Dynamic Adaptive Streaming
over HTTP (DASH), also known as MPEG-DASH, is an adaptive bitrate streaming technique that enables high quality streaming of media content over the Internet.
We pioneered the development of adaptive streaming
as a platform with Smooth Streaming, and over the last three years, we have learned a lot about doing adaptive streaming
at scale across multiple customers and large online events.
By using a single, nonproprietary adaptive streaming
format across all major devices and platforms, upLynk delivers a simpler, more scalable solution than traditional methods, while significantly reducing costs.
Modern video protocols, including Apple's HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), MPEG Dynamic Adaptive Streaming
over HTTP (MPEG-DASH), Adobe's HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS), and Microsoft Smooth Streaming share seven defining characteristics:
Level 3's Video Cloud supports video transmission for a total solution for adaptive streaming
with encoding, security and content delivery network (CDN) video delivery.
bitmovin will also demo its adaptive streaming
players that deliver MPEG DASH play out for every web browser, supporting HTML5 and Media Extensions and Adobe Flash as a fallback scenario for users that have web browsers that do not support the HTML5 extensions for adaptive streaming
Harmonic said its carrier-grade ProStream 4000 multi-screen trans-coder is now optimised for adaptive streaming
applications that enable operators to meet growing demand for OTT and mobile TV services, while improving the video-viewing experience.
The WebTView Accelerator can be used in conjunction with Progressive Download or Adaptive Streaming
technologies in order to achieve faster startup and better picture quality.
Working closely with the conditional access and DRM systems, Morega ensures that media is securely delivered via adaptive streaming
or high-speed file transfer.
With enhanced video compression, adaptive streaming
and intelligent bandwidth management technologies, UltraFlix can stream visually lossless 4K video with uninterrupted viewing at under 8Mbps, making 4K Ultra HD available to most North American and European internet subscribers today.
During the session, the panelists will explore the impact of new and emerging OTT business models on video distribution, as well as the impact that innovations like adaptive streaming
and virtual set-top boxes have on television and media distribution.
Better support for adaptive streaming
with on the fly codec reconfiguration.