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…

European Football to Launch OTT Channel in 2019 February 19th 2019 - 09:00 AM

European football’s governing body has announced it will launch a dedicated OTT channel showing matches in its two annual competitions, starting from the 2019/2020 season. The announcement was made at the 43rd UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Ordinary Congress in Rome, after re-election of its Slovenian president Aleksander Čeferin fo…

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Giving Sports Fans A Cloud-Based Experience May 15th 2019 - 10:00 AM

With consumer adoption of OTT services and viewing of live sporting events on mobile devices at an all-time high, content creators and distributors are working hard to fine-tune their infrastructures and workflows to meet demand. For many, this has meant leveraging the flexibility and scalability of cloud-based computing and artificial…

Akamai To Offer Bitmovin Video Encoding May 12th 2019 - 08:00 AM

Bitmovin said it has officially been qualified as a video transcoding partner by Akamai Technologies, a CDN and edge-processing platform, to enable secure digital content delivery to all consumer platforms. Akamai has worked closely with Bitmovin since Bitmovin ended its Media Services on Demand (MSOD) transcoding service two years ago.