Articles for Tyler Nesler
What's the Best Chunk Size for Low-Latency Live Streaming?
The best chunk size for low-latency streaming is dependent on a number of factors based on different use cases, and there is often a need for some compromise and tradeoffs in quality or speed. Nadine Krefetz, Consultant, Reality Software, Contributing Editor, Streaming Media, asks three industry experts what their chunk size preferences are for their requirements.
How Consolidation Has Changed OTT and FAST
Consolidation is an accelerating trend in OTT, but how does this impact the economic viability of diverse programming, and what are the risks of simply recreating traditional linear cable bundles and reducing viewing choices for users, especially in the context of FAST business models?
How Fandango and Vudu Consolidate and Optimize OTT Workflows
Rema Morgan-Aluko talks about the ways her teams at Fandango, Vudu, and Rotten Tomatoes have developed unique methods to consolidate both short-form and long-form workflows across platforms while also optimizing speed, quality, and costs.
What Cloud Means for Streaming
While definitions of "the cloud" can range widely, cloud usage for streaming ultimately results in several improvements to technological capacity and more efficient use of production funds. Four industry figures discuss the different ways they define and use cloud technology to improve workflows and meet complex customer needs.
How to Make Money with Niche SVOD Content
How do niche SVOD content providers make money while up against the behemoth services? Because of their loyal audiences and their focus on community-building and audience interaction, niche services are already showing tendencies towards less churn and longer-term market stability than the more megahit-focused major streamers
Proprietary vs. Open-Source Streaming Codecs
What are the key advantages of proprietary versus open-source codecs? Many factors come into play based on finding the right balance of customer needs in various use cases
How Can SVOD Survive and Grow?
In this new era of aggregation, how can SVOD adapt using data-driven business models to best serve audiences and reduce churn? Paul Pastor of Struum talks about what he sees as the next stage of growth for SVOD, one that is less focused on a "mega-hit" mindset and more attuned towards delivering high value to targeted audiences.
Amazon vs. Netflix and the Future of OTT
How do "lifestyle bundle" companies such as Amazon and Apple have distinct advantages over established platforms like Netflix, and what does this mean for the future of OTT? Chris Pfaff of Chris Pfaff Tech Media and Evan Shapiro of ESHAP talk about how Amazon and Apple are changing the streaming industry in massive ways
Edge Delivery and the Streaming Ecosystem
According to Jason Thibeault of the Streaming Video Technology Alliance, advances in edge computing have changed the streaming ecosystem in ways that require cooperation between CDN competitors in order to best serve the needs of their end users
Resiliency and Cloud Production
Jef Kethley of LiveSports talks about how his organization develops solid resiliency models in varying production environments through the use of multiple data centers and cost-effective cloud production.
How Public Broadcasters Manage Accessibility and Streaming Tech Upgrades
What are the unique challenges that public broadcasters face for their streaming platforms? Ravi Singh of Canada's Knowledge Network talks about how government funding and regulations impact their scaling, along with the ways their partnerships with companies such as JW Player assist with growing their platform.
The HBO Max-Discovery Plus Merger and the State of Aggregation
The HBO Max and Discovery Plus merger is a bellwether of a major shift towards aggregation, while Apple and Amazon have key advantages over services such as Netflix due to their financial resources and a new focus on non-scripted programming like sports events
How Disney Streaming Will Approach its New Ad Tier
With the rise of ad-supported streaming, platforms such as Disney+ must create new workflow models that account for age-based regulatory protections in different regions while also finding new ways to fulfill the user data desired by advertisers.
Consumer Use Cases for 5G
What is the true potential of 5G for network operators? While many user devices may still be unable to embrace the full applications and services of 5G, exciting developments in cloud capabilities can remove existing hardware barriers and allow users to experience the full interactivity and immersive benefits of 5G.
How to Make Hybrid Events Work
Hosting a successful hybrid event means understanding how to create the best virtual and in-person event strategy while ensuring that event organizers prepare for all possible variables.
How to Make Localized Streaming Work
While featuring localized content on streaming platforms still faces logistical and legal challenges, there are new ways to present a regional user experience via apps that can feature hyper-local channels that can help tie communities together.
Low-Latency Streaming for Interactive Video
Interactive streaming is the future for high-quality ultra-low latency applications that will unlock unique and unprecedented experiences for users
How to Make Sure Audiences Can Access Virtual Events
Virtual event platforms must ensure that virtual audiences don't encounter network and access issues, and one key solution for events with a large number of attendees is staggering entry times, along with adding early arrival incentives such as pre-show content
Is Inflation Causing OTT Churn?
How much have recent inflationary pressures been driving OTT SVOD churn in combination with an increase in FAST services, and what are the best possible approaches to meeting new consumer streaming needs in this present economy?
How to Launch a Streaming Service From the Ground Up
DeShuna Spencer of kweliTV talks in-depth about her initial struggles of launching a streaming service through sheer determination, trial-and-error, creativity, and persistence
How to Reduce the Streaming Industry's Carbon Footprint
Reducing the carbon impact and energy intensity of streaming media requires an industry-wide focus on both educating consumers and managing their service expectations
How to Use AI in Video Workflows
Ethan Dreilinger of IBM Watson, Carlos Hernandez of SSIMWAVE, and Gordon Brooks of Zixi talk about how the key to effectively applying artificial intelligence in video workflows is knowing the differences between AI and automation and the ways they can best work together
How 5G Network Slicing Can Increase Monetization
While the telco industry has recently lost profits to service providers, 5G network slicing offers multiple networks that can create highly monetized tiers of service
Choosing the Best Webcasting Services in Today's Market
Robert Reinhardt of videoRx talks about how the recent growth in webcasting services has increased competition while expanding service offerings and lowering prices
What to Know When Engaging Cloud Broadcast Services
Effectively evaluating cloud broadcast services entails several essential considerations. Ben Ratner of CNN/Warner Bros. Discovery, Jean Macher of Harmonic, and Megan Wagoner of Vimond discuss their experiences and offer advice on how to find the perfect cloud broadcast service for your needs
How OTT Aggregators Can Best Serve Diaspora Communities
Ellen Grogan of Brightcove talks about the ways OTT aggregators can serve diaspora communities via offering distinctive content discovery and advertising delivery
How to Combat Churn in Today's OTT Market
Paul Erickson of Parks Associates talks about the ways that OTT platforms can reduce their churn rates during this unique time period of content overload and inflationary pressures
How the Pandemic Changed Enterprise Streaming
Troy Fernald of Haivision talks about the ways that COVID necessitated a new focus on mission-critical applications to enhance real-time situational awareness between the nerve centers of corporate, government, and health organizations and their remote workers
Will Live Linear Streaming Replace Traditional Broadcast TV?
Digital-first unicast streaming platforms give viewers more flexibility over traditional linear broadcasting while lessening the unpredictable complications of live scheduled programming like sporting events, says Jean Macher of Harmonic
How to Best Evaluate Prospective Webcast Clients
Robert Reinhardt of VideoRx outlines essential steps for evaluating prospective webcast clients, such as determining high-value RFPs, gaining clear client expectations, evaluating the stakeholders, and identifying technology solution providers
How CDNs Can Increase Efficiency Through Industry Collaboration and Commoditization
Mark De Jong of CDN Alliance discusses how collaboration and commoditization in the Content Delivery Network space can enhance worldwide connection through the use of new technologies such as edge computing, along with a better focus on increasing telco infrastructure capacity in underserved regions
Automated Lecture Capture and Streaming with Microsoft Teams and Stream
Chris Knowlton of Panopto talks about the sophisticated ways that pioneering elearning customers have led by example to quickly improve automated lecture capture and streaming with Microsoft Teams and Stream
How to Meet the Technical Challenges of Virtual and Hybrid Events
Donald Guzauckas Jr. of HB Live talks about the best ways for event technical teams to set up and prepare for the unique network, video, and audio challenges for virtual and hybrid conferences during these unpredictable times
How to Improve Live Video Workflows Through Optimized Root Cause Analysis
Zixi has improved live video workflows through their specialized Software-Defined Video Platform, which uses dynamic machine learning and an automated analytics approach to Root Cause Analysis to assist with faster team problem-solving collaboration
Future Growth Areas for Media & Entertainment
Intepret's Brett Sappington discusses emerging growth areas in media & entertainment, particularly shortform video via TikTok, interactive gaming, live stream commerce, virtual reality, augmented reality, and the metaverse, plus more in this clip from Streaming Media East 2022.
Penthera’s CEO Brian Kline Talks About the Ways That Penthera Maximizes the Right KPIs for OTT
Brian Kline, CEO of Penthera, discusses how his company is maximizing KPIs for OTT publishing through the implementation of their products, such as their innovative new software PlayAssure
Biggest Challenges of Moving from On-Prem to Cloud Video Workflows
Some streaming pros say cloud production has made 5-10 years of progress in the two years since the pandemic shook live production to its core, but when will cloud offer the sort of no-latency communication, preview, and replay producers expect and rely on in on-prem workflows? And will it require a paradigm shift in the way producers think about hardware purchases and usage? Live X's Corey Behnke, CNN's Ben Ratner, LiveU's Mike Savello, and Signiant's Jon Finegold discuss the challenges of cloud migration and the current state of cloud in this clip from Streaming Media East 2022.
360 Video and Ed Tech: What Are the Best Use Cases for Distance Learning?
In distance learning, 360 video for its own sake--no matter how cool it is--rarely goes over well; what are the use cases where it really adds to the mission? DiscoverVideo's Rich Mavrogeanes and Ohio State's Scott Nelson discuss real-world use cases where 360 video delivers unique experiences that wouldn't otherwise be possible with elearning, and others where it falls flat in this clip from Streaming Media East 2022.
Why Niche OTT Services Have Key Advantages With Specialized Audiences
Niche OTT streaming services are game-changers for minority audiences such as Black and LGBTQ populations by offering community-building year-round programming that uplifts and celebrates underrepresented lives