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Growing Pains for OTT

By Tom Butts | January 16, 2018

A little over 10 years ago, Netflix launched its streaming service, effectively heralding the dawn of over the top services.

Can Video Compression Tame the Internet?

By Jim DeFilippis | January 12, 2018

While the established modes of media distribution are well understood and engineered, governed by open standards (ATSC A/53, SCTE 23 (Docsis), DVB-T, DVB-S, MPEG) the internet is an amalgam of “open standards” (IETF) and quasi proprietary approaches (Apple HLS), as well as a variety of software protocols and applications (web browsers, media players, etc.).

Now It’s Up to Us

By Tom Butts | December 21, 2017

Nov. 16, 2017 could go down in the annals of the U.S. television broadcast history as a fateful day for our industry.

The Times They Are ‘A-Changin’

By Mark Myslinski | October 31, 2017

Bob Dylan made the phrase famous, but the Emmys in 2017 were a testament to the evolving palate of a new generation of viewers tapping streamed content and not tuning into traditional broadcast TV.

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