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Online Streaming & Artificial Intelligence: A New Era for OTT

Artificial Intelligence is shaking up the broadcasting landscape and media & entertainment industry. Players, both big and small, are racing to leverage AI to differentiate their services from the rest. The research around the technology has been extensive and the investments are in billions. AI is one primary factor that helps marketers identify their customers …

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Broadcasting in 2018: Market, Monetization, and More

The rise of OTT players, development of various online video streaming platforms, faster connectivity, and rapidly changing consumer preferences are driving exponential growth for the broadcasting industry. Given the changing media consumption patterns, it goes without saying that capturing and engaging the audience matters the most, and OTT providers are leaving no stone unturned for …

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Live Stream growing as big as VOD

“Live streaming” as a format has been a growing favorite over the last few years. Consumers are preferring live content to on-demand content of late. Everyone wants to see what’s happening live. The revolution began with user-generated live content and with Snapchat stories being the pioneer. Earlier over-the-top (OTT) live content was limited to sports …

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HTML5 Player and its role in media distribution

Nowadays almost every business relies on video content to market their product or services. A video player can only be called a good one if it has features such as live streaming support, responsive platform, reporting and analytics, ad blocking facility, customization, content management such as sharing, publishing, etc. Having said that, one must note …

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4K streaming, Augmented Reality, and other OTT trends in 2018

The year 2017 bade adieu in style with the sensational $52 billion acquisition of Fox by Disney. While the entertainment industry is yet to get past the historical event, 2018 has come up with more promises, bigger expectations and not certainly devoid of risks. The risk in terms of saturation, disinvestments by tiny players,  merger …

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High Dynamic Range for mobile: HDR Premium, Dolby Vision, and more

In my previous blog on HDR and enhancing the effect of 4K, we had discussed the traits of High Dynamic Range being designed to accommodate a greater range of contrast in a video content. HDR allows images with high contrast to be displayed with much greater clarity and more details in the shadows and highlights. …

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Decoding streaming protocols: A take on RTMP and HLS

The popularity of video streaming services are growing every day and platform providers are striving hard to provide a hassle-free experience to their subscribers. According to reports, 45% of live video audiences pay for live, exclusive, Video-on-Demand content from a favorite team, speaker, or performer. This number is already pretty motivating for streaming providers and …

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OTT ‘2017 – A look back

The year 2017 has been witness to key trends and major industry movements for the Over-the-Top (OTT) industry. Globally, we have seen staggering numbers in terms of industry growth and forecast. We saw growth of cord-cutting, live streaming and the advent of new trends such as public binging, original content production, platform hybridization, etc. According …

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What is DRM and how to implement the right one

Piracy has been an ever-growing challenge for the gargantuan volume of data floating in the world wide web. Data centers around the globe have been under continuous surveillance ever since hackers have begun displaying their mettle. Data security has been at the #1 spot on the priority list of any IT team. Data has not …

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Build your own Spotify

Building a music streaming service might not seem as daunting as launching a VoD service. The content in itself being not so data intensive creates a general perception that it’s easier to launch and run an online music streaming platform. Contrarily, that’s not the case. Although there aren’t as many players offering music streaming as that …