Tag: IPTV

IPTV 2.0 is Coming – It’s Time to Get Prepared! (Part 2)

IPTV 2.0

IPTV 2.0 is upon us. In the first part of this blog series, we took a look at the challenges facing telco operators in the IPTV 1.0 environment, mainly related to bandwidth. Now let’s move on to how adaptive bitrate (ABR) technology is helping relieve these pain points as the industry veers toward the next-generation…

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IPTV 2.0 is Coming – It’s Time to Get Prepared! (Part 1)

IPTV 2.0

At TV Connect 2014, Harmonic predicted the arrival of IPTV 2.0, and it’s becoming true. During this two-part series, I’m going to take you on an IPTV 2.0 journey. The first part will focus on defining IPTV and the typical challenges encountered for IPTV 1.0. So what is IPTV? IPTV is a switched IP technology…

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Cable and Mobile: A Match Made in Heaven

Cable and Mobile

When telcos started offering, voice, broadband, video and mobile, cable and pure play mobile operators had a good reason to work together. Historically, telcos had not been pushing hard on the quad play services, primarily because people bought mobile and triple play services independently. However, we can see that after the acquisition of DirecTV, AT&T…

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Top Video Predictions in 2016: Adaptive Streaming Technologies

Adaptive Streaming technologies

Part 3 of  The Top 16 Predictions for the Video World in 2016. Adaptive streaming has certainly been a popular method of video consumption over the last few years. For 2016 we see a few areas of enhancement. The Adaptive Streaming World is Getting Smarter We all have implemented (stupidly?) the recommended profiles provided either by…

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Changing the Game for Traditional Broadcasters

Changing the Game for Traditional Broadcasters

These are interesting times for traditional media companies, video service providers, and broadcasters. They’re facing tremendous pressure to stay profitable and compete effectively against new multiscreen players, which means launching new services that can provide additional revenue streams and attract new audiences. Meeting these challenges requires the ability to operate in a unified video delivery…

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