Essential Guide:  OTT Monitoring Uncovered

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.

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