Tag: OTT

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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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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The OTT Dilemma: How to Ensure Superior QoE

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OTT video consumption is soaring. Recent research from Parks Associates shows that 31 percent of U.S. broadband households have multiple OTT service subscriptions, which is nearly one-half of the 63 percent of U.S. broadband households subscribing to at least one OTT service. Many pay-TV providers are jumping on the OTT bandwagon in order to satisfy…

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V-Blog: EyeQ

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Let’s look at Harmonic EyeQ™, our new compression technology that allows us to achieve 50% bandwidth savings with consistent, superior high quality video to OTT applications.

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Mobile Video Optimization Reinvented

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As I prepare to attend Mobile World Congress at the end of the month (February 27 to March 2 in Barcelona), I’ve been thinking a lot about the delivery of video over mobile networks. Transporting video over mobile networks has been a subject of interest for the last several years, and lately, it’s becoming a…

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Software-based Encoding is Driving Momentum for UHD and 4K Services

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The broadcast and pay-TV industries are gearing up for the mass deployment of 4K video. Research from Strategy Analytics revealed that almost half of all homes in the U.S will own a 4K TV by 2020. Yet, as consumer desire to watch video content in higher resolutions and on an ever-growing number of screens grows,…

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Eureka! The cure for poor quality ABR delivery has finally arrived

Codec optimization is becoming critical for ABR delivery. Here’s why: Consumer demand for OTT services is increasing at a staggering pace, and today’s viewers expect the same high-quality experience on smartphones and tablets as they’re used to getting on the television. According to Limelight Networks’ consumer research report, “The State of Online Video,” consumers’ biggest…

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

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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)

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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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