Short Cuts

Choosing a Codec for Greener Streaming

What are the current innovations in reducing the carbon emissions and the carbon footprint of streaming? Jan Ozer of the Streaming Learning Center asks Kevin Yao of Amazon Web Services and David Ronca of Facebook about the innovations and new technologies their organizations are using to lessen the environmental impact of streaming.

What Is the Best Chunk Size for Low-Latency Live Streaming?

The best chunk size for low-latency streaming is dependent on a number of factors based on different use cases, and there is often a need for some compromise and tradeoffs in quality or speed. Nadine Krefetz, Consultant, Reality Software, Contributing Editor, Streaming Media, asks three industry experts what their chunk size preferences are for their requirements.

What Cloud Means for Streaming

While definitions of "the cloud" can range widely, cloud usage for streaming ultimately results in several improvements to technological capacity and more efficient use of production funds. Four industry figures discuss the different ways they define and use cloud technology to improve workflows and meet complex customer needs.

Proprietary vs. Open-Source Streaming Codecs

What are the key advantages of proprietary versus open-source codecs? Many factors come into play based on finding the right balance of customer needs in various use cases

Edge Delivery and the Streaming Ecosystem

According to Jason Thibeault of the Streaming Video Technology Alliance, advances in edge computing have changed the streaming ecosystem in ways that require cooperation between CDN competitors in order to best serve the needs of their end users

Amazon vs. Netflix and the Future of OTT

How do "lifestyle bundle" companies such as Amazon and Apple have distinct advantages over established platforms like Netflix, and what does this mean for the future of OTT? Chris Pfaff of Chris Pfaff Tech Media and Evan Shapiro of ESHAP talk about how Amazon and Apple are changing the streaming industry in massive ways

Resiliency and Cloud Production

Jef Kethley of LiveSports talks about how his organization develops solid resiliency models in varying production environments through the use of multiple data centers and cost-effective cloud production.

How 5G Network Slicing Can Increase Monetization

While the telco industry has recently lost profits to service providers, 5G network slicing offers multiple networks that can create highly monetized tiers of service

How to Reduce the Streaming Industry's Carbon Footprint

Reducing the carbon impact and energy intensity of streaming media requires an industry-wide focus on both educating consumers and managing their service expectations

How OTT Aggregators Can Best Serve Diaspora Communities

Ellen Grogan of Brightcove talks about the ways OTT aggregators can serve diaspora communities via offering distinctive content discovery and advertising delivery

Will Live Linear Streaming Replace Traditional Broadcast TV?

Digital-first unicast streaming platforms give viewers more flexibility over traditional linear broadcasting while lessening the unpredictable complications of live scheduled programming like sporting events, says Jean Macher of Harmonic

How the Pandemic Changed Enterprise Streaming

Troy Fernald of Haivision talks about the ways that COVID necessitated a new focus on mission-critical applications to enhance real-time situational awareness between the nerve centers of corporate, government, and health organizations and their remote workers

How CDNs Can Increase Efficiency Through Industry Collaboration and Commoditization

Mark De Jong of CDN Alliance discusses how collaboration and commoditization in the Content Delivery Network space can enhance worldwide connection through the use of new technologies such as edge computing, along with a better focus on increasing telco infrastructure capacity in underserved regions

How to Improve Live Video Workflows Through Optimized Root Cause Analysis

Zixi has improved live video workflows through their specialized Software-Defined Video Platform, which uses dynamic machine learning and an automated analytics approach to Root Cause Analysis to assist with faster team problem-solving collaboration

360 Video and Ed Tech: What Are the Best Use Cases for Distance Learning?

In distance learning, 360 video for its own sake--no matter how cool it is--rarely goes over well; what are the use cases where it really adds to the mission? DiscoverVideo's Rich Mavrogeanes discusses real-world use cases where 360 video delivers unique experiences that wouldn't otherwise be possible with elearning, and others where it falls flat in this clip from Streaming Media East 2022.

Biggest Challenges of Moving from On-Prem to Cloud Video Workflows

Some streaming pros say cloud production has made 5-10 years of progress in the two years since the pandemic shook live production to its core, but when will cloud offer the sort of no-latency communication, preview, and replay producers expect and rely on in on-prem workflows? And will it require a paradigm shift in the way producers think about hardware purchases and usage? Live X's Corey Behnke, CNN's Ben Ratner, LiveU's Mike Savello, and Signiant's Jon Finegold discuss the challenges of cloud migration and the current state of cloud in this clip from Streaming Media East 2022.

Why Global Niche OTT Services Have Key Advantages With Specialized Audiences

Niche OTT streaming services are game-changers for global minority audiences such as Black and LGBTQ populations by offering community-building year-round programming that uplifts and celebrates underrepresented lives

How to Grow Revenue in a Hybrid World

Cadmium SVP Monte Evans discusses how to make hybrid and virtual events as seamless, effective, and profitable as face-to-face events in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media East 2022.

What Are Render Rates in Streaming Ad Insertion?

Penthera SVP Scott Halpert explains what render rates are in server-side ad insertion, and how they impact the advertising cost structure, and discusses how Penthera's 2nd Look makes render rate unpredictability less costly for advertisers in this clip from a panel at Streaming Media East 2022.

Vimond's Megan Wagoner Talks Acceleration of Cloud Broadcasting

Megan Wagoner of Norway-based OTT Video CMS provider Vimond discusses the current state of cloud broadcasting and how the pandemic has accelerated migration to the cloud in this interview with Streaming Media's Tim Siglin at Streaming Media East 2022.