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The Sponsors Perspective: Directing The Supertanker To The Cloud In Micro-stepsNovember 10th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Sky directors of technology and content processing assess the challenges and benefits of evolving media supply chains from traditional on-premise to the cloud.

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The World Of OTT (Quality Assurance Pt3) - Understanding The Client-Side OTT Customer ExperienceNovember 3rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

The criticality of service assurance in OTT services is evolving quickly as audiences grow and large broadcasters double-down on their streaming strategies.

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The World Of OTT (Infrastructure Pt9) - Minimizing OTT Churn Rates Through Viewer EngagementOctober 14th 2021 - 09:00 AM

The basic goal is for consumers of video services to be highly engaged. It is easy to say but hard to do. Yet it is at the core of being a D2C streamer. D2C requires a deep understanding of the end customer’s satisfaction. But rather than this understanding relating only to the content itself, at which Broadcasters have excelled for many decades, a D2C streaming service requires an understanding of satisfaction with the service – the quality of it, the ease of use, the style of use – which requires the right technology and a focused information-gathering approach. What should be done to achieve this all-important outcome?

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Over-the-air TV qualifies for near-live latency, but every other video content source is delayed. Graphics courtesy Wowza.

Streaming Video: Live, But Not QuiteOctober 11th 2021 - 09:00 AM

More than 52% of survey participants report at least three-second latency delays or more in their live streaming broadcasts.

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The World Of OTT (Infrastructure Pt8) - The Battle To Beat Content PiracySeptember 27th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Piracy is an ancient issue. In the media industry, piracy is the unlicensed use of content that is protected by copyright. While there are many benefits to OTT video, a downside is that its “over the top” nature where content travels via the internet (rather than a managed network), gives piracy more opportunity to thrive. OTT operators therefore need heightened awareness of how to manage the threat of piracy. But OTT also offers a promise: with the right legal framework, the available technical solutions could potentially bring video piracy to dramatically lower levels.

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The World Of OTT (Infrastructure Pt7) - ISPs And The Growth Of OTT VideoSeptember 8th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are experiencing significant growth in bandwidth consumption largely due to the uptake of OTT video services and the growth in numbers of connected devices per household. ISPs are therefore navigating the path of making successful investments in their networks that support OTT operators’ goals and consumers’ expectations.

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Esports - A New Prescription For Broadcasting: Part 3 - Considering The CloudAugust 25th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Esports is demonstrating how agile mindsets can provide flexible and scalable solutions within relatively short timescales. But as more software solutions become viable, esports is taking advantage of the cloud and its offerings.

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Protecting Premium Content OTT & VOD Distribution - Part 2August 24th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Protecting high value media content is a major priority for any broadcaster working with OTT and VOD. In the previous article in this series we looked at the three challenges facing broadcasters and in this article we dig deeper into the remedies and methods for keeping content safe.

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