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The OTT Lexicon For 2023: Part 1 - Is Our Terminology Getting A Bit OTT? January 20th 2023 - 09:00 AM

The world of streaming is defined by acronyms like SVOD, AVOD, FAST, OTT and more. But this leaves gaps and confusion in what is included in our OTT services. For example, what does a service like BBC iPlayer include? What is watching the World Cup on RAIPlay called? Do we clearly capture live video streaming in our standard terminology?

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Essential Guide: Delivering Timing For Live Cloud Productions January 18th 2023 - 09:30 AM

IP is an enabling technology, not just another method of transporting media signals. Consequently, it is giving broadcasters the opportunity to reconsider how we build live television workflows and infrastructures.

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Sustainability Of Streaming: How Does OTT Compare With OTA? - Part 3 January 6th 2023 - 09:00 AM

Parts 1 and 2 in this 3-part series analyzed the latest information about OTT and DTT energy consumption in the UK in the year 2021, concluding that there are important energy efficiency improvements to make in OTT, and some big decisions coming our way in DTT. Part 3 considers what some of the leading sustainability proponents in the OTA and OTT video distribution ecosystems are currently thinking about and doing to help.

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10 Things You Need To Know To Succeed In TV December 28th 2022 - 09:30 AM

In television, ‘talent’ isn’t just the people in front of the camera. Everyone working at a station needs talent, dedication, initiative, and team spirit to succeed.

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Essential Guide: Empowering Cloud Through Microservices December 21st 2022 - 09:30 AM

This Essential Guide shows how microservices can deliver the ultimate in scalability, flexibility, and resilience… but to truly leverage their value, we must not only change our approach to infrastructure design, but also develop our mindsets.

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Sustainability Of Streaming: How Does OTT Compare With OTA? - Part 2 December 16th 2022 - 09:00 AM

Part 1 of this series began the analysis of the report by the UK’s Ofcom that compares the UK’s energy consumption in 2021 for content delivered and viewed in DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) versus OTT (Over The Top) ecosystems. In Part 2, we dig further into the detail and imagine an OTT-only future.

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Sustainability Of Streaming: How Does OTT Compare With OTA? - Part 1 December 2nd 2022 - 09:00 AM

OTA (over-the-air) broadcasting has long-been considered an efficient way to reach very large audiences. As OTT (over-the-top) streaming grows there are concerns that we are going backwards in our levels of efficiency, which is not what we need to do for the health of the planet. What is the latest information we have about the sustainability credentials of OTA vs. OTT, and what should we look for in the future?

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