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Towards new forms of news gathering through crowdsourced live mobile streaming systems

2017-03-15T05:19:00+00:00By Ray van Brandenburg Omar Niamut Arjen Veenhuizen TNO Netherlands Gert-Jaap Hoekman NU.nl

With the growing popularity of social media sites, online video services, and smartphones, content consumers are recording, editing, and broadcasting their own stories.


Live 360° video delivery

2019-10-17T14:14:00+01:00By Olie Baumann

In this paper, MediaKind explores viewport-adaptive 360º video delivery.


State-of-the-art of extended reality in 5G networks

2019-10-17T11:02:00+01:00By I.D.D. Curcio, S.N.B. Gunkel, T. Stockhammer

In this paper, Nokia Technologies, 2KPN/TNO, and Qualcomm explore use cases, architectural, protocols and codec aspects for XR systems over 5G networks and their state-of-the-art in 3GPP and MPEG standardization organizations.


A study on the transmission scheme for the advanced ISDB-T and verification by large-scale field experiments in Japan

2019-10-17T07:00:00+01:00By N. Shirai, S. Kawashima, T. Ijiguchi, A. Sato, H. Miyasaka, S. Asakura, T. Shitomi, T. Takeuchi, M. Nakamura, T. Nakatogawa, M. Okano, K. Tsuchida and M. Takada

In this paper, NHK explores the development of advanced terrestrial broadcasting technology to transmit ultra-high-definition television signals.


Regional contents in a national DVB-T2 SFN: A novel approach based on DVB-SIS

2019-10-17T07:00:00+01:00By V. Mignone, A. Bertella, D. Milanesio, B. Sacco, S. Ripamonti, M. Visintin

In this paper, Rai explores a system configuration that benefits from the multiple Physical Layer Pipes (PLP) of DVB-T2.


5G media streaming architecture

2019-10-17T07:00:00+01:00By F. Gabin, T. Lohmar, G. Heikkilä, L. D'Acunto, T. Stockhammer

In this paper, Ericsson, TNO & KPN and Qualcomm join to explore how the new 3GPP 5G Media Service Architecture (5GMSA) supports unicast downlink media distribution and uplink streaming.


Full duplex docsis & extended spectrum docsis hold hands to form the 10G cable network of the future

2019-10-17T07:00:00+01:00By Frank O’Keeffe, Ayham Al-Banna, Tom Cloonan

In this paper, ARRIS shows how Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC) networks are complementary in nature and explains how the XSD technology can use the same node technology.


5G for broadcasters – new opportunities for distribution and content

2019-10-17T07:00:00+01:00By A. Murphy, B. Weir, M. Waddell, R. Khokhar

In this paper, the BBC presents the results of the emerging requirements for future 5G deployments.


DAB over IP

2019-10-17T07:00:00+01:00By Alexander Erk & Fabian Sattler

In this paper, IRT explores DAB and IP as technical solutions for radio streaming.


Advanced video compression and rendering for highly immersive 8K+ applications

2019-10-17T07:00:00+01:00By M. Alvarez-Mesa, S. Sanz-Rodríguez, C. C. Chi, M. Glowiak, R. Haring

In this paper, Spin Digital Video Technologies, PSNC and Ars Electronica Futurelab join to explore a set of tools designed to simplify the distribution, playback and adaptation of high-quality immersive content for new immersive environments.


The emerging MPEG-5 EVC standard - Applications, technology and results

2019-10-17T07:00:00+01:00By Jonatan Samuelsson, Kiho Choi, Jianle Chen, Dmytro Rusanovskyy

In this paper, Divideon, Samsung, Futurewei, Qualcomm all explore the MPEG-5 Essential Video Coding (EVC) standard to facilitate rapid deployment and widespread use of the standard throughout the media industry.


Real-time decoding and AR playback of the emerging MPEG video-based point cloud compression standard

2019-10-17T07:00:00+01:00By S. Schwarz, M. Pesonen

In this paper, Nokia Technologies presents the world’s first implementation of the upcoming MPEG standard for video-based point cloud compression.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: 5G are we nearly there yet


Read technical papers discussing the impact and promise of 5G from Ericsson, Qualcomm, Samsung, Orange and Arris, watch experts in the IBC2018 Tech Talks presentation who discuss the reality of 5G and the pipeline for delivery.

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How will 5G really work?

2018-09-26T14:18:00+01:00By Charles Cheevers

5G Wireless Networks are being built to serve new applications. These applications must fund the development of the solutions and the infrastructure.

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Immersive media over 5G - What standards are needed?

2018-09-26T14:18:00+01:00By T. Stockhammer I. Bouazizi F. Gabin and G. Teniou

Mobile video will increase 9-fold between 2016 and 2021, accounting for 78% of total mobile data traffic by the end of the forecast period.

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5G: The vision, the reality and the future

2018-09-25T14:13:00+01:00By Simon Pike, Andre Seixas Dias Saverio Blasi Fiona Rivera Ebroul Izquierdo & Marta Mrak

In the past few years, 5G has moved from being a vision, through an intense process of standards development, to extensive trials around the world.

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Enhanced TV service over 3GPP MBMS

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By T. Stockhammer I. Bouazizi F. Gabin J.M. Guyot C. Lo T. Lohmar C. Thienot

The release of 3GPP to enable viable mobile and terrestrial TV services with the integration of rooftop antenna reception and existing TV receivers is a major milestone.

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Virtual Reality and Dash

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By D. Podborski E. Thomas M. M. Hannuksela S. Oh T. Stockhammer S. Pham

VR has gained significant attention primarily driven by the recent market availability of consumer devices.

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Specifying colour tolerances for HDR and WCG displays

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Jaclyn A. Pytlarz and Elizabeth G. Pieri

With a new high-dynamic-range (HDR) and wide-colour-gamut (WCG) standard defined in ITU-R BT.2100, display and projector manufacturers are racing to extend their visible colour gamut by brightening and widening colour primaries.

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A brightness measure for HDR TV

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By K. C. Noland and M. Pindoria

The industry is taking its first steps in HDR production, as standards for a complete high dynamic range (HDR) television ecosystem near completion.

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Tone mapping influences the bit-rate and the bit depth

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Lenzen L. Hedtke R. and Christmann M.

HDR will need a higher bit-rate because of its minimum quantisation and the fact that the images have much more details in the highlights and shadows.

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Characterisation of processing artifacts in HDR

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By O. Baumann A. Okell and J. Ström

The new Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV standards define a container which allows content creators to offer the consumer a much more immersive visual experience.

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Scalable distribution system for IP broadcasting

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By R. J. Bradbury

IP-based networks, both wired and wireless are expected to deliver commoditisation of media objects to consumers.

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HDR for the second screen

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Sean T. McCarthy

HDR will soon be just as much about delivering great video experiences to tablets and smartphones as it is about delivering to the UHD TV in the living room.

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Building scalable and resilient OTT services at Sky

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By T. C. Maule

Sky have tackled some of the most challenging scalability problems in the OTT space head-on.

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5G technology for live production

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Atle Sægrov and Steinar Bjørlykke

A new emerging 5G technology with phased array antennas was used for the contribution of live TV documentary broadcast in Norway.

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Using LTE Broadcast for a media optimised network

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By M. Pathan A. Phelagti G. Traver and M. Sanders

Providing the best viewing experience with superior quality, Telstra netwokr in Australia have LTE Broadcast, extending beyond the current unicast pull-based approach.

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ITU-R study group 6 for the future of broadcasting

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By Yukihiro Nishida

Leading the international standardisation of the end-to-end broadcasting chain from the production of programmes to their ultimate delivery to the audience.

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Wireless links for 8K Super Hi-Vision

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By J. Tsumochi and K. Murase et al.

The Super Hi-Vision (8K) regular broadcasting through broadcasting satellite will start in 2018.

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Perspectives of TV convergence towards 5G

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By A. De Vita R. Gaffoglio V. Mignone and A. Morello

The new eMBMS systems characteristics are well aligned to the technical requirements coming from the broadcast sector for TV services.

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The potential of T2 in a WiB planned DTT scenario

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By A. De Vita V. Mignone A. Morello and R. Gaffoglio

WiB is a new system concept proposed for DTT, where potentially all UHF channels allocated to broadcasting services are used from all transmitter sites.

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8K/HLG broadcasting camera system

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By T Sakiyama T Yamashita T Hanatani and S Mitsuhashi

The first NHK 8K camera employed 4K image sensors, the second model used an 8K single-chip colour image sensor offering compatibility with digital cinema lenses.

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Building a media supply chain in the cloud: A case study

2017-10-26T12:00:00+01:00By J C Derby

The rapid technical, social, and financial changes in the media industry are forcing all of us to re-examine our content supply chains.

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4G broadcast: Can LTE eMBMS help address the demand for mobile video

2017-04-29T09:00:00+01:00By A. J. Murphy C. R. Nokes BBC Research & Development United Kingdom

In recent years, the proliferation of highly capable smartphones means many more people are now interested in watching video on their mobile phones, and there is therefore a corresponding increase in the amount of content available for such devices, both as short- form clips as well as long-form programmes and ...

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Leveraging cloud-based predictive analytics to strengthen audience engagement

2017-04-24T09:00:00+01:00By U. Shakeel and M. Limcaco Amazon Web Services USA

An abundance of technical advancements has expanded the range of options for media consumers.

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Viewers' choice: Rethinking media personalisation in a multi-screen world

2017-04-21T09:00:00+01:00By Venu Vasudevan ARRIS Group Inc USA

TV as a medium is undergoing two notable changes - dispersion and atomisation.

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HEVC/H.265 codec system and transmission experiments aimed at 8K broadcasting

2017-04-19T09:00:00+01:00By Y. Sugito K. Iguchi A. Ichigaya K. Chida S. Sakaida NHK Japan; H. Sakate Y. Matsuda Y. Kawah

An 8K Super Hi-Vision (8K) broadcasting system capable of highly realistic 8K Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) video and 22.2 multichannel (22.2 ch) audio is currently under development

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Extended image dynamic range system for UHDTV broadcasting

2017-04-05T11:57:00+01:00By Y. Kusakabe Y. Ikeda N. Shirai K. Masaoka T. Yamashita Y. Nishida T. Ikeda and M. Sugawara N

The introduction of image systems with higher dynamic range and a wider colour gamut is a globally active topic.

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Ready for 8K UHDTV broadcasting in Japan

2017-04-04T17:27:00+01:00By Yusuke Miki Tsuyoshi Sakiyama Kenichiro Ichikawa Mayumi Abe Seiji Mitsuhashi Masayuki Miyazaki

8K Super Hi-Vision (UHDTV) is a broadcasting medium featuring 16 times the number of pixels as Hi-Vision (HDTV) and 22.2 multichannel sound to provide a highly realistic “you are there” sensation.

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Applications and deployments of server and network assisted DASH (SAND)

2017-04-04T15:01:00+01:00By Emmanuel Thomas MO van Deventer TNO the Netherlands; Thomas Stockhammer Qualcomm Inc; Ali C Bege

Streaming media technologies have evolved over the past few years. HTTP-based adaptive streaming is today the technology of choice for streaming over the Internet.

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Remote interpreting for live events and broadcast – inclusion in multiple ways

2017-03-27T16:14:00+01:00By Robin Ribback VerbaVoice GmbH Germany

Live content gathers the highest audience share on TV today – since pre-produced content can already be viewed on demand.

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H2B2VS (HEVC hybrid broadcast broadband video services) – building innovative solutions over hybrid networks

2017-03-27T16:11:00+01:00By R. Monnier Thomson Video Networks France; A. Mourelle Hispasat Spain; J-P. Bernoux TDF France

Started in January 2013, H2B2VS (1) is a Eureka Celtic-Plus project.

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A workflow for next generation immersive content

2017-03-27T13:07:00+01:00By Nicolas Mollet Fabien Danieau François Le Clerc Technicolor; Tim Dillon MPC

Virtual Reality (VR), Video, and Video games are converging. Movies and games are getting closer, sharing techniques and contents.

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The full monty: Moving beyond the hybrid cloud

2017-03-27T13:00:00+01:00By M. Yanchyshyn Amazon Web Services Inc. USA

Many media companies are moving some of their video and visual effects workflows to the cloud, but leaving some components—such as primary data storage and editing workstations—on-premises.

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Delivery of High Dynamic Range video using existing broadcast infrastructure

2017-03-27T12:55:00+01:00By L. Litwic O. Baumann P. White Ericsson; M. S. Goldman Ericsson USA

4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV displays were introduced in 2012, with the promise of fundamentally changing television through having four times the spatial resolution of High Definition TV (HDTV), with 3840x2160 pixels.

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Enhancing MPEG DASH performance via server and network assistance

2017-03-24T16:56:00+00:00By Emmanuel Thomas M.O. van Deventer TNO the Netherlands; Thomas Stockhammer Qualcomm Germany; Ali

Over the last few years, HTTP-based adaptive streaming has become the technology of choice for streaming media content over the Internet.

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Architectures and protocols powering illegal content streaming over the internet

2017-03-24T16:55:00+00:00By D. Leporini Viaccess-Orca France

The history of pay-TV [1, 2, 3], considering the business at stake, is unsurprisingly tightly coupled with the history of content services piracy, effectively proving the saying that “security is a process, not a product” in this industry.

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Wireless distribution of audiovisual media services

2017-03-24T16:54:00+00:00By Darko Ratkaj European Broadcasting Union Switzerland

There has never been more content available and consumed then there is today. The huge popularity of media is not new.

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Improving user experience when HTTP adaptive streaming clients compete for bandwidth

2017-03-24T16:52:00+00:00By Ch. Taibi F. Le Bolzer R. Houdaille Technicolor France

The increasing number of connected displays is driving the current explosion of Internet video traffic.

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Using IMF for international distribution: What does that mean?

2017-03-24T16:51:00+00:00By B.F. Devlin Dalet UK

Speed reading can often lead to misinterpretation. The title of this paper, “USING IMF FOR INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION”, is intentionally ambiguous, hence the subtitle WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? Assuming that you interpret IMF as SMPTE’s Interoperable Mastering Format (1), the ambiguity comes from the word using.

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A 'display independent' High Dynamic Range television system

2017-03-24T16:36:00+00:00By T. Borer and A. Cotton BBC R&D

With improvements in technology, television with greater impact, more “presence”, deeper “immersion”, a “wow factor”, or, in short, better pictures, is now possible.

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Image adaptation requirements for High Dynamic Range video under reference and non-reference viewing conditions

2017-03-21T13:29:00+00:00By M. Pindoria and S. Thompson British Broadcasting Corporation United Kingdom

High Dynamic Range video (HDR) is a relatively new technique which allows the content producer to more accurately reproduce an image without the suppression of highlights usually associated with conventional video.

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DASH in ATSC 3.0: Bridging the gap between OTT and broadcast

2017-03-21T11:53:00+00:00By Thomas Stockhammer Iraj Sodagar Waqar Zia Sachin Deshpande Sejin Oh and Mary-Luc Champel

ATSC 3.0 revolutionizes TV broadcast distribution. For the first time, a hybrid system is designed from day 1 in order to support broadcast and broadband distribution in an integrated manner and to target different receiver platforms.

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Improving live performance in HTTP adaptive streaming systems

2017-03-21T11:51:00+00:00By Kevin Streeter Adobe Systems USA

While HTTP adaptive streaming (HAS) technology has been very successful in delivering stable over-the-top video experiences at large scale, the technology has a number of important limitations as well.

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High Dynamic Range subjective testing

2017-03-21T11:40:00+00:00By M. E. Nilsson and B. Allan British Telecommunications plc UK

UHD televisions are now retailing in significant numbers, and UHD services are starting to appear in the market.

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Real time cross-mapping of High Dynamic Range images

2017-03-20T17:34:00+00:00By J. A. Pytlarz K. D. Thurston D. Brooks P. Boon R. Atkins Dolby Laboratories USA

Broadcast production today utilises a single colour volume workflow, as majority of footage is captured in one format: SDR (gamma non-linear curve and ITU-R BT.709 (1) colour primaries).

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Best practices for OTT dynamic ad insertion

2017-03-16T16:47:00+00:00By Matt Smith Anvato Inc.

With the streaming format wars in the rear view mirror, HAS, specifically Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and the Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (MPEG DASH) specifications now allow for the efficient, scalable delivery of media content globally from conventional HTTP servers.

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Implementing dynamic ad insertion in HTML5 using MPEG DASH

2017-03-16T16:46:00+00:00By Stefan Pham Fraunhofer FOKUS; Kilroy Hughes Microsoft; Thorsten Lohmar Ericsson

Content owners and broadcasters are increasingly using adaptive streaming (ABR) over HTTP to reach a multitude of devices at any time and place.

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Increasing ad personalization with server-side ad insertion

2017-03-16T16:46:00+00:00By Lionel Bringuier Elemental Technologies USA

There is no question that consumers have come to expect content anywhere, any time and on any device, whether fixed or mobile, on demand.

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Local content delivery in SFNS using layered division multiplexing (LDM)

2017-03-16T16:44:00+00:00By J. Montalban P. Angueira M. Velez University of the Basque Country Spain; Y. Wu L. Zhang W. Li

Terrestrial broadcast services delivery is based on Single Frequency Networks (SFNs) in most European countries, and most likely, it will be the future of the North American broadcasting networks.

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BT Sport Ultra HD - Europe's first ultra high definition television sports channel

2017-03-10T10:24:00+00:00By Andy Beale Simon Jones and Ian Wallace BT Sport London UK. BT TSO London UK

BT launched its IPTV service in 2006 offering a combination of On-Demand video and Digital Terrestrial Television. In 2012 BT TV added multicast delivered channels to the service providing High Definition (HD) Linear TV, over a Fibre-To-The-Cabinet (FTTC) access network, to BT Broadband customers.

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Real world live 4K Ultra HD broadcasting with High Dynamic Range

2017-03-10T10:22:00+00:00By N. Andersen Vimond Media Solutions Norway

The first public demonstrations of the live production and delivery to home of 3840 x 2160 images were held in the early 2010s. These early trials prioritised the broadcast of higher resolution images over increased dynamic range or wider colour gamut. They were the result of advances in technology throughout ...

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Celebrating the launch of 8K/4K UHDTV satellite broadcasting and progress on full-featured 8K UHDTV in Japan

2017-03-10T10:20:00+00:00By Satoshi Hara Akira Hanada Ichie Masuhara Takayuki Yamashita and Kohji Mitani NHK Japan

NHK has been engaged in the development and standardisation of the 8K “Super Hi- Vision” (SHV) system since 1995. Super Hi-Vision is a state-of-the-art television (TV) broadcasting system that provides ultra-realistic viewing experiences to viewers, creating the sensation that they are in the actual scene.

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UHD for broadcast and the DVB Ultra HD-1 Phase 2 standard

2017-03-10T10:20:00+00:00By Thierry Fautier Harmonic Inc. San Jose California USA

The primary focus of this paper is to describe the different video options that will be used for broadcast or unicast over HTTP.

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A social experience for online TV

2017-03-10T10:19:00+00:00By N. Andersen Vimond Media Solutions Norway

You can’t stay relevant as a broadcaster with a one-to-many communication strategy. It’s a two-way street now. More and more content is being consumed on other screens than the television, and often outside of the live broadcasting schedule.

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How true, synchronized live OTT can change the second screen and social TV game

2017-03-10T10:19:00+00:00By Per Lindgren SVP Live OTT Ted Olsson Product Manager Live OTT Net Insight Sweden

CDNs and OTT video distribution platforms today use technologies such as HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and MPEG-DASH, which use segmentation of the video streams and HTTP for delivery.