12 Top Features Your OTT Platform Needs to Be Successful
If you're looking to launch an OTT service, these are the questions you need to ask potential solutions providers.
The Age of the Niche Channel: What Cord-Cutting Means for the Future of Live TV
Niche channels, curated live streams from VOD, flexible ad breaks—television is changing, and proper video file preparation and management is key to making it all work
OTT Sports Opportunities and Challenges
Sports OTT services look to enhanced user experiences, more customization, and streamlined workflows to stand out from the competition
Streaming IS Television
This year's technical Ammy awards prove to the world what we in the industry have known for years: streaming has become synonymous with TV.
Is the SVOD Market Already too Crowded?
The BBC recently said that if it wanted to launch a subscription service, it would have to cost twice as much as Netflix. So how can new entrants compete in a market that's already full of top-tier SVOD services?
The New Exploration of Broadcast: Live & Transactional video
Interactivity and personalisation let OTT services cut through the noise and keep viewers coming back.
Simplifying Live Streaming at Scale with DASH-IF
As competition for viewer attention increases, features that rely on timed metadata and low latency will become more important. Underpinning these features will be a need for better reliability and the new DASH-IF ingest specification should go a long way to addressing that.
Server-Side Selection is a Game Changer for Video Streaming
As adaptive bitrate streaming soars, operators are losing control over quality and resources. Server-side selection gives them back that control.
Unpacking Digital Rights Management
Multiple DRM technologies make protection content a challenge, but with the right support, a flexible approach, and use of the cloud, publishers can keep their precious video out of the wrong hands
Heralding a New Era of Broadcast Innovation with 5G and C-Band
The impact of 5G and C-band will bring a sea change in the production, distribution, and delivery of video
Don't Believe the 5G Streaming Video Hype
5G holds promise for smart cities, smart vehicles, and industrial automation. For video streaming? Not so much.
View from the Edge: Back to (Streaming) School!
As with everything else in the world, the return to school for streamers looks different in 2020
Will the Change in Sporting Events Promote OTT as Man of the Match?
Almost 5 million British households have signed up for streaming services since March. Now is the time for OTT sports deliver to step into the spotlight.
Building Microservices With A Customer-Centric Philosophy
By using microservices, software developers can help streaming services focus on their differentiating factors and unique business needs
Take the State of the Streaming Autumn 2020 Survey
How has the streaming industry changed in the last 6 months, and what's in store for the future? Take our Autumn 2020 State of the Streaming Industry survey and get a copy of the exclusive report before anyone else.
Not Just Another Cloud Story
The media and entertainment industry is slowly adopting cloud technology but many of the first-generation solutions have failed to deliver on their potential. In the video production space, simply transplanting legacy platforms into the cloud misses the point and instead going "cloud native" offers a real sea change.