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How Akamai Defines And measures Online Video Quality - Tech Brief
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How Akamai Defines And measures Online Video Quality - Tech Brief

13-Jun-2016
Online video consumption is booming. Across every conceivable metric – watch time, engagement, monetization, content creation, and more – online video is becoming a massive, disruptive force in the broader video/TV industry.
As online video becomes ubiquitous, viewers now expect a better than TV viewing experience, with the video quality of television and the interactivity and personalization of the web. That in turn puts significant pressure on content providers and their delivery partners to meet increasingly higher expectations.
High Density Video Transcoding
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High Density Video Transcoding

23-Apr-2016
Keepixo’s Genova Live:Speed is the latest addition to Genova Virtualizable Software family of products. It runs on the Kontron SYMKLOUD platform and leverages Intel’s Quick Sync Video (QSV) technology to dramatically increase transcoding density; minimize power consumption while meeting professional service grade levels.
HbbTV 2.0 Solutions For Broadband Delivered Content
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HbbTV 2.0 Solutions For Broadband Delivered Content

11-Mar-2016
HBBTV is a global initiative targeted at bridging broadcast and broadband delivery of content and services to allow consumption of content on connected TVs, set‐top boxes and mobile devices. Since its release in 2010, the HbbTV standard has gone through two specification updates. The first one took place in November 2012 with the release of version 1.5 which mainly added support for MPEG-DASH Adaptive Streaming on the broadband link.
Signal-To-Screen OTT & TV Everywhere Solution Brief
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Signal-To-Screen OTT & TV Everywhere Solution Brief

09-Mar-2016
Framing the challenge

We’ve heard these words of wisdom before: “There must be a better way. It shouldn’t be this hard. Find a better mousetrap.” For today’s content providers and programmers, whether traditional or digital, preparing and delivering content has never been more challenging or complex. As executives are charged with recreating the broadcast experience for over-the-top (OTT) delivery, they must assemble multiple vendors and manage highly-complex integrations. The result is an expensive and static operation that requires disruptive hardware updates every 24 months on average to stay competitive.
High Dynamic Range Video
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High Dynamic Range Video

12-Nov-2015

The video industry has always worked to improve the TV viewing experience. More than a decade ago, the transition from SD to HD provided significant improvements to video quality. 3DTV was another attempt that failed to get traction and ended up with limited success. More recently, there has been much hype about 4K/Ultra-HD from the CE industry in effort to drive sales of high-end TV models with bigger screens.

Adopting DASH and Multi-DRM for Video Delivery
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Adopting DASH and Multi-DRM for Video Delivery

07-Sep-2015

Multiscreen video is a now reality that consumers enjoy every day. While it may not be perfect, today’s online video experience usually ‘simply works,’ and it often attains a level of quality that rivals traditional TV. If we notice video quality at all, it’s more to comment about how good it is, and less to complain about errors and buffering. To get to this point, content owners, service providers, application developers and the underlying enabling technologies have all evolved together, and so far, the evolution toward anytime anywhere video on any device has been relatively smooth. But behind the scenes, it hasn’t been simple.

Monetising Live-to-VOD Services
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Monetising Live-to-VOD Services

11-May-2015

Elemental® Delta is a video delivery platform designed to optimize the monetization, management and distribution of multiscreen video across internal and external IP networks. Through just-in-time (JIT) video packaging and intelligent caching, the platform enables a complete solution for time-shifted TV and real- time content delivery with advanced levels of customization and control, including network bandwidth optimization, profile manipulation and highly targeted ad insertion. 

Optimizing Video Processing Infrastructure with the Cloud
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Optimizing Video Processing Infrastructure with the Cloud

12-Feb-2015

The growth of multiscreen video for live and on-demand content is increasingly challenging media companies to provide a high quality viewing experience. As new consumer devices, technologies, and regulations flood the market, requirements are becoming more complex and the expanding number of file formats is driving a massive amount of video processing. For example, during the 2012 summer Olympics, data delivery reached 2.8 petabytes of content and peaked at a rate of 700Gb/s when Bradley Wiggins won the gold medal in men’s cycling.

Traditionally, media companies would simply buy more processing capacity to support this level of demand. In the case of the Olympics however, this is a two-week event occurring bi-annually. Is that level of infrastructure required when the games aren’t in session? At least the Olympics occur on a regular schedule determined well in advance. What happens when there is need for a sudden, unexpected surge in video production? 

Strategies for Multi-Screen Video Ad Serving
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Strategies for Multi-Screen Video Ad Serving

23-Sep-2014

Selecting a video ad serving solution is one of the most important decisions made by a digital video company. Having significant impact on a company's ability to maximize video ad revenue while minimizing weekly operational overhead, it's important that publishers select the best solution. This whitepaper provides a thorough guide on the important aspects that make up video advertising, from ad serving requirements to the various solutions.

This whitepaper specifically details three key video ad serving solutions:

    • Client-side ad serving
    • Cloud-based ad serving
    • Hybrid ad serving

Through the examination of each solution, the whitepaper will highlight the advantages of adopting a hybrid ad serving solution for publishers, which include the ability to balance incremental deployment efforts and costs with accrued benefits.

Implementing Live-to-VOD Services
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Implementing Live-to-VOD Services

13-Sep-2014
Today, hitting the pause button to take a quick break during a live football game is no longer just a farfetched impulse; it’s a practical expectation. Replaying a scene from a live TV broadcast is as simple as hitting the rewind button and catching up on a favorite show is just a menu option away. This white paper details how time-shifted TV services are structured and how Elemental Delta, a new video delivery platform designed to optimize the monetization, management and distribution of multiscreen video across IP networks, enables pay TV operators, content programmers and other video providers to efficiently implement live-to-VOD offerings.
The Rise of the Software-Empowered Video Operator, Part II
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The Rise of the Software-Empowered Video Operator, Part II

07-Aug-2014

Progressive IP and Software-based Ecosystems Deliver the Future

To accommodate the integration of more virtualized, cloud-based components within the deployment environment, a new wave of exciting technology innovation is happening.

The landscape is bright for best-of-breed vendors that have proven component integration points with other members of a deployment ecosystem. Single-vendor monolithic video solutions are heading towards certain obsolescence.

  • As the second installment to the original e-book, these chapters, authored by executives from leading technology providers, amplify key components in the overall workflow of the software-empowered video operator model. Learn more about:
  • Developing the Tapestry of Tomorrow's Pay-TV Operator
  • Addressing Market Transformation with Software-Defined Video
  • Securing Cloud-based Media Workflows
  • The Shift from Network-Specific to Software-Empowered Video Services
  • The Multimedia Client: The Touch Point of Content Consumption
  • Empowering the Connected Operator
The e-book is a must-read for service providers that are planning to intensively capitalize on IP and software-based technologies in order to deploy, power and manage a flexible suite of resources across their managed networks and beyond.
Introducing High Efficiency Video Coding: Breakthrough Benefits in Quality and Capacity for Operators
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Introducing High Efficiency Video Coding: Breakthrough Benefits in Quality and Capacity for Operators

31-Jul-2014
As the next generation of video compression, HEVC (high-efficiency video coding) has been at the center of attention across the entire video technology industry and promises to address a wide range of important technical and business issues. This paper presents the benefits of HEVC and the challenges it is intended to address, and describes HEVC from a technical perspective. It also provides a state-of-the-industry status report of how stakeholders across the video delivery ecosystem are adopting the standard and bringing it to market. Even though low-cost ultra-high-definition TV sets and UHD programming are still some way off, there are compelling reasons to deploy HEVC compression and consumer devices right away—and consumers will notice the difference. Dune HD is pleased to offer its insights on the industry and the benefits to operators and their customers as they begin to evaluate set-top boxes and technologies with HEVC at the core.