Posts written by Dror Gill

Going Consumer Direct in the World of Binge On

Fresh back from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where it seemed everything that can be connected will be – and anything that displays video may now be properly called a TV – I noticed a unifying constraint that doesn’t appear to be easing up: The issue of how to maintain network stability amidst […]

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 […]

Netflix Assumes Leadership Position for OTT 2.0, Proving More Bits is Not Always Better

In a move that highlights the value of media optimization, online streaming giant Netflix announced that it is experimenting with ways to reduce bandwidth, while providing the same (or better) viewing experience.  Netflix has it right, there are simply too many wasted bits being transmitted by video services today.  As pioneers in the field of […]

It’s Unreasonable to Expect ISPs Alone to Finance OTT Video Traffic

The opposing forces at the core of data caps Data usage caps have nothing to do with technology limitations, but they have everything to do with the economic investment required by ISPs to handle the overwhelming increase in traffic as a result of online video. On one side we have the ISPs that have invested […]

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 […]

Why The Future of Sports Broadcasting Must Keep Pace with Live Streaming Adoption

Today’s sports fans expect digital availability everywhere and their viewing expectations are constantly rising. As fans have more choices to access content outside the home, will broadcasters be able to keep pace with the technology necessary to support live streaming? Will the Big Game Be Live Streamed or Televised? OTT (over-the-top, Internet delivery) services are […]

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, […]

Driving the Mobile Visual Communication Revolution

Beamr to Present JPEGmini at Mobile Photo Connect on September 29 As image technology experts, the crux of our corporate mission has been to reduce the cost and improve the user experience of photo and video delivery, to any device over any network, while raising the bar on quality. Since our inception in 2009, we […]

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