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Categories : Autobahn Accelerator, HDTV, high-definition, live streaming, online video, p2p, peer-to-peer, QoS, streaming video, Swarmcast
Technology firm Swarmcast has announced the release of a new platform for live video streaming, promising greater QoS, even for high-definition video. The company claims the solution eliminates re-buffering and stalling of long-form video content, over a standard broadband connection and without compromising on picture quality.
The solution “aggregates packets of data from multiple sources in real-time… by blending resources,” [augmented by servers, according to posted feedback from the company’s PR] claims the press release.
Last month the company released Autobahn Accelerator, a free downloadable tool which it claims optimises both video streaming and downloads.
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Categories : aggregators, content, IPTV, Joost, QoS
Some good observations on differentiation in the IPTV market in this post over on Daily IPTV.
The key points:
– Telcos’ biggest priority is to reduce churn, so the emphasis should be on packaging of an appropriate triple / quad play offer; content from familiar broadcasters serving the area is a must, but a richer content offer may be secondary.
– For new start-ups or brands with less consumer resonance, getting the content offer right is primary.
– In either case, distribution QoS is something any operator should understand well before considering launching any product. Emerging ‘over-the-top’ offers from content aggregators like Joost could be undermined by roadblocks in network capacity (see yesterday’s post on the Joost / Level 3 announcement).