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Part 1 of The Big Guide To OTT is a set of three articles which take us back to the foundations of OTT and streaming services; defining the basic principles of the OTT ecosystem, describing the main infrastructure components and the terminology used.
Many NAB Shows visitors don’t realize that some of the most valuable technical information released at NAB Shows emanates from BEITC sessions. The job titles of all but one speaker in the conference are all related to engineering, technology, development and research.
Streaming video is on the cusp of becoming a major problem for broadband networks. Up to now we have been dealing with a swell in the streaming sea that has caused a few large waves to crash on to the shores of broadband networks. These waves have made headlines in the press because they caused high-profile failures in the delivery of high-quality video experiences. But we are about to see a huge Tsunami emerge as broadcasters finally make a big shift towards streaming-first.
Modern software development is highly reliant on cross functional software teams. Maintaining a common operating system with dependencies that meet the needs of every developer is almost impossible, but containers go a great way to solve these challenges.
Machine learning and some other AI techniques are increasingly being applied for many aspects of media content compliance and moderation, ranging from technical compliance for parameters such as loudness, to vetting for hate speech.
FAST can deliver the promise of true personalization intertwined with mass market reach. This heady mix can maximize advertising revenues from the large audiences currently turning away from traditional Pay-TV services towards free streaming services.
As we approach the 2023 NAB Show in the NAB centenary year, we celebrate the unique insight and influence of the Broadcast Engineering & IT Conference that happens alongside the show each year.
FAST feels like a new name for Linear TV, just delivered over the internet, rather than involving DTT, cable, and IPTV networks. Perhaps this is why service providers and technology vendors are grappling with marketplace confusion about what FAST channels are and what they can be.