Cut costs of long-tail channels with Just-In-Time streaming technology
Long tail channels, with their specialized content and smaller, more targeted audiences, can be expensive for service providers to deliver efficiently. However, with the right technology and approach, providers can cut costs while still delivering a high-quality viewing experience. Just-in-time streaming technology is one such approach, allowing providers to reduce storage and delivery costs by only streaming content when it is actually being watched.Read More
AWS provides flexibility, scale, and security for Synamedia Clarissa
Cloud Software-as-a-Service tools are increasingly becoming the go-to choice for the operations of mission-critical business functions. Yet, on the surface, most public clouds look the same, offering globally available storage and compute services that connect users with essential tools. However, for SaaS providers, selecting the right cloud is fundamental to unleashing the full potential of […]Read More
From password sharing to sports and green streaming, our industry predictions for 2023
2022 came with its share of highs and lows but the wake-up call was served by Netflix in April when it reported a major loss of subscribers for the first time in over a decade. Although we expect significant growth in streaming over the next years, we are entering a period of economic uncertainty with […]Read More
How about looking at password sharing as a growth opportunity and not a problem?
Gone are the days when video streaming services turned a blind eye towards users who rampantly share passwords with friends and family. Leading the pack, Netflix has already sounded the bugle against password sharers, and everyone is watching, taking note. But how about converting these sharers into paying subscribers? According to a Variety report, about […]Read More
The Synamedia Quortex approach to live streaming with Amazon EC2 Spot Instances
Synamedia Quortex demonstrates that EC2 Spot Instances can be used for time-critical services like video streaming. This creates an interesting new option for events and for streaming with unpredictable and highly variable loads. The solution is complementary to other AWS options and can be combined with savings plans or reserved Instances to reduce the costs […]Read More
Why FAST Channels don’t need to be a shared success
Blink and you could miss it. The emergence of FAST and its breakneck speed of change sometimes makes one feel like they are competing with F1 and NASCAR drivers. But rather than creating your own manic, nerve-racking version of the 1990s action movie Speed, where Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock must keep the bus moving […]Read More
OTT service theft: Why DRM isn’t enough to protect your streaming service
In the second post of our series, we described how pirates exploit various tokens to carry out common hacks on video streaming services. In this post, we’ll look at the vulnerabilities of DRM from two different perspectives. Firstly, how pirates exploit DRM vulnerabilities to gain access to and re-distribute your OTT streaming services. Secondly, how […]Read More
Increasing video encoding performance while improving sustainability; can it really be done?
In today’s multimedia world, video remains one of the most prominent distribution channels. Technology has come a long way in the 100 years since John Baird invented a television system with 30 lines of horizontal resolution and five frames per second. Today, over 1.72 billion households have at least one television, and with more than […]Read More
Safeguard Data Privacy and Propel Your Business with Video Analytics
If you’re a DIYer, then you’ve probably had a similar experience. Now that you’re working from home part of the week, you need a more serious desk. You can pull out a hammer, screwdriver, sandpaper, and saw from your toolbox and build something basic. But if you want a desk that’s more functional — one […]Read More
OTT service theft: Why your tokens are a pirate’s best friend
In the opening blog post of this series, we briefly introduced several common vulnerabilities that pirates exploit with ease to hack your video streaming service. In this blog and the next, we’ll take a deeper look into how pirates take advantage of OTT streaming security weaknesses. Before diving in, however, let’s remind ourselves of what […]Read More
How Synamedia uses Amazon Rekognition Video to build advanced video search capabilities for long-form video
Synamedia is a leading video technology provider addressing the needs for premium video service providers and direct-to-consumer (D2C) with a comprehensive solution portfolio. Synamedia solutions spread across several pillars such as video networks, TV platforms, advertisement and monetization, and content protection and piracy disruption. Synamedia partnered with AWS to use artificial intelligence (AI) to develop enhanced […]Read More
Is your streaming TV service prepared for the future?
Television. It has been around since the 1920’s and has constantly evolved: from a tone, a line, and an image; to black & white, color, and more. The delivery and consumption of content has also continued to evolve at unprecedented rates. One hundred years later, TV is still thriving, and we know that more evolution […]Read More