Once upon a time, content was all that mattered for a streaming service to be successful.
It’s still the main concern, of course. But with the proliferation of streaming services, it’s no longer enough. Great content at the right price lets you in the game; great quality of experience differentiates you.
But delivering a high quality of experience on an OTT platform can be a challenge. And the challenges are intensifying with the emergence of next-generation video formats – with 4K and HDR entering distribution streams and a potentially embracing surround viewing, virtual and other extended-reality formats, volumetric holographic content and, eventually, 8K.
In this presentation, Edgeware’s Johan Bolin demonstrates the role of automation regarding real-time video QoE monitoring and service assurance and the ways it can improve how teams operate and video services perform in the current streaming climate.
This solution guide provides a quick overview of how DataMiner tackles the technological challenge of assuring the highest possible QoE/QoS across millions of set-top boxes, modems and wireless connected devices, in real time. Learn how DataMiner manages even the most complex network infrastructures end to end.
“Over the top (OTT) or video streaming services have now been commonplace for over a decade, with the first services emerging in 2006. Since that time, much has changed. The Internet, 4G, Facebook, Snapchat, the iPhone and iPad and fast broadband among dozens of other services have brought advanced technical services to billions of people in an incredibly short space of time. With that in mind, OTT is still very much in the junior leagues.
To ensure a platform is ready for the demands and expectations of a title winning performance, a holistic approach of the whole content delivery ecosystem is required, which includes looking at the Quality of Experience (QoE) solely from the perspective of the end user.
This ebook looks at some of the most common issues and how and where OTT platforms can look in order to improve the Quality of Experience for their subscribers.”
As video consumption evolves from single screen to multi-screen, the burden on the Internet and its infrastructure will grow exponentially. The underlying infrastructure – never truly designed for digital video delivery – requires new thinking to ensure excellence in viewer experience. Furthermore, a viewer’s Quality of Experience (QoE) with video is directly impacted by the interruptions in video delivery.