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Trump inauguration drives streaming to new heights.

Timing Helps Trump Inauguration Set New Streaming Record January 26th 2017 - 04:00 PM

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.

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Articles You May Have Missed January 25th 2017 - 08:00 AM

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.

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Sky Deutschland has upped its game with UHD imagery provided by Rohde & Schwarz Venice production and playout servers.

Rohde & Schwarz Empowers Sky Deutschland’s UHD Channels January 16th 2017 - 01:00 PM

With the help of Rohde & Schwarz technology, Sky Deutschland is bringing soccer to its European fans in glorious UHD.

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Risks of piracy increase with the rise of OTT delivery.

Stealing Live OTT Streams: Piracy On The Open Seas Of The Internet January 13th 2017 - 01:00 PM

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.

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Akamai was confident that Internet connection speeds would not ruin OTT video experiences over the 2016 winter holiday season.

Europe Up to Speed for Broadband says Akamai December 28th 2016 - 03:00 PM

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.

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In 4K, the 2016 CMA Awards Red Carpet never looked more red.

TNDV Originates 2016 CMA Awards Red Carpet Stage December 19th 2016 - 01:00 PM

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.

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