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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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Zixi’s cloud-based (and on-premise) Software-Defined Video Platform enables video delivery over any IP network, protocol, or cloud provider.

Low Latency Encoding The Key To Variety Of File Streaming Use CasesOctober 15th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Television ratings service Nielsen recently released a report that showed streaming platforms pulled in a bigger share of viewers’ time then broadcast networks did. In fact, Netflix and YouTube alone now make up about 12 percent of the time Americans spend in front of their TVs.

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Moscow State University stages one of the most prestigious international codec competitions.

Chinese Codecs Tipped For Success In Latest Russian CompetitionJuly 29th 2021 - 09:00 AM

China’s video codecs stole the show at last year’s prestigious annual competition staged by Moscow State University and are tipped to do so again this year.

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The DVB Project Office is located in the European Broadcasting Union headquarters in Geneva.

DVB Selects AV1 With AVS3 And VVC As Candidate Codecs For StandardizationJuly 16th 2021 - 09:00 AM

The DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) Project has selected three candidate codecs for inclusion in its standards and is conducting tests on each for technical compliance before developing draft specifications.

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The World Of OTT (Quality Assurance Pt1) - Assuring QoE From The Network SideJune 3rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

The features we love about OTT services – such as combined linear and on-demand content, multi-device viewing mobility, tailored viewing experiences, and in some cases better resolutions – are driving the general rapid uptake of OTT services.

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The World Of OTT (Content Pt4) - Personalizing Content For Maximum ImpactMay 12th 2021 - 09:00 AM

A core promise of OTT is greater customer satisfaction through a more personalised viewing experience. Instead of linear channels with scheduled content that we may or may not be interested in, OTT enables us to combine tailored VOD and Live content into a single viewing window. This specific personalised viewing dynamic tunes the experience more precisely for a consumer which in turn increases commercial value for advertisers and OTT operators. We should expect a win-win-win for consumer, advertiser and content provider.

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The World Of OTT (Business Pt2) - Telco Access Networks (& The Growth Of OTT)April 27th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Telco fixed access networks are “the last mile” to homes and commercial buildings. They play a key role in the delivery of OTT Video, and are undergoing big changes to support its growth. Telco fixed access networks were originally built in the 19th century to deliver telegraph services, evolving during the 20th century into telephone services. Today they provide vital telecommunications services supporting all aspects of a nation’s life including government, business, education and entertainment. Companies in this sector include the likes of British Telecom, Telecom Italia and AT&T. Over the last 30 years, the voice-first PSTN network has evolved to support data services over broadband, and today telco’s are deploying new data-first access networks.

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The World Of OTT (Content Pt3) - Optimizing Encoding & Contribution For Live OTTApril 6th 2021 - 09:00 AM

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.

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