New Cloud-enabled platform can monitor availability, performance and integrity of services from the edge of distribution.
Internet packets can be occasionally dropped, primarily due to instantaneous congestion in routers. Dropped packets need to be recovered for glitch-free video. Given enough time, any losses can be recovered, but contribution applications are typically latency-sensitive and can not ‘wait forever’.
As broadcasters accelerate IP migration, we must move from a position of theory to that of practical application. Hybrid solutions to integrate SDI, AES, MADI, and IP will be needed for many years to come, even with green field sites, as broadcasters seek a steady and methodical transition.
Thanks to Over-the-Top (OTT) streaming video, content owners and broadcasters have a very different relationship with the end consumer – often a direct one.
OTT distribution is worlds apart from traditional unidirectional broadcasting in terms of its fundamental operation and viewing preferences.
The internet is a rapidly expanding collection of service providers, many in direct competition, transferring broadcaster video and audio streams alongside many other types of often conflicting data.
In the last two articles in this series we looked at why we need to monitor in OTT. Then, through analysing a typical OTT distribution chain, we sought to understand where the technical points of demarcation and challenges arise. In this concluding article, we look at what and where to monitor in a multi-service-provider OTT delivery system.
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