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captioning and loudness regulations. This capability also helps broadcasters to monitor, identify, and address the limitations of the networks and devices that facilitate delivery and viewing. In addition to providing a true recording of services along with associated metadata, Observer OTT facilitates remote streaming and review, with in-depth analysis of both unencrypted and encrypted content. Featuring a customizable multiview function within its complete interface, the solution allows users to monitor the entire OTT pipeline for any given service via just one visual display. Users thus can ensure that video-on-demand and linear services are available continuously at optimal quality, validate service level agreements with CDNs, confirm the presence of captioning, and determine that specialized apps are providing optimal quality of experience. Observer OTT makes it possible for broadcasters to compare the streams sent by the operator with those received via the target device, as well as to confirm the integrity of content being consumed across geographically distributed locations, even without access to the direct feed from the content delivery network (CDN). The solution ingests content from all variety of target mobile devices not only to provide a valuable look at how consumers experience streamed content, but also to supply rich data that speeds isolation and resolution of any quality issues for content viewed on any device. Further supporting troubleshooting related to quality of experience, this technology enables broadcasters to confirm that the apps used by consumers to access content are functioning properly. The OTT monitoring system empowers the user to interact with the actual devices and applications being examined. A series of scripts can be used to target and verify a variety of use cases. Offering broadcasters an affordable yet complete solution for verifying FCC compliance and the quality of current and new OTT services and media applications, automated OTT-monitoring technology is playing a valuable role in easing the industry’s migration toward Internet-based content delivery. In the case of technology such as Volicon’s Observer system, monitoring for Internet- delivered content can be incorporated seamlessly into the larger monitoring workflow, including both linear and nonlinear distribution channels. As a result, broadcasters can smoothly and confidently extend their services into the OTT realm, leveraging and monetizing their high-value professionally produced content more broadly to reach a larger audience, increase brand awareness and loyalty, and add to the bottom line. KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 115 JULY 2016 | 57