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Jon Haley
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Director, New Business Development

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Optimising Quality of Experience for viewers of live events

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Slaying the vampire buffer

Live sport, concerts and media events are big business for providers, and major sources of frustration for viewers when the quality of video and audio transmissions is affected by delays, uneven data flows or data loss due to network speed, latency and jitter. It only takes one missed second during a critical game, or a few dropped frames during an anticipated event, to turn viewing pleasure into intense irritation.

The Year of OTT?

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Is 2015 the year the cord cutters really cut loose?

It was as far back as 2013 that, for the first time ever, the thirteen largest pay TV cable operators in the USA lost more video subscribers than they added – seeing almost 1.2 million subscribers cancel their TV service subscriptions and cut the cord. But it’s a dead certainty they weren’t cutting out TV viewing altogether. Instead, they were simply finding other ways to feed their viewing diet.

OTT Content Delivery and Me

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Margit Tritt is trying her own OTT experiment to assess if video will survive.

What’s brought this on? Quite simply, the buzz that’s around SlingTV. As a provider which uses OTT delivery, naturally they interest me as someone who works for one of the most experienced companies in the OTT field.

The word is that SlingTV could be the final straw that breaks the back of the traditional video services camel.

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Big money signings: why premium sports need top-of-the league delivery

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We learnt yesterday that the value of premium sports content shows no sign of slowdown. A 70% increase from the fees paid for the 2013–2016 seasons, BT and Sky are between them to pay an astonishing £5.136 billion ($7.8 billion) for domestic English Premier League (EPL) TV rights for seasons 2016–2019.

Content delivery and consumer viewing habits are changing!

2015 predictions

Here's what to watch out for in 2015

With a combination of improving broadband infrastructure, new services and fast-evolving strategies of content owners, 2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the TV market. In the second half of 2014, there were several announcements of projects and initiatives that will clearly have an impact on the market globally.

A winning content delivery solution? It's the pits

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Just like in the F1 Championship, content distribution winners are made behind-the-scenes as much as on the track.

You can only fit one person in the cockpit of a Mercedes AMG F1 car – and fortunately for the team’s winning chances, in the exciting 2014 season that man was Lewis Hamilton. But he would likely be the first to agree that he is just the final cog in a massive machine, which stretches from the steering wheel to the pit lane, and then all the way back to the engineers in the team’s UK headquarters.

Maximising CDN delivery performance

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The logistics and economics of delivering Cloud DVR and Catch-up TV.

A new era of connected TV is coming into being. But unfortunately, most networks are not ready for it, designed for it, or built for it.

Don’t you just hate it when that happens?

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Live TV stream collapsed again? Super-high network latency?

The beers are chilled, the nibbles are piled high, kick-off’s in 5 minutes and your live TV stream goes down. It’s every sports fan’s worst nightmare – and every sports programmer’s worst nightmare too. But it was a nightmare made real in the USA, when the national team played Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. And whoever said Americans aren’t really into ‘soccer’, a quick glance at Twitter when this untimely service collapse occurred reveals otherwise.

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