OTT wave surges ahead in 2015, virtual MVPDs are here

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. 

5 Reason why 2015 is the year of OTT

The wait for Apple WWDC is finally over but Apple TV plans still remain a mystery. Had Apple announced its internet TV service, this story would have more reasons to prove its point. Regardless, Apple does controls a large part of Over the Top video delivery. Apple devices drive 62% of all authenticated pay-for-TV video views and it is the preferred medium where premium programming behemoths. 

#5 Technical Series : Handy FFMPEG commands for all video processing needs

FFmpeg is an extremely powerful and flexible multimedia platform with extensive support to manage and process audio and video files. It provides capability to record, transform and convert audio and video content in numerous forms and formats using easy to use commands. FFmpeg uses a flow sequence on input file to demux, decode, encode and finally mux to generate requested outcome. FFmpeg. 

#4 Technical Series : How to setup HTML5 video player – Part 1

By Nitin Narang |On Mon, May 18th, 2015 - Comments Off on #4 Technical Series : How to setup HTML5 video player – Part 1

HTML5 has brought incredible convinience to publishers wanting to put  video online and not worry about device and browser variants. Setting up a basic video on demand platform is as easy as having the content and putting together few lines of code and voila most modern browsers can play the video.  No more plugins, browser specific code and with few lines of code the job is done in no. 

#14 M&E Research : Media streaming devices on massive uptrend

By Nitin Narang |On Thu, May 7th, 2015 - Comments Off on #14 M&E Research : Media streaming devices on massive uptrend

2015 is the third consecutive year when cable is losing video subscribers albeit modesty, but the new age video service providers  are all but happy. They are busy expanding and enrolling truckload of new customers at a growth unprecedented in video industry. Combine large content library, flavored with original programming, price economics and more recent benevolence (or business reality).