Encoding, transcoding, DRM, and
analytics are among the services CDN customers are now demanding. This
Content Delivery Summit panel discussion explores how CDNs, telcos, and
others are responding.
What a difference a year makes. At the 2010 Content Delivery Summit,
speakers still focused on delivering bits and whether or not telcos were
going to get into the CDN game. At this year's event, held last month
in New York, vendors and customers alike spoke more extensively about...
Adobe Flash has revolutionized the way people consume video today, and traditional media is just a small part of it. The revolution started with user-generated content—the dancing bird, the barking puppy, the latest news from the person who just happened to be at an event. The key for success of user-generated content is the ability to offer a very user-friendly experience to upload, share videos, and watch them without...
ESPN Video Upgrade Moves to H.264 Encoding; Shuns HTTP for RTMP
The leading sports website upgrades its video streams to HD and adaptive bitrate. Learn what motivated the changes.
By Jan OzerPosted on August 25, 2011
There's a running joke in my family that when my kids catch me watching sports highlights on ESPN.com during working hours, I smile and say "market research." Okay, not much of a joke, but a couple of weeks ago it actually became true when I noticed that ESPN had...
An attempt to extend the time in which companies thinking about data
center construction in Washington State had to apply for tax breaks has
failed after the state house didn’t bring the bill to a vote.
The legislation had previously passed the state senate by a margin of
41-1 and would have extended the time period until April 1, 2011.
Under the current law, companies only have until July 1 of this year to file for the incentives.
The initial bill had resulted from Yahoo failing...
With most companies conducting business on the Web these days, it is
crucial for websites to deliver dynamic content – streaming, VOD, games,
etc. – rapidly and with zero impact on the load time of the page or
viewing quality. A combination of increased site traffic and heightened
customer expectations can quickly overwhelm a business’ website and the
business itself. When website traffic exceeds capacity, site performance
can suffer and customer satisfaction can often plummet....