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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: CPC Unternehmensmanagement AG

Every company has to deal with change processes frequently. New technology, enhanced solutions and improved workflows are being introduced at a breath-taking pace. Such changes are sometimes decided on and enforced come hell or high water.
 
The human factor is often not taken into account. The result: overburdening and demotivation on all fronts. Refusal and apathy result in increased errors. Moaners gain momentum and slow down the process; sickness rates rise. Finally, technology or workflow solutions are declared 
as having failed. 
 
Companies that master these challenges secure the successful outcome of projects and the intended ROI. They act instead of reacting. They are capable of taking actions and demonstrate leadership.


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: Elemental Technologies

Launching a new VOD or catch-up TV service can be a daunting task, especially when factoring in the potential growth of content availability and consumer demand for media. This white paper explains how video providers can evolve from basic to advanced filed-based workflows using software-defined video solutions without a complete overhaul of infrastructure and with minimal service interruption.

Download now and learn about:
  • Scalable workflows for file-based video delivery
  • Transcoding workflows for multiple content scenarios
  • The flexibility of a software-defined approach


Sponsored By: Haivision

Streaming live company events like all hands and town halls is a big investment in time, money, and resources, so it’s no surprise that organizations want to stream these events from a controlled environment like a studio, conference room or auditorium.

However, innovative companies are taking the show on the road and streaming live from conferences, tradeshows, remote offices and other offsite locations. With this white paper, learn why you should broadcast your next event outside of the office. We’ll touch on how you can keep content secure, ensure high quality streams, and share best practices to make sure your employees don’t miss a frame, no matter where you stream.


Sponsored By: Wowza

You’ve decided that you need mobile live-streaming capabilities to allow your users with iPhone and Android devices to capture and send a live video stream from anywhere with a mobile connection. How do you get started? This guide presents options, best practices, and examples for creating a mobile live video streaming app of your own or integrating live-streaming capabilities into your existing mobile app.


Sponsored By: NAGRA

Pay-TV service providers know firsthand the rapid changes in video viewing behavior. Subscribers want more content, on more devices. And new service providers are joining the race every day to satisfy consumer demands, increasing the pace of innovation required to be successful. One of the key industry developments enabling this is the emergence of cloud-based technologies. 

Our latest white paper explores the development of cloud-based architectures in the Enterprise IT space and how that has enabled service providers to start leveraging public and private cloud-based content security platforms by pay-TV service providers in order to improve agility, increase customer satisfaction and grow the business.


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

There are many things to consider when it comes to 4K / Ultra-High Definition (UHD) for Over-The-Top (OTT) delivery.  Can 4K / UHD be delivered successfully Over-The-Top in a revenue generating manner?  What kind of obstacles and challenges does 4K / UHD streaming present?  Is the market there yet and is this a viable business strategy? In this paper, we will explore these questions and the considerations to make when launching a 4K / UHD service for OTT delivery.


Sponsored By: Encoding.com

Learn how to maintain predictable and efficient costs for your cloud media processing workflow using Reserved Instances. These provide an unmetered solution for media processing in the cloud and represent the most cost effective way of handling your baseline requirements, with the ability to leverage on-demand resources during times of peak capacity. This white paper provides a TCO analysis for both on-premise hardware solutions and cloud based solutions, providing insights you can apply to your own workflow requirements.


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.


 
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