Understanding how to make different vendors software operate coherently is critical to achieving the smooth operation of real-time broadcast facilities, especially with the new emergence of IP infrastructures. Discover who is achieving this and how.
Content Origination is in the midst of significant transformation, like all parts of the OTT video ecosystem. As OTT grows and new efficiencies are pursued, Origination must play its part as a fundamental element of the delivery chain. But Origination is not just about smooth and efficient content delivery. It’s also about providing key features to the OTT service.
After a year like 2020, predicting the future is scary business. However there are several leading-edge technologies—many borrowed from the IT and consumer-facing industries—that certainly look to make a significant impact on video production and broadcasting in 2021. Here are some, in no particular order, that will see continued implementation and streamline production and distribution workflows. To date we’ve seen these new tools begin to alter the way video production and distribution is done, helping the industry move forward and media businesses grow, and that’s certain to continue in new and exciting ways.
CDNs are much more than just high-speed links between ISPs. Instead, they form a complete ecosystem of storage and processing. In this article we look at the different workloads for Live and VOD to understand better how they operate.
To attract and retain an audience, OTT services must provide excellent customer experience by delivering content at the highest possible quality. Service must be smooth, uninterrupted and in the resolution required by the customer. This is one of the key ways OTT will continue to attract more viewers and fulfil its potential of being the main-stream method of media consumption.
Central storage systems for OTT are unique in the world of media storage. They combine a set of requirements which no other media use case has to handle.
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As the number of channels for OTT delivery continues to grow, monitoring these channels in a highly automated way has become paramount to ensuring a good Quality of Experience for the viewer. To deliver QoE that’s as good as linear TV broadcasts, the entire system—from ingest to multi-bitrate encoding to delivery to CDN—must be monitored continuously.
Any experienced master control operator or quality control manager will tell you that monitoring hundreds of feeds requires that each individual channel is delivered reliably, on time and to the exact location it was meant to go. When these signals are distributed over the public internet, strict protocols must be followed in order to ensure reliability and quality for every video service it supports.