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A slow response can wreck an otherwise perfect video playback experience. At least, that is what data shows when it comes to streaming high quality video content to any device, anywhere in the world. While there is no way to control when a slow response will happen, Akamai can offer an alternative when it does.
Online video streaming is everywhere today. It's available on the smallest hand-held devices to the largest of screens in our living rooms. Magically and for the most part, it works and provides a very captivating experience. However, if you step back to look at the overall architecture, media streaming is a very reactive process.
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Communications service providers are looking for new ways to gain an edge in today's competitive market. In sports-crazed New Zealand, one of the country's largest telecom providers just launched an all-sports video service to attract new subscribers. Spark Sport is a new over-the-top (OTT) offering arriving just in time for Rugby World Cup 2019. And according to Diluk de Silva, Service Quality & Distribution Lead at Spark New Zealand, New
Authors: Mark Greve, Domițian Tămaș-Selicean The online video player landscape is fragmented with a wide variety of players across a mix of popular platforms. In the world of HTML5-video players in browsers, there are a number of open-source solutions (e.g., hls.js, dash.js, Shaka Player), as well as commercial offerings which include Akamai's AMP.
So, what is the BOCC? Simply put, Akamai runs a state-of-the-art Broadcast Operations Control Centre, the BOCC, to help ensure smooth and seamless end-user play-back experience for live OTT (Over the Top) and linear video delivered through Akamai Media Delivery Solutions. To phrase it more technically - the BOCC is a support service providing effective 24x7x365 real-time, high-density monitoring towards ensuring lower latency, continued availability, and buffering-free playback of video
A single instance of video rebuffering could result in more than $85,000 in lost revenue. That's one of the key findings in Understanding the Value of Consistency in OTT Video Delivery, a new report that Akamai has released in conjunction with MTM, a research and consulting firm specializing in media and technology. The report combines research data alongside insight from interviews with senior execs from numerous premium video distributors to
Studies show that video consumption demand is growing faster than capacity. While capacity overhead does exist, current trends suggest that we'll see more bottlenecking on last-hop connectivity, especially with regionally targeted content.