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Hungry Mobile Video: Will Next-Generation TV Feed the Beast?

Bandwidth-hungry video is viewed as an insatiable beast by those who are delivering it over crowded networks. Better compression and mobile network advances have relieved some congestion but the flames of UHD and virtual reality are licking at the heels of cellular networks. TV broadcasters think they can help relieve some of that congestion with […]

Video Compression Business is Dull: Think Again!

Two recent events are causing the sands to shift underneath the otherwise stable world of video compression: the introduction of a new video compression technology and a second patent pool for the latest MPEG/ITU standard, HEVC/H.265. Although unrelated, both events could collectively serve to destabilize the next critical step in the evolution of the TV/video […]

No Mad Dash to MPEG-Dash

On March 31, the DASH Industry Forum will release its final guidelines for the MPEG-DASH standard (now dubbed DASH-264). It is a culmination of several years of effort to unify the industry around a single standard for adaptive bit rate streaming: i.e., the practice of dynamically adjusting the video quality of streamed content to mobile […]