IBC 2019 in Review

­Now that the dust has settled on this year’s IBC show, we at Varnish wanted to highlight some key trends that we saw and heard being discussed at the conference and on the show floor for those of you who may not have been able to make the trek to Amsterdam. This year, it was just as interesting to see what didn’t end up making a prominent appearance at the event as what did. Here are our five key observations:

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17/10/19 15:30
by Miles Weaver

How Key Opinion Leaders are Changing the Nature of Streaming in Asia

While the idea of the MCN (Multi Channel Network) might have burned bright but mostly fizzled out in the western hemisphere, they are thriving throughout much of the ASIAPAC region as an increasing number of businesses have come to rely on their talent to drive attention to their products and services.

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13/06/19 15:00
by Fraser Wilson

Creating A Competitive Edge In The German OTT Market

The German television market is one of the most difficult in the world for new players to break into and for existing businesses to make new movements in.

There are a number of reasons for this, the first major issue being the strength of the public broadcasting industry in Germany. Free TV is still the dominant force throughout the region, meaning that the force of external innovation can be neutered, as it’s difficult to gain a foothold and make significant change.

A second major challenge to services looking to gain a foothold in the space is that the pay-TV space sees Sky as the absolute king, while streaming only services are all crushed under the combined weight of Amazon and Netflix - services so large with budgets so bottomless that they smother anyone else in the streaming arena.

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28/05/19 15:00
by Jonatan Lindgren

Why you should upgrade video streaming infrastructure to 100Gbit

Right now you may invest millions in server hardware to get the capacity you need. The norm is 10Gb per server, and building that out to scale can grow to be not only expensive but more difficult to maintain. Now, with Varnish Streaming Server in Varnish 6.0, you can upgrade your infrastructure to 100Gbit. But what does this mean?

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20/09/18 13:16
by Erika Wolfe

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