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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: NICE PEOPLE AT WORK & Limelight

Your audience expects "broadcast quality" from your online video but are you meeting their needs? In this whitepaper, you'll learn what you must do to optimize the Quality of Experience and assure that you are consistently delivering the best possible video.  

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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: NAGRA & Conax

Learn about the key trends leading to the need for adoption of Enhanced Content Protection (ECP) measures as specified by MovieLabs, and some of the open questions that still need to be answered regarding how Enhanced Content, such as 4K Ultra HD, needs to be protected in order to minimize theft and maximize revenues. This newest paper examines the latest specifications in meeting studio requirements, the technologies that may need to be implemented under the new licensing conditions and the profound impact the measures are likely to have on how service providers secure pay-TV content in the years to come.

Sponsored By: KEEPIXO

The video industry has always worked to improve the TV viewing experience. More than a decade ago, the transition from SD to HD provided significant improvements to video quality. 3DTV was another attempt that failed to get traction and ended up with limited success. More recently, there has been much hype about 4K/Ultra-HD from the CE industry in effort to drive sales of high-end TV models with bigger screens.

While there is a clear push from the CE industry to adopt 4K/Ultra-HD, service providers are still struggling with the new value proposition of this new format. 

This paper outlines the key principles of HDR and reviews the remaining challenges ahead to enable mass commercial deployment of HDR video. 

Sponsored By: INXPO

Learn how to keep your attendees "touching their keyboard every 2 minutes.”  

This guide is an introduction to some of the best practices and tools available within a webcast that you can use to enhance the attendee experience.  Keep your audience engaged, inspired, and drive business results.

Sponsored By: NAGRA

As service providers increasingly become “multi-network” operators, they face more complexity in their content protection systems. How can they free themselves to pursue next generation TV services while reducing the cost and complexity of running multiple CAS & DRM systems?  NAGRA’s latest white paper explores the four key drivers that are leading pay-TV companies to reconsider their existing CAS/DRM architectures, and the reasons why moving toward a more unified content security approach can ensure that their systems are streamlined, future-proof, and able to support the business functionality required to innovate and meet consumer demand for new services.

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.

Sponsored By: Wowza

How do you ensure your live streaming solution is flexible enough to survive a shifting technological landscape while delivering the best possible experience to your audience? Streaming from the cloud makes sense in many cases. Find out why.

Sponsored By: JW Player

 Many businesses are suffering from the inability to capitalize on the mobile traffic coming to their site.  Learn about best practices for optimizing mobile views, engagement, and conversions from JW Player customers and industry leaders who have used mobile web and apps to drive engagement and conversions with their content.

Download this whitepaper to learn:

  • 5 Pro Tips for Mobile Video from experts  Jeroen “JW” Wijering, co-founder and creator of JW Player, and Jessica Thorpe, COO of
  • How to choose a video player optimized for the mobile experience
  • A case study on how the The New York Times uses video to create engaging brand content
  • Mastering mobile-friendly responsive design to improve both UX and SEO

Sponsored By: Limelight Networks

The Broadcast Quality Generation is here and they expect flawless performance with online video every time, whether it’s on the tiny screens in their pockets or the ultra HD screens in their homes.  Are you prepared to deliver to them? 

This paper offers an insightful look at the generation that is changing the way live streaming and video on demand is delivered and consumed. It provides content owners with important insights into the mindset of this important audience and their expectations. You’ll learn:

  • Strategies for simplifying your media publishing workflow
  • Critical components for providing digital experiences at broadcast quality
  • Tips and tricks you can use right now to improve publishing efficiency

The Broadcast Quality Generation is smart, savvy, and empowered with trillions of dollars in purchasing power.  Read this paper for valuable tips and techniques for how to give them what they want…now.