Media Concepts
# 7 Concept Series : What is the difference between HD and UHD -

Walk past a TV display section in any large electronic store and Ultra HD screens makes you stop and take notice.. 

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#6 Concept Series : What is the difference between Progressive Download, RTMP Streaming and Adaptive Streaming -

Online video delivery has a rich and eventful history and is fast becoming the medium of convenience for masses. 

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#5 Concept Series : What is the difference between Ad Exchange and Ad Network -

Online Advertising is the currency that keeps major publishers, networks and search engines, well oiled and running. 

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#4 Concept Series : What is the difference between HEVC (H.265) and H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC)

HEVC vs H.264

H.265 is the successor standard to H.264, aka MPEG-4 AVC and has generated huge optimism given Industry’s struggle with shortage of bandwidth, spectrum, storage and imminent need to take growing HD content for multi platform delivery. HEVC was approved by ITU-T in Jan 2013 and has been among the most discussed broadcast trends, as well as the key technology offering at NAB and IBC. 

#6 M&E Technical : How to setup single bitrate HLS streaming

By Nitin Narang |On Wed, Jun 1st, 2016 - No Comments »
single bitrate HLS streaming

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. 

Is it time to bring home a 4k UHD TV ?

By Nitin Narang |On Thu, May 19th, 2016 - No Comments »
Small 4k UHD, Is it time to bring it home?

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. 

What can Netflix do differently to succeed in India ?

By Nitin Narang |On Wed, Feb 17th, 2016 - No Comments »
Netflix in India

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. 

#15 M&E Research : The Netflix Star, shining bigger and brighter

By Nitin Narang |On Fri, Feb 5th, 2016 - No Comments »
Netflix - Anywhere

Netflix has over $2.3 billion in debt, runs a negative free cash flow and trades at 300+ times earnings.  But it was the top performer in 2015 S&P 500 and shareholders romance does not seems to be getting over anytime soon. Rising from a DVD delivery business to the largest Internet TV player on this planet, Netflix success is a rare example of genius, hard work, luck and strategy. 

OTT wave surges ahead in 2015, virtual MVPDs are here

By Nitin Narang |On Wed, Dec 9th, 2015 - No Comments »
5 Major Premium OTT categories - 2015

Is OTT wave becoming tsunami for Pay-TV?  Not yet but the wave is getting bigger, bolder and more visible.  Netflix remains the poster boy for SVOD revolution with all premium OTT providers expanding to more devices, territories and adding richer content to their portfolios. Major SVOD providers have also surpassed  broadcasters and Pay-TV providers in delivering content with  4K, UHD. 

# 7 Concept Series : What is the difference between HD and UHD

HD vs. UHD

Walk past a TV display section in any large electronic store and Ultra HD screens makes you stop and take notice. The screen looks stunning and the display experience makes you think – Is it time to switch to 4K UHD? 2015 marks the year when UHD and 4K have flooded the floors in CES, IBC and TV OEMs are not leaving any stones unturned to market the UHD magic. Recent CEA report predicts.