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?
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.
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.
The last year has witnessed unprecedented growth in OTT across the whole video chain from production through contribution to distribution, driven not just by the Covid-19 pandemic but also intersection of key technological and societal developments.
TAG Video Systems takes advantage of over 70,000 globally deployed probing points to give users the ability to dive deep into streaming content monitoring. The company anticipates more than 100,000 probing point deployments by the end of 2021.
On October 27, 2020 The Federal Communications Commission issued an order to expand its captioning mandate for broadcasters to include audio description requirements for 40 designated market areas (DMAs) over the next four years. The move came after the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA) directed stations in the top 60 DMAs to provide what it calls “described programming.”
Compliance solutions have rapidly transformed a once operator-intensive legal necessity into suites of automatic processes for new revenues.
Low Complexity Enhancement Video Coding (LCEVC) is gaining traction faster than any other video compression standard as it approaches final approval by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG).