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Open Media day @ FOSDEM’16

You might have wondered if I disappeared from Earth for the last 16 months. Well, not exactly. I was quite busy writing articles for Streaming Media, which you probably read, and I hope you found useful insights in it. Today I'm officially reopening the Eltrovemo blog space after this long editorial break - and it's starting straight with a teaser: my next Streaming Media article after the "State of DASH 2016" will be about the role of Open Source in the video ecosystem. A major role, powered by dedicated people deserving our respect and gratitude. Here is an appetitizer :-) For those who don't know it, FOSDEM is one of the legendary European events of the open source community, where free beer meets lightning talks, tech lectures and hacking sessions. It's a crowdy 2-days event in ...

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[IBC 2013 Report] MPEG-DASH Ecosystem Status

While the present article is frozen at the time of writing, the implementations directory is still updated to reflect the current market offer in all areas related to DASH. Update 03/20/15 : for a newest DASH technical status, please read my State of MPEG-DASH 2015 article on Streaming Media. Update 06/28/14 : for a newest DASH deployment status, please read my State of MPEG-DASH Deployment article on Streaming Media Europe. You might also be interested by the dual Adobe & Microsoft interview I made on this occasion. Update 11/15/14 : I added the Youtube video of the presentation I did on the DASH Ecosystem Status at the Akamai Edge 14 Conference (scroll down to find it, as well as the slidedeck). While most of IBC's buzz was generated by the shiny HEVC + 4K couple, it wa

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[IBC 2013 Talk] The Future of OTT Platforms

This year at IBC, I was invited by Vimond to take part into their Industry Visionaries talk series and discuss "The Future of OTT Platforms: Is it Diversification or Standardization ?" with Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, Editor of Streaming Media Magazine. As the 45 minutes talk was quite consistent, I thought I could take the occasion to go over the topic here also, as a follow-up of some general guidelines I previously exposed in "How to build a Netflix-like multiscreen OTT service (part 1)".   The entry point for this discussion was a controversial question from Vimond's Henriette Sæther, who asked Eric and me if the reign of end-to-end OTT platforms was over. It did ring a bell to me as this end-to-end perspective had been a major issue in the premium OTT projects I worked in, o

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DIY BROADCAST : How to build your own Internet TV Channel with Open-Source & other goodies

Here is our scenario : you are the technical director of a web startup, already having proven your talents with your thematic VOD streaming channel - and your boss suddenly thinks you're a grown enough company to jump on the broadcast wagon and manage your own 24/7 live TV channel, targeting IPTV and multiplatform OTT, with a mix of some live studio shows and mainly pre-recorded programs. And of course readify it for later iTV DTT distribution. Quite an exciting challenge ! But once you passed the wow effect, you just realize that despite his high expectations for the TV channel, your boss has got just a web budget - which is close to 0$ - and of course a tight launch schedule. Therefore, your first duty is to be creative on how to build the platform for the lowest possible cost : that's

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