Essential Guide:  OTT Monitoring Uncovered

June 20th 2019 - 12:30 PM
Tony Orme, Editor at The Broadcast Bridge

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.

This multi-service supplier approach has led to a proliferation of a silo culture leading to attitudes such as “it’s fine leaving me” and “it’s coming into me like that”. This approach further compounds issues and significantly increases the time to find faults, all leading to a diminished user experience resulting in lost revenue and poor ratings.

Sponsored by Telestream, this Essential Guide is a fact packed methodical intensive resource for anybody wanting to learn about OTT and how to monitor internet distribution systems including CDN.

Starting with an overview explanation of OTT operation, we describe HLS and DASH systems, and how multi variable bitrate streaming improves the viewer experience. We compare OTT to traditional broadcast and uncover the intricacies of OTT distribution. And then dig deep into HTTP and TCP, and the major impact it has on video and audio streaming.

Practical scenario’s and real-life problems are presented to show how and what we need to monitor. File segmentation, latency, and congested networks are all described, investigated, and discussed.

Download this Essential Guide now if you need to understand OTT distribution, what to monitor, and how. Download this Essential Guide now if you need to break down silo’s and really get to understand where and how faults occur in OTT distribution.

This Essential Guide is a must for anybody looking to install OTT distribution systems. It’s a necessity for anybody already with an OTT network to understand how to improve their systems to swell audience numbers and improve the viewer experience.

Part of a series supported by

You might also like...

Data Recording: Reed-Solomon Error Correcting Codes - Part 21

The explosion in digital technology that led to Compact Discs, DVD, personal computers, digital cameras, the Internet and digital television broadcasting relies heavily on a small number of enabling technologies, one of which is the use of Reed-Solomon error correcting…

Leveraging The Cloud Keeps Media Businesses Running Smoothly

While cloud computing and storage have reimagined how remote workflows are implemented, they can also play a huge role in business continuity and even disaster recovery. As many major productions have already proven, the key to continued success is extending…

The Sponsors Perspective: TAG Video Systems Introduces New Business Model For Broadcast Technology

With the emergence of the cloud into the media production and delivery space, the broadcast and media industry must embrace an entirely new approach to acquiring and deploying technology. Large capital expenditures (CapEx) are increasingly being replaced by operating expense …

Cloud Native Technology Ensures Media Business Success

As the media landscape continues to streamline the way it delivers content, cloud-native technology, that is, container-based virtualized environments that replicate traditional workflows on premise, is playing a big role. However, some broadcasters moving their assets and processing power to…

The New Precision Time Protocol Explained

The IEEE has just published the latest version of its Precision Time Protocol (PTP) standard that provides precise synchronization of clocks in packet-based networked systems. This article explains the significance of IEEE 1588-2019, otherwise known as PTPv2.1, and how it…