The landscape of sports streaming is evolving rapidly. Recent studies show that a staggering 71% of US sports enthusiasts now opt for live viewing, underscoring a significant opportunity for the media industry and rights holders alike. As viewers expand their preferences across platforms like OTT, digital channels, and FAST, the media industry must move forward to cloud-driven production and distribution processes to serve the burgeoning demand for real-time sports content.
Adopting real-time streaming experiences such as live events, interactive video, cloud gaming, video communications, and virtual worlds is soaring. Meeting this demand with CPU-based codecs can often be expensive and inefficient, unnecessarily boosting CAPEX, OPEX, and carbon emissions generated by CPU-based encoding. In a breakthrough for the video processing sector, Tony speaks to us about how organizations can tap into GPU-based solutions that substantially trim down operating costs, capital expenditure, and energy usage.
Many years ago, digitization offered a panacea; a mechanism to rid the world of analogue and proprietary digital video tape formats and make content more easily accessible and exploitable. Using supposedly non-proprietary encoding schemes, the content became independent of the physical media, so future migrations would be easy. Robotic data libraries and control software automated many processes, removing the need for many staff. Carefully annotated and indexed content using new DAM systems would make assets inherently exploitable, watermarking would offer protection, and early speech-to-text processing would make for the richest set of metadata.
The unbelievable pace with which our industry is changing requires media companies to think ahead and develop robust strategies that help them stay ahead of the curve. As audiences consume content in new and ever-changing ways, there are now many tough challenges and exciting opportunities that all media companies need to be ready for. We are seeing more and more organizations evolving their workforce and workflows to survive and thrive.
Future-proofing a video distribution strategy does not have to be complicated. Here are four simple steps to consider in today’s constantly shifting business environment.
While the shift from ground to cloud playout is well under way, there are several roadblocks on the path to a fully cloud-based infrastructure that will leave the broadcast industry in a transitional phase for years to come. Here, we delve into those obstacles and propose a hybrid approach for this interim period that allows broadcasters to continue utilizing their existing on-premises equipment, while reaping the benefits of cloud technology.
In today’s fast-paced business environment, automation has become an indispensable element in project management. The advantages of automation are extensive and diverse, encompassing everything from reducing costs and increasing productivity to optimizing performance and streamlining workflows. When it comes to implementing solutions for SaaS automation, there are numerous advantages in choosing a cloud-based service, not only in controlling CAPEX expenditure, but also in the flexibility these systems can offer.
Metadata is essential to find the video you need, especially in the newsroom. Etere empowers broadcasters with features including automatic metadata tagging, Face Recognition, Speech-to-text and OCR in video images.
Unless you are a hermit, you cannot fail to have noticed all the talk about AI at the moment. It is everywhere.
If you believe the hype, then we are all doomed. The machines are ready to take over, and there will be no need for any human to do any work ever again. We are all rather more cynical than that, and we know deep down that we can probably hang on to our jobs at least for a while.
For a long time now, we have known one fundamental thing about computers. They are good at dull, repetitive tasks, while people are good at creative tasks. And, despite the reports in the popular press, AI largely conforms to that rule.
In the ever-evolving landscape of media consumption, Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming services have emerged as the new frontier, captivating audiences with a diverse array of content. As the demand for high-quality streaming experiences intensifies, businesses face the crucial decision of either adopting an all-inclusive solution from a single vendor or embracing the intricacies of integrating multiple third-party vendors. While the allure of a “one-stop-shop” solution may seem appealing, a comprehensive evaluation reveals that a multi-vendor approach for developing end-to-end OTT streaming services offers distinct advantages that pave the way for innovation, flexibility, and enhanced user experiences.
We believe there’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity for telco and pay TV providers to diversify their retail offer, by moving beyond quad-play to ‘omni-play’ and beyond super-aggregation of video content, to the aggregation of our increasingly smart lives.
By ‘aggregating more’ operators will be able to increase customer loyalty and raise ARPU, from services as diverse as multiplayer live gaming and home security, to smart domestic energy management.