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Sponsored By: SafeStream

Piracy isn't just a problem for Hollywood -- anyone producing valuable or sensitive video from online learning courses to corporate training videos stands to lose money, face or trade secrets when their assets show up on torrent sites or elsewhere, unintended. Watermarking has long been viewed as the best protection against theft, but not all methods are created equal. This free white paper provides a comparison of leading methods, from overlays to forensic, breaking down where each falls on the spectrum of cost, security and ease of use. It also provides a sneak peek at new methods, such as on-demand watermarking, which can deliver a 90-minute feature film with personally identifiable, non-removable visible watermarks, in just seconds.

Sponsored By: Epiphan Video

Learn from the experts with these tips provided by live streaming veterans. We guarantee you'll learn at least one new thing that makes your next event a success, regardless of if you're streaming live or recording for video on demand (VOD). From choosing the right camera settings to making sure your event is recorded for seamless post-production, this white paper sets you up for a successful live production in any environment. 

Topics include:

- No-fail pre-production setup
- Best cameras for live events
- Foolproof audio  
- Best encoding settings for post production
- Multi-encoding

Download this white paper and get started on your next successful live production today!

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.

Sponsored By: Limelight

Success in the OTT market requires more than just offering the largest array of content; it requires providing a superior quality of experience, across devices, every time.

In this free white paper OTT 2.0: How to Build a Better Mousetrap you will learn:

  • Why personalized content discovery is so important to viewers – and to the success of your business
  • How to avoid Internet congestion and provide a broadcast quality viewing experience
  • The importance of global network scale to meet spikes in consumer traffic
  • The impact of advertising on viewer abandonment

From content discovery to socialization and engagement, OTT providers must deliver a superior quality user experience in order to keep subscribers happy and away from the competition.

Download OTT 2.0: How to Build a Better Mousetrap white paper today to learn more!

Sponsored By: Ustream

Getting complaints related to buffering on your streams? Buffering presents a real business risk that can lead to viewer abandonment. Do you have a strategy for delivering live video to viewers with all types of internet connections?

In this white paper, you’ll learn about:

  • The impact of buffering on viewer retention
  • How adaptive bitrate streaming works
  • Best practices for applying adaptive streaming
  • Why adaptive streaming offers content to diverse audiences

Sponsored By: Touchstream

Don't lose your audience to content buffering, stalling, or just plain not working. Learn how use active 24/7 monitoring for instant, detailed alerts of streaming issues before they become your viewers' issues. 
Read this free whitepaper for valuable insights on how a comprehensive active streaming monitoring service will ensure your live streams are performing at their best.

Sponsored By: Tulix

As an operator of a streaming service, understanding at some level how video gets streamed to a customer, and also how a customer accesses video streams, is critical. When an operator knows where their company or organization fits in the streaming landscape, making informed decisions becomes much easier. In this paper, we discuss what to consider when launching a streaming service, and provide important questions that operators should ask themselves and their potential vendors.