Higher speed cellular networks leads to a jump in video consumptionSPRINGFIELD, VA. ― It’s probably no surprise that Americans are increasingly watching video on their cell phones and tablets. Just how much mobile video consumption happens is starting to become interesting, and it is the subject of a study by Citrix.
Scientists in the UK have created the fastest ever real-world internet connection, using commercial-grade fibre optic lines to clock up speeds of 1.4 terabits per second.
It’s time for broadcasters to start thinking more viewer-centrically.
“That diagram is upside down!” a broadcast engineer exclaimed as I was explaining how a personalized advertising-insertion solution worked for multi-screen simulcast.I looked at the diagram that I had drawn, and I had put the client devices at the top. I realized the broadcast engineer would have drawn the video source and encoding components at the top.
Summary:YouTube switched to adaptive streaming for its desktop player last year, reducing buffering by 20 percent as a result. Now it wants to bring the technology to TVs and mobile devices.
Bob Bowman, CEO of MLBAM, and his team have built the best video streaming platform in sports. It is so good in fact that it is being used by ESPN, CBS Sports and even Glenn Beck. Bowman discussed the development and uses of the online technology during a recent interview on the YES Network’s Forbes SportsMoney. Bowman also explains why he believes there will be more in-market streaming of live baseball games, using the example of what Napster did to the music industry though he does not mention Napster by name to illustrate what can happen when industries don’t deliver for customers.
Aereo, a technology that uses tiny antennas to let people watch TV on the go, has already generated a flurry of lawsuits. Now the man behind Aereo is suing a copycat service for using his name. The disputes highlight disruptions to the traditional TV industry.
Broadcasters and Barry Diller are locked in lawsuits over Aereo, a service backed by Diller that lets subscribers watch TV on Apple products like the iPhone or iPad. The two sides appear to have found common ground, however, in their desire to shut down an Aereo competitor.
NexGTv, a mobile television application by value added services company DigiVive, has notched an impressive 3 million downloads from various app stores like iTunes, Google Play and Nokia Ovi.