Over the past few years, customer habits and expectations have changed rapidly, and operators and service providers must now deliver the highest quality content across multiple devices. To achieve customer satisfaction, video service operators and providers must collect huge amounts of user data in real-time.
The new content demands that emerged during the pandemic have underlined the validity of the US-based entertainment company’s powerful new media supply chain, which was designed by AMC Networks in partnership with leading consultancy Three Media and implemented with a number of best of breed vendors.
The amount of video content being distributed is only going in one direction – and that is up. Over half the global IP video traffic (56.8%) will be HD and around a quarter (22.3%) will be Ultra HD by 2022 according to Cisco.
Media content delivery is changing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, OTT video consumption soared to new heights, and that trend will continue into the future.
Broadcasters and media companies engaged in live international content distribution are familiar with the need for standards conversion. Multiple broadcast frame rates and formats are in use throughout the world; and with an ever-growing number of standards to support in mobile and streaming services, high quality, live, standards conversion is an essential part of many businesses.
The Merriam Webster dictionary defines metadata as “data that provides information about other data”. Some call it “bits about bits”.
Large broadcast news operations ingest huge volumes of content every day, all of which must be logged and reviewed to determine which assets, illustrated by which video clips, will be presented to viewers. It’s a tedious and time-consuming task, performed by dedicated teams who manually review incoming content and then describe or notate that content, which producers later access to produce finished news segments.
What separates the terms ‘decision’ from ‘choice’? The general consensus is: judgement and deliberation.
We’re all inundated with data every day: from being told the number of steps we’ve taken to new recommendations from Netflix or Amazon. With so much information being thrown at us, are we using this data to its best possible advantage? Do we even know how to do that?