New technology formats, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) along with 4K and UHD provide stunning improvements in imagery. But, with such a dynamically changing format landscape, will the purchase of infrastructure to support these improvements ever pay off? Outsourcing the required coding tasks to a service may be a better solution.
Roya TV, a leading private channel in Jordan founded in 2011, has gone to Spanish end-to-end broadcast software company VSN for a multiplatform package including Video on Demand and Live Streaming for its whole content catalogue.
Encompass Digital Media announced it will use Microsoft Azure to power its innovative CloudVOD service, a cloud-based video-on-demand solution.
TVN Chile has outlined the benefits and teething troubles over its global OTT service launched in April 2016 to reach the country’s 900,000 strong global diaspora and make up for declining revenues at home. Speaking at the OTT World Summit staged in London during early November 2016, the broadcaster’s Head of Digital and Multiple Platforms, Pamela Gidi explained that the OTT service has adopted a different business model from the traditional service, being focused more around live content and based on subscription with no advertising.
Streamroot has announced that video hosting platform Dailymotion has selected Streamroot to provide its peer-to-peer delivery technology for both its live and VoD content.
Innovation has become a mantra for broadcasters, driven in part by the disruption of online content consumption and proliferation of video content sources which now number 1 billion globally by some counts. Innovation is seen as crucial for the very long term survival of traditional public service broadcasting, which must remain relevant by adapting to fast evolving content consumption patterns.