5G in Video Streaming: Is the Media Industry Prepared?

| April 7, 2020

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By 2022, online videos will comprise more than 1 82% of all consumer internet trafc. As online video consumption increases, providing highquality video content along with immersive experiences is crucial for achieving greater levels of customer engagement. However, 4G networks are no longer enough to deliver high-quality video content of 4K and 8K quality that requires higher speed (> 500 kmph), higher data rates (1-5 Gbps) and lower latency .

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Authentic Entertainment

Founded in 2000, Authentic Entertainment is an Emmy Award-winning production company based in Burbank, Calif. Authentic produces some of cable TV’s most popular shows, including “Ace of Cakes,” “Flipping Out!,” “The Best Thing I Ever Ate,” “Toddlers & Tiaras,” “Knife Fight,” and “Auction Kings” — bringing its creative vision to networks that include Discovery Channel, Food Network, TLC, History Channel, National Geographic, Showtime, Travel Channel, Animal Planet, Bravo, Sundance, and WEtv. In 2010, Authentic joined Endemol Shine Group, a worldwide leader in multi-platform entertainment programming.

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