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The Business Case for Hybrid TV and AI

Video on demand (VOD) and OTT live services have come a long way since their introduction and, rather than solely competing with traditional broadcasting, they are becoming more important than ever in helping to keep broadcast TV networks popular, in particular when combining TV broadcasting with online TV into Hybrid TV models, thanks to convergen...

Submitted by Oliver Botti
Published 26 March 2020

Run Leaner, More Agile and Scalable OTT Operations

The migration to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) for media processing is underway and growing as broadcasters and content service providers explore new ways to increase agility and operational efficiencies. With media processing SaaS, content and service providers can quickly and easily deploy new channels, deliver a better quality of experience (QoE)...

Submitted by Olivier Karra
Published 18 July 2018

5G Streaming - The Rollout

5G will bring significant improvements in bandwidth per device, capacity per network and reduced latency per session. These are all very important features for video both today and going forward. The growth of new formats such as UHD, AR, VR and 360 video place much greater demand on the networks that serve consumer devices, so 5G will be essential...

Submitted by Steve Plunkett - new
Published 04 April 2017

A changing media industry

Q. How is the media industry changing today? The media industry, especially the digital TV industry, is going through some revolutionary changes both in terms of how video is delivered and how it is watched. Until a few years ago, consumers watched TV programs that were delivered via a dedicated and controlled network. Content was aggregated and de...

Submitted by Anupama Anantharaman
Published 07 December 2016

The Challenges of Streaming

The purpose of this article to highlight the challenges facing small and medium streaming services. It is intended to look at how to achieve successful live and pre recorded content by means of streaming. In this article I would like to share the knowledge and the experience I have gained so far. I will also talk about the kit I use, how it is used...

Submitted by Joseph Ail
Published 14 June 2016

Bridging the Gap between Broadcast and Online

Social media and VOD services have increasingly become more important platforms for the telling of news and current affairs stories. Just a few years ago news producers would create a show for a particular time slot but now, news segments are published online almost immediately after being created. To do this however, each platform having its own f...

Submitted by Petter Ole
Published 14 June 2016

How to Deliver Live and VOD UHD Content With Minimum Band...

by Thierry Fautier Issue 108 - December 2015 Consumers are lighting the path toward worldwide acceptance of Ultra HD (UHD). Recent research from Eutelsat Communications revealed that consumers are willing to pay up to 10 a month to benefit from the increased sharpness, immersion and vivid color that UHD content offers. Theyre also willing to invest...

Submitted by Thierry Fautier
Published 17 December 2015

The beat goes on... 4k, 8k and the continual need for T&a...

by Adam Schadle Issue 107 - November 2015 Just a few short years ago, 4k was the future, but now that 4k televisions and other screens are becoming more widely available, the format is careening toward the present. 4k is still an emerging delivery format, to be sure. After all, there are still places in the world that have yet to transition from SD...

Submitted by Adam Schadle
Published 01 December 2015

The holistic approach to fighting piracy

by Rory OConnor Issue 102 - June 2015 Now more than ever, consumers are driving the way that their content is delivered and consumed across platforms. Content owners increasingly need to be able to respond and adapt in an agile manner to deliver quality content across every consumer device from the day they hit the market. To stay relevant, operato...

Submitted by Rory O Connor
Published 01 July 2015

From VoD to Linear TV

by Nikos Kyriopopoulos Issue 100 - April 2015 Content owners, broadcasters, and operators worldwide typically provide a sizable library of VoD content and a limited offering of live/linear programming. This unbalanced ratio between VoD and linear TV offerings is historically shaped by two factors:- The cost associated with linear TV production, a b...

Submitted by Nikos Kyriopoulos
Published 01 May 2015

Looking to the Cloud for broadcast business success

by Tom Donoghue Issue 87 - March 2014 More and more, todays highly competitive and rapidly evolving marketplace is ruled by consumer demand for seamless anywhere, anytime, any-device access to high-quality content. Broadcasters are learning quickly that competitive advantage is all about finding new ways to engage audiences and attract advertisers...

Submitted by Tom Donoghue
Published 01 April 2014

Managing workflow for VOD and catch-up service on iPhones...

by Scott FavelleIssue 81 - September 2013 Pilat Medias IBMS: OnDemand serves as Foxtel Go backend management system, managing scheduling, rights, metadata, and workflow for VOD and catch-up service on iPhones and iPads As one of Australias most progressive and dynamic media companies, Foxtel offers an outstanding entertainment experience every day...

Submitted by Scott Favelle
Published 01 October 2013

Will Youview and IPTV change the face of TV Broadcasting

Youview, and the evolution of Internet Protocol TV (IPTV), are set to have a major impact on the UK broadcasting industry. Youview is the latest evolution of Freeview and Freesat, the Set Top Boxes (STB) that give access to additional channels without a monthly subscription. Freeview gives viewers access to terrestrial broadcasts, while Freesat ena...

Submitted by Bob Pank#
Published 01 April 2011

How to create and brand a live TV experience online

Late last year, Pixel Power worked closely with the Perform Group to brand the first ever live England football match online, a landmark event. Before we discuss that in detail, there is a wider question to answer: what do we mean by “branding”? Branding is fundamentally how you differentiate your channel; how you make it stand out in the crowd and...

Submitted by Bob Pank#
Published 01 July 2010

Delivering Superior Quality of Service in IPTV Networks

To maintain differentiation in a competitive triple play market, the key operational challenge for telecommunications operators is how to efficiently deliver superior quality of service (QoS) levels. Intuitive use and simplified presentation of video quality and telecom transmission information are essential to win and keep customers. The video and...

Submitted by Dennis Lennie
Published 01 June 2009