Essential Guide:  OTT Monitoring Uncovered June 20th 2019 - 12:30 PM

OTT distribution is worlds apart from traditional unidirectional broadcasting in terms of its fundamental operation and viewing preferences. The internet is a rapidly expanding collection of service providers, many in direct competition, transferring broadcaster video and audio streams alongside many other types of often conflicting data.

OTT - What and Where to Monitor – Part 3 June 6th 2019 - 01:00 PM

In the last two articles in this series we looked at why we need to monitor in OTT. Then, through analysing a typical OTT distribution chain, we sought to understand where the technical points of demarcation and challenges arise. In this concluding article, we look at what and where to

Why We Need OTT Monitoring – Part 2 May 23rd 2019 - 01:00 PM

In the previous article in this series, “Understanding OTT Systems”, we looked at the fundamental differences between unidirectional broadcast and OTT delivery. We investigated the complexity of OTT delivery and observed an insight into the multi-service provider silo culture. In this article we fully analyze a typical OTT delivery channel to

Essential Guide: When to Virtualize IP May 9th 2019 - 10:30 AM

Moving to IP opens a whole plethora of options for broadcasters. Engineers often speak of the advantages of scalability and flexibility in IP systems. But IP systems take on many flavors, from on-prem to off-prem, private and public cloud. And then there is virtualization.

Understanding OTT Systems - Part 1 May 8th 2019 - 11:30 AM

In this series of articles, we investigate OTT distribution networks to better understand the unique challenges ahead and how to solve them. Unlike traditional RF broadcast and cable platform delivery networks, OTT comprises of many systems operated by different companies to deliver programs to viewers, and it’s these potential s