Modernizing Media and Entertainment Networks to Optimize Video Production and Quality

August 9, 2018

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Video is more important than ever before, thanks to customers’ insatiable appetites for content and the broadening mix of organizations that are fiercely competing to produce original films, series, and live programs.1 The demands and competition are putting intense pressure on Media and Entertainment (M&E) firms to attract and keep customers with the best possible content.The Internet and Over-the-Top (OTT) services are driving these trends, and M&E firms are preparing their businesses accordingly.

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