Adopting DASH and Multi-DRM for Video Delivery

| July 27, 2016

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Multiscreen video is a now reality that consumers enjoy every day. While it may not be perfect, today’s online video experience usually ‘simply works,’ and it often attains a level of quality that rivals traditional TV. If we notice video quality at all, it’s more to comment about how good it is, and less to complain about errors and buffering. To get to this point, content owners, service providers, application developers and the underlying enabling technologies have all evolved together, and so far, the evolution toward anytime anywhere video on any device has been relatively smooth. But behind the scenes, it hasn’t been simple.

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O2 Filmes

O2 Filmes today is considered one of the most creative and important Brazilian film production companies in the world market, and does its own projects and well as co-productions with large international studios and TV networks. Over the course of its existence, O2 has made around 9,000 commercials and has won many awards such as the Cannes Lions and Clio Awards, and has received more Professional of the Year Awards, sponsored by the Globo Network, than any other production company.

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