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2013: Operator Insights on Multiscreen, CDN and More…

Posted by on 01/09/2013 12:58 pm

In the past month, SeaWell Networks teamed up with BTR to conduct an operator survey to gain some up to date insight on a few key questions as we look at the year ahead.  We gained some interesting insight into plans and thoughts from over 100 respondents and thought we’d share them here: Multiscreen Plans [Read more...]

Observations from The Cable Show 2012

Posted by on 06/11/2012 4:52 pm

The Cable Show was so focused on online video this year that some have said it should have been called “the Online Video Show.” That cable is undergoing massive industry disruption cannot be overstated, but the real question is how MSO’s will react, and how quickly. While the overall size of the show appeared to [Read more...]

Observations from NAB 2012

Posted by on 05/04/2012 3:57 pm

Whether you were at NAB or not, I trust you will appreciate these few observations from the show floor, and in particular, of the field of adaptive video: Why are we still talking about multi-platform? Many companies exhibiting heralded “any device” messages. But adaptive streaming is here, and the protocols are well known. The important [Read more...]

Part 1: ABR and the Rising Tide of Online Video

Posted by on 04/02/2012 4:00 pm

A recent report warned that service providers are in for a “data tsunami”, and advised more widespread adoption of adaptive bitrate video delivery to lessen the amount of video traffic delivered. The report also noted that ABR adoption has not been as fast as expected. This doesn’t come as a surprise at SeaWell, as we still run [Read more...]

TV’s not going away, just evolving

Posted by on 03/25/2012 12:44 pm

There has been a lot of talk in the past few years about how online video is eroding tv viewership – the great fear of the cable companies is that subscribers will cut the cord from their set top box and replace it with services like Hulu and Netflix. But is this really the case? [Read more...]