Decoding streaming protocols: A take on RTMP and HLS

| January 5, 2018

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The popularity of video streaming services are growing every day and platform providers are striving hard to provide a hassle-free experience to their subscribers. According to reports, 45% of live video audiences pay for live, exclusive, Video-on-Demand content from a favorite team, speaker, or performer. This number is already pretty motivating for streaming providers and the growing bonhomie is serving as a catalyst for superior technological development and refined content. This is also a litmus test for the streaming giants who are already battling over diverse content and investing moolahs on aesthetics and technical intricacies.

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Article | June 10, 2021

The first half of 2021 has been a year of continued change and disruption for subscription video. The global incumbent subscription video on demand (SVOD) leaders, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, have been busy signalling to the financial markets how they intend to entrench their market dominance in light of the ongoing market acquisition pushes unleashed by the D2C disruptors following the D2C ‘big bang’ moment of Q4 2019 – Q2 2021. Netflix announced in January that it was no longer going to borrow on the financial markets to fund its day-to-day operations – specifically for its content acquisition budget, which is now driven predominately by commissioning original content for its service. This leaves the SVOD leader with $14.9 billion of outstanding long-term debt to service as it seeks to live within its means by commissioning future content from its ongoing cashflow. In Q1 2021 alone Netflix spent $500 million on servicing this debt pile versus $1.7 billion in net income generated over the same period.

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Is Microsoft moving Windows Mixed Reality VR/AR towards consumers?

Article | April 15, 2020

Recently, Bill Stillwell of Xbox fame left the gaming division to join Windows Mixed Reality, to work on "world-class consumer AR/VR experiences in the Microsoft ecosystem." Interesting. For a couple of years, Microsoft couldn't resist demonstrating its unprecedented HoloLens augmented reality tech at every single event, it felt like, using Minecraft and other random Xbox properties to showcase the potential therein. Fast forward five years to 2020 and HoloLens remains firmly in the realm of big business and the military, powering next-generation training, awareness, and productivity solutions.

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How 5G Could Revolutionize the Gaming Industry

Article | March 20, 2020

The much-anticipated rollout of 5G technology is expected to completely change the way we play on our phones and it will likely be a huge boost for the entire gaming industry as well. In a recently published study by Paysafe, the company argues that the rollout of the updated mobile data service will have a “profound” impact on mobile gaming, including sports betting—which is an industry that has really taken off in the recent years and has actually become a substantial part of the gambling industry. Paysafe is the payment service behind famous online transactions brands like Skrill, Neteller, and Paysafecard, all of which are used on almost all websites that offer these types of transactions

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