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EBU BroadThinking 2013 – the state of the art rendezvous for OTT and Hybrid TV // DAY 2 & DEMOS Report

  Nothing was more welcome after day 1 of EBU BroadThinking 2013 than a good night of sleep, in order to reset the tech hype counters and make some mental room for two new sessions on broadcasters' CDNs and the latest advances of hybrid platforms. What would be the best broadcasters' CDN architectures today, what would be their smartest (green) evolutions, would CDN-Federation standards finally bring interop reality over hopes, what would be the most advanced deployments and future of HbbTV, how it compares with YouView in the UK : day 2 agenda was looking quite attractive - and indeed the presentations were packed with valuable informations and experience feedbacks.   So here is the recap of the most interesting DAY 2 presentations and a short report on some insightful de...

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EBU BroadThinking 2013 – the state of the art rendezvous for OTT and Hybrid TV // DAY 1 Report

Geneva in late March doesn't feel as wild as a Las Vegas boulevard, but still there was a reasonable amount of gaming excitement at the EBU headquarters, where several events were following each other, beginning with a DASH Interoperability Forum meeting which was closely followed by the BroadThinking event, where industry actors and broadcasters come to show off their latest implementations advances and/or share the results of their real-life deployments or research studies. A good way of managing the transition between TV Connect and NAB...   Where Broadcast meets Broadband : that's the promise of the EBU's hybrid event which flies between industry competition, standardization efforts and broadcasters' realpolitik - all wrapped in a warm and funny ambiance provided by the vari

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Player, encoding & repackaging strategies for multiscreen OTT projects

Last December, I was speaking (in French - did my best for the English subtitles) during a webinar organized by DBee, which topic was "How to address the challenges of multiscreen diffusion". httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIXbvrnV2yU Here is the companion slidedeck - sorry for the international audience it's in French only but I'm sure you will still find it useful.

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OTT Video Services : Trends and Technologies [slide deck]

As a teaser for my upcoming blog post ("OTT distribution optimization technologies"), here is a bonus study for you, dear readers... It aims at isolating the main OTT Video Services trends (End-user driven & Production driven) and at pointing out relevant technologies with their maturity estimation and corresponding Vendor + Technology offer tuples. For a better presentation quality, you can download the PDF from the link below. Enjoy and share your thoughts/technology suggestions in comments !   Download PDF version

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How to build a Netflix-like multiscreen OTT service (part 2)

12/29/12 update : this article has been pirated by A. Velikiy. While this person deserves only public disgrace, you may find it useful if you read russian easier than english. Читайте здесь: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Now that you intensively crawled through part 1 of this blog-post and asked yourself all the right questions intended to avoid common OTT-traps, we can safely presume that you are ready to spend some (or a lot of) time and money on launching your own multiscreen OTT service. So it's definitely time to choose your bricks, mortar and trowels... As multiscreen OTT/TV Everywhere offers do proliferate while each video tradeshow approaches and connected devices multiply, it's difficult to monitor all of them and get a 100% accurate idea on who's got the best offer. Basically your ideal ...

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NAB 2012 OTT Advancements & Doubts

NAB 2012 closed its doors two weeks ago, so it's a good time to draw an appraisal on various themes concerning OTT issues, and especially premium OTT issues, that have been handled through industry technology offer during the tradeshow. Here we'll go from production to distribution and examine the salient NAB facts and products, at least the ones which have a potential influence on OTT workflows evolution in the coming months (or years ?). Encoding workflow : standard integration takeover is not for this year... As FIMS (Framework for Interoperable Media Service, a workflow standardization and interoperability effort from EBU and AMWA) began to fly over the radar at NAB 2011, many NAB attendees (including me) were eager to check one year after if the initiative was gaining traction among

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