Though running an island may not typically be what comes to mind when you think of digital media services, Ascension Island is a key component of the BBC’s critical daily radio broadcast to more than 30 million people across the service area. With the acquisition of Babcock Media Services, Encompass Digital Media is now responsible for all of the BBC World Service’s overseas infrastructure, and that includes operating the BBC’s Atlantic Relay Station on Ascension Island.
Consumers want to be able to watch live video content wherever they are and they expect a broadcast-quality experience, even when viewing live events. Quality of experience is key when it comes to streaming live events where every second matters. Many new market entrants fail to understand the true complexity of live event management or exactly what it takes to deliver flawless live video content. If you think you’re ready to start live streaming events, make sure you’ve considered these five things first.
Recent decades have seen technological advances that have revolutionized the music industry and its distribution channels. History has a strange habit of repeating itself and technological evolutions, such as Virtual Multi-Video Programming Distributors (vMVPD) and video consumption, are now disrupting the TV industry.
eSports is about to be a multi-billion dollar industry, but there are digital transmission issues major advertisers won’t tolerate.
What is the Skinny on the Skinny Bundle? How can content owners reach OTT users who have cut the cord or are cord-nevers? What is a Virtual Multichannel Video Programming Distributor (vMVPD)? How do these terms and services impact content owners, and what does it take to be successful?
Our Guide on Going OTT walks you through the planning process, content and details required to make a successful shift to OTT.
Now more than ever, it is clear that mainstream audiences’ viewing habits are changing from a passive schedule-led approach to a more active on-demand model. If you’re considering migrating content processing services to the cloud, then there are a few key things you should do that will help set you on the right path.
How do you prepare to live stream an event that occurs once every hundred years? Read about challenges Encompass faced and how we handled them.
Remember Friday night at the movies? Popcorn? Coke? Loitering in the lobby with a group of your best friends? It may be time to reimagine them.
As summer draws to a close, looking at box office sales from the season and comparing them to summers past, the numbers are worth a long, contemplative look. Overall summer sales are down 14% and experts are calling it the slowest summer in 25 years. Maybe it is time to really think through the impact of the OTT revolution and why it works.
Download our Checklist and learn the most important things to consider as you shift to an OTT channel.