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Short Cuts

What Are Objective Quality Metrics?

Jan Ozer outlines the basics of objective quality metrics, from their recent evolution to their method for predicting how human eyes perceive video quality to the best metrics available now.

Best Practices for Streaming Deployment

Robert Reinhardt outlines his streaming gear and workflow from ingest to delivery in this clip from Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

Challenges of QoS Monitoring and Management

Telestream's Ken Haren discusses contemporary strategies for delivering effective QoS metrics in this clip from Content Delivery Summit 2020.

Benefits of CMAF for CDNs

Limelight's Neil Glazebrook and Akamai's Peter Chave discuss the current progress toward a single universal streaming container format and what it means for CDNs in this clip from Content Delivery Summit 2020.

Where Does QoS Demand Come From?

Steven Tripsas discusses how Zype approaches quality of service (QoS) to improve response times and to meet the expectations of different types of clients--live and VOD--in this clip from Content Delivery Summit 2020.

How to Manage Livestream Planning in a Pandemic

Liz Hart of Liz Hart Event and 090 Media's Alex Lindsay discuss the challenges of managing client relationships and the importance of having the flexibility to pivot from one streaming scenario to another has become in the age of COVID-19, when the contingencies on live events always outnumber the certainties.

Content Delivery at the Edge in 2020

Akamai's Peter Chave and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss the current state of edge compute and how CDNs have adjusted to unprecedented surges in 2020 in this clip from Content Delivery Summit 2020.

How COVID-19 Changed Streaming Delivery Traffic Patterns

Akamai's Peter Chave explains how changes resulting from shelter-at-home restrictions changed streaming traffic patterns, flattening or shifting peaks, and explains how CDNs interpreted and adjusted for these shifts in this clip from Content Delivery Summit 2020.

Current Challenges of Edge Delivery

How close are we to "write once, run everywhere" in edge delivery? Limelight's Steve Miller-Jones and id3as' Dom Robinson discuss edge delivery and the challenges of integration in this clip from Content Delivery Summit 2020.

Is CDN Capacity Meeting Current Demand?

Because upticks in video conferencing, OTT, esports, and other areas of streaming have offset (and then some) the loss of live events over the last few months, CDNs remain at full capacity, but often demand is coming from unexpected places at unexpected times, as Limelight's Neil Glazebrook and Fastly's Jim Hall discuss in this clip from Content Delivery Summit 2020.

Will the Success of Virtual Events Impact In-Person Events Post-COVID?

After virtual events became the only game in town, and event producers recalibrated to a streaming-only approach, high participation got them rethinking their approach in ways that could have longterm effects on in-person events. 090 Media's Alex Lindsay discusses the surprising success of virtual events in the COVID era and how it might affect events, their producers, and their attendees in this clip from Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

How to Improve OTT Search & Discovery

How can OTT services make it easier for consumers to find the content they want? More aggregation? Cross-listed recommendations? Sherry Brennan and Randa Minkarah discuss at Streaming Media East 2020.

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.

Emerging Trends in AVOD and SVOD Consumption

Strategic Consultant Sherry Brennan forecasts the near future of OTT services and how consumers will use them 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.