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Apple Backs AV1: What Does This Mean for the Future of Video Codecs

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Earlier this month, Apple joined the Alliance for Open Media (AOM), which is working on the next-generation AV1 video compression standard. It’s interesting that Apple is now supporting AV1, after having just announced backing HEVC in both devices and software tools (i.e., publishing, browsers). Why Apple Now Stands Behind AV1 There are a few reasons,…

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The Hot Trend in the MENA Region – OTT Video Delivery

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In the Middle East and North Africa, OTT TV episodes and movies will generate revenues of $1.75 billion by 2022, more than quadruple the $428 million recorded in 2016, according to the latest report from Digital TV Research. There’s no doubt about it: The pay-TV market is changing rapidly thanks to the ubiquitousness of OTT…

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V-Blog: IP-Based Workflow – AMWA IS-04 Specification (Part 3)

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Part 3 of our V-Blog series on IP examines how the AMWA IS-04 specification enables different systems from different manufacturers to talk to one another in an all-IP environment. For example, instead of manually configuring routing tables for SDI today, the IS-04 specification automates the discovery and registration process for IP sources and destinations on…

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V-Blog: IP-Based Workflow: SMPTE ST 2110 (Part 2)

Part 2 of our V-Blog series on IP focuses on SMPTE ST 2110 and explores the requirements for more complex workflows that can benefit from uncompressed IP solutions. Where SMPTE ST 2022-6 sets the baseline for IP interoperability, this edition explains how SMPTE ST 2110 enables greater flexibility in handling video, audio and data sources…

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OTT Innovation Is Heating Up

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OTT is one of the biggest technology trends in the pay-TV environment right now. Global OTT revenues will more than double between 2016 and 2022, driven by the success of subscription video-on-demand (SVOD), according to a new study from Digital TV Research. The study claims that online TV episode and movie rentals will grow from…

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V-Blog: IP-Based Workflow: SMPTE ST 2022-6 (Part 1)

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We’re on the cusp of moving to all uncompressed video over IP thanks to standards such as SMPTE ST 2022-6 and the newly approved SMPTE ST 2110. In the first of this series of V-Blogs on IP, our resident expert discusses ST 2022-6 implementation and explains how hybrid SDI and IP solutions can help broadcasters…

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ATSC 3.0: The Migration to Next-Gen TV

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With ATSC 3.0 just on the verge of completion, and the repack underway, now is the ideal time for broadcasters in the U.S. to start planning how and when they’ll migrate to the next-gen TV standard. ATSC 3.0 will provide broadcasters with the opportunity to offer superior over-the-air TV as well as deliver hybrid broadcast…

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Channel Origination From the Cloud Is Simplifying OTT Service Delivery

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According to recent research from Parks Associates, over 50 percent of U.S. broadband households now watch internet video on a television screen. Moreover, 72 percent of non-pay-TV subscribers subscribe to an OTT video service and use it as their primary source for content. As demand for OTT services grows, video content and service providers are…

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Preparing For The Mobile Video Tsunami

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Video traffic on mobile devices is climbing at an amazing rate. It’s been reported that 80 percent of mobile traffic will be video in two years, and according to Strategy Analytics worldwide revenue from mobile video will reach $25 billion by 2021. This year mobile video viewing has averaged 29 minutes a day and will…

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All IP or Hybrid SDI?

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Broadcasters have choices when it comes to delivering linear and OTT content from the baseband world. Change is rampant in the world of broadcast television. Not only are consumers wanting to watch in higher resolutions with greater quality, they crave advanced features like catch-up TV and OTT. To address the evolutions in TV consumption, broadcasters…

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