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

ABS or Adaptive Bitrate Streaming is a performance management method for streaming multimedia over computer networks.  In the past, most video streaming approaches were built on RTSP or RTP. However, today most adaptive streaming technologies are built for transmission over HTTP over large, broad-distribution networks. With this streaming method, viewers can get optimal image and …
Bitrate describes the rate at which bits are transferred from one point to another. In simple language, it measures how much data is transmitted from one point to another in a given amount of time. Commonly, bitrate is measured in megabits per second (Mbps), kilobits per second (Kbps) or bits per second (bps). Bitrate can describe …
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) is a set of globally open standards that define digital broadcasting using existing cable, satellite and terrestrial infrastructures. These standards define the data link layer and physical layer of the distribution system. Similar to all digital communication systems, DVB uses the simple yet powerful binary digit pair i.e. ones and zeros, …
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, …
NVOD or Near Video on Demand is a video delivery service. It allows a viewer to choose from a restricted number of broadcast video channels when they are broadcast. NVOD channels are used for Pay-Per-View services and they have pre-designated schedule times. In NVOD, programmes made available for selection are broadcast at staggered intervals (e.g. …

API

API or Application Programming Interface is a set of subroutine protocols, tools and definitions for creating Application Software. In other words, it is a code which makes possible for two software programs to interact with each other. API makes it simpler to develop a software application by providing all the building blocks. Types of API …
Linear TV is a real-time television service that broadcasts scheduled programs, conventionally over the air or through satellite/cable, not streamed to a specific user. Nearly, all broadcast television services count as linear TV.  
The process of converting digital video files from one format to another is known as Video Encoding.  As different browsers and devices support different video formats, all the videos must go through an encoding process to convert the original source video to be viewable on different devices (Including set-top boxes, mobile phones, tablets, computers) and …
Basically, “Encoder” is a device that is used to convert data from one format to another. It can be either software or hardware. An encoder is important for converting the forage from your camera to streamable data. RTMP (Real Time Messaging Protocol) is the most popular format for the converted data. The encoder takes the format …
AirPlay allows you to mirror your display and stream video from iPad, Mac or iPhone to Apple TV. It also allows you to stream audio to any compatible speakers or Apple TV and including those connected to an AirPort Express router. AirPlay simply connects and starts streaming if you are on the same Wi-Fi network. …

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