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Sponsored By: Axinom!

Introduction
Over-the-top (OTT) services have drastically transformed the video and entertainment landscape with premium content and new technologies. However, in the current media consumption era, the viewers are undoubtedly the king, and their expectations of content and experience decide the fate of a service. The race to please the viewer is quite evident by the fierce battle of OTT players for high-quality content, immersive experiences, and ultimately, the viewer loyalty. The motivation is the boom of the OTT industry and a very fruitful projected user base of over 700 million by 2023.

In this diverse global market, where choices in content and experience differ with regions and languages, no standard out-of-the-box solution can fulfill the need for a video service aiming to go international. Hence, in the end, it’s not just the content that makes the service successful; it’s also the reliable backend that can provide a seamless experience over multiple screens.

The question that arises is: How to thrive in the OTT world?
This paper investigates the needs and various nuances of an OTT platform that aims to go global with its content and generate revenue. So, keep reading to find out how different stages of media workflow needs to be optimized and managed to serve a massive global audience.


Sponsored By: AWS Elemental

Learn how Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate (QVBR) encoding leads to significant improvements in video quality your viewers value, saves storage and bandwidth costs your budget appreciates, and makes maintaining consistent video quality easy and cost-efficient.


Sponsored By: Neustar

Did you know password sharing is costing OTT and streaming media providers big money? At least $2.3 billion a year for Netflix, according to a recent study by Cordcutting.com, and an estimated $1.5 billion in 2018 for Hulu, according to a CNBC report.

Can you tell which of your subscribers are sharing their passwords? And, once you identify who they are, do have a process in place to prevent further password sharing that both enhances the subscriber experience and helps drive revenue retention?

Download this whitepaper to lean:

  • How to identify subscribers who are likely sharing their passwords
  • 5 recommended best practices for using IP decisioning data and analytics to address password sharing
  • How to mitigate password sharing in a way that balances both content licensing mandates and the customer experience


Sponsored By: Haivision

For live production workflows, broadcasters looking to respond to the increasing demand for 4K UHD content are confronted with significant infrastructure and bandwidth challenges in order to deliver premium service quality to their viewers.

This white paper examines how recent advances in video encoding technology enable a more flexible approach of delivering both HD and 4K broadcast contribution content over existing infrastructure, originally sized for HD content.

In this white paper, you’ll learn how to:

  • Leverage your existing infrastructure to ease the transition from HD to 4K
  • Reliably and securely stream 4K UHD content over the public internet
  • Overcome the challenges associated with 4K field contribution
  • Stream HD and 4K using the latest ultra efficient video encoders


Sponsored By: Signiant

While there are plenty of tools for getting data into the cloud, professional media requirements are particular and early cloud adopters spent millions building highly customized ingest applications. Today, that trend is shifting in favor of off-the-shelf SaaS solutions.

Why the switch? SaaS offers far better economics and business agility.

  • You can be up and running in a day.
  • The solutions are managed for you and automatically scale as your business grows.
  • SaaS, in general, offers orders of magnitude lower TCO than large, custom projects.

“I can easily spin up a Shuttle portal with storage in an AWS region anywhere in the world.”
-Nathan Ross, Blackwater Digital Services