2012-05-11 09:40:21 | Marketing broadcastgrade adaptive streaming The Last Mile

Broadcast Grade CDN white paper

Jet-Stream will release a new white paper on Content Delivery Summit, New York, May 14.

From Internet Grade to Broadcast Grade CDNs

The new Jet-Stream white paper addresses these topics:

  • Lack of end to end SLAs in the OTT value chain is a blocking issue for consumers to mass adopt OTT services
  • Quality of Experience is a euphemism: consumers demand broadcast grade quality and performance
  • Only telco powered CDNs can enable end to end SLAs since they control the CDN right down to the last mile
  • However regular Internet CDN and vendor CDN technologies were never intented and designed for premium content delivery
  • Introducing the terms Internet Grade CDNs, Industrial Grade CDNs and Broadcast Grade CDNs.

Make sure you get your hard copy on the show!

Can't wait? Download the document here (PDF, 3.8MB)

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2012-05-03 13:40:38 | broadcastgrade adaptive streaming

Who you gonna call?

Imagine this scenario: you are paying some of your hard earned money to watch a football match, or a blockbuster via an OTT (over the top) content provider.

But the stream underperforms. It was advertised as being high quality, but the quality constantly changes from HD to SD quality.

That's not what you paid for: you paid for a cinematic experience.

So you want a refund. Who are you going to call?... 

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2011-12-21 00:00:00 | Technology adaptive streaming

Only 18% Using Adaptive Streaming

Mobile cloud computing company Skyfire has released a report finding that out of the top 100 global video websites, only 18 percent currently use adaptive bit rate (ABR) technologies for streaming.

Adaptive bit rate is theorized to ease congestion by switching down in quality depending on network conditions and device feedback. But in reality adaptive bit rate increases the network load since it can aggressively scale up to much higher bit rates and flood mobile and fixed networks.

Adaptive bit rate streaming is not new. For over ten years, RealNetworks and Microsoft have offered multiple bit rate streaming that adapted to the clients bandwidth. What differentiates todays adaptive bit rate streaming is that it is not a fluent stream but a burst of downloaded video chunks, allowing the technology to be more aggressive in upscaling and downscaling quality.

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