Should all streaming production operations be shifting to the cloud to take advantage of the scalability, flexibility, and economic benefits of cloud streaming workflows? Or does on-prem still have its time and place? Telestream's Richard Andes, EY's Waseem Ahmad, and IntelliVid Research's Steve Vonder Haar debate the pros and cons of cloud vs. on-prem in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2023.
The case for moving from ubiquitous older video codecs like H.264 to newer codecs like AV1 or HEVC (H.265) is typically expressed in terms of encoding efficiency that translates to bandwidth and cost savings. For major content companies like Warner Bros. Discovery that have adopted H.265, how much has their experience borne out that hypothesis?
With all the talk of FAST 2.0 and the explosion of FAST channels to the point of approaching market saturation, is FAST's self-reinvention a foregone conclusion, or even advisable at this juncture? What are the new and emerging FAST growth strategies that are driving growth today, as opposed to a year or two ago? And how have the strikes in Hollywood that consumed at least 2 quarters of the year impacted channel and content development?
Where does CNN Max sit in the Warner Bros. pantheon alongside (HBO) Max and other platforms and associated brands? Warner Bros. Discovery Product Manager Dan Trotta lays out the initial strategic vision in this exchange with ESHAP's Evan Shapiro in this Streaming Media Connect 2023 clip.