Posts written by Dror Gill

NAB was Fab!

This year we presented at the NAB show – the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms – in two booths, following the recently announced acquisition of Vanguard Video. Double demos At the Beamr booth, we demonstrated our content-adaptive optimization solutions, which reduce the bitrate of […]

Staying In Tune With the Evolution of Broadcast Video

  If you’ve read some of the Media & Entertainment news headlines lately, you’ve probably noticed that everything is about OTT: New services, new business models, more content becoming available, and more people cutting the cord.  You may have even heard that broadcast TV is dead.  But is it?  Despite the growing trend of cable-cutters […]

Don’t Buy It Now

The times they are a-changin’, that’s what Dylan said And the pace of change is accelerating, just listen to any TED So when you buy a product in a real or online store You need to know that in a month it won’t go out the door   You should check the feature list and […]

Can MSOs Enable Subscribers to Define Their Own Media Experience?

It looks like traditional cable television is streaming the wrong way; the days of paying large monthly bills for bundled channels that remain half unwatched are over. The MSOs that choose to evolve and stream their consumer’s way will remain relevant players in the media and entertainment industry. Those that don’t will turn into mere […]

Perceptual Content-Adaptive Transcoding: Going Beyond Preset ABR Recipes

In the early days of video on the Internet, encoding video for streaming was quite simple: You created a 320×240 video file encoded at 500 Kilobits per second, and that would fit on anyone’s computer screen, and into anyone’s first-generation DSL connection. But in today’s multi-screen world, your video needs to reach a multitude of […]

Video Compression: 2015 Year in Review

It’s been pretty busy 2015 has been a very busy year in video compression, driven by the launch of 4K HEVC streaming services on the one hand, and HEVC patent issues and royalty uncertainties on the other hand.  In addition, a continued shift to software platforms and cloud solutions for video encoding, and increased consolidation […]

Is HEVC Ready for Prime Time?

You’re home from work, ready to kick back, relax and catch a new show or movie on Netflix – the service that streams over 90 million hours of content a day.  With each hour of SD (standard definition) video taking up approximately 1 GB of data, and one hour of HD (high definition) video taking […]

Is It Legit to JIT?

If you’re delivering OTT content or a TV Everywhere service, and looking for ways to reduce your expenses, Just-In-Time (JIT) encoding and packaging might just be the solution for you. There are pros and cons to the JIT encoding and packaging workflow, which I would like to share with you, but first let’s start with […]

Whatever Happened to Mobile Broadcast TV?

10 years ago I was working as an independent consultant, specializing in mobile video technologies and services.  I helped companies such as Samsung, Qualcomm, NEC, Comverse and Radvision with their product strategies, and presented at numerous conferences and events.  One of my main areas of expertise at the time was Mobile Broadcast TV, an array […]

Live Streaming: It’s a Whole Different Ball Game

The market for OTT live streaming is not only on the rise, but is also becoming a larger part of the overall OTT streaming market in general.  According to Conviva’s Industry Data, live streaming already consists of 20% of streamed video.  The most popular programs watched are sports, news, live events (such as Pope coverage, […]

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