I was a Netflix subscriber in US, not anymore. Back home in India, I tried monthly free subscription for Netflix and HotStar and only the later stayed. What really changed? The content is almost the same and so is the quality but the key was overall “Value Proposition”. A term often misunderstood in isolation, but is more a comparative measure based on prevailing environment, competition.
In this era of data explosion, collecting data in itself is not sufficient. It needs to be processed, sliced and diced to gain insights for running and growing the business. Unfortunately, majority of data available in the world today is unstructured and hidden making it difficult to process without significant human participation. A large part of data in media industry falls squarely in.
As we close the doors on 2016, we are entering into most fascinating times in the history of online video. Over the top (OTT) video, which started as a complementary service to Television has unfolded into a multi-billion dollar SVOD industry, and shows no signs of slowing down. Netflix, Hulu and Amazon have emerged as new age entertainment giants, and Virtual MVPD providers are re-wiring.
HLS or HTTP Live Streaming provides a reliable way to deliver continuous and long-form audio and video over the Internet. It has become a default standard for online delivery of audio and video serving content on host of devices and browser environments. What makes HLS a better option than RTMP or RTSP chunked streaming is deployment with standard http severs and http as communication.
In US alone, over 1.5 millions households bought an UHD TV in the first quarter of 2016 but with current environment, the short answer is a No and the long answer will need some more reading below. CES saw it and so did NAB and for best part of last two years, UHD remains an all favorite theme for TV, Blu-ray and STB chipset manufactures, camera OEMs, studios, media production houses.
Netflix has had phenomenal success over the years as it expanded its footprint in US, Europe and other developed nations of the world. In Jan 2016 with exception of China; Netflix unleashed its growth engine to cover the globe and is now present in 130 countries. It’s recent expansion targets among them India which is home for second largest Internet users, second largest smart.