Internet Media Distribution (sometimes called Online Video distribution) is one of the fastest growing media sectors. Numerous video streaming portals and services such as BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Hulu, Netflix and others are accelerating online video consumption. High-speed broadband connections are increasing worldwide. Not only PCs but also STBs, integrated TV, games consoles and mobile phones are becoming popular terminal devices.
Online Video distribution technical approaches
This webinar has reviewed possible technical approaches to Online Video distribution including Content Distribution Networks, P2P and adaptive streaming. Conclusions from the DVB Study Mission have been given. In addition, preliminary findings of the EBU Project group WMT (Web Media Technologies) and the EC funded project P2P-Next have been provided.
Franc Kozamernik has highlighted the importance and relevance of these findings for the EBU Member broadcasters.