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Explanation of terms and acronyms related to the media and broadcasting world. Updated every week!

Pay TV is a television broadcasting system, where users need to pay to watch a specific channel or program. Usually, Pay TV includes pay-per-view premium content such as newly released movies or sporting events, which may be delivered at a scheduled time or on-demand.  However, it is different than Pay Per View. Alternatively, it is …
WebRTC stands for Web Real-Time Communications. It is a very powerful, exciting, leading-edge technology and standard. Being a free, open-source project, it offers mobile applications and web browsers with real-time communication through simple APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). It allows video and audio communication to work inside web pages by eliminating the need to download native …
LMS or Learning Management System is a software program that helps you create, manage & deliver eLearning courses anywhere on any device. An LMS delivers and manages all types of content, including documents, courses, and videos. A learning management system may also provide students with the ability to use interactive features such as discussion forums, …
A paywall is a system of limiting access to content through a paid subscription. Sports web sites and online news are the most common users of paywalls. There are three high-level models of paywall: Hard Paywall, Soft Paywall, and combination of both. Mainly, the content restrictions of a hard paywall are much stricter compared to …
Basically, a site map is a layout of a website’s content. It is designed to help both search engines and users navigate the site. Site maps are like the layout maps in large shopping malls, which helps you find different departments. A site map can be an organization chart, a hierarchical list of web-pages (with links) …
SAML or Security Assertion Mark-up Language is an open standard that allows identity providers (IdP) to pass authorization credentials to service providers (SP). SAML transactions use XML or Extensible Markup Language for standardized communications between the service providers and identity provider. SAML 2.0 enables Single-Sign On (SSO). With SSO, users can log in once to …
OVP or Online Video Platforms can use a user-generated content (UGC) model, software as a service (SaaS) business model or a do it yourself (DIY) model. OVP offers an end to end solution from creating a website, uploading video, encoding video, video playback to user management for both video on demand and live streaming. Usually, …
UDP (User Datagram Protocol) is mainly used for establishing loss-tolerating and low-latency connections between applications on the internet. It is used as an alternative to TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) UDP randomly sends data packets or datagrams to recipients without checking for missed packets. It is used when error correction is not necessary, and speed is …
Blockchain is a digitized, decentralized ledger of Cryptocurrency transactions. Not only, it can be programmed to record financial transactions but virtually everything of value also. It allows market participants to keep track of digital currency transactions without central record keeping.
Cryptocurrency is a type of virtual, digital or alternative currency. It uses strong cryptography to control the creation of additional units, verify the transfer of assets and secure financial transactions. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency to capture the public imagination. It is much easier to transfer funds between two parties in a transaction by using …