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Autumn 2014
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BSkyB: Cloud, IP and Virtual Playout Are Not Ready for Primetime

IT Director Colin McQuade says Sky uses the cloud heavily for OTT and on-demand, but that it isn't yet ready to deliver the "holy grail"—offloading everything that currently sits in a data centre or broadcast facility.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Sep 2014

The Move to HD News Video Pushed BSkyB to IP Delivery

Reporting live news video over fiber might seem more reliable, but IP delivery offers better cost, quality, and convenience.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Aug 2014

Broadcasters Stretch to Offer Live Sport Streaming

While live streaming of sporting events hasn't traditionally been a focus for broadcasters, that's changing -- and online audiences are growing.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Aug 2014

Three Reasons Broadcasters Should Use Real-Time Clip Sharing

Don't wait until a live event is over to share video clips online. Do it while the event is taking place to get the most benefit.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Aug 2014

Unraveling HEVC Royalties: Big Payouts for Big Companies

They royalty structure for H.264 is far different than that for HEVC/H.265. It's the Adobes of the world that need to pay the most attention.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Aug 2014

The ABCs of Managing a Complex Multi-Platform VOD Workflow

A publisher's goals are simple when streaming on-demand content to multiple devices, however complexities add up quickly as the audience grows.
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Jul 2014

OTT Can't Take a Backseat to Traditional Broadcast, Says Freeview

For Freeview's OTT channels to be a success, Arqiva knows they need to demonstrate the same quality as broadcast channels.
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Jul 2014

Netflix's Gain Is Piracy's Loss in U.K. and Europe

When viewers are given affordable access to premium content, rates of online video piracy go down notes a Futuresource analyst.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Jul 2014

The Real World Cup Champion: Cellmux Technology

Concerns about cellular and mobile backhaul in Brazil proved to be unfounded, and cellular multiplexer vendors AVIWEST, LiveU, and TVU reported widespread and successful deployment of the technology throughout the World Cup
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Jul 2014

Improving the Quality of Experience with MPEG-DASH Ultra HD

Two presenters at the Streaming Forum conference go deep with MPEG-DASH and show how to provide viewers with a TV-quality experience.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Jul 2014

Streaming Tank: Use Social Networks to Build Buzz for Live Events

Creating a massive online video live event means managing the conversation before, during, and after the event itself. Streaming Tank shows how it's done.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Jul 2014

How to Choose a Cloud Encoder for On-Demand and Live Video

Running encoders in-house can be costly and wasteful. Learn why so many companies are discovering the benefits of the cloud.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Jul 2014

Dell: Merging Unified Communications and Corporate Video

The functions of UC platforms are expanding and occasionally overlapping with the role of corporate video. What's the smart way to bring them together?
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Jul 2014

How Do Online Video Professionals Watch Online Video?

A survey created by Streaming Media and Unisphere Research shows that streaming insiders don't always use their own products.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Jul 2014

'YouTube for the Enterprise' Drives ROI, But Don't Call it That

As large organizations integrate video deeper into their core services, the 'YouTube in a box' designation doesn't fit anymore.
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Jul 2014

Can Streaming Video Quality Be Too High? Yes, Says Brightcove

In a Streaming Forum panel discussion, Brightcove tells of a movie chain that wanted such high quality that not everyone could view it.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Jul 2014

Limelight: Take an Holistic View of Video Latency

It's not just how many seconds it takes for a video to play, says Limelight. It's the full digital experience that sites present with their videos.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jul 2014

Streaming Forum 14: How to Evaluate Live Video Services

Moving to the cloud offers several advantages when producing a live event. Here's what to look for in an encoding and distribution solution.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Jul 2014

BBC Pioneers Live IP Production in Ultra HD: The Workflow

Building on a research trial during the World Cup, the BBC will use the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to trial what it calls the world's first live Ultra HD production and transmission entirely in IP
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Jun 2014
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