Tim Berners-Lee suggests that allowing content protection mechanisms into the HTML5 web standard may be necessary in order to help web standards fight back against the rise of proprietary platforms. But is that tradeoff worth making?
The moment Pay TV operators deliver a service, subscribers expect a high Quality of Service from them and that has proved the case with multi-screen/OTT delivery, even when the services are bundled free. The more they rely on streaming video, the more expectant they will become. That is why there is an industry-wide push to raise the standard of streaming video, and indeed the audio that accompanies it.
Video processing technology provider Envivio has integrated its Halo network media processor with Google Widevine digital rights management using MPEG-DASH adaptive bit-rate technology and common encryption for the delivery of video services on Android and Chrome devices.
The Netflix iOS app rolled out two key updates Thursday: The app now supports Air Play, so you can stream from your iPhone or iPad to your Apple TV. And the app will stream in HD if you have a fast enough internet connection.