The Future Of Video Delivery

by DCT
August 19th, 2022

While originally thought as just a competitor to traditional TV, online video is now being seen as an opportunity for broadcast and online content. To review the production and distribution workflows of each, we have highlighted a few possible architectures for this convergence that we can use as a roadmap to the future of video.

Broadcast Video Delivery Systems

Broadcast video delivery systems are a type of telecommunications system that is used to deliver video programming to the public. The system transmits video content from the source to a television station or cable company over a terrestrial, satellite, and/or internet connection.

The broadcast video delivery system is made up of two parts: the encoder and the transmitter. The encoder takes the video signal and converts it into a digital format before sending it to the transmitter. The transmitter then broadcasts this signal out over airwaves or through cables.

Cloud-Based OTT Video Delivery Platforms

Cloud-based OTT video delivery platforms are a new way to distribute video content. They offer many benefits such as scalability and low cost.

The benefits of this platform are that it can be scaled up or down depending on the traffic needs. It also offers a low cost of service because it does not require a lot of hardware to run the system. The downside is that in order for these platforms to work, they need a very fast internet connection. The cloud-based OTT video delivery platform is a more robust solution because it stores copies of videos on servers around the world and can deliver them from any location. In addition, this platform offers more flexibility for content owners to monetize their videos through various revenue models like ad-free subscription or pay-per-view.

The Differences Between Broadcast and Cloud-Based Ott Video Delivery Systems

The two main differences between broadcast and cloud-based OTT video delivery systems are the way they deliver content, and the cost.

Broadcast delivery is a one-to-many distribution system. The content is delivered from a central source to multiple end points that are connected to some kind of broadcast network. This is done by using a satellite dish or cable network.

Cloud-based delivery is also a one-to-many distribution system but it does not require any infrastructure because the content is delivered from servers in the cloud, over an internet connection, to end points that have internet access, such as mobile devices or computers with web browsers.

The Future  

Video has become a huge part of our lives and it’s only getting bigger. With more people using YouTube every day, it is clear that video will continue to be a major form of communication in the future. 

The future of video relies on live streaming and virtual reality. Live streaming will allow people to watch events as they happen in real-time, while virtual reality will provide an immersive experience for users.

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