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What CMAF is and why it’s important for OTT services

Microsoft and Apple are leading the standardization of the Common Media Application Format within MPEG. This media streaming format could make it cheaper and easier to deliver OTT video streams to multiple devices using a standardized container or encapsulation format. There will still be different presentation layers and encryption, although CMAF will interoperate with those.

‘Britflix’: why the BBC wants to experiment with SVOD

Is the idea that the BBC might launch an SVOD service with ITV – the so-called ‘Britflix’ initiative - a plausible one? Barry Flynn tracks the story back to its source and takes soundings from two leading industry commentators, William Cooper and Steve Hewlett.

It is the short-tail that matters, not the long-tail, Liberty Global chief tells Cable...

“Every year at this conference someone says that the cable industry is done, and we are not forward-looking enough, yet we not only survive...

IHS: Amazon Video Direct Offers Rights Owners Monetisation Flexibility Combined With Big Data Insights

The recent launch of Amazon’s new Amazon Video Direct (AVD) distribution platform – which allows video content owners of all sizes the opportunity to...

Digital Video Revenues Make Up For Slump In DVD/Blu-Ray – But The Model’s Less...

Content price inflation seems to be an inexorable trend in the TV world, with pay-TV operators often placing the blame for their latest price-hike...

TDG: Hulu’s New Skinny OTT Cable Bundle Targets The ‘Cord-Barelys’

US SVOD service Hulu, a JV which brings together Comcast’s NBCUniversal, Fox Broadcasting and Disney-ABC, caused ripples across the US TV sector earlier this...

Sky Italia deploys PERSEUS compression for ‘IPTV’ in first DTH and STB implementation for...

The Sky Italia DVR found in Telecom Italia homes. They are now receiving software downloads so they can decode PERSEUS The PERSEUS compression codec has...

Connected TV Summit: the future of OTT is fragmented

By Barry Flynn, Contributing Editor The future of the OTT market is fragmented, with services continuing to enshrine a clear distinction between both SVOD and...

Liberty: Virgin Netflix deal not a template for other territories

Bob Leighton, sitting far left, on a panel hosted by 3Vision at the 2016 Connected TV World SummitBy Barry Flynn, Contributing Editor Liberty Global has...

Traditional TV companies must move beyond “one-size-fits-all”

Nick Herm, Director of Strategy at Sky speaking at the Connected TV World Summit Pay TV operators and broadcasters must say goodbye to a "one...

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