

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Essential Guide: Microservices For BroadcastersJanuary 29th 2020 - 11:00 AM

Computer systems continue to dominate the landscape for broadcast innovation and the introduction of microservices is having a major impact on the way we think about software. This not only delivers improved productivity through more efficient workflow solutions for broadcasters, but also helps vendors to work more effectively to further improve the broadcaster experience.

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Essential Guide:  OTT Monitoring UncoveredJune 20th 2019 - 12:30 PM

OTT distribution is worlds apart from traditional unidirectional broadcasting in terms of its fundamental operation and viewing preferences.

The internet is a rapidly expanding collection of service providers, many in direct competition, transferring broadcaster video and audio streams alongside many other types of often conflicting data.

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OTT - What and Where to Monitor – Part 3June 6th 2019 - 01:00 PM

In the last two articles in this series we looked at why we need to monitor in OTT. Then, through analysing a typical OTT distribution chain, we sought to understand where the technical points of demarcation and challenges arise. In this concluding article, we look at what and where to monitor in a multi-service-provider OTT delivery system.

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Why We Need OTT Monitoring – Part 2May 23rd 2019 - 01:00 PM

In the previous article in this series, “Understanding OTT Systems”, we looked at the fundamental differences between unidirectional broadcast and OTT delivery. We investigated the complexity of OTT delivery and observed an insight into the multi-service provider silo culture. In this article we fully analyze a typical OTT delivery channel to understand why we need monitoring.

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Understanding OTT Systems - Part 1May 8th 2019 - 11:30 AM

In this series of articles, we investigate OTT distribution networks to better understand the unique challenges ahead and how to solve them. Unlike traditional RF broadcast and cable platform delivery networks, OTT comprises of many systems operated by different companies to deliver programs to viewers, and it’s these potential silos that are the root of the challenges OTT faces.

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Cost-effective IP Contribution and DistributionOctober 1st 2018 - 03:00 PM

Saving dollars is one of the reasons broadcasters are moving to IP. Network speeds have now reached a level where real-time video and audio distribution is a realistic option.

Taking this technology to another level, Rohde and Schwarz demonstrate in this eBook how to reduce costs even further and provide contribution and distribution over the internet.

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Live IP Delivery - Part 2 - OTT TechnologySeptember 13th 2018 - 11:30 AM

In part-1 of this series, Challenges, we introduced the basic concepts of the technology behind live OTT delivery. In this article, we dig deeper to help broadcast engineers and technical managers understand the intricacies of HTTP and IP technology, so they will be able to design and support OTT systems more effectively.

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