With the ongoing growth of OTT content consumption, and the drive from broadcasters to provide high-scale Direct to Consumer OTT services, market requirements now demand streaming services that operate at the scale and quality of existing broadcast services.
Here we look from the state of the art in microphones, to what the future may bring with the enticing theoretical potential of microphone arrays built using MEMS technology.
M-S techniques provide useful sound-field positioning and a convenient way to check mono compatibility. We explain the hard science behind this often misunderstood technique.
In the previous part of this series, we highlighted how Connected TVs are currently asserting their position in the world of OTT, which is driving D2C streamers to seriously consider how to scale their services. But what are D2C streamers planning for our future viewing experience?
One of the biggest challenges facing D2C streamers is the plethora of devices used for streaming content. These devices have an impact on content production, content delivery, content monetization, and customer management.
The new year is a time to ponder the past and muse about the future. In the past, nearly each technical device needed to produce broadcast TV cost more than building a new house, was as huge as it was heavy, and made pictures nobody would accept today. About 20 years ago, many analog TV stations were launching their DTV stations. Today, US TV stations are launching ATSC 3.0. Can you imagine what TV broadcasters will be doing in 2042?
In looking back at the brief history of digital audio there are a few salient points that may help us to see where the technology may go in the future.
In order to be sustainable OTT services must be energy-efficient. As with other production processes, just in time (JIT) principles need to be maximised to find new and fundamental efficiencies for OTT content delivery.