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Delivering High-Quality, Low-Latency Video on Every Screen With Multicast ABR Technology July 9th 2018 - 01:00 PM

New devices, including tablets and smartphones, enable television viewers to enjoy live sports and news anytime, anywhere, but latency remains a real issue, causing frustration amongst end-users. In today’s connected world, where viewers are simultaneously checking social media feeds on their smartphones and tablets, a significant delay means that end-users might find out about a game-winning soccer goal from Twitter before actually seeing it. With traditional unicast streaming, buffering several big chunks is necessary for avoiding service interruption with bursty and irregular http traffic. This article will explore the sources of latency in the video delivery chain and explain how multicast technology and managed network capabilities can ensure smooth traffic without requiring massive buffering on the player side to guarantee a good quality of experience (QoE). Using multicast technology and other recent technology innovations, service providers can stream live on connected devices, with ultra-low latency.

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Intel Sports is making a major investment in bringing Virtual Reality into your living room over the Internet

VR and AR Come to Sports June 8th 2018 - 11:00 AM

There have been increasing experiments with bringing sports action to the home in Virtual Reality 3D. Not only does this add an extra dimension to the excitement, but it highlights the battle between the internet and traditional OTA delivery of entertainment.

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Each viewer has a different set of user preferences. The service provider that understands and meets those needs will be the winner.

Viewpoint: Making The Multiscreen Experience Applicable For Multiple Customers June 5th 2018 - 09:00 AM

There is an unprecedented transformation occurring in the TV platform, from a rigid, linear TV experience to one of flexible fluidity in the OTT and multiscreen worlds. More than half of today’s TV viewers say they now watch their favourite show via an online TV platform. For providers such changes mean the consumer’s needs must be the focal point for new services.

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Viewpoint: Multicast ABR – the Key to OTT Viewing Success March 23rd 2018 - 09:00 AM

The number of mobile phone video viewers in the United States is expected to reach almost 170 million this year. An additional 10 million may be added by 2020. With such large and increasing audiences, broadcasters are eager to serve these viewers. As streaming live over LTE networks becomes increasingly common, operators that are prepared by using multicast ABR will be the long-term winners.

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Articles You May Have Missed – March 14, 2018 March 14th 2018 - 08:00 AM

Two newer technologies are developing that may affect broadcasters, 5G cellular delivery and artificial intelligence (AI). Some experts believe that 5G may develop into a competent OTA program delivery system. Others see 5G as merely another step in boosting cellular delivery speeds. Either way, broadcasters need to understand its capabilities.

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Vodafone Italy is one of relatively few top tier service providers to rely on an independent OTT platform provider.

Maturing OTT Challenges Vendors As Well As Broadcasters January 15th 2018 - 01:00 PM

It is not just broadcasters and pay TV operators that have struggled to cope with the accelerating momentum behind OTT, because it has been just as challenging for their technology providers.

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