The seismic shift in paid video away from legacy broadcast towards online services has occurred first in developed nations spearheaded by the US, but recently similar trends have been gathering force in some developing markets as well.
Late last year, the Federal Communications Commission announced plans to establish a 5G Fund, making $9 billion available to help mobile network operators (MNOs) deploy 4G and 5G mobile wireless services in hard-to-reach rural America. Some call these areas with sparse populations and/or rugged terrain the last 5 percent of the…
As broadcasters launch NEXTGEN TV and telecoms launch 5G, a couple of high-profile, rich-guys with rocket companies are racing to build new wireless data communications infrastructures to benefit everyone, everywhere.
The broadcast industry is mired in a state of resolution confusion. HD is the format du jour, 4K UHD is emerging quickly and proponents of 8K refuse to stay quiet. For a broadcast engineer, it’s enough to make your head spin.
NovelSat, a satellite transmission technology based in Ra’anana, Israel, has unveiled an end-to-end satellite broadcast/multicast solution for the delivery of live TV and OTT video services. The satellite-to-mobile video solution allows mobile service providers to roll out TV and video services on a large scale while optimizing network i…
At the 2019 NAB Show, a consortium of world leading satellite operators, device manufacturers, broadcasters and service providers called The SAT>IP Alliance updated attendees on the capabilities of the SAT>IP protocol in many of its members’ exhibit booths at the NAB convention.
In a world of 10-fold increases in complexity automation is the key to survival. Not just automation, “service orchestration” is the new approach needed to manage internal and external hardware and software in order to make the best use of in-house resources and leverage third-party providers.
Part 1 of this series described how network-side QoE (Quality of Experience) measurement is fundamental to proactively assuring the quality of OTT services. At its core, the network-side can be an early warning system for QoS, which in turn correlates to actual QoE performance. This article considers the two types of…
This is the second instalment of our deep dive into the rapid growth of OTT, high user expectations and the developments in hybrid systems which combine CDN with storage and distributed processing to meet demand.
Broadcasting video and audio has rapidly developed from the send-and-forget type transmission to the full duplex OTT and VOD models in recent years. The inherent bi-directional capabilities of IP networks have provided viewers with a whole load of new interactive viewing possibilities.