Tag: capacity gap

Mark Fisher April 9th, 2020

By Mark Fisher

Now That the Capacity Gap is Here – How Much Did Streaming Increase? A Look at the Numbers

On March 19th, we wrote about the news of an EU commissioner who asked Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to dial down streaming quality and “secure Internet access for all” in Europe. Netflix did downgrade their streams, at least for a while. It did not take long for other streaming giants – Amazon, YouTube – to…

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Jeff Gilbert March 19th, 2020

By Jeff Gilbert

The Capacity Gap is Here

Yesterday brought an extraordinary confirmation that the biggest challenge facing OTT content delivery is not speed, as is commonly thought, but rather capacity. As you have probably heard by now, EU Commissioner Thierry Breton directly asked Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to stop streaming video in HD in order to ‘secure internet access for all.’ As…

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Jeff Gilbert October 2nd, 2019

By Jeff Gilbert

The Content Flood is Coming

Cord cutting is all over the press. Disney+, AppleTV+, HBO Max, Peacock, and many other services are launching to fill the gap. There is an absolute flood of content and a bevy of service providers poised to go over the top, directly to consumers. But what about the OTT plumbing? How is this flood of…

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