The America’s Cup (AC36) may not feature any teams from the Americas (New Zealand squares off with Italy beginning this weekend) but it will feature plenty of broadcasters and long-distance transmission connectivity given its location in Auckland, NZ. Steven Dargham, head of Major Events at Telstra Broadcast Services, discussed the company’s efforts around the world feed distribution and more with SVG editorial director Ken Kerschbaumer.
Global enterprises have distributed users, and the infrastructure conditions of the regions where users are located are often quite different. Compared to mature markets with competitive options, in emerging markets such as India, Indonesia, Brazil, the Middle East, South America and Africa – 4G networks are not mainstream. In fact, 3G and even 2G are still widely used in these emerging markets, where network speeds are relatively slow, and costs are high. For gaming companies that need to quickly seize market share, knowing how to rapidly improve user experience in distributed, complex and weak network environments is crucial for their success.
Accelerated by COVID-19, the online education industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in China, Southeast Asia, and India. In China, the online education industry’s user base in 2020 has increased by 46% to over 400 million users. In this region, the time spent on online education has increased 60% during the pandemic. This trend encourages more learners to take courses online and more people to become instructors for online classes, as physical distance is no longer a barrier.
China is already the home to the largest internet community globally with 940 million users and over 80% mobile penetration rate, yet it is still growing fast. Revenue for Internet services increases at a rapid 25.4% in 2020, reaching $803.1 billion. From 2016 to 2021, internet traffic in China will grow 3-fold, at a CAGR of 26%. In March 2020, internet users in China spent about five hours per day online. However, for international companies trying to get into the market, the Chinese internet is notoriously hard to understand. In this blog post, we will talk about the best practices of content delivery into China.
If you are looking to start or grow your own media business, you should consider all the opportunities available to you. From offering monthly subscriptions to receiving charitable donations securely, it can be tough to know where to start. Discover the most popular ways that creators and content owners are monetising their media online in our new infographic.
Low broadcast latency has become a mandatory requirement in any tenders and competitions for building of head-end stations and CDNs. Previously, such criteria were applied only to sports broadcasting, but now operators require low latency from broadcast equipment suppliers for every sphere: broadcasting news, concerts, performances, interviews, talk shows, debates, e-sports and gambling.
This year, live streaming is forecast to account for 82% of all internet traffic. Whether it’s Esports, a live video from your favourite Instagram influencer or a brand new product launch, live streaming is here to stay. If you’re looking to start live streaming, you’ll want to strike the right balance between factors like price, functionality and compatibility. We’ll help to run you through some starting points when it comes to choosing live broadcasting software for the first time.
Who would have thought that virtual concerts would become the norm in 2020? As the world adjusts to steadily lifting quarantines and social distancing measures, we wanted to take a look back at some of the initiatives that musicians and general purveyors of sound took to bring us joy and keep us entertained during testing times. Recent events have forced many industries out of their comfort zones. We have been left constantly amazed at some of the examples of innovation, flexibility and resilience displayed by industries that had to adapt - or potentially face long-lasting economic consequences.
IABM has put together a panel industry gurus to debate the options, use cases and also de facto vs actual standards.
This spring has been different, in many ways. To control and minimize the pandemic, lockdowns and social restrictions have changed how we live, almost instantly. It has changed how we consume TV and video. In fact, we’re watching more TV than ever. But what we watch and how we watch it is quite different as we spend our time in quarantine exploring the wide and deep catalogues of VOD services.