Could increasing competition from AT&T’s Warner Media and Disney bring some unpopular changes to the video-streaming service sector?
What if the common belief that the losses in traditional pay TV subscribers are due to mainstream video streaming services is wrong? Or, that belief is an oversimplification of a complex problem?
With the sophistication of today’s gadgets, it’s easy to forget that the media transmissions that bring these electronic wonders to life are coming from heavy and rugged infrastructure: cables on poles or buried underground, transmission antennas on giant towers, and communication satellites in orbit around the earth.
The good news for owners of TV content is that it is so coveted viewers will do whatever is necessary to secure it. The bad news is that viewers will do whatever is necessary to secure it—even if that includes stealing it. The even worse news is that the illicit ways to secure it are […]
The forecast for internet video use from Cisco’s annual Visual Network Index continues to astonish. It estimates that, by 2021, 82% of all internet traffic will be video—up from an estimated 73% in 2016. That’s all internet traffic, both wired and wireless. Predictions for wireless video traffic are no less impressive: 78% in 2021 over […]
Bandwidth-hungry video is viewed as an insatiable beast by those who are delivering it over crowded networks. Better compression and mobile network advances have relieved some congestion but the flames of UHD and virtual reality are licking at the heels of cellular networks.
Next-generation TV (aka ATSC 3.0) got top billing at the recently concluded US National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) event and for good reason.
Hopefully TV suppliers and the content community learned their lesson in the great home 3D debacle. It goes something like this: Don’t promise a transformative and improved viewing experience unless you can deliver it.