Several looming obstacles for UHD remain, including the high bandwidth demands, limited content and the drumbeat for greater security protection of premium services. Will consumers rapidly adopt and embrace this next-gen video service?
Digitalisation in India has been laying a sound foundation for of the advancement of pay TV services in the region for several years. The industry has now reached its tipping point, and there is a clear need to secure revenue for the entire scope of potential service offerings.
The transition to a more diversified pay-TV market will continue in 2017 following some significant developments in the region. Enhanced competition is prompting all service providers to better understand what consumers are willing to pay for and what the right business models are to deliver those services.
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CMAF (Common Media Application Format) has recently emerged as a common format to unify the streaming world, eliminating multiple encodes and encryptions during content delivery. This also means it may enable the complete, secured delivery of content from the studio to the consumer device since no more edge conversion and sensitive re-encryption would be required.
OTT delivery of premium video is growing, and the use of full-fledged DRM to secure this content is growing as well. Video service operators are realizing, as the scale and complexity of this delivery grows, that it’s more prudent to focus on their core competencies and outsource the technological aspects.
After trying to do it themselves, nearly 70% of operators end up outsourcing their DRM solution. To help explain why, Verimatrix and experts from Frost & Sullivan and Divitel recently conducted a webinar focused on the true cost of DRM.
2016 is a year of disruptive transformation for TV Everywhere and multiscreen video. Consumers are clearly favoring alternatives to TV-by-appointment. Growth numbers for conventional TV are stabilizing even as online video numbers continue to surge forward. There is an ongoing scramble to roll out delightful user experiences and compelling content libraries across tens of device types, hundreds of platforms and thousands of configurations. This is no longer an experimental venture – scale, agility, and even backwards compatibility are now critical issues.
Research suggests that 70% of operators are miscalculating the risks and benefits of an in-house DRM solution, ultimately abandoning their investment in favor of an outsourced DRM solution. Check out the five apsects of multi-DRM OTT services that will help you determine if buy is a better strategy than build.
The breadth and depth of Internet-delivered video service offerings seems to grow every day. This proliferation may seem positive for consumers, but the growth is starting to expose the creation of fault lines that add complexity for both services operators and their intended customer base.