Author: Mark Fisher

March 20th, 2016

By Mark Fisher

March Madness – When Brackets Blow Our Minds and Streaming Saves the Day

It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it. John Wooden, UCLA Basketball Coach, who led his teams to 10 NCAA Tournament championships in the ‘60s and ‘70s NCAA Tournament – Made to Stream Thanks to the march of technology and the investments made throughout the online video ecosystem by content providers,…

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October 26th, 2015

By Mark Fisher

Yahoo Scores Solid QoE Results with First Live Streamed NFL Game

New Open Streaming Architecture Makes Internet TV “The New Normal” Along the journey of an industry transformation from broadcast TV to Internet TV, Yahoo’s live streaming of today’s NFL game in London was a seminal event. The NFL and Yahoo teamed up to make a powerful statement during this event. Namely, that streaming could reliably…

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October 12th, 2015

By Mark Fisher

iOS and Windows Updates – Storming the University Campus Network in Welcome and Unwanted Ways

A university network administrator, on most days, walks around the campus with a knowing smile and quiet satisfaction, when passing students transfixed by an episode of Game of Thrones streaming on their mobile screens, knowing that all is right on the campus network. That all changes when Apple iOS or Windows updates, like torrential floods,…

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April 16th, 2015

By Mark Fisher

HBO NOW Debuts with Game of Thrones Season 5

For those of you who decided to stream the Game of Thrones Season 5 premier on Sunday night, you weren’t alone. This particular evening was noteworthy as it marked the first real test of HBO’s new direct to consumer streaming service, HBO NOW which is being run on the MLBam streaming platform. We collected data…

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March 11th, 2015

By Mark Fisher

Making Sense of Streaming Video Quality of Experience

A transformation is underway – from Broadcast TV to Online Video We are in the midst of a transformation that is, at the same time, profound and subtle. Broadcast TV is being replaced by online video, streaming across the Internet to our homes. In a few years, kids will look at their parents in amazement…

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May 27th, 2014

By Mark Fisher

The Open Architecture Choice for Online Video Caching

We’re at a critical point in the development of infrastructure to support the future of online video. The choices we make today, between open and closed systems, will profoundly impact the consumer experience of tomorrow.

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April 23rd, 2014

By Mark Fisher

The Next Chapter in Live Streaming – In which certain online fans begin to devour the Internet

For eGaming, Twitch is like Yankee Stadium, Lambeau Field, Madison Square Garden and Wembley all rolled into one. They pull in the best gamers, biggest audiences, best tournaments and coolest shows.

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April 4th, 2014

By Mark Fisher

Amazon Rising – Amazon’s Streaming Video Surpasses Hulu and Apple

Fair warning to Network Operators – if Amazon is saying it is serious about streaming, get ready for the rivers to run fast and deep.

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March 6th, 2014

By Mark Fisher

Comcast Netflix Agreement – What This Means for the Online Video Ecosystem

There has been considerable media attention given to the recent announcement of a commercial agreement between Comcast and Netflix to address Netflix OTT video traffic on Comcast’s network. We think a succinct assessment of the deal and implications are in order in light of the considerable coverage this announcement received.

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January 30th, 2014

By Mark Fisher

Live – The World is Watching

It’s part of the human experience. We all want to see events happen in real-time. We want to be a witness so we can say to each other “Did you see Messi’s goal last night?” If we can’t be there in person, on a seat in the stadium watching our team or listening to our band then we reflexively grab the remote and tune in.

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