Mobile video consumption on a global scale is increasing exponentially, with live video as the key driver of mobile video engagement. While live mobile video users watch three times longer than on-demand video users and comment 10 times more on live video than regular videos on Facebook, these same viewers are
At NAB NY, Crystal launched the Crystal Metadata Cloud. A patent-pending software technology, it will provide frame-accurate synchronization of metadata with video and audio at any point in the distribution chain from the cable headend or DTH platform to the set-top box, computer, phone or tablet.
The growth in online video consumption has been associated with a decline in traditional family viewing around the big screen but is now bringing about a new form of social TV where people congregate remotely via second screens. This is happening as OTT enters its third generation, according to Francesco
Cisco is looking to sell its video software and security business, NDS, as it continues to move out of the traditional pay TV business to focus on broader infrastructure services. This echoes moves by another pay TV giant Ericsson to sell its media business and focus on core areas in
Fabless chip maker Broadcom has teamed up with wireless optimization specialist Plume to develop and distribute technologies for mitigating interference in unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum. Interference remains a major cause of erratic performance and patchy coverage in wireless home networks.
With consumer data now as key an asset as the content itself, service providers must increasingly address cybersecurity threats and the theft of subscriber data. Here media security systems expert Nagra surveys the changing nature of pay TV security.
Deutsche Telekom (DT) is the latest operator to fall foul of net neutrality rules after being instructed to make some modifications to its controversial zero rated StreamOn streaming service in Germany.
Veteran satellite and fiber connectivity provider IntelSat has partnered with Dejero, pioneers of bonded cellular video transmission technology to offer hybrid Ku-band IP connectivity as part of a new hybrid bandwidth service Dejero calls CellSat.
Despite the rapid expansion of live streaming, CDNs have yet to reliably deliver on the many promises they made about IP streaming. The recent pay-per-view boxing match between Mayweather-McGregor demonstrated just how difficult it can be for CDNs to transport live content to large-scale audiences. And, with live events, there