Tag: ott

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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
Mark Fisher September 11th, 2019

By Mark Fisher

Changing Content Delivery Forever

Today, we officially announced our innovative new media delivery solution, Content Delivery Sharing, which is a new architectural, business and operational model for content delivery. With Qwilt Content Delivery Sharing, the OTT content providers’ content is delivered by local ISP edge computing assets instead of a more distant CDN. Content Delivery Sharing is the solution…

Read More
Mark Fisher May 28th, 2019

By Mark Fisher

Streaming Game of Thrones – When VoD Looks Like A Huge Live Event

The audience for Game of Thrones was enormous. It is HBO’s most watched show ever. At a time of “Peak TV” when viewing audiences have been fragmented across an impossibly broad and diverse range of networks and shows, Game of Thrones brought viewers together in numbers that are truly remarkable. Now that the final season…

Read More
Mark Fisher February 5th, 2019

By Mark Fisher

Underwhelming NFL Championship Game – But Record Streaming Redeems Super Bowl LIII (at least for some of us)

Super Bowl LIII was underwhelming in many ways. It was the lowest scoring NFL title game in history and the least watched game in a decade. The game averaged 100.7 million viewers when streaming is factored in according to CBS Sports. The most watched Super Bowl (114 million viewers) was in 2015 when the New…

Read More
Mark Fisher 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.

Read More
Gleb Brichko April 14th, 2014

By Gleb Brichko

Security Update: The Heartbleed Bug

All released QwOS versions are using an OpenSSL version that does not include this bug. Our upcoming release includes the latest fix published by OpenSSL, which means it is also immune to this bug.

Read More
Yuval Shukroon April 7th, 2014

By Yuval Shukroon

Wrestlemania XXX Undertakes* OTT Video Charts by Storm

Yesterday (April 6th) was a milestone in the network’s brief history with the first ever Wrestlemania event live online streaming.

Read More