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

The Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) protocol was originally developed by Macromedia (Now Adobe) for high-performance transmission of audio, video and data over the Internet between Flash based platform technologies, including Flash Player & Adobe AIR and the Server. RTMP is available as an open specification to create products and technology that enable delivery of video, audio, …
Ad-Supported Video on Demand (AVOD) is referred to monetization of video services that are made available to the end-user at no charge but are Ad-supported by adding advertisement in any manner to the video on demand. It can either be a Freemium service or Hybrid model of SVOD/TVOD/AVOD. AVOD services are typically cheaper than SVOD …
Electronic Sell Through (EST) or sometimes also known as Download to Own (DTO) is referred to digital sale of media where consumers pays a one-time fee to download the media for unlimited viewing or accessed on demand via the Internet, Mobile and Cable. It is also described as an extension to Home Video Market. Examples …
Pay-Per-View (PPV) is a system where a viewer is required to pay a certain fee for viewing special programs such as Live Events or Sports. The program is telecasted at the same time to everyone subscribing to PPV Service. Examples for Pay-Per-View (PPV): WWE- World Wrestling Federation, UFC
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Content Metadata means various properties (information) of a content such as title, description, story, actor, poster, trailer etc. These metadata will make your videos search friendly and easily discoverable on your video platform as well as on major search engines like Google. Hence, it is important to understand the content metadata types, so that you will …
TVOD stands for Transaction Video on Demand that refers to services where customers pay for each video on demand program either to access for permanent use or download it on a rental basis for a limited time period. This services are often related to movies or a series or for any particular sports or events. …
Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) refers to monetization of services that provide unlimited access to a specific program for a regularly charged monthly fee. Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) services are regarded better compared to cable or broadcast networks as it provides the subscriber with full control and flexibility to start, pause, fast-forward, rewind or …
Video on Demand is referred to a system that allows viewers to watch a variety of programming based video content in real-time or download it for later use. Video on demand services can be used for entertainment, education, video conferencing and Live events. VOD systems at a consumer level can stream content through STB, Computers, …
In broadcasting, Over-The-Top content (OTT) is the delivery of audio, video, and other media over the Internet without the involvement of a multiple-system operator in the control or distribution of the content. The Internet provider may be aware of the contents of the Internet Protocol packets but is not responsible for, nor able to control, …


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