The broadcast industry will experience a significant reduction in the complexity of streaming protocols in 2015, as the MPEG-dash protocol gathers momentum, according to Luke Gaydon, vice president of digital media for the EMEA region at Brightcove.
“In 2015, I think we will see MPEG-dash, the streaming protocol coming more and more to the fore, which is great because it will act as an agent to collapse a lot of the complexity that we see around streaming protocols,” Gaydon told Digital Broadcast Middle East.
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Gaydon added that the industry is also likely to see an acceleration in adoption of cloud-based technologies in the coming year. “I think in 2015 we’ll see the perception of the cloud changing, with operators beginning to recognise that it is a service by which you can get real performance enhancements and really scale your infrastructure.”
These trends are a welcome development for Brightcove, which specialises in the provision of OTT video content distribution.
Gaydon’s comments echoed views expressed during a recent discussion on HEVC at TV Connect MENA.