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Sponsored By: Deutsche Telekom

Are you wondering what the big deal is about cyber security and DDoS attacks? Think it will never affect your company because you have all the right firewalls and detection systems in place? Then consider what today’s cyber criminals are capable of and how even the largest organizations have not been able to stop them. Imagine you’re an employee of a huge media or broadcasting company. You feel secure and never think that your sensitive information might be accessed. But one day you come to work and discover that cyber criminals have stolen your unfinished project, along with confidential files. In fact, they have managed to infiltrate devices across the company’s entire IT infrastructure, stealing and erasing data on servers and PCs. The network contained email addresses, salary lists, bank account data and health insurance records, as well as your own personal credit card numbers.....     READ ON.....    

Sponsored By: Verimatrix

Securing video analytics data is a high priority for operators and customers, but the intricacy of data security is a highly sensitive topic. Service providers become faced with new risks of maintaining data privacy and consumer trust. Any security breach not only reduces customer trust in their video service provider, it also reduces the trust of vendors, partners, and advertisers in the ability of an operator to provide valuable analytics information and insight.

Informed from in-depth interviews with key decision makers inside the industry, this white paper reveals insights on why: 

  • Operators understand data security is not necessarily their core business
  • Operators must pay constant attention to data security, not just periodic updates
  • Consumers take their privacy seriously, and so do operators

Download your copy to learn more.

Sponsored By: Vantrix

The virtual reality market today is exploding with new content and ecosystems, with market size estimates ranging from $40B to $80B by 2025. Driven by ever more affordable end user equipment, the key for broadcasters to unlock the mass market is to create unique and immersive experiences. One of the most interesting areas where VR can disrupt and create new opportunities is broadcast and live streaming for sports, music and news as well as the studio and post processing market.

Let’s take a look at the challenges facing stakeholders in live VR production today, and discuss potential solutions and tactics that can move the needle onward and upward.

Sponsored By: Irdeto

A survey by analyst firm SNL Kagan and Irdeto of 475 global video service providers, including pay TV and OTT operators, and content producers around the world reveals a firm commitment to 4K UHD content and services. 
96% of respondents believe that a majority of consumers and video service providers will adopt 4K UHD TV by 2020. Correspondingly, 88% of total respondents say they will launch 4K UHD content by 2020, with 78% saying they will have launched content by 2018, in anticipation of the expected adoption rates.This report provides more information about the specific plans and strategies among global and regional video service providers and content producers for 4K UHD content development and distribution.

Sponsored By: Intel

Optimize Media & Video Applications with Intel® VTune™ Amplifier & Intel® Media SDK
With the flood of internet content being largely driven by video and other innovative visual experiences, media developers now more than ever need tools to help them up their game in video performance and quality, and speed media workloads. To help with this challenge, Intel offers both advanced hardware and software that together delivers fast, high density and quality video transcoding. Find out more in this new whitepaper: Using Intel VTune Amplifier to Optimize Media and Video Applications. Learn how to access the power of Intel® Quick Sync Video (hardware-accelerated codecs) to take advantage of graphics processor capabilities with the Intel Media SDK, visualize heterogeneous hardware operations, find and fix performance and quality issues. Download the whitepaper now.

Sponsored By: Highwinds

Using a CDN off the shelf is like buying an economy sedan off the lot and then racing at the Daytona 500. The car will get you to work and back, but you’re not going to beat a highly-customized racing machine fine-tuned for speed, performance, and durability. 

There are many tips, tricks, and configurations that you can use to get the very most out of your CDN. This white paper provides an in depth look at five advanced configurations you can use to optimize the delivery of your content and save you money.

Sponsored By: Digitalsmiths, a TiVo company

As video service providers roll out new apps, services, and UIs across more devices than ever, content delivery continues to expand beyond the set-top box. Thus, video service providers are now tasked with understanding how these new solutions affect viewer engagement and how to best optimize the user experience.

Additionally, these new video service offerings drive an unprecedented amount of useful, personalized data. Accessing this data isn’t the challenge, but extracting meaningful signals from this wealth of data to derive Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that truly align with the video service provider’s goals can be difficult.

- The top KPIs all video service providers should be tracking.

- How to track what Digitalsmiths considers the most critical and impactful new metric, a 'Discovery Session.'

- How to set baseline KPIs.

- Best practices on how to overcome the complexities that content discovery functionality can add to data analysis.

- How to leverage data from these KPIs to enable data-driven optimization of a viewing experience.