VOD Streaming – What It Is and How it Works with OTT [2021 Update]

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Video on demand (VOD) is the future of online content delivery. A recent HubSpot survey revealed that audiences prefer video over all other forms of content including emails, infographics, and blog articles. Another report found year-over-year viewing times on VOD platforms up 155% (with almost 20 minutes spent per session). According to Cisco Systems, the […]

OTT Broadcasting – What Every Broadcaster Needs to Know in 2021

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Over-the-top (OTT) technology is shifting the way broadcasters distribute content. By bypassing the constraints of traditional media networks, OTT platforms offer better access to the content audiences want and allow them to access at their leisure.  OTT broadcasting amplifies the power of media delivery by giving professional broadcasters the unprecedented ability to interact with live […]

What is HLS Streaming and When Should You Use It? [2021 Update]

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In the past, Adobe’s Flash video technology was the main method of delivering video via the internet. In recent years, however, there’s been a major shift in the world of online video. Specifically, online video delivered by protocols like HLS streaming and played by HTML5 video players has increasingly replaced Adobe’s Flash protocol. For both […]

Top 10 OTT Platforms for Over-The-Top Video Streaming [2021 Update]

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In the past few years, the number of people turning to the internet for the news, entertainment, education, and more has skyrocketed. Over-the-top (OTT) video consumption is consistently rising, with predictions that the online streaming market will be worth $124.6 billion by the year 2025. Businesses are hopping on this trend to build brand awareness […]

Comparison of the Top 10 VOD Platforms: What You Need to Know [2021 Update]

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The video on demand (VOD) industry is exploding. More and more people want to watch their online videos when and wherever they desire.  One recent report found video viewing on VOD platforms “[is] up 155% year-over-year, with an average viewing time of 17.1 minutes per session,” and businesses are taking advantage of this trend. In […]

Virtual Graduation Live Streaming: What You Need to Know [2021 Update]

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Schools use live video broadcasting for many things, including remote learning and live streaming of sporting events and theater productions.  Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, high schools and universities have been forced to step into a “new normal” while trying to give graduating seniors the commencement ceremonies they’ve worked hard for. Dacast and other professional […]

H.266 Codec: What is Versatile Video Coding (VVC)?

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Video files are large, and streaming them over the internet would be very difficult if it wasn’t for codecs. Codecs are continuously developing to optimize this technical workflow, and Versatile Video Coding is on the horizon when it comes to new and improved codecs. In this post, we’re going to discuss everything you need to […]

Success Story: How Imperial College London Hosted a Virtual Graduation for 50,000+ Guests

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Imperial College London is among the top ten STEM universities in the entire world. STEM refers to a curriculum offering focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Imperial College is one of the only schools in the UK that is STEM-focused which makes this establishment a top choice for students that are interested in building […]

Top 16 Live Streaming Apps for Mobile Broadcasting: What You Need to Know in 2021

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Video is an important part of a wider content strategy for many businesses looking to expand their audience and draw in more customers. A broad, well-rounded video content strategy includes more than just the pre-recorded content that you spend hours planning, shooting, and editing. It also needs to include some high-quality live streaming content, such […]

8 OTT Trends to Watch For Over-The-Top Streaming in 2021

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The OTT industry is booming. Every area of home entertainment spending has declined over the past five years except online video. That segment of the industry, in contrast, is exploding. For example, video streaming rose 72.4% between Q1 2018 and Q1 2019.  Likewise, 12% of U.S. homes with cable subscriptions “cut the cord” in 2018. […]