The year 2022 is the first to start with OTT already ahead of traditional linear viewing measured by total hours watched, and this is driving many content owners and broadcasters outside the realm of the great media and SVoD providers to seek ways of harmonizing their delivery across all their channels and outlets.
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?
A new year means a new look at how your operations are handling (producing and delivering) content and which new technologies might make things better.
“There will never be an option where the network is so resilient that you don’t need a backup plan.” Mike Kralec, SBG.
Entertainment over the internet has gained significant traction over the last years. For this reason, companies have developed new business models in order to retain customers, by meeting their emerging needs and studying the behavior patterns of online streaming consumption.
IP monitoring differs from SDI and AES due to the abstraction of the video, audio and metadata essence leading to new methods of measuring and monitoring levels and timing.
The Global Video Measurement Alliance (GVMA) has continued its global expansion by recruiting LADbible Group from the UK and German public service broadcaster ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen) as new members.
The most recent Annual Video Developer Report released by Bitmovin, a provider of cloud computing and streaming technology for media distribution, finds that for the first time ever usage of the H.264 codec has dropped, from 92% to 83% (of a pool of 538 users in 65 countries). Low Latency, at 41%, was deemed the biggest challenge to video streaming.