We are coming to expect quality video in all our digital experiences – from online shopping to on the job training. However, as video technology has become more ubiquitous, it has also become more complex. To deliver a quality experience to users, regardless of their device and connectivity, you need a holistic video strategy. We’ve tapped into our experience to present the top issues you must address to ensure a successful online video strategy.
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Video quality can be measured in multiple ways, but the primary metrics – playback reliability and image quality – are
the most critical. Get these right, and content providers are on their way to winning the loyalty of online audiences and
driving monetization. Get them wrong, and viewers will defect in a heartbeat. For live-streaming events, such as sports,
where there’s can’t-miss fast action, the ante is raised even higher.
In this white paper, we’ll explore why online video quality matters and the specifics of how it should be measured. Get
a peek “under the hood” to understand the core elements of video delivery that contribute to high-quality viewing
experiences. Most importantly, see why the choice of a content delivery partner is essential to your online video success.
Online video’s explosive growth has created tremendous new opportunities for engaging
customers and developing new revenue streams. But despite the fact that video is becoming
increasingly central to many online business strategies, many publishers still lack the tools and
data to understand what factors are important in keeping their audiences engaged.
In this whitepaper, we present data from the first ever large-scale scientific study that shows how
video performance quality affects viewer behavior. The results help to shed light on important
considerations that can help businesses craft a successful online video strategy – boosting their
business bottom line and ultimately reaping the rewards of online video’s vast potential.
This paper, which has been jointly developed by Akamai and Wuaki.tv —
an OTT service provider — covers the importance of satisfying viewer
expectations for a broadcast-quality experience by quickly and reliably
streaming video online. It explains why it is challenging to do so and outlines
best practices for online video delivery. It also explores the option of splitting
traffic across multiple content delivery networks (CDNs) versus tightly
integrating video player technology with a single CDN in order to improve
online video delivery in a strategic manner. Finally, the paper shows how
Wuaki.tv chose the latter option and boosted customer retention, customer
referrals, and revenues as a result.
In this white paper, we’ll explore why online video quality matters and the specifics of how it should be measured. Get a peek “under the hood” to understand the core elements of video delivery that contribute to high-quality viewing experiences. Most importantly, see why the choice of a content delivery partner is essential to your online video success.
This whitepaper discusses why speed, or throughput, is so critical for today’s Internet users, provides a historical perspective on the Internet’s TCP protocol underpinning and describes how the FastTCP protocol addresses the needs of today’s Internet.
Published By: Brightcove
Published Date: Sep 17, 2014
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