President Trump’s inauguration may have been boycotted by many on the ground but set a new record for live streaming by generating more data traffic over Akamai’s CDN (Content Delivery Network) than any other single news or sporting event.
While OTA broadcasters contemplate the future, competitors advance.
Over-the-air broadcasters are entering perhaps the most chaotic period in the technology’s history. With the FCC-mandated spectrum swap and new technology ATSC 3.0 on the horizon, video program delivery becomes ever more confusing.
Once the new kid on the block, IPTV is now part of the pay TV mainstream. Research shows that IPTV single handedly dragged the US pay TV market back to growth in the last quarter of 2014. Similar results occurred in several European countries including the Netherlands.
With the likes of Amazon, Netflix, Hulu and other new content providers, viewers, especially younger viewers, are signing up for the services. Just what does the IPTV market hold? Learn more about these OTA competitors in these two recent articles.
With the help of Rohde & Schwarz technology, Sky Deutschland is bringing soccer to its European fans in glorious UHD.
There are more than 2.7 million adverts for devices that play out illegal streams of live content on e-commerce websites like Amazon, eBay and Alibaba according to research by Irdeto. The value of the billions of dollars broadcasters and content owners spend on live sports and entertainment content is undermined by online piracy. Because of this, pay TV services have become more expensive than ever before because they need to compete for viewers and subscribers while spending huge amounts on media rights.
Akamai Technologies, the firm synonymous with CDN services, has given Europe good marks for broadband speeds in its Third Quarter, 2016 State of the Internet Report. The principle measure is not how fast broadband speeds are increasing but whether they are keeping pace with inflation in consumption and user expectations.
Nashville’s 2016 Small Business of the Year winner deploys its two flagship video production trucks for a Red Carpet special, backstage interviews, and other A/V work for DirecTV, ABC Digital and the Country Music Association.