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What to Consider When Building a 2015-Ready Ad Architecture
4 months ago

What to Consider When Building a 2015-Ready Ad Architecture

Online video has come a long way, and is increasingly becoming the digital TV of tomorrow, driven by a demographic shift and continuously increasing migration to digital TV consumption.

The …
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The Current State of Net Neutrality and Why to Pay Attention
11 months ago

The Current State of Net Neutrality and Why to Pay Attention

There have been recent intense discussions on net neutrality, and it is clearly a decisive moment in the evolution of the internet. But why is it so important. To understand …
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Adobe Primetime Player MPEG-Dash and 4k Demo
1 year ago

Adobe Primetime Player MPEG-Dash and 4k Demo

The Adobe Primetime team showed an interesting tech preview at NAB 2014, MPEG-Dash and 4k playback with Primetime Player in Flash Player.

It is part of the official Primetime 2.0 …
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Why It Is Finally Time to Endorse 60 Fps Web Video (Demo)
1 year ago

Why It Is Finally Time to Endorse 60 Fps Web Video (Demo)

The frame rates for movies were defined over 80 years ago. In the year 1927, 24 fps was defined as the standard for 35 mm sound film. With the introduction …
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The Bitter Reality of HTML5 Video on Android
1 year ago

The Bitter Reality of HTML5 Video on Android

If you have been reading this blog in the past, you are aware of the video features required for professional video delivery. With “professional”, I am referring to premium video …
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Technology Demo: Adobe Primetime 1.2 With Native HLS Support in Flash Player
1 year ago

Technology Demo: Adobe Primetime 1.2 With Native HLS Support in Flash Player

I am very excited to showcase a brand new Adobe Primetime feature, native HLS support in Flash Player.

What does native HLS support mean? HLS playback in Adobe Flash Player provides best-in-class performance, with robust, Hollywood studio-mandated DRM support (Adobe Primetime DRM + PHLS), and AES-128 clear key protection for content protection compatibility. The HLS playback functionality is now included in the core of Flash Player, with all relevant features processed with high performant native code.

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HTML5 Video Guide – All You Need to Know for 2014
1 year ago

HTML5 Video Guide – All You Need to Know for 2014

HTML5 video has been a hot topic for the last few years, but even though it seems to be conceptionally easy with simply an additional HTML video tag, there are important …
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A Beginner’s Guide to Online Video
2 years ago

A Beginner’s Guide to Online Video

I worked for many years with the online video community, with an increasing focus on specific problems high-end users might have. But sometimes it’s also important to go back to …
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M6 Uses Adobe Primetime to Reach over 500 Different Android Devices
2 years ago

M6 Uses Adobe Primetime to Reach over 500 Different Android Devices

By  •  Android

As part of Adobe’s announcement of M6 using Adobe Primetime comes a new video that unveils some very interesting facts about video on Android and the mobile trends in France.


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Adobe Primetime – New Customers, Hardware and Hosted DRM, TV Everywhere
2 years ago

Adobe Primetime – New Customers, Hardware and Hosted DRM, TV Everywhere

An interesting set of Adobe Primetime related news were published this morning – for a quick overview, here are the released announcements.

Adobe Primetime Powers TV Across Screens For Turner …
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5 Pro Tips for Online Video Strategists
2 years ago

5 Pro Tips for Online Video Strategists

There are fundamental challenges the industry is facing today, which are very different from the market situation 5 years ago. A couple of years ago, it was enough to create …
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Extending an Existing Red Button Workflow to Mobile with Adobe Primetime
2 years ago

Extending an Existing Red Button Workflow to Mobile with Adobe Primetime

This is a project I have been working on the last weeks, which I wanted to share since it is applicable to a lot of existing red-button advertisement workflows. 5 …
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How to Deploy Adobe Access DRM on iOS and Android
2 years ago

How to Deploy Adobe Access DRM on iOS and Android

In my previous DRM blog post, I explained the different levels of DRM content protection, and how to determine what the best fit is for your content.

But once you decided you want to use Adobe Access DRM, how do you deploy it across devices?

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Adobe Media Server 5.0.3 Released
2 years ago

Adobe Media Server 5.0.3 Released

An update to Adobe Media Server has been released with some new improvements:

  • New PHDS, PHLS, PRTMP certificates – the current ones are to expire this month
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What Is DRM and Where It Matters
2 years ago

What Is DRM and Where It Matters

This blog goes often into very technical depth, but it’s sometime important to talk about some of the basics like the fundamentals of DRM.

If you are working in the …
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Netflix’s ISP Speed Index Shows Google Fiber and Cablevision on Top
2 years ago

Netflix’s ISP Speed Index Shows Google Fiber and Cablevision on Top

Netflix has been releasing monthly ISP speed reports that show the performance of Netflix content on different internet providers worldwide.

The Netflix ISP Speed Index is based on data from …
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How Bad Is Really HLS on Android?
2 years ago

How Bad Is Really HLS on Android?

By  •  Android

If you followed my past posts, you often heard terms such as “addressing fragmentation” and “solving the Android video problem”. But what does this really mean, and what is the problem?


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Content Protection Innovation – PHLS And PHDS Explained
2 years ago

Content Protection Innovation – PHLS And PHDS Explained

I already posted this in the community section, but it’s worth highlighting as a separate post. PHLS and PHDS are Adobe’s next generation license-server free content protection options. It’s not replacing true …
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How to Use Your Chromebook Pixel as a Webserver
2 years ago

How to Use Your Chromebook Pixel as a Webserver

I was lucky enough to receive a free Chromebook Pixel at Google I/O, which is certainly a well designed piece of hardware, with some decent specs. After using it for a …
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Deep Dive Into Adobe Primetime Player
2 years ago

Deep Dive Into Adobe Primetime Player

Interested in learning more about Adobe Primetime Player? Watch David Hassoun’s Adobe Primetime session, who is providing an in-depth overview of the Adobe Primetime Player and its APIs.

Find the …
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Watch the Adobe MAX 2013 Keynotes Online
2 years ago

Watch the Adobe MAX 2013 Keynotes Online

By  •  MAX

As in the years before, you can watch the Adobe MAX keynotes online.

Day 1: A Creative Evolution

The process of where and how we create is dramatically changing thanks …
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Adobe Primetime Explained (Part 4/4) – Bringing It All Together
2 years ago

Adobe Primetime Explained (Part 4/4) – Bringing It All Together

We explored ad insertion, device playback, protocols and DRM, which is not everything that Adobe Primetime offers.

There is also packaging, data management, video analytics, ad serving, and PayTV Pass …
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Adobe Primetime Explained (Part 3/4) – A Single Protocol and DRM
2 years ago

Adobe Primetime Explained (Part 3/4) – A Single Protocol and DRM

In my last post, we learned how important it is to have a video abstraction layer for Android. But clearly Android is not the only platform, and currently it’s very …
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Adobe Primetime Explained (Part 2/4) – Solving the Android Video Problem
2 years ago

Adobe Primetime Explained (Part 2/4) – Solving the Android Video Problem

By  •  Android

If you have ever developed a video application on Android that does more than simple progressive playback, you are aware of the fundamental video playback challenges. In case you have …
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Adobe Primetime Explained (Part 1/4) – Ad Insertion
2 years ago

Adobe Primetime Explained (Part 1/4) – Ad Insertion

Adobe Primetime officially launched this week, providing an end-to-end solution to distribute, monetize, analyze and optimize online video.

I encourage you to read the official Adobe announcement for a more …
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Must Attend Online Video Session at Adobe MAX 2013
2 years ago

Must Attend Online Video Session at Adobe MAX 2013

If you are attending Adobe MAX and want to learn more about the next generation of Adobe’s online video offering, join David Hasson (and myself in the audience) to learn …
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March Madness 2013 Live Streaming
2 years ago

March Madness 2013 Live Streaming

Basketball fans rejoice – similar to the years before, March Madness is streamed live over the Internet. In contrast to last year, it doesn’t offer a $3.99 paid option, only Adobe Pass …
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March 26 – An Expert Guide to Adobe Media Server 5 Robustness and Failover
2 years ago

March 26 – An Expert Guide to Adobe Media Server 5 Robustness and Failover

A very insightful and technically profound upcoming user group meeting with Glenn Eguchi, Andrew Wallace and myself on Adobe Media Server 5 Robustness and Failover.

An in-depth session to understand the …
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RTMFP and the IETF – Q&A with Co-Creator Michael Thornburgh
2 years ago

RTMFP and the IETF – Q&A with Co-Creator Michael Thornburgh

RTMFP is the protocol behind Flash’s powerful P2P technology, which empowers websites such as Chatroulette, Airtime, or Haxball. It’s also behind the P2P Android 3G mobile test, and the Overdigital Videochat on the picture above (please note, this is not Michael, but a demo of a RTMFP based call).

Adobe recently submitted RTMPF to the IETF to become a HTML web standard. I had the chance to chat with Michael Thornburgh, Senior Computer Scientist at Adobe, and co-creator of RTMFP. Read More

Exclusive Interview: Stiehl/Over about the Future of Digital Agencies in 2013
2 years ago

Exclusive Interview: Stiehl/Over about the Future of Digital Agencies in 2013

I was able to talk to Daniel Over from Stiehl/Over, a digital agency situated in Germany. Stiehl/Over has been responsible for the logo design of this blog, and as you …
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The Superbowl 2013 – Will Online Ever Match the TV Experience?
2 years ago

The Superbowl 2013 – Will Online Ever Match the TV Experience?

The online streaming of the Superbowl 2013 triggered a diverse set of responses, everything from poor experience to online record. But what happened really? Let’s look at the comments.

Dan …
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Adobe Access and Flash Player StageVideo Demystified
2 years ago

Adobe Access and Flash Player StageVideo Demystified

I’ve been recently hearing a lot of questions about this topic, and therefore decided to publish this post. But first, it’s important to understand and define the components involved.

 

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Flash P2P (RTMFP) Officially Submitted As Open Web Standard (IETF)
2 years ago

Flash P2P (RTMFP) Officially Submitted As Open Web Standard (IETF)

An exciting announcement for the internet community. Adobe’s Michael Thornburgh officially submitted the RTMFP protocol to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Michael is the brain behind RTMFP, the Flash P2P protocols that …
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Adobe Access 4 Compliance and Robustness on Adobe TV
2 years ago

Adobe Access 4 Compliance and Robustness on Adobe TV

If you are interested in content protection for video on the web and devices, Adobe TV features some interesting clips on Adobe Access 4. The first, from Adobe’s Joseph Jones, …
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Will Online Streaming Ever Replace Cable TV?
2 years ago

Will Online Streaming Ever Replace Cable TV?

Even though I normally don’t respond to other blog posts, Dan Rayburn’s post from this morning definitely deserves some comments (or a discussion panel during the next Streaming Media conference). Dan is a well-respected streaming media veteran, who has been deeply involved with the industry for the last decade. Read More

Site Traffic 2012 in Review
2 years ago

Site Traffic 2012 in Review

Website analytics are probably one of the most exciting components of blogs. 2012 was quite an eventful year for this blog. It started with the transition from Oscar Trelles‘ self-developed blogging system “hades” to WordPress (it ran beautifully for 6 years!), a redesign as part of it, a name change in the first half of 2012, and another design change to a responsive design more suitable for mobile in the second half of 2012. Read More

Times Square New Year’s Eve 2013 Live Webcam
2 years ago

Times Square New Year’s Eve 2013 Live Webcam

We are going to provide a live webcam stream from Times Square New York Eve this year again, allowing you to participate in one of the most vibrant New Years Eve parties. It will feature Taylor Swift, Carly Rai Jepsen, Neon Trees and Psy (Gangnam Style). Read More

Happy Holidays from the Overdigital Team
2 years ago

Happy Holidays from the Overdigital Team

Happy holidays from the team at Overdigital.com. It’s been quite an eventful year, with very interesting technology advancements, including the maturing Project Primetime, and key milestones like the record breaking …
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Online Video in 2013 – What Are Your Predictions?
2 years ago

Online Video in 2013 – What Are Your Predictions?

As we are slowly moving to the end of another historic year with such major events such as the record online viewership of the 2012 Olympics, what is next for …
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Online Video Community Update and Survey
2 years ago

Online Video Community Update and Survey

The first couple of days of the new Overdigital.com Online Video Community have been pretty interesting, with 20 members so far, and discussions about HTML5 DRM and MPEG-Dash. In addition to some technical issues, there are a couple of new added features. Read More

First Look at King’s Road, A Simply Beautiful Stage3D Game
2 years ago

First Look at King’s Road, A Simply Beautiful Stage3D Game

By  •  3D, Gaming

King’s Road is an adventure dungeon crawler online game from Rumble Entertainment, based on Stage3D and Flash Player 11.

The realm of Alderstone knew peace and prosperity for many years, …
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The Art of Political Memes
2 years ago

The Art of Political Memes

By  •  Articles

Veronica de Souza was perched in front of her TV with her iPad on her lap as she watched the presidential debates. So when Romney uttered the now infamous phrase, “binders full of women,” Veronica immediately saw an opportunity. Read More

Hurricane Sandy and the Changed World of Communication
2 years ago

Hurricane Sandy and the Changed World of Communication

Experiencing Hurricane Sandy first hand on the east coast is ceuyrtainly a profounwd experience. It raises fundamental questions about global warming, and the role it has to play in politics in …
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My Top 10 Online Video Blogposts
2 years ago

My Top 10 Online Video Blogposts

There are many video related posts on this blog, but some of them have been pretty crucial to get better insight into the video space. Here is the list of …
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Adobe Media Server, 608/708 CC and the CVAA
2 years ago

Adobe Media Server, 608/708 CC and the CVAA

Adobe Media Server 5 features support for closed captioning. But why is it important, and what are the options?

 

Why closed captioning?

This year accessibility with closed captioning became a critical component for online video with the The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA). Read More

Streaming Protocol and Content Protection Quick Guide
3 years ago

Streaming Protocol and Content Protection Quick Guide

Unless you’ve been working in the streaming industry for years, the streaming protocol options are overwhelming to say the least. Here is a quick guide to give you an overview of the current options. Read More

OMG There’s a Video in my Email
3 years ago

OMG There’s a Video in my Email

By  •  Advertisement

More brands will be moving towards using video in emails in 2013 as marketers discover the possibilities, aside from allowing senders to stand out from the crowd, embedded video within email is actually easier for recipients to view on popular devices like the iPhone and iPad.

Embedding video in email is not a new notion. Long considered taboo for large brands, primarily for technical and ease-of-deployment reasons, the new open standards will allow video in email to flourish where it once flagged. The rise of HTML5 video, iOS, and new mail client-sniffing technology has breathed new life into the argument for adding video to email. Read More

Stratos Jump with 8 Million Concurrent Streams – Online World Record?
3 years ago

Stratos Jump with 8 Million Concurrent Streams – Online World Record?

Besides the jump itself, did YouTube just set a world record for the live streaming of the Red Bull Stratos free jump? Very likely if the stats on the YouTube page are accurate. Important is the metric concurrent viewers, rather than views. Concurrent streams truly test the backend infrastructure, and are normally a lot less than views.

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Getting Ready for the Fall with a New Design
3 years ago

Getting Ready for the Fall with a New Design

It’s the time again for a refresh. This blog went through a relaunch about a year ago, but it was lacking some important components, such as an adaptive layout for …
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Flash Driving Game – Fun Until You Die – Virtually
3 years ago

Flash Driving Game – Fun Until You Die – Virtually

By  •  Gaming

Disclaimer: You can only play the game once, and then you’ll be locked out – forever. It is an amazing game with beautiful Flash Player 11 based visuals. So why …
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Essential Adobe Media Server Blogs, Including Brand New AMS Team Blog
3 years ago

Essential Adobe Media Server Blogs, Including Brand New AMS Team Blog

Are you looking for the last information on Adobe Media Server 5.0? Make sure to subscribe to the following weblogs:

 

1.) The official Adobe Media Server team blog (new):

http://blogs.adobe.com/ams/


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Online Video Marketing Best Practices Guides Round Up
3 years ago

Online Video Marketing Best Practices Guides Round Up

By  •  Advertisement

For this Friday’s post I thought it might help to do a quick round up of some interesting articles on online video best practices, it’s a nice mix of a …
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Flash Player and 5.1 Surround Sound
3 years ago

Flash Player and 5.1 Surround Sound

Surround sound has always been a double edged sword. If you have the proper setup in form of a surround sound receiver/speaker system it’s amazing, but unfortunately the majority of …
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BBC Media Player Delivers to Android with Adobe AIR
3 years ago

BBC Media Player Delivers to Android with Adobe AIR

After the BBC broadcasted the biggest broadcasting event in their 90 year history with the London Olympics 2012, using Phonegap with Flash Player for delivery to Android devices, it now …
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Denon: visYOUalize Yourself Case Study
3 years ago

Denon: visYOUalize Yourself Case Study

By  •  3D, Homepage

The new case study provides additional background on visYOUalize Yourself. A great level of effort and complexity when into the production, and it apparently includes mobile applications as well. Amazing …
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Primetime for Techies
3 years ago

Primetime for Techies

Outside the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco there were half a dozen satellite trucks. Reporters and producers, photographers and cameramen lined up around the entrance. Bloggers, tourists, curious passerbys …
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What is Adobe Project Primetime? with David DeVisser
3 years ago

What is Adobe Project Primetime? with David DeVisser

A highly useful session for your 2012/2013 video strategy.

Title: What is Adobe Project Primetime? with David DeVisser

Date and Time: October 16, 2012 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (GMT-7 Mountain Time US & Canada)

Call-in Details: Please join meeting via Adobe Connect link below

Speakers:

David DeVisser,Principal Architect, Adobe Digital Media Alliances Read More

Source Code: Adobe AIR 3.3 Retina Video Application
3 years ago

Source Code: Adobe AIR 3.3 Retina Video Application

With the beauty of the innovations Apple defines as standards for mobile devices, comes the challenge to use the right best practices to guarantee a high quality experience. In the Retina case, …
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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Advanced Video Delivery with AIR for Mobile
3 years ago

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Advanced Video Delivery with AIR for Mobile

Adobe AIR provides a very attractive abstraction layer for video playback on mobile devices, but a certain level of knowledge is required to take full advantage. Before we start, it is important to understand the difference between Adobe AIR and Flash Player on mobile devices. Flash Player on mobile runs in the browser, and allows to display Flash web content that otherwise wouldn’t be available. The challenge of this approach is iOS does not have Flash support, meaning for reach, mobile sites are not authored in Flash, but rather HTML. Adobe recognized this, and made appropriate adjustments late last year. Read More

Photoshop Turns 25
2 months ago

Photoshop Turns 25

Photoshop is turning 25, a quarter century of empowering creatives around to the world. Adobe published a homage in form of an Aerosmith music video. My favorite YouTube video comment …
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Silverlight Won’t Work In Chrome. What Now?
7 months ago

Silverlight Won’t Work In Chrome. What Now?

Episodic television and film content delivered over IP would not be possible without Digital Rights Management (DRM). Implemented correctly, it is invisible to viewers and provides a seamless user experience.


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Streaming Live From Space
8 months ago

Streaming Live From Space

Wondering how good a video connection is to space, and how work is beyond earth? Watch astronauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev work on the international space station (ISS).

Live video from the …
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Why Virtual Reality Will Change the Way We Consume Media
8 months ago

Why Virtual Reality Will Change the Way We Consume Media

Similar to 3D cinema, the roots of Virtual Reality are many decades in the past, specially in the early nineties with some of the first versions of VR headsets coming to …
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My Online Video FAQ for Newbies
9 months ago

My Online Video FAQ for Newbies

I have been writing about online video and mobile for many years now, and as part of that comes a rich pool of information – some of it remained up …
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Smart Ecosystems Will Be King!
9 months ago

Smart Ecosystems Will Be King!

Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, Verizon, Comcast and others are investing vigorously to become the content gatekeepers of the future.

As many …
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What Is Television – Now?
10 months ago

What Is Television – Now?

One of the most interesting debates taking place in streaming video circles these days is – how should we define TV, now? It seems semantic, but the question has come …
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The Difference Between Encrypted HLS, PHLS and HLS with DRM
10 months ago

The Difference Between Encrypted HLS, PHLS and HLS with DRM

Streaming technologies tend to differ in formats, but also within a format have variations with different characteristics. Security with HLS is one of those cases – the default model is fairly public and standardized, …
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How Ad Blocking Impacts the Online Industry
10 months ago

How Ad Blocking Impacts the Online Industry

Is ad blocking a great user experience improvement or a huge problem for premium content on the web? Obviously it highly depends on who you talk to, but the question should …
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