#6 “What is ‘Over-the-Top’ Internet Broadcasting”

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#6 “What is ‘Over-the-Top’ Internet Broadcasting”
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OTT refers to the delivery of video content over the internet to viewers who can access that content on a wide range of devices including computers, tablets, smartphones and internet video set-top boxes. Another important aspect of Over-the-Top content delivery is that the Internet Service Providers (ISPs), who may also have a stake in paid […]

 

OTT refers to the delivery of video content over the internet to viewers who can access that content on a wide range of devices including computers, tablets, smartphones and internet video set-top boxes.

Another important aspect of Over-the-Top content delivery is that the Internet Service Providers (ISPs), who may also have a stake in paid content distribution (e.g. Comcast Xfinity, Verizon FiOS), do not have any control over what OTT content producers send through the internet to viewers. Therefore, the ISPs are cut out of additional content-based revenue generation and are reduced to simply being “pipes to the internet.”

Examples of Over-the-Top content providers include YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, CollegeHumor.com and Revision3.

In this episode of The Workflow Show, Merrel Davis and Nick Gold discuss how OTT promises to be a real “game changer” in the media universe. And it’s a change you want to be a part of.

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This episode is 1:06:15 in length. (Suggestion: We are hearing a lot of folks enjoy listening to the podcast during the commute.)

Show Notes

TCP/IP

Netflix
PlayStation 3
AppleTV
Roku
Boxee
Google TV
Samsung Blu-ray player
Xbox 360
H.264
long GOP H.264
Episode from Telestream
Sorenson Squeeze
Glenn Beck TV
Akamai
Limelight
Revision3 network bought by Discovery
CDN = content delivery network
ToolsOnAir
MacMini
AJA IOXT
Blackmagic converters
Just:Play & Just:Out
Haivision – Kulabyte
HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
latency
Nick Gold recenty spoke about Over-the-Top Broadcasting at a SMPTE DC chapter meeting. Read more.

 

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