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.
OTT has dramatically expanded the range of delivery outlets for content and continues to do so. This has had a direct effect on content production, enabling almost any organization or person to create and distribute live content, which has increased the volume of content being created. Whether this content is for entertainment, news, education or communications, video is our preferred communication medium and people generally turn to this whenever possible.
Demand for bandwidth is growing at a remarkable rate. The demand is so high that Equinix’s Global Interconnection Index (GXI) Volume 4 forecasts a 45% CAGR specifically for interconnection bandwidth from 2019-2023. This will bring global interconnection bandwidth, used specifically by businesses that need to guarantee throughput capacity, from 5,000 Tbps in 2020 to 16,000 Tbps in 2023.
OTT offers an amazing promise – to significantly increase the return on advertising spend by targeting consumers more effectively.
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.
One of the surprises from the latest research published by Nielsen was the significant rise in audiences watching live linear TV. Lockdown has not only sent SVOD viewing soaring through the roof but linear TV is expanding rapidly. One reason for this, according to Nielsen, has been greater adoption of streaming by older age groups. Moreover, they aren’t expected just to revert back again. Even Netflix launched a scheduled programming feature recently targeting older audiences in France in a move likely to be replicated in other territories. The move is also seen as a response to advertising video on demand services. There’s one playout provider focussed on playout for linear TV channel management with a groundbreaking SaaS cloud playout platform. We spoke with Veset CEO Igor Krol to learn more.
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.
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.
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.