MPEG DASH: The fast lane to reducing cost

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Operating a pay TV service used to be (relatively) simple: encode your content, then encrypt and deliver it with a key over closed networks to set top boxes. But the road to a TV Everywhere offering is much more difficult, with roadblocks driving up total cost of ownership.

A tricky road to TV Everywhere
There are many barriers to combining pay media services on broadcast and OTT. Content now has to be encoded, encrypted and stored in multiple resolutions, using different containers and DRM combinations.

Help! Mom’s internet TV won’t work on Chrome

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Do you ever get phone calls from friends and family who need help with their computer or DVD player? Troubleshooting is often challenging, but over the phone it can get almost surreal; “The Google’s not working… oh, wait, the Google’s back working again” [sic]

Although I am no computer expert, nor even a “digital native”, I am the family’s favorite geek when it comes to technology. Recently, this has…

Delivering live TV that’s truly “over the top”

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Everyone wants the flexibility of online TV with the seamless channel transitions and viewing quality of broadcast. But giving consumers the best of both worlds means that providers will have to think outside “the box”.

Content is King! Or is it?
You’re channel surfing Sunday night. You grab a snack and the remote and start clicking. Channels fly by as fast as you can hit the button.