Media & Entertainment Industry Trends, Technology and Research

Nitin Narang

Digital Architect, Media Technology Consultant and Machine Learning Practitioner. I have passion for TV technology, digital convergence and changing face of Media and Entertainment industry. Currently having fun with AI and Machine Learning.

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

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 working right. Over the Top Video made astonishing gains in 2015 and the tread continues as consumers. 

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 and HDR content.. A recent report from Park Associates shows consumers are watching over twice. 

# 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 revenue for 4K televisions is projected to reach $5.3 billion with 4.4 million unit shipments. 

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 are going direct to customers. This year Apple has challenged existing music services and the world expects. 

#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 is available across most platforms including Linux, Mac and Windows.Check here to compile and setup FFmpeg under. 

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

By Nitin Narang | OnMonday, May 18th, 2015 - No Comments »

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 time. This one line of code is HTML5 video player in its basic form and is sufficient to play and control video.