The CTV viewing experience continues to evolve as new UX developments arise. Still, many experts and users agree that the experience is essentially broken, with too much choice and too little personalization as users' #1 complaint, far from where it needs to be. According to Google TV Senior Director of Engineering Shobana Radhakrishnan in her Streaming Media Connect Keynote, the critical challenge is understanding what viewers want and letting that drive other decisions.
For high-stakes, large-scale streams, redundancy is critical for ensuring smooth and reliable delivery. This means careful monitoring, sound decision-making, and seamless network switching-also known as hitless failover-and making sure streams are precisely synced so the switch is invisible to the end user. In this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2023, DAZN's Bob Hannent, TAG Video Systems' Michael Demb, and CDN Alliance chair Mark de Jong discuss the challenges of ensuring stream resiliency and strategies for maintaining it.
Is zero-party and first-party data emerging as a new revenue generator for OTT platforms and in the CTV landscape in Europe and the U.S., and when it comes to collecting data for monetisation purposes-particularly for addressable TV-where do we draw the line vis a vis consumer privacy? ESHAP's Evan Shapiro and Dataxis TNT Market Analyst Ophelie Boucaud discuss in this clip from Streaming Media Connect.
It's well-established that the FAST market matured in the US years earlier than in Europe and other parts of the world. But as the European market grows, is it evolving along the same lines as the US market, and are there lessons in where the US market stumbled that inform FAST strategy in Europe? Streaming Made Easy newsletter author Marion Ranchet and ESHAP's Evan Shapiro discuss the state of the FAST ecosystem in Europe in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2023.
With large sports-streaming operators, WebRTC provides a real opportunity for ultra-low-latency streaming. But those same operators, which spend billions on licensing rights, can't afford to just swap the ability to stream content in real time for basic OTT functionality like SSAI and DRM.
This column isn't meant to be a downer, especially because the overall economy seems to be plugging along. But it is meant to ask those of you in the industry to share anecdotes and stories about the pain points you're facing. We know that everything in streaming has its price, but you are in a better position to help us fully understand what that price entails.
From war crimes to war crime tribunals and war commemorations, how do we guarantee that content is available to play?
Software developers are trained in accessibility issues for front-end development and basic concepts like labeling control elements and reporting state changes to assistive technology—screen-readers—are part of a professional developer's code testing procedures. Despite this progress, two very different forces are swirling with the potential to push back on the trend towards better technological inclusion of the disabled.