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Short Cuts

The State of OTT Piracy in 2020

Intertrust's Ali Hodjat discusses where OTT piracy is happening now, how anti-piracy companies are counteracting it, and what remains to be done to root out the problem in this clip from Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

Is the COVID OTT Bump Sustainable?

Resonance AI's Randa Minkarah and strategic consultant Sherry Brennan speculate on OTT's next new normal in this clip from Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

How the COVID OTT Surge Has Impacted Performance

Intertrust's Ali Hodjat discusses how surging traffic and heightened content protection have affected OTT performance over the last three months in this clip from Streaming Media East Connect.

Pros and Cons of Going Live with Remote Production

As social distancing necessitates remote production, live producers face new challenges and new variables that raise the question: Is walking the live streaming highwire the right choice? It depends, say Ben Ratner and Alex Lindsay, in this clip from their panel at Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

What is Driving Consumer OTT Preferences in 2020?

Critical survey data on OTT consumption from Altman Vilandrie's Matt Rivet, with additional analysis from strategic consultant Sherry Brennan at Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

Are We Moving Toward a REMI Hybrid Model for Live Events?

Blizzard Entertainment's Corey Smith discusses the shift toward full cloud remote (REMI) production in large-scale event streaming in this clip from a panel at Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

How AV1 Improves 8K Delivery

Bitmovin's Paul MacDougall and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss benefits built into the AV1 codec that enhance the efficiency of 8K delivery, and what that means in terms of codec adoption and for CDNs and consumers going forward in this clip from Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

Defining and Assessing Quality for Emerging Codecs

Vimeo's Vittorio Giovara, Mozilla's Nathan Egge, and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss how AV1 leverages bit depth to improve video quality.

Video Bitrate, Resolution, and QoE

Bitmovin's Paul MacDougall discusses what determines perceptual visual quality and how it impacts quality of experience (QoE) for streaming viewers in this clip from a panel on the state of AV1 at Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

Has the Age of the Solo Live Producer Arrived?

Have the need to distance and the widespread availability of versatile, small-footprint, low-cost, multicam streaming-ready tools brought single-producer live production to the mainstream? Ben Ratner and Alex Lindsay discuss at Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

How COVID-19 Has Changed Streaming Workflows

As COVID-19 has necessitated the virtualization of formerly in-person live events, streaming producers' roles and workflows have changed, as Producer and Associate Director Liz Hart and 090 Media's Alex Lindsay discuss in this clip from Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

Streaming Architecture Tips for Live Events at Scale

id3as' Dom Robinson, Disney's Eric Klein, and CBS' Flavio Ribiero offer practical advice for delivering large-scale streams, including how CBS Interactive honed their Super Bowl workflow before game day.

Is Large-Scale Streaming Infrastructure Moving to the Cloud?

id3as' Dom Robinson, Disney's Eric Klein, and CBS' Flavio Ribiero discuss the pros and cons of the ongoing cloud-ward migration of streaming architecture.

How Can CDNs Hit Their SLAs?

id3as Directors Steve Strong and Adrian Roe discuss what's required to maintain 99.99 and 99.999 uptimes in this clip from their presentation at Content Delivery Summit.

What Is the Edge in Content Delivery?

EdgeConneX' Elsa Pine and Schneider Electric's Lily Yusupova say the edge is wherever a CDN's customers are in this clip from Content Delivery Summit.

What Does 'High Availability' Mean in Live Streaming?

id3as Directors Steve Strong and Adrian Roe explain that high-availability content delivery isn't just about meeting SLAs with overall uptime as not having your streams go down at critical moments.

Monolith or Microservice?

Twitch's Tanu Aggarwal and EZDRM's Olga Kornienko debate the relative merits of microservices and monoliths in this clip from Streaming Media West 2019.

How to Choose a Video Quality Metric

Jan Ozer discusses the pros and cons of three key objective quality metric tools: Moscow State University, SSIMplus, and Hybrik (Dolby).

Moving from Monoliths to Microservices

StackPath's Nathan Moore and EZDRM's Olga Kornienko explain the process and benefits of monolith-to-microservice transition, such as identifying points of failure, in this clip from Streaming Media West 2019.

Microservices vs. Containers in Streaming Deployment

Cisco's Nermeen Ismail, id3as' Dom Robinson, and Twitch's Tanu Aggarwal resolve the age-old microservice/container conundrum in the streaming world in this clip from Streaming Media West 2019.