#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 to get entertained. Today, online video delivery is far more predictable than ever in its history of over two decades. While concerns and areas of improvement are aplenty, the days of spinning wheels waiting for video to start playing are largely gone. This journey was neither short. 

TV Finally coming Over the Top : HBO NOW…

HBO NOW is ON

Can OTT service offer premium content and free consumers from the clutches of cable and satellite service providers? Come next month and big daddy of premium content – HBO is coming straight over the top to your connected Apple device. HBO NOW has all the ingredients in making of successful offering – a robust multi-platform content delivery ecosystem, popular content and great. 

#13 M&E Research : SVOD services growing rapidly, OTT video likely to cross USD 10 Billion in 2014

OTT revenue breakup 2014

While rising SVOD revenues may not be ringing trouble for traditional Pay-TV yet,  subscription video is on rapid upturn.  A recent report from Strategy Analytics reveals SVOD services led by Netflix , Hulu and Amazon will make up nearly half of OTT revenues in North America with overall OTT video market likely to cross $10.7 billion in 2014. Meanwhile traditional service providers are. 

#2 Technical Series : How to convert video for HTML5 using FFMPEG

HTML5 video ffmpeg mp4 webm ogg

HTML5 introduction of <video> element has made embedding video into a web page a trivial task. The plugin confusions,  video codec availability, container support etc. are far less with browser owning the responsibility to  decode and display video using the underlying multimedia framework . While the support for HTML5 video element is gaining popularity across browsers,  three important. 

#12 M&E Research : Netflix set to become global Internet TV Network, crosses 50 million subscribers

Orange is New Black

Netflix, which gulps around a third of North America’s Internet traffic during peak hours, is innovating to break new frontiers. It’s mantra for no commercials, no long term contract and a straight set fees of eight dollars has found tremendous favor from consumers. The service enables consumers to watch uninterrupted flurry of films and shows at their convenient time on a device. 

Flipkart debuts with Digiflip Pro XT 712 : Benchmark and hands on review

XT 712 Pro

While it took several years for Amazon to venture into consumer electronics and marry its eCommerce engine with digital consumption, Indian flagship eCommerce giant Flipkart appears to be on a fast track mode. Last week, Flipkart made a bold entry with launch of full HD tablet Pro XT 712, from its private brand Digiflip. Digiflip Pro XT 712 is powered under the hood by 1.3 Ghz quad core CPU.