As web browsers move rapidly to sunset their support for Flash, companies that rely on Flash for video playback are being forced to make changes. Apple has led the charge in driving the need for this change by disabling Flash by default in Safari 10, and Chrome and Firefox are quickly following suit. Some media companies migrated to HTML5 video players in early 2016 in anticipation of these industry-wide changes, but others have remained in a ‘wait-and-see’ mode to see if Flash really is going away. Companies that haven’t moved to an HTML5 video player are now stuck between a rock and a hard-place. For them, it’s either risk the impact of Flash being disabled and react as needed, or remove this risk at the expense of making this migration an immediate priority. The reticence of those that remain reliant on Flash has to do with not being able to properly evaluate the risk and effort involved.
We’ve been closely involved in this transition with our customers, providing us a diverse and holistic view of what all is involved. Here are the major things you can expect, and why moving to HTML5 video sets your company up for future success.
Public service broadcasters (PSBs) must take on the global online video giants, chiefly Amazon and Netflix, at their own game if they to survive and thrive over the next decade. This verdict was delivered by BBC director general Tony Hall speaking to staff in Birmingham, UK, to set the stage for the corporation’s new 11-year charter period during which given rules over factors such as governance and finance apply.
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.
The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes, has released its test suite version 9.0 to support the latest Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV) 2 specification. The group said the new release is an important step towards enhancing interoperability between HbbTV services and HbbTV devices.
MediaDS is making the promise of IP video communication real by converting up to four channels of SDI video into IP streams in real time.
The Cologne Broadcasting Center Gmbh, a provider of video networking services owned by RTL Group, chose the Ateme Kyrion encoder and decoder for its contribution link to stream Formula 1 Championship races live throughout Germany.