Viaccess-Orca’s Ofer Weintraub discusses the requirements for second screen apps.
The tough challenges faced by communication service providers (CSPs) from over-the-top service providers create a pressing need for fast-paced innovation, at a level that operators may not be used to. Compared to mobile service providers, ISPs and cable operators have fewer applications in their arsenal to fight the "dump pipe" threat. IPTV and interactive content delivery is perhaps their best bet in that fight.
In this podcast, we speak to Steve McCaffery, VP and GM for EMEA at Motorola Mobility, on changing customer expectations for multiscreen video, the challenges they create for service providers, and the impact he expects user-generated content to have on the multiscreen environment.
Over-the-top services have long been considered as a threat for network service providers (NSPs) and more specifically TV players. Cord cutting was expected to be so strong that NSPs were seen by many to be returning to the so-called "dumb pipes" strategy.
For THE best way to find new music (be it Hip Hop, rock, house or reggae) without paying a dime, look no further than YouTube. Yet while it is undoubtedly good for music lovers, for artists maybe not so much. According to Nielsen's “music 360” survey, nearly two-thirds of US teenagers under the age of 18 use Google’s YouTube to listen to music more than any other medium.
More than ever, the seamless delivery of video services throughout the network is a business imperative for IPTV operators, and managing customer experience is a key differentiator between video providers.
The latest move by Google to consolidate all the data that it gets across its multiple platforms into a single consumer view is the latest move in an industry in which understanding who your customer is, what content they want and where and how they wish to consume it has become the goal for everyone – from retailers to telecoms companies and everyone in between (writes Suranjan Som, Information Management Strategist, IMGROUP).
By now most, if not all, video content creators and owners know about adaptive bit rate (ABR) video streaming (writes Coby Rich, Director of Marketing at US encoding specialist Sorenson Media). ABR delivery has affected the way each of us consumes video everyday. Although many average consumers may not realise it, ABR delivery is becoming the standard for delivering video across the web, to mobile devices and to set-top boxes. The problem that many content creators run into when faced with the prospect of transitioning to an ABR delivery method is… “Where do I begin?”
2012 will see the world run out of IP addresses. The current standard (IPv4) is now on the verge of full depletion, and in the near future devices will only be able to connect to the Internet using the new standard (IPv6). To get the lowdown on what this will mean for all those businesses who have placed the Internet at their core, we spoke to Axel Pawlik, managing director of the RIPE NCC, an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that supports the infrastructure of the Internet through technical coordination in its service region.
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