Do You Stream?

Do You Stream?

In the past, the concept of streaming media was fraught with issues. Much like VoIP saw a few years later, audio and video streaming had to overcome latency, packet loss, jitter and buffering.

That was the 90’s and the double aughts. Today, faster networks, processors and better compression makes streaming almost second nature, reminiscent of FM radio, CD’s and cable television.

Blurring the lines – the three key areas for successful Mobile Video

Blurring the lines – the three key areas for successful Mobile Video

September sees two significant events in the Service Provider world – the launch of the new iPhone, and the annual IBC gathering in Amsterdam. It was only a few years ago that these events wouldn’t really have been linked, yet now the mobile and video industries are closer than ever, with the lines between the two becoming increasingly blurred.

The Stream Is Flowing

The Stream Is Flowing

When we think of our sources for news and entertainment, we often look towards the traditional media outlets, the online news sites and the long established radio and television broadcasters that have dominated the airwaves for years. However, with the rise of streaming and the lack of diversity in news coverage, as well as limited playlists on radio by the traditional outlets, podcasts and streamed programming seems to be where the fresh perspectives are now coming from.

Amazon and The Echo…More Than Just Calling

Amazon and The Echo…More Than Just Calling

This week Amazon made lots of news with their announcement about the Echo Show, a video and touch screen enabled version of the popular Echo digital assistant that will arrive in late June. Then they dropped the bombshell. Echos new and old, along with their Alexa mobile apps, can make calls between one another, much like Skype offered in its earliest days.