Syncbak Powers CBS All Access OTT Service | TVNewsCheck.com

Syncbak Powers CBS All Access OTT Service | TVNewsCheck.com

The five-year-old company, which is part owned by CBS, has been working with the CBS O&Os and affiliates in preparation for the launch of the network’s online video service. To participate, each station must equip itself with a Syncbox server, which digitizes and compresses the station’s signal and then passes it along to the Syncbak Dynamic Rights Resolution Engine in the cloud that determines who gets to access it.

via Syncbak Powers CBS All Access OTT Service | TVNewsCheck.com.

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CBS To Stream O&Os, Offer Digital VOD | TVNewsCheck.com

CBS To Stream O&Os, Offer Digital VOD | TVNewsCheck.com

For $5.99 per month, CBS All Access delivers full seasons of current primetime shows, leading daytime and latenight CBS programming and thousands of episodes from CBS’s library of classics. It will also offer live streaming of CBS’s 14 O&Os, with more stations to come. CBS All Access will be measured by Nielsen and work is underway to add affiliates to the mix.

via CBS To Stream O&Os, Offer Digital VOD | TVNewsCheck.com.

Infographic: Mobile video stalling continues to frustrate consumers – FierceMobileIT

Mobile video stalling and buffering continues to be a problem, with stalling rates that range between 40 percent and 73 percent of all videos played in the U.S., Brazil, Russia, India and Indonesia, according to a study by web browser firm Opera, OpenSignal and On Device Research.

via Infographic: Mobile video stalling continues to frustrate consumers – FierceMobileIT.

Cisco: The U.S. officially enters the gigabyte era of mobile data consumption — Tech News and Analysis

Summary:Average mobile data use in North America nearly doubled in 2013 to 1.38 GBs a month leading the world. The U.S. isn’t the biggest data hog — that would be Japan — but LTE is driving consumption.

via Cisco: The U.S. officially enters the gigabyte era of mobile data consumption — Tech News and Analysis.

YouTube to show off low-bandwidth 4K streaming at CES | Stuff

With Netflix having announced plans for 4K streaming in 2014, it was only a matter of time before YouTube responded.

And, sure enough, YouTube is reportedly planning to demo its own improved, low-bandwidth 4K streaming technology at tech trade show CES next week, according to GigaOM. The service has supported 4K for some time already, but its new announcements will centre on tackling the main problem with the whole concept of 4K streaming – the bandwidth limitations of our creaky broadband and mobile networks.

YouTube won\’t be using the same H.265 video codec that\’s at the heart of Netflix\’s 4K streaming plan – instead, it\’ll use parent company Google\’s royalty-free VP9 codec to blast Ultra HD video down your internet pipes.

via YouTube to show off low-bandwidth 4K streaming at CES | Stuff.