Showing posts from March, 2016

DRM Now - Video Workshop by Avni Rambhia

From Streaming Media East, by Avni Rambhia, Industry Principal, Digital Media - Frost & Sullivan

Avni is an expert in DRM, and she gives her first seminar at a Streaming Media industry trade show.

Landmark -- Netflix Simultaneously Releasing Online & Theater Release of 'Crouching Tiger'

Could it be? Has the day arrived when online distribution is happening at the same time as theater release? Yes! The day is here! Online giant, Netflix, is simultaneously releasing the sequel of 'Crouching Tiger' in theaters and online.

Michelle Yeoh returns from the original cast as Yu Shu-Lien alongside Donnie Yen  as Silent Wolf, in the sequel of Crouching Tiger.." . The plot involves the quest for the legendary sword, and ultimately the battle for the survival of the world. A visual masterpiece, from director Woo-Ping Yuen, fight choreographer forThe Matrix and Kill Bill franchises, director of Jackie Chan’s classic Drunken Master.

The dual release is a first for the film industry, and because the movie's reviews have been somewhat lackluster, observers might not see this as much of a risk.

Amazon Elastic Transcoder Adds PlayReady DRM Support

Amazon is giving away its Elastic Transcoder to apply Microsoft PlayReady DRM protection to Smooth Streaming and HLS outputs. When you create your transcoding job, simply include the encryption key, the ID of the key on the license server, and license server URL provided by your PlayReady License Provider. Elastic Transcoder transcodes and packages your files in one simple step.

There are no additional Elastic Transcoder charges for using this new DRM packaging feature. To learn more, please consult the Securing Your Content chapter in the Elastic Transcoder Developer Guide.

HLS Streaming: Amazon Elastic Transcoder can be used to convert your mezzanine (or master) media files stored in Amazon S3 to various formats depending on the devices your viewers will be using to play it and can further be transmuxed to create a collection of HLS segments and manifest files. This can be stored back in Amazon S3 and delivered using Amazon CloudFront in a high performing and scalable manner. Using…

What is OTT

What is is OTT?

OTT stands for “over-the-top,”or delivery of film and TV content via the Web, without a cable subscription, such as Time Warner or Comcast.

OTT didn’t develop quickly because content owners didn’t have the infrastructure to sell content directly to consumers,” according to experts in video marketing.

OTT has become a hot topic since Netflix matured into a major force (Netflix’s 37.7 million puts it ahead of HBO in total subscribers and offering) . With audiences were increasingly watching their favorite shows on Netflix (and Hulu), rather than the initial live broadcast, TV networks and studios felt compelled to license their older programming to them. As one might have predicted, the success of the Netflix experiment has resulted in the erosion of ratings for conventional TV.10 million US broadband subscribers don’t pay for TV.

HBO launched HBO Now, an over-the-top subscription video service that offers full access to its library and original programming. It's s…

Video - 84 Percent Of Internet Traffic By 2018 -- ScienceDaily‏

Internet traffic will be fueled by video over the next few years, according to a new report from Cisco Systems. The report forecasts that video will grow to 84% of internet traffic in the United States by 2018. Video traffic currently makes up 78% of internet traffic in the United States.