The Big Guide To OTT: Part 7 - Content Delivery Networks

Part 7 of The Big Guide To OTT is a set of three articles which examine the pivotal role of CDN’s, how they are evolving and how Open Caching aims to support broadcast grade streaming.

About The Big Guide To OTT

The Big Guide To OTT is an eleven part series of Themed Content Collections that will publish during 2023. Each part tackles a different aspect of OTT. There are multiple articles per part delivered in a free PDF download.

As OTT delivery grows, driven by both consumer demand and content provider strategy, there are many adjustments to manage. They include new production approaches, scaling content distribution, personalising, protecting, and monetising content, and assuring audience QoE.

Content providers are delivering a mix of live, linear, and on-demand content. Business models are blending - subscription with advertising and direct-to-consumer with service aggregation. The internet-enabled OTT delivery model is driving the media industry through a giant transformation.

The Broadcast Bridge has been covering OTT since it began. The Big Guide To OTT re-visits and updates our extensive coverage of the subject.

Details of all eleven parts of The Big Guide To OTT can be found HERE.


About Part 7 - Content Delivery Networks

Part 7 is a free PDF download which contains three original articles:

Article 1 : CDN For Live And VOD
CDNs are much more than just high-speed links between ISPs. They form a complete ecosystem of storage and processing, here we look at the different workloads for Live and VOD to better understand how they operate.

Article 2 : Evolving CDNs To Improve QoE
To attract and retain an audience, OTT services must provide excellent customer experience by delivering content at the highest possible quality.

Article 3 : How Open Caching Aims To Support Broadcast Grade Streaming
Open Caching, a specification created by the Streaming Video Alliance, promises Content Providers a standardized CDN model that delivers a better QoE and a possible way for ISPs to gain efficiencies and new revenues.

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