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

OBS (Open Broadcast Software)

Open Broadcaster Software or OBS is a free and open source software suitable for live streaming and recording. OBS provides broadcasting, recording, encoding, scene composition and real-time source and device capture. Primarily, data transmission is done through the Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) and can be sent to any RTMP supporting destination, including several pre-sets for streaming websites for example, Facebook, Youtube, and Twitch.tv.  

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OpEx

OpEx or operating expenditure is an ongoing cost for running a business, system, or product. In other words, OpEx is the fund that supports your day-to-day business. OpEx can include, wages, utilities, printer cartridges, software, warranties, and contract items such as maintenance agreements or yearly service, and rent tend not to have future benefits. Rather, they are a necessity at the moment.

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Over-the-top content (OTT)

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, the viewing abilities, copyrights, and/or other redistribution of the content. This model contrasts with the purchasing or rental of video or audio content from an…

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OVP (Online Video Platform)

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, OVPs have Content Management System (CMS) where users need to login to add content, upload video, setting up monetization plan, view video analytics which may…

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OVP (Online Video Platform)

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, OVPs have Content Management System (CMS) where users need to login to add content, upload video, setting up monetization plan, view video analytics which may…

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Security and Compliance in Streaming Solutions
Security and Compliance in Streaming Solutions

Security and compliance are critical considerations in the development and deployment of streaming solutions, ensuring the protection of sensitive data and adherence to regulatory standards. In this webinar, we shall have an insightful look at both these aspects.

On Security, we shall look at Data Encryption to protect Content and Access Controls for the Network. On Compliance, we will look deeper into regulations on Data Privacy, Accessibility Standards, Industry-specific regulations, and Recordkeeping & audit trails.

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February 22

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